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Kiersten Danielsen
« on: Jul 16, 18, 10:55:11 AM »
The Basics
Character Name: Kiersten Danielsen
Nicknames: Kiri (by Thyra), Kiki (by Machlan), Lady D
Age & Birthyear: 25 (Born 169 PP)
Race: Short-Lived (Glacian)
Caste: (Trained) Black Widow
Birth Territory: Ivalo, Glacia
Home Territory: Goth, Little Terreille

Birthright Jewel: uncut Rose
Offering Jewel:  cut Purple Dusk

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Appearance




Play By: Karlie Kloss
Distinguishing Features:

Blond hair, bluish-green eyes, and a small smattering of freckles on the bridge of her nose. Lean and athletic figure. Prefers fashionable clothing in meetings, casual but nice clothing any other time.

Kiersten's most notable feature, however, is that she is six feet tall before shoes.

Personality


Personality:


She was raised as a daughter of Glaica, born to carry the mantle of the Danielsen family and bring credit to the family name. That life ended when she escaped Glacia’s Dark Religion, but Kiersten still has the iron will and drive to control her own destiny that would be instilled in anyone expected to wield a Dark Jewel. She fell just short of the mark, however, so she works twice as hard to prove that Mother Night made a mistake in not granting her the Opal she deserved. 

Life in Little Terreille has jaded Kiersten and made her less willing to see the good in people. She’s wary of new people and she’s constantly checking on her allies to make sure that they are both okay and not working against her. Black Widow training has brought forth a sense of paranoia that would have served her well in the Silent Civil War in her native Glacia. Given that people are trying to kill her or push her out of the drug business, Kiersten refuses to apologize for staying prepared at all times.

Being a Black Widow means everything to her. She loves being part of a sisterhood, improving her skills, and delving into the deeper mysteries tied to the Twisted Kingdom. Weaving webs and touching minds has shown her power that she couldn’t have imagined just a couple of years ago when she was trapped under the heel of a vicious bully. Kiersten recognizes that she’s developed a temper and a meanstreak that trouble the people around her, and she struggles to  process her anger when all she wants to do is splatter someone all over a wall to send a message.

Her love of challenges has sharpened into an ambition aimed at being Little Terreille’s primary drug dealer. Every deal, every mark made, and every ounce of her focus is bent toward making her and her allies rich from Little Terreille’s drug trade. Success has become Kiersten’s drug of choice and she’s as addicted to it as her clients are addicted to her product. To this end, she’ll manipulate, coerce, and outright dominate anyone necessary to achieve her goals. ‘Do unto others before they do unto you’ is her new motto, influenced by her servitude to Machlan Rourke and reinforced by her training under Kelda Voll.

Kiersten wanted to be a good person in a bad place, but now she knows that it’s not possible. She wanted to change Little Terreille, but it changed her instead. Whenever she questions her path, though, she looks at everything that crime has given her and those questions cease.

There’s no shame in getting paid to do what you love.







Likes:

  • 1. Nicknames - Nicknames are a term of endearment for Kiersten, but they’re also a subtle way for her to keep track of what kind of threat a particular person poses to her. She applies nicknames to allies and enemies alike, making sure she’s always prepared to deal with them in one form or another.

  • 2. Weaving Webs - Kiersten’s love of sewing and attention to detail helped her pick up weaving webs quickly. Building webs is a form of stress-relief and she’s usually surprised by the designs she creates when she isn’t expecting it.

  • 3. Challenges - Praying for money or an easy life leads to weakness of the mind and body. Kiersten challenged authority and acted out in her younger years in the name of testing her limits, but those experiences taught her both how far she's come and how far she has to go. She walks to stay in shape, considers new applications for her craft, and tries to keep the gang from falling into anarchy due to Machlan's poor planning.


    Dislikes:

  • 1. Disrespect - Nothing pisses Kiersten off faster than being dismissed or disregarded. It’s even worse when the other party throws it in her face. When she feels disrespected, Kiersten’s demeanor chills visibly, reminding others that, despite her civil disposition, she’s as cold as any member of her homeland.

