Mrs. Nickleby or just Nickleby (Her infrequently used first name is Kaleo)Photo: http://danbooru.donmai.us/post/show/1279181/1girl-animal_ears-black_hair-breasts-cat_ears-cat_Class:
19Race of Anthro:
An entertainer by trade, famous for her skills as a musician, puppeteer and comedian, Kaleo Nickleby was born with a hole in her heart. She felt it most acutely, knowing it was shaped like a man, though she had not entirely pieced together which man.
Married four times in three years, Mrs. Nickleby stopped changing her last name after the second. Her first husband was a tax collector and was beheaded for skimming the proceeds. Her second husband, a spice merchant by trade, was never found after a week abroad to deliver his wares. At least most of him was never found.
Though what was found of him could fit in a small bag, the remains were given a proper burial by a charming fox who owned the largest funeral parlor in the City of Stone. An older man, he still managed to console Mrs. Nickleby in a way few had before. They were married scarcely two weeks after the funeral and her third husband was found dead on the second night of their honeymoon, an unseemly smile on his cold muzzle betraying what he had been doing when his heart had given up.
It was almost three months before she left her estate to perform again, accompanied by a massive bear of a man. Given that she had been sequestered for three months, receiving food and liquor but turning away visitors, it is unknown precisely where she met her fourth husband.
Mr. Ekimus Gainsbury Esquire claims on his records to be an immigrant from the Empire of Flame, recently arrived in the City of Stone. A common enough occurrence to be sure, but the tax collectors, still wary of Mrs. Nickleby after her first husbands indiscretions took note that all of her staff were replaced within the last year, and every single one claiming to hail from abroad and only recently have arrived.
The two most inquisitive collectors were found dead on the same evening, both in well secure buildings on opposite ends of the city. One had his skull crushed by an inhuman grip, the other, her ribcage collapsed by a terrific pressure. There were whispers of forbidden magic on the lips of the constables.
She had honed the treasonous Geomancy magics over the years in secret, passing them off as puppetry and parlor tricks. With the loves of her life struck down unfairly, she set herself to the task of putting together a husband that would not steal, wander or grow old. Her fourth husband, Ekimus was born beneath her nimble sculpting fingers.
It did not take the constable long to track down Mrs. Nickleby from the tax agents notes and shared conversations with their coworkers. She fought them with an army of earth, her "husband" and house servants holding thirty constables and a dozen soldiers to the crown at bay.
One brave knight managed to pass through the defenses and actually get at her, striking her unconscious with a vicious gauntleted left hook. Her army fell to dust, leaving six dead in the aftermath. Kept warded and powerless, the Oracle of Stone begged the sentence for death be waived in favor of exile. The Empress knew of the dreams of the dark and was swayed by the Oracle's visions and assurance that sometimes when fighting the forces of darkness, the best solution was not to combat it with good, but rather another kind of evil.
When she was at last allowed to step onto foreign soil, she knew that Ekimus was still with her though his "body" was leagues away. All of her servants were close at hand, and they all were part of her destiny.
As long as there was earth and will to shape it, they were always just a wish away... Flaws:
Prone to unhealthy infatuations, Nymphomania, Extreme Masochism, Sociopathic Tendancies, DelusionalFetishes:
Bondage, Exhibitionism, Autoerotic Asphyxiation