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Full Name
Emilia Pepita Reyes
Age
34 years old
Reputation
Relative Unknown
Played By
Sluggy
Posts
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Threads
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Arcanist Human
Empyrean Conjurer

Player Information
About Me
Discord
sluggydragon
Mature Content & Comfort Levels
Comfortable with mature content
Table of Contents 00. Personalia 01. Magic 02. Inventory Top
The Basics
Preferred Name
Emily
Pronouns
She/Her
Date of Birth:
Feb 19
Occupation
Detective Sergeant
Work Location
Newton
Street, Borough
Pickering Crescent, Lower Fens
Age
34 years old
Height
5'6"
Eye Color
Brown
Hair Color
Dark Brown
Face Claim
Zoe Saldaña

Appearance
For Emily, presentation is everything. Her body language is prim: she stands up straight and walks with a steady, graceful cadence, never dragging her feet. She keeps herself trim, accentuating her slim, pear-shaped figure with stylish outfits and highlighting her walnut skin and large, pretty eyes with neat makeup. While she is not ostentatious, her sense of fashion and composure are eye-catchingly feminine. Pretty and put-together, she prefers pencil skirts and blouses with heels for her daily workwear. Her perfumes are scents like vanilla, jasmine, or lavender. She wears her dark hair down, but styled and out of her face. Her voice is soft and sweet, with a lilt to it when she's happy. Her biggest flaw in her appearance is that her purses are too big and she will carry far more than she needs to. She'll also often overstuff a bag rather than buy a new one if she can't find one in a style she likes. In more casual settings, she still prefers heels, although she will usually pair these with skinny jeans rather than a skirt. Depending on how much she'd like to dress up or down, she will wear a blouse or a vintage t-shirt. Even her lounge clothes are carefully curated--she's not overly sentimental and she enjoys shopping for clothes anyway. Anything with a hole or too worn is quickly thrown out or donated, so her rotation of clothes remains fresh and nothing ever gets ratty. Emily almost gets pathological about it, but she has an unacknowledged problem: she doesn't want her roots to show. She isn't ashamed of her ethnicity, or culture, no, but the place she's from in Florida isn't the nice part of town, and her youth was one of neglect and disappointment. Emily wants to present herself in the present, history be damned.
Personality
Shy | Reflective | Observant | Workaholic | Introverted | Particular
Sun tea brewing on the porch, windchimes, late summer sunlight, window screens, buzzing bees, the smell of unpicked tomatoes in the sun, flamingos, stormclouds out at sea, choppy waves, stargazing on the beach, creaky rocking chairs, sleeping with only the sheets, hot days, summer squalls, sun showers, old sailboats At first blush, Emily is best described as shy and reserved. She keeps to herself, preferring to be unobtrusive and fading into the background. This isn't due to self-consciousness or fear of being in the spotlight (although she is not much of a public speaker)--rather, she is low-energy and introverted. She prefers to observe and strategize before making a move. She can be quite particular, a creature of comfort with her surroundings needing to be 'just-so' for her not to fuss. It's difficult to connect with her, as she is very reserved with new faces, but she's not standoffish. Among friends, she is naturally far more comfortable and companionable, even if she is still the sort to sit back and soak up a conversation rather than join in. Fortunately, alcohol is a powerful social lubricant for her--at her best, Emily can be the quintessential example of tequila making one's clothes fall off. It is very unlikely for her to get that drunk on any given night, but she is certainly not a sad drunk. At her worst, Emily is anxious, often borrowing worry and fretting over the smallest things, though this manifests as her getting lost in thought and quiet. She loves to cook for others, dote on her cat/familiar Dulce, grow house plants, and go shopping. She hates the outdoors and anywhere she can get dirty. She has a tenuous relationship with her Roman Catholic faith--to her, it's the religion of her beloved abuela, and not something she needs to abide by, even if her abuela would've wished it. When it comes to magic, it's something she practices as science and wields as a tool to enhance her daily life and protect the people she loves. Her approach to it means she's not as experienced as those witches and wizards who practice and experiment more, but her theorycraft is excellent. After a few years of the supernatural under her belt, she's grown used to the fact that there is a hidden world out there, but she's in no great hurry to go explore it, preferring to tackle challenges as they reveal themselves.