  • 2. Idealists- She still meets them, now and again. People who think that they’ll be the person to change Little Terreille for the better or that kindness cures all wounds. She’s embarrassed that she was that naive not long ago, and running into anyone who exudes that same idealism is just an annoying reminder of how silly she must have sounded.

  • 3. Cowards - The only thing Kiersten hates more than bullies are cowards. While delegation is good, Kiersten has more respect for people who deal with her face-to-face rather than sending underlings to handle their problems.



    Fears:

  • 1. Being Lost to the Twisted Kingdom - While she likes creating and using Tangled Webs, Kiersten has glimpsed the darkness that lies beyond the mists. She’s heard stories of Black Widows who let their concentration slip, or entered the minds of others without warning and been dumped into the Twisted Kingdom, never to return. It’s a fate worse than death, and one that Kiersten never wants to experience.

  • 2. The Big Gangs - The major gangs of Goth got that way by killing anyone and everyone who got in their way, especially the smaller gangs. Even with the destruction of the Hell Lords, there are still three major gangs out there, with others looking to take their place. Kiersten avoids the notice of the larger outfits to keep her organization from being taken over or wiped out.

  • 3. The Faceless Woman - Kiersten sees this woman in her dreams and visions often, but she can never see her face. Kiersten suspects that this person is responsible for tampering with her mind and sending her to Little Terreille, but she can’t determine if she’s friend or foe. She doesn’t know which one scares her more.

    Craft Strengths:

  • 1. Black Widow Webs (Scrying Webs): Drawn to sewing and weaving throughout her life, Kiersten found Black Widow Webs a natural focus of her attention. Unique to her is the ability to view distant people and places in the present rather than the future, allowing for surveillance of a person. A target not actively sensing Craft in their vicinity remains unaware, but a target who is actively sensing Craft use in their vicinity immediately realizes that they're being watched.

    When Kiersten uses a personal effect establish a stronger connection with her target, that person is immediately aware that they're being spied on, whether or not they are using Craft.

  • 2. Passing Through Objects - Locked doors and walls pose no issue for Kiersten. She can pass through solid objects almost reflexively to escape danger or avoid physical attacks. She can sink through floors or rise up through them as well.

    Craft Weaknesses:

  • 1. Long-Range Communication Craft -  Kiersten can only send psychic threads to people in her direct line of sight. If a person goes through a door or around a corner, even if Kiersten knows that they’re there, they might as well be a thousand miles away.

  • 2. Protecting Inner Barriers - Whether this is an inherent deficit or a side-effect of Thyra’s constant tampering, Kiersten shields against psychic intrusion have weakened considerably. She hates this and doesn’t know why it’s so hard for her to do. She tries to keep her thoughts focused on what is in front of her at all times to avoid drawing attention to it.


    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Marija Danielsen aka Mother Zealot - Summer Sky to Opal Priestess, Age 53 (Born 141 PP)
    Father: Hugo Danielsen aka Father Zealot- Summer Sky to Opal Prince, Age 58 (Born 136)

    Siblings: Thyra Danielsen  Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Black Widow, Age 31 (Born 163 PP)

    Cousin: Yvetta Danielsen, Yellow to Rose Hearth-Witch,  Age 27 (Born 167 PP)

    *All Jewels Rolled on Thyra's sheet.


    Adopted Family:

    Aunt: Viola Holt - Summer Sky to Opal Hearth-Witch (Age 63, 131 PP)



    The Old Gang

    (Leader) Machlan Rourke - Purple Dusk to Sapphire Warlord (Age 44, Born 150 PP)

    (2nd in Command) Gemma Reed -Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk Healer (Age 32, Born 162 PP)

    Solon Reed - Purple Dusk to Green Warlord Prince (Age 29, Born 165 PP)

    Alban "Ban" Holt - Rose to Summer Sky Prince (Age 28, Born 166 PP) - Kiersten’s “Cousin”.




    History:


    Kiersten Danielsen has lived with the burden of expectation her entire life. Her parents, Hugo and Marija, are respected members of their community and staunch advocates of the Dark Religion of Glacia. Obtaining dark jewels in their Descent, the couple has spent years trying to build greater influence for the family in Ivalo Province to rival the Eskola and Kalas families. Their first daughter, Thyra, was intended to apprentice to the Coven or find a position as a Court Seer in the future. Her Tiger Eye birthright deeply disappointed their parents, all but alienating Thyra from the family. They took in the Hugo’s niece, Yvetta, hoping the young woman might succeed where the daughter of their blood failed.

    A worthless Yellow Birthright doubled their anger and their fear.

    When Kiersten was born, her parents doted over her, often taking her to the caves as a child and praying that Mother Night would see their piety, their devotion to one true religion of the Star of Kaeleer. Her relationship with her older sisters took some of the strain off of her life when their parents weren’t around. She wanted dark jewels to please their mother and father. When she received them, she could demand better treatment Thyra and Yvetta. She participated in her lessons, if only to keep her parents attention focused on her and not upon her sisters. When she emerged from her Birthright ceremony with a Rose jewel in her tiny hand, her parents expressions did not betray elation or anger...but a reserved hope. Not quite as dark as her parents, but easily darker than both of her sisters. Her Offering would bring honor to the family.

    While Thyra and Yvetta were treated as the ugly stepchildren, Mother and Father Zealot (as they’d come to be known by all the girls) increased their attention on Kiersten. Her parents groomed her as the family’s leader and hoped to wed her to a powerful male and ensure Danielsens rose in esteem. Her craft lessons were often difficult and draining. Her only solace from the long days of training and  vigorous networking by their parents were the late nights spent with her sisters sharing secrets, learning to sew, and sneaking out of the house to spite her parents.

    Friends and neighbors were invited to Kiersten’s Offering Ceremony, expecting that Kiersten would succeed where Thyra and Yvetta failed. After thirteen hours, Kiersten found the Purple Dusk in her palm. While she loved her jewel and liked the way it complemented her Rose, she worried over her parents’ reaction. Hugo looked defeated. It was Marija who reacted with uncharacteristic fury, attacking Kiersten and calling her a “waste of time” and “worthless”. Thyra, hearing the berating, physically assaulted the older woman and shocked everyone.

    Thyra ran away from home shortly after that, leaving Yvetta and Kiersten to be mostly ignored by their parents, who only acknowledged them to demand that they didn’t “embarrass the family further”. Yvetta, long inured to their disappointment, meekly accepted. When Kiersten later overheard their parents deciding that all three women should be collared (especially Thyra, her mother snarled), the fires of defiance were kindled in the youngest Danielsen.

    Following up on a rumor, Kiersten began asking around for a contraceptive brew “for a friend” and said she was willing to pay. When the purveyor arrived, she wasn’t surprised to find that it was Thyra, who’d now gone into business for herself. Thyra, on the other hand, was livid. She grew even more so when Kiersten demanded to join The Underground so that they they could rescue Yvetta, who’d been collared and sent to work in the home of High Priestess Lydia Kalas.

    This was the first time that Thyra tampered with Kiersten’s mind. Each time things became unbearable at home, Kiersten went to Thyra for help. When Kiersten again learned of the Underground, Thyra refused her and removed the knowledge of the group from her mind. This time, however, Thyra decided that Kiersten had to leave Glacia before she forced her way into the group or blew their cover by accident.

    When Thyra finally agreed to handle the situation and save Yvetta, Kiersten was elated. Now and again, she remembers someone apologizing to her, though she can’t recall when it happened or why.

    “I’m sorry.”

    Kiersten regained consciousness in Nharkava, informed that she was visiting relatives in Little Terreille. Her companion was personable enough, though he evaded her questions about his identity and she swiftly stopped asking. She remembered leaving Glacia to get away from her family, but when she tried to recall her family’s names or faces, she drew a blank. Whenever she focuses on it, she soon loses interest and finds something else to do. In Goth, “Aunt” Viola Holt gave her a job as a seamstress, putting her talent for needlework to use.
     
    The days and nights ran together after that month until Machlan Rourke showed up. The gang leader had been pressuring Viola’s son, Alban, to join his gang. Machlan pressured him into hiding contraband for him inside his mother’s shop. Viola and Kiersten were unaware until another gang brought home a beaten Alban, forcing him to turn over the goods. When Machlan found out, he conscripted both Aron and Kiersten into the gang by threatening Viola’s life.

    Kiersten’s opinion of Machlan is low, but the man’s jewels are the darkest she’s ever seen. She can’t beat him in a contest of raw power and his two thugs, Gemma and Solon, are always present. If she’s even going to be free of them (and free Alban), she will have to choose her moment carefully.




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    Kiersten’s heart thundered as she sprinted down the street, away from the gang’s hangout. They didn’t even have a name yet, though that idiot Rourke swore they’d take over Goth once they were up and running. She made a left at the corner and kept running, sweat dripping and stinging her eyes as she looked for a place to hide on this street. A number of buildings were closed for the night, but the ones that were open were the real dangers. These people knew Rourke and most of them feared him; none would cross him to do her any favors.


    “I saw her turn this corner!” Solon yelled.

    Shit. Shit. Shit! If that Warlord Prince caught her before Rourke, she’d be lucky if they killed her first. Calling Solon Reed an animal was elevating him several notches. She’d already seen him beat a guy to death for looking at him wrong. When Kiersten protested, he’d nearly turned on her before Rourke showed up.

    She took another breath and ran into an alley. She concentrated and imagined all of the air inside of her body rushing out, leaving her empty, empty enough that she weighed nothing and felt like nothing. She passed through the wall on the first try, taking a deep breath on the other side as she let herself solidify.


    Gemma's hand grasped Kiersten's wrist and numbness set in immediately. She tried to pull away, but her body wouldn't obey and Gemma shook her head at the young Witch.

    "You're gonna get us killed, Kiki. I can't let you do that." she whispered, helping Kiersten down to the ground.

    “Got her, Machlan!” Gemma yelled, looking sadly at Kiersten.

    Seconds later, Kiersten heard the heavy footfalls of her gang’s leader echoing off the pavement. Solon helped Gemma lifted her up to meet Machlan’s gaze. Alban stood beside him, lip split and cheek swollen. Machlan held up a metallic circlet, summoning a small sphere of Witchlight to illuminate the dark alley that the five of them now stood in.

    “Kiki, you made a dumb move tonight.” he said, walking forward. “You know what this is?”

    She said nothing.

    “That’s okay, I’ll explain. This is a Slave Collar, kind of like our esteemed Prince Morr uses. Hard as hell to get one, let alone two, but worth the amount of bullshit necessary. You ever seen one in action? No? Okay, let me show you how they work.” he said, holding up his right hand. The dim light reflected off of a ring on Machlan’s finger, a ring that Kiersten had never seen before.

    “Albann, get on your knees, son.”

    Aron, eyes downcast, dropped to his knees. Machlan looked at Kiersten.

    "Now for the part I like. Crawl over to Kiki.”

    The young man got down on all fours and crawled over to Kiersten, stopping beside her. Gemma found an interesting spot on the floor to focus upon. Solon chortled as he held her fast. Machlan reached out, quick as a snake, and grabbed Kiersten by the chin in a vise-like grip.

    “I’m gonna say this one time. If you ever, and I mean ever, run away from me again, I will hunt you down, I will find you, and I slap this other collar around your neck. Then I’m gonna walk you down to Old Viola’s shop and slap another collar around her neck.


    Then I’ll gonna walk all three of you bitches down Main Street like a pack of dogs. This all depends on you, Kiki. You play nice and...maybe I don’t let Solon have play time with you when he’s in Rut.” Machland said. He nodded to Solon who let Kiersten go. She fell to her knees beside Aron and reached out, trying to check the extent of his injuries.

