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    Adrena Constancia Marti del Castillo

    Player: Kel
    Contact:angelkel7 at gchat

    Character Name: Adrena Constancia Marti del Castillo
    Character Age: 24 (at game start)
    Gender: Female
    Birthday: October 12, 191
    Current Location: Green Gate
    House: Birth House: Marti; Marriage house: del Castillo
    Crest Appearance:


    House Description/History: It was after the wars that Liadro del Castillo made his way to the shoreline city of what is known as Green Gate. The name, inspired by a web of ivy between two trees, reminded Liadro of a gate, and thus the name of the city was born. There the del Castillo family has been the keepers of Green Gate's bounteous river fishing, trade, and plantations of sugarcane, pineapples, and bananas, as well as the industries that come from them, namely rum, molasses, sugarcane juice, and refined sugar. Ever since the city's inception, the del Castillos have been loyal to the crown. Through the generations, the del Castillo family passes on its heritage and its teachings of loyalty to all the descendants, male and female alike, and though women are expected to behave like ladies, they are taught alongside the men in the ways of trade, basic self-defense, and diplomacy. Women in the del Castillo family are also taught the ways of dance, music, art, and religious studies, while the males are taught strategy, naval tactics, combat, trade, and spend time throughout their youth training in hands-on ways about Green Gate's various industries.

    Played By/Face Claim: Morena Baccarin

    Appearance:


    She bears olive-colored skin, black curly hair, expressive dark brown eyes, and softly pouting lips. Her body is one of soft curves, and slim tone, congruent with someone who has spent a lot of time running along the beaches as a child, and even into her daily life. She is about 5'6", and actually favors the bold colors of the sunset (red, orange, violet, blue) and the colors of a lush tropical forest, like green, yellow, and bright pink, for her usual wear. It is not often one would see her in something like black, brown, gray, or navy blue, as she finds those colors particularly depressing. When in private she wears her curls down and uninhibited, but when she is at Court, or in public her hair is straightened and pulled back from her face by elaborate jeweled combs that match her gowns. She is also known to favor dangling necklaces and beaded jewelery to accent her outfits, as well as bracelets. She isn't fond of rings, however, and hardly wears anything on her fingers. Her fingernails are always kept neat, filed to square tips, and are about half an inch from her fingertips.

    Personality:

    (her real, inner self) --
    Behind closed doors she is a little shy should someone learn to penetrate her defenses, as well as quick to laugh, affectionate, and even kind (for the most part). Inside she is still the same insecure little girl from Eaton, betrayed by her father, and by being forced to marry a man 20 or so years her senior and thus forced to grow up at an early age. She does, however, dote on her children without remorse, and they are the most important thing in the world to her. She is abysmal at what other women take for granted, including embroidery, cooking, and making friends with other women, due to the fact that she is suspicious of intent. She is an important woman, and holds an important position. As such it is hard to make true friends...

    Survivalist: Adrena does what she needs to do to survive. She carries three daggers on her person when she travels, usually in her bodice, in a comb-form, and inside her boot. In a trinket around her neck or in a bracelet she has a hidden chamber with a deadly powdered poison. She wouldn't hesitate to use them if her life was in danger.

    Loyal to a Fault: Family first. It's always been about the family for Adrena, ever since she was a little girl. She is devoted to her children, and would do anything to keep them safe, secure, and to keep their names from being dragged through the coals.

    Jaded: Even as a young girl, Adrena was familiar with the ways of the world. Her belief is that no one gives something for nothing, and what usually seems too good to be true usually is. She trusts few people, seeing that often trusting someone lends itself to being stabbed in the back. That being the case, Adrena is often guarded, and shares very little about herself.

    Poker Face: Adrena is a master at the poker face. While some say the eyes are the window to the soul Adrena has the curtains drawn in her gaze. One can't tell what she is thinking and feeling unless she lets that person know. Her face is usually masked into one of vague interest unless she chooses to make her sentiments known. Only in privacy and to those she cares about will she ever show her feelings.

    Lover of Beauty: Adrena is a lover of all things beautiful -- fine clothes, jewelry, art, flowers... if it is considered beautiful, she appreciates it.

    Dedicated (and vain): She is dedicated to house del Castillo, to her children, and to Green Gate, as is her duty and her desire. She is aware of her own beauty and takes pains to preserve it (read: vain), using the oils, salves, and lotions of very good quality to keep her skin supple and soft, her lips lush and full, and her hair shining and perfumed. Her figure is one of pride for her, and she practices dancing, and body-bending techniques to keep herself flexible. She is proud of her body, and is not afraid of showing it off, preferring gauzy cool fabrics to heavy dresses any day.

    Born Performer: Adrena is a talented singer and dancer. She practices daily, and it is one of the things she most enjoys. She likes to listen, learning about others, observing them to see if there is one way or another to exploit their desires into a lucrative means for her. She can be conniving, and few would guess at the temper she keeps hidden, simmering below the surface at the lack of respect for her. In private, or in times of extreme stress and duress is she prone to lash out at a servant for an insignificant slight, resorting to throwing jars, hairbrushes, or even bottles and basins in her fits of anger.

    Bottomless barrel: Adrena is no stranger to alcohol, and has, in fact, a fairly decent alcohol tolerance. Perhaps it is because she likes the taste of liquors and strong spirits a little too much and tends to indulge in them after a particularly rough night.

    Steeped in Reality:
    Adrena is not winsome, rather she is practical and realistic. She knows that men run the world and that she has no choice in that regard. After her marriage she had no time for stories of the handsome knight to rescue her. She does what she has to do to survive, as well as to ensure her children's safety and the del Castillo legacy, knowing that she will most likely have to do things that she will hate herself for in the morning. But such is the harsh reality of the world of men.

