- Name: Alexandria Kayla Lynn Winston-Slater
- Aliases: Aegis
- Age: 17
- Height: 5'9
- Weight: 130
- Eyes: Brown
- Hair: Brown
- Build: Slender, Athletic. Modest breast size and defined musculature equivalent to a gymnast.
- Style: Versatile; if fond of bohemian styles and high fashion, but also favors practicality in movement. While in school she dresses appropriately: polos and skirts. On an average day she may be wearing athletic clothing.
- Other Features: Both lobes are pierced, studded earring. There is also a piercing on the Auricle and Pinna of her right ear.
- Nationality: Franco/British/Irish- American
- Hometown: New york City, New York
- Marital: Single, Recently split
- Relatives: Father: Arthur Slater, Mother: Elizabeth Winston- Slater, Sister: Adrianna Winston- Slater, Half-Sister: Debbie Slater
- Powers: Mage/ Surragatti, Force Magic
Alexandria's life didn't start in tragedy, not like so many of her peers at the Academy. Her life was not normal, but in the sense of being a daughter of two very wealthy families affording her opportunities and experiences that most girls her age could only dream. She was pretty, desired by many of those within the opposite gender. She was athletic, displaying skill after skill and taking up any hobby holding her interest that her vast wealth could afford. She was unhappy. Sometimes her life just wasn't what she wanted it to be. Her family was entwined in lies, her friends were snotty and vapid, and she always felt a heavy pressure upon her as she wrestled with her place in society a task most girls her age never felt the need to contemplate. Alexandria is and always has been a very intense young woman; she was the teenage overachiever and undoubtedly proud of her achievements.
There are some things that can be done to change a girl's life forever; who knew that superpowers would be one of them. In days Alexandria found that the life she'd led was invalid, that she only knew half of herself and half of her destiny. Now that she realizes that she is but a mere instrument to the fae, she seeks to flush out her family's secrets, to use her abilities and generate change, and to earn the right to live her life. Meanwhile she wrestles with her real destiny which is linked to her rogue half-sister. Though she has made leaps and bounds of progress while under instruction at the Academy, she is far from her goals and has much to learn. Each secret, however, pulls her further away.
Ever feel like your parents were hiding something from you? Like there is this whole other world that your parents know about but won’t tell? Of course you do, every kid does, especially kids like Alexandria. In Alexandria's case, however, her parents really did hide things from her; quite a bit was done as she remained blissfully aware. 'Bliss' is only ever temporary, though, and the truth had to come out sometime.
No one knows for sure how far back the Slater line goes, but it is certainly old, and the family has firm roots in history. Always, the family has been held to a certain amount of power, influence, and wealth; everyone had known this, but only the Slaters themselves ever knew exactly how. All that the Slaters were, all that they had done, was made possible through luck, trickery, and above all their blood… which is thick with their fey origins. Their ancestry was not completely mortal but in part faerie. As a result of this, the Slaters had always been attractive, and sophisticated type of person with a gift for keeping secrets and making schemes. They had libraries dedicated to gaining magical powers to build off their own and powerful spells and for years they had been some of the most powerful mages and spellcrafters around.
The Slater family revered its bloodline proudly but it had its effects on them. For one, possibly from bad luck or by some magical law they didn't understand, they only had male children. All women of the Slater family were married in, and their families were all very patriarchal. As another result, it seemed that they were also incapable of having more than two suns at any given time. The family, as a result, remained fairly small even after its generations passed and one after the other, their powers of which they were so proud dwindled. It came to a point in time, where the Slater men recognized themselves as average and so they formed plans of getting their abilities back… but again, years passed with no success, they barked up trees that were never meant to be disturbed. Men of the Slater clan died mysterious deaths, some went missing, appeared murdered, and worse over decades of time. Their search for power had ended up a curse, but each son was told of the same stories of when their clan was younger, taught the magic and given the resources, in hopes that one day they would be the ones back to power, This became the path of all Slater mages.
Arthur Slater was no different in his goals, but he had another concern placed upon him. Instead of having two sons, Arthur Slater's parents had three… Typically, a family may find this as a surprise, but the Slaters were outraged. though their limitations placed upon them had been somewhat inconvenient, they had grown used to them and respected them. For better or for worse, it was at least a rather divine contraceptive once they had a second son. The faerie blood in them had prevented them from having more than two sons for years and then a third was born. To them, the message was clear, their powers were at their end. When Arthur was born, he had already had an older brother named Derrick who was three years older. Unfortunately, Arthur was born with a twin brother, later named Nicholas. The family went into a turmoil and the three brothers were looked down upon by others in the family as being inferior and even despicable. Though they lived the Slater lives, the treatment of them and their family differed from that of their cousins. It only brought the brothers together, forced them to be more driven. Like a trio of black sheep, they rebelled against the family, they practiced their own spells and learned their own magic. Through their teens, they used their powers to pull pranks and taker revenge until one day their father passed away.
The Slater boys were all deeply affected. For one they had loved their father, as outcast to the rest of their family he was all they really had of it. He was their link to learn magic, to practice the art, but now he was gone and the rest of the family would not let them anywhere near their knowledge. After months of being lost and without direction, the boys decided that they too would search for a way to regain the family's powers. For a while their resources were too thin but a metaphorical light shined upon the trio when the Tri-magus council came to Derrick. Derrick learned from them, and the resources in their towers became his own. The knowledge that his mentors shared, he shared with his brothers, borrowing books from the tower, studying charms and runes with a passionate focus. With their newfound resources the brothers learned of their bloodlines, ones like it, and of mage power in general. A particular demonic bloodline was of particular interest to them, allowing their bloodline to be stronger than ever before.
For weeks the boys prepared to summon the demon, and to offer him a favor. The first part of the preparations was to complete the summoning circle. Because the infernal was so powerful, the runes of the circle were intricate and took weeks to complete. The other part of their preparations was to find a gift suitable for the infernal. Infernals had a rather self serving nature that could benefit the brothers if they managed to appease to them, but it was a very difficult task to please one. Money was of no use to them, power they were abundant in, in reality… there were few things to please an infernal other than sacrifices or the essence of another living being. This, the boys decided, was the only thing they could offer. With heavy hearts, he brothers found a young man who they were going to offer the demon to possess. Once thy had a seemingly suitable boy, they brought him to their home and summoned the infernal.
