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Author Topic: Lucy Benton  (Read 989 times)

Description: Healer. Tiger Eye to Summer Sky. Played by Myst.

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Lucy Benton
« on: Jul 16, 17, 07:08:03 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Lucy Benton
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Age and Birth Year: 32 (b. 162 AP)
Race: Short-lived
Caste: Healer
Birth Territory: Little Terreille
Home Territory: Little Terreille

Birthright Jewel: cut Tiger-Eye
Offering Jewel: cut Summer-Sky

Role: Court Healer
Faction: Rockland Province

Appearance

Play By: Kristen Bell
Distinguishing Features:

Due to Lucy's Glacian heritage, she has fairer skin than the average Little Terreille native, along with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Personality


Personality:

Lucy shares the qualities many Healers have: she is stubborn with a drive to help people, cares about others, and has a hard time watching people hurting without doing anything about it. She also understands that she can't help everyone no matter how much she wants to. And she knows that sometimes, the best and kindest thing she can do for someone is make them comfortable by managing their pain so that they can have an easy death. Thankfully she has so far only had to do this once.

She is strongly motivated by her father's family's success, and that she is one one of the few casted women on her mother's side. This feeds into a desire to make something of herself and make them proud, which is something they push her towards as well. She sees her personal success tied directly to continued family success, which puts pressure on her as much as it motivates her.

Since her voice is only one of many in a rather large family, she is used to having to cooperate and compromise when necessary. She's learned to decide when to give and when not to, and does her best to stand up for herself when she doesn't think it's the right time to bend. Anger for Lucy tends to start slowly and rise to disappointment rather than shouting, unless the situation calls for it. She will yell if a patient is doing something dangerous and needs to stop immediately, or if someone else starts the shouting match.

Likes:
  • Seeing people after she has healed them: Lucy likes seeing the results of her healings. Not just the immediate aftermath; she likes seeing people months and even years after she helped them because it makes her feel like she truly did something worthwhile because that person went on to have a productive life.
  • The exhausted feeling after a long, successful healing: Lucy compares this to the good sort of soreness one feels after a long workout. It is satisfying to know that she did a good job and humbling because she probably saved someone's life or at least their livelihood.
  • Sweets: Lucy wishes she could get her hands on far more sweets than she does. She especially enjoys sweet pastries with a fruit filling, but will pretty much accept anything sweet as a bribe.

Dislikes:
  • Alcohol: except for wine, Lucy dislikes alcohol. She finds the smell to be as repellant as the flavor. She doesn't like wine enough to be really knowledgeable about it, but she will drink it, mainly in social settings where it feels required.
  • Injuries caused by dumb actions: Almost everyone does something dumb when they're kids that gets them injured; Lucy accepts that this is part of growing up. However, she really dislikes it when adults get themselves hurt doing something when she thinks they should have known better. It makes unnecessary work for her, and uses up resources.
  • Having to 'take it easy': Whether for her moontime or injury, Lucy really hates being inactive. She behaves herself because she knows she has to, and even sometimes without complaint.

Fears:
  • Her family losing their business: The business is such an important thing to Lucy and her family. It supports most of them in some way, and to have it go under would be disastrous.
  • Doing harm instead of helping: While she always does her best to help her patients, she struggles with what might be helpful and what might actually cause more harm. What if a head injury is severe enough to cause permanent damage? She fears that she will someday need to decide whether it is kinder to keep that person alive or to let them go. It is something she struggles with, even just in theory.
  • Being unable to heal someone important to her: Whether due to distance or that she is too drained, Lucy fears losing someone important to her because she can't do anything. While she worries about losing any patient, she worries more about her family and close friends.

Craft Strengths:
  • Defensive Shielding: Because Lucy was part of the Navy and on shipping vessels as part of the crew, it put her in danger of pirates when they sailed into areas that were not as well-protected as the waters around Little Terreille and Dharo. She was taught to protect herself as best she could until one of her family members or other crew members was able to get to her.
  • Bone Shaping: With the unpredictable nature of the sea, men on ships can be suddenly tossed about without warning. This can lead to many broken bones, so Lucy spent a fair amount of time focused on this so that she can be efficient and cause as little pain possible while healing the break.

Craft Weaknesses:
  • Animal Healing: Lucy loves animals, but her training was focused on humans, so she would have great difficulty healing an animal without harming it. She would do her best, but then be very upset if she ended up making things worse.
  • Power Bolts: Lucy really doesn't want to hurt anyone, not even in her own defense, although she will do so if needed. Despite practicing with her cousins, she has never gotten very good at using power bolts.

Life Story

Family:
Mother: Sharla Benton (b. 139 PP), White - Yellow witch
Father: Rylan Boesson (b. 138 PP), Summer Sky - Purple Dusk Warlord
Sister: Sorrell Benton (b. 164 PP), Tiger Eye - Summer Sky witch
Brother: Avery Boesson (b. 165 PP), White - Tiger Eye Prince *

Cousin: Hrodi Boesson (b. 162 PP), Opal - Sapphire Warlord Prince

Escort: Nathaniel Boesson (b. 164 PP), Purple Dusk - Green Warlord Prince

* Adoptable with rolled jewels.

