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Author Topic: Saxa Batiatus  (Read 165 times)

Description: Priestess. Summer Sky to Green. Played by Dash.

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Saxa Batiatus
« on: Aug 03, 18, 06:04:27 PM »
    The Basics

    Character Name: Saxa Batiatus
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    Age and Birth Year: 301 (Born 108 BP)
    Race: Long Lived (½ Eyrien, ½ Hayllian)
    Caste: Priestess
    Birth Territory: Hayll
    Home Territory: Dena Nehele
    Birthright Jewel: uncut Summer Sky
    Offering Jewel: uncut Green
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    Appearance

    Play By: Demi Lovato
    Distinguishing Features: Saxa is Half Eyrien but does not have wings. At first glance she appears as a standard Hayllian with sharper features and small freckles.

    Personality


    Personality:
    Faith is worth nothing without the trials to test it. Saxa has been tested for most of her life and has not faltered, yet, but her balance on that precarious cliff overlooking despair and madness has been sorely pushed to the limit.

    Pessimistic at her core and lacking a belief in the goodness of others, Saxa is well educated in the grim realities of the world. A survivor of several kinds of assault, she remains strong willed and focused. Her surrender is only to further her own survival, and she is willing to climb over any number of bodies to survive. She has sold out fellow slaves, killed people her master has thought as dangerous or deserving death, and doled out torture and punishment. She’s endured humiliation and deep depression, but there is a fire that burns deep inside.

    Outwardly, Saxa is the perfect slave. She is deferential and obedient; she does not question her master ever. Deep inside there is a dark rage that yearns to be set free, and when she is allowed an outlet she indulges in it deeply. There is resentment in her for a great many people, a hate for the Blood that stems from the indignities she’s suffered, and a strong belief that Witch was right to engage in the Purge.

    She loves only her son, Crixus; a product of punishment. Despite his origin she is willing to do anything to be united with him and keep him safe. Anyone else is treated cooly, especially the Short-Lived she’s been forced to live near.

    It is only her knowledge that she is young for her long lifespan and her faith in Mother Night’s justice being real that Saxa holds on. She is determined to survive to see that justice delivered, even if she has to be Mother Night’s instrument to do it.

    Likes:
    • Her Son: Despite the origins of Crixus’s birth, Saxa loves her son. More than that, she enjoys her son. He is smart and strong and seems to have not lost his soul thanks to his father’s influence. She enjoys his company and the man that he’s growing into and she finds him to be an anchor point.

    • Hurting Others: Hayllians, Eyriens, Garen, many have made Saxa feel insignificant in her life. She knows she is not, but she has nonetheless been forced to swallow that pill over and over again. It has left a black void of hate in her heart and when there’s an opportunity to let that out she bites into it like a starving wolf upon weakened prey.

    • Landen: Landen seem to lack the inherent cruelty and viciousness that is in the heart of the Blood. Witch destroyed the Blood, not the Landen. This is a bit of a stereotype, but one that Saxa buys into completely.
    Dislikes:
    • The Short Lived: Having lived among the Short Lived the last seventeen years, Saxa only has contempt for most of the Short Lived of Dena Nehele. Their lack of reference of the Purge, the Eyrien occupation, and how different the world was two hundred years ago is constantly a source of aggravation for her.

    • Slave Collars: There is no reprieve from this burden she bears. Every waking moment there is a weight on her throat; a chafing reminder that the slightest mistake would bring excruciating pain. The collar is the looming axe of the executioner, always waiting to claim her if she even considers rebellion. She lives her life with constant anxiety and fear and she hates the tool that makes that so the most.

    • Her Family: Her family was never really accepting of her. Her father was an Eyrien, her mother had her as a result of an illicit relationship. Her nature was hidden as best as was possible, but her sister’s disdain for her ruined her life in Hayll. The death of her mother and sister and the breaking of her brothers were burdens for her, and they left her cosigned to this hell she finds herself in. She’d rather spit on them than speak to them.
    Fears:
    • The Ring of Obedience: Saxa has felt the pain of the Ring twice. It was a terrible, terrible experience and one she deeply fears. She will do just about anything to avoid it.

    • Her Son’s Future: While Garen was alive, Crixus’s future looked to be at least somewhat secure. Despite his cruelty and distance, Garen seemed vested in keeping Crixus safe and seeing to his needs and his education. With his death, the future of her son is uncertain and Saxa is driven to see to his safety and prosperity; Not just to safeguard his body, but also his soul.

