Danae (Da-NAY) Ayrelin / Danae Ilene
Danae has a regal foreign look to her with her slightly slanted eyes and pale, porcelain-like skin. She ditched most of her decorative ornaments but keeps just a few, like her headdress – a thin silver chain around her forehead set with precious stones – and a few white gold bracelets. Being a Lucresian, Danae has snowy white cat ears with black tiger stripes, a long white tail and pure black eyes with the irises being way bigger than they normally appear, taking up ¾ of her eyes. She wears a type of light but comfortable metal mesh underneath her clothes with an old fashioned midnight blue cloak fastened by a silver brooch and combat boots.
Danae can transform into a snow-white tiger and the size depends on how much energy she has. For example, if she’s exhausted from training or simply tired, she transforms into a tiger just slightly bigger than a cub and it can be pretty useful for when she needs to get away, hide or cause a distraction. When she’s full of energy or pours loads of magic into her form, she transforms into a huge tiger almost the size of an adult. However, it takes a lot of magic and concentration to maintain. Her normal form is just an average white tiger with whitish-blue tribal markings along her body that glow at regular intervals.
Danae is not someone you could describe as shy and quiet but she isn’t loud and outgoing either. She has a pessimistic and slightly morbid outlook on life, with a few weird habits to match such as talking to herself when she can’t sleep. In an attempt to make friends, she might seem a little desperate but she’s a warm and kind person nonetheless.
Danae was born to the leader of one of the oldest Lucresian families in Iccara. Her mother died in childbirth leaving her with a servant who her father ordered to look after her and essentially bring her up. Her father was always away or unavailable and in her entire life, she’d only seen him twice in a passing glance. The Ayrelin compound, which housed the entire clan was set in the middle of a forest, away from prying eyes. There were a variety of species, though not much, including lions, panthers, jaguars, wolves, etc.
From the young age of four, Danae was practicing her elemental control most of the day and the rest of the time she was made to memorize spells, read books on technomagic and learn how to unleash her primal form. But when her servant, ‘Panther’ died of old age, Danae was left alone to fend for herself apart from her masters who taught her everything there was about magic. It eventually took a huge toll on her and by the time she was 14, she was thin and gaunt despite having more than enough to eat and drink. She was holed up her room in her free time and received ancient tribal tattoos on her shoulders to ‘channel her magic’ (she’s completely convinced they’re useless).
One day, when she came back from training tired and ready to just drop dead, she made a risky decision to leave the compound. Gathering whatever she could find in her room, she hastily left the main house and made her way through the back streets of the compound to the borders. Unfortunately, one of the guards on duty spotted her and called out to the others, sending a wave of guards after her. Danae ran and made it to the border and slipped out. However the guards weren’t letting up and eventually caught up with her. In a desperate attempt to flee, Danae accidentally let out a burst of pure magic and killed four of the guards. Paralyzed by shock, the guards tied her up and brought her back to the compound. The people wanted her killed but her father finally showed up, pulled some strings and banished her instead.
Danae left her home with a few belongings she managed to grab and a bit of money she stole from one of the servants. She travelled from city to city, pickpocketing money from passer-by’s no matter how bad it made her feel. Danae felt extremely ashamed of herself and decided to put her strengths to good use so she took the first train she could catch to Vi’ Sentis to try her luck.
given to her at a young age to channel her magic. It has a glowing gem at the top that regulates her flow of magic and directs it in whatever way she needs. When she’s not holding it, the gem becomes a normal turquoise-ish stone and the staff itself is freezing cold to whoever else touches it.
Danae also carries a pair of daggers just in case but most of the time they just hang uselessly at her side.
A money pouch containing a few gold and silver Myr and a few trinkets like her bracelets, etc. and a holster for the daggers fastened on her thigh.
Enhanced Strength and Speed:
Even without transforming, Danae has incredible strength that can easily take down a normal human and can also reach high speeds with minimal effort.
Danae specialises in Wind and Water Magic and can cast this type of magic with or without her staff but if she uses it without the staff, the results of her casting are usually slightly unpredictable. She can harness both Wind and Water magic to create ice like ice darts, ice sheets, ice walls, etc. However she can also use Wind and Water Magic separately to cause devastating damage to her target. This also has a drawback because the bigger the spell, the more she needs to concentrate to cast it which always gives her opponent an opening to attack.
For Danae, Pure Magic is impossible to control. It always comes in small or large bursts, depending on her problem and it almost always bursts out when she’s panicking. Because it’s uncontrollable, it can kill friends as well as enemies to Danae rarely ever tries to use Pure Magic.