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Author Topic: Zhaleh al-Sabbah  (Read 1038 times)

Description: Summer Sky to Green Priestess of the True Sabbah, played by Lene

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Zhaleh al-Sabbah
« on: Dec 16, 17, 09:56:15 PM »
The Basics

Character Name: Zhaleh al-Sabbah
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Age and Birth Year:  49 (AP 144)
Race:  Pruulian
Caste:  Priestess
Birth Territory: Pruul
Home Territory: Pruul

Jewels rolled on Matin’s sheet  http://www.bloodrites.net/pruul-23/matin-al-sabbah/

Birthright Jewel: Summer Sky
Offering Jewel:  Green

Role: High Priestess of Clan Sabbah
Faction: True Sabbah

Appearance

Play By: Shohreh Aghdashloo
Distinguishing Features: A woman small in stature only, politely referred to as petite but carries herself taller than most men and women around.  At first glance, and probably from a distance, she appears frail and non-threatening but when you look into her face, you see the fierce features of a strong and powerful woman, with the sharp and shrewd intelligence that commands the loyalty and respect of both her caste and her Clan..

Personality

Personality:

Manipulative
Aggressive
Driven
Demanding
While she has a strong sense of morality, honor is only do to those who earn it, and she is willing to do whatever it takes to rid her clan of the foreign scum that is polluting it.

experienced, cunning, and embraces tradition and order



Likes:
  • Ritual and Tradition - In a territory like Pruul, where the sands shift and the desert claims and reveals on a daily basis, holding true to the time-honored traditions of the past is the only way to retain the purity of Pruul.  She had thought that Fin al-Sabbah, though born outside their lands, had understood and honored these same ideals; until the Darkness proved him unworthy by bonding him to a foreign and strange Queen who sought to erase all that was Sabbah. Self proclaiming himself the Voice of the Sabbah was audacious enough in her eyes, but this was a move most inexcusable.
  • Ornate jewelry- Zhaleh has always enjoyed the shine and shimmer of well crafted ornaments, choosing to decorate herself in these things not only to convey wealth but the absolute natural state in which she was to be admired and observed.
  • Power- Zhaleh never had aspirations to be the High Priestess of the Clan.  Nothing so showy as a title anyway.  True power needs no labels or names, it simply is and many were governed from those who pulled the strings behind the shadows throughout Pruulian history.  Still, she has reached a rank of significant influence and prestige, as evident by her calling together of the True Children of the Sabbah, those who sought to see the cancer of foreign influence cut from their ranks and return them to their former glory and erase the stain of Adramelach (who so obviously was tainted himself by the Mineborn Queen).
Dislikes:
  • Fin al-Sabbah and his unworthy Queen -  Zhaleh had the utmost respect for Fin al-Sabbah prior to this, after all he had served as the Clan’s most fervent protector until he decided to bring a weak, pale, foreign born Queen without a drop of Pruul in her blood and claim her as the Queen that the Clan needed.  Instead of her coming forth and proving herself within the Clan structure for a while and then having the elders and high ranking members of the Sabbah decide that she should rule them, he took advantage of a lapse in power (and some would argue orchestrated for his own benefit the death of Adramelach) to make his move for power. 
  • Shira - She loves her sister, family comes before all.  Unfortunately, Zhaleh is convinced that Shira has been consumed by her own webs and visions and has lost that edge of sanity.  She is a wild card, a force to be reckoned with and like all powerful weapons, someone that must be carefully directed in her focus through gentle manipulations lest she become the weapon to be used on you.
  • Caravanning across the desert - a secret she has kept close to her breast from everyone, Zhaleh loathes the nomadic treks of her clan.  The movement is uncomfortable, the shifting sands always leave her feeling unsettled and without solid ground beneath her feet. She would never admit this outloud, the Sabbah relish their ventures into the desert, and she would lose all support if her secret became known.  The only blessing of being so far from any of the cities is the pure blackness of the night which calls to her Priestess self.
Fears:
  • The demise of her Clan- the desert changes and shifts and so change is inevitable but too much shifting and things snap.  She fears her clan breaking under the weight of this change, falling victim in its weakness to the other Clans who have long coveted their power.
  • Foreign corruption - Sadly, Pruul must brush against the borders of other territories and its economy and livelihood requires constant dealings with these other peoples for food and other supplies.  Those are glancing touches and necessary; what has become a spreading plague on their land was that some of these foreigners chose to stay and continue to infect Pruul with their strange and untraditional ways.
  • The loss of her children - In her mind, this doesn’t necessarily mean the death of her children, but the loss.  When she realized Matin had bonded to the blond foreign imposter of a Queen, she knew that those ties could undo the man she had been raising to be the next great leader of his people and wants to stop all his futures from coming undone.
Craft Strengths:
  • Ceremonial and Ritual Craft -
  • Shielding-
Craft Weaknesses:
  • Connecting with the Darkness - Zhaleh is a greedy woman, craving power like most in Pruul crave water.  Her very essence refuses to part with whatever she can get her hands on, and lacks the natural empathy of a Priestess to share the gifts of the Darkness with anyone.
  • Psychic Cleansing - Lacking the skill to remove her psychic scent from objects or places she has been, she has become adapt instead to use others to handle her less desirable objectives, so that no direct blame can ever be placed on her.  If questioned, she can always simply make the comment that she cannot be responsible for the poor decisions of others
Life Story