    • Her own Future: Bound to a Hayllian, Saxa now has no near sign of release. She doesn’t know what Pullo’s goals and his view of her usefulness will be. She doesn’t want to be a slave forever, but she is running near to end of hope to get out from the collar around her neck.
    Craft Strengths:
    • Connecting With the Darkness: Saxa has a very potent talent with this Craft. While she still needs to commune with the target to refill their reservoir, she restores her own afterwards and also fills that same euphoric rush in her target.

    • Shielding Craft: Saxa served as one of Garen’s bodyguards during her early tenure and as an escort for some of his allies. She specializes in keeping the maximum strength of her Green around her and her target for long periods of time.
    Craft Weaknesses:
    • Inner Barriers: Years of having her barriers lowered and invaded by Garen has weakened her secret thoughts. A mild scan of her outer barriers can pick up secrets within, and a more invasive look can reveal everything without much trouble.

    • Compulsion Craft: Always the slave and never the master, Saxa had never developed the talent in her youth and after different periods of service could not build upon that ability; even if she secretly desires to do so.
    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Senica Batiatus - Jeweless Blood (Deceased at Purge)
    Father: Devinar Landvik - Yellow to Rose Warlord Prince (Deceased at Purge)
    Half-Siblings:
    Onomeaus Batiatus - Broken Purple Dusk to Broken Green Prince (Born 1413 BP)
    Gannicaus Batiatus - Opal to Broken Red Warlord Prince (Born 1313 BP)
    Naevia Batiatus - Purple Dusk to Broken Opal witch (Deceased at Purge)
    Child: Crixus Batiatus - Yellow Birthright Prince (Born 178 BP)

    History:
    Born during the occupation of Hayll, Saxa was the result of the love-affair of an Eyrien and a Hayllian. The husband of Saxa’s mother had died hundreds of years earlier, the result of a duel between a pair of merchant Princes over a dispute. Raised by her mother, Saxa barely knew her father. While he might visit her at times he seemed mindful enough of Senica’s life to avoid being overly involved.

    Saxa’s siblings were a different story. While her brother Onomeaus was protective of her, the other two children were resentful. Gannicaus had fought in the war against the Eyriens and Naevia had lost a husband to their winged occupiers. They saw Senica’s love affair as a betrayal and the child she bore as a stain. Both siblings refused to consider Saxa as family, and did not attend her Birthright or Offering Ceremonies.

    Her status as a half-breed remained secret for the first few decades of her life, and her receiving a Green Jewel was a good omen for her future. She received full training in her Caste and trained to receive confession and oversee many of the rituals that were more about the secular than the spiritual in Hayllian society. Unbeknownst to her, her father did his best to see to her well being from afar. However after Saxa got into a spirited argument with a friend of Naevia’s, one in which Saxa embarrassed the other woman, the secret of her true heritage was leaked to the papers and her reputation was quickly destroyed.

    Caught blindsided by the revelation, Saxa was deeply angry at her mother and at her siblings, especially Naevia. Finding herself in a precarious position where the Hayllians who had been her sponsors now hated her, she turned to the Eyriens to serve in areas where she might find money and opportunity. It was a difficult next few decades, and it was only by stint of her being in the middle of confession and a vigorous sexual release afterward that she survived the Purge.

    Her sister and mother were not so fortunate, as both were claimed by Witch’s wrath. Her brothers lost one or both of their Jewels, and her father and most of her benefactors were slain. Once more she found herself without support in a land that was hostile to her. To earn some favor with her surviving brothers, she took on the debt of the burials of their loved ones and worked hard to try and rekindle some sort of relationship with them.

    For a time it was successful and she was able to establish a good relationship with Onomeaus, but Gannicaus still wanted little to do with her. A century and a half came and went and a combination of poor investing knowledge and bad luck had her still in debt, but she was working steadily to try and dig her way out.

    Unfortunately, Garen L’Voide, an upstart young Prince from Dena Nehele had earned himself quite a bit of coin on the Colosseum and bought her debt. She found herself with a slave collar around her neck and the next thing she knew she was being subjugated to Garen’s every whim.

