Name: Lady Caitlin Ceara Laine
Divine Parent: The Morrigan (Tuatha De Danaan)
Calling: Fertile Warrior
Lady Caitlin Ceara Laine, or "Cuckoo" Laine, was born into the family of the Earl of Carrick, the third of four daughters, with two brothers. Lord Carrick was not her father, though - her "father" is the Irish goddess called the Morrigan, who took a male form to seduce Lady Carrick. Lord Carrick has forgiven his wife for her infidelity, but has not forgiven the Morrigan for the seduction. The Morrigan cares little for Lord Carrick's forgiveness.
The Carrick estate in Tipperary, Ireland, gains much of its wealth from its dairy farms, many of which are leased to tenant farmers. Cuckoo took an interest in dairy farming from a very young age, spending most of her free time out in the pastures, playing with the cows and learning how to care for them. The rest of her time was spent on getting into fights at school - sometimes fighting bullies to protect their victims, sometimes just picking fights for the hell of it.
As Cuckoo grew to become a young adult, her strength and her beauty blossomed equally. The more cruel of the girls at school said she had the body of a cow (when she couldn't hear them), and her great height, broad shoulders, wide hips and huge bust seemed to prove them right. She could wrestle a hardy farm labourer to the ground with ease, wrangle an unruly bull just as easily, and haul a full load of produce across the estate without breaking a sweat. Her appetite for violence was matched only by her appetite for sex, and by the age of seventeen she was pregnant with the child of one of the tenant farmers, whom she had seduced with little regard for his wife.
On the day Cuckoo discovered she was pregnant, the Morrigan appeared to her in the form of a white heifer. She told her that she was her child, and thus inherited her divine nature of war and fertility. Like many other Scions, this news was not as surprising to Cuckoo as it should have been. The Morrigan granted Cuckoo several gifts, bade her to become a mighty hero, and departed.
Cuckoo heeded the Morrigan's words. Since her Visitation, she has battled against mortal thugs and oppressors, the servants of the Titans, and whatever creatures were wicked enough to threaten her people or unlucky enough to catch her in a bad mood. She has borne two more children - one from an Irish politician she particularly admired, the other from an Unseelie aes sidhe she once fought - and left them in Tipperary for her parents to raise while she quested.
Cuckoo fights hard and plays hard. She rarely bides her tongue (or her fists) when she sees injustice or cruelty, but also starts fights over minor insults or simply for the sake of the fight. She can be cruel when her temper is roused, but takes her role as hero and protector seriously, and can be very compassionate, particularly towards farmers or pregnant women. She also rarely reins in her lust, when the desire for a particular man takes her, and rarely lets a wife's objections sway her.
Cuckoo lacks the emotional coldness of many Scions of the Morrigan, as she follows her cow aspect rather than her raven aspect. She does not lurk around battlefields after the battle is over, save to assist in the burial of anyone who has no comrades to bury them. She is a creature of war and fertility - the Morrigan's other Scions can handle death and omen-reading.
Cuckoo is a huge woman, standing 6'1" tall, with massively broad shoulders and muscles that would put a steroid-abusing bodybuilder to shame. Her huge breasts and wide hips mark her as a woman of great fertility. She has long, flaming red hair and bright green eyes. She always wears a long white cloak trimmed with swan feathers, sometimes clasped in front to serve as a kirtle or kilt. If she wears anything else, it is usually a slate-grey T-shirt or blouse and either jeans or a knee-length skirt. She goes barefoot when she can.
When her divine beauty is active, Cuckoo is immensely desirable. Her breasts sit high on her chest in spite of her three pregnancies to date, and the cant of her hips invites men to bed her. Her hair shines in the ambient light, and her eyes are gleaming emerald orbs.
When Cuckoo displays her fearsome aspect, she is hideous to behold. Her lips contort into a feral snarl, her hands form into hoof-like fists that promise violence, and her breasts sag like a harpy's.
Divine parent alterations: Swap Marksmanship for Presence, swap Death for Health
Strength 5 (Epic 2)
Dexterity 2 (Epic 2)
Stamina 5 (Epic 2)
Appearance 5 (Epic 2)
Animal Ken 3
Art (Singing, Storytelling) 2
Epic Strength: Uplifting Might, Holy Bound
Epic Dexterity: Lightning Sprinter, Fast as Thought
Epic Stamina: Raging Bull, Raise Your Glass
Epic Appearance: Visage Great and Terrible, Dreadful Mien, Do Not Want
Animal (Cattle): Animal Communication, Animal Command
Enech: Brehon's Eye, Hero's Geas
Health: Assess Health, Blessing of Health
War: Blessing of Bravery, Battle Cry
Relic 5: Bull Spear of the Morrigan. This is a spear (+1 Accuracy, +3L Damage) tipped with a pair of sharpened bull's horns. It grants the wielder access to the Animal (Cattle) and War purviews, adds the wielder's Legend in dice to Dexterity + Melee rolls, and can strike targets up to the wielder's Legend times 5 yards away. It can shrink on command to become a pair of miniature horns on a leather thong.
Relic 3: Swan Cloak of Aengus. This is a long cloak, trimmed with white swan feathers, that can be worn on the back, or clasped in front to wear as a kirtle. It grants the wearer access to the Health purview, and adds the wearer's Legend as dice to Presence rolls.
Relic 1: Undry Flask. This is a hip flask that appears to be made of cast iron. It is always full of Irish whiskey of moderate quality.
Legend: 3 (Legend points 9)
Dodge DV: 6
Unarmed Parry DV: 6
Armed Parry DV: 6
Bashing soak: 7
Lethal soak: 5
Aggravated soak: 2
Legendary Sword geas, from Hero's Geas boon
Ability (Presence) Lover's geas, tied to Health purview
Brawl 4 (1)
Brawl 5 (1)
Melee 4 (1)
Melee 5 (1)
Presence 4 (1)
Presence 5 (1)
Birthright (Bull Spear) 3 (1)
Birthright (Bull Spear) 4 (2)
Birthright (Bull Spear) 5 (2)
Birthright (Undry Flask) 1 (1)
Courage 5 (3)
Total: 15 bonus points spent
24/3/2016: Character creation: 50
Dexterity 2 (4 XP)
Manipulation 2 (4 XP)
Intelligence 2 (4 XP)
Enech 1 (3 XP)
Enech 2 (4 XP)
Epic Strength 2 (4 XP)
Epic Appearance 2 (4 XP)
Epic Stamina 2 (5 XP)
Epic Dexterity 2 (5 XP)
Art 2 (2 XP)
Expression 2 (3 XP)
Intellect 2 (3 XP)
Knack: Do Not Want (5 XP)
Total: 50 XP spent