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Author Topic: Taracena Omah  (Read 1922 times)

Description: Black Widow Healer. Green to Graty. Played by DragonGirl.

Offline Taracena Omah

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Taracena Omah
« on: Feb 20, 18, 12:44:58 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Taracena Omah
Nicknames: Cena (pronounced 'se-na')
Age and Birth Year: 240, 47BP
Race: 1/2 Short-Lived Shaladoran, 1/2 Long-Lived Eyrien
Caste: Black Widow Healer
Birth Territory: Shalador
Home Territory: Shalador

Birthright Jewel: Uncut Green
Offering Jewel:   Cut Gray

Role: Second in Command
Faction: Healer's Guild

Appearance

Play By: Lupita Nyong'o
Distinguishing Features:  Cena's most distinguishing feature is her wings, which are as dark as her skin and extend elegantly from her back. While she got the dark coloring from the Shaladoran side of her parentage, her eyes do have a little ring of gold around the irises.
 

Personality



Personality:
Taracena is a chronological being. Born with the scent of a Healer, that was what defined her personality at a young age, making her a caring, compassionate individual long before she stepped away from her Birthright with the Green and even longer before she decided to attempt to become a Black Widow.

Her desire to heal and care for those around her stems from a deep passion for all life. It is not just humans who fascinate her, but also plants and animals, and how everything in the jungle works in a beautiful harmony of life and death. Her passion for the human mind has shaped her into someone who thinks before she speaks because she understands the power words can have over others. It drives her to move silently and not to startle, and to always reassure those around her that she is there to help, not to do harm. She is genuinely, deeply moved by beauty and angered by needless hurt, and approaches the world with an open heart.

When she became a Black Widow, her instincts became sharp and bristly, Taracena learned to channel the passion and danger of her second Caste into purpose. She had a calling given to her by the Darkness to be able to delve the depth of the human mind, and she poured everything in her into that calling. Still, she is a Black Widow and even though she is a remarkably disciplined and self-aware person, there are times when her nature wins out. She is overly protective and territorial around the people she considers hers, and is willing to act swiftly and powerfully against anyone who threatens them. When this happens it tears her apart, for even taking deserving life or hurting someone who deserves it is against the very foundation of her nature as a natural-born Healer. Even at her angriest Taracena will strive to subdue, not kill wherever possible, and even avoids injuring other if there is another path.

She is constantly tempted by the lure of seeing into the future. It tantalizes and lures her into her webs often, even though she strives hard to live in the present. It has taken her down many tangents throughout her quarter millennia of life and sometimes she fears that one day one will lead too far and she will not return.

When not threatened, Cena is, before all else, empathetic. Her time studying the mind has made her hyper-aware of the emotions and needs of those around her. She knows if you're having a bad day and will try to fix the problem, sometimes even when it is not hers to fix. She is also curious, never content with the surface answer to a question posed and always searching for some deeper truth and meaning in life.

To Taracena, she is not a Healer and a Black Widow as separate entities. Her Castes are one and the same: her tools to help others. Just as she blends the Craft of her Castes together to help heal the mind and body of her patients, so to do they blend to form her personality. She is kind, but fierce in her devotion to others, she is gentle but intense, passionate but focused. Even the ardent sex drive of her Black Widow side gets twisted up with her need to comfort and heal, for she uses sex not only to sate her own desires but to provide intimacy and touch and loving attention to those who may not always get it.

Ever since her Birthright, Cena has known she would live a life of purpose. She was granted a Birthright that alone could have made a real impact on the Territory she loves, and by the time she walked away with the Gray, Taracena was ready to use it to make as much positive impact as she could. Growing up in the last years and then the aftermath of war, she put all her focus into helping Shalador, both as a Black Widow and as a Healer. The depth of those Jewels though has been a struggle for a woman more interested in fixing people than tearing them down. Her temper, when it flares, is intense, and she has spent many decades practicing meditation and relaxation techniques to be able to control and channel it, instead of letting it control her. Even still, there are certain triggers that will always provoke her rarely-seen rage: the suffering of innocents, cruelty without cause, unbridled hunger for power.

She loves the jungles of Shalador, and is known to laugh often, be friends with everyone, and in situations of heightened danger calmly observe and act for the benefit of all involved. Her smile tends to be infectious, and she maintains her good humor in her Healing Rooms, always providing a positive force to even the most desperate of cases. Not blindly optimistic, Cena just feels that hope is the most powerful healing force in nature, and that to deny people that is the first step towards death.

