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Author Topic: Vanya Gupta  (Read 585 times)

Description: Landen Female. Played by Erica.

Offline Vanya Gupta

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Vanya Gupta
« on: Jan 25, 19, 08:49:57 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Vanya Gupta
Nicknames:Mama, Oma
Age and Birth Year:  41, 153ap
Race: Nharkavan, Short Lived
Caste:Landen
Birth Territory: Nharkava
Home Territory: Nharkava

Role:  Seat of Kamini
Faction: Council of Eight

Appearance

Play By: Sridevi Kapoor
Distinguishing Features: Vanya has a very stern resting facial expression - to the point that many people believe she is angry when she is probably just considering how to best approach a problem. 


Personality



Personality:
Vanya Gupta is a mother, a woman, and more than anything else - herself.  Everyone she loves is tied into all that she is, and everyone she hates is equally important.  Vanya will do whatever she feels is necessary to protect those she cherishes - and if that means that she has to wade into a battlefield and risk her life, so be it. 

Vanya can come across as stern, aggressive in her search for justice, and downright ruthless to those that outpower her people.  There is no 'honorable' way to fight the Blood, and so the Landen must fight in whichever way will be effective.  She embraces this - and some might be forgiven for thinking she will resort to violence first - but she also intends to ensure that the war ENDS when they win.

She does not want a neverending cycle of bloodshed between the Landen and the Blood.

Vanya tries to ensure that people understand this through her own examples.  She will assist the Jewelless Blood in their labor, she will help them deliver their children.  She will help bring in new life, no matter who comes to her for assistance, because it is the right thing to do.  Kamini would not care what bloodline a person carries, and so why should she when it comes to such duties?

There are moments when Vanya wishes she was more religious - perhaps that faith would help her in the dark and lonely stretches of night that happen for her now.  Perhaps that faith could be a cane she could lean upon - but Vanya's faith is that of a spiritual person, not a religious one.  Her devotion to Kamini is for herself, and she has no calling in her heart to lead others to Kamini's hearth.  She is too rooted in practicality to see to other people's faith in the Gods.  That was what Ambala was for.

Vanya just tries to get things done.  She doesn't care 'how things have always been done', and she doesn't care how others think she 'should' do things.  She will do what must be done.  She will do what Justice demands.

Life is too messy for anything else.



Likes:
  • 1.  Work - A soul that has no work is a soul that dies a slow death.  Vanya believes that when all the world seems to go mad, it is the act of working that helps a person find purpose and the proper path.
  • 2.  Water - Kamini's temple is located where the rivers merge into one great channel, and Vanya has been drawn to Kamini all of her life. It is why she ultimately moved near the temple.  It is why she trained herself to help pregnant and laboring women in their efforts.  One of her favorite things to do is to see to the bathing of the expectant mothers, and the pushing of children into Kamini's waters.
  • 3.  Cuddling - Whether it be cuddling her family members or a lover, Vanya loves cuddling.  She loves that sense of close intimacy and reassurance that touch and closeness can bring.  With cuddles, all troubles seem less overwhelming. 

    Dislikes:
  • 1. Jewelled Blood - They claim to be necessary, and created in order to shepard and care for the world and its people... but all Vanya can see when she looks at most Jewelled Blood are greedy people who have power and use it to stomp HER people into the dirt.  Sure, some might be alright.. but those are few and far between to her mind.
  • 2.  Pessimism - Yes, things are clearly bad in Nharkava.  But pessismism makes people feel as if they *should* give in to "the inevitability" of the situation.  Vanya clearly disagrees - evil can only flourish when left uncontested, and she will always smack those who start to fall prey to the despair that Glacia has recently inflicted her people with.
  • 3.  Being Alone - Vanya has served for too long.  Being left alone for more than a few hours makes her itch, and makes her feel as if she is being too lazy.  She thrives on serving, on being available to others, and that is only possible when around others.

