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Author Topic: Sloane Halston  (Read 402 times)

Description: Queen. Purple Dusk to Green. Played by Isa.

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Sloane Halston
« on: Feb 20, 19, 11:01:46 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Sloane Halston
Nicknames: None
Age and Birth Year:  30 (164 AP)
Race:  Short-lived
Caste:  Queen
Birth Territory: Raahe, Glacia
Home Territory: Nivalla, Glacia

Birthright Jewel: Uncut Purple Dusk
Offering Jewel:  Cut Green

Role: Nivalla District Queen


Appearance

Play By: Katheryn Winnick (Sol has the hold)
Distinguishing Features:
Sloane is often dressed down in her estate. Unlike many other Glacian females, she is more than comfortable in trousers and tunics rather than dresses and frills.

Personality



Personality:

People can be horrible, animals are practical by nature. Sloane Halston comes from a long line of horse breeders and her love for the species is seconded only for the affection she holds for the people under her care. Ruling has come easily to Sloane as due to her depth in the darkness she was groomed for it since her birthright. She is especially compassionate toward landen and Jeweless blood who make up the majority of her district. She is passionately protective of them and they of her. She is suspicious of most people, most especially Dark Jeweled Blood and particular about who she trusts. Territorial by nature, the Queen does not welcome outside influence into her circle until they have proven themselves and even then under close watch.

There are areas of her home which are considered hers and she does not take the invasion of that personal space lightly. One such example is her barn or the hundreds of acres of paddocks that surround her property.

While Sloane is very much a Lady her fashion style can flip between Courtly elegance and casual ruggedness with ease. Getting dirty is part of her requirements as Queen and she relishes the moments she can feed the land and tend to her stock personally, as such opportunities are rare and precious in court life. Comfortable mingling within a Court setting and dressing the part, she is equally at home in pants and leathers while working. There is grace in living an honest and hardworking life and she sees this trait much more often in the Landen. In a casual setting, she has been known to let her mouth run afoul and even welcome inappropriate jokes.

Sloane can be impatient with bureaucracy and quick to action, she is fair however and looks for the most peaceful and quiet resolution whenever possible. However, if tested her temper has been known to flare and an annoyed Sloane is no ones favorite. Some, including herself,  would accuse her of having a mean streak but she can be more generous than she gives herself credit for.

Loss has touched Sloane’s life more than once and the current climate in Glacia makes her feel that it is only the beginning. As such she can be guarded. Loosing her first bonded is a wound that can never truly heal. No Queen should ever have to experience that cold knife sinking into their heart. She is haunted by the memory of his death and has since begun to fear of experiencing the transcendent union of a bond again. Fear makes her feel weak, which is something she hates.  She keeps silent about her opinions on the dark religion around Glacian aristo especially Priestesses of which she is most distrustful of due to their adherence to the Dark Religion's doctrine. Added she feels complicit with the Dark Religion as there is little she can say without jeopardizing her life and all her family has built. Feeling like a hypocrite leaves a bad taste in her mouth that she cannot shake. She knows this is a flaw but it is one predicated on the fear of losing everything she's worked so hard for and the people who she considers hers. That is not something she is willing to do.


Likes:
  • 1. Horses- Her family has raised these noble creatures for the last two hundred years. Horses trained on her family’s lands in Salo were hand-reared by Blood relatives and bred for speed, durability in the harsh cold and stamina.  Sloane’s love for these animals was inherited fully. To her, there is nothing more beautiful than watching these highly intelligent animals run free within her lands and form bonds not only with each other but the staff who keep them so well. Sloan takes a personal, vested interest in following her family’s tradition and acclimating young colts to her presence without fear. There is no better way to survey her lands on horseback and Sloane will frequently go on rides with her favorite steeds whenever she feels the need to decompress or have time alone with her thoughts.

  • 2. Landen- In Glacia the landen and Jeweless Blood are valued and treated far better than Light Jeweled Blood. Within her own family, Landen have made up the majority of their workforce, to the point of integration into the Halston private circles.  While Jeweled Blood find ways to use their Craft to make life easier for themselves, Landen have no such recourse. She respects their hard work, diligence, and ingenuity.

  • 3. Discovery- Frequently surveying her land, Sloane loves to discover new veins deep within the ground or new paths along the mountains bordering her home. She loves to delve deep, past the surface to see what has been hidden and how much more is left to discover. Every day brings with it an opportunity to learn something new and Sloane enjoys those pleasant surprises.

