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Author Topic: Aahad al-Situla  (Read 4023 times)

Description: Priest Warlord. Tiger Eye to Summer Sky. Played by Lochlan

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Aahad al-Situla
« on: Dec 01, 17, 08:05:37 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Aahad al-Situla ibn Shahab
Nicknames: Master Situla (formal), Mother Night's Champion, Hasul'thani [the Second Disciple]
Age and Birth Year:  32, born 161 PP
Race:  1/8th Long-lived (Hayllian), 7/8th Short-Lived (Pruulian)
Caste:  Priest Warlord
Birth Territory: Pruul, Terreille
Home Territory: Pruul, Terreille
Birthright Jewel: cut Tiger Eye
Offering Jewel:  cut Summer Sky

Role: High Priest
Faction: Arnadeth Temple

Appearance


Play By: Fawad Khan
Distinguishing Features:

He has an elaborate tattoo on his right forearm. At the wrist is a band of flowing water, the tribal tattoo of the Situla tribe. The next band is a hawk whose design resembles decorative huffs of air.  Above that is a band of what appears to be licking flames that form the shape of a salamander wrapped around his arm. The next band appearing as a tree, branches creating the tattooed band.

The blood lineage of the long-lived is too scarce in Aahad for him to have the physical qualities of the Hayllian long-lived. He appears as a native Pruulian.

Personality


Personality:

Aahad is a living testament to his male caste. At first glance Aahad is simply a very attuned Warlord in his casual stance, his friendly smile and not shirking the rigors of daily living and regimen. He is a thinker and a tinkerer more often than not in meditation chambers harnessing the elemental energies of the world to learn, understand and better enhance his Craft -- the true impression of the soul upon the world. Rare is it for Aahad to rise to anger or even frustration. As a matter of fact, Aahad seems to radiate calm around him. He is in control of himself and his emotions and said daily regimens help him control what would be a wide-eyed youth eager to slurp at the wonder of the world.

He is more than a Warlord however and his other half blends into the whole subtly. Aahad is sensitive to the energy of magic and thanks to his training has given him empathic qualities. He can smell fear, sense aggression and see passion. During times of duress when his self-control is worn thin other qualities emerge. He can hear the whispers that encircle the Abyss of those around him -- silent prayers offered only to the Darkness. His sensitivity is cause for him being a wallflower than a social eye of the storm. It takes great focus to let the wave of emotions from crowds, mobs and other flash groups to not overtake him. Happy to remain in his home of Arnadeth and study the histories and the insights of former K'miar of his Temple suits him just fine just as much as he is to travel with caravans on pilgrimages across the Clans and Tribes or to spiritual sanctums outside of Pruul to further test his self-mastery.

While growing up around those who have dedicated themselves to mastering themselves and both purifying and fortifying the spirit Aahad is by no means perfect nor impervious to flaws. As much as Aahad's ingenuity helps him in his studies and aiding those who seek his counsel he is naturally curious. While he can restrain himself from the most simplest of temptations some curiosities are too grand to ignore or too delectable to let pass by without contest. The explorer in Aahad who craves the great mystery slips out, an open-minded man of wit and caliber who would revel standing in history as much as reading it.

The fact that Aahad has been the subject of prophetic omens has tarnished his views of others in how they relate to him. He has seen people write off his dilemmas as 'the weight of his burden' and not bother to help him. Kids in the caravan tormented him because they hated how 'special' he was. He felt how much everyone wanted to dig into him, save Shahab and led to his choice so many years ago until he learned in his Master's final moments it was due to his lineage of Ardeth and believed him slated to be among the K'miar. Do people want him around because they like him? Or do they want the so-called Mother Night's Champion? Ardeth's descendant? The one who will lead Pruul to a spiritual re-awakening? Aahad is in a constant tug-of-war between free will and destiny that makes him naturally suspicious of people wanting to get close to him.


