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Author Topic: Asala Meskhenet  (Read 2108 times)

Description: Witch. Yellow to Rose. Played by Starling.

Offline Asala Meskhenet

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Asala Meskhenet
« on: Apr 06, 17, 08:27:13 PM »
The Basics
Character Name: Asala Meskhenet
Nicknames: None in particular.
Age: 27 (b. 167 AP)
Race: Raejian (Short lived)
Caste: Witch
Birth Territory: Raej
Home Territory: Raej

Birthright Jewel: Uncut Yellow
Offering Jewel: Cut Rose

Role: Head of Red Moon Houses
Faction: Merchant Council

Appearance

Play By: Jasmine Tookes
Distinguishing Features: Rarely ever seen alone, Asala keeps a retinue of slaves to serve as protectors and companions on top of her guards provided by the Merchants Council. At least one or two accompany her everywhere she goes. The slaves are distinguishable from the guards because they are hers, and she often dresses them more lavishly than the type of attire a normal protector would choose for themselves.


Personality

Personality:

Asala is an ex-slave, accomplished businesswoman, possessor of a seat on the Merchant Council and owner of a thriving Red Moon House. She conducts herself with professionalism, doesn't cow easily to most influence, and attacks her goals with a singular focus.

Regarding slaves, she owns them and doesn't think it at all odd. Some people are slaves. That's just the way it is. It's not her role to decide whether or not that's right. She'd always wondered what it might feel like on the other side holding control over those collars, those rings. Now, she knows. Managing people so completely is one of her few joys. Regardless of how one comes into her employ, she treats them well, cares for them, and ofttimes enjoys friendships with them--as much as one can in such positions. Caring little for most social interactions, those amenable have truly been her replacement for companions. She likes to believe that she treats slaves the way slaves ought to be treated, and to an extent, they can be a little spoiled, but she absolutely does not allow dissenting voices and requires that she be obeyed.

She doesn't trust many people. She's in it for herself and expects the same from anyone else. The relationships that she builds are based on common goals, not common interests. It doesn't break her heart when those relationships end though it might impact her business plans. Having lived a life without love, she doesn't pursue it or feel it's required for a fulfilled life, and she certainly doesn't have romantic notions. All she knows of love is abandonment and that men in heat don't seem to give a fig if they destroy a woman from the inside out. 

Without admitting to herself, much less out loud, her main goal in life to outperform a man she hasn't seen nearly her whole life--her brother. One day when she feels she's achieved enough, she will search him out, not for some teary reunion, but to compare her life to his. If the slave girl was able to do better than the boy who was given everything, she will consider her life an unparalleled success.

Likes:
  • Excelling. Not for purposes of being able to polish her ego, Asala just likes doing well to know that she is not worthless. Standing out is a wish that sometimes she pines for and sometimes achieves, but she is practical enough with her wishes to be content to simply do what she chooses and do it well.
  • Freedom. Maybe a bit too obvious, but the shine of freedom has not yet worn off. A master of numbers, and at least a learned apprentice at odds, she never let herself expect that she would ever not be a slave. Each morning is a gift, and even in the worst lows, she reminds herself that she no longer a slave. This thought alone keeps her from experiencing deep depressions and mental setbacks like others might.
  • Control. A new addition to her character, Asala has discovered that she finds pleasure in being in charge. Having served, she knows what she liked and disliked most about her masters, and thinks herself the best mistress of all.

Dislikes:
  • Giving Up Credit. Asala is very fond of her position in life now and credits her own actions for being able to accomplish such an independent and prosperous standing. Yes, she was given the tools with which to build upon, but she could have failed and didn't. She doesn't like sharing the credit of making herself with anyone, not even Saif.
  • Her Family. They didn't do enough to keep her out of slavery and she suspects that the story of how they were in debt and dire need may have been mostly fabricated. She was too young when she was traded as a slave to remember the details. She was the lowest of low for most of her life while her brother was sent to the best teachers and was given the best opportunities. Fuck those guys.
  • Poorly Managed Slaves. One to know, Asala has a hard time not snarling when she sees evidence of misused slaves. She feels perfectly adequate having her own and believes her unique insight makes her a perfect steward of her charges. When people collect them as tokens of wealth or do not invest in their property, however, she takes a personal offense. Even the nastiest of men can work wonders with the most unremarkable of slaves.

Fears:
  • Saif. In the back of her mind, only here, she admits that without him, she would still be a slave. Had she been granted her wish for him to sell her early on, she would have likely ended her life as a slave. His existence in her life has been too fortuitous for her to ever be completely at ease with him. His choices regarding her have always been helpful, but she's not stupid enough to think that it wasn't all to help him first. With much more influence than she may ever wield, she's afraid of the day that is no longer useful to him.
  • Losing Everything. It's not a strong fear, but it is a frequent worry. She's acquired enough wealth in such a short time, that she's hardly been able to grow accustomed to it much less feel ownership of everything she's acquired. Sometimes it feels like a dream. Her track record of success could indicate that she will continue achieving, or maybe just that she's overdue for a downturn of luck.
  • Losing Herself. When she's honest with herself, she acknowledges that she never intended to be the kind of person that she is. A slave owner? A shrewd businesswoman willing to cut a few (figurative) throats to achieve better success? When granted enough downtime, she considers these things and her path. Whenever she seeks to right it, however, Saif has been there to assure her that she's doing what's best and finds a new goal to occupy her time.

Craft Strengths:
  • Managing Collars/Rings. Abundantly experienced with wearing a collar, she has become expertly able to wield control rings with stunning effect. Her slaves are held to high standards, and when they fail her, her perfect application of the right kind of pain ranging from pressure and discomfort to searing fire easily brings them back in line.
  • Efficiency. With a flair for math, probability, and analysis, among other things, Asala manages her affairs with uncanny insight into how to create success. She's exacting in her processes and can apply her probing intuition to other endeavors as well.

Craft Weaknesses:
  • Combat Craft. Very few masters ever teach a slave to fight. Though she worries about her standing in the abyss, and her ability to protect herself, she trusts that her guards will do well enough to protect her. Beginning training now would avert attention from her business strategies and take too long to bear fruit.
  • Travel Craft. Similarly, Asala was expected to remain in one place for a large portion of her life. There was never a point to teach her how to go anywhere except her master's home. She's never ridden the winds except in a coach.

Life Story
Family:
Mother: Jumana Kinani - Witch - Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk (b. 145 AP)
Father: Basim Kinani - Warlord - White - Yellow (b. 135 AP)
Brother: Hasan Kinani - Prince - Opal - Sapphire (b. 165 AP)
Slave: Rasul - Warlord - Rose - Summer Sky (b. 166 AP)
Slave: Qismat - Warlord Prince - Opal - Red (b. 160 AP)


History:

Family debt led to Asala being traded into slavery at a young age. It was a sketchy transaction, in her opinion, her parents could have, should have been able to do more to avoid it. As a private sale, she did not linger in the slave markets but was traded to the man to whom the monies were owed, an elderly, shrewd businessman who gave no quarter when it came to monetary agreements. Not one to abuse his position, however, he paid Asala's full worth, rather, he provided her family with the amount that exceeded what was owed. This excess was applied to the education of Asala's Prince brother Hasan. He bore a caste and a dark jewel, after all, and had a better chance at success and being able to provide for his doting parents.

As a child who had been educated til that point, she was able to serve her new purpose, transcribing numbers for her nearly blind master. He was never cruel and he was never kind. Any investment into Asala's learning or advancement was a calculated decision based on boosting either her usefulness to him or her resale value for the day that she was no longer useful to him. Having never been well-loved by her own family, rare affection suddenly became the thing that she missed most of all.

There was never anything exceptional about Asala. Having studied well, she was good with numbers, this skill increasing a hundred-fold while utilized to help her master manage his books, but only time and diligence gave her that edge--the same as would happen to anyone who applied themselves. She was a lovely child, and grew into a lovely girl and later a lovely woman, but among the Blood, beauty was easy to come by. She did not stand out among her peers. Even the ease with which she gave herself over to her lowered status did not raise any eyebrows. She was a child when she was bestowed with her slave collar, unable to fight her fate, and time smoothed her aversion away like river water burnishing a stone. It was not remarkable that she became a mannered servant, it was simply what happened to so many young girls who lost hope of another life.

When her age dictated a large increase in her value and the old man was already close to retirement age, he did as expected and sold her. Well aware of the coming change, Asala didn't expect anything less. The new household was worse than the one before it. She was one of many slaves in Ishaq's retinue, her tasks greatly varied to the point that she never had a chance to excel. If she was to be a slave, she at least wanted to be known as a good slave, but this was denied to her.

Ishaq was an inveterate gambler and a drunk. He owned a Red Moon House that he had driven into the ground, siphoning profits off to pay his debts. It remained open only by virtue of having been owned by his family for two generations and those who did the bedding were all slaves that didn't require wages. Asala was largely responsible for keeping him afloat, her talent with finances put to good use but he was too stupid to recognize her genius or allow her much movement there. Her advice fell on deaf ears and she soon learned, through regular abuse, to keep her proposals to herself. As much as she despised him, she did as much as she could to manage the books if only to keep herself from changing hands yet again.

Eventually, there was nothing more she could do. Ishaq had finally accrued enough debt that he was forced to give up nearly everything. Anything of real value was auctioned off first, but in the end, he had to give up his business and his slaves to compensate for his degenerate habits--namely his habit of losing.

Asala had known of Saif Nassor before he became her master. Witnessing the events leading to his eventual takeover of Ishaq's domain, she knew what was to come. Saif's reputation among the women at the Red Moon House alone was daunting enough that she prayed he would pass them all off. She would rather take her chances in the slave market with a new master than fall into his hands. But it was not her fate.

He too was cruel and abusive to her, but he was no befuddled idiot, he was callous and he was driven. Ishaq was too stupid to realize the value in Asala's knack for numbers so when Saif absorbed his estate, she had been given over as just another slave. For once, she was content to let it be. For once, the fact that there was nothing at all remarkable about her was a comfort. In enough time, if she didn't excel at all, Saif might decide that he didn't want her, and she would be given that random chance in the market with a new master.

At first, she refused knowledge of Ishaq's finances, but when faced with contrary witness from the other slaves and a very angry Warlord Prince, she was forced to recant and relent. Saif promised her better treatment in exchange for her compliance and the offer of a deal struck her. What master makes a deal with his slave? It worked out for the both of them. Saif did not become a kind man, but he did become more kind than before. Provided she pleased him, she was given certain freedoms and luxuries that the others were still denied. To an extent, the monster became even fair with her. He kept his word when he gave it, and simply having something to rely on drastically changed her view of not only him, but of her position.

Their relationship changed enough that Asala became like a second to Saif, at his side when needed and monitoring his affairs. He was not a good man, but she could trust him and because of it, he could rely on her. Before she saw him for what she thought was the last time, he had freed her and even made her the owner of the Red Moon House that she had helped him salvage from Ishaq's years of neglect. It was a turning point that she could have never foreseen. Just when she believed she could respect Saif, he died.

Asala needed no push to recreate herself after his apparent death. Her revamping of the Red Moon House and the reversal of fortune there was the talk of all the merchants and the undertaking occupied her mind whenever she might wonder into Saif's untimely death. The young slave who had applied a knack for numbers to make a deflated whore's den profitable again was a freedwoman and prospering still. Not wasting her momentum, Asala networked, marketed and sacrificed all but her sanity to cement her status as a respected businesswoman.

And then... Saif returned. Stunned, she didn't take the time to process her confusion. As though nothing at all had been amiss, his ghost picked up with her right where they left off, aiding her yet again, helping to elevate her further still, this time into the ranks of the merchant council. When the seat for the Head of Red Moon Houses opened up, she was a natural choice, but electing a young woman who had so recently been a slave was still a hard sell. Yet, it became hers.

Slave owner the instant she acquired the Red Moon House from Saif, it wasn't long after her first share of profit that she purchased another. Rasul was thin, malnourished at the time, and reluctant. It was that sad reluctance that won her bid. She wanted to own him, but more, she wanted to invest in him, to make him great. Her first slave, he is also her favorite. Later when she was able to afford something more substantial, she purchased Qismat. A Red-Jeweled Warlord Prince, she had to fight hard with the crowd to take him home. Bought to be a protector, his role is to keep her safe if the guards fail--and really theirs is to do so if he does. She owns many more, but these two are her prizes.

A slave at 19 but seated on the Merchant Council at 25, Asala transformed quickly, more due to Saif's influence than she knew or would ever want to know. Her holdings continue to grow and beyond peradventure, will advance further still. Taking on more and better slaves allows her to increase her profits as well as manage her expanding household. Weighted only by a practical mind, her ambition precedes and guides her, and she believes this to be the singular reason that she has achieved such renown and status in her few years. Regardless of how she came upon opportunity, it was she who seized it and captained the ship of success.

Show Us What You've Got

Character in Play:

Finding companionship wasn't difficult for a woman who was in the business of providing it. Still, sometimes she understood that the creeping emptiness inside of her was a need for this thing. She was surrounded by companions, but even a few moments without them, she felt terribly alone.

Rolling in bed, she turned over to look at the back of the man next to her, naked except for the silk sheet drawn up to his waist, sleeping peacefully. "Rasul," she whispered, unsure at first whether he was resting, or truly asleep. When he didn't move and his breathing pattern didn't shift, she let it go, settling onto her back.

Light filtered in through the window, just enough to allow her to see the outlines of the room without the need to call upon Craft to view her surroundings. It was a lavish set up for someone who was so recently a slave. That was a few years back now, but every day she awed at her accomplishments. Saif had freed her, she'd never seen it coming. Envisioning that day caused her heart to skip a beat all over again. Why?, she'd wondered, but now it was clearer to her. He had seen her competence, her strengths. He'd lined those things up with the things that he wanted and he'd managed to make them both richer and happier. It was his handling that had shaped much of how she treated her own slaves. Give them opportunities to please you, and grant them their desires.

She sat on the Merchant Council now, her business was performing well, she owned a home and slaves and more things than she knew what to do with. This was success wasn't it? It was still so much like a dream. Would it ever end?

"Can't sleep?," came a voice across from Rasul.

"No," Asala replied.

"Let me help," the woman answered, carefully drifting out from under Rasul's arm. Standing, the naked slave woman padded around the bed, sliding easily under the sheet again and wrapping herself to her mistress, hand slipping between her thighs.

"Don't wake him." Asala instructed, casting Rasul a glance.

The woman purred her amusement in return. "That's on you."

Player Name: Starling

Offline Asala Meskhenet

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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #1 on: Apr 06, 17, 08:29:13 PM »
May I please have a general random roll and 5 family rolls?

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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #2 on: Apr 07, 17, 08:12:20 AM »
Per your request for a General Random roll...

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Congratulations!

And your five Family Rolls...

1. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
2. Opal - Sapphire
3. White - Yellow
4. Rose - Summer Sky
5. Opal - Red
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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #3 on: Apr 07, 17, 02:42:01 PM »
Dem opalz tho
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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #4 on: Apr 07, 17, 04:25:05 PM »
Please bank this roll, purchased here: (April) Points Transactions

Can I have another go on the general random roll?

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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #5 on: Apr 07, 17, 11:19:59 PM »
Your requested re-roll...

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Congratulations!
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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 17, 12:46:01 AM »
Keeping

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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 17, 11:46:57 AM »
Keeping

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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #8 on: Jun 04, 17, 11:11:58 PM »


(Ready for review)

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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #9 on: Jun 04, 17, 11:27:57 PM »
For what it's worth, looks good to me as Saif.

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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #10 on: Jun 05, 17, 08:14:27 AM »
Added to queue.
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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #11 on: Jun 05, 17, 10:21:59 AM »
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Re: Asala Meskhenet
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 19, 03:39:05 PM »
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