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Author Topic: Fiona Devlin  (Read 2911 times)

Description: witch, Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk, played by Phinneas.

Offline Fiona Devlin

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Fiona Devlin
« on: Nov 12, 13, 09:40:30 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Fiona Devlin
Nicknames:
Age:  29 (b. 165 AP)
Race:  Short-Lived
Caste:  witch
Birth Territory: Scelt
Home Territory: Scelt

Birthright Jewel: cut Tiger Eye*
Offering Jewel:  cut Purple Dusk*

*Jewels from NPC adoption sheet here.

Appearance


Play By: Brittany Snow
Distinguishing Features:

Personality

Fiona is a pretty girl who has spent her entire life being shielded from ugly truths. That isn't to say she has not ever suffered; she has. But as a child she was more than happy to believe the stories her brother told her, to let them distract her from the muddy truth of her reality. She's always been a daydreamer, and to this day she can waste hours just sitting and imagining stories and adventures based on the things Faolan has told her. She loves to laugh, though she perhaps loves making others laugh even more. Pranks and teasing were a safe escape when she was younger, and now that she's older it helps her to diffuse stressful moments.

Fiona is a little bit of a princess, having spent her entire life with a male nearby who was concerned with her comfort and well-being. She doesn't intentionally take advantage of Faolan's care, but she doesn't let it go to waste, either. Now that she's in a proper home, she takes offense to situations that require her to get dirty or act without grace (a disposition Faolan exploits mercilessly). She has developed a strong sense of personal taste, and tends to be a little judgey when the things around her don't measure up. She loves her family and has accepted them whole-heartedly. She does not struggle with any sort of out-of-place feelings, but has taken Liam's invitation into his family at its face value. She's a Devlin now, and not even the Darkness itself can change that.

Personality:

Likes:
  • Music. Fiona loves all kinds of music, but she enjoys singing most of all. She's at her happiest when Faolan is playing a tune to accompany her, and she has a lively audience for which to sing.

  • Laughter. Though her life is good now, there were days where it wasn't so bright. Being able to laugh even in the middle of her darkest days kept her sane, and she knows it. She takes every opportunity to win a laugh, whether for herself or from one of the people around her. She's got a sharp tongue and a dry wit, and isn't afraid to use either.

  • Horses. Fiona loves animals in general, but horses in particular are fascinating to her. That they possess such strength while simultaneously being so gentle and serene amazes her. She loves everything to do with horses, from the riding right down to the grooming.    

    Dislikes:
  • Getting dirty. She spent years of her life living on the street in Tuathal. That's enough for one lifetime, thankyouverymuch. Now that she's part of a proper home with soap and baths and the whole nine yards, she sees no reason to run around dirty. In fact, if she's forced to endure being muddied or otherwise sullied for a great length of time, it will agitate her greatly.

  • Losing. Fiona is very competitive. She nearly cannot resist a dare, and if she enters a contest she will do everything short of cheating to win (and let's be honest, she'd cheat here and there if she thought she could get away with it without anyone knowing). When she does lose, she tends to be a bit of a poor sport and sulks some.

  • Being alone. Faolan has always been there. She's so used to having another soul around that it's unnerving when she does not. She doesn't need to constantly interact with someone; having someone in sight is enough to keep her at ease. 

    Fears:
  • Abandonment. As far as Fiona knows, her mother and father died together at sea defending their shipmates. There are worse ways to have to lose one's parents, but that doesn't mean Fiona did not suffer some form of abandonment and all of its consequences. She had a mother when she went to bed one night as a child; when she woke up her mother was gone. There is some part of her that remembers that each and every time she closes her eyes at night. It's irrational, but it's there.

  • Losing Faolan. Faolan is an attractive man, well-humored and smart. It's only a matter of time before he finds someone who strikes his fancy. He's dabbled in dating here and there, but nothing serious has ever come of it. Fiona would be lying if she said she'd never sabotaged an affair because she didn't like the girl or didn't think her worthy of Faolan, but she sees this as just another way of looking out for her brother.

  • Bodies of water. After her parents died when she was a child, she had nightmares about falling into the ocean and drowning, herself. She's never quite gotten over them, and to this day has absolutely no desire to step her feet off of solid ground.

    Craft Strengths:
  • Whimsy Craft. Fiona used whimsy craft a lot while growing up. She and Faolan would take turns creating small illusions and entertainment. They did this with the purpose of holding the attention of those watching so that it would be easier for the other twin to sneak up behind them and steal things from them without them noticing.

  • Social Craft. Faolan has always been the one with the tricky hands; Fiona was the one with the smooth lines and charming looks. In her younger days she used her skills to keep the attention of people Faolan was quietly fleecing as an alternative to the little entertaining displays of whimsy craft. These days, she uses it to keep herself out of trouble when her and Faolan's pranks go a little too far. After all, it's harder to stay mad enough at a woman to bring trouble on her head when you've been convinced you'd rather court her, instead.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • Combat Shielding. She has always depended on Faolan's shields. Creating her own is possible, but they are brittle and weak. Creating her own shields would mean she's alone and on her own, and being in such a situation is enough to break the concentration required for a proper defensive shield.