Family:
Mother: Shohreh al-Sabbah,
Father: Arezou al-Sabbah,
Husband: Isfandyar al-Sabbah, Tiger Eye to Summer Sky Prince (AP 145)
Siblings:

Mahine al-Sabbah,  Summer Sky-Opal Warlord (deceased, Sandworm rider)
Niusha al-Sabbah,  Opal -Red Priestess (deceased, during Aubdina trials)
Shira al-Sabbah, Green - Red Black Widow (AP 148)

Children:

http://www.bloodrites.net/pruul-23/adileh-al-sabbah/

http://www.bloodrites.net/pruul-23/matin-al-sabbah/


Adopted:: Shirin al-Geiba (now al-Sabbah)  witch 5 years, ( http://www.bloodrites.net/pruul-23/inara-al-geiba-11833/)

GrandChild: Salma al-Sabbah, quarter-Landen Queen (age 5, b. 187 AP) with Michka al-Geiba (half-Blood White witch, b. 165 AP, d. 188 AP)


History:


Zhaleh al-Sabbah - 300pt
Summer Sky - Green Priestess
Zhaleh is the High Priestess of Clan Sabbah and the leader of the True Sabbah faction. She is experienced, cunning, and embraces tradition and order. She has lead the Sabbah Priestesses for decades and has a strong and loyal following among her Clansmen. She is married to Prince Isfandyar al-Sabbah and has two children, Matin and Adileh (both played by mu), and took in one of the Geiba orphans, the little sister of Inara al-Geiba (played by tenkou). She was a loyal follower of Adramelech in his youth, but recognized his madness by the end, still, she does not believe that a Voice should be self-proclaimed, or should choose a Queen to be his puppet, so has been tirelessly working against Fin and Elenor from the start. While she has a strong sense of morality, honor is only do to those who earn it, and she is willing to do whatever it takes to rid her clan of the foreign scum that is polluting it.

When Zhaleh al-Sabbah’s secondborn was marked with the psychic scent of a Priestess, her ambitions began to extend farther than they ever had before. Her firstborn, a Warlord Prince, could grant their family power and influence, but a child who shared her Caste would propagate her legacy.

Unfortunately, young Adileh did not comply with these plans. Where Matin had always been eager to please and quick to learn, the youngest member of their family resisted and struggled at every opportunity.

Adileh was not quite four years old when the relationship between Caste and gender, typically taken for granted without thought or question, began to trouble the child. Any actions or words that defied tradition were punished, and after that they were hidden well.



Matin was the firstborn child of a Priestess and a Prince, and they channeled all of their ambitions into him. His education began in toddlerhood, with Protocol permeating the way he learned to move and speak and every ounce of the young Warlord Prince’s energy channeled into the service of his Tribe. He played at fighting, as all Pruulian children do, and was expected to excel, but he was also expected to be well-spoken and well-read. When he began his formal combat training at age six, Matin’s other studies became more rigorous as well. His father, a Summer Sky Prince called Isfandyar, oversaw many trade negotiations on behalf of the Sabbah tribe and ensured that his son was not only knowledgeable about arithmetic and commerce but also had the social ingenuity to turn any situation to his favor. His mother, Zhaleh, had heady aspirations as a Green-Jeweled Priestess and compelled Matin to have similar fervor.

It became clear early in his life that his strengths often favored the mental and social features of his caste over the physical, and their ambition was given a target: the position of the Grand Prince of Pruul. His education started focusing on the history, customs and skills that would allow him to easily gain status in a court, and his mother tutored him on the emotional intricacies he would need to understand as the First Escort to a Priestess Queen.

When Matin was seven years old, Zhaleh became pregnant, and shortly after his eighth birthday his sister was born. When Adileh’s psychic scent established her a Priestess like her mother, she was quickly folded into their parents’ scheming, and it seemed like all of their attention was on her when the time came for his Birthright Ceremony. When he returned with a Tiger Eye Jewel, they seemed to be disappointed that he was not more powerful instead of being proud that he had taken one more step towards manhood or that the Darkness had blessed him with a Jewel at all.


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Re: Zhaleh al-Sabbah
« Reply #1 on: Dec 16, 17, 09:58:15 PM »
Can I please get a cut/uncut decision for her jewels which were already rolled on another sheet?  Thank you :)







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Re: Zhaleh al-Sabbah
« Reply #2 on: Dec 17, 17, 11:10:52 AM »
A+ on the PB choice, Lene. I love Shorheh!

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

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