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healerofthevale: (☆ wild and beautiful)

There is often a price to wielding great power.

You looked like a mad hermit, not a proper Hawkbrother.

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Created on 2013-07-18 04:42:02 (#2055212), last updated 2013-09-19 (200 weeks ago)

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Name:Healing-Adept Firesong k'Treva
Canon Point: After he is disfigured in Storm Breaking.

Personality: Upon his first appearance in the Mage Wind trilogy, Firesong was proud, headstrong and willing to do what it took to get what he wanted. Generally speaking, when he wasn't focusing on healing the land, what he wanted was to be lavished with companionship of the romantic variety. He would give feathers* to those Tayledras he found particularly attractive (all of them were male) and they would share his bed in his ekele* for as long as he desired their company. Then, as his mood - or his attraction - shifted, he would give out another feather and the cycle would repeat. In fact, it wasn't until Winds of Fury that he truly experienced being alone in that capacity, yet being unable to satisfy his desire taught him an important lesson: those around him should not be treated as ways to pass his time or warm his bed. He should care for his friends more than that. More importantly, he should consider their feelings before his own - which was a revelation for the Healing-Adept.

However, by the time Firesong surfaces in the Mage Storm trilogy, it's clear that he is still a proud Mage who continues to struggle with basic relationship concepts. He experiences jealousy when he thinks An'desha, a Shin'a'in Mage, has romantic feelings for someone else and he causes irreversible damage (which practically ensures they do not have a lasting romance) because he lets his jealousy get the best of him. Yet Firesong grows and learns from the experience and he realizes, once again, that he more or less blinded himself to An'desha's feelings and allowed himself to be selfish. Thus, no matter how new Firesong is to caring for another (probably thanks to his early seclusion while he worked on the Vale's Magical Nodes), he isn't incapable of change and, thanks to meeting those like Elspeth, Skif, Darkwind and Nyara, he is able to examine himself and realize where he is lacking - if his emotions don't get the better of him.

However interpersonal relationships - or the lack thereof - are only one side of Firesong's personality. The other side consists of the Tayledras Healing-Adept. Since he was but a child (10 years old), Firesong has worked on the Magical Nodes in the Vale. He is one of the few Mages who possesses the powers to help seal the cracks in the Heartstone (i.e. the source of all Magical power in the Vale). Thus it's no wonder that while in the midst of chaos or a battle, he is quite calm and sure of himself. He is also an excellent teacher - as seen with how he tutors Elspeth - because he can be strict when he needs to be and patient when he doesn't.

Yet some of his confidence in his abilities - as well as most of his confidence in pursuing romance - was shattered during one of the Mage Storms in Storm Breaking. Firesong always took particular pride in his appearance. He would ornament himself to perfection and even go so far as to make ornaments for his white firebird, Aya. But, after being burned and scarred by one of the Storms, Firesong softened. He no longer flaunts his beauty or thinks he is invincible. In fact, he tends to prefer the ornamented Tayledras masks and concealing robes.

But make no mistake. He is as powerful as ever even if the battles of romance and war have scarred him. Wounds can be lessons too.

*a practice which lets someone know you desire them/want them in a sexual capacity.
*a Tayledras home.


Skills | Powers: He is a member of the highest rank of Mage: Healing-Adept. This means he can heal the land itself and restore it to what it was before it was damaged (a land can be damaged in a number of ways - but most of them (if not all of them) trace back to someone misusing or draining a land of its Magic somehow). In order to heal the land, he works one on one with the Nodes and Leylines that are generally connected to the Heartstone. To do so is highly dangerous, but Firesong is one of the few Mages of his generation that knows what he is doing.

He has also, like his fellow Tayledras, bonded with a bird - a white firebird - named Aya. He can speak to him mind to mind (Mindspeech). But he can also speak to other creatures and even humans mind to mind as well.

Additionally, though this too is apart of protecting and healing a land, Firesong can use the power in Nodes and Leylines to cast elemental spells. He is usually quite flamboyant with his powers - mainly because he doesn't get to cast often - so it's particularly noticeable when Firesong enters a fray.

If a land lacks Magic or has been drained to a point where very little can be found, he can sense the sickness of it and his mood will darken in response - which is not unlike the reaction a Healer would have if their patient took a turn for the worse.

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adept, an'desha, ancar, aya, bard stefen, barriers, battle, clan, cymry, darkwind, dorisha plains, dyheli, ekele, elspeth, falconsbane, feathers, gryphons, gwena, hardorn, healer, healing, healing-adept, heartstone, hertasi, hulda, hydona, k'treva, karse, kestra'chern, leylines, mage, mage storm, medicine, moondance k'treva, nodes, nyara, shin'a'in, silverfox, skif, spells, starwind k'treva, tayledras, tea, teaching, tervadi, trevalen, tylendel frelennye, urtho, valdemar, vale, vanyel ashkevron, vree, war, white firebird
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