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Natalie Oldburn

Patronus - Guardian.

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by Imehal

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A group of battle-hardened veterans. These legendary champions came from all walks of life before banding together in the defense of Terra.

Description

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Died: 6th June 2010.
Resurrected: 28th July 2010.

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Basics
Full Name: Natalie Oldburn
Age: Twenty-nine
Birthplace: Kireae, Hilrean, Galtien
Current Location: Aelora
Titles, Born or Earned: Diviner
Species: Human
Occupation: Professor of Divination
Allegiances:
• Academy Celestia
• Patronus
Associations: The Academy of Hilrean

Social
Parents: Devria and Robert Oldburn; deceased
Siblings: Liam Oldburn; living and residing in Wing City



Appearance:
• Five foot six; slim, almost fragile with angled features
• Short, russet curly hair
• Round brown eyes

She has a rather odd pale brown gem embedded in her chest just below her collarbone, scarred tissue the shape of a rose on her lower right arm and a tattoo of a key at the side of her left breast. However, all three are often hidden by the all-covering, practical robes that she favours.

Personality:
• Determined
• Intelligent
• Naive

Throughout everything, the one thing that has not changed about Natalie is the bright spark that takes her eyes when she gains the chance to learn. Reservations fall away in the face of knowledge; she would put herself through difficulty, if not danger too, to seek and impart such things to the world. She is consistently loyal to her friends and pledges, though often torn between the two in the conflict with the Orsa. Her judgement is not flawless, but her ability to make strong bonds with those she finds herself drawn to counters this somewhat, inspiring loyalty as well as giving it.

Natalie has somehow retained her modesty, though her generally pleasant and quiet nature has over time been replaced with a hardness that is difficult to overcome. Her willingness to trust outright has been fractured by continual betrayal, intentional or not.

Extraordinary Skills, Abilities, Flaws:
• Spellcasting
• Divination
• Lacks physical strength

Naturally gifted at Divination, Natalie possesses abilities that can allow her to access the minds of others in a non-violent (yet sometimes intrusive) manner, detect the presence of magical auras, scry and even predict events that will occur in the near future. Since coming to Terra, she has combined Divination ability and magic together to be able to teleport both herself and other people and objects.

General Spells
These are spells that Natalie has perfected in her own time to supplement her two areas of expertise. They are basic or situational spells, developed from personal experience or from study at the Academy from where she originates. Weaponry solely created from magic, energy discs that can be used to augment movement or unbalance a foe and a mage's staple offensive spell - magical projectiles.

Shielding
Natalie is a specialist when it comes to creating shields that can protect allies from various forms of assault, as well as restrict an enemy's movement or retaliate against attacks. Her most common example is an oval shield that forms around the target, following their movements and protecting them from all manners of physical and magical assaults, depending on the strength of the shield upon creation.

She is capable of replenishing a diminished shield with channelling, though it is generally more time efficient to simply replace it with another and able to dismiss a created shield within a moment, should a need arise.

Equipment:
• Two enchanted pouches that can hold a substantial amount. There is a third currently in the possession of Drakus Flavaar.
• A bag of multi-coloured crystals.

Beholder's Spectacle: An amulet which improves the power of mental magics and allows for telepathy and telekinesis. Allows the user to perform astral projection and separate their spirit from their body to look around (of course, this leaves the body vulnerable). [Description Written By Patch]

Focus Crystals: Through careful study and not so careful experimentation, she has figured out how to manipulate the crystals to bolster her own abilities. Each crystal has the ability to help Natalie focus her concentration on a particular school of magic when charged, generally able to withstand about four minor spells and two major spells before it needs to be re-imbued with magic.

Types of Focus Crystal:
Red bolsters the focus of offensive spells.
Blue bolsters the effectiveness of her healing spells.
White bolsters the focus of communication spells.
Clear bolsters the potency of Divination abilities and spells.
Black bolsters the capabilities of her shielding spells.

