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Description: Queen. White to Tiger Eye. Played by Idariel.

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Amerys Tiernan
« on: Apr 13, 16, 09:08:02 PM »

The Basics


Character Name: Amerys Tiernan (moon, Strongwilled)
Nicknames: None.
Age & Birthyear: F22 as of 192 PP, b. 170 PP
Race: Short-lived
Caste: Queen
Birth Territory: Little Terreille
Home Territory: Little Terreille

Birthright Jewel: cut White
Offering Jewel: cut Tiger Eye

Role: Territory Queen of Little Terreille
Faction: Territory Court

Appearance


Play By: Uvashi Rautela


Distinguishing Features

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Personality

Personality:

Amerys is best described as spoiled.

She feels like she has had a difficult path to leadership. As if she has fought her way to where she is. Her own family was unable to cope with her powerful desire to rule, her need to stick her nose into everyone's business. By the time of her birthright she was transferred to the custody of a local Court, expected to do the bidding of the Queen and her first circle. All of it!

This was completely unsupportable and led to her often escaping the careful escort and protection of the beleaguered Queen. She liked, even then, to wander the streets. To win for herself both escorts, and allies. She investigated; she made decisions and solved problems wherever she went, without regard to jurisdiction or perfect Protocol.

Her decisions were effective and successful often enough that all the punishments and well-meaning scolds of her elders fell on deaf ears. Add in her first Bonded Male's gang association and she grew from high spirited to unmanageable. His gang ties led to both his adoption into her family and her transfer to another court, farther from his disreputable ties.

At this new Court she set boundaries even more firmly, but was cowed by Logain's collaring of the Queen. this was intolerable and completely eroded what little trust or faith she had in the wisdom of her elders. She concentrated on earning her Offering as soon as possible so that she could rule her own village, and be out from under the thumb of a ruling Queen who bent her neck in submission to a Warlord-Prince.

As soon as she had her Offering she made her bid to take over the Village Queen's role along the coast, near to her Bonded male's gang; she was sufficiently difficult and yet skilled enough that she was granted a few villages in that area.

When the Territory Court fell, she turned her attention and planning to gaining the Mekton District Seat. Strong willed and popular with the people, none of the other village Queens were wiling to challenge her at that time. They had confidence, first, that she would fail and second ... That several seats higher than a mere District were open. Including Portland Province itself. They would turn their attention to ousting her after the bigger prize was settled.

When Jon approached her, offering her the Territory Seat, Amerys was too young, too inexperienced to recognize the same threat the previous Territory Queen had faced. Too willing to hear what she wished to hear, and not see the hidden trap in Jon's offer to rule the entire Territory, she accepted the Territory Seat in early 191.


Likes:
  • 1 Walking the Streets. She likes the unfettered truth, the access to real life and how it is. If she has to make a judgement, she won't simply have everyone meet at her Court. She will walk the area, inspect the houses, look at the businesses. If she can't go herself she will send people she trusts she do so, usually unannounced and unexpected. Likewise she enjoys simply walking along the shops, not to shop; she has little need for material things although she appreciates them well enough. But to gossip, and talk and look and see and experience. She doesn't want to be isolated away from the lives of her people. There are so many cultures and beliefs in Little Terrille that she makes an effort to attend at least one multicultural or heritage event every month.
  • 2 Being Nosey. She has the right to know everything. About everybody. If she is curious she asks. If people demure she insists. She will not let it go. Whatever it is. She likes to know, she likes to solve problems and shape the world around her.
  • 3 Power. She loves power. While she mostly uses it to put things to rights (her version of what is right) she also simply likes the ability to say No. To build and move forward as well as to halt, and check people. Not capricious or greedy, she doesn't need or require either approval or bribes. It is simply the excise of her will, the evidence of her decisions as the world changes around her that she craves.

    Dislikes:
  • 1 Being bossed around. She despises being told what to do; even more she hates the notion that anyone thinks they have the right to order her to behave a certain way. This does not mean that she won't accept council or correction; she is willing to think through problems and accept new information. But when people tell her what conclusion she must draw from such council and facts, that is what puts her back up.
  • 2 Hidebound Folks. Wether it is from a respect of tradition or fear of taking action doesn't matter; Amerys hates when people won't act. When they accept a trap that could be broken by a simple act of will. Given her Caste and youth she truly doesn't understand how people can become trapped in the life they chose.
  • 3 Black Widows. it isn't personal, really. She is sure some are very nice people. But they are still both the people most capable of influencing the mind and were her source of restriction and punishment. She never again intends to be under the thrall of a Black-Widow. Even a hint of such control is intolerable.

    Fears:
  • 1 War. She fears not so much civil war, which is her own people. She is confident (overconfident) that she could unite them behind her. She loves Little Terrille, loves Landen and Blood alike, and has sufficient respect for the different cultures that form her homeland to feel that she can reach them all. What she fears is outside war. First she fears for the limited powers she would wield as her Escorts and Court went into full paranoia mode. But even more she fears the fate of Nharvakha or Pruul or Dhemlan, Terrille; all nations forever scarred and changed by invaders. Lastly, unspoken but real, is the fear for herself and those she loves if that kind of determined violence was focused on Little Terrille. The only virtue Logain has is his ability to stave off war.
  • 2 Being influenced. She doesn't like like to be controlled or manipulated even by words. To then have had to submit to either inspection or influence within her own mind is horrific. She was controlled in this manner at the second Court she was Ward of (to protect her, though she denies this is so and the damage was done, nonetheless). She is even hyper sensitive to being influenced by subtle emotion craft. Seduction craft that is physical is fine, but the faintest sense of it being used on her mind or emotions will result in a violent response. Trespasses are not forgiven.
  • 3 Spiders. Amerys is terrified of spiders. She hates mention of them, despises pictures or images of them and if one is seen she panics. Full, completely mindless terror. She screams and will leap into the nearest male's arms. While she will not think clearly enough to Shield, if she is not immediately assured the threat is assuaged she will squeeze her eyes closed and fire off bolt after bolt in the general direction until the creature is destroyed. All the way destroyed, with no body or wiggly legs left to torment her.

    Craft Strengths:
  • 1 Strong Willed. From screaming fights, to Emotion Craft, to outright mental manipulation Amerys' sense of self and rulership is strong enough to make it very, very difficult to accomplish either intimidation or bullying. Every part of her resists, from her subconscious to the deliberate training she undertook the moment she got her own Court.
  • 2 Mental Acuity. While understanding the minds of others would be invasive, understanding her own mind is something at which Amerys has had to work very hard. She had to reclaim herself from the deep controls placed within her. She keeps an orderly house, mentally speaking, and is able with the help of Craft (a daily effort, usually via meditation) to maximize the mental agility and accuracy available to her. She has exceptional control over her own memory and recall, as well as the ability to process information, calculate data, and make decisions much faster than the average person.
  • 3 Advanced Land Delving. Amerys is weak, in her standing in the Abyss. But she has a deep understanding of the land, and an ability to create a synergy with her Mental Acuity that lets her build vast mental maps of the land, penetrating past surface soil, the water level, and the deeper stone bedrock that shape each place. She can Delve until she feels the heat of the core, softening stone and boiling water. She doesn't need to physically walk each place, only sufficient time to explore the mystery she seeks.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 Emotion Craft. Despite being a Queen, her own dislike of being manipulated and the troubles with the compulsions buried in her mind made her refuse to use this branch of Craft. Outside control of a person's mind is intolerable, it is just an invisible collar. When she does attempt it, her own disgust and revulsion is all that is transmitted to others.
  • 2 Stealth Craft. She is a Queen. She wants to be be seen and adored, to be noticed. It has never occurred to her that being able to sight Shield, or conceal her conversation would be useful. It would feel unnatural to bind her Caste, or in anyway lessen someone's response to her.
  • 3 Compulsion Craft. Like emotional manipulation, Amerys will not use this Craft. If she needs to be certain of someone, she prefers to use her Queen's Geas, at it requires that what she wants of someone be balanced with a Price. It is not one sided, but the heart of what makes a Queen, a Queen. So other forms of mental or emotional control she violently rejects.

    Life Story

    Family:


    Immediate Family and Significant People (all of these Jewels are from her Family Rolls)
    Mother: Damini (lightening) Tiernan, F48 as of 192 PP, b. 144 PP, White to Yellow Witch.
    Father: Gareth (spear strength) Tiernan, M51 as of 192 PP, b. 141 PP, Yellow to Rose Warlord,
    Siblings: One was enough, thank you.
  • (adopted) Dax Rhett Elwyn, M26 as of 192 PP, b. 166, uncut Opal to uncut Sapphire Warlord, First Escort and her first Bonded as well as her adopted brother.
  • (me) Amerys Tiernan, F22 as of 192 PP, b. 170 PP, color=#ffffff]White[/color] to Tiger Eye Queen.

    Bonded Males:
    Clay Naltaur
    Roland Cade
    Mani Omani

    First Mentor:
    Lady Dreisa Onleath, retired Village Queen.

    Chetan Court - Enemies
    Court Seer: Runihura (destroyer) Chetan (soul/awareness), F61 as of 192 PP, b. 131 PP, Summer Sky to Purple Dusk Black-Widow.
    Steward: Hearne (hunter) Chetan, M56 as of 192 PP, b. 136 PP, Rose to Purple Dusk Warlord.
    Queen: Rameera Chetan, F58 as of 191 PP, b. 133 PP, Tiger Eye to Rose Queen. (Chosen Jewels for her only)


    History:


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    Amerys was born to Damini and Gareth; the two were not married but had a stable relationship. Gareth took Damini's surname when Amery's Queen Caste emerged. He was thrilled to have any child, and awestruck that she was a Queen. This led to a certain lack of discipline and indulgence that while not uncommon in the case of baby Queen's was still unhealthy.

    Amerys was spoiled; she was taught she could achieve any goal and do whatever she wished. She was taught that her wishes were, instinctively, good for people. Good for everyone, because she was a Queen and due both obedience and adoration. She was equally pleased by a Landen child serving her as a Warlord-Prince, the service being of value to her, not the power it brought. This simple, genuine delight in even the most humble offering led to her being quite, quite popular with the common folks.

    Her parents were crafters, creating cold boxes and other kitchen implements, but they did not serve a Court. So she was denied the early experience that would have both eased her sense of entitlement and produced the irritating arrogance most Queen's are known for. Once Amerys' Birthright occurred their independence came to an end. It was time to join a court, or give up their daughter. They opted to join a Village Queen's Court, with the understanding that the Queen would tutor Amerys.

    Amerys did not take well to being told what to do. The constant corrections about deportment and protocol, the very notion that she didn't know how to be what she was she was born was bizarre and alien to her. She took to long, unsupervised walks amongst the villages and running off into the towns. She had to remind herself of who she was, and wash the shame of obedience and ignorance away.

    She was unable to be uninvolved; when she met people she learned all she could of them. Neither could the young Queen see a problem and not try to step in to fix it. She did not care about precise jurisdiction nor perfect Protocol. Her job was to fix things, ease things, be the Heart of her People. In this way, she counts her service and her experience from a young age.

    When she was 12, during one such journey, she met and bonded Dax. He was amazing, powerful and free with no more use for silly rules and other people's authority than she had. The bond was strengthened by a deep friendship, founded in mutual respect and rebellion in equal parts.

    The two were fast friends, and she slowly discovered that at some point during the gang violence his guardian had died. He was terribly uneducated and alone; her parents took him in and adopted him, but the need to separate him from his criminal past was so strong that they moved away from the Village and Queen they had been serving for five years, and chose a new position. This new Queen was less interested in helping the two children to become whole and healthy adults than in the power the young Opal lad brought to her Court.

    She was heavy handed and rude to Amerys, who did not take well either to the move or to being second place to her friend. Her general intransigence won her an unexpected and brutal new development. The Court Seer was allowed to go inside of her mind, to breach even her inner barriers and to place such compulsions as she felt were necessary to ensure obedience and appropriate behavior. A subtle and bitter war was waged invisibly within Amerys' mind, and more notably by her mother, father and Dax working very hard to get her ready for her Offering as soon as possible.

    The second year of the binding, when she was only 17, she was witness to the horror of the Territory Steward Logain Marr collaring the Territory Queen. She could not protest or move or cry out; she could only watch as every District and Province Queen, even the First Circle of the Territory, allowed it.

    It would have been more honest to simply dismiss her. The only reason to collar the Queen was to keep Logain in power. Having a strong lust for power herself, as well as a horror of having one's mind invaded, she conceived a powerful hatred and fear for Logain.

