Angela
Angela
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Full Name Angela
Age 28 (Immortal)
Height 6'2"
Build Muscular
Eyes White
Hair Red
Skin Pale
Factions Occult, Asgardian

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A woman not in any systems. No, not even those fancy galactic databases. Not even what species she belongs to. Anyone who is this thoroughly undocumented either sprung into existence very recently and very implausibly, somehow came here from somewhere completely unknown without anyone noticing, or went through quite a bit of trouble to destroy all information pertaining to them. Only the most dire of criminals would want such a thing badly enough to undertake the numerous illegal activities necessary to achieve it.

Biography

In mythical pre-history, the angelic warriors of Elysium served as commissioned frontline soldiers for Heaven's eternal conflict with demonic forces. Betrayal and catastrophic war saw their services abandoned and their crystal city-world of Elysium cast out to the unknown reaches of the universe: the Endworlds. Denied by Heaven and cut off from everything they knew, the most powerful surviving angels sealed records of their past, declared a new regime, and built their power through selling Elysium's talents to new buyers.

Angela was raised in the dawn of this new history. As the sole child of one of the Queen of Angels' handmaidens, she was raised alongside but apart from the privilege of the ruling court. The obvious mark of her unfortunate mutation, a lack of wings, made her an easy target for abuse in Elysium's brutal, militaristic meritocracy. Angela turned her suffering into motivation to excel beyond her peers, such that one day even her fiercest rivals were forced to admit that she was perhaps their greatest warrior.

Angela's eons-long career saw her become a legend among the civilizations of the Endworlds. The stories of her exploits became the stuff of myth and folklore. She was never in want of work and patronage. Despite her achievements, Angela only found true contentment when she fell in love with the woman who would become her long-time partner in both life and business: Sera, a fugitive from Elysium's secretive administrative orders.

Sera's untimely death sent Angela into a deep grief for many years, as angels have no afterlife and face complete obliteration if their essences are dispersed. It was only when fey trickery revealed the true shape of things that Angela felt hope again: Sera was not gone, but instead trapped in the punishment dimension of Elysium's mythical enemies, the Asgardians, due to an ancient curse. After learning some of Elysium's true history from her queen, Angela petitioned to be sent back the nine realms, where she would succeed and find a way back home or perish in obscurity.

Angela's initial journey into Hel yielded few comforts. Though she confirmed Sera's presence and swore to free her, there are few simple ways to topple a sovereign goddess within her own realm. Angela was forced to temporarily flee to reassess her options. Now trapped on Earth, Angela seeks a way to complete her quest without drawing the attention of her kind's old enemies. She has exercised an immortal's patience for tasks of far less importance.

In truth, Angela's story is far stranger than almost anyone knows. During the war that would see Elysium's banishment, the newly-declared Queen of Angels stole Odin and Freyja's firstborn daughter, Aldrif, as blackmail. When Odin would not bend, the queen had the infant murdered. It was their grief that caused Odin and Freyja to work deep magics to cast Elysium to the Endworlds, and then to seal all mention of their lost child — a now-defiled symbol of the fragile peace between the Aesir and Vanir.

Unbeknownst to all save for Loriel, the royal handmaiden tasked by the Queen of Angels with disposing of the body, Aldrif clung to life. Overcome by sorrow at Aldrif's fate, Loriel used her position to disguise the child as her own, raising her as Angela — one of the traditional names for the rare Elysian children orphaned without known parents, of which the war had produced many. As Loriel disappeared under mysterious circumstances centuries ago, there are few things capable of preventing the impending tragedy of Angela's true origin.

Character Details

Angela's outer and inner lives are drastically different. To the vast majority of those who know her, she is a stoic and hard woman who spends her time in ascetic devotion to the ideals of her people. She is wedded to the threefold path of the glorious hunt, as well as maintaining the sacred practice of self-accounting. Where other angels sometimes falter and allow emotions to compromise Elysium's dogma, Angela has always held fast. She is a cold, emotionless standard who has forged herself into a living ideal — and ideals are not quite people.

To the vanishingly few people who have had the rare chance to know her better, Angela is a woman driven to attain perfection to render herself impervious to criticism. Her lifelong obsession with burning the weakness out of herself has only been softened by the care of others, not removed entirely. Angela has worn this emotional armor for so long that she cannot truly imagine being any other way.

Her cruel childhood is to blame for her defensiveness, but is also to thank for her great and secret warmth for those who are outcast, unwanted, or unusual. Even Angela's vaunted impartiality relents when she is able to offer aid to those in situations she sympathizes with — though she prefers to practice this mercy away from the eyes of those who would see it a flaw to exploit.

Angela loves song and art, and those talented souls who make beautiful things, even though (or perhaps especially because) she feels that she is incapable of such crafts. She has a sense of humor that is based in deadpan sarcasm, made wicked by the gallows humor that someone in her profession unavoidably picks up. She wants those younger than her to have a better life than she did. She cares none for power or glory, instead dreaming of peaceful company that she can trust. She wishes fervently that she will not die lonely and unloved, a failure to those she cares about, but she still suspects that it is what someone as cold as her deserves.

Angela tends to believe in hierarchy and self-reliance, that everyone should know how to take care of themselves and those who have earned authority should be respected for the beneficent order they bring to society. The things she has seen over her many years have created conflicting feelings on the blind obedience and self-hating bootstrapping that she learned in her younger years, but those impulses are still a part of her. In a crisis, she will ultimately side with a person she trusts over a bureaucracy she does not know, even if it sits uneasily with her.

While her thoughts on society may be nuanced, to this day Angela lives her personal life in accordance to Elysium's dogma. The code of personal accountability, that one should keep track of debts owed and pay them back swiftly, rules her actions. Nothing drives her quite as mad as owing a debt that she isn't sure how to repay. Even if it is only for her peace of mind, if nothing else can be said of her, Angela keeps her books balanced.

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