Weight: 108 lbs.
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair: Wavy black hair that reaches to the middle of her back.
Skin Tone: Light Olive complexion
When traveling, or not wanting to draw attention to herself (such as when she's indulging in a little pick-pocketing), Zella wears common traveling clothes under her leather armor consisting of a loose fitting blouse and trousers with leather boots that come up to midcalf. Her traveling clothes are in colors of beiges and browns so as to not show dirt easily and to not stand out in a crowd. She usually wears her hair pulled back into a loose ponytail when in this outfit.
When she does want to draw attention to herself (usually for dance performances or to catch a certain someone's eye), Zella dresses up in her dancer's (entertainers) outfit. It has a tight fitting bodice with long flowing sleeves and a full, ankle length skirt with slits up either side for freedom of movement during her dances. It is in graduated shade of purple, starting with lavender at the top of her bodice and becoming a deep dark violet at the hem of her skirt. She has several scarves all in different shades of purple and her outfit and scarves are all embroidered with dark yellow thread. She usually let her hair hang loose when dancing so that it flows with her movements.
Personality: Zella is a very energetic and outgoing young woman who enjoys making new friends in all the places that she visits. Her love of life and her energy translate well into the movements of her dances.
Background: Like most of her family, Zella was born near the area of Sandpoint in Varisia. However, none of them are considered permanent residents of the area as they spend a good portion out of every year traveling.
Growing up Zella traveled with her parents and extended family in caravan, traveling to different lands and making their living by entertaining people. She learned how to dance from her mother and aunts who were all quite accomplished dancers and when she was old enough, she joined their act. Before she was deemed old enough and proficent enough at dance, she worked the crowd with her cousins looking for likely targets to pick-pocket. It was that reason why the caravan never stayed in one place for very long.
With all that traveling, Zella learned how to make new friends quickly with her bubbly personality and good looks. She also learned to hide her intelligence behind that bubbly and occasionally ditzy personality. It made her less likely to be suspected when anything turned up missing. After all, who ever suspects the sweet and friendly little girl of doing anything illegal?
Having reached the age of an adult, Zella has recently left her family's caravan and returned to her hometown of Sandpoint. Deciding that she needed a chance to experience life on her own for a time before making the decision to spend the rest of her life traveling with her family's caravan, Zella chose her birth town as the place to start a new life again. She had heard news of the great theatre there and thought perhaps a change of careers would be good for her. She always fancied herself a good dancer and made decent money as one, performing with her cousins, perhaps they had need of her performing skills in Sandpoint? So sending out a letter to Cyrdak Drokkus, Zella headed off to Sandpoint again.
Zella's temporary home is the Rusty Dragon Inn. Having made friends with Ameiko (the owner of the inn) during previous visits to the town, Zella has been trading dance performances and stories of her life traveling with the caravan for her room and food while she waits to audition for Cyrdak Drokkus.