Somewhat smaller than average, she is thin and graceful, giving the impression of being extremely delicate. Her age seems to be in the lower twenties. She has pale skin and large gray eyes, which unsettle many people with their intensity. Her hair is straight and black and she keeps it cut to mid-neck length. She usually has an expression of calm indifference, but when she does show emotion it’s like a bursting dam and her facial expressions become vivid and passionate. She wears a simple white dress with a belt which holds anything she may need for her spells. She also wears a black cloak that almost brushes the floor and has a deep hood and many hidden pockets for her more personal belongings. She’ll carry a rucksack when traveling, and wears soft leather boots which allow her to move almost noiselessly.
Melee was born to a normal family in a normal little village. When she was five years old her village was sacked and she crept under a wooden porch to hide. She huddled in the small space, trying not to cry so that she wouldn’t be heard. She didn’t dare call out for help, but she silently begged. With her family, friends, and neighbors dying all around her, one of the powerful beings of chaos came to her. She was magically hidden from the sight of the marauders and they killed everyone in the village except her before they moved on. She doesn’t know why she was saved, but she knows that somehow, being concealed within the arms of Chaos for those few long hours changed her. After that day she began learning all she could about magic. She now wanders the world, not sure if she’s searching for something or if she’s running away from something.
Melee doesn’t normally use mundane weapons, but she does carry a plain six foot staff made of rowan. It is polished from years of use and she is rarely without it. Her defense of choice (and offense when necessary) is her magic. She has created such a strong magical bond with her staff that she has the ability to locate it with her thoughts and to cast spells through it even from as much as 20 feet away.
Normal armor would only weigh her down, so Melee relies more on her magic and her ability to slip away when the situation becomes too dangerous. Her one concession to physical protection is a magical necklace that she wears concealed beneath her dress. It gives her a sense of anything moving within three paces of her, without her having to actually see the thing.
Melee studies what spells she gets her hands on, from books or scrolls, or directly taught from wizards she meets, but she seems to have a natural ability as well that colors all of her magical spells and sometimes makes them a little unpredictable. She assumes this is the residue left over from her encounter with Chaos. Her usual preference in spells is for the short and disruptive sort. Flashes of light, floods of darkness, confusion, rampant growth, haste, and other such spells are what she uses the most. Of course these spells are affected by her strange power, and very unexpected results are likely to occur.