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Author Topic: Signe Drachlan  (Read 1384 times)

Description: Queen. Tiger Eye to Summer Sky. Played by Halyonix

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Signe Drachlan
« on: Feb 13, 17, 01:21:28 PM »
The Basics
Character Name: Signe Drachlan
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Age and Birth Year:  47 (born 147 AP)
Race:  short lived
Caste:  Queen
Birth Territory: Glacia
Home Territory: Avorla District, Rihland

Birthright Jewel: cut Tiger Eye
Offering Jewel: cut Summer Sky

Role: District Queen
Faction: Avorla District

Appearance
Play By: Christina Applegate
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Personality

Personality:
Signe is a natural mother hen and defender. She takes care of everyone but takes no shit from those who would bring her or hers harm. She is a stubborn woman in the fact that she refuses to give in or break when others would. She has far too fiery a spirit to succumb. She endures. Her willfulness is coupled with a strong streak of resourcefulness -- Signe can find a way to turn nearly every situation into an advantage somehow. That’s not to say that she’s never lost -- she has -- but she chooses to finish the race rather than giving up midway through. And she always tries to find the positive to a situation.

Her maternal instincts, combined with her Queen aura, give Signe a natural charisma. People flock to her, not just because she’s a leader but because she takes care of them. She has a healthy respect for true power but arrogance and boasting have no place in her Court. And if you’re a crude or rude person, just get out. Come back when you can speak like a civilized human. Actions speak louder than words to her. Her Court works, putting their hands as much in the dirt as the next person. She will be frank with others and appreciates it when they are frank with her. A sugar-coated world no longer works for me so she expects to be given the facts and the truth and she will handle it from there.

This is not to say that Signe is lacking in empathy or emotion. She regrets not saving the ones she feels she left behind, regardless of her circumstances for leaving. She believes in second chances and mercy. She’s built Avorla on those principles. She’s protective of that. She’s a woman that knows she’s come a long way along a road that didn’t always allow for luxuries or celebrations, but she’s a woman who believes in celebrating life as much as possible because it is so fleeting. She remembers birthdays, anniversaries, things like that, because those little milestones should be cherished and remembered.

Likes:
  • 1 - Food. Signe’s favorite gifts to get from her Court or anyone is usually chocolates or fruit or tarts. She isn’t concerned much with her weight since she works most of it off anyway. She’s a sucker for a fine white linen four-course meal, an indulgence she allows herself from time to time.
  • 2 - Working. Signe considers it a good day if she makes progress on something, whether it be negotiations or planting crops. The woman thrives on remaining involved in the lives of the people entrusted to her.
  • 3 - Flowers. Springtime remains her favorite season, to watching things come into blooms. Signe has always maintained a garden in some form no matter where she has been. Avorla is home to hundreds of flowers seen nowhere else in Rihland.
Dislikes:
  • 1 - Eyriens. This is obvious because the Eyriens were oppressors for years. Signe is not quick to get over that pain though she is open to working with one or two particular ones who show her respect.
  • 2 - the Dark Religion. Signe thinks it’s utter bullshit (though she’d use a less crude word). As a mother, she’s proud of her children and loves them in different ways, so why wouldn’t Mother Night do the same? Not everyone can wear Gray or Black, else there would never be rainbows in the sky. To Signe, every Jewel has a reason and a place in society.
  • 3 - Politics. Signe is a straightforward sort of woman and does not appreciate coyness or being toyed with. She has a tendency to tell someone to speak their mind and to stop dancing around their business if she thinks they are being difficult or lying.
Fears:
  • 1 - Finally giving in/breaking.  She isn't so much afraid of breaking her Jewels as she is shattering her mind. Signe has been through so much and has seen the cracks form within herself. She’s patched most of them up but she knows there’s a point where she will finally break and she doesn’t want to discover that point.
  • 2 - Being collared. These are dreadful things to do someone and how horrible that Signe’s home Territory is doing this to its people. Signe fears this will spread into her little haven at Avorla. 
  • 3 - Never making amends with her sister. Signe hates parting on bad terms and even though she didn’t willingly part from her sister, she still fears that she will never get to tell her sister things she knows how to say better as an adult. 
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 - Psychic Sensing. Being the type of no-nonsense woman, it makes sense that that trait of hers developed from this ability. Masking a psychic scent is harder to fool with her and she's generally pretty good at gauging them.
  • 2 - Emotional Healing. Another of her personality traits born from a natural ability that she worked on. Signe is bothered by people in emotional distress and this Craft comes in handy with new arrivals to Avorla. She has learned how to wrap this into her Queen’s Touch to give gentle relief.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 - Breaking Jewels. Signe never developed the stomach for this harsh act, believing it was not her decision to make whether or not to rob someone of Mother Night’s psychic embrace.
  • 2 - Power Bolts. Being a survivor, it would help to know some offensive spells but Signe’s entire being is molded around protecting and withstanding against attacks, not going on the offensive.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Maja Drachlan, Rose to Purple Dusk Healer (age 74, born 120 AP)
Father: Isak Drachlan, Summer Sky to Opal Warlord (deceased at age 80, born 112 AP)
Siblings: sister Sylne Drachlan - Purple Dusk to Sapphire witch (age 53, born 141 AP)
Spouse: Lars Albertsmiter, Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk Prince (deceased at age 50, born 142 AP)
Children:
Annika, Tiger Eye to Rose witch (age 25, born 169 AP);
Niels, White to Yellow Prince (age 21, born 173 AP);
Willem, Purple Dusk to later Sapphire Warlord (age 16, born 178 AP)
Neice: Valeska Drachlan, White to Rose witch

History:
Signe’s childhood was spent mostly avoiding the taunts of her older sister, who resented her for being a Queen and getting all of the attention. Years later, as an adult, Signe would realize that this bullying made her stronger, but as a child, it was painful and led to the split between her and her sister that came during their teenage years.

