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Author Topic: Sirrah al-Tair  (Read 2424 times)

Description: Queen. Blood Opal to Sapphire. Played by halyonix.

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Sirrah al-Tair
« on: Feb 15, 18, 10:48:41 AM »
The Basics
Character Name: Sirrah al-Tair
Age and Birth Year: 37 (born 156 AP)
Race: short-lived
Caste: Queen
Birth Territory: Pruul
Home Territory: Pruul

Birthright Jewel: cut Blood Opal
Offering Jewel: cut Sapphire

Role: Ruling Queen
Faction: Tair tribe

Play By: Neha Ahmed
Distinguishing Features:



Well-behaved women are rarely remembered in history.

As fierce as the falcons she flies is Sirrah, who is a Queen that readily shucks off the trappings of aristocratic life, preferring the wilds of Pruul over the strict formalities of Court and Council. She may be the Queen of the mapmakers but she is no Queen hiding behind books, sitting on a pretty little chair. Sirrah is out there, exploring with her tribe, going where the wind takes her, because out there is far more interesting than the safety and boring four walls of a tent.

This is not to say that she is without manners or uncivilized. No, Sirrah knows when she has to use Protocol, when she has to be polite, but she prefers to be frank and open. There is nowhere to hide in the desert and Sirrah’s take on life is that one should hide nothing either. She is just at home astride her horse as she is in fancy attire. Hedonistic nights out in the city from time to time are a great change of pace for her, but you’ll find that Sirrah, overall, is a very intense person to be around. She either runs hot or cold -- there is no lukewarm option. Her tongue can be sharper than a blade, which gets her into trouble as well.

She knows she can be impatient to the point of being reckless. In truth, she’ll say the only thing she has patience for is the detail of maps. She’s determined to keep the thorough standard of the Tair’s reputation. Sirrah has no patience for pettiness or drama. Dealing with pompous dignitaries often means someone (sometimes her) gets kicked out of the tent until egos are set aside. She’d rather parley with words or staves than talk about manicures. Being a mother is tough for her, since a caring nature is not her strength, but she manages it.

Still, with Sirrah, once you get past her abrasiveness, she is fiercely loyal. What few people she loves, she loves hard. You’ll rarely see her back down from a challenge or a fight and it is that warrior strength within her that rallies her seemingly outnumbered tribe and keeps them from being a footnote in Pruul’s history.
  • 1 - The desert. Pruul is beautiful to Sirrah, with its wildness and ever-changing state. You never cross the same dune twice. She loves returning to places months or years later and seeing how they have changed.
  • 2 - Hunting. Whether it be on horseback or with her falcon, Sirrah loves the challenge of tracking prey, chasing it, and taking it down. She will talk for hours with tribesmen about the details of what jesses to use for falcons or what lineage of horses performs better at the chase or how to trap tricky prey.
  • 3 - Food. Sirrah isn’t one to love food simply because her Jewel demands a certain quantity of it. She loves food for its texture, flavor. She savors her meals, relishing that moment when the first bite hits her tongue until she has consumed the last crumb.
  • 1 - Mincing words. It’s not that Sirrah can’t stand being politically correct, it’s that she hates it when people sugarcoat things or mince their words to downplay or evade. Be honest, be upfront -- don’t be a fucking coward with your speech.
  • 2 - Public displays of affection. That has a time and a place and neither of those is in public. Sirrah always hated Ashkan’s need to touch her and has trained all of her males to understand that if they need to be close to her, then they need to wait until they’re in private because she isn’t comfortable with doing that in public.
  • 3 - Sedentary things. While always open for a night out on the town or to explore a new city, Sirrah gets bored seeing the same buildings and roads if she is in one place for too long. Sedentary things never seem to change fast enough for her.
  • 1 - Fucking up her kid. Despite her bravado, Sirrah does truly worry that she will mess up Dalir’s life irreparably. Being a mother is tough and being motherly does not come easily to Sirrah at all. Dalir is about to become a teenager and Sirrah worries that those tumultuous years will splinter their relationship completely.
  • 2 - Failing as a Queen. Sirrah is not the best at Protocol or Gifting the land. She knows it took her longer to complete her Queenly training and become the tribal Queen. She doesn’t want to have struggled all of this way for nothing and that drive to see the Tair thrive in the shifting climate of Pruul comes out because of this fear.
  • 3 - Imprisonment. Death does not scare her but being caged does. She knows that some tribes dealt in enslavement and shudders to her core to think about what that does to a person. She’d rather kill herself than be a slave.
Craft Strengths:
  • 1 - Land sensing. It comes as little surprise that this would be a strength of Sirrah’s, given the amount of time she spends in the desert. Or perhaps this strength is why she is so drawn to it in the first place. Either way, Sirrah has an innate ability to find caves and unstable sands. This is one of the reasons why she prefers to take the lead while traveling.
  • 2 - Trap spells. Sirrah is a pro at figuring out if there’s a trap spell nearby and how to disarm it. In fact, she LOVES finding them, because they offer little dangerous puzzles for her to figure out.
Craft Weaknesses:
  • 1 - Emotional healing. Sirrah’s abrasive nature and seeming lack of compassion makes this Craft difficult for her to fine tune. Spells under this nature are more like brute force attacks rather than the gentle healing they should be.
  • 2 - Queen’s Gift. Sirrah’s own inability to relate with her more vulnerable emotions is what disables her here, because Gifting the land is such an intimate act between Queen and the land. Sirrah is afraid to lose herself in this sort of Craft and always under-Gifts. 
Life Story

