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Full Name: Blake Kathryn Ironbarrow
Race: Human (Worgen afflicted)
Height: 5'1" while in human form, 6'9" while in Worgen form (154.94cm/205.74cm)
Faction: Cenarion Circle
Druidic Path: Wild (Unaligned)
Alignment: Neutral good
Languages (Written): Common (Fluent), Darnassian(Moderate), Thalassian (Moderate), Taur-ahe (Broken)
Professions/Skills: Alchemy (Novice), Herbalism (Knowlegeable), Medicines/First Aid (Knowlegeable), Art/Sketching (Hobby)
Small compared to most Gilneans, Blake had a rather stunted growth during her childhood and only stands at a height of 5'1" while in her human form. She has a thin frame that alludes to her more agile build, lacking much defined muscle tone and indeed being short but rather lithe and thin rather than being stocky. With short and hastily cut black hair styled into a shoulder-length bob, it is clear that while she may have once taken great pride in its look and length, recent events have forced her to have it cut short.
If not for the amount of wounds the small Druid has sustained over the years Blake would have rather soft and rounded features, a small nose perched above thin, normally pursed lips that give her a youthful visage -despite this many would describe her appearance as androgynous at best, and boyish at worst. The most prominent and recent of the scars she carries is a long, deep rift running through her right eye down to her nose, staining the otherwise deep blue colour of her eye an almost milky tone and bringing with it partial blindness on that side of her vision. More scars also cover her left eye, nose, arm and chest area, with much older ones clearly visible on her back on the rare occasion she has it visible. Her left hand has also been permanently marred by flame, the entire limb seared and burnt.
The Druid's eyes are peculiar in the fact that her left is a bright amber in colour and her right is a milky blue thanks to the earlier-mentioned scar, both almond-shaped and comparatively large to the rest of her face. Strangely enough they have a glinting, ghostly quality that makes them easily visible in darkness.
When she shifts into Worgen form, normally just before combat in order to gain the advantages the extra form brings, her height goes up to a still relatively short 6'9", for a Worgen at least, and a pale grey coat sprouts across her body. As for her scars, the larger and more prominent ones are still visible, the coarse fur either darkened or missing altogether across those on her face or back. Somewhat different to other individuals afflicted by the curse however is the mute's snout, slightly more stunted and rounded to reflect her human features, of course lined with a set of sharp fangs.
As for her choices of clothing, Blake will typically never be seen without the same green and brown scarf that she will wear everywhere. Her travelling gear usually consists of the very basics - a leather vest, sleeveless in design with a few metal studs and buckles giving a slight extra bit of protection from a blade or impact, with a pair of bands adorning her upper arms complete with feathers and leaves stuffed beneath the leather for extra protection. The stuffing occasionally leaks, normally to comedic effect. Her gloves are slightly more intricate, fur-lined with small iron plates acting as makeshift bracers. She wears simple leggings, extra pieces of leather and metal adding further protection, a belt lined with many pouches and potions of various colours and consistencies wrapping around her waist. Finally a pair of greaves adorn her feet, topped with a black cloak that she keeps wrapped around herself to keep her warm. While she will sometimes wear a dress, this is the stuff that she spends most of her time wearing.
While out and about the Druidess will normally carry around a simple leather satchel, dyed a dark olive green and carrying chiefly, her sketchpad. Along with this however, the bag carries whatever Blake can generally get her hands on, be that food, various herbs, powders, seeds, supplies, and anything else that might come her way.
In spite of her general unwillingness to speak, Blake is an outwardly warm and caring individual to those she trusts, usually polite to a fault and willing to go out of her way to make her friends and loved ones happy - luckily, she finds the act of making friends somewhat easy despite her quitness, a skill that she has learned slowly over the years. Her war-like and scarred visage is usually balanced with a wide and caring smile hidden beneath her scarf. While compassion is one of her most closely-held beliefs that belief has certainly been tested in recent times, leading to drastic changes in her stance on those deserving of her compassion.
While not usually one for town-life, preferring the quiet of the wilds to any noisy tavern or pub, she frequents the many settlements strewn throughout Azeroth in order to visit friends and buy supplies despite how tiresome she finds them most of the time. If her anti-social tendencies can be averted however, Blake can be one of the most kind-hearted people you will meet, showing patience, respect and friendliness to those who act the same to her. Typical of most Druids, she carries a great deal of respect for all living things and has a particular fondness for animals, a soft spot that helps her win over many beasts be they tamed or wild.
Despite her otherwise positive personality she is certainly not perfect, and suffers from deep-set anxiousness and anger problems. Carrying a vicious streak that surprises many, she is prone to fits of rage when pressed too hard, and has a highly set moral code that can often bring her into great conflict with others - this can make her particularly quarrelsome with members of the Horde, who thanks to recent deeds she now regards with disdain at best and outright hostility at worst - especially towards those involved with the burning of Teldrassil. The daughter of a notable Gilnean blacksmith, she herself is a Gilnean through and through and as a result has a particular distaste for the undead above all others.
A timid and cautious soul in her childhood, she tends to over-work herself while attempting to hide these traits from the world, preferring to keep to herself during her periods of anxiety and distress as crowds can give her a bit of trouble; thankfully however, her small stature allows to slip away back to solidarity unnoticed most of the time.
Overall plucky and determined in nature despite her flaws, she will always do her best not to let these faults get the better of her and stay on top of her fears and doubts.
This is a WIP bio for a character I've had and developed for years, take from it what you will. Constructive criticism greatly appreciated!