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Author Topic: Hjordis Nurmi  (Read 1345 times)

Description: Priestess. Purple Dusk to Sapphire. Played by Haloriel.

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Hjordis Nurmi
« on: Aug 01, 16, 04:30:43 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Hjordis Nurmi
Nicknames: Lady Jordi, Jo
Age & Birthyear: 28 | 163 AP
Race: Glacian [Short-Lived]
Caste: Priestess
Birth Territory: Oulu, Tampere, Tornio
Home Territory: Oulu, Tampere, Tornio

Birthright Jewel: Cut Purple Dusk
Offering Jewel: Cut Sapphire

From Haakon Gunvaldsson's Family Rolls

Role: Ritual Priestess


Appearance



Play By: Jessica Stam
Distinguishing Features: Possessing cerulean frost blue eyes and platinum blonde hair, Hjordis is the epitome of a Glacian lady in appearance. Her hair falls to the smallest point of her back in soft, well kept waves, varying between worn up in elaborate styling, or allowed to fall naturally. Expression remains studious, interlocked with intimation of feminine ferocity due her Sapphire Jewel, beautifully harmonized with the intensity of the Blood, and particularly, Glaician. Lady Hjordis' wealth exists not only in choice of attire, which remains fashionable choice of opulent velvets and furs, but pulse of the Priestess, undeniable connection between woman and Darkness. Beauteous, provocative, middle soprano voice when Hjordis parts lips for speech rings with the authority of her Caste, juxtaposed by a clean psychic scent of pine and mint. Neither tall nor short for a Glacian woman, Lady Hjordis Nurmi stands to six inches above five feet.

Personality



Personality: Studious rectitude, perpetual aplomb; Hjordis' awareness of her Caste, though apparent to her late mother from birth, offered a connection with her maternal parent from earliest moments spent together. Not only did Lady Greta, blessed herself being a member of a small Aristocratic bloodline of Oulu, Tampere District, love her platinum haired daughter from the moment she saw her focused, squished baby face, she imparted all of her knowledge to the young lady.

Loving devotion to Mother Night and the Darkness, the Blood, resides in Hjordis' gaze. Patient, yet steady and especially so considering the depth of her blessing, it is rare to note her having spent a single day without meditation in one of the many nearby caves for this purpose. Directed toward purpose of sensual expression, Hjordis is giving and well tutored; when in pleasant mood, a flirtatious, intrigued woman is apparent.

Family remains of grand import; the Lady Priestess, though yet youthful, takes the responsibility for the singular Light Jeweled family member she must watch, and though she mislikes Light Jeweled Blood, Hjordis remains courteous and gracious. Even those less favoured by the Darkness require wisdom of the honoured Priestesshood. With very little deviation, she believes primarily in the Laws and the ideal of the Star of Kaeleer, even if the collars are to her, barbaric and crude.

Old tales, stories of Kindred, and the Elder Races are as real to her as Mother Night is true and deep; thought that perfect personages are obliterated as others will insist frightens Hjordis irrevocably. Much as the Mother is real as the Kaarme Mountains are true and real, they are Blood and all of these are blessed, though the young Priestess is wise, circumspect, would never dare speak phrasing of her deepest thoughts.

Glacian faith, the Dark Religion, in appearance is her own. Regardless of certain concerns she possesses, ignorant fools of any Jewel strength dare reject against rule of law, or Queen. If Hjordis is overly kind toward a Light Jeweled Glacian in passing, the purpose is due to earning her regard, or to reward correct presence. Lesser, they were branded at Birthright, after all, it does not abandonment by the Darkness, presuming one remains heedful of permissions.

