Cressida Nikaphoros is a main character in Under Darkened Skies, the first book in my new adult (NA) fantasy series launching in 2023.
Here’s a little more about Cressida in the meantime.
Name: Cressida Nikaphoros (she/her)
Nickname(s): Cress, by close friends and family only
Age: 24, born in the autumn of year 995
Place of birth: Kalama, Helosian Empire
Location in Under Darkened Skies: Kalama, Helosian Empire
Ancestry: Helosian, Tornamian, and Taipoli
Education: Degree in engineering
Occupation: Engineer and heir to her father’s business, Lodestar Industries
Sexual Orientation: Pansexual, allosexual
Skin tone: Copper with warm undertones
Eye color: Jade
Hair color, texture, and length: Black, corkscrew curls, shoulder-length
Preferred outfit: Cressida often wears wide-legged trousers and silky blouses. She likes to play with colors and fabrics, and she loves keeping up with popular Kalamian fashions.
Accessory she always has on: Assortment of bracelets in mixed metals
Family & Relationships
Mother: Sarsali Nikaphoros
Father: Balthazar Nikaphoros
Cressida has a close relationship with her parents and greatly respects them both. Although not related by blood, Cressida considers Astrea to be her sister. They’ve known each other for fourteen years and spend most of their free time together.
Food: Her grandma’s Taipoli recipes
Coffee order: Vanilla latte
Dessert: Guava turnovers
Place: Her workshop
Hobbies: Watching pro mage sports matches, shopping, and baking (Cressida hopes to someday open a bakery)
Cressida Nikaphoros is a Metalli. These are mages who can control both earth and metal. She inherited this magic from her father, and she uses it every day in her work at Lodestar Industries.
And that’s Cressida! You can learn more about her in Under Darkened Skies, coming in 2023.