Summoning an infernal of this caliber gave them a particular taint, a smudge to their soul. Though they didn't realize it at the time, summoning the demon was inviting evil into their bloodlines. The summoned infernal came with a presence that radiated chaos, and hate, and malice… It was almost too much for the brothers to take, and they almost killed each other immediately just from experiencing its power. Fortunately their circle nullified its full effects. In a rush to relieve themselves of the awesome and dangerous presence, the brothers tried to strike a deal with the demon, to allow him possession of a human body. Immediately, the demon turned to them in a rage, stating that he would not want a mortal body, he'd only find the body of a mage at all useful. He suggested, instead, that the brothers feed the boy to him and allow them possession of one of them. This was an immediate no-go. For one, the boys had no interest in losing each other, but morality found them and they had a problem allowing the demon to suck the life out of the boy. Instead, they tried to bargain out of it, which led to no advances. Though they never had a problem with the demon possessing the boy, they had told themselves that the boy would still live within the demon. In this way, though, they realized that they would be doing a very evil deed. They abruptly tried to banish the infernal but blacked remember nothing before they blacked out.
Arthur and Nicholas Slater woke in the wine cellar that they had been casting in to find that they had somehow fallen within a protective circle that had not been there before. What occurred during that time is a mystery, one that ended in the bloody death of Derrick Slater and the loss off the young boy. The infernal was nowhere to be found. The brothers were shaken. Their brother had been killed and for all they knew they released a vicious demon onto the world. Months passed before the brothers came to their conclusion of finishing their brother's work. Thy would finish their goals or die trying, like every Slater man before them.
The twins devised yet another plan, but this time to earn back their bloodlines from the fairies. They summoned a faerie queen, who was all too familiar with Slater men. Before they even asked, they were harshly denied. Magical creatures were not so inclined to mingle with mortals on such a whim, and certainly not so that the mortals could taste power. Before the Queen could leave, Arthur, thinking quickly on his feet made an offer to her to be in her service and attend to her matters. This gained the attention of the Faerie queen, who in turn told them of an artifact that their clan wanted returned to them.
'Cocoons' as they had been named were crystals of various sizes that faeries stored themselves inside of when they became old or even bored. Because faeries are mostly immortal (though they can be killed), they do not die but can store their essences in constructs woven with magic that take the crystal form. From within the cocoons, time passes differently for the faeries and they can wait inside quite comfortably for years without getting bored and are able to release themselves at their own will. Unfortunately for them, however, one of their largest clusters rested on a plot of land, previously undisturbed by anyone mortal and purchased by a young business woman. The woman had already held firm against even the persuasion methods of the fae, insisting she claim the spot. 'Hauntings', money, nothing seemed to convince her. Wrought arm fences covered the area and incidentally blocked the faeries from entering or trapping faeries who had waken. The brothers were sent to uproot the woman from their location and if successful, he would be rewarded.
This woman happened to be a very wealthy Elizabeth Winston. Elizabeth Winston was a young woman who had graduated in business from Yale University. She was relentless and calculating in her work. Elizabeth's family had not been as glorified as the Slater family. She had one brother, Theodore, and her father was a widower from when Theodore was born. Not much can be said about Elizabeth's own wealth other than her hard work. Sure, there were a few cut corners and room for a shadiness but she was not lofty are lackadaisical about it either. Elizabeth is best described as a workaholic and pushes herself so that she can obtain respect, social prowess, and the lifestyle of her dreams.
It jut so happens that the location that she purchased on top of the faerie 'nest' was a vacation home of sorts. Elizabeth did not vacation often, but when she did, it certainly counted. The twins arrived to the land thinking it would be rather easy, unfortunately she was there when they tried. thinking of them as thieves, Elizabeth stayed alert and they knew it. As it would happen, the brothers tried to collaborate to get the cocoons without Elizabeth noticing. Arthur was the distraction while Nicholas busied himself. It didn't take long for Elizabeth to find that the man at her door had been non other than Arthur Slater, a man who had blueblood genes and an impressive family reputation. As a result, Elizabeth saw a benefit in befriending the man. All too often her own wealth and success were questioned; she had hit the scene so incredibly fast. The plan of friendship developed into a plan of courtship as each side now had something to gain from the other. Though they were motivated by their desires alone, each thought the other's feelings were sincere. They played the game carefully and eventually love fueled love and the fake love from the other caused them to truly begin to care for the other.
Elizabeth and Arthur made it back to the states and married a short time afterward. It was one of the most newsworthy marriages. All types of attention, good and bad, buzzed. And then, wham, life and happiness. Unlike years of being part of a tradition of patriarchs, Arthur found himself in a matriarchal family which was something he's have to adjust to later. Elizabeth was powerful and guiding and demanding. With the woman seeming to wear the pants of the family, Arthur's children to come will follow the example of strong female figures over the damsel or dopey. Adrianna was born months after their wedding, the Winston Slater corporation had a dramatic expansion. With it formed a new era in medical history as that very year that they opened two new headquarters facilities, they had more than a dozen medical breakthroughs. Though he had a life, a wife, and a kid now, much more than the punk magician kid he had been, Arthur never forgot his goal. His first child was a girl and that wasn't a good thing for him at all. It meant his bloodline had finally ended. Nicholas and Arthur returned to the fairies with news. The land that their ancestors had occupied would remain theirs… through him. The iron fences were removed for wooden ones allowing the faeries to enter and exit without harm and without having to move their ancient resting place. The faeries were so greatly appreciative of his cunning in wooing of the woman that they acknowledged Arthur's request.
