Lillian

Description: Summer-sky to Green Queen | dergon

Lillian

    Summer-sky to Green
  • Queen
  • Played By: dergon

    District Queen
    Askavi Terreille
    44 Posts    3431 marks
Lillian
« on: September 30, 2018, 01:11:38 PM »
Lillian


The Basics


Full Name: Lillian
Age: 213
Gender/Pronouns: female/she/her

Ethnicity: Eyrien
Birthplace: Askavi
Current Location: Askavi
Profession: Queen

Caste: Queen
Birthright Jewel: Summer-sky (CUT 95)
Offering Jewel: Green (CUT 85)

Face Claim: Bridgett Hollitt


The Body


Height: 5'7"
Body Type: Stubborn
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Gold

Appearance:
While not strong, the hints are there. The heavy folds of her lids, which Lillian tries to hold wide. The roundness that softens her Eyrien heritage. Subtle, but noticeable once you're looking. Her hair is thick and black, worn long and hardly ever cut, though sometimes she tucks it into scarves, or under the collars of her coats.

Her wings are soft black, and dainty. Bones thin, joints narrow, sails ignorant to cross breezes and thermals. Wings in looks alone, Lillian cannot use them for much more than parachutes should she be dropped from a tower's height, as was discovered by one of her cousins.


The Mind


Craft Strengths: 13/15pts
Calming Touch
Queen’s Gift
Craft Weaknesses: Reading the Land, Blood Bonds.

Personality:
Lillian is made of clay. Soft, malleable. She wobbles when pushed and caves when pressed. Molding around whatever strikes her and moving on. She is not fierce, or fearless, still learning what it really means to be Eyrien, to wear her wings on the outside, to rule without a thumb pressed down upon her.

Quiet, sheltered, strangely spoiled. Lillian is dedicated and charming. She is a good listener and an eager friend. She is made happy by pleasing others, but is learning too that she can please herself, for herself, and no one else. And just there, beneath all the mud and wet clay, is the steel core, that lashes out in defiance when pushed too far.

Like off towers. No, she hasn't forgotten that yet, or forgiven it.


The Backstory


Family:
  • | Mother | Yellow to Rose Queen (deceased)
  • | Uncle | Purple Dusk to Sapphire Prince
  • | Father | Rose to Summer-sky Warlord Prince (deceased)
  • | Cousin | Rose to Opal Warlord Prince
  • | Cousin | Yellow to Rose Warlord

History: CW: A brief mention of rape
Lillian is the product of rut. Her mother might have called it rape, had she been allowed to speak of it at all. Her uncle is sure it was all foolishness. A sister too stupid to listen, holding out in a fortress too weakened by war to stand any longer. It crumbled, after that battle, abandoned to the Dhemlan dogs who'd overrun it. Her mother captured as a prize, both of the battle at the warlord prince's more primal instincts. Hoisted over his shoulder like the grain sacks carried by others, and carted away.

She would be returned, later, in an exchange of prisons, but the child would not be with her, though she'd been promised. No, he kept Lillian, who he called Seong. Raised in a stronghold on the border, wings strapped down to her back and covered in stiff dresses. She had many tutors and a dozen nurses over the years. The same one came to dress her every morning. Renewing the thick cotton bonds that kept her most Eyrien feature hidden. Hair cut bluntly along her chin, she could pass easily for any other Dhemlanese child. And such was she raised.

Submissive, eager to please. She did as told without question. Proud of her Summer-sky because her father was proud. She rode with him often, when times were quiet. Hid beneath her bed when they were not. And she never spoke of the chafing or pains she suffered. Never asked after her mother once he told her it was painful to speak of. Docile as the doll he saw her dressed as.

It did not last forever. A fierce raid saw  her father slain and her nurses dispersed. Seong only just escaped being murdered by a winged demon, rushed away with the others to the Keep where her secret, and her father's hidden shame, were revealed. Little queen daughter with her bound wings, their development stunted. She was sent away, to learn to be a proper queen. The choice hers if she would wear her wings proudly or keep them sequestered. Years of long habit seeing them tucked away beneath her dresses.

There were other queens there. Some older and younger than herself. Queens from Dhemlan, and some from Askavi. Eyrien queens with fierceness in their hearts that made Seong quail. Somehow she managed to make friends with one. Some years younger than herself but wicked with it. They played games she had never played before, and talked of places she'd never seen.

It was enough. To be open, to listen, to make friends. She was a poor look out and they were both caught. Settled in a cart for no one knew where. Or at least the girls did not, the men grim faced as they drove. She was afraid, but more afraid when the Eyrien warriors came, remembering that day she had knelt in the dirt and trembled beneath a blade. This time she was saved, friendship keeping her head in tact this time.

Her wings, when they were uncovered, and story, when it was told, seeing her back to her people. A stern uncle and his sons. Separated from her friend by Witch's death and her uncles ideals. Back to the place her mother had ruled, though there was nothing but rubble left. They would see it rebuilt. Lillian, as she had been renamed, for her mother's mother, would be their figurehead. Of course she did as she was told, sending a flurry of letters to her friend whenever she can be found. Her Offering and Virgin Night arranged by her uncle. A Green and strong Web her only reward.

Making a pilgrimage of sorts when a court is finally formed. A territory court, for Askavi. Lillian does not have one of her own, just her uncle and cousins, but it is enough, so she thinks. Marveling only a little at the Eyrie. At a proper court. She has the abilities! The knowledge. She could be of use. Somewhere not her uncle's house, which has become as much a prison as anywhere else.


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

Inactivity Instructions: Archive. Write out somehow.

The Darkness

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Re: Lillian
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 01:19:53 PM »
The Darkness has granted you...
Summer-sky
Cut 95
to
Green
Cut 85


As requested, FIVE family rolls:
1: Rose to Summer-sky
2: Rose to Opal
3: Yellow to Rose
4: Yellow to Rose
5: Purple Dusk to Sapphire
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The Darkness

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Re: Lillian
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 02:38:54 PM »
Approved
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