A Natural Witch is born with a predisposition towards practicing magic. They do not summon power from a God or a Demon, and instead are capable of harnessing their own and nature's energy for power. They go by the law of Nature, so the goal of many Witches is to honor the design of nature and to maintain balance within the natural world. The balance of nature is intimately tied to one's spiritual relationship with the Earth, and the idea that all living things (e.g. animals, humans, plants, etc.) are considered sacred, as they are all different aspects of nature. Contemporary witches would also agree that using modern ceremonies, rituals, and shamanic practices is the best way to attune themselves with the natural rhythms of the universe in their efforts to obtain guidance and knowledge from wiser known witches called "The Spirits." The relationship between Nature and Natural Witches is very important. While the majority of Witches seem to respect Nature with just as much commitment and reverence as religious factions do about their churches or mosques and they know that with every spell they do there must be a balance. If you take something, you must give something in return and vice versa.
Traditionally, Natural Witches are born with a primary Active Power, such as telekinesis, but their powers grow as they age. These powers can be used at will and do not require incantations or potions. Natural Witches are able to access their magic from an early age, but their powers can manifest from the womb and can even be tapped into by their mother. Often, their supernatural abilities are exhibited in early childhood, though it is not unusual for a person to grow into adulthood before her or his capabilities are realized. In addition to their active powers, Natural Witches can also cast spells and create potions to amplify their magic. Their supernatural powers are passed on to them through blood from their ancestors and are bound to their emotions, thoughts, and souls. A witch's magic is a genetic component that may skip a generation, making them mortals before their magic resurfaces.
All of that being said, a Natural Witch can relinquish their powers and affinity to all forms of witchcraft using either a spell or a potion. Said powers will then either vanish or could be given to another individual. The said witch who loses her power will be rendered completely mortal, unable to cast spells or make magical potions. When making a Natural Witch you are allowed ONE ability out of both groups of powers below for your Active Power. When all slots are filled, that power is currently unavailable.
Telekinesis - Telekinesis is the ability to move objects as well as individuals with the mind. It can be channeled through the eyes or hands, the latter being the most common way to use the power. They are as powerful as a level 2 Pusher.
Empathy - Empathy is the ability to feel and understand other people's feelings, emotions, and desires as if they were your own. A user of this ability can feel exactly what another person is feeling like a Level 2 Feeler, but do not have all abilities that a Feeler does. The Witch is able to access other Natural Witch's powers through their emotions because a Natural Witch's power is tied to their emotions.
STORY SO FAR
History: Born the eldest of two children to William Larsen and Mary LeBlanc, Belle had a fairly good life. She was very young when her father vanished. The LeBlanc siblings were always tremendously close. Belle would dote on her baby brother growing up and she always considered Daxton to be one of her best friends in the entire world. So the absence of her father wasn't missed, though she did find herself wondering what life would be like if she had a father like some of her friends did. Thanks to their grandparents helping Mary raise the two children, Belle and Daxton had a comfortable life living with the old florists.
When the children were of age, they were taught about their magical lineage- the LeBlancs were witches. Their mother, with the help of other family members within the coven, educated the children on their powers, history and the goodness of their powers and coven. They were educated to only use their powers to do good and to help others, never to be selfish or malicious with them. It was an easy concept for Belle because that was purely how she was. But being taught their powers together and having to share a secret together only strengthened the bond of the siblings.
The first power that manifested within Belle was the empathic ability. She was able to tell when her mother was thinking of their father and would feel solemn about it. She was able to tell when her brother was feeling down or upset and found it easy to soothe him because of this innate knowledge. Belle always wanted to help others and being able to help her grandparents in the floral shop- and being able to feel how others felt about the products and being able to better them to make her customers happier- was just a natural fit for her. About the time Belle was in middle school, her second ability began to manifest- telekinesis. She was able to lift little things at first with the flick of a finger or small gesture. With time, practice and concentration, she began to grow stronger and stronger with it. So she began to use it within the floral shop to help her elderly grandparents with things they otherwise couldn't do.
When Belle was thirteen, she met her best friend Corbin. He was a quiet boy, having just moved here. The poor thing felt awkward and uncomfortable in a new location and Belle took it upon herself to welcome him warmly to Willow Creek. The two clicked immediately and became inseparable ever since. On some occasions, Corbin would end up in fights with some bullies in the school who would pick on him or by proxy Belle and she always fought hard to keep him calm and to avoid fights. However, on the rare moments that didn't work, Belle would stand up tall and defend her friend fiercely. It didn't take long for word to spread and the bullying began to cease. The duo was left alone at last and their friendship began to grow. Belle eventually met Corbin's mother, whom she fondly ended up calling 'Aunty Siofra' and likewise introduced Corbin to her brother and mom. While it was hard keeping the secret of her powers from him, the family accepted him as her best friend and it seemed that everything would be at peace.
Soon, Daxton and Belle were called to the local psychiatric hospital in Crawford City. Their father was there and he had been there for a while. Without hesitation, the siblings hopped into the car and drove the short jaunt from Willow Creek to Crawford. Upon reuniting with their father, Belle was horribly distraught to discover he was completely out of his mind. The pain he was in- physically and mentally- overwhelmed her empathic abilities and she clung tightly to her brother's arm. Although she was the eldest, that was the first time Belle ever had to lean on her brother for support. The siblings were desperate to help their father and ease his pain in any way they could. When Daxton uttered the fateful words and offered to shoulder their father's burdens, the exchange between them shook her to her core. Suddenly, after grasping hands and after the blinding light coming from their hands vanished, her father was okay! But the words he uttered afterward left her soul cold. "You shouldn't have done that..." Those five words were the last she heard from her father before he utterly vanished, leaving Belle and Daxton lost, confused and concerned. Once again, their father was gone and left nothing but a mystery behind them, neither aware of what had been passed along nor what it would mean for them in the future.
Personality: Belle is a sweet, kind, caring individual. She's very sincere about things and strives by the mantra 'be good, do good'. She was always known as the 'goody-two-shoes' in school and befriended everyone easily. She's also fiercely protective of her brother, mom and best friend. Honestly, she's a pacifist for the most part but won't hesitate to put someone in their place if they harm anyone who is innocent or anybody who she loves dearly. However, she is too nice at times. She has been a welcome mat for some and rarely fusses over it. Her intentions are always pure but the intentions of others have threatened to mislead her.
How Did You Find Us?: Hound dragged my happy ass here
Experience: So. Many. Years.
I (BELLE LEBLANC) have read the site rules and understand them. The code word for the rules is: (ELEKTRO)