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Io Kairavi

Io Kairavi
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  • OOC Name: Briallu
  • Posts: 1 (Find All Posts)
  • Rank: Nonpartisan
  • Age & Season: 11 (Autumn ☁)
  • Species Equine
  • Lineage: Settler
  • Height: 17hh
  • Sex: Mare
  • Mate: Gaston d'Avenant
  • Crystals: 10
  • Tag: @[Io Kairavi]

Introduction

“That’s what happens when you’re responsible for lives other than your own, isn’t it? You do what you have to do.”



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Mild force & magic permitted within reason
Io's moon marking is on her left hip only and her burn scar on her right shoulder
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Until the lamb became the lion


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Appearance

I know my worth.
I've paid dearly for every ounce of it.


Io is taller than one might expect at seventeen hands, her frame slight but lithe with lean muscle. Her build is a result of her varied heritage and predominantly influenced by her Arabian and Holsteiner blood, although the Marwari in her manifests in the slight curl of her ears. The night sky is imprinted on her sleek hide; a white crescent moon arcs over her left hip, galaxies scattered across the dusky canvas. Despite the nocturnal imagery her appearance evokes, she is painted in rich shades of both pale and dark gold as well as faint hints of crimson at her points, reminiscent of a sunset. Her eyes, too, are aureate, long sooty lashes emphasizing the radiance of her bright, piercing gaze. Io’s ebony tresses are long and rather wavy, fine streaks of ivory present throughout. A crown of interwoven golden branches and frozen light pink and white roses rests atop her proud head, a relic of a time gone but not forgotten. Io’s cloak is indigo velvet that fades to a pale blue at the ends and is worn nearly always on the right to conceal the severe burn scar on her right foreleg. The scar begins at her knee and encompasses her entire shoulder as well as part of her chest and back; it is the largest and most noticeable scar she has, though not the only one. Io has various scars, visible and hidden, that all tell the story of her life; a gouge on her stomach from saving the life of a foal, scars on her left forearm and knee from a friendly spar, the burn from when her home turned to ash around her.

Smells like roses, herbs and petrichor
Golden coloured blood, saliva, etc.

ACCESSORIES


Velvet cloak of purple that ombres into pale blue at the ends
A crown of golden branches with frozen crystallized light pink and white roses
Moon Pearl necklace with a feather of brown and white - now owned by her son Luthais
Leather satchel with golden clasps on her left foreleg

Personality

Do not tell me what I can and can not do.


Few would claim that she has had an easy life; despite that, Io retains an open mind and polite kindness for even those that do not feel the same way about her. She is deeply honest, though she is tactful in how she handles the truth she values so highly. Courteous and refined, she is always mindful of how others perceive her actions and takes care with her words. Io is quite maternal and fiercely protective of those that she cares for, defending them with almost unexpected resolve. Selfless and courageous, she is strong not for herself but for others, refusing to abandon anyone that would need her aid, even if she has disagreed with them in the past. Io tends to dwell on the past, still missing Isilme and feeling the sting of her Goddess turning from her. She never quite knows where she stands, insecure despite her bravery.

UPDATED FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Although she is still truthful and kind, the tragedy she’s suffered has hardened her, causing her to become colder, less merciful. She will do anything for those she loves, but she is slower to trust, warier of others, especially those not of Crucis. Io is no longer as pure as she once was, her morals being slowly corrupted; revenge drives her, a desire for Sloan and the other Heretics to pay motivating her. Io burns with rage for the destruction they caused, a festering hatred that fuels her and her actions. She will make them pay; no other course of action will satisfy her but for them to feel even an ounce of the pain they wrought upon Crucis.

UPDATED MARCH 3, 2018

Living somewhere in the grey when it comes to morals Io is neither all light nor all dark. Which side of her you meet depends on how you treat her and the others around her. Kind, loving and caring she'll be the first to ask if you're okay and need help. Quick to stand for others, as well as herself, she is no longer the damsel in distress she may have been in the past. Many things she now keeps to herself though she is, as always, as truthful as she can be. While retaining some of her past traits that the once innocent Io had held she has also shed some as well; she brushes off the history she has with Isilme and has found that she is steady on the ground she stands on, no longer as insecure as she once had been. Stubborn, once she's decided that she dislikes you she won't look back without good reason (quite literally having been burned in the past by this). As well as aggressive if necessary. Easy to amuse, depending on the situation, she can be a bit sassy and playful. This is most commonly seen with those who she is completely and utterly raw with. In the presence of them Io is blunt, mischievous, and at utter peace. The mare quite literally walks in the grey; neither light nor dark.