    Fears:
  • 1. Her Grandchild Gaining Jewels - Her Grandchild is just a baby, an innocent child... but their father is a Blood male.  What if her precious grandchild is touched by this 'Darkness' that the Blood worship? What if her grandchild gains one of those damned magical stones and becomes one of the corrupt people that have ruined so many people's lives?
  • 2.  The Cold - It rarely gets too cold in Vanya's section of Nharkava, and in her youth Vanya would have laughed at the idea of fearing such a thing.  But she has witnessed what happens when Jewelled Blood are angry.  Frost covers the ground, and the air grows so chill that breath turns to steam.  People usually die when this happens - and so the Cold has become anathema to Vanya's sense of safety.
  • 3.  Glacia - The 'rehabilitation' that Glacia offers, the conquering nature of the foreigners, and the cold disdain so many of their pale ice people carry disturbs Vanya on a deep level.  She feels pity for those that suffer under Glacia's yoke within that cold land, but she feels terror for her own people as the invaders move further and further into Nharkava's leadership.

    Strengths:
  • 1.  Drinking - Vanya is a stern, serious looking woman.  This is true when she is working.  But as hard as she works, she also plays.  One of her hobbies is to go to parties and drink these 'young monsters' under the table. 
  • 2.  Calming Hot Heads - A temple full of pregnant, often very pregnant women is far from the 'safest' refuge from drama.  Vanya has learned over time to help redirect and cool the passions and furies of just about anyone, once she determines a few things about their characters.

    Weaknesses:
  • 1.  Horse-Riding - Vanya has a terrible time whenever she must ride.  She can never find a gait that is comfortable, and would much rather take extra time to walk or ride on a wagon than to ride a horse.
  • 2.  Writing - Vanya CAN read, and she CAN write... but penmanship was never that important to her.  Everything she needed to pass on to her daughter was hard won experience, and such things are better learned in work than in reading.  Now she regrets that, and often has to have someone else write as she speaks, so that her messages can be read by those who are too far away for her to speak with promptly.


    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Samaira Gupta - Landen Female - b. 134ap, d.188ap
    Father: Ranbir Gupta - Landen Male - b. 130ap
    Brother: Uthkarsh Gupta - Landen Male - b. 155ap, d. 193ap

    Lover: Arnav Bahriim - Landen Male - b. 152ap, d. 193ap
    Daughter: Riya Gupta - Landen Female - b. 172ap
    Son in Law: Eshan Kshatriya - Blood Male - b. 170ap
    Grand-daughter: Tiyanvi Gupta - Blood Female -  b. 193ap

    Best Friend: Ambala Dhawan - Landen - b. 154ap, MIA 193ap

    History:
    The landen are the lifeblood the world - and Vanya grew up knowing this to be true.  Her mother and father were farmers, willing to work hard and bring food from the ground not only for themselves but for their neighbors.  She grew up learning the pragmatic lessons  - and understanding that envy and avarice would result only in harm for her family and her people.

    So when she was eighteen, she made a pilgrimage to the Temple of Kamini to search for purpose in her life.  She loved her family - but she felt no call to Farming.  There, she discovered her purpose.

    She was meant to help others.  She began learning midwifery, and she began to clean and care for the Temple.  She met Arnav Bhariim there, and quite quickly not only served in the Temple but was served by it, bringing her daughter into the world.  A dear friend, Ambala, was the one to help her birth her daughter.  And they remained close ever after.  There was a bond there that could not be broken by differences in opinion or through the actions of others.

    Her life was busy, but it was happy. 

    When her mother fell ill and passed away, Vanya was able to find relief in the arms of her lover and in the care of those around her.  She doubled down upon her desire to ensure that the Temple of Kamini continued to run smoothly - she was no priestess, of course, but the followers of Kamini deserved to have a clean Temple in which to work, and if they did not have to worry about cleaning they could focus on the worshippers and needs of those they ministered to.

    It was after her mother passed away that she became truly active in Ambala's fight against the Blood.  Had her mother been treated by a Healer of the Blood, perhaps she would have lived.  But her Mother did not have a great deal of money, especially as growing crops became harder and harder, and so her mother could not afford the outrageous fees of that Healer.  The Blood were supposed to serve their purpose - and they had failed.

    With Vanya's encouragement, her lover and her brother also joined the Rebellion.  They became fierce fighters, willing to face down the godly powers of the Blood if it meant that Nharkava could be freed from the yoke of corrupt and greedy Overlords.

    Things were going well.  Even after the Glacians came, even when the Rebellion began to begrudgingly work with some Blood to fight against the outsiders who dared to think that they had some right to tell Nharkavans how to live, she had hope.

