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Author Topic: Arietta O’hEachthighearna  (Read 749 times)

Description: Landen. Played by DragonGirl

Offline Arietta O’hEachthighearna

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Arietta O’hEachthighearna
« on: Jan 13, 18, 01:33:21 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Arietta O’hEachthighearna (pronounced O'Hearne)
Nicknames: Ari, Etta
Age and Birth Year: Age 20, b. 173 AP
Race: ½ Scelt, ½ Dharo, short-lived.
Caste: Landen
Birth Territory: Dhemlan Kaeleer
Home Territory: Scelt

Birthright Jewel: None.
Offering Jewel: None.
Role: Entertainer
Faction: Hammer & Anvil

Appearance

Play By:  Bonnie Wright
Distinguishing Features: Arietta has bright red hair and is almost always carrying a musical instrument or wearing some sort of stage costume. Her most distinguishing feature, however, is the small monkey who is usually perched on her shoulder.

Personality

Personality: Arietta is dramatic, cheerful and all around fun. The stage is her life and she never misses a chance to be up on it. Her relationship with her twin, Adagio, has shaped every aspect of her life, instilling in her a deep-seated competitiveness that has served to motivate the early honing of her craft. Arietta is the more mischievous and lighthearted of the two, but also the less confident one. She always feels like she’s walking in Adagio’s shadow and doesn’t like it. This sometimes leads her to arrogantly and recklessly do things to gain attention, most of which usually end up in a fight between Arietta and Adagio.

She dreams of being a famous actress, of holding the attention of great audiences with her mastery of her craft, but her lack of confidence in that skill keeps her from asking for larger roles. She likes attention, often finding ways to get it, both positive and negative. She occasionally drinks to excess, if only for the boost of confidence, and always tries to outdo Adagio.

Arietta's comedic skills are like a shield, keeping the world laughing. When alone, or in one of her darker moods, she often gets melodramatic and pessimistic, even drifting all the way to maudlin when the stars are right. She would never admit it, but she is scared that Adagio will never forgive her for getting them sent away and that her parents are happier without her. Most of her fears are confided to her monkey, which she both loves and hates in about equal measure.


Likes:
  • The Stage: She is on fire when she’s on the stage. The lights, the smells, the sounds, all of them sing to her heart. Arietta even spends some nights sleeping on the stage, looking up at the lights and riggings like some might stare at stars, imaging all the parts she wants to play and experiences she wants to have before an audience.
  • Adagio P. Esquire II: Her monkey, which she bought off a vendor from Narkhava, has brought her nothing but trouble, but he’s just so much fun! Yes, he steals indiscriminately instead of only at her command, but he’s been the crux of so many great comic routines and always manages to make her smile, even when the twin he was named for is pissing her off.
  • The Hammer and Anvil: Arietta loves the atmosphere of the small dinner theater. It’s comfortable and there is a real place for her here. She doesn’t constantly feel like she’s walking in Adagio’s shadow and it’s given her the confidence to begin actually honing her acting, not just her music and comedy sketches.
Dislikes:
  • Being Second Best: Adagio has always been the gifted musician and composer in the family. He has a natural gift, where Arietta has had to work hard for it. She’s kept up, but always hates how difficult it’s been, and resents the ease and confidence Adagio has in all things musical. 
  • Type Casting: She always gets annoyed and disappointed when scripts are handed out and she is, yet again, the comedic relief, or one half of a twin skit, or, even more commonly, the intermission entertainment. She wants to act!
  • Boredom: She’s bright and memorizes lines and music quickly. She hates having to move at a slow pace for the sake of others, and endless rehearsals when she has nothing more to polish drive her nuts. Arietta is known for leaving her monkey in her place and going to get a drink instead.
Fears:
  • Being Alone: Arietta has never been without her twin for longer than a day or two. The thought of something happening that would draw them apart for a long period of time sends her into crippling anxiety.
  • Disappointing her Parents: They wanted fame and glory for their children, and Arietta fears that she has already reached the limit of what she can do. She knows it’s her fault that they were sent to the Hammer and Anvil and worries that she has failed not just their parents but also Adagio and his musical gift.
  • A Quiet Audience: As someone who has mostly done comedy or rowdy songs, A quiet audience fills Arietta with dread. She has seen the silence of awe that great performers sometimes conjure, and never believes that she will be able to reach that mastery.
Strengths:
  • Acting: Arietta is a great actress, shining in comedy in particular, but her talent in this field is always growing. What does not come naturally to her in music does here, and she gets very excited about digging deep and finding the voice of the character she is playing.
  • Physical Humor: Arietta pantomimes, makes faces, and generally uses her body to convey thoughts and feelings both on and off the stage. She has a strong presence in any room and loves to make people laugh, especially people who are shy or are having trouble getting out of their own little bubble. She is a hit with kids.
Weaknesses:
  • Complex Musical Numbers: Arietta just can’t get her fingers to move the way Adagio’s do, and does not have the same musical ear as he does. She is still a good musician, but will never be a great one, nor is her singing voice capable of the dramatic highs and lows that her parents have mastered.
  • Serious Talks: Arietta is terrible at confrontation and actually dealing with her shit, preferring to just laugh it away instead. She would rather hold onto a grudge than talk through to a resolution, the whole process making her skin crawl.
Life Story
Family:
Mother: Renee Burnham, Landen female, 47
Father: Adhamh O’hEachthighearna, Landen male, 49
Grandfather: Alan O’hEachthighearna, Landen male, deceased
Siblings: Adagio O’hEachthighearna, Landen male (age 20, b. 173 AP)

