A Glance Into The Darkness..
☽✰☾____________☆═ NAME ═☆
✬ Lady Vendetta Iceflame
☽✰☾____________☆═ SPECIES ═☆
✬ Vryla-Kai [half Vryloka, half Shadar-Kai]
☽✰☾___________☆═ LOCATION ═☆
✬ Black Phoenix Castle atop Sakura Mountain in Japan, or Elemetal Rose Estate in Venice, Italy [Also has ties to her original home]
☽✰☾____________☆═ PLACE † OF † BIRTH ═☆
✬ Shadowshimmer, The Shadowfell
☽✰☾____________☆═ DATE † OF † BIRTH ═☆
✬ April 16, 1596 [she's now 420 years of age]
☽✰☾____________☆═ APPEARENCE ═☆
✬ Tall and elegant, Vendetta towers at 5’10. Vendetta is blessed with silken black hair [which she changes often], eyes ranging from a vibrant crimson to deadly sapphire blue [unless famished; they turn lavender], porcelain moonbeam skin and lustrous fangs. But hidden beneath the couture, faint scars cover her body, as do all sorts of tattoos. Often seen in either the dress of a Geisha or in a wide array of Gothic-influenced Italian wares. Another note is her distinctive scent- roses, incense, liquid amber and belladonna.
☽✰☾____________☆═ OCCUPATIONS ═☆
✬ Owner of Black Phoenix Castle and Elemental Rose Estate, she is an artist of many styles and much renown. Like her namesake alludes, ‘Vendetta’ is also an assassin, an infamous (in the right places) poisoner of legend. She can use magicka to cause harm, but refuses to except under extreme duress or protection.
☽✰☾____________☆═ VAMPYRIC † POWERS ═☆
✬ Touched with vampyric blood from the first, Vendetta comes from an ancient yet dead bloodline from faraway. This comes with a blend of languages, two of them [Vrylokan and Shadar-Kai] not spoken by anyone in this dimension [to her knowledge]. Another comes from the bloodline that took her in, but it's also rare.
She has the ability to be living or undead at will- a gift from her still-unknown Vryloka side. Mistress of illusions, she can use glamour and magicka to change her appearence at will. Further, Vendetta has a rapid healing ability, and a lot of charisma- even for a vampyric soul. To round it all out, she has a heigtened sense of stealthiness/hiding, and sharp senses.
However, these do not come without costs. In addition to the usual weaknesses of reluctance to cross moving water, sunlight/UV and fire, certain flora can kill her. The Lady's emotional nature can be twisted against her, as can the dark skeletons/mental illnesses she hides well in her closet. Ice and liquid nitrogen slows her right down, far more so than any other vampyre. Lastly, Lycanthrope and Seelie Fae bloods make her extremely sick. Unseelie Fae has the opposite effect.
☽✰☾____________☆═ INTERESTS ═☆
✬ Tea Of All Types [herbal, matcha and pu'reh especially], Flowers [especially Roses and Violets], Poisons, Elemental Magicka, Meditation, Artistic Pursuits, Spellwork, Blade-dancing, Cats, Traveling, Night-time, Wonderland, Old Stories, Anything Samhain Related, Blood and Gardening.
☽✰☾____________☆═ SONGS † OF † CHOICE ═☆
✬ The Night- Disturbed
✬ The Angels Are Weeping- Nox Arcana
✬ I Will Not Bow- Breaking Benjamin
✬ Call Me Master- Blood On the Dance Floor
✬ Shatter Me- Lindsey Stirling ft. Lzzy Hale
✬ Scars- Papa Roach
✬ Vampire- Xandria
✬ Paleblood Moon- Miracle Of Sound
♫·.·´♪`·.·♫ Lady Vendetta’s Confidantes ♫·.·´♪`·.·♫
Note: These are not in any particular order heart
✬ Vittoria Vittoli ✬ Vittoria and Vendetta could easily be from the same sire, or even more- one and the same person. Vi and Vendetta bonded some time ago over their similarities. A love for the ways of the Geisha. A love for Italy. A passion for the arts- though Vendetta may be more experienced. The two are Children of the Night, though under very different circumstances. Moreover, they share a similar set of personality traits- kind, caring, grounded to an extent. Vittoria has a much bubblier, vibrant personality- whereas Vendetta is melancholic, stern… and a touch insane at times. Sisters in all but blood. Maybe one day, even this final lack of connection may be remedied one day...