Likes:
  • 1 Ritual Craft: Ritual, religious device converse internally with Hjordis upon a level that exceeds gratitude of the Darkness of her Jewels. Leading the Blood, hand in either literal or metaphoric hand, the lady knows her heart, and the traditions of the Blood are naught to fear, but exalt. Delightfully favoured is the Offering, as is counseling upon focus during the hours required, the openness and acceptance of violent passion in the self physically, but most importantly and above all, the spirit. Second preferred is the Funeral Ritual, for remembrance is all. Blood, true Glacians blessed by Mother Night do not fear her final embrace.
  • 2 Natural: Snow spiraling is beautiful. Difference among individual flakes fascinate Hjordis. There are peaceful days following meditation, the utter grace in communion, that she imagines herself as one, high above to view Mother Night's gift, the world from singular gaze. Additionally, the lady does not consider the Purge as abomination, but natural. As Witch is Mother Night, and Mother Night is Witch upon the world, then those unworthy in unknown fashion were removed. Harsh thought retained behind lovely lips and crystalline mind.
  • 3 Piste: Piste, is Glacian beauty in motion. If there were earthly divinity beyond meeting bodies in roughened foreplay, the classical dance with harp and classical string would be an honest reflection. Something of a dancer herself, though never so skilled as a performer well trained, observation of the art form brings brilliant expression to Hjordis' face.

    Dislikes:
  • 1 Flute Music: While a lover of music though the Lady Priestess remains, the flute is an instrument Hjordis quite dislikes. Her mother was adept in presentation of the musical form, and the sound evokes lonely thoughts of both the elder herself, and the child taken with her mother's death. While awareness exists that Lady Greta's demise was the will of Mother Night, it hurts to recall.
  • 2 Corrupted Dark Religion: Dark Religion. Breath, fullness of soul, spirit. The Light Jewelled are unfavoured by Mother Night, while the Dark are her dearest beheld. Privately regarded, Hjordis does not believe in this version of the truth of the faith. While Darker Jewelled are absolutely blessed to greater beauty and depth, there is naught, Lady Nurmi is certain, standing proof in doctrine for the Mother of All in mistreating, collaring, judging, or segregating any of her beloved creations. While the Priestess despises utterly what is happening to her beloved home, she fears to speak her mind and cannot decide which is more shameful, her silence, or the poor behaviour of others that turns mother against son, and father against daughter.
  • 3 Light Jewelled: Lesser blessed. Hjordis' feelings upon Light Jewelled Blood are complex. Her father, though beloved of her mother, only warranted Rose to Purple Dusk, and while gracefully behaved since the love match to Lady Greta was permitted, alteration of behaviour may not erase troublesome nature. Hjordis loves her father deeply. It is of grave import to feel little sympathy for the Light Jeweled, and especially due to noted action, the Priestess does not like them. Lady Nurmi muses on whether instincts are correct, and dislike is wrong. Required to accept Mother Night's demand her father be as is, she secretly wishes he descended at least to an Opal. Alas.

    Fears:
  • 1 Fall from Grace: Glacia is the Star of Kaeleer; collars and turning blood against one another is not. Hjordis fears these worse methods in subduing the Light Jewelled shall lead only to disaster. More over, such foulness does not belong within the Shadow Realm. Thoughts twist at the need for collaring and ringing her own father; for the wrongness in the action. One less blessed by Mother Night should equate offering enlightenment, rather than less righteous action. Fear that Kaeleer will discover the truth regarding the Silent Civil War and the horror in what it means, keeps Hjordis up late at night, brooding where peaceful contemplation would better serve. She does not desire her beloved home to be a laughingstock, or known to be undesirable.
  • 2 Discovery: While efforts are granted in appearance of following the corrupted version of the Dark Religion, it truly does grant Hjordis naught save confusion, and discomfort. Being discovered and the consequences for her thoughts and feelings are terrifying. After all, the Lady wonders in dreary moments, if they can collar Light Jeweled, how soon will it be before anyone with a differing opinion wears such a device? Wrongness inherent is startling, especially when every instinct after connecting with the darkness tells her this way is correct.
  • 3 The Underground: The Underground, in similar manner as the corruption of the Dark faith, unnerves Hjordis. That people feel the need to flee Glacia, both enrages and frightens her. That their Queen does not tend them properly so this smuggling business should exist at all is fretful. Hjordis does not understand how it is possible with both functioning inner and outer triangles that so many people are displeased. It leasts to paired, terrifying possibility: that Elisif is insane or corrupt herself, or worse, her entire court is, while the blight has sank too deep into the Star to remove.

