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Author Topic: Cristina Dumitrescu  (Read 1301 times)

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

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Cristina Dumitrescu
« on: Nov 05, 17, 01:35:57 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Cristina Dumitrescu
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Age and Birth Year: 20 (b. 174AP)
Race: Dena Nehelian (Short-lived)
Caste: Healer
Birth Territory: Dena Nehele
Home Territory: Dena Nehele

Birthright Jewel: uncut Purple Dusk
Offering Jewel: uncut Sapphire

Role: Court Healer
Faction: Court of Aechia

Appearance

Play By: Camilla Mendes
Distinguishing Features:
    There is no singular thing that is remarkable about Cristina. Instead it’s everything together about her that makes her stand out but especially that smile she gets on her face sometimes. The one that is sweet as she cuts you down verbally.

Personality


Personality:
    Sassy, somewhat spoiled (in the good ways, she will tell you), Cristina is a young woman who knows what she wants, how she wants it, and when she wants it. Strong willed and even tempered, it is no surprise that she is the daughter of a Prince. In fact a lot of her capability to keep calm in hectic situations come from her father, as well as her ability to critically eye a situation and pick apart the potential outcomes and move towards the one that is most favorable to her needs.

    Her life has forever been shadowed by the death of her mother who died giving birth to her. There is no one more aware of their caste than Cristina, who sometimes thinks that it almost a penance that she is a Healer- that it was her way, as a small babe, of saying ‘I won’t let this happen again’. She has, even from a young age, felt the expectations of being a Healer heavily upon her. It is why she - once she was old enough to push for it - wanted to find the best Healer available to mentor her.

    In a territory where Healers are rare she has to be exemplary. Cristina knows that she sometimes pushes herself too far, always wants to heal one more thing, and trusts in her Healer’s Escort to keep her from sinking too far and depleting herself to the point of danger. It is not that she cannot mind herself, as she can, but she knows that her desire to fix it all can sometimes override her sense of self-preservation.

    Working as a Healer only shows one side of Cristina, the rest coming out when she is at Court or otherwise not acting in the capacity of her caste. Despite that her family is part of the aristocracy she is surprisingly down to earth except when it comes to enjoying all the parties and finery that come with the class she was born into. She is very much the girl that wants to be a princess and treated as such as much as she tries to keep a lid on it. The easiest way to her good graces is to offer to spend time with her while looking at the various boutiques and shops that can be found in the territory.

