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« on: August 21, 2009, 09:39:03 AM »

Name: Lyth Elstrum

Age: 312

Age by appearance: 30

Age by knowledge and training: 40

Lifespan: 600

Gender: Female

Race: Elf

Tribe: Quaelhoirhim

Overview: A tall, slender elf whose mindset is bent on the healing of others. Lyth has done extensive studies on herbology and the art of healing, and has gone through the training of an Eyashene. She dresses in modest robes of white, and occasionally pale green. She hates to harm others and is completely devoted to Eyasha. She believes all life is sacred and she will never harm anything intentionally.

Occupation: Mindsmoother/Healer and Herbalist

Title: So Danar fa Eya (Lit. "The Hand of Peace")

Height: 1 Ped, 2 Fores, 1 Palmspan, and 3 Nailsbreadths

Weight: 1 Pygge, 2 Hebs, 1 Hafeb, and 2 Ods

Hair color: A medium shade of aldermarine brown

Eye color: A deep shade of santharian violet

Appearance: Lyth is shorter than average for a Quaelhoirhim elf, but has managed to maintain their slenderness. Her aldermarine brown hair, flowing down to the middle of her shoulder blades, crowns her oval-shaped head. A small portion of her hair forms one large braid, and it is always worn down. Her deep santharian violet eyes attract the attention of many, and seem to capture the sunlight, making them glimmer. Her sharp nose and high cheekbones have caused many men to regard her as exotic. Her full scarlet lips, along with her eyes and other features, are nicely accenuated by her golden, olive skin that appears to glow faintly.

Her slender neck is in proportion well to her head, and has a minute amount of sun marks. Her shoulders are petite and she is not very muscular. The mindsmoother's breasts are well-developed and sag only slightly. Her complexion, other than the sun marks, is flawless. Her small hands, attached to slender arms, are adorned by well manicured fingernails. Her slender, shapely legs are bottomed by small, petite feet. She has gotten comments from many men that she has a natural beauty about her, like she isn't trying to be beautiful, but she just is.

Dress: Lyth dresses very simply. She wears a somewhat dirty cy'hallowian snow robe that hangs down to her ankles. The sleeves hang open like most would imagine a wizard's attire, and go halfway down her forearm. Under her robe she wears a cloth covering on her breasts, and simple woolen undergarments. She wears a pendant depicting Eyasha's trinity herb symbol, colored green around her neck. She wears several beaded bracelets on each of her rists. These bracelets were crafted from wood by her father. Lyth will usually pick a flower to adorn her hair. She will usually pick just about any flower, provided it is save, but she prefers blue flowers of any kind, particularly the cerubell.

Personality: Lyth is peaceful by nature, and would never violence of any form. She would never think of harming another creature. When attacked, this follower of Eyasha will not resort to violence. The healer will usually find a way to end the fight with her mindsmoothing, instead. Lyth cannot stand anything that disrupts peace, for that is the center of her world. She is a very loving and kind person and hates to see any creature hurt, down to the tiniest insect. She is a firm believer that all life is sacred and should be cherished. Lyth heals people for this very reason.  

Lyth worships Ava, and the twelve human/elven deities. However, she is most devoted to Eyasha. She is very peace oriented, and lives her life according to it. If ever she received a sign from Eyasha, she would commit to the task in a heartbeat. If anyone were to insult her religion, she would simply ignore them.

Lyth is a fan of sad music, for it helps soothe the painful memories of her mother's death. She often wishes she could play a flute, or a lyre, so that she can heal more swiftly. She will often stop at many inns and bars so she may here such songs upon request.

The slender elf will not turn anyone away that she finds, or that come to her for help. She believes all life is sacred and holds no petty grudges against any of the other races. She is somewhat wary of orcs, but this is only because of stories and she will heal them all the same.

This generous Eyashene, when healing, will only ask for what she needs to survive. She can well gauge the income of others, and will charge accordingly. Sometimes, if she finds a particular family a or a person to be exceptionally poor, she will do a healing for almost nothing, and sometimes for free.

Strengths:

Mindsmoothing: Lyth is a powerful mindsmoother. Since a young age, she has shown great aptitude for her gift. She had a practical sense of it before too long, but she was still lacking much information. Now, she has undergone intense training and has a much more in depth control of her ability. With this gift, she is able to soothe her patients while she treats them, to prevent or minimize any pain. She has found that she can produce a feeling of numbness within them, greatly aiding her in surgery. She has found that, in a battle, she can soothe her enemies quickly, given enough time, and can usually avoid conflict. She has learned to harness and control her mindlashes, but she would never use them against any living creature. Ever. Instead of blocking the unyielding flow of emotions she receives, she has learned to discern them from her own, creating a wall of sorts between them. She can use this wall to separate her emotions from those of others, and can sense if they have any rage. This can give her a warning to be on the lookout for an approaching attacker, or someone she can soothe.

