collapse

* Welcome!

* Important Links

* Chat Box

Guest Friendly. No advertising please.

* BR Councils

* COTM and TOTM

* COTY and TOTY

Character of the Year


Thread of the Year

* Affliates

Affiliate with Us

Blood Rites RPG

Listed At

RPG-D Nerd Listings

Our Affiliates

   

* Credits

RSS Feed  Facebook  Tumblr    E-Mail

Canon: © Anne Bishop
Board's Plot: Blood Rites
Points Scheme: Mother Night
Ratio System: Blood Rites

Blood Rites best viewed in Firefox.
Established February 2010
by Jamie, Gina & Bowie.


* Plot Information for Nharkava

Rebellion has swept the Territory in the south as Glacia dominates the north. Landen and Blood join forces to spread a message of equality with any method possible while Glacia works to infuse the land with power and the people with their Dark Beliefs. The Rebellion, led by a Council of Eight, is not always in agreement but none can resist the power, and the danger, the movement has generated.
Culture of Nharkava
The Landen Rebellion
History of Nharkava
Timeline of Events
Gods of Nharkava

* Welcome Guests

Please note we've temporarily disabled Guests from viewing our full forums. Members have access to see all details, and we'd love to have you join!

You are currently viewing our forum as a Guest. While you can see all we do, you can't participate. Please think about joining, we love new players. Click Here for more information.


Author Topic: Ebba Dahl  (Read 1471 times)

Description: Healer. Opal to Red. Played by Rated Em.

Offline Ebba Dahl

  • Character Account
    • opal2red
    • healer
    • Role

      High Healer

    • Faction

      Nharkava Territory Court

    • Territory

      Nharkava

    • Character Sheet

      [Link]

    • OOC

      Rated Em

    • Posts

      27

Ebba Dahl
« on: Nov 24, 17, 10:29:27 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Ebba Dahl
Nicknames:
Age and Birth Year:  23 (171AP)
Race: Glacian (Short-lived)
Caste: Healer
Birth Territory: Glacia
Home Territory: Nharkava

Birthright Jewel: cut Opal
Offering Jewel: cut Red (rolled from Maarika’s sheet)

Role: High Healer
Faction: Nharkava Territory Court

Appearance

Play By: Elle Evans
Distinguishing Features:
    Ebba is the very picture of Glacian aristocracy. Fair of face and hair, it is her eyes that stand out the most. An icy blue, it feels as if they are cutting into you when their gaze settles upon you. Her soft appearance belies the scathing wit that is just itching to be unleashed.

Personality


Personality:
    Sure of herself, sharp, canny, and always in the know, Ebba has made a life of making a point to prove to people she is not in need of protection or saving because of her Caste or her gender. Many might even think that she is mute if it was not for the fact that she has been seen in open conversation with those she considers close. It is not that she does not like speak, it is that she has little to no patience when it comes to dealing with people. This is especially so when she has decided that someone is an idiot or fool, even worse when it seems if they’re deliberately so to her.

    One might consider this a defense mechanism, something Ebba has put into place because she is a Healer of some renown and skill. Were she to give in every time her heart began to bleed, or the innate pull of her Caste said so, her Red would break and her Opal would not be far behind. Instead she has learned how to hide herself behind silence and hard looks. Her expressions often say everything about what she thinks and it is only when dealing with matters of the Court - when not wanting to disappoint Maarika - that she is mindful of herself. That sometime she has a checklist on her arm, handwritten by her Queen, to look at and remind her is beside the point.

    The truth of the matter is that her bleeding heart is reserved for those that have run afoul of Glacia’s Dark Religion. It is a matter close and dear to her as she is the only woman in her family that is darkly jeweled as her older sisters and mother all wear Purple Dusk as their descent. While this is not publicized knowledge, as it truly can’t be with the precarious position the Territory Court is in, she cannot always help the way she is more inclined to be helpful of those with lighter jewels than dark.

    With a habit of being snarky and somewhat cynical when speaking, most would find Ebba’s personality a bit off-putting but she knows how to pull it back when necessary. More than that: if she can relax and simply be herself, one can find that while she has sharp edges there is a softness to her that belies her youth. Ebba is a young woman that has grown up within the Glacian courts. It shows in how she guards herself and how she has trouble letting people in but once they are there, she will not let them go and will fight to do everything she can to support them.


