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Author Topic: Amarantha Jarsdel  (Read 3802 times)

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Amarantha Jarsdel
« on: Jul 13, 15, 07:54:22 AM »
The Basics

Character Name: Amarantha Jarsdel
Nicknames: N/A

Age & Birthyear: 184 (6 AP)
Race: ½ Long-Lived
Caste: Healer Queen
Birth Territory: Little Terrielle
Home Territory: Little Terrielle

Birthright Jewel: Purple Dusk (cut)
Offering Jewel: Green (uncut)

Role: Queen
Faction: Territory Court

Appearance

Play By: Natalie Dormer

Distinguishing Features: Due to her mixed heritage Amarantha has the golden eyes of her long-lived father, a man she has never met but still left his indelible mark on her life. It is the first thing that most note and given the common reaction of most in Little Terrielle has provided the most difficulties in overcoming that standard prejudice.

Personality

Personality:

Amarantha is by her very nature a 'people person' she is warmly and genuinely interested in others. This extends to wanting the very best for them, not to mention being able to use their own interpersonal skills and sense of judgement in order to pick up the smallest impressions from people and understand them and their motives all the better - sometimes ahead of the individual in question.

Amarantha has always been able to alter her own point of view, changing her perspective in order to appreciate what lies on the other side of that differing opinion from her own; this originally developed from a desire to be liked as well as being in control of the circumstances.

Due to this original longing Amarantha has the special gift of invariably making people feel good about themselves; providing a supportive shoulder to lean on as well as being a  non-judgmental voice when they need advice or an opinion.

She is an exceptionally warm and giving person through and through, along with being fiercely energetic - literally having bags to burn when she is truly motivated. This can be traced back to the Healer's soul that she was born with along with strength of a Queen to temper that soft and gentle nature. It has not halted Amarantha in becoming a deeply caring and compassionate woman, it can even sometimes mean that she has a hard time in seeing or accepting a difficult truth about someone that she cares about.

The original influence of her mother ensured that Amarantha had the benefit of being raised an surrounded by a strong value system that was both ethical along with being centered around genuine goodness towards others. Which was particularly well-established due to her mother sharing the Healer Caste with her daughter and encouraging that aspect of her personalitiy as much as possible. It was her mother who (in her mind) possessed the kindest and most generous soul that Amarantha has ever encountered in her life and she remains the ideal that she struggles to live up too in all of her efforts.

While Amarantha isn't nearly a selfless or pure she still tries all the same and remains genuinely convinced in her own personal integrity as a result.

However, because of the fact she cannot deny her own ambition (and really doesn't want too) and the singular fact that Amarantha believes she is the right person to guide Little Terrielle to their future. It has left to her becoming quite controlling and manipulative of others in her social sphere, this action is one she deems as being the most suitable for what her goals are at the end of the day.

Likes:

Little Terrielle
    She has the same interest in the Territory as another woman might show towards their child. It forms the focus of her whole day, from dawn to dusk and all through the night as well. Amarantha is determined that she does whatever is necessary to achieve the very best for the Territory and everyone who calls it home.

Riddles & Puzzles
    Amarantha has always possessed a keen intelligence and one that demands stimulation and encouragement. As such her fondness for anything that challenges her mind has long been established and it is the easiest way to gain her approval - at least for a relatively small matter as she isn't so easily bought. But she still likes to take some time to play, although those opportunities are coming with decreasing regularity.

Companionship
    Social and fun-loving she loves to be around and with others as much as possible. While Amarantha isn't interested in bed-hopping activities (or at least not often) that doesn't mean she can't enjoy company with others who she gets along with and most especially the few people she truly regards as friends. Not that they are extensive in number but that just makes them all the more precious because of that being the case.

Dislikes:

Violence (& Killing)
    Not only is it messy and cruel, it is also generally pointless in her opinion. Amarantha is a Healer after all and the idea of killing is fundamentally against everything she is and believes in as well. She can see that sometimes it has to happen but she would rather that it didn't occur in her presence, not because she couldn't handle it but rather due to the whole messy angle.

Arrogance & Bigotry
    It might be true that Amarantha has her share of some of these traits but as a mixed race woman in Little Terrielle that has been the sort of thing she has needed to deal with on a near daily basis. Amarantha isn't someone who likes those who have such narrow-minded views towards others and originally she worked actively to change how others view her and those who have a mixed heritage. In fact, she hasn't really stopped it's just become that much more wide-spread and involved. 

Restrictions
    She has always chafed at being held back and told no. Amaranatha has no interest in being denied something when she has set her mind on achieving anything whether simply picking a wine for the evening or more over-reaching concerns.

Fears:

Failure
    Due to the fact that Amarantha has such plans for the whole of Little Terrielle (and for its own good) she knows that she stands on the precipice of failing. It is a thing that stalks her dreams and makes it difficult at times to focus when she is feeling a little depressed or blue about things. Amarantha is determined but she is also a realist and that makes it hard to dismiss the possibility of it happening.

