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Scarlet - Lady Necessity, The daVinci of Steam

"Scarlet Dashwood is the inventor of the steam dirigible, the aether oculuscope, the undersea bathydrome, the electric light bulb, the rocket lance, the first practicable space travel, the first practicable time travel... "

-Encyclopedia Omnibus, 1889 edition


Lore

Scarlet Dashwood was the youngest person ever elected to the Royal Society, and the only female boxing champion of England. On an expedition to the remote Andes searching for the source of the mysterious aether-flux, she discovered a Lost World of dinosaurs, but was betrayed by her partner, the most beloved scientist of the age, Baron Von Evilstein.

The Baron stole her inventions, framed Scarlet for his supposed murder, and vanished. Ten years later, the Baron emerged from the Lost World at the head of a vast armada of airships and dinosaur-riding ape warriors. One after another, the armies of the world fell before the Baron's high-tech aether weapons, until Scarlet and her Royal Airship Navy were all that stood between the Baron and world domination.

In the skies over the English Channel, Scarlet led the counterattack, finally defeating the Baron in a vast air battle that twice circumnavigated the globe. Since arriving in Valhalla, Scarlet has been obsessed with the wondrous technology of the gods, and is constantly devising new weapons and challenges to add to the tournament.

Appearance

Scarlet is a Victorian, steampunk-style gentlewoman and her sophisticated maroon, blue and pearl white outfit directly reflect this. Her gleaming white blouse is worn under a small blue coat jacket, which has long sleeves and puffed shoulder pads. She wears this with maroon trousers and similarly colored knee-high boots, which have two golden buttons each down the length. Impressively, these boots are high-heeled, which seems not to hinder Scarlet as she fights in the eternal tournament. She wears on her chest a shining green gem, likely an emerald, set into a golden broach that clips her blue coat together. Her hair, immaculately kept and coloured a striking dark red, is tied behind the head to stop it getting in the way of her inventing and/or disassembling work. Her hair also shows her brass inventor's goggles that are inset with bright green glass, while her eyes themselves show her curiosity of and desire to dismantle everything around her. Her Rocket Lance, called the Aetheric Rocket Drill (of her own invention), and her Pneumatic Hammer, are both ornamental pieces, made of gold or gold-plate metal and rich red wood. Their decorations are extravagant and typical of the Victorian style of her era, incorporating many curving edges and Fleur-de-Lis.

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