Some people just seem to be born with every advantage, and so it is with Alexis Falken. Born to a wealthy family in New York, she was both physically and mentally gifted and grew from a 'darling baby' into an 'adorable little girl' and is currently (in the words of most of her classmates), 'a total hottie'. Alexis has always been an over-achiever, winning numerous awards for both academic and athletic excellence, and holds the New York City record for the 100m freestyle swim for junior high girls. While some of her peers are stronger, smarter, faster, ect., Alexis was always the best all-around and made up the difference through sheer hard work and determination. Competition always came naturally to Alexis; her father never had to push her into any activity, Alexis always jumped in full-bore. Now a senior, she's a straight-A student, captain of the varsity cheerleading team, captain of the girl's varsity swim team, student body vice-president, and waiting to hear back on her applications to Columbia and NYU. In fact, the only blemish apparent on Alexis' perfect life is the fact that she's never known her mother, her parents having split shortly after her birth and her father was granted sole custody.
Life went on much as it always did for Alexis, until the weird times came. The whole 'reappearance of the Gods' thing. And then the Atlanteans reappearing and taking over New York. Alexis coped with all the changes as well as she could, but always felt that there was something big looming on the horizon; something that she was a part of. Then came her 18th birthday, on the Winter Solstice, and her mother walked back into her life. Or rather, drove back in. Freida Falken said that the sliver Jaguar XK8 parked outside was Alexis' present, and that she had more to talk to her daughter about. There was tension between her parents, but Alexis thought that was just natural. And while she was still a bit resentful towards her mother for abandoning the family, she felt an instant bond form with the vibrant mother she'd always heard about but never known.
The drive was long and Freida made small talk as she instructed her daughter to drive out of the city, away from the Atlanteans and into upstate New York. In the back of her mind, Alexis knew she should be cautious, but something compelled her to follow her mother's instructions.It was at a small lakeside cabin, about 3 hours outside of New York, that Freida revealed the truth to Alexis: Freida was really Freya, the Norse Goddess of fertility, magic, and war, and Queen of the Valkyries. Freya told her daughter of the escape of the Titans, the war in the Overworld, and the (vague) threat that the Atlanteans represented. It was hard to believe, but after Freida/Freya summoned her cat-drawn chariot that flew down from the heavens, Alexis was a believer. Freya gifted Alexis with other Birthrights: the sword Brightfang, runic jewelry to tap her innate powers, and a huge black panther named Nottvindr that was able to fly and serve as Alexis' mount. Before she departed, Freya also gave Alexis the name of a martial arts instructor in New York City, Karen Valentine, who was really the Valkyrie named Kara.
The parting was bittersweet for Alexis, but she understood that her mother had duties and a war to fight. The first thing Alexis did after driving back to New York was to look up Kara, who was to be her protector and trainer. The rest of winter break passed by in a blur of long days of training as Kara instructed her young ward in the arts of battle, harnessing her divine powers, and the basic of the lore of the Aesir and the Overworld War. Alexis is still raw in her training, but times are desperate, and Freya has instructed Kara to help Alexis take the next step in her journey: joining a band of her fellow Scions.
Eager and energetic. Alexis seems to be perpetually smiling and has a very 'let's get going!' attitude. She's friendly and will strike up conversations with strangers easily. In dangerous situations, she's cautious, holding back and making sure there's a plan rather than charging in. Her biggest fault, though, is that while she's smart, she can be a bit naive about the whole Scion thing; she mentions things she shouldn't without making sure that the person she's talking to is filled in fully or makes references to things like New York rather than New Atlantis. In time, she'll lose this habit.
Ty- Her older half-brother. Alexis really wants them to be friends and family, but Ty is reluctant. She's wiling to give him his space, though; all cats need time to come around and accept affection.
Shawn- Strange tai-chi guy she met in Central Park. They talked a bit about philosophy, purpose, and paths. She may look him up later for training and guidance.
Naomi- Girl she met in Central Park. For once, Alexis didn't spill the beans about being a Scion first. They exchanged phone numbers.
Will- Cool guy she met in Battery Park. They know each other as Scions. They exchanged numbers and talk sometimes.
Dion, Jo, Aillen, Hopper, and Sophia- The first real band of Scions she's met. She keeps running into them and wants to join them. Right now, she just kind of hangs out with them at Middle Grounds from time to time.
Neil- Boyfirend! <3 Bandmates with Dion, Jo, Aillen, and Hopper, they started spending time together and, with a bit of hints and urging, Neil asked her out. They balance each other well, with Neil's calm temperament countering Alexis' exuberance. Whether it's the Real Thing or a mutual crush, time will tell.
Events Thus Far
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|Strength 3||Charisma 4||Perception 2|
|Dexterity 3||Manipulation 3||Intelligence 3|
|Stamina 3||Appearance 4||Wits 2|
|Academics 3||Animal Ken 2||Art (Acting) 2|
|Art (Dance) 3||Athletics 3||Awareness 3|
|Brawl 2||Command 2||Control (Car) 2|
|Craft (Cooking) 2||Empathy 2||Fortitude 2|
|Integrity 2||Melee 4||Occult 2|
|Presence 3||Stealth 2|
|Creature: Nottvindr 4||Guide: Kara 4||Relic: Algiz Ring 3|
|Relic: Ansuz Necklace 1||Relic: Brightfang 3||Relic: Cat's Charm 3|
|Relic: Perthro Ring 1|
|Animal Communication (Cat)||Assess Health||Battle Cry|
|Bestial Endowment||Blessing of Bravery||Vigil Brand|
|Benefit Of The Doubt||Blinding Visage||Body Armor|
|Charmer||Holy Rampage||My Eyes Are Up Here|
|Opening Gambit||Perfect Partner||Self Healing|
|Untouchable Opponent||Uplifting Might|
|Strength 2||Charisma 2||Perception|
|Stamina 2||Appearance 2||Wits 1|
|Courage 2||Endurance 2||Expression 3|
|Legend 3||Legend Points 9|
|Wounds 0 0 0||Willpower 5|
|Health -0 -1 -1 -2 -2 -4 I D|