It was only later did the faeries sense the taint within Arthur and his brother. Vile is all they could describe it as, and such a mark would be impure and undesirable to a fairy. It was for this reason that the fae decided they would no be able to mate with the brothers, they did not want an infernal child which could be caused by the taint and their faerie blood being mixed in a child. They also did not desire to bless their own magic onto one who had already been proven to participate in such terrible magic. Not wanting to deny the mortal that had done them a favor but finding a problem in their deal, the faeries made a resolve. They could bless the children of Arthur and Nicholas, allowing the same effect but avoiding their fears of the taint. A faerie blessing comes in the form of gifts both powerful and attribute based. This was typical practice of a faerie bloodline, to give those of faerie blood a birthright. Its traditions had long died out in the Slater family after their blood had diluted, but the brothers were familiar with it. They agreed, though they had hoped that they would get the power themselves.
Adrianna, by now, was much too old to received a birthright so the faeries waited and Arthur waited… Not wanting to introduce Elizabeth to his magical inheritance, Arthur sought out a woman that could hold his child who would be blessed with a faerie spirit. that way the businesswoman would never know his own dark secrets. Arthur met an enchantress, interested in helping him out. She had apparently been wanting a child and a prodigy, the enchantress accepted his offer. Unfortunately, Elizabeth was already pregnant with his second child, so his infidelity was a moot effort. Months later Alexandria was born… and her half sister followed a day behind. Elizabeth had already confessed her love for names that began with A, but Arthur had already decided her name would be Alexandria and so she was born as such. he faeries were summoned immediately and while the baby was separated from Elizabeth Winston, their gifts were bestowed. The faerie queen approached Alexandria and blessed her with the gift of potential. With that gift, Alexandria would have nearly limitless potential to learn and excel in any of her endeavors. Once her gift was received, the faeries informed their father off how she would gain their power, they were going to bind her soul to that of a fairy. In this way, Alexandria would become the first of a new fairy bloodline and very powerful because of it. As if Alexandria were one of the crystals that they slumbered in, a young faerie wove herself inside of Alexandria to remain permanently dormant.
Debbie was another matter. Arthur's daughter had already been blessed by the fairies, s he had no idea what to do with the enchantress' daughter. He had no desires to abandon her, but the faeries had already granted a gift to his first child. After some minor confusion, Arthur asked if his brother could take Debbie as his own daughter and Nicholas did. Debbie got the blessings promised by the faeries to Nick for his daughter. The faeries, whether out of their impish nature or an unspoken disapproval of Arthur's unfaithful relationships, gave Debbie the gift of knowledge. This magical gift of innate knowledge would later on make Debbie aware of a sister before even meeting her. In dreams, Debbie would see her and learn what had transpired, as well as gaining knowledge to so many of the other things around her. Another faerie bound herself to Debbie, just as they had done with Alexandria. Then each daughter had their powers bound by the twins, which was not an easy feat at all. Te men were a bit jealous of the girls for gaining the power that they had expected to receive; fearing their daughters would become more powerful than them. This was the beginning of the Slater sister's stories.
Alexandria had a rather plush and comfortable life. She had a silver spoon in her mouth from the very start and her parents always wanted her and her older sister Adrianna to have the best. The best education, the best clothing, the best music instructors, the best food. Still growing up was a bit different as a child of the Winston' Slater family. Alexandria and even her older sister were much more like trophies to their parents than actual children. They expected a lot from their daughters, Elizabeth in particular. Having had such a driven personality, she would not have any less from her daughters and pressed upon them the importance of higher education, politics, and having a public image. For the Winston-Slater sisters it was all fine and dandy and they tried their best to please both parents. Early in her childhood, Alexandria began to take gymnastics, a sport she would continue to compete in for several years after. Elizabeth also stressed an importance in playing an instrument. While Adrianna learned piano, Alexandria was forced to learn the flute. Pageants came next, with their little trophy tykes wearing dresses and too much make-up for comfort. For the most part, barring their many skills practiced, Alexandria and Adrianna lived a average life.
Alexandria was home schooled by tutors in French, Literature, Arithmetic, and just about everything else. Alexandria became passionate about art and literature through them and from that age began to write as a hobby. She was tutored until about fifth grade. Her parents had decided it best for her to be around more girls her age rather than with one tutor for hours on end. She began sixth grade at a rather exclusive private school and was ahead of her class due to her excellent tutoring. Her teachers all remarked on how much raw potential she had as a student. Most had already had Adrianna and been quite impressed with her, Alexandria tried her best not to shadow Adrianna in such things. During sixth grade, Alexandria began to play soccer at her school and loved it a lot. HEr mother cared less but her parents supported her in her interest once they noticed how well she played. Alexandria's mother briefly pushed for Alexandria to learn to ice skate, Elizabeth Winston had been an ice skater when she was younger and was quite adamant about her daughters following. Alexandria, however, hated ice skating and it was blatant contempt. Arthur saw this and encouraged his daughter to just stop if she didn't like it. It was over this small matter that the family dynamic had changed.
Arthurs small comment had been seen as favoritism. By the end of the sixth grade, Elizabeth had decided that if Arthur was going to smother Alexandria so much, she'd be the one to make sure Adrianna felt loved. The girls themselves knew not of their parents' thoughts or the conclusion drawn, they only saw its effects. It was silly in a way, but each parent began to favor a child. With the family being of a matriarch, though, Adrianna seemed to be the child who got everything… Adrianna always had her mother's approval for things, her permission for parties, or blessings with relationships whereas Alexandria felt as if she could ever do anything right. While her father, on the other hand, still encouraged Alexandria to do her best and take part in what she enjoyed. With his blessing, Alexandria would take on many new endeavors. The first of which was dance, which even Alexandria's mother seemed to enjoy. When Alexandria reached the summer after her eighth grade year, her mother tried to coerce the two sisters into modeling. Though it was completely unexpected, the two girls became very famous while doing so, each became expected to be the next supermodels of their generation. Alexandria, however, had no desire to do so. Within months she suddenly quit and disappeared from the magazines and runways, Adrianna stayed upon that path and rose to stardom.
