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Author Topic: Aurelia Volkov  (Read 1830 times)

Description: Hearth Witch. Summer Sky to Blood Opal. Played by Rated Em.

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Aurelia Volkov
« on: Dec 08, 17, 11:05:00 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Aurelia Volkov
Nicknames: Lia, Auri, HEY LADY!!!
Age and Birth Year: 29 (b. 165AP)
Race: Dena Nehelian (Short-lived)
Caste: Hearth Witch
Birth Territory: Dena Nehele
Home Territory: Dena Nehele

Birthright Jewel: cut Summer Sky
Offering Jewel: uncut Blood Opal

Role: Head Housekeeper / Mourning Dove
Faction: Second Circle, Territory Court

Appearance

Play By: Staz Lindes
Distinguishing Features:
    Aurelia often has a look upon her face that very clearly says the following: ‘Behold the field in which I grow my fucks! Lay thine eyes upon it and thou shall see that it is barren!’ Basically: she always looks like she is beyond done with the bullshit that frequently goes down at Territory Court.

Personality


Personality:
    Aurelia is a Hearth Witch that knows herself, what she is capable of, and makes no qualms about letting others know it as well. Growing up she was the calm of the storm that was the pair of daughters born to Albina and Demyan Volkov. Yet most quickly learned that while she was the one that was quietly watching, she was also the one that would lash out just as fast whenever something finally pushed her to the edge. While she frequently wears the expression that she is beyond done and fed up, that is often far from the case. Aurelia merely prefers that that is what people expect.

    The truth is that she is actually a slow burn to anger, her fury perfectly contained until - quite suddenly - it is not. Her tipping point varies, depending on what it is, but once her patience has been pushed and broken her anger is a sight to behold. Aurelia will strike back - be it with words, action, or both - and make it clear that it is best to not run afoul her temper. She is not a Hearth Witch who demurs or shrinks back but one who steps forwards and takes action where others will not (or where others fear to because that reckless streak is in her just as much as it is her sister). It is because she knows herself so well that she is able to do this, able to perfectly gauge what she is able to handle.

    It is only very rarely that Aurelia bites off more than she can chew. In such cases she quickly adjusts as needed, recognizing that help is needed because - as she learned growing up - having someone who has your back is often a need far more than it is a want. For all that she can come across as no nonsense, Aurelia knows how to relax and enjoy herself. With her sister - or someone else whom she is truly comfortable with - she lets loose and her wildside comes out. There is no one else who would be a better second for a night of mischief and mayhem, just as able to have an eye for being able to create the most destruction possible as she is to clean it all up come the morning.

    Most encounter the quiet Hearth Witch, only catching the edges of the fiery personality underneath. Her cool and level-headed personality, the persona most encounter, had been tried in the fires of the Territory Court and her training as a Mourning Dove. To be anything else would be a disgrace and completely unacceptable when she is meant to be an example to all that are, and would be, Hearth Witches. Ultimately Aurelia is a woman who delights in everything that she is, takes pride in her ability to care and look after others, and sometimes worries that it is something that could easily be taken advantage of.

    With that in mind, she forever maintains the cool distance between herself and those around her that have not proven themselves worthy of her trust. To be able to see past everything, to know what is underneath, is to know Aurelia for who she truly is. That is something that scares her as she is not always sure of it herself for all that she is content and happy with her life. It keeps her up at night, sometimes, but only for a little while before she reminds herself that she would have it no other way.

