meme borrowed from civ_barbarian

Ask my mun anything you want about me, and she will answer to the best of her ability. It can be about my own canon, RP, personality, background, why I am the way I am, and pretty much anything else you want to know. The only catch is you have a limit of three questions.

Of course this knowledge is completely meta, and therefore cannot be used in game.

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  1. ooc

    1- Does she expect to remarry and have children again?

    2- Who/what was her teacher/s and mentor/s? Where did she learn the things she learnt?

    3- Canon-wise one of her backgrounds you have her as a part Faery ‘type’, does she have any Faery type weakness/limitations that would make it impossible for her to be in particular situations and make it dangerous for mortals to be in contact with her. If so what are they. If not, why.

    • Re: ooc (part 1 of 2)

      1. No. No more spouses and no more children. If she is with someone, she is with them and they with her because they want to be, not because of any priestly or governmental edict. Marriage posts are too over done and Four living children is quite enough, thank you. I did, however, write an miscarriage way back in the beginning for Fanny. I don’t know that I would do anything with that or not.

      2. Morgienne was a teacher for her, as was Nuada, the Red King. Morgienne as High Lady of the Fortunate Isle was an accomplished magician and priestess in her own right, and because Frances/ Fanny was only four when her mother died, she of course learned all she could from her foster mother and from the other priestesses there. Her steward, Hafiz, also from that era, is also of mixed blood – and his story is more in line with the African versions of the “Fae”, similar to the tribes of Het-Uart in Egypt. He is probably older than any of the characters in the story. And then there is also Hsu Danmei who met her when she was about forty or so years old and they were allies for a number of years, but never married but certainly with a great deal of mutual respect because they shared the same kinds of views on power, etc. There were lots of people for her to learn from in her history, not all of them notable, and very few of them were famous. She would like to say she learns something from everyone in her life, and that would be the diplomatic answer. The non-diplomatic answer is that even if she had a large number of years to learn some skills, she by no means is perfect. She can fight with a sword, and is pretty good at it. I think she got lucky when she and Athos dueled because she used her lower body strength rather than upper body strength, which he could easily have bested her at. If they ever do another duel in LJ again, it will be her turn to get her butt kicked, and in fact, Rochefort did beat her, and she conceded defeat readily. However, some martial arts, she does not have either the inclination or the patience for. Fanny tends to fight dirtier and with a good deal less finesse than someone who was say in ninjinjitsu or the arts of Bushido from Japan etc.

      3. She would be more elf, probably more a dark elf, which according to some sources is considered Fae. She will never have pointed ears, no wings, no ethereal glowy skin during sex. I think the most pronounced Fae attribute she has is just being essentially immortal. She could be destroyed. There is a specific way which that can be done with a specific weapon – OR other magical ways. When she is working magic, she is solitary. She would never work magically with someone who was fully human simply because it could harm them. Someone who knows and can go through more than four of the seven realms of existence in contact with someone who cannot, during that time when those “portals” are open is extremely unwise. If they haven’t the physical or the emotional discipline, it can be detrimental. Even Fanny herself had in earlier stories, which will be touched on later, had to go through that. It brings on a kind of madness…for lack of a better word.

      Fanny doesn’t do trains, as they tend to make her very weak physically and that iron thing is pretty standard in Faery Lore. I know I had her on a roller coaster with and we sort of both got busy and did not finish the thread. I had intended for her to get very flu-like symptoms to the point where she was extremely weakened and that would have fed into another conflict with another rival, probably another priestess from the Fortunate Isle, or another old enemy.

    • ooc part 2 of 2

      Part of me wants to keep with the idea of making Fanny what Marion Zimmer Bradley and other scholars such as Dr. Godwin, who wrote Merlin, and King Arthur and other books dealing with that period. Part of their contention is that the “Fae” races were a tribe of people that were so very different from the Anglo Saxons, they were smaller, darker, tended to live in the hills and forests, they had a very ancient history that few could remember, and much of what they did, particularly in the arts of healing and divination, etc. became this sort of urban legend. I could buy that more than I could buy the mystic woo-woo that we are left with in so much of the literature today. I have NO doubt or disbelief in the elemental beings, the sylphs, the dwarves, the goblins, the things that do inhabit other realms – indeed if you work magic, you have seen them and dealt with them, it’s hard not to when you do any sort of occult work. So the idea that the “Faery People” were an ancient race from somewhere else who were very much three dimensional, etc. and who did know a great deal of magic, etc. That is where I am with her. I will leave others to write Fae characters with the glowy skin and the wings, etc.

