Unknown (a.k.a. Crow)
Noyade is rather standard in appearance as far as many tieflings go. Their skin is violet in tone but light enough to not be considered very dark. Their hair falls in thick, navy blue tresses down to the middle of their back. Noya's hair retains a very slight natural curl and is normally kept in a loose braid that's often adorned with black crow feathers.
Their eyes are a bright and golden yellow - the sclera of which are barely discernible from their irises by a thin band of molten gold.
Noya's horns lie right behind their hairline and are a far darker violet than their skintone. They are rather short as far as tiefling horns tend to be, curling back away from their face and following the curve of their skull. Noyade's tail is of average length and width, ending in the classic spearhead look. Their body is littered with pale scars of varying ages and severities - a tell of their violent past and former occupation. The only body alteration that Noyade has willingly partaken in is a rather massive tattoo of two crows that spans across the backs of their shoulders.
Born into poverty within the Reman Empire, Noyade was given a much different name by their mother though they no longer remember what she had called them. They have very little living memory of the time before they were taken in by (or perhaps even sold to) The Flight - a guild of lethal assassins known within the empire. They grew up among other apprentices, many of which came to be with the guild in a similar manner as Noyade. Their childhood was a utilitarian one, controlled beneath an iron fist to be molded into one of the deadliest blades working within the shadows of the Empire. There were only two options for them at the time: learn or die. So they learned. Their coming of age ritual - and official initiation into guild as one of The Flight's prized assassins - came in the form of their first kill. It's perhaps the only mark that Noyade can remember ever single specific detail of. It didn't go as planned, as few first anythings do, and after having their position revealed to their target, Noya was forced to drown him - holding him down in the water of the bath he had been relaxing in until he ceased living. Far from their cleanest hit, but by far the most intimate and most scarring. It was how Noyade earned their name, and was bestowed with the operative name Crow - named after a bird as all The Flight's assassins are. They worked for The Flight as a mindless weapon for a few years before they lost taste for it - if they ever had a taste for it to begin with. Killing has never been a glorious thing for Noyade, and one can only experience so much of it before it simply becomes disdainful. Despite knowing that the idea of leaving the guild was as good as signing their own death warrant, they did just that. They left and traveled far into the lands of the Oremain Kingdom, and eventually into its capital, Lavatisbra. Though living on the run is hardly a good life, it was a free one, and Noyade thrived as well as they could be expected to. It was there in the capital that they met Sirimiri, a half-elf cleric who seemed to be utterly unbothered by their very-stained past. They became good friends, despite being polar opposites, and though Noya has lived their entire life knowing that the only thing they can rely on for protection is their own blade, at some point they began to extend that to Miri as well. So when she decided that she was going to turn to the adventurer's guild, it was hardly a question that Noyade would follow.
Way of the AssassinBorn a street rat and taken in by The Flight, Noyade received the standard education of any cut-throat - that is, they learned to kill with efficiency. Along with these teachings came with a healthy dose of deceptive and manipulative tactics. They learned how to observe and mimic others for means of infiltration.
Skill DecayDespite the fact that they worked as an assassin for a few years before leaving their guild, the time that they've spent away and the years they've spent living in a stable environment has led to a decay in the skill they once had. Though they are still capable with a bow and a blade, they are still relearning their more intricate skills.
HydrophobicNoyade has a (quite irrational) fear of large bodies of water. Their first mark as an assassin-in-training left a lasting impression on their psyche. They will avoid any significant body of water if they can. This includes their decision to bathe via buckets of water rather than choosing to submerge their body into a bath.
LiteracyThough never receiving what most would consider to be a formal education, Noyade is surprisingly adept with words - spoken and (especially) written. Part of their training for an assassin of The Flight entailed them learning to mimic the speech and writing patterns of nobles, and it forced them to learn an eloquence-of-phrase that they have retained.
Virtues & Personality perks
They are patient, almost unerringly so. Noyade can wait almost endlessly for an outcome if they know that it will play to their favor. They are keenly observant of their surroundings and prefer to approach things with a soft touch when possible. Noyade is loyal, not to institutions but to specific individuals that have earned their trust. They cherish the few, true bonds that they have made and will hold onto them with everything that they have.
Vices & Personality flaws
Noyade is slow to trust those around them, tending to be overtly suspicious of even the most kindhearted of souls. They tend to be rather apathetic to the plights of others, unwilling to sacrifice unless the reward for doing so is great enough to justify it. They are rather unafraid to be manipulative and deceitful if they believe the situation calls for it.
Lucky CoinFor a creature that generally avoids religious affiliation or superstitious beliefs, Noyade does have a single silver coin that they keep on their person at all times. The coin is old and worn - the metal polished into a bright shine as a result of repeatedly having fingers rubbed across its surface. Though any insignia and impressions that might have once been pressed into the metal of the coin have long been indecipherable, one side is slightly raised in a shape that may have once been a bird (Noya denotes this side as the Heads side of the coin).
Contacts & RelationsLavatisbra and they have grown very close over the years. When Miri made to leave for the Adventurers Guild of the Oremain Kingdom, Noyade followed. They are determined to keep her safe and show her an element of softness that they possess for few others.
The Flight (Former)As a former assassin of The Flight which primarily operates out of the Reman Empire (specifically in the capitol, Rema), Noyade knows that there is a target on their back since that's not an affiliation that people just willingly walk out of. It has, however, been years since they left Reman behind, and several since they saw any sign of The Flight on their trail. Though they know better than to think they've completely escaped the clutches of their former life.
KiteA tiefling, rogue assassin that was brought into The Flight around the same time as Noyade. They grew up watching each other's backs and were as close to friends as any can be in their situation. When Noyade made to leave, Kite was the only person they told.
Though they are content to stay quiet and let the rest of their party members take the lead whenever social interaction is required, Noyade has a relatively careful manner of speech when prompted. They are, however, rather quick to resort to biting sarcasm when the spotlight isn't on them.
- Honorary & Occupational Titles
- Year of Birth
- 3064 26 Years old
- The Reman Empire
- Gender Identity
- AFAB Non-binary
- Golden Yellow
- Navy Blue
- Aligned Organization
- Adventurers Guild of the Oremain Kingdom
- Known Languages
- Common, Infernal
- Character Prototype
- character art by BoissB
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- Noya is aware that Miri wants to bring Stryx to the temple, they'll accompany her for that.
- Further investigation on how to get Kite connected with Lavatisbra's Spymaster.
- Gear upgrade? (I'll look into this before the session tomorrow)