Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

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Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

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Marietta Starling, after her next epic fail.



First Name:
Marietta
Middle Name: Isolde
Last Name: Starling
Nicknames: Hurricane Marie



Appearance:
Race: Aasimar.
Age: 22.
Height: 5"3.
Weight: 140lbs.
Body type: Thicc.
Skin: Fair, otherworldly glow.
Features: Impeccably groomed eyebrows, shapely lips, subtle dimple at chin, slightly crooked and aquiline nose.
Eyes: Lavender flecked with veins of silver.
Hair: Currently, platinum blond. Half-tressed on the left side in a complex network of braids interwoven with ribbons and beads.
Scent: Rosemary and mint.
Ink:
-A cheesy knuckle tattoo in blackhead calligraphy: I-M-P-E-R-I-U-M.
-Black and white tentacles coalesce on her buttocks, reaching up her lower back and down the backs of her thighs.



Personality Profile:
General Health: Very good.
Deity: Bane, Helm, polytheistic.
Initial Alignment: Lawful Evil. Borderline Neutral Evil.
Profession: Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim, pain in the butt.
Base Class & Proposed Development: 30 warlock.
Current Residence: Darkhold. Also has an apartment in Baldur's Gate.
Habits/Hobbies: She has the oft-infuriating habit of agreeing to meet via Sending, drinking a Mind Blank potion, and standing the person up to indicate her displeasure with them. Obnoxiously imitating the mannerisms and speech of people she dislikes. Attempting to reeducate her friends and lovers. Suffering the negative consequences of her massive commitment issues. Reading tarot cards. Playing the tambourine. Composing and performing weird music. Excitedly waxing poetic about random facts she read about. Writing memoirs of her adventures along the Coast. Writing alternate history accounts of her adventures along the Coast. More to be disclosed in RP.
Languages: Common, Damaran, Infernal, Celestial.
Accent: Damaran.
Weapon of Choice: Pew pew.

Strengths: Funny. Eloquent. Industrious. Duty-driven. Can sometimes get a good read on other people. Can be loyal if she deems another person worth her loyalty.
Weaknesses: Impulsive. Immature. Quick to anger. Petty. Catty. Manipulative. Fearful. Sees betrayal in every shadow, and under nose in broad daylight. Moody. Selfish. Egotistical. Prone to melodrama. Holds grudges. Restless. Seeks conflict. Easily amused. Easily bored. Has issues with authority, but climbed the ranks anyhow by making herself invaluable and seducing the authority figure(s).
The double-edged sword: Honor. Marietta is profoundly honorable in her own bizarre way, and will go to great lengths to keep a promise or repay a debt, implicit or otherwise, even at her own detriment. Some of her colleagues don't understand this deep-seated sense of personal integrity because she sometimes burns herself at the proverbial stake for it.


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Marietta Starling, commission by Hyanide.


Background:
-Was a Lliiran in her youth and trained to become a Joydancer. This training was never brought to completion, however, due to her being sold into slavery by her mother.
-Former Zhentarim slave. Gathered (or planted) proof that her former owner, a Zhent Commander, was feeding relevant information to the Harpers, and killed him, thus earning her "freedom".
-Shortly thereafter, she was betrothed to another Zhent in an arranged marriage. She ended his life too, and did her damnedest to cover it up though this may come back to haunt her as well.



Goals:
-Earn promotion within the ranks of Darkhold. (Next stop: Dreadlord.) Done.
-Assist Dreadmaster Barristan Schulltze the temple ruins below Soubar.
-Work on gaining influence in Baldur's Gate, particularly its trade markets, so that she
-Track down the location of Manshoon and help see the Devil War(TM) to its conclusion.
-More to be disclosed in RP.



Possible Plot-Hook Ideas and Misc Facts:
(A lot has been purposefully left out of here to avoid metagaming.)
-Dark Triad.
-Currently holding the position of Dreadlord of Darkhold.
-Absolutely believes that freedom is evil, and people need to be protected from themselves. She is making the world a better place, one dark deed at a time.
-Held an Open Stage Night at the White Mask Theater, which was actually a resounding success until the very end when she claimed that she dressed up as Sune and proceeded to perform a racy song about pitching woo. It caused an uproar among followers of Lady Firehair, for which Marietta is still experiencing the fallout. Director Oona Siofra gave her a choice to be more careful about her reflection on the White Mask going forward, or leave the troupe so as to enjoy more creative freedom in her own open stage performances. Marietta chose the latter to help her friend placate the angry Sunites, and enjoy the creative freedom offered by being unaffiliated with the theater in a professional capacity.
-A Veteran of Manshoon's Devil War who partook in the final campaign to push the fiends out of Dragonspear Castle for good. She served under the leadership of Kight-Commander Bob Thairo in a small but decisive unit of misfits and rejects--namely The Zhentarim, Ebon Blades, House Blackrose, and a few adventurers brave or crazy enough to tag along. They had the inglorious task of closing off the tunnels that ran beneath the castle, destroying the portals thereof, and slaying devils that more goodly combatants routed from above. The mission was successful, though they met no fanfare afterwards.
-Traded herself for three prisoners associated with the Black Network, held in the Ebon Blade dungeon. After almost a week in the cage, Marietta was conscripted for two moon cycles of indentured servitude to The Ebon Blades. Knight-Commander Bob Thairo attempted to negotiate her freedom, but ultimately Hinzel came in with a higher offer of gold.
-Commonly seen guarding the Boareskyr Bridge.
-Drove caravans between Darkhold and the Northern Outpost.
-Attempted to set up a "neighborhood watch" in Baldur's Gate but her idea kind of lost steam for various reasons.
-Had a hand in the sudden death of Elle Carroll after outing the Loviatarian's misdeeds and nefarious plans against the Flaming Fist.
-Gives free tