Mini Char Sheet (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Mini Char Sheet (open) Mini Char Sheet (close) Name: Madeline "Maddie" Dawson Age: 19 Brief History: Madeline was seven when her parents were killed (by shades although she doesn't know that) she was to young to assume the throne so her uncle took over. He raised her to be a proper lady, keeping her like a little porcelain doll. When she was ten she befriended the kings retired army general, and he taught her how to wield and make her own long bow and arrows. He also taught her a few basic hand to hand moves. Appearance: Best Pic is Bottom Right (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Best Pic is Bottom Right (open) Best Pic is Bottom Right (close) Madeline couldn't take this anymore, she'd had enough of her uncle and his rules. He was not a cruel man but he insisted that she behave like a proper lady, she always must wear dresses, she must not fight, no riding unless she use's the side saddle it was never ending. She had found a break from the usual monotony in her secret combat lessons with Brack, her uncles retired army general. Brack had taught her many things archery, horse riding, how to create her own long bow and arrows and some basic hand to hand and dagger combat. He said everyone should know how to defend themselves, regardless of their stature. The lessons had to be secret for her uncle would never had allowed it, "why should you need to fight? You are a princess you shall always have bodyguards surrounding you." She could practically hear his lecture now, but as her lessons continued so did her skills. Madeline soon became the best archer in the whole kingdom of Albion, and she was fiercely proud of that. Just days after her 18th birthday Brack passed on, Maddie was devastated but continue to practice. Not long after this her uncle began introducing her to princes of neighboring kingdoms, hoping to marry her. Madeline had no interest in marrying those empty headed brutes, and finally fed up with her life she decided to run away. She knew it would be dangerous but she felt like a caged bird, she yearned to fly free and have a new exciting adventurous life. She packed her most comfortable clothes, a large amount of gold and some preserved food in light traveling case. Finally she picked up her second most treasured possession, her oak longbow. She slung it over her shoulder and placed her arrows into the quiver on her back. She waited until dusk then she slipped out of the castle and began walking, thinking of what she would do now. She could become a traveling trader, moving from kingdom to kingdom selling her wares. She wished for a horse, but she never would have been able to sneak one out unnoticed. She walked into the forest, taking one last look at the castle behind her. Madeline suddenly froze as she heard noises in the tree's surrounding her, convincing herself it was nothing she walked on. As the sun set she began to feel nervous as the sounds grew closer, she strung an arrow in her bow and stopped straining to hear anything. The forest grew unnaturally quiet, until suddenly a dark shape leapt from the trees and knocked her over. Madeline looked up into the face of what looked like a Wolf made of shadows, its horrible red eyes glowing fiercely as it pinned her to the ground. She barely held him back as he snapped at her face, it seemed to be playing a game of cat and mouse with her enjoying her fear. Madeline knew with sudden clarity that she was going to die, her bow was lost in the darkness and the dagger in her boot was out of reach.