Likes:
  • Organization - A place for everything; everything in its place. Aurelia subscribes to this as much as her sister does, delighting in the organization that comes to her naturally. While this might make one think she's OCD or otherwise inclined to want to keep things absolutely perfect it does not. There is organization in chaos, something she can appreciate even if others cannot. Beside, being so inclined towards organization also helps when it comes to paperwork and that makes life so much easier when one works within the Territory Court.
  • High-Quality Alcohol - The Volkov’s are not nouveau riche but they’re still not that far away from it. They are an Aristo family of merchants who, when their great-grandfather began, primarily worked within wines and other such fine drinks. That trend has continued to this day and due to that Aurelia is particularly discerning when it comes to not just wine but alcohol in general. She particularly delights in being able to drink high-quality alcohol and, more importantly, being able to tell someone all about it.
  • Rainy Days - Rainy days take Aurelia back to being younger and on the streets of Vatra Dornei with her sister Liana. They never stayed in, unless they were caught, and often got into the best kinds of trouble on the rainiest days. When rainy days come now, Aurelia moves with a little more purpose in her step and a smile on her face.
Dislikes:
  • Cutting Corners - There is no excuse for cutting corners, not with Aurelia. If she discovers someone under her is cutting corners, she will promptly chastise them and set them about to properly doing their work. When corners are cut, when shortcuts are taken in work, it can often lead to failure and problems down the line that make things harder and more complicated than if they had just done it the right way the first time around.
  • Uppity Aristos - If she completely did not like Aristos she would have a hard time with her position. Instead Aurelia only gets aggravated with those that are pretentious, arrogant, and otherwise seemed to think they are better than not only her but everyone that is not the Aristo in question. While that is a large amount of the Aristocracy, it is not all of it, and so she is able to continue to do her work and mind her tongue. For the most part, at least, as the stories still float around about the last time Aurelia lost her temper.
  • Interference with Her Work - The quickest way to earn the ire of Aurelia is to do something that interferes or otherwise impedes her work. There are only so many hours in the day, so many minutes that things can get done, and when one is the Head Housekeeper within the Territory Court that means there is never a moment to spare. While she can often use her skill with Efficiency to get things back onto the right track, ensuring the minimal amount of time lost, Aurelia still finds her calm chipped away at and will make sure the transgressor knows it.
Fears:
  • Something Happening to Liana - Liana is her partner-in-crime, her big sister, and the one that has always been there for her. While she is absolutely certain that she could survive the death of her parents, as all children ultimately can, Aurelia is not so sure that she would survive the death of her sister. Given her sister is a Jack, and that she is a Master as well, there are a few less concerns about something happening to Liana (or a few more, really, because too much paperwork and not enough play makes Liana very, very bored and that always leads places) but that does not do much to alleviate the concerns in the back of her mind.
  • Complacency - Nothing else is so capable of causing things to fall apart as complacency. Aurelia fears complacency, not just in herself but in others as well, because when people grow comfortable and relax, when they begin to rest upon what they have done and accomplished, is when it all starts to fall apart. So many things have come undone because people have let themselves settle into the idea that they do not need to do anything more. It makes Aurelia seem kind of a never-ending whirlwind, a stickler for what else could be done, but it’s better than letting herself or others grow complacent and the ruin that she believes come from it occur.
  • Discovery - It is only in the darkest of thoughts that Aurelia even thinks about what would happen were she to be discovered as a Mourning Dove. They are the best kept secret of the Guild Master, something that no one knows about, and she knows that if, for whatever reason, she was found out for what she was - spy and assassin rolled into one Hearth Witch package - then the end that would come for her would not be one that would be gentle or easy.
Craft Strengths:
  • Hearth Craft - Growing up in a home well-loved and taken care of, Aurelia wanted to embrace the Craft that ensured she could do the same for those that came under her roof in the future. While there are some parts of Hearth Craft that evade her (like preservation) there are other parts that she excels in. She is particularly adept at being able to clean a room in a flash, likewise able to guide others in the process in an efficient manner. It is her ability to keep things running smoothly, never letting them fall into a state of disrepair that pleases her the most.
  • Efficiency - Much like her sister, Aurelia shadowed and followed after her father to learn this particular Princely Craft. She knew, as a Hearth Witch, it would be of particular use especially if she wanted to be more than some Aristo's housekeeper. While generally this Craft is applied to the realm of paperwork, Aurelia has learned how to direct it in maintaining and keeping the Territory Court running smoothly. From managing room arrangements, to ensuring there is enough food in stock, she keeps constant tabs and corrects things on the fly to ensure everything runs perfectly. It also has applications in enabling her to apply her own talents with Hearth Craft in such a way that she is able to get her projects done in half the time normally needed. That it also makes paperwork easier to handle is, as far as she is concerned, just a wonderful bonus. It was her skill with both Hearth Craft and Efficiency that saw her named Head Housekeeper once the previous stepped down (after a helpful nudge in all regards from the Guild Master).
Craft Weaknesses:
  • Preservation Craft - One would think that a Hearth Witch should excel at this type of Craft or in the very least be middling at it but for Aurelia it is a powersink. She can do it, in a pinch, but it gives her a headache and leaves her tired and crabby. Due to this she usually works with only fresh ingredients, if she is cooking (or otherwise), and while this is a pain she’s happier with it anyway.
  • Compulsions - The idea of such Craft makes her skin crawl. Any attempts she has made at such have never worked. Whether it was due to her being too heavy handed or not applying enough jewel strength to it, she does not know. Nor does she want to because she has no desire to force someone to do something they do not want to do, never mind the inherent dangers of practicing this Craft with her lack of ability.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Albina Volkov (64 - b. 130AP) - witch - Jeweless Blood
Father: Demyan Volkov (59 - b. 135AP) - Prince - Summer Sky to Opal
Sister: Liana Volkov (33 - b. 161AP) - witch - Tiger Eye to Summer Sky