History:

Several generations ago, Lucy's father's side emigrated from Glacia before it was difficult to leave the Territory. They are a merchant family, specializing in shipping rather than creation of goods. They also offer protection to other shipping vessels as a way to make money off their competitors, and because they do not have the manpower to take all of the shipping business for themselves. They will also offer protection to private vessels.

While her father's side tended to produce some casted females, her mother's side did not, and the fact that Lucy turned out to be a Healer was celebrated. After her Birthright, they sent her for training, and although Lucy wanted nothing more than to enter the family business as a ship's healer, her family had other ideas for her. Along with her cousin, Hrodi, she ended up gearing her training towards the Navy.

After making her Offering, Lucy went to work on a Navy ship as their Healer and began to rise through the ranks, but eventually the desire to join the family business was too strong, and she ended up leaving the Navy to join that. Soon after she left, Hrodi did as well.

Both of the ships owned by their family had full-time Healers already, but one was aging so Lucy went to work with her. That there were two of them meant that she had time to learn other jobs around the ship, and she is no stranger to the crow's nest, cleaning jobs, the galley, and she has even steered the ship once (in a straight line while her uncle, the captain, watched closely but it still counts!)

She also spent time learning to stand up to sometimes rough and tumble men who liked to make things difficult for her from time to time, either because they thought it was funny or simply because it was their nature, or a combination of the two. While her uncle protected her, he didn't baby her, which was because he knew he couldn't see everything the crew did, so she needed to stand up for herself as well. Hrodi did baby her sometimes when he was on the ship, but as they finished their training, he went on to different work within the business. On land, the cousins remained close. After making her Offering, Lucy and her mentor slowly transitioned the full job to her, and then the woman retired.

The family avoided politics as much as they could, but eventually they weren't able to. With the destruction of the Territory court and the aftermath, her family wanted her back on land, hoping to give them a connection to what was going on. While Lucy liked sailing, she agreed that it was a good idea and started to look at what court healer roles might be available. Her family decided they wanted an escort that they knew with her and assigned Nathaniel Boesson to her, intending for him to join one of the Queen's circles, if she would have him. He was rescued from slavery by Hrodi several years prior and took on the family's last name. This role was meant as a test for him, but also intended to begin showing support for a Queen they thought was doing a good job.

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Lucy felt both eager and nervous about making her Offering. The Priestess and her family both assured her that it was the right time. Lucy wondered if anyone ever felt completely ready for this. Someone must if everyone around her could be so certain that she was ready. She supposed she felt ready enough; it was the average of her feelings, really. Sometimes she felt as confident as her parents did, and sometimes she thought that she needed to wait longer.

After all, she only got one shot at this! That alone was a terrifying thing. What if she somehow messed things up? What if she didn't descend at all? That would be very embarrassing. It was so rare though, and incredibly unlikely and Lucy did her best to set it aside as an irrational thought.

She managed to have herself convinced of this as she made her way towards the altar. Several deep breaths even let her feel the confidence she saw on the faces of her parents before she left them to go with the Priestess. She could do this; everyone did this. Well, nearly everyone. It was exciting, and would allow her to take the next step in her life.

The Priestess was kind and patient as she led Lucy through the ceremony. It helped to further calm her nerves and focus on what she needed to do, and when she came away from the altar, she held her new jewel in her hands. It was a bright, lovely Summer-Sky. Lucy couldn't take her eyes off of it. It dazzled her and felt so right. She was grinning as she left, eager to show off her new Jewel to her family.

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Re: Lucy Benton
« Reply #1 on: Jul 16, 17, 07:09:42 PM »
Could I please have her descent roll and 5 family rolls?

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Re: Lucy Benton
« Reply #2 on: Jul 16, 17, 07:38:49 PM »
Your five Family Rolls...
1. Purple Dusk - Green
2. White - Yellow
3. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
4. Rose - Purple Dusk
5. White - Tiger Eye


And Lucy will descend TWO ranks!
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Re: Lucy Benton
« Reply #3 on: Jul 19, 17, 11:35:43 PM »
Approved from Wanted Ad perspective!

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Re: Lucy Benton
« Reply #4 on: Jul 19, 17, 11:38:17 PM »
Ready for review!

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Re: Lucy Benton
« Reply #5 on: Jul 20, 17, 08:27:37 AM »
Gonna do the official roll, Myst, just so we'll know cut/uncut...

Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Congratulations!!
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Re: Lucy Benton
« Reply #6 on: Jul 20, 17, 08:29:17 AM »
...and added her to the review queue!
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Re: Lucy Benton
« Reply #7 on: Jul 21, 17, 11:16:23 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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Re: Lucy Benton
« Reply #8 on: Jul 21, 17, 07:30:22 PM »
Ready for round two, I think! :D

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Re: Lucy Benton
« Reply #9 on: Jul 21, 17, 10:02:42 PM »
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