## Riven Fantasy - Port Blacksand

## Knit aka Nicolina Cincella

*Knit has a pretty face, untouched by Plague or Pox, which is unusual for a low born. One side of her face had been badly burned in the blaze, which killed her family, but miraculously the wounds had healed within a few weeks and without the expected defor*

###### Description:

<table width=”634”><tbody><tr height=”17”><td height=”17” width=”133”>Character Name: </td><td width=”211”>Nicolina Cincella (a.k.a. Knit)</td><td width=”39”> </td><td width=”39”>Race: </td><td width=”134”>Human</td><td width=”39”> </td><td width=”39”>(Life: </td></tr><tr height=”6”><td height=”6”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr height=”19”><td height=”19”>Type: </td><td>Outcast</td><td> </td><td>Hit Points : </td><td>24</td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr height=”19”><td height=”19”>Profession: </td><td>Wanderer</td><td> </td><td>POWER: </td><td>12 11</td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr height=”19”><td height=”19”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr height=”18”><td height=”18”> </td><td>PHYS </td><td> </td><td>MENT </td><td> </td><td>SPIRIT </td></tr><tr height=”18”><td height=”18”> </td><td>5</td><td> </td><td>4</td><td> </td><td>8</td></tr><tr height=”18”><td height=”18”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”>Related Traits… [PHYS]</td><td> </td><td>Related Traits… [MENT]</td><td> </td><td>Related Traits… [SPIRIT]</td><td> </td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”>Endurance</td><td>1</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Arcane Defence</td><td>1</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Courage</td><td>1</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Magic</td><td>3</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Power</td><td>2</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Sixth Sense</td><td>1</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Super Natural Awarness</td><td>1</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”>Related Drawbacks…</td><td>level</td><td>Related Drawbacks…</td><td>level</td><td>Related Drawbacks…</td><td>level</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”>Young</td><td>-2</td><td>Wanted</td><td>-2</td><td>Tainted</td><td>-2</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td>Otherworldly</td><td>-2</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”>SKILLS</td><td>level</td><td>+PHYS</td><td>SKILLS</td><td>level</td><td>+MENT</td><td>SKILLS</td><td>level</td><td>+SPIRT</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”>Athletics</td><td>1</td><td>6</td><td>Astral Lore</td><td>2</td><td>6</td><td>Awareness</td><td>2</td><td>10</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”>Sling</td><td>1</td><td>6</td><td>Herb Lore</td><td>2</td><td>6</td><td>Diplomacy</td><td>1</td><td>9</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”>Staff (Attack)</td><td>1</td><td>6</td><td>Literacy</td><td>1</td><td>5</td><td>Empathy</td><td>2</td><td>10</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”>Staff (Def)</td><td>1</td><td>6</td><td>Medicine / Healing</td><td>1</td><td>5</td><td>Sorcery / Wild Magic</td><td>5</td><td>13</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td>5</td><td>Rural Lore</td><td>2</td><td>6</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>8</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td>5</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>4</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>8</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td>5</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>4</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>8</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td>5</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>4</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>8</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td>5</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>4</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>8</td></tr><tr height=”18”><td height=”18”> </td><td> </td><td>5</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>4</td><td> </td><td> </td><td>8</td></tr><tr height=”19”><td height=”19”>SPECIALS (max 3 levels)</td><td> </td><td>3</td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr><tr height=”19”><td height=”19”>Wild Magic</td><td>3</td><td width=”423”>36 points to spend on spell/effect DIFFs (can be picked/fixed in-game)</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td width=”423”>(+6 DIFFs for assoc. traits)</td></tr><tr height=”17”><td height=”17”> </td><td> </td><td width=”423”> </td></tr></tbody></table>

###### Bio:

<u>

Concept/Background

</u>A young girl with raw abilities and powers beyond her comprehension. Jumping from the frying pan into the fire, and back to the frying pan again. Little girl lost in a big port, but with nasty surprise up her selves.

Nicolina Cincella, or Knit as she is known, has run away from her Village after she woke to find her Guardian, who had been attacking her, rather gruesomely murdered. She has run far, living of the Land, until she joined a merchant Caravan bound for Port Blacksand, where she washed up a month ago.

This once popular girl was hated and feared by her fellow villagers for strange things that happen around her. E.g. not dying with the just of her family in a mysterious fire

The Village council put upon it's residence to look after the ward. All her Guardians though either died shortly after her moving in or asked for her to leave as she "Unsettled t'children". Her last placement was with a widower, Tan Loftson and his daughters. The girls hated Knit and over many years had led gangs of children to chase Knit up and down the local hills, but they could never catch her. The old crones of the Village hoped the wealthy farmer would marry the strange girl, as at 12 summers she would soon be a spinster. Late one night a drunken Tan tried to force himself on her, they found his body the next day caught in the rafters of his High hall. He was not a pretty sight.

<u>Profession/Calling

</u>She would make someone a lovely wife.

Knit had a rudimentary education. Spending most of her time wanting to be away from the animosity and politics of the classroom, but she picked up all her letters and numbers. She has a large burning spirit and an almost precognitive sense of danger. She can churn, clean, cook, mend, milk, spin, treat common illnesses and numerous other skills a girl of her age should have to make a good wife.

Life is hard out in the wilds and like all children of isolated communities around the Dark Forest, she has a been trained to a rudimentary understanding of self defence and expected to take her place on the palisade if the village came under attack. She was taught to use a Sling and staff by Dihana the Huntress, her last Guardian with who she was placed. A year after Knit had moved in with her. Dihana disappeared whilst out hunting a Dire Wolf that had been plaguing the village livestock.

In recent years Knit has developed a talent with animals and plants. She has what can be best described as an understanding with most mammals and bird. And after a drop of water and a gentle touch a wilting plant will start to "pick up".

<u>

Personality & Views

</u>Typically, like all women she is full of contradiction.

You might think Knit is resentful to the people, who would hound and abuse her, and you would probably be right, but she manages to hold back and find some way to antagonise abuser, to bring minimal retribution on her. She tries not to get close to people; she got closer to Dihana than anyone before and the pain of her disappearance and likely death hurts.

She doesn't eat meat, which she finds distasteful, but she will hunt game to feed others. After the kill she will always thanking the Gods for their bounty and the animal for it's sacrifice. She revels in being the hunter, and for a change not the hunted.

Most girls her age would now be married and whelping children, Knits view of this is one of revulsion. Why would anyone want a life serving Men, to be used as a sow, to bring another spite filled little creature into the world. After Tan attacked her she cannot imagine ever wanting or needing a man.

She has always had to trust herself, as ultimately, rejection of the group will come.

<u>Description & Current Status

</u>Knit has a pretty face, untouched by Plague or Pox, which is unusual for a low born. One side of her face had been badly burned in the blaze, which killed her family, but miraculously the wounds had healed within a few weeks and without the expected deformity. The only mark the burns left is a darker coloured skin, which swirls down the right side of her forehead, cheek, jaw, neck and body. Some have noted that the pattern changes from day to day, and that some of the patterns can be likened to animal silhouettes. Her blue eyes smoulder with intensity with she is learning something new or concentrating on a task. She is of average height, with a robust physic from running and climbing trees to get away from gangs of her peers wanting to thrash her.

She is now earning money, working for a Tavern keeper as a live in serving girl. She has earned enough her to buy some cheap homespun and thread to make a new dress and light hooded cape. She is still barefoot, which she prefers in the summer,