Coralynn "Cora" Nicolae-Child of Hermes -Twin sister of Marcella/Pick-pocket extraordinaire/Master Thief Age: 18Height: 5'3Weight: 118 lbs Sexuality: StraightRelationship Status: Taken Health Status: HealthyMain Weapon: Sword & Hands – "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing"
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself
Marcella and Cora were born seventeen years ago to Ava Shuvani and Hermes in Great Britain. Ava and Hermes relationship was a quick affair, Hermes fell in love with Ava during his travels when he stayed with a gypsy camp. But unfortunately Ava's family were old school gypsies, and she was arranged to marry another man, but that did not stop a determined god like Hermes, shortly after the wedding Hermes visited Ava again while her new husband Stefan was away in a nearby town. They shared a "magical moment", and then he disappeared with a promise of a return. However, his return never came. Ava then found out that she was pregnant, but her gut feeling told her that it was not Stefan's child, her suspicion was proven right when she received a visit from her mother Lydia, who happened to be a daughter of Hecate, gave her a fortune telling using the tarot cards.
Lydia decided to stay with Stefan's caravan until the child was born, and assist her daughter through the pregnancy. When the girls were born it was just Ava and Lydia, alone in the camp and for good reason too. During the birth, Ava had almost died, but it was Lydia's magic that helped keep mother and daughters alive. As she cleaned the girls off Lydia, noticed a strange ethereal light that seemed to glow from inside them, and when she looked up she saw Hermes smiling proudly down upon his newest daughters.
When Stefan returned, he gazed upon the girls with the same warmth Hermes showed and he knew he would try to make these girls as happy as they could be. That is when the heavy-duty work began Ava and Stefan used all of their cunning and smarts to raise these girls. Marcella began following some of the older women in the caravan who taught her how to do the classic dances of the gypsy line. Marcella loved the dancing so much that her energy and liveliness seemed to expand into others. The more she danced the more people just watched and could not turn away. Marcella was easily able to use this to get a lot of money… but the use for the money would become apparent. Cora's path to riches was not as clean. She had decided to follow her uncles, and learned the useful skills of pickpocketing and lock picking. She quickly and efficiently stole off tourists that visited the camp. She knew even though her methods were not the best they were for a good cause.
Now to the reason for the money collection, since they were young Marcella and Cora knew that according to tradition, they would be married away to arranged husbands, but the girls enjoyed life and the freedom it brings. However, they knew that there was a chance that their husbands would be good like Stefan.
Lydia had decided when the girls were born, that she would only tell them of their real father, if it became necessary. As they travelled around a lot, and used very little technology, such as cell phones, the girls made it to 14 before any monster attacks. One day, while the girls were on their own getting some supplies in a nearby town, a hell hound attack. Fortunately, a satyr had been keeping watch on them and was nearby, he managed to distract the hellhound, Cora’s pocketknife transformed into a Celestial Bronze sword, and they were able to kill the hellhound. The satyr told them about demigods and such, and accompanied them back to their family to discuss going to a camp in America to train. Lydia, being a demigod herself, knew this day would come, but had high doubts that Stefan would allow the girls to travel to America. As she suspected, there was no convincing him to allow such a thing, so the satyr left without them, and Lydia secretly took on the job of training them to take on monsters.
A little over a year and a half prior to the their eighteenth birthday, during an annual meeting between gypsy covens, Marcella and Cora met their prospective husbands, but they were not nice and kind like Stefan they were mean and seemed to be somewhat abusive. When they felt each other's panic, they knew they would need to get out of there and find their own lives, Later that night the girls decided to run away and try to scrounge up enough money to travel to America. They fled to the city, and used their combined gifts of dancing and pickpocketing to raise enough money for plane tickets to New York. Lydia, looking into her crystal ball, saw what her granddaughters were planning and intercepted the. She gave them each a special pendant, as well as some drachmas should they need to contact her and directions to Camp Half-Blood once they got off the plane in New York.