Mother: Tarsa al-Tair, Rose to Blood Opal witch (age 57, born 136 AP)
Father: Hamal al-Tair, Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Warlord (age 59, born 134 AP)
Siblings: brother Milad, Tiger Eye to Purple Dusk Warlord (age 32, born 161 AP);
sister Jaleh, Summer Sky to Opal witch (age 30, born 163 AP)
Children: Dalir, Tiger Eye to (eventually) Purple Dusk Prince (deceased at age 11, born 181 AP, died 193, fathered by Ashkan al-Tair)
Nephews: Mizar, by brother Milad (age 11, born 182 AP); Sadir, by sister Jaleh (age 11, born 182 AP)
Niece: Nashira, by brother Milad (age 9, born 184 AP)

Sirrah was the firstborn of her parents’ brood. Initially a quiet child, once she figured out how to run without tripping over her own feet, that was it. She was gone, always exploring with the other boys of the camp, even though she was a Queen. This behavior was allowed to continue, with some adjustments of course, until she was ten, and then boys she ran with began growing up. Her Birthright of Blood Opal also demanded changes, since it put her in the running for ruling the Tair tribe when she became old enough.

Due to her impetuous nature, however, that would be another two decades at least.

Sirrah bucked at the tutor schedule set for her well into her teenage years, doing her childish best to shrug off any responsibility. She found learning and studying boring. She would spend hours daydreaming, staring outside at the dunes, wishing she was out there rather than in class, and she was a dismal sort of student. Through her studies with the tribal Queen Fairuz, Sirrah met Aysel al-Tair, her daughter, who would become Aria Aegle when she crossed the border. Several years than the witch, an envious Sirrah hoped that they would become friends and maybe explore Pruul together, but Aysel left and did not return until years later.

Sirrah was a horse that refused to be broken into the societal demands expected of a Queen but that did not stop Fairuz al-Tair from grooming Sirrah to be her successor, a move that was confirmed when Sirrah’s Offering yielded a Sapphire. After the initial concern over her Virgin Night, it seemed as though sex was now another wild landscape to explore for Sirrah, and just another reason to keep her from studying.

It was Dalir’s birth when Sirrah was twenty-five that forced the woman to grow up. The realization that she was now responsible for a life slammed into her with such force that her actions from then on out were a near complete opposite from before, with her heeding the advice of elders, learning everything she could about child rearing, etc. Eventually, this weight of responsibility flowed into her Queen life, with her slow realization that as a Queen, she was responsible for the lives of very many, not just herself.

