|Character class||Mage, Expert|
|Relative(s)||High elven father (fate unknown), human mother (fate unknown), foster mother (fate unknown), Incantagos ("son")|
Maaia was born in northern Lordaeron and raised by an enigmatic woman in place of her real parents. When it was discovered that magic came to the young girl as easily as flight to a bird, the woman sent her charge to Dalaran to study among the magi there as soon as she came of age.
Of Maaia's life in Dalaran, little is known, but after the fall she traveled west to Kalimdor in search of lore that would help her to prevent such catastrophes as befell her colleagues from ever happening again. She based herself in Theramore Isle, where she made the acquaintance of a member of the order of the Silver Hand. Their friendship matured into love, but soon enough Maaia's jealous nature showed itself and she drove her lover away. Maaia, too, departed, as around that same time Admiral Daelin Proudmoore fell in combat on the isle, and Maaia knew all too well that half-elves made appropriate targets for frustrated elves and humans when great leaders were lost. Even though her searches for treasure were largely fruitless, a wanderlust was nonetheless awakened in the half-elf, and in time she found herself assisting the Steamwheedle Cartel and other groups besides, whenever money was offered to her. For the most part, however, she remained in Steamwheedle Port, where she earned money teaching languages to resident and visitor alike and occasionally selling pieces of art she had found in her travels.
In time, Maaia set sail from her home to Northrend aboard a merchant ship with adventurers of the Horde, hoping to renew her search for treasure in the various Titan ruins strewn about the frozen wasteland, as well as get back in touch with the inhabitants of the newly constructed Dalaran... While Maaia failed to find anything she could really sell in the ruins, she did find several very good reasons to dislike the Scourge even more than she initially did, as well as a source of income in the herbs that dotted the wastes.
While exploring one of the many branches of Azjol-Nerub, Maaia made the acquaintance of a rogue member of Malygos' flight masquerading as an elf, and while at first suspicious of her motives, decided that she meant well enough to be trusted. In time, Maaia tired of rifling through frigid ruins and returned to her home in Steamwheedle Port. While attempting to pocket the treasures of Mazthoril, Maaia found an egg all but abandoned, and a dragon she could only assume to be its mother lying nearby. Curious, she took the egg for herself and presented it to her friend, who suggested she raise the young dragon that would inevitably hatch from it.
Within weeks, the egg hatched and a blue whelp emerged, named "Incantagos" by Maaia, and raised by both she and her ally. The whelp proved to be more of a good influence on his foster mother than she is to him, although he seems to have inherited at least some of her dry wit and sharp tongue.
Maaia has recently decided to join the Horde after hearing a member of the Darkspear tribe make mention of an attempt at reclaiming the Echo Isles by Vol'jin and several others. While she was born a part of the Alliance, like many half-elves, she found better treatment in the company of the Horde, and her assistance in the reclamantion sealed her place. ...at least for now.
FutureEditThis section concerns content exclusive to Cataclysm.
When the Cataclysm arrives, Maaia's semipermanent home (and storage unit) in Steamwheedle Port will have been destroyed in the flood that claimed the rest of the city. She will certainly bemoan this turn of events, but otherwise remain unaffected.
Because of the harassment she endured when she was younger, Maaia prefers to keep her distance from others and will spend anywhere from minutes to years "feeling somebody out" before she even begins to trust them. It it is all too easy to get on her "bad side" during this "grace period", although it has been noted that an easy way to redeem oneself for the less severe transgressions - at least superficially - is to shower her with compliments and gifts. However long one stays within her good graces will depend on a variety of things, such as the alignment of the stars and perhaps how much humidity is present in the air.
Maaia tends to be moody and somewhat hostile around others if not given a good reason to act otherwise, although she will every so often wax friendly or even helpful. Regardless of her humour she can be blunt and petty, and will only show (consistent) compassion and respect to legitimate authority figures, or trusted friends and Knights of the Silver Hand. Death knights are only respected if under the banner of the Lich King -- those not are generally considered to be beneath her and called "Death Knaves"; Necromancers and warlocks are given similar distance, but more or less tolerated.
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Whether or not Maaia is related to the Dark Ranger, Anthis Sunbow, is debatable. She probably isn't.
I'm usually too lazy to change my RP flags on FlagRSP. sry guise. Please assume that when I'm fighting/doing acheivement runs, in an instance, or I state that I'm Out of Character (by making use of double brackets around my statements), I'm Out of Character.
You might have noticed that before, this profile said other things, and no longer says those things, but instead says completely different things. I can write like one of Blizzard's creative development guys, too! Expect more retcons.