✬ Everett Wolfe ✬ Vendetta and Vittoria' Confidante, Everett is a great Sorcerer, but believed to use black magic to extend his life. [Nothing Vendetta has a problem with, mind] Its said he works to redeem himself by serving the sweetling neophyte. Vendetta knows nothing of Everett’s history- only that he chose to remain with vittoria. Everett requires his privacy, some things are better left unknown… for now. With knowledge on a vast array of languages and fields of expertise, it is uncertain whether Everett or the soul that resides within is ancient. He often worries more then he should about both of them. But he goes under other guises to the Lady. They go back farther than many think…
.✬ 'Satanicsanta' ✬ The man that Vendetta met quite some time ago, and ultimately loved enough to marry. Little is known about this enigmatic, yet ultimately charming soul, save for the fact he tends to bartend at every event for a mutual friend of theirs- Aunie. Indeed, it was at one of their friend’s events that the two met some years ago- a Hallowe’en event, as it were. She had come as a guest, braving the social stigma of showing up as a stranger. It didn’t take long for the sparks to fly. Even though they are wed, Vendetta is free- and sometimes does- seek others to play with…
. ✬ Leon aka 'Maguspaladin' ✬ The name says a fair amount about the man. A paladin; a Guardian of Heaven, to be specific. Leon (as he goes by) runs Heaven’s most popular tavern, a small, un-named place at the junction of many dimensions. He is the owner and main bar-tender. The two share a deep relationship, on a professional and personal level. In professional times, Vendetta is Leon's left hand, and the two fucntion like a well-oiled machine. In their personal time... What the exact nature of their relationship is, nobody knows. Nor is it their business.
. ✬ Sam aka 'SumBumSam' ✬ Quite the charmer, and even more the friend! Sam and I met here on Gaia a number of years ago, and it was friendship at first sight. 3nodding Shortly after we met, I got into the habit of giving gifts and hugs, so much so I gained a nickname: 'Sugar Momma' xd He's the kind of person you can't help but love- a bubbly, fun, caring and kind soul. The nature of their relationship varies, but the friendship will always remain strong throughout the years, past, present and future.
. ✬ Seraphina Silverthorne ✬ The Lady's best friend, unusual even for the world Vendetta originates from. Seraphina is a 'Vampyric Puppet'. This means her body is [mostly] synthetic, utilizing modern technologies to pass as alive. Internally, her original heart, brain, nervous and circulatory system remain. Seraphina can feel, though at a reduced rate [easier without her 'skin']. and 'sees' with cutting-edge mechanical eyes. Seraphina's strings can be physical- either soft wires or deadly thin wires. However, she can also create magickal strings; with a preference for nature's elements, or people. This is how she 'feeds' with energy, and sanguine of need be. She can also cast spells, though it takes time. Vibrant, a touch childish/immature, and seriously flirty, this girl can weave her way in most anywhere she wants. Mostly found in Black Phoenix Estate, she runs things in Vendetta's absence.
♫·.·´♪`·.·☠ Lady Vendetta’s Enemies ☠ ·.·´♪`·.·♫
✬ The Twelve: The twelve Masters and Mistresses that Vendetta was enslaved to, the ones who broke her. The ones who raped, beat, tortured her in any way that they could. If she ever wished to, she could hunt them down. Maybe one day, she will yet. Maybe they'll find her. Their names reside in her own blood on a piece of centuries-old parchment, in order from least to most sadistic/cruel...
1- ✬ Mistress Pandora- Mistress Pandora was a lonely human who decided she needed an attendant. Instead of hiring someone, she decided to purchase Vendetta and give her freedom after a spell. More than anything, Vendetta was there to give advice- kind of like a friend, but less warm. Sharp tongue and sharper wits, she kept Vendetta on her toes and in her service for quite some time.
