Name: Val Margaux Beltran
Appearance: They are just slightly average in height with a lean build with a small amount of muscle, though its unnoticeable under their clothing. They have tanned skin from a great deal of time outside, with faded freckles across their face and arms. They have grey, wide eyes that seem to always be searching around for something. Their hair is dark brown, nearly black, and falls at about their chin, with long bangs and is usually a little messy. When around people they always look down at the ground, allowing their bangs and the hood they typically wear try to conceal perhaps their most noticeable feature, the large scars across their face that look like some beast raked its claws right across their face. They do anything they can to cover these up, as their face is slightly disfigured from the wound. They also have other scars in different places. The scars appear strangely white, and almost seem to have black edges that form almost into scales.
Clothing: Their clothing is all in dark colors, and is simple and covers them entirely, or almost so. Dark, warm grey button down shirt, black gloves(mostly for show, not like heavy winter gloves), black pants and boots, both leaning towards a more formal look. They also often wears a navy blue cloak with a hood, though at times it makes them look quite out of place, and may be swapped out for a jacket of similar color if going out into the world. The most notable feature of his outfit however is the mask worn over their face. It is a solid, heart shaped plate of silver, presumably. It is unknown how they see through it, but it seems like they can.
If the need arises, as im sure it will, they also have a suit of lightweight, black armor, which seems adequate for protecting them from most attacks when paired with their powers.
Dragon Form: Val’s dragon form is huge, about the size of a house when coiled up. They have no front legs, and are mostly snake like in form. Their scales are black, with their scars being white, and still present from their human form. They also have a pair of wings, the skin over which is semi clear, so you can see the bones within the wings, giving them a skeletal look.
Personality: Practically silent, anyone who hears even a word from Val should consider themselves lucky. They do not trust others or want to interact with them, preferring to stay away from them as much as possible. They aren’t necessarily ‘scared’ of people and don’t really shy away too much when approached, but that doesn’t mean that they’re really going to interact with anyone. The best way to gain their trust is just to hang around them, not too close but so much that you’re always around, and on occasion talk to them and tell them things. If someone has an interest in being their friend, they certainly won’t deny them that once they’re sure of the other person. The ultimate symbol of their friendship is them fully showing you their face, as they otherwise desperately try to hide the disfiguring scars.
Though they seem rather suspicious actually, they have good morals and are a nice person. Despite not trusting others, it’s alright to put faith in them, as they’re secretly a good fighter and know what the right thing to do is a lot of the time. Their actions speak much louder than their words, and they often charge into things without consulting others, which is usually a very calculated matter, as they are not reckless, and would not do so unless they believe it is safe.
Likes: Val appreciates very simple and sort of old fashioned things. They have sort of old lady interests. They love to read, especially murder stories, anything with specific period details from history, and they also enjoy nonfiction books and learning about the world. They also enjoy tea and cooking/baking for themselves. They grow plants and like taking care of them. They have a few different sets of really nice dishes that they also like very much, and would be very upset if any of them were broken. Oddly enough, they find cleaning very relaxing, and like it best when they can be in a clean, tidy, nice looking space, so their home is always very nice. What they most appreciate is when people make the effort to speak to them despite their unusual appearance.
Dislikes: They don’t like gossip and don’t buy into rumors or anything of that nature. They also dislike reckless behavior, have no respect for those who are rude or impatient, revealing themselves to others (particularly their face), and uncleanliness.
Hobbies: Baking and cooking, caring for plants, reading, as mentioned within their likes. They also keep a detailed journal, and would write letters if they had anyone to write them to. Most of their time is spent quitely and on their own, but they love to go on long walks when the weather is nice enough to permit it.
Spells: Their abilities are centered around the element of air. Their main and most reliable ability is to control clouds and fog, clearing the weather for better conditions, or to make fog covering to make it easier for them to be stealthy. Another of their abilities is to control the winds around them, often using them as a shield to deflect incoming spells if possible, or to knock over opponents. They can also, slightly less reliably, control the amount of oxygen within someone’s lungs, either ensuring they can breathe even in environments where they normally couldn’t, or deprive someone else of air. They also has uncontrollable Aeromancy, getting whispers from the future on the wind, usually without much context.
Weapon of Choice: They use two weapons, the first being what is known as a ‘man catcher’ which is a pole with a device on the end used to restrain a person (I can’t really explain it much better? But if you look it up you can see images), and the longer one is restrained in it, the more of their energy is drained, making it harder for them to fight back. Their other weapon is an estoc, essentially a sword with no real edges, but just a point at the end used for stabbing, especially through armor.
Backstory: Not much is known about Val, as they don’t often speak, especially about themselves. They are thought by many to come from a higher class family because of their like of nice things and cleanliness.
What most don’t know is Val was raised by their grandmother, a kind woman who took the child in, because their parents were not able to care for them due to an incident involving their mothers dragon when they were only a few months old, which is how they gained the scars on their face. They had a very good relationship with her, and that’s where they gained many of their habits and likes. Their family had a history of being mages, which is why they became one in the first place.They put a lot of effort into their magic and work, doing the best they can at everything. Though they put more effort into practicing and perfecting spells, rather than learning lots of them. Their training started almost immediately after they left school, and in those years they have gotten pretty strong, and have been out on adventures a few times in the past.
Their biggest issue in life has always been their scars and disfigured face. As a child, it prevented them from interacting normally with others, and after attempting to get through their first few years of school, it was decided they would be better off homeschooled, where they excelled in most subjects and did very well. But they’ve never really developed excellent social skills, and have always been wary of people as they are afraid of judgement.
Other: Val is nonbinary, so they/them pronouns, please.