|Role: Professor of Arts & Art History|
|Story: My story is of a woman who wants to correct and compensate for the damage caused by her choices.|
|Backstory: Ethel is an expert in the school of Conjuration. and excelled at it from a young age. She was a bookish, fiery, socially clueless nerd and a rabidly gung ho member of the Saviors at the beginning, but began to regret and question the damage she inflicted, and the harm that came to her and the other Saviors, afterwards. The loss of Erik, as well as the (mostly positive) press about the havoc the summoner wrought caused Ethel to distance herself from her previous work and use her skills for constructive or artistic projects.
The school originally offered the wizard a job as a Professor of Conjuration, but they were rebuffed. Dr. Schmitz didn't want a job that could teach kids something destructive, or remind everyone of the 'cool' destruction she had caused. Concordia got a new reply back later with a request for a position as an art teacher, however, as Ethel realized it was an opportunity to teach others a subject she enjoyed (something productive and helpful to the students (something that makes up for previous choices)) and replace the image of her past role with something else.
Ethel distrusted and picked fights with Althea Swyfte in school due to Dr. Swyfte's parentage (and possibly because of her rapport with Edmonds), constantly looking for signs of betrayal. Ethel desperately wants to wipe the slate clean and befriend Althea to atone and compensate for past actions.
Ethel naturally gravitated to and was close friends with Edmonds Longfellow, but this was this was strained by his relationship with Althea and never fully recovered. Schmitz has tried to keep in touch on and off throughout the years but been too embarrassed and stubborn to apologize.
Dr. Schmitz quietly looked up to Forrest Doegesit as a 'cool kid' and an expert in charms, blind to most of his flaws and defensive of the claims against him and his family. Ethel didn't like the way he bullied Edmonds, but tried to convince herself that they 'just didn't get along' and that it wasn't just one-sided bigotry. In the same situation now, Schmitz would realize these problems, but never analyzed this part of the past and still has a fond association with Forrest himself.
- Ethel badly wants to fix things with people and the rest of the world and gain forgiveness, but she has an old defensive pride that can get in the way. The wizard's social awkwardness and the gruff attitude she has on the surface make this worse, because it makes it difficult to communicate with other people.
The people in my life
|The people in my life|
|Character||Player||Relationship||What I want from them (and why I can't get it)||Dramatic Poles|
|Edmonds Longfellow||The Discerning Gentleman||Close friends||
|Dynadan Mather||Nick the Nevermet||Conflicting perspectives||Iconoclasm||Charity|
|Titus Leighton||Iustum||Outsider friends||Builder||Destroyer|
What I can do
|What I can do|
|Strong||Knowing||Bookish/smart. Learns quickly, knows a lot of little details and intricacies (especially about topics of interest, e.g. conjuration, magic, art).|