Extensive knowledge of herbs and healing: Lyth sought out someone who could teach her the arts of healing and herbology. After years of studying under her, she has gained an extensive knowledge of herbs, treating wounds, and surgery. This, accompanied by her mindsmoothing, makes her a highly adept healer, and she can save many lives. If ever she is injured, there is a good chance that she will be able to heal herself.

Literate: From the one she learned healing from, Lyth also learned to read and to write. This gives her an advantage over most, and she can continue her studies on healing, by reading texts. She can also write letters to her literate father, to make sure he is well. This also makes finding patients easier, as she can read ads for those who need healing.

Great social skills: Because of her kind nature, Lyth has great social skills. When Lyth is around someone who is sad. She generally knows what to say. In a way, her skills allow her to help others heal differently. She can heal physical ailments, mental maladies with her mindsmoothing, but these skills allow her to heal the heart as well. She can also, if the need arises, sometimes talk her way out of trouble.

Weaknesses:

Fragile: With her thin frame, the mindsmoother is easily hurt or broken. If ever she was attacked by an orcen club, a dwarven war hammer, or a similarly large object, she would surely be half-dead. She also, given the need, could never lift a heavy sword to defend herself.

Indecision: Lyth usually has trouble deciding what to do in most situations. This makes her an easy target for most in a fight. She has an inner turmoil, praying to Eyasha to send her a sign, telling her what needs to be done. She usually does not receive such a sign, and must make her own choices. This leaves her shaken and confused as to if she made the right choice or not. This can put her in a state of depression at times, in which she refuses to eat, and sleeps little. This can severely damage her health.

Fear of snakes: Lyth is completely and utterly terrified of snakes. If she even thinks she sees one, she will immediately start shrieking and panicking. They can also leave her paralyzed with fear. This can leave her vulnerable to attack and unable to defend herself. People can also exploit this weakness. If one would have a grudge against her, they would simply have to pull out a snake of any form, even something fitted to look like a snake, and it would leave her completely vulnerable.

Moon cycles: Lyth has horrible moon cycles. They leave her with intense cramps and pains that leave her crippled for a few days. She can usually prescribe an herb for herself that can help the pain, but it usually does little to ease it. She can fall behind in her money and she will become ill easily. She is also vulnerable to attack at this time. She usually may need somewhere secret to hide out, or someone she trusts that can protect her.

Mindsmoothing

Lyth is a powerful mindsmoother. From the young age of twenty-two, she has shown a great aptitude for the ability.

First and foremost of her abilities, is to absorb the constant flow of emotions she gets from every living being, and to discern them from her own. She keeps a mental barrier of sorts around her emotions, allowing for them to not become intermingled with those of others. This will allow her an advantage over others in the ability to tell them what they want to hear, as she can discern what emotions are brought out by certain words. Also, she can sense if there are any with hostility toward her in the area. Finally, this aspect of her gift allows her to determine the severity of an injury, by homing in on the amount of pain they are feeling.

Second, is her ability to alter and soothe emotions. If she is unable to soothe someones anger toward her in time, for example, she finds it easier to simply divert their anger to something else. All she is doing is slightly altering the emotion instead of introducing a completely new one. She finds that she can project an emotion over a large area. However, it will usually only affect those with a weak mind, or those without a passion. For stronger minds, she usually must greatly reduce the area that her mind touches, or focus on them individually if they are exceptionally strong. She finds that all will eventually succumb to her will, some just take longer than others. She finds that her influence over someone is stronger when her gaze is upon them, stronger still when she has eye contact, and at its peak when she is in physical contact with them. Her most common use of this, is to use her talent as an anesthetic, producing a numbing emotion so that her patients will feel no pain when she operates.

Lyth has learned how to prevent her midlashes. She actually specializes in healing these types of damage to the mind. If she wanted to, she could completely destroy someones mind. Thankfully, she is strongly pacifist and would never use her gift in such a violent way. Her ability to heal these rifts is extensive, as her teacher was an exceptionally knowledgeable mindsmoother. She simply assesses what has been done to mangle ones mind, and simply reverses the affects. She takes great pleasure in curing madness and other mental ailments. This is, by far her strongest ability, making her a very invaluable Eyashene.

Perhaps the most difficult ability for her to accomplish, is hypnosis. She is still practicing that art and it usually takes her ten to fifteen minutes before she can soothe someone to sleep. When she truly masters this ability, she thinks it will be helpful in ending conflicts quickly, curing insomnia, and during surgery when she must concentrate intensely, instead of using a sleeping herb.