Biography:
Born in the country of Hilrean on Galtien as the eldest child and only daughter of a retired bard, Natalie's childhood was mostly uneventful but happy and filled with learning, particularly of a merchant variety. It was at the age of thirteen - a little later than most - when she first displayed signs that she was innately gifted with the power of manipulating magic energies, being immediately scouted to join the Academy; the school of magical learning that existed at least four days travel from her home town.

Despite her reservations, her family urged her to accept and so she travelled with great reluctance the distance to the place that would remain her home until she showed clear aptitude at displaying restraint in her casting and enough control over her magic that she was not a danger to society and a diplomat of the Academy itself.

It has been seven years since she has joined the school of magical learning but like many other magically able recruits, she has remained there as a scholar and always learning student to better herself in the magical arts, her research leading her down the route of Divination. It was one such experimental spell that led to her appearance in the Multiverse and although eager to get home, she was curious to learn about this place between all worlds that she has never heard of before.

Following recent events Natalie has taken up permanent residence in Gambit's Hotel, per personal circumstance and a desire to explore this world. Execution is also something always good to escape and most recently has been recruited to protect an artefact by an elven sorceress called Sylvire Nasazura. Since then, she has most notably lost the artefact to Orsa of Terminus and spent four days as the hostage of Nyx. She plans to reacquire her charge back and protect it fiercely. It is the least she can do to make up for her mistakes.

The severing of her left Achilles' tendon caused by Nyx left her for a time unable to walk, both out of physical inability and self-loathing. However after some soul-searching and heavy persuasion on the parts of Whisper and Kazura, she sought and found healing from Scarlet Dae. It was only a few days after this that Natalie was murdered by someone she trusted. Her resurrection by Whisper and Dallas and is not a decision she has made her peace with still but she realises that life, once brought back, simply goes on.

Her dedication to the Patronus had been solid since her revival; nearly all else fading in its wake until her brother was brought across from Galtien. Now she has responsibilities both voluntary and familiar and devotes herself to fulfilling them both.

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Natalie Oldburn's Story

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Natalie Oldburn walked into the bar, coming in looking rather disheveled and not a little bit annoyed, striding past the people in the bar to seat herself a little away from them, a tense set to her shoulders.

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Natalie Oldburn Smudges of dirt and and sparkles marked Natalie's ordinarily pristine purple robes rather obviously. It was an odd feeling, using the gateway she had accidentally established to seek out solitude at one of her most low moments and found herself much relieved that she had told no one of this place.

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 It seemed that the time passage between here and Galtien was different; two hours here was only two minutes back home, so it meant that she could lock herself in her room, escape and calm the hell down before returning back to her world much happier.

At that precise moment, she stood finding her usual seat at the bar quite empty and pleased at this notion, only a little surprised to actually see someone working the bar. She was sure there hadn't been anyone behind there before, deciding to wait patiently as it seemed that he was engaged in conversation and quite busy at this moment.

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Natalie Oldburn Natalie wasn't quite sure what to do, placing her hands over one another on the wooden surface before resting her chin upon them, closing her eyes. It was not often that something caught onto her nerves and held on like this and she wasn't quite sure what to do about it.

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Natalie Oldburn Natalie blinked rather obviously at the person nearby's comment about her acquiantance's attire for a moment before recalling that this world was not the same as hers and appearances such as that of the apparent knight nearby were not of the norm.

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 At that moment, Natalie raised her hand, eyes turning in the direction of the bartender. "Excuse me. If it's not too... Ah, could I have a glass of red wine please?" she managed to say, struck by her seeming lack of eloquence that she usually had with words.

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Natalie Oldburn It took a moment, but Natalie received her drink, pleased that she had at least a couple of coins on her person when she had teleported, paying the bartender with a slightly smile before sipping the beverage with a slight frown, displeased at the taste. Nevertheless, her peers often said that drinking helped when one was depressed.

