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Rinel Tern

People act like you have to choose between going on adventure in the wild or being holed up in a library! But how else am I supposed to get from place to place?

Social Rank: 8
Concept: Carefree Researcher
Fealty: Valardin
Family: Tern
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Scholar
Height: 5'9"
Hair Color: brown
Eye Color: green
Skintone: brown

Titles: Scholar of Vellichor

Description: Rinel is tall and slender, with nut-brown skin and the build of a woman accustomed to long treks. Her hair is a dark mahogany, frequently pulled back in a ponytail, and brilliant green eyes are set above a long and straight nose in her narrow, expressive face. Rinel's fingers are thin and dexterous, and her body slim and willowy.

(Currently using a cane.)

Personality: Rinel is a perpetually curious and often careless seeker of truth. She smiles frequently and freely, and little is required to interest her in a task beyond the chance at learning something new. No job in the pursuit of knowledge is beneath her, and she will overturn rocks to study worms as gleefully as she will uncover an ancient codex in a long-forgotten library.

Background: Rinel was born to a common merchant family and grew up happily, well-fed, and loved. When her skills at sums and ledgers became apparent at an early age, her parents arranged for her education. However, Rinel's penchant for adventure and escapades frequently interrupted her studies, and an unfortunate incident with the axle of a visiting scholar's carriage threatened to bring an end to her idyllic youth. Fortunately, the scholar was amused at the boundless curiosity of the girl who had consigned him to foot travel, and he offered Rinel a world to experience should she join the discipleship of Vellichor.

Relationship Summary


Frenemy:
  • Derovai - The single most frustrating human being that I have ever had the displeasure to meet. Made significantly worse by the fact that he is highly competent at what he does.

