On her travels, a redcap named Miriam fell in love with Hassan al'Benari, the steward of the Muslim rulers of Valencia, and they had a daughter, Lejla. Miriam left her daughter with Hassan, because she had no time to raise the child herself and because she knew that the Muslims treated their women better than the Christians.
So Lejla spent her first years at Valencia's court, a charming child that even found the acceptance of Fatima, Hassan's regular wife.
But the day Lejla turned seven, her mother showed up at Valencia and laid claim to the girl. Hassan and Fatima, who were unwilling to let Lejla go, said they'd only consent if Lejla wanted to leave. They were enraged when the girl for some reason stubbornly insisted on leaving, and haven't forgiven her since.
Her mother initiated her into the ways of the Milvini Antiquiti, and the girl showed an unbelievable literary talent. During their travels, Lejla quickly picked up all the languages she came across.
After her apprenticeship, she continued to travel Iberia for the Order, flirting, collecting stories and writing excellent books.
Notes: Lejla can be used as superb teacher and author. She is a perfect translator and very skilled at intrigue. She also knows about the Muslim population and their ways. Men usually don't stand a chance against her: She can talk them into anything she wants (Charm 6 + Communications 5 + Aura of Ennobled presence 3= 14 + dice). She rarely fights in person, but relies on some man to dirty his hands for her. If she feels threatened she tries to change her appearance to escape or changes into a falcon using her ring.
Characteristics: Int 1, Per 1, Str -2, Sta 0, Pre 2, Com 5, Dex -1, Qik 0
Age: 40 (apparent age 25)
Warping Score: 2 (Warping Points 0): Flaw: fragile Constitution
Confidence Score: 1 (Confidence Points 3)
Virtues and Flaws: Redcap; clear thinker, Free Expression, Good Teacher, Great Communication (twice), Linguist, Venus' blessing, well traveled (free); Black Sheep, Outsider (Muslima); ability block: martial, fragile constitution , obsessed (stories), oversensitive (personal hygiene), small
Personality Traits: charming +3, curious +3, brave+2
Reputations: grateful -2 (Lejla's family)
immoral 2 (Pyrenees)
Weapon/Attack Init Atk Dfn Dam
Fist 0 +1 +2 -2
Kick -1 +1 +1 +1
Knife 0 +3 +3 +0
Soak: +0 (+3 item)
Fatigue Levels: OK, 0, -1, -3, -5, Unconscious - (alter if necessary)
Wound Penalties: -1 (1-4), -3 (5-8), -5 (9-12), Incapacitated (13-16), Dead (17+)
Abilities: Area Lore Valencia (politics) 1, Area Lore Pyrenees (legends) 2, Athletics (hiking) 1, Awareness (hearing) 2, Bargain (male Muslims) 2, Brawl (Knife) 2, Charm (witty) 6, Chirurgy (binding wounds) 2, Concentration (stories) 1, Etiquette (Islamic) 2,
Folk Ken (Muslims) 3, Guile (disguise) 4, Intrigue (Muslims) 4, Leadership (Harem) 1, Arabic (storytelling) 5, Basque (storytelling) 5, Spanish (Aragonese) 5, Music (composing songs) 2, Order of Hermes Lore (politics) 3, Codex of Hermes (redcaps) 3, Islamic Lore (legends) 3, Ride (speed) 2, Stealth (hiding) 2, Survival (Mountains) 1, Swim (salt water) 1, Teaching (single student) 3, Artes Liberales (Grammar) 3, Latin (storytelling) 5, Theology Islam (Q'ran) 2, Islamic Law (women's rights) 3, Profession: Scribe (orderly) 2, Magic Theory (teaching) 2
Equipment: Ring, Robes, ornate Knife
Encumbrance: 0 (Burden 0)
Description and Background:
I couldn't be bothered with a year by year calculation, so I just calculated the total vailable xp and used them.
Early Childhood 5 years: 45+75=120xp
Apprenticeship 15 years (starts at 7): 300 redcap xp + 50 well traveled xp
20 other years: 20x20xp=400xp
Total: 870xp (Careful: Linguist)
Devices: 50 lvls + 36 lvls (18 years post Gauntlet): 86 lvls
Longevity Potion -10 (lvl 50)
Shape of the Ancient Kite (3/day) lvl 42 (Falcon; includes all possessions); Hoh: TL
Aura of Ennobled Presence (2/day) lvl 11
Disguise of the Transformed Image (at will) lvl 19
of Impenetrable silk lvl 14 (B4, +2 Sun, +4 lvls permanent)
Books written by her (in Latin):
Collected aphorisms [Tractatus Charm Q14]
Islam explained [Tractatus Q14 for Theology Islam, Islamic Law, and Islamic Lore]
Magic Theory Primer [Tractatus Q14]