This is the land of second chances. We shouldn't squander that.
Description: A little on the skinny side, even by elven standards, the girl carries with her an air of quiet determination. Though she tends to shy away from public attention, her overall appearance reflects her winning struggle to find dignity and embrace her gifts. Her long black hair is cut with two long forelocks on either side of her thin face, framing her suntanned skin and blue eyes.
(her hair has been brushed to a silky sheen)
Personality: Claria knows she's lucky to be alive and tries to cherish those moments when she can embrace the sacrifices made for her wellbeing. She knows life is good and bad, black and white, and hopes someday she can balance them both by acknowledging that they both exist. While she tends towards a shy disposition, there is a quiet determination seeded deep within her to make the best use of the time she was given back.
Background: Claria is lucky to be alive. Considering she was born during the Mortal Strife, the youngest of Tethys' children, she only suffered a little from the weakness that plagued her people. She was lucky to escape the Host and survive the dangerous journey over to Aarandor.
She was lucky again when the Great Flood struck in 16 PA though it came at the expense of her father's life. She and a group of other children were caught on a small island in the midst of the rising floodwaters, and Thethys quickly waded through the swift water to provide Abjuration shielding so the little ones could escape. Even as he managed to hand Claria over to her grandfather Negestos, the waters overcame him, dragging him under. The memory of his outstretched hand as he was carried away still haunts her.
She grew up under her grandfather's care but didn't have the magical aptitude he so desired in a successor. She knows he cares about her wellbeing, but she has struggled to find her own path. Years of reflection since the flood have left her with a newfound sense of determination. She has become a young diplomat and counselor to those who have suffered loss. Though she could have chosen to follow Glanor, she looks instead to Brundir. For through him, all things can become new again. That idea of resparking and reinventing oneself sits just right for her.