Beautiful People–June

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/300756081335440917/So I have decided to join the fun of Sky and Cait‘s Beautiful People. Because you can never know your characters too much, right? For this month, I felt like focusing on Nenith.

1) What is their full name and is there a story behind why they got it? Her full name is Nenith Jadain. The Entlaunians name their children according to their dreams for them. Nenith is the female form of a male name (since lost) which means “fearless one.” Unfortunately, name meanings don’t always match the child’s personality.
2) How old are they, and when were they born? Nenith is sixteen, and was born in 1419, according to the Common Calendar.
3) Describe their physical appearance. (Bonus questions: 1. What is their race/nationality/ethnicity? 2. Do you have a picture of them? If so, include it!) Nenith is an Entlaunian, similar to a real-world Frenchwoman. Her eyes are a deep purple, and her hair a deep brown. Her slim, short frame, and pale skin make her seem more delicate than she is, and her round face often causes people to think of her as child and shelter her.
4) Describe your character’s personality first in one word, and then elaborate with a few sentences. Empathy. Nenith is a bleeding heart, always able to see when people are in emotional pain. Her gentle manner, while not fixing their problems, often makes them feel better in spite of themselves. Whether or not an action will hurt someone is one of her main considerations when forming an opinion or choosing a course of action.
5) What theme song(s) fit their personality and story arc? I haven’t found a perfect one yet, but Sunas’s Bushes and Briars is close.
6) Which one of the seven deadly sins describes your character? None do, perfectly anyway. Nenith’s greatest fault is her fear, which perhaps links to pride. She’s afraid to put herself in situations that could go bad or make her look bad.
7) If they were an element (fire, water, earth, air), which one would they be? Definitely earth. Nenith can be depended upon to be solid and firm, yet has a gentle way about her.
8) What is their favorite word? Her favourite word, in terms of concept, would be genuine. Based purely on sound, ethereal.
9) Who’s one person they really miss? (It could be someone who’s passed away, or someone they’re not close to anymore, or someone who’s moved away.) Nenith misses her sister Sylve, the child Sylve, to be specific. She misses when they were best friends, when they were inseparable, before Sylve changed and allowed unfounded jealousy to slip between them and pry them apart.
10) What sights, sounds, and smells remind them of that person? The little things remind her of the way Sylve was as a girl: pressed wildflowers that they gathered together, two little girls running hand in hand, children’s laughter, and the stuffy smell of closets.

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