    Dislikes:

  • 1. Vulnerability- Strength of character has always been expected of her. Being raised with brothers, Sloane quickly learned that there is a time and place for such weakness to peek through. She is a person who likes to handle her problems herself, so vulnerability makes her feel as though she is unable to do that without the weight of someone else's judgment. While she accepts that her emotions can be fragile she dislikes openly displaying them.

  • 2. The Dark Religion- Sloane believes this heresy is based on fear, not religious belief. Landen and Jeweless Blood outnumber Jeweled Blood in general and light Jeweled Blood are as capable of great destruction in numbers as Dark Jeweled Blood. Those blessed by Mother Night are rare enough as it is for some of her children to be holding the others under their thumb.

  • 3. The Disingenuous- She dislikes liars and is quicker to cast down a harsher judgment on those who try to slip one past her. Sloane will respect a person more for being true to their nature rather than try to hide it. The court is filled with many faces of which very little are genuine and true she would rather not deal with it within her own circles.

    Fears:

  • 1. The consequences of War- Change is coming to Glacia. She can taste it in the air, feel the disquiet stirring. The Dark Religion spread wide, but with it sprouted those who would resist. With Lady Elsif gone, and Priestesses scrambling to claim their dominion, war is an inevitability, and those who suffer most from the fallout are those with no stake in it. Sloane fears for the people of her District as the army nears and what losses they could all suffer. The road to war is built on stepping stones made from the loss of innocent life. She fears she will not recognize what is left of this Territory when the smoke settles, but more so, dreads what could happen if things do not change in Glacia.

  • 2. Being discovered- While she's kept her nose clean for the most part, Sloane has made a habit of little rebellions including allowing safe passage through her lands to smugglers, especially those attempting to pull Light Jeweled Blood out of Glacia. These are secrets she only keeps with a select few even within her own Court and fears what will happen to them if they were to be discovered. Jacen is dead for being too vocal about his hatred for the Dark Religion and she is unwilling to lose anyone else. At the same time, she cannot allow people to needlessly suffer when she can allow safe passage through the river’s route.  Sloane fears that one day her actions will be discovered and she will no longer be in a position to aid when she is stripped of her seat.

  • 3. The death of another bonded- This is a loss she has experienced once before and it terrifies her to repeat it. Jacen’s death impacted her ability to sleep, eat, even commit to her duties for a very long time.  It is a loss that is still felt even after years of disciplining herself to move forward.  His memory haunts her dreams, present but intangible. Having burned her hand on that stove once, she fears to bond to someone who she will only lose again, or worse, take his place.

    Craft Strengths:

  • 1. Land Delving-The land holds many secrets and she looks to learn as many of them as she can. While the surface is often covered in snow and ice, beneath one can discover whole rivers, caverns and even veins of precious gemstones. Sloane has honed her gift to detect any anomalies beneath the soil so that they can be blessed, fertilized and eventually mined. This land sense is so strong that she can even detect the land’s health by exploring how much water is retained or the coming of earthquakes.

  • 2. Queens Gift- A Queen is nothing without land to tend to. Sloane’s Gift is especially potent, able to reach beyond the surface depths to infuse the land well past even ancient tap roots. Foliage grows faster, seemingly overnight and gem veins produce finer and larger gemstones in less time. She can reach larger swaths of land with less drain to her Jewels.

    Craft Weaknesses:

  • 1. Reading Psychic Scents-  Sloane would always prefer to take a person at face value. She is perceptive and studies their reactions to basic questioning or which words they select to use at any given time.  She does not do this because she is interested in studying other people but because she has a hindered sense of their psychic fragrance. She cannot gauge a person’s emotional state or Caste without assistance from her Court. This puts her at a great disadvantage when engaging politically, she has to use her best judgment as she is otherwise scent “blind” to a threat.

  • 2. Mind Delving-While sinking her Craft into the earth is second nature to Sloane, she will not begin to try and do so with a person’s mind. Finding Blood to be selfish and self-indulgent by nature and seeing many of those traits within herself, has made her unable to progress with this Craft. As such she cannot seek answers in a mind, even if it is completely open to her.



    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Niah Halston- Rose-Opal Witch Born Born 145 AP (Not Rolled)
    Father: Janson Halston- Purple Dusk-Opal Warlord Prince- Born 144 AP (Not Rolled)
    Brother: Mikal Halston- Summer Sky-Purple Dusk - Warlord Prince - Born 163 AP
    Brother: Rayne Halston- Jeweless Blood - Born 170 AP
    Brother: Butler Halston- Jeweless Blood - Born 177 AP

    Court:
    First Circle Bond: Jacen Jordensun- [color=#ffffff]White[/color]-Rose -Warlord Prince Deceased.
    Court Seer: Catina Jerevano- Purple Dusk- Green -Black Widow Born 163 AP. **Adoptable


    History:

    The Halstons’ have been breeding world class horses for over two hundred years. Their name has been synonymous with the practice even before it became an industry. Early on, animals were imported by the family into Glacia from Nharkava, Dhemlan and even as far as Hayll. This only made for a hardy and eclectic stock which were bred for traversing the worst Glacian weather had to offer while still maintaining the beauty and elegance that their fair Territory craved.  Niah Halston married Jansen Feyre young and together they carried on this tradition so that they could gift it to their children, of which there were four. Three boys and one girl.

    While only the eldest two were blessed with Mother Night’s gifts, Niah and Jansen were no less proud of their brood, especially their daughter Sloane whose Caste manifested very early in life. Jansen was quick to take his daughter under his wing, seeking to harness her gifts as well as to protect her from the world. Over time her father became more and more obsessed with her safety, as a Warlord Prince he took it upon himself to train his eldest son Mikal on temperance and care for their queen.

    Sloane adored her father and it wasn't long before she was helping him in the stables, though he could only work for short periods of time without getting aggravated. Due to this the stable hands, maids and many nannies, all of Landen or Jeweless Blood filled the gaps when he could not be with her. It was soon apparent that her Gifts called people to her like flies to honey and she took great pleasure in learning to do things simply and without Craft.

    It became apparent after her birthright that the Halston’s had been blessed with a Dark Jeweled Queen. With the looming spread of the dark religion, it was one less child they would have to worry about. Mikal was another story entirely as unlike his sister, he had no interest in carrying on the Halston legacy but instead, served in the local village Court in Sallo while the rest of his brothers took on more responsibility around the estate.

    At the age of twelve, Sloane was sent to Akaa to become a ward of the court and learn her Craft along with other young Queens.  Though she missed her parents, and their animals desperately, Sloane focused her efforts on being the absolute best she could be. During a trip to the Mountains bordering the Eyrien Way, she was drawn to the earth, and located a small onyx vein at the base of the mountain. Her Gifts only blossomed from there, as did her emotional detachment to Courtly proceedings which the Ruling Province Queen found favorable. She was young, energetic, friendly and took the care and safety of the house staff seriously. While serving in the Province Court she made friends with Mikaela Valdis. The two girls were quick to hit it off and spent many days and nights in each other's company. Mikaela was Light Jeweled, and while Sloane could not understand how that would hinder her in her duties it was made clear that she, not Mikaela would be taking a village seat within the Nivalla district.

    It was there, during Midsummer that she bonded Jacen Jordenson at the age of 19, a Rose Jeweled Warlord Prince. To Sloane he was the most incredible creature that had ever existed. His was the first face that she would see as she returned from her Offering with the Green.  As the years passed and the Dark Religion swung wildly, Jacen became embittered by its bigotry. He soon became a very vocal opponent of its teachings despite Sloane’s many attempts to calm his rage.  He had become obsessed with proving he was more than the sum of his Jewels and his anger and resentment turned toward his Queen for not supporting his efforts, despite how she only wished to protect him. 

    Months after ascending to the District seat Sloane was presented with a gift from the High Priestess, a collar for her bonded.  While Jacen held his tongue before the Dark Jeweled Priestess, he did not do so when left alone with the one person he trusted most in the world. An argument ensued which ended with Jacen’s departure from the house. It would be the last Midsummer she would ever see him. After picking a fight with a Darker Jeweled male he was killed. A price was paid for her Bonded’s death, but it was not enough, it never could be. Sloane was rushed to the temple after a week of not sustaining herself to heal her spiritual wounds. Concerned, her family moved half of their operation to Nivalla and stayed with her for many months.  Then, seemingly overnight, Sloane collected herself and dedicated her efforts to her work and the people under her care though she would not speak of the loss further despite the hole in her heart. Her love affairs have been short and few between as she curbs her passions by doing what she loves most.


