The Therian Academy
|Strength 3||Charisma 2||Perception 4|
|Dexterity 4||Manipulation 2||Intelligence 2|
|Stamina 3||Appearance 2||Wits 2|
|Alertness 2||Archery 3||Languages 2|
|Athletics 2||Melee 2||Medicine 1|
|Brawl 1||Security 2|
|Dodge 2||Stealth 3|
|Expression 2||Survival 2|
|Etrikar Powers: 5|
|Self-Control/Instinct 3||Humanity 5|
|Courage 5||Willpower 5|
Experience Remaining: 0
RP Points: 0
A very athletic-looking Etrikar of about thirty who stands just a hair under six feet tall. He looks very similar to a High Elf, and until just recently believed he was one. He is very practical in his dress, wearing only standard school armor and whatever else is appropriate for the weather. He wears no jewelry at all, including the healing ring that everyone else in the party wears. He has the look of a man who has been on the road for quite some time, but takes as good of care of himself as he can.
One of his more notable physical feature is his hair. It used to be brown, but over time developed streaks of color in it until all the brown was gone. These streaks were silver, pink, blue, green, gold, red, a yellowish-orange, and white. While testing his powers with Lort, his hair was mostly singed off by a fireball. He shaved off the rest so it would look better, and when it grew back it was (and still is) a jet black. This is very interesting because elves simply don’t have black hair. It also seems to flow, not as individual strands, but as a whole; which is also highly unusual. This effect is much more pronounced after he has eaten magic (more on that later).
His skin has also become more interesting. It was a light earthy color at the start, typical of high elves. Recently, however, it has lost a lot of its color and is rather pale now.
The last noteworthy aspect of his physical appearance is his eyes. Once a rather nondescript light blue, they are now irridescent and rapidly shift colors. Once again, this effect is much more pronounced right after he has eaten magic. Before they changed colors, he had low light vision like normal elves. Since the change, however, he has discovered that he now has darkvision.
Very little is known to the party about Shanris, including his last name. He was at the school working before anyone else arrived and has been with them ever since. He was visibly depressed every time he learned that a member in his group had some sort of magical power. He also looked very uncomfortable when he was around the use of magic or magic items and always tried to remove himself from those situations. As time progressed, those looks of awkwardness and depression shifted to anger and, in some cases, rage.
This has changed dramatically since he has discoverd he has an ability to absorb magic. After some reluctant testing, he has discovered that he gets quite a rush out of devouring magic. It makes him feel much more powerful and allows him to completely ignore his wounds; and recently it has begun to actually heal his wounds as well. After waking up from the unconsciousness he was knocked into in the Underdark, he has discovered that he can sense where magic is and see the exact flow of it when spells are cast.
As noted in his description, his hair, eyes, and skin color have all changed over the course of the adventure as well. His rainbow hair was obviously a result of absorbing various types of magic, as the eight colors it had were the colors of the eight schools of magic, and the appropriate-colored streak glowed whenever he absorbed magic. It is currently unclear what has caused these other changes.
While all of these changes have made him significantly more powerful than he was before, he had been becoming very worried. In an encounter with a drow by the name of Erdyll, Erdyll told him that he should follow the instincts that were given to him by whatever demon spawned his race – strongly implying that he was not an Elf. These changes have only served to strengthen his belief that Erdyll was right, and that had him very concerned and confused.
While in the Underdark, Shanris and several other party members met up with Erdyll once again. Shanris told him about how he had changed since their last discussion and pressed him for more answers. It was during that conversation that Erdyll told Shanris that he was not an Elf, but an Etrikar instead. Erdyll told him that an Etrikar (translated as Magic-Eater), an ancient race that lived in the Underdark and was supposedly hunted to extinction well over a thousand years ago. This has huge ramifications for Shanris, but given their current situation, he doesn’t have time to sort it all out.
He has tried to ignore his concerns by keeping busy and pushing the party forward in their quest to rescue the students and faculty from their academy and thwart whatever evil plans the Coven of the Black Rose has. Given the number of significant changes to him in such a short amount of time, however, it doesn’t appear that he’ll be able to ignore it much longer.