Likes:
  • Craft has always intrigued Aahad. His natural gifts made Craft both easy to understand and fun for all it's possibilities and mystery. As he matured it went from childish wonder to spiritual belief that it is the manifestation of the soul upon to world. To will something to happen through the powers inherent in the Blood. A terrible power in the hands of the selfish, the ignorant and the tyrannical but also a tool to balm, mend and forge bonds in the hands of the wise, compassionate and strong. Life in the desert naturally makes exhibiting his talents difficult given the propensity for drawing sandworms but Aahad appreciates this. The awesome power of Craft should never be a crutch, but an extension of the self and an aid. Never an answer.
  • The open-minded are those Aahad appreciates. To survive in the desert takes stern stuff. Survival often depends on the ingenuity of the caravan and one free mind can save all others if given the chance to try. Those whose minds are closed make him bristle. Stagnation is the gateway to ruin.
  • Aahad likes to Learn. The soul is a creature thirsty for things to fill it's belly. For Aahad his particular refreshment is knowledge. The crystalline halls of Arnadeth satiate his desire to learn new insights and the history of Pruul in oral tellings, lectures and musing of former K'miars long since returned to the Darkness. It need not matter that said knowledge is lore or Craft. It could be a skill or trade. He will probably not be good at it but if one offers him the opportunity he will always take it.   

Dislikes:
  • Aahad is a person who dislikes sloth, the notion that others can simply bask around while others do their work for them. The desert is harsh, the soul harsher and to be fulfilled in any way requires an honest and true effort by all involved. The pampered aristos, or whatever they call themselves, he encountered abroad annoy him; secluded in their dead, emotionless castles or manors or whatever fancy term they want to use. People who believe they deserve everything while offering nothing grate his nerves.
  • As part of his childhood and carried with him well into his adult years was his dislike of unnecessary suffering. He was exposed to it through people's prayers to the Abyss and even today, when he is unfocused or rattled he can hear the floating prayers of those nearby exposing him to their intimate communion -- most of the time it is about how they are suffering and need help. Many times over it is disguised greed or avarice. There are however rare few times where it's simply someone who was at the wrong place at the wrong time eats at him. It is these people most of all he tries to aid and give guidance.
  • Another thing that Aahad frowns upon? Telling people what their role in life is. It is why Aahad never approved of the slave trade when he was conscientious enough to have an opinion, it is why he dislikes omens and prophecy (no matter how real they might be), it is why he joined Arnadeth rather than submitting himself to a ritual everyone told him he -should- do. Harmony requires the freedom to expose oneself to the elements and the environment around you, to mold and shape to it and therefore grow beyond and with it. That can't happen when you march to the beat of someone else's drum.
Fears:
  • While Aahad is not a big of fan of the 'it is your destiny' rhetoric Aahad has a subtle fear of his destiny. He was born to omens. People put stock in his potential. People said he would bring harmony back to Pruul. He would lead Pruul to a new spiritual age. Destiny, Aahad believes, is a fickle and mischevious thing. He doesn't know if he did it already or if it will happen long after he's dead. What if his decisions cause mass death and destruction only for said 'great thing' to happen after, like spring coming after winter? The weight others have placed upon him nags at the back of his head and while it does not define his life as it once did, having made peace with the understanding that others will view him as such, he cannot deny what Widows see in their webs or Priestesses hear in the Abyss.
  • As the High Priest of Arnadeth, Aahad has a legacy to uphold. One of wisdom, guidance and harmony. The entire temple looks at him for guidance and leadership and he personally feels unfit for such an august role. Both of his predecessors were thousands of years old. He just hit his 30s. He is afraid of Losing his way, submitting Arnadeth to the trepidations of politics that fuel antagonism among the clans or exposing Arnadeth to the terrors of the desert and risking the few who call Arnadeth home or, worst of all, leading all of Pruul astray.
  • Aahad has a fear of Getting close to others. Aahad isn't particularly 'close' to anyone. He has friends, he has colleagues, but he doesn't necessarily have close friends and too many instances have shown that those close to him and he cares about were driven to him, in part, due to his perceived importance. He can't tell whether people like him for him or all the tangled webs that he is suffocating in. Since he can't tell? He doesn't let people often get close.

Craft Strengths:
  • Aahad has a natural Connection with the Darkness that has confounded teachers, tribesmen and his master alike. He is hypersensitive to both the energy of the Blood and the wellspring of the Abyss, so much so that interactions with it on a spiritual level affect him. He hears prayers and calls, among other things, when delving into It's depths in meditation where it originally effected him outside of it as a child. Aahad has focused primarily on exploring the controlling the innate energy of the Blood as it helps him in his role as a K'miar and Priest and why much of Aahad's strengths and weaknesses in Craft rely on combining varying forms of Craft into something new.   