And oh, my tongue is a weapon.

History

Tell me, father, which to ask forgiveness for:
What I am, or what I'm not?


The crown jewel of a nation, a legend reborn; from the moment she entered the world, Io Kairavi was destined to be great. She was heralded from birth to be the second coming of the first Moon Priestess, Anumati, despite Io’s frailty and the irregular beat of her heart. The second child of Sariah and Agharna, a priestess and priest of the Moon, she spent much of her childhood training to be the next Moon Priestess, though she longed to run and play with the other children. Agharna had disappeared shortly after Sariah had become pregnant, so Io was raised by Sariah and the soldier her mother had been forced to remarry after Agharna’s disappearance. Diam had led an invasion of Isilme and subsequently wed Sariah so as to prevent the populace from revolting; too afraid to stand up for her or her people, she allowed Diam to rule as he wished. The royal family had seemed above reproach, though tainted by tragedy; despite Sariah’s multiple pregnancies, she bore no further living children besides Io and Ithilien, her eldest child. The stillborn children were publicly memorialized, though Io had found out the truth at a young age. Her mother’s fear for a filly had not made sense, not until she had accidentally witnessed the murder of one of the newborns by Diam. As one of Isilme’s cities crumbled, so too did the facade of the royal family until the truth was exposed.

She was three years old when the only father she had ever known disappeared during winter, though his body was found when the snow melted in the spring; no one wept for Diam, least of all Io and her ailing mother, once again pregnant. With Diam’s tyranny ended, perhaps peace would return to Isilme.

But it was not to be; Sariah died not a year later, weakened and sickly. Many, including her daughter, believed that it wasn’t her poor health that killed her but heartbreak after losing Agharna and so many of her children. Io took her mother’s place as ruler of Isilme, beginning the rebuilding of Carigian and other cities that had fallen into neglect. Peace reigned in Isilme for a year, although it would not last for long; the young Moon Priestess was unprepared for war when the renegade Shazhar arrived, demanding her hand in marriage so that he might rule alongside her. Io refused, taking refuge with her sister in the Spire of Carigian; it took only hours for Shazhar’s troops to overwhelm their defenses, escorting the sisters from the tower and forcing them to watch the western side of the city turn to ash. The next day, Io announced that Shazhar is to become the ruling body of Isilme and that he and his troops must be obeyed. Shazhar was killed a year later when Ithilien and his followers revolted against Shazhar’s rule, the captive sisters fleeing from Isilme through the Nethien Passage.

Although they had escaped together, Io ended up in a land called Aramore, separated from Adira. While there, she was attacked by a pack of wolves only to be saved by a pegasus named Oberon, though she nearly killed him while attempting to heal his wounds. They amicably parted ways, though he again saved her when next they meet, this time from a meteor shower. Io fled from Aramore when the land falls into despair, finding herself in Elysium. She reunited with Oberon who again saved her, this time from a rapidly-spreading wildfire. She vanished shortly thereafter, ashamed to have left those in need in Isilme to search for him, though she returned to Elysium in the summer with the intent to stay. Io pledged herself to the kingdom of Crucis as a healer, acquiring an owl companion named Shanti as well as several friends that she considers to be her family. Io was quick to adopt Etain as her sister after meeting her, as well as the warrior maiden Idris and the sickly but kind-hearted Luvena. She also formed bonds with the young stag Anzhelo as well as Vander, her King; worried about the rising tensions between Crucis and the Heretics, she had accepted Vander’s offer to serve as his advisor and an ambassador between Crucis and the other kingdoms. Vander also asked that she become Queen should something happen to him and his heir and she agreed, not expecting to ever have to become Queen. Oberon and Io once again ran into each other, although this time it was Io that saved him; they shared a tender moment that resulted in Io becoming pregnant with twins.

