Character type: Harper
Appearance: Unlike her brother, Elrie has brown hair and a darkish complexion that saves her from going bright red in the Arolos sun. She's not dainty little Harper maiden though - her mother's commented once or twice that it's a good job she's going into a profession where she can support herself because they'd never manage to marry her off. It's a comment that truly doesn't affect Elrie though - she truly doesn't care if the fact she's tall, and rather broad shouldered might put some men off. It means she can lug things about easily, and if they're that easy put off, who wants them anyway?
Personality: Elrie's a natural tease. She's a thick-skinned creature herself, and simply has very little understanding that what doesn't bother her might actually hurt someone else. Realising she *has* hurt someone though makes her show very little remorse - it's the person's own stupid fault for being so silly about it. In fact, she's more likely to tease them *more* after finding that out in order to teach them not to be so silly about it.
History: Elrie always had a tendency for knowing what she wanted, and going straight after it. That was how it happened with the Harpers, and so by the age of twelve she was happily apprenticed away. Even at such a young age she was an independant soul and got on quite happily without her family.
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