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Phoebe is incapable of using the elements conveniently, and instead uses a combination thereof. Her abilities spawn directly from her bodily functions, so her weaknesses are directly connected to her very being.
Elements: Fire, Earth, Air, Water, Darkness
Ignis Glands. Phoebe is capable of turning her saliva into a substance she keeps in her mouth as chewing tobacco, but is actually hot as lava. She can spit it out and expand it in size, although the speed of the projectile is relative to the size, as is the ratio at which it cools down. While she can spit across the auditorium if the spell is the size of a bullet, a person-sized projectile would only travel two feet. Also, because Ignis Glands depend on Phoebe's saliva, overuse or large projectiles will dehydrate her rapidly.
Lacrima Pistol. Utilizing the water from either her tears or sweat, Phoebe can create small contained bubbles of water which she subjugates to incredible air pressure. Although there is little mass to the resulting spell, the sheer force allows the impact to stun or paralyze whatever it hits. It is an incredibly difficult spell to aim with, unless it is used right before her eyes. Also, unlike the lava spell, Phoebe is not immune to the effects of Lacrima Pistol. Her tears and sweat need to be propelled an appropriate distance (2 inches) away from her before it's safe for her to use them. Therefore clothing makes most of her body unfit as a launching platform. Lastly, while Phoebe can cry on command, her reliance on tears and sweat make it an unconventional spell.
Call Osse. By decreasing the density in her bones, Phoebe can summon items made of her own bones to use. Although limited to sizes relative to the 'sacrificed' bones, Phoebe can forge a great number of inanimate (and solid) objects of great durability. It could be a sword or shield, or perhaps a wheel to replace the one that fell off the wagon. However it can't be a functional bow, because she cannot create the string. Whatever happens to the bones outside of the body is irrelevant, however, the 'sacrificed' bones will become much more fragile, incapable of withstanding as much force as usual. So while Phoebe may summon a sword from her left arm, she can't wield it in the same arm because her muscles would crush the remainder of the bone. Also losing the item created is a big problem, because then the sacrificed bone will have to grow back...
Ash Anima. Phoebe is capable of manipulating the heat of her breathing and create a lot of smoke. Sort of as if her tongue was thirtyfold of grandfather's old boxes of cigars. She can create smokescreens, burn all kinds of things by exhaling on them and all kinds of nasty and useful combinations that come with it. However, the heat is generated by her own body so if overused it will cause undercooling, and producing too much smoke will burn her lungs. Because it is very light, strong gusts of wind can blow it away. Phoebe also cannot undo the smoke conveniently, so it will linger until nature eventually takes care of it.
Adficio Magus. If Phoebe is made to bleed, she can use her blood to create red ice that saps the life and magic out of whatever it's made to encase. Phoebe can absorb about a third of what the spell has absorbed to heal herself or an ally. However, heat-based spells can melt the ice and thus release all absorbed life and magic. Holy magic can even restore the stolen life and magic to it's rightful owner, as long as it's applied within half a day. Also, the amount of life and magic absorbed depends on the amount of blood spilled, so it's a risky spell to use and suicidal to abuse.
- Strength: 9
- Speed: 5
- Stamina: 8
- Intelligence: 6
- Endurance: 10
- Maternal to students
- Expressive, if slightly immature
Much like her kin, Phoebe was cast out of her home at a young age when paranormal documentary programs started knocking on her parents' door. Though perhaps, rather melting than drawing on the wall-papers had something to do with that. At a young age, Phoebe quickly realised she could 'breathe like a dragon' and proceeded to showcase it everywhere she could, even if forbidden by her parents and teachers. Additionally, she had immensely expressive and realistic dreams to the point Phoebe was no longer aware when she was asleep and when she was awake. Being insubordinate as well as unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality properly, Phoebe was institutionalised and isolated from the outside world in an asylum for young persons with mental disorders.
Phoebe her dreams continued, but her own condition got worse. Her psychiatrist was unable to find either medicine or therapy suited to her symptoms and behaviour. With little else to do between sessions and food, she began experimenting with her 'dragon breath' even though her mouth had been sealed. Phoebe burned her lips and tongue more than once, but her mouth gradually developed a powerful heat tolerance. Within a few months her experiments lead to more dangerous side-effects; internal burns. Upon discovering her condition (which outed itself in a breath like scorched flesh and coughing up smoke and blood) Phoebe got her first ambulance ride to the intensive care.
Unable to explain any natural phenomena that could have caused her injuries, the desperate staff consulted the occult. Even if the esteemed doctors were not so keen on bringing in a scientifically unfounded healing methods, the witch that had been consulted was able to deduce that Phoebe's injuries had been caused by misuse of her magical talent. Not only that, but the witchdoctor, upon learning of Phoebe's living situation, proceeded to sue her parents for child cruelty. The lawsuit was one of the strangest the nation had ever seen, but eventually the court ordered mental research, complete with MRI. The result was that Phoebe was, in fact, quite sane and had no place in an asylum. Instead, the witchdoctor adopted her and sent her to the coven where she, though not being able to speak or breathe manually for the coming year, followed the courses that would eventually make her a full-fledged witch.
Ever grateful to her own saviour and the coven, Phoebe was determined to repay them. With the grades and talents to do so, she continued to study the world of magic in depth until she could prepare her own lectures and lessons. As her mastery of singular elements was nihil, this brought with it many uncharted theories. Phoebe's thesis explored this subject, and this would later cement her as the go-to teacher for unconventional areas of studies. Even at the time of graduation, she was setting herself up to become a pioneer in the studies of the unknown and untapped. The only thing she lacked was a title to go with her papers, because witchcraft was and is still not a recognised area of scientific study. It's a poorly hidden secret that Phoebe would have loved to call herself a doctor, however.
After her graduation, Phoebe applied to the coven to become one of it's teachers. After securing a job, she has continued her studies of the unconventional and frequently experiments new methods within her classrooms. She may not be the most knowledgeable or intelligent woman on the staff, but she certainly makes up for it with her tireless determination and open mind. Although she might challenge the system a bit by doing so from time to time...