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Race: Whèr: a shifter race which can assume many forms, from the planet Loegr (see Mythos)
Height: As a human, 5’4”; otherwise depends on the form she’s in
Hair: Naturally, it’s copper-gold
Eyes: Green – or gold in non-human forms.
NB – The eyes of the Whèr are very distinctive; they have vertical-slit pupils like cats giving excellent night-vision. There is also a transparent inner lid which can come down over the eyes, either on call or in times of emotional distress.
Complexion: Copper-brown in her human form
Identifying Marks (if present): None. She tries not to have any marks that might cause her to be identified if she disguises herself as part of her job.
Clothing: Non-descript, usually, anything that will blend into her surroundings
Marital Status: Grym is betrothed to Fionn (like marriage, promised for life) but she rarely sees her partner who is in the same trade as herself; when they do get together it’s something else.
Blood or Soul Bonds: To her Totem/soul group and her partner, Fionn (aka Myrddyn Emrys). But she knows she’s kin to all that lives … which can make her job very hard, and her very schizoid.
Children: None – when the hell is she ever going to look after them? And, after her own cub-hood she knows she wouldn’t do that to kids. Abandonment isn’t a good start in life … or is it? Grym’s work doesn’t make having a family very practical. If ever she did she would return to Loegr and ask the planet if there was room for her to have a family, and where, and when. She would want Fionn to be the father.
And, actually, he is. They have a child but so far Grym has not met him. He was born while she was incarcerated on Cymbeline. She may be soon to meet him after the Hunting of the White Stag.
When in cat-form her fur is silky, longish-haired kitty-variety, a bit like a Maine Coone around the ruff and she has the "W" in the markings on her forehead. She has guard-hairs as well as silky under fur. Her teeth change to fangs – as in the picture – and her claws will extend, although they do this anyway when she’s aroused.
Her physical body changes too so that it feels different if you touch her. The whole thing becomes looser, as a cat’s body is, with incredible stretch and flexibility. And she is very strong as well as fast when she runs in cat-form.
Sometimes, when making love, her body shifts. It’s not usually a complete change but she becomes half-cat, half-humanoid and her fur appears. Again this can be on specific areas like her thighs and back, sometimes stomach. Her tail may grow.
Her eyes are always the same though, whatever shape she is in.
Personal Items usually carried: Staff – ash wood twisted with honeysuckle, adorned with (if she lets you see) raven and crow feet, cat skull, wolf paw, owl feathers, hawk bells, a gold finger-ring in the form of a moebius strip which her partner gave her at their betrothal, a silver ring set with turquoise and a child’s silver arm-ring with the totem symbol (leopard) of her clan.
She carries a pack which holds her clothes, water/wine, food, sleep-kit, and thermal covering. She also carries a Crane Bag which holds the magical talismans she’s collected and been given over the years. Some of these can be foci for her power.
Grymalkyn is right handed, but can be ambidextrous. Her voice is mid-range and warmly throaty; she can also project into the sub-sonic. She swears quite a bit, common words are shit and damn, often muttered under her breath depending on the company and/or what effect she wishes to create.
She has, for some time now, had a strange blip in her psyche which results in sudden involuntary relocation and memory loss; she can be on one planet, one minute and another, light years away, the next with no idea how she got there.
Occupation, Skills and Abilities: She is an assassin and a spy of the mercenary variety, usually working for other people/planets/governments/companies to get information, or to settle scores. She’s very good at it and so usually is able to pick and choose her jobs to fit with her own mores. Most of her hits are part of an attempt to stop empire-building hierarchies from getting too much of the upper hand. Part of her skill is using sex for her own ends or those of her job.
She is also a healer; communicates easily with animals and plants; can very quickly learn other languages; teleportation; seer (she doesn’t enjoy this); trickster.
Weapons Used: She directs energy; however,
Alternate Picture - Grymalkyn undercover, working in a brothel on Tigris 4
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