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Author Topic: Siobhan Devlin  (Read 3928 times)

Description: Witch, Yellow Birthright. Played by Phedre

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Siobhan Devlin
« on: Nov 30, 11, 06:53:07 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Siobhan Devlin
Nicknames: Shiv
Age: 18 (born 170 AP)
Race: Sceltic
Caste: witch
Birth Territory: Scelt, Kaeleer
Home Territory: Scelt, Kaeleer

Birthright Jewel: uncut Yellow
Offering Jewel: Has not yet made her Offering
Appearance


Play By: Rooney Mara
Distinguishing Features:
The youngest of the Devlin clan, Siobhan most closely resembles Brighe in appearance, despite their not sharing a genetic bond. While younger than Aine by one year, she is often mistaken as the older sister. Her smile is immediate and infectious.

Personality

Being the youngest of a large family does have certain advantages. Siobhan can get away with things her older siblings could never have and still be considered adorable the next day. She is aware of this and uses it to her advantage on a frequent basis. The older Devlins love to hear her laugh and hate to see her cry. Her childhood was filled with everyone trying to keep her happy and smiling. This was especially true after the devastation of her mother leaving just after her Birthright ceremony when Liam was officially granted paternity. Now 16, they still love to see her filled with joy, even if they are wary of the mischief that joy often portends.   

The prank war has brought a sense of levity to both family and Court and her playful heart is at the center of it. She is often considered the most outspoken of the Devlin clan, never having had a need to fear speaking her mind. Yet she still has the gentlest nature of all the Devlins and is by far the quickest to tears. She hates to see others in distress and will go to great lengths to lighten their burden. This is seen the most often with her sister Aine.

Her love and affection for her family and friends is a bottomless well. She can always find something kind or cheerful to say. She trusts easily, even when she shouldn't. She hates when people fight, especially when her brothers fight each other. She forgives slights effortlessly, as if the moment is forgotten nearly before it has passed. This does make her significantly more vulnerable to being hurt by someone outside the Court. Shielding her in an effort to keep her safe and allow her a real childhood, her older siblings have inadvertently left her open to having her heart crushed.

Siobhan loves animals. She has upset the Court cook on more than one occasion by staging protests to try and save whatever chicken or pig was on the menu for that evenings dinner. She has a special connection with horses. She loves to ride and is a skilled rider. When she's not with Aine, or her close friend Siona, she is almost always at the stables, spending long hours talking to the horses and helping the stable lads. The horses calm when Siobhan is around, and those who work at the stables welcome her cheery presence.     

Personality:

