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Character LJ: shield_maiden
Character Name: Svalin Thorsdottir
Svalin stands 6’5” and weighs 475lbs. She has blonde hair, blue eyes and a slightly muscular build
PB Kristanna Loken
Abilities (Standard Asgardian ability set):
Super Strength: Svalin is slightly stronger than most Asgardian women. She can press/lift up to around 35 tons.
Superhuman Stamina: Like all Asgardians, Svalin’s muscles produce considerably less fatigue toxins during physical activity than those of humans allowing her to operate at peak levels for longer periods of time.
Superhuman Durability: The tissues of Svalin's body are also considerably harder and more resistant to injury than those of a human. She is immune to all known diseases, and resistant to most poisons.
Superhuman Longevity: Svalin, like all other Asgardians, isn't immortal in the same sense some other god pantheons. Svalin ages at a pace far slower than a human being. The consumption of the Golden Apples of the goddess Idun is essential to an Asgardian maintaining their physical vigor, though Svalin has not yet had to ingest any of the apples so far due to her young age.
Regenerative Healing Factor: Despite her high resistance to injury, it is possible to injure Svalin. If injured, her body is capable of repairing damaged tissue with much greater speed and efficiency than the body of a human being. Serious injuries such as missing limbs can only be healed by magical means.
Superhumanly Dense Tissue: As with all Asgardians, Svalin's skin, muscle, and bone tissues have 3 times the density of the same tissue in the body of a human being, contributing somewhat to her superhuman strength and weight.
Exceptionaly Strong Will The Aesir are gods, and possess much greater than human will, being resistant to most manner of possession, mind control and similar effects.
Aesir: Svalin can speak English, German and a number of the languages of northern Europe, but is primarily fluent in the language of the Norse gods. When she speaks, all listeners understand what she's saying in an archaic version of their own native language, hence the Norse gods speaking middle English.
Magic Spells: The majority of the Asgardians all have some potential to practice magic, mostly but not limited to changing their appearances, transforming matter and wielding cosmic, elemental and paranormal energies. Svalin has the ability to cast illusions, but nothing more than creating minor illusions that only affects sight, not the other senses. She has also been able to heal minor wounds in others, but this has been subconscious so far.
Weapons Mastery: Svalin is a formidable combatant and has received extensive training in unarmed combat and extensive training with swords, staffs, bow and arrow and a wide variety of other weapons. Her fighting ability is close to her mother’s, who is the second best female warrior in Asgard, but does not yet match Brunhild’s fighting abilities.
Svalin is also trained in brawling, wrestling and combat techniques.
Horsemanship - From her training with the Valkyries, Svalin is an expert horsewoman.
Death sight Svalin is endowed with the Valkyries’ power to perceive and sense the coming of Death. As such, Svalin could perceive a "deathglow" surrounding a person in serious danger of dying, a dark cloud or graphic visual image over people who were in mortal peril.
Weaknesses and Flaws: Stubborn, quick to anger, Cultural unfamiliarity, immortal enemies and powerful ones, vulnerability to non-fatal curses. Svalin does not have much of a sense of humor.
Character location/Home: Asgard. Avengers. Defenders in LA in the WCA compound
Relatives: Thor Odinson (father), Sif (mother), Einmyria (mother), Aridis (twin sister), Aslief (Half-sister) Halbjorn (half-brother) three other half-siblings, Odin (grandfather), Frigga (step-grandmother), Loki (step-uncle), Heimdall (uncle), Jord (Gaea) (grandmother), Atum (uncle), Vidar (uncle), Balder (uncle), Eisa (Aunt)
Equipment: Svalin carries a standard Asgardian broadsword and shield. These are non magical, but they are stronger and more durable than Earth made weapons.
Svalin will be gaining a special sword and shield in game after she proves herself worthy and goes on a quest to gather the items needed to create the sword and shield.
Gunnlogi (War-flame, Battle-blaze) – Is an uru sword crafted by the dwarves who crafted Mjolnir. The sword looks and functions like a regular broadsword, but it also has magical enchantments on it that allow it to absorb energy (electrical, magical, cosmic, etc) and redirect it back at a target. The sword is magically bound to Svalin and cannot be used to redirect energy by anyone else save for Svalin. Otherwise it acts as a normal sword. Since it is made of uru it can cut through anything except pure adamantium.
Bryndis (strong armored) Is an uru shield crafted by the dwarves who crafted Mjolnir. The shield looks like a typical Asgardian shield and can be used by anyone, but when used by Svalin, it creates a magical force field around her entire body that will negate almost all magical attacks. Otherwise she uses it like a normal shield to deflect physical blows. The force field dissipates if Svalin drops the shield or if it is removed by her hands by some means.
Pegasus colt around a year old– Tryggvi (faithful one)
Svalin is one of seven children born to Thor and his two wives. Svalin and her twin are the only children of Sif and Thor and her other five siblings are the children of Thor and Einmyria. Sif and Einmyria became pregnant around the same time, which led to two sets of twins being born in the same hour.
Svalin and her sister Aslief were born at the exact same time and it is unclear who the heir is. Svalin of course believes she is the oldest and is her father's heir. Though Aslief disagrees, which has created rivalry between the two sisters.
Believing she is her father's heir put her on the path to becoming a shield-maiden of Asgard like both of her mothers. She has spent almost every waking moment learning how to use weapons.
Her training started when she was five and she was trained alongside her siblings until they turned fifteen. They were taught by the various warriors of Asgard including the Warriors Three, Brunhild, Sif and Thor. They were schooled in the use of every weapon available to an Asgardian warrior. These included swords, staffs, bow and arrow, staves, knives, axes and warhammers. Svalin favored the sword and it is the weapon she has the most proficiency in.
When they were not in “school” the three, Svalin, Aridis and Halbjorn, would be off having adventures while Aslief elected to remain behind and study magic. There were times they would get in over their heads, but working together they usually got out of whatever situation they were in. There were times when outside adult help had been required and on more than one occasion they had spent time facing the consequences of their actions in punishments.
Her mother Einmyria tried to teach her minor magic, but the most Svalin has been able to do is create minor illusions. She can heal minor wounds in other people, but this has been a subconscious effort and has proven inconsistent so far.
The next step in her shield-maiden training consisted of training with the Valkyries. Halbjorn continued to study warcraft and Aridis and Aslief studied magic. Svalin has spent the last ten years training with the elite group of female warriors.
She has been given a yearling colt of the Valkyries’ flying horses and is in the process of bonding with Tryggvi. In two years she will be able to ride him.
How do you plan to introduce the character to the game?: Svalin and her siblings are sent to Migard (Earth) to learn what it means to be a true hero and to fulfill a prophecy.
What are you planning to do with this character? What do you want to see happen with this character?: Svalin and her siblings will first start with the Avengers and eventually form a team based out of LA and call themselves the Defenders. They have their own immortal and very strong enemies. They will also be helping out the Avengers when necessary. She will have a quest or two to acquire her sword and armor.