Ahlis is a noblewoman of House Starbanner and mage of Dalaran and Stormwind City. Usually a solitary person she is oftentimes found wandering the paths of Stormwind City but is mostly confined to the Mage Quarter where she is often employed as a mage trainer and instructor for lesser learned magi. Ahlis, being a lady of high upbringing and skill, has a number of titles bestowed upon her either of her choosing or given to her: usually she is given the status of "Lady" but she has been named as "professor" or "instructor", and a "Master of the Arcane".
Her current rank within the magocracy of the Kirin Tor has been elevated to archmage due to her remarkable research and efforts towards the conflict against the Blue Dragonflight in Northrend. Since Dalaran's relocation to the northern continent Ahlis has made it her responsibility to reside in the city to aid her fellow mages.
Ahlis stands at 5'6" and weighs around 121 lbs. She is very slim for her height; not willowy or waif-like but with a slender build and no strong or definitive musculature.
Her hair is a golden brown in color that also shines reddish in some light. She likes to wear it long but oftentimes keeps it fastened back with a jeweled hair clasp. The ends of her hair are thick and are in long curls which are kept immaculately and properly styled.
Ahlis is fair skinned with no visible birthmarks on her face or elsewhere. She has no freckles or discolored pigments to her skin and her face is clear of any blemishes. She hardly wears any make up besides the occasional application of lipstick, usually pink colored.
Ahlis is typically seen with a calm composure in public and walks confidently and authoritatively in the presence of others. She usually thinks to herself when alone, or reads, while out and about and sometimes can also be heard speaking to herself. Ahlis can also appear to look a bit of a daydreamer when by herself, appearing to be lost within her own thoughts.
Her favorite colors to wear on any occasion are shades of blue, purple and gold. She also likes the color red but only as a headband, which she wears almost anywhere she goes. Robes and dresses are Ahlis's prime articles of clothing but sometimes she can be seen wearing a pair of good quality leggings.
Ahlis holds true to the stereotype of a noblewoman - arrogant, snobbish and callous...this is usually the first impression many experience when speaking to her for the first time. However there is a bit more to her than at first glance. While she likes to keep most people at an arm's length (both pupil and friends alike) her attitude has been known to warm up, albeit slightly to those she wishes to. She is also a very confident individual and holds her own skills for magic in high regard; it takes more than simple parlor tricks to impress a woman such as Ahlis.
She is also of the bookish type and is quiet and reserved. Give her a good book to read and she'll thank you for it, more so than she'll let on. She is also incredibly honest, quite blunt in fact and comes off as someone who cares little for the feelings of others when admitting truths or opinions. Ahlis is fond of arcane artifacts and anything magical and mystical...she enjoys pondering over puzzles and understanding how things tick but she has known to show a temper or discontent to those who try to belittle her intelligence and abilities. Dishonesty and deceit are traits she highly dislikes and distrusts anyone she assumes is hiding something from her and is not as honest as she can be in return.
Ahlis and the majority of her lineage hail from Kul Tiras, the island city-state with a once-impressive naval fleet and equally impressive leader, Admiral Daelin Proudmoore. Also of noble stock Ahlis received the best from life: servants, ample amounts of food and numerous opportunities to experience the upper crust of what society had to offer. Her parents, Daren and Mordacia Starbanner, were respected and studious magi who visited Dalaran numerous times as well as spent their youth studying within its walls. Wishing for their daughter to follow their footsteps (and recognizing that Ahlis possessed the ability to become mage material) they enrolled her at Dalaran at the age of 12 where she stayed until the evacuation of the city before its destruction during the Third War. Her father and herself fled southward to Stormwind City while her mother stayed behind to aid in the city's defenses; her mother along with other magi were believed to have perished.
Ahlis spent some time within Stormwind City with her father but desired to return to Dalaran with other magi that wished to restore their city. Going against her father's orders she left the city and journeyed northward to aid the Kirin Tor in their endeavors to restore Dalaran to its former glory. Dedicated to the cause since Stormwind was never her home and due to Kul Tiras still acting under quarantine from the Scourge, Ahlis had no other true calling. The work needing to be done for the city was overwhelming but, with guidance as well as continuing her studies as a mage, Ahlis proved her worth to her fellow magi and worked for the Kirin Tor for almost four years.
Eventually she was given the responsibility to head southward once more to Stormwind City to help the mages of the Alliance due to the growing presence and arcane resources made available since the fall of Dalaran. It is here that Ahlis served on and off as an instructor of magic to other learning mages (even though she considered herself someone who was "still learning"). Over the months Ahlis came to know a number of people and made some of her most memorable companions. Adella, Eldrani and Zentri were a number of the people she had grown to consider as friends but, like many things that happened in her life, they too disappeared as time went on. She also shared a turbulent friendship with a night elf known as Rawin (who is now deceased) but despite their troubled past Ahlis holds his memory closely to her heart with regret and longing.
For a time, Ahlis did plenty of adventuring on her own or with others to see the numerous sights of the world. Blackrock Spire, Eldre'Thalas and Ahn'Quiraj are but a few of the places Ahlis has ventured into but as to what she encountered and brought back with her remains either hidden or kept to herself. Nowadays Ahlis finds herself in a quiet life where she is alone, busy studying, teaching, reading and being a general recluse to society.
Like many of the Alliance fighters and heroes Ahlis is making preparations to head north to Northrend. Those familiar with Ahlis may have noticed her reluctance to mention much as to why she will be going (considering she has many obligations at home) as well as her newly acquired frostsaber mount from the night elves.
Goals and MotivationsEdit
- To continue to be a highly skilled mage of Stormwind and Dalaran.
- To make sure current learning magi are taught well with information they can use wisely and appropriately.
- Ahlis dislikes most any alcoholic drink besides a good glass of port.
- Dislikes dueling outside of proper lessons given to other magi she is currently teaching.
- Can be rather judgmental of night elves at first and usually trusts them last out of the companions she makes.
- Supports the Silver Covenant wholeheartedly in their stance of keeping sin'dorei mages out of the Kirin Tor.
- Acts very critical towards learning magi who either refuse to take their lessons seriously...or generally to anyone she thinks is being dishonest, untrustworthy or simply just bothersome.
- Ahlis hates fishing with a passion and doesn't have the patience for it.
Public Knowledge and RumorsEdit
- Ahlis is one of the known magi in Stormwind City that helps teach others of her specialties, namely of Arcane and Fire magics. There are rumors among the younger mages that she can be quite blunt and critical towards those who do poorly.
- Ahlis, like other adventurers and heroes, traveled to Silithus to witness the opening of the gates to Ahn'Quiraj and to battle with the quiraji. Luckily she survived and ventured into their lairs, discovering numerous artifacts. Such artifacts are hidden and she shows them to no one.