Shortly after, they saw a crowd, and decided to get some quick cash. Marcella began dancing, mesmerizing the entire crowd while Cora got to work. As she stole and picked Cora became increasingly worried that cops would show up. She signalled to her sister using their empathy link to mark one more victim, and they were done. Cora got to the man, reached into his bag, and pulled out a short stack of papers, along with some cash. As she turned, she saw the man wink at her and just disappear. Cora ran while her sister received many congratulations on her dancing. When they got back to their motel room, the girls looked at the stack of papers. Two items were plane tickets to New York for later that night, and another item was a letter from Hermes to his daughters. The letter explained much more of what Lydia had told them earlier, and that Hermes was immensely proud of what his daughters were doing. That night the girls went to the airport, and got on the plane to New York. While they flew, one flight attendant kept bothering them, and looking at them strangely. Near the end of the flight, the attendant approached the two girls and just started strangling Cora. As she lifted Cora, a girl thrust a sword through the flight attendant causing her appearance to change to that of a snake woman. The girl then pressed the blade of the sword and which caused it to turn into a ring. The girl introduced herself as Hailey, and explained to them that they were just attacked by a dracnae, and that they must be demigods if they were attacked. When the plane landed the Hailey took Marcella and Cora to Camp Half-Blood and made sure that they got comfortable in the Hermes Cabin.
Cora is a master pickpocket; while her sister distracts people, she can quickly and effectively steal people's money
The sisters share an empathic link
Weapon of Choice
Sword or dagger
Quests Been On
Children of Hermes are skilled thieves and are able to disarm an opponent and take their weapon easily.
Children of Hermes have the ability to see each specific hole in another person’s defenses and are proficient at striking them in order to do the most efficient amount of damage.
Children of Hermes have innate reflexes which allows them to fight and dodge quickly.
Children of Hermes are extremely proficient with thrown weapons.
Children of Hermes have the inhuman ability to leap great distances at once which this can be used to dodge or attack.
Children of Hermes, while unable to fly, have the ability to glide slowly when they want to do so.
Children of Hermes are extremely athletic and are proficient in dodge-rolls which allows them to avoid physical attacks easily.
Children of Hermes are able to increae their speed and stealth in short bursts, making them faster than most and undetectable for a short time
(Will have access to 23 Noember 2012) Children of Hermes are able to endow a pair a shoes with ethereal wings which grant the wearer temporary flight, they may use it for themselves or give them to another, however they are only able to go as high as just over the tree tops, and they only last for a couple of days at most before the wings lose power.
(Will have access to 23 23 February 2013) Children of Hermes can shift into a hawk for short periods of time granting them flight, the longer they retain this form, the more energy it drains and the more time they need to rest between transformations
Children of Hermes make excellent thieves.
Children of Hermes often have restless spirits and enjoy travelling.
Children of Hermes often do well when competing in athletic contests.
Because Hermes “invented” the Internet, his children are able to use the Internet without drawing any extra attention to themselves from monsters.
Children of Hermes have excellent memories for remembering messages
Children of Hermes have excellent sense of directions, are able to find and travel to any location in the world with ease
General & Misc Info
Think you've seen it all? Think again. Outside those doors, we might see anything. We could find new worlds, terrifying monsters, impossible things. And if you come with me... nothing will ever be the same again!
She's generally willing to steal from anyone, not a great code of ethics, but it's how she was raised. Being raised in a very traditional traveller family, she never had a real boyfriend until she came to camp, she's happy to be at camp and never looks back, but she does miss her gran from time to time.
I finally have my first boyfriend, Bartholomew Abrams. He's AMAZING!!!!!!
Meaning of Sign
Element = Earth
Ruling Planet = Saturn
Symbol = The Goat
Birth Stone = Garnet
Rose: I thought you and me were—well, I obviously got it wrong. I've been to the year 5 billion, right, but this...now, this is really seeing the future. You just leave us behind. Is that what you're gonna do to me?
The Doctor: No. Not to you. Rose: But Sarah Jane. You were that close to her once, and now you never even mention her. Why not? The Doctor: I don't age. I regenerate. But humans decay; you wither and you die. Imagine watching that happen to someone that you— Rose: What, Doctor? The Doctor: You can spend the rest of your life with me, but I can't spend the rest of mine with you. I have to live on. Alone. That's the curse of the Time Lords.
–The Doctor & Rose
Occupation & Self-Perception
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Trouble's just the bits-in-between! It's all waiting out there, Jackie. And it's brand new to me—all those planets and creatures and horizons! I haven't seen them yet, not with these eyes. And it is gonna be...fantastic!