Working on this sheet today! I decided to play the other but push the death (-cough- murder) of the Duke back a few years.
I swear I can't find a face claim. I thought I liked the one picked originally but now I'm rethinking it. PLAYER NAME: FlowerCHARACTER NAME:
Ghalia PrawomirAFFILIATED HOUSE:
Blessed and Beloved Mother of the People | Mouthpiece of the Goddess PRIMARY SKILL:
BeguilementSECONDARY SKILLS (3-5):
Resilient (Physically mostly but also Mentally)
Communication (Both Oral and Written | Public and Private)
Knowledgeable (History, Religion, Politics, Languages)
There is nothing special about Ghalia, at least not in a physical sense. She stands at a mere 5’4, shorter than most women, and has hair of ordinary color, the deepest of browns. Or as her dearly departed husband would say, the color of dirt which showed her real worth. However, what she lacks in appearances, she has been blessed with a mind sharper than any assassin’s blade. Once, in her younger years, when she was not troubled by the heavy responsibility of her position or the constant battle for security for her children, she smiled more often. However, it had become a rare commodity only witnessed by her twins. Due to the recent financial struggles, her ability to indulge in the finer goods in life has been curbed but she still manages to ensure her children and those who follow her do not appear like paupers. PERSONALITY AND MANNERISMS:
Compassionate | Guarded | Protective | Scheming | Cunning | Deceitful
Despite her unreadable exterior, Ghalia is actually a compassionate woman. Those closest to her have witnessed her generosity, not only to those of her blood and friends, but also the poor who come to pay homage to the goddess who had granted her the ability to hold a position no other woman dreamed possible. She gives to those who she deems in deed freely and attempts to help them better their lives. On the other side, her past has caused her to be extremely protective to the point where she has perhaps pushed some people away who would have been beneficial to her cause. Trust does not come easily for her, especially with the secrets found in her world. The recent punishment has caused her to become even bitterer about her fate. For that, she is constantly on the lookout for an opportunity to make everyone regret mistreating her children, her people, and her. PERSONAL HISTORY:
Born to one of the lesser nobles, Ghalia lived a fairly laidback life, where her father did not beat her and her mother allowed her to run wild during her youth. It was only when she reached puberty did her life become more constrained as her parents concerned themselves with her future. She was taught the importance of holding her tongue while keeping her mind agile. As she entered the cusps of womanhood, her parents had secured her a match and a marriage was rumored to be on the horizon.
However, all that changed with one act of rebellion.
She had fancied a young farmer’s lad, one whom she had grown up with. It had been her intent to run away with him to a planet where they would be accepted and no questions of their origins would be asked of them. Their planning was for naught. Before they could board a ship and escape, they were captured by her father’s agents. Her love, one and only, was beaten to the point of death with a cane and she was forced to watch every second of it. Her father almost believed she was beyond marriage as everyone saw her as used goods and could not be sure if she still carried another’s child. When they originally learned of Fadil’s interest in their daughter, they believed it to be a harsh jest.
It was not.
Ghalia was married to Fadil in the dead of winter. Those who attended only did so out of respect for his family rather than hers. The affair was grand, flowers were imported from foreign planets while the meats were flavored to perfection. Ghalia actually thought herself fortunate as her husband was both handsome and influential even if he was second in line to his own brother, who was fated to rule the planet upon their father’s death. It was only during their marriage night was her misconception corrected.
Fadil had heard of her through other’s mouths who laughed at her expense. Where others found amusement, he found a challenge. He did not seek to marry someone of weak will. Instead, he sought the enjoyment of a partner he could break and mold into something of his own making. Honestly, it was the former he took the most enjoyment out of.
In his own sick way, Fadil loved her despite his strategic beatings and careful concealment of his true character. Ghalia’s attempts to deny him a child, through any means, failed. When she learned of her pregnancy, she cried rather than rejoiced like most. It did not help that most of her pregnancy was spent bedbound and sicker than a dog. Her labor was a painful and long ordeal but in the end her self-loathing faded when she looked into the faces of her twins, Djamel and Dahlia. A boy and girl. Fadil made it obvious which one he preferred. Djamel was spoiled rotten by his father while their daughter sat ignored.
During this time, when the twins were no more than two, Fadil’s brother passed away and left her husband in power. He became even drunk on his own power. No one was wiser to the fact than his wife who endured her husband when the mask of courtesy and charming fell from his face to reveal the beast underneath.
It was only over dinner when Fadil brought up the notion of sending Dhalia away did Ghalia become determined to ensure the protection of both of her children. In her desperation, she reached out to House Rovona and made promises, promises she now regrets, to ensure her husband never lived to fulfil his promise. At first, she thought they ignore her pleas or turn her in for daring to speak such a request.
Fadil was murdered and Ghalia was left behind to try and pick up the pieces. CHARACTER’S AMBITIONS:
To bring her house of the the shadows and grow in power, ensure the survivable of her children, ensure no one dethrones herRUMORS:
She murdered her husband.