"Maeryn Vayos Dragonbane - Queen Of Tirasfell-Mistress of Darkness"
Element : Earth
Starsign : Hahrutyne's Serpent : Year of the Dragon
Diety : Hahrutyne ( relationship : Acolyte )
Persona : Feared and respected, Maeryn uses both her intelligence on the field of battle and her political prowess to her benefit in every aspect of her life. She is seen as selfish and cold. If close to the appropriately nicknamed Mistress of Darkness consider yourself lucky. She has a high level of mistrust for generally everyone, having been betrayed over and over, she meets kindness with cool indifference.. and those that disrespect her, usually meet the sharp end of her sword.
Destiny : From a young age, Maeryn was destined for glory, having been plucked from near death, by her families own killer the WarLord Draxin Vayos. He raised her as his own daughter along with the rest of the Daughters of Vayos where she learned just what cold hard and ruthless meant. Leading part of her Fathers armies allowed her to get a taste for leadership, which she excelled at. People followed her willingly, looking up to her as if she was born to it. During the first reign of Tirasfell, when Darkness spread the land with a bitter rivalry between the Barbarians of the north and her fledgling Kingdom. The Elves offered the Mistress an alliance. Joining that Alliance was Maeryn’s downfall, Tirasfell crumbled, the Barbarians were undefeated and the Elves in the end betrayed the Mistress. Another blight on her dark heart.. and another betrayal making her again a less trusting person. Turning to Hahrutyne for guidance after those within her fold she had left to gaurd Tirasfell betrayed her as well..she left the land to ruin. Those loyal to her waited for her return, which came only after the Castle had burned to the ground. Vowing to rebuild her Kingdom, The Queen sought out Hahrutyne once more pledging to worship only the Dark Mother Goddess and vowed that all within Tirasfell would pay tribute. Seeing her loyal Acolyte so in need, and noting how many would come back to her fold if Maeryn succeeded, the Mother Goddess blessed Maeryn with the powers of BloodRune Magic, again giving Maeryn the feared dark image of a blood lusting creature. Tirasfell on the rise, alliances will be made, Glory and Honor the battle cry for those under her banner...she will see her destiny out, even if she is doomed to failure.
Physical Traits : Petite and lissome the Queen of Tirasfell stands no taller then five foot four inches tall, a mane of golden copper flame tinted hair falls about her pale delicate features. Though no Elvin blood rides through her veins, she has often been described with the same physical beauty that is pronounced within that race. Her gaze, is often unsettling and piercing, an unearthly jade color a large feature that dominates the petite aspects of her face. Though from a feminine side, she may seem unimposing, one merely has to glance at while she is entrapped in her armor to know she is not to be taken lightly. Though no markings can be seen on her in most cases because of the nature of her armor or common clothing, upon her back are the markings of a whipping, scarring her badly. Under her left shoulder blade is the sign of a dragon. Her right shoulder holds a deep scar from wear she was downed in battle and along her abdomen is a slash scar. The only other distinctive marks seen on her at any given time would be sigils either in paint or blood drawn upon her for runic rituals to Hahrutyne. Most common are the Serpents of Hahrutyne, that imbue her with a swift and dead accurate strike.
Arts : BloodRune Magic
Serpents of Hahrutyne : A warring ritual calling upon her star sign and the Dark Mother Goddess blessing her with the ability to strike true to any opponent on the field of battle. The ritual consists of the Serpents of Hahrutyne painted upon her body while chanting in prayer for 1 hour before battle.
Visions Foretold : A seeking ritual, performed with the Acolytes own blood. Chanting in the language of ancients in the privacy of a prayer circle designed of white stones in the symbol of the Mother Goddess. The Acolyte will receive a dream like vision of what may come in the future. Though not always correct, Hahrutyne blesses her followers with a sight of the many paths that may happen.
Addle The Mind : This ritual involves the Acolyte gaining the blood of a stag, and an article that belongs to the subject the ritual is cast upon. It takes hours to perform, sometimes unsuccessfully. The Acolyte must perform it in the glow of the moon, on the 3rd day of the month for it to work as specified. Chanting in the language of the ancients, the subject will be affected wherever they are with the symptoms of lunacy. Believing him/herself to be insane, and those around him/her believe it to. Dangerous consequences for whomever this is cast upon.. If the Acolyte somehow messes up the ritual however it will backfire, and the lunacy that is trying to be cast, will find itself upon the Acolyte.
Out of Sight ( Harutynes Lucky Kiss ) : This ritual again takes the quick release of the blood of the Acolyte. The correct rune pattern must be drawn on the ground that the caster is standing upon. The ritual effects any the Acolyte is touching as well. It takes immense amounts of strength from the caster, and unconsciousness usually results from a successful casting. The ritual places the caster and whoever is touching her invisible. Undetectable from any of the senses, and magic’s it is a protective rite, dubbed out of site, but sometimes called; Hahrutynes Lucky Kiss.
Nai Shinzui: Stealer of Souls - A Dai Katana gifted to the Mistress by her Lore Master . The sword is used in times of battle only. Its dark demon taints overcoming the wielder if used constantly. Bound with the spirit of a demon, when struck with the blade in a death blow, it literally sucks the soul from the unfortunate being on the receiving end. The hilt of the sword looks to be made of the bone of a human.
BloodBorne: Long Sword: Given back to Maeryn by KeleDai Tirasfell’s Priestess when The Queen returned to the Castle. Once wielded by her adopted Father Draxin, the blade is engraved with ancient sigils of Hahrutyne, the hilt embedded with bloodstones and onyx.
Dagger of Hahrutyne : Kris Blade - Used in her rituals to the Mother Goddess - The hilt is shaped like the head of a snake, with two emeralds where the eyes lie. The curved blade reminiscent of the serpent.
Rock of Tellarius ( Death Knight ) : Though not entirely a weapon this marble like rock contains the spirit of the Legendary felled King Tellarius. Found within the Castle ruins within the Black Glades north of Tirasfell, Maeryn took the stone from the Catacombs to be surprised by the unearthly inhabitant. Marbled grey and ghastly blood red..the marble shakes and speaks with the booming voice of the ghost who can inhabit only the corpses of those already having been taken from this plane of existance.
Maeryn skilled in battle due to her upbringing, can weild both Long and Short sword expertly. Her skill in archery is average, as is her aim with throwing knives. A keen eye for her prey wether human or other the woman is an excellent and worthy adversary.
OOC: This is all fiction written by myself, The setting is medieval fantasy and can be built upon by as many writers that wish to join, or just by the two of us. I like your idea for your Lord, and it sounds like she would choose him because of his skills. I like that he came to Tirasfell and made a name for himself...I could see him helping her to rebuild Tirasfell in a stronger less evil image, though her mistrust of Elves might be a source of tension between them. It should be pointed out, that your Lord, may be unaware that the Queen chose him for the reasons she did. Also a good plot hook to delve into.