Ethel Schmitz

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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.
Desire: Rectification/Indemnification.
  • Ethel regrets the damage caused and the people harmed by her choices in and out of battle, and hates the positive image that's been stamped on her as a direct result of that. Dr. Schmitz wants to fix what she can (e.g. bad relationships), pay back to the world for what she can't (e.g. construction projects, teaching), and make everyone forget who she used to be. Including herself.
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.

  • Relationships:

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.

Dramatic Poles[edit]

Dramatic Poles
Atonement Pride
  • 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[edit]

The people in my life
Character Player Relationship What I want from them (and why I can't get it) Dramatic Poles
Althea Swyfte Lysus Distrust
  • Friendship
  • Althea can't give Ethel what she wants because she hasn't forgiven Ethel for the years of sniping, backbiting, and distrust. It's not an easy thing to let go of your opinion of someone who tormented you in your most vulnerable years.
Infamy Obscurity
Hepsybeth Dankworth AndersGabrielsson Distrust
  • Reconciliation
  • Hepsy can't reconcile with Ethel because she thinks Ethel is refusing to express her true self by denying her gift for Conjuration.
Adaptation Self Expression
Edmonds Longfellow The Discerning Gentleman Close friends
  • To reset her relationship
  • Edmonds remembers Schmitz as a bit of a drama queen and disliked her attitude towards Althea. His ability to reconnect with anyone, especially Schmitz, is nearly impossible. The more personal he gets with someone the more he sees, and this is the greatest cause of his misery.
Blistering Honesty Pessimist
Forrest Doegesit Illtry Admired Honesty Machiavellianism
Dynadan Mather Nick the Nevermet Conflicting perspectives Iconoclasm Charity
Titus Leighton Iustum Outsider friends Builder Destroyer

What I can do[edit]

What I can do
Rank Action Descriptor
Strong Making Conjuration, art
Strong Knowing Bookish/smart. Learns quickly, knows a lot of little details and intricacies (especially about topics of interest, e.g. conjuration, magic, art).
Middling Enduring
Middling Fighting
Middling Moving
Weak Talking
Weak Sneaking