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Odessa Grenadé – Level 5

With her cotton candy pink hair and her adorable companion it may be hard to take her seriously, but you’d be foolish not to.

Episode 41 – Shirts vs Skins

The fight continues! Menet keeps stabbing and Odessa keeps shooting – both to great effect. Meanwhile, Abraxas slides in to protect his halfling friend. Pippa does the coolest acrobatic spellcasting we’ve ever seen! Listen in for our most action-packed episode of Fantastic Worlds yet!

Dustin Alexander (@dustinalexander)
Abbie Lammel (@bonanzafamine)
Angel Espinoza (@espinoza916)
Kay O’Connor (@shesladymacbeth)
Jess Negin (@hanktheclank)

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Menet Serbana – Level 5

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Menet Serbanea

Menet is a half-Garundi, half-Varisian woman who has spent half of her life in Osirion, and half traveling with a Varisian caravan. As a working class child in Osirion, she learned of Khepri, who she worshipped devotedly from the moment she was given a choice. As a Paladin of Khepri, she fights for the working folk, those oppressed by the nobility and without the means to fight for themselves.

 

Menet has felt an undeniable wanderlust in her heart from a very young age. She adapts quickly to new terrains, and though she grew up under the harsh sun of Osirion, she’s just as comfortable in the colder climes of Irrisen.

Player:Jessica Negin
Actor: Tiffany Haddish
Alignment: Lawful Good 
Character Class: Paladin
Current Level: 4
Deity: Kehpri
Homeland: Osirion
Race: Human

Size: Medium
Gender: Female
Age: 32
Birthday: Abadius 20 4681 AR
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 170 lb
Hair: Black and Curly
Skin: Brown

Alignment Statement:

“At the end of the day, I fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. If that makes me an outlaw, so be it. I’ve been called worse.” – Angela Parkhurst, Forget Me Not

 

“God made this money – the fresh air, too – for his children’s use. He never made the difference between poor and rich.” – Rebecca Harding Davis, Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories

Values:

Freedom

None who may be redeemed should be imprisoned, and none should be restricted by circumstance. Menet believes that only the most heinous criminals deserve to be in a cage, and even they may be redeemed under different circumstances.

Compassion

Menet believes that all who live deserve that life, and deserve the basic necessities of life. Every person should be provided shelter, food, and healing, and she will do her best to help those who go without.

Adventure

Born of the migratory Garundi and caravaneering Varisians, Menet’s proclivity for travel and adventure is in her blood. She feels most at home on the road, and especially in locales that differ greatly from Osirion.

Humility

Menet has never been a woman of prodigious means. She has cobbled together a suit of armor, acquired weaponry second-hand, and basically scraped by since birth. She knows she looks nothing like the shining Paladins of Iomedae or Desna, but she also knows that people look to her for hope. She will never show self-consciousness about her patchwork armor, nor her well-worn weapons, whether she feels distressed by them or not. She exudes confidence regardless of her circumstances, and hopes to inspire confidence in those she serves – the poor and downtrodden.

Bonds:

  • Abraxas seems to be grappling with his wolfy curse more than usual. I hope to help him cope with his feelings, even though there is little I can do to properly help him.

  • Abraxas is conflicted about working with Baba Yaga, and I can understand why. I also have some trepidation considering that she is rumored to be evil. However, I believe that we can trust in the guidance of fate, and I hope to convince
  • Abraxas that no matter what happens, we will find the power to stop Baba Yaga from controlling us further when it’s all over.
  • Pippa and I have similar aims, I want to help her to reach her goals.
  • Pippa has a hunger for wealth, I want to dissuade her from pursuing coin as it is a corrupting force. I believe we should both be aiming to dismantle the system that requires it and creates such disparity between people based on earthly goods.
  • Odessa is sensitive under that hard outer shell, and I want to protect her from the things in the world that will cause her psychological or physical pain.
  • Hearing the words “my world kind of ended at 16” shocked and alarmed me. I couldn’t have guessed at what Odessa had been through. I knew it was nothing good from her emotional state, but to have everything so dramatically turned on its head… she must have endured a lot of pain. It has clearly contributed to her lack of self-worth. It will surely take time, but I want to help Odessa see her own value, and the value of living again.

  • I’ve admitted it – I told Odessa I was falling in love with her. Who knows what we are now… it feels so ill-defined, but I don’t want to push her too far. I want to let things happen naturally, but I’m so antsy to move forward at the same time. I truly didn’t think I could feel like this until now, and I have a lot of regrets concerning my past love life, but I want things to go right this time. I need to make sure I’m conscious of her feelings and work hard not to make mistakes that cause her to question this relationship.

    I’ve come to the realization that my worth to my companions is more substantial than I believed, and that this quest is indeed a quest I am meant to be part of. And I understand now that I was seeking martyrdom and believed I was going to die, which was clearly the reason my fear of death grew so strong. Though my fear has not gone completely, I am much more self-assured and I believe I will conquer it entirely with time. Now more than ever, I must work hard to be strong and keep my emotions in check. Khepri, please guide me, and help me keep this fear at bay.

  • Pippa and I have similar aims, I want to help her to reach her goals.– Retired
  • Pippa has a hunger for wealth, I want to dissuade her from pursuing coin as it is a corrupting force. I believe we should both be aiming to dismantle the system that requires it and creates such disparity between people based on earthly goods.– Retired
  • Odessa is sensitive under that hard outer shell, and I want to protect her from the things in the world that will cause her psychological or physical pain. – Resolved
  • Odessa hides her feelings, I want to help her become comfortable being vulnerable, at least with her friends.– Resolved
  • Abraxas is unabashedly himself, and I never want him to feel that he needs to be otherwise. I want to protect his innocence and prevent him from becoming self-conscious in a world that will judge him.  -Resolved
  • Abraxas is knowledgeable about nature and traveling through wild areas, I want to learn how to be as helpful when traveling outside of cities (and without wagons and the relative comfort of the caravan). – Resolved
  • Abraxas’ knowledge of Irrisen will be invaluable in our journey. I should spend time comparing notes with him. -Retired

Episode 40 – Bugs and Baggage

Team Torta discuss their power increase! Pippa learns to tap it and awkward a visitor makes things awkward.

Dustin Alexander (@dustinalexander)
Abbie Lammel (@bonanzafamine)
Angel Espinoza (@espinoza916)
Kay O’Connor (@shesladymacbeth)
Jess Negin (@hanktheclank)

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Episode 39 – Bustin’ Makes Us Feel Good

This week’s episode is a fiesta of feels – a feels explosion if you will – as the gang finally reaches some important climaxes. Join us this week for tears and love, for pain and growth, and for lots of roleplaying goodness.

Dustin Alexander (@dustinalexander)
Abbie Lammel (@bonanzafamine)
Angel Espinoza (@espinoza916)
Kay O’Connor (@shesladymacbeth)
Jess Negin (@hanktheclank)

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