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Author Topic: Arsenia Salvatore  (Read 2636 times)

Description: witch, Sapphire to Red. Played by Jamie

Offline Arsenia Salvatore

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Arsenia Salvatore
« on: Dec 22, 11, 10:07:34 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Arsenia Salvatore
Nicknames: In the arena goes by "Salvatore", also known as the "Champion"
Age:  124 (Born 65 AP)
Race:  3/4 Hayllian, 1/4 Dena Nehelien
Caste:  witch
Birth Territory:  Hayll
Home Territory:  Hayll
 
Birthright Jewel: Sapphire from Winsol Auction 2011
Offering Jewel: Red, lowered roll from Gray.
 
Appearance

 
Play By: Noomi Rapace
Distinguishing Features:
Among the Hayllians Arsenia often stands out as exotic. The origins of that exotic flare are initially unrecognizable; she shares the black hair, golden skin and golden eyes of the long lived races but the strong bone structure is a sign of her Dena Nehelien ancestry.
 
Personality

 
 
Personality:
Arsenia Salvatore is a hard woman who leaves very little room in her life for any entanglement of relationship. She spends most of her days training to better herself and her skill set as a stadium fighter; she considers it a key component to maintaining her position as the Champion. She was trained to be hard, and had been trained to ignore both physical and emotional pain, and to think only of herself.

Killing came easily to Arsenia but breaking of Jewel or mind had been something harder to teach the witch and much harder for her to perform. To Arsenia it felt wrong, deep down in the heart and Blood, to break someone from their very essence. But it was a quick way to insure victory within the Coliseum so Arsenia hardened herself to those emotional constraints dictated by her Blood heritage and learned how to break the Blood she fought against. Knowing how to break them also helped her shield against their attempts to break her. This world was often one of kill or be killed and Arsenia learned to adapt, learned to disassociate with the fights, so that she would always be the victor.

Winning has become the crux of her existence and essence. It is what she lives to do and it wasn’t until she became the Champion, the highest pedestal and post at the Coliseum for a warrior to achieve, that she realized just how empty her life was. Arsenia discovered that it was lonely at the top. Hadn’t someone once warned her about that? She had remained incredibly focused on that one goal that she had denied herself growth in every other element of her life. The loneliness quickly became stifling and even her continued wins did not bring the same sense of satisfaction to Arsenia.

Those who surrounded her never suspected that the girl longed for some kind of human interaction. An she eventually opened herself up, bared her soul, to the one other person who could understand her – Judas Vidanic, the former Champion and current Shield. The struggle of keeping their relationship hidden was her new burden, often distraction herself from her former goal of winning and releasing herself from her owed debt.

Salvatore's public face was hard, cold, calculating, and was one that very few men found attractive. This was done on purpose. She would have brought in far more money if she ran around in skimpy clothing with long flowing hair but she never would have become Champion. With Judas, though, she softened and embraced her womanhood. There's a lot more at stake than simply her status as a Champion when it came to her relationship with that man, her heart was in jeopardy as well.

Arsenia has had to learn how to glad hand and smile for investors and politicians alike. As the face of the Coliseum, as its Champion, she often spends more time in ball rooms and dining rooms than she does in the Arena anymore. This is not a part of the job that she likes but she understands the importance and puts on a forced smile.

 
Likes:
  • Judas; Arsenia has hero worshiped him from a very young age when she was just starting out in the world of the Coliseum. She holds him in the highest regard and is the first person she has comfortably opened herself to.
  • Numbers;  It is the one lesson that Arsenia excelled at outside of craft and her tutelage for the fighting arena. She excels at understanding numbers, odds and percentages. It was something she needed to grasp as a young girl and it helped her gain a handle on the debt she owed and calculating just exactly what she needed to do.
  • The Fight; Arsenia does not take pleasure in random acts of violence but when they occur within the Coliseum during the fights it is something she enjoys thoroughly. She loves the fight because she so frequently wins though she often wishes she had a true challenge to her position and a worthy opponent.
     
