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Mon May 28, 2018 11:02 am
Alvira Phoenix wrote:She would most likely consider herself a "warrior witch" though she finds her "Running, stealth, climbing, evasion, agility" skill (I need to condense that) is important to her since she feels that she feels that she is the best at it and to her, it's a useful and what her personality does cater to with her quick thinking, wit, cunning, and guile. But after that, her combat and witchcraft abilities equally important after that since she took to the nanigata and her reaction here. Her feral combat skill would also be an important skill to her since it was something her mother taught her and she felt that she was best suited towards with her Secui form. And spending her youth in Anathema and CoR being exposed to witchcraft put her on that path. Her low-speech skills would also be important to her ornithomancy path as well. Her healing and sewing skills were taught to her by her family and she finds them both useful to her while hunting and reading were basic skills she had to learn.
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:13 am
Vicira Tears wrote:To me, it still sounds like you are listing off every skill and attempting to justify it. You are relating it back to Alvira and her feelings, which is good, but it still sounds like a school assignment rather than a character sketch. :) Again, I recommend going from the ground up.
You mention Alvira considers herself a “warrior witch,” and it sounds like her skills in agility/stealth are equally important to her. I feel like this is a good foundation to start from. These skills can relate to each other and help create a character.
She uses her cunning and agility to be a good fighter – maybe she is proud of her mind? Her faith also seems equally important. How do these tie into each other? Now Alvira is knowledgeable about one weapon, as well as evasion/agility and low speech (a skill for her “witchcraft”). For a young character, that is pretty good. :) Even an older character can be proficient in only those few things, but just be even better at them!
Vicira Tears wrote:And so why bother adding the other skills? Feral combat, healing, and sewing all sounds like things her family is trying to teach her because they place importance on it or that it’s “useful.” But you might find that “useful” is less of a motivation than “this is fun and I’m good at it.” Learning how to do taxes is useful, but who would waste time on that when they could be improving on one of their passions, like playing an instrument or drawing?
So why should these be important to Alvira when she could be focusing on the few skills she has? Logically, these might make sense to learn or be “useful,” but remember that this would be splitting her between a ton of different lessons. That wouldn’t be very fun for Alvira, who would probably be daydreaming about her next nanigata lesson. This could give you some fun conflict in her youth. What is her relationship with Avinalora like versus her relationship with her nanigata mentor?
Vicira Tears wrote:(Basic skills like hunting and reading are okay, because any Luperci has the instinct to hunt simple critters to survive, and reading was introduced from a young age. I don’t think you’ll forget those.)
Vicira Tears wrote:TL;DR – Rather than listing skills and trying to find out what is important to Alvira, figure out the few things that are truly important to her character/that she values, and take out the skills with “weaker” justifications. Nanigata, agility, low speech = good and she can improve on those as she gets older.
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:54 am
I'm not sure what to do with her healing skill though I lowered it to novice since she has been said to know some herbs already.
I may also lower her focus on unarmed combat or merge feral and unarmed together possibly? She fights in an almost feral manner even on two legs and since things have changed, she probably would primarily use feral combat and as of now, use the principles of which in Optime combat.
Since as of now, her development will be a lot different for plot reasons since she will be primarily sticking close to her mother but her learning shouldn't change too much~
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