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Author Topic: Evony Bos  (Read 1948 times)

Description: Hearth Witch. Rose to Purple Dusk. Played by Erica

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Evony Bos
« on: Feb 12, 17, 12:06:32 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Evony Bos
Nicknames: Ev, Evie
Age and Birth Year: 32, born 162 ap
Race: Rihlander, Short Lived
Caste: Hearth Witch
Birth Territory:Altai District, Rihland
Home Territory: Ebon Varos, Rihland

Birthright Jewel: Uncut Rose
Offering Jewel: Cut Purple Dusk

Role: Hearth Witch
Faction: Territory Court

Appearance
Play By: Zooey Deschanel
Distinguishing Features:

 Evony's eyes are so pale a blue they almost seem gray at first glance.  When not irritated, she often seems to be day-dreaming -  and when she is annoyed she'll get this pinched expression that most people would label 'cute'.  Many at first glance would think this makes her a simple creature. Not stupid, but ... simple.

Personality


Personality:
  Evony lets people get away with thinking she's simple... until she chooses to change their minds.  She has been known to take people back with the blunt and plainspoken way she says things.  It's very rare that she'll take the time to dance politically.  If she thinks that speaking up will get her killed she just doesn't speak up.  She'll revisit the issue when she's fairly certain that it won't result in death - and she won't typically pull the punch once handing it out.
  Strangely, this tends to endear her to those that have to deal with her on a regular basis.  Whether it works under the new administration of Rihland, that's yet to be seen.  Evony doesn't seem to care if they like it or not - what they need, she'll provide.  And if they dislike her way of speaking about it - well, they could always fire her if they really don't like it. 
  In the case of Kalvar - she could do worse in the search for a safe place for Petra; but it's worth the risk.  Someone near him has to make him feel more like a normal person.  Why not the hearth witch with no ambition? 
  This particular habit of hers has made her useful in ways that most probably wouldn't notice.  She takes care of not just Kalvar's things in Ebon Varos, but the rest of the place as well.  When someone bleeds on a floor, it's probably Evony and her small staff that take care of it.  It's amazing what you can learn of people when cleaning their floors and walls.  Unofficially, Evony seems to almost be a spy within the walls - for Kalvar alone.  If a hint of strangeness happens within the keep's walls - she'll let him know.  None within the eyrie, save maybe Kalvar himself, know just WHY Evony likes him; and it would take some impressive coercion to get her to spill the beans.
  The only person to whom she really attempts to soften tones and verbage is her niece, Petra.  The little Queen has lost the rest of her family.  The little queen has stolen Evony's heart, and for her - well, for her, Evony would do anything.  Even summon up the courage to climb to Ebon Varos and tell Kalvar that he would hire her as the maid.
  The moment she laid eyes on him, she decided he needed a no-nonsense sort of friend.  Someone who would let him know how things are, and who wouldn't be terrified every time he dared to breathe in their direction.  Whether Kalvar thinks he needs a friend is irrelevant.  She's going to be one anyways.


Likes:

  • 1.  Drinking - Oh, Evony never tries to get stupidly drunk.  She's not an addict, by any means.  Luka, however, always drank mead with her at the end of the day.  They would reflect on things they had seen, or experienced... and she continues this tradition even now.  She'll settle in front of a fire, drink down a few glasses... and speak to the flames as if speaking to Luka himself.  It breaks her heart.  It also soothes her soul.  The tradition lets her remember her twin as more than just a bloody piece of meat on the ground.
  • 2.  Cooking -  This occasionally causes a bit of annoyance.  Kalvar cooks.  She isn't allowed to cook for him, typically... and it is about the only facet of their working relationship that she would gladly beat him over the head with a pan for if she thought she could survive it.  Bad enough he doesn't let her cook for him -  worse that occasionally he interrupts her cooking for HERSELF because he has the itch to cook something.  Really, the NERVE.
  • 3.  Horse Riding -  It doesn't come up often in Ebon Varos... but before she offered herself in service to Kalvar, she could often be found galloping across fields on a mare for the farm.  There was something soothing about it that helped her ignore the irritation that the Eyriens often caused her and her family when they would come down out of the mountain keep to demand their tithes. 
Dislikes:

  • 1.  Arrogance -  Whatever causes it, she finds a certain amount of arrogance... truly infuriating.  Eyriens, she's found, are most often guilty of this particular sin.  Simply being long-lived and winged creatures does not make them better than any other creature living.  Yet they INSIST that it does.  While Eyriens are most often guilty of this, she has found plenty of Blood in general are just as guilty in their own ways. 
  • 2.  Irresponsibility - Those who always try to blame anything other than themselves are quite capable of driving her to violence.  Bad enough when children do it... at least children have the excuse of being children.  When full grown adults refuse to take responsibility for themselves she is tempted to walk them off one of the nearby cliffs.
  • 3.  Messes -  A bit of clutter is a mild annoyance.  But a true mess will bring that long sigh from her lips.  She had arrived at Ebon Varos not long after Kalvar slaughtered most of the Eyriens of the territory.  He'd cleaned up quite a bit of it by then, or someone had.  But she rolled up her sleeves and began really going through the place after her arrival.  Whenever a fight breaks out in the halls and someone bleeds, it is often her narrow-eyed disapproval that can bring a halt to it while she holds a rag in hand and gets to cleaning. 


    Fears:

  • 1.  Kalvar's Death -  Ever since the Purge, her people have been little better than slave labor for the Eyrien conquerors.  It wouldn't have been so bad if they didn't steal away the Queens born to them... or take so much from them for their own purposes.  The thought of something like that happening again in her lifetime sets her teeth on edge.
  • 2.  Eyrien Men - Despite her rather blunt way of speaking to people, even Eyriens... part of her really does fear these creatures.  There is a reason her brother died, and it was a certain sort of being that did it.  She can't forget why, or how terribly it went.
  • 3.  Niece Being Harmed -  She didn't come to Ebon Varos alone.  She came with her niece, a young girl on the brink of her birthright ceremony.  She came because she knew if there was anyone that could protect her niece from the dangers of the world... it would be the man that had destroyed the Eyrien power structure in Rhiland.  Despite having done the best she can to ensure her niece's safety... she still worries.  Her brother died to protect family.  She would do the same, for her niece is all she has left.


    Craft Strengths:

  • 1.  Fine Telekinetics - There's something impressive about seeing Evony do a good scrub down in a room.  While she's scrubbing physically at a tough spot, a rag will often be doing the same at another.  When she's washing dishes, a towel will be drying them as she hands them over before putting the dishes away.  Watching Evony clean a room is to watch a symphony of motion... and no one living has ever seen her break a thing while doing it.
  • 2.  Warming Spells - To the casual onlooker, evony's ability to perfectly heat food and water is a useful, but 'homely' talent.  To the unfortunate man that grabs her too quickly... it has been known to leave blisters.  She's not as talented with cooling, but when it comes to heating things up... well, she's got quite the knack for it.
  • 3.  Stealth Craft - She spent years hiding Petra's scent from others, and two years hiding the both of them from Eyrien eyes.  With small applications of Craft, she is able to hide footprints and other signs of their passing.  If Evony is not in the open, she can seem to disappear in a few blinks of the eyes.
Craft Weaknesses:

  • 1.  Whimsy Craft - It's annoying that she can't make little entertaining illusions for her niece to cheer her up.  More painful that she can't summon up an illusion to show Petra just what her family looked like.  The harder she tries, the less she seems to be able to pull up with this particular talent.  It has gotten to the point where she doesn't even want to bother... if not for the fact that Petra loves to see illusions.  So she'll grit her teeth, and in private she'll make little shows of lights and water.  But whenever the subject of seeing Petra's parents comes up the illusions break, and Evony calmly hurries Petra off to do her chores.
  • 2.  Psychic Sensing -  She doesn't go around advertising the facts that she just... can't... do it.  Instead, she portrays it as 'I don't care what the hell you are'.  She would rather be seen as being recklessly fearless than to have people realize she has a bit of a weakness.  But so far, the ruse seems to be working.  The bonus is... she doesn't have to worry about Kalvar's Black scaring the life out of her because of its presence. (lost this ability when Luka died)
  • 3. Travel Craft - If ever there was a Craft she wished she could manage, Traveling the Winds would be it.  She'd never have had to worry so much over Petra during their hiding if she could manage to travel the Winds.. but she can't.  Whenever she has tried, she ends up getting thrown out into random locations - and there's little more terrifying than finding yourself in a location you don't know with little to no supplies.
Life Story


Family:

Mother:   Genivee Bos - Witch - White to Tiger Eye - DEAD
Father:   Leon Grier - Warlord - White to Rose -  DEAD
SiblingsLuka Bos - Warlord Prince - Yellow to Tiger Eye - DEAD
       *Elica Viets - Healer - Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk -  ASSUMED DEAD
Niece:   Petra Viets - Queen, Child - Opal will Descend to Sapphire - 10 years old, born 184 ap

*  Sister in law, paired to Luka Bos



History:
 
  Luka and Evony were born just a few minutes apart.  Luka was the first born, and he never failed to remind her whenever she got 'uppity' with him.  All their lives they could be found getting into trouble with each other, and just as often they could be found tussling whenever there wasn't someone on the outside to gang up on.  Despite the rough nature of their relationship, they were like most twins - inseparable.
  Luka met a woman when he was 20... they had a child, and the woman moved in with him.  At first, Evony hated Elica.  Turned out they were too much alike, despite the Healer being more inclined to not be moved to violence.  Once they made their peace, the family breathed a sigh of relief.  It was Petra that made them get along.
  Evony fell in love with that little girl.  Everyone did.  And they did everything they could to hide her.  When she was born, they were all terrified.  One look at her and their hearts had melted... because it was obvious very quickly that she was a child that would be stolen by the Eyriens. 
  They were all successful for years.  Elica hid Petra's scent.  They never let her wander unattended... and generally the overprotective family routine did wonders.  The few people in town who knew about Petra's caste were more than willing to help hide her.  It wasn't until 189 that they ran into problems. Those problems being the upsurge in Eyriens looking for rebels.
  Three of them descended on her while she was in the fields... and one of them caught a whiff of... something on her.  She realized with terror that she hadn't scrubbed herself clean after doing Petra's hair that morning... and some bit of it had to be lingering.  She was surrounded faster than she could really react.
  Eyriens were not kind.  Plenty of Rhilander women knew that.  But she'd never imagined it would happen to HER.  Panicked screaming was all she could pour from her lips before they managed to put up an aural shield she could not press through.  But her brother had heard her from the barn... and he came out in time to see what they were going to do to his sister.
  Conventional wisdom would have him staying back, waiting to pick up the pieces.  But like Evony, he wasn't the sort to think that clearly when family was in danger.  Without thought, he raced into the field, bellowing out his rage.  The Eyriens were not as surprised as she'd hoped they would be... but they WERE surprised when she came up off the ground and drove a small shovel into the back of the male that had been tearing her clothes to pieces. 
  They could have taken the three.  They would be wounded, but they would have had them.  Unfortunately, the three weren't the only ones who had descended into the town that day.  All too soon others had joined the fray.  Her father, mother... and her brother.  Her sweet, protective brother... they died.
  Butchered by Eyriens who had been in the wrong.  Petra had been at the neighbor's house that day... it was all that saved her.  All that saved Evony was that she'd been knocked unconscious... and left for dead.  She swore on her brother's dead body that she would protect Petra.  She swore she would keep her safe.  She saw to their funerals herself.  And then she and Petra hid on a neighboring farm, kept secret whenever the Eyriens came into town.
  A few months later, Kalvar Elbremov wiped out Ebon Varos and Ebon Rih.  She quickly packed up Petra when she heard that he was taking command of Rhiland... and with her niece in tow, she made her way to Ebon Varos.  She left Petra with the horse, tucked away in the woods with directions to make her way to a farm if she wasn't back by dawn the next day... and then she made her way to Kalvar Elbremov himself.
  Her attention was more on the room around them when she was shown to him... and she had pursed her lips in that way her brother had groaned about.  it was the look she gave whenever the house was unacceptably cluttered.
  "You need a maid.  I'm here.  I'll need a room for myself and one more, sir."
  Most would have laughed.  She was fairly certain that someone stifled a laugh at her boldness.  But those pale eyes had locked on Kalvar, chin lifting in defiance.  For whatever reason... Kalvar seemed to approve.  She was able to fetch Petra that very evening, bringing her to their new home in Ebon Varos.
  She has never looked back.


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Character in Play:

  "Petra.  Put that down."  She twisted about, her hands plucking the knife out of Petra's hand before setting it down on a cutting board.  Her fingers flipped Petra's hands up, making sure there were no knicks or cuts. 
  "Aunt Ev.."
  "Don't 'aunt ev' me, young woman.  You aren't supposed to touch those knives yet."  Evony's hands carefully folded the girls fingers closed, her eyes raising to lock on that small sweet face.  "Oh, sweetling... you don't need to grow up too fast."  She reached out, cupping that small face.  The tears in those eyes ripped at her... but it was important that Petra be safe. 
  Even from herself.
  Quietly, she gathered the girl in her arms, cradling her for a moment as she leaned against the counter.  Kalvar himself could come stalking into this kitchen demanding the space, and she'd tell him to bugger off for the moment.  Petra looked so much like her father it hurt.  She hadn't told anyone other than Kalvar how she'd come to be guardian of Petra... and frankly, no one else needed to know.  He understood it, she was certain.
  "Alright, sweetling.  Get that plant over there.  You have to practice."
  "But it's so boring."
  "NOW young lady.  Or there will be no dessert for you tonight."  Chuckling, Evony forced the despair away.  She could cry later, when Petra was not looking.  She could remember the look in her brother's face when he realized he was going to die.  She could remember that it was HER fault... because she couldn't keep from screaming out in terror and anger at what was happening. 
  The thought nearly had her knife skipping a beat... but she caught it in time. 
  "Aunt Ev.. what are we eating tonight?"
  "Lamb and potatoes."
  "Like dad?"
  Her throat closed off for a moment... but she forced a smile.  "Yes, sweetling.  Just like your dad's and mom's.  I taught them how to make it, you know."
  She smiled, and laughed, and exchanged stories with the sweet little girl for the rest of the night.  And when night came, claiming her sweetling's eyes and dreams... she tucked her in.  And then she made her way back to the kitchen, where shes could pour herself a good stiff drink and get mildly drunk.  TWO years... two years she'd had to pretend that everything would be fine and dandy. Two years she'd been bottling up her own misery and pain so that Petra could be raised right, free of as much pain as she could spare the girl. 
  It was worth it.  "She looks more and more like you, you big lunkhead."  She stared at the fire, tipping her drink back and swallowing it down before pouring another.  "She's got Elica's eyes though. And she doesn't have your broken nose."  She chuckled, settling onto her stool.  "She's brilliant, Luka... really brilliant.  So much better than the both of us."  Her hands finally lifted, covering her eyes.  And tonight, like every night since that day... she let the emptiness in her mind bring her new tears. 
  He didn't answer her.  He hadn't for two years.  And he wouldn't until the Darkness claimed her again.  Luka was dead.  Her twin was gone... and she'd made a promise.  Petra would be a damned fine queen, and the safest little girl to have ever lived.  She'd made sure of it.  There was a damned Black Prince to make sure of Petra's safety just down the hall.  No one would ever lay a hand on Petra against her will.  Ever.  And someday... someday Petra would find a way to help mend Rihland in ways that even Kalvar couldn't.   For Luka, and Elica... for all those she'd lost so young. 
  And maybe, just maybe Evony would be able to sleep through an entire night without tears on her face when she woke up.  Someday.


Petitions (if any):
  Using my Rose to Purple Dusk gift from Phinn, per here

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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #1 on: Feb 12, 17, 02:31:56 AM »
Using phinn's Rose to Purple Dusk gift for me.   Could I get cut/uncut status pls?

Also, 5 family rolls, if you don't mind.

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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #2 on: Feb 12, 17, 10:29:51 AM »
To use an item from the points scheme (even an item already in your bank), please go to the points transaction thread for this month and post the "purchase". It helps us keep track of what's been used and what's still there. Once you do that I'll roll your stats!

In the meantime, here are your five Family Rolls...

1. Opal - Sapphire
2. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
3. White - Tiger Eye
4. White - Rose
5. Yellow - Tiger Eye
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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #3 on: Feb 12, 17, 02:25:34 PM »
Ok.  :)  Fixed the points transaction thing.

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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #4 on: Feb 12, 17, 04:26:47 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #5 on: Feb 12, 17, 04:29:56 PM »
Ready for Review

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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 17, 07:07:17 PM »

This application has been reviewed!

Check your private messages for feedback. When you have made the requested changes please reply to this post and let us know you are ready for the next round!

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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 17, 07:20:33 PM »
Ready for Round TWO

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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 17, 08:06:01 PM »
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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #9 on: Jul 19, 18, 08:19:16 PM »
Applying Evony's new Stealth Craft Specialty per here

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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #10 on: Jul 19, 18, 09:19:50 PM »
Congratulations!


Evony Bos has been blessed with Stealth Craft

You may add this specialty to this character's existing Craft Strengths section, with an accompanying Craft Weakness for balance.
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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #11 on: Dec 04, 18, 02:55:34 PM »
Per 2018 Thanksgiving Shop Adoptable Dark Ally Roll:

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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Re: Evony Bos
« Reply #12 on: Nov 07, 19, 02:19:30 PM »
This character has been marked as Inactive

For more information please see this thread: The Inactivity Policy

If you would like to reactivate this character they will need to be submitted through the Keep's Registry again as a petitioned character using the Reactivation Petition.
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