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Author Topic: Yseult Falkirk  (Read 3256 times)

Description: Queen. Rose to Purple Dusk. Played by Idariel.

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Yseult Falkirk
« on: Oct 13, 15, 03:35:24 PM »

The Basics

Character Name: Yseult Falkirk
Nicknames: Izzy, Demon-Child, affectionate.
Age & Birth-year: 25 as of 192 AP, b. 167 AP
Race: Short lived
Caste: Queen
Birth Territory: Scelt
Home Territory: Scelt

Birthright Jewel: Cut Rose
Offering Jewel: Uncut Purple Dusk

Role: Clan Queen of Falkirk Clan
Faction: Territory Queen Lore Killan and Killan Clan

Appearance


Play By: Maria Shestakova-Angie


Distinguishing Features:
  • Best Feature: Her perfectly sculpted face. Yseult is the subject of paintings, drawings and sculpture due to her finely proportioned face. This is one source of her ability to wait patiently. She is privately convinced that the rest of her must not be so interesting, since all images stop at her neck. But then, she has a loud and volatile family.
  • Worst Feature: Those horrid freckles! Yseult is always fighting to hide the freckles that appear whenever she has been in the sun.

    Personality


    Personality:
    Yseult is a touch spoiled, gently compassionate, innately patient and utterly dedicated to her Clan. She has a wild, playful side, and while she was inured to violence at a young age, she does not like it.

    Despite, or perhaps because of, her large family Yseult was very much indulged growing up, only rarely having her indomitable will successfully blocked. She does not like being told what to do, and she can usually charm or coax someone into getting her way, if she can't simply wear them down with perseverance. One technique she never utilizes is the temper tantrum. A tantrum is noise without effect. When she is mad, she tends to have an affect on things.

    Caste and Jewel strength aside, she has an astounding personal presence for a woman of her age. She is used to dominating large groups of willful people without resorting to the use of Craft, but is perfectly willing to use Craft if it is necessary to keep the peace.

    While she does not have an elaborate code of honor, she has a Scelt's typical aversion to messing with people's mind. She will use her more powerful empathy Craft only when the welfare of her Clan is at stake, or to stop a battle which has no tactical purpose.

    She has never Heart-Bonded anyone who was not from her Clan, nor become close friends with anyone who is not a Highlander. Until her upcoming trip to Queen Loreniel's Territory Court she has been off of Falkirk lands only to attend the Highland Games.

    She deeply resents non-Falkirk Queens on her Clan's land, but doesn't quite resort to outright violence to remove them. She is more than willing to hassle, test, push and oust these interlopers.

    Yseult takes her time about making decisions, and hates to be rushed. At the same time, she is intuitive and fairly well convinced that she knows best. For everyone.


    Likes:
  • 1 Hearth-Witches. She adores cookies, particularly the delicate and intricately decorated cookies specially made for High Tea. Because of this craving, their rarity at home, and their expense, she goes out of her way to charm household cooks and Hearth-Witches. She is genuinely amazed at what they can do, their versatility and precision. A Queen, after all, has only three skills, it's not exactly alchemy. But being an excellent cook, confectioner or baker is sheer magic.
  • 2 Clan Falkirk. From the rugged men, to the cool highland plateau, Yseult loves her Clan. She has studied its history, heroes and villains. She is less well educated in other areas and certainly could not name all the district and province Queens in Scelt.
  • 3 Emotional Healing. Yseult cherishes this less well-studied, poorly documented aspect of the Queen's Touch. Being able to ease deep seated fears and long-lasting emotional trauma is to her the most mystical and sacred of the Queen's talents. She loves the promise and hope this power brings; true forgiveness is found in a Queen's Touch.

    Dislikes:
  • 1 Haste. Yseult hates being rushed, or pushed into any decision. She takes her time, analyzing outcomes and considering options. This makes her father crazy. He is a decisive man, whose field of judgement is battle, "In battle, Yseult, delay costs lives!" Her reply, "Careful decisions make battle unnecessary."
  • 2 Interlopers. Village Queens in her Clan area that are appointed by the District Court but aren't Falkirk get under her skin. She is more than willing to hassle, test, push and oust these interlopers; Clan Falkirk has a Queen, and she will see to the needs of her people, thank you. Like her father, she has embarked upon a political design that keeps Falkirk Queens out of the deadly race for high status, although she would like Honora's successor to be a Falkirk. That gentle Queen is a favorite of Yseult's, and she will not tolerate plotting against her. Instead, Yseult's Court will visit the Kilvary Province Court, in the hope that Honora will Bond several Falkirk men, and wed one. Other Queens who try to muscle into Yseult's Clan territory are fair game. The largest thorn in her side is Warlord-Prince Liam Devlin; he is the bane of her existence, and it is unacceptable to use violence against him. He is Honora's adopted father, and Honora will someday marry Yseult's brother, cousin or uncle, which makes Liam kin! Ties of Blood are so complicated. (*helpless giggles*) Of course, neither Honora, Liam, nor the Falkirk men know of this Plan.
  • 3 Blood who won't use Craft. Yseult loves and cherishes Craft, she uses it nearly constantly. She finds Blood who are miserly with their power baffling, and considers those afraid of their powers to be heretical. The Crafts and Castes are assigned by Mother Night herself. To refuse the gift is blasphemy.