As high school approached, Alexandria latched on to new hobbies. On a whim, she moved to a college preparatory private boarding school located overseas. Alexandria spent this time in Rolle Switzerland and attended Le Rosey boarding school. It was an impulsive change in setting but her parents supported her and paid the outstanding tuition. At this international institution, Alexandria rubbed elbows with other students whose parents were all just as affluent as her own parents or better. At Le Rosey, Alexandria took on several new interests with vigor. Archery, and, fencing were things she never tried but had always had a curiosity about. Once there she took quickly to these and with her innate ability to pick up on things quickly, became a formidable fencer. she found something else while finally away from her parents, adventure. Alexandria took part in every expedition that she could and began to live for the excitement and wonder that came with it all. It is because of this reason that Alexandria would later have a passionate love for similar things.
While off at school in Switzerland, Alexandria's father and his twin brother went missing for a month. Alexandria became terribly worried that something had occurred to him. Elizabeth called all types of forces to recover her husband, the family was distressed. When Arthur resurfaced, he was a lot thinner than he had been, he was being arrested for a number of crimes done in the middle east as well. For anyone that thought they knew Arthur, it was a shock and Elizabeth was enraged and embarrassed. It quickly made front page news. Alexandria heard a lot about it at school, a scandal turned to gossip in the always. she became distressed. As time went on, the matter died down and some other thing became more interesting and more current, still, the event left its scars on Alexandria she couldn't fathom why her father would do it. She traveled to America not long after just to visit him, and while there he informed her of the dangers she had been threatened by. An enchantress (he left out the part that she was a mother to another child Alex knew nothing about) had gotten angry with him and wanted Alexandria as payment for something she had lost. He explained he did what he did so that she would remain safe and that he planned on making things right whenever he got released. Alexandria returned back o school a day later to fall back into routine.
Just as she had in the Manhattan private school, other students began to respect Alexandria and even admire her. She rose to a more popular crowd. A group of mean girls, maybe, but everyone recognized Alexandria as being the sweeter of the few. Alexandria's life fell apart right before she was going to return home for the summer. Classes were almost over, it was finals week, and then they would all be home free. Alexandria had a friend named Breanna who had been dating a boy from outside the school. Alexandria and her friends were at soccer practice when her boyfriend made a surprise appearance, accusing the other girl of cheating on him. He pulled a gun from his belt and raised it as he shouted. Whether he meant to pull the trigger or not is unknown, but he did it. Alexandria moved in front of her friend, arms outstretched, without even hesitating about it. the bullet did not penetrate her, or any of them though. Alexandria had stood in front of the bullet and it was deflected off of a blue globe that now circled her. Everyone was speechless. The girls managed to get the authorities to apprehend the trigger happy boy but the bullet was found, clearly having slammed against something hard. Alexandria made the others swear to secrecy but Breanna had betrayed this trust. Alexandria talked to her parents in distress about the matter. Her mother did not believe Alexandria initially, but Alexandria had never been one to lie or exaggerate to her. Smelling a cover-up when it was necessary, Elizabeth made a few calls and Breanna knew to keep their secrets at that.
Alexandria returned back home abruptly when finals were completed and severed her connections to many of the girls she once called friends to keep her secret. Elizabeth made no effort to investigate, in fear that their secret would be released. She pretended as if nothing ever happened and Alexandria was to continue being home schooled. Alexandria met with her father in prison, and thinking he should know, informed him of what had occurred. The man then confided to her what he knew and unbound her abilities, the event of the gun firing made him realize they were only lucky. With him now incarcerated, and her growing up, he could not expect to protect her any longer. Alexandria returned home, but she felt everything. The magic hit her so suddenly that she felt discomfort wherever she went. She sensed everything and it was scary and confusing initially. She hated her abilities. Fortunately, Elizabeth Winston-Slater discovered the Academy for Superpowered Youths. Apparently, someone at the Academy had found out about Alexandria and tipped off her mother about a place appropriate for Alex to learn her abilities. The last thing Elizabeth wanted was for her daughter to use those abilities, however, realizing that it would ensure Alex's powers remained hidden, sent Alexandria on her way.
While at the Academy, Alexandria formed some very unexpected friendships, took on more adventures than she thought possible, practiced magic, and took to learning more of her family. Oh. And she began to get craaazy.
Alexandria is known throughout the Academy for five different abilities. The degree of each ability varies, some are significantly different. For instance, Gathering magical energy is innate to her and wielding it comes quite naturally. Spell casting, however, is fully within her ability but she has difficulty doing even the very simplest of spells. (I divided her abilities into three “power sets” for organizational purposes but there is essentially two primary powers and the addition of her skills. Or, if you look at based by her power works, she has essentially one power.) with so many applications of her abilities, she has only practiced each superficially to get a grasp on what each does. She is not yet a master of her own powers and is still trying to learn control which she lacks.
''Magic Force Energy Wielding: Alexandria first discovered her abilities not long ago. She found that magical energies poured themselves into her and that she herself was a source. These magical energies then also wrapped around her and acted as shields in her times of need. Though the magical energies can take any constructive form, when Alexandria’s powers first appeared, they came only in a specific spherical, or bubble shape around her body. Her father had, upon unlocking her powers also locked them together defensively. Since then her danger sense and manipulation of force have been separated, leading to a more varied use of the power.
Currently, Alexandria may use the force quite freely and create constructs of energy well enough to accomplish a number of tasks. Her magical force field generation is her most practiced ability. However, due to the change to her use of power from them reacting to danger instinctively and automatically to them now only working with conscious thought, Alexandria finds herself often lost in the moment. She will at times of surprise forget the need to project a shield because she is so used to them self activating and protecting her. Also, she is quite new to consciously wielding the force so she can at times be clumsy with her abilities.
With the newly developed Magical force manipulation, Alexandria has vast potential for growth. Uniquely, Alexandria can manipulate the force innately without spells or even much concentration making her natural at abjuration and evocation. They magic energy when being manipulated is still quite complicated and at her current level she is only able to create the most simplistic shapes. The strength that can be put behind her strength is also quite impressive, making her defense nearly unstoppable. Her shields block solid objects and most energy is dissipated upon making contact.
