Deus ex Machina, in the aftermath
The morning mist, the night chill, she flits through the back of your immagination and strikes without warning she is "Jaded Mind"!
My character’s background
Hana Yesim was born to a minor noble family. Her Father was 37th in line to the Great Sultan Omar Ben Sharif. While nowhere near the throne. The position came with some minor benefits and responsibilities. Among the many “benefits” of their station, Hana’s father Yarish Yesim was given the great privilege of having his daughter wed to the slightly more prestigious family: Bin’Alah. This match was made shortly after Hana’s birth to a much older man named Kubu.
Though her family loved her very much, it soon became apparent that Hana had a mind of her own. It wasn’t that she lacked social graces, just that she got what she wanted and wouldn’t take guff from anyone. Indeed, more than one tutor abandoned teaching her as a result of her outright stubbornness. During this time her family and the Bin’Alah’s paid tutors well to teach Hana all of the skills that were considered a “requirement” for any good wife. Additionally, the Bin’Alah’s insisted that she learn the ways of the nomadic Alahar’As’As’hin’s, as it was a proud part of their family heritage that the women of their family were skilled warriors.
Hana took as naturally to the ways of the Alahar’As’As’hin, as she did to her intellectual pursuits. Indeed, it was not long before she outstripped her masters in raw skill, if only that she lacked their experience. It was during this time that she began to develop strange abilities. At first, she thought nothing of her inhuman abilities. Indeed, she thought that she was progressing along the natural path to the logical limits of her abilities. It wasn’t until a particularly brutal practice session that anyone noticed the fact that she was developing truly supernatural abilities.
Hana’s father immediately had her sent to a trusted wise man to find out the origin of her abilities. This was one of the few times in her life that Hana was ever afraid, her entire life was in the hands of a man that could decide anything about her. Luckily, her masterful composure allowed her to remain calm and the wise man determined that she was blessed by the gods of the desert. He told her that she was capable of great things, but that should she ever let herself be come tied to any single man, she would not only lose the source of her power, but also lead a miserable life.
As she headed home, she knew that nothing good could come of what the wise man had told her. She was faced with two options: one, marry the man that she had been promised to and lead a life of misery or two, run away, not marrying her husband to be, but also damning her family for her actions. At this point it would still be 3 years until her wedding, so she put off the decision and only told her father of the good things that the wise man had told her, that she was blessed by the gods, and that she was destined for great things.
After news spread through the families of Hana’s divine abilities, both families practically bankrupted themselves finding practitioners of the occult and the supernatural to train her in her abilities. Hana’s own family eventually indebted themselves to several moneylenders to continue her training after a series of “snake oil salesmen” and “false prophets” took their money and gave nothing but superstition in return. Eventually the the Bin’Alah’s were able to find a psychic master that was able to teach Hana and in the two years that they spent together she became a powerful psionicist.
All too quickly time passed and Hana found herself wrapped up in pre-wedding extravaganza. Soon her mother told her, she would be wed to the great warrior Kubu, and she would lead a blissful life at his side, a warrior princess herself. Despite all this, Hana could not shake the wise man’s words. If she were to marry Kubu, she would be miserable for the rest of her life. Not only that, everything that made her special, and he great destiny would be wasted.
In the end, she made the decision that she felt would be most beneficial to everyone, and disappeared into the night not scant days from her wedding. Hana had never met her husband to be and she also knew that as a result of her actions, her family would be required to present a great sum of money in place of her. Still, the fact that the gods had blessed her, and that she was destined for great things drove her onward. Before she left, she swore on the powers she had been granted that she would do everything in her power to make up the great debt she family would surely owe.
- Current situation ** Kubu and the Bin’Alah familty feel very jilted by the disappearance of Hana. They have used political maneuvering to double the amount owed to them by the Yesim family. As a result the Yesim family will be required to sell all of their belongings as well as their house. Behavior such as this is highly frowned upon in the royal family and as a result there are only two options. Banishment for a period of 10 years from the lands of Kushistan, or a period of enslavement to their debtors equal to the amount that they are owed.
Things are moving quickly now and Hana can barely keep up with events as they spiral out of control and the world she had known comes crashing down around her.
- ( Additional notes ) **
Hana met Kubu once and was disgusted by his appearance. She found that she could barely stomach his appearance. Hana says that this is because of his bald head, which she is unused to. As a result of this encounter, she reacts badly to men who are bald that have shaved their heads bald. For instance, her father is also bald, but his baldness came from age, which to her is okay. (( BIG DIFFERENCE ( or so she says) )
Hana has never been an early riser. For all her natural talent, getting up early or for that matter getting up on time has never been her strong suit.
Additionally, it hardly needs said, but Kubu did not take the fact that his wife to be had left him just days from their wedding. Especially after all of the money and resources his family had invested in her and her gifts. He could care less about her family as they are of no consequence to him. Kubu has decided that he will have his wife, one way or the other, she will stand by his side willingly or in chains….