The only reason I succeed is because I refuse to fail.
Social Rank: 8
Concept: Meticulous Healer
Height: 5' 10"
Hair Color: Sable Black
Eye Color: Golden Amber
Skintone: Tanned Dusky
Description: Long sable black tresses tumble down her shoulders framing her golden amber eyes that act as mirrors to her soul. Her skin is tanned from her days in the garden and has a dusky quality. Her frame is tall for a woman, just under six feet and her body is like a curvy willow with modest bosom, narrow waist and long coltish legs.
Personality: She is quite a kind woman, and will often assist people that need it. While she can be aloof when in her thoughts, she is bright and engaged when talking about her chosen craft. She often experiments with different things, and is meticulous in her approach. She tends to see the glass as half full, even when life takes a darker turn. She tends to keep opinions to herself unless asked and then her brutal honesty can sometimes be surprising if they're used to her gentle disposition.
Background: Malena Black is an onion with many layers underneath. On the surface, a sweet girl from farming family in Velenosa. On the inside, a maelstrom of emotions that rarely leak to the surface. She was born to Tanto and Teena Black, the youngest of the twins. Her brother, Merek, was born first and from almost birth, she would serve as his shadow. Where he went, she would follow. All her best adventures were from following her brother into trouble.
Malena is the more careful of the two. She likes to observe the situation before diving in. While both of them were scholars, she would always carefully pick her way through life while her brother's idealistic bent caused him to dive in. As they grew older, he leaned more towards metalwork while she had an adept hand at potions and healing. Her room was surrounded by flora, because her green thumb made it easy for her to grow the plants she needed in her work.
Her parents thought she might stay and became a farmer's wife, because of her green thumb, but it was not meant to be. She instead took the route of apothecary, a trade. She took an apprenticeship when she reached majority, and left her brother's shadow to find her own way. For the next several years, she studied medicine, alchemy and horticulture. When she finally reached the skill high enough to leave her mentor, she sought rumors out on her brother's whereabouts, taking a few odd jobs to make her way back to finally Arx where he is settled. Her hope is once they are reunited, they can have shops next to each other and raise their families in the same city. She does not want to step back into the shadows like before, but the comfort of having her other half near is something she craves deeply.