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Author Topic: Malika al-Sabbah  (Read 1411 times)

Description: Witch. Summer Sky to Opal. Played by Myst.

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Malika al-Sabbah
« on: Sep 22, 17, 07:14:25 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Malika al-Sabbah
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Age and Birth Year: 22 (b. 172 AP)
Race: short lived, ½ Pruulian, ½ Chaillot
Caste: witch
Birth Territory: Pruul
Home Territory: Pruul

Birthright Jewel: uncut Summer-Sky
Offering Jewel: cut Opal

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Appearance

Play By: Emily Rudd
Distinguishing Features:
Malika looks young for her age, and keeps her light brown hair cut above her shoulders, mainly for ease of care. Her skin is much fairer than the average Pruul native, and her eyes are blue.

Personality


Personality:
Headstrong and independent, Malika tries to do as much for herself as she can, although she relies on her older brothers as well, even if she doesn't like to. She is outgoing, which is natural as much as it was a necessity: after her mother died, she felt she had to be loud to get what she needed and not be forgotten by her father. This was sometimes effective and on point, and sometimes makes her seem selfish, especially now that she is an adult. It is a difficult habit for her to break.

For all that she is bullheaded and gregarious, she is also a very good listener. It isn’t all about her (really, it’s not!) and she will hear someone’s problems and genuinely care about them. She will also try to fix things if she can, sometimes despite the protests of the one she’s trying to help. This stems from a need to control whatever she can because there has been so little in her life that she felt like she has had control over.

Malika likes organization: a place for everything and everything in its place. If her belongings are a mess, she gets anxious, especially when that means she can’t find something she’s looking for. Organization and order also allow her to anticipate what is happening based on what she thinks should happen. When a situation goes awry, in her opinion, she gets nervous.

Malika is both protective and possessive of her brothers. For the most part, she feels that they are all that she has. Being the little sister puts her in the unique position of wanting her brothers to get the hell out of her hair already, but never actually go away, and the idea of being parted from them for an extended period of time makes her stomach turn.

Likes:
  • Order and organization: stemming from a desire for control, Malika likes when everything is in its right place. She controls what parts of her world she can, sometimes too sharply, in a subconscious effort to cope with everything she cannot control. This extends into a need to know what’s next, to plan for things that could go wrong, and a desire for her brothers to do what she asks them to, just so she knows what to expect (not that they necessarily cooperate).
  • Her eyes: Even though they are something that sets her apart from many of the people in her tribe, Malika likes her blue eyes. This was not always the case; when she was young, she disliked them and wished she looked more like the other girls her age. As she grew older, she came to like them because ‘different’ slowly morphed into ‘uniqueness’ and that was something she saw as a positive. They remind her that she is much different from her Pruulian father, and helps her see less of him in herself.
  • Sweets: as a young, somewhat more dramatic girl, Malika might have described herself as deprived of sweets. She is not quite so dramatic anymore, but she still really enjoys when she gets to have something sweet as a treat. It’s really more of a luxury for her since most money that she’s earned has either gone to her father or been quietly squirreled away for her own use upon finally leaving with her brothers.

Dislikes:
  • Her Stepmother: There was initially no specific reason that Malika could articulate for disliking Nadira. It was merely the woman’s position as step-mother that caused their relationship to start off rocky and only go downhill from there. Malika has lost count of how many times she told Nadira that she was not her real mother in an effort to resist doing what she said. As she matured, the relationship settled into a more silent standoff, and Malika has grown to fear for Nadira as well, that she might have the same fate as her mother because while there is no love lost between them, Malika does not think anyone deserves such abusive treatment.
  • The Open Desert: it’s isolating, it’s dangerous, and there are sandworms. Malika likes to be around other people, and while she is always part of a group in the desert, she likes the activity of the larger settlements much better. There are many dangers out there that could do her in, ones she cannot handle by herself, and to top it all off, the sandworms mean the use of Craft is very limited.
  • Sand: Sure, it can be beautiful in the desert; sunrises and sunsets are very pretty over the dunes, but it gets into everything. She’s tired of emptying it out of her shoes, dislikes how it can be like sandpaper when the wind blows it, and she especially hates the feel of it when it gets in her mouth and she bites down on something.

Fears:
  • Losing her older brothers: For much of her life, Malika has felt that her brothers were all she had. She is not close with her step-mother or her half-siblings, and certainly not with her father. Although she and her brothers experienced their mother’s death in different ways due to the age difference between them, she feels like they are the only ones who truly understand what they have gone through. As such, losing them would be a hard blow
  • Turning out like her mother: Malika remembers her mother’s love and attempts at protection, but she also recalls her mother as a woman who did not stand up for herself. She fears that she will someday be in a similar situation and react in the same way.
  • Her father: at a young age, Malika learned to fear her father due to the abuse directed at her mother. It was turned on her as well, although her mother, and later her brothers intervened. Still, she is aware of what her father is capable of and is afraid of being alone around him, and that he will find her and her brothers now that they have left.

Craft Strengths:
  • Reading Emotions: Malika was not working on this skill on purpose, though her strength in it did come through practice. It was through necessity rather than intention. Interactions with her father could go sort of okay or very bad, based mostly on his mood. She needed to be able to tell quickly how he was feeling in order to try to protect herself from his abuse.
  • Sensing Spells: Because Malika grew to distrust her father when she was quite young, she learned how to sense when he was using spells, both for her own defense and because she wanted to protect others, especially his customers. She was not generally able to do either of those things, but she could at least tell when he was attempting Compulsion Craft on her and try her best to resist it.

Craft Weaknesses:
  • Several aspects of Mind Craft: There are several areas of mind craft that Malika doesn’t want anything to do with, such as Compulsion craft. Her father used it on people, much to her disgust, and she wants to separate herself from him as much as she can. She also doesn’t like the idea of Emotional Manipulation, unless she is attempting to use it on her father, which is generally unsuccessful and more trouble than it’s worth. Because she doesn't like these types of Craft, she has not practiced them and therefore has no mastery over them.
  • Jewel Management: Maybe due to her headstrong nature, or maybe just a lack of training, Malika is not good at managing her power. She usually errs on the side of using too much, which she knows could result in dire consequences that scare her more now as an adult than it did when she was younger.

Life Story

Family:
Mother: Elise/”Safiyah” (last name unknown), Blood female, deceased at age 32
Father: Husain al-Sabbah (b. 142 AP), Purple Dusk to Green Prince
Stepmother: Nadira al-Sabbah (b. 150 AP), Yellow descent witch
Brother: Bashir al-Sabbah (b. 167 AP), Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Warlord - deceased 193 PP
Brother: Eskandar al-Sabbah (b. 167 AP), Rose to Purple-Dusk Prince
Half-brother: Nasir (b. 182 AP), Yellow to Tiger Eye Warlord
Half-sister: Rasima (b. 187 AP), Yellow to Rose witch

History:

She thought for sure that the lovely Summer-Sky Jewel would finally be something that impressed her father, and she was right--for a little while. Then it became clear that she definitely did not have a Caste, and the coldness returned. It was a tough thing to endure for a little girl who had lost her mother relatively recently. Malika understood that her mother was gone, that her father didn’t seem to care, and that there was something strange about her mother’s death. It wasn’t until later that she understood that some thought it was a suicide.

A stepmother did nothing to ease that burden, especially when another couple of siblings eventually came along. Malika disliked her stepmother from the very beginning, even though the only reason at the time was that the woman was not her mother. Their relationship did not improve, nor did her interactions with her father.

When his abuse turned physical, her brothers took up where their mother left off, coming to her defense, and their father switched mainly to verbal abuse instead. Bashir was usually quite loud about his defense of her, while Eskandar was more action than words. Malika thought that it was better, but only a little. Her Virgin Night was set up by her father, and she was fairly certain that it was mostly by luck that the man he chose to do it was not interested in breaking her.

Some of Malika’s life was that of a normal teen. She annoyed her brothers, learned to ride horses, learned Craft, and earned some money. She was close with her brothers, moreso with Eskandar than Bashir, and she felt like she annoyed Bashir more. It was sometimes hard to resist trying to press his buttons. Malika hid as much of the money as she thought she could get away with, which started to become a running away fund when she was in her late teens. Her brothers planned to leave as soon as they could, and Malika was determined to go with them, and to be an asset instead of letting them do everything.

By the time she went for her Offering, Malika was no longer concerned with impressing her father. She was here for herself and for her brothers, so that they could finally make their escape, and soon after she received her Opal Jewel, that was exactly what they did.

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The hope Malika felt at her Birthright ceremony was different from the hope she felt now. During her Birthright, it was that of a little girl who wanted her dad’s approval. Now, the hope was that of a young woman looking to make changes in her life, even if those changes included running away from her problems. It was something she went back and forth on: was it running or escaping? The two seemed quite different to her. Most days, she settled on escaping: nothing was going to change if she stayed, so there was no use in trying anymore. No, she would make her Offering and then they could escape, Malika and her two brothers. They could be free now.

She was unafraid in the Darkness, finding that hope and determination steadied her, steeled her, and made her excited. It was with this confidence that carried her through the ceremony.

Malika was here for herself this time. To a lesser degree, this was for her brothers, so that she could do her best to protect them even though they were older than her. Selfish, perhaps, but if there was anything in life that Malika thought she could be selfish about, her Offering Jewel was it. It was the well of her power and no one else's.

The Darkness gifted her with the Opal, which Malika knew would have been a disappointment to her father, who would have wanted the Green for her, but to her it was perfect. And in her Opal she saw the blazing light of hope reflected back to her.

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Re: Malika al-Sabbah
« Reply #1 on: Sep 23, 17, 11:53:36 AM »
Could I get cut/uncut rolls for the SS-Opal rolled on Eskandar al-Sabbah's sheet and assigned to Malika, please?

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Re: Malika al-Sabbah
« Reply #2 on: Sep 23, 17, 12:04:30 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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

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Re: Malika al-Sabbah
« Reply #3 on: Sep 28, 17, 08:06:36 PM »
Ready for review! (And needs Haly's approval, I think?) :D

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Re: Malika al-Sabbah
« Reply #4 on: Sep 29, 17, 08:16:29 AM »
Added to the queue, but by your note it'll wait for haly's approval before being reviewed.
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Re: Malika al-Sabbah
« Reply #5 on: Sep 29, 17, 08:47:49 AM »
she looks good to me. just re-read over that history because i think it got some of the plotting notes mixed around.
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Re: Malika al-Sabbah
« Reply #6 on: Sep 29, 17, 10:01:15 AM »
Woops, removed my paragraph of notes from the history section.

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Re: Malika al-Sabbah
« Reply #7 on: Sep 30, 17, 10:26:49 AM »

This application has been reviewed!

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Re: Malika al-Sabbah
« Reply #8 on: Sep 30, 17, 11:47:17 PM »
Changes made & ready for review! I adjusted her age after checking in with Haly.

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Re: Malika al-Sabbah
« Reply #9 on: Sep 30, 17, 11:55:22 PM »
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