Ceria Springwalker is a sixty five year old half-elf that belongs to the gold ranking adventurer group Horns of Hammerad.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ceria has dirty blonde hair,[1] pointed ears, pale yellow eyes, and skin that is subtly more vibrant than humans'.[2] In the aftermath of the fight against the crelers Ceria's eyes turned winter-pale, mixed with faint blue and grey with something swirling in their depths.[3]

She lost all the skin down past her wrist on her right hand. What is left is just white bone. The parts that connect to her healthy arm are blackened, almost like frostbite.[4]

When Ceria first appeared she was wearing a dark blue set of robes embroidered with golden glowing sigils around the hem and edges of the cloth.[2]

Ceria doesn't appear to be overly tall compared to several other people, having been described to be shorter than Pisces,[5] Yvlon,[6] Ryoka,[7] and Falene.[8]

Personality[edit | edit source]

Ceria is not a social person - while she has friends, she is not easy to find more, having grown up mostly alone.[9]

Background[edit | edit source]

Ceria grew up in Terandria in The Edwivil Forest.[10] Ceria had matured to her adult body when she was in her twenties, but puberty had still hit her hard. She’d spent ten years dealing with the worst of hormonal imbalances, uncontrolled magical outbursts and the like.[11] When she was still a child, a small bounty was put on her there for theft, property damage and something else.[5] She was (of course) not on the continent during the Antinium Wars,[11] and had never seen a Gnoll in person until she travelled to Izril.[12]

When she was 58 years old (seven years before the book 1) and still a Bronze-rank adventurer, she started attending Wistram Academy together with Pisces[13] for three years. She followed Illphres for four months until she accepted her as a student,[14] and was mentored afterwards by Illphres until her demise while fighting the Golems of Wistram. After the trial of Pisces, she was expelled from the school alongside Pisces, but was at least recognized as a graduate by the Truestone golem Cognita.[15] After arriving on Izril, she resumed her adventuring career. She has fourteen years experience as an adventurer, which means she started her adventuring career before she attended Wistram.[16]

Chronology[edit | edit source]

Ceria enters the Wandering Inn storyline as a mage member of the Horns of Hammerad where she is one of the more experienced members but refuses to be vice-captain because she doesn't like the logistical work. That is the reason why Calruz has Gerial in that position.[16] She is very helpful towards Ryoka[2] and helps the city runner to explore her innate magic[17] until Ryoka challenges Calruz. Then, Ceria turns away from Ryoka with a stern warning.[18]

During the disastrous expedition into the Ruins of Liscor, Ceria and Olesm manage to survive in a stone coffin while the undead rampage moves towards Liscor. Her arm atrophies to skeletal remains in her attempt to stop Skinner. They are eventually rescued by Erin, Ryoka and Pisces, and Ceria stays at the Wandering Inn afterwards. She reforms the Horns of Hammerad with her as the captain and the only old member, but convinces Yvlon Byres, Pisces and Ksmvr to join her.[11]

Under her as a captain, the Horns of Hammerad discover a new location in the Ruins of Albez and get out with a considerable treasure, although only a fracture of what had been guarded by a Flame Golem.[6] Ryoka brings the looted items to Invrisil to get them identified, and returns with one item sold for considerable magical gear that should bring the reformed Horns to Gold Rank. However, the adventuring guilds require proof that the Horns are at Gold level. They do several more quests mostly around Liscor and Esthelm, but the group stagnates somewhat and is regularly outdone by the Gold Rank teams which frequent the Wandering Inn.

Ceria was captured during the Raskghar attacks, and spent several days as their captive, attempting to subvert them to little success. At the time of the final assault on the Raskghar camp, she was able to convince Calruz to join her in fighting against his acquired tribe of monsters once it is clear they have lost to the combined forces invading the dungeon.

Eventually, Erin gets the Pallassian mage Grimalkin to evaluate the Horns of Hammerad. The [Sinew Magus] spells out for Ceria that aside from her actual adventures, she has been complacent and didn't train enough; and he advises a rigorous training regimen for her. The regimen consists of a modified diet and sessions submerged in a boiling bath, which she must constantly attempt to freeze with her magic. She credits the training with allowing her the skills and fitness to survive and defeat an Adult Creler at the Bloodfields.