Though most readily used for shielding, Alexandria may use the magical force offensively. Offensively, her constructs allow a crude manipulation alike telekinesis. Most attacks from Alexandria will repel or force back objects away. Blunt and concussive attacks are basically all that she is currently capable of with her force bubbles. She most commonly uses her force fields as a means of shoving an opponent with strength greater than her physical strength allows.
The magical force is always around Alexandria but there are a few key hints as to when she decides to use them. Firstly, Alexandria’s eyes which are naturally brown glow a light blue and simultaneously, any magical energy that she mentally touches or begins to manipulate will take the same bluish tint. Therefore, despite her using invisible energies for her attacks or defense, they are easily seen.
''The Gifted Sixth Sense: The second most prominent of Alexandria’s abilities is her ability to sense things beyond the normal means. The magical energies that surround her are constantly interacting and receiving information from the world around them, information that is then transferred to Alexandria. The limits of this power appear to be purely based on proximity and the closer to her body something is the easier it is for her to discern one thing for another. Her proximity generally extends to a radius of 30 ft. Walls, barriers, blindness cannot block her sense. The sixth sense is much like an augmented intuition, she simply knows that something is there; it’s completely independent from all other senses.
Her sixth sense could easily replace her sense of sight and possibly touch. The sense allows her to notice presences around her, objects, obstacles, people, all become clear even if she does not see them. Alexandria has a knowing feeling that they are there and though she may not always be able to identify what it is, its precise location is spelled out for her. The more familiar a person or thing becomes to Alexandria, the better she is at identifying it. Someone that she knows would be hard pressed to sneak up on her because when they enter her field she knows of their presence, location, emotion, and who it is.
To Alexandria the feeling, though intuitive, is much like a dull chill down her spine. The feeling of ‘someone’s watching me’. It is unsettling and at first quite hard to distinguish but as her powers have developed the feeling has become more and more distinct. She is at the point where her abilities are able to pick up on hostilities and differentiate between the two. Even more noteworthy is their use as a danger sense with which she is alerted of anything that could cause her harm. When her powers first developed they were bound, the magical force protected her subconsciously at the response to the release of adrenaline caused by her danger sense.
Alexandria’s magical senses also have a number of other uses. Her sense of direction is essentially superhuman because of her ability and she can if needed concentrate on being a human compass. It also allows her to be quite well with passing of time such as how much time has passed or what time of day it is. Probably the greatest use of her ability is the spatial awareness that it allows. She possesses an uncanny sense of trigonometry and can make accurate observations of angles of objects around her. When applied, Alexandria can recreate a banked shot of sorts in which she can hit a target at weird and seemingly impossible angles by ricocheting it with the use of her superhuman senses.
It should also be noted that her normal senses work just fine; she has 20/20 vision, a decent since of smell and hearing, touch is also average, she has sensitive palate, and average sense of smell.
''Athleticism: Alexandria is quite new to her powers and for the majority of her life, she never had the magical energies to entertain her. No, instead she led a life of learning. Alexandria’s upper class lifestyle did not completely detach her from the world, though some may claim that she lacks practical skills such as cooking. Her easy life allowed her to take part in more recreational activities and therefore she has a number of useful skills. Alexandria has known how to swim since she was a very little girl. Her father had led her initial instruction and she began to swim on a regular basis after that.
Around the same time, Alexandria’s mother saw to it that her daughter learned to ice skate. ( A personal wish that her daughter followed her childhood) For four years in Alexandria’s early life, she was an ice skater. Though not too exceptional, she was quite capable and agile on the ice. The gymnastics and choreography behind her ice skating led her to take a dance class and up to this day she dances which she is also quite well at. Because of these exercises, Alexandria has become very flexible and strong and it shows in her physical activity.
Alex’s favorite athletic pass time is soccer and it was one of the three sports that she continued throughout high school. Through this sport, Alex’s tomboyish tendencies tend to come out, a trait usually hidden by her polite demeanor. Because of this activity, her agility was further developed. While at Hockaday boarding school, Alexandria also joined Fencing and Volleyball. (The former against her mother’s wishes.) Alexandria is a very fair fencer; though she only started during her freshman year of high school, she became team captain in a short time. She has experienced with the Foil, the Epee, and the Sabre. And has a fighting chance when it comes to swordplay. Finally, Alexandria has a very superficial knowledge of Archery. It would be too much to say that she even dabbles in the sport but she does have some fair knowledge and though her aim is not very good she knows how to shoot.
''Superhuman Equilibrium: Much more of an extension of her superhuman sixth sense, Alexandria also has an uncanny sense of balance. When concentrated, Alexandria has a remarkably acute sense of balance. Walking a tightrope is actually a piece of cake for her. Though this ability is not automatic and requires a lot of concentration, Alexandria is able to balance on almost any thing that will support her weight. Rarely does she use this ability but she is at least aware of it.
''Magic Spell Casting: Alexandria, because of her magical lineage is also capable of spell casting. She is enrolled in a magic and spell casting class at the Academy. Despite her extensive aptitude for spell casting, it is actually where her skills are weakest. Alexandria, compared to her magically inclined peers, performs quite poorly at anything beyond fundamental casting. Only the simplest of spells can be successfully reproduced. She uses these small and very simple spells effectively and concentrates solely on them, which benefits, so that their use can be used creatively.
Her strongest spells are of enchantment, as fairies themselves are very skilled in it, and this is the only exception to her otherwise poor spell casting. Protective spells are natural to her so she has not studied much abjuration as she can accomplish most feats without even using a spell. If the spell is defensive in any way than they are able to get considerably powerful and complicated but for the most part her spell casting is almost like that of those with no magical aptitude. The magical energy that she uses in her shields is one of the reasons; she gathers more magical energy than normally possible for a mage which is also more than she can control alone. In such a precise art as spell casting, precision and concentration is vital but for her spell casting is like trying to not spill water in an overflowing cup. Therefore she has difficulty concentrating with any spells.
