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Author Topic: Braelyn Davenport  (Read 1039 times)

Description: Healer. Summer Sky to Purple Dusk. Played by Danika.

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Braelyn Davenport
« on: Mar 20, 18, 06:41:49 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Braelynn Davenport
Nicknames: Brassie, Brae
Age and Birth Year:  25 years, b. 169 AP
Race:  Shortlived, Sceltic descent
Caste:  Healer
Birth Territory: Little Terrille
Home Territory: Little Terrille

Birthright Jewel: cut Summer Sky
Offering Jewel:  uncut Purple Dusk

Role: owner of a small clinic for women and children
Faction: none?

Appearance

Play By: Susan Coffey
Distinguishing Features: Braelynn’s hair quite long, nearly to her tailbone. Her eyes are a startling pale green. She is petite and feminine.

Personality



Personality:

Braelynn has a difficult personality to describe. She has the nurturing instinct characteristic of Healers, but is fearful and distrustful of nearly all males , at least the grown ones, and is reluctant to heal them; she worries that if she were to return to her home village to visit her family or they to come visit her, she would not be able to face her younger brother. She doesn't believe her father would be a problem for her to handle, but her brother Merle is a young Warlord Prince. Most of the time, she is very confident in herself especially when acting as a Healer, but when she is in mixed company, she tends to be much more withdrawn and hesitant. The only time she gets surly is when Braelynn is caught out in public during a thunderstorm away from the safety of her room.

Despite this, Braelynn does enjoy spending time with her friends, and is reasonably comfortable among the employees and regulars at Geir’s tavern - even though she does not work there herself, she does spend a fair amount of time there with Geir and the others. Her friends are good about helping to keep Braelynn away from strange males, mostly by keeping her in the middle of the group or by staying in one of the private dining rooms.

Over time, Braelynn has learned to compensate for her fear by projecting an air of icy disdain that makes those who don't already know her reluctant to approach her. Her personal mantra is "fake it, fake it, fake it until no one knows the difference." Among her friends, however, Braelynn is quietly funny. And as long as Geir is there, she is able to almost completely relax.

Likes:
  • 1 Gardening. Growing up in a relatively smallish town, Braelynn always grew the herbs used in first her stepmother’s medicines, and then her own once she began that part of her training.
  • 2 Reading. Braelynn enjoys steamy romance novels at the end of a long day as she sips a sweet red wine. Friends who know of this somewhat secret vice often struggle to understand her enjoyment of the books considering her feelings towards men. Braelynn’s secret desire is to meet a man who can make her feel like the heroine of one of these novels.
  • 3 Dressing pretty. Braelynn takes great care with her appearance. She likes to look well put together but usually doesn’t go for the provocative look. Every once in a while, Braelynn pushes her own boundaries in the way that she dresses. Often she wishes has less reservations since often the yummiest dresses are also the most revealing dresses. Braelynn often makes her own clothing, either sewing, knitting, or crocheting an entire outfit or accessory.
Dislikes:
  • 1 Crowds. Since most crowds contain many males, Braelynn is obviously uncomfortable in them. Even crowds of just women make Braelynn edgy when there are too many of them. Braelynn likes to choose who shares her personal space.
  • 2 Snakes. Snakes are creepy. They look like they should be slimey. Braelynn feels that’s enough said on that subject. But if you need more; some snakes are poisonous. Most Healers probably take a dim view of poinsonous snakes.
  • 3 Ale. Braelynn dislikes the taste of ale; specifically the hops used. She can, will, and has, drunk any kind of wine or hard liquor under the sun. She just can’t stand the taste of hops.
Fears:
  • 1 Most males. Shortly before she turned twenty, Braelynn was raped and nearly Broken. Although she prevented herself from being Broken, she has a natural fear of most males. Geir is the notable exception considering all he has done to help her. Over the years, Rohan Abbot and Jackson Hastings have somewhat earned her reluctant trust, primarily due to  near-constant exposure via Geir.
  • 2 Thunder storms. Several less than pleasant things have happened to Braelynn during thunderstorms. As a result, she either hides in her room, or gets very defensive and angry during storms.
  • 3 Moontimes. The worst times for Braelynn are during her moontimes. Rather than trying to put them off, however, she takes herbal medicines to quicken her moontimes to only two days. Unfortunately for her, this means Braelynn is in excruciating pain for those two days.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 Healing craft. Braelynn is particularly adept at healing techniques such as stemming the flow of blood from wounds or from one part of the body to another and curing disease. Healing tonics is another area she focuses on as she grows her own herbs in her garden.
  • 2 Psychic communication. Braelynn has yet to meet a member of the Blood that she cannot communicate with and she can communicate over longer distances than is common.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 Traveling. Braelynn does not like to travel the Winds without a Coach. She can do it, if pressed, but she is always made ill with her jewels heavily drained.
  • 2 Sight Shielding. Braelynn has been unable to master this skill. The best she can do is get mostly transparent, almost ghost-like.
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Nellie Davenport (Deceased 137 - 177 AP ): A White - Tiger Eye hearth witch.
Father: Roderick Attwater. B. 138 AP. A jewel-less Blood male.
Stepmother: Aelyndra Finnigan. B. 145 AP. A Yellow Healer.
Siblings:
* Sister: Tianna Finnigan. B. 182 AP, natural Tiger Eye  Black Widow.
* Brother: Merle Finnigan. B. 186 AP, Summer Sky Warlord Prince.
* Sister: Joisse Finnigan. B.191 AP, Tiger Eye Priestess.

