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Author Topic: Ostana Rayner  (Read 2673 times)

Description: Black Widow. Descent Tiger Eye. Played by Dash

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Ostana Rayner
« on: Feb 11, 17, 10:26:19 PM »
    The Basics

    Character Name: Ostana (“Ohst-ah-nuh”) Rayner
    Nicknames: Rayner
    Age and Birth Year:  76 (Born 118 PP)
    Race:  ½ Eyrien, ½ Rihlander
    Caste: Trained Black Widow
    Birth Territory: Rihland, Kaeleer
    Home Territory: Rihland, Kaeleer

    Birthright Jewel: None
    Offering Jewel: Uncut Tiger Eye

    Role:
    Faction: The Exchange

    Appearance

    Play By: Nathalie Emmanuel
    Distinguishing Features:
    Ostana is a unique beauty in Rihland. Standing at 5’7”, her skin is darker than the fair-skinned Rihlanders and Glacians and lighter than the Eyriens who ruled the Territory for so long. Her hair is most often a curled mass of rich brown, her eyes holding the bright gold of her Eyrien ancestry. She was born without wings which further sets her apart from other half-breeds. She wears her nails long and painted to cover her snaketooth.

    Personality



    Personality:
    Above anything else Ostana is ambitious. She has never been willing to just accept what life has given her and is always looking for more. Be that more money, more respect, or more power, she is constantly moving to achieve some greater goal. Her years of abuse from both Rihlander and Eyrien alike has given her very little regard for the feelings or wants of others. So if someone has to get hurt for her to get what she wants, she’s willing to break some eggs to get that delicious omelette.

    Few things drive Ostana like the exultation of success. The harder the challenge, the better the feeling of triumph. She often takes on tasks that really should be out of her reach and will one day probably get herself in trouble. She’s a little too nosy for her own good and constantly pries, spies, or connives her way into the business of others. She makes it a point to know anything and everything about a person that she can. It’s not just nosiness, however, but a very real drive to have ammunition against someone if she needs to hurt them or manipulate them somehow.

    Though she is a trained Black Widow, one would never be able to tell the difference in how naturally the hallmark traits of the Caste comes to her. She enjoys sex a great deal, has a prickly temper that people are wary of, is vengeful to a fault, and is (as stated above) highly ambitious. She is also very, very focused. She can be extremely patient if she has a goal in her sights, and is able to delay gratification for a much larger payoff.

    She’s something of a workaholic; moving from one project to the next as she seeks to expand her network. Her laughs are seldom honest, her smiles mostly for a purpose. She has very, very few friends, and any lovers she has are short-term if they aren’t a business interest. The only real exception is Gemma and her son, Albrecht, whom are the only family she has stayed in contact with. She keeps herself busy to stave off any feelings of loneliness or self-pity.

    Nobody has time for that shit.


    Likes:
    • Her Appearance: Though her mixed blood has given her a great deal of grief growing up she has come to love how she looks. She is nearly unique in a Territory of regimented appearance, and her cosmopolitan beauty helps define her own identity. And even though the racism of the different cultures she encounters has definitely led to problems, it has also attracted the eye of more than one lover.

    • Her Work: Most of Ostana's labors are not easy. They are challenging works of Craft and concentration. But she takes great pride in crafting the perfect fantasy as requested by her clients. She also enjoys the effort in keeping the transactions secret. It makes her feel like a bad-ass.

    • Appreciation: Ostana's more than just a little vain. She likes compliments a lot. She’ll even try to fish them in subtle ways, making invitations to tell her just how pretty or smart she is, or how good her work is.
    Dislikes:
    • Eyriens:: Ostana was never close to her father, and the Eyriens have never given her much but disdainful looks and insults. Even the ones she’s slept with tend to still be contemptful of her. The fact she never had wings has only made her extra resentful of them.

