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Author Topic: Toyani no Kagen  (Read 1482 times)

Description: Queen. Sapphire to Red. Played by Dash.

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Toyani no Kagen
« on: Nov 13, 17, 12:09:33 PM »
    The Basics

    Character Name: Toyani no Kagen
    Nicknames: "Tina" (But don't you fucking dare use it).
    Age and Birth Year:  24 (Born 170 PP)
    Race:  Short-Lived
    Caste:  Queen
    Birth Territory: Tacea, Terreille
    Home Territory: Dena Nehele, Terreille

    Birthright Jewel: Uncut Sapphire
    Offering Jewel: Uncut Red

    Role:
    Faction: Kagen Clan

    Appearance

    Play By: Tian Yi
    Distinguishing Features: Toyani is tall for her people. She stands at 5’10” and is very thin, almost to the point of being unhealthy.

    Personality



    Personality: Toyani is an unstoppable force. When she has something she wants she takes it, no matter who she has to walk over (dead or alive) to get it. She has always been the spoiled baby sister, the special child, the destined Queen, and she has taken those stories to heart as central to her self-image. There is certainly a very deep chasm of selfishness in her where she wants but gives little in return. True satisfaction comes rarely to her, as everything else has been so easy. She is arrogant and blunt, speaking her opinion without consideration for the feelings of others. Part of that is her upbringing being sheltered from the harms of the world and insulated against poverty and hardship. The rest is her Jewels and her natural intelligence that has found it very easy to figure out problems and people.

    Toyani is rare to smile and rarer to laugh. She is known for being an ‘ice Queen’ with cold stares, near-monotone words, and an air of cool contempt. She reigns in her anger tight and doesn’t display her emotions often, but when her anger gets to a boiling point it is known to explode into a violent rage. She has maimed those who have wronged her to the point that her reputation in Tacea is one of trepidation. There are a few in her select circle that see there is more to her than the usual face that is shown; or rather, they bring other elements to her. Hideto brings introspection and calm. Akira is one of the few people who can make her laugh. The few who have served as her guards and companions for years are treated to a consideration for their well-being that one would not normally expect from the Queen.

    She has a very deep loyalty to her Clan and Tacea itself. While she does not feel the call to lend her blood to the Earth as sharply as most Queens, she feels a very strong drive to do everything she can to make Tacea a better place. Some of this is selfish (she wants to be known as the best Queen Tacea has ever had), but the majority of it is the inborn desire to help her people. She has a great love for her family and the Kagen that she finds frustrations expressing all the time (she finds emotions, in general, difficult to deal with), but it is the principle foundation for her ambition.

    The core weakness she has is the relationship and guilt she has over her mother’s condition. Toyani idolizes her mother, who was her age when she started to bring Tacean’s criminal element under a centralized rule next to her sister. That bond between sisters and service to one another is a story that Toyani tells herself time and time again as something truly wonderful. The problem is that her mother is a shell of her former self; a woman who can barely put together sentences, and she feels robbed she only knows of the woman she was through the stories of others. The fact that Toyani’s birth seems to have catapulted her mother into such a near-catatonic state is a central component of her drive. She does everything to stand up to her mother’s legacy and to be worthy of the life that was sacrificed for herself.

    Likes:
    • Spicy Food: Toyani likes to eat. She likes to eat a lot. Spicy foods specifically are something she enjoys because it gives her a natural rush and heightens her tastebuds. The closer to tear-making the better.

    • The Twins: Hideto and Akira are her closest siblings. They were nearest to her in age and their personalities are sharply different from one another. Hideto gives her a calm and a sense of purpose that few others do. Akira is a source of comedy, tenderness, and laughter that rarely fits into her laugh. She can be irritated by them both, too, but they are the family that reminds her what family means.

    • Piano: It’s not an instrument found in Tacea, but ever since coming to Dena Nehele she has found a great love for the music that’s produced there. Toyani loves music in general, but piano seems to speak to her soul far better than the string and wind instruments of her homeland.
    Dislikes:
    • Societal Expectations: There is great pressure on Toyani to follow the typical role of a Queen in Tacea. She should give her blood to the land. She should rule from a seat. She should marry and have children. But she wants none of those things (except, perhaps, ruling from the Territory seat). Anyone telling her what she “ought” to do irritates her deeply, as she has no desire to fulfill anyone’s wishes for her future except for her own.

    • Her mother’s state: Toyani never got to really know her mother. She’s grown up with Aimi in her life, but her mother’s state is that of a near-vegetable. It causes her great pain to hear about how amazing her mother was and see how she is now. Worse still, she blames herself for her state.

    • Indiscretion: The Kagen handle a majority of organized crime in Tacea. She has grown up seeing it first hand. People who air their business out in the open show a lack of class and intelligence. Doors and aural shields exist for a reason.
    Fears:
    • Intimacy: Toyani, ever since she was a child, has never enjoyed the touch of another person on her body. She doesn’t like hugs. She doesn’t like kisses. Her Virgin Night was a quick and brief affair done merely to get it out of the way. She gets a deep level of anxiety when the idea of being touched comes into play and can’t imagine a life where she has a husband and children. The deeper cause of this being that her mother’s mind seemed to have broken when she bore a child, and that in and of itself scares her away from wanting to find a lover or make a family.

    • Shiro: Her eldest brother was always a distant part of her life. He was a father-like figure when she was a babe, but her earliest memories of him were as a stern and cruel man. She has tried to emulate some of that behavior -- the implacable juggernaut that is the secret master of the Kagen. He is currently in her seat, but she fears the battle that will take place to claim what belongs to her. He is a cunning man and an excellent warrior, combined with the Warlord Prince Caste. She knows she has to face him, but her fear of him has driven her to extreme ends to prepare for that eventuality.

    • Darker Jeweled Males: Based in part because of Shiro being so well regarded and feared for his power and because of the rarity of males darker than her, Toyani does not like to be in the company of males who could overpower her. She does not fear other women -- she sees them only as competition. But the speared gender are those she feels a need to contain as she sees fit and has no escorts or guardians who she cannot personally suppress.
    Craft Strengths:
    • Emotional Manipulation: Most specifically, fear. Toyani is excellent at suppressing it in her guards and companions and instilling it into her targets. Part of her reputation comes from ‘an aura of fear’ that she tends to exude in new encounters. The old mantra of ‘better feared than loved’ rings true to her.

    • Telekinetic Craft: Toyani has strengthened this to the point that her mind is nearly an extension of herself. Part of this is that she doesn’t like to physically touch many things, but mentally manipulating objects (and people) suits her much better.
    Craft Weaknesses:
    • Queen’s Gift: Though she has had the necessary training to make use of this art, she rarely practices it and as such any yield that would come from her (unfortunately) would be far less.

    • Queen’s Touch: No touchie. Do. Not. Want.

    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Aimi no Kagen (Summer Sky to Green Black Widow) Born 124 PP*
    Father: Shou no Kagen (Rose to Purple Dusk Prince) Deceased*
    Siblings: Shiro no Kagen (Summer Sky to Opal Warlord Prince) Born 145 PP
    Mayu no Kagen White to Tiger Eye Priestess Born 153 PP
    Hideto no Kagen (Rose to Opal Priest Warlord Prince) Born 160 PP
    Akira no Kagen (Rose to Blood Opal Warlord) Born 160 PP

    *Jewels Assigned, not Rolled

    History:

    Hinata no Kagen, became the Dragon Mother of Tacea while Aimi no Kagen, Toyani’s mother, was her quiet adviser. Aimi had always been forceful, the Green Black Widow a strong presence at her sister’s court. While Hinata saw to the Territory, Aimi saw to the Clan and their traditional holdings. Her husband, Shou, was a quiet and reserved accountant, dutiful and diligent, but always second to his wife’s strong will. While he was almost two decades her senior, it was Aimi who always had the run of her household, even after she’d given birth to a Warlord Prince son, Shiro.

    While Hinata consolidated Tacea and helped it towards reconstruction, Aimi focused on cleaning up the various rackets and criminal elements of the southern provinces. The incredibly tough young Black Widow used her husband’s family and loyal retainers who could keep their tongues inside their heads to round up and force the criminal elements of Tacea to submit to a single authority, or die. Aimi held no illusions about the real world, and knew that crime would always exist. But to make the better Tacea that her sister had intended, it needed to be cleaner and organized. When Hinata found out, some months after Aimi had placed the heartbeat of Tacea’s criminal underworld firmly under her thumb, there was a blowout of some epic proportions. The two women raged their points at one another, yet neither would budge, as they both thought themselves in the right. Aimi and Hinata’s relationship would never really recover, though the Territory Queen grudgingly came to agree with Aimi’s point, though she disliked taking the “dirty” money that Aimi collected as a tax on the criminal element. Aimi would remain in Hinata's First Circle, but their formerly close bond became more business than familial relation. Both women were too stubborn about their pride to let such a strong disagreement fall into compromise.

