Ivanka the Lynx is a former member of the Ice Clan of Kyanos, and the sister of Isaldymas the Lynx. She disappeared from the clan years ago at the age of eighteen and was presumed to be deceased; in reality, she is now a member of the Boreal Acolytes.
A slender lynx who stands a little bit over three feet tall, Ivanka has a short muzzle with a triangular nose, large, diamond-shaped ears ending in tufts, and a short, fluffy tail. Her upper canine teeth also stick out of her mouth slightly.
Her fur is primarily baby blue eyes in color, with a white muzzle, inner ears, chest, and stomach, as well as azure ears and eye markings, an azure stripe on the bridge of her nose, and azure stripes that extend from her eyes and down her jawline; she also has a collection of azure spots decorating her shoulders and upper back. She has no hair on her head, instead having a tuft of longer fur on her forehead and longer fur at the back of her head that's tied into a low ponytail, and her eyes are celadon in color.
Her outfit consists of an antique ruby shawl over a black tank top, elbow-length, fingerless antique ruby gloves, black shorts, and antique ruby boots with white cuffs.
Disappearing from the Ice Clan
Ivanka was eighteen when she disappeared from the Ice Clan. She had been out on patrol in the surrounding forest, and ended up going further than she should have. While trying to cross a frozen lake, the ice broke beneath her, sending her into the frigid water below.
She would have drowned then and there were it not for the intervention of a passing group of Mobians. One of them quickly dove in to rescue her, pulling up the unconscious lynx who had hit her head on a thick chunk of ice when she fell.
Ivanka was taken back to a small base owned by the small group and nursed back to health, and while she made a full recovery, she ended up losing a good portion of her memory due to the head injury. She no longer remembered that she was a member of the Ice Clan, and she did not remember her sister, Isaldymas.
Joining the Boreal Acolytes
Ivanka had already been a battle mage of the Ice Clan before her mysterious disappearance, but as a result of her now training with the Boreal Acolytes, her abilities have increased by quite a bit. She wields high-level Ice techniques with relative ease, although she's not quite at the overall level that former Acolyte Icette is.
While her primary style is reminiscent of the Battle Mages of the Ice Clan, Ivanka still has some skill in hand-to-hand combat; being a lynx, she has very sharp teeth and claws, making for effective natural weapons, although her physical strength isn't really anything special. She also has impeccable eyesight and hearing, and it's difficult to ambush her because of this.
Ivanka is relatively resistant to the Elements of Ice and Water (her Ice resistance is somewhat higher, however). She is quite fast, and can easily outpace slower foes and evade their attacks.
Ivanka is weak to the Elements of Fire and Earth. Her defenses aren't anything special, therefore she mostly relies on her agility to try and evade potentially devastating attacks, and to survive against multiple opponents. Being a manipulator of Ice, severe ambient heat can render her powers nigh useless. Her thalassophobia can easily be used against her, as the mere sight of any sufficiently deep body of water can send her into a panic; leading her to such a location will easily overwhelm her with fear.
Friends and Foes
- The Boreal Acolytes -
- Icette the Cryochidna - A former member of the Boreal Acolytes who left for reasons unknown.
- Isaldymas the Lynx - Ivanka's older sister.
- Rathnait the Seal - It's implied that Ivanka has a slight crush on Rathnait, possible due to the fact that she was the one who saved her from drowning. It is currently unknown if Rathnait returns her affections.
Soft-spoken and shy, Ivanka tends to keep to herself when possible, and is slow to warm up to strangers. The only people she's really close to are the other members of the Boreal Acolytes.
Due to nearly drowning when she was eighteen, Ivanka has severe thalassophobia, to the point where even the sight of the ocean or any deep body of water can cause her to panic.