    • Rihlanders:: The Rihlanders aren’t much better than the Eyriens, for different reasons. She represents the people who oppressed them, nevermind that her mother was a victim too. Though she gets along with the Rihlanders more than the Eyriens, she doesn’t really like many of them. She’s happy to take their money, though.

    • Laziness: Everything Ostana has she’s fought for. She really thinks it’s a huge character flaw that there are people either content with their day to day or an unwillingness to take what they want.
    Fears:
    • The End of the Prohibitions: One of the only reasons Ostana has found success and a place in the world is because of her position with the Exchange. The illicit nature of her work has given her power and given her comfort. If there was no further need for the Exchange she would just be some half-breed and that’s a position nobody wants to be in Rihland.

    • Kalvar and Odinar: Ostana understands that despite her great success she only has a Tiger Eye. She has no concept of the power that the Mutt Prince and his Dog have. The fact that they stand opposed to the Exchange means that she’d be very dead, but it may not even be fast. She’s heard how they both do things and she takes extra care not to tip off the Territory Court to her existence.

    • Becoming a Pawn: What may be worse than death is being someone else’s tool. She works with the Exchange, but she understands they’re not nice people. She takes extra precautions when dealing with anyone who outranks her power, especially a fellow member of the Exchange.
    Craft Strengths:
    • Modified Memory Crystals: Ostana can take an extracted Memory Crystal and alter its contents. In this way she can craft a perfect fantasy for her clients who can relive it time and time again in perfect clarity. It’s technically not illegal to the Prohibitions, and she’s contemplated selling it to the open market to make herself an even greater amount of money.

    • Black Widow Webs: Ostana is very good at Black Widow Webs. Be it the delivery of information or craft, visions in how to proceed, security webs about herself or visions for the future Ostana excels greater than a Black Widow of her own strength. They are incredibly reliable webs that almost never fail.
    Craft Weaknesses:
    • Combat Craft: For all her strength at the Black Widow Craft, she is a terrible fighter. Having no formal training and no need for it usually, her shields shatter easily and she is unable to enhance her strength or summon up Power Bolts or Witchfire. If it comes to a fight if a well-prepared web hasn’t put someone down she is likely dead afterward.

    • Poisons: Due to her lack of a Birthright and her late coming to the Caste, Ostana's snaketooth is naturally weak. She lacks the reservoir of power or venom that marks her Caste as deadly. Her snaketooth is little more than show.
    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Anna Rayner (Tiger Eye - Rose Queen) Deceased 168 PP
    Father: Jenidar Endinon  (Tiger Eye - Summer Sky Warlord Prince) Killed by Kirian Svetlana.
    Half-Siblings: Gemma Rayner (Tiger Eye - Rose Hearth Witch) Born 120 PP.
    Balder Rayner (Jeweless Blood) Born 123 PP.

    Grand Nephew: Albrecht Rayner (Opal - Sapphire Warlord) Born 164 PP.


    History:
    Anna Rayner had some unfortunate luck while she was alive. Born as a Rihlander Queen, almost a hundred years after the Purge, she was taken into the custody of Eyriens under Drakkar Eventide’s command at a young age. Jenidar Endinon, a Warlord Prince and friend to Drakkar, had found the Queen fetching and she became the target of multiple ruts from the Summer Sky Eyrien male.

    Ostana was the only child of these “unions” and from the start her life was a difficult one. She was obviously a mixed bred girl and lacked the wings that would allow her to fly. While Anna found love with one of her bonded males that would produce Gemma and Balder, Ostana was always the odd child. Anna, while not cruel, could not well countenance her daughter and Jenidar had no use for a mixed blood daughter with no wings. He even denied paternity at her Birthright, made even more disappointing when she failed to walk away from the altar with a jewel.

    That was the last time Ostana Rayner would fail.

    There was a fire that burned in her heart after that. She chose to excel with all of her energy. She pursued knowledge both oral and written of Rihlander and Eyrien. She helped raise her full Rihlander siblings but always envied them. She hated her stepfather, a man who had little hand in raising her save that he was the disciplinarian when Anna couldn’t bear to hurt her. And as Ostana grew older and acted out more there was more situations that required his attention.