Likes:
  • 1 Pranks. Following in her brothers' footsteps, Siobhan has grown to be a skilled and creative prankster. The fact that the pranks bring some small joy to her sister Aine only drives her desire to continue to grow them in an outlandish and hilarious fashion.
  • 2 Horses. Having a soft heart for all animals, Siobhan is especially attached to horses. If she could, she would practically live in a saddle.
  • 3 Being the baby. Siobhan likes being the youngest. It offers her a great deal of freedom and indulgence she would not otherwise have.
  • 4 Sweets. Siobhan loves sweets. When she is not terrorizing the Court cook by protesting the death of dinner, she is often sneaking into the kitchen to steal sweets for her, Aine, and Siona.
Dislikes:
  • 1 Her mother. Siobhan's mother left when she was eight years old. Siobhan suspects she would have left even earlier if it wasn't for the long held tradition that paternity wasn't declared until the Birthright ceremony. Siobhan covers her hurt at her mother's abandonment by refusing to have any connection to her. She is the one and only person Siobhan seems capable of holding a grudge against.
  • 2 The scar on Aine's wrist and what it represents. Aine doesn't really speak about her past. She doesn't need to. Siobhan can't protect her sister the way their brothers can, but she can do everything in her power to replace the terrible memories Aine faces with light and happy ones.
  • 3 Eating meat. Siobhan takes great issue with killing animals for food and only eats meat when her family feels she is not taking good enough care of herself and forces the issue. She makes it quite clear to everyone within yelling distance that she does so under strong protest. She can feel and taste the animals fear and terror in the meat. Despite having been very explicit in her detailing of these feelings, her family thinks she is simply being overly dramatic. 
  • 4 When her brothers fight. Siobhan knows there are multiple layers between the battles that pit Brogan against Brennan. Still, she hates when they fight, hates when anyone in her family fights. Siobhan tends to run to the stables when the brothers start fighting. She does her best to pretend it isn't happening and to shut out the possibility that at some point, she could lose one of her brothers.   
Fears:
  • 1 Being alone. Siobhan is always around others. She will go to extremes to seek out companionship and avoids being alone as much as she possibly can. This is a fear not commonly noticed about her because Siobhan is nearly always with Aine or her closest friend in the world, Siona. She also considers a horse a perfectly suitable companion.
  • 2 Her family getting hurt. As much as they have tried to protect her, Siobhan knows her family is always in danger. Her sister, Honora, was kidnapped and Siona's brother was broken. Siobhan works hard at not thinking of the horrible things that could happen to any one of them.
  • 3 Not having a purpose. Despite her father teaching her everyone is valuable regardless of Jewel or caste, Siobhan worries her value will not be seen. She's not a Queen like Honora, not a Hearth witch like Brighe, not even training to be a Healer like Siona. What will she do with her life? Her Offering is only a few years away and she will be expected to serve some role. What if she has nothing to offer her Queen?
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 Sight Shields. Siobhan learned early on that mischief is much easier to accomplish when people can't see you coming. She has spent long hours perfecting her sight shields and can move about virtually undetected unless someone is specifically looking for her psychic scent.
  • 2 Connecting with animals. It's not quite like she can talk to them or they can answer. It's more like they just understand each other. Siobhan has a way about her that soothes riled horses and agitated dogs. Even the birds will come and sit near her blanket when she sits outside. Mice have a way of finding a home in her nightstand drawer, much to Brighe's annoyance.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 Hearth Craft. Siobhan has always looked up to her older sister, Brighe, and tried on multiple occasions to learn Hearth Craft. It was a miserable failure. Brighe has really filled the maternal role for Siobhan since her mother left. She is saddened that she can't follow in Brighe's footsteps. 
  • 2 Offensive Craft. Siobhan is not a fighter. She is the daughter of a Warlord Prince and has seven older brothers who have always looked out for her. She hasn't ever learned how to fight with Craft herself and has no desire to. It's not in her nature to hurt others.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Caitlin Nolan Yellow to Summer Sky witch (52)
Father: Liam Devlin, Summer Sky to Green Warlord Prince (58)
Siblings:
(Brother) Aidan Devlin, Summer Sky to Green Warlord Prince (Deceased)
(Brother) Kean Devlin, Summer Sky to Opal Prince (36)
(Brother) Finley Devlin, Yellow to Summer Sky Warlord (36)
(Brother) Cillian Devlin, Rose to Purple Dusk Warlord (36)
(Sister) Brighe Devlin, White to Tiger Eye (30)
(Sister) Honora Devlin, Yellow to Rose Queen (29)
(Brother) Brogan Devlin, Green to Gray Warlord Prince (27)
(Brother) Brennan Devlin, Opal to Green Prince (25)
(Brother) Ronan Devlin, Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk Warlord (22)
(Sister) Sorcha Devlin, Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk witch (22)
(Sister) Aine Devlin, Blood witch (18)

History:
Siobhan is the only daughter of Caitlin Nolan and Liam Devlin. Caitlin was Liam's fourth wife, and while they were genuinely in love and happy for a time, in truth, Caitlin could never compete with Liam's children for his love and affection. There was plenty of love in the Devlin family to go around, but Caitlin could never rid herself of the feeling that she would always come in a long second to any one of the Devlin brood. Siobhan was extremely attached to her father and her ten older siblings. Caitlin realized early on that while she was free to leave if she chose, she was not free to take Siobhan with her. And so she remained married to Liam until Siobhan had her Birthright ceremony. Once Caitlin formerly granted Liam paternity, she was free to leave the marriage that had suffered under her discontent for some years.

Siobhan had no understanding of this. The family was still celebrating her newly acquired Yellow Jewel when Caitlin left. Liam held strongly that each Jewel was a precious gift that should be honored, no matter how light or how dark. He taught them the same for caste. Each child was just as valuable as the next, from Honora the young Queen to Siobhan the witch. All were unique and all were a joy and a gift to him from the Darkness. Some of the children had found their way to him by being born to him, others had been adopted into the clan. But all were loved.

When Caitlin left, Siobhan took it extremely personally. Why wasn't her mother proud of her? Why didn't her mother want to continue being part of their family? The older Devlins had seen Liam's wives come and go, but this was a first for Siobhan. They banded together to distract Siobhan from her anger and hurt and took over the duties of raising the littlest Devlin.

The littlest Devlin, in turn, threw herself into taking care of every stray animal that crossed her path. She had always been at ease with animals and they seemed to instinctively respond to her. It was during this adjustment period that the Devlin clan realized it was not just a love of animals that drew Siobhan to them and them to her, but an actual Craft skill. They could feel Yellow power flowing through her when she whispered to the horses or fed the squirrels pieces of her lunch. No one knew how she was doing it and since they didn't want to make her feel self conscious, they tried not to draw too much attention to it. When asked about her connection, Siobhan would look at them genuinely confused, as if she expected everyone to have the same connection to other living beings that she did.

