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Author Topic: Thyra Danielsen  (Read 2537 times)

Description: Black Widow. Tiger Eye to Summer Sky. Played by Gavin.

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Thyra Danielsen
« on: Mar 31, 16, 01:57:03 PM »
The Basics
Character Name: Thyra Danielsen
Nicknames: Kiss (code name), Tiri (by her sister)
Age & Birthyear:  31 (Born 163 PP)
Race:  Short-Lived (Glacia)
Caste:  Black Widow
Birth Territory: Glacia
Home Territory: Avorla, Rihland

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

Role: Court Seer
Faction:  Avorla District

Appearance



Play By: Petra Nemcova
Distinguishing Features:

Thyra is a stern (she would call it professional) woman with blonde hair and an icy glare. She is tall and wears clothing to accentuate the shape of her body. She also wears small, inconspicuous jewelry that hides delivery methods for the various poisons she uses in her job.

Personality


Personality:


Snow wouldn’t melt in Thyra Danielsen’s mouth. She likes it that way. Allies call her an ice queen and worse behind her back. No one ever calls her a liability. A professional demeanor, deep knowledge of poisons and facility with mental manipulation have earned her a reputation among the Underground for getting results in a timely manner on a consistent basis. This means she can control her rates and her personal kickback. That's better than any false friendship people can offer.

Her relationship with her family is a different story. She’s been the black sheep of the bunch so long that she wears it as a mark of pride. Her younger sister receives the bulk of her affection, even if it’s through “tough love”. Still, Thyra fights fiercely for those who earn her respect and affection. She holds grudges but she doesn’t let those get in the way of doing her job. Debts don’t care if you hate the person the money is coming from. She portrays the ice queen because it’s easier than feeling absolutely everything all of the time. She mourns the losses of her fellow smugglers and hates the zealotry bred by the Dark Religion. If she could abolish it, she would, but even Thyra doesn’t know what a Glacia without the Dark Religion looks like.  Give her ten chances to choose, though, and she take that unknown world every time over the one she was born to.

 As long as she is considered an asset and the money is right, the only word used to describe her should be her codename: Kiss.




Likes:

  • 1. Baths- The ice queen’s one concession to vanity is her bath. It is her solace and her place to review the day’s events and think about her next move. She doesn’t allow anyone to join her anymore; that part of her past is one she likes thinking on and she won’t mar it with conflicting images of her lovers.

  • 2. Good Food - Thyra loves a good meal. She doesn’t always have time for them, but when she does, she indulges in a hot meal.

  • 3. Helping Others - Thyra comes across as a cold woman, yet she agrees to help others. Deep down, she wants to serve and wishes she could have found a court and a Queen. Unable to do so because of her light jewels, she chooses to help others where possible to make their lives better.

    Dislikes:

  • 1. Her attraction to Indaara - She cared deeply for Indaara Ericksson years ago. Something about the older woman caught her by surprise and she couldn’t get enough. She thought they were close. Indaara’s ending of their relationship left Thyra heartbroken. Rather than process it as a lesson learned, she covered her pain with a thick coat of anger. She’d rather bite her own tongue out and eat it than admit she still wants her.

  • 2. Nicknames - Nicknames are for intimates and close friends, but most people use them because they're too damned lazy to remember a proper name. Thyra respects codenames on missions. Otherwise, she uses a person’s real name. It keeps everyone on the same page.
     
  • 3. Zealotry - Those who crow the loudest about the Dark Religion are usually the ones breaking its tenets. The zealots want everyone to see how pious they are rather than letting their actions do the talking. She steers clear of them where she can.

    Fears:

  • 1. Love - Thyra is the poster-child for a "burn victim". She opened her heart to someone once, got it broken, and refuses to to do so again. So far, no one has managed to crack her shell and that's the just way she likes it. The composed and professional Black Widow would be utterly off her game if she fell for someone else.

  • 2. Being trapped in Glacia - Once her sister is out, Thyra has a limited number of missions left with the Underground. Then she wants to get out of Glacia and go somewhere where her talents will be respected and useful. If she and Kjersten can make it to Little Terrielle, they can earn their way into Terrielle proper and make a new life.

    But if she gets caught, she won't leave Glacia alive.

  • 3. Her Parents- Thyra relationship with her parents is strained, and that's an understatement. They've given themselves over to the Dark Religion. Worse yet, they're ashamed of Thyra, Kjersten, and Yvetta all ending up with light jewels. Thyra fears  that her parents will soon take action to prove their devotion to the Darkness and the Dark Religion. Poor Yvetta's already been thrown to the wolves to curry favor with the High Priestess of Ivalo.

    What more will her parents do to prove themselves to their peers?

    Craft Strengths:

  • 1. Poisons: Thyra has always loved flowers and loved healing people. It was natural that her studies also involved turning those properties against others. She can create non-lethal poisons and poultices, but prefers concoctions that disrupt concentration, hinder sleep/sexual performance, or incapacitate targets. She often gets asked for the last type when her associates party too hard.

