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Scalesa the Seeker
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Scalesa the Seeker
Vital statistics
Title "Treasure Hunter"
Gender Female
Race Half-Elf
Faction Alliance
Class Mage
Profession Mercenary, "Treasure Hunter"
Status Alive
Location Azeroth

General Information

Scalesa is a Half-Elven sorceress and adventurer who serves the Alliance as a collector of treasures and enlisted soldier.

Physical Description

At first glance, one might mistake Scalesa for a short, slender Human woman or perhaps a stocky High Elf, but the slight points to her ears betray her Half-Elven blood. Her build suggests a fair amount of physical activity - more than one would expect of a practicioner of the arcane arts, at any rate. Her bone white hair is worn up, and frames a face set with violet eyes. While her expression is usually one of disinterest or even contempt, every so often an uneasy smile will cross her face.

History

Early On

"I'm a 'product of my environment'. Now it's your turn to tell me your excuse for being so judgemental and uppity." -Scalesa, to a Paladin

Scalesa was born when a high elf of Dalaran and a human barmaid had an extramarital affair with one another. Her father was not interested in even acknowledging a half-elven child much less admitting his infidelity to his wife, and her mother only bore her because she thought that Scalesa was of her husband's issue. Then an infant, Scalesa was going to be abandoned in the woods until a retired adventurer named Feli Holt chose to raise her.

Childhood was not easy for half-elven children, and Scalesa was no different. She was often ridiculed and rejected, and grew up to be an aggressive young woman. Were it not for Feli's guidance and patience, she would likely have gone down a dark road. One of Feli's many friends, a gnomish wizard by the name of Fabberk, offered to tutor the girl.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

"She is a talented linguist, but I do wish she'd chosen something to learn other than, ugh, Goblin." -Fabberk, on Scalesa's linguistics

Fabberk's guidance proved to shape the volatile young half-elf into an effective wielder of arcane energies. He also awakened in her a profound love of history and language. While Scalesa was initially meant to accompany others on forays into territories occupied by trolls, this would have to wait, for refugees from the southern kingdom of Stormwind brought dire news to their northern neighbours...

Scalesa eagerly offered to aid in the defense of Dalaran during the Second War between the Alliance and Horde. She was instead given the "humiliating task" of guarding foodstores in Andorhal, and saw very little action. She did, however, learn swordplay from a guard who shared her humiliating task, and had a brief affair with her and "a handful" of others. She did find some "excitement" when word reached her of brigands attempting to take advantage of the uneasy environment around Andorhal. Stealing away into the night, Scalesa tracked them down to their base and slew them through means considered "underhanded".

Mercy and Damnation

"Better to lick clean boots than rotting. I've no interest in your death cults, now leave me be." -Scalesa, to the Cult of the Damned

After the War, Scalesa joined several adventuring parties who sought to capture or kill the scattered remnants of the Horde. While she opted to kill the orcs out of a sense of mercy, she did generally follow bounty orders and put those that were asked in irons. It was grim and grisly work, but paid well, and allowed her to see that Feli could retire in true comfort. Bounties were taken on trolls, gnolls, and kobolds as well, though Scalesa paid them little heed, considering them a threat to be dealt with later. She even took part in a botched attempt at capturing Thrall during one of his many escapes from captivity, citing poor communication as the primary reason for the failure.

As the Cult of the Damned began to gain footing in Lordaeron, she found herself "not at all impressed" with what they claimed to offer. Just as unimpressive were practicioners of demonic magics who tried to tempt the half-elf over to their own causes. What cultists and paraphernalia she encountered were turned in to the Kirin Tor by Scalesa, or "disposed of". It was only a matter of time before the cultists that everyone paid so little attention to became a true threat, though. Scalesa fully turned her attentions to the undead, and soon found herself returning to Dalaran in search of further training.

When the Scourge marched on the city, she aided in its defense, watching the entrances to the vaults containing powerful artifacts that the dead would no doubt seek to obtain. She fought for hours, until finally the Violet Citadel collapsed. Feeling that the battle was lost, Scalesa fled as fast as she could, at times blinking between spaces to expedite her escape. She only stopped when her mana reserves and body could carry her no more.

A Brave New World

"Rafaias was always the hero of the two of us." -Scalesa, on yet another failed relationship

Scalesa spent the next couple of months recuperating in Southshore, until she heard of expeditions headed west, to Kalimdor. Bargaining for passage aboard a merchant vessel, she made her way west as well. During this time she had a longer-term relationship with a young marksman from Stormwind named Rafaias, and the two aided in the protection of budding settlements. After the Battle of Mount Hyjal, the two went on a number of grand adventures throughout Kalimdor, often joining up with other adventurers. Many of their journeys were treasure hunts, "with an element or two of amateur cartography". Those findings of a magical nature were either kept for the use of herself or her companions, or given to agents of the Kirin Tor. Works of art were kept and sold atw neutral towns such as Ratchet or Steamwheedle Port.

