Full Name :
HaliTrue name :
Himinglæva “The Transparent Wave" Light Upon the Water. Age :
4200ish she hasn't kept perfect countSex :
FemaleMartial Status :
Single, and determined to remain that way!Court :
Seelie, exiledSpecies :
SidhePowers/Magical Affinity :
Though a daughter of two former water deities she has no actual control over the element, but she does have extended lung capacity allowing her to stay underwater for long periods. Hand of Tranquility
- Hali can ease the emotions of others. Touch strengthens this power though simply focusing can generate a smaller effect upon those in the same room with her. Worries fall away, anger cools, passion subsides. Calm. There is only the smooth spread of water touched by the warmth of the sun and the gentle scent of the ocean bringing the recipient into a more relaxed and compliant state.
At one point she held limited powers of prophecy. With focus a shimmer of possible futures spread out along the surface of the water. She is rather glad that the gift has diminished since it was always a rather fickle thing, hard to interpret and most became frustrated with her vague visions, herself most of all. Weapon(s) :
None of note. Though she has training Hali prefers to avoid conflict whenever possible, or get someone else to take care of 'the messy stuff' for her. Occupation/Position :
5'9"Weight / Body type :
137, Physically she is in no way imposing, gentle curves upon a lightly toned frame. Being neither tall nor excessively strong nothing about her says warrior, though she carries herself with a fluid grace which could easily turn deadly if provoked, she is after all still Sidhe.Hair :
Multi hued, from a deep ocean blue to the green of sea foam with occasional gold strands woven through, even a streak of magenta here or there. Wet the ends brush the floor, but when dry it only reaches her knee, curling a bit despite is length making it hard to pick out the individual colors. Hali's hair is almost always unbound, formal hair styles or even a simple braid somewhat driving her crazy.Skin :
Sunkissed. Especially in natural light her skin has a golden shimmer. Eyes :
Tri-color. The brilliant aqua of the sea on a clear day, royal purple center like clouds at sunset, rich amber inner ring reminiscent of the sun. Distinguishing Features :
Hates trying to blend in with humans and revels in her true form. Bad enough that she should be so diminished, attempting to appear more mundane is offensive and she's made an unofficial vow to herself to limit the time she spends under the guise of glamour . That said when it is necessary to tone down her appearance she keeps her eyes the vivid aqua that no human could match (thank goddess for the advent of colored contacts allowing her to get away with this for the most part!) and her hair darkens to a midnight black. Hali doesn't so much radiate light the way others do so much as draw existing light toward her, either from natural sources or her partner, picking up the golden highlights already present and almost seeming to ripple across the surface of her skin. In moments of high emotion or when using her hand of power her hair stirs around her as though by some unknown current our sourceless breeze. Carries the fresh clean scent of water with her. Personality :
Though she can calm the emotions of others her own are ever changing and unpredictable. The sea is a fickle mistress and so to can she be upon occasion. She has a hard time hiding her true feelings and as such SUCKS at the political court dance. Happily she has no real aspirations toward power. Tries to avoid talking about the past whenever possible ... and the future too for that matter. It is all about living and finding joy in the moment. Likes :
The ocean and water in general, Dancing, simple gifts, flowing decidedly informal dresses, watching the sunset/sunriseDislikes :
Gratuitous violence, politics, being talked down to, what the humans have done to her beloved ocean, being pressured to use her ability continually, people who hold grudgesFears :
Having to live among humans forever, falling into a rut, another Fae war, being trapped in a committed relationship (becoming pregnant) History : Hail to the Bringer of the Sun,
Fair Weather Mermaid,
Lady who brings the calm winds
And the sunrise over the serene waves,
Sunrise over the morning foam,
Sunrise over the breaking ice,
Sunrise over the wreckage of yesterday’s storm.
Hail to the gold sparkling on the waters,
Hail to the light that filters through the waves
And began the first moments of Life.
Goddess of the beautiful day,
Goddess of the glorious sunset,
Hail, Undine of the moment of joy,
The relief from dread and suffering,
Ægir and Rán did indeed have nine daughters, just not always with one another and some are half blooded. Each embodies some facet of the ocean. Hali is the youngest and least fearsome of the brood and has led a rather sheltered life all considering. She has handled the waning of her power far better than others, perhaps because she is used to the ebb and flow of tide and believes that one day it might return, or maybe because there is just no point upon dwelling upon the past.
As the power of the Norse court faded Hali and her sisters faced a choice, some with their darker appetites and physical deformities were welcome only among the Unseelie, but it was clear that she and a few others would have a hard time surviving amongst the dark, and so they split. (If someone else wants to make one of them as a character, awesome I'd be happy to talk character ties/background, but for now I'm assuming that they're either members of the other courts or that they died in the Fae Wars).
Though Hali is not skilled at the game politic she was always welcome among the Seelie with her beauty and the soothing nature of her very presence. There were minor periods of favor and disgrace but she managed to fly for the most part under the radar. That is until she began an affair with a former fertility god. Sweet Goddess it was an intense few weeks, and she enjoyed every moment in his company. However at the end she was content to part as friends where as he had other ideas, convinced that she could be the one to mother his children. At first it was kind of sweet, then mildly irritating, and eventually deeply disturbing. King Taranis would not step in, it was their duty after all to try since children were necessary for the survival of their people, besides her potential suitor was a court favorite.
Eventually it drove her from her home and she chose exile among the mortals rather than face his continued advances. He was convinced that her time away from faerie would be the perfect catalyst, that she would soon crawl back to him and beg for his attentions ... and eventually she might have, except she was still exploring her new environment when his patience snapped first and he tried to get her to return by force. That did not go well for anyone and Hali now currently seeks asylum/protection. Sexuality : Bi-sexual
, slight female leaning currently. It isn't that Hali does not enjoy males, she just does not trust them or their motivations anymore. She is far more likely to push for/agree to sexual encounters where this is no possibility of pregnancy. Switch.
Her moods and tastes are somewhat mercurial from soft and gentle to an intense maelstrom often without warning or reason. Personal O/O's
are still mostly applicable. Sexual On's : Water
:) Pretty self explanatory. Exhibitionism
Has never been or ever will be shy in any way shape or form, is comfortable both naked and in mixed company. The Taste of Her Lover
Be it the salty tang of a tongue running against skin, a gentle kiss, or the lingering taste of their pleasure, all good things and she revels in those details. New Experiences and Partners
. Not hung up on the typical standards of Sidhe beauty and purity, a few of her sisters have far darker origins after all and she takes joy in the new and exotic.Sexual Off's : Bondage
. With the right partner she can handle mild forms of restraint and even enjoys the struggle against them, but complete immobilization destroys the 'mood' and causes her to panic. On a related note, Possessiveness
. In the heat of the moment is one thing, however pressure for commitment or exclusivity causes her to baulk. Continued Submissiveness
Sex is about give and take, not constantly being in one role. Someone who continually caves to her demands or expects her cater to theirs would cause her to quickly lose interest. Excessive Amounts of Pain/Blood
though she can enjoy rough play upon occasion torture squicks her out.