History:

On the fifth day of the rising sun, a lithe infant, smaller than all of the others in the Quaelhoirhim tribe, was born to Auon and Avath Elstrum. The instant Lyth was born, a strong gale blew through the house, even though all of the windows and the door were firmly shut. The wind continued to blow, disrupting papers and even knocking down chairs. Then, while the wind continued, the voice of a woman spoke in the minds of Auon and Avath, saying, "This is my child whom I love, and whom I have chosen to do great things. She is my beloved, and as such, you shall name her...Lyth." By this time the voice and the wind had died down. Lyth's parents were overjoyed that their daughter had been chosen by the gods, and did as they were asked, naming her Lyth.

One day, as Lyth ran giggling through her village, some older elves, only slightly older than herself at the elven age of twenty-two, jumped her and pushed her down. She was completely terrified, and the next thing she knew, both boys were on the ground screaming in pain. Several elves ran over to them, not knowing what to make of the little girl, and the boys screaming in pain. Lyth just sat and stared as the elves sent for the local healer, who happened to be an Eyashene. His name was Fier. When he arrived, he realized immediately that they were the the victims of a mindlash. He quickly repaired the damage to their psyche, but they may take some time to fully heal. He then probed for the source of the mindlash. The only one who was terrified was...the little girl. He recognized her immediately as a mindsmoother, and noted to watch her until the time was right. He kept an emotional blanket of peace around her as often as possible instead of revealing who she was.

When Lyth was thirty years old, the Eyashene came to her and her parent's house. He explained to them what Lyth was and they agreed to let him take her under his wing. She moved into his extravagant treehouse the following day, not knowing what to expect. She was given a room of her own and treated like an honored guest.

Lyth stayed with him for nine years, learning how to control her mindsmoothing abilities. After she had completed this training, he deemed that she had enough control over her abilities that she could be trusted on her own. He said that she was exceptionally powerful, and that she should continue to practice her skills. That night, her last night in his mansion, she had a dream. In her dream, was walking through a mist-filled garden.

Suddenly, a woman with pale skin and dark hair, wearing a white dress appeared before her. She spoke, "Lyth, you are my daughter, whom I love. I have chosen you to do great things. You are to travel Caelereth, spreading peace and healing in your wake." After saying this she stepped forward and caressed her cheek. Then, she spoke again, "Travel to the midway point between the dwellings of your people and that of the Tethinrhim. There, you will find a healer, who will teach you. Learn from her, then do as I have asked." With that she walked through the mist and disappeared from view. Her voice echoed back, seeming to come from everywhere, saying, "Remember, I love you my daughter, and I am always with you. Your are my servant in this world."

Then the dream dissipated, and Lyth continued on in a dreamless sleep. The following day, Lyth told Fier about her dream. He just told her that it was one of the many mysteries of the world. He had his suspicions, but he chose to keep them to his self. She then returned home with her bag packed. She explained to her parents about her dream, and they understood. Somehow, they knew that this day would come. After a few tears, and a million goodbyes, Lyth set off to the place that the woman had described.

Once Lyth had arrived there, she found a small cottage with smoke rising from the chimney. She went to the door to knock, but before she could answer it, an old woman opened it. "You were sent by Eyasha." She stated, not questioned. "Yes." Lyth replied in a hesitant, soft voice. "Come child, it is time for dinner, and I have much to teach you." With that, she lead Lyth inside and shut the door.

Lyth stayed with the woman, whom she learned was named Khana, for thirty years. She learned much from her, from surgery, to preparing many herbs. She learned how to identify herbs, and the woman happened to be a lesser mindsmoother, and taught her how to apply her ability to healing. The woman also taught her her own special ways of mixing certain herbs together to get certain results that most do not know of. While there, she received a letter from her father stating that her mother had passed away, and with it, came a silver dagger with a ruby embedded in the hilt that belonged to her mother. Being taught literacy by the woman, she was able to read it. She despaired for several days, recovering quickly from the consolations of the woman.

After the thirty years, Lyth left the home of the woman and set off to perform her service to the world, to Eyasha, and to herself. While on the road, she was attacked by a highway man. She tried to soothe him, but he was advancing fast and he had a strong mind. He was about to stab her with his dagger. She altered his anger, and made him attack a tree. While he was trying to pry the dagger from the tree, Lyth quickly fled the area, and vowed to avoid conflict whenever possible.

Lyth still heals today, traveling Sarvonia in search of those who need her. She never forgets that Eyasha is with her. She is Eyasha's hand, The Hand of Peace.

Possessions:

Herbs:
25 Alrik'ran roots
A flask of Bladeleaf gel
25 Canelvous leaves(purchased from people at the elverground near her home)
10 Dreamer's breath flowers
40 Miyu beans
10 Miyuestiac leaves
Odea moss
A flask of oil from trinity leaves
5 Trinity roots
10 Dried Yahrle plants
Other:
Cloth sacks in which all of the herbs are kept
1 Spare faded light green robe
Coin purse
Small cooking pot
Necklace with the symbol of Eyasha
Various beaded bracelets
Small knife(used for preparation of herbs, not for combat)
3 Water Flasks
Leather container for food
Dagger with a ruby in the hilt(it has sentimental value. It belonged to her mother, and is not used as a weapon.)
A surgery kit with various knives and tools, rolled up and wrapped in sack cloth
A leather satchel in which she keeps these things
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2009, 11:31:45 AM »

Hey I will probably finish this within the next few days as my mind is not `here` at the moment. I think crap has come out so far so I will most likely do revisions. I feel bleh. Oh, and anyone who can guess who I am, besides Eleyr, gets cookies. *Gives Ely cookies for helping me* There those can be yours. :) :P
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2009, 12:03:10 PM »

I would assume that you are Tervild Jorek and probably others as well
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2009, 02:21:59 PM »

Nah, this is Sylvia. And I didn't even look at the IP address. :p
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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 03:17:14 PM »

Hi Lyth,

You may find the trinity herb to be of help to you as the symbol on your character. I know this, because I created cattle recently over on the development side ... and it was one of the things my cattle liked to eat ... I was told it was the Santharian equivalent of clover.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 09:12:58 PM »

Lmao Kali hit the nail on the head. :) *Gives Kali the tastiest cookies ever. And milk*
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2009, 10:12:25 AM »

OK!!!:) All done. As promised, I finshed my CD. I know it may be crap, but if it is, I know you Mods will all just LOVE to help me (LMAO). Just kidding! I know it's not perfect but I tried my best and me thinks it is pretty decent.

ALL COMENTS ARE AWARDED WITH COOKIES!!

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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2009, 01:11:52 PM »

Hello Lyth! After reading your CD I had one resounding question, so I'll ask it and see if you can clear it up for me.

How does a MIndsmoother learn to control mindlashes? This would require extensive practice, if possible at all. For some reason I don't see how a pacifist would approach assaulting people with pain, frequently enough to master the skill at all. This would require your character to 'try' inflicting harm on others quite consistently and the Mindsmoother entry clearly states that they are pacifists without variation.
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They are invariably good listeners, strongly pacifist, and, interestingly enough, vegetarian.

This also calls into question how or why the character would divert harmful emotions towards someone else. A person that is against violence isn't going to put it on someone else out of hand. I could see weakening anger, lust and other powerful harmful emotions but not moving them towards others. This ideal merely puts others in danger of suffering, the gist of the Mindsmoother is to help people with painful emotions, not inflict them or put them on others to handle.

Just my 2 sans.
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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2009, 02:53:53 PM »

I'm curious as to whether or not you meant to spell her eye color at the beginning viloet. Is that a santharian word?
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2009, 03:58:46 PM »

Alexandre,

No, that is not a Santharian word, I'd say that Lyth meant to write violet.

Thanks for picking that one up.

Lyth, when I've read up a bit on mind soothers myself, I'll be back with some comments for you.
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2009, 04:51:38 PM »

@Shen: In my philosophy, if one had the knowledge of how repair the damage done by something, it should be fairly easy. And, she would only use them as a last resort :)

@Alex: It read that way on the colors section.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2009, 04:52:51 PM »

By the way, Lyth=Sylvia, just for clarification.
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2009, 05:17:05 PM »

In my opinion, a pacifist wouldn't use it at all, ever.

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1.    a person who believes in pacifism or is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.
2.    a person whose personal belief in pacifism causes him or her to refuse being drafted into military service.

The infliction of pain by this gift would render the title 'Mindsmoother' useless, as it could be used to harm as well. Hence a Mindsmoother would or could never explore those avenues for these gifts.
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2009, 05:26:35 PM »

Yes, but Lyth believes that she could save so many more lives than she would take. She feels great guilt after using any form of violence. If you want me to change it I will, I just think it is valid. Probably tommorow though.
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2009, 05:34:16 PM »

This has been discussed previously, a Mindsmoother could/would never harm anyone else with their gifts. They would instead just weaken these painful, harmful feelings in the original target so there is no danger to anyone. Is it plausible there are anti-Mindsmoothers, very likely, but as they are not written anywhere on the site ....

If you get down to the philosophy of their order (Term loosely used here.). They are disciples of a Goddess of Peace and Tranquility, which raises the question. Would a goddess of these spheres of influence grant gifts that would/could harm others? I would have to say not.
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