I need someone to play with me in a Victorian setting with lots of inventions, fantasy elements of danger and intrigue. Something fun and fast paced. Meet Claudia, come and help me fill in her outrageous adventures!
Name: Claudia Huegenot
Concept: Claudia is a devious trickster. She is single and looking for more adventure.
Trouble: Claudia's biggest problem is making sure none of her aunt's friends catch on to the facts of the old Biddy's demise. They are suspicious but have no proof.
On’s: Strong men who are confident and bold, but still pliable to her suggestions. Loves to be treated as a precious treat. Loves gifts and flowers, is addicted to mochas and anything chocolate. Seduction (either way) is far preferable than bland sex. Lots of foreplay and teasing.
Off’s: Heavy Bondage or torture, NC, anything anal
National Affiliation and Ancestry: Born in Ireland and shipped to her aunt who was living in London when her parents died in an airship crash. She is a loyal British subject. She does not care about the freedom of the Irish. Her father was a Scot, and he loved to tinker. Mother was an alchemist.
Hair: Soft red with gold highlights
Eyes: bright blue
Height: 5' 5"
Personality:Claudia is a devious trickster. She likes to latch onto powerful men and seduce them to be her adoring admirers. She collects men like she does hats. One for each day of the week would suit her just fine. Independently wealthy from the death of a dowager aunt who was one foot in the grave anyway before Claudia 'helped' her to her final rest. She seeks to influence any of the wealthy men who seem to flock to the city searching for some political reason or other. She likes to flirt and entice. But only with men. She respects women, but mainly sees them as rivals in the game of 'catch and release'. She has no intentions of marrying, unless it is to someone FAR more wealthy than she is.
Background: Claudia is a product of an Irish mother who was an herbalist/alchemist, and a father who was a tinkerer who made many outrageous inventions. He tried to build an airship, but when he and his wife went on their maiden voyage they crashed. Claudia was not on board at the time. She was only 18 at the time and had learned enough from both of them to make it on her own. She would like to find out if her father and mother might have been sabotaged by some rival. But she has not found anything to prove it either way.
First Adventure: It did not matter to Claudia if she was even aware of what anyone else thought. She was independent and happy to be so. She liked to savor life one day at a time. Her interests lately led her to further investigate her parent’s deaths. Had there been sabotage? It was hard to say.
It made her a bit nervous to remain in London. If her Aunt Lizzie’s death was discovered to be less than ‘natural’ she might be facing the gallows, if not lifelong prison. The friends of her Aunt had taken to asking her some rather embarrassing questions. Like who was she sleeping with!? The nerve of those old biddys! Claudia slept with whoever she wanted to. And she was fast growing tired of the stuffy old men she had met recently.
She wanted someone bold and adventurous! Someone handsome and intelligent, and above all, rich. Sure she had money, she should be investing it. But the bankers all told her to beware of shady investing. Claudia needed some good advice. And a new lawyer. The current solicitor was home nursing a broken leg. His wife had become too suspicious anyway. Claudia needed new meat! She longed for the adventure she knew was out there somewhere.
Booking a flight to America proved to be a difficult process. She needed a passport and something to use as an excuse to travel all the way over there. It was a long trans-Atlantic flight. A luxury liner was the only way she would consider traveling.
But her money was good and her contacts with the British held East coast Airports made the trip a pleasure cruise. It would take her a good two weeks to reach America, but it was a pleasure cruise after all.
Claudia was an only child. Spoiled by her parents and doted on by aunts and uncles. Spoiled sometimes by over indulgence, and learned at an early age how to manipulate people and get her way. She has always been a bit of a spunky daredevil. She helped her father in his shop and learned to tinker with things. Though she is not the mechanical genius her father was, she can do some pretty decent tinkering.
By tinkering I mean of course inventing strange little machines. She loves clocks and has always been fascinated by the inner workings. A clock does not need to have steam to run it, it is a wound up spring that unwinds slowly. She did enough tinkering to be able to fix and invent various timepieces. This is her hobby. She eventually thinks she can use Aether to run her inventions and little mechanical toys. She will specialize in tiny things, even down to microscopic some day.
Claudia's mother was an alchemist. It was she who instilled in Claudia a sense of wonder and appreciation of plants, and chemicals. She can mix a mean cocktail or potion that can heal or poison. All of this she learned before she was finished with the mandatory schooling. Classified as a genius, she hated school, because it was boring to her. She would finish all the course work in a matter of weeks and then coast along. Often making extra cash by helping tutor others.
Her parents went to test drive her father's airship. Claudia was engaged elsewhere and did not go with them, though they had all planned a transatlantic flight sometime after father had worked out all the bugs he needed to fix. Sometimes during the flight over the English Channel, the Airship, named the Claudia after their daughter, went down in flames. Of course Claudia was devastated, she loved her parents very much. She was eighteen at the time.
It was never clear what happened to the ship, it could have possibly been sabotaged or attacked by Spanish pirates or even French pirates. No trace of it was ever found. Claudia went to live with her Aunt Lizzie in London. While there, she took some college courses and learned how to manipulate the professors to speed her way through college.