Though abjuration spells are easy for her she rarely uses them even in battle due to her innate ability to turn magic energy into force shields. Currently, Alexandria has taken interest in species of magical creatures, turning a study toward that. Through her ability in enchantment, Alexandria has taken to enchanting items with magical properties. She is skilled at creating wards, and a varying pool of runes. She can even store magic in objects, allowing for others to have her help even when she isn't around or as a back up for when her powers fail her.
Alexandria has a number of skills. Through her experience in social interactions and her gifts in both presentation and observation during conversations, Alexandria has become very adept at reading body language. While she may not be at an expert level, she is still very gifted.
In many ways, Alexandria has been depicted as a very dedicated, but very high-strung student. This has been done to reflect her ‘A’ type personality; she works hard, she plays hard, all the time. Studying constantly, practicing daily, involved in many clubs, and assuming many extracurricular responsibilities to an illogical and hopefully humorous capacity. The degree of which, however, has potential to be unhealthy to her. She is prone to harming herself through overexertion or physical injury. This includes sleeplessness, soreness, pulling or tearing of muscles, breaking bones, irritability, and lapses in judgment. She strives for perfection but as a result is under immense levels of stress and takes longer to do even smaller tasks than her peers. This personality trait, in turn, creates a vulnerability that can be exploited, especially in hand to hand combat and when faced with mentalists but is just as inhibiting in most other instances. As a result, her daily habits make up her weaknesses.
Alexandria also has a strong emphasis on personal relationships andone way to 'get' her indirectly would be through those she cares about. If you are an enemy of Alexandria, sharing some form of mutual contempt, you have a strong power over her and the way she reacts. Often irrational and quick t temper. Whereas with a friend or someoen she trusts she will oftentimes unquestioningly oblige to your requests. That said, its hard to pretend to be someone she knows well. Her senses do pick up on people she is familiar with quite specificly and it is hard (but not impossible) to trick this form of familiarity. Even passing that, however, she is very keen about the behaviors, mannerisms, posture, and habits about her firend so it is still rather difficult… Her strong sense of friendship leads to a feeling of protectiveness and shielding. Fiercely loyal, she would put her own neck on the line for a teammate or friend. One of her greatest fears is isolation and she holds a great anxiety about experiencing loneliness. Even when away from people she usually has something to interact with be it an animated table. If you were the last person on earth, even if you were her worst enemy you do hold a power over her.
Because Alexandria is a daughter of Elizabeth Winston, a huge corporate power, Alexandria comes from a very recognized, very wealthy family. She has had all doors opened for her and has participated in many leisurely pursuits as her benefits from living off the vine. Even money has its limits, however, and the true value of this perk can be distorted with previous connotations about wealth and money. The most obvious limitation that Alexandria faces is that the money isn't hers and the company isn't hers. Though she may be one of the heiresses to the aforementioned wealth, her parents are still both alive and kicking and Alex has no claim to their money. This means that despite being depicted as fairly rich, she herself cannot just wake up one morning to buy a rocket launcher, a super base, a batmobile, or cybernetic limbs for herself and all her pals. It's just not feasible; the family money all comes from business, so you can bet they spend intelligently and that they don't fork over absurd amounts of money to their daughters. Sure, Alexandria gets allowance, but it is not enough to allow anything game-changing and contributes mostly as fluff toward her image as being spoiled and her family's scandals.
Another side of her 'blueblood' character origin is her recognition in society. Coming from such an aristocratic background with a family not camera shy, Alexandria is like a mini-celebrity in some circles. Her family has made massive contributions and of course as in real life, she was probably at their side showing the face of the company or during one of her own small projects. he point is that Alexandria can be easily identified when in public places. How is this a benefit/ limitation? She may benefit from an occasional friend of the corporation, but in other instances i is a severe disadvantage. Because Alexandria is so recognized, just her association with the Academy could destroy everything her family has. Her powers are a huge secret but if they are exposed it could put all of her family's assets at risk. They'd lose allies, their money's origins and success would be put into question, and even bad press as one would have it. Besides that, many could track the Academy by tracing any unmarked spending that Elizabeth has been doing (ie donating). Alexandria's descent is a double edged sword then. Sure, she could be RPed as buying some nifty article of clothing in a store without batting an eyelash at the price, but in all other ways, its just another complication that she must be concerned about.
From her mother's side, Alexandria gains a name of wealth, from her father, she gains something on an entirely different level… Magic. Though the fey are immortal and cannot die of old age, Alexandria is not. The process of initiating a fairy bloodline (because fairies can't really reproduce with humans) was for Arthur to have a fairy bound to his daughter, making Alexandria for all intents and purposes part fairy. The fairy is dormant' inside' of Alexandria using her body as a shared space. This was not done as a selfless act by the fey, however. One glaring limitation is that Alexandria's body had effectively become not hers. Should Alexandria die of natural causes, or even, go comatose the fairy within her can wake from dormancy and use her body as their own. The use of a host human body is an invaluable resource for the fey; they can only take possession while the host is an infant but the body would be theirs afterward to carry out duties fairies cannot do themselves. (Think changeling.) If Alexandria dies of murder (stabbed, shot, etc), the fairy can still use it should the proper steps be taken to save the body even after death. (Replenish blood/ patch wound). If body is destroyed, however, both Alexandria and the fairy die indefinitely. Later in her years s she tries to be a superheroine, she may be directly confronted by the fairies about putting their body in danger and actually restrict her from being a hero.
Though the two are independent of each other, through their unique contact their may be some cross-over. Certainly in the case of Alexandria's powers, she uses them through the fairy as with her danger sense, the tingle she feels is the fairy's adrenaline rush. In the case of decision making the fairy's morality and personality are not yet known to have been affected by Alexandria's dominance. On the flip side, Alexandria may have been affected by the fairy's presence. While there is no conclusive evidence yet, Alexandria's sometimes impish or adventurous nature could have been inspired by that of the fairy within her as with her lapses in judgment or sanity. She has certain inclinations that are definitely related to scents and tastes that fairies enjoy.