    Dislikes:
  • Debt; Arsenia dislikes the power monetary debt can hold over a person and the type of slavery it can impose on them given the right circumstances.
  • Emotions; She had been trained to ignore her emotions but they are an unfortunate side effect of being human. Being reminded that she has them often is something she dislikes and tries to avoid at all cost.
  • The Kill; Though she has been trained to kill on command and in the Coliseum, and though she has been trained to ignore the emotions associated with taking another’s life she still dislikes the action. However if given the choice of breaking or killing Arsenia will always choose to kill.
     
    Fears:
  • Champion's Challenger; Arsenia fears the day that she will no longer be the Champion. She started a countdown on the first day she made Champion on how long she needed to hold the position to pay off her debt. With only two years remaining on that debt she is more than desperate to remain the Coliseum’s Champion.
  • The Relationship being uncovered; It would be the end of her career, perhaps her life, if the relationship she has with Judas, the Shield, is uncovered within the Coliseum.
  • The Future; now that she has reached the top of her world, her industry and league she does not know what is in store for her next. She understands that she will not always be able to serve the Coliseum as its Champion and one day she will fall, either in a fair fight or a rigged one, but it is not something she will possess for the rest of her life.
     
    Craft Strengths:
  • Jewel Breaking; Arsenia was well trained in the science of breaking an opponent’s Jewel and she has turned that science into a true art. Beyond the training she showed a brilliant knack for the craft.
  • Combat Craft; The mix of Arsenia’s arsenal was a perfect storm to create a spectacular Coliseum fighter. Between her Jewel set, her talent at breaking others, the violent nature buried within her, and the training she was afforded she was born to be a Coliseum fighter but the talent she derived with combat craft sealed the deal.
     
    Craft Weaknesses:
  • Finesse Craft; Arsenia’s strengths are in combat, violence and fighting and have never geared towards craft the required finesse not derived by violence. She has never been able to thread any gentle types of craft and what she does try to accomplish often comes out clumsy and ill conceived.
  • Communication Craft; As a byproduct of her inability to create spells with finesse based craft she has incredible difficulty with communication craft on a private matter. Sharing threads with a single person is often inaccurate with Arsenia.
     
     
    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Velatia Salvatore, Yellow to Rose witch (1890 years old - Born 1704 BP)
    Father: Tino Salvatore, Summer Sky to Opal Warlord (deceased) (1990 years old - Born 1604 BP)
    Siblings:
    Adriana Salvatore Russo, Yellow to Summer Sky witch (deceased)
    Taddeo Salvatore, Yellow to Rose Warlord
    Osanna Salvatore Geraldi, Purple Dusk to Sapphire witch
    Leandro Salvatore, Opal to Sapphire Warlord (deceased)
    Palmira Salvatore, Tiger Eye to Summer Sky witch
    Zaira Salvatore, Summer Sky to Opal Healer
    Doriano Salvatore, Purple Dusk to Sapphire Warlord
    Marco Salvatore, Yellow to Rose Warlord (deceased)
    Nerio Salvatore, Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk Warlord (131 years old – Born 54 AP)
     
    History:
    Arsenia was the youngest of nine children. The saga of her sibling’s tales was one of heartache and yet she always felt as if those stories belonged to strangers and not to blood relations. The gulf between Nerio, the next youngest sibling, and Arsenia spanned more than just the ten years between them. She had been a surprise to her parents, who had already lost two children in the Purge, and they were unprepared to raise a ninth child. Valatia and Tino were poor and hard working laborers who never seemed to dig themselves out of the hole and hovel they lived in. Arsenia was rail thin as a child, she wore rags that were hand me downs from her older siblings, and would only cause more trouble for her parents and pantry by the time she received her Birthright.

    Child labor was frowned upon especially since the children were required to complete a minimum level of education. Many clever folk had chosen to give late night shifts to the street's children to allow them an opportunity to make a few dollars, and to increase the output of product. The money those children earned were mere pittance compared to their adult counterparts but it helped to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads so none complained. Before the Purge her family had struggled despite wearing Jewels, her father had a terrible gambling addiction that kept them in debt. After the Purge, with the loss of her father and the breaking of many of her eldest siblings, the family sank further into debt and despair. While their neighborhood dynamics shifted to be primarily mixed Blood they remained a solid fixture despite their Blood status. The Jewels that her siblings wore could not lift the family away from their hovel but did aid each siblings individually to find their way away, and far away.

