Elspeth and some others are doing the 28-Day Character Development Challenge, and I decided to tag along for the ride. It’s a series of prompts about my OC Selene in my fanfiction. I’m a day behind, so here are Days One and Two:
2/1/13: Basic/General Biography
Selene was born in Whiterun, where she lived until she was five years old. Her parents were killed by Imperial soldiers while on a trip to Windhelm, and Selene was sent to Honorhall Orphanage in Riften, where she spent the next five years under the cruel hand of Grelod the Kind. She escaped with a young boy named Ben when she was ten, and they fled to Cyrodiil, where they spent the next several years hunting, fighting, and stealing. Selene grew to be an experienced sneak and pickpocket in that time.
When Selene was seventeen, she and Ben tried to raid an Imperial camp. They were caught, Ben was killed, and the soldiers drew lots as to who would rape Selene first. She ended up castrating and killing the winner and escaping. The next two years were spent on her own before she decided it was time to return to Skyrim. She came home with a chip on her shoulder and the express intention of killing Grelod the Kind. The first thing that happened when she returned to her homeland was her arrest by the Imperial soldiers she despised. She finally decided to join the Stormcloaks.
It’s been three years now, and Selene <i>still</i> hasn’t killed Grelod. She’s been busy becoming a werewolf, working with Ulfric Stormcloak to lead his army to victory, saving the Thieves Guild and being made Guild Master, and marrying the man of her dreams. Oh, yeah. She’s also the Dragonborn, something she’s still trying to come to terms with.
Selene has black hair and blue eyes. She’s small for a Nord, about 5’4″, and she’s 22 years old. She has a home in Whiterun, but she lives in Riften with Brynjolf. She is still cynical and believes everyone will disappoint you eventually, but she also knows there is good in everyone (well, <i>most</i> everyone), and she has more hope and happiness than she’s ever had.
2/2/13: Relationships (Parents/Guardians)
Selene barely remembers her parents. Her only memory of any family growing up is the children at Honorhall, most notably Ben, whom she escaped with. She also grew up with Vipir the Fleet, master pickpocket with the Thieves Guild.