History:
    The trouble and turmoil that is prevalent within Dena Nehele is not something that was part of Aurelia’s youth. There was not even the turmoil of sibling rivalry, instead Aurelia falling into the exact same habits and becoming very much her father’s daughter just as her sister was. In her earliest years, when she could not follow after her older sister Liana outside and to lessons, she instead followed after her father Demyan. The affairs of Court were - just as they were to Liana - intriguing to the bright-eyed child. His duties as a Steward within Brisaov were interesting, more interesting she would tell anyone, than having to go to the lessons she eventually started.

    She learned so much there, knowing from a young age that a life at Court was just what she wanted. While Liana proclaimed she would one day be a Steward, just like their father, Aurelia knew that she wanted to be responsible for something similar but different. There were those that looked after the hearth and home, the Hearth Witches that ensured everything ran smoothly. Without them, without their Craft, places would fall into disrepair.

    So it quickly became commonplace within the Court that, once Aurelia was old enough, Demyan would be shadowed by his two daughters (when it was appropriate to do so) as he carried out his duties (because Stewards were male Hearth Witches, or so her childish logic figured). When it was not appropriate (and there were no lessons) they were out and about Vatra Dornei, the city that was theirs to explore as far as they were concerned.

    The pair made a name for themselves as they got older. Even without their Offerings, only a Tiger Eye and a Summer Sky, they were still a force to be reckoned with. No situation would see them backing down and they routinely went against people older, larger, and the distaff gender. They worked together like a well-oiled machine, not letting anything come between them, and gained infamy within Brisaov as a pair of troublesome witches.

    Just a few days before Liana’s Offering saw them getting into a particularly notorious pub fight. It was the kind of rumble that stories are still told of and ensured that at least two drinking establishments within Vatra Dornei much preferred they never graced their premises again. That same rumble was what brought them to the attention of the Jacks guild and saw them approached by a guildsman about joining. Aurelia always enjoyed being in the thick of, always active and doing something, and that life was so much more interesting than the merchant lifestyle that was likely ahead of her (and Liana as well).

    So while their parents did not quite understand why their daughters were dead set on becoming Jacks, they allowed it and supported them both. Yet Aurelia’s future did not remain in the Jacks, as Liana did. No, her future lead her elsewhere. For the first few months she took the Jacks training like a fish to the water and enjoyed it immensely as they shadowed their Jacks mentor. Everything changed when she found herself approached by none other than the Guild Master himself. Her particular skill set, the ones that marked her as a Prince’s daughter and an excellent Hearth Witch, brought his attention upon her.

    It was from him that she learned of the Mourning Doves, those that served him directly as his private agents. Where the Guild could not show it’s hand, any and all attachment could not be discovered, the Mourning Doves would act. Primarily their purposes were to situate themselves within the homes of the Aristocracy of Dena Nehele, serving as the eyes and ears of the Guild Master himself but there were other moments that they were enlisted to carry out more deadly jobs. The kind where it looked as if someone died of natural causes.

    She made her decision almost immediately to take him up on the offer and become a Mourning Dove. It was after a particularly bad contract, one that both Liana and Aurelia along with their mentor suffered mental and physical trauma, that she stepped away from becoming a Jacks guildsmen and forfeited her apprenticeship. Leaving the Jacks behind, she walked right into the training that would see her become a Mourning Dove.

    Aurelia was a quick study, learning under the guidance of older Hearth Witch (and fellow Mourning Dove) Aleia Sala. She was eventually placed with an Aristo household as their housekeeper but it was not enough for her and the Guild Master ultimately had a different job planned. One that she would only take up after her Offering and the Guild Master was satisfied with her training. So it was a handful of years later after her Offering and her training as  Mourning Dove completed, that the job was revealed. With the turmoil of the Territory Court at its strongest, just before Darcia Glassade went missing in 187AP, Aurelia became the Head Housekeeper. Aurelia knew it was the Guild Master’s influence that helped ensure the position was hers but she also knew that it would be her own skill and talents that would ensure she kept it. Just as she knew that she was truly there to be his eyes and ears in a more direct route than anything else.

    She has weathered the political storms that have come and gone through the Territory Court. From the disappearance of Darcia to the crowning of Rilandra Vlas she has been there. As a Mourning Dove she is one of many sets of eyes and ears for the Guild Master but mostly - as of late - she’s the Hearth Witch that has had to deal with all the chaos that makes up the Territory Court.

