It’s time for another “quest” to fill out a QUESTionnaire for one of our Arcanum Scholars. This time we’re going to hear from a scholar you’ve met before, but may not know much about . . . Velma von Venkman. Read on to find out a little bit more about Velma’s likes, dislikes, and more.
Name: Velma von Venkman
- Meeting friendly people
- Traveling to exotic locations
- Big hats
- Spiders of all kinds. Archna, Grandfather Spider, all spiders.
- Disapproving gazes
- Crushing loneliness
Favorite Spell: Shadow strike
Favorite Food: Dark chocolate
Oh, I don’t know. So, I’m from Darkmoor. It’s a totes spooky place… tons of malicious monsters & creepy crawlies, you know what I mean? It’s frighteningly charming kind of way. I had an idyllic Darkmoorian childhood. You know, skipping headstones over the lake of fire, picking Screaming Daisies, playing tag in the Dead Marshes with my little friends... that sort of thing. I’ve always loved to read, so naturally I was a really good student. But not in a Teacher’s Familiar type of way (I hope!!!). But most people probably knew me as the captain of the Zombie Apocalypse Decathlon Team. So yeah, I guess you could say I was popular (not that that mattered to me), but then everything kind of changed. It’s like, one day you’re a happy normal kid, just doing some independent study on Shadow Magic, and then suddenly nobody gives you the time of night. Which totally made it hard to keep appointments, BTW. But, hey, somebody had to do it, right? Gotta know how this stuff works if we don’t want it to destroy us all. So exxxxcccccuuuuussssseeeee me for caring about the fate of every living thing over the whims of the in-crowd...
Although it would be nice if everyone would stop hissing and throwing garlic at me when I walked by.
The shadows are only scary if you don’t like surprises.
My friends describe me as . . . ?
As soon as I make some, I’ll let you know.
How I feel about Magic?
It’s dangerous. I mean, come on, one of the most basic things it does is start fires and it only gets progressively worse from there. But it’s not going away and only by understanding it, not shunning it, can we keep it under control.