Age: 25 Race: Human Occupation: Princess Birthplace: Kalina, Capital of Thanous MAGICAL CHARACTERISTICS Magical Abilities: • Unknown: Ilesha has a strange ability to make strange magical trails in the air and sometimes certain shapes stay after being written. She still isn't sure what sort of magic it is though. MENTAL CHARACTERISTICS Current Goal / Purpose: To find her place in the world and perhaps reason with her father about magic. Skills (Non-Magical): • Writing: Having spent her whole life inside the safety of walls and being tutored, she has excellent penmanship that is both elegant and legible. • Reading: Her reading comprehension surpasses most of her peers, being able to almost remember what she read word to word. • Quick Learner: Despite many lacking talents outside of the courtroom, Ilesha is a very quick learner, able to understand and reason through new things quickly. • Lore: Ilesha's time spent in the library has taught her quite a bit of lore of the outside world, even though she has not experienced it. This can easily rival some of the most experienced adventurers or wizards due to the sheer time she spends reading. Inabilities (Things she's not good at): • Martial Combat: Ilesha has never been trained in the arts of combat, but instead grew up trying to learn the manners of the court and being a 'proper' lady. • Dealing with Negative Emotions: She has always shyed away from others when they have been mad or upset and has trouble dealing with them, even with herself. She is just as likely to say the right thing as she is to say something to make it worse - but she tries. • Survival Skills: Having lived most of her life inside the castle, her ability to survive in the woods or wilds along is poor and it'll be a surprise if she can last more than a few days. Fears: • Being Alone: A very true fear for this princess is the fact that she may never find love. Not only that, but even being without a family or friends at all - so much so that she can have nightmares about being on her deathbed with no one there to see her passing. • Insects: Though not as griping as her other fear, she does hate insects except for cute ones, like butterflies. General Personality: Outwardly, Ilesha is a friendly and sweet woman, though it's not hard to tell she is more of an introvert (for those able to recognize them). It's also not that hard to tell she is not traditional princess material - not because she isn't feminine enough (which she can be very girly) or because she doesn't like dresses or skirts, but rather because her interest in royal politics is lacking compared to most nobles. Instead, she is a bit more interested in books and holding herself inside a library with all sorts of strange lore. Other than this, she tends to be a bit of a smart-ass with those she's comfortable with ... however anything more personal, tends to stay personal. Inner Personality: For those that prove to her that they actually care about her and aren't just being friendly because she's the princess, get the chance to learn more about her secrets, fears, and passions. She is a true romantic and cannot express how much she wants to be in love, though it's not just to be in love but to have someone that cares about her that much. Also, even if just close friends, they can learn that she is a true submissive and hopes to find someone who can take charge, take care of her, and someone she can support. She can also be very endearing and loving to those close to her, no matter the relationship and is a bit selfless in trying to make their life easier for showing how they care for her - Ilesha is a true sweetheart. She is also more confident than people sometimes realize, though some people can see this through her introverted & passive nature. Secret: Not something she normally shares with others, but she does have particular fantasies about the bedroom and a certain type of dynamic that she hopes to explore, if she ever finds the right woman (which oddly, is less of a secret). HISTORIC BACKGROUND Ilesha was born the day her mother died and the day that magic was banned from the kingdom. Only a few know of the reason why her father instated such a drastic policy, but his own daughter never even knew why. She grew up around being pampered like any princess, with dresses, perfumes, chocolates, jewelry, but with it came the other things she quickly found a distaste for. Unlike most of mankind, she was disinterested in politics - the bribes, the blackmailing, the backstabbing, the betrayal - or at least that's how she saw it, even if the more pure lords and ladies saw it as a means of saving their people from hate and fear. She also grew up surrounded by magic-haters, but with her father so busy trying to punish those who practiced it and in talks with the neighboring kingdom to stop war from happening, it left the young woman to ponder her own thoughts and views of the situation without influence. Though she felt like she was neither side and instead spent every waking moment she could, including sneaking out of lessons, in the library and with her nose inside a book. Fate though, seemed to have a sense of irony. On the day of her twenty-fifth birthday, holed up in her room with a servant-maid of hers that she had began to grow close to, a spark flew from her fingertips in the form of magic. It left the servant girl in fear, knowing the king's stance on such things and as soon as she nervously excused herself, Ilesha knew of no other course other than to run. She couldn't be sure her father would spare her, for his hate was so strong that he hadn't forgiven a single soul for using magic in his kingdom.