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Author Topic: Yserian Aethelas  (Read 1254 times)

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Yserian Aethelas
« on: Jun 30, 17, 03:01:50 PM »
The Basics
Character Name: Yserian Aethelas
Nicknames: Sera
Age and Birth Year: 354 (born 160 BP)
Race: long-lived (Eyrien)
Caste: Queen
Birth Territory: Rihland
Home Territory: Rihland
 
Birthright Jewel: cut Rose
Offering Jewel: uncut Purple Dusk
 
Role: District Queen
Faction: Altai District
 
Appearance
Play By: Candice Patton
Distinguishing Features: typical Eyrien with gold eyes and dark wings
 
Personality

 
Personality: Yserian tends to be a spirited sort of woman. Growing up with a bunch of brothers, she has a brusque side to her, speaking before fully thinking about her words, which ends up forcing her to eat crow or having to apologize more often than she’d like as a Queen. But when she’s right about something? Yserian is visibly proud and can’t miss saying “I told you so.” That proud streak extends into a lot of what she does and who she is. It fuels the competitive side of her, which was also caused by her brothers. She doesn’t need to be the best, but she needs to be close to the top.

Most people think of the word tomboy when it comes to Yserian and she agrees. She wasn’t one to play with dolls and thinks a lot of women tend to be simple minded and flighty. She’s got a judgemental streak to her, particularly towards other women, but she knows when to act civil. She stand on formalities to make a point and discard them just as quickly because they exhaust her. All in all though, Yserian isn’t a mercurial creature -- she’s steady, strong-willed, and pretty easy to predict. She loves kids and charity. She likes to think of herself as do-gooder, a be the change you want to see sort of woman.

The complicated part of this is that Yserian can be coerced into doing the wrong thing because it looks right. This is a narrow ledge for her to walk and she can easily fall into doubt, especially about herself. While she tries to be allies with everyone, she understands that not everyone is willing to be allies with her, and that some people don’t deserve her efforts or her forgiveness. When it comes to romance, Yserian is shy. Tease her enough about this change of personality and she’ll do something out of character for her and then berate herself for being so foolish. When it comes to friends, Yserian prefers equally down to earth women, and if she can’t have that, then give her guys. 
 
 
Likes:
  • 1 - Her bed. Yserian’s bed is sumptuous, soft, and large. It can easily sleep three Eyriens in it but she mostly keeps it to herself. Sera’s favorite time of the day is morning, when she has just awoken and is still in bed, enjoying the soft sanctuary of her room before she has to go out into the day.
  • 2 - Winter. That first snowfall, that crisp bite of cold. Sera loves winter and spends more times outdoors during it than most people do during the warmer months.
  • 3 - Dressing up. Despite being such a tomboy at times, Sera likes to dress up. Craft-held curls, striking makeup, sexy makeup. She looks forward to social gatherings because she can show off her pretty side and be the center of attractive attention.
Dislikes:
  • 1 - Males ruling. She has perfectly good reason to be afraid of the Black Jewel around his neck but the real reason Yserian doesn’t like Kalvar is because he’s male, and males are not supposed to be ruling a Territory -- Queens are. This belief makes up the core of why Yserian resists Kalvar’s rule.
  • 2 - Glacians. Rihlanders, Yserian can share the Territory with but Glacians? Glacians have their own Territory and they should go back to that Territory, even if they don’t like it. This is Rihland! This is her home, not theirs!
  • 3 - Small talk with other women. Here’s where Yserian’s tomboy nature rules. As much as she likes dressing up, she actually hates talking about girly things with other women. She finds it shallow and will often excuse herself from a conversation going down that path to talk about more interesting things like...oh, sports or beer.
Fears:
  • 1 - Kalvar. Yserian lost her father in the first wave of Kalvar’s wrath. She knows families who lost a lot more. She fears another purge like that because she is so much closer to Kalvar now than before and isn’t sure she would survive it. Especially if he found out how much she despises him.
  • 2 - Being fatally wrong because of her pride. Yserian can stomach being wrong on day to day things, like having the wrong number when making a claim about something, or getting someone’s name wrong. But to be utterly wrong in her beliefs? She fears that maybe she is becoming something intrinsically evil because she opposes Kalvar so much. She tries to push away this fear by denying it, justifying it, whatever excuse she can use to tell herself that she’s in the right.
  • 3 - Getting pregnant. Yserian fears this for two reasons really. First, her body being beyond her control, changing, growing, protesting the foods she eats, etc. Secondly, being nine months without her Jewels, being so vulnerable in such a rapidly changing world. She’s not sure which thing scares her more. She is obsessive about taking her contraceptive brew at a specific time each day so that she doesn’t run into this issue.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 - Queen’s Gift. Yserian’s District prospers because of this and Yserian prides herself in being something of a mother in this regard. Crops originating from Altai are sweeter, bigger, and stay naturally fresher longer.
  • 2 - Defensive Shielding. Surrounded by brothers growing up, they all made sure that Yserian knew how to defend herself. Not how to fight, per say, but how to stay alive until better help arrived. Yserian is able to use her Shields to reflect some of the attack back rather than just absorbing it.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 - Queen’s Touch. Yserian’s own doubts about herself keep her from fully exploring this Craft, chiefly because she feels that it’s a sort of manipulation and she’s just not cool with doing that to other people.
  • 2 - Imitation Craft. Yserian intuitively does not grasp how this Craft works and no matter how often she applies theory, she fails at accurately imitating other people.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Alluvian Aethelas, Tiger Eye to Rose witch (age 1083, born 889 BP)
Father: Lorivar Aethelas, Purple Dusk to Blood Opal Warlord, deceased at age 1174 (born 982 BP)
Siblings: Landrovar, Yellow to Summer Sky Warlord Prince (age 674, born 480 BP);
Finnevar, Summer Sky to Green Warlord (age 601, born 407 BP) ;
Valenar, Yellow to Tiger Eye Warlord (age 505, born 311 BP);
Amenar, Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Prince (age 440, born 246 BP)

