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Author Topic: Marie-Victorique Fortier  (Read 1447 times)

Description: Queen. Birthright Purple Dusk. Played by Rated Em.

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Marie-Victorique Fortier
« on: Oct 26, 17, 06:30:51 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Marie-Victorique Fortier
Nicknames: Victorique, Victori, or some other obnoxious name her siblings can come up with.
Age and Birth Year: 21 (b. 173AP)
Race: Short-lived
Caste: Queen
Birth Territory: Chaillot
Home Territory: Chaillot

Birthright Jewel: uncut Purple Dusk
Offering Jewel: cut Sapphire (will descend in play)

Role: --
Faction: --

Appearance

Play By: Natalia Dyer
Distinguishing Features:
    There is a prettiness to Victorique that is underneath all the nerves and uneasiness, if someone could bring it out and make her feel secure in herself.
Personality


Personality:
    Meek, demure, Marie-Victorique is a wilting flower. Perhaps in another Territory she would be more than that but she is the example of what happens when a Queen is born within a place like Chaillot. She tries too hard to please everyone, to keep them happy with her, and to not let them grow angry with her. There is a fear in her that if people grow displeased with her, if they think her behavior is untoward or - worse - unstable then she will find herself within Dark Haven all alone.

    She simply wants security and the only way she knows how to achieve this is to ingratiate herself with those who are lighter than her. Marie-Victorique is a Queen who does not want to rule but wants to be ruled for her own safety. It is only with a guiding hand and kind word that she will truly be safe and not at all a danger to those around her (and not at risk for being abandoned). This is what she tells herself over and over again; the only truth that she can believe in because if the world was another way then things like Dark Haven would not exist and her family would not simultaneously both fear and ignore her.

    Somewhere within Marie-Victorique is a strong young woman but she is buried underneath the damage done by being raised as she was and living within Chaillot. She wants to think for herself, wants to act for herself, but feels as if doing such would only bring pain and misery upon her. The instinctive urge to rule within her has cracked, buried underneath the desire to serve and uplift the people around her that way. It is only in those moments, in her attempts to serve, that her Caste truly begins to shine. Charismatic and enthralling, she could bring anyone to her side- just never for herself.