  • Terrakinesis. Ever since his stay in a cavern that seemed to welcome him, the things he heard in the Abyss, when put into Craft, let him control the earth. He can command the earth to move, shift or change. Forming armor over his body with sand or spiking stalagmites in caverns. This realm of Craft is kinetic (moving and changing) and therefore cannot be used to imitate Queencraft.

Craft Weaknesses:
  • Death Spells is a branch of Craft Aahad cannot do. It is the anathema of life which Aahad believes is sacred. Not only did he never learn it, his personal faith forbids it's practice.

  • Aahad cannot perform Blood Magic. During training the Craft was directed toward ritual Craft. Using his blood made it too uncontrollable for him to contain.

Life Story

Family:
Mother: Lashi al-Situla – Witch -- White to Tiger Eye (b. 41 AP, Age 151)
Father: Reza al-Jinan – Blood Male (b. 148 PP, Age 44)
    Younger Step-Sister: Siani al-Situla -- Queen -- Rose to Summer Sky** (b. 166 PP, Age 26)
     Youngest Step-Sister: Niusha al-Situla – Blood Female** (b. 169 PP, Age 23)
Master: Shahab ibn Ardeth, "The Desert Fox" – Priest Prince -- White to Tiger Eye (b. 4126 BP, d. 190 PP, Age at Death: 4,316)

**: Characters are adoptable, names are free to change, Jewels were rolled.

History:

161 PP, a lunar eclipse on a cloudless, starry sky greeted Aahad's birth. Born the son of Lashi al-Situla, a water scout and Reza al-Jinan, a horsemaster and her current paramour the eclipse brought with it powerful omens seen in the tangled webs of Black Widows. They saw in Aahad a spiritual destiny, one tied to the soul of Pruul itself. At age 2, the prophecies they spoke became perceived truth as Aahad emerged with his second caste. A male Priest was born to their caravan and cemented their belief that his path would be great and destined for even greater things. The other children did not take this view, not understanding the auspiciousness of his birth, and sought to teach Aahad how 'unspecial' he was. When lessons began he excelled in Craft lessons which only made the bullying worse.

He grew up an outcast among the other kids and went through a vigorous regimen of basic lessons to 'prepare him'. His parents all but gave him to the whole of the tribe and so grew up with no real connection to his parents. When he was able he was introduced to combat lessons, basic craft, protocol and with the caravan's resident Priestess was taught meditation and history in preparation for Dar al-Salaam where he would study after his birthright. Learning meditation led to his first interaction with the Abyss which caused him to hear prayers being offered to the Darkness by members of the caravan. At first it began only when performing nightly meditations. Then it would happen when he refused to meditate so he could sleep. The cacophony, as well as the content, kept Aahad from sleeping and attempting to tell others what was happening was simply seen as further signs of his potential rather than an issue that needed resolution.

By age 8, Aahad was a hyper-insomniac. He would use the night hours to practice lessons, and tinker with various tools and items to learn how they worked. Sleep only happened when he absolutely had to and was more unconscious re-cooperation than sleeping. The bullying, the voices, the lack of sleep put Aahad over the edge and fled the caravan while they were en route to Dar al-Salaam to perform Birthright Ceremonies in an attempt to find 'peace and quiet'. He found a crevice that opened into a cavern as he wandered, the wind blowing sand from the entrance to reveal it's presence as he neared it. Feeling warmth and invitation he slipped into the crevice and in that empty and dark cavern he collapsed and slept for two days.

He saw things as he dreamed. He saw an ancient people in a lush land. He saw old temples dotting the mountains, it's defenders using the mountains itself to protect it. He heard voices, in a weird dialect, speaking of 'channeling' the earth. He felt energy unlike anything he had ever felt. Then he saw a hole which had no bottom and all the energy vanished. The next thing he knew he saw a desert, with a human skull resting on a sand dune only to be covered thereafter.

He finally awoke to find the crevice had closed once again leaving him in all consuming darkness. He tried to feel his way out but felt only rock. Then he remembered the words in his visions, and so he heard them, centered himself from his Priest training and then, where the crevice used to be and with what minute amount of psychic strength he had with no jewels pushed on the rock like a door. The wall opened very much like a door and revealed a noonday sun.

He went back to his caravan and upon arrival was harshly punished for leaving the encampment at night. The rest of the trip to Dar al-Salaam was spent in grueling practice with the Priestess and hunter-gatherers or with the water scouts to finish his lessons. At Dar al-Salaam, following his Birthright Ceremony, he was given leave to join as a student with the caravan's intention of returning to collect him prior to his Offering for his completion of the Tribal trials. Out of fear of alienating everyone in Dar al-Salaam he posed as an klutz who was inept at Craft while practicing in isolation in the night hours. He took lessons with his cohort under the Priestesses and then, three times a week, was taught fighting from the Bloodsworn to the Peaceful Place's Aubudina.

He was an oddity in Dar al-Salaam, due to his gender and a recluse due to his past. He had very few friends, one of them Jaspar al-Situla who was training to be a bloodsworn himself. He also met Shahab ibn Ardeth during his education and their discussions with each other prompted Aahad to stop hiding his aptitudes, leading him to visibly excel in most studies besides Blood Magic. While earning pride from his friends, it alienated many who felt incompetent compared to Aahad's skill.

At age 18 the caravan returned and he underwent his trials. He was remarked as 'passable' in the trial of Strength, exceeding everyone's expectations in Mind and surprised most in the test of fortitude. After receiving his Khanjar he realized that his trials had 'honored guests'. Shahab ibn Ardaeh and the leader of the Aubudina were both in attendance and upon receiving his Khanjar everyone began to say just where Aahad should go next. The caravan believed he should return to them and serve as the caravan's Priest, perhaps the Queen of the Situla even as he was a blessing from Mother Night. The Aubudina wanted him to submit to the Rite of Aub and join their ranks as a person of his talent and capabilities was best suited as a Water Priest, a role such a destined figure should have. Shahab offered Aahad a chance to be himself and more importantly, learn whatever that meant.

The jockeying was the straw that broke Aahad's patience. He had grown tired of destiny and how ten seconds seen in the tangled webs had both blatantly and subtly shaped his life. Part defiance and part curiosity led him to accept Shahab's offer and was renamed Aahad al-Situla ibn Shahab. The Aubudina felt slighted at Shahab stealing their prize while the Situla approved with the belief that Aahad would return to the Situla as one of the K'miar. He left Dar al-Salaam for Arnadeth Temple where he began his discipleship. Two hours before dawn until two hours after dusk he trained with Shahab in everything from lore, Craft, ritual, combat training, Priest training, mantra, meditation stances, Hammam and philosophy among others.

By 25 what he was led to believe about the world was dismantled one piece at a time by Shahab and came to accept his teachings and underwent his tests to become a recognized K'miar. During the tests he came to learn that Shahab had manipulated him into becoming his disciple by offering him what he had learned someone like Aahad would desire: A life of their own. In truth, Shahab wanted Aahad to join the K'miar because Aahad was a descendant of Ardeth. Coupled with the omens surrounding his birth he believed Aahad had a role to play in Pruul's future and would bring harmony to Pruul. So, Shahab said whatever he needed to say to get Aahad to accept. Disgusted and betrayed that once again 'destiny' impacted his life, especially a choice about having his OWN life, after completing the trials he chose to depart Arnadeth for Onn leaving both the Situla and Arnadeth behind.

He served as the resident K'miar of Onn operating out of Vaya Temple which prepared a Hammam chamber for him to use. He served the role of teacher, confessor and K'miar in his residency and became a respected figure in Onn known for being humble, friendly and having a diaspora of knowledge. That changed, in 188 PP (age 28), when dealing with local thugs who were accosting a young witch he used his Terrakinesis to suck them into the ground and bury them neck down, or hurled fire from his hands that lit them aflame. The prophecies were, at least in Onn, simple rumor. They weren't anymore. Aahad was once again scrutinized by everyone around him. He was a gift from Mother Night, that must be why he can do the things he can do. He already had their respect. Now he had their reverence. Now he was Mother Night's Champion, one person said...and the name stuck.

Two years later he received a missive from Arnadeth explaining that Shahab had broken his jewels in a botched Hammam and he should return to the Temple. Returning to Arnadeth, the Widows in attendance explained that the breaking triggered advanced senility given Shahab's venerable age. The K'miar in residence felt it should be Aahad's role, as his last disciple, to give Shahab peace. Suffering conflicting feelings toward his former master he decided that Shahab, regardless his feelings, should not return to the Darkness mad but whole and spent days coaxing Shahab through the techniques his own master taught him to stir in him lucidity. Once done, master and apprentice made peace and Aahad offered him poison so that it would be painless. Shahab died two hours later.

The temple became abuzz about what to do next. Shahab had been the keeper of Arnadeth for countless millennia and there was no formal act of ascension in place for another to take his place. After ceaseless debates the K'miar decided that the 'High Priest(ess)' of Arnadeth would be chosen based on the ancestral role of the caste in Pruul: The defense of the waters, and thus a tournament was announced in which any K'miar were eligible. Aahad originally refused to participate but was pressed to out of respect of his status as Shahab's last disciple. To honor his master he agreed, and then subsequently won - becoming the High Priest of Arnadeth and Hasthul'thani - The Second Disciple.

Aahad has remained at Arnadeth ever since. With the resources of Arnadeth he could continue his studies into Craft, meditation and self-mastery. He could continue to learn and tinker and whatever he liked. As the years passed on Aahad grew comfortable in the position believing that the High Priest would satisfy everyone. Now Aahad was important and so many really wanted him to be important throughout his life. Now he is. Could he have his own life now?

Show Us What You've Got

Character in Play:

Shahab and Aahad sat on the rocky cliffs looming over Arnadeth Temple. With the high sun overhead Aahad had never seen his master look so...old, before. His darker skin looked more leathery than he remembered and his sable hair was now more silver than black. Even his eyes, once shimmering with a razor wit, now looked clouded and haunted even with Shahab not speaking of 'eyrien hunting parties' looking to 'kill him for his dishonor'.

His old master demanded to see the sky after he took the poison, adamant that he not be the first Eyrien to die in a bathtub. So the two of them journeyed, mostly Aahad assisting Shahab, up into the cliffs overlooking Arnadeth and sitting to see the sun looming overhead and the two sat comfortably.

"I miss the sky." Shahab said in confidence, looking over the dunesea of eastern Pruul with the temple below them. "It's been so long...I don't even remember what it feels like." The old Eyrien looked around and then looked at Aahad. "How are you? Is Onn treating you well?"

What Aahad responded with was a sigh, a look of resignation as he looked down at his hands. "Apparently they all believe I am Mother Night's agent." He let out a haggard breath. "It seems no matter where I go, or what I do, I just can't be me. I have to be...something amazing, or epic, or world-changing or something."

Shahab's lips twitched into a smile. "Have you ever stopped to think that maybe the reason people expect you to be amazing is that you might just be amazing?"

Aahad sniffed. "Why? I'm...I'm a nerd, Master. I..mediate, or go hunting for lore and knowledge, or experiment with Craft or help the wayward soul. I don't even have the jewels to be epic. I'm just me. Just Aahad. Not Ardeth the Second Coming, not Witch's estranged brother, or the Darkness wrapped in human skin, or whatever else people might come up with. I'm just me."

Shahab's smirk lessened. "I know. I hurt you."

Aahad shook his head. "Why couldn't you have chosen me because of me. Why am I never enough, and for some reason everyone has to pull some metaphorical jargon to explain why anyone, at any point in history, has paid attention to me."

Shahab then lightly laughed with a breath. "....You were just like Ardeth, back in Dar al-Salaam." He looked off at nothing shaking his head. "A bookworm. Dull as a rock unless you piqued his interest. And he was powerful, Aahad. Not in Jewels but.." He tried to look for the words and found none. "And shy, unless you got him to do something. You, Aahad, were Ardeth." He shrugged. "I guess...I guess my life got the better of me. I knew of the prophecies, I knew of your talent. The fact that you both looked, and somewhat acted like my old master I guess threw me in the rabbit hole like everyone else."

Aahad pressed his lips together. "I just want to have a life of my own. I thought being a K'miar would do that..."

Shahab turned to look at him. "Don't let me rob you of the Harmonious Path, Aahad. The Way isn't just for prophecized heroes or world-changers. It's there for those with the courage to understand themselves and seek to better it, one step at a time through contemplation, awareness and understanding. You got exactly what you wanted. You know who you are, yes?"

Aahad turned to look at his master, worn with the fatigue of the weight on his shoulders. "...Yeah."

Shahab smiled and braced Aahad's shoulder. "Then the Way is open to you." He patted his shoulder. "....Ardeth was a man wiser than his years, and for a long-lived that is saying something. You are not Ardeth. You don't have to be him, or anyone, but yourself. I am sorry...if you felt only saw him in you."

Aahad clasped his hands together and said softly. "But you did. You said so."

Shahab furrowed his brows. "Do I look blind to you? I've seen you grow from a tepid boy who would no sooner step on a twig believing the world would see it as a sign to someone who has gone to make his own decisions, to choose his own path. You could have simply ridden the wave offered to you but you resisted, intent on forging your own Way. You always resisted to make a life of your own choices. That takes work. That takes faith. That takes courage. I do not know...what it is you are meant to do, or what the prophecies speak. I do know you however. And I am proud of you."

Aahad blinked back tears. "....Oh." He looked down at his hands, twiddling his thumbs and now feeling like he was two inches tall.

Shahab smiled warmly. "It is a custom, back home, to be insulted when someone has proven themselves better than you and to fight twice as hard so you can surpass them. You have succeeded me in every possible way, Aahad and a teacher's greatest gift is to see their pupil surpass them. Someday...you will understand."

Aahad bit his lower lip, then looked at Shahab. "When you were in mania...you were saying something about Eyrien warpacks?"

Shahab let out a breath he didn't know he was holding. The clouds, deepened in his eyes. "To have one's wings cut is among the greatest dishonors an Eyrien can suffer. It shames everyone closest to you to the point where death is suitable to living. I was a coward for not throwing myself on my blade and wandered until I met Ardeth. He gave me purpose, a second life. A new, life. And a new world to explore. But I have brought dishonor in adopting it. Eyriens...we don't take kindly to flaunting dishonor."

Aahad narrowed his eyes to block the sun. "That's dumb." He turned toward Shahab, his voice taking a steeled resolve. "You've helped thousands, trained dozens. You invented the fighting styles of the K'miar, you're...YOU'RE awesome and epic. You don't lord it over people and you don't wreck havoc to prove it either. You always take time for anyone who asks for help and you protect those you care about. You're what a warrior should be. Grace in purpose. You haven't dishonored anyone. They dishonor you for looking at you that way. So...fuck them."

Aahad didn't realize the tears that welled up in the old Eyrien's eyes. The last words making the old man laugh. "Right. Fuck them. I guess if Mother Night's Champion is telling me to fuck the Eyriens then...well...how can I refuse?"

They both shared a laugh.

Shahab settled back against the rocks. "Aahad. Promise me something. Your life will not get any easier, if time has taught you anything. I sense it will get even more dangerous. Not just for you, but for those you care about too. You will be faced with hard, sometimes impossible choices. Whatever prophecy says, whatever life intends to bring to you. You are strong, wise and a good man. Do not let prophecy take that away from you. Promise me."

Aahad couldn't see Shahab's face because it was a blur of tears. He wiped them away and let out a breath. "I'll try Master."

Shahab shook his head. "No trying."

Aahad let out a long breath and then nodded. "I promise, Master."

......

"M-master??...Sh-...Shahab!?" He shook the Eyrien viciously.

.......

The Desert Fox was dead.

Petitions (if any): 

Caste Requesting : Priest/Warlord Dual-Caste

Reasons For Requesting these Castes:

Theme - Free-Will vs Destiny
How would a destined man feel about being destined? To Aahad he is just a nerd. He does not feel different, nor charged with any divine mandate yet whenever he turns around thinks otherwise. Aahad cannot simply live, he must be something, or building to something, or doing something. All Aahad wants to do is be normal. I want to explore such concepts with Aahad and a Dual-Caste is the best archetype to do it with.

Plot - The Cataclysm
Pruul is dead, spiritually speaking. It cannot have holy places, it cannot have ghosts, it cannot have anything really 'spiritual' about it. The Queen's Gift doesn't work, it takes near divine intervention to make it rain and throughout all of Pruul's history none have revived the metaphorical 'heartbeat' of Pruul. Aahad's destiny is to do just that. This will involve learning the truth of the fabled 'cataclysm' that killed Pruul over 16,000 years ago and kick-starting said heart-beat.

Theme - Tradition vs Progressivism
A theme in Pruul is whether or not tradition should be shirked in lieu of new ways of doing things. As a spiritual people tradition is important among Tribes and Clans. See the Mineborn and the split decisions about their leadership for proof of that. The beliefs of Pruul are being tested by seven people on one side and the growing technocratic nature of the Sabbah on the other. As a spiritual leader Aahad will have an important role in the growing tension that I would like to dig my teeth into.



Plans for this Character:
 
  • The exploration of the events surrounding the Cataclysm that spiritually killed Pruul. The prophecies surrounding Aahad's birth and throughout his life, are hinting at his role in reviving Pruul's spiritual power and making it no longer a 'dead zone'. This will involve gathering a like-minded group of individuals who will dig deep into Pruul's ancient history and unearth it's lost secrets.
  • Reviving old rituals, customs and practices. This entails Aahad's use of geomancy which, when Pruul was fertile, was a line of Craft taught to Priestesses to defend holy sites (typically water-springs, now the oases of Pruul).
  • Aahad is Adavera al-Jinan's confessor and so Aahad will be loosely entwined with the affairs of the Jinan Clan, the parent Clan of his tribe due to his role.
  • Aahad's falling out with Jasper al-Situla will come to a head, as Jasper will be among those Aahad journeys with when exploring the Cataclysm.

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Re: Julián Verdugo
« Reply #1 on: Dec 01, 17, 08:06:27 AM »
Requesting a Tiger-Eye Jewel but I need a decent pwease!



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Re: Julián Verdugo
« Reply #2 on: Dec 01, 17, 08:15:33 AM »
Lochlan -
Have you made the character subaccount for Julian yet? Applications should be posted from character accounts, not player accounts. ;)
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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #3 on: Dec 01, 17, 08:44:23 AM »
Tada.



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #4 on: Dec 01, 17, 12:37:32 PM »
As requested per Tiger Eye Birthright.

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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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #5 on: Dec 04, 17, 12:40:31 PM »
Could I get 5 family rolls please:
1. Mom
2. Pops
3. Sister 1 (Adoptable)
4. Mentor (Adoptable)
5. Sister 2 (Adoptable)



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #6 on: Dec 04, 17, 12:48:34 PM »
1. White - Tiger Eye
2. Summer Sky - Opal
3. Rose - Summer Sky
4. White - Tiger Eye
5. Summer Sky - Purple Dusk
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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #7 on: Dec 17, 17, 01:12:40 AM »
Ready for Review! I need Kenna's approval also for Pruul stuff.

Also could I get the character's account name changed to Aahad ibn-Ardeneth? Thanks!



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #8 on: Dec 28, 17, 11:52:53 AM »
Approved by me.








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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #9 on: Dec 30, 17, 03:18:42 PM »

This application has been reviewed!

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Re: Aahad ibn Ardeneth
« Reply #10 on: Jan 24, 18, 11:47:31 AM »

Registry Cleanup Notice

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Re: Aahad ibn Ardeneth
« Reply #11 on: Jan 26, 18, 12:04:39 AM »
Keeping



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Re: Aahad ibn Arnadeth
« Reply #12 on: Feb 25, 18, 08:04:51 AM »

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Re: Aahad ibn Arnadeth
« Reply #13 on: Feb 25, 18, 09:24:35 PM »
Keeping



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #14 on: Mar 14, 18, 09:08:47 PM »
Round 2!



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #15 on: Mar 23, 18, 02:40:41 AM »
Bump



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #16 on: Mar 27, 18, 05:35:36 PM »
App is under review.
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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #17 on: Mar 28, 18, 08:05:04 PM »

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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #18 on: Apr 09, 18, 03:24:50 AM »
Round 3! (Though I would like Kenna to re-stamp him before going through Review. He's changed far too much from the original submission).



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #19 on: Apr 10, 18, 09:47:59 PM »
Re-stamping my approval.








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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #20 on: Apr 15, 18, 02:16:21 PM »

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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #21 on: Apr 17, 18, 12:05:54 AM »
Looks good on my end, best frenemy!

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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #22 on: Apr 17, 18, 09:19:25 PM »
This Voice stamps approval.






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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #23 on: Apr 18, 18, 01:18:34 AM »
Ready for Round....4? Yeah. 4. Gonna bloody your nose on this one. I can feelz it. :D



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #24 on: Apr 20, 18, 05:51:39 PM »

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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #25 on: Apr 20, 18, 06:39:54 PM »
Round 5!



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #26 on: Apr 20, 18, 06:56:13 PM »


....but not yet accepted. As a Dual Caste male, Aahad needs approval from two members of Review Council.
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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #27 on: Apr 22, 18, 09:04:59 AM »

This application has been reviewed!

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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #28 on: Apr 22, 18, 01:19:24 PM »
Ready for Round 6!



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Re: Aahad al-Situla
« Reply #29 on: Apr 22, 18, 02:48:32 PM »
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