- Name: Thana Anthis
- Alias: Assassin Priestess
- Sex: Female
- Age: 29
- Race: Human
- Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
- Occupation: Former priestess and assassin, adventurer
- Alignment: Neutral
The Assassin Priestess
Thana Anthis's as her title would suggest is both an assassin and a priestess, or rather she used to be. She was born in Greece during ancient times. Her family had the tradition of sending a daughter away to become a priestess and so Thana was chosen for the task. She started living in the Temple of Artemis and made a vow of chastity. She lived life as a priestess for several years, fairly normal and plain, however secretly she was also trained. She was trained to become the next Assassin Priestess of the temple when the current one passed away. An Assassin Priestess was an instrument of the gods, a merciless killer that strikes at night and punishes those foolish enough to anger the gods or disrespect them. As predicted the current Assassin Priestess passed away, slain in battle and Thana quickly took her place. Though the position granted her amazing power it also forever bound her to the temple. She no longer had the chance to quit her duty and leave like any other priestess and would have to stay there until the end of her days.
Slowly she grew accustomed to her daily life and even the trade of killing became just a routine for her. However one day when she returned from one of her missions she found herself overpowered by other priestesses and strapped to a table. A ritual was performed on her, her eyes sewn shut and a blindfold placed over them. Her body was put in a coma where are her bodily functions. She no longer aged or had any vital signs but was very alive. Centuries later she awoke in a dungeon below the ruins of the temple she used to call home. Once she freed both herself and her eyes from their bondage she set foot in the 21st century.
In the meantime Thana became some sort of adventurer. She is mostly enjoying the freedom she got out of this deal and the new possibilities that opened up. She is still trying to restore her connection to the gods and also trying to find out why she was put in the situation she found herself in, but most of all she's really just enjoying herself.
Thana happens to have a very outgoing personality. Having lived her past life as reserved and secluded as possible, she uses her freedom to completely turn her life around. She travels around and is more than eager to meet new people or explore new places. She doesn't seem to hold back all to much when it comes to new things, trying out new foods, considering different ways of life and gladly accepting new ideas with an open mind. After all the current world offers a lot more than what she had access to in the past and now that she finally has a chance to try it all out she will do so. Furthermore she's a fast learner and easily adapts to new situations which means that she handles the culture shock rather well, even if she doesn't know something or sees a piece of technology for the first time she will pretend like she has complete understanding of it if it seems that acting otherwise would be abnormal.
Having spend a lot of time being completely chaste and practically having no contact with the other gender in her past life also made her go all out in modern times. Thana is very well aware of her good looks and has no shame when it comes to putting them to use. She has noticed that just a few suggestive looks and a bit of charm will get the attention of any man and every time it happens it brings a satisfied smirk to her face. She will flirt with just about any man she finds attractive, even those that are married and who's wives are right next to them. Sometimes she pretends she's oblivious to the anger she invokes in other women, and someone she even smirks a bit with enjoyment and delight in her eyes. She feels that it's her good right to do so after the many years spent in solitude. Despite that Thana is far away from being simply selfish, in fact she'll go out of her way to help others, not for personal gain but simply for the other person's sake. That is especially true for those who are imprisoned in one way or another and their freedom is restricted. On the other hand her own freedom is always her top priority and so she's ready to perform a variety of morally questionable deeds to keep it and in that respect she's not above to returning to her old profession of being an assassin.
In fact, having her cornered like an animal is likely to push a berserk button or two she has and usually the result isn't pretty.
Thana has a very striking appearance. Being both tall and slim, with milky white skin and long silky hair she usually manages to attract a lot of attention. She usually wears a short strapless black dress and thigh high leather boots, leaving her shoulders and upper part of the back completely bare. Though she has strikingly beautiful red eyes they are usually hidden behind a leather blindfold or in some rare cases she wears glasses, allowing others to see them. Her hair is a dark shade of pink, nearly purple and reaches all the way down her back and she sometimes ties a ribbon into it at the very end.
Powers and Abilities
Thana though technically is human comes from the age of gods and thus is well beyond the human standards of today. Though she was a priestess before anything else she did also as an assassin of the gods themselves, Artemis most of all. Thouse who angered the gods or refused to make proper sacrifices or tributes would often become her targets and though she'd strike with poison or under the cover of the night it wasn't too rare for her to also have to deal with guards or make a quick escape. As such she possesses amazing reflexes and speed. Furthermore she has beast-like agility, being able to run on all four limbs and do so faster than she would on only her legs. Her main weakness would be that she lacks any exceptional strength or durability and thus must rely on her speed, endurance and wits to stay alive during combat. Being a priestess and having been blessed by the gods however she also possesses a certain resistance to magic and the like. She is also skilled when it comes to hunting animals, collecting herbs and brewing potions and poisons though usually needs quite some preparation to do so and as such is not very reliable mid-combat. Having her eyes covered with a blindfold for a long time also made her develop a very keen sense of hearing and smell as well as a sense of touch. As such she is capable of navigating through complete darkness as if it was broad daylight. These enchanted senses just make her seem like a beast even more in fact.
Thana's weapon of choice appear to be two crude giant nails. The objects were obviously crafted for stabbing and assassination rather than slicing, however Thana is capable of utilizing them in combat just fine. Both of the nails have a chain each attached to them with a metal ring around the chain, great for disarming, binding, catching or even hanging potential enemies and targets.
Rites of the Gods
As a priestess Thana can perform Rites by offering a bit of her blood as a sacrifice to the gods. Depending on what god she calls upon the effect will be different and the powers of the right itself will also depend on the amount of blood used and how well connected Thana is to the god. Since a long time has passed Thana lost the connection she had to the gods and it will take her a considerable amount of time or at least a visit to the temples of each god to restore a firm connection to each of them.
Rite of Artemis - Artemis being the goddess Thana firmly served and who's temple she lived in almost her entire life is also the only preserved Rite even in this day and age. The effect of the Rite is quite simple, once Thana spills her blood and calls out to Artemis, the sky opens up and arrows rain down upon her enemies. Even with minimal blood offered up the arrows are still more powerful than modern bullets. Artemis being a goddess often associated with forests also means that the effect of the rite increases if performed inside the boundaries of one. In that case the arrows can come from any direction rather than just the sky. If Thana offers up the maximum amount of blood she can the rite becomes more powerful and the rain of arrow at that point is not unlike a strategic carpet bombing.