"Varric! I think there's a possum in this trash can! Why are you dragging me away? Varric!"

Overview[edit | edit source]

Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]

Short black hair, cut jaggedly with reckless abandon and striking blue eyes. Is that a stain from lunch on her shirt? Probably. She smells of lilacs and stale vodka.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Always good for a laugh, Teryn appears to rarely take anything seriously. If dared to do something, she will do it.

She is brash and inconsiderate, constantly pushing both friends and enemies alike beyond their boundaries. Underneath all of it she has a heart of gold, if not very much empathy.

Teryn can be graceful when required and talks with her hands.

Talents and Skills[edit | edit source]

Elemental, primal and force magic - anything that lets her see her magic taking a visible effect on the world and allows her to throw people around.

She can also balance drinks on her head while walking. Her mother would be appalled to see her using her lessons on how to be a lady in such a way.

Biography[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Teryn Hawke, T to her family, Hawke to her friends, Lightning Bug to her father, and Firefly to Varric was born in Highever a few months after her parents' crossing from Kirkwall. The Hawkes moved frequently, but most of Teryn's adolescence was spent in Lothering. Teryn was a sensitive child, prone to crying when her feelings were hurt. Over time she learned to hide her tears, coping by locking her feelings behind her external persona.

Always her father's favourite, when she came into her magic at ten she began to be trained and adored the time spent with him. She was devastated by his death and took the responsibility of looking after her mother and siblings very seriously, joining a ring of smugglers to support them. She did her best to train Bethany, who had less raw power but far more capacity for learning the "correct" methods of spellcasting.

In-game[edit | edit source]

Here's what happened during the events of Your OC's game, boyo.

Post-game[edit | edit source]

Here's what happened after the events of said game, brosef.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Here's what happened with the companions, yo.

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Varric's nickname for Teryn, Firefly, was initially Thunderbolt - thunder and lightning always go together, and Teryn has a particular love of lightning magic. When she mentioned that her father's name for her had been Lightning Bug, Varric adjusted it to Firefly.

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