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    “Someone had to have seen something. A horse does not just wander off these grounds without anyone noticing.”  Stern demanded in a higher octave than before. His voice was steadily climbing and soon they would be able to hear him in the mansion despite the winter storm outside. The Master of the guard irritated, first by the interruption, and second by the news of the theft. His rough tone nor his pressing questions developed any answers. His first action was to interrogate the very same stable hand who had brought the theft to his attention, as if the young Landen male had something to do with the animal going missing, then he awoke the rest of the house, save for the Lady, and gathered them up inside the warm barn where the dapple quarter horse was last seen. “Can someone tell me if anything else is missing? Anything?”  His growl triggering several of the already uncomfortable Landen and even the Blood farrier to take a step back.

    “Nothing else Sir. We checked the paddocks, the exterior of the house and the barns. All of the animals are accounted for save for Edgar.”

    “Edgar?”

    “Its the horse's name, Rilias.” Her voice cut through the uncomfortable silence. Edgar was a five year old male quarter horse, 16 hands tall with a thick coat and strong legs. While he was one of her favorites, his breed was considered mediocre when compared to the rare animals in this barn, including an impressive midnight Friesian. The three stable hands immediately turned to watch as their Queen stepped over a mound of straw that had been pushed against the door of the barn to seal out the draft. She wore a long fur-lined coat. Her buttery hair pulled back away from her face in a plait that curled around her right shoulder.  While snow churned in fluffy puffs outside, catching in the night air and obscuring visibility for miles, the barn was unnaturally but comfortably warm due to the use of flameless sconces warmed by craft. The dozen or so animals in the main barn were comfortable enough or rather eleven of them were.  These were Lady Halston’s personal favorites as part of her private collection. A cat mewed from the rafters before slinking along the high beam as if it has said nothing at all.

    “Why was I not informed?”
      The Queen’s question directed toward Rilias Stern, her Master of the Guard of some three years now. “How long has he been missing?” she asked before the man answered, turning her attention to the stablehand who curiously seemed far more at ease within her presence. “Several hours lady. I cleaned the stalls, warmed their blankets and set Edgar in his stall with fresh hay. I came in to check on them before I retired for the night. Some of the horses were disturbed miss, but we thought it was just to do with the storm Lady Halston. When I came in, he was gone, as was his saddle and blanket.” The man answered apologetically. He was remorseful for choosing warmth rather than checking on the horses sooner. 

    Sloane’s eyes lifted toward the paddock as Stern assured her that the animal would be found and scouts would be sent to every corner of the district to make certain it was.  Why, however, pick that horse in particular? If someone was looking to sell one of her animals they would have a hard enough time about it, Halston’s were notoriously expensive and coveted. It seemed Edgar was the victim of practicality. “See that my animal is found, but do not post guards openly. I have a feeling we will be seeing our thief again. Be waiting when we do.”




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Re: Sloane Halston
« Reply #1 on: Feb 20, 19, 11:46:52 AM »
Hi, can I get how many ranks she will rise, also 5 family rolls please?



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Re: Sloane Halston
« Reply #2 on: Feb 20, 19, 12:14:55 PM »
Sloane will descend TWO ranks.


1. White - Tiger Eye
2. White - Rose
3. Purple Dusk - Green
4. Summer Sky - Purple Dusk
5. Summer Sky - Opal
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Re: Sloane Halston
« Reply #3 on: Feb 20, 19, 12:27:02 PM »
Thanks! May I get a DJ Birthright roll purchased Here



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Re: Sloane Halston
« Reply #4 on: Feb 20, 19, 03:03:07 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Sloane Halston
« Reply #5 on: Feb 25, 19, 11:58:25 PM »
Awaiting Halyonix and Kenna approvals for the want ad and Mikaela mentions.

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Re: Sloane Halston
« Reply #6 on: Feb 26, 19, 09:28:37 AM »
Kaels mentions are good!








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Re: Sloane Halston
« Reply #7 on: Feb 26, 19, 10:28:48 AM »
Signe smiles warmly and says, "I look forward to conversing with you."


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Re: Sloane Halston
« Reply #8 on: Feb 26, 19, 10:49:59 AM »
Ready for Review!



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« Reply #9 on: Feb 26, 19, 11:57:17 AM »
Added to the queue.
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