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Author Topic: Miina Kalas  (Read 2323 times)

Description: Queen. Opal to Red. Played by Lene.

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Miina Kalas
« on: Mar 24, 16, 03:43:52 PM »
The Basics
Character Name: Miina Kalas
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Age & Birthyear:  37 (AP 157)
 Race:  short lived
Caste:  Queen
Birth Territory: Glacia, Kaeleer
Home Territory: Glacia, Kaeleer

Birthright Jewel: uncut Opal
Offering Jewel:  cut Red

Role: Province Queen of Ivalo

Appearance

Play By: Claire Holt
Distinguishing Features:

A few fingers shorter than her sister and more petite, Miina has pale blond hair that in the sunlight might be confused with near white.  Her eyes are the most unique, a blue-violet shade that reflects her emotional state in shades.  A Winter’s sky blue when she is angry and near perfect purple in times of pleasure and contentment.  She has a very youthful face that sometimes belies the fact that she is a mature and experienced Queen.

Personality

Personality:


Miina is everything a proper Glacian Queen should be.  Beautiful, Dark Jeweled, well educated, charming, eloquent, politically astute with a sharp and quick mind.  It is no surprise that she assumed her first court at such a young age, drawing the males from the court of the Queen under whom she apprenticed.  Miina attracts strong males to her court, she has a way to calm and soothe the rage that burns within Warlord Princes in a way that makes them more eager to serve.  She is fair and just with all her people, whether light or dark and it has earned her a level of respect even with the Landen community with whom she works intently as well.   While Miina may not have the deep connection with the land that some Queens bear, she has a pull to protect and nourish the people instead.

Make no mistake, Miina is no soft or weak woman.  She is forged from the snow and ice of Glacia and can be as cold as that same substance when the need or the mood applies, though she prefers to inflict her rage upon those who rightfully deserve it, those who assist in the smuggling group known as the Underground.   She carries herself with all the regal dignity of her station and does not suffer the tolerance of fools lightly.  For all her good nature and loving care of her people, Miina is obsessed.  She is obsessed with the image of being the perfect Queen.  It has led her to worry endlessly about the public perception of herself and her court and she avoids taking any chances or risks that might paint her in a less than favorable light.  Everything she must be and do should be above reproach; to include the men she takes to her bed.  All the lovers who have visited her bedchamber knew to be discrete and skilled; to which they would be greatly rewarded, but to brag about being in the Queen’s bed would be met with swift reprimands and immediate consequences.

Queens are passionate, emboldened women who claim the love of both bonded and unbounded males in their court.  Miina only has one bonded male, something she sees as a flaw in the gem of her life.  If she were truly a loving and feared Queen, wouldn’t the Darkness have blessed her with more than one male to her calling?  A male who adored and loved her as a male should love their Queen and a male that sang to her soul and was HERS? 

Under the blanket of this obsession lies the real flaw in Miina; she has a violent temper that glows as red as her jewels.  Years of carefully crafted court exterior has allowed all but the most trusted and perhaps most unfortunate to witness the dark rage that flows beneath her seemingly calm exterior.  This is more than the passion of the Blood who are gifted with the darker jewels, this anger manifests when something or someone upsets the delicate balance of her perfect persona with reality or with news that disrupts her carefully laid plans.  To witness such a fit, one might remark on the similarity of a petulant child’s fit when they don’t get their way; that is if one wished to see what would happen when that petulant child unleashed their Red jeweled rage at them.

Miina has a very particular relationship with her High Priestess, her older sister Lydia.  She loves her sister but in some ways, the ways that only a younger sibling can and does feel, she sees Lydia as surpassing her in some ways, particularly when it comes to her personal life.  Lydia is soon to be married and Miina is jealous that her sister has found a compatible man to share her life with.  The upcoming nuptials have made her start to seriously consider the concept of taking one of her males into her bed on a more permanent and political position, as her Consort.


Likes:

  • Power-
      Miina relishes the blessings of the Darkness that were bestowed upon her.  Twice blessed as a Red wearing Queen, she has the strength and authority to create the changes that she feels are needed in Ivalo and the personal ambition to spread her influence into a Province seat, Virratt if she can play the game correctly.

