Rosa was only a babe when she was taken away from her mother and father. The two were farmers and didn’t make much money so when the royal guards came and offered a great amount of gold for their baby girl to live in the palace then who were they to say no? What they didn’t know, however, was that they would never see the girl again. Wars had been raging between different kingdoms and it was meant to be a sure thing that the small, rural kingdom would be taken over. The king, greedy and prideful, refused to let his land be taken from him so in an attempt to gain the upper hand he sent his men out and ordered them to bring him the most brilliant, mad and/or well known scientist, alchemists and wizards they could find to help make him a weapon. At first all attempts on objects and animals were fruitless but then they began to experiment on people. Men, women and even children were used but most died or became in human until they realised the younger they were the more likely they’d survive. The first successful, living subject was a boy but he went missing soon after the first few experiments. So, they decided to go even younger and found the youngest child they could that wouldn’t be missed and spirited her away from the family with some sweet but false tail of education and a life in the castle. Rosa had many experiments done on her, changing her DNA and what she was capable of. The experiments gave her the ability to transform herself in to different animals but only part way, for example were she to transform in to some sort of tiger she’d gain it’s strong claws, teeth and speed. But there’s side effects, being in the form drained her and the longer and the more powerful the creature she became the quicker she drained. Rosa was experimented on and trained for the next 18 years of her life and when she was 19 she was finally allowed to go in to the market place of the town. The young girl was quite a sight for all that saw her. Rosa had long, flowing red hair with large blue eyes that shone against her pale skin and dark, long dress. Rosa hummed happily to herself as she walked through the streets, in awe at all the noise and controlled chaos around her but for some reason she had this odd feeling of being followed.