pathfinder / LG human / fighter (tower shield specialist)
Jericha is 62 year-old mother of three who spent many years of her life raising her children and supporting her family. Her husband, Joaquim, was a member of the town guard. Most inauspiciously, the couple lived to see all three of their children die in a series of unfortunate events. When her husband was killed defending their town from a villanous scourge, Jericha did not join her fellow widows in traditional mourning.
Instead, Jericha donned her late husband’s armor, much too large for most women and broad in the shoulder, and his signature eagle helm. She liquidated their home and valuables and moved to a new city to defend it from the same scourge that took her husband from her.
Unlike most other fighters, Jericha did not learn combat at a young age. She took up the shield at the age of 62, when her hair had long since faded to a total steel-gray that matched her fierce, sad eyes.
Jericha is a tall, wiry-strong woman. She possesses a distinguished face that is marked by wrinkles and a spray of faint blueish broken blood vessels on her temples. Despite her advanced age for a melée combatant, this mother has a powerful strike and a physical resilience comparable to her mental one.
She cuts an intimidating figure while fully suited in armor. One would never suspect that an old widow stands inside; a dogged defender of the weak with nothing left to lose.
Sometimes I think about people who never draw and never consider themselves artists and maybe became strongly averse towards art at a young age from thinking/being told they couldn’t draw, but every one of them had this style and perception of life unique to them and still do and even though they may not have drawn in a very long time it has probably changed and developed along with them but nobody sees it and it makes me sad
I feel this way a lot of the time, too.
When I am talking to a person who doesn’t consider themselves artistic, I find myself wondering what their artwork might look like. (I also wonder if it’s too late for my enthusiastic encouragement to be enough of an incentive for them to pick up a pencil again and have a go at it.)
So many of us will refuse to try new things, like drawing, that we are not immediately good at due to self-consciousness or discomfort. (That was me and dancing up until earlier this year!)
I feel it’s important for all children to be encouraged to create at a young age… to give them the courage to continue to create when they’re older.