Sylne’s bullying turned more towards gloating when Signe was gifted with a Tiger Eye Birthright, which was far below Sylne’s Purple Dusk. Young Signe took this into stride as best as she could and focused on other things besides the negativity her sister always brought with her. Her Queen classes were the best because Sylne couldn’t come to those lessons and Signe enjoyed having those moments to freely be herself and grow more into the woman she would eventually become.

By the time Signe was nearing her Virgin Night, Sylne was impossible to deal with. They fought constantly until Sylne moved out of their parents’ house. Signe was able to complete the process of Virgin Night and Offering without her sister’s harassment, rising as a Summer Sky to Sylne’s Sapphire. Signe was proud of herself. She was poised to begin training with the Province Queen when her life changed drastically.

She was out on a mountain trail with some friends when that winged stranger appeared. Screams of panic faded away the moment Signe locked eyes with that Eyrien, a man named Alenar, and she realized she had found one of her Bonded males. What should have been a beautiful moment became the beginning of a terrible string of hardships she was forced to endure.

He kidnapped her then and there, ignoring her screams and protests, citing that this was for her own safety and protection. He took her to a strange Territory, to a strange people, and Signe learned the limits of her strength.

She was forced to use her Queen’s Gift to boost the yield of the land. At first, she tried to fall in love with Alenar, tried to make her situation better, but he was a terrible match for her in many ways -- mate, friend, and Bonded. She found love in another of the Glacian slaves, a man named Lars, who became the father of her three children. Alenar and the other Eyriens in her Court did their best to keep Signe protected from any backlash but they weren't very good at it. Signe figured that Alenar, at least, resented the Bond, being tethered to this pale, frail woman, and that the other Eyriens that served her had other gains in mind. She didn’t care. She was better off without Alenar and she focused on her District instead.

She scrapped together what happiness she could until the day Lars was killed by Jhinka, who loved raiding Avorla because it was easier pickings than the rest of the Territory. Signe’s pleas to the Queen had gone unheard and now a terrible price had been paid. After mourning her husband, Signe pulled together her bedraggled little district even more, determined to get them all through this terrible fate and into better days somehow.

The day Kalvar unleashed the Black changed Signe’s life again. The Territory Court, including her male Alenar, that had upheld their oppression and pain was destroyed and Kalvar appeared to annihilate the Jhinka as easy as a scythe cut through wheat. While realizing that she had a greater power to deal with now, Signe was undaunted, but the same could not be said about the Eyriens remaining in her Court, most of whom fled in fear (aside from her Steward Khiar). So long as Kalvar was clear about his rules and let Signe build a home with her people, she would support him.

 
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They felt the ripples of that gloriously dark power washing over their little haven like the bobbing waves of the ocean, an ebb and flow that could easily pull them out into waters unfathomable, and yet, somehow peacefully benign.

Signe, though, knew better than to trust those deceptively calm waves.

“We have been spared,” she murmured, heard only by those in her immediate vicinity. Spared for now. Something dreadful had happened, something that, for the moment, did not pertain to Avorla, the predominantly Glacian District within Rihland. But Signe could not entrust her people’s future to just a momentary pause in the cycle of oppression and violence that seemed to be ever-present in Rihland. The best she could do was hope that better days would come. But she made preparations for even worse.

Turning to the nearest of her First Circle, she said, “Have the men go out in pairs to the boundaries of the District. Observe and report back what they find. Gather the lighter Jeweled in the town square and Shield what you can.” Her man nodded and left quickly. Signe’s focus turned towards the origination of that devastation, a contemplative expression on her face. Eventually, she dusted her hands of the dirt she had been working in and turned towards her house, closing her eyes to send out psychic threads to the rest of her Court with succinct instructions, knowing that it would trickle down to the correct parties. Her Steward, Khiar, one of the few Eyriens Signe trusted, was already on the move, readying the home for attack. Avorla was used to scrambling at a moment’s notice.

She expected another wave of power. What she did not expect was summons. She felt that glittering dark power that she could only guess was the Black or something close to it, and knew that she could not deny that call. But she did not have to go in fear. She was a Queen, the center of Blood society, and the man that called her could only claim power, not that heart. She would offer respect and hear what this man had to say. If he offered her a chance at something better for her people, she might take it, depending upon the price.

But she would not hand over her people to be slaughtered. A mere Summer Sky or not, she would stand resolute against forces of oppression and work towards the betterment of Rihland as a whole.

She hoped this new ruler would understand that.


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Re: Signe Drachlan
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 17, 01:23:18 PM »
One general light roll please and 3 family rolls :)
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Re: Signe Drachlan
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 17, 01:35:48 PM »
Per your request for a Light Random roll...

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut Tiger Eye Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Summer Sky Jewel at your Offering.

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Congratulations!



And your three Family Rolls...

1. Tiger Eye - Rose
2. Purple Dusk - Sapphire
3. White - Yellow
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Re: Signe Drachlan
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 17, 09:34:15 PM »
ready for review!
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Re: Signe Drachlan
« Reply #4 on: Feb 14, 17, 08:12:37 PM »

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Re: Signe Drachlan
« Reply #5 on: Feb 15, 17, 10:08:10 AM »
round two!
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Re: Signe Drachlan
« Reply #6 on: Feb 15, 17, 11:42:48 AM »
FIGHT!


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