In time Scalesa's larcenous ways and obnoxious personality became too much for Rafaias to handle, and Rafaias's righteous attitudes and frugality began to weigh on her as well, and the two parted amicably. Rafaias soon returned to Stormwind, after hearing of overwhelming bandit activity in its lands. Scalesa remained in Kalimdor for the time being, journeying alongside a goblin named Kynki Saltwell. The two used their earnings to buy a home in Steamwheedle Port, which they sublet to a goblin mystic by the name of Griemie Moonshine. This home was listed as a mailing address for the two, and would occasionally serve as a place to rest between adventures. To ensure that Griemie did not "try anything cute" with Kynki or Scalesa's mail, questionable precautionary measures were taken.

They would plunder tombs and collect bounties throughout Kalimdor for the next several years, only leaving the western continent when news reached them of expeditions to Northrend.

Northern Exposure

"Combing the depths of Azjol-Nerub allowed me to combine my two passions of re-deadening the undead, and treasure hunting." -Scalesa, to a tavern patron

Once again finding passage on a merchant vessel, Scalesa and Kynki joined expeditions to the depths of Azjol-Nerub, where they both aided their living allies in their fight against the Scourge and helped themselves to whatever unsecured treasures happened to catch their eye. While Kynki became "lost" to gold-lust, Scalesa soon "gained a sense of priority", choosing to aid the living in their battles. Gold and glory could come to her in times of peace. Aiding in her re-evaluation of things was a high elven adventurer who went by the name of Larachel. In time, this elf revealed herself to be the Blue Dragon Serigosa.

Under Construction!

"I'm a 'product of my environment'. Now it's your turn to tell me your excuse for being so judgemental and uppity." -Scalesa, to a Paladin

Give it time...

Under Construction!

"I'm a 'product of my environment'. Now it's your turn to tell me your excuse for being so judgemental and uppity." -Scalesa, to a Paladin

Give it time...

Quotes

"Well, gee, I wouldn't know anything about that! Remember? I grew up around Humans. All I know about is kittens and embroidery!" -Exchanging barbs with a Blood Elf

"I named him Incantagos. See, I took your advice and gave him a magicky-sounding name that ended in '-gos'. I was going to name him 'Cantripagos', because he liked watching me use this cantrip I use to clean myself, but I figured that'd be a little underwhelming once he got old like you. 'Incantagos' sounds much more intimidating, don't you think?" -On naming her "son"

"What got me through being picked on when I was little, was the fact that all the kids who did it would start to look old a lot sooner than I did.'" -Explaining how she coped with being picked on

"She only thinks she's on fire! ...she'll wake up. She might be a little spooked or even traumatised, but I get a clean conscience, we get her key, and you and I are both happy!" -Scalesa, justifying what amounts to psychological torture to a disgusted fellow adventurer

"Killing the poor thing would be more merciful, at that point..." -A disgusted fellow adventurer's reaction to the above quote

"Look, they're probably not going to miss what we take! They're dead!" - Scalesa, justifying her occupation

"Fabberk spent half a decade forging me into a weapon against all who would threaten the good people of our world. Some fool spent half a second deciding my talents were best spent guarding a foodstore." -Scalesa, on her duties during the Second War

"If burning oil is considered underhanded, then the next time bandits threaten you and yours, I'll be sure to just let them roam about." -Scalesa, to an appalled guardsman

"Honestly, I voted for you all to be put to death. Dead, you'd at least be free." -Scalesa, to an Orc

"Perhaps if I hadn’t ignored the others, you might be talking to them, too.  Or them instead of me.  Who knows what they’d say, if they’d remember my final moments, or remember my fleeing, or saving people.  But, I thought only of myself when the city began to crumble.  That’s why you’re listening to me, and not to them." -Scalesa, to a young warrior

Other Information

This character is played on the United States Sisters of Elune server.

For purposes of roleplaying, consider Scalesa's combat magics to be illusions that affect the senses of their targets when in battle against most Humanoid foes - she prefers not to kill, if she can help it.

For purposes of roleplaying, consider Scalesa to be fluent in Common and Thalassian, with proficiency in Goblin, and "a really half-cocked understanding at best" of Orcish.

For purposes of roleplaying, consider Scalesa the Seeker to be Chaotic Neutral in alignment, with Chaotic Evil tendencies.

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