 
History:
Yserian was born last in the family, unexpected in both birth and caste. Her brothers were her constant protectors and the first males Yserian practiced being Queen on. There always seemed to be at least three of them together and if all five were present, one could be certain that trouble was incoming.

Yserian remembers her childhood fondly, minus her Birthright Rose Jewel. Even at a young age, she didn’t want much to do with traditionally feminine things. She even tried to argue that her name was Sera, not Yserian because she didn’t want to conform to the Eyrien naming standard. But for the most part, Yserian was happy to play outdoors with her brothers and the two girls who would become her lifelong friends: Allerian and Toralian.

Being a Queen meant extra classes in her caste and Yserian spent her teenage years pretty much living with another Queen who had retired from ruling. She learned a lot about the political landscape of Rihland and grew into a distrust of anyone in power, mainly because they always seemed to abuse it. She grew to believe that if she were given such responsibility, she would do things differently and not succumb to corruption.

She still believes that.

Yserian’s Virgin Night happened without remark, with a handsome Warlord seeing her through it, but she developed a crush on him for a while afterward. When he told her that he didn’t feel the same, she was devastated. She swore off romance for decades and suitors that came a-calling after she went through her Offering left with barely a glimpse of her face. Her brothers were willing to shield her for a time but when she was nearing her first century, they flatly told her to get over herself and start dating. She was going to have a Court, right? She needed to know how to work with males and deal with her emotions.

Yserian began training in a District Court, then had a brief assignment to one of the Province Courts for a few years. She enjoyed the rigors of running a Province and believed she had found her calling, but she would have to wait another few centuries for the opportunity. That gave Yserian plenty of time to figure out her sexual boundaries and romantic expectations. And to find a few males that truly belonged to her. She thought little of the slavery and occupation -- it seemed only natural to her that one race be superior and the other serve. She did not mistreat those in the Court though, which made her a kinder mistress than some of the other Queens, but neither did Yserian do anything to change what was wrong because she didn’t see it as wrong. And while she thought that some of the Prohibitions were a bit harsh, she didn’t say anything, mostly because of her inexperience. She figured everything was in place for a reason and she just didn’t understand it yet.

That naive woman died the day Prince Elbremov unleashed the Black on the Territory Court. Yserian’s mentor Queen had been at Ebon Varos that day and died at Kalvar’s hand. Yserian, one of the few Queens left in a Territory already lacking Queens, now found herself the only one available rule.

Worse than that, Yserian’s father had also been there that day. And died.

This one-two punch shaped Yserian into a harder creature than before. Two of her brothers -- Landrovar and Amenar -- spit in the face of Kalvar’s rule and went to join the Rebellion. Finnevar stayed at her side to help her while Valenar moved in with their mother to support her. In the years since, Yserian has spent all of her time rebuilding the shattered Altai District, feeling as though the centuries prior were just some sweet dream never to return.
 

