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Odessa Grenadé – Level 4

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Odessa Grenadé

Odessa was raised mostly by her doting father in Absalom where her father was a world renowned blacksmith. Growing up she lived a pretty charmed life. It wasn’t until she hit her teens that things went sideways. A sudden tragedy caused Odessa to flee her home and leave her old life behind. From there she made her way to a brothel where she worked for quite some time before leaving to find her own way in the world.

Odessa is first and foremost very blunt, followed closely by her fearless nature. Those combined, she often gets herself into trouble. Due to a gun misfire as a small child Odessa is Deaf in her left ear, as a result she was given a magical teddy bear named Jim as a service animal. 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.

Player: Kay O’Connor
Actor: Holland Roden
Alignment: Lawful Good 
Character Class: Gunslinger
Current Level: 4
Deity: Cayden Cailean
Homeland: Absalom
Race: Human

Size: Medium
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Birthday: Rova 7 4681 AR
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 135 lb
Hair: Ever changing
Eyes: Heterochromia iridum Blue (L) Green (R)
Skin: White

Alignment Statement:

Charm them before you harm them.
When in doubt knock them out.
Ally blood spilled will get them killed.

Values:

Steel
Emotions and fragility should be left to those with nothing better to do. Such things do nothing but cause trouble and put people at risk.

Charm
A skill that doubles as both a defense and a weapon.

Mercy
Should be shown when circumstances call for it, but should be cast aside once the person in question has proved themselves unworthy of it.

Righteousness
This world is riddled with those who would do harm unto others. Those people should be dealt with quickly and efficiently.

 

Book 2 Bonds:

Pippa

The transformation that Pippa is going through is going to require support. I don’t pretend to understand what is happening as magic is something I know so little about, but I do know she will need a friend. So while Abraxas and Menet can offer advice and training I can offer her a hand to hold, and a safe escape should she need it.

 Menet

What a mess I’ve made with Menet. The world is falling down around us and I keep finding myself thinking about what could be with someone I barely know. Her words “I hope you’ll give us a chance” echo in my head when I look at her. But she is coming to terms with the gravity of the situation we have fallen into and has so much on her plate. The last thing I need to do is add anything more. I do not have skills to help me navigate the intricacy of what has happened between us. But I still can’t help but wonder what would happen if I was honest with myself… and with her.

 Abraxas

The platonic intamacy of sharing a bed with Abraxas has saved me from myself more times that I care to admit. He has become a silent rock for me to brace myself against that keep my nightmares at bay. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to repay the gift of peace he’s given me, but I shall try.

 Myself

After years of living inside an impenetrable shell that kept everyone at arms length I have begun to see cracks along the surface that let small truths slip through. Cayden has brought me to people who might give me the courage to live out in the light. Perhaps I can trust them with the truths that wreck my mind when I close my eyes. Maybe I don’t have to carry all this alone.

Book 1 Bonds:

  • Pipa seems to get into a lot of trouble, I need to watch her back at all times
  • Pipa’s heart is kind and true, I admire her drive to help others
  • Abraxas seems to struggle in almost any social situation, I will fix that somehow
  • Abraxas despite his struggle he is an ally that I can rely on
  • Pippa and I have grown close over the last several months, I believe I can trust her and I hope she can trust me. We both seem to of suffered substantial loss and heartbreak at too young an age. Knowing this, I want her to be able to confide her troubles in me and mine to her. Together perhaps we can begin to heal.
  • I am so completely out of my element. From the snow on the ground to a culture I do not understand, this is clearly not my expertise. As much as I hate to admit it, Pippa’s suggestion to follow Abraxas makes sense. I will do my best to swallow my pride and be the best I can be.
  • I’ve made baby steps towards opening up and trusting my companions just as Cayden has commanded me, but I can’t seem to get over the larger hurdles. If I am ever going to have this divine curse lifted I will either need to embrace this forced honesty or convert to a new God. Wherein the latter isn’t really an option. Oh Cayden, why have you betrayed me so?

Menet Serbana – Level 4

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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.

  • 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