At last - Aard! She's my old pbem character. Despite her 'age' I still like her very much! What about Aard...her full name is Aard N'askhela, but she prefers all kinds of nicknames. She's about 15-16, but looks a little younger - it's because she had elfish grandmother - Aard is very proud of it and often calls herself 'Elf-in-a-quarter Aard' ^_^ Her family is also a little weird - her father died in an accident, when a monster (an ogre? I don't remember :P) tried to commit suicide. And her older brother Rhed ran away from home when she was little... She wasn't very popular in her village because of her character...ok, trust me, she can be VERY mean and shabby:) What's more - Aard was always very noisy - so that she had no friends (but, to be honest - she never searched for them). And then, one sunny day, her mother managed her to go to the forest to pick some mushrooms. Suddenly, a group of forest thiefs appeared and kidnapped Aard by mistake! From that moment her adventure begins...I'll write more about her soon.