Likes:
  • The Jungle: Taracena has spent many years exploring the jungles of Shalador, collecting plants and venoms and minerals that aid her in her Healings. She spent a lot of time around both Blood and Landen Healers to have the best chance of not missing something, and even now that she is Second in the Healer's Guild, still prefers to go find her materials in person, for she enjoys the process as well as the results.
  • Early Mornings and Late Evenings: The air cools down, the light is beautiful and restful, and Taracena feels at peace. Long years of meditative practice at these times have made the light itself a source of stress-relief and calm. She loves the way she can hear the noises of the jungle so clearly at those times when all the people are at rest. It is beautiful, to her.
  • Music and Light: The sound of a drum or a flute, the bob of torches and witchlight in the depth of the jungles during festivals, the sounds of voices raised in song...all of this sets her heart alight with pleasure and brings tears of joy to her eyes.

    Dislikes:
  • Bloody wounds: One would think as a Healer that she would be fine with the sight of blood, but while it is not something she is afraid of, it does turn her stomach. This is at least a small factor as to why she turned her study towards the mind instead of healing injuries.
  • Very Humid Days: Her wings get all sticky and it makes moving about a challenge. Her boundless energy seems to waiver in these days, and she has to keep herself Craft-cooled or else she is entirely made of irritation, ready to snap at anyone who annoys her.
  • Black Widow Control: She believes her sisters in the Hourglass Coven have taken on too much power and should be working with Queens and every other Caste to help Shalador, not holding on to power. She believes them to be misguided, not necessarily evil, but this belief has made Taracena keep her distance from them since they rose to power, refusing to join them on this path.

    Fears:
  • Taking Command: Taracena is powerful and skilled, but she is not a natural leader. She fears that the current crisis will continue to push her higher and higher and that she will fail herself and her people, either by being bad at it or by becoming arrogant. She knows this fear is useless and wrong, but it doesn’t change the fact that it gnaws at her.
  • Volcanic Eruptions: Even wearing the Gray, she cannot stop the earth from exploding into magma, smoke, and death. She fears what will happen to her Territory if more of their vulcanos erupt, this time without a Black Jeweled Queen and her Court to save the Territory from destruction, and worries about how she can help her people if they do.
  • Snakes: Taracena mourned the loss of her young sister when she was killed by the venom of a snake. Cena was too far away to get to the girl, and before anyone could do anything, their little Queen was gone. Since then Taracena has both feared and hated serpents of every size and kind.   

    Craft Strengths:
  • Mind Healing: Taracena has always been fascinated by the mind. It holds the essence of who someone is and is so very delicate. She was drawn to this type of Craft from her first lessons and given her natural proficiency and her Dual Caste nature, her teacher in the Hourglass Coven encouraged her interest in this field.
  • Healing Tonics: Taracena understands the human body and the Jungle both. She uses this mix of mundane knowledge gathered over centuries of life with her training as a Healer to create powerful and varied tonics. Her specialty, though, are tonics to sooth and stabilize the mind, as it is her main focus.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • Mending Healing: While she is passably proficient at mending flesh and dealing with poisons and disease, Taracena's focus on the human mind has left her with a significant deficiency when it comes to fixing bigger physical problems. Anything much below the surface makes her sweat, and when it comes to fixing shattered or mangled bones or organs, she has to ask others in the Guild to step up.
  • Offensive Craft: Taracena is, generally speaking, as much of a pacifist as it is possible to be as Blood. She is capable of great violence but has not trained to use her Craft to do harm. When her teachers tried to insist, she crossed her arms and refused. When they insisted and she tried, they found her unable to do much more than push people around, and completely incapable to striking a killing blow with Craft.


    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Tayanna Omah, White - Tiger Eye Healer
    Father: Darak Omah (Daranar Arlen), Summer Sky - Broken Green Prince, 893 (born 700BP)
    Siblings:
    Tozi Omah, Yellow - Rose Queen
    Tsihsi Omah, Yellow - Rose hearth witch, 220 (born 23BP)

    History:

    Taracena was born the first daughter of a Shaladoran Healer and her Eyrien husband. Darak had deserted the war after his first family was slaughtered, losing his taste for violence in the aftermath. After many years among the Tribeless was finally accepted into the small Omah Tribe. There he met and fell in love with Tayanna, and over the course of the next two decades had three daughters. Taracena, Tozi, and Tsihsi.

