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EDIT: It's her second (and final!) year in the group! I've changed the age on her application accordingly. C:

As always with a character, I've written WAY TOO MUCH. If you don't want to read it, feel free to comment asking for a summary. :D

Basically it is this: :iconthedutchesse: has this crazy awesome group that can be found here: :iconathenaeumofwar:
You make a student, do this whole process of drawing and defining them, and then you take part in events and lessons for points, which at the end of the "year" determine whether or not you win in the tournament (if you're a competing last year student, I believe). It's steeped in amazing and Greek mythology, and the club's host is, too. ;)


She's only partway out of her human face in the second picture, but she's not that much more freaky when she's full blown half siren. And that's still relatively close to her original appearance. :D

Then you can see some of her scars etc when her disguise falters. The strangulation and other marks around her neck are always hidden by the scarf or other jewelry of some sort, and her hair is too long. XD

Here it comes:
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Name: Nizhoni (nickname Rayen)
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Species: Human/Siren
Sponsor: Hera

Personality: Nizhoni is excellent at putting up a facade of joking sarcasm and genuine ease, but just beneath the surface she finds it hard to trust anyone. She closely watches others and how they react, and sometimes needs a direct invitation to feel like it's safe for her to be included. She's hesitant to accept stability, but aims to radiate the same.
Her favourite people are nice and uncomplicated, though she is unerringly attracted to those with a rebellious streak. Nizhoni exudes a serene calmness, but is always looking for affection, and is quick to exact revenge. Her mind is always open, but she won't tolerate double crossing, though she is wont to do the same. She has a bad habit of pretending to be unaware, but she is prone to wickedness.

History: Nizhoni was born in the early 17th century to a small tribe that was aligned with the much greater Powhatan Confederacy. She was an illegitimate child, born to a siren woman who had seduced several men along the shore with her voice. But Nizhoni didn't stay with her mother; she was born human, unwanted, and her father was greatly surprised to find the child bundled up at his doorway. He was a kind man, and racked with guilt from his encounter nearly a year ago with a strange, inhuman woman. Raising her was making up for his deed, and so he took her in.
Nizhoni had many unusual habits, and a love for water sports unequaled by her fellow children. Her father began to fear the worst, and when puberty hit and she began making many unusual changes his fears were confirmed. Nizhoni could tell when her father became afraid of her, though he went to great lengths to emit the same affection that he'd always shown. He wouldn't let her go out anymore, telling the others that she was sick. She eventually figured out how to mask her alarming appearance, but this only seemed to worry her father more.
She was eventually found out, her ghostly voice echoing unseen throughout the area unsettling everyone until they found the source. She'd been hidden away for so long, and had grown to extreme beauty, which at first stayed their hands. But in her weary panic, the signs of her siren heritage became visible, and she was thought possessed of a demonic presence, or entirely replaced with a fae creature from the woods. Cruelty was traditionally used to draw out the spirit, physical mistreatment meant to force her abductor's hand and make them return the real Nizhoni. But her father knew the truth, and saved her, at the cost of his life.
Nizhoni retreated, hiding behind the guise of human beauty that she'd learned to lay over her inhuman features. She was young and pitiful when she happened upon a sympathetic household on the edges of the earlier findings of Jamestown, and they took her in. She accepted their alien appearance because she knew that underneath her human disguise there lay even stranger characteristics. She learned quickly to speak and understand English, and adopted a few of their odd manners. But she was quickly found out, and rejected from the household without a single feeling of pity. She was a monster, she had to be, and for a second time she escaped what she'd thought to be a permanent home. Bitterly, she exacted a measure of revenge on all members of the household, and entertained thoughts of turning the Powhatan Confederation against her old home.
Hera liked her strength and perseverance, seeing something of herself in Nizhoni's fiery temper and stubborn refusal to forget. She'd survived through mental and physical abuse, and though Nizhoni gladly played a contemporary role, she would never become fully subservient, seeking power of her own.

Preferred Weapon: Axes.
Nizhoni likes her axe to have a heavy, oversized blade and a sturdy pole, between four and five feet. She also likes the smaller variety, about the length of her forearm, sometimes dual wielded.

Ability: Hera granted her a keen eye for personality and intention, and Nizhoni can see through all but the most skillfully played deceit.

Classes: Rituals and Temple Works
FIGHTING: Spears and Axes, Whips
MAGIC: Earth, Water
OTHER: Battle Strategy

Roommate: Sylphaea [link]
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TheDutchesse Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Your roommate is Sylphaea C:
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SkiesTheLimit121 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
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Hoorah!
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deerly-hime Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
lovely wings *3*
Damn more girls D:
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SkiesTheLimit121 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Yes, more girls. :U

BUT I plan on having some guys through the system once these are out, or maybe before, if I feel like juggling three characters (which I usually do) :D
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deerly-hime Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I'm playing 3 characters too~ 2 boys and one girls XD
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SkiesTheLimit121 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Well I'm getting ready to introduce my male character soon, to up the ratio of guys to girls. XD
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deerly-hime Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
nice~ because there are more girls then boys xD
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SkiesTheLimit121 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Usually I try to make a character of what's missing from a group, but I already liked these character ideas~

It'll be tons of fun ;)
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deerly-hime Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Indeed x3
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TheDutchesse Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I LOVE the look of her wings, both of them, they look so beautiful and I love the blueish veins on the coloured one. Are they different? How come?

Anyway I'm so excited that you joined :la: I stay away from the computer for ONE DAY and LOOK WHAT I FIND!

She looks so cool, and miss Ginger too xD 8D
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SkiesTheLimit121 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Thank you~ The wings were a rushed colour job, glad to see it wasn't a flop. C:

They're different because she falls in and out of her totally human appearance, and I was working with an idea of them changing colour to fit strong moods or feelings, like some kinds of fish XD


You find this WORK OF ART (read, anything but) Glad to see you're excited~ I'm excited, too! 8D
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TheDutchesse Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ooh I like it C: Hence the redness on the edge of the wings? :dummy:

NOW RUN OFF TO THE FORUM AND HAVE FUN!
I hate the way you can't be more capsier than caps.
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SkiesTheLimit121 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Yeah, she's super down there. But it's not something that she really has control over, I'd say like a chameleon? They don't really change colour to blend in, it's just a seasonal/emotional thing.

I WILL AND IT'LL BE AMAZING!!

Was that capsy enough?
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lilith194 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I really like her. Because that she's a warrior of Hera, and she also learn earth magic C: :la:
I like how you did her history. Though even if it's sad ( just mines >__>)
And yes, really loooong hair xD
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SkiesTheLimit121 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Mmmhmm, I figured we could use some more strong females, and Hera and Athena were the sponsors for that XD Her history was pretty fun to write, even though she didn't have the most fun time.
After these I'm going to have some guys in, and I'm SUPER excited about that. :D

Her hair is just TOO long. Dunno why she doesn't cut it, really.
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lilith194 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I totally agree! Though I failed, because I usually rp with Augustin (sponsored by Apollo) instead od Adena (by Hera), but it's good to have a sarcastic, strong female character.
That would be really great!

Don't worry, I should cut my hair too. But I'm just too lazy for it xD
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SkiesTheLimit121 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
It would. More than kickass females, which we have plenty of, we need some awesome guys in them mix!

XD That's always the reason.
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