    It’s during these relaxed moments that Cristina is truly herself. A young woman growing up in a territory that is forever on the precipice of chaos. Laughter, smiles, the occasional naughty joke … She simply wants to enjoy herself and have fun with those that are closest to her. Not that that is necessarily possible but it’s what she hopes for.
Likes:
  • Finery - Aristos suck, she’s heard her father’s comments about the fallacy of the aristocracy, but all the pretty clothes and jewelry? That stuff? It’s wonderful. Cristina loves fine fabrics and intricate pieces of jewelry. She would be perfectly happy to play in all the lovely clothes every day but it really does not make sense to do so. Not when she works at a free clinic and she does not want to alienate her patients. It just means that she has learned how to look truly stunning in her every day attire and when she gets to go to Court? She brings out the best because those moments she wants to shine.
  • Being a Healer - In a territory like Dena Nehele, where strife is common and pain more common, being a Healer means you are never not needed. Cristina enjoys the fact that there is never a moment that she is not wanted around, that there is almost always some way that she can be of assistance to someone. It satisfies her Healer urge to be able to help people without thought of making them pay her back. There is already enough in this territory that comes at a cost, her healing will not be one of those things. The continued life of her patient is enough for her.
  • Being a Sass Monster - Protocol and Etiquette dictate she behaves in a particular manner and responds in a certain way but that does not mean she has not learned how to be a sarcastic brat when she wants to be. After all, Cristina is her daddy’s girl and she’s learned how respond in such a way that is both cutting and within bounds. She enjoys it too much and only rarely feels guilty about verbally cutting people down.
Dislikes:
  • Most Men - Why? Because most are not like her father and do not know restraint. She presents a cool exterior and does not give them much room to maneuver and get close to her, if at all. If one can show that they are well educated in Protocol and Etiquette then she is more inclined to give them a chance. Otherwise, outside of her patients, a distant Cristina is all they will get.
  • Deficit of Healers - There are not enough Healers to go around and, in most cases, the ones they have are light jeweled and not truly able to handle serious injuries with the ease of someone darker jeweled. Never mind the improper healings that have had to be repaired because the healing was done by someone who was neither a natural born or trained Healer. Cristina does not want to think about the amount of life that has been lost because the territory is lacking in Healers and hopes, after her Offering, that she might be able to take up training more herself. After all one does not need to have been born a Healer to become one and she’s going to get to work on that to increase the number of trained Healers within Dena Nehele.
  • Dogs - Cristina is not only a cat person, she might have been a cat in another life. As such she is not inclined to put up with or deal with dogs in any capacity. They always bark at her, loudly (and shrilly in the case of small annoying dogs), getting bitey sometimes, and constantly try to get attention from her. Perhaps if she did not break out into sneezing fits she might put up with it. Except that is never going to happen and to that end she goes to great lengths to make sure that she does not have to deal with dogs.
Fears:
  • A Weak Heart - It is not what it sounds like. Cristina knows her mother died giving birth to her, that it is almost ironic that she is a Healer, but she also is aware that her mother’s heart simply gave out. There is a worry that that could be her fate. As she’s gotten older a weak heart has become code within her mind for the games that the Aristos can play. When she was younger she simply accepted the manner of death but now, with her knowledge of Courtly things, she knows better. Cristina fears that someone, someday, may make her death look like her heart simply stopped working or worse. Healers, after all, are almost as rare as Queens within Dena Nehele.
  • Not Living Up to Expectations - She has the potential to be a dark jeweled Healer in a territory where there are not many at all. The expectations are high that she will one day serve at Court and be a Healer of some renown. There has been little time to be a little girl, though her father has made sure she had some time for that, and she feels the pressure upon her to be more than just great. When your example is someone like Minerva Tailor - a healer who rules - being good is not good enough.
  • Losing Her Father Too - To a lesser extent her Aunt Irina as well but mostly she fears for her father as he has taken a place within the Territory Court serving Rilandra Vlas as his Steward. Dena Nehele is neither safe or forgiving and she fears that there might be a day where she will be trying with the full depths of her Birthright to rescue her father from death. With this fear in place she has high expectations that his Queen take care of him or else. (Not that or else means much from an eighteen year old with only a Birthright but she will make the Queen’s life miserable if she does not look after her father.)
Craft Strengths:
  • Diagnosis Craft - Something that she’s gotten good at under the mentoring of Minerva Tailor is the ability to lay hands upon a patient and sense just what it is that is ailing them and where the problem is. This enables her to be able to better help a patient and direct their healing process, granting her the ability to determine what steps need to be taken or whether or not another Healer will be necessary to perform the healing. After all, Cristina is still learning and there are others that are proficient in manners of healing she is not.
  • Pain Manipulation - Cristina is capable of controlling and reducing the pain a patient. Easing the pain of the patient makes it easier to help them in the long run, especially if she is able to truly heal the injury. In worst case situations, where the healing process is over time, she has had to learn how to gradually pull back her Craft and let the pain return. What worries her most, however, is that there’s always a chance - if she is not careful - that she could amplify the pain as she can control it both directions. Such an error, however, and is simply unacceptable.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • Mind Delving - This can be incredibly useful for a Healer but Cristina has no talent for it. More than that, she finds it exceedingly hard to press into people’s minds. If she wants access to someone’s mind they will know it because she’ll knock very, very politely.
  • Defensive Shielding - While she is capable of summoning defensive shields they draw quickly upon her jewel reservoir. As a she can only maintain for half the time that she should be able to. Cristina suspects that even after her Offering, she’s still going to have this problem because it just does not come to her easily or naturally but at least she might be able to hold them for a little longer.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Iona Dumitrescu nee Focșeneanu (21 - d. 174AP) - Witch - Summer Sky to Opal**
Father: Valeriu Dumitrescu (42 - b. 152AP) - Broken Prince - Purple Dusk to Green
Aunt: Irina Groza nee Dumitrescu (36 - b. 158AP) - Priestess - Tiger Eye to Summer Sky**
Uncle: Zamfir Groza (39 - b. 155) - Warlord - Tiger Eye to Rose**
Grandmother: Ramona Dumitrescu nee Flora (64 - b. 130AP) - Witch - Opal to Sapphire**
Grandfather: Dragomir Dumitrescu (65 - b. 129AP) - Warlord Prince - White to Rose**