    Craft Strengths:
  • 1 Connecting with the Darkness: Daily, Hjordis connects with the Darkness for herself alone, with the passion in her caste, passion in the soul. It is the root of what the Blood are, and she can imagine no other path. The Priestess is very adept at aiding another through both the ritual and realization, and the depth of their Jewels. Like other Glacians, connecting with the Darkness cannot be done so well as in the natural places, and caves are preferred. To touch the waters of the Darkness and teaching a supplicant to do so without fear, is what it means to worship Mother Night.
  • 2 Blood Magic: Perhaps not second is the gift in Blood Magic, sacred and divine. To give of the self and feel what the Darkness and Mother Night are through imbibing, sharing blood is nothing short of masterful. Only higher is the blending of pleasure with this beautiful gift. Hjordis has spent decades of study on the theory and practice of healing spiritual rifts and wounds with Blood Magic in tandem with Connecting with the Darkness in the correct way.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 Voice Manipulation: While Vocal manipulation is very useful for a Priestess in Ritual services, Hjordis was never very skilled in it, despite all attempt made. Rather instead, she is required to use her natural voice without Craft to draw attention. Typically, when attempted, she manages to mute herself rather than amplify.
  • 2 Whimsy Craft: Whimsy Craft is one of Hjordis' most adored facets beyond her Caste, yet the winding of distractions and minor pleasantries is beyond her grasp in understanding. She contents herself in the observation of others that can claim further skill than she. Her last attempt at trying for the appearance of a presence of 'fireworks' actually set a counter top to flames instead.


    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Greta Nurmi; Priestess. Deceased. Blood Opal - Green
    Father: Hinrik Nurmi; Warlord. 58 | 144 AP Rose - Purple Dusk*
    Siblings: None; (Baby Girl, unnamed).
    Cousin: Haakon Gunvaldsson Prince. 38 | 153 AP Opal - Red
    *Family roll.

    History:

    The Nurmi, a minor aristocratic family, had been since the Purge of ill fortune. Marriage of Priestess Greta Nurmi and the Warlord Hinrik Gunvaldsson was intended for repair. The gentleman, though Light Jeweled, had come from a family with considerable wealth resulting from many quarries, and the Nurmi possessed the bloodlines they did not, as well as consistent tendency for Darker Jewels.

    Through the arrangement turned love match, Hjordis was born; seeming to be the impetus toward controlling the Light Jewelled Warlord's behaviour following an embarrassment prior to her birth that her father will not speak of to this day. Lady Jordi, as she is often hailed, loved her mother deeply, due their shared Caste and the usefulness of Priestesses.

    However, rather than concerning herself with Glacian Law, the young lady gravitated swiftly toward Rituals, offering the family another type of prestige due her skill. Contract with the Gunvaldsson restored the fortunes of the Nurmi, while Hjordis' Birthright Purple Dusk was accepted with a sigh of relief and a sign and additional hope for greater darkness in the child.

    While not granted the prestige of a youth with an Opal or darker Birthright, nonetheless, there rested no disappointment, and her tutelage in the Priestesshood, in Glacian culture was spared less expense than might have been. It allowed a reasonable Virgin Night attended to by a Warlord known to the family, while the young woman's Offering at age twenty absolutely delighted all eyes as she arose from the sixteen hours in one of the nearby caves  outside of Oulu proper with a Sapphire Jewel clutched in hand with pride.

    Following education truly arose with previous caution more than made up for in the next five years. Particularly, Lady Jordi excelled in the arts of Connecting to the Darkness and Blood Magic, to her mother's immense pride. It was at which time her parents decided to attempt for another child, after so long in rearing the single one they possessed. A joyous occasion resulted after some difficulty considering her mother's somewhat advanced years.

