Rian

Description: Rose to Opal Black Widow | dergon

Rian

    Rose to Opal
  • Black Widow
  • Played By: dergon

    Askavi Terreille
    113 Posts    857 marks
Rian
« on: March 17, 2018, 10:03:20 AM »
Rian


The Basics


Full Name: Rian, once known as Riavar, Ri for short
Age: 214
Gender/Pronouns: female/she/her/usually

Ethnicity: LL
Birthplace: Askavi
Current Location: Askavi
Profession: Innkeeper

Caste: Black Widow
Birthright Jewel: Rose (CUT 90)
Offering Jewel: Opal (CUT 14)

Face Claim: Christina Nadin


The Body


Height: 5’8”
Body Type: Curvy & supple
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Deep gold

Appearance:
Long, dark curls. Smooth or frazzled depending on how much time she spends on their care. An oval face full of soft features. Round, pert nose. Overfull lips. Freckles for every inch of it. Her eyebrows are thick and her lashes full.

Tall, with sharp shoulders and nice curves. Long limbs and a lean but not quite slender waist. Feet just the right size to share boots with her brothers.

Her wings are narrow. Perfect for swoops and dives. Good wings for dodging and darting, but not really the sort to see long distances covered. The wings of a hider rather than a traveler.


The Mind


Craft Strengths: 15pts
Mind Traps
Illusion Webs
Psychic Masking
Craft Weaknesses: Telekinetic Manipulation, Hearth Craft

Personality:
Duality was not quite achieved. A near thing. Rian has spent many years walking the opposite side of the road. Playing at being a Warlord before she ever knew what it meant, really meant, to be a witch. Only half a Black Widow, using the Craft of her naturally born Caste to spin webs to hide it. To continue the pretense that she was a Warlord, no young girl to be broken.

Shedding an identity like snake skin. Living in one place. Chained by duty and obligation. The wandered never understanding what it was to own and be a part of something. Community only half yearned for when it was missing. Half fled when it was had. Old habits woven and wrapped around like a blanket. Caste and sex hidden. A moment to breathe in the comforting and familiar.

Because what she was born to, who she was born as, has become a stranger to Rian. Still learning herself. Fretful on the inside. Hidden behind a sharp tongue. Playful sarcasm learned amidst rowdy brothers and rowdier guests. A careful sort of stoicism, a reserve that keeps most on the other side of the counter. Half a step removed from the flurry of life around her.

But there is something freeing in it to. No more lies. No more pretense. She misses her other skin, but this was the one she had been given by a mother long dead. It is strong too. Deadlier, even, than the Caste she wore before. Dark nail prominent. Snake tooth used in defense before, the possibility lying ahead. She can stretch both sets of her wings. The physical and metaphorical. Figure out, maybe, a way to wear two skins.

To be whoever she wants to be.


The Backstory


Family:
  • Lorian | Mother | Yellow to Rose Priestess (deceased)
  • Hanivar | Father | White to Tiger Eye Warlord (deceased)
  • Talimar | Brother | Summer-sky to Opal Prince
  • Dorinmar | Brother | Summer-sky to Purple Dusk Warlord
  • Asvar | Brother | Rose to Summer-sky Warlord
  • Belmarivar | Brother | Summer-sky to Opal Prince (deceased)
  • Provar | Brother | Yellow to Summer-sky Warlord (deceased)

History:
Born one of many. Sometimes they forgot which belonged to who. They were legion, and all of one family. It didn’t matter, really, who shared blood and who did not. Mothers, fathers, and a slew of brothers. She only stood out because she was female. Witchchild.

But not always. Not forever. Born too in the twilight of Witch’s reign. She was fierce within The Keep. Rule like iron at the throat. Patrols everywhere. Safer to be just another brother. Spared the camps that were mostly memory, and spared too a worse fate that many sisters met. Mothers too.

Hair shorn the day after her Birthright. Riavar. Warlord. Clever craft woven around her. First by an aunt. Webs and charms fed by a family of Jewels. A bevy of Summer-skies and a few Opals. The years were long and treacherous. Witch hunted and persecuted any who did not bend knee quick enough, or trim their own wings.

A mother lost first. And then a brother. The father the last to go. Moving. Hiding. Living like feral things, clinging to society. On the fringes. Exiles in their own land. Splintering for safety. Males wanted for fodder. Always with Talimar. His Jewel the strongest. His knack for finding Black Widows the best. That changed too in time.

They could pretend all they wanted, but the moon caught up with them. Dark blood nearly bright against warm skin. The psychic scent that deepened. Not witch, but Widow. Pain as the nail grew in. But webs could be woven without an exchange of coin or trust. Watchful eyes and instinct aiding the learning. But the moon cursed them too. Bed ridden, weak. Vulnerable. They hid then. The burden wholly on Talimar’s Jewels.

They came together again, the brood. A half forgotten town. An old run down inn. They bought out the owner and set to work patching it up. Change was in the air. And hiding Riavar’s moontimes was growing too hard. And the urge to make an Offering weighed heavily on their not-brother. A safe place was needed to unravel the tangle they had made. To have a sister again.

It took some adjusting. Used to living as a Warlord Rian did not know how to live openly as a Black Widow. Or a woman. Girl still, really, when she made her Offering. An Opal to match her brother’s. Dark enough to be dangerous, to make a virgin night a struggle. Worse still with half a dozen worried brothers prowling the premises.

A strange life. Blown open by the death of Witch. Another brother lost in the skirmishes. Fighting spreading outward from The Keep rather than peace. Rian tasted blood for the first time. Tooth sunk deep into a Dhemlanese deserter. Fool who had thought to use a shrinking girl as a shield. Hostage for her brothers' good behavior. Horrifying. Different than instinctual blasts of power while fleeing.

An innkeeper of sorts. Brothers pulled half a dozen ways. Looking for women and queens. Only Talimar hanging close. Polishing chipped glasses behind the counter and smiling at women. Plucking at webs and masks wrapped around his sister who was now mostly safe and mostly free to be a woman instead of a man. But she was still learning. Uncomfortable in her woman skin. Long hair. Feminine clothing.

Settling accounts with clients only to be herded into a backroom by a Warlord Prince too dark to defend against. Forced to slip deep into his psyche and find the traps he could not. Laying markers so he could burn them away with his own Jewels. Dodging memories that were not her own. Feeling for weeks afterward the filth laid within his barriers. Chains of spider silk.

Still adjusting, though mostly settled. An innkeeper. Fair but sarcastic. Occasionally found under the wrong caste. Hidden my masks and altered by webs. Comforted by old habits that had kept her safe for years.


The Writer


Player Name: dergon/cole
Player Pronouns: she/her
Timezone: -6
Contact: PM or discord
How did you find us?: I was in the closet

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The Darkness

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Re: Rian
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 10:07:18 AM »
The Darkness has granted you...
Rose
Cut 90
to
Opal
Cut 14



As requested, SEVEN family rolls:
1: Rose to Summer-sky
2: Summer-sky to Purple Dusk
3: Summer-sky to Opal
4: White to Tiger Eye
5: Yellow to Rose
6: Summer-sky to Opal
7: Yellow to Summer-sky
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The Darkness

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Re: Rian
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 03:44:20 PM »
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 What’s better than one shiny? Why, three shinies, of course!	   How nice! This item allows you to re-roll the Jewels on one character sheet for free.   How nice! This item allows you to re-roll the Jewels on one character sheet for free.   How nice! This item allows you to re-roll the Jewels on one character sheet for free.   How nice! This item allows you to re-roll the Jewels on one character sheet for free.   A fancy certificate awarded to those noble writers who finish what they start. Redeem it to get a bonus of 10% more marks for a completed thread.   A fancy certificate awarded to those noble writers who finish what they start. Redeem it to get a bonus of 20% more marks for a completed thread.   A fancy certificate awarded to those noble writers who finish what they start. Redeem it to get a bonus of 20% more marks for a completed thread.   What’s better than one shiny? Why, three shinies, of course!	   What’s better than one shiny? Why, three shinies, of course!	   Wow, it's really heavy!  
 

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