Healer’s Escort: Florin Albu (34 - d. 193AP) - Warlord - Summer Sky to Purple Dusk

**rolled on Valeriu Dumitrescu's character sheet

History:
    The day that Cristina was born, her mother died. That her Healer caste made it’s presence known almost immediately seemed as if she was already trying to make amends. Valeriu Dumitrescu cradled his newborn daughter, finding in her the strength to go on even with the loss of his beloved wife.

    Cristina’s earliest memories of life are of the loving smiles her father would give her and his hand curled around hers. They are followed quickly by the memory of her Aunt Irina on the other side holding her other hand. Both her father and her aunt were a constant presence together in her earliest memories and it was no surprise that, as she grew older, she had to be corrected when she tried to call her aunt momma. (Not that it has stopped her because in private, should it just be her and her aunt, then she very much still is momma. Just as her father will always be poppa.)

    It was something of a surprise to the young Cristina but she adapted and simply assumed that families were meant to be close as her aunt and father were. Though there was strife because her uncle, Irina’s husband Zamfir, always seemed to look upon her with utter disgust and hate. Perhaps it was merely a child over-embellishing things but as she’s grown older it’s still obvious that the man married to her aunt blames her for the marital issues between them. (As they had no children of their own and Irina doted on Cristina so.)

    When her Birthright came, Cristina walked away with the same Jewel as her father, yet it was not the same as well. Within her small hands was cradled an uncut Purple Dusk. With her caste already setting her apart, her Birthright set her even further apart. The potential for a dark jewel was in her future and in a territory where light jeweled Healers appeared to be the norm, that was something of note. Valeriu did his best to keep his daughter safe and protected, not wanting harm to befall her but also wanting to nurture his daughter and the future Healer that she would be.

    Her Aunt Irina also helped, finding her a Healer to mentor her within their own family home. It was enough for a while but as Cristina grew and her control of her Purple Dusk improved, it quickly became apparent that she would need a better instructor. Someone who had experience with dark jewels. This time was not particularly easy as sometimes there was travel involved and Cristina was loathe to be away from her father for any length of time.

    It was in 188AP that Irina learned of Minerva Tailor, a Healer that had descended to Opal within Tulzbruja. She was even in charge of a free clinic there and, most importantly, had a Purple Dusk Birthright. If there was to be anyone that could teach Cristina the extent of her power as a Healer it would be someone who had shared her Birthright.

    However before the mentorship began, Cristina was given a new Healer’s Escort. One with more training (to protect her) and a Purple Dusk descent. His name was Florin Albu and while Cristina did not like him terribly, he was the best available that her Aunt Irina could find (and Irina would never settle for anything but the best for her niece, screening male after male until she had found the one that was most fitting). With her Escort in tow, though her father was not entirely comfortable with it but knowing it was for the best, Cristina met with and, once approval was gained, she began training with Minerva.