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Ceria can cast Tier 3 magic at best. It is possible for her to use Tier 4 spells, but she’d need a spellbook and weeks—maybe months to learn the spell at her level.[19] Ceria has managed to learn over 50 spells, but mostly uses [Ice Spike] as her Wand contains the spell, which allows her to cast it much faster than her other ones.[20]

She discovered that she can cast with her skeletal hand simultaneously the [Ice Shard] spell among each finger.[11]

Being a Half-Elf, Ceria is able to channel mana better than the other races can.[21]

Classes/Levels:[edit | edit source]

  • [Arctic Cryomancer] Lv. 30+ (derived from [Cryomancer])

Skills:[edit | edit source]

  • [Adept Iceform]
  • [Aura of Rime]
  • [Dangersense]
  • [Frozen Quickshape]
  • [Glaciersheet Ice]
  • [Ice Magic Affinity]
  • [Weak Frost Resistance]

Spells:[edit | edit source]

  • Tier 0:
    • [Light]
    • [Noise]
  • Tier 1:
    • [Frozen Wind]
  • Tier 2:
    • [Chameleon]
    • [Flame Jet]
    • [Ice Shard] (a derivative spell from [Ice Spike])
    • [Illumination] (advanced version of [Light]/ its complexity is around Tier 3)[22]
    • [Stone Dart] (able to cast more than 20 in a row before running out of mana)[23]
  • Tier 3:
    • [Detect Magic]
    • [Fireball] (can only cast it with a wand)[24]
    • [Ice Spike]
    • [Icy Floor]
    • [Stone Fist]
  • Tier 4:
    • [Ice Lance]
    • [Ice Wall]
  • Unknown Tier:
    • [Flashfire]
    • [Frost Arrows]
    • [Frost Bloom][25]
    • [Frozen Armor]
    • [Ice Dart]
    • [Icy Grasp]
    • [Lesser Resistance to Ice][26]
    • [Message]
    • [Muffle]
    • [Ray of Frost]
    • [Repair][26]
    • [Silence]
    • [Snowy Blast]
    • [Translate]
    • Levitate small objects[27]

(For Leveling History see Here)

Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • Everfreeze Ice Ring
  • Gazereye Stone Wand
  • Unnamed Enchanted Robes

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Pisces[edit | edit source]

Ceria's relationship with Pisces is long and complex. They first meet on the boat to Wistram Academy, where Pisces is one of the few people who does not take immediate prejudice to Ceria's half-elf nature.[13] During their time at Wistram, the two grow very close, studying together and helping each other to gain magical abilities. However, the revelation of Pisces' [Necromancer] class alienates Ceria, and she stops talking to him for some time. Even then, she is still one of the only people in all of Wistram willing to have any kind of discussions with Pisces, and stands up for Pisces during his trial.[15]

After becoming an adventurer, Ceria still finds ways to contact Pisces when needed. She reaches out to Pisces to heal Ryoka's leg after it is broken, and they meet at the inn for the operation. During their meeting, Pisces notes that they have not met for some amount of time - possibly not since they had both left Wistram.[28]

The two meet again when the Horns of Hammerad return to Liscor to challenge the dungeon, unsuccessfully. Ceria and Olesm are the only survivors, and Ceria contacts Pisces using an old form of messaging that the two developed during their time at Wistram. Pisces gathers a group of adventurers and rescue Ceria.

After Ceria recovers, she reforms the Horns with Pisces, Yvlon Byres, and Ksmvr. During her time as captain, she frequently comes in conflicts with Pisces, but she is also the one who understands the most about Pisces and his background.

Erin Solstice[edit | edit source]

Ryoka Griffin[edit | edit source]

Olesm Swifttail[edit | edit source]

Horns of Hammerad (Old Members)[edit | edit source]

Calruz[edit | edit source]

Illphres[edit | edit source]

Hedault[edit | edit source]

Ceria is rumored to be engaged to Hedault.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It was implied that she was "above level 20" when she first appeared.[29]
  • She loves raw eggs. She loves climbing into trees and stealing them out of nests.
  • The System allowed Ceria to immediately learn [Fireball], when she reached Level 18 in her [Elementalist] class.[30]
  • [Stone Dart], [Flame Jet], and [Chameleon] are spells she’d taught herself.
  • Ceria's total Level, meaning if one were to combine the levels of all her Classes, is lower than Pisces'.[31]
  • Her robes cost her nearly a hundred and twenty gold coins – something she had to save up for years to buy, while her Wand was half as expensive as that.[32]
  • Strangely enough, Ceria swears by plants. Its is not known, though, if that is the norm for Half-Elves. (Example:What in the name of tree fungus is going on?[33]/ Pisces, for the love of leaves, shut up!)[12]
  • Tired of having eaten leaves regularly for breakfast, Ceria strongly refrains from eating any again for the rest of her life.[34]
  • Erin told Ceria that she comes from another world.[35]

References[edit | edit source]

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