    Taracena was born and within hours of first stretching out her tiny wings that made her father so proud and conflicted, the scent of a Healer could be detected. Her mother rejoiced in the discovery and was Cena's first teacher. She grew up sitting on her mother's lap as the older Healer measured out ingredients for Healing tonics, and wandering the jungles with her father as he went to find ingredients for his wife. Taracena had her Birthright at eight years of age, excited to start learning Craft from her mother and the whole Tribe was rocked when she left the Alter with a Green Jewel clasped in her shaking hands.

    From then on, no one failed to notice Taracena. She began her training and her passion for Healing and her natural curiosity left no one with any doubt that she would do great things for the Tribe and for Shalador. While all eyes were on her though, fourteen-year-old Taracena only had eyes for her new baby sister. Tozi was born without a definitive Psychic Scent, but within six months there was no doubt: a Queen had been born to the Omah. The Tribe rejoiced even as the war beyond their borders raged on, and any lingering doubt about the wisdom of taking in an Eyrien deserter was put to rest, for he and Tayanna had already gifted the Tribe with two wonderful girls.

    Tozi was two when Cena entered her formal Healer Training with the Guild beyond what her mother could provide. It kept her busy, her young mind thriving on the challenge of learning how to use her Green to help others. From the start, she showed an abject lack of aptitude for mending bone and tissue, but a unique skill with tonics and with the fine control that was required to tend to the brain. Taracena was away studying when disaster struck. Tozi, having her legs properly under her and a love of touching plants and dirt and animals had found the back door unlatched and toddled out into the jungle. She had not gotten far when her scream rent the air and sent everyone running.

    The venom of the snake that bit her worked quickly in a body so young, and even though Tayanna labored over her daughter she had simply gotten there too late.

    Their little Queen lay dead.

    Taracena grieved with her family, heartsick with guilt and sorrow at not being there, for even half-trained as a Healer she might have had more luck with her Darker Jewel. Needing some distance, Cena entered full-time training with the Healer's Guild, though she returned home often to comfort her still distraught parents. It was in watching and caring for them that her interest in Mind Healing intensified to a driving passion, and when she showed aptitude and interest in the subject her teachers encouraged her to pursue it. It thrilled and frustrated her in equal measure because as a Healer, there was a limit to what she could do.

    Her Virgin Night, at eighteen, was a delight and a revelation, the Dark Jeweled side of her nature thrilled with the new ways sex made her body feel and the Healer parts of her psyche delighted with the calm and relaxation that stole through her in the aftermath. She thanked the Warlord who took her through the ceremony with a kiss and a healing tonic for his bad knee, and full of hope and fear she continued her studies until she was prepared to make her Offering. 

    By the time that day came, Cena's interest in the mind had turned into a near-obsession as her nascent skills actually helped her parents, letting their grief turn to simple sadness and their hearts open enough to have their final child, Tsihsi.

    The day of her Offering was one filled with trepidation for Shalador, but for so much for Taracena. She was ready and sure that whatever Jewel she got would be what the Darkness wanted for her. The Gray was heavy in her hand twelve hours later. She stared at it for a long time, then slipped it into her pocket and walked out the door. It didn't change anything, and it changed everything. Her purpose was unaltered: she would help Shalador in any way her skills allowed. Taracena would learn and grow and improve her Craft and would help anyone who came to her if it was within her power to do so. It was also the ticket that she used to approach the Black Widow Coven.

    Her study of the brain had reached a point at which progress had slowed to a crawl, and she was only two decades into a very long life. Cena wanted more and she felt that the answer lay in the Hourglass. She presented her case to the Black Widows who met with her and pleaded to be allowed to learn what they knew about the Mind that lay beyond the physical. She waited for a verdict while they argued amongst themselves, some eager to bring a powerful young woman into the Coven, other worried at risking one of the Darkest Jewels they had to a training that could be deadly. They consulted Taracena's teachers among the Healers to inquire about her personality and mental state and wove Tangled Webs. Finally, they agreed on the condition that she go through the training to become a Black Widow once her journeyman Healer years were complete, and she agreed with alacrity.

    It ended up being a few years longer than expected before she could begin her studies though.

    The depth of the Gray came with some unexpected consequences. Her temper, which she had always had a good hold on thanks to her father teaching her to fly and how to work her body and Green Jewel to a comfortable exhaustion when her emotions were riding her, now flared out of her control. She spoke to a Priestess of her Tribe, and the old woman suggested a daily meditation and to continue to get lots of physical energy. So Taracena structured a life for herself, one that would strive for a healthy balance for her mind, her body and her soul. Every morning at dawn she walked through the jungle to a quiet spot, collecting herbs as she went, then meditated for an hour as the sun rose. Then she walked back arranging her schedule for the day in her head. Each morning she tried to learn something new and spent a few hours making tonics and working with first teachers. Lunch was a large meal to fuel her body and Jewels, and then the afternoon was spent seeing to patients. As the cool of evening came, Cena would again take a little while to breathe and process her day, then stretch her wings and soar above the treetops of her jungle home before spending time with her friends or lovers.

    When she finally felt centered enough to take on training, she returned to the Coven and began her studies. It was many long years, but they were full of discovery. Her skill with Healing the brain did not translate as easily as she expected into Mind Healing, but eventually it clicked and by the time she wore the Hourglass pendant with all the sand in the bottom, she was poised to be one of the great Mind Healers of Shalador.

    The war was still raging, and Cena often considered joining the effort outside of the borders of their Territory but she never was able to bring herself to do so, not when she knew that it was her father’s birth people that she would be struggling against. Besides, it wasn’t as if there wasn’t more than enough to do within Shalador. Everyday people returned from the front with terrible wounds and traumatized minds. Every day her arms were drenched with blood to the elbow and her Jewels were pushed to their limit. Apart from tending to the wounded, she also contributed as a Black Widow to the shields and defenses of their borders and lent her strength of Jewel to keep her Territory safe. Every time the Coven called, she answered to the best of her ability, trusting that those in power would put her strength where it was most needed. Though she never set foot on the front or on a battlefield, she served her Territory with all her heart and skill.

    Her skill with the Mind improved and evolved under fire in those years. Some she treated simply by talking, others required her Black Widow skill, and still others were aided by calming tonics to sooth away anxiety or depression caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. She treated all of them, her Castes weaving closer and closer together until Cena could no longer pull them apart.

    Then, one day, as she was flying over the treetops of Shalador disaster struck again. She had no warning. One minute she was flying, the next she felt as if she was caught in a storm of power so terrifying and huge that it was incomprehensible. She fell from the sky and her head cracked against a limb on the way down, knocking her unconscious. When Taracena came to she was caught in a tangle of vines about halfway to the ground, her forehead was bloody and her jewels were drained as if she had used Craft for days.

    She fought her way to the ground, then home after waiting long enough to regain the strength to get there.

    The screams, the sobs, the confusion in her home village pulled at her nature, but she pushed all other sounds away as she raced to her home. There she found her father, his Green broken and his mind in shock, but her mother and sister were whole. Shaken, but whole.

    Taracena spent the next few years working with the victims and survivors of the Purge. The Black Widow who had first taught her to weave Tangled Webs had returned to the Darkness, as had so many others. With a whole Territory in need of mental health care, Cena ran herself ragged every day, gaining a reputation as the best in her unique field. In time though, the wounds of the Great War and the Purge began to scab over and heal.

    The decades passed and her mother's hair became gray. The family spent her final years together, enjoying and honoring the life of the elderly Healer until at last, she returned to the Darkness. Taracena lingered for a year to help her father and sister through the transition, then took up low ranking positions in both the Healer’s Guild and the Coven, discussing with both how best to use her talents.

    About a dozen years later, Taracena was happily busy. Her clinical practice never slowed, but she did choose her patients carefully now. Her time was limited, so she only took on those who other Healers or Black Widows could not help. Her students were as varied as the types of plants in the Shalador Jungle, and teaching became her second greatest passion, enjoying the act as well as being able to so intimately be a part of someone else’s journey to greater knowledge.

    On the side, she has also had a soft spot for the Tribeless, given that her father started out as one. Had her mother still been alive, the proud Shaladoran would have been greatly offended by her daughter helping those who were not of her people, but as her father had grown older and they had grown closer, he had told her many stories about the horrible, scary, uncertain time he had spent in that limbo. It was for him that she took just a little time out of every month to help them. Those who knew disapproved, but she did not tell many. It was her act of charity, her thanks, to the Darkness, for the father she loved. She tried, when able, to help them find a good matchmaker and occasionally provided some basic training to their children and youth in Protocol, Craft or the culture of Shalador to help them be better prospects for Shalador or even survive. Taracena was often chided for this and felt conflicted, but in the end, her fervent patriotism lost out over the love and admiration Taracena felt for her papa. She had watched him go from a man newly joined the Tribe when she was a child, to what he was now: a leader and source of wise council among the Omah. He had been lucky in that he had enough practical skills to be accepted into her minor Tribe, and had grown into someone who truly helped Shalador. If Taracena could find and foster some of those with the most potential among the Tribeless to help them find a place in Shalador where they could contribute from, then it would only strengthen her Territory. Her thoughts on this were definitely unconventional and frowned upon, but no one cared quite enough to go up again a Gray to stop her.