2- ✬ Mistress Jade Zephyrvore- A kind enough human, one could suppose; never was terribly hard on her. She mostly kept Vendetta around for when she had 'too many clients to handle', so to speak. Jade had a tendency to dance about the issues, a maddening trait indeed. Just before Vendetta's freedom, Jade had an attack set on Pandora's family, slaughtering them. Vendetta was the single survivor by dsign. This set the two off on a bad foot, but Vendetta eventually became lukewarm to her.
3- ✬ Master Karn Seriphan- Karn was a vampyre from France. His 'contract' was actually a marriage dowry, given to her previous Mistress. Vryloka are the type to enter arranged marriages, after all. The only problem? Vendetta... wasn't interested. Of the twelve, this was the shortest. She was passed on after under a year, given how much they'd fight. And how much she'd resist him- he grew tired of her quickly.
✬ Prince Vigil-4- Someone didn't learn from the first go around... Vendetta was 'given' to this vampyre prince from Germany heavily bound and with a note: 'See if you can do any better.' [The two were acquainted] The Prince always liked a challenge, so Vendetta stayed in the Prince's 'care' for quite some time. In the end, however, Vendetta's refusal caused him to give up... and lose his temper. In a fit of rage, he beat her, then sold her off.
5- ✬ Mistress Lucretia- Taken from the Prince [through appropriate channels, of course] this succubus decided that what Vendetta needed was some 'polishing' and 'refining'. Through an intensive and rigorouts training regimen [which included a LOT of 'punishments' and brainwashing], she turned Vendetta from a criminal to a proper Lady. It wasn't easy, but it WAS successful. Somewhat.
6- ✬ Master Gabriel Devonshire- An artist by trade, with an infamous artist's temper, he took her on, intending her to be a 'living model'. He starved her, deciding she was far too fat to be 'tolerable to the public eye'. Slowly he wore her down- when things went well, he'd take credit. When things went bad... it was her fault. Vendetta had experienced plentiful beatings, even more starving and worse. As with all temperaments and artists, she was thrown to the streets, left to fend for herself in the end.
7- ✬ Mistress Jocelyn Von Stein- The title of 'Mistress' is taken a little more literally here. Jocelyn is a lycanthrope owner of a seedy, run-down brothel/tavern hidden in a murky corner of the Shadowfell. At least Vendetta was back home, where Shadow Sickness wouldn't tear her apart. A small, cold comfort as she was made into one of the Mistress' 'girls'. Given to the worst clients, beaten on a nightly basis, and left in some deplorable conditions, this is where things began to turn really dark.
8- ✬ Master Talon Hallewell- Talon Hallewell is rumoured to be part of a slavers group, the Iron Ring. Vendetta knows one way or another, but doesn't ever speak of the issue. The first thing thay he did was brand her with their mark- a magickal brand, so no amount of flesh destruction and regeneration would make it fade. He kept her around as a 'comfort slave', mostly because it was all he ever wanted. Even among lycans, he was repulsive. And vicious. Plus keeping a vampyre slave gave him a twisted satisfaction. His favourite thing to do was to infect her, watching her writhing in pain, and force her to please him to be released from her misery.
✬ 9- Master Salvatore- Once Talon grew bored, Salvatore took her off his hands, like any other object. He had a penchant for sadism and cruelty, and especially bloodshed. He was under the tutelage of the even more brutal Mistress Carmina, and so rather enjoyed tearing Vendetta's body to pieces. Due to how often he did, Vendetta doesn't remember much about him.
10- ✬ Mistress Carmina Shadowend- The tutor of Salvatore, this depraved Shadar-Kai was obsessed with mutilation, pushing people to their limits, and twisting magicks to its darkest, most vile depths. Whatever happened during the time spent with her, Vendetta will only say "It was an experience I'll never forget".
11- ✬ 'The Ebony Killer'- Nothing can be said about this Owner of hers. They did all they could to hide who they are, going so far as to hide their aura, scent and more. The only title they had was 'The Ebony Killer'. Through a few small details, Vendetta's guess is that this Owner is female. They went far enough to use different internediaries [all with their tongues cut out] weekly. Vendetta was kept in heavy immobilization and sensory deprivation. When not being tortured, of course.