Note on last name: Despite the matriarchal nature of the Blood, their father's lineage of famous musicians lead them the give the twins his last name. Their last name was originally O'Hearne, but Alan changed it to O’hEachthighearna for reasons unknown, although most suspect either as a joke or to make himself seem like more of a Sceltic folk musician. He was probably drunk.

History:

Arietta was born eight minutes after Adagio, and has been trying to make up that difference ever since. Their parents were brilliant and renowned Opera performers, Renee a singer and Adhamh a composer and musician of great note. Even as Landen they captivated audiences among both their own kind and the Blood all over Dhemlan, Dharo, and Scelt. The Twins grew up surrounded by music and theater, and it never occurred to either of them that there might be any other sort of life.

They were born in Dhemlan, where their parents were had been performing before Renee became pregnant, but soon after they were walking, the family would move between Dhemlan, Dharo and Scelt as the stage called.

Where her brother always had a natural gift for music in every form, Arietta always had to work at her craft, always a step behind the incredibly talented Adagio. To anyone else, she would have been a marvel, but in a family like hers, she was simply the most average. This was a source of great frustration to her as a young child, always fighting for the attention of her parents, but things changed when their grandfather came to live with them. He had been a Scelt musician, who had specialized in writing fun and entertaining songs and performing in pubs and for the entertainment of the common folk, even going to far as changing the family name from O’Hearne to the more archaic and funny O’hEachthighearna for the laugh it produced in an audience. On her grandfather’s knee Arietta found out she had a knack for comedy and for slapstick humor on stage, and through that, developed a love of the written word. Not opera, not violins and harps and pianos, but drama and clever turns of phrase and perhaps a lively fiddle.

Her parents were less than pleased when her interests began to wander away from ‘high art’ but they had Adagio to focus on, Adagio who was getting closer and closer to getting a Blood Patron who would pave his ways onto every major stage in the Realm.

Then their gramps died.

Arietta went through a bad year, teenage rebelliousness mixing with grief, mixing with jealousy for the attention and prospects her twin was getting more and more of. One day, in a fit of anger, she was walking through a marketplace in Dhemlan, Kaleer when she saw a merchant from Nharkava with a monkey in a gilded cage. It was playing a pair of cymbals and had a hat on that looked just like the one her brother had just taken to wearing.

Arietta went back home, took out a large chunk of her pocket money for the month, and bought the monkey. She named Adagio P. Esquire II (Ape for short) and began referring to him, and not Adagio, as her real brother, just to get under his skin.

It worked a little too well.

The fallout of the week of fighting that followed, which included an unscheduled brawl on stage in front of an audience, led their parents to declare that they had had enough of Arietta’s nonsense.  They shipped both of them back to Scelt to cool off the next day. Clearly, they had put too much pressure on their children and they needed a few years to just be children.