  • Friend:
  • Wynna - Dearest Friend
  • Felix - The man who has outfitted me with weaponry and wisdom both. An anchor of calm in a turbulent city.
  • Echo - Like a young sister, full of energy and joy.
  • Violet - Fellow Echo-wrangler, and an unexpected but valued friend.
  • Name Summary
    Aeryn An oathlander that knows about honey! A woman after my own heart. I can't wait to get to know her a little bit better, I bet she knows a lot more about honey than I do! Exceptionally easy to talk to, and I can't wait to see what else she knows about honey!
    Aethan Has the appropriate reaction to talk of demons. That is, not flippant.
    Agatha She seems like an eager scholarly type that wants to learn things, and pious too. She was after that handmaiden of Abbas' to learn stuff
    Alarissa By and large, one of my favourite commoners in the city. If ever I go on anothter exploratory voyage, it is she who I would want by my side.
    Alban An interesting young woman, quick to offer proper observances, but also an unknown. Just what did she do to deserve penance, now I am curious but... I shall not pry.
    Aldwin Remarkably astute theologian.
    Alessandro Willing to indulge the slight eccentricities of nobility, and an excellent conversationalist.
    Amanda A very jealous woman. A perfect match for her paramore.
    Ardoin A great scholar with a sense that one's sense of deeply ingrained morality is more important than the fickle conventions of the city. Gods know I couldn't agree more. I am sure we'll have more to discuss.
    Armani A very quiet person. IT is hard to get a grasp on her.
    Astraea She's very sweet and humble. I've met a lot of the faithful but never someone who so perfectly embodies the Orthodoxy. Such a refreshing encounter, and to meet someone who is so beautiful yet modest. Wow. I was enchanted by this woman and that's not a compliment I have ever given.
    Avary I love to see someone think beyond the constraints of the Faith. While there are some things that should not be disturbed, sometimes knowledge is only gained by gently questioning things and learning more. I'm very pleased to see her taking these tentitive steps.
    Barik A little scholarly woman. She seems gullible, but that's as far as I'll go- she 'seems'. Remains to be seen if she is.
    Barric She seems a bit spacey, but perhaps she was just overwhelmed by so many new people or thoughts of new languages and stories. She is a scholar after all.
    Bliss Very much an Oathlander, and has that quiet sort of curiosity about her. I wonder if she's unbreakably rigid in there or if there's something to her that would feel more familiar to me. Scholar is likely a good vocation.
    Brigida A bit dramatic, very much orthodox, but her heart is in the right place. And minds are easier to move than hearts.
    Briseis This disciple seems really knowledgeable about Faith matters, and I look forward to picking her brain more in future!
    Caith Poor thing, she's so nervous about behaving properly around her betters! I just want to hug her to pieces until she's not nervous any longer. Oh! And she's a scholar -- maybe someone I can go to when I need research help!
    Calaudrin She's very rude.
    Caspian In some ways she is like her friend Wynna and in other ways she is completely different. Much shyer, or at least more flustered, but more willing to talk...to me, at least. She seems to be a good person.
    Cristoph I have no idea what she was talking about at one point, but it's good to learn new uses for honey! It's clear that I'm going to need to start studying up.
    Cullen A fellow Oathlander and a scholar of Vellichor. Forthright and intelligent, I felt at ease speaking with her, even with potentially difficult topics. A refreshing change in a place where I usually have to feel on my guard. Plus, her wisdom is evident.
    Cullen A fellow Oathlander and scholar. While we've had...disagreements...in the past about some things, I do hold her in high respect, and am quite glad to know her. Very intelligent and an interesting person to talk to, when she's not throwing out openly bigoted statements. Even then, I can take it. To a point.
    Cybele Rinel comes to Cybele in the arms of Knights of Solace, wounded, upset. Rinel is facing many wounds, of body and soul alike. Cybele has mended flesh. Cybele will aid as she can. But only Rinel Tern can truly mend the soul.
    Daemon A scholarly woman who I've now learned is very unafraid of speaking her mind. She does her patron deity proud with that skill.
    Dante Unique in every fine way. Everything I am not, I think? Or everything I wish I were? Thoughtful and utterly kind. A healer where I so often must wound. A creature of hope and sacrifice... that... that is what I envy in her. I can only crave to be so undaunted by the world. By loss. By war. By death. She can find, in the smallest bits of life, the greatest meaning. How can anyone not treasure that merit in another?
    Delilah A scholar who clearly does not like what lies underneath the city. I don't know much more about her than that. She's /very/ not interested in going down there - And who would blame her?