History:
The first truly defining moment in Braelynn’s life is probably the death of her mother when Braelynn was eight years old. Braelynn, her mother Nellie, and her father Roderick were traveling in a horse drawn wagon as they returned to their home village of Aradara. They had gone to Port City for Braelynn’s Birthright Ceremony in which she came away with a cut Summer Sky. As they traveled, a thunderstorm developed unexpectedly and lightning struck a tree near the road. The horses spooked, tipping the wagon into a ravine. Braelynn instinctively shielded herself and her jewel-less father with her new Summer Sky, but Nellie was thrown from the wagon and her neck snapped on impact.

Prior to that moment, Braelynn was a bright, outgoing child, always happy and very pampered by both her parents. After that moment, Braelynn became driven. She felt that as a Summer Sky Healer, she should have been able to do something to help her mother. It was a long time before Braelynn was able to accept that she’d done more than could have been expected of her in saving her father.

When Roderick Attwater remarried after only three years, Braelynn was very resentful of her stepmother Aelyndra Finnigan. It didn’t help matters that the hand-fasting ceremony took place during a thunderstorm. It wasn’t until after the birth of her first half-sister Tianna, whom Braelynn fell utterly in love with, that Braelynn was able to have a cordial relationship with her stepmother. As Braelynn helped watch over first Tianna, and then Merle four years later, she became less driven and more like the girl she’d been before her mother’s death; happier and more carefree at most times. She still had her moments of quietude and moroseness, but more and more her family brought her away from that.

Braelynn’s training as a Healer progressed well and shortly after her eighteenth birthday she had her Virgin Night and then made her Offering to the Darkness. It was early for it, but her father had become ill with a wasting disease and she was not strong enough as a Summer Sky to help. She was somewhat disappointed to come away with only a Purple Dusk as she had hoped to make a full descent to Blood Opal in order to maximize her healing abilities. Perhaps if she'd waited another year or two she would have made the full descent. Still, she did well with her training, learning to get the most out of her Jewels, and she has been able to slow the tide of the wasting disease to give her father more years of life, even if he can no longer work as much as he used to.

The next truly defining moment for Braelynn came about three months before her twentieth birthday. She had moved to Goth, looking to perhaps open her own healing clinic. A thunderstorm had kept Braelynn in the common room of the inn where she had stopped for lunch. A brawl had broke out between two Warlords and a Warlord Prince, and Braelynn somehow got between them—she was never able to figure out exactly what happened. A second Warlord Prince stepped in to try and protect Braelynn  and the whole group was dragged out into the alley behind the inn.

Braelynn’s protector was killed, knifed in the back. The two Warlords decided they’d had enough and fled when the murderer turned his attention to them, but the Warlord Prince remained enraged. His anger needed an outlet and Braelynn caught his attention as she knelt by the body of her protector, trying to determine if there was anything she could do for him. She didn’t realize her danger, focused as she was on healing, until the Warlord Prince grabbed her and shoved her into the brick wall of the inn. She was speared with such viciousness that she was nearly Broken. Being a mere day from her moon time did not help her in any way. Still, she kept herself from tearing into her inner web and was left bloody and bruised, with a broken arm, in the pounding rain. Geir Voll found her, took her home with him, got a Healer to see to her, and cared for her through her moon time. After a few days, Braelynn came out of her fog terrified of men—excepting Geir who had become her rock. She has stayed in the flat owned by Geir and his mother ever since.

In the more than four years since that day, Braelynn’s terror has dimmed to something less paralyzing, but she still fears most men. This dimming of terror was helped in large part by Geir's assistance in finding her rapist and seeing him punished. The Warlord Prince's being executed certainly aided in her peace of mind.

Braelynn has opened a small healing clinic for women and children. Her savings from before she arrived in Goth have been stretched with a little help from her father and stepmother, and made to suffice due to Geir helping her to find a building with a most modest rent. She spends much of her free time with Geir and his other friends and the rest either gardening or reading.



