Crown of the Kobold King
Clarisse Valas hails from Kovlar in the Five Kings Mountains of a small middle-class family. Both parents are artisans, crafters of weapons. She also has one younger sister, Ingrid. As a child, Clarisse met a unicorn and learned the value of not spending all your time prancing about in open fields lest you get shot. In adolescence Clarisse tried to prove the value of both magical and physical combat, and was laughed at by all of her tutors. She now strives to advance her skills to both prove her point and outshine her old mentors. Growing up she had a jokesy buddy, Dolgrin, whose screw the rules attitude rubbed off on her. One notable conflict she had was between some asshat cleric who constantly berated her for her defiance of tradition and for fooling around with his daughter. On a drunken adventure, Clarisse and her buddy Dolgrin raided the cleric’s garden and stole all his lawn ornaments, and accidentally made off with some actual very confused gnomes. Clarisse harbors self-doubt about her ambitions as a successful magus. she does however, take after her parents in their skill with weaponcrafting, which she puts to the test in her pursuit of magus proficiency.