Tabitha Holt Jun 26, 2013 1:03:29 GMT
Post by Parrot on Jun 26, 2013 1:03:29 GMT
Name: Tabitha Holt
Race: Magical Human
Faction: Old Magic
Power: Water. Tabitha, coming from a long line of Old Magic, has become a master of her element. She sits as the youngest member on the war committee. She has a very strong connection to her element, earning her one of the rarest runes given to water Elementals. This is a great honor to Tabitha and she views her bond with water to be the greatest gift ever bestowed on her.
Rune or code: Laguz- Ocean, sea, water. Laguz literally means water, it is one of the purest elemental runes. Water is a vital part of life, but a constant danger, just as our journey through life encounters risks. Laguz contains elements of fluidity and changeability. Tabitha’s rune is etched onto a river stone which she keeps in her pocket. Whenever she’s stressed or in deep thought she turns it over in her palm.
Appearance: Tabitha has a mane of dark black hair which hangs just below her shoulders. For the most time she wears it down, unfazed of its appearance. She doesn’t even bother blow drying it, confessing that she likes the feel of her hair when it’s wet. Her face is round with a small nose and wide eyes that are the color of swamp grass. There is a gap in her front teeth that gives her even more of a baby face look. When Tabitha was younger she hated how childish she looked but now, nearing her thirties, she couldn’t be happier with the outcome. She has a small scar above her right eyebrow where a student of hers, a young earth Elemental, accidentally flew a rock at her face. He still apologizes for the accident even though it’s been ten years since the incident happened and the young man is no longer a novice.
For her outfit, Tabitha is a practical dresser. She prefers comfort mixed with just a touch of style over any actual fashion trends that some of the other Elementals favor. As a teacher and warrior she veers away from skirts and dresses, opting for a pair of jeans, t-shirt, and a rugged pair of boots.
Tabitha’s posture is very relaxed and she never stands exactly straight.
Personality: Years teaching novices has made Tabitha as patient as a lazy river cruising downstream. She knows that sometimes people need more time to explain things than others. This skill has served her well both in the classroom and during war committees, taking her time when hastier Elementals would jump right in. Her patience, however, sometimes slips into indecision and Tabitha can have a hard time making up her mind on a situation. Some occasions Tabitha finds it easier to go with the flow of the rest of the committee than picking a solid answer of her own.
Tabitha is naturally polite as her family comes from a highly respected bloodline. This daunting task of living up to her family name has made Tabitha reserved with her personality, only letting her humor shine in the classroom or with close friends. She has been described as “closet funny”. At times she can be too stony polite, coming across as insincere. Rarely does a harsh word come from Tabitha’s mouth as she is slow to anger but also slow to cool off. When she is angry Tabitha often withdraws off to a secluded area, normally a river or lake, to simmer in her own anger rather than confront the other person. Just as water can be both soothing and relentless, so is Tabitha.
Teaching, alongside her love for water, is the cornerstone of Tabitha’s life. She has taught all types of Old Magic students, watching them with swelling pride that can only belong to a mother (or in this case, a teacher). Tabitha enjoys the company of any child, it is only when they graduate and become warriors do things become unstable. Too many times Tabitha has seen a former student of her's die at the hands of an ESP. It broke her heart every time till eventually the woman settled on one demand: she would not fight alongside any former student. Since many students go through Tabitha’s teachings, more often than not Tabitha finds herself battling alone. But better she die than feel the loss of one of her children.
Strengths: Water magic, compassionate, communicating, open mindedness.
Weaknesses: Indecisive, cold, stubborn with her own views, has trouble disconnecting herself from others during battle, paranoid ESP's are plotting to betray them once again.
Biography: Ironically, Tabitha’s family name, Holt, means a small grove of trees and has nothing at all to do with water. The Holt family, however, has a long history of powerful old water magic running through their veins. It has been known for Holt’s to be born without magic or with a different element but usually those relatives are frowned upon or even disowned. Fortunately, Tabitha was born with the good grace of having a powerful connection to the water element.
Her upbringing was spent training with her element and learning the proper political happenings of the time. It was drilled into her head from her parents, both who survived the Great Betrayal, that the ESP’s were the ones to blame. It was them who betrayed the peace agreement. Tabitha spent most of her childhood believing this and even now, especially after seeing her students die by their hands, Tabitha is extremely hostile towards ESP's.
The day Tabitha received her rune was the proudest moment for her family but a humble one for herself. Every Old Magic user knows that when you prove your loyalty and are ready to fight you undergo a quest to obtain your rune. The rune is personalized and reflects the owner’s abilities and true colors. Tabitha’s rune, Laguz, is one of the purest water runes given out and for her family it was a smug moment to gloat over. For Tabitha, she couldn’t believe her eyes. From that moment on Tabitha dedicate herself not to growing her family’s name but to strengthening her element.
She became learned in the art of fighting and controlling her element, finding an even bigger joy in teaching that skill to others. Tabitha soon became a teacher, working with young novices to hone their own powers. Her family frowned at such a low standing position and threatened to pull Tabitha away from teaching unless she also agreed to stand in the war committee for the Holt name as well. Reluctantly, Tabitha agreed and after a year working on the committee found herself well suited for the job despite her forced position.
Now Tabitha spends her time either teaching, attending war committee meetings, or practicing near the lake.