    Arsenia normally was escorted to and from her job at the weaving mill by her older brother Merio but when he finally was old enough to leave their home she was left on her own and to fend for herself. The loss of income from Nerio moving out hurt her parents so Arsenia worked later nights at the job to compensate. Once she lost her protector she was accosted on her way home each night. She had to learn how to dodge, weave and fend off bullies who would seek to take the few meager coins she had made after a full night's work.

    After she gained the Sapphire as her Birthright many folks paid her greater attention. Her family suddenly became inundated with interest in their daughter while they could scarecely keep enough food in the pantry to maintain the appetite that accompanied her Sapphire Jewel. They had planned to allow Arsenia to choose her own path but that luxuary was taken away from her when an aristo family used their nefarious connections to ruin her parents financially. They were bullied into accepting a deal for Arsenia's apprenticeship. They were given money to forgave their loans and to help them live comfortably in return for Arsenia. Since slavery was frowned upon Hayll she would officially be working off her parent's debt. She would be trained for the Colloseum, at the expense of her benefactors, and in time she could win fights to pay off the "loan" to her parents. She was removed her from her home, set her up in a training facility, and treated no better than a prized stallion. Her family was paid off and the deal swept under the rug; they gained no ground in trying to reclaim their daughter since the aristo had power to have the concerns ignored. All her ties to her family had been neatly severed and she had never seen her parents or siblings after that day. From time to time they would appear in the audience unknown to Arsenia and quietly cheer on their lost daughter and sister who had since become a rising star in the Coliseum. Her trainer was a gruff man who had seen his years in the Colloseum but was no longer fit to fight. He trained her sun up to sun down with barely a break for food and was incredibly harsh. Early on Arsenia often cried herself to sleep but as days turned into weeks, which turned into months and finally years Arsenia became a hardened shell, and thrived beneath her tutor's rough tutelage.

    By the time she was fourteen she was entered into illegal, underground arenas, as a way for the girl to become tougher and fight for real. In truth it was a way for her aristo backers to get a sense of her true worth and she became known for her brutality and finesse in the kill during those years. She was left in those underground circuits to train for several years before her aristos found a buyer to take her on. Arsenia was distraught and broken that she could be brokered in such a manner, as she was supposed to work off her training from the first aritsto. But with the incredible profit they made on her the mountain of debt she had to climb to pay off the new backers was even greater and she was nearly defeated by the improbability of ever being free of those shackles.

    The new aristos were outwardly kinder to her, pulling her from the illegal circuit and focusing once more on her training. But they were far more devious than her original debt holders had been. By removing her from that circuit she no longer was making money to help balance what she owed them and they kept her debt growing for several years before they even considered her for the Coliseum. At the age of eighteen she was still too young to make her offering, and therefore to participate at the Coliseum, but she could watch in awe at the fighters. She came to hero worship one in particular, a particularly talented fighter named Judas. He was impressive to behold and it was the first crush that Arsenia ever harbored. This was a man and unlike any of the boys she had come in contact with in the arenas. She forced herself to ignore those pangs of desire, assuring herself that a man of his stature and power would never look twice at a street smart brat in training.

    Arsenia had been forced to take her Offering early in hopes of getting her early access into the Arena. The result had been her descent to the Red and though the Jewel pleased her and felt right. The disappointment was apparent from the aristos that held her debt but they did not say anything, instead they had her trained harder, and longer, and by the time she was 30 they were backing her into the Arena.

    It took her nearly ten years before she began winning important fights. But she had made a name for herself in the lower ranks in the Arena as being feisty and incredibly brutal. It took her some time to work her way through the ranks of the Arena but she was determined and allowed very little to stand in her way. Her freedom and future were at stake and she had worked it out that if she could achieve the title of Champion by th time she was 125 she would have earned her freedom from the aristos that held her debt. With that goal in mind Arsenia became focused and determined, shedding blood mercilessly and often refusing the Healer's touch for anything less than a broken bone for fear of the cost adding to her debt. She kept fanatical accounts of her winnings and estimations of what she owed in debt to the aristos.