  • The Dark Religion
      Miina isn’t only a subject of Glacia’s religion, she is a willing and purposeful servant.  While not a zealot, she is the truest of believers, using all her power and authority as a Province Queen in the purpose of Mother Night.  The sister of an equally powerful Priestess, Miina was raised listening to her sister speak of the religion and combined with the hero-worship of her childhood has molded the core of her faith.

  • Acting in the best interest of her people
      Like all Queens, Miina’s first and last thought of every day is what she can do to assist the people of her territory.  Whether it be matters of state, faith, health or harvest, her immediate priority has always been her role as mother of her keep.  This singular focus has combined and twisted her maternal instincts into a focus on fulfilling her role to its ultimate level.  This includes the nature of her own life.  How can a queen represent the fertility and bounty of her land if she herself is barren and empty?  This obsession might have been triggered in recent part by her older sister’s upcoming announced nuptials but now Miina feels that she can only truly be a complete leader if she is as fruitful as the land in her care.
    Dislikes:

  • The Underground
      A cancerous tumor who needs to be cut out, only hurts the body of Glacia by undermining her most precious and misguided of resources, the light jeweled.  Unlike some who would see those who were less blessed in their Offerings to the Darkness, Miina sees them as her wayward children, needing guidance and structure to make them still very valuable and appreciated members of the Star of Kaeleer.

  • Pageantry
      Miina can compete with the best of them, her sister included when the time comes for airs and fashion, but the finest silks are not what makes a true Queen and so she has no need to decorate herself like a peacock to prove her merit.   That isn’t to say that Miina is a slouch, or disheveled, but given the choice of sensible slacks and a sweater over silk and lace, she will be sensible and effective.   It was this practical outlook that helped her secure her first court and continues to serve her.

  • Leaving Ivalo
      Ivalo is her home, her land and her people.  While she understands the necessity to present herself at the Territory court and discuss things with the Territory Queen, she finds any of the mandated travel and “visits” as nothing more than political manipulations and time wasted away from addressing the needs of Ivalo.   It is part of the reason she feels that Virratt has become so weakened by the Underground, the Queen of Virratt spends more time shopping in the capital or kissing Elsif’s Grey Jeweled ass than tending to her people.

    Fears:

  • Abuse of her light jeweled
      Nothing infuriates Miina more than the abuse of those who wear the lighter jewels.  While a true believer in the Dark Religion, she has never felt that those less blessed by Mother Night deserve ire or hatred, or even to be treated as lesser creatures.  After all, they are still Blood and still blessed to wear jewels.  Miina instead sees the lighter jeweled as a vital part of the bonds of the Blood.  Dark jewels have a deeper reserve of power but there are many things that the darker jewels are simply too powerful to maintain.  In Ivalo, Miina has worked hard to ensure that at least in her Province, the lighter jewel feel respected and do not live in fear.  She sees the flight of the light jeweled from Glacia as a bleeding wound that will weaken her beloved Territory.  Glacia is the Star of Kaeleer, the pinnacle of what a strong and beautiful territory should be in the whole of the realm and yet it has been slowly festering a horrible illness, the illness of loss and betrayal.  Those who would steal from Glacia her beloved children, light jeweled that they might be and those who would profit from this theft.  If those who wear the darker jewels do not soon end this scourge, Mother Night may begin to withdraw her blessings and Glacia will collapse.

  • Something happening to her sister
      As much as she might envy and sometimes even dislike Lydia, she is still family; blood of her blood and that binds them together, no matter the situation.  As a speaker for the Blood in the Darkness, Miina understands that Lydia’s place is equally important as her own in the wellbeing of the Blood of Ivalo.  If one wished to strike at the heart of their people, they were the two women who would stand at the top of that list of potential attacks. While she wishes that one day Lydia would give her the recognition she deserves, she would never wish her sister ill harm to achieve that…well most days.
      • Failing as a woman and a Queen
          Miina began her training with such hope and promise, a Red Jeweled Queen from a proud and blessed family, sister to a Red Jeweled Priestess.   Her whole life mapped out in a progression of elevations of status and power; beginning with her first court at such a young age.  It seemed that everything would fall into her lap with easy, such was her right.   Instead she is embarking on her thirty fourth year, with no husband, lover, or children to speak of.  She is Queen of Ivalo, but that is as high as she can soar, for the Territory belongs to Elsif who is young and strong and will continue ruling for the rest of her life.  All the power of the social standing has been accomplished, but that doesn’t mean it is eternal.  Power fluxuates and changes, and someday another Queen, perhaps one gifted even darker than she might win the heart of her court, as she did once so many years before and break the men around her.  She would go from the pinnacle of power to a Queen with nothing. 

