Syvriella
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Portrayed By Natalie Portman
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Sex Female
Status Candidate
Former Position Sr. Apprentice Healer
Height 5'2"
Weight Never Ask
Birthplace Fort Hold
Hobbies Plants, Studying, Books, Reading

Willowy, gangly, coltish and cute; Syvriella has yet to find womanly rondure, but this does not detract from her overall appeal. Angular features display a sprinkling of sun-kissed freckles, over straight nose and sloping cheekbones; brown eyes the deepest color of fresh-brewed klah; and a narrow chin, all of which add up to a rather elfin appeal to this diminutive girl's features. Brown hair falls straight and true just past her narrow shoulders, a shade or two lighter than her eyes and fine as well-combed sisal… when not tangled into a perpetual knot by brisk Istan winds. Standing at just a hair over 5'2, it would be easy to mistake this teenager as younger than she actually is, given her height and slim stature.

What Syvriella wears tells a lot of what she does as a living. Dark brown shorts that occasionally have a smudge of dirt from working around plants, ending mid-thigh. Her sleeveless shirt is of an airy material to keep her cool in the strong Istan heat, though the light blue fabric has been speckled with a few spots of redwort… or what one hopes is redwort. With sandals her outfit is completed, slapping against her bare feet.

Syvriella is 16 Turns, 11 months, and 13 days old.


1) Tell us about your character's background. Where did they grow up? What was their childhood like? Do they have siblings? Lots of extended family?

Born and raised in Fort Hold, Syvriella's got quite a solid background strict to Hold and Craft life. Both of her parents are Harpers and she is the last to be born, breaking her mother's streak in birthing boys. With four older brothers, being protected by them was inevitable. As they grew up together the task was handed down from the eldest to the youngest of the brothers as the older ones eventually headed off to deal with their own crafts. That did not stop them from keeping an eye on her, however, as they continued their studies at home to be with their family and friends.

Eventually even Syv grew to have interests other than in Harpercraft like her brothers, but hers had been in the Herb gardens of Fort Hold. She spent all her time there and eventually took an apprenticeship with the Healers. And that interest finally took her to Ista, though she'll agree that it was more to get away from her clingy family. Her childhood back home had the usual things, learning respect and manners from her parents… reluctantly. Getting punished for being too rowdy with the other Hold kids. And most of all learning to throw a good punch from her brothers. They insisted.

Name Relationship Location
Sorleigh Father Harper Hall
Vyasa Mother Harper Hall
Silas Brother Fort Hold
Swayne Brother Fort Hold
Stavros Brother Fort Hold
Selvagio Brother Fort Hold

2) Who is your character close to now? Fellow crafters, residents, lots of people, or a few in particular?

Syv takes awhile to open up to people. Being completely new to Ista Island, without knowing anyone personally, she is not close to anyone presently. Her family, however, keeps in touch with her constantly. She is closer to her two younger brothers than the elder too, as they are closer in age to her. She admires her parents for what they do and who they are, and has been close to them and loves them like any of her family… but she still disagrees with them often enough.

3) What personality trait or background element do you like most about your character? How would you like to build on that?

Syvriella will not back down from a challenge. This is something that I have yet to really play much, but if a problem ever arises she will lose sleep on fixing it. With candidacy I hope that many problems will arise for her to have to learn to deal with, from getting along with people she doesn't really like to figuring out how to sew a candidate robe. I do hope that she'll develop into it by finding more obstacles, character changing obstacles, but we'll see. I'm all for going with the flow and not forcing any changes. My characters hate me if I do that. :) She is also very loyal to her family and friends, as much as she might nag about them, and still something I'd like to play as she hasn't made any friends in candidacy yet. So far it remains all NPCs.

4) What would you change about your character if you could? How might others help you do this?

I think there hasn't been enough character development to find anything I really want to change. What I would like to see is her opening up more ICly to those around her, but that requires a lot of RP on my part and getting into the candidacy. :) Just time and patience and she'll learn to fit into her strange new surroundings.

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