    Delilah Why should it be in grief and sorrow our paths must cross? A confluence of unfortunate tidings brought us to the same shore, mourning the same gentle, kind spirit. If there is any consolation in this desolate truth, it may be that cleansing tears honour a bright life passed and, in a final stroke of grace, granted the chance to meet someone who knew a mutual friend well. She honours that memory.
    Demura A gentle little flower who seems to get slapped down a bit while she's trying to bloom. I imagine at some point, she will grow some thorns.
    Denica A scholar and an educator in faith. I could probably use some lessons myself, perhaps I can convince her to do so?
    Driskell A young scholar which has promise in Driskell's gold eyes, indeed there's great potential for many things. But will she decipher and crack the power of the coin? Will she find the truth in the star? Driskell encourages the Oathlander's strong convictions for some reason, even if others might find it peculiar that he of all would be desiring to keep an eye out on this student. What designs does the Prelate have? Who could say, it all comes to the power of Choice.
    Duarte Devout Oathland Orthodox. I first thought her odd but have come to feel she is merely struggling to acclimate to different culture.
    Echo A beautiful woman who is far too proper for her own good. I feel almost guilty sitting down near her! With time I'm sure she'll get less tense around me.
    Eleanor Perhaps little overwhelmed by the city, but I'm sure she'll settle in. Seems to have a decent head on her shoulders.
    Elgana Charming in a rather adorable way when she is in her cups. She seems like great fun. Time will tell.
    Ember I think she was drunk, or wired, or just really excited about Lichen. I can't rightly tell, but Soren says he's going to help her get her weeds. Hope she's not going to smoke them.
    Emilia I was happy when she instantly recognized what I wanted to do. Her kindness will live long in my memory.
    Emmelline She seems a good-natured sort of person, who is easily forgiving.
    Faruq It is a pity I first met her during such a hard time for her. I would like to have known her before the weight of this loss had fallen upon her.
    Felicia Brave enough to get out there and fight, even if I feel like I kicked a puppy in attacking her.
    Gareth A scholar. I'm sure I will find something about her to annoy me soon. Who knows, perhaps she'll prove me wrong. Doubtful.
    Genevieve She seems really nice, and not just because I'm drunk. Although I am very drunk.
    Ignacio Seems to be a kind person and was very willing to help those whom I am close to. I think I would like to get to know her better sometime.
    Iseulet Saving a life no matter how small. I don't know why that makes me like her.
    Jacque A scholar. Defiant, staunchly Orthodox in her religion.
    Jacque She does the Scholars honor with her diligence and clear love of knowledge and the discovery of it. Someone that would be useful in helping me when I need to find out more, I hope.
    Jeffeth A disciple who knows a lot and makes sure everyone knows about that. Whatever way she can.
    Jev She looked at me funny then got embarrassed. I looked myself and didn't see anything. I wonder if my hair is messed up? Do I smell?
    Jordan Caring, but demanding in a way.
    Kaldur Kindly. Indulged Jairo with the gift of a bug after he pulled her into a potted plant.
    Kenna At first she struck me as the quiet sort, but as I keep bumping into her here and there I'm starting to think there is MUCH more to the picture than I had originally assumed! Hot Coals however, are very much //not// her thing.
    Lou When I first met Rinel, it was all she could do to say my name without my title. Now, she comes into the Explorers Hall with a wave, and an excitement about having discovered something new. I'm glad she feels more comfortable here.
    Lys She believes certain things. Very. Intensely. Those things she believes.
    Margerie A sweet young scholar full of curiosities and a wonder that is such a rare treasure
    Melody The Scholar is imbued with all sorts of knowledge, but I can't help but feel that she's a touch too trusting.
    Mercedes An Oathlands Scholar. Polite, courteous and in possession of a keen mind -- she has some unhappiness in her past but I did not press. It is possible that she gives people the benefit of the doubt more readily than they deserve; I hope that does not come back to bite her as she seems a rather pleasant woman.
    Michael An inquistive young lady. If you need to find out something, sending someone known to ask a great many questions might be the best way to go about it.
    Mirari A sweet and kind girl. I shouldn't want to corrupt her, but I am so tempted.
    Monique Rinel makes a hell of a first impression! I've never been threatened by a broom before, but it was very flattering!
    Niklas Scholar Rinel is a kind and sweet woman and a good friend. Though I think she might like my pelican more than she likes me.
    Norwood A sweet and pleasant sport who is very intelligent and wonderful to be around.
    Orazio Young, a touch awkward, but passionate. Orazio finds her rather entertaining.
    Otakar Definitely a pleasure to talk to, and seems quite intelligent and eager in her duties and vocation. Just...don't say the wrong thing about a very specific subject...