    Aimi would have a total of five children. Shiro, her first child which she bore only a year after her Offering, served as her lieutenant and chief enforcer whereas Shou remained forever as the steward to their affairs. Mayu, her second, was a meek and quiet child who was dutiful but always did what she was told. She would have twins nearly a decade later; a dual casted-male, Hideto, and his more outspoken brother Akira.  All of Aimi’s children went to serve in Hinata’s court, acting in the shadow of their Aunt and her great work.

    Aimi, now into her forties, became pregnant unexpectedly again, and withdrew from her duties both to the Court and the criminal element. Shou, her constant shadow, companion, and friend, took ill before the pregnancy could come to term, and died despite a healer’s best efforts before their last child was born. Toyani, Aimi had named the child, took a great deal out of Aimi, and the dual causes of both the loss of her husband (whom, as much as she might bully, she loved dearly) and a birth at an advanced age strained her mind to the point of breaking. None in the family was quite prepared to see their strong willed hellion of a mother (or in Hinata’s case, younger sister) seem to deflate and come apart. The fact that she had birthed a Queen seemed to matter very little to her, and some part of her spirit was broken.

    Shiro, well accustomed to running the criminal element, did so now as its head in full (albeit through Aimi’s name). Young Toyani was given to Mayu to care for, and their older sister acted as wetnurse while Hideto and Akira divided themselves between watching over their ailing mother and their new baby sister. The event seemed to tear at the foundations of all of them, to see the central force of their life undone.

    Toyani grew up without her father and without her mother. Shiro was the closest to a father figure, but the Warlord Prince was always a stern and distant figure, never one she were close to. Hinata, her aunt, was the principal guiding force for her development. Even from a young age, Toyani seemed off to most of her family. The child Queen was forceful, as was expected from her Caste, but she seemed to almost never smile and was incredibly blunt with her opinions. At first it was a source of some amusement, but as time went on it became a disconcerting personality quirk.

    As much as Mayu was as close to a mother as one could hope, her older sister resented the role that was forced upon her. Mayu’s life had been placed into a box of duty, one that never had room for her own dreams and ambitions. The twins were closer to Toyani in age, but they were already nearly adults when she went to her Birthright Ceremony. When she walked away from the altar with a Sapphire, something in the child Queen clicked. Hinata was incredibly proud, as were the twins and even Mayu, but Shiro’s face was a dark storm at the development that the heir to all of his work was one who outranked him in Jewels. Her lessons intensified and a great ambition inside of her was lit. Toyani wanted to be more than just a Queen of Tacea. She wanted to be the Queen of Tacea.

    Things changed and shifted, however. Hinata transferred the role of the Dragon Queen to Yuki Natshuna. Yuki was only three years Toyani’s senior, and she dreamed that if she delved deep enough, if she, too, took the Ebon Gray, then she could oust Yuki from what was her seat and become the Dragon Mother like her aunt. She wouldn’t need to be a threat to Shiro, she could have him in her First Circle like their aunt had their mother.

    However when the time came for her Virgin Night came, Toyani could not stomach the idea of a Darker Jeweled male to see her through it. The thought of someone being able to overpower her was one she could never allow, and so she went through the process (against the suggestion of her whole family) with a lighter jeweled man. She was confident enough in her own spirit and her own abilities that she’d not only survive with her Chalice intact, but that she’d be able to descend to the Ebon Gray as she dreamed.

    Instead, she walked away from the ceremony with a Red Jewel. At first she blamed the Priestess. In a sign of crazed wrath, she clawed at the Priestess’s eyes with her nails, needing Akira to pull her off and then the family pay for the damages afterward. Toyani seethed at how she’d been cheated by only having a Red when the Ebon Gray felt like hers by right.


    She was angry and depressed for a full year. Everything she had wanted and dreamed of felt, at once, like it would never come to realization. Shiro pushed for her to take up the Kagen seat in a year, as she was the closest Queen by blood to Hinata, but that felt like a hollow compromise (even if it would have been the most logical and still a prestigious posting). What she wanted was the empire her mother had built, not the one her Aunt had settled for. That Shiro had claimed the reigns of it was wrong, as her mother sat near listless in a bed, sparing only a few words to her every year. Aimi’s mind was gone but her work remained.

    And Toyani wanted it.