    By the age one hundred and twenty she was named Champion, and by one hundredy and twenty two she would be free. Arsenia thought that was all she could want in life until she allowed her ancient crush of Judas to resurface, and eventually it became a budding, and secret, romance between Champion and Shield. it was foolish for her to indulge when she was so close to earning her freedom, she could risk it all if she were caught and taken down as Champion, but she desperately couldn't help herself where he was concerned.


     
     
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    Sweat burned her eyes but Arsenia did not blink. To blink would be to show a sign of weakness and that would give her opponent, the Champion, the upper hand. The crowd was on his side as they chanted his name in unison but the noises were a pale buzzing in Arsenia's ears compared to the roaring she heard as a result of the hit she had just taken. She felt naked without her Red at her neck and the Sapphire on her wrist but it had been a calculated decision on her part. This Jeweless battle gave her opponent the perceived advantage. If Jewels had been allowed Arsenia would have had the greater advantage of her Red and Sapphire against his Green.

    The man had held the role of Champion for years at this point. And this was not the first time she had challenged him. The last three times she had lost and to her luck none had been fights to the death. The Champion's fight drew the largest crowds for the Coliseum since they fought so rarely and usually only to defend their title against fortune and fame seekers. Arsenia was neither seeking fame nor fortune in this fight. She was seeking something even more valuable, her freedom. The debt she owed her aristo backers was significant and without the title and purse of Champion she had little hope to repay them their fee before she reached her prime.

    The head wound she had just received had come at an ill timed distraction for she had caught a glimpse of the Shield out of the corner of her eye; the mighty and powerful protector of the Coliseum was a childhood crush and fantasy of Arsenia's and he had provided easy distraction despite her dire need to win this particular fight.

    The Champion pressed forward pushing her back towards the edge of the Arena. Arsenia's eyes were sharp as they focused on him but she feigned a stumble to catch him off guard. The ploy miraculously worked, likely because it was believable given Arsenia's battered condition, and she launched herself at his legs, toppling the larger man with her lower center of gravity. The ended on the dust covered field with her pinning the much larger man. Before he could roll over and reverse their positions she deftly delivered a blow to his side and rolled away, crouching to strike again. While he made his way to his feet she struck again, keeping him low to the ground where she had the advantage of height and speed. Nimbly this time she twisted his leg as she rebounded for the sideline. There was a sickening crunch of where she had broken a bone and she released.

    But the man was the Champion and not so easily defeated by a young girl. Before Arsenia could get her feet under her again she was pinned to the floor by a very large and angry man. Cursing her own fatigue she twisted and turned, fighting him off at every chance. He got her into a headlock between the massive muscles of his biceps and Arsenia feared for the worst. If he could knock her unconscious he could be declared the winner of the match. Instead of fighting at this point she went slack, relaxed, and played into his hand. It was a risk but it was the only one she had left to take. All at once her muscles bunched and she twisted violently in his grasp, directing several well placed punches and kicks to release her from his grasp. She followed through with a tremendous blow to his temple and was scurrying away from the man while the judge studied him for a moment and then declared her the winner. With her side in stitches, blood trickling down her spine, and sweat pouring out of every pore she was declared the winner of the match and the Coliseum's new Champion.


     
     
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Re: Arsenia Salvatore
« Reply #1 on: Dec 22, 11, 10:12:04 AM »
As per Winsol Live auction purchase (including the +10 to descent for a single descent).

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Arsenia Salvatore
« Reply #2 on: Dec 29, 11, 09:37:18 PM »
Can I have 11 family rolls? Justified by her 2 parents and 9 siblings.










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Re: Arsenia Salvatore
« Reply #3 on: Jan 03, 12, 11:28:52 AM »
1. Yellow - Summer Sky
2. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky
3. Summer Sky - Opal
4. Purple Dusk - Sapphire
5. Summer Sky - Opal
6. Opal - Sapphire
7. Yellow - Rose
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Re: Arsenia Salvatore
« Reply #4 on: Jan 05, 12, 03:13:35 PM »
Arsenia is ready for review.

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Re: Arsenia Salvatore
« Reply #6 on: Mar 03, 15, 05:25:23 PM »
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