    Fears:
  • 1 Loosing her Clan. Yseult hates being told what to do, despises being under someone else's authority, save for a few, special people. But the truth is, she is very bad at being told what to do. The very idea of loosing the Clan to another Queen, of having another direct and control them, haunts her. They are hers, and no one could ever lead them better or love them more.
  • 2 Witch Storms. This used to be a silly, childish fear based on the legend of how her ancestral castle was leveled. Recent events, especially Lore's destruction of the Sheane Court have breathed new life into it. It doesn't help that so many of her nearest and dearest carry the Sapphire Jewel. The niggling fear that it could happen again, or that Sapphire is just too powerful a Jewel for a person to hold and remain stable under stress eats at her.
  • 3 Bonding an outsider. Bonding is unpredictable enough, even within her own Clan, and is not something either participant chooses. Yseult already hates to not be in control, and Bondings are controlled only by the Darkness. Bonding an outsider would mean being Darkness tied to his destiny, which could lead out of the Highlands. This is unacceptable and would surely only be done if the Territory was at risk. For nothing less would Mother Night risk the Falkirks!

    Craft Strengths:
  • 1 Queen's Touch. Her strongest gift is Queen's Touch. She has a profound ability to ease riled tempers. She can affect more than one person at a time, provided she is either touching them or Heart-Bonded to them. (Please tell me if I misunderstand the normal scope of this gift.)
  • 2 Empathic Craft. She loves her people, and hates to see them die. The weakness in Queen's Touch is that it is so limited in range and effect. She doesn't want to watch any more battles, or to have people she loves die in front of her. So she has intently studied this area to strengthen and broaden her gift. Learning to stop an entire mob of people in their tracks, to halt a battle before it starts, or to disperse a riot with her voice, presence, and Craft. She has been lauded as the best Falkirk Clan Queen in generations because she has prevented enough brawls, battles and duals that the Clan fighting strength is higher than ever.
    *[3] Advanced Emotional Healing. Yseult's mother's death and the Bonding of her emotionally devastated Uncle at an early age gave her a different focus to her Queen's Caste. The complex and difficult wounds her other Bonded, Malachy, developed after the Black Widow attack strengthened her study of this area. Combined with her natural talent, her intense focus on healing gaping emotional wounds has resulted in an unusually effective ability to reach in and ease crippling emotions and deep depressions. She is too much the Highlander to ever eliminate the pain and hurt altogether, but she can lower the intensity to survivable levels until natural healing, true understanding, or time itself eases the pain.

    NOTE: please let me know if I named it wrong, or if there is a better choice for this. Since Scelt's biggest weakness is a hotheaded willingness to slaughter each other in large numbers for very little reason, I want her to be able to either stop the violence, or at least be to buy a few moments for both sides to back off of from the Killing Edge.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 Tracking Craft. Yseult is rarely alone and never, ever would be in a position to track someone, with Craft or otherwise. It drives her First Circle Craft trainer crazy that she just won't try.
  • 2 Jewel Reserves. When using her Caste gifts, she will not hold back or restrain herself. With the Queen's Gift, it is an act of faith with her to give until the Clan is satisfied, and physically stops her. With Emotional Healing, she will pour out her strength until the pain eases, or she has no strength left. Her people risk themselves for her daily, how can she do less? She never withholds touch to her people; she hugs, pats, pets, caresses and holds onto them. They are uniquely hers.


    Life Story


    Family:
    Because this is a Clan situation, this list is not exhaustive. I welcome people making family members! I tried to include only close family with Court/Clan positions.

    Mother: Cotriona Killan Falkirk, Yellow to Summer Sky Healer, deceased
    Father: *Laird of Falkirk Clan, Ian Malcolm Falkirk, M52 as of AP 192, b. 142, Opal to Sapphire Warlord-Prince.

