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Author Topic: Elena Barbero  (Read 5372 times)

Description: Queen. Summer Sky to Opal. Played by Lene.

Offline Elena Barbaro

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Elena Barbero
« on: Nov 20, 15, 09:07:12 AM »
The Basics
Character Name: Elena Barbero
Nicknames:
Age & Birthyear :  1167 (BP 973)
Race:  Long Lived
Caste:  Queen
Birth Territory: Dhemlan, Kaeleer
Home Territory: Dhemlan, Kaeleer

Birthright Jewel: uncut Summer Sky
Offering Jewel:  cut Opal

Role: Queen of Seville Province
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Appearance
Play By: Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza
Personality
Personality:
To the rest of the Territory, Elena Barbaro is a woman of power, beauty, vanity and self-indulgence.  She is the example of wealth and privilege, sexuality and pleasure.  Her court is a well oiled machine that runs itself without her direct influence so Elena is free and welcome to pursue her own agendas and delights.    She is the social darling of every event, dressed in the latest fashions or starting her own.   Men adore and love her, women find her wonderful to be around.  Even those who wish they could hate her, find themselves bending to her charm and wit.   On the surface, Elena is the perfect Queen and the perfect candidate for the Territory seat, ready and willing to bring Dhelman to a bright future.

At least that is what those outside the court believes..

What Elena Barbaro, Queen of the Seville Province really is, is a spoiled, vain, selfish woman who had been indulged in everything and anything she wanted.   Nothing is ever denied to her, and she wants for nothing.   She is flighty, vapid, shallow, fun loving, responsibility and consequence free woman who lives in the moment and for the pleasure the moment can bring her.   She is a Queen in name only, who doesn’t nurture the land

And that's what she wants everyone to believe.

In reality, in the depth of her soul, Elena is a young woman who is scared.   She fears what will happen to her when the music stops, and the adoration fades.  She worries that when she stops being the belle of the ball, the center of the dance that she will be revealed to be a fraud, a failure as a Queen and everyone will desert her.  Her friends, her family, everyone who liked her simply for what she could give them, what station she could provide would walk away and break her court and her heart.

Likes:

  • Feeling good doesn’t matter what the vice of choice is, Elena has tried them all.  Wine, food, drug and sex, whatever it takes for her to feel blissful, happy and completely carefree of whatever trouble drove her to the need.
  • Parties – Elena throws a gathering that is the talk of the town, and not simply because she is the Province Queen.  If you miss out on any social gathering that she arranges, you miss out on the social event of the week.  Had she not been Queen, Elena would have done very well for herself as a social event planner and organizer.
  • Fine and fashionable clothes-  As well as her excellent taste in food and drink, Elena is a master designer in the fashion world.  Her clothes are impeccable and her staff of seamstresses keeps her always clothed in only the most fashion forward and excitable wardrobe.

    Dislikes:

  • The silence of the night – Elena’s parties are known to last from the setting of the sun to its rising the next morning and on the evenings when the elite of the Aristo aren’t flocking to the festivities, Elena spends many evenings in the company of musicians and members of her court laughing, drinking and playing cards.  She would never admit this to a single soul, but Elena surrounds herself with company so that she doesn’t have to deal with the deafening silence of her chambers when the music has ended, the wine has finished and the food is consumed.  There, she sits alone in her cold bed and has to face the darkness and the emptiness that she tries to hide with her frivolities.
  • Her brother’s wife – It is no secret that Elena completely disapproved of her brother Artemio’s marriage alliance and did as much as she could to sway him and change his mind.  She finds his wife boring, petty, shallow and simply a social climber.   She placed her in her third circle if only for her brother’s benefit but does as little as Protocol dictates she has to in her interactions with Jesmarie.
  • Change-  Change is awful, change is something that needs to stop.  Elena abhors change, right down to the placement of every object in her residence.  The staff is instructed to memorize the placement of every plate, vase, plant and fixture and if anything is moved, it must be returned to the exact location.  It is a matter that will send Elena into a whirlwind of sobbing rage, depending on what she has fixated upon and who she is directing her attention to.

    Fears:

  • Being abandoned – Elena loves being loved.  She loves being adored, pampered, showered with affection and attention and praise.  She knows, has seen what happens after a time when the love and attention fades and the affections wain.  There are times, when she tries to listen to that voice inside her and take some responsibility, make some important decisions for her court and feel the irritation of being told to “never you mind” and put her pretty mind on other matters.  She wants to speak up for herself but something inside worries that if she does, if she pushes back, then all the love and adoration will leave and she will be abandoned to a cold position or even worse, she would be replaced.

