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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.
Alignment: Lawful Good
Character Class: Paladin
Current Level: 4
Birthday: Abadius 20 4681 AR
Weight: 170 lb
Hair: Black and Curly
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.