    As much as she complains she would not have it any other way.
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    It was growing on her nerves with each and every passing day. Aurelia was not blind. She was not quite sure how anyone else within the Court was either but then she had long since accepted that Hearth Witches sometimes saw things others did not. As if the very walls of the buildings themselves spoke to them and shared secrets. That this was, coincidentally, exactly why she sometimes would pause and speak with the walls was neither here nor there but it did - she was certain - unnerve a few individuals of which she was fine with.

    She liked her reputation the way it was.
    Not that she was thinking particularly of her reputation at the moment. No, Aurelia was thinking of sparing the staff any more traumatic experiences. She had already had to deal with at least one upset maid because of what they had discovered in Prince Orfan’s room during cleaning and had - since that first time - made sure it was not something that happened again. Yet it had become abundantly clear that the Myos known as Sway was not going to be leaving the Territory Court. She was also going to clearly continue her dalliance with the Warlord Prince.

    Which was really not the problem, nor could she say the mess Sway got up to with Prince Orfan was the problem either, but it was not the least bit practical that the Myos continued to not have a room within the Territory Court itself. Aurelia saw no point in it continuing, not if Sway was to stay and be a part of the place, and she had no fear of a Myos herself. No, the only thing she had in a mind was ensuring that everyone within the Court - those that were part of it - had a place to stay.

    It was partly why she likely got along well with the Queen with her mindset as it was.

    Decision in mind, Aurelia called forth the necessary paperwork and began to fill it in. The request would have to go through the Steward, of course, but she saw no reason that it would be denied. Better the devil they knew, after all, than the one that was unknown and at their backs.

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Re: Aurelia Petran
« Reply #1 on: Dec 08, 17, 11:05:46 PM »
*STARES DOWN ROLLER*

B R I N G  I T

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Re: Aurelia Petran
« Reply #2 on: Dec 08, 17, 11:22:04 PM »
ITS STAZ





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Re: Aurelia Petran
« Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 17, 11:22:20 PM »
Well it's not Yellow to Rose!

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Aurelia Petran
« Reply #4 on: Dec 08, 17, 11:33:44 PM »
STAZ DESERVED BETTER *AND SHE GOT IT*





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Re: Aurelia Petran
« Reply #5 on: Dec 08, 17, 11:38:58 PM »
:O :O !!!!!!!!!!!! SHE GOT GOOD THINGS. 'cause she deserve them for all the shit she has to deal with at territory court :|

also i need, you know, five fam/ally rolls. just to get that out of the way.




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Re: Aurelia Petran
« Reply #6 on: Dec 09, 17, 12:43:42 AM »
1. Summer Sky - Purple Dusk
2. Summer Sky - Opal
3. Purple Dusk - Green
4. White - Yellow
5. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
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Re: Aurelia Petran
« Reply #7 on: Dec 31, 17, 03:17:42 AM »
pssst. aurelia is STAYING, stuff to be filled in later <3.




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Re: Aurelia Volkov
« Reply #8 on: Jan 17, 18, 10:25:58 PM »
aurelia is technically around, not wanting to deal with all the BS of territory court.

kthx.

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Re: Aurelia Volkov
« Reply #9 on: Feb 07, 18, 05:37:07 PM »
eventually i'll stop being a slacker but then that would mean i wasn't annoying my own character.

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« Reply #10 on: Feb 25, 18, 07:59:42 AM »

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Re: Aurelia Volkov
« Reply #11 on: Feb 25, 18, 06:05:59 PM »
aurelia and liana have PLANS. for drinking. so. STAYING.




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Re: Aurelia Volkov
« Reply #12 on: Mar 13, 18, 09:36:42 PM »
BEHOLD THE FIELD OF MY- er, i mean. aurelia is a keeper. she got house to clean.




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Re: Aurelia Volkov
« Reply #13 on: Mar 30, 18, 02:10:36 AM »
SOON. aurelia will be here to literally and figuratively clean house.




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« Reply #14 on: Apr 06, 18, 11:47:38 PM »
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« Reply #15 on: Apr 06, 18, 11:52:08 PM »
All sisterly mentions are glorious and I love them. <3





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Re: Aurelia Volkov
« Reply #16 on: Apr 07, 18, 01:38:28 AM »
with an approval from phe (for being head housekeeper of territory court) aurelia will be ready for review <3




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« Reply #17 on: Apr 07, 18, 11:42:00 AM »
Added to the que.
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« Reply #18 on: Apr 07, 18, 09:07:45 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: Apr 09, 18, 02:35:54 PM »
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