  • Growing old, grey and weak – Elena is still young, by the standards of the Dhemlan people and has barely seen a millennia pass her eyes, and yet she feels the tick and pull of every second, feels the strain of every season.  She knows that one day, someday she will be grey, old, wrinkled – her youth, energy and pleasure a dusty page in a tucked away volume, her power diminished and some young, fresh beauty will come and take her place, her power and her life.  It is the eventual nightmare that wakes her in a cold sweat.

  • Being a poor Queen – as vain and shallow as Elena can be, she still is a Queen, and deep within her essence is the call to protect, nurture and love the land and its people with everything inside her.  Sometimes it seems that only on those nights she hates the most, the nights when she is forced to sit alone in that huge empty bed, that she can hear that voice and feel that pull to something bigger and greater than herself.

    Craft Strengths:

  • Queen’s tie to the land- Elena’s Opal gives her a distinctly strong tie to the land around her, and like so many of her caste, she enjoys spending time out on the land, feeling it beneath her feet, responding to the gift of her blood.  When she is certain that no one, not even the staff are near and watching, she will even spend a few minutes pulling weeds from her garden, just to touch the soil a little.  After all, she can’t risk anyone seeing her get her manicured soft hands dirty.

  • Jewel Management – even though her jewel of rank is a middle rank jewel, she knows her craft well enough to make her Opal strength a formidable force.  Her skill to manipulate the reserve of power at her disposal is admirable, that is if anyone bothered to notice anything besides her new outfit rather than her skill.

    Craft Weaknesses:

  • Travel Craft- Why should she waste her energy and talents on learning something so pointless.  She rarely left her residence and when she did there were coaches and servants to handle the mundane task of transporting her where she needed to go.
  • Domestic Craft- Another pointless waste of her talent.  She had servants galore throughout her home and her parents’ residence that were trained and prepared for those tasks.  Her time and skills were better tasked to running her Court, if they needed her help.

    Life Story
    Family:
    Great-GrandMother:
  • Candida Prieto Opal -Red Queen (village)(deceased)
    GrandMother:
  • Estefania Prieto Summer Sky-Opal Queen (village)
    Mother:
  • Custodia Barbero Yellow-Tiger Eye witch (deceased in Purge)
    Father:
  • René Prieto  Rose-Purple Dusk Warlord Prince (broken in Purge)
    Brothers:
  • Rodrigo Barbero Tiger Eye-Purple Dusk Warlord (BP. 1208) Steward *adoptable
  • Basilio Barbero Purple Dusk-Blood Opal Prince  (BP. 1134) (broken back to Birthright)
  • Dimas Barbero  Rose-Summer Sky Warlord Prince  (BP. 1053) Master of the Guard *adoptable
  • Artemio Barbero  Rose-Purple Dusk Prince  (BP. 1053)
  • Mateo Barbero Summer Sky - Blood Opal Warlord Prince  (BP. 975) *adoptable, First Escort

    **all jewels were chosen by the player and can be re-rolled if wanted.


    History:

    Elena was the youngest and most precious of the children born to Rene and Custodia.  After so many boys, Custodia had almost given up hope of getting a daughter of her own and after the birth of Mateo; which had been complicated and dangerous for both herself and the child, he had refused to grant her another pregnancy.  Custodia took matters into her own hands and switched out her husband’s contraceptive brew with a harmless herbal brew that wouldn’t impede her determinations. Her efforts were sorely rewarded for the child she conceived and bore was not only the daughter she wanted but a Queen as well.   Unfortunately her deception left a tear in her relationship with her husband, a wound that never fully healed.  After he discovered what she had done, he never again shared her bed.  Their marriage remained because of her family’s social connections but that’s all that held them together, a business partnership.
     
    Despite her beginnings, Elena was adored by her father.  She grew up privileged, pampered, and showered with love and affection, perhaps more than was healthy for any child but she was more than just a Queen, she was redemption for her mother, who had always felt pressure to produce another Queen to add to the long lineage of Queen’s in her husband’s family.  She is the first daughter born in two generations and held high hopes for her family to rise above her grandmother’s positions as village Queens and reach even for the Territory seat.
     
