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 Diana "Talia" Stoneseeker, Korosensei || Trictess Valarie Barrie
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 Posted: Jun 5 2017, 02:19 PM
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Character: Lady Diana Stoneseeker / "Talia"

Full Name: Lady Diana of House Stoneseeker. Usually goes by Talia.
Age: 55
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Heterosexual

Class: Order Rogue
Starting City: Maritime Industrial Park
Patron or Trick Lord: Trictess Valarie Barrie
Notches: Lv.01 [ 1.2 / 5 ]
Total Level: Lv.01 [ 1.2 / 5 ]
Condition: Fine
Aptitudes


Overall Appearance:
    Diana is short, standing at around 4'8", and she has a stocky build. She doesn't have the dainty look of someone of her status back home – she has muscles, and is proud of them, because they show how hard she has worked over the years. She has a rugged look about her, mostly on purpose, sometimes even forgoing hygiene on the road to avoid differentiating herself from an average traveler.

    Her hair is long and dark, yet gray has been creeping in on her locks ever so slowly over the years. She usually keeps it braided with a cheap leather thong that she has to replace often because her hair is so thick. Her most expressive feature is her vividly blue eyes that keenly follow all that interests her. Her nose is wider than she would hope for, and her skin is tanned from her years of working outside. Some might be ashamed of this, but she wears it as a badge of honor. Her hands are a working woman’s hands, callused and worn, and her veins tend to stick out from underneath her skin, making her look strong and fragile at once.

    Her clothes are plain, cheap, nothing that would remain in people's minds. She favors practicality, often choosing pants over skirts, and a leather-backed mail shirt as her one piece of armor to protect herself from fatal blows. Although she loves bright colors and expensive fabrics, she now associates them with grief and pain, and has forgone them entirely. Her one luxury item is a locket on a thin gold chain around her neck. The locket itself is hidden from view, but the chain occasionally peeks out of the neckline of some of her shirts.
Distinguishing Features:
  • Short stature
  • Vivid and memorable blue eyes
  • Has a locket on a thin gold chain that she keeps under her armor. The chain is sometimes visible but the locket is always hidden.
Overall Personality:
    Face Claim for Younger Diana


    Even in exile from her home and mired in poverty, Diana Stoneseeker was known as a rather confident woman. She believed in herself even when the world seemed to conspire against her, which made her want to work ever so much harder to get what she wanted. This got her a reputation in her small town (even with those who knew the truth) as an ignoble spitfire, a woman who wouldn’t hesitate to get what she wanted done even if she had to do it herself. She had pride in her true identity as a noble, and could project it well, yet with her happiness with the family she built on the inside, she was able to reconcile her position with her current place. She would do whatever work had to be done to keep her family’s dreams of reclaiming their home from dying out, and yet she resented when everything she did was presented solely in the light of her serving the men in her family; she had her own agenda, and her main goal was to build a good life wherever she was.

    Plucky and headstrong as a young woman, Diana used the confidence she grew from working on practical skills to justify her marriage, and whenever she had doubts about anything, including the winter when her family almost starved to death, she never let anyone see. She was the rock of her family, impenetrable, an island that no one could reach except for those closest to her. Her sons took on that role when they were born, and even the loss of her middle brother and her husband could not keep her from looking ahead and looking forward. Time was her enemy – it kept going, not caring about leaving her behind in the dust.

    It is this sheer determination that composes her reputation, yet underneath, something rank is growing, a deep and desperate need for revenge against those who wronged her family. Death in battle for her uncle was not enough to satisfy this need, and ever since she found herself alone, she looked to find a way to avenge all the wrongs that had been done to her. Now stricken by the rage that affected her brothers, and unable to steer her heart towards optimism any longer, she felt out of place in her childhood home, restricted by the lifestyle she was being told to live, and refused to participate in the commonalities of life. It is this stubbornness that her acquaintances in Caledon remember her by, and now it prompted her to leave the only country she had ever known, and a lifetime of riches and sadness, to pursue a life where she could try to find meaning.

    She knows, however, that she is unlikely to find greater meaning than that which she has already known and lost – above all, Diana is a mother. She cares for others, even if she knows it’s a deep weakness that’s all too easy to expose. The fact that she no longer has anyone to take care of doesn’t mean this tendency has gone away; she always has safety on her mind, and is not one to rush into a battle foolishly without considering the alternatives. She is sympathetic to tales of poverty, although she usually won’t show this, but she tends to drop gold coins in beggars’ hands – double if they’re children – whenever she passes them. Wealth, for her, matters far less than anything she can do to help others avoid the pitfalls she fell into.

