Berengier, Eloise

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Eloise Berengier

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Berengier, Eloise
« on: July 05, 2017, 01:05:17 PM »
Eloise Berengier


The Basics


Full Name: Eloise Vivienne Berengier
Age: 25
Gender/Pronouns: Female she/her

Ethnicity: Short-lived
Birthplace: Ravance, Little Kaeleer
Current Location: Rhat, Little Kaeleer
Profession: Rhat District Court, First Circle Queen-in-Training

Caste: Queen
Birthright Jewel: Green (CUT 22)
Offering Jewel: Red (CUT 51)

Face Claim: Rebecca Ferguson



The Body


Height: 5’4
Body Type: Average
Hair Color: Naturally light brown, but she dyes it regularly
Eye Color: Blue

Appearance:

Appearances can be deceiving. Its an adage for good reasons. Eloise is one of them. Nothing about her stirs suspicion. In a word she could easily be described as ‘average’. Pretty, with her blue, almond shaped eyes, long lashes, and well defined mouth. Yet not striking or even beautiful. Her features lack a certain level of definition. There’s no plumpness to her lips, her nose is just a touch too big. Details that a little makeup and craft can sway to either extreme- she can look ravishing when required, or plain as any poor landen waif should a situation ever need call for such.

Her public behavior is demure. All the poise and elegance one would expect of a Queen. To outsiders she is a closed door, able to completely hide what thoughts and emotions lurk beneath the placid face. Only a select few know the mirthful creature that is made beautiful by the intensity of her a genuine smile.

For day to day wear she likes simple comfort without sacrificing refinement. She wears casual slacks paired with blouses of fine cloth like silk or crepe. Sensible shoes allow for prolonged escapades without tiring her feet. At informal dinners she insists on wearing simple dresses, while balls and fancy dinner parties are marked by gowns which match the level of extravagance.

The green jewel from her birthright came already set in a simple silver circlet. Most people believe this to be her offering jewel as her red is kept out of sight. The offering jewel was previously set, nearly uncut, in a large (garish in her opinion) ring. It was removed and placed without further cutting in a simple necklace setting. She wears this necklace on a plain, silver chain that hangs so low the jewel itself rests below her breasts.


The Mind


Craft Strengths:
Compulsion Spells
Blood Bonds
Psychic Masking
Psychic Probing
Queen’s Gift
Craft Weaknesses: all combat craft, advanced physical craft

Personal Strengths: Ambitious, clever, manipulative, perfectionist
Personal Weaknesses: Possessive, conniving  Self-serving, autocratic

Personality: 
Undiscerning gazes, the quick eyes that pass over a crowd to find interesting, important, or even dangerous faces- they pass over the barriers and carefully designed appearance Eloise keeps. Outsiders see only the serene poise expected of a Queen. The face Eloise wants the world to see: a demure, naive witchling with seemingly more left to learn than could possibly fit in her sweet little head. In need of protection and too kind to say a bad word about anyone.

Below that carefully layered armor lurks a sharp and ambitious mind focused on rising to the top. After being elevated from the lowest tier of society by the sheer luck of being born a Queen, Eloise developed a deeply rooted need to be in control of everything- from her own fate to her closest friends. Bordering on obsession this need has formed her into a domineering young woman that relies heavily on her Blood bonds and skills at manipulation. When flattery, bribery, and lies don’t work she has no qualms over shaming, vilifying her victims, provoking them so that she can become the victim, and if all else fails using  intimidation, blackmail, or outright aggression. Calculating and shrewd she is dangerous in inconspicuous ways, which makes her all the more successful- and vicious.

Some might assume these less positive traits would make Eloise completely unlikable- a bad Queen even. But there are two sides to every coin and what makes her vile also serves to make her both desirable and well suited to rule. The same cleverness that constructs the downfall of opposition can be applied to trade treaties and budgets. Her self-serving attitude and ambition make her a well educated, independent politico that has carefully avoided aligning herself with anyone that might require favors in the future. Even her obsessive need for control makes her a diligent administrator. And like most people she wants love and admiration above all else, so the propensity to be fair and (superficially) kind is there.

In the darkest depths of her soul Eloise is just a girl that never wants to go hungry again. Outside forces created her, fate saved her, and she wants to be the master of her own future. Since her strongest weapons are her allies she is a naturally jealous Queen. Her bonds are important to her, loyalty is important to her. She can be possessive of her males, and they are likely the only thing in the world other than her own life she would be willing to enter the Killing Fields over.


The Backstory


Family:
  • Gilbert Berengier | (adoptive)Father| White to Tiger-Eye DECEASED
  • Victoria Vance | Mother | Rose to Purple Dusk OPEN

History:

AW76 - With her career just starting Victoria Vane discovers her monthly brew has failed. Unable to work once her pregnancy has advanced she finds her debt growing faster than her stomach. Victoria had every intention of abandoning the baby. But that Autumn when her daughter was born she changed her mind. A Queen was rare. A Queen could be valuable! Just not right away. And so when her marks ran out Victoria was forced to return to her parents with the baby she named Eloise.