    This aspiration was beaten into her brothers, who began turning the wheels to provide for their newborn sister’s rise even before she took her first steps.  Her parents spared no expense on her education, hiring the best and most expensive tutors to ensure her education and qualifications were impeccable.  When she came away from her Birthright with the Summer Sky, and the potential to wear a dark jewel, her parents couldn’t be more proud.
     
    She was sent into fostering in her paternal grandmother’s court, serving in her second circle and honing her skills and training.   Her grandmother, a serious, straight speaking woman broke through some of the haze of her pampered childhood with the hard truths about what a good Queen should do for her people.  It was through her tutelage that Elena began to shift out of the spoiled child to a mature, responsible Queen and it became evident that she was going to be a strong, good Queen.

    Still, she was young and energetic and she started attending some of the more exclusive and secretive clubs that tailored to the youth of Dhemlan, offering the tastiest assortments of sex, drugs and other vices.   It was at one of these clubs that she met Graciela, a fun, exciting Black Widow who helped her forget her responsibilities for at least a night..   Whenever Graciela was around, she was light hearted and happy and made sure to secure her a position in her growing circle of friends. When she finally made her Offering and walked away with the Opal, she was given the District seat and had Graciela made her Court Seer.
     
    Then the Purge happened.  When the psychic dust settled, Elena’s mother was dead, her father was broken of both his jewels, and her brother Basilio broken back to his Birthright.  The experience of losing his wife, despite how estranged they had been still left Rene a broken shell of the man he had been and his oldest son Rodrigo stepped up into his father’s place in the family business.   Elena fell into a state of privileged depression at the loss of her mother and the in all but name loss of her father. 

    The loss of so many Queens helped Elena rise quickly into the Province seat of Seville, but for the young woman, it was a painful victory.   She turned to her friend and Court Seer to offer her tonics and other substances that left Elena in a euphoric and distracted state.  At first, she battled against her training, against her instincts to focus on her land, her people, the state of her court but as time went on, she became less and less aware of how much of her duties were slipping into the hands of her court, of other people who stepped up to “help” the young Queen.  Her brothers all took positions within her first two circles and before she knew or even cared, she had become just the pretty face at the head of the Province, with no more responsibility than to look pretty, be vivacious, and enjoy the joys and privileges of her caste and rank.

    Sometimes she would still feel that ache of loneliness, of despair and depression.  On those nights she would call for Gabriella to attend.  They would play cards, laugh, talk and the dawn would come and the heaviness would ease from her heart.  Life would be light and joy and ease once again.  Elena threw her attention into throwing lavish parties, where the social elite would gather for fun, vice and frivolity.  It was a time where ladies would wander off with masked men for nights of pleasure without consequence or condemnation and the men would enjoy the thrill of secret rendezvous with whomever they chose,  clothed only in masks and their jewels.  They were the nights that Elena warmed her own bed with sometimes more than one lucky male, using the heat of their ardor to stem off the cold of the night.

    Then there were the special nights, the masquerade balls where the doors of the residence was opened to any and all.  An idea invented by one of her third circle, a simpering little witch with a taste for un-Aristo men, anyone could show up at the villa, be dressed like one of the court, and partake in one of these licentious events and then leave in the early dawn feeling as if they had partaken in a moment of bliss.

    When she absolutely had to, she would be paraded out into the Province to see and be seen by her people, who showered her with flowers and cries of love.  This only enforced the admiration and accolades that were whispered to her by her courtiers and court.  Even her own family played into the perfect image of her life and she lacked for nothing.   Elena never lacked for partners in the bedroom, but she felt no need or compulsion to take any of them as her consort or husband and children, children were nothing more than another burden or distraction away from the life of fun and frivolity she enjoyed.   

    The only male in her life that was a constant was her youngest brother Mateo.   He served as her First Escort and had been bonded to her since she was a child, long before she set up her first court.  He accompanied her everywhere, and they were so close that once there had been some talk.  Whispers in her Grandmother’s court about how unusually close they had seemed for siblings.    Mateo had been sent away to another village to dismiss the claims but as soon as Elena held her own court, she summoned him back and made him her First Escort.   They had been inseparable ever since.   Her brother Rodrigo attempted to make a marriage match for him, and Elena had protested so desperately that Mateo had broken the engagement, choosing to comfort his sister’s hysterical tears than abide by his oldest brother’s demands.

