Princess of Alchester
(Major Character, Ignis)
Cordelia Marian Norwood
Dirty blonde, though more brown than blonde
Two prominent scars on her abdomen. One is a long, jagged diagonal gash from a sword and the other a smaller one from an arrow.
Tall and slender, with some muscle
Light with freckles
1/4 fae, 3/4 human
Long and thin, usually tied back in twin braids
Talented swordfighter, as well as a gifted strategist.
To protect her secret and serve her kingdom
Loyal to a fault, almost always puts her duty as heir apparent before her own happiness, ruthless in a fight, vengeful if angered, self-doubtful. She second-guesses almost every decision that she makes, and deals with a lot of anxiety and paranoia due to fear of her secret being exposed, especially after she starts to talk to Queen.
Against the fae initially, but grows to be fond of them. Also against the aristocrats, since she thinks they are constantly judging her.
Practice, practice, practice. She's almost always working to better her combat abilities, although she does also play chess.
Cordelia seems to be the golden-girl 'ideal' for a ruler, even being the chosen heir over her older brother. She struggles with the duty of the crown, especially due to her hand in the death of her uncle Varian, which she deeply regrets but can't quite bring herself to feel overly sorry for, since if she hadn't killed him, her father would've killed her. She is constantly in fear of being found out, both for her part in her uncle's murder, and her spontaneous and difficult to control telekinetic magic, which manifested whenused enchanted water from the Pond of Ignis to heal her near-fatal wounds from the Battle of Vesper's Creek. One to put loyalty and honor above her own well-being, Cordelia is afraid of being nothing more than a pawn in her own kingdom, and is yet unprepared for the limelight of the throne. A bit solitary, she tends to keep to herself, mainly due to fear of her secrets being uncovered. Cordelia does not anger easily, but when she's upset, she's nearly unstoppable between her telekinetic magic and her skill with a sword. She's also surprisingly ruthless when it comes to protecting her secret or her family; she does not always hesitate to kill, especially when she feels that she's been backed into a corner.
Cordelia is the second child and firstborn daughter of King Phillip Norwood. She impressed her parents (particularly her father) with her skills in leadership, especially compared to her more combat-oriented older brother, and was chosen as heir apparent. In order to gain her father's full support in this, she was forced to kill his adopted brother, Prince Varian, who Phillip resented for marrying the woman he wanted. Cordelia deeply regrets killing Varian, but is forced to keep it a secret, else she will be executed for treason and risk the throne falling to her cruel older brother. Unbeknownst to everyone, Cordelia is the daughter of King Phillip and Princess
Cordelia was gifted in exchange for her part in the murder, and sent off to join on the battlefield. Cordelia threw herself into her training, but was near-fatally injured in the Battle of Vesper's Creek when a faery archer shot her from afar. In the brief time before she regathered her composure, another one stabbed her. Luckily for her, , the king's herald, happened to be nearby, and saved her using his vial of healing water from the Pond. This revival triggered her latent telekinetic magic, which soon grew unpredictable. Cordelia began to isolate herself and to talk secretly with from her dream-like state to learn how to control it.
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