    Because of her beliefs about wealth, Diana tends to prefer raising more common pokemon rather than their rarer counterparts. She wouldn’t spend all her gold on a fancy pokemon if that gold could buy food for two who she could raise to be big and strong. She sees evolution as a great equalizer, and with that in mind, she is generally willing to work with any pokemon that can evolve, knowing she can bring it to great heights as she once tutored her sons. The exception to this is ghost-types – she is unwilling to work with one, and finds that the very sight of a ghost makes her shake with rage. She has justified a great deal of the world’s unfairness to herself, but she can’t justify a pokemon getting to live after death when she had to bury her children.

    Her intelligence and self-confidence that helped her get through everything that happened to her now guides her most major role in life, that of a poor blacksmith’s widow named Talia. She knows the details of the trade from helping to sell her brother’s wares, and she has built an entire backstory for herself. She blends parts of her past together, combining two sons into one and spinning tales of work and food and heat and shelter that only a commoner would know how to tell. It is her best defense, and she is excellent at working with it.
History:
    History of House Stoneseeker


    Family Tree


    She was born a lady, and will die a lady, but never got to be one in-between.

    Diana was born the third and youngest child of Lord Thomas of House Stoneseeker, who ruled over a swath of land close to the water that connected the feudal country of Caledon to other countries, including Harper. With two older brothers, Diana was never expected to be much more than a symbol of honor for her family and a prize to be won by some suitor who would improve her own family’s standing, but fate had other ideas.

    Diana spent her formative years learning that her family was great and wondrous, that the holdings they ruled over were superior to all other lands, and her purpose was to help their great legacy carry on forever. She was educated even though she was a girl, taught to read and write and even instructed in some of the basics of diplomacy – ostensibly to help a future husband, but her keen mind soaked it all in, and even after this no longer held relevance for her, she retained her confidence and always believed in herself as a member of a powerful house.

    Although she didn’t spend much time with them, she greatly admired her two older brothers, Thomas (the eldest, named for her father, who she thought of as very gruff and stern) and Sinclair (who she admired for standing up to the rest of the family when he wanted to learn the bow rather than the sword). Her father was relatively distant from her, but she was quite close to her mother, Anna. Overall, the family presented a happy and strong picture, with two healthy heirs and a girl to marry off when the time was right.

    But when she was ten, everything changed. Everyone knew of her grandfather’s bastard son Elliot, who lived in the village, but no one knew that he had been planning to hire sellswords to murder the family and become lord in his own right.

    His forces took Diana’s father by surprise, and he was slain first. Diana and her mother hid together, hoping that their remaining armies would be able to wipe out her uncle’s men – but they ended up having to flee. Diana escaped in the arms of her eldest brother, and her mother distracted her uncle, losing her own chance of leaving as all three children escaped to safety.

    Because of the lingering resentment against their house – or the fact that the gold source had run out –
    no one was particularly willing to help, and no one encouraged the young men to get their manor and lands back. For a while, the brothers resisted the urge, settling down in a small town by the sea outside of their homeland’s borders. Thomas reluctantly took on an apprenticeship with a blacksmith who was friendly to their cause, and Sinclair spent his days hunting for food with his no-longer-useless longbow and teaching his little sister, no longer simply a marriage pawn, how to use the bow for herself. She began to enjoy life in exile over the years, convinced that a Stoneseeker could do anything and happy to be freed of the necessity to marry young for the sake of the family. Together, she and her siblings decided to hide their identity, and came up with new names for themselves, trying to ensure their safety now that their uncle had custody over their great funds.

    But they couldn’t resist the lure forever. Unlike Diana, her brothers yearned for the title and riches that were supposed to be theirs. When Diana was 20, after ten years of exile from the manor, Thomas and Sinclair led their own forces against the manor. After a failed attack in which Sinclair lost his life, Thomas retreated in shame, acknowledging that he would likely be nothing more than a blacksmith for the rest of his days, yet retaining a burning ambition to become lord and kill his uncle for what he had done.

    Now the major breadwinner for the family, Thomas saved most of his meager earnings as he worked his way up at the forge, leaving Diana mostly to her own devices. She spent a great deal of time hunting using Sinclair's techniques, and when Thomas opened up a small smithy of his own after another three years, she hawked his wares, enjoying the opportunity to meet more people around the town.

    One of these people was Bosley, a young miner who charmed Diana with his earnest sincerity. Thomas opposed the match, but, now knowing her brother to be capable of more than stern pride, Diana managed to convince him to agree to the match even though a distant cousin, Derrick, also sought her hand when he discovered her by accident. After she married Bosley, she discovered a happier life, and one with more means as both her brother and husband now contributed money to the family. With this newfound financial stability, she was thrilled when she became a mother at 30 to a boy who she named Alston.