 
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“I think that’s the last of them,” Finnevar said as he closed up the pen to keep the newly acquired sheep from escaping. Driven down the mountains, this new herd had been purchased to restore the old one that had been decimated in the riotous aftermath of Prince Elbremov’s ascension.

Yserian arched her back, stretching her wings, and tilting her face momentarily towards the filtered sunlight. “Good thing,” she remarked. “I smell so bad that I think I’m becoming a sheep. I need a bath.” Her brother chuckled, agreeing. They fell into step together as they went back towards the small estate that the Court claimed as its own. For a moment, there was silence, but then, Yserian asked the question that had been bothering her all week.

“Have you heard from Landro lately?”

Their eldest brother, Landrovar, had disappeared, along with their other brother Amenar, to join the Eyrien Rebellion in the weeks after Kalvar had taken over the Territory. The siblings had a general idea of where the rebels were making their base but they rarely ever mentioned it. They were that afraid of Prince Elbremov causing more damage to their family.

“Are you asking your brother or are you asking your First Escort?” Finnevar replied with a grin. Sera pushed playfully at his shoulder so that he knew which side of her was asking. But if she had been hoping for good news, those hopes were immediately dashed as Finnevar’s face fell. “No,” he answered. “It’s been…” He did a quick count on fingers. “Almost three months. I knew that messages would come sporadically but…”

Yserian agreed and finished the sentence for him once the silence stretched on. “We didn’t think it would be so long in coming.” They had been an incredibly close knit family before Prince Elbremov had torn them apart. Now, their loyalties divided them. They were all still family, and would be until death, but passion and anger had pushed them in different directions, with two of Sera’s brothers going to join the rebellion against Kalvar’s rule. Finnevar and Valenar had stayed to help sister and mother. Finnevar served as Yserian’s First Escort and was her lifeline to those missing brothers.

As they walked, Yserian’s gaze went towards Ebon Varos, the intimidating mountain fortress that housed the cruel Black that kept them living in fear. How could the Darkness be so unkind, giving such a gift to such a male? It should have gone to a Queen, Yserian thought. Queens were meant to rule, not males.

It was an old argument that still kept her passionate about seeing Kalvar dethroned. She didn’t want the Territory for herself -- she just didn’t want it in his hands.

She couldn’t do anything to change that today. But one day, she would. “We’ll hear from them soon, I bet,” she told her brother. “Maybe I’ll go visit Azhar soon.” Azhar was the leader of the Eyrien Rebellion. Yserian did not outright align herself with that coalition but she could hardly turn away from it, not when her brothers were so loyal to it. She worked towards the betterment of Rihland in her own way, by ruling Altai and fostering hidden connections that would see Kalvar deposed.

One day, she promised herself, and one day soon, a Queen would be ruling from Ebon Varos. Kalvar could go back to farming or he could have that Jewel he was unworthy of shattered. Yserian didn’t care which. She just wanted him gone.

 
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Re: Yserian Aethelas
« Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 17, 03:02:29 PM »
One general roll and 5 family rolls please :)
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Re: Yserian Aethelas
« Reply #2 on: Jun 30, 17, 03:04:42 PM »
Your General Random roll...

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut Rose Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Purple Dusk Jewel at your Offering.

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Congratulations!

And your five Family Rolls...

1. Summer Sky - Green
2. Yellow - Tiger Eye
3. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky
4. Tiger Eye - Rose
5. Yellow - Summer Sky
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Re: Yserian Aethelas
« Reply #3 on: Jul 10, 17, 06:43:49 PM »
ready for review!
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Re: Yserian Aethelas
« Reply #4 on: Jul 11, 17, 11:08:58 AM »
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Re: Yserian Aethelas
« Reply #5 on: Jul 12, 17, 12:39:58 PM »

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Re: Yserian Aethelas
« Reply #6 on: Jul 12, 17, 01:50:20 PM »
All systems go! yserian, ready for combat!
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 12, 17, 02:23:57 PM »
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Re: Yserian Aethelas
« Reply #8 on: Dec 04, 18, 02:48:22 PM »
Per 2018 Thanksgiving Shop Adoptable Dark Ally Roll:

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Purple Dusk Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Sapphire Jewel at your Offering.

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