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Author Topic: Isbeil Balton  (Read 1277 times)

Description: Queen. Summer Sky to Opal. Played by Isa.

Offline Isbeil Balton

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Isbeil Balton
« on: Nov 23, 17, 12:02:46 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Isbeil Balton
Nicknames: Bell, Izie
Age and Birth Year:  (32) 162 AP
Race:  Short-Lived
Caste:  Queen
Birth Territory: Scelt (Loch Cairne)
Home Territory: Little Terrielle (Balton District/ The Hill)

Birthright Jewel: Uncut Summer Sky
Offering Jewel:  Cut Opal

Role: Balton District Queen
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Appearance

Play By: Cintia Dicker
Distinguishing Features:
Thick waves of coppery red hair frame a face of rusty stars that dot the entirety of her landscape. From a few tumbling down her soft lips to those that trickle down her long neck and shoulders, Isbeil’s freckles are beyond count. While Little Terrielle is well known for its population's diversity, she stands out in a crowd for her coloring. Soft blue eyes high cheekbones.  Her jaw is straight, narrowing to a soft round and when she is content the curve of her smile will lift up into her cheeks and wrinkle the corners of her eyes.

Standing at 5’6" she walks with a confident but playful gait. Though her accent is mostly gone save for in a few words, she will tumble deeper into it the more she drinks or the angrier she gets. For the most part she has learned to subdue it for matters of Court.

Her Psychic Scent is of a subtle ocean breeze and the intoxicating but reclusive aroma of night blooming jasmine.


Personality



Personality:
If anyone embodies the free spirited nature of Scelt it is Isbeil Balton. Not only is she a physical representation of her homeland but her personality compliments that fiery spirit. Being easy to talk to does not necessarily correlate with being a trusting sort. Isbeil only allows people close but not too close until they have fully proven to hold no ulterior motives. She understands that Landen and Blood both share self serving natures, however while she agrees that trade offs in every relationship need to be made she is one to make certain she does not end up at the bottom.

Being forthright goes a long way with this Queen. She likes to have all the pieces laid out before her, good and bad,  and if something doesn't fit, one should be sure she will call them on it. Isbeil will not tolerate lies of omission or excuses, especially those which directly influence her Court or her District.  In the political world there is no black no white, only a whole lot of grey. Someone always benefits more than another and the game continues. The Queen guards her people (and by this, her males, Court and those she rules) fiercely.  She will cast a harsher judgement on financial and personal betrayals that are brought before her and is lenient when the crime benefits some need. Compassionate and strong willed, she believes her people benefit more from a Queen who understands them rather than one who simply casts judgement. This may be why she and Odelle get along so well as Isbeil adores her caring and honest nature.

In her personal life she laughs easily, smiles often though she is not without her tempers. Isbeil loves to be around the common man who she feels are often overlooked and takes secret pleasure in exploring the seedier parts of her District and those surrounding. Whether it be slums or poverty stricken areas, she likes to see how the people live and how they chose to have their pleasures.  Isbeil does not know why she enjoys watching competitors engage in sports, or even in fights. The sight of two men engaging in fisticuffs excites her and not because she takes some sadistic pleasure in a beating but because of the willing competitiveness and the passion behind every thrown fist and the sound of the crowd crying out in favor or against another. She has been known to attend a match or two a month though often late at night, at random, and under guard she is not afraid to venture into dark alleys or abandoned warehouses to partake in this guilty pleasure. As long as the fight does not end in the death of another the likelihood of her attending another hosted event increases.

Isbeil has many good qualities such as her naturally charismatic charm, empathy and ability to balance who she is and her duty. However, while not easily insulted, she is protective of her clan i.e. those who she considers in some capacity to be hers including friends, family, Odelle and her cousin Jack. If she decides that they have been wronged she can be vindictive and patiently persistent in her response. She finds nothing wrong with an eye for an eye but will take both if someone close to her is hurt.


Likes:
  • 1. “Competitive Sports”/ Fights: The salty scent of sweat in the air, the spirit of the crowd driving each opponent. The love of the sport. Isbeil finds this intoxicating. She isn't sure if it's Blood lust or the passion driving each opponent but whatever it is, being a spectator makes her feel like she is a part of her people.

  • 2. Sceltic music: Fiddles, harps, whistles and notes, Sceltic music is beautiful because it ties its people with the land. Being so far away from the Territory where she was born and now in her new home, she likes to inject a little bit of the past into her present.

  • 3. Being Amongst the Common Man: Let's not kid ourselves, a Queen is shielded and protected. She is elevated by the people who work and toil each day. Those she serves and dedicates her life to. From Landen to Blood, she likes to climb down and be amongst them and the land she tends.

    Dislikes:
  • 1. The Gangs: These groups have expanded outside of Goth and inserted themselves in her District. While this infestation occurred before she had taken to ruling the area it is still a thorn in her side. Wherever there is success and industry there will be lawlessness, but she she does not easily abide with bullies and extortionists who only look to drain her people. Being one to draw clear lines in the sand, the people of Balton support their new Queen. One of her first tasks will be to cut that same line right through the gangs in her District before they can spread.

  • 2. Lies through omission: These are the worst kind of lies. The ones excused as a way to spare a person from having their feelings hurt when the truth is that by leaving out facts they are just making sure that when you fall, you do it in their direction. It is manipulative and Isbeil does not tolerate it.

  • 3. Conceit: There is nothing worse than being around someone who is so full of themselves that they can't see past the tip of their own nose. Their immediate needs and concerns are primary even at the expense of those around them.  While being confident is in ones standing is vital in Court life she finds this behavior to be boorish and a cry for attention she has no interest in entertaining.


    Fears:
  • 1. Sabe being corrupted: The Twisted Kingdom can corrupt, shes seen it happen in her own land, the Black Widow's volatile nature leaves them susceptible to manipulation. In a place like LT they are not safe and she does not trust the Hour Glass coven and what they are teaching Sabe. Though Isbeil does not want to believe all the dark things that have been taught to her about her sister

  • 2.Returning to find Scelt in Ruins: Little Terrielle is home but that doesn't mean that she does not look fondly on her birthplace.  Clans have waged war in Scelt since long before she was born, things have never truly been at peace. Now as the Sheane clan has been outlawed and their Court destroyed by the Black Widow Queen she wonders if this will not spark a full scale war that will ravage her homeland leaving her unable to recognize it if she chooses to see it again once more.

  • 3. Betrayal: Having felt the sting of this before by someone who was meant to protect and shield her has made Isbeil wary of allowing anyone into her personal circle. Most betrayals don't happen swiftly. They are slow, calculating acts that leave scars. These are landmines that do not get better as more information becomes available after the fact but instead leave tiny, bleeding cuts.  She fears anyone can be duplicitous and though she hates it, finds herself second guessing even the those closest to her due to that seed of insecurity.

    Craft Strengths:
  • 1. Emotional Healing/Scarring: It is important for a Queen to be able to heal and soothe those around her.  Isbeil focused on this Craft with the knowledge that it could help her heal others emotionally but with the hope of never having to use it on her sister. At the same time she found that if enraged, she could use this Craft to leave tiny emotional scars on others which she has done in the past. Since then, she attempts to check her own temper before corrupting such a sacred Craft but she is not beyond using it if forced.

  • 2. Cursing Craft: Sometimes people need a little push to stay on the up and up. Isbeil has found that some deviate from an agreement all to easily, as such enforcing a contract gives them incentive to stay honest. This Craft works as a Curse though it contains elements of Compulsion and Triggers. This way she can be certain that both parties walk away with something they want. While she does not use it lightly, If a person breaks faith with her she can impose a Craft related damage which is selected at the beginning of the Curse (I.E Powerbolt damage or some kind of negative emotional Craft.) Although this is similar to a Geas, the triggers impose Craft based consequences. For example Isbeil can modify the terms such as "Deliver this message by noon or you will be struck by a Powerbolt."  At which case at 12:01 the accursed would receive a jolt equivalent to the strength of her Offering Jewel unless otherwise stated.

    Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1. Passing Through Objects: While she isn't afraid of enclosed spaces, Isbeil has never been too interested testing this Craft after her brother frightened her by telling her stories of Blood being trapped between walls and having to be fed by their families or cut out when they moved. The horrible stories were enough to make her cautious and even as an adult, knowing the tales were exaggerated, she can't shake them out of her mind long enough to attempt this Craft with any real confidence.

  • 2. Seduction Craft: Some scars don't heal. Having experienced a very unfortunate Virgin Night Isbeil never truly embraced this craft. While she finds sex as a wonderful release, she tries not to pour too much of herself into these encounters. Moreover she finds no reason to use more than her natural wiles on a partner as to not influence their decision making ability in the heat of the moment. These scars  have bled over into her Craft  as she chose to use it in such a limited capacity that it now fizzles more than pops.


    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Gloriel Balton- White-Rose - Witch (138 AP)
    Father: Balthazar Balton- Rose - Purple Dusk -Warlord (AP 135)
    Sister: Sabe Balton- Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk-  Black Widow 27 (167 AP) **Adoptable**
    Brother: Mcaniel Balton- Yellow- Summer Sky- Warlord  (156 AP) **Adoptable**
    Cousin: Jack Balton- Rose- Purple Dusk- Warlord- Steward of Odelle’s Court- (AP 164)

    History:

    Isbeil was born the middle child to a well to do family in Scelt with extensions in Little Terrielle. Her mother Gloriel met Balthazar when they were but children and over time they grew to love and eventually marry one another. Balthazar served in the Territory Court and made several wise investments which financially secured their family and growing brood. Gloriel had always been a lovely singer with a voice that hearkened to older times, as such she was often paid to perform at weddings and lavish events. Her older brother Mcaniel was six years her elder and the large gap made it so they did not have much in common growing up. While she was crawling, he was learning how to play pranks along with the children of Lock Cairne in Kilvary. When she learned to walk those pranks skirted the edges of illegality and truancy.

    That all changed when Sabe was born. Though it was a token of pride that Isbeil would one day grow to be one of the great Queens of Kilvary, her sister's birth or rather the manifestation of her snake tooth indicated that a road so carefully paved would be detoured. Isbeil fell in love with her sister the moment she laid eyes on her in the same way she did with the land at her feet and the fertile green grasslands she played in every day. Sabe was a treasure, albeit a dangerous one as she grew. While the village looked favorably on their little Queen, the same could not be said about the Black Widow, her kind was known to eventually become warped by the Twisted Kingdom. This history of Scelt was etched in blood drawn by Black Widows and warfare.

    It seemed that focus shifted within the family, visits to Little Terrielle to spend time with her cousin Jack and their extended family becoming more frequent. Isbeil still looked fondly on those years having found Jack to be a clever, smart and protective figure and more of a brother than Mcaniel could or wanted to be. At home, she was tutored in the village Court absorbing all she could and while it wasn't immediately apparent, she focused many of her lessons in an attempt to help her sister. Maybe it was her drive to aid but she tapped into a talent for Emotional Healing, which eventually as knowledge often does flipped into its darker counterpart. One cannot just learn one side of a skill without recognizing the other.

    The Twisted Kingdom could warp a Black Widow and it had already had its influence on Sabe. In the past Isbeil has had to use this Craft subtly to help Sabe through bouts of depression or crippling anxiety without her knowledge as to avoid triggering paranoia. At the same time she found that if enraged, she could use this Craft to leave tiny emotional scars on others. A young man had once attempted to court Sabe when she was too tender of age to consent and after months of his constant attention she was becoming transfixed on being watched. The stalking had taken to a new level when the young man cornered Sabe in an alleyway on the way back from the market. Isbeil came upon them and was so enraged that she pulled on this Craft and warped it so he would know exactly how Sabe had felt. Perhaps a little forced empathy would do him good. In the end it left the young man sobbing piteously and wary of every shadow. Since then, she attempts to check her own temper before corrupting such a sacred Craft but she is not beyond using it if forced.

    For  a long time it felt like their world revolved around Sabe and her “special” needs and much of that was merely societies influence poisoning their perception. As much as Isbeil knew that to be true, she couldn't help being infected by some of that prejudice. Queens were revered in Scelt by Landen and Blood alike, so it was a specially difficult decision to uproot their lives. Things were changing in Scelt, the bigotry against Black Widows was mounting, clan war was picking up and Landens grew restless. It was Jack’s parents who would provide an excuse to leave. Jack lived in Little Terielle and their parents seized the opportunity to move to a more inclusive Territory, closer to family and with access to better schools for their children.

    The move was hard, but the family adjusted over time. Things were so different in Portland, so much louder. Gone were the mountains and lush fields of Scelt, the music, everything felt so strange, so new. Overtime Isbeil began to see the beauty in the congested, in the enterprising people who made due with what had and found industrious ways to get more. Her lessons continued through the Aberdeen Court and made due with the tasks presented to her in training.

    Though she does not speak of it, a traumatic incident involving her Virgin Night changed the sweet, high spirited girl into someone far more reserved with her affection. Trust when broken  is not easily mended and some scars did not heal. From that point on, fear of betrayal became loathing and while it did not corrupt her spirit, the change was obvious enough to her in the way she dealt with all her  relationships. Isbeil does not forgive easily and demands a price, often steep for each indiscretion. However, she nurtured honesty and forthrightness. It was also around this time when she found joy in watching competitive sports, be it races, feats of strength, athleticism and eventually martial combat. In those she found that spark within herself, that hunger carefully tempered within her hot Blood.

    Being able to draw such clear lines in the sand made her quite popular within Rockland where her family moved. Odelle had always been a close friend and confidant. The fact that Jack was not-so secretly in love with her for as long as she could remember was an excellent recommendation of character for the Queen.

    Hyster ruled the Rockland Province for quite some time and had disappeared when Morr's court was upheaved. While rumors swirled, Odelle claimed the Provincial seat in spite of oppsition from Lady Bethany Smithers, and set to nurture and grow her territory from within. Knowing Isbeil would be a strong ally and supporter she charged her with the Balton District seat. Isbeil guards her District and will do what is best for it, although she might tap into gray areas to do so.



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    “My Lady, are you certain that attending such a...public event is wise?”  This was Gale’s nicest way of saying that the Queen of Balton would do better by turning around and taking herself back home than risk being recognized at such a disreputable event. Gale was tall, broad shouldered, stiffed faced and frustratingly proper. Even now disguised like a regular person, he stood out if only for his rigid back. He could very well been a bronze statue if she had the mind with coating him in a patina. “Would ye rather we head to Goth, or even Gate City again?”  She asked, tucking the rusty red strands of her hair into the hood of her coat as the carriage turned into the home. Though she was not looking at him she could feel Gale roll his eyes, the Warlord’s expressions always amused her, even though he did not see the humor in them. “I am simply saying, you are not, well, you stand out in a crowd Lady Balton, in more than just your scent, and without your sister here to mask you I don't think its prudent for you to risk yourself for a few thrills.”

    The door to the carriage opened before the entrance way of the home. The black coat lined in a simple red trim concealed her hair, but not the dusting of tint umber spots that rested gently on the landscape of her face. Smiling at the usher, she took his hand and stepped out turning her head to peek at Gale over a her shoulder with a mischievous smirk. “If one can't risk themselves for a thrill from time to time, then whats the point of livin’?” Gale knew her mind was made up and his warnings would fall on deaf ears once again. At the very least this fight was held within Balton District itself, and though they chose to overlook the Lady of the House’s role in the illegal activity, at least it was not held in another back alleyway or some crumbling warehouse that smelled of decay and sweat. Once Lady Balton’s proclivity was discovered she had graciously agreed that she should not attend such events....unescorted. That was the only compromise she made. Nothing would change her mind otherwise.

    Having arrived late, most of the guests had slipped into the back. No invitation was needed, at least not with the Lady who owned the estate as she balked at the sight of a Balton in her home. Isbeil agreed to overlook the entire thing as a charitable event as long as her presence was not announced. It wouldn't be. Her tardiness was purposeful, it was a way to be able to stand back in the crowd, and just watch before slipping away once the victor was made clear. If the combatants sussed out a Queen things were likely to escalate, so she pulled on her Craft in an attempt to shield herself as best as possible.

    Gale was despondent the moment they entered the barn. The sound of cheers echoed out from the four walls, men and women alike rallying behind one man or another. Once inside the bitter aroma of sweat and hay filled her nose. Bets were placed and well dressed guests, as thirsty for blood as she had seen in slums called out their notes for the players in this game.  Isbeil stepped within, keeping just outside of the throng of bodies, her long neck angling for a better view.  Something, a flash of black caught her eye, a large man threw a solid punch, missed and tripped forward with his own momentum. Then she saw them, wings, dark, leathery swatches. Some amongst them cried out in support of what looked like a young man, but she could not see his face well enough. Sliding closer to the ring she heard Gale curse behind her at the separation, but if she came to watch, that's exactly what she intended to do.




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Re: Isbeil Balton
« Reply #1 on: Nov 23, 17, 12:08:47 AM »
WOOO!!!

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Re: Isbeil Balton
« Reply #2 on: Nov 23, 17, 12:12:34 AM »
Hi cousin!

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Re: Isbeil Balton
« Reply #3 on: Nov 23, 17, 12:46:28 AM »
Cousin! We have so much to discuss.
Wee Erica!


Hello, can I please have an awesome random roll and 5 family rolls, please? Thank you!

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Re: Isbeil Balton
« Reply #4 on: Nov 23, 17, 10:45:45 AM »
As per request for a general roll and 5 family rolls.

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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1. Rose - Summer Sky
2. Rose - Purple Dusk
3. White - Yellow
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Re: Isbeil Balton
« Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 17, 06:36:33 PM »
Approved from Rockland!

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Re: Isbeil Balton
« Reply #6 on: Nov 28, 17, 06:43:18 PM »
Yay! Thank you Erica.
Awaiting approval from Lene for Jack Balton mention.
Then ready for review.

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Re: Isbeil Balton
« Reply #7 on: Nov 28, 17, 07:05:50 PM »
Added to the que
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Re: Isbeil Balton
« Reply #8 on: Nov 28, 17, 10:20:10 PM »
All set by me for Jack stuff!!!!







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« Reply #9 on: Dec 02, 17, 10:53:03 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 04, 18, 08:35:34 PM »
Per 2018 Thanksgiving Shop Adoptable Dark Ally Roll:

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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