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Author Topic: Being a Dark Jewel in Chaillot  (Read 1495 times)

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Offline Etienne Roux

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Being a Dark Jewel in Chaillot
« on: Jan 10, 14, 04:51:26 PM »
Being a Dark Jewel in Chaillot

Being born with a gifting that falls in the darker spectrum of jewels is something more like a curse than a blessing in Chaillot. For years the people of Chaillot regarded their Dark Jeweled brothers and sisters with uncertainty, with suspicion.
 
In the year 185 AP, Aravice Laurent, Queen of Chaillot, commissioned one of her Court to open a place for these Dark Jewels. Dorian Conall, a brilliant representation of the stability and strength that a dark jewel could represent made plans to create a home for these poor unfortunate souls. He drew to him the most intelligent minds to assist him in making this home, using Widows, Healers, and Priestesses to assist in healing the instability in the minds of these patients. They were attempting to make life more stable for these people. At least for some of them.
 
Some were intended to regain stability - to re-enter society as a perfect representation of what Dorian and his staff had accomplished. They were to be a shining example of what the Dark Haven could do for those who were cursed with a Dark Jewel. Others were studied and utilized to create more unrest in the Territory. Much of the funding of the Dark Haven came from those benefactors who kept their family members in the Haven. Some were trying to bury secrets, while others wanted to ensure that the healthy fear of the Dark Jewels remained prevalent in Chaillot's culture. After the death of Aravice Laurent at the hands of a Dark Jeweled patient of the Dark Haven, an even deeper fear of the Dark Jewels flared to life. Neighbors were questioning each other and those courts who had Dark Jewels was suddenly under suspicion.
 
When Etienne Roux stepped up to take control of Chaillot in 188 AP, he introduced a new way of thinking. He utilized a method very common in the Dark Haven into Court life. Those who bore Dark Jewels and showed signs of instability were collared. Each collared Dark Jewel had a handler who was trained to assist their charge with maintaining their stability, but would also control them should the need arise. These pairs are utilized as protectors and guards for Chaillot, and should the need arise for war, they will be the front lines. Though a bit unsettled to be sharing their lives with the Dark Jeweled again, Chaillot was forced to submit to this new way of life.

Now those who are collared are treated with at the very least a detached respect by those around them. After the Haven, this is a sort of freedom for them, and it is also a chance for them to return honor and respect to the family they shamed with their instabilities or sins.
 
While released to serve the Territory in this capacity, each of these Dark Jewels are forced to submit to treatments and evaluations periodically. The frequency with which they are returned to the Haven for treatments depends heavily on many factors, some of which including: strength of jewel, physical manifestations of instability, recent temperament, length of treatments before release.

Offline Etienne Roux

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Re: Being a Dark Jewel in Chaillot
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 14, 09:41:56 AM »
 
Stability of Jewels in Chaillot

Stable Jewels
Well within the bounds of stability for Chaillot. This grouping makes up most of the population.
White
Yellow
Tiger Eye
Rose

Summer Sky
Purple Dusk

Borderline Jewels
Can sway between stable or unstable depending on the strength of mind. Usually regarded warily.
Opal
Blood Opal
Green

Unstable Jewels
Almost without exception, these are considered both terrifying and unable to find true stability on their own. They are generally looked upon with great fear.
Sapphire
Red
Gray
Ebon Gray
Black

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Re: Being a Dark Jewel in Chaillot
« Reply #2 on: Nov 01, 17, 09:24:53 PM »
Retire please.. New article covers / reformats this