          With no court and no promise of power, how would she attract and entice a suitable man to her bed and her side, how would she bear the children she dreams of, build the family and establish herself as the mother of a new lineage of darkly blessed jeweled Blood?  In her darkest nightmares, she is alone and unloved, her Red Jewels the only bright light in her dark life, for in all the ways that truly matter to a woman of flesh and blood, she has failed.


        Craft Strengths:

      • Queen’s Touch
          Miina’s natural empathy for her people, her love of the Blood more prevalent in her Queenly gifts than a Queen’s love of the land, extends particularly to the more volatile and temperamental; the Warlord Princes of her province.  Miina employs her Touch to offer them comfort and relief from the burden of their natural tendencies.  This has been particularly useful in stemming off rebellions among the lighter jeweled.

      • Emotional Healing
          Along with her ability to offer a calming effect on the males in her circle, Miina’s gifts extend to anyone she wishes to help.  She has found this particularly useful on those light jeweled in her employ and those she has encountered as she made visits around Ivalo.  It is critical that they know their queen loves and respects them and with the great fear that has been spreading through the lighter jeweled over the policies of collaring, she finds great use in this to keep her people happy, feeling safe and not risking their lives and their jewels to be smuggled away.

        Craft Weaknesses:

      • Queen’s Gift
          Glacia is a land of ice and snow, blessed with so many Queens who have the gift to heal and nurture the land.  Miina enjoys spending time in her gardens, or taking a ride into the hills around her province but she doesn’t have the deep draw to drain her power into the land that some Queen’s might.  Truth is the land is well nurtured with power already and doesn’t cry hungrily to her.  Still, in the spring when the blooms are starting to rise, she will spill a few drops of her blood into the land to renew her bond with the frozen ground.

      • Compulsion Craft
          Miina’s nature is more to nurture and protect, never to force or break so her use of craft to compulse anyone into her bidding is something that she ever felt the need to develop in her lessons.   As a result, when the time had arisen to make use of such craft, she found herself lacking not only the skill but even the talent, no matter how hard she tried.   She has had to learn to rely on the force and strength of others to enforce matters that otherwise more peaceful means would not permit.


        Life Story

        Family:
        Mother:Bena Kalas - Rose to Purple Dusk witch (born 127 AP)
        Father:Olavi Kalas - Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk Prince(born 121 AP)
        Siblings: Lydia Kalas , Blood Opal to Red Priestess (AP 153)


        History:

        Miina was always a very precocious child.  From the first moments she could get her feet underneath her, she was forever scurrying quickly in the footsteps of her sister Lydia.  She adored Lydia with all the wonder and undiluted adoration that so many younger siblings have for their older ones at a very young age.  It was Lydia’s birthright ceremony where she loudly proclaimed to everyone in attendance that she was going to have a jewel just as pretty as her sisters when she was of age, earning her the soft chuckles of the attendants and the angry look of her sister.   She hadn’t realized at the time that she had once again stolen attention from her sister and had begun the rift that would eventually separate the two women from ever being the loving sisters they had once been as children.

        True to her word, Miina emerged from her birthright with the Opal, assured of residing comfortably deep in the Abyss upon her Offering.  Her parents sent her to foster with the village Queen, determined that she would have the finest upbringing and emerge from her apprenticeship with her own court.  What no one anticipated was how strongly she would develop as a lodestone for males in need of a strong Queen to sooth their tempers or hold their leash.  Even before she had her Offering, she had bonded to the Master of the Guard of the Queen of Salla, a move that had surprised everyone especially Miina.  Over the next several years she continued to draw support and admiration from the court.  When she turned twenty-two and had completed her first contract as a village queen in Salla, the males in the district court chose not to renew their contracts to the old queen and instead formed around Miina.   This earned her the ire and the whispers of many Queens who had felt they had more experience and right to the seat and for a few years Miina skated on a thin edge with the rumors that she had used another mean of persuasion to coax the men to her.   Miina rose above these rumors by proving exactly how capable and responsible a Queen she was, even if her age was so young.  In truth, it was her maturity and skill as well as the influence of her bonded male that influenced their decision more than any licentious act.