Likes:
  • Nharkava - The people, the food, the land itself ... Ebba enjoys every bit it because it is nothing like Glacia. To that end, she is particularly fond of learning what she can of the history of the Territory. Not the stories of how it has existed since it fell within Glacia’s shadow but the ones of how it was before. Everything about this land is enthralling to her and it is, in her mind, one of the best things that has come out of following Maarika.
  • Outmaneuvering Idiots - It is not her fault that, somehow, people get it into their heads that she is somehow not capable or otherwise deficit in some way. To that end Ebba quite enjoys putting people in their place as well as moving circles around them to show that she is far more able than they are. Whether that is with a well placed comment or actual maneuvering, it does not matter. They need to be careful, mindful of how they behave with her, lest they end up permanently on her bad side because she'll enjoy herself too much making them aware of it.
  • Painting - Ebba discovered painting at a young age, her heart captured by it. She enjoys being able to work with canvas, giving shape and life to that which lurks in her mind’s eye. The easiest way for her to relax, to find her center, is to begin working on a blank canvas and simply let herself go. She favors landscapes and is actually good enough that her paintings could be hung upon the walls of the well-to-do in Glacia.
Dislikes:
  • Being Perceived as a Wilting Flower - There is nothing more offensive than when someone seems to get it into their mind that Ebba needs help. That somehow her appearance - and it better be that and not her gender or Caste - seems to imply she needs to be looked after. She has little to no patience when it comes to anyone who tries to treat her as if she is made of glass. Ebba spent most of her life proving herself and stepping up in the place of her lighter jeweled mother and sister. She is not at all the wilting flower so many seem to expect her to be. Appearances, to put it simply, are deceiving and she is more than capable of looking out for herself and anyone else she’s decided to take under her wing.
  • Natural Compulsions of Her Caste - Were it so simple as to just heal because she wants to do it, not because she needs to do it. Ebba cannot stand the natural compulsions within her that make her something of a bleeding heart when it comes to those that are injured and in need of help. She does her best to control it, to stop herself from taking a step when someone hurt is before her, because sometimes you have to let someone be hurt for them to learn to stop being stupid.
  • Suffering Fools - Having been something of a darling within Glacia as a Healer who was capable of cosmetic surgery Ebba has had to put up with a lot of things. The worst of these is the people who offer empty words and praise, simply talking to pass the time with meaningless drivel. It would be one thing if they knew what they were talking about, if it was informative, or if there was a purpose to it but there never was. It has left her with little desire for small talk and some might think her mute if not for the fact that she has been seen speaking aloud with Maarika.
Fears:
  • Not Saving Her Mother & Sisters - Ebba had not counted on following Maarika, leaving it all behind and going to Nharkava. It has left her with a fear that she will not be able to return to Glacia and do what she has planned for her mother and sisters. If she cannot go back, if she cannot free them from her father and brother, then she will have failed them. She knows that she could someone act in her stead but finding someone she trusts to operate within Glacia is not easy. Until they are saved there are nights she cannot sleep, forever awake and dread buildings as she tries to push away the idea that there is no way for her to save them.
  • Glacia’s Dark Religion Spreading - As someone whose heart does not believe in the particular brand of the Dark Religion in Glacia, it is horrifying to think the reach of it could spread far and wide beyond the borders and bring misery to those who wear light jewels in other territories. Ebba fears this as a very real possibility considering the ruling power of the Territory. To that end she does as best she can to subvert it and is grateful to be serving a Queen such as Maarika.
  • Breaking Her Red - Even were she to lose her Red, to only have her Opal, she would still be considered favored by the Dark Religion within Glacia but that is of no matter to her. Ebba cares not if she is favored but only that she is capable of protecting that which is hers to protect. Without her Red, without the strength of it, she would not be able to serve Maarika as she does. More than that: she would not be able to return to Glacia and see her mother and sisters freed from her father and his near fanatical adherence to the Dark Religion. To that end she is terrified of losing herself in a moment of healing, to pushing herself too far and breaking that which could save those she cares deeply for.
Craft Strengths:
  • Enhanced Mending Flesh - It turned out that Ebba was something of a savant when it came to to the mending of flesh with Craft. She had an instinctive understanding of the flesh and how to mold it but more importantly she was good at fixing what Glacian socialites would consider imperfections. Nose too big? Mouth not quite the right shape? She could do something about it and then some. The truth of the matter was that she used the socialites to hone this skill to the degree that changing someone’s face entirely is not beyond her.
  • Bone Shaping - It became necessary when she became a ‘cosmetic surgeon’ that she learn how to shape bone as well. Sometimes her patients within Glacia wanted unique features, things that could not be achieved with their bone structure the way it was, and she would have to change things to accommodate. Loathe as she is to admit it, it’s a helpful thing to be good at when she needs to set and heal someone’s broken bone and speed up the healing process so they’re not down nearly as long.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • Healing Tonics - A glaring weakness if there ever was one. Ebba has no talent when it comes to imbuing tonics or otherwise with bits of her Red. If she does it drains her quickly and often leaves the healing items in question dangerously potent. It’s much better that she simply keep tonics on hand that are made by others and not use her own unless she has no choice.
  • Emotion Manipulation - While she can read emotion just fine, catch the nuances revealed within a psychic scent, Ebba lacks the ability to actually manipulate the emotions of those around her. She would tell you that it’s beneath her, that if she cannot sway someone on her own then there is no point. It’s really that she is more likely to make someone angrier with her and give them a blinding headache because it feels as if she’s hitting their minds with a sledgehammer. (The sledgehammer, in this case, is her Red.)
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Sylvi Dahl (56 - b. 138AP) - Black Widow - Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk
Father: Arkseli Dahl (62 - b. 132AP) - Warlord Prince - Purple Dusk to Green*
Sister: Noora Dahl (32 - b. 162AP) - Witch - Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk
Brother: Taneli Dahl (28 - b. 166AP) - Warlord Prince - Purple Dusk to Green*
Sister: Anna-Liisa Dahl (28 - b. 166AP) - Priestess - Rose to Purple Dusk