Alexandria has effectively all of the weaknesses of the fae and specifically the Seelie court, though in some cases to a lesser degree. Nonetheless, one can use these weaknesses agaisnt her. In particular, "the Bane" is effective enough on Alexandria. She is sensitive to iron in virtually all of its forms including the iron found in steel. Likewise, the iron in her diet must be strictly regulated. It is not completely lethal to Alexandria but an abundance of it can lead to her falling ill and weak. Direct external contact is painful like touching something too hot. Finally, she is still committed to truth. With a fae, they must tell the truth upon being asked a question 3 times. Alexandria being consciously human with only a subconscious influence from the fae is a bit more resistant. Even so, as the impulse is subconscious by the third time she is often compelled to tell the truth in thinking the feeling was guilt. Also, unseelie ice magic would be harmful to her and many forms of ice seem to have a malicious mind of its own when cast against her. Ice forms in her direction natural or otherwise as if it were trying to capture her. As such her strong fondess toward the Academy's three ice manipulators seems rather ironic.
Alexandria seems to be in a rather conflicting position of the fae law since the fairy within her is pledged to the court. She has yet to pledge anything, but all rules human and Seelie apply to her.
While Alexandria has many resources, she has pretty severe restrictions on them all. One example are her contacts. Both as family friends and through personal relationships she has developed relationships with important people. (IE attending school with a prince of a small European country or knowing a guy her parents saved). These contacts are all very limited. In the case of the Winston Slater corporation, one must remember it is just that, a corporation. In most cases, the lives that the Slaters have saved did not come free or by some shining act of generosity, (exception is Allister, but he was on company health insurance anyway, :-p) they got paid. So in the end, regardless of how thankful a man may be for whatever the Winston- Slaters did, he really doesn't owe them anything. Even if they did, they owe it to Elizabeth and Arthur, not their teen daughter. Likewise, though Alex may have been friends with a prince during school, there are only so many things a parent would do for a classmate of their teen children. Realistically, the most she could use her contacts for is information.
The Magical Condition
As we all know, Alexandria owes all of her powers to the fairy that is tethered to her body. As such, she has a large dependency on the fairy. Even Alexandria's agility has been supported by her superhuman senses, so the loss of her powers would result in her being exponentially less effective. Even with her sense of personal space, she would suffer because she has had the supernatural augmentation of spatial awareness all her life. Additionally, the force that Alexandria weaves is merely an extension of the manipulation of magical energies into powerful constructs like the fairies weaving their cocoons.
Alexandria has no magic of her own but uses magic around her much like fairies do. Unlike other mages, her powers are extrinsic and environmental dependent. This means two things… One, her abilities are not consistent. She could be superpowered at some times and just plain helplessly ineffective at others. The other is that Alexandria is as strong as she will ever get. With a typical mage, their powers have an intrinsic value and grow with the mage. With Alex she is as strong as she can ever be, only capable in gaining more control or being more sensitive to the magic around her never actually getting more powerful though. Because she has no magic of her own and all of her abilities are reliant on borrowed energy, she does not have failproof defenses.
A number of variables dictate how strong her constructs are. There are times where she can conjure a shield to stop an 18 wheeler in its track and seconds later in the same location be unable to block a penny. Magic is fluid and its levels shift and move with the planet and the mages the cast on it. There are times when Alex is weaker in one spot than she would be had she moved over three feet away, it requires positioning herself to make herself effective but in battle she would rarely have the time. Also, because magic is so fluid, its not simple to grasp for the sake of making constructs. When she forms a shield, she basically gathers as much magic around her as she can and solidifies it. The difficulty? Imagine being in a swimming pool and trying to scoop up water to shield yourself from being splashed. Its not easy to carry water and it is constantly leaving your hands. Though her shields can be far superior to the typical shielding, hiding behind one is basically Russian Roulette and not to be depended on too much.
Cut her off from her fairy, you cut her off from her powers. Arthur bound his daughter's powers once through the aid of a spell and a treated iron ring. Iron is a fairy's natural weakness and therefore affects Alexandria too. Pure cold iron, however, can be completely toxic to them both. Extended exposure can very well kill the fairy within Alexandria, leaving her depowered forever and weak. Unfortunately for Alexandria and the fairy, iron is a natural part of the human diet as an athlete, many of the foods and vitamins she consumes are high in iron. Alexandria must be careful what she eats because foods with iron reduce the effectiveness of her abilities and can make her sick. Luckily the amount in her diet has not been enough to do anything but cause discomfort to Alex's fairy. Crossing certain barriers can also depower Alexandria by filtering the synergy between her and her dormant fairy.
Alexandria is one to prefer always being prepared. Unfortunately, given the Academy's record this is never a sure thing and is very hard to do. Ever since she was first pulled from her world, during an innocent trip to the mall her second weak of school, Alexandria has made sure to always have a bag packed in case of an emergency. Alexandria purchased a gray camping bag and fitted it with varying tools to aid in their survival. A blanket, a fire starting kit, medical kit,a small pot, roll of TP, length of rope, granola bars, and campfire rations.
But again, even her prepackaged away bag requires a bit of warning before she can take off. For all those other times when that isn't available, Alexandria has her rings. Both Alexandria and her older sister received platinum rings when they turned sixteen. Alexandria favors it to this day, and after becoming a mage used her knowledge of runes to store magic within it. It was intended to help her should she ever lose her powers or need to protect someone. While Alexandria is able to use magic energy around her, the ring is merely forged from that energy. Therefore there is a limit to how much magic can be used before it is exhausted of its reserves. She can have 3 releases of power, one for each spell of projection of force. Alexandria also carries with her an item known as a mage's spear; a rune drawing tool. Finally she at all times has her drivers license, emergency credit card, keys, and mages robe. In her possession is also a personal enchanted spell-book.
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- Arthur Slater: Alexandria's father. A somewhat irresponsible lower tier mage that never completed his Tri Magus test. He is wealthy and fun loving but cares far more about his magic than his family's wealth. He loves his daughters more than either. Alive but incarcerated.
- Nicholas Slater: Arthur's twin brother who is somewhat the more mature and responsible of the two. He usually pays the consequences for his brother's actions. Unmarried and sometimes a bit of a hermit.