    The first year was the most difficult. Garen had used the Ring almost clumsily the first time on her and nearly killed her. Terrified of having it happen again, he forced her into a number of situations she never expected to be in. She warded him from several attempts on his life as he quarreled with other rising stars in Hayll’s less-than-legal scene. He made her use her Jewels to kill several others, and others still were extorted or kidnapped to become his slaves. Finally Garen had gathered enough wealth and power to return to Dena Nehele, and there she helped him begin building his empire.

    One night after her second year of enslavement, she convinced a man close to Garen to try and kill him to earn them both their freedom. She expected that the man would die, but she was willing to sacrifice anything to get out from under the collar. Unbeknownst to her, Garen’s proficiency with the Control Ring had grown to a frightening clarity. When she went to summon the power of her Green to slay him while he was distracted, he sensed it and struck her down with the Ring.

    That night is one she still bears the scars of - both mental and physical - as Garen exacted his revenge on her. She survived only by his own greed to keep her power in his control, but she was forced to carry the evidence of that night to fruition. She gave birth to their son nine months later.

    After she bore him a child, Garen’s attitude to her shifted to one of ‘kindness’, but always coated with the reminder that if she considered betraying him that he would make her end a long and painful one. Saxa acted as the dutiful servant then, and over the next fifteen years she acted as bodyguard, overseer, mentor, and active agent for him. While others slaves gained his favor far more than she, she was never far from his attention. He acted as a distant father to Crixus; seeing that he was cared for and claiming him for days when he felt the urge to act like a father, but for the most part he left his upbringing to Saxa.

    Shortly ago, Garen gave her Control Ring on “loan” to Lucius Pullo - a powerful slaver and entrepenuer that Garen was allied with and sheltering during his recovery. Taking Crixus into his sole custody, Garen sent him off to live with Garen’s brother in Hayll. Saxa in the meantime was to act as the foundation for Pullo’s rebuilding efforts. Eventually Pullo was to return Saxa to Garen, once he was back on his feet.

    Then Garen died.

    Show Us What You've Got

    Character in Play:
    Saxa had been in Garen’s home in Aechia when one of her countrymen had come to deliver a dying man. She would have paid it little mind, were the man not a Hayllian. Instead she had focused on his face to see if he was someone memorable -- someone she could entreat to aid her in her situation. Instead he was someone she did not recognize and knew he would not help her. No ally of her master’s would help her.

    So she went back to her duties. Saxa had been a slave to Garen for seventeen years (she never lost track of the time he kept her prisoner) and had come to know those around him who could be turned and affected by her and those who could not. As one of the slaves longest in his service and among those “most dear” to him, she was given more freedom than others. She, like Tymeon, had long come to understand the best way to survive in Garen L’Voide’s house: Make him happy and be rewarded, no matter what was required to do so. So she made Garen happy and he in turn let her live a life that, while subjugated to his desires, was far better than the slaves freshly brought into his control.

    More and more had arrived over the years and she was required to instruct them on the ‘proper’ way to serve him. As one of his overseers, she was allowed to wear her Jewels. It had only taken one error - one single mistake she would never forget - to never try to betray his trust again. She’d had to earn off that debt, and so now while she was eager to be rid of the collar around her neck, she was not so eager as to tempt that fate again. She’d find a way, in time.


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    Re: Drusilla Batiatus
    « Reply #1 on: Aug 03, 18, 06:05:58 PM »
    May I have a general random roll and 5 ally rolls?

    Thank you!
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    Re: Drusilla Batiatus
    « Reply #2 on: Aug 03, 18, 06:09:36 PM »
    Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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    Congratulations!



    1. Summer Sky - Opal
    2. Purple Dusk - Green
    3. Yellow - Tiger Eye
    4. Opal - Red
    5. Purple Dusk - Opal

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    Re: Saxa Batiatus
    « Reply #3 on: Aug 05, 18, 09:59:38 PM »
    Ready for Review. Needs phinn approval for Pullo mentions.
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    Re: Saxa Batiatus
    « Reply #4 on: Aug 08, 18, 08:27:31 AM »

    This application has been reviewed!

    Check your private messages for feedback. When you have made the requested changes please reply to this post and let us know you are ready for the next round!


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    Re: Saxa Batiatus
    « Reply #5 on: Aug 08, 18, 09:25:21 AM »
    Rdy for round 2
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    Re: Saxa Batiatus
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