      Some had suggested that the Isle of Avalon was the legendary Atlantis, or was populated by immigrants from that doomed place. Others talked of how when Egypt fell to Alexander or even the Romans, many from Northern Africa and emmigrated into France, England, Ireland and Scotland. Indeed, I have a friend who is an archaeologist in England who has been excavating a Roman villa and there have been pieces that have been found that are far older than the villa itself. Other sites have found a bit of statuary, a small votive of a leonine figure, perhaps of Sekhmet or Mut, or a sphinx figure that was obviously transplanted from Egypt or from some cache on the trade routes. Where it was, when is the subject of much debate. Even in the Americas, the Indigenous, First Nations Peoples, particularly of the Six Nations Iroquois, talk about the people in the hills who were lighter skinned, dark or very fair hair and were incredibly old. My friend Fred used to tell lots of stories about that. I didn’t want to go the whole route that Laurel K. Hamilton did with a character who was a Faery Princess and potentially heir to the Kingdom. She took what she wanted and lost it and then had to bust ass to get it back. I wanted Fanny’s story to be one of vengeance, ambition, power, sometimes failure, and she does defintely fail – miserably! In fact, Fanny lost the Fortunate Island for a good period of time to Prince Itet during the Fae wars and it was absolutely disasterous for both her and the Island. More of that will be posted later.

  2. – Greg’s curiousity lol. What does Fanny think of Greg?
    – Can she sense other fae or is it different for everyone?
    – What did you base the basic premise off of for her if any?

    • 1. What does Fanny think of Greg? She really likes him a great deal. She thinks his heart is in the right place, and I think she likes the fact that he seems, for the most part, not to have a bit of malice in him. So many people wear their inner dialogue outside themselves and broadcast who they are. Greg exudes his humour, but he also can be quite serious when the situation warrants it. He puts out a sincerity that she really respects. I think most of Grissom’s team does, but Greg more than the rest seems to have a child-like quality that he hasn’t lost yet. He isn’t afraid of playing the jester, so to speak – and she likes that.

      2. Can she sense other fae or is it different for everyone? She can to a point. There is a “magical signature” or an energy that most of them tend to give off, you can sense the different Fae castes simply by that signature. Even humans have it to some extent. Alot of Fae use glamour to make themselves more stunning or play themselves down, she tends not to. She does worry a great deal about those closest to her being “Fae Struck”. That is where the other person, usually human, starts becomming obsessed etc. either in a positive or negative way. If she thinks the potential is there for that person, she will use glamour to “dumb down the energy” and she will try to avoid them. It happens with her less because she is of mixed-blood. It is different for each of the Fae, but she is by no means perfect on that count. Some have definitely flown beneath the radar, so to speak.

      2. What did you base the basic premise off of for her if any? I based her off of one of my ancestors, Frances MacKay. To make a long story short, I started hearing this female voice with a heavy Scot’s burr in my head. Then some time later, listening to the show, “The Thistle and Shamrock,” I heard the hostess of the show, Fiona Richie. To say that they had the same timbre, tone and accent is an understatement! Later through my own spiritual practices and through research, I find that the things I was hearing in my head were true. The place that Fanny the character once told another RP’er where she was born, was right smack dab in the middle of where the *real* Frances had been born, and my own current surname tied us with that clan in that area! The Fae thing came about mainly out of the fact that many Celtic peoples claim Faery ancestry. The culture is just rife with the stories! And the Isle of Avalon had always fascinated me, AND the real Frances was something of a Cailleach (Scots word for ‘Witch’)I thought, well, so what if I followed Marion Zimmer Bradley’s idea of the Fae being a race of people, probably more French-like in stature and colouring; small, dark, mysterious that mostAnglos don’t understand and who have this legend about them of being of incredible age, and with access to the hidden realms of existence? Later, much, much later, after the initial framework of Fanny had been laid down, I did encounter the works of Laurel K. Hamilton and her Merry Gentry series. Some of her ideas are very interesting and I know of only a few authors who have taken a fair amount of Faery lore and incorporated them into a novel. I think that her main character, Meredith Gentry, or Princess Merry, who is part Fae, part Brownie and part human, is a complete Mary Sue. I really wanted to make sure that Fanny never fell into that trap, and so I took the idea of the Fae Wars, when humans and the Fae were separated for all of time from each other, and made it so she had some really horrible failures. I wanted to follow the idea that what we think of the Fae now is a cross between a real race of humans and some ideas of elementals into completely different anthropomorphic beings. These are a synchretization of so many different cultures that I believe we have the ancient Romans and the Celts to thank for that. Fanny is just at this point in the modern era, 563 years old and has seen alot of history. She is incredibly ambitious, frightfully arrogant at times, although the years have made her less so, and she has a very deep, intense affection and loyalty toward those whom she loves and cares about.

      Sorry for the ramble, btw.

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