It has been a while, but I have finally found some time to finish this one.
Her name is Aildayenne, which literally means Angel's Wing in Shata'lin language, though her friends usually just call her Angel, while enemies... Well, they rarely live to tell the tale.
She is the assassin, Illaila's top student.
She begun her career as a simple fashionista. Nobody could really predict that she would become an assassin, although her designs always had this dark and provocative style, making her relatively popular among those few with peculiar tastes.
Aildayenne is sophisticated, but warm on joyful to her friends, though she can be sarcastic at times and has the unusual taste for morbid humour. Interestingly enough, unlike other assassins, she has friends among Temple Guard, including Sinva, a high ranking council member.
Angel has not only peculiar taste in fashion, but also strange interest for Shata'lin - she was always fascinated by ancient beliefs of other civilisations, blood rituals in particular. She found the primitive, savage bloodlust extremely alluring and inspirational, to the point it is often reflected not only in her designs but also in her style as an assassin.
Aildaynne is obsessed with precision and efficiency. She is a talented psychic, specialised in telekinesis. Her powers are not the incredibly strong in a direct sense, but she is able to manipulate multiple objects with extreme speed in precission - a rare trait, handy in both in tailoring and killing.
Eventually, through a word of mouth, Illaila noticed Aildayenne and offered to train her as the assassin, and Angel agreed. It seemed unlikely at first, perhaps even childish, but Illaila knew how to exploit seamstress' ambitions and convince her to give in to her inner bloodlust.
However, Illaila bit more than she could chew. Aildayenne proved to be a talented, but very difficult student, who didn't respond easily to Red Queen's harsh methods. Eventually, they developed strange relationship based on hatred, competition and pain. Illaila took it as a matter of honour to tame her new pupil, while she tried to resist and remain fully in control of her own actions. The combat training, ruthless discipline in use of psychic powers both left Aildayenne scarred psychologically and physically. During one of the training sessions, she lost control over her weapons that left her face scarred. From this moment, she tends to those scars, keeps them "fresh" in a nearly masochistic, ritualistic fashion, as a reminder of sort, she also covers undamaged half of her face under the veil, exposing scars as some sort of trophy. Eventually, her self-control also broke - and she learned how to give in to her inner lust for blood. She learned how to draw power from fear and pain in combat, how to turn high risk into a driving force.
Illaila failed to produce a calculated assassin. Instead, she helped create a damaged individual, a ruthless, nearly suicidal killing machine hidden under soft, beautiful exterior.
The worst thing is - Aildayenne is fully aware of what she has become and eventually learned how to tame her urges, how to keep them combat-only.
Like most Shata'lin assassins, Aildayenne keeps unique equipment and style. She designed own gear, inspired by sewing equipment. Each of her gloves contains a set of three needles with metal threads. She is able to control each needle separately and use them as deadly weapons and defensive tools as well. Her main weapon is a strange sword that looks like a giant needle, and just like the small ones in gloves, it is also tied to a sharp, metal thread.
Aildayenne rarely goes for longer operations, and usually infiltrates enemy compounds and ships. Her style is more direct than this of Illaila - she prefers quick, bloody assaults - literally cutting her way to a target - with deadly grace. She also tends to toy with her victims, playing on their fear - sometimes to open them for attack, sometimes just for fun. Her methods are brutal and bloody, but still much quicker than Illaila's.
Aildayenne has a strange distaste for psychic shields - she tends to rely on her threads, spinning quickly and precisely to deflect incoming projectiles.