  • 2. Mental Manipulation: The mind fascinates Thyra. She has deep talent in not only removing/altering portions of a person’s memories or installing compulsions, but she can also seamlessly disguise that such has been done. Black Widows of darker Jewel strength and skill can sense that it has been done, but the undoing is an extended process.

  • 3. Mind Healing: Thyra's facility with mental healing further manifests itself in healing the psychic trauma that leads to the cracking of a chalice. Thyra can identify the source of a particular trauma and treat it much like a water valve; she can open the valve and increase the output to overwhelm the senses, or close the valve and shut it down completely until the patient's mind is capable of withstanding the sensory input.


    Craft Weaknesses:

  • 1. Hearth Craft- If it can’t be cleaned the old-fashioned way, Thyra doesn’t bother. Hearth Craft is for Hearth Witches. That’s that.

  • 2. Telekinetic/Fine Telekinetic Craft- When Thyra wants something over there, she has to go over there to get it. Someone else can master this craft because it’s just not for her.


    Life Story

    Family:

    Mother: Marija Danielsen aka Mother Zealot - Summer Sky to Opal Priestess, Age 53 (Born 141 PP)
    Father: Hugo Danielsen aka Father Zealot- Summer Sky to Opal Prince, Age 58 (Born 136)
    Siblings:

    Kiersten Danielsen - Rose to Purple Dusk Witch, Age 25 (Born 169 PP)

    Cousin

    Yvetta Danielsen - Yellow to Rose Hearth-Witch,  Age 27 (Born 167 PP)

    History:


    Thyra Danielsen is the eldest daughter of a respected Prince and Priestess in Ivalo Province. Her parents, Hugo and Marija, are not nearly as powerful or noteworthy as the Eskolas or the Kalas family, but they are known for their devotion to the Darkness. Their expectations burdened young Thyra from the moment she understood them. Hoping for a Queen, they prayed that she received a dark jewel for her Birthright ceremony. Her only source of comfort during these times was her younger cousin Yvetta, whose parents died when Yvetta was an infant and Thyra a mere four years old. Hugo and Marija welcomed Thyra’s younger sister Kiersten a few years later and the trio were raised as sisters, all expected bring the family greater respect and honor.

    The girls privately referred to their parents and Mother and Father Zealot, with Thyra acting as the leader for some of their more ill-advised schemes. Mother and Father were not pleased with Thyra’s Tiger Eye Birthright and said so, instilling a deep resentment in the girl. She was Blood and she’d been gifted with a Jewel.  That feat alone put her above any number of Jeweless Blood in Glacia. Yvetta fared little better with her Yellow Birthright but didn’t share her cousin’s indignation.

    When Kiersten received her Rose Birthright Jewel, Thyra watched her parents pretend to be enthused, but later overheard them bemoaning their ill luck and wondering how they’d face their friends. Would they be seen as untrue to the Dark Religion or somehow less worthy? Thyra’s resentment of Glacia’s dominant belief was born that night. She no longer cared what her Offering jewel was; in fact, she prayed as hard as she could that it would be a mere rose, the better for her parents to choke on their pride and opportunism.

    Thyra's Snake Tooth appeared at thirteen.  Her parents immediately found a teacher for her, hoping that a dark Offering would allow her to obtain a Court position in the future. For her part, Thyra’s ability to shape memories and read thoughts became her first love. Her second love became the poisons her mentor taught her about. This woman also introduced Thyra to the idea that Mother Night did not want the dark jeweled to lord their status over all. Eventually, Thyra found her way to the Underground and finally saw a glimpse of a Glacia not bound in dogma and zealotry.

    Her relationship with Indaara Ericksson was a bright point in her life as much as its end was a low point. She is still angry about its end, but that hasn’t stopped her from working to help anyone who wants to get out of Glacia. When Kiersten’s Offering didn’t produce a dark jewel, she overheard her parents lamenting that all three girls needed to be collared "for their own good" and to prove to their peers that the family was fully devoted to the Dark Religion. Yvetta was the first victim of the collar, the young Hearth-Witch sent to work in the home of the High Priestess.

    When Kiersten arrived on her doorstep with Yvetta's story and word of their parents' plans to collar them like animals during a ceremony, Thyra made a choice. She wouldn't see herself or her sister collared for the sake of their parents' egos. She spent a few months looking for the right Climber. She then wove a number of subtle compulsions into Kiersten's routine to keep her from arousing suspicion. Lastly, she worked with her contacts inside the underground to arrange Kiersten's passage to Little Terrielle.

    On the same night she sent her sister away from Glacia, Thyra drugged her parents and their servants, vanishing into the night with the money they kept inside the home.

    She's settled in Randers, as far as she can get from her parents without leaving Glacia. She supports the Underground as needed to gain the money for her own passage south as soon as possible.