    She managed to endure her Virgin Night with the Village Court Steward; it was neither horrid nor great, just a bit creepy and uncomfortable. It did not leave her with a burning desire to explore further, but neither with a distaste for sex. She finished her Offering that same year, and began campaigning for a few villages of her own. She did not approach the Territory or Province seats, but the local District Queen decided that throwing her in to sink or swim was better than fighting with her.

    Amerys took to ruling with great exuberance and energy, which helped the inevitably awkward beginning. But she had many ordinary folks ready to serve in her Court, though few were properly polished or Court trained, and quite a few were in fact Blood without Caste or Jewels. She did much better than expected, and two years later in 191 she was still firmly in control of her Villages and her people were happy with her.

    Preparing to take a District in the wake of Lord Black's destruction of the Territory Court (and every Province and District Queen fleeing or going into hiding), she was instead offered the Territory Seat by Jonathan Harmaa.



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    Character in Play:

    Amerys sat perched upon her throne, feet and arms tangled together. Her soft grey sweater dress brought out the silver of her piercing gaze. This sort of audience was amongst her favorite; it was the end result of research and insight, the moment when those wrong-doers within her Demesne felt the extent of her power.  When she made them realize it, and admit to their own wrong doing.

    She watched the midnight petitioner coldly. When she had heard his name, she had willing gotten out of bed to meet with him. She had refused fancy dress or jewelry, not needing such fripperies merely to force the truth out of a man. She had probed for herself what she had suspected when she last wandered the docks; had in fact arranged the disappearance of his partner and his ship.

    It was a nice ship, and she knew just the deserving Blood family who would not only cherish and care for it but turn a nice profit both fishing and running cargo. All without the illegal smuggling the red-faced, too-well dressed Blood male had participated in. Did he think her stupid? Did he think she had taken over a coastal village with out knowing Maritime law?

    Her silvery gaze was fastened upon him with unnerving intensity, and she spoke not a word. She had not greeted him when he was shown into her audience chamber, nor did she bother to refute his lies now. His histrionics washed over with the same total lack of effect his initial, pleading greeting had. For some reason her age and sex made otherwise intelligent men assume she would bend to their will if they but yelled loudly enough. It I didn't even raise her blood pressure or noticeably add to her tension.

    All the young Queen did was stare at him, pouring her displeasure into her gaze. It took something less than five minutes before he flung himself to his knees before her and began his stammered confession.


    Petitions (if any): None

    Wanted Ad Fulfillment (if any): Requires Zen approval for Dax and Dash overall approval.

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Re: Amerys Tiernan
« Reply #1 on: Apr 13, 16, 09:08:49 PM »
Hello!!

A general random roll please!!

Plus five family rolls, pretty please!

Thank you!

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Re: Amerys Tiernan
« Reply #2 on: Apr 13, 16, 09:14:57 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut White birthright Jewel, and were gifted with a cut Tiger Eye Jewel at your offering.

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Congratulations


And your five family rolls...

1. White - Yellow
2. Rose - Purple Dusk
3. Yellow - Rose
4. Summer Sky - Purple Dusk
5. Yellow - Rose

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Re: Amerys Tiernan
« Reply #3 on: Apr 14, 16, 01:37:23 AM »
Ready for Zen and DAsh approval!

<3

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Re: Amerys Tiernan
« Reply #4 on: Apr 26, 16, 03:53:54 PM »
Personality and history look great to me!
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Re: Amerys Tiernan
« Reply #5 on: Apr 28, 16, 01:03:25 AM »
All mentions of Dax are a-okay with me, looks good!





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Re: Amerys Tiernan
« Reply #6 on: Apr 28, 16, 01:12:18 AM »
Amerys is ready for review!!!

<3

Yay!

thank you Dash and Zen!!







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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 16, 10:53:41 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 16, 01:03:53 PM »
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Re: Amerys Tiernan
« Reply #9 on: Dec 12, 16, 03:26:07 PM »
Congratulations!


Amerys has been blessed with Advanced Land Delving.

You may add this specialty & its description to this character's existing Craft Strengths section, along with an additional Craft Weakness for balance.
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Re: Amerys Tiernan
« Reply #10 on: Feb 28, 17, 08:18:33 PM »
Fixed history to meet with Petrichor and Dash's restructuring.