Siobhan prospered under the care of her siblings and the continued love of their father. The close relationship of the Devlins to the Doyles and Killans was also a central part of her world. That love became a vital tool in helping to heal Aine, who was brought to the Devlin home bruised and terrified when Siobhan was ten years old. Siobhan immediately took Aine under her wing, teaching her the ins and outs of being a Devlin child.

From her earliest memories, Siona Doyle was a central part of her world. They were close in age and when Siobhan came away wearing a Yellow Jewel that matched Siona's, the bond only intensified. It was Siona she ran to when her brothers' fighting grew too intense and constant to hide from their little sister any longer. Brighe was always playing the peace keeper, so Siobhan would go to Siona. Siona had a brilliant imagination and a deep desire to bring joy to everyone around her. She was the reason they originally began watching their brothers and learning what they could about being pranksters. The girls were determined to outdo their siblings' pranks. They could do better. As the respective babies of their family, they had far more leniency than their older siblings and could get away with increasingly more extreme pranks. This desire brought a fully realized prank war to Court.

Being too young to join the Queen's First Circle like many of her siblings, Siobhan was made a ward of the Court. This position was interpreted by her and Siona both as placing the solemn duty upon their young shoulders to create laughter and merriment throughout the much too serious Doyle and Devlin siblings. Siobhan loves being at Court surrounded by her immediate and extended family. She also loves having free access to the Court's stables where she can lose herself for hours at a time riding, grooming, and talking to the horses.         


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Writing Sample:
Siobhan leaned forward, urging the stallion to a gallop. The wind whipped her hair across her face. Brighe would lecture her later for allowing it to get so tangled, but at that moment, she simply didn't care. Tears streamed down her cheeks. Her eyes stung from the wind, but the tears were from a long held heart sore, resurfaced as it did every birthday. It was the one time of year her mother tried to contact her, and every year Siobhan refused. Siobhan didn't know what was worse: that every year her mother still tried, or that one year, after so many repeated rejections, her mother would stop trying altogether.

The horse raced over a hill and rounded a sizable oak tree. The Killan estate held a vast amount of land and plenty of it was good for riding. Siobhan knew the best places to charge forward without the likelihood of one of the horses trying to smack her into a tree branch. Her siblings would not be pleased if they realized she rode with such reckless abandon, but right now, nothing would stop the ache in her heart but riding as fast and hard as she could. She ran from her hurt, ran from her anger, ran from the still festering wound her mother had inflicted by abandoning her when she was only eight years old.

Her light frame was no hindrance to the muscular horse. Siobhan could feel his joy at being allowed to run free over the land. That unbridled joy more than anything else soothed her and brought her back to herself. Slowly but surely, she patched up the raw parts of her heart and found her own joy in racing over the land on the back of a beautiful horse. Her tears dried. Her anger faded. The girl whose laugh lit up an entire Court returned from fury and settled back into a happy and lighthearted young woman. She sealed her pain away for another year and turned the stallion back toward the stables. She would have some explaining to do concerning her appearance, but hopefully none of her siblings would push the matter too hard. It was her birthday, after all.   

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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #1 on: Dec 01, 11, 09:26:34 AM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness blessed with an uncut Yellow birthright Jewel.



Congratulations
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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #2 on: Dec 05, 11, 08:55:13 PM »
Could I have a family roll for Siobhan's mommy, please?

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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #3 on: Dec 05, 11, 09:33:59 PM »
*wave*  HI Shiv!

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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #4 on: Dec 05, 11, 10:09:17 PM »
Hi Siona! I still owe you for coloring my entire wardrobe, you know.

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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 11, 10:36:20 AM »
Mommy roll (forgot it yesterday);
1. Yellow - Summer Sky
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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #6 on: Dec 06, 11, 01:35:31 PM »
Hi Siona! I still owe you for coloring my entire wardrobe, you know.

Ha!  Come and get me, if you can :)

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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #7 on: Dec 09, 11, 02:04:13 AM »
Siobhan is ready for review. Thank you!

(I'm out of town until next week, so if anything needs to be changed, shoot me an email and I will make the needed changes when I get back.)

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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #8 on: Dec 12, 11, 01:19:19 PM »
I have completed a review of Siobhan and sent notes to your player account.

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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #9 on: Dec 14, 11, 12:44:58 PM »
Notes incorporated through out. Siobhan is ready for review again :)

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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #10 on: Dec 14, 11, 03:58:35 PM »

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Re: Siobhan Devlin
« Reply #11 on: Nov 02, 13, 11:39:16 AM »
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