Charity Sparrow

If you need help i'll have your back. It's not worth much but you can always count on it.
 
The Sparrow family has called Ghal Pelor home for centuries now where they've become known for their apple orchards and apiary. They've amassed a small fortune, established a good name for themselves, and even have a small trade operation with Ackley Ales. They're successful yet rather mundane.
 
That, however, was not always the case. The Sparrow family was deeply connected to the ancient College of Magic and many of their members served or studied under the institution. That tradition died out when the College itself became one of the many casualties in The Autumn Queen's war. While the oath of service the Sparrows pledged has been forgotten by there is one who still carries the torch... Digby Sparrow. This ancient old codger refused to be the only Sparrow bearing the burden of their ancient promise. He scooped up his granddaughter from Ghal Pelor to join in his crusade and from that day since he's been making her life miserable.
 
Charity was the eldest daughter, the most responsible, the most well-studied, and the best suited to be her grandfather's lackey. Before his coming to Ghal Pelor her life was unremarkable; spent mostly in libraries and classrooms toiling away in history books. Then he came and made an offer to her - a life of excitement and adventure... even the promise of learning magic. What she did not know is that would come at a cost. It's been close to a year she's been traveling with him and has spent more time doing his laundry, tending to his chores, and running errands across every town they've visited. All the while she's been the victim of his frustrations in the form of insults and cruel remarks. While never an extravert by any measure; Charity has been brow-beaten to the point where she questions her self worth constantly and lacks even the simplest foundation of confidence.
 
Despite all of his abuse Digby did teach her magic though only just enough to make her more useful to him. In her own free time she learned the true extent of what the old schools of magic could do and one in particular stood out to her as worthy of pursuit. Necromancy. She saw within it the power needed to be able to change the world for the better; the same way the Baradradi magicians do.
 
Their latest travels have taken Charity and her grandfather to Frial where he hopes to restore Wagner Abbey into a functional College of Magic once again. To that end he's employed a number of expendable pawns into his scheme including his Charity herself. The only compensation she seeks in return the the hope of a kind word or small praise. So far she's still waiting.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Other than using glasses to enhance less-than-perfect vision Charity is very healthy

Physical quirks

Lip biting and fidgeting with clothing or jewelry when nervous

Apparel & Accessories

usually dark colors and often tries to wear clothing that covers her body.

Mental characteristics

Education

Formal education in the University of Ghal Pelor with a specialization in Pre-Fae War History. Her magical training has been under the tutelage of Digby Sparrow

Employment

She works for her grandfather as his assistance in exchange for basic room & board as well as magical training

Accomplishments & Achievements

Digby has made sure not to let her take much pleasure in magical accomplishments. Prior to her time with him she was extremely proud of her high marks at the university in Ghal Pelor

Failures & Embarrassments

Her grandfather has a way of making sure that even her slightest misstep or miscalculation is made to seem like a gross incompetency

Mental Trauma

Charity suffers from low self esteem, constant self doubt, imposter syndrome, and anxieties when dealing with people she loves or admires.

Personality Characteristics

Motivation

Pleasing others

Savvies & Ineptitudes

Good with history, trivia related to arcana and necromancy

Likes & Dislikes

+Spicy Foods
+Founders' Cakes
+Ancient History
+Smutty books
+Being up early
+ Halfling Tea blends

-Public Speaking
-Being the Center of Attention
-Bitter flavors
-Herself

Social

Family Ties

Father - Marcus Mother - Polina Younger Brother - Derek Younger Sisters - Amelia and Josephine

Speech

Generally speaks in a softer/quieter tone that most. Tends to speak quickly and nervously when stressed or afraid

Relationships

Charity Sparrow

friend (Important)

Towards Ospher Spurshoe

5

3

Honest


Ospher Spurshoe

friend (Important)

Towards Charity Sparrow

3

3

Honest


History

Charity thinks of Ospher as a true friend. She loves his cooking and his general kindness toward her. They first met in Frial when Ospher and Adjenna started working for her Grandfather Digby

Nicknames & Petnames

Has accidentally used the word Hobbit instead of Halfling which inappropriate and she deeply regrets it.

Shared Acquaintances

Adjenna Affreux

Charity Sparrow

friend (Vital)

Towards Adjenna Affreux

5

3

Honest


Adjenna Affreux

friend (Important)

Towards Charity Sparrow

3

3

Frank


History

Charity met Adjenna when she and Ospher came to Frial and started working for her grandfather Digby.

Relationship Reasoning

Charity is extremely fond of Adjenna. Not only does she think of her as a friend and a talented user of magic but she is attracted to her and deeply in awe of Adjenna's confidence, charisma, and success

Commonalities & Shared Interests

The study of magic in Frial is important to both of them as well as improving Charity's perception in the eyes of her grandfather, to Adjenna.

Shared Acquaintances

Ospher, Brightshine

Alignment
Lawful Good
Current Location
Frial
Species
Humanity
Ethnicity
The Ghal Pelorians
Age
28
Birthplace
Ghal Pelor
Current Residence
Frial
Biological Sex
Female
Sexuality
Bisexual
Height
5'3
Weight
131 lbs
Known Languages
The Common Tongue and Elven


Cover image: Necromancer by Antti Hakosaari

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