Name: Alexandria Cecil
Call Sign: Umbra
Species: Snow Leopard. Sometimes she appears as a human depending on the thread she's participating in.
Build: Slender and flexible, she's obviously been conditioned to be agile and bendable
Fur colors: Her fur is stark white with black spots up her sides, on her upper legs and arms and on her cheeks. She tends to wear it down though depending on what her clothing is for that day she'll wear it accordingly.
Eye color: The same shade of blue as her hair
Clothing: Alexandria has an exquisite style of dress. It's one of the few finer points of life she enduldges herself in. Tailor made business suits and evening gowns line her wardrobe. Nothing is in poor taste or out of style however, having an outfit for every occassion in her daily life.
Alex is pratical and realizes that her usually outfit is rather distracting in battle. On missions and assignments she's hired for, the feline has a totally new set of duds.
Alex tends to wear long black opera gloves, black leather pants that disappear seamlessly into black boots,a belt and choker of similar color and a leather bodice that leaves her midriff exposed and has a long black cape that emerges from the bustline. When the sun plays across the costume however, it's evident that it's actually a very very dark royal purple.
Now the misconception is that these are just clothes. However, it is a shadow manipulation that has been granted to her by her symbiant. This battlegear is a living aspect now of Alexandria which she can dispense at her will. If she wishes, she can manipulate the garb to whatever suits her needs, including engulfing herself. In this state, any scans done on her will give off static or will not even compute any data.
Accessories: Though lacking any accessories in her battle gear, Alex does have a rather extensive range of jewelry, ranging from simple rings to diamond encrested tiaras. The only consistant piece of jewelry is a simple wedding band of two sapphires on either side of a diamond which she doesn't wear on her ring finger.
Abilities: Training ever since she was a small cub, Alexandria has managed to incorperate her love for dances into her own style of fitting. Because of her agility and quickness, Alex has taken on the mantle of a master of hand to hand combat. She uses her feet and her hands to take down her foes with swift accuracy. She also has this innate patience and calmness that makes her very useful in battle.
Occassionally she fights with two war fans that are clasped at the small of her back. They are made of elementum and end in sharp little dagger points. The fabric is a ornately patterned piece of dark purple lace.
Powers: Alexandria has since become a host for a symbiotic creature which she happened to stumble upon in the dark depths of an ancient crypt. The creature, having no physical embodiment of it's own, tried to overtake Alexandria's subconcious and use her as a meer puppet. However, Alex's will was strong enough to force it into the recesses of her mind and essentially imprison it there. Having met it's match, the symbiant decided to work with it's shell and granted her a slice of it's own powers that encompassed the darkness and shadow. This allows the shadows to materalize and obey Alex's commands with meer thought. She can manifest them into actual tangible matter in any form, though the larger the manifestation, the more training it is for her body and mind to hold back the symbiant. It also gives her the ability to teleport, as well as camoflague, in shadows. This allows her to cross vast amounts of space in a short period of time through shade jumping, though to do this, she must be full consience to her next 'jump' point. Still Humanoid in many aspects of her being, Alex is still prone to exhaustion, stress, and over exhurtion. At this points in time, it's harder for her will power to hold back the symbiant. At this point, it consumes her subconcious and essentially takes over. Darkness consumes her appearance and becomes almost etheral. She can phase in and out of matter at that point, her strength, speed and agility seem to increase at least 10 fold and she essentially becomes a reckless killing machine full of rage. At this point in time, she isn't fully aware who's friend or foe. This rage however drains the life force from the real Alexandria and thus can only be sustained for a short period for fear that it's host will perish, with it along with her.
History: Alexandria wandered like any good gypsy into the dream on a whim. There she was recruited and fell in love with the dashing James Orcist Rayner. They soon married and gave birth to a little daughter, Madison. However, the marriage was strained from the start due to their responsibilities to protecting the dream and parenting. This divided the loving family, leaving Alexandria to take Madison off where she would be safe. She took a mercenary job to find a valuable artifact but she became the victim of a shade; a symbiotic lifeforce which feeds off her fear and panic. Being of strong will and mind, she managed to push the manifestation into the recesses of her mind and continued to function properly.
Afraid of this new power, Alex entrusted her daughter to a care of her old gypsy troupe to raise in her absence. Though still an intercate part of Madison's life, Alex is away on several frequent business trips and missions befitting the best vigilante and treasure hunter. She's only found when she wants to be and heard from on her own accord.
Ambition: "I want to dance across the stage of life, collecting my share of cheers and jeers. I just hope that my feet will lead me in the right direction."