        She ruled Salla for eight years, and under her hand the land flourished.  Salla prospered in its harvests, the usual tensions between the Blood and the Landens was almost unheard of.  Miina insisted on presiding over any disputes personally and it earned her the respect of both groups.  Most importantly was how she handled the internal issue between the darker and lighter jeweled.  Miina made it very clear that the light jeweled within her borders were not to be harmed or mistreated in any way.  She resisted as long as possible against the order of collaring but in the end she gave way to the wishes of Elsif.  Still, there were rules and policies that were to be followed and woe anyone who incurred her wrath.  Miina was no timid woman, she was a trained and true Queen with the power of the Red behind her will and her word.

        Miina loves her people and her Province, but she feels slighted that she hasn’t been offered the Province of Virratt to rule.  She has gone to great lengths to show Elsif and the other Queens that she is completely dedicated to stopping the blatant abuse of the Underground and their lies against the darker jeweled blood.  She knows that if she were given Virratt to rule, it too would flourish as Ivalo did and more so, she would be able to eliminate the smugglers of the Underground once and for all and stop the lies and abuse that the lighter jeweled had been suffering under there.

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        Miina stared down at the thick stock paper, heavy embroidered seal of her family stamped into the parchment and read the elegant calligraphy.  She knew this day was coming, but in some ways she had hoped that like so many other suitors, Lydia would simply step away from this one.  No, the cream colored expensive invitation in her hand proved it.  Lydia was going to marry.

        Miina paced the room like a tiger eager to pounce out of her cage, heat flaring in her face.  Lydia, always Lydia.  First to receive her jewels, a Blood Opal, first to Offering, first to a court position of authority, everything first.  It didn’t matter that she was older, of course she would achieve life faster than her younger sister, it was still always Lydia.  Now she would have to wear a smile and see her sister’s crowning achievement, a good marriage to a powerful and well respected male.  She would be forced to watch Lydia’s smug look of triumph when her belly began to swell, to see her nieces and nephews birth and grow surrounded by their beautiful mother and her beautiful husband.  Miina swung her hand and knocked a vase from her desk in anger.

         
        Miina wanted to scratch the imagined look off her sister’s face, wanted to remind her that she was a Queen and had flown higher than Lydia, a mere Priestess could aspire.  Queens ruled, Priestesses served.   It didn’t matter though, she could be Queen of the whole of Glacia but it wasn’t enough.   Power was beautiful, dark and glorious, but it could never replace the things that Miina wanted for herself.  She had lovers, she wanted love, a man who wasn’t merely content for her bed and her Consort’s ring, but a marriage ring.   That elusive rare thing.  She wanted to feel the kick of a child in her belly and know that child was not merely another tool to be used for her favor.   She couldn’t.  She had still so much work to accomplish, and she couldn’t dare show favor to a particular male, not unless there was something deeper between them.

        Taking several deep breaths, she pulled back her rage and looked down at the invitation again.  Lydia was getting married.  Miina should be happy for her sister, happy that at least one of them, dark and powerful in their red jewels had stepped away from the burden of their power and position and were being granted one of the sweet joys of life.   She reached for her pen and signed the response card to the affirmative before placing it in the return envelope and sealing it with wax and her seal.   She placed it on her desk in the small basket where her Steward would send a servant later to gather her missives and have them delivered.   Yes, she would rejoice for her sister’s good fortune, celebrate with her family and greet her new brother with open and warm arms.  A good Queen bore all the trials of her station with dignity and Miina was a very good Queen.


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« Reply #2 on: Mar 24, 16, 03:54:50 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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« Reply #7 on: Jun 02, 16, 02:12:30 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 15, 16, 09:08:40 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: Jul 12, 16, 07:40:26 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 12, 16, 03:58:10 PM »
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Re: Miina Kalas
« Reply #17 on: Dec 04, 18, 03:23:58 PM »
Per 2018 Thanksgiving Shop Adoptable Dark Ally:

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Sapphire Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Ebon Gray Jewel at your Offering.

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