    Still, despite her vain and selfish appearance, there is still a spark of the good queen, the honest queen, the hard working Queen that she had been in her Grandmother’s court, before her world had spiraled out of control.  On some of the nights when she was truly alone in her rooms, she could feel the call of her caste, feel the pull of her duties and responsibilities and feel the weight of her loneliness crushing the air from her lungs.  It terrified her and on those nights, the next days were filled with even more extravagant and outlandish behavior.

    Show Us What You've Got

    Elena sat up in the dark, her heart racing.   Her companion was gone, slipped out in the middle of the night after their energetic and pleasing romp.  She could still smell his cologne on the sheets beside her but it didn’t help.   The room was cold in the darkness, the only sign of light came from the sliver of the moon and the stars she could see outside her window.  She pulled her knees up to her chest, her long hair falling down over her breasts as she sat up and stared into the night.

    It was so quiet.  She didn’t like the quiet, didn’t like the dark.  It felt like the room was closing in around her and she called a ball of witchlight to her side, casting the room in a twilight blue shadowing.   It helped, but not by much.  It was still so damned quiet.  She could hear the whispers starting, the half formed murmurs that were so soft they were almost inaudible but they were there at the edge of her mind.  They called to her, pulled at her.  She covered her ears with her hands and shut her eyes but still the murmurs grew.  Elena could feel phantom fingers pulling at her barriers, touching and teasing, trying to get past the walls of pleasure and entertainment that she had built up around herself to keep her pretty smile on her face.  She curled up in a fetal position, “No no no...go away!”  She called on her Opal and pulled a shield around herself and it didn’t help.  It was still there, calling to her, reaching for her.

    The door to her room flew open and she was suddenly scooped up in strong warm arms.  A familiar scent of man reached through her and she opened her eyes to find Mateo staring down at her, his eyes wild with worry.  She threw her arms around his neck and curled against him.   Mateo would make the voices go away, Mateo would keep her safe.   She cried into his shoulder, “Don’t leave me alone Mateo, I can’t be alone.”

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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #1 on: Nov 20, 15, 10:04:54 AM »
Lene -
Just a note that the jewels on the wanted ad were picked at random. They were never rolled, so you'll still need to request jewels for her. As said in the wanted at, her jewels can be anything you want; mid-range is preferable, but if she winds up very light jeweled, you can always just base her position on influence/wealth/family/whatever.
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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #2 on: Nov 20, 15, 10:42:56 AM »
OH!   I didn't know that.   OK....I guess I'll have to see if the Roller blesses me







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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #3 on: Nov 23, 15, 04:24:42 AM »
Hi Lene, just wanted to confirm that you wanted a General Random roll?










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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #4 on: Nov 25, 15, 08:47:01 PM »
*puts out the double chocolate chunk cookies warm from the oven for the Roller and does the Dance of the Blessed Jewel Roll*

Okay, I'm ready Jamie....General Roll away....

*covers eyes and holds her breath*







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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #5 on: Nov 26, 15, 05:42:37 AM »
Per the request for a General Random..

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Green birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Gray Jewel at your offering.

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Congratulations










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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #6 on: Nov 26, 15, 06:27:41 AM »
Holy Roller!
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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #7 on: Nov 26, 15, 06:55:33 AM »
Wow Lene! Congratulations!







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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #8 on: Nov 26, 15, 09:32:38 AM »
 I have got to remember that recipe for ever and ever and ever !!!!!







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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #9 on: Dec 18, 15, 08:57:31 AM »
Registry Cleanup Notice

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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #10 on: Dec 21, 15, 10:12:48 PM »
Keeping

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Registry Cleanup Notice

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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #12 on: Jan 27, 16, 11:56:06 AM »
Coming in February - Keeping!







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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #13 on: Feb 05, 16, 11:31:41 AM »
Purchasing a bankable roll for the Green to Gray Jewels and requesting instead to use my Winsol Auction jewels of Summer Sky to Opal instead.







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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #14 on: Feb 05, 16, 11:34:26 AM »
Per the request for a General Random..

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Green birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Gray Jewel at your offering.

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Congratulations


The Green to Gray has been banked. New Jewels from Winsol Flash Auction.

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Congratulations
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Re: Elena Barbero
« Reply #15 on: Feb 05, 16, 07:44:42 PM »
This Queen is ready for her review.







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