Eventually, the worries about the tensions between Crucis and the Heretics proved to have merit; under the cover of darkness, the Heretics, led by their Queen, set fire to the Eternal Wood. Vander and his heir were taken captive and sacrificed by the fanatical Queen to her god while Io rallied the members of Crucis that had survived the hellish inferno. Io did not escape unscathed, however; a severe burn marked her right shoulder, chest and part of her leg and back. Grieving the loss of Idris, Vander and his son, Io publicly executed a rogue Heretic that had wandered too far from home. Though it was ostensibly a punishment for trespassing and the Heretic had not been in his right mind, it had been vengeance for Io and justice for what the Heretics had taken from her that night. Not long afterwards, she slipped out under the cover of darkness and left Crucis to her mate, Oberon, and her sister, Luvena.

Her return to Isilme was greeted with both happiness and wary anger at her abandonment of her people, although Io was not easily deterred. Civil war had erupted in the lands, the two sides unable to agree simply on principle; the royalist faction wished to continue the ancient tradition of the Moon Priestess ruling, while the peasantry cried out for new leadership, afraid that without a strong ruler, Isilme would be controlled in a situation similar to the reign of Sariah and Diam. Both sides acknowledged that Io had been a fair and just ruler, however short her reign was; her reputation as being well-liked had allowed her to mediate the conflict, setting up a council to appease both sides. The royalists were appeased by a Priest being elected to the council, while the peasants were pleased that no member of the council could become too powerful.

She had gone into labor shortly before entering Elysium’s lands, giving birth to a son, Amrod, and a daughter, Luthien. Oberon finds her, though their reunion is less sweet than the prior one; furious that she had abandoned Crucis and him, he is cold toward her and less than understanding of her motives for leaving. Injured by his callous words, it is not until Io’s near-death from the defect in her heart that he attempts to make peace, though it is not enough to mend the rift between them. Heartbroken and angry, Io leaves Elysium for good, eventually travelling to the lands of Caeleste.

In Caeleste Io meets the stallion Gaston d'Avenant on pure accident, the two have a conversation that soon brings out a hidden side of her that even she didn't know existed. From that night on the two were fast friends as Io wandered around Caeleste, meeting Willow, Nylah, Thanantos - who quickly grew an attraction to her just as Gaston had - and more. She is reunited with her daughter Luthien, now going by Itarille, but the meeting is sour and heart wrenching for the older mare. She has a brief run in with the stallion Valor, the two have a verbal standoff that ends in her exiting with a bad taste in her mouth and a strong dislike for him. Joining Hemanta she is unaware that her daughter has also chosen the kingdom at the same time as her, Io is happy to be a citizen though when Wessex takes the crown she does offer her services in politics. Before the meeting is held Io once again meets Gaston on a beach and invites him to join her in the kingdom and call her something other than Io, he obliges. The neighboring kingdom of Shishira holds an event that the two both attend. It is here that the two end up breaking their friendship into something more. Before leaving Caeleste with Gaston she has a brief run in with Oberon. Despite their history and her previous promise to love him alone, as well as search for him in every lifetime, she exits Caeleste through the passage with Gaston, now her mate. While breaking the promise is briefly painful she finds it to be freeing as well, no longer feeling bound to the past but open to her future with Gaston. Where they end up next is, for now, unknown.

Tell me, mother, which should I regret?
What I became, or what I didn't?

Clairvoyance

Dormant

daughter of the sun and priestess of the moon, she walks two worlds without knowing which she belongs


Clairvoyance: The term clairvoyance (from French "clair" meaning "clear" and "voyance" meaning "vision") refers to the ability to gain visual telepathic information about an object, person, location or physical event through means other than the known senses.

Apprentice:


At this moment in time, Io Kairavi's clairvoyance magic is extremely unstable. Only manifesting when she is in extreme distress or when she touches someone, or something, with enough spiritual power to cause visions. She gets flashes of information and possible futures. They play out in a random order and much like a movie though she can not accurately predict the future she can get hints at possibilities. Io can never tell when these episodes will take place and is often surprised at them, as it has been years since she had the power of foresight. Last taking place in Aramore. As of now, Io can not control this magic it comes and goes as it pleases.
Side effects: Io becomes frozen in place, body going rigid, she is exhausted and requires rest.
Concerning side effects: Io will pass out, leaving her body vulnerable when using too much magic or depending on when a surprise vision comes.