    Four years after Alston’s birth, the small mine where Bosley spent his working hours collapsed, trapping him inside. Distraught, Diana tried her best to earn money, but she soon had to quit hunting as she discovered she was pregnant with a second child, another son who she named Little Bosley, for his father.

    Now a single mother of two children, Diana suffered through hard times. When the boys were young, she struggled to earn money, and one winter, the little family nearly starved. They lived in a small hut, Thomas making most of the money, Diana doing everything she could to raise her beloved children well and help them not lose hope for their futures.

    During these hard times, the boys grew up, often acting more mature than their age due to the necessity for more wage-earners in the household. Thomas insisted on training Alston in the sword, to make him a proper heir of the house, but Diana, who had long since given up hope of reclaiming the family title, trained Bosley to help her hunt.

    By the time Bosley came of age, both boys were impatient, considering themselves men and ready to avenge the wrongs done to them. Diana pleaded with them, begging her children to stay. She was happy, she said, even without the title and the gold and the court. She had been content to marry a miner for love rather than her cousin for power, and she could not endorse her brother and sons as they gathered an army.

    Thomas snapped one day, telling her that because she was a woman, she wouldn’t understand. They knew how to win. A second battle, she said, would go as badly as the first – and she was proven right too late.

    Although her uncle was deposed in the skirmish, her beloved sons fell together on the battlefield, as did her brother. Now the last remaining member of House Stoneseeker, she was ineligible to inherit the land she had given up so much for, and the title passed to a distant cousin on her father’s side – Derrick, the same cousin whose hand in marriage she had once refused.

    Her cousin treated her well, but in her grief, she began to descend into madness. She had done everything expected of her to do – she had supported her brothers and even gave birth to both an heir and a spare – but her homecoming was rather bitter and she felt utterly useless for the first time in her life. Now living in a spare room in the manor thanks to Derrick’s generosity, she probed every visitor for details of the battle, trying to piece together how such well-trained men could have all died. She made extensive drawings of the fields, of her sons’ courage and her brother’s bravery, trying to map out how she imagined them falling.

    And yet, one morning, two years after the fateful battle, she woke to realize that it was killing her. Living in the past was so easy to do, especially since there was no real role for her now, but she was not going to survive her madness much longer. Every day she could see nothing but the fields leading to the water, and many nights she dreamed of her failures only to wake in a cold sweat. She was still alive, she had somehow been spared, and as she began to tear up her drawings and battlefield maps and tossed them into the fireplace, she realized she needed to leave. She needed to go far away, somewhere no one could ever find her and call her by her name again. Somewhere she could find the fleeting happiness of her youth, her early married days, even if it meant leaving her newfound luxury and returning to poverty. Unwatched by many who considered her to be a mad old woman, she began to plan.

    All Derrick ever found of her was a note saying she was gone, and by the time he discovered it, she was already on a boat headed for the Harper region, covering her trail and seeking a new sort of power all her own.
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The Player:
Name: Korosensei
Age: 19
Time Zone: US Eastern
How did you find us? I live here
Anything Else: Using my Third Character Coupon on Alexander for an idea I've had for a while. I'd like to transfer Nola the nidoqueen from Alexander over to her storage, locked until her party gets to that level.

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Items Bag:

Money: 1,550g
Weapon(s): Longbow with 25 arrows; three throwing knives
Armour: Leather-backed mail shirt and leather pants
Items:
  • (1) Pokecard
  • (5) Pokeballs
  • (3) Potions
  • (2) Rare Candies
  • (1) Black Sludge [Held by Nola]
http://files.jcink.net/uploads/harperregion/sprites/berrybag.png Berries:
  • (1) Liechi berry
  • (1) Lansat berry
  • (1) Cheri berry
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 Posted: Jun 5 2017, 02:22 PM
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Party pokémon

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Zuna

Lv. 08 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Talia ( Korosensei )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Simple: The effectiveness of all stat modifications is doubled.
Own Tempo: The Pokémon cannot be Confused while having this ability.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Growl, Tackle, Ember, Focus Energy, Stockpile [Egg], Swallow [Egg], Sunny Day, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Flame Charge, Overheat, Will-o-Wisp, Incinerate, Toxic [TM], Sandstorm [TM]
Notes:
Starter Pokemon
Making a home with Talia

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Lv. ## Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: --- ( --- )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: ---
Abilities: ---
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
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Notes:
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