*jewel selected, not rolled

History:
    The youngest and last child of Sylvi and Arkseli Dahl, Ebba did not have much expectation placed upon her at all. This was because Sylvi and all her daughters before Ebba had all failed to descend darker than Purple Dusk. There had been hope that her older sister Anna-Liisa, who had come out of her Birthright with a Rose, would have descended to Opal but even she seemed to face what was a family curse.

    A curse that saw the men the with Purple Dusk Birthrights and guaranteed dark jewels and the women not so. In Glacia a dark jewel was taken over a light, a woman in charge over a man (especially if her jewels darker), and while normally it should have been Sylvi in charge of her family her husband bore darker jewels. So control went to him, in all things, and this was what Ebba remembers most of her earliest years.

    The fact that her sisters were treated little better than servants within their own home, that her father looked upon them with derision and barely contained disdain. It made it clear to Ebba, even when little, that something was not quite right. She could not understand, despite the teachings of the Dark Religion, why her mother and sisters were deserving of such treatment. Such things did not make sense to her young mind and, even as she grew older, she found the Dark Religion full of flaws (but, quite wisely, she kept these thoughts to herself).

    Ebba herself had no expectations placed upon her, despite her Healer caste, as her parents fully anticipated that she would come away from her Birthright with nothing darker than - at best - a Rose. When she instead came away clutching an Opal things began to change. Suddenly Ebba had all the potential and - more importantly - she became a challenge to her father’s (and her brother’s) control of the family.

    Very quickly things changed. Arkseli, who had paid little to no attention to his youngest, started to. He realized that she had watched him and his actions as she had grown up and, even as a child, held no great affection for him. Her mother, yes, her sisters, yes, but her father and brother who ruled the Dahl household? No, she was careful and wary around them. They did not hurt the women, not openly, but neither were they considered kind. They were only tools to be used. A Black Widow to weave Vision webs, a Hearth Witch to keep things nice, and a Priestess to follow the Dark Religion and see it spread.

    The same was expected of Ebba, that she would be a tool, and she would have no part of it. Likewise her mother would not let it be so. There was hope for her future, hope that she would not face what they did, and so reaching out to her remaining connections, Sylvi Dahl found a Healer to train her youngest. Very quickly it became clear that she had skill when it came to mending flesh as she took to those lessons the best. Ebba was able to dip into her Opal and heal injuries to the point that scars were not visible. It made her sought after within Tornio, the home province the Dahl family called home (though they lived in the furthest edges of it).