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Character in Play:   Warning: Mention of rape

Pain. Pounding. Fear. Pounding. So much pain. It was relentless, the sensations assaulting Braelynn. She hadn’t seen the Warlord Prince approaching until he’d already grabbed her; hadn’t realized the danger she was in until she was slammed against the wall. She didn’t have a chance to do more than protest feebly before she was hit with an aural shield and her skirt ripped off. The Warlord Prince was in a killing rage and she was available and weaker than he, especially this close to her moon days.

How had she gotten caught in the brawl? How could she get a stranger killed on her behalf? How in the name of Mother Night had she forgotten her situational awareness training?

Pain. Pounding. Fear. Pounding. Terror. He speared her again and again and again. She was spiraling out of control, faster, further, deeper. She had to slow herself, had to halt the uncontrolled descent, had to prevent herself from shattering her inner web. She was a Healer, if she could keep herself from Breaking, she would be able to put herself back together.

Her stepmother would be horrified by this. Not just horror at what was happening to her, but Aelyndra would be horrified that Braelynn had let herself be caught like this. She should have been more aware of her surrounding both in the common room when the brawl had started and in the alley when her unknown would-be protector had put himself between her and the brawlers.

Terror. Pounding. Pain. She wasn’t going to stop! She wasn’t going to save herself! No, she must calm herself. Must stop herself. She had to slow!

Braelynn felt herself thrown to the ground. As darkness closed over her, she felt profound relief. She was intact. There was pain. The rain continued to pound. Terror clawed at her mind and heart.

When she finally regained consciousness, Braelynn had no idea how much time, if any, had passed. A large blond Warlord was speaking to her, but she couldn’t yet understand what he was saying. She put up no protest as she was picked up and carried to a carriage; she knew she was in shock. Darkness claimed her once more and it was days before she knew what was happening to her.

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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #1 on: Mar 20, 18, 06:43:36 PM »
For Jewels, Zen rolled Purple Dusk to Opal....if I choose to have my own random roll, can I keep the one Zen rolled if I don't like it?
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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #2 on: Mar 20, 18, 06:59:24 PM »
Unfortunately, you can only have one shop item per sheet. So if you get a general random roll, you can not then buy a Discard A Roll and a Family Roll Adoption.

But you can adopt Zen's family roll and reduce it, if you were hoping for something lighter.

Alternatively, you could purchase a Dark Jewel roll if you're hoping for something darker.
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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #3 on: Mar 20, 18, 10:27:40 PM »
my eyes just crossed....would I come across as too unintelligent if I asked for translation, pretty please??
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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #4 on: Mar 20, 18, 10:43:50 PM »
Short reply is no. If you opt for a random roll and don't like it, you can't go back and adopt Zen's roll after.
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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 18, 03:07:12 PM »
Fair enough. Thanks.
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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #6 on: Mar 23, 18, 08:47:13 PM »
I am claiming the family roll from geir's sheet as posted https://www.bloodrites.net/points-scheme/(march)-points-transactions-13037/msg113459/#msg113459. Can I get the cut/uncut for that as well as reduce it to summer sky to purple dusk?

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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #7 on: Mar 23, 18, 10:17:16 PM »
May I have 5 family rolls please?
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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #8 on: Mar 24, 18, 08:57:38 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Congratulations!



1. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky
2. Summer Sky - Purple Dusk
3. White - Tiger Eye
4. Tiger Eye - Rose
5. White - Yellow
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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #9 on: Mar 24, 18, 09:25:53 PM »
Many thanks for the jewels!


Not sure if this is the right place to put this info, but I wanted to make note of how my family rolls are allocated.

1. Tiger Eye - Summer Sky: black widow sister who has not yet made her descent
2. Summer Sky - Purple Dusk: warlord prince bother who has not yet made her descent
3. White - Tiger Eye: mother, deceased.
4. Tiger Eye - Rose: priestess sister who has not yet made her descent
5. White - Yellow: stepmother, but she only has the yellow as she did not get a jewel at her BC
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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #10 on: Mar 24, 18, 11:18:21 PM »
I do believe I am ready for review!

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« Reply #11 on: Mar 24, 18, 11:30:49 PM »
Has my approval from a wanted ad standpoint and Geir mentions.





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« Reply #12 on: Mar 25, 18, 06:14:44 PM »
Added to the queue.
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 26, 18, 11:21:35 AM »

This application has been reviewed!

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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #14 on: Mar 26, 18, 08:05:43 PM »
Ready for round 2 si vous plais

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« Reply #15 on: Mar 27, 18, 08:34:52 AM »
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Re: Braelyn Davenport
« Reply #16 on: Mar 27, 18, 09:48:40 AM »
Yay! Many many thanks!
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