    And then came the attack on the Council.  Vanya hadn't been present that night.  There were three landen in need of a midwife during those weeks and she had been too busy at the temple.  When word came that the Council had been decimated, that the Avatar had been slain, and that Ambala's body had yet to be discovered...

    Many of the Landen were disheartened, demoralized, and ready to fall to their knees.  Vanya couldn't bring herself to just let it go.  Her lover and her brother had died trying to defend the Council.  Her own peace-loving daughter was infuriated, and even her Jewelless mate was ready to tear throats out for the assault.

    Vanya picked up the reins of Kamini, continuing in Ambala's footsteps.  She would not let Ambala's dreams die.  She would not let Ambala's disappearance - maybe even her death - mean nothing.  So she sent word to the survivors, and she sent word to the temples of Gautama.  Until someone picks up Gautama's seat, Vanya will see to them.

    Kamini and Gautama were hit hardest in numbers - they need a unified front.  They need someone to give them direction, to give them purpose - and Vanya knows she can do that.  It is time for their fighters to be ghosts in the jungle - constantly moving and constantly hidden.  Vanya knows there are plenty of people who want to help that wouldn't be warriors - but she knows a way to ensure that they can help.  She will start to create sanctuaries, hidden pockets of civilization for the families of the fighters to hide and be taken care of.

    She will see that they are fed, clothed, educated, and tended.  She will keep them safe, and healthy, so that their fighters know they are taken care of and can focus on the fight without worry for their spouses and children.

    She will provide safe places of peace and tranquility so that fighters who are injured can truly heal, and hopefully?  Hopefully the Council will be able to route Glacia as the Blood of Nharkava so clearly will not.

    The time for gentility and discourse has ended.  Let the Blood of Glacia hear the Nharkavans roar.  Let them realize the error of their ways.  If they are smart, they will scamper back to their frozen lands with their tails betwix their legs.  If they are not, let them die and feed the land of Nharkava for the sin of their arrogance.

    Between the history and lore that Gautama's people carry, and the pragmatism and know-how of the Kamini followers, Vanya is certain that victory can be had.  Vanya Gupta will honor the Goddess Kamini.  She will help clean Nharkava's house, or die trying.


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    ... can't find her body...

    Vanya stared for a long hard moment.  The messenger repeated themselves, and Vanya held up a hand before touching her chest.  Her heart was still beating.  The word had already reached her that Uthkarsh and Arnav were dead this morning.  Uthkarsh had made it a few hours... but he had succumbed to his injuries.

    Arnav, her beloved, had died almost instantly.  Or so her brother had said before he passed.  The messenger that had delivered that news to her had been ashen faced and sorrowful.  She had sent him to get food and rest.

    Vanya had continued her work, trying to bury her grief in the needs of the expectant and the Temple.  But this?

    I can't have lost Ambala too. 

    Her lips parted even as she choked back the gasping sob that tried to wrest its way past her throat.  No.  No she would not fall apart now.  The messenger was watching her expectantly.  Others would look to her - they would look for some sort of direction.

    I am not Ambala.  I am not a priestess.  I am not trained for this.

    She rose to her feet and moved for the small pool that so many new lives had found their way into being within.  It was immaculately clean, of course.  She'd made sure of that earlier this day.  But staring down at the water helped her remember how to breathe.  It helped her fight her way past the tightness in her chest and the grief that wanted to claw its way out of her in long drawn out screams.

    "The priestess Ambala would not want us to falter now.  Send word to the survivors.  The Temple of Kamini is a refuge.  From here, we shall begin to pick up the pieces and begin again."

    "Vanya..."

    She twisted about, folding her hands together as she drew her shoulders back and looked at the man.  "I will not let them have died for nothing.  We will not stop.  The Gods gifted us this life, and we shall honor them by fighting for them.  Spread the word."

    She made it all of five breaths after the messenger left before falling to her knees on the cold stone floor. 


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Re: Vanya Gupta
« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 19, 02:07:38 PM »
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Re: Vanya Gupta
« Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 19, 02:46:30 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 28, 19, 03:48:56 PM »

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Re: Vanya Gupta
« Reply #4 on: Jan 28, 19, 04:25:49 PM »
Need a Caryn tag, and then ready for Round 2

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Re: Vanya Gupta
« Reply #5 on: Jan 28, 19, 07:36:09 PM »
Looks good to me for Ambala mentions!




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