Lyra

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Lizzie met her at the gate
Full of wise upbraidings:
“Dear, you should not stay so late,
Twilight is not good for maidens;
Should not loiter in the glen
In the haunts of goblin men.”
– Christina Rossetti, Goblin Market

“Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.”
– Gen. John Stark, state motto of New Hampshire

Overview

Four years ago, Lyra Garrett was a bright, friendly, pretty, and popular teenager from Hanging Hills. She'd beaten the odds and made it out of Four Towns Memorial not just with a diploma but with a college acceptance already in hand. She had a pestersome little brother, a lifelong best friend, and a mischievous dog. She was going places; maybe she wasn't going all the way to the top, but she was going somewhere.

Lyra, along with her friend Celia Ashe, disappeared just before she was supposed to leave for college, taken by a madman who modern society had driven over the edge. Celia never made it home, but somehow, Lyra escaped; it was three days before searchers found her, and when they did, she was no longer the bright, friendly, popular girl her friends remembered.

She still had her ticket out of Four Towns, it just wasn't the one she'd planned for. College wasn't in the cards any longer, and only after years away from home has she finally been able to come back to the Fallcoast area at all. Now she sings melancholy songs in smoky nightclubs and watches the audience with haunted eyes, while people who knew her shake their heads at how easy it is for a life to get derailed.

Hooks
  • Four Towns: Lyra graduated in 2013; her little brother's still in school. Were you there at the same time? Or did you just live in the same lower-middle-class neighborhood?
  • Mage: She's a little wary of other members of the sorority of the so-called Wise, but wariness doesn't keep her from being polite. Even if she doesn't invite you for tea, there's sure to be something you can talk about.
  • Necromancy: If you're dead, or used to be, or are followed around by ghosts, or are otherwise involved with the unquiet, Lyra is likely to notice. She may or may not strike up a conversation, depending on exactly what she sees, but she'll certainly be interested.
  • Tarot: Lyra has a minor mania for it. She has a whole spiel about how it's not really magic, it's just a tool for people to stir insights about themselves that they didn't realize they had, but the fact of the matter is that she's almost never without a deck and is constantly consulting it.
  • Singing: If you go to the sort of nightclubs that hire mournful young women in somber dresses to sing songs about getting cheated on by their lovers, you're not unlikely to know Lyra. She's not a great singer, and she'll never get signed to a record label -- she's just good enough to keep that sort of job.
  • Spirits: As with necromancy, Lyra has a keen eye for things going on in Twilight. She is, if anything, more wary with people who are spiritually noticeable than she is with other Magi, but wary doesn't mean she'll run the other way. At least, it doesn't necessarily mean that.
Notable Stats
  • Persuasion ••••: Maybe it's just that she always looks like she's had a rough day, but one way or another she's good at getting people to see things her way.
  • Intimidation ••••: There's something vaguely unsettling about her. Which is odd, because she doesn't look or act at all threatening.
  • Striking Looks •: She's nice to look at in a film noir kind of way, even if she probably wasn't even the prettiest girl in her high school.
  • Striking Voice •: A pleasant lyric contralto. Perfect for lullabyes and sad, moody songs.
Acquaintances
  • Bente: You really should have picked someone else for this job. I'll do what I can, though.
  • Brando: Sometimes a blunt instrument is all you really need.
  • Ian: Gone. I can't say that came as a surprise.
  • Sage: Probably crazy. Definitely dangerous. Fortunately, not my problem.
  • Tristan: I wonder how many broken things you know how to put back together?
Stereotypes
  • Mage the awakening.png Everything that makes humans human -- from the noblest impulses to the basest.
Gallery

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Quotes

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Lyra Garrett
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Played By: Jennifer Connelly
Full Name:: Lyra Elizabeth Garrett
Appears In-game As: Lyra
Date of Birth: August 29, 1995
Apparent Age: Early twenties
Height: 5'7"
Build: Slender
Hair: Coal
Eyes: Brackish
Occupation: Nightclub Singer
Virtue: Charity
Vice: Greed

Type: Mage
Shadowname: Elegy
Path: Moros
Order: Adamantine Arrow
Legacy: None
Cabal: None
Soundtrack

16 Horsepower - Nobody 'Cept You

Used to run in the cemetery
Dance and run and sing when I was a child
And it never seemed strange
Now I just pass mournfully
By that place where the bones of life are piled
I know somethin' has changed

Shawn Colvin - Sunny Came Home

Sunny came home to her favorite room
Sunny sat down in the kitchen
She opened a book and a box of tools
Sunny came home with a mission

k. d. lang - Skylark

Oh skylark
Have you seen a valley green with spring?
Where my heart can go a-journeying
Over the shadows and the rain
To a blossom covered lane

Warren Zevon - Splendid Isolation

I'm putting tinfoil up on the windows
Lying down in the dark to dream
I don't want to see their faces
I don't want to hear them scream

Michelle Branch - All You Wanted

I wanted to be like you
I wanted everything
So I tried to be like you
And I got swept away
I didn't know that
It was so cold and
You needed someone
To show you the way
So I took your hand and
We figured out that
When the time comes
I'd take you away.
Logs
  • (2016.03.11)
New Kid on the Block
  • (2016.04.22)
A hunka burning clues
  • (2016.05.01)
Beltane BBQ
  • (2016.05.12)
Ad Lib Arrow
  • (2016.05.14)
Death and Destiny - The Choice
  • (2016.05.28)
A Quiver Reloaded
  • (2016.06.03)
Haunted House
  • (2016.06.12)
Consilium Caucus June 2016
  • (2016.06.23)
Ladies Night on the Marina
  • (2016.07.04)
PrP: Do the Smoke Detector
  • (2016.07.07)
You Must Gather Your Party Before Venturing Forth
  • (2016.07.08)
PrP: Fire in My Bones
  • (2016.07.09)
PrP: The Boy is Mine
  • (2016.07.11)
Your Party Has Been Waylaid by Enemies
  • (2016.07.09)
Adamantine Arrow Caucus July 2016
  • (2016.07.16)
Arrow Patrol: The Kaiju
  • (2016.07.18)
PrP: A Terraquous Pond
  • (2016.08.06)
Here Be Dragons
  • (2016.08.15)
The Pentacle: Pylon Welcome Wagon