    Trade and Logic: Adrena is pragmatic, organized, and often spends any free time she has reading books about the art of politics and trade. She used to sit in on her brothers' meetings when they discussed naval tactics and trade. Knowledge is power, and though she isn't the type to seek power, she seeks knowledge she could use to her advantage.

    Personal History: Adrena Constancia Marti del Castillo was born in the city of Eaton, in Tuneric as the eldest daughter of Evan Marti, a minor lord in the Eaton court, and his wife. She lived a fairly carefree childhood, at least in her early years, spending time with her brothers running along the sands of Eaton and climbing trees, up until she was about 7 years old. It was then that she was starting her grooming as a Lady-to-be. It was known that Sebastian del Castillo, the Lord of a neighboring city, and one much higher in status than the Martis’ small holding, had his eye on her, and had already made a bid for her hand. He had often come to her parents’ keep, leered at her, watched her play. Her parents had been surprised at the bid. After all, she had been only a girl, not yet a woman, and he was already an older gentleman. But the bid was high, and though he didn’t like it, Sebastian had to wait until Adrena was of age to have her in Green Gate.

    It came to pass, then, that Adrena married the much older Sebastian del Castillo, much to her dismay and disgust, and a year later gave birth to a healthy baby boy, and her husband’s heir – Octavio. Two years after that, she gave birth to a little girl, Esmeralda. Even though their marriage was a difficult one, what with her husband's temperament, her lapses into drinking, his peculiarities in the bedchamber, her isolation from her family, and her marked avoidance of her husband whenever she could, she loved her children, and they became her sole reason for happiness. She doted on them, taking care of them, playing with them, being present at their lessons when she could. She knew her husband had paramours, and lovers, but it didn’t much matter to her. She had what she needed, her children, and she didn’t have to provide him with any other reason to touch her.

    In March 19, 216, Adrena received the second-most life-changing news of her life…. Her husband had died while in his office, apparently from some chest pains, and some problems with his breathing. The physikers could not explain it, only that he had been saying he had been having chest problems off and on for several months, and as he loved rich foods and wasn’t as healthy as he could have been, not to mention his more advanced years relative to his wife’s, it wasn’t altogether unusual for him to falter. As it stood Octavio was next in line for the Seat of Green Gate, and as his mother and present adult figure of authority in their home, she was to be his regent until he came of age. In her time of mourning, and in need of support she has turned to her husband's sworn sword, Javier Saraxtaga, who during his tenure had become her friend, and confidante. He is one of the few people she feels she can trust with her safety and her children.

    In August, came the summons to the coronation, and Adrena and her two children made their way to Hebron to pledge their loyalty to the new king. It was their duty, it was their right…


    Family Genealogy:

    Marti (Birth Year)
    -Sarsen Marti (96) -- Caira Morand (100)
         -Deianaira Marti (119) -- Joahnnes Birken (116)
              -Victor Marti (148) -- Lara Silvrestre(154)
                   -Evan Marti (172) – Sarai Vera (173)
                         -Adrena Marti del Castillo (191) -- Sebastian del Castillo (176)
                              -Octavio del Castillo (208)
                              -Esmeralda del Castillo (211)
                        - Dario Marti (193)

         -Pietro Marti (120) -- Auralia Silven (126)**

         -Ginia Marti (122) -- Vernon Armande (117)**


    **These branches are open to expansion.

    del Castillo (Birth Year)
    -Liadro del Castillo (93) -- Davila Astor(97)
         -Tiano del Castillo (115) -- Suri Vitrino (118)
              -Sarno del Castillo (135) -- Emmaline Dorchan(132)
                   - Gavrael del Castillo (149) Nissa Shoal (154)
                        - Sebastian del Castillo (176) –- Adrena Marti del Castillo (191)
                              -Octavio del Castillo (208)
                              -Esmeralda del Castillo (211)
                         -Umberto del Castillo (180) -- Viviana Alambria (182)**
                              -Cousin del Castillo (?)
         -Roibano del Castillo (116) -- Katiana Beltran (121) **
         -Justino del Castillo (118) -- Laurie Gartens (124) **
         -Ciara del Castillo (120) -- Josian Kimbali (117)**


    **These branches are open to expansion.

    Writing Sample:Adrena stood still as she absorbed the news on the piece of paper she was holding.. Sebastian was dead, really truly dead! She looked at her children, one on each side, each one holding tightly to her skirts.

    “My lady?” the page asked nervously as he stood in the small room that ajoined the dressmaker’s shop where he had found her.

    She swallowed thickly and nodded to the boy. “Thank you for telling me. Tell no one else. Return to the castle at once.” She looked at her children and knelt, her skirts rustling. “There is something I need to tell you both, but we need to do it at home. I know you are curious, but trust me. Do you trust your Mommy?” At their solemn, wide-eyed nods she gave them both a broad smile and hugged them tightly to her, before letting out a bark of a laugh that she quickly stifled. Her body trembled with the emotions that welled up inside her --- relief, happiness, loss, fear… she didn’t know what to feel and it had come out as a hysterical laugh, but it wouldn’t do to laugh. Not here, not in such a public place…. She turned and stuffed the piece of paper into her bodice, and then took her children’s hands. It was time to go home and face the music…
    Last edited by Aloris; 01-24-2012 at 10:12 PM.

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    Okay, so Adrena is finally complete. I just have no idea how to move her.

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    Approved. Stamp 1 of 2! Finally! <3

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    Approved, 2 of 2! Woot! Go post!

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    This character is open for adoption. Please PM the admins (Rick, Lillian and Aloris) with your intent. Once we approve, we will send current character secrets. You may change any secret that has not been made public knowledge. Please repost new thread with character name as the thread title in the Character Workshop forum. Thanks!

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