Pietra the Hedgehog is a child born into the Earth Clan of Temblor.
Pietra the Hedgehog
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As a young girl, Pietra looks very similar to her mother at that age, although she lacks the long cat tail, and has slightly longer and more numerous quils from her father, as well as his blue eyes.
Normally, Pietra wears a mottled brown cloak, similar to her father's forest camouflage cloak, but in a more rocky colour scheme, as well as a black vest underneath. In addition, she wears a tan skirt, and a simple pair of leather sandals.
Pietra was conceived and born while her parents were both teenagers, her mother at the age of seventeen. This was seen as a concern by the Earth Clan, as they doubted that the parents would be prepared to surrender their positions in the clan for the sake of their new daughter. They were proven wrong. Visoravan, her mother, stepped down from active duty as a summoner to raise her daughter and train her beasts, while her father, Suolo, began to train twice as hard as an assassin.
Two years later, Suolo was given a job to take out the man who killed his family. But, before he departed for that job, he negotiated with the clan to ensure that Visoravan and Pietra were cared for if he was slain. Unsurprisingly, they accepted. Many in the clan had fallen for the young hedgehog, who seemed to be a purebred hedgehog, even though both parents were hybrids. Indeed, as she grew up she showed the same natural talent in Geomancy as her father, although she lacked his naturally stealthy movement skills.
Of course, as the child of two active combatants, as Visoravan couldn't stay inactive forever, Pietra was always interested in their work. Suolo was happy to help train her in Geomancy, but he was never quite happy to teach her about what he did. Meanwhile, Visoravan wasn't quite convinced that their daughter would ever quite master summoning or beast taming, as Pietra had never been confident with the Stone Griffon that Visoravan summoned. However, both parents noticed that their daughter had developed a trait uncommon amongst the medics - she could use earth against a wound with geomancy to heal. This natural healing skill prompted them to ask a medic to keep their eye on her, because she had the potential to be a future medic of great skill.
As a child of the Earth Clan, Pietra has already started learning geomancy and basic combat skills, although not at the same intense pace as a teenager with a defined path. However, her parents have already hinted to the others in the clan that the young hedgehog may become a healer, due to an instinctive skill to use geomancy to encourage the earthen materials in the body to repair the body. This skill is often regarded as one of the most difficult to master, but Pietra uses it with innate skill, although some attempts still fail to activate properly and result in a layer of dirt forming over the target area.
As a manipulator of Earth, the element of Water is probably the greatest strength against her. But, due to her age, she hasn't faced many elemental fighters herself, so her true strength is unknown.
- Rock Blast
- Rock Throw
- Rock Wreck (Normally fails when used to counter a more experienced fighter)
- Stone Edge (Often crumbles in mid-air as she is still learning how to fully form the attack)
Just like her mother, Pietra is kind and gentle, a natural healer's mannerism. However, unlike her mother, the young hedgehog is unsettled by wild animals and cannot calm them down in the same instinctive way. However, when she spends time with the other children in the Earth Clan, she is one of the most accepting of difference, even of outsiders.