    Siblings:   
  • *Lord Protector Calum, Siege Expert, M32 as of 192 AP, b. 160 AP, Yellow to Rose Warlord-Prince/Black Widow.
  • Court Clan Expert, Aoife Falkirk, F30 as of 192 AP, b. 162 AP, Summer Sky to Opal Hearth-Witch.
  • **Seamus Falkirk, Clan Marshal and Second Escort, M28 b. 164 AP, Uncut Purple Dusk to Green Warlord-Prince.
  • Court Tramore Liaison, Maili Falkirk, F26, b. 166 AP White to Tiger Eye Healer.
  • Clan Queen Yseult, F24 as of 192 AP, b. 168 AP, Rose to Purple Dusk Queen.
  • *Court Bard Padean Falkirk, M20 as of 192 AP, b. 172 AP, White to Tiger Eye Priest.

    Falkirk Aunts, Uncles, Cousins:
  • Court High Priestess, The Wisdom, Elidiah Falkirk, F52 as of 192 AP, b. 140 AP, White to Rose Priestess
  • Court First Escort Dhuglan Falkirk, M44 as of 192 AP, b. 147 AP, Purple Dusk to Opal, Warlord-Prince
  • Court Steward, Aonghus Falkirk, M42 as of 192 AP, b. 150 AP, Uncut Purple Dusk to Green, Prince or WLP (Ryanne)
  • **Court Master of the Guard, Cathan Falkirk M40 as of 192 AP, b. 152 AP, Uncut Purple Dusk to Green Warlord
  • * Court Fourth Escort Malachy Falkirk, M29 as of 192 AP, b. 163 AP, Blood Opal to Sapphire Warlord-Prince.
  • * url=http://forums.bloodrites.net/keep's-registry/ryanne-falkirk/] Court Scelt Liaison Raynne Falkirk[/url], F22 as of 192 AP, b. 170 AP, Tiger Eye To Uncut Purple Dusk Queen.


    indicates a family roll from Yseult. Final recipient of Opal to Sapphire is Jamie's choice, will get upgrade.
    ** indicates a family roll from Ciairi (3 Purple-Dusk to Green used here)

    History:
    Spoiler: Timeline (click to show/hide)
    Yseult was a Darkness-given gift, a Queen born to the Laird of the Falkirk Clan. From a young age, she had an intensity of personality and artless care for her people that quickly won her a personal loyalty amongst her clan. She loves the Highlands, and considers them the center of the world.

    She was further blessed with a Heart-Bonded warrior of her very own at a young age. She Bonded her emotionally devastated Warlord-Prince Uncle, just after he heard news of his only child's death. Her love and care for him shaped her whole view of a Queen's duty. His devotion allowed her to survive the loss of her mother without drowning in bitterness.

    Her Birthright Ceremony was her first major public event, and she took it very seriously. At this young age she first swore her loyalty and devotion to the Falkirk Clan, as well as the more traditional prayers and sermons of the Ceremony. She also fought a major battle of wills, wanting to form her Court right now, since she had a Jewel (Rose). Unfortunately for her, Blood Law is clear on this matter.

    She was trained by the old Clan Queen until that lady's passing, just a few years after her Birthright Ceremony.

    It was shortly after that lady's death that her own mother was killed right in front of Yseult. This radically changed her view of violence and warfare. In the aftermath of this event, she managed to end a blood feud. (see Blood Price).

    Her uncle acquired a few Collies for her to help her deal with emotionally devastating double loss of her mother and the old Queen, but the Darkness felt she needed more, and Heart-Bonded her to another Warlord-Prince, her cousin Malachy.

    She received her first Highland pony at 12, and attended her best friend Ryanne Falkirk's Birthright Ceremony. The younger Queen received a Tiger-Eye, the Jewel perfectly matching the color of her new pony's eyes. Yseult and Rye rode the mare everywhere, all of the time. In desperation, the two girls were moved to adjoining rooms with a shared garden; nothing else would keep the pony out of the dinning hall.

    Yseult gift's Rye with her mare's first foal, and the two assisted in training a loving, intelligent and utterly spoiled young pony for Rye to ride.

    Yseult's first Virgin Night did not go as expected. Trying to find a man who would neither be abusive, nor afraid of Yseult, nor afraid of her father and clan ... or of her Bonded males ...  was impossible. Her family connections made it harder, not easier.

    For her attempt at a second Virgin Night, she would need to find someone very strong willed, very brave, and very skilled, by herself. She opted to let the Highland Games decide. (See Too Hot to Handle).

    Yseult manages to get through her Virgin Night after the Highland Games. (see Let the Games Begin, not yet finished).

    Yseult's Offering was completely normal, Purple Dusk.

    Territory Queen Loreniel's personal execution of Province Queen Eirne Sheane and her entire Court via Sapphire Witchstorm resonates with the Clan. They respect her for personally taking vengeance for the death of her Bonded Males Healer mother. If a Queen won't protect her own, the Blood will fall. Yet, they but have personal reasons to fear an out-of-control Witchstorm.

    The death of the previous Territory Queen in a retaliatory strike, and the brutal death of her entire household and Court along with her, caused a drastic shift in how closely Rye and Yseult were guarded. This vicious attack could plunge the whole Territory of Scelt into war, and the Falkirk Clan expected to be summoned to war against the Sheane Clan at any moment.

    Queen Loreniel's announcement of the Outlawing of the Sheane Clan, and her claim to have proof that by both Blood and Council Law her vengeance and her Outlawing are legal, have opened the door to other questions. What else has the Sheane Clan been upto? Their are rumors that suggest the Sheane's hired the Mercenary Troop still hunting Highlanders in Falkirk territory; Queen Lore could have the proof the Falkirk Clan is looking for.

    After Loreniel's Gray Jewelled First Escort Brogan was called away from the Territory Court to add strength to an ally's Court, the balance of power seemed safe enough to risk a visit.

    The Falkirk Court and Clan rode to Loreniel's Territory Court, to discover the truth of the matter about the Sheane Clan, as well as to assess whether their Sapphire Queen is as mad as their own dark jeweled ancestor, or still sane.


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Offline Yseult Falkirk

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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #1 on: Oct 13, 15, 03:37:54 PM »
Hello,

May I please have a general random roll for Jewels, and as many family rolls as I am allowed, to use for her Court. They are mostly family anyway!

Thank you!!

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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #2 on: Oct 14, 15, 05:30:35 PM »
A general random roll:
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Maximum of five family rolls:
1. Opal - Sapphire
2. Opal - Sapphire
3. Blood Opal - Sapphire
4. White - Tiger Eye
5. Yellow - Rose

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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #3 on: Oct 14, 15, 06:33:53 PM »
Yay!

Oh, this is perfect! I didn't want her too dark, or she wouldn't have been trained at home, and I didn't want her too light, or should would be really over-protected, and couldn't be as ... Erm ... Arrogant.

And yay for awesome Sapphire, my favorite color! Go Warlord-Princes!

I love that the Jewel roller clearly was talking to my Muse.

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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #4 on: Oct 14, 15, 08:30:51 PM »
A general random roll:
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

&

Congratulations




Maximum of five family rolls:
1. Opal - Sapphire
2. Opal - Sapphire
3. Blood Opal - Sapphire
4. White - Tiger Eye
5. Yellow - Rose

huh. Interesting family rolls. lol. GRATS.

:o Holy Sapphire Rolls Batman.....is the Roller turning Blue again?







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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #5 on: Nov 05, 15, 04:31:09 PM »
Registry Cleanup Notice

This character sheet has been inactive within the Keep's Registry for over 2 weeks. If you wish to keep this character sheet (including the Jewels rolled) you will need to reply to this thread within 2 weeks or else you will forfeit the character and the Jewels.










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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #6 on: Nov 08, 15, 02:30:20 PM »
Keeping!







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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #7 on: Nov 08, 15, 03:10:41 PM »
She is ready for review, please!

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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #8 on: Nov 14, 15, 06:17:40 PM »
Acknowledging that I've been requested to review from a Plot Leader perspective and that I've added it to my queue of tasks to do for BR.










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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #9 on: Nov 17, 15, 07:01:13 AM »
Reviewed Yseult from a Plot Leader (Scelt) perspective.

(Just a few FYI points, and shouldn't hold up approval. Eirne's name was typoed as "Eriene". And that events occured in the following order: Sheane provocation aimed towards Eamonn, Loreniel slaughters Sheane Court, Daveil Killan and Court killed by Sheanes, Loreniel outlaws Sheane Clan.)










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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #10 on: Nov 17, 15, 09:43:06 AM »
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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #11 on: Nov 18, 15, 01:33:40 PM »
Reviewed Yseult from a Plot Leader (Scelt) perspective.

(Just a few FYI points, and shouldn't hold up approval. Eirne's name was typoed as "Eriene". And that events occured in the following order: Sheane provocation aimed towards Eamonn, Loreniel slaughters Sheane Court, Daveil Killan and Court killed by Sheanes, Loreniel outlaws Sheane Clan.)

All fixed! Thank you Jamie, Phinneas!







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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #12 on: Dec 09, 15, 01:27:25 PM »
All fixed! Thank you Jamie, Phinneas!

Err ....

Fixed again. I copy and pasted this time, I swear.

I fixed all the Falkirks ...

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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #13 on: Dec 30, 15, 09:49:29 AM »
Congratulations!


Yseult Falkirk has been blessed with Advanced Emotional Healing

You may add this specialty to this character's existing Craft Strengths section.
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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #14 on: Dec 30, 15, 03:51:53 PM »
I wrote it in!!!!!

Please let me know if I ought to edit it❤️

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Re: Yseult Falkirk
« Reply #15 on: Nov 07, 19, 02:10:14 PM »
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