    She had an Eyrien Warlord Prince conduct her Virgin Night, not wishing to lay with a Rihlander, and doing so required no small amount of coaxing and seducing to get him to agree. She had her Offering the very next day and when she dove into the Abyss she dove deep. She walked away from the altar with an uncut Tiger Eye Jewel in her hands and knew that she would let this be only the first of many successes.

    Leaving her home behind, Ostana kept only moderate connection with her family. Gemma, her half-sister, made great effort to stay in contact, and though she was resentful of her mother, Ostana eventually was worn down by Gemma’s earnestness and remained in touch with her as the years went by. Shortly after her 25th birthday, Ostana moved from Belaya to Ebon Rih, seeking out a mentor among the Eyrien Hourglass Coven to learn the Widow Caste. It was the only one that called to her, for she was determined not to be a Casteless witch forever. Her mentor, Troivian, was a bitter old bitch of a Black Widow, but she knew her Craft and saw a challenge in helping Ostana earn her snaketooth. The drive in the younger witch, the raw ambition she exhibited, won over the aging Black Widow.

    It took her three years and no small amount of frustrations and setbacks, but Ostana was able to develop her snaketooth and learn the Widow’s Craft. While she gained the Caste her apprenticeship didn’t end, and she did all that she could to learn whatever the old bitch could teach her. The old bitch is somehow still alive despite two different rulers killing everyone else around her, and the old Eyrien has managed to stay one step ahead of death. She's a frustration for Ostana, but she's also one of the people she deeply respects.

    Despite gaining a Caste, Ostana's life hadn’t become easier. She was still a wingless halfbreed, and turning into an attractive, sexually hungry young woman did her a few favors and more than a few problems at the same time. One particular favor, however, was that a member of the Exchange took a shining to her and proposed she work for the rogue group as being one of the few people who had access to both sides of society. While she was not exactly welcome among the Eyriens and the Rihlanders, she was grudgingly allowed among both.

    At first it was petty work: Drug runs, arranging for covert meetings between a pair of males or females for nighttime rendezvous, and protecting the distilleries and breweries that made alcohol for the Rihlanders who very much loved their drink. As time went on she considered that most people were most interested in the experience rather than the actual physicality. After a few close calls of almost getting caught, she set her mind to perfecting a safer way to satisfy clients and maximize profits.

    It took her another ten years to work and perfect her ingenious art. The beauty of it was that the Memory Crystals were innocuous looking and keyed to their owners. They were easily transported, and they were reusable. A client could enjoy the same experience time and time again. Through this way Ostana was able to not just sell virtual pornography, but also drug experiences and inebriated states.

    She made a very large sum of money over the last thirty years.

    While Kirian Svetlana annihilated Drakkar and her father and tightened her grip on the Territory, Ostana continued to make money hand over fist. She has become one of the senior members of the Exchange, operating not only as a sole provider of goods but as a sub-boss to the Leader of the Exchange. While the criminal group has taken a large hit by Kalvar’s destruction of Ebon Rih (the Eyriens bought a great deal of their supplies while keeping the Rihlanders suppressed) and the legalization of alcohol consumption, they continue to cater to most other needs and wants. She continues to provide protection to more than one safe house and taboo Red Moon house, but her ambitions have sharpened with recent events.

    With a Half-Breed leading the Territory and the rise in power of not only the Rihlanders (whom she counts some of her favored customers among) but the expanding of the Prohibitions to the Eyriens has given her greater access than she’s ever had before.

    Ostana has a very long life ahead of her. Money is but one component of what she could achieve. Her eyes turn to Ebon Varos and to the Territories beyond Rihland now that the borders have been opened. She’s achieved a great deal in her “short” seventy years.

    What can she do with another thousand?