    “Alban, get up and run home, dog-boy.”

    Alban rose, turn and ran from the alley. Gemma and Solon followed.

    “Ball’s in your court now, kid. Just remember: this is Little Terreille. You’re nobody here and no-one’s coming to help you. Keep that in mind the next time you think about running off.”


    Machlan left the alley, leaving Kiersten behind. She’d hated people in her life; she was sure of it, even if she didn’t remember who they were. But right now, she’d never hated anyone more than she hated the man walking out of the alley.

    She’d get him for this. She didn’t know how or when, but she would.

    She got to her feet and walked out of the alley.

    She had to check on Alban.



    Caste Requesting : Black Widow (from 2016 Thanksgiving Shop Purchase, shown here)



    Reasons For Requesting these Castes: Kiersten’s story was conceived differently, but her time in LT has been better than I expected. Now that she’s completed her training, it’s time to stand on her own as a Black Widow and a member of LT’s criminal society. I’d like to continue playing with her slide into darkness and explore whether this is who she really is, or if these changes were a result of her sister’s mental tampering.

    I have updated Kiersten's sheet in a few places to reflect changes brought on by Black Widow training and experience. Her original sheet is here.


    Ain't Got Nothin' But Too Much To Lose - Kiersten's day takes a turn after Kelda is attacked and hit with a nasty web. Now Kiersten, still in training as a Black Widow, must race against time to remove the web before it kills Kelda or worse, while hunkering down in the home of Travis Desmarais, an ally of Kelda's.

    Mutual Interests - Tracking down an errant employee brings Kiersten to the door of the Madame, Violet Kaos. The two discuss a few things in the course of striking up an acquaintance.

    Mama Said, Mama Said - Kiersten visits her mentor and employer, Lady Voll. She is treated to some live-action Black Widow training in the form of Kelda's captive, Megan O'Shea

    Visiting Hours - Kiersten visits the Bodleian to talk to Violet about their upcoming partnership. She gets an eyeful of what it means to really be a siren.


    Plans for this Character: Explore Kiersten’s continued slide into darkness, and her growing avarice and ambition. Reunite her with Thyra. Struggle with the added aggression and prickly nature of her new Caste. Participate in the gang war of LT and try to carve out better place for herself. Finally deal with her one-time captor, Machlan Rourke.


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Re: Kiersten Danielsen
« Reply #1 on: Jul 16, 18, 11:24:40 AM »
Email: Dash@Bloodrites.net   Discord: Dash#6159

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Re: Kiersten Danielsen
« Reply #2 on: Dec 18, 18, 05:20:08 PM »
May I have a roll for Kiersten's Dark Ally, shown here?

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« Reply #3 on: Dec 18, 18, 07:38:40 PM »
Your Adoptable Dark Ally roll...

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Kiersten Danielsen
« Reply #4 on: Jan 09, 19, 10:04:39 PM »
Hello, I’d like to redeem my Black Widow Webs Craft Specialty for Kiersten, per Points Transaction:

Black Widow Webs (Scrying Webs): Drawn to sewing and weaving throughout her life, Kiersten found Black Widow Webs a natural focus of her attention. Unique to her is the ability to view distant people and places in the present rather than the future, allowing for surveillance of a person. A target not actively sensing Craft in their vicinity remains unaware, but a target who is actively sensing Craft use in their vicinity immediately realizes that they're being watched.

When Kiersten uses a personal effect establish a stronger connection with her target, that person is immediately aware that they're being spied on, whether or not they are using Craft.





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« Reply #5 on: Jan 10, 19, 11:57:33 AM »

This application has been reviewed!

Check your private messages for feedback. When you have made the requested changes please reply to this post and let us know you are ready for the next round!

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« Reply #6 on: Jan 10, 19, 04:25:43 PM »
Ready for Round 2.

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« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 19, 02:46:09 PM »
Congratulations!


Kiersten Danielsen has been blessed with a specialty in Black Widow Webs


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