I was looking for a breath of life;
The Seelie Code
A little touch of heavenly light
But all the choirs in my head sang "no"
To get a dream of life again
A little of vision of the start and the end
But all the choirs in my head sang "no".
Florence + The Machine -- Breath of Life
|Death Before Dishonor
||“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.”|
|Love Conquers All
||“What will remain of us is love.”|
– Philip Larkin
|Beauty Is Life
||“The beauty of the world which is so soon to perish, has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.”|
– Virginia Woolf
|Never Forget A Debt
||“On wrongs a swift vengeance awaits.”|
– Alexander Pope
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|Countess Ionae, Daughter of Flame, Lioness of Fiona, and Defender of Astral Seas
||Wife. "Winter, I never realized how much I craved you until I felt the first drop of rainwater upon my brow. Is that not ridiculous, for all that we know is sacred, for me to not have recognized how desired you are? Yet even so, I know some nights I will curse you for coming to me, for dragging me under this vortex. I will struggle even as I drown, demanding blood and flesh in retribution. As air is taken from me though I will recognize the merciless gift that is your love. It will always be cherished, eternally caged, so that it will never be able to flee me. This I vow."
||"Bloodless Greetings, child. I hope that it continues to be so."
||"We eagerly await your full arrival."
||Cat. "I do not fully understand friendship and yet my wife claims that you are this to me. I do not speak those words, but I can say you are mine as the very stones of my house."
||Kin. "My little cousin. There is no more to be said than this."
||"Pain and suffering bind us."
||"Of course. Now it is time to juggle you on top of all else. Others must watch their tongue around you."
||"It is time for the fledge to fly or fall."
||"I do not agree with all of these symbols that you wear but perhaps I shall carve you into my own."
||"You are a most peculiar fellow and yet despite this, perhaps even because of this, it is unquestionable that you belong at my hearth."
||"Interesting. Let us see how quickly you can learn."
||Official Drink Mixer. "My glass? It is horribly empty."
||"Are you seeking the boy? He is not here. He was gone as soon as he started to struggle in the waters."
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The Sideshow. While this in itself might catch the public eye - and it does - it is his philanthropic work (not to mention strikingly good looks, youthful age, and charismatic personality when interviewed) that garners more attention and makes him a known face. He has become increasingly popular around Prospect due to several newspaper interviews as well as a few television blurbs done more recently. Dyson Wells is the owner of the local hotspot
This began with the creation of the Sideshow and the exceptional success of the club, and only continued with his advocacy for local artists. Every Wednesday he allows entry from school age children for free to the back gardens where they are regaled with performances and encouraged to learn more about the fine arts. During the Summer of 2012 he organized and sponsored a diversity acceptance parade that was cleared by the city and is likely to become an annual event.
the Wells family. Wouldn't one of the Wells want to stand out? Dyson doesn't advertise. The Wells family is old money, politically active, and with their fingers in numerous economic pots. As a teenager Dyson was often seen in the company of Mariava Carmichael of the Carmichaels (a family that even surpasses his own) at numerous social events. However, after a boating accident in Hawaii and a tragic case of amnesia, he left the wings of the family. He still manages to carry himself with the inbuilt arrogance of the rich, powerful, and famous.Wells is a relatively popular name and it is only recently that true public connections have been made between he and
Alala Theodorou, now Wells.
More recently his abandoned family, particularly his mother Olivia, has taken an interest in his doings with a desire to draw him back to the fold. Rumor (and tabloids) of scandal concerning one of his siblings likely has something to do with this. Not to mention his whirlwind, storybook romance and marriage with the completely unknown
Dyson Wells has crusaded for numerous causes, investing both time and finances for that which he believes in. He is usually associated with programs that involve the fine arts but certain other programs also catch his eye. Currently the following is of note:
- The Good Meal: Certain menu items at the Sideshow that have their proceeds go to local causes.
- The Wells' Red Dance Shoes: A scholarship that provides annual tuition to five promising children for Robyn's School of Music and Dance.
- Artist Housing: He has been approached about investing in low income housing for "starving artists" and is currently looking at the details of that.
