Ssryn Asavashra - Description
Ssryn resembles a great serpent, with a slender, flexible, vaguely humanoid torso and a pair of lithe, scaled arms. Her sleek scaly hide is a drab olive-greenish grey with thin bands of a lighter color, darker across the spine, and shading to a buff hue on the underside of her chin and neck. "Standing" upright with the upper third of her body off the ground, her head can reach a height of about six feet, but her overall build is exaggeratedly lithe, as befits her snakelike form. Even so, her strength is considerable.
Her eyes are a dull gold with round, dark pupils. She has no eyelids, the gold orbs instead shifting fluidly behind protective transparent 'cap scales' as she looks around. Little information about her emotional state can be read on her face, frozen as it is into an inscrutable mask by the immoble armored plates of her head... such knowledge must rather be gleaned from her body language. One of the least subtle of these cues comes when she is threatening or defensive; she can flatten her long, sinuous neck into a cobralike hood.
In the manner of clothing and adornments, when working she wears a vest of supple leather backed with silk and reinforced with steel rings. With this is a leather harness, with bags and pouches for carrying various tools and posessions, as well as scabbards for her weapons; a wickedly curved, watered-steel dagger, and a brace of throwing knives. Wrapped around her "waist", held in place by a ring on her harness, are several weighted scarves, muted in color but elaborately patterened.
When not working, she favors vests of embroidered silk instead of leather, and brighter colors.