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Natalie Oldburn It wasn't working. Alcohol was not helping in the slightest, Natalie ignoring the fact that she'd only been drinking for five minutes at most, letting out a noise of frustration as she dusted some sparkle off her robes with a jerking motion.

"I swear, one of these days I'm going to have to have serious words with Truen," she muttered to herself, but not altogether quietly.

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Natalie Oldburn Fortunately for Natalie it seemed, she had managed to teleport inside the bar, seeing as there was evidently a rather disturbing commotion going on outside. Evidently there was someone disturbed, Natalie giving them a look of concern from her spot by the bar.

"Is... is he alright?" she called out across the bar, pointing at the bizarre sight against the window, eyes widening in horror.

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Natalie Oldburn "Zombies?" Natalie whispered fearfully, the word ringing in tandem with the phrase Necromancers. This was not what she had been expecting on this visit.

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Natalie Oldburn looked startled at the stranger's request, but his determination made her nod resolutely. Whatever zombies were like in this world, surely they were just as mortal. "You have my spells to add to these defences.!"

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Natalie Oldburn stepped outside the bar, her eyes focusing morbidly on the abominations that were flooding the streets. Who would do this? Immediately, her hand went to her silver baton, drawing it up as a fire incantation came to her lips, the strange language coming to her easily here.

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Natalie Oldburn It had been an interesting journey from the bar to the main street and Natalie's eyes were as wide as saucers by the end of it, barely being sound of mind enough to recognise the man who had asked for her assistance in the bar.

Just what in the world is going on here? Zombies don't just attack cities!" she exclaimed, halting her mad tirade as she noticed a number of people diligently setting up shelters. "Do.. do you need any help?"

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Natalie Oldburn Natalie looked across the barricade with some trepidation. Zombies weren't sentient, were they? "I have no use for these weapons friend, but thank you nonetheless," she said to Origin before positioning herself behind the barricade, silver baton drawn out.

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Natalie Oldburn "Become one of them? What kind of undead are they?" she whispered fearfully to herself, shaking her head to try and clear the fear from her mind.

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Natalie Oldburn nodded slowly at Mousad's explanation. "I got it; care should be taken against these things clearly."

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Natalie Oldburn cast a glance over at Egide. "So, if this all goes really badly, can I at least know the name of the person who recruited me into this insanity?" Natalie asked of him, looking rather shaken.

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Natalie Oldburn Natalie peeked out from the barricade, focusing on the nearest enemy, raising her baton, an incantation on her lips.

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Natalie Oldburn follows Mousad back speedily, baton held tightly as she stands between the fallen comrade and the horde. "Surely we need to move faster, lest we all end up dead?"

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Natalie Oldburn falls to the ground with a thud, but all it did was wind her a bit. She stands quickly, looking over at Egide and Lily. "Are you both alright?" she asks quickly, before beginning a fire incantation to cast on the nearest enemy.

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Natalie Oldburn looks across the destroyed street, that was still burning quite readily from the combined gasoline and fire incantation. Looking back, it was probably a little overkill, but it got the job done.

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Natalie Oldburn looked up at Derrick, collapsed on her knees. IDF soldiers were all about, cleaning up the mess and dealing with those zombies that hadn't been taken out by the small force.

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Natalie Oldburn "Well, that's an awfully long conversation, sir. Do you have a lot of time?"

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Natalie Oldburn Natalie looks across at the bar, as if only just realising it was so close. "God, we're lucky we didn't blow up the damn place! A long story short; I was minding my own business in the bar when a number of these zombie creatures get all cozy with the windows. A number of us head outside - Egide, Dani, Lily, Mousad and myself - and we had a 'lovely' fight out here. Lots of shooting with strange weaponry and a lot of mess."

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Natalie Oldburn smiled tiredly, nodding. "I wish I had as well. I just hope we haven't done too much damage to the Main Street. Anything you'd like to ask that I haven't answered. The Infected Defence Force seem to know a lot more than I do as well, but they seem to be busy clearing up right about now."