Demeanor: Young, naive, goofy, shy
Nature: Marissa is young and happy, quite content with herself. She loves people, and loves going out into the public, but is always nervous and giggly when people take interest in her. She has a natural stutter, and is nervous about eating in front of other people.
Description: Marissa has a fifteen-foot long tail starting at her hips, instead of legs. Her serpentine lower half has ruby-red scales, with golden-brass belly scales. Her skin is golden tan, and she has long, black hair that passes her hips. She's got a light, petite build, other than her hips. Her eyes are amber-brown, and she has soft, youthful features.
HP and Psyche start at 6, can't raise during creation, but add 1/2 of Brawn to HP.
Brawn, Agility and Brains start at 1 each, starting cap 4, total cap 6, and you get 5 points to distribute among them.
Things your character is good at, things normal people can do
Skills rolls add their associated stat as well (Brawn, Agility or Brains). You get 12 points to spend on skills at creation, with a starting cap of 4 and total cap of 6.
- Coiled Strike - (4) Brawn Marissa isn't much of a fighter, but she'll fight like an animal if backed into a corner. Biting and grappling
- Fearful - (3) Agility Marissa might be a social butterfly, but she frightens easily! She'll try to slither away the moment she's put in danger. Fast slithering, since she cannot run
- Natural Artist - (3) Brains With an interest in painting, Marissa is a friequenter to art classes on-campus! Art and Puzzles
- Loving Heart - (2) Brains Marissa is young and kind, with a flowering heart that brings out her inner social butterfly. Persuasion and socializing
These are things you're character accomplishes via their power.
Abilities/Powers should be fairly broad, but look at other characters for good examples. They can grow over time, so don't worry if you start on the small side! You get 7 points to spend on powers at creation, with a starting cap of 4 and total cap of 7. Powers add your Tier to their rolls, usually.
Serpentine Gorgon - 6 + 1 - Marissa is a young Gorgon, her lower half being a long, serpentine tail! She's capable of wrapping around and constricting objects and creatures, as well as scaling steep surfaces and swimming with extreme ease.
Paralyzing Bite - 5 + 1 - Marissa has a set of retractable, snake-like fangs with which she can administer a high dose of paralyzing venom. Marissa's venom is now deadly, surpassing its simple paralysis function!
Things that cause problems for your character, often side effect of your powers (or of having your powers), not necessary. Not just 'limitations' of your powers.
- Growth-stunted(Fluff) - Marissa was born a runt, and suffers a stagnating birth defect that nullifies her ability to grow past her current size.
List everything your character carries on their person here. Be reasonable.
- Orange fluffy turtleneck sweater
- Fanny pack
- Windows phone
And everything that they keep in their dorm at SunnyBrook. Anything that's not listed here or in the section above will be difficult for the character to retrieve.
- Heat lamp
- Large basking rock
- Sweater chest
Born in May 3rd, 2003 in Alberta, Canada, as the only surviving hatchling in her mother's den, Marissa had a rather lonely infancy, though her mother, Anasta took rather good care of her only child.
As luck would have it, Marissa was born a runt, retaining a very small, growth-stunted form. Unlike others of her kind, Marissa didn't have serpents in her hair, instead having long, mundane albeit gorgeous black, human hair.
Until the opening of the Fifth Sanctum school, and the breaking of the veil, Marissa and her mother stayed a secret to society, hunting scarce food for creatures their size to keep unnoticed to the public world.
On December 20th, 2018, Anasta admitted Marissa into the Fifth Sanctum school, in the hopes that she'd have a brighter future with people like herself.
- Marissa loves lasagna
- More or less as a joke, Marissa likes to wear socks on the end of her tail.
- Okay okay okay so like uh… I met, listen to this- of course you're gonna listen you're my diary- but huh I met ANOTHER SNAKY GIRL. She's, like… So cool! Her name's Athene, and uh, she's like the coolest ever. She did this cool taily-curly thing with me! IT WAS SOO COOOOOL.
- Uuuuh she's also, like… Sooooo much bigger than me I don't know what's up with that?
- Zita is so cool! We cuddled in her room and she said she wants to go out for pizza, sooo that'll be, like, awesome? Yay!
- I went to a party today I guess. I think I'm just gonna lie down for the rest of the night.
- I hung out with Adison last night, it was so cool! We watched something called 'Scary Movie'!
- … And weird stuff happened, as well, but I'm not gonna talk about it…?
XP Total:21 Current XP: 1
-4XP for Toughen Up - T0
-4XP for Clear Mind - T0
-4XP for Moving To Perfection - T0
-4XP for Power Boost -T0
-4XP for Power Boost - T1