    Show Us What You've Got

    Character in Play:
    Edinar Rivalti had taken some risks to reach her establishment in Markoth. She had moved here some twenty years before after one particular Warlord Prince had started to obsess a little after a particularly potent fling. Edinar had been one of Kirian’s males while she ruled from Ebon Varos and had come to her to arrange for a rendezvous with a strapping bearded boy a few years back.

    Edinar didn’t have to worry about the consequences back then, though he’d have gotten quite a few cutting remarks and looks from the other Eyrien Males who were notorious for not just homophobia but being assholes as well. He was nice enough, for an Eyrien, and that meant he was respectful and she could tease him a little here and there.

    He was one of the smart ones who decided to just surrender to the tides of change and join up with Prince Black’s new reign rather than live off in the hills of Belaya or whatever the ‘Rebellion’ thought it was going to achieve. But that meant he was firmly under the Prohibitions, and he just would never be satisfied with a woman underneath him.

    ”So.” She let a little pur flow through her full mouth, one of satisfaction as he wrapped the room in an Aural Shield behind her trap webs, her teeth shining in the candle-illuminated room. ”How do you like it, lover?”

    He told her, and she was careful enough not to tease when he got into the lurid details. They had rapport, and part of that was her respecting the sexual fantasies of everyone -- at least while they were a client. He made a memory crystal for her, some random act, it didn’t matter -- it just had to be the same length of time he wanted the fantasy for.

    She wrapped her fingers and her Tiger Eye around the shard of his mind in her hand. She felt his latent desires, remembered every detail, and began to weave for him a story that would leave him warm, happy, and fulfilled at night when he opened the Crystal and ‘relived’ the fantasy.

    She made sure the man that would hold Edinar down in his private thoughts had the best damn beard in Rihland.

    Petitions (if any): 
    Some goddamn respect.

    Player Name: Dash


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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #1 on: Feb 11, 17, 10:28:20 PM »
    Because I seriously have a problem, I'd like a general roll for this trouble maker.

    And 5 family rolls plz.
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #2 on: Feb 11, 17, 10:37:03 PM »
    Per your request for a General Random roll...

    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.

    &

    Congratulations


    And your five Family Rolls...

    1. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky
    2. Tiger Eye - Rose
    3. White - Tiger Eye
    4. Tiger Eye - Rose
    5. Opal - Sapphire
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #3 on: Feb 11, 17, 10:40:07 PM »
    Well as lovely as those jewels are I already have R-PD sooo, let's try for round two.

    I am using HBC's 2016 gift to me to Discard that. Used here.

    But that O-S family roll is MIGHTY fine. Thank you!
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #4 on: Feb 11, 17, 10:41:18 PM »
    A new General Random for you...


    Weighed by Mother Night...

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

    &

    Congratulations
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #5 on: Feb 11, 17, 11:17:13 PM »
    Fkin troller.

    Can I please Descend this to a Tiger-Eye only Descent?

    If there's +10 for that action I'mma do it. But not necessary.

    Thank you!
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 17, 11:34:34 PM »
    So. Needy. :P

    Weighed by Mother Night...

    You've risen from the Darkness blessed with an uncut Tiger Eye Jewel at your Offering.



    Congratulations
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 17, 05:51:02 PM »
    Ready for Review
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #8 on: Feb 14, 17, 09:21:05 AM »

    This application has been reviewed!

    Check the Review board 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: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #9 on: Feb 14, 17, 12:36:29 PM »
    Rdy for round 2
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 17, 12:50:20 PM »
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #11 on: Dec 02, 17, 02:04:28 PM »
    Hello. I would like to use my 2017 Thanksgiving Shop Dark Ally (Non-Adoptable) for Ostana.

    Thank you.
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #12 on: Dec 04, 18, 08:45:27 PM »
    Per 2018 Thanksgiving Shop Adoptable Dark Ally Roll:

    Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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    Congratulations!
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    Re: Ostana Rayner
    « Reply #13 on: Sep 10, 19, 09:23:19 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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