    Always for another.
Likes:
  • Being Wanted - It makes Victorique feel good to be both needed and looked after. Her family is very hands off, her parents at least, and while they are not cruel they are not nice either. Her siblings, of which there are many, are not much better. She finds herself yearning for approval and guidance. The kind that comes from being around people who want you around and actually care for you. Rare moments of this within her life, the feeling that suffused her entire being when it happened, have made her yearn for this with everything inside her.
  • Marie-Odile - The truth of her older sister does not matter. What does matter is that Victorique has built her up in her mind as something of a hero. Marie-Odile escaped their family and surely has made a fine life for herself somewhere. She has done everything, Victorique tells herself, that she wants to be able to do but is crippled by her own fears and paranoia to do. Even when faced with the truth of her sister, Victorique would still disguise it with her own rose-hued thoughts.
  • Crafting - As in hand crafting things. Victorique enjoys working with her hands. Be that with knitting, sewing, or whittling. She enjoys making things with her own skill and being able to give them to those she likes. It’s just another way for her to try and earn favor, she knows this, but she still enjoys the peace that comes from working things with her hands on her own.
Dislikes:
  • The View On Dark Jewels - She understands, truly she does, but she also dislikes how much everything changes the moment that someone comes away from a Birthright (or an Offering) with one of the ‘unstable’ jewels. These people were fine just the day before and now they’re suddenly not? Is there a switch that flips inside them? Is it just simply the way of things? Whatever it is, Victorique dislikes it and it fuels her own paranoia.
  • Conflict - Can we all just get along? Not argue? Not yell? That would be for the best, Victorique thinks. If the darker jeweled Blood could simply accept their instability and their place in the world, everything would be better. She gets nervous very quickly any time that there is conflict around her, quickly shutting down and deferring to the person that she considers to be the strongest. Even if that person should be, in theory, her. Victorique just wants things to be quiet and calm.
  • Dark Jewels - It should not come as a surprise that she dislikes those who bare dark jewels as she does. Victorique barely wants to socialize with anyone who has an Opal, not wanting to cause a stir or make people start to whisper. If those of darker jewels are gathering, perhaps there is something happening, maybe their instability will spread to her? They could be plotting or any other number of illicit thing could happen. It’s just another reason why the idea of being in Dark Haven scares her.
Fears:
  • The Darkness of Her Jewel(s) - There is nothing more frightening than the Darkness and the Abyss. Somewhere else, they would say that she was blessed by Mother Night but here it is a curse. Here Victorique lives in fear of her Offering to the Darkness because she does not want to face what will happen if she comes away with anything darker than an Opal. The anxiety of her Offering has caused her to push away her own Virgin Night, putting it off and off because what if she finds something horrifying within the Abyss? What if it is all true? What if it drives her mad? What if- What if- What if-
  • Instability - The what ifs all boil down to the instability that is supposed to be prevalent within the dark jeweled Blood. Victorique has tried to counter this with her own behavior by being very meek and reserved, always thinking of her actions, questioning and reevaluating, before she acts them out. She does not want to be labeled as the others of darker jewels have been. Victorique does not want to find herself sent to Dark Haven because she’s been labeled unstable and a danger to others around her. Everything she does is all in an effort to try and stop that which she considers inevitable (as much as she wants to believe otherwise).
  • Being Abandoned - Who would want a Queen that is destined to descend as dark as she is? No one, that’s who. All the Queens that everyone speak highly of do not have a Purple Dusk as their Birthright. No, they’re light jeweled and wonderful and good and everything that Victorique wants to be. She models her behavior on what she expects the Blood to want in a Queen because she fears that one day everyone will leave her. If they like her, if they care for her, maybe they will stay even if she is darker than them.
Craft Strengths:
  • Queen’s Touch - Born of her desire to be needed and wanted, Victorique’s Queen’s Touch is extremely effective even if someone is not bonded to her (another point that she is Wrong; no male has bonded to her). With just the lightest touch of her fingers to someone she is able to help ease fears and anxieties, even if her own just rise as she is doing so.
  • Compulsions - Another facet of her desires- this time to be cared for along with the other two. To Victorique it always seems as if people are able to read her mind, always doing just what she wants when she really needs something done. She is not entirely aware of the strength of her power or that she weaves her Craft around people instinctively to achieve what she wants done. It is not even necessarily noticed when she does so, her requests often genuine and not suspect. Never mind that she has to feel comfortable enough to ask someone to do something, not necessarily believing that she should be granted anything.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • Queen's Gift - With a healthy fear of her own power, Victorique is not really capable of giving to the land as other Queens do. For her to do so it means depleting herself down to the point of near breaking, not knowing how to simply stop giving. While there is fear of her, her parents did not want her to actually break, and so they were quick to put a stop to this. If one wants her to give to the land, she has to be watched and carefully monitored. What good is a Queen who nearly breaks every time they try to give as all Queens should? None, Victorique tells herself, none at all.
  • Psychic Monitoring - With an inherent desire to please everyone, Victorique is lack-luster at the ability most Blood have at detecting the careful shifts around her that enable someone to know when something is up. It makes her excessively easy to fool, trick, and otherwise deceive. To her, scents are just scents, psychic or otherwise, and she misses all the other cues that would tell her that someone is actually out to do her harm or means her ill will. To put it bluntly: unless someone is openly being terrible to her, trying to physically harm her, she is just not going to get that they're out for her.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Aurora Fortier (65 - b. 128AP) - Witch - Tiger Eye to Summer Sky**
Father: Pierre de Ghislaine (67 - b. 127AP) - Warlord Prince - White to Tiger Eye**
Sister: Marie-Lucrece Fortier (41 - b. 153AP) - Priestess - Summer Sky to Opal**
Brother: Rennes de Ghislaine (37 - b. 157AP) - Warlord Prince - Tiger Eye to Rose**
Sister: Marie-Odile de Ghislaine (30 - b. 164AP) - Healer - Descent Tiger Eye**
Sister: Marie-Odette Fortier (28 - b. 166AP) - Black Widow - Rose to Purple Dusk**
Queenly Friend: Arkadie Graveworthy (23 - b. 171AP) - Queen - Summer Sky to Blood Opal

