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Calluna Vulgaris

Wilden Shaman (Arc 1)/ Wilden Druid (Arc 2)

History

Calluna was born and raised in the Silver Glade. They were known among their tribe for being exceptionally cheery and energetic, even for a child. When it was discovered that they had a connection to spirits, the entire tribe was happy to see them begin training to become a shaman. They were taught the arts of healing, and encouraged to use their abilities to aid others. This training kept them from exploring the forest as the rest of the tribe did - though they were certainly familiar with the dangerous wildlife. Confinement and tedious lessons bred curiosity and wanderlust, and when the tribe felt the destruction of the Evergreen, Calluna was the first to volunteer to investigate.   Unfortunately for Calluna, they were deemed too important - and fragile - to investigate such a dangerous matter, and hunters were sent out instead. When none of them returned, Calluna volunteered to leave once more, and refused to take "no" for an answer. they made their way out of the Silver Glade, picking up their future best friend, Marrek Aethelred along the way. Calluna heard rumors of the Overwatch and their actions as they and Marrek made their way east, but refused to settle for mere words. Upon reaching the Evergreen and seeing the destruction wrought by the Overwatch and their Warforged, Calluna resolved to take them down by whatever means necessary. It was this resolve that led Calluna and Marrek to Esterholt, where they joined up with Group 3.   Show spoiler
Arc 1
Calluna and Marrek fought the Overwatch in Esterholt and worked for the Mayor to try to clean up the criminal element in town. They did clean up Esterholt but not before making enemies of a thug named Cecil.   After the city was attacked by dragons, the party split up, with Una and Briahna chasing after Straad and the rest heading for Brightport to get help in the form of Amarah.   They finally made it to Brightport and flew back to Esterholt with Amarah, only to learn that Straad had been defeated by Briahna. Calluna and the group traveled back and forth across the continent, the dragon making travel quick.   The group eventually agreed to help Marrek with his lycanthropy issue and traveled with Group 2 to the Yemgar Swamp. After talking to the Witch ], Marrek was "cured" and the entire group was set off on a journey that would see them travel to several continents, brave new threats and, eventually, open the Seal on Ki'an to allegedly release the gods. Briahna, Khoury and Acteronis were all lost during this action.   Arc 2
After some time visiting family in the Silver Glade, Calluna journeyed back to civilization and joined forces with Avalan, Ephany, Klara and Eliwrath. Calluna convinced them to go to Fairbay, where they met Marrek, now running his own restaurant. Ready for some adventure of his own, Marrek joins the party and shortly after, Eliwrath contracted Slough Fever and the group spent the next 2 weeks trying to find a cure.   Now in Onak-Al, the group healed and were completely free to find a new adventure to keep them busy.
 

Appearance and Personality

  The key word with Calluna is “feline.” They carry themselves like a cat, sort of loose and fluid but ready to pounce at any moment. Their face is very cat-like, especially in the nose. Their eyes are big, round, and sunshine yellow. Their mouth curves in the slightest suggestion of a muzzle, and they have teeth like a cat’s but with smaller fangs. Their ears are pointed like an elf’s, and their nose is wide and flat and sort of resembles a lion’s snout. Their build is fairly average, just a bit on the thinner side; they are built like a marathon runner. They're not very curvy, mostly straight lines. They're borderline masculine, with shoulders that are slightly broader than their hips. They have slight claws, which more closely resemble sharp fingernails. Their head is covered in almost a bush of leaves, which mostly obscure the bark horn-crown-thing that Wilden seem to have. They have vines hanging from their bush like hair, and each vine’s length varies anywhere from mid-neck to shoulder. They have a cape of leaves that extends to just under their buttocks.   They wear a pair of old, worn-out leather pants that don’t quite reach the ankles, held up by a leather belt with a few pouches on it. Their chest armor is like a halter top; it circles the neck like a collar, and the upper back is exposed so the cape isn’t trapped. Shoulders and midriff are bare. They also wear a pair of leather bracers. Their blades are held across chest, with a silver dagger closest to the right hand and a whittling knife kept further away. When in use, they keep their totem in the right hand, with the rope wrapped around the wrist.  

Important Dates and Achievements

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Notable Moments

 
  • Befriended a unicorn, later named Persnickity , in Episode 89
  • Member, Shield of Grace
  • Stood toe to toe with werewolf Marrek in Episode 111
  • Calluna can read and write Elvish, but not Common
  • Withstood the battering of an 8 hour sandstorm in the Wastes to protect the party's horse.
  • First Appearance
    Arc 1, Episode 74

    Current Location
    Silver Glade
    Eyes
    Sunshine Yellow
    Hair
    Bark horn
    Aligned organization
    Group B
    Other Affiliations