Being Collared
    This has happened before. Not to her personally but to a Queen of Little Terrielle, Amarantha views this as being far worse than death - which at least would be an ending, rather than being caught in obeying the will of another who claimed mastery over you as a result of the Collar around your neck.

Blood (physical injury)
    It is probably the one thing that makes it hard for her to be a Healer, Amarantha works on controlling it and it usually works. Mostly. She has experienced a few failures which has the horror of being embarrassing if not otherwise any sort of concern (for the time being at least). Amarantha is actually much more afraid of personal injury than others as she not as confident with healing herself or asking another to do so.

Craft Strengths:

Queen's Gift
    She'd never wanted to be anything but the very best sort of Queen, which meant focusing heavily on the gifts that were only available due to the Caste she possessed.  Amarantha is a patient and gentle woman when it comes to dealing with this aspect of her skill, she doesn't overwhelm or command but releases her strength and power into the land to build up connections and improve on the life that flows through everything and everyone. It is a soft and smooth approach that builds and enhances things without worrying about dominating. It is the only time that Amarantha is able to relax and cease worrying or fretting about the concerns in her life.

Healing (Advanced)
    Amarantha was never able to forget her Healing Craft. It had to be answered even when she really wanted to be thinking about and doing other things. She is as much a Healer as she is a Queen, a lesson she learned swiftly as denial only ended up causing pain for her and that was the last thing she welcomed into her life.  She has developed a fair degree of skill in this area of her Craft, though she by no means considers herself any sort of true adept and is perfectly willing to admit she still needs to develop her skills.

Craft Weaknesses:

Passing through things
    The idea of spending time going in between something actually makes her feel very uncomfortable and so explains why she hasn't developed any particular ability in managing this aspect of her available Craft.

Healing (Emergency & Triage)
    Amarantha is aware it is something of a problem when it comes to more emergency situations. She needs to have a period of time in order to properly reflect and prepare for what she needs to do, it means that in those sort of truly time critical situations Amarantha will often ten to bow out in respect of other people who are far better at managing to handle those who are really in need.

Life Story

Family:

Mother: Menolly Jarsdel ❧ Priestess ❧ Summer Sky to Opal (deceased)
Father: Lucius Gaius Augustus ❧ Prince ❧ Rose to Purple Dusk (b. 288 BP)

Siblings: N/A

History:

While no one deserves to be forgotten or abandoned that is what happened to Menolly, a shy and quiet young girl who grew into a withdrawn woman, she was lonely and that is the reason she ended up even starting a relationship with the bold wanderer who snared her interest with his sweet affection and attention.

It was unexpected and so desperately wanted that Menolly didn't think about what or why he might be interested in her at all. In fact, she never questioned anything at all, of course that didn't make it any better when his betrayal was finally revealed. Lucius left her for another woman - one whom he believed made much more sense to be chosen as his wife and left a broken-hearted Menolly behind.

She knew she was pregnant.

But she'd not yet told him. It was a piece of knowledge that she had held close and had intended to announce in a celebration.

Instead she was left to deal with it alone. All alone. Menolly managed to give birth to her only child a bright-eyed little girl who for a brief time managed to restore a smile to her lips and some warmth into her life.

However, Menolly had never been a strong woman and she only managed to live to see her Daughter's Birthright Ceremony when she formally acknowledged the name of the man who had fathered the little dark-haired waif. Soon afterwards Menolly succumbed an illness that most believed was born of the spirit rather than the body; given how swiftly it overtook her and she returned to the Darkness only six months after her daughters presentation.

Amarantha was adopted into her mother's extended family but she never developed any sort of particular friendship towards any of them, feeling far too much like a burden rather than any sort of welcomed addition. Whether it was due to her mixed heritage or just because they really didn't know how to deal with her rather wild and occasionally stubborn ways was up for debate but Amarantha certainly believe it was the former. In fact, part of her still believes they only made the offer because of the rich scent of a Healer blended with that of a Queen.

Not that she was given much choice or chance in determining the answer to that question. 

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Re: Amarantha Jarsdel
« Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 15, 09:01:43 AM »
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Re: Amarantha Jarsdel
« Reply #2 on: Jul 13, 15, 10:36:50 AM »
Per the purchase of a Dark Descent Jewel...

Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut Purple Dusk birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Green Jewel at your offering.

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Re: Amarantha Jarsdel
« Reply #3 on: Sep 24, 15, 07:41:38 AM »
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Re: Amarantha Jarsdel
« Reply #4 on: Sep 24, 15, 09:37:36 AM »
Definitely keeping
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Re: Amarantha Jarsdel
« Reply #6 on: Oct 30, 15, 01:13:18 PM »
Keeping!

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Re: Amarantha Jarsdel
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Re: Amarantha Jarsdel
« Reply #8 on: Nov 26, 15, 02:05:31 AM »
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Re: Amarantha Jarsdel
« Reply #9 on: Dec 09, 15, 02:06:30 AM »
I would like to archive this character and Bank the roll please!

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Re: Amarantha Jarsdel
« Reply #10 on: Dec 09, 15, 08:54:37 AM »
Astarte, I will archive this C for you, but will you please post a note on the account requests thread HERE to make it official? Use the following format:

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