After reading the bio for the dwarf that was linked to in the LGBT representation thread, I was inspired by Ramzour's thread on the main forums to create a place where we could share our own NPCs, PCs, deities, and so on that represent LGBT individuals in our games.
Thessym was born a human male, but he always felt like he didn't belong. He would spend hours staring at the moon and the stars, and taking walks in the moonlight while contemplating why the other children shunned and made fun of him. Childhood was a very confuing time for Thessym.
As he grew into adolescence something wonderful happened, he met a shining young lady from the misty forest to the north. She was lithe and graceful, and liike all her elfish kin her voice had a lyrical quality that seemed to entrance the soul. The woman was travelling through town, and he had the pleasure of speaking with her only once before she set out for lands unknown. However, the encounter had left a mark upon his soul. He knew now why he didn't fit in with the others, because he wasn't human, not really, not inside, where it really counted.
Thessym apprenticed under the local alchemist, learning the mystical arts of powders and potions, but what he really enjoyed most was the alchemist's stories of elves, and dwarves, and his time traveling far from human lands. Thessym eagerly asked about the elves and learned as much of their ways and customs as he could from his master.
In time, Thessym became a skilled alchemist in his own right. It was as if something had possessed him with a new vigor for his craft. One night, while the master was away, Thessym saw his chance. He secreted various components into a makeshift laboratory that he had constructed in the basement; the aging master never went down there himself anymore, prefering that Thessym fetch what he needed so as to "spare his old bones" from climbing the stairs.
Days became weeks as Thessym would sneak away at every opportune moment to check on his experiment, until, at last, it was finally ready. The potion that had taken all of his cunning and skill to craft, and that had nearly set fire to the master's basement while Thessym had been sent out on various deliveries, was ready. Thessym trembled slightly as he brought the potion to his lips, then quickly quaffed it down.
Thessym emerged from the basement a changed man. Finally, he was the elf that he had longed to be for all his life, even if he had spent several lonely years not realizing what he had wanted. Thessym's master and family didn't understand, and he quickly realized that the village he'd grown up in was no longer his home. Packing all his things, Thessym set out for the one place where he felt like he now belonged, the misty forest.
Thessym spent many years among the elves, learning more of the arts of alchemy from them than he ever could have under his old master. Thessym lives among the elves of the misty forest with his lover, Bellyndras, a half-elf who was born neither male or female, and yet both. They have a humble home above Thessym's alchemy shop, and have found an acceptance among the elves that they are sure they never could have found in the lands of men.
Because of his past, Thessym is particularly sensitive to those who feel they are the wrong gender or race, and he is willing to help those who seek his assistance. Thessym charges for typical alchemy services, but a character who seeks alchemical transformation can easily gain his help by sharing their story and helping him secure the necessary components.