(**jewels rolled on marie-odile de ghislaine's character sheet)

History:
    Aurora Fortier and Pierre de Ghislaine had not planned on having any more children but a Rut along with a mistake with a contraceptive brew lead to Aurora growing heavy with child and giving birth to a Queen. Marie-Victorique was the child that was both unexpected but expected to continue rounding out having a child of nearly every Caste. For the first seven years of her life, Marie-Victorique was treated extremely well. Here was their daughter, a Queen and someone that might have a chance of elevating their family’s station within Chaillot.

    That all came crashing down the moment that Marie-Victorique walked away from her Birthright Ceremony clutching tightly to an uncut Purple Dusk. Over the course of a day she had gone from being the pride and joy to near pariah within her family. The only saving grace was that she was still a Queen and there was hope, of course, that she would - when her Offering came years down the line - only walk away with an Opal, not anything darker.

    It was in the year following her Birthright that Marie-Victorique began to realize the truth of her family. How her parents turned a blind eye to things as long as things continued to run smoothly. Her siblings were not cruel but they were also not nice and this was never made more clear than when they forced their chores and other workloads upon her older sister Marie-Odile.

    Like her, Marie-Odile was an anomaly and she had come away from her Birthright empty handed. She was Jewelless Blood, something that did not fit in with the others, just as Marie-Victorique did not. They were opposite ends of the spectrum but she still adored her older sister more than the others. She would follow after her, even before her Birthright, and try to help until she was pushed away by her siblings. As a child she did not really understand this, simply only wanting to help.

    It was only as she got older that she began to understand.

    Even more so when after Marie-Odile’s Offering she came home with a Tiger Eye and disappeared a week later. Marie-Victorique made up fantastical things in her head about her sister; where she was, what she was doing. As she grew older the idolization grew because Marie-Odile had done what she wanted to do in her heart.

    Leave her family behind.

    There was no cruelty in her family, no harshness, but there was no compassion or understanding either. When they looked upon Marie-Victorique it was either with the highest expectations of her Caste or tiptoeing around her because of the darkness of her future Descent. The love and care that she wanted was never afforded, her parents always working to provide for their children and never around, and the sister that was still at home with her treating her as if she was barely worth her time.

    Marie-Victorique has been raised to understand that her Purple Dusk was a thing to be wary of, to be mindful and careful.  In order to make sure she was trained properly as a Queen, her parents paid the heavy fees to send her to what was, essentially, a finishing school for the troublingly Dark birthrighted. The school accepted students from all over the Territory and sometimes outside it, though they boarded at the school versus being day students like herself. It was here that Marie-Victorique met Arkadie Graveworthy, a Queen from Dena Nehele who boarded at the school in an effort to avoid the fate of most Queens within her home territory.

    Though a little older than her, she took to the Summer Sky Queen. Arkadie was everything that Marie-Victorique wished she could be. Strong-willed, self-assured, and not willing to put up with the prejudice that was so prevalent within Chaillot. She was the one person that was within her life that did not look at her with her Purple Dusk and assume that she was destined to become something dark and dangerous.

    Yet even this one friendship was not enough to undo what had been heavily pressed into her mind and being. While her family has made sure she has her training, in hopes that she might one day find a place within a Court, she shies away from such things. Marie-Victorique does not want to lead, she wants to serve and be helpful, as this is the only way she knows how to do so without potentially hurting others.

