[table][tr][td]Current Year: 1213[/td]
[td]Title/Profession: Laboratory Assistant[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Size: -1 (currently)[/td]
[td]Height: 4'11” (150 cm)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Confidence: 0 (0)[/td]
[td]Weight: 95 lbs (43 kg)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Birth Name: Nasira bint 'Abbas[/td]
[tr][td]Year Born: 1201[/td]
[tr][td]Place of Origin: La Lantejuela, Al-Andalus[/td]
[td]Affinity with Magic Theory[/td]
[td]Disfigured (severely burned from a lab accident)[/td][/tr]
[td]Affinity with Scribe[/td]
[td]Low Self-Esteem i[/i][/td][/tr]
[td]Magical Air i[/i][/td][/tr]
[td]Puissant Magic Theory[/td]
- includes -1 to all Characteristics due to her age. Size score also reduced due to her age.
** from Ancient Magic, p. 104
Arabic 5 i(good manners)[/i]
Area Lore: La Lantejuela 2 i[/i]
Artes Liberales 1* i[/i]
Awareness 2 i[/i]
Charm 2 (first impressions)
Code of Hermes 1 i[/i]
Covenant Lore: Phoenix 1 i[/i]
Etiquette 1 i[/i]
Folk Ken 2 i[/i]
Latin 3 (lab lingo)
Magic Sensitivity 2 (enchanted items)
Magic Theory 2+2 (enchanting items)
Order of Hermes Lore 1 (magi of the tribunal)
Scribe 2 (lab texts)
Stealth 1 (not being noticed)
- Claudia is only literate with the Latin script.
Experience Spent: 150
Nasira bint 'Abbas was, as near as anyone around her could tell, a relatively normal child in the little village of La Lantejuela. Well, except for the whole not-getting-along-with-others thing, and being exceptionally bright (especially for a girl). Her father was somewhat relieved when Salamandrus ex Flambeau came and offered to take her off of their hands, taking her back to the Covenant of the Phoenix. It didn't take long for Nasira to settle into being Salamandrus's apprentice. She was enjoying learning new things and was in awe of what she thought she could do once she had become a maga like the others, and she was fascinated by the strange new place she was living...so different from La Lantejuela.
Then, about two and a half years ago, she was assisting Salamandrus in some laboratory work when something went terribly wrong. The last thing she remembers from that day was a bright flash of light and a near-deafening crackling sound. The rubble of Salamandrus's laboratory gives mute testimony to the fact that she is blessed to be alive today. The explosion critically injured her, though, and while a casting of Incantation of the Body Made Whole was able to keep her from dying, it was not able to heal the scars caused by the magical explosion. Furthermore, the explosion, mystical in nature, somehow ripped the Gift from her body.
Unable to ever work magic, all but unbearable to look at*, and with no hope of returning to the family that was happy to see her leave, the child decided to remain at Phoenix. Taking the name of Claudia (which, in turn comes from the Latin claudus, which means “lame” or “crippled”, reflecting how she now felt after losing the Gift) and being cursed with the memory of her potential, she made the difficult decision to help the magi in whatever way she could. She still retains her knack for learning Magic Theory, and has discovered a gift for scribing as well, which makes her feel like she's less of a burden on the now-decimated covenant than before.
- As an aside, it was after the accident that Nisara decided to start wearing the burka, despite her being a simple village girl at heart. Allah would forgive her presumption, as long as looking at her would detract others from what is right.