Adept:


An empathetic emotion felt strongly or the touch of another with intentions to see will jolt her into a less disorganized flash of past, future, and present. Still unable to predict anything with accuracy she can only give you guesses of the future. With the emerald stone not only will she see the visions but she will also be able to feel a second sense. Whether it be smell, sound, or physical each vision will have two senses sight and a random second sense. When sleeping she may randomly see flashes of her own future or those closest to her play out like a dream, though she will never remember them in the morning. At the present moment she can only summon visions if she feels the emotion of herself or another strong enough to will the magic awake.
Side effects:
Her light side effects will involve her no longer going rigid or nearly passing out but she will still be tired and require rest afterwards. With the new senses her other ones after the vision will be muddled and muted, meaning that if she smells fire in the vision she will also continue to smell it afterwards for an undetermined amount of time. She will suffer from headaches and nausea. Her dreams will leave her feeling restless as if she had not gotten enough sleep.
Concerning side effects:
Too much use of her magic for a prolonged amount of time will result in nose bleeds and irritability. Should she continue to push herself despite the nose bleeds (because let's face it she's stubborn like that) her scars and past injuries will be felt all over again; resulting in the burn scar on her shoulder most prominently feeling as if fresh and on fire again.

Master:


As she grows stronger in her magic Io will now begin to clearly see things, as well as use her other senses, though she can not make sense of them or give you an accurate prediction she can see flashes of possible futures or your history. While her emotions and the emotions of those around still play a part in this she can now trigger it at will. In turn Io has come to hone in on this magic to use in battle; she is able to turn the visions on the other being. Forcing them to see their possible paths or to relive the worst memories. While this is uncommon for her to do she will use it in the defense of herself or another. In terms of her adept stages ability to ''dream walk'' through memories and futures Io can now remember bits of these dreams however, it will still happen only when she herself is asleep as well.
Side effects:
Her distorted senses from before have become shorter and less frequent in use. Her joints may ache for a day or two but nothing to cripple her. As before she will still feel restless.
Concerning side effects:
Turning her magic to another or using too much of it will leave Io feeling as if her bones have been chilled painfully. Her skin will fluctuate between feeling hot and cold, almost as if she has a fever. Specifically the scar on her shoulder will feel hot not only to her but warm to the touch of others. Like her son Io will violently vomit blood.

Virtuoso:


She can now, almost, accurately predict the future or the paths one may take. The past is clear to her and she will remember walking in the dreams of others. As for her ability to turn her powers onto another she will also be present to see what they do. She will be able to not only see but smell, hear, etc. things clearly due to her max powers. Io can now trigger the clairvoyance magic at will.
Side effects:
She will have a minor headache and feel slightly tired.
Concerning side effects:
She may faint from excessive use and return to nose bleeds.

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Io Kairavi Trivia


Io is an October baby; being born October 17th
She is the second eldest of her parents and the oldest daughter. The order of her siblings goes: Ithilien (full brother), Io Kairavi, Seren & Adira (Maternal half sister twins) and Kentley (Paternal half brother).
She's got an array of titles she's collected over the years ''The Last Moon Priestess'', ''The Moon of Acrux'', ''The Golden Moon'', and ''Moon of Crucis''
In terms of ''roles'' she's been: A Priestess who also ruled a nation, an ambassador for a Kingdom, a Queen and another ambassador. She often finds herself swallowed up in politics.
She calls Gaston ''Riddles''.
She has extremely long hair. Her mane is always braided (unless stated otherwise in a post) and her tail is generally braided on top.

To make sense to you.

Credits

Pixels: Alimarije, Befera, Alimarije, Elegant--tragedy, Mockingale, DestierDesigns and DestierDesigns
Header in appearance:Kei-ren
Header in personality & Arcana: Beccaespi
Header in history: Huniidu
Avatar and display image: Duskbeguile
Home world of Oralia: Myself, Tkcanine, Nakiimaki and Revecaelas
Design: Osowyn
Character: Briallu
Appearance, Personality & History written by Revenant
Updated info: myself
Signature pixel: Kingmeow
Art in Additional box: Signature pixel: Roseepunch