    She, without realizing it, is the example of what the fear and treatement of dark jeweled Blood within Chaillot results in: a Queen afraid of herself, of her power, and uses it in such ways that she is not entirely aware of it.

    Marie-Victorique would be so much happier if she had been born without a jewel. That’s what she tells herself.
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Character in Play:
    Marie-Odette had not even come in with her, instead taking care of things outside of Dark Haven. She had left her all alone, sitting and waiting for someone to come to her and tell her that it was time for her to be seen by the Healer. Marie-Victorique was trying to be the smallest she could be, legs pressed together and feet tucked behind the foot of the chair. Her hands were clasped in her lapped, fingers interlocked and her eyes did not raise from the floor.

    She was tracing patterns in the floor, seeing what she could find in it. It was not unlike when she would watch the clouds overhead, finding fantastical things in them that no one but her could see. Her thoughts were her own and they, at least, were kind to her.

    Mostly.

    Sometimes she was not entirely kind to herself.

    Today she was trying to be because she was sitting in a waiting room within Dark Haven for not one but two check-ups. It had been at her parents insistence as she was getting closer and closer to twenty. Her Virgin Night would need to be seen to soon enough and after that her Offering. Neither of which did she want to have actually occur as the thought of both were terrifying.

    Another thing she found she could not confess to anyone.

    Marie-Victorique risked a glance upward to see what the time was and then another towards the receptionist that she could just barely make out through what looked to be some kind of frosted glass. She quickly glanced back down, fingers tightening briefly as she did not want to be caught looking as if she was being impatient.

    No, she was perfectly behaved and patient. The words were repeated over and over within her mind, a calming mantra, to keep her nerves from getting the best of her.
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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #1 on: Oct 26, 17, 06:31:41 PM »
*cough* had to happen eventually.

can i get a general roll and four fam/ally rolls?




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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #2 on: Oct 26, 17, 06:38:56 PM »
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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Congratulations!



1. Purple Dusk - Green
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4. Summer Sky - Opal
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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #3 on: Nov 14, 17, 12:15:04 PM »

Registry Cleanup Notice

This character sheet has been inactive within the Keep's Registry for over 2 weeks. If you wish to keep this character sheet (including the Jewels rolled) you will need to reply to this thread within 2 weeks or else you will forfeit the character and the Jewels.
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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #4 on: Nov 14, 17, 05:28:25 PM »
IT IS PD-S, THIS IS NOT GOING AWAY.

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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #5 on: Nov 24, 17, 09:59:18 PM »
this sad bunny is ready for review! she just needs a stamp from reid for marie-odile and a stamp from tenkou because future dark jeweled queen in chaillot ~




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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #6 on: Nov 24, 17, 10:13:36 PM »
Added to the queue.
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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #7 on: Nov 25, 17, 12:55:56 AM »
Stamp for Odile! :3





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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #8 on: Nov 25, 17, 06:19:27 PM »
accidentally had put in the wrong (incomplete) history! the history is now correct! sorry if that caused any problems!

just need tenkou's stamp of A-OK ~ but otherwise she is definitely ready for review <3




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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #9 on: Nov 26, 17, 03:54:53 PM »
Looks good to me.

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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #10 on: Nov 29, 17, 09:17:18 AM »

This application has been reviewed!

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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #11 on: Nov 29, 17, 11:43:54 AM »
ready for another look <3




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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #12 on: Nov 29, 17, 12:08:46 PM »
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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #13 on: Mar 21, 18, 08:55:39 PM »
could i get victorique's last family roll, por favor?




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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #14 on: Mar 21, 18, 09:25:31 PM »
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Re: Marie-Victorique Fortier
« Reply #15 on: Dec 02, 19, 12:35:49 PM »
Per 2019 Thanksgiving Shop Adoptable Dark Ally Roll:

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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