    Over the past four years Cristina has grown exceptionally as a Healer. For the most part she has handled private cases, tending to the ones that Minerva has passed onto her. She has, in fact, been home less and less in the recent months. With her father serving in Territory Court and not at home, she has taken up a temporary residence within Sevastopol to better herself as a Healer and allow her to take on more work. There is much she has learned under Minerva Tailor’s tutelage, somethings she is certain her father might not approve of, but she would have it no other way (because she cannot be her father's girl forever and has to make her own path eventually).

    With Minerva’s ascension to District Ruler, Cristina expects that she will find herself more formally assisting with the clinic. She has more than met her mentor’s expectations and is actually eager to test herself in the field rather than the patients she has been assigned. That is, of course, if the political climate remains as it is.

    Cristina is no fool, she knows her father’s position within the Territory Court says that he thinks things are reaching a boiling point. It is when that boiling point is that is the problem. Hopefully it will not be any time soon but if it is Cristina is prepared.
Show Us What You've Got

Character in Play:
    Cristina was doing her best to not fidget with threads that did not exist on her lovely dress. Her jacket had been taken by one of the servants and she was waiting in a receiving room to see her father. This Court was not well known to her and she still had her apprehensions about it. About her father serving as Steward to the Territory Queen and being in danger and not being safe all the time and maybe being bonded to said Territory Queen?

    She was going to try to do her best and not let her own issues surface. Not immediately assume the worst about this Queen that had clearly stolen her father away. He had not come here to be a Steward - or so she thought - and then he had become one? Bitter came to mind when she thought of her father and his opinion on aristos and interactions with them and yet here he was serving in a place surrounded by them.

    Helping a Queen navigate around and deal with them.

    It made sense, she supposed, as she thought about it more. Not that she liked it much. Her hands smoothed along her dress, one that had once been her mother’s and was now hers, and continued to wait for her father.

    The door opened and she looked up expectantly only for it to be a servant. “There has been a slight delay but the Steward will be along shortly, Lady Dumitrescu.”

    Her nose wrinkled up but she said nothing and merely nodded her thanks instead of responding. Better to mind her tongue and not take it out on some unsuspecting servant. They had done nothing to earn her ire. Hopefully it was not the Queen keeping her father from coming to see her.

    Rilandra Vlas already had an uphill battle when it came to Cristina liking her, such a thing would make it that much worse.

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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #1 on: Nov 05, 17, 01:37:31 AM »
could i get the cut/uncut from her roll from her father's sheet? (even tho she's not gonna have her offering for a while yet ~)

thank you <3 <3




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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #2 on: Nov 05, 17, 09:28:36 AM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness blessed with an uncut Purple Dusk Birthright Jewel.



Congratulations!
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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 17, 06:24:25 PM »
can i get 5 fam/ally rolls?

*cuddles uncut PD*




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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 17, 09:08:43 PM »
1. Yellow - Summer Sky
2. Yellow - Summer Sky
3. Summer Sky - Purple Dusk
4. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
5. Tiger Eye - Rose
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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #5 on: Nov 18, 17, 04:19:56 AM »
cristina is ready for review with wanted ad approval from bowie and an a-okay from reid for minerva mention/ties/being the best damn mentor there is ~




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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #6 on: Nov 18, 17, 09:27:37 AM »
Took some unexpected directions but I am ultimately pretty happy with it. I shall sign off on Val stuff.

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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #7 on: Nov 18, 17, 10:31:31 AM »
Added to the que.
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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #8 on: Nov 18, 17, 05:26:07 PM »
I am here to give the a-ok for Minerva stuff.
I'm on my phone!

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« Reply #9 on: Nov 18, 17, 10:47:02 PM »
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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #10 on: Dec 04, 18, 03:11:23 PM »
Per Thanksgiving Shop 2018 Adoptable Dark Ally Roll:

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Cristina Dumitrescu
« Reply #11 on: Dec 31, 19, 01:13:02 PM »
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Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness blessed with an uncut Sapphire offering Jewel.



Congratulations