- Derrick Slater: Older brother to Arthur and Nicholas, assumed murdered by a demon.
- Elizabeth Winston- Slater: Alexandria's mother and CEO to Winston-Slater Corp, the world's leader in biotechnology for medical and agricultural markets.
- Adrianna Winston- Slater: Alexandria's older sister who shares differing values than her sister. Adrianna has no magical ability to name but is a rather famous supermodel with a business background. Just as high-strung.
- Debbie Slater: Alexandria's recently discovered half sister, the two share one grim possible fate and because of this have learned to dislike each other. Debbie blames Alexandria for a life of hardship and hated her to her core.
- Charles Slater: Alexandria's cousin who she has met only recently do to her family being somewhat exiled from the rest of the Slaters. He has helped her develop her abilities.
- Donny Vargas: Alexandria may sometimes see Donny as a love interests, however, more often than not her relations with the boy are actually rather similar to that between siblings. They may often be at odds with each other, as they are very different and yet very similar in certain respects. Alexandria can be nagging of him or mocking. There is, in fact, a wholehearted trust forming between them; they look out for each other.
- Genevieve Spettro: Genevieve was everything that Alexandria's friends from private school were not: honest, loyal, logical, and unique. Though Alexandria did not welcome the idea of changing schools initially, she respected Gen, looked up to Gen even as a person she would like to learn form and emulate. Alexandria had suffered from not being herself for so long. The somewhat unlikely friendship was revealed to be rewarding and loyal. Alexandria trusted Gen over all others and went to the girl for advice and guidance. She found in the girl a person who worked hard and made a good partner to grow with. Until just recently Alexandria told Genevieve everything. Now she fearsa secret that she hopes that not Gen nor anyone else will ever discover.
- Viktor Devange: Also a member of Ouroboros, Viktor is a known thief a fact that Alexandria often assumes to pass judgement upon. Despite this she is aware of the usefulness behind him and his talents and even rather impressed with the boy's charm and cleverness. Being a gypsy leads him to be very much like the fae she knows so well, and therefore they have more in common than they have yet to realize.
Rivals and Nemeses
Factoids and footnotes
"Crazy? I'll show you crazy!" Alex in Ctrl Alt Deleete.
"The problem with Yanks is there always in a rush to go somewhere but don't know what they'll do when they get there." Donny Vargas on Alexandria in Between a Shield and a Hard Place.
Episode 1: Classes Begin
Episode 2: Weekend Vacation
Episode 1: First Weekend Off
Episode 3: Control. Alt . Delete.
Episode 4: Welcome to the Jungle
Episode 1: Gates of H.E.L.L
Episode 2: Welcome to H.E.L.L
Episode 3: Pushing Forward Back
Episode 1: Pushing Forward Back 2 (April)
Episode 2: Road Trips (Summer)
Episode 5: The Crow & The Butterfly
Episode 6: Slumber Party
Episode 7: Slow Saturday
Episode 12: Academy Outreach Program
Episode 16: West Coast Academy Orientation (September)
Episode 17: Sidewinders / Potential For Perfection / Café des bouchers /
Episode 23: Copperhead Conspiracy
Episode 24: L490- Main
Alexandria was not quite supposed to be someone that other students were supposed to readily love, rather she was supposed to grow upon them. Of course they warmed up rather readily considering that Alexandria was one of the few girls at the Academy. Alex was spoiled with a perfect life and is basically on the cusp of being a "Mary Sue". She's a perfectionist, super wealthy, and can nuke anything to smithereens. I like to play up her personality though, which is flawed. She has good intentions always, but not always the best judgement. She has also had slight influences of homophobia, and even 'racism' (not based on ethnicity but against nonhumaoids and genetic freaks) that she is overcoming through the aide of new friends and allies.
Alternate versions of the student and notable details
Its rather simple kids, I am amazing….and have no friends.
"How does his [b]rain work?"
"I think there a small hamster on a wheel inside."
What is there to say about Sam… Well first off Sam is a man, not a girl, but don't worry if you confuse it cause he gets that a lot. He is nineteen years old, and mostly your typical college student. Mostly because there is an undeniable air of socia awkwardness around him. He is a Communications and Convergent media double major with a possible minor in journalism. He attends a trimester school in Napperville called North Central College and was born and raised only 30 minutes away in the city of Chicago. He is currently a DJ. He'll have blue font in the chatbox and he plays Alexandria Winston Slaater and Zack Beckham. Chances are that you will meet him rather quickly after joining. Sam is here to help- sort of. While he may know what he's talking about most of the time he may also give the more convoluted answer to the simple questions. Its just the way his brain works, rationalizing all aspects of the question. Usually his answers are slanted in opinion as well. He's not a bad guy and if you ask something of him he will try to help and will sincerely want to help.
That said. Sam has been diagnosed with an tangent of ADD. The doctors called it Anxiety induced attention deficit. It isn't ADHD so he's not boucing off the walls (despite his inglorious sugar intake) he is, however somewhat easily distracted. It is no secret that he has this unwritten lists of things that need to be done and admits that usually while in the process of working on one, another is started. There are points in the year where he just gets really tied down between school, work, and things he has already promised members. Keep this in mind because Sam rarely turn down an RP idea and in these lapses of time can literally forget about the RP. Feel free to make fun of Sam if you'd like to tease others as despite his insecurities you're not likely to offend him. If you need ideas or something reviewed he may be a good choice but be sure to tell him the extent you want something analyzed if you do so.
Quite frankly, I'll admit that I am much more obnoxious and cocky here than I am in real life. Something about the anonymity of the internet makes me, well, a troll. Ignore me if this happens. This is how I get to know people cause being normal doesn't seem possible. When it comes to Roleplaying Sam will have a more abstract manner of approaching things, at least in relation to others on the site. Though he has a lot of roleplaying background it was from a format completely different from the Academy (for one example he'd never actually had a GM before just a plot he was required to work with). Should he be your GM ever, be prepared to do things a bit differently than you're accustomed.