    Pasquale A scholar. She seems cordial and dedicated to her duties, including sweeping.
    Petal I hope she does visit my shop. I don't know her well yet, but I would like to know her better. She notices things.
    Petra The wind whispers that she is curious; there is eagerness there. If I need help looking for answers, I think she is someone I could seek out for assistance.
    Quenia I had the fortune of being taught by Mistress Rinel as part of the Vellichor Academy program. She was a fine teacher who I hope to go to again for further lessons. Definitely someone I'd look up again.
    Reese Lichen and snails - I bet she could help us in the forest! I will have to keep her in mind.
    Reigna Polite, clearly intelligent and interested in helping others. What more might one ask in a scholar or physician? She seems nervous however, I hope that in time she will grow more comfortable speaking to myself and others. A hospital is one of those rare places where rank matters little. We all bleed, we all get sick, we all die. Knowledge and the ability to use it are the most important things, not circumstance of birth.
    Renato She is very knowledgeable about animals and all sorts of things, probably a scholar. I shall have to try and engage her more in the future.
    Rosalie Such a sweet woman, and so kind too! I should seek her out another time for tea and a chat, she seems like someone worth getting to know better.
    Roxana Very religious, and very serious. I'm not really either, but find her interesting nonetheless.
    Rue I thought I'd hate her for yelling at poor Jeffeth. Guess not. She's more pleasant than I expected even though it's unnervin' how similar we look.
    Sabella She really likes Steve. I suppose even the kindest, most gentle of us must have one flaw. Other than that lapse in judgment, I like her quite a bit!
    Salvatore Serious and scholarly, she's researching....something I don't understand. But Lady Margret seems to trust her, so I'm inclined to do so as well. An Oathlander, so who knows? Smart though, always makes for good conversation.
    Samael Unfortunately for Rinel, her reputation precedes her slightly. I won't hold what I've heard against her until I've had a chance to get her better. Denial of the Thirteenth is a little concerning for a Scholar of Vellichor, though, I will say. I've know shamans who wouldn't deny his existence.
    Saoirse This common woman gave up her seat for Saoirse. As is right.
    Saya How did she just grow out of Felix's back? Why is she so jumpy? She's vexing for my calm.
    Scipio She offered me kindness and her wisdom. I am in her debt.
    Sebastian A very cheerful little Valardin writer, like a bird twittering on a branch, full of song and enthusiasm.
    Sorrel One of Bianca's scholars, she has a gentle temperament and a decent singing voice. Perhaps in the future, I will have the opportunity to give her voice lessons, and if she continues to show an interest in old songs and hymns, perhaps we could even work on research together!
    Sparte A fresh scholar in Arx, everything is magical and wonderful to her as it would be to a child. I hope she never loses that spark.
    Theodoric A charming, opinionated lady sure of her self and her convictions unless those in perceived higher standing appear, this may be useful to know in the future.
    Theron A shy, eccentric Scholar I met at Traders' Tavern. She's friendly enough, having thought for a moment that I wasn't noble and telling me to be careful. It was very amusing.
    Thesarin Met her once. Very properly excuse-me-ed into a conversation before she locked lips with her lady. Rest of the seemed to fit that. Polite, but some passion underneath it.
    Valarian A rather non-judgemental scholar from the Oathlands. Smart and conversational, undoubtedly a good person to talk to about things when I've hit an impasse.
    Vanora She's very polite, and cannot be blamed for her ignorance.
    Vayne I appreciate when someone can be honest and direct. Even though she accused me of untrue things, and slandered Tehom in so doing, I can respect a woman who will state her beliefs. I look forward to speaking with her again in the future, and will pray fervently that she will find room to open her mind just enough to accept plain truths.
    Veronica She seems sweet. Perhaps a bit scaredly. She professes to lack common sense, but pffft, anyone who is self-aware is anything but.
    Victus Helpful Scholar. Offered her work for free. Teaches it Orthodox, but doesn't leave out any of the taboo details either. Need more like her in the Faith I think, more tolerable sorts.
    Viktor As a Scholar of Vellichor I find it odd she is so distrusting of what the Priests and Archlector of Vellichor have said before we even knew there was a Thirteenth. Then again, I understand her waryness given how manipulative our enemy is.
    Violet A scholar and a wonderful sparring partner. I greatly enjoyed our bout. Hopefully she will be open to more bouts, for I think we are about a match skill-wise.
    Wylla A sweet girl, but she might be even more nervous than I am! What made her so afraid? There ought to be no sadness in art.
    Zaina She is... enthusiastic.
    Zoey A little skittish, perhaps, but terribly polite and frightfully eager. I simply must introduce her to my father.