AW80 to 83
- Unprepared for the expense of two extra mouths to feed the Vanes struggle to make ends meet. They lived from one payday to the next and everyone was always hungry. The summer Eloise turned four years old things took a turn for the worse when her grandfather died. His income as an experienced stage manager had kept them afloat. They struggled and rationed until Eloise started school. Then the family of 3 was spared starvation by the pity of the schoolmistress, who gave them a series of donations.

AW83 - Just before her seventh birthday Eloise was introduced to Lord Gilbert Berengier. As a prince and well educated man he occasionally substituted when a priestess could not teach. He took a natural interest in Eloise’s situation and a bond began to form between them. In exchange for a small fortune Victoria agreed to let Eloise live with Lord Gilbert. When the witchling had her Birthright Ceremony her mother declared Lord Gilbert was her father and Eloise was whisked away to a new life in Jadera.

AW84
- A fresh start. Her first real friend. The feeling that she’d never be alone again. Oh, darling Jaxom.

AW92
- At the age of 16, with her school days behind her, Eloise began her formal apprenticeship in the Caedeen Distric Court. Later that same year Lord Gilbert succumbs to his age. Eloise is shocked and disappointed to learn he left directives for his property to be sold, and the entirety of all remaining funds to be donated to the upkeep of Little Kealeer’s Dark Altar.

AW94 - Victoria. At first Eloise assumed she had met her mother again by chance. She was still a public entertainer, accompanying a troupe of musicians. It soon came to light that Victoria was eager to determine if Eloise had inherited anything from Lord Gilbert. She moved on readily once she knew the situation, but she began a written relationship with her daughter, always pushing her to aim higher, to cut low if it meant she could rise.

AW96 - It was time. Some even said overdue. Her Virgin Night. By the Darkness she couldn’t understand why she’d waited! The Queen she served under had arranged for a trusted friend to see Eloise through. Eloise decided he was meant to be hers. After a little coaxing he agreed.

AW99
- Tensions had been rising between Eloise and the Queen of Caedeen. It wasn’t her fault the males prefered a younger, stronger, more ambitious Queen. Things finally came to a head, and nearly blows. To keep the witches from the Killing Field it was decided Eloise should finish her apprenticeship elsewhere.

AW100 - The new district was smaller, and full of secrets. It would take work to form new bonds, stronger bonds this time so that she wouldn’t be so easily cast aside. But the climate in the little court was tense, volatile. One small word in the right ear could shift so many fates! This was the sort of place that needed a firm Queen. And Eloise doesn’t see any reason that Queen shouldn’t be her.



The Writer


Player Name: Jones
Player Pronouns: She/Her
Timezone: CST
Contact: Discord or PM
How did you find us?: RPG-D

Inactivity Instructions: You can archive my brain babies and write them out in whatever way keep the plot going, just avoid killing them unless its absolutely necessary.

Roleplay Sample:
Still low in the sky the sun was nothing more than a pale touch of color across the horizon. Just a lightening against the deep blue-black sky. While many in the city still slept soundly the figure of a tall man passed quietly through the streets. Only the dull thud of his boot heel sounded as he made his way through the familiar lanes and alleys, choosing the fastest route to St. Christopher's church. The heavy doors were not yet thrown open in welcome. No candles were yet lit. From experience Orion knew he would be alone for some time. It was the reason he woke so early. That he might be alone in the House of his Lord.

Taking a seat in the very first pew he sat for a moment, looking up at the pulpit. He would make confession. Tomorrow perhaps. It would be unseemly to go again so soon...

The Frenchman fidgeted. He was not one for sitting very still for any amount of time. His nimble fingers spun the pewter buttons and picked at the fabric of his thin cotton jacket. He usually wore only a shirt, even in public. As a boy it had driven his mother mad, she was always stuffing him into coats. Now he could do as he pleased with only Madame Leveque to purse her lips at him. She was too kind for any real scolding. Though he suspected that great lady had done much less praying before he came to Hindustan. The thought reminded him of why he had come.

Sliding from his seat down to the floor on bent knees he started a series of prayers. An Our Father to beg forgiveness for the way he had spent his night. Two Hail Mary's to honor the departed soul of his own mother. A private prayer to Christ himself begging for the strength of will to deny temptation in future. And lastly a prayer to Saint Christopher. The irony that he would come across the world and pray in a church dedicated to the patron of bachelors was not missed on the young man. In all his prayers lasted nearly forty minutes. All the while the soft hush of his breath rushing through his teeth as he softly mouthed each word haunted the quiet church.

'see into my heart, Saint Christopher, and know that I wish to be a better man today than I was yesterday. Guide me, patron of unmarried men, to find the path to happiness. Pity my soul, pray for me, that the Lord might take more credence in the words of your Holiness than those spoken by a lowly sinner. In the Name of my Lord and his most divine son, Jesus Christ, I pray... Amen.'

Just as he finished came the telltale creak of an opening door. He rose back to his seat, so that whoever else had entered would not be startled to find they were not alone. For the moment he remained in his seat. It would be rude to walk out before the other person had opportunity to be seated and bow their head in prayer- should they want to keep their identity from him. No one came to pray so early except the suffering, guilty, or monks.


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Re: Berengier, Eloise
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Re: Berengier, Eloise
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2017, 08:21:32 AM »
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