  • Vanishing/Conjuring Craft. This has always been Faolan's domain. Fiona can do it if she has to, but it's very slow and clumsy. It's second nature for her to hand something to Faolan to keep if she needs it stored. This comes from the many years spent acting like Faolan's ward instead of his equally-aged twin. Faolan is unusually adept at vanishing things anyway, and has never complained about holding on to things for Fiona.


    Life Story

    Family:
    Biological:
    Mother: Finola Dunne, unjewelled witch (deceased)
    Father: Stewart Burk, White to Tiger Eye warlord (b. 146 AP)

    Practical:
    Father: Liam Devlin, Summer Sky to Green Warlord Prince (b. 130 AP)
    [color=# 4e4848]Brother:  Aidan Devlin, Summer Sky to Green Warlord Prince (b. 150 AP): Sheet[/color] Deceased.
    Brother:  Kean Devlin, Summer Sky to Opal Prince (b. 152 AP):Sheet
    Brother:  Finley Devlin, Yellow to Summer Sky Warlord (b. 152 AP)
    Brother:  Cillian Devlin, Rose to Purple Dusk Warlord (b. 152 AP): Sheet
    Sister:  Brighe Devlin, White to Tiger Eye (b. 158 AP): Sheet
    Sister:  Honora Devlin, Yellow to Rose Queen (b. 159 AP) Sheet
    Brother:  Brogan Devlin, Green to Gray Warlord Prince (b. 161 AP) Sheet
    Brother:  Brennan Devlin, Opal to Green Prince (b. 163 AP) Sheet
    Brother:  Faolan Devlin, Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk warlord (b. 165 AP)
    Sister: Aine Devlin, Blood witch (b. 170 AP) Sheet
    Sister: Siobhan Devlin, Birthright Yellow witch

    History:
    Fiona Devlin was born Fiona Dunne a scant eight minutes after her twin brother, Faolan. While the birth of not one but two happy, healthy babies should have been an occasion to celebrate, Finola Dunne hadn't particularly wanted one baby, much less two. A woman of questionable repute, she spent her days keeping pirates happy on one vessel or another in the seas off of the coast of Scelt. She was a woman of many passions, and her life among the pirates and thieves of the high seas suited her just fine, particularly once she fell in love with an ambitious young pirate named Stewart Burk. Whether the contraceptive brew she'd been using merely failed or whether one of the other women who envied her success with the handsome Burk interfered with the brew was never clearly established. What was soon established, however, was that a very pregnant pirate's wench was not quite so much fun as one who wasn't. Finola was deposited at the nearest port, ostensibly for the duration of her confinement, to reunite with Burk and the ship when she'd borne the children and "dealt with them".  Burk was of the opinion that a pair of healthy young children were most useful when fetching a good price from some couple out there who weren't able to conceive children of their own.

    Finola took work at a tavern and inn while waiting out her pregnancy. The owner was a kindly old fellow named Gavin who was intent on reforming the wild young witch. He had little luck. The infants softened Finola, for a time, however, and she could not make herself sell them off as she'd intended. Gavin helped her see to them while they were babies and toddlers, and Finola went back to work, daydreaming about the moment when Stewart would show up out of the blue to beg her back to his side. Though Faolan and Fiona had found Finola's heart as babies, once they'd grown past the toddler phase they were to her more nuisances and baggage than anything else. The more years that passed, the more she resented them for keeping her land-bound and having lost her Stewart. She put them to work helping to keep up the inn and tavern as soon as they were old enough to carry things reliably. From their mother, the twins learned how to pour ale, how to cheat drunken men out of their marks, how to pick pockets, and how to distract people for the sake of robbing them. Gavin saw none of this, mostly due to his poor eyesight and failing hearing. He was well-aged and eventually returned to the Darkness, and when he did Finola took over the inn.

    When the children were eight, just past their birthrights, their mother left. Faolan woke Fiona in the wee hours one morning to explain to her that Finola had gone looking for their father, and that once she found him she was going to send for them and they would all take to the sea together. The more naïve of the pair, Fiona believed him. Why wouldn't she? He was her brother, the one who'd always looked out for her. In Finola's absence, Fiona and Faolan attempted to continue running the inn, pretending as though their mother was just otherwise occupied. It didn't take long for the ruse to fail, though. Afraid of what might happen to the pair of them if left in the hands of adults and fate, Faolan and Fiona collected what few things they had and they ran. For a little while, whenever Fiona asked about Finola, Faolan would claim he'd gotten a letter from her. He'd make up fantastic stories of her adventures with which to distract Fiona away from the fact that their mother wasn't coming back. He could not hold up the ruse forever, though. He eventually sat Fiona down and told her that he'd received a letter from the first mate of their father's ship. Faolan told Fiona that their mother had indeed found their father the Captain, but that before she could send word for the children, there'd been a fantastic altercation between the sailors and some bandits. The reunited lovers had fought valiantly, and had in fact saved the rest of the crew from sure ruin--but at the cost of their own lives. They'd died heroes, but they'd died nonetheless. 