    Eventually it brought her to the attention of the Province Court and the Healers there. Arkseli, sensing a way to potentially improve their standing as well as move Ebba further away (knowing that keeping her close would be problematic and only encourage dissention), jumped at this opportunity to have his youngest go and become a ward of the Court. Not only would she be looked after, she would also receive further training, and be out of his hair. Over the next few years, as her older brother Taneli was groomed to take over the family after Arkseli, Ebba became a darling of the Court as her talents grew. As a Healer she discovered skill in being able to manipulate and fix what the aristocracy would consider imperfections. There was an ample amount of people to work upon and even when there was not something to fix, damage that was done, there were those who wanted more cosmetic procedures. Ebba learned how to manipulate flesh and bone, altering the features of the person to what they considered their ideal self to be.

    As the years passed she would go home to visit and continued to see that things did not improve for her mother and sisters. Worse, being part of the Court let her see that it was not good for light jeweled everywhere. They were often casualties in Glacia’s Silent War - something she came to learn more than she wanted to ever know about - and it was, not long after she performed her Virgin Night, that she made a decision to do something.

    It was a drastic idea, one she suspected would require her to perform her Offering and descend, but it was the only thing she could think of doing. She had the connections now, knew people sympathetic (including, she thought, Maarika - the Queen who’s Court she called home over the place where she was born), and could pull it off. Ebba would claim her right as Matriarch of the family after her offering, take the control rings of her mother and sisters, and take them out of Glacia.

    In another Territory - likely Little Terreille - she could see to changing their identities entirely. Not just give them new names but new faces. Ebba knew she had the skill but to do all three ... she would need her Offering. A Sapphire would not do, would put her only one step lower than her older brother when she needed to do more than simply cement her place, and would not offer the deep reservoir she wanted to have. Only a Red descent would be good enough and so Ebba began to prepare herself for her Offering.

    Yet all her plans came crashing down when the Elisif Brenden and Aksel Winterton came to Court to claim a Price for the death of her Bonded male. Quickly it was made apparent that a decision would have to be made. To stay in Glacia or to leave and follow the Queen that she had come to trust in her time at Court. Ebba did not know what leaving would mean, that what followed would be her apparent death to those in Glacia, but she knew she would have more potential to help her family if she stayed with Maarika.

    So she went, following even as she realized it would set her back further on helping her family. It was only after settling in that she eventually sought out a dark altar to perform her Offering in Nharkava. Ebba walked away with her Red the next morning, feeling more sure of herself than she had since coming to the foreign Territory. Knowing that everything was unsettled, that Maarika was without her High Healer, she approached the Queen about taking the position.

    She was not a replacement for Sanna who had to stay behind, merely a placeholder and enabling them to keep up the ways of Glacia (to complete her Inner Triangle), and was someone Maarika could trust in the position. Ebba was young but she knew herself and her strengths (weaknesses too, loathe as she was to admit such) and that here, in this new Territory, she would be able to grow and make a name for herself. Strengthen herself so that when the time came she could go back and displace her father and brother and see her mother and sisters freed and potentially help others.

    Until then she continues to work with Maarika and others of her Court, despite that they annoy her sometimes, and do the best that they can in Nharkava.
Show Us What You've Got

Character in Play:
    Haakon Gunvaldsson and her were going to have to have words. They were not, necessarily, going to be polite words either. It was one thing to escort her, it was another thing to enclose her within shields as if she could not do so herself. Just because his Red had come to him uncut did not give him leave to treat her as if she was some kind of flower that might wilt because there was a gathering of people. She knew well how to shield herself, how to mind her own barriers and to keep potentially taxing things at bay.

    These were the very people she had come to enjoy, to find respite within from that which was the norm in Glacia. She had even performed her Offering here and yet he was- Truly, she was trying to not fume but it was getting her on her last nerve. Worse, she was certain that there was another that was a second escort for her this evening and, ah, yes, there they were. Ebba rolled her eyes, before she realized that there was a herbalist, a trained Healer, that she knew. Considering her own lack of talents when it came to working with tonics she called upon those locally who had skill with them.

    This would keep her occupied until it was time to move forward. More importantly it would give her time to cool her ire so that she did not immediately stalk towards Haakon and do something she would not later regret but get in trouble for doing. Her fingers brushed along the skin of her forearm, Maarika’s familiar lettering appearing. It was a list of things she was not allowed to do and she reminded herself of that as she read it.