Still, Sirrah did not completely convert into a perfect model Queen. She still had her faults, her vices. She still shrugged off responsibility and risked herself, albeit less. Dalir’s father, she learned, was completely unsuited for her. Theirs should have stayed a one night stand instead of attempting to raise a child together. After granting him paternity at Dalir’s Birthright, they amicably parted ways.

By this time, Aysel al-Tair, Fairuz’s daughter, had returned to the tribe, with her own Queen daughter in tow. Fairuz was ready to step down but not yet ready for Sirrah to take her place, so the five of them ended up working together for a few years, with Sirrah polishing off her duties as Queen and teaching Orianna what she knew, and Dalir learning about the navigating ways of the Tair from Aysel.

When Aria returned to Dena Nehele, Sirrah knew she would miss her friend but knew that distance would not come between them. They would remain the sort of friends that, no matter how many years went without contact, all it would take was one moment to have them back together in the same stride.

Fairuz was finally ready to step down in 188 AP. If any of the Tair believed they were getting a demure and dainty Queen, they were fools, but for the most part, they were glad that Sirrah, with her strong spirit, was now at the lead for things were about to change in Pruul and it would take a strong woman to see the Tair survived.

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“I think this is the wrong way,” came the echoing voice of her brother, Milad, some dozen paces behind her. Sirrah, smiling because she did indeed know that it was the wrong way, said nothing and continued down the tunnel. The traders they had crossed paths with had clearly stated that they were to take the leftmost branch after the third fork, assuring the Tair explorers that the spacious cavern found at the end of it would be adequate for habitation or storage.

Sirrah trailed her finger across the rocks to her right, smearing a small location spell, a little magical breadcrumb to lead them back towards the correct fork, as they continued onwards. “I definitely think this is the wrong way,” Milad remarked again. “There’s no sign of footprints.”

“Maybe those traders Shielded their tracks,” Sirrah countered absently, just to shut Milad up really. She didn’t want him turning around just yet. She had this feeling that just around the next corner...or the next...there was something good to be found. She was a Queen gifted with great land-sensing. But most times, lately, everyone just remembered that she was a Queen, and the ruling one at that, and tried to keep her from taking too many risks. She understood why, of course, but it rarely stopped her. Besides, she had her brother with her, and there were two guards waiting at the mouth of the cave, and she had plenty of power still left in her Sapphire to get them home before dark.

Just around the bend, she thought, feeling that tingle of the land itching the back of her mind. Just around the bend.

It was three bends, actually, and still another question from Milad about the rightness of their course, but when they turned that corner and the witchlight hit that blood red twinkle of carnelian, Sirrah smiled broadly. A gemstone seam, enough of it to sell in Onn for weeks, maybe trade across the mountains for more. Milad let out a low whistle.

“Get the word out to the tribe,” Sirrah said. She walked over to the seam and ran her fingers over the jagged stone. “Let’s get this bagged and out of here before anyone else discovers it.” Milad gave Sirrah sharp nod and then began retracing his steps back up to entrance.

Sirrah, watching the carnelian glitter in the witchlight, kept smiling to herself. Sometimes it paid to take the wrong path.


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Re: Sirrah al-Tair
« Reply #1 on: Feb 15, 18, 10:49:42 AM »
May I have a general roll please and 5 family rolls? Thank you!
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Re: Sirrah al-Tair
« Reply #2 on: Feb 15, 18, 10:52:27 AM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

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



1. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
2. Tiger Eye - Purple Dusk
3. White - Tiger Eye
4. Summer Sky - Opal
5. White - Rose  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker

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Re: Sirrah al-Tair
« Reply #3 on: Feb 21, 18, 02:07:44 PM »
ready for review please!
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Re: Sirrah al-Tair
« Reply #4 on: Feb 21, 18, 03:53:39 PM »
Added to the que
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Re: Sirrah al-Tair
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22, 18, 11:09:19 AM »
Looks good for Aria and Orianna references!!!!
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Re: Sirrah al-Tair
« Reply #6 on: Mar 06, 18, 08:57:37 PM »
Looks good to me!

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Re: Sirrah al-Tair
« Reply #7 on: Mar 07, 18, 08:11:12 AM »

...but don't forget to update her age to reflect the new date of 193 AP!  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker