Odain Alias: Michelle Snowdon
Played By: Ben-San Arizona (email@example.com)
Homeworld: Thousand Arms
Michelle is a moderately attractive young girl, about 14 or 15. Her hair is dark brown, and falls in a plait most of the way down her back. She wears glasses over her grey eyes, and usually wears a plain and modest but quite well-made dusty-blue dress. Biologically, Michelle is male, but this is not apparent without inspection of the relevant area. She carries her costumes and tools in a large purse-like bag with a shoulder strap.
Michelle is a Dress Master, able to create magical Spirit Costumes. When she decides to start making a Spirit Costume, she must have dress-quality cloth and her magic needle at hand, and begins to sew a simple garment while softly chanting. The chant attracts a Spirit into the garment, which changes as she makes it; once the garment has attracted a Spirit, the chant is unnecessary. The design for the Spirit Costume will appear in her mind once a Spirit has been attracted, and she must follow this design exactly. The materials she is using will change into suitable materials for the costume. Each Spirit Costume has powers and a personality of its own; her current Spirit Costumes are listed under Equipment. Once a Spirit Costume has been made, she is able to "quick-change" into it as long as it's on her person by pulling a large cloth specially-made for this purpose out and throwing it into the air in a certain way. The cloth will hang in the air, obscuring her from view, as her clothes and the Spirit Costume swiftly change places, after which the cloth will return to her purse. When she wishes to turn back into her usual self, the cloth will leap out, encircle her for a moment, then return to her purse, leaving her in her usual clothes. Simply wearing a Spirit Costume puts a slow drain on her mental and mystical energies, which increases when she uses that costume's Special Power (as listed under the individual costumes). Simply wearing a Costume, her power recharges at about the same rate that the Costume drains it; however, after using a Special Power she will eventually have to return to her usual self. The more often she uses the Powers, the sooner she'll have to return to Michelle to recharge. She is unable to sense Spirits as a Spirit Blacksmith might, although she can sense magically-imbued clothes, fabrics, or garments.
Michelle is biologically male, and therefore has the traditional vulnerable spot of that gender no matter what costume she wears.
In addition to her Spirit Costuming, she is an excellent tailor and clothing designer, with a good sense of design and color and a good feel for materials. She also has a number of other typical domestic skills (cooking, cleaning, and so forth), as well as knowing how to care for domestic animals and household tools fairly well.
Her purse holds considerably more than a purse of its size rightfully ought to, and is a good deal sturdier than it looks. It contains her magic needle (which is required for Spirit Costuming), a fair quantity of assorted high-quality fabrics and threads, her Quick-Change Cloth, and, most importantly, her Spirit Costumes. These include wigs which somehow cover her long hair and magically change her eye color, and are listed below.
Michelle is a shy, quiet girl who would rather listen than talk. She is friendly and sympathetic, verging on naivete. Once she has accepted someone as a friend, she is very affectionate in a quiet sort of way, especially towards older female friends. She isn't fond of boys, especially forwards boys or "perverts".
The Snowdon family has a long history of producing skilled Dress Masters. In every generation, the oldest daughter is obliged to become a Dress Master and the leader of the family, and her siblings often choose to become Dress Masters as well. Unfortunately, the most recent Lady Snowdon was long unable to have a child. Despairing for his sister's plight, her brother set forth with his Spirit Costumes to find the Gem Mistress Metalia, who was able to give him a brooch that would guarantee her one child. Nine months later, a shocking discovery was made: the child was a boy. They named him Michael.
While his parents never tried to force Michael to be their daughter rather than their son, he knew that they were saddened by the end of the tradition. Moreover, he found that even though he was biologically male, the Spirits still considered him the Snowdon Heir and shaped his costumes appropriately.. although they were kind enough to include compensation for the parts which nature had denied him. Soon, he decided that the world would look more kindly on a girl who turned into a woman at times than a boy who did the same, and took upon himself the identity of Michelle Snowdon, the next Lady Snowdon.