    Then she looked forlornly towards Haakon a moment and sighed. One day she would get to rearrange someone’s face for treating her as if she was glass that could be easily broken. One day that would not be today. Haakon was lucky that Maarika had the foresight to pull Ebba aside before sending them, otherwise the guests gathered would be getting an in-depth education of how capable she was as High Healer.

    She brushed her fingers along the skin and the text disappeared. A pleasant smile on her face, she waved over the Healer and began to speak with them. Better this than making Maarika unhappy with her. It really was the only thing stopping Ebba.
Wanted Ad Fulfillment (if any):
Wanted Ad Link: high healer // nharkava
Wanted Ad Sponsor: phinneas

Player Name: Rated Em



Offline Rated Em

  • Player Account
    • plot
    • council
    • OOC

      Rated Em

    • Posts

      1,088

    • do they like protein?

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #1 on: Nov 24, 17, 10:30:38 PM »
'CAUSE THIS IS GONNA HAPPEN.

she don't have time for you.

... but can roller hook me up with five fam/ally rolls? 'cause i do have time, <3 <3 <3 ~




Offline phinneas

  • Administrator
    • highBlood
    • council
    • OOC

      phinneas

    • Posts

      9,777

    • Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby...

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #2 on: Nov 24, 17, 10:33:51 PM »
1. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
2. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
3. Rose - Purple Dusk
4. White - Tiger Eye
5. Tiger Eye - Rose
phinneas@bloodrites.net  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker


Offline Rated Em

  • Player Account
    • plot
    • council
    • OOC

      Rated Em

    • Posts

      1,088

    • do they like protein?

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 17, 12:05:18 AM »
updated likes/dislikes/fears/craft strengths & weaknesses.

filled in dislikes. more to come!!!!!




Offline phinneas

  • Administrator
    • highBlood
    • council
    • OOC

      phinneas

    • Posts

      9,777

    • Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby...

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #4 on: Dec 22, 17, 08:08:39 AM »

Registry Cleanup Notice

This character sheet has been inactive within the Keep's Registry for over 2 weeks. If you wish to keep this character sheet (including the Jewels rolled) you will need to reply to this thread within 2 weeks or else you will forfeit the character and the Jewels.
phinneas@bloodrites.net  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker


Offline Rated Em

  • Player Account
    • plot
    • council
    • OOC

      Rated Em

    • Posts

      1,088

    • do they like protein?

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #5 on: Dec 23, 17, 12:36:00 AM »
everything is updated but history and CIP, WHICH I WILL GET TO TOMORROW AFTER THE NEW BOARD GAME MOVIE OF AWESOMENESS.

(which is to say S O O N tm)




Offline Rated Em

  • Player Account
    • plot
    • council
    • OOC

      Rated Em

    • Posts

      1,088

    • do they like protein?

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #6 on: Dec 31, 17, 02:40:28 AM »
thanks holidays, stop eating my brain.

i mean: EBBA IS READY FOR REVIEW. (assuming that phinn reviews ebba as this ornery healer is for her <3 <3)




Offline phinneas

  • Administrator
    • highBlood
    • council
    • OOC

      phinneas

    • Posts

      9,777

    • Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby...

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #7 on: Dec 31, 17, 08:24:57 AM »
Added to the queue!
phinneas@bloodrites.net  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker


Offline Rated Em

  • Player Account
    • plot
    • council
    • OOC

      Rated Em

    • Posts

      1,088

    • do they like protein?

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #8 on: Dec 31, 17, 10:25:41 PM »
also i am a brat and purchased an extra ratio slot for ebba. (even tho my ratio supports her, she is gonna SUPPORT HERSELF. NO MATTER WHAT.)




Offline phinneas

  • Administrator
    • highBlood
    • council
    • OOC

      phinneas

    • Posts

      9,777

    • Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby...

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #9 on: Dec 31, 17, 10:49:22 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

&

Congratulations!

Per your purchase, a ratio slot has been applied to Ebba's profile.
phinneas@bloodrites.net  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker


Offline phinneas

  • Administrator
    • highBlood
    • council
    • OOC

      phinneas

    • Posts

      9,777

    • Tower, this is Ghost Rider requesting a flyby...

Re: Ebba Dahl
« Reply #10 on: Dec 31, 17, 10:51:06 PM »
phinneas@bloodrites.net  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker