Physical and Personality Attributes
Age: Around 30 years old
Build: Broad in the hip and shoulder - most of her body mass is in her torso. She's a little longer in limb than the typical Tyeduan barbarian stock and can even manage to be graceful at times.
Hair: Platinum blonde that almost looks silvery in certain lighting. It's fairly thick and kept trimmed to around shoulder blade length. She rarely wears it up. Her eyebrows are extremely pale.
Eyes: A very pale, almost clouded green. Many people note that it's just very slightly unusual looking for a human. Possibly a minor trait inherited from spirit hybrids breeding with humans long ago, or something else in her bloodline...
Skintone: Generally more pale than humans native to the south. Her time spent away from the north has caused it to darken a little bit, but not much. She blushes very easily.
General Appearance: At first glance, a somewhat imposing figure who has obviously grown up without many comforts. She's taller than most human women and her facial expression is often closed-off and hard to read. She's not typically very expressive, until one learns to keep an eye on the corners of her mouth and her eyebrows. A few years of rigorous and disciplined training in the Kurathene Empire have made her a little stilted and formal sometimes, especially in posture (and particularly with authority). Most of the time she favors light and simple clothing when she's not found in her White Order robes.
Demeanor: Is usually very polite and perhaps a little distant at first. She tries to talk to everyone with respect and rarely lets herself get flustered. It's far from impossible to do this, though. It's rare to see her express open dislike or hostility to people unless they do something to seriously anger her. Warmth and affection, on the other hand, are things she's been trying to learn to be more open with. It can take a long time to get her guard down, but she's fiercely loyal. She's particularly fond of song and story, and maybe even a good drink. Self discipline is something she values highly and does not let herself become intoxicated, however.
Fighting Style: Though she once used both magic and blade, these days Solveig has mostly renounced any serious bladework in favor of a pure focus on arcane development. Her specialties are in the schools of evocation and conjuration. She continues her training as a pyromancer. Most recently, she's been practicing the art of counterspelling.
Early History and Clan Life
Solveig was born in the southern reaches of Tyedu not far from what is today the Cytherian border. When pressed on the subject she is usually unable to give her exact date of birth due to the much different way in which her clan kept track of time. Her parents, Aniu and Ulfred, were of relatively respected standing in the clan - the name of which is difficult to directly translate to Common, but means something like “The Sky-Watchers”. Unlike some of the more warlike clans, hers was known primarily for being heavily steeped in mysticism and ritual particularly concerning stars and the heavens. Solveig has never uttered the name of her clan’s spirit-goddess to any outsider, but describes her as female and taking the form of a great white she-bear with eyes like fields of stars. The clan was known for producing expert trackers and navigators with a deep, intimate knowledge of the barren Tyeduan landscape that often astonished outsiders. Despite not being as openly bloodthirsty as some other clans, warriors were an integral part of the clan. Warriors strove to muster the fury of the great white bears that were their patron’s favored totem. Her parents came from each of these clan aspects; her father Ulfred being a respected tracker, guide and trader and her mother being a seasoned warrior.