12- ✬ Master Levitius Bloodworth ['The Blood Angel']- Vendetta's final Owner. She refuses to speak of him at all; whatever this sadistic dwarf did to her, Vendetta still breaks down in fits of fear- even centuries later. Even thinking about him is enough to make her fall to her knees, sobbing hysterically. Between him and Ebony, Vendetta has a dangerous mindset locked in her head. She will defer to people, refuse to meet peoples' eyes. She is withdrawn, silent. Her body is held in restrained ways, unnaturally so. And she'll even go so far as to call people 'Master' or 'Mistress', kneel before them, and do anything she's told. It's heart-breaking.
The Others- ✬ There may or may not be others lurking, given that Vendetta's memory is hazy. Parts of her life have disappeared, locked beneath a powerful self-defense.
Born Victoria Shadowshimmer to a cut-throat family, the fledgling was raised in a land none know of, merely called “the Shadowfell”. Vendetta was raised alongside her Father and sisters, Krisaga and Alistana. Her Father was a Diplomat of renown; her Mother passed shortly after Vendetta’s birth.
It was unusual- of the three, only one of his daughters followed his path. Alistana became a Diplomat much like Father; Krisaga turned to crime, falling in with the Kingdom of the Thieves. Vendetta embraced her artistic side. Father and Alistana cast her out; Krisaga took her in, the sisters binding over a talent for thievery and assassination. The years drew them ever closer, and Alistana eventually came to learn some self-defense in secret from the pair.
Trouble came and came hard. Alistana was killed by a rival Vryloka family, Krisaga assassinated by Guild members in revolt. Their Father was condemned to serve the Raven Queen. She was kidnapped by enemies of her Father, and sold into sexual slavery. Passed between 12 Masters and Mistresses over a long period of time, Vendetta was broken- shattered in body, mind and soul, time and time again. She keeps a parchment paper on her at all times, with the twelve who kept her as their own.
She finally escaped, in a twist of hope. A group of people had found her [and others] being confined- chained, starving, broken, bruised. In a fit of rage, her last Master, Levitius, set the building alight. Only she, the people who found her and one other escaped. The other slaves, too broken to care, let themselves perish in the flames. She ran for it, seeking solace. Vendetta, in a panicked state, managed to find a mage- and was teleported to 17th-Century Venice.
She created a new name- Vendetta Iceflame- and claimed to be half-Japanese, half-Italian to the noble vampyric [yet childless and lamenting] couple who found her. Weaving a tale of misfortune [she and her family were beset by thieves; she had her throat slit, and pretended to be dead. The rest of her family/retinue were killed and set aflame], they took her in as a daughter of their own. Over the centuries, she developed her artistic skills in many mediums, including violin, writing and even song.
Loneliness and melancholy followed, a pair of curses plaguing Vendetta throughout time. As things are today, she has her main estate, Black Phoenix Castle, a hidden gem half an hour from Nagasaki. Or she resides within Elemental Rose Estate, nestled in a quiet, beautiful [and stable] part of Venice. In both places, Vendetta resides alone, traces of her presence vibrating everywhere. Even if it's not obvious...
☽✰☾____________☆═ THE † PERSON † BEHIND † THE † PERSONA ═☆
If you've made it this far, wonderful! Some facts about me:
✬ My real name is Ruby. I'm 25, female like my avi and live in Canada.
✬ Vendetta was originally a D&D 4e character I created years ago. She's half Vryloka, half Shadar-Kai. Vryloka are, at first glance, human nobles displaced from ancient- homelands. In reality, they are vampyres, granted these abilitites by the Red Witch. Shadar-kai, on the other hand, are humans born to the Shadowfell; a bleak, sunless land. Their ability to feel pain is greatly reduced. And unlike many, they get along with most everyone.
✬ I'm addicted to tea almost as much as the Mad Hatter in Wonderland wink
✬ I love Hallowe'en everything, glow sticks, books, fruit, chocolate of all kind [especially salted caramel], ice water, flowers, walks in the moonlight, making leaves crunch under my feet and giving as much as I can.
✬ I'm quite open-minded, some call me a punk. I have a pro-kink/BDSM polyamorous relationship with two people who both live here. I'm pansexual and panromantic. I also choose to live a childfree lifestyle. And I'm always a PM away