They had a Great Aunt who had just taken ownership of an Inn and theater and was willing to take on the two youths, so at just sixteen years of age, Arietta and Adagio showed up at the Hammer and Anvil for an indeterminate stay.

Arietta took to it like a fish to water. She loved the stage, loved doing the comedic skits during intermission, loved playing her fiddle in the bar at night, flirting and drinking and dancing. Everything about the little dinner theater was perfect. Their parents kept writing, telling them that they would be called back to the big stage when this show was over or that season was done, but there was always another excuse. The truth was, it was easier for them to focus on their own love of music without two energetic and inquisitive children taking up their time and energy. Arietta didn’t resent them for it all that much. She understood loving one’s art more than anything else. At night she began writing her own material, funny songs, entertaining skits. She began to dream of taking bigger roles, of growing in her art.

Her relationship with her twin began to mend, even though he still refused to acknowledge the monkey. They played on stage together each night, playing off each other and making the audience roar. The sound of applause and laughter did more to mend the bond that tied them together than any number of words. She loved watching him play, and he helped her practice her lines the couple times she got more serious roles. They would sometimes lie on the roof of the Inn at night and watch the stars together, hand in hand. Life was good.

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Character in Play:

Arietta set down the mug of cider and squinted at the monkey sitting on the bar eating peanuts. He was weaving in and out of focus as chewed on a peanut and picked up two dice, then dropped them on the bar.

“TWO FIVES? You’re cheating!” She yelled, slamming her fist down and making the dice. The monkey laughed, and flung a peanut at her face. Arietta stuck out her tongue at him then took the dice and tolled, scowling at the two and four that came up as she took another long pull of her drink, emptying it. “Fine. You win again. That’ll teach me to play dice with a monkey. Sneaky bastard.”

She turned around, leaning her back against the bar and patting her shoulder. Ape jumped up, tail curling around her neck and one hand clenching a chunk of her red hair. She tickled under his chin earning her a chitter and a pinch on the air.

“There’s a good boy. Now, what sort of trouble should we get into tonight? Oh, steal all of Adagio’s sheet music? Shame on you, Ape! We did that last week. Don’t you have any sort of imagination at all? Did I buy a dumb monkey?” Arietta pulled an apple slice from her pocket and unwrapped it from the handkerchief it had been kept in, handing the fruit to Ape. It was always better to give him something to munch on or hold when crossing the Inn, or she would spend the rest of the evening returning all the trinkets and useless knick-knacks and much more useful coins that he decided Arietta needed and the patrons of the Hammer and Anvil did not. She did not need another lecture from Adagio about how her pet deserved to be behind bars. She thought he would have learned not to tell her that after she had Ape work behind the bar for a whole evening, pouring drinks for the entertainment of the patrons.

She wove through the tables and the laughing, drinking, eating guests, eyes often drawn to the stage where Adagio was playing. His hands danced over the strings of his lute, eyes closed and face enraptured by the music in that way that always made her heart ache with jealousy. The doors to the theater were cracked already and Arietta pushed into the cool night air, looking for trouble.

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Re: Arietta O’hEachthighearna
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 18, 01:38:02 PM »
ready for review
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Through shadows to the edge of night, Until the stars are all alight.
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Re: Arietta O’hEachthighearna
« Reply #2 on: Jan 13, 18, 07:49:29 PM »
Added to the queue, but as it's a wanted ad it'll wait for Idariel's stamp before being looked at.
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Re: Arietta O’hEachthighearna
« Reply #3 on: Jan 16, 18, 09:38:01 PM »
She’s lovely! I can’t wait for the havoc and chaos to romp through the theatre.

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Re: Arietta O’hEachthighearna
« Reply #4 on: Jan 17, 18, 02:47:41 PM »

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Re: Arietta O’hEachthighearna
« Reply #5 on: Jan 17, 18, 05:37:39 PM »
Ready for round two! Thanks!!!
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Re: Arietta O’hEachthighearna
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Re: Arietta O’hEachthighearna
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 19, 03:29:25 PM »
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