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    Tiri, we have to do something. Yvetta's been trapped in that house for two months!” Kiersten said, watching her older sister. Thyra was putting the finishing touches on dinner. Cooking was one of the few things she enjoyed doing without craft.

    Don’t call me that.” Thyra murmured, stirring the soup in the pot with the same concentration she gave to one of the many poisons she brewed on a regular basis. She’d gotten the recipe from a previous client as payment for services rendered. Food was Thyra’s third love in life. The second stood to her left hounding her for information on how they’d help their unlucky sister-cousin.

    She never thought about her first love. The feeling was likely mutual.

    “Should I use your other name?”

    Don't ever call me that." Thyra said, her voice low as she grasped Kiersten by the chin. "You're not part of that life and you never will be."

    Kiersten recoiled slightly, a note of fear in her expression. She sighed and sat down at the nearby table.

    "I just want to help, Thyra."

    Thyra understood her frustration. She wanted to save Yvetta, wanted to make a difference. She wanted to spit in the faces of their parents, Mother and Father Zealot, the way she’d seen Thyra do in a thousand small ways over the course of their lives. Thyra understood, in that moment, the poor example she’d set for her sister. Kiersten’s path was not her own and never had been. Stuck between parents who bowed before the Dark Religion, a sister who bowed to their parents and a sister who fought them wherever she could, Kiersten latched on to the person she believed in most.

    She wanted to join the Underground. She wanted to help people. 

    Thyra took deep pride in her sister’s strength and innocence. But it would be the first casualty of life in Glacia if she remained here any longer.

    Soup’s on, girl. Set the table.

    Kiersten stood and gathered bowls, unhappy at having her concerns brushed off. Thyra paid it no mind. They’d had this discussion in several forms nine times over the past three months. For Kiersten, however, this was the first she’d ever brought the matter up. Thyra hated using her Craft on her sister and best friend, but it was the only way to ensure the plan worked. 

    The pair began eating.

    This batch turned out better than the last.” Thyra murmured. Kiersten murmured agreement.

    By meal's end, Thyra was full.

    Kiersten shook her head, trying to clear the cobwebs that set in now that dinner was over.

    I’m sorry.

    Kiersten’s head immediately snapped in Thyra’s direction. The compulsion was a success, aided by the relaxing agent she'd slipped into Kiersten's portion.

    I love you, Kiri. That’s why I did this. Someday, you’ll remember everything I did and I hope you won’t hate me. Right now, the most important thing to me is your survival. You deserve a real life away from this…this madness.” Thyra said. She took a deep breath. She hated rambling.

    This was the moment of truth.

    Grab your bag. It’s time to go.

    Kiersten rose from her chair without a word, went across the room, and picked up the backpack that she didn’t know was there. Thyra went to the back door of her house and opened it. The Climber she hired was waiting. He had a good reputation. Not as good as Indaara’s, but good enough for her purposes. She’d studied him for the better part of a year before approaching him to take the job.

    She handed him an envelope.

    Here’s your payment, with a bit extra for taking this on. Just get her to Little Terrielle, to the people I named. She’ll start talking in the morning. Be prepared.” Thyra said.

    “Thanks, Kiss. I appreciate the work.”

    Don’t worry about it. Just make sure the job gets done.

    Kiersten approached her at the door, eyes still glassy.

    Time to go, Kiri. This man will take you home. You won’t remember how got there until you see me again. Just…take care of yourself, little sister. I promise I’ll find you.

    Thyra kissed her sister on the cheek and then watched her walk out the door with her fellow smuggler.

    One more weakness gone.

    The rest of the mixture ought to be enough to keep the entire home asleep until late in the day tomorrow. By then, both she and Kiersten would have a good lead.


    Petitions (if any):  None.


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Re: Thyra Danielsen
« Reply #1 on: Mar 31, 16, 01:58:14 PM »
May I have a Descent Roll and Four Family Rolls, please?

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Re: Thyra Danielsen
« Reply #2 on: Mar 31, 16, 02:09:56 PM »
Per your request for Birthright Tiger Eye...

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Congratulations
And per your request for four family rolls...

1. Summer Sky to Opal
2. Yellow to Rose
3. Summer Sky to Opal
4. Rose to Purple Dusk
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Re: Thyra Danielsen
« Reply #3 on: Apr 12, 16, 10:44:49 AM »
Ready for review.

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« Reply #4 on: Apr 12, 16, 12:00:23 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: Apr 12, 16, 01:28:58 PM »
Ready for Round 2!

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Re: Thyra Danielsen
« Reply #7 on: Dec 12, 16, 03:53:06 PM »
Congratulations!


Thyra has been blessed with Mind Healing.

You may add this specialty & its description to this character's existing Craft Strengths section.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 12, 16, 09:09:06 PM »
Congratulations!


Thyra has been blessed with Mind Healing.

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