Maker's Mark

Animal Appearance


Connections
Emily and Max are old friends from college. Although she had very little interest in him then, they were friends. Her feelings softened over the years and after they reunited at the Inkpot in 2021, she slowly started falling in love. Now they're best friends and navigating an exclusive relationship.
Em met Billy when he was almost run over by a car. They're friends and fellow arcanists, but she often feels responsible for him, and gets irritated when he says or does something crazy. She occasionally avoids talking about magic with him for this precise reason.
Emily met Seras while on a call, where she learned that the other witch was involved in the events of the 2021 Chinese New Year. They are acquainted through Billy now, and Emily would like to get to know her better.
Mina is an enigmatic figure to Emily. She likes her, even though they meet at the strangest times. She senses that Mina is more than she seems, but it's different from anyone else Emily has encountered since she learned about magic.
Max's roommate. He's a lackadaisical fratboy who makes jokes she doesn't always get. He and Max are also very close and it makes her jealous. While they'll snipe at each other, it's not outright hostile, and in some scenarios, they can get along. She does not find him attractive and will kill anyone who suggests otherwise.
They met through Max, and Juniper often stops by Emily's house for food. Emily is fond of Juniper, and protective of her since she sees a bit of her younger self in the young were-tiger. She takes pleasure in teaching Juniper things like cooking, cleaning, and other life skills, seeing it as passing on the love her abuela had for her.
Other Information
Emily is fluent in both English and Spanish, although she doesn't let on that she is bilingual. She has also divested herself of any Southern Florida twang in her English. She has a huge collection of flamingo paraphernalia.


History
Emilia Pepita Reyes was born in a run-down neighborhood in Florida, the second child to absent, distant parents. When she was still young, her mother and father separated, and married other people, leaving Emily and her sisters strung between two new families. A meek child, Emily went to live with her grandmother. The old woman was the only stability and love in her life and she remembers these years happily. Her grandmother taught her Spanish, how to cook, pray, clean, dress, and a myriad of other life skills. Sadly, when she was fourteen, the beloved matriarch passed away. Although she did not have much, her children squabbled for years over their inheritance, and Emily and her sisters were forgotten in the fray. They either scattered to live with different family members, or struck out on their own. As a minor, Emily was sent to live with an aunt who preferred gambling and being out with friends to staying home. This was just fine by the young girl, who decided she would much rather be alone than pretend to have a family. At base, she had food, and a roof over her head. Unfortunately, with no guiding force in her life, the girl fell in with an unsavory crowd. Although she wasn't the sort to aggressively act out, Emily's adolescent and teen years still saw her in and out of cop cars, from a combination of her own apathy and bad influences in her friends. Her future looked dim, which became a vicious cycle that fed into her apathy. What was the point if she was on the famed school-to-prison pipeline? Then, in her junior year of high school, she met a boy. It was an auspicious meeting--he had ambitions, dreams, and prospects, and he seemed to really like her. He wouldn't leave her alone. Perhaps he was a little jealous, but she thrived under the attention, unwittingly ignoring the warning signs that came with his constant presence in her life. What could go wrong? This was where she turned it around. For love and a better life. When it came time for college, Emily followed her boyfriend to Boston, emboldened by promises of marriage after graduation, and happy to get out of Florida. Things seemed fine for a year, the pair living together and going to school, planning their future. However, in the end, things did not go the way of marriage. For her part, Emily discovered a love of learning in a subject she cared about which dominated her time, much to her fiance's dismay. With her nose in a book, she did not notice that, for all his jealousy over her, her husband-to-be was stepping out. If asked, he would say this was her fault for neglecting him. Perhaps she was, although she hadn't seen the signs until it was too late. For his part, the fact was that he was getting attention from other women, women who didn't have a record and better immediate prospects than Emily did. The break-up was impressively messy for both her and their social circle. Fortunately, Emily had fallen in with a group of good people, better influences than the ones she had back home, and she ultimately decided to stay in Massachusetts. She pursued degrees in criminal psychology and criminology. Unfortunately, it put her off from relationships altogether. She did try, though, still dreaming of that house with a white picket fence, a dog, and two and a half kids. She was in and out of relationships for years, serious and casual, but nothing stuck. After a few too many broken hearts, Emily decided the whole institution wasn't for her and threw herself into her work instead. After graduation, Emily enrolled in the police academy, her heart set on becoming a detective, while a small part of her enjoyed the ironic twist of her life. From criminal to detective. She was assigned to Easthaven, and within a few years, achieved lieutenant detective with a specialization in criminal interviews and forensics. In 2020, she decided to return to school for a Master's degree. In early 2021, she found a book of perfect circles in the Inkpot.

