Reigan Mac IlwraithPlayer:
Handmaiden of The Morrigan, harpyDirty Secret:
Reigan is sworn to the Queen, and as such, required to attend her wherever and whenever she wills. When the Queen declared her self-imposed exile her handmaiden was furious! While loyal to the Queen, she has become bitter and holds her responsible for all the mundane BS she has had to contend with in Candlewick. Court:
25, actual age is unknown Orientation:
Strength, both of character and body, being dominated by a superior will, romance, seduction, teasingOffs:
Weakness in all it's forms, males who believe they are naturally superior to females, mortals and supernatural beings not of Arcadian heritage (this is flexible and not a hard no, just her current mindset), being talked down to, degradation and humiliation (she is very proud and is more likely to throw a punch than become weak at the knees)Appearance:Hair:
Mahogany with gold flecksHeight:
The mortal visage is tall and lean with shapely legs and feminine curves. Smooth sun-kissed skin lays the foundation for dark eyes and hair. As with many Fae, regardless of affiliation, she appreciates beauty and is vain enough to make it a priority in her guise.
Everything about her glamour was meticulously crafted to attract, entice and alleviate suspicions; making her job all the easier. In a nod to her avian heritage her voice is rich and mellifluous. Harpy
The true form of the harpy is a balance of beauty and brutality. Half woman, half bird of prey her physique seeks to blend the two aspects in one seamless being. Smaller than her mundane shell, she stands at 5'4" with the delicate bone structure of her avian familiars. Feathers as dark as a moonless night but that shimmer with ethereal luminescence sprout from her shoulder blades and span nearly six feet from tip to tip and in addition to flight may be wrapped around the body for protection and warmth. Crimson eyes peer coldly from a sculpted face. The fingers of each hand are tipped with razor sharp claws , further illustrating her predatory nature. From the shun down her legs consist of a tough black hide that could be mistaken for boots were it not for the feet that resembled those of a falcon and terminated in talons. Mantle of Summer:
Manipulation of heat and light. The mantle demonstrates aspects of heat such as heat distortions and the sensation of a dry, warm wind are common. Higher ranking court members make these manifestations stronger with non-glamoured humans able to detect the mantle can feel a physical heat rising from it and sometimes feel dried out.Personality: Clever, Disciplined, Sarcastic, Predatory, Moody
Reigan is clever
in a way that would be an asset to the Winter or Autumn Courts. She tries to stay one step ahead of everyone else, always looking at issues from multiple sides. The nature of her position at Court demands complete discipline
over both her physical form as well as her temper though it has not softened her penchant for sarcasm
, which is like breathing to her. She is predatory
in her interactions with others, always weighing the direct benefit to herself. Moody
to a fault, it is difficult to predict how she will act or react. Changeling Abilities:Long Lived
Outside of Arcadia changelings are mortal though long lived. Changelings need glamor to live and use their magic. Glamour is gained from strong emotions or dreams and can be gathered in one of three ways. Items from the outskirts of Arcadia such as goblin fruit contain glamour, but more commonly Changelings feed on the emotions of humans. This can be done by leeching already present emotions from humans, stepping into a mortals dreams and stealing a little bit of their dream for yourself or reaping which is inciting quick burst of emotions. Reaping is not as nourishing as leeching and can cause severe emotional trauma of done repeatedly.Glamour
The art of making one thing look like another. All Changelings have this ability to some extent. Their true selves and all things made of glamour or from the hedge appear mundane to human eyes unless the human has been glamoured in which case they can see the Changelings as they truly are. Many Changelings learn to expand their use of glamour to spin incredibly realistic illusions. Oath Spinning
The Changelings take oaths and promises very seriously. A true oath will state what is expected of the Changelings and the thing they are oathsworn too and what the repercussions are to both parties should they break this oath.Contracts:Contract of Darkness
: Reduces a being's or multiple beings' resistance to fear and intimidation. Be afraid. Be very
Night's Subtle Distractions
: Drawing the night around herself she is able to easily avoid the notice of most, limiting the perception of those who might other wide realize she was there. Now you see me, now you don't.
Balm of Unwakeable Slumber
: When encountering someone in the sweet repose of sleep neither noise nor movement will awaken them. Sweet dreams, Sleeping Beauty.
Boon of the Scuttling Spider
: She is able to scale walls and other vertical planes with ease. Web not included.
Touch of Paralyzing Shudder
: Causes fear and panic in a being which in turn hampers their dexterity and movement speed, making them a much easier target. You can run...well, actually, no, you can't.Contract of Punishing Summer
: Having an affinity with summer and therefore it's ruling celestial body she is capable of raising the temperature of an item to where it is unbearably hot to the touch. Often used on weaponry but can effect most any item. Eaters of ice cream beware.
: Creates a blinding beacon that distracts those around her, even in the heat of battle. Want to see a party trick?
Crown of Clashing Fire
: Summons a circle of flaming thorns, trapping a being alone with the fae for a short period of time, often used in battle to force one on one combat. Where do you think you're going?
Baleful Stroke of Summer Sun
: A powerful attack when paired with a metallic weapon. The blow is as forceful as a desert wind and is felt acutely for some time after. It is often enough to bring opponents to their knees. Right where all traitors belong.
: A bit of fairy magic that scorches the land, turning it into a blighted waste and inflicting torment upon those who tread it. Is it just me or is it getting hit in here?Oaths: The Oath of Fealty
: Sworn to the Summer QueenThe Duchy of Truth and Loss
(Entitlement): Fetch hunters, these Dukes and Duchesses seek out and destroy the fae-created imposters.Background:
She was too old to remember the beginning or much of what came before she swore fealty to The Morrigan. Maybe that was why she'd been born, she couldn't say for certain, having never met mother or father. Born in Arcadia, the harpy was a True Fae and while she was not a noble she proved herself worthy of the position of knight.
Years of service to her mistress and the courts honed her skills and taught her the value of tact as well as strength. Battles were fought with the head as well as the arm and she had many opportunities to master both. Though she traveled beyond the Hedge with The Morrigan and her favorites the mortal realm held little interest for the knight. Mundanes were below her notice and only served as distractions at most. So it was with reluctance and loathing that she followed the would be Queen of Summer into exile in the human town of Candlewick Vale.
The transition was a difficult one for her but she clung to those aspects of her life in Arcadia that she could. She picked up work as a bounty hunter, tracing skips but also using the position and the resources it afforded her to track and destroy Fetches in the area (those shadow beings left in the place of a changeling child) as well as any being who threatened the Summer Court. Though little solace for the loss of immortality or balm to the bitterness, it did feel good to take out her anger in "productive" ways.