    Fiona was heartbroken, of course, but Faolan comforted himself with the knowledge that Fiona might never feel the sting of willful abandonment like he had.

    They lived for five years on the streets of Tuathal. They survived by begging, pick-pocketing, running cons and any other available means. As they grew, Faolan realized that such a life wasn't going to do forever. Men were beginning to look at Fiona differently, and a time or two they even attempted to force themselves on her. Faolan was never far away and succeeded in driving these men off when necessary, but it only took a time or two before Faolan decided something had to change. It was only a matter of time before the same thing happened with a man who was strong enough or dark enough in his jewels to make Faolan's protection ineffective. He convinced Fiona to leave the city with him, and the pair fled to the country, where they were caught trying to pick a Devlin pocket.

    Kind a man as Liam Devlin was, it wasn't long before the two mistreated but well-meaning twins were introduced to a new way of life. At 13, once they showed the capacity for changing their dishonest ways, they were adopted into the Devlin clan. Fiona has never once looked back.

    The twins have only ever had each other as a constant in their lives. They have been each other's sole source of stability and support. Even when Finola was around, it was the twins who looked out for one another. Faolan especially felt this burden, to protect and look out for his sister. He learned to fake a confident air for her sake, even learned to love clowning around just because it made her laugh no matter how hard things got. He taught her to love the same sort of humor, and the two grew up making each other laugh and watching the other's back. They've been ten years now with the Devlins, and enjoy richer, fuller lives than either of them could have hoped for in Tuathal. They are proud to be part of such a strong family, proud to have a place to belong and people around them they can trust. It has been a long and difficult road, as neither of the twins trusted easily when they first came to the Devlins. But the raucous humor that most of the brothers and sisters enjoy, as well as the abundance of love and respect in the Devlin household, have taught the twins a new way to live. Their love of humor and their sneakiness have blended now to turn them into the penultimate pranksters of House Devlin.

    Show Us What You've Got


    Writing Sample:
    "But Faaaoooo, look at it!" Fiona whined, turning the half-eaten apple around and thrusting it towards her brother. Faolin took it from her to inspect it, pursing his lips as he did so. The apple was browning quickly, and though it didn't look to have any real rot in it, it wasn't fresh by any means. He sighed, cutting his eyes at his sister and wishing she'd for once just eat what he gave her without complaining. Really, things were only going to get so good when the days' selection came from the rubbish bin. He bit into the apple, tearing away just the brown parts, and spit them out. That done, he handed the apple back to Fiona.

    "Here," he told her. "Good as new. Hurry up and eat it, Feef, we gotta get moving."

    Fiona took the apple, but made no move to eat it. She let it weigh her hands down in her lap instead, and her disappointment began to inspire a certain fullness to her lower lip that Fao was quite familiar with.

    "But it's all soft," Fiona complained, more quietly. "It's cold, Fao, I want some stew. Can't we go back to that corner from yesterday? We made good money yesterday. Why can't we go back there today? Then we could buy some stew and it would be warm."

    Fao had reasons, things no nine-year-old should have to consider when thinking about where to get his next meal. Fiona was right, their efforts at panhandling had been successful the day prior, but Faolan hadn't failed to notice that their success had begun to pull some attention from some of the grownups who used that corner for other purposes. He'd cut their day short yesterday on instinct, and the same sense of foreboding kept him from going back there today. But Fiona was looking up at him with those blissfully ignorant eyes of hers, and Fao buckled down his resolve and stuck out his hand for his sister to take.

    "I don't like that corner. We'll find another one. Gimme the apple if you're not gonna eat it, no sense in wasting it. And c'mon. Let's go find a way to get you some stew."

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Offline Fiona Devlin

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Re: Fiona Devlin
« Reply #1 on: Nov 23, 13, 11:59:27 PM »
And a strength roll for this one too, please.

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Re: Fiona Devlin
« Reply #2 on: Nov 24, 13, 03:11:16 PM »
Per the Jewels on the character's NPC sheet, via Brighe Devlin's original character sheet..

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut Tiger Eye birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Purple Dusk Jewel at your offering.

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Re: Fiona Devlin
« Reply #3 on: Nov 24, 13, 04:02:14 PM »
Ready for review please.
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Re: Fiona Devlin
« Reply #4 on: Dec 15, 13, 03:23:39 PM »










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Re: Fiona Devlin
« Reply #5 on: Sep 01, 16, 07:04:14 PM »
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