Description and Background
Emma is anything but shy. Even at a meet 3' tall, she has no problem dominating a room when she walks in. A natural beauty and coquet, she liked to dress and carry herself for attention. Her eyes are blue, bright, aware, and most of all mischievous. She has the body of a dancer and often shows it off in bright or even garish colors. This, ironically just makes it all the easier for her to disappear into one of her disguises. Her favorite of which is to binder her often loose and wild blond curls into a tight bun hidden under the hood of the drab brown cloak. more...
Emma stood out in a crown. She was the product of good fortune and more than a little luck. She had been born into a life of privilege, the daughter of a merchant who had come from the lush lands of the far north to trade back and forth with the desert folk of zakharan. Her father, Ricdea, had already made a good name for himself having established permanent trade route between their homeland and Huzuz.
It was in the city of delights were Emma was born and raised. Though she spent a lot of time traveling back and forth between the two lands, it was the desert where she felt most at home. By her adolescent years, she started discovering a talent in cantrips. By this time her fathers blooming business had caught attention of the higher ranks of society in Huzuz, and at a social event, a nobleman had noticed her and offered to teach her how to properly harness her ability. This brought much joy to her father, and an agreement was struck. Emma was taken into the formal tutelage of a noble family under the apprenticeship of a well known sorcerer. She learned how to control the elements of sand and wind for more than just parlor tricks, and learned to understand the undercurrents of their power as well as the science of the art.
While there, Emma also learned the social arts of the noble class. This served her well, as it offered her even more chances to move up the social ladder. She knew how to work a crowd with skillful diplomacy, a flirtatious wink, or even during a dancing performance. Those in Huzuz would lightheartedly say that in the last several years, Emma had done as much for Old Ricdea's business as he had.
Now that she has come of age, Emma has come to a decision to seek her own fame and fortune. Though her father offered her promises heaped one on top of another to stay, her spirit has the same wanderlust that brought her father to the desert over 2 centuries ago. Undaughted and eager for adventure, she has struck out for Muluk, City of Kings, to explore the grand markets and try to carve a niche for herself equal to that of her father or even greater.
Her dream is to make enough revenue and connections to open a Merchant's Inn as an expansion on her fathers own business in the capital city. Making it not just a base of operations for their own family business, but for all the traders coming in and out of The City of Kings, and a way for the to capitalize on all the action and intrigue within those fabeled walls.more...