    Most of her time, though, was spent helping the people of Shalador. She worked fairly fludly with both the Healer’s Guild and the Coven, lending her aid wherever it was needed. The responsibility of wearing one of the Darkest Jewels in the Territory weighed heavily on her, and she poured that energy into a strong work ethic. Alongside treating patients, she also taught extensively. Some pupils came to her to learn about Mind Healing, others, like Karana Marzena, to round out their education with a period of study in that field. She spent time with children with Dark Birthrights, like Nova Marzena, who were struggling to find outlets for their newfound power, and with those whose Jewels had broken to adjust to losing it.

    For the past two years, Taracena has been mostly absent from public affairs. Her sister, Tsihsi requested she return home after the Healer of the village she still lived in with their father had died without a successor just as her sister found out she was pregnant with twins. It was a difficult pregnancy and after losing one sister, Cena was determined not to let anything happen to her other one. When the twins were born prematurely, Taracena’s stay extended, even as news came of the return of the Mad Queen. Taracena made tentative inquiries, feeling torn, but her sisters in the Coven and fellow Healers in the Guild told her that Erisian Mayoba was being cared for by a skilled mind healer, and so Cena begged them to let her remain with her family. The twins were finally doing well and Taracena was just getting ready to return to her work when the whole Territory was rocked by the eruption of the Eldest Sister.

    Cena raced back to the Healer’s Guild and the Coven and launched herself back into helping with the disaster relief. What seemed like only moments later, the leaders among the Black Widows of Shalador took control of the Territory. Taracena, having growled at anyone who had tried to disturb her work in the days the followed the eruption, had not been prepared for the power grab and was shocked by it. She knew what it meant to be a Black Widow and did not believe that combination of power and personality was right to rule. Queens should rule.

    So when they came to her again to ask her to join them, Cena walked away from her sister. She did not cut ties entirely, telling them that she would always listen if they came to their senses, but as long as they tried to disrupt the order of the Blood she would not follow them.

    Taracena’s ordered life was thrown into disarray. Where she had always strived for balance before, she now accepted a position as Second in the Healer’s Guild, seeing the need for strong voices among the Healers of Shalador as the Coven took control. The decision left her conflicted though. Her heart told her it was right, but her mind debated it. Was there something she wasn't seeing? How could so many of her sisters believe that taking control of Shalador was the right thing to do if it wasn’t? Was Cena the one in the wrong?

    Plagued by doubts, and on the opposite side of the field from women she considered friends, Taracena’s conflict only continued to grow.

    Show Us What You've Got

    Character in Play:
    Cena carefully picked a flower from the log before her and held it out for the gathered children to see. Each of the little girls was eight or nine, recently having receiver their Birthrights and here to learn their first lessons as Healers. Their teacher had gone into labor the night before, so Cena had volunteered her afternoon to the joy of educating the next generation.

    “You see this one, it has six petals that go from light purple to almost indigo. It grows best in the shade near water. Here, smell it.” She held out her hand to each of the girls in turn, letting them sniff. One at a time they made a face and pulled away quickly. Taracena laughed. “Horrible isn’t it?”

    “It smells like rotting meat!” The last one exclaimed. Taracena nodded gravely.

    “That’s because it likes to trap little insects to eat. It won’t hurt you though, you’re much too big to chomp on.” She snapped her teeth dramatically and the girls all giggled. “It doesn’t smell good, but it’s a very powerful little plant. The whole thing can be used, from the flowers to the roots, but the most potent part of the plant are the seeds. They are unique to our jungles and very special. Does anyone have any guesses as to what they do?” Cena asked.

    A few shook their heads the rest just remained silent. Only the youngest shily raised her hand. “My aunt showed it to me once, I think. She said it does something to blood.”