    With absolute curiosity, she watched her mother thrive at the idea of having an infant around the house, despite the potential weight of not knowing how blessed of the Darkness said child would be. Yet, once the moment arrived for the elder Priestess to give birth, both mother and child were lost.

    The wreck turned her smiling father into a quiet, reserved male whom seldom goes out even when permitted. Hjordis on the other hand, both took the death difficultly while struggling to accept the will of Mother Night. It has only been recently the young woman has recovered her stride in the sadness. Now more than ever, she desires to give something immense to Kaeleer, in grave honour of her mother's memory, and the sad reclaiming of her sister so swiftly after her birth to the Darkness.

    Show Us What You've Got


    Character in Play:

    Darkness. Cold. Passion. Truths of the Blood; unassailable. Caves of Glacia offered veracity to the pulse Hjordis knew as her own breath. She swam in delicious, twisted depths of Sapphire, reveling in power. Answered, she was akin a calling of peace to her soul. Akin to male's Spear, she was filled endlessly, as was right.

    Where others whispered presence of Mother Night, she viewed an ageless woman ancient and youthful simultaneously. Healer, Mother, Widow, Queen and Priestess, welcoming all to her worship. It was correct for all bright creations to be as instinct led in Darkness. For Hjordis, Connecting with the Darkness was as good as any sex, perhaps better with in some possible moments, yet for now she exalted in the what the Blood were and would be alone, thriving in the edges of life, death, and strength.

    Rushing of energy in surround, this was the source that fueled the Blood, the root of all Craft. So connected was Hjordis that spiritual marring for her did not exist; the passion of the soul. The force of the Darkness moved at her will, while the Lady was concurrently servant. This knowing surety she gifted sweetly to the young woman held against her warm body while stroking with sure, confident movements through pale, beauteous blonde locks. "It is well," Hjordis murmured. "Be one with me, and what forms us all."

    As the supplicant relaxed, the Priestess pressed full kisses to her temples, keen in gifting touch as much as spiritual adoration. She could feel the edges of grief bowing her low, and with a skillful presence, Hjordis pulled away the heavy marring upon the woman's inner self; the worn down and stressed Healer began to cry softly in relief at the flood of energies healing those deep rendings, the aches at losing too many to death. "The Mother gives, Darkness ever merciful, though she takes as well. As her children, we mourn, then accept her choices. Remember this."

    "Yes, Priestess," came the delicate whisper from the Green Jeweled lady in her arms. Ever so carefully, with respect of the depths of the Darkness and the Mother, she drew back her supplicant.

    "Now, take your meal, we will speak of Protocol and Doctrine, afterward."

    Appreciative azure eyes blinked at Hjordis as the lady nodded, emotionally, soulfully overwhelmed at the gift she had received.

    "Yes, lady." Rising on unsteady feet with every muscle buzzing with passion of the Blood, the Healer moved toward the exit of the cave, nearly regretting that she must do so, for the enthralling nature of what had been experienced.

    The Priestess was pleased at what she had wrought, but the drive to serve more still thrummed. Something more, greater was out there, she simply knew it had to be so.

    Petitions (if any): None.

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Re: Hjordis Nurmi
« Reply #1 on: Aug 01, 16, 04:34:29 PM »
Requesting: Cut/Uncut status on Purple Dusk - Sapphire

One family roll, please.

From, Haakon Gunvaldsson's family roll.

Thank you, kindly.

-Haloriel
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Re: Hjordis Nurmi
« Reply #2 on: Aug 01, 16, 04:48:45 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Hjordis Nurmi
« Reply #3 on: Aug 02, 16, 05:29:23 PM »
Ready for Review.

Thank you kindly, as usual.

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Re: Hjordis Nurmi
« Reply #4 on: Aug 03, 16, 07:45:29 PM »
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Re: Hjordis Nurmi
« Reply #5 on: Dec 01, 18, 11:19:36 AM »
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