    Shiro was too strong to just oust because she wanted to. There would need to be a way to remove him from that position without just killing him. For as much as he held something that did not belong to him, he was her brother and family and Clan mattered to her above all things. She resolved shortly after her twenty second birthday, after the offer was given to take up the Kagen seat, to leave instead. She was going to study abroad and expand the power of the Kagen, she had said, and that she would return soon to settle the matter of the Kagen seat.

    First she had something to prove. Not just to those who followed Shiro that she was her mother’s heir, and not him. But she also needed to prove to herself that she was her mother’s daughter.

    So she left Tacea behind to go through the now opened Borders to see sights unseen, find routes unknown and most importantly of all: To become a Black Widow like her mother.



    Show Us What You've Got

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    “You cannot mean to leave your family behind!” Hideto roared in anger behind the heavy closed door. Her dual-casted brother always held a righteous anger to him that could transcend boundaries of flesh and ideology. Akira sat on a couch behind her, his legs kicked up in an inappropriate position, but trying to correct his behavior was a waste of her time and energy. He’d say something annoying to try and get under her skin and then do whatever he wanted anyway. It did not matter.

    “I am not.” Toyani stood rigid and still, unmoved by her brother’s outcry. Her eyes were dark unmoving pools that focused on his furious face. “Akira is going with me.”

    Akira started to laugh, and Hideto’s fury grew. “Are you mocking me? Do you think this is a joke Toyani!?”

    “I have never been more serious, brother.” She still called him by his familial bond, her face unmoved even as Akira snickered behind her. “I will claim what belongs to me, but I am not ready yet.” I am not worthy. Yet.

    “Toyani..” Hideto’s face darkened, not with rage but with concern. He moved to touch her hand but she drew it away -- sharp as a knife -- and he felt the distance between them grow. She did not verbally reprimand him, the fact she’d pulled away was enough. “You do us no dishonor with the Red. You are one of the most powerful Queens in Tacea. You can stay here and rule, like you always wanted.”

    “It is no longer about that.” She replied, crisp and focused. Her chin lifted, just a touch, in arrogant response to his presumption of knowing her desires. “What I wanted before was wrong. Now I am doing what is right.

    It is not your decision, brother. It is mine, and it is made.”


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    Re: Toyani Kagen
    « Reply #1 on: Nov 13, 17, 12:11:44 PM »
    Hello. May I please have a General Roll and 5 Family Rolls? Her family got stolen from her by fking Eydis.
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    Re: Toyani no Kagen
    « Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 17, 10:30:26 AM »
    Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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    Congratulations!



    1. Summer Sky - Purple Dusk
    2. Rose - Opal
    3. White - Tiger Eye
    4. Summer Sky - Opal
    5. Rose - Opal
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    Re: Toyani no Kagen
    « Reply #3 on: Nov 15, 17, 10:31:06 AM »
    DELICIOUS. YESSSS.

    ALSO SOME AWESOME FAMILY ROLLS THANK YOU!
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    Re: Toyani no Kagen
    « Reply #4 on: Nov 15, 17, 11:55:36 AM »
    As per Gavin's awesome gift here I would like to bump this Green Birthright up to a Sapphire.

    Then I would like to reduce the Ebon Gray to a Red, and apply +10 to the descent.

    That's the quick maths.

    THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE EXTRA HEADACHE.
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    Re: Toyani no Kagen
    « Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 17, 12:07:05 PM »
    I'm pretty sure that Winsol item only applied to the Birthright. But as you're reducing anyway, it's a moot point! +10 added to Descent.

    Weighed by Mother Night...

    You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Sapphire Birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Red Jewel at your Offering.

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    Re: Toyani no Kagen
    « Reply #6 on: Nov 15, 17, 12:18:11 PM »
    YESSSS.

    ONLY.

    ONE.

    LEFT!

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    Re: Toyani no Kagen
    « Reply #7 on: Nov 15, 17, 06:39:30 PM »
    Toyani is ready for review.

    A note for Review: Akira's family rolls had been taken from Eydis's sheet, which was repurposed from Hideto. Toyani's family rolls fill in the places were taken from that sheet.

    Also, any and all references to Tacea are based only on Akira's approved sheet. No new canon has been introduced with this character.
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    Re: Toyani no Kagen
    « Reply #8 on: Nov 16, 17, 07:15:54 PM »
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    Re: Toyani no Kagen
    « Reply #9 on: Dec 04, 18, 08:48:13 PM »
    Per 2018 Thanksgiving Shop Non-Adoptable Dark Ally Roll:

    Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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    Re: Toyani no Kagen
    « Reply #10 on: Oct 05, 19, 09:54:29 AM »
    This character has been marked as Inactive

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    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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