Magic & The Metaphysical
Strike & Cinder
Strike
4d6
Cinder
8d6
Luck
4
Defense
2
Keywords
Magic
Light, Healing, Abidance
Mundane
Ballistics II

Spells & Powers
Kitchen Witch Emily's magic is not particularly ostentatious. In fact, one could just call her a basic witch. She uses her magic for cooking, cleaning, and healing. Her magic smells like campfires on a cool night, rum, and raspberries. Although she knows a few ways to twist light into a weapon, she doesn't like to use magic to fight--none of her spells naturally run in that direction. The main thing that sets her apart is that she is friends with a good number of shifters. This isn't because of magic though. She just happens to be able to cook for an army.

Minor Magic Abilities
Will-o'-the-Wisps (Light) With a touch, Emily is able to charm small objects to emit a soft glow, in whatever color she chooses and float nearby to provide light. By default, it becomes a kind of warm sunlight glow, but her second favorite color is a purple-blue flicker. She is able to move them with a thought, to follow her or deactivate, but others can move them with a touch. They are harmless, but they are not static. Some quirk in the spell causes them to wobble, bob, or spin as if they have minds of their own. When there is a cloud of these objects, they zip after each other, playful, or swirl like a microcosm of gravity wells. The charm typically lasts for a few days, weakening at each sunrise, unless she attends to it, although in dark spaces, it has greater longevity. It can be any small object. Cleanus Corpus (Abidance) With a gesture, Emily can clean up minor messes or mend mundane objects. No more reorganizing junk drawers or her purse. No more scooping spilled sugar back into the bowl or wiping crumbs off the table. These things will fly to their appointed spots, whether that be storage or the bin. Things like broken vases, ripped cloth, or torn paper can be mended to be like new again.

Other Magic Notes

Familiar

Dulce is a large, female, cream-colored cat with pale green eyes. She can speak but only Emily can understand her. To everyone else, she sounds like a normal cat. Her collar has several charms on it, waiting to be enchanted.

Inventory
Item Name
Dice/Luck
Effect
An arcanist's lost journal
-
A book Emily found in the Inkpot. It is a slim volume with a supple leather cover. The contents are more like a journal rather than a proper book, with hand written spells and directions on creating perfect circles. It was Emily's introduction to the world of magic.
Resonant Spell-Queller
3 Luck
A teardrop crystal pendant with a small loop at the top. It is made of what appears to be an unknown substance, its' smooth surface fogged with microscopic runes and circles. Inside is a drop of sunlight. It glows faintly with a warm ember glow, but when hit with a spell, it flares bright white. Full Description Here
Gleamcatcher
-
A vintage ivory hair comb with a fan-like shape above the teeth. The fan is carved with a peacock displaying its feathers. When activated, it confers invisibility on the wearer. Full Description Here
Broom Schtick
-
A rough-hewn staff of dark varnished wood with Empyrean and Eldritch runes burned into the length. Although it keeps its imperfect appearance, cracks and other breaks in the wood are sealed with magic. However, when it’s inert, the runes appear to be a trick of the light and it looks like a hiking stick without bristles and a broom with them. When activated, the Broom Schtick confers flying or levitation on the user. Full Description Here
Good Boi Ointment
9/10 Uses
A creamy, shimmering healing ointment that smells faintly of mango and chicken soup. Applying it feels like a hug. Full Description Here
Wardstone
1 stone
A gift from Billy. A single-use shield ward that protects the user from physical harm. Full Description Here
Light Lattice Slingshot
-
A set of six rings that house a slingshot made from a lattice of light. Full Description Here
Dragonfire
Good quality component
A gift from Algy at the Halloween Festival. Thread
Twin-Wick Lantern
-
One half of the pair of twin-wick lanterns. Full Description Here
Pumpkin Charms
5 count
Marbles containing tiny pumpkins earned at the Halloween Festival, 2022. Keyword Charm: 1x Animate, 1x True Sight, 1x Pandora, 1x Plants
Jack-O-Lantern Pendant
Good component
Earned at the Halloween festival. Allows the user to reach across the veil between the spirit and mortal realms. Full Description Here
Siren Scale
-
Recovered from a dying siren here.
Wild Shape Medallion
-
A woven bracelet that, when activated, allows Emily to turn into a wolf. Full Description.
Trapped Shadow
3/3
Earned while fighting a bogeyman after the Winter 2024 Charity Gala here.

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Emily Reyes's Forum Info
Registration Date: 04-07-2021
Date of Birth: February 19
Local Time: 05-19-2024 at 03:32 AM

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