    “You’re exactly right, little one. The seeds, when ground up, will help blood coagulate. It’s something that we can use and that Landen can use. They are ground into a powder and sprinkled onto a wound to slow and stop the bleeding. Now, why don’t we try and collect a whole basketful. You want to make sure to pick no more than one in three flowers so that the plants don’t die. Do you remember the preservation spell you were taught last week?”

    They all nodded.

    “Have you been practicing?”

    Some nods, some shuffling feet. Cena smiled. “Don’t worry, I won’t tell, but this is a great time to work on it. Put a little preservation bubble around each flower for practice. When you have a few, bring them to me and I’ll add them to my basket. Go on, off with you. Remember not to stray too far or go off on your own.” She cautioned, although with the Gray Shield she had places over the whole area, nothing here would have a great chance of harming them, not with Taracena close.

    The girls scampered off, and Cena sat down on a log, it’s mossy surface making for a comfortable seat as she enjoyed the sounds of girlish laughter and the song of the jungle around them.


    Petitions (if any): 

    Caste Requesting : Black Widow Healer

    Reasons For Requesting these Castes: I want to explore a holistic mental health professional in the Black Jewels setting. I wanted to build a character who uses the Mind Healing abilities of a Black Widow in perfect synergy with Healing Tonics and the ability to adjust chemicals in the mind of a Healer. Both the Castes are essential to do this and the interplay and growing division between them will define Taracena as a character and the plotlines she undertakes.

    As far as in character reasons.
    • While simply having a Gray Jeweled Healer would be a powerful force, having one that is also a Black Widow makes Taracena a contested chess piece with the power to bring a lot of legitimacy to one side or the other. The fact that she isn’t sure who is really right will further accentuate this continued dilemma.
    • With the reemergence of the Mad Court that just happened, there is a need for Mind Healers. Elua is already present and with strong ties to Eris, but it is not just the members of the Court that will need attention, but all those set to experience the upheavals in the Territory that are likely going to result from these momentous events.
    • She sees the Black Widow control of Shalador as a personal betrayal of the ways of the Blood and will be struggling with this a lot. Up until this point, she has divided her time equally between her duties as a member of the Guild and Coven and now, for the first time in her adult life she is taking a position of responsibility in one over the other. This will result in a lot of guilt and uncertainty, as Taracena is not at all sure she has made the right choice.
    • Now that Eris is back, Taracena will have do decide whether sane Black Widows or a Queen with an unstable mind would be a better ruler. As a Mind Healer, she will be very unsure about this.
    • Her interest in the brain and her curious nature, as well as the power of her Jewels would have made her an excellent prospect for training to be a Black Widow. The Coven would see it as a way to secure a powerful young woman and to have a bridge when dealing with the Healer’s Guild. That last reason would also have appealed to the Guild.
    • As a partially long-lived woman, Taracena would not have seen the extra years of training as a high cost to be able to achieve mastery in the subject she loves so much.

    Plans for this Character:
    There are a lot of traumatized characters on the board. I hope to play both with individual characters as they start to deal with their trauma (be it from the Purge, from the War, from their life experiences, ect) and to have plots with the Black Widows of Shalador and their current position of power. I have plans to work with Zen’s WIP character who will lead the Healer’s Guild, and if those plans fall through, take command of the Guild and let it have an IC leadership presence in Shalador. Either as the leader of the Guild or their second, Taracena will be involved in politics on a Territory-wide level with the chance for extensive plots including with Gavin’s Karana who will be trying to get Taracena’s help for the Coven and her own chalice. I also have plans to have her be tangentially involved with characters from other Territories after things in Shalador calm down (if they ever do), since she is a very unique in her ability to do extensive Mind Healing. These plans will mostly include characters coming to her, as it would be hard for her to leave Shalador, but involve Reid’s web of characters in Dena Nehele connected to Nova Marzena, who was a pupil of Taracena’s for a time. They also include plots with Pruul people, including with some of my own characters (in particular Elenor, who was one of her Tribeless pupils for a short time).

    For the present time, the main plans for Taracena though center around Shalador and the political, ecological and social upheaval going on. She will either fight against or for Coven control of the Territory depending on how in play moments happen, but no matter what will get more involved in politics than she ever has been or has wanted to be. She sees this as a time of great need and will do whatever it takes to help the Territory and people that she loves.

    Other Petitions you’ve made here: none.


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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #1 on: Feb 20, 18, 12:46:38 AM »
Could I use my riple Birthright Roll as won and used Here? Plus five family rolls?

Puts out all the sacrifices the Roller could desire. Cookies, pretty people, funny faces, ect.
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #2 on: Feb 20, 18, 09:31:13 AM »
A per use of the Triple Random Birthright.

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness blessed with an uncut Rose Birthright Jewel.



Congratulations!

OR

 
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness blessed with an uncut Tiger Eye Birthright Jewel.



Congratulations!

OR


Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness blessed with an uncut Green Birthright Jewel.



Congratulations!
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #3 on: Feb 20, 18, 09:31:37 AM »
Five Family Rolls:

1. Yellow - Rose
2. Summer Sky - Green
3. White - Tiger Eye
4. Yellow - Tiger Eye
5. Yellow - Rose
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #4 on: Feb 20, 18, 09:32:12 AM »
I will take that Green Birthright, thank you kindly!
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #5 on: Feb 20, 18, 10:00:33 AM »
As per choice of Green.

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #6 on: Mar 07, 18, 04:11:33 PM »
don't have ratios yet but all done other than fine tuning, so gonna start collecting stamps.
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #7 on: Mar 07, 18, 04:19:45 PM »
Karana mentions are good by me.

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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #8 on: Mar 07, 18, 04:48:02 PM »
Mentions of plots with me and my Healer boyo are a-ok!





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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #9 on: Mar 07, 18, 05:46:08 PM »
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #10 on: Mar 14, 18, 08:14:43 AM »
Ready for Review! I believe I have all needed stamps. I have two other LJ character up for review now who should balance my ratios, so I know I'll have to wait for them to go through first. Thanks!
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #11 on: Mar 14, 18, 02:39:39 PM »
Added to the queue.
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #12 on: Mar 27, 18, 07:46:45 PM »

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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #13 on: Mar 27, 18, 09:40:24 PM »
Ready for Round 2:

-Added a paragraph to her Personality and adjusted a few other things to focus more on the Healer side of her nature.
-Changed around some likes/dislikes/fears/Craft S&W
-Adjusted her history to have her start her Black Widow training after her Offering.
-Adjusted her role in the War and how she survived the Purge.
-Made her work equally for the Guild and the Coven until the Coven took control of Shalador.
-Gave a more in-depth reason as to why she helps the Tribeless.
-Gave a new reason and shortened the timeline for when she was back home in her village. Maintained it since I did not want to tread on Vivian's Elua's toes and Cena needed a reason NOT to be one of the ones helping Eris when she returned.
-Strengthened the reason why she has now chosen the Guild and partially cut ties with the Coven. Made that shift VERY recent and something she feels conflicted over.
-Adjusted the Petition.
-Fixed a few other odds and ends.

Thank you very much!!!
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #14 on: Apr 03, 18, 10:56:26 AM »

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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #15 on: Apr 04, 18, 12:57:21 AM »
Ready for the next round:

-fixed up typo and age issue
-Fleshed out Tribeless stuff:

On the side, she has also had a soft spot for the Tribeless, given that her father started out as one. Had her mother still been alive, the proud Shaladoran would have been greatly offended by her daughter helping those who were not of her people, but as her father had grown older and they had grown closer, he had told her many stories about the horrible, scary, uncertain time he had spent in that limbo. It was for him that she took just a little time out of every month to help them. Those who knew disapproved, but she did not tell many. It was her act of charity, her thanks, to the Darkness, for the father she loved. She tried, when able, to help them find a good matchmaker and occasionally provided some basic training to their children and youth in Protocol, Craft or the culture of Shalador to help them be better prospects for Shalador or even survive. Taracena was often chided for this and felt conflicted, but in the end, her fervent patriotism lost out over the love and admiration Taracena felt for her papa. She had watched him go from a man newly joined the Tribe when she was a child, to what he was now: a leader and source of wise council among the Omah. He had been lucky in that he had enough practical skills to be accepted into her minor Tribe, and had grown into someone who truly helped Shalador. If Taracena could find and foster some of those with the most potential among the Tribeless to help them find a place in Shalador where they could contribute from, then it would only strengthen her Territory. Her thoughts on this were definitely unconventional and frowned upon, but no one cared quite enough to go up again a Gray to stop her.
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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #16 on: Apr 09, 18, 10:00:44 AM »
Apologies for the delay, DG. Thanks for your patience.

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Re: Taracena Omah
« Reply #17 on: Feb 02, 19, 10:26:27 AM »
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