The Wells Family
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the County of Lion's Reach was still known as the County of Radiant Hope, a Sir Leras came to introduce himself and provide a flurry of activity. It should be little surprise that one of House Fiona immediately stepped forward to take care of matters such as holidays, Beltaine in particular. Following this he began work on a diversity acceptance parade that was to coincide with Highsummer and the creation of The Sideshow. The Sideshow was a wonderful success, bringing in Dreamers from all over and Leras was able to promote Faerie causes at the new glamorous hotspot. When
Lost in Time Market that he conceived as a pet project, working relentlessly to foster the appropriate contacts and alliances with nearby nobles for materials and workforce, not to mention advocating with it to the Duke and Duchess. Rumor has it that some of his own resources, not to mention a great deal of political favor went on the line with it. The project however has thus far been a success. Leras was granted the title of Baron at the start of its creation, with his wife, Ionae, being elevated shortly thereafter for her work with the Tournament of the Lions and trade agreements. There is also the illustrious
Lion's Reach at the Sideshow. While it is speculated that Leras' was striving for a freehold from the very start with his planning of The Sideshow, the result was far beyond all comprehension. From this new seat, the pair of Fiona continued their advocacy for the Dream, only to be hindered by the return of the maddened previous Countess Kelira. The Duke and Duchess however supported Leras and Ionae, promoting them to Count and Countess. During their first Court, by popular vote, the County was renamed to The County of Lion's Reach.
The success of Baron Leras and his wife continued with their hard work and devotion. They were rewarded for their vision and dream by the blossom of
By the Blood
Just as those of House Balor have Fomorian blood, so too does Leras. He is an anomaly however, evidently able to assume his Seelie Legacy no matter the blood of his origin but so too does the chill of banality, and touch of cold iron, affect him like any of his kith. This potentially could be due to his origin being from the blend of Tuatha and Fomorian, a point that is highlighted with his full title.
The issue of deformity is a questionable thing, for his attire is usually concealing and often times with his irritation his wife can be found whisking him away. There are particularly serpentine, or draconic qualities about him however, seen manifesting particularly with moments of ire though it also rears its head seemingly at random. Perhaps it is that he has none. There are stories of lovely Fomorians after all such as the famous Elatha, father of Bres with his epithet of 'the Beautiful', and this appears to be his unique path.
With his blood being as it is, it was expected that he would be joining House Balor and do great things for the House. He did not, instead enduring a vicious Fior to join House Fiona and serve as Lion instead of Serpent. While he does appear to understand the plight of House Balor he is not entirely sympathetic, steadfastly remaining apart from them.
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The Wells' Family
I am currently looking to find someone to play Dyson Wells' sibling. Please keep in mind that this is a 'mortal' (although Spirit Sight merit might be considered/interesting for a unique take) and not actually related to the soul that currently exists in the body. Sidhe are body snatchers and the RP is primarily focused on the awkwardness of having no familiarity to said 'sibling.' Unless Spirit Sight is taken there will be no Fae RP. This is not a Kinain concept.
A player has been found for Vivian. Willing to consider other family members if someone is truly interested!
Currently there are several court positions available to players. These may be viewed at The County of Lion's Reach. If you are interested in a Court Position, please inform us OOC but also keep in mind that IC plays a role in this. Priority of Court Positions goes to active players. At this moment there is the need for commoner Thanes. The Court is open to unique court positions for active and inspired concepts. All court positions are open to Kinain as well as Kithain.
Lost In Time Faerie Market
The Faerie Market is currently open. Traders, shop owners, or other Market-type concepts are currently desired. Please keep in mind that the Market was created by, and overseen by, the nobility. Militant anti-noble concepts are likely not a good fit though the general atmosphere is very commoner friendly.
The Faerie Library
The Faerie Library, with subsequent school located within, is the current project of the Count and Countess. Recently traders have acquired a great deal of books that are of sufficient worth and the Sidhe have been stockpiling them. There has also been little secret that they have approached numerous people concerning teaching within it. The building contacts of the Count have been tapped and construction has begun. Teachers, scholars and bookworms are all welcome to participate. This is, once more, a noble-funded (specifically the Count and Countess) project although all are welcome to participate.
Player Run Plots
Currently there are several Player Run Plots that are actively in progress. They are as follows. Interest in them should be sent via @mail to Dyson and Alala, even if it is full. We can list you as an alternate and if story/time permits perhaps weave you in.
Someone is making horrific creations blending dead mundane animals with cybernetic parts and sewing chimera into them to give them unlife. These creatures have attacked fae and killed a few mundane children. Who's doing it? Why are they doing it? How will they be stopped?
Status: 5/5 Slots - FULL
Participants: Chrissy, Aleksander, Christian, Aisling, Sigrid
Alternates: Artegal, Cody, Odran
Raiders in the Market
Raiders are attacking the Lost in Time Marketplace. They've already made off with a small number of items of value and some of the caravans are starting to get nervous. Who are these chimerical raiders? Will they strike again? Where are they coming from?
Status: 5/5 - FULL
Participants: Artegal, Aleksander, Cody, Rodrigo, Odran
Mythical treasures are popping up with crazy powers. Is it too good to be real? What are the consequences? Where are they coming from? Want to find one of them?
Status: 5/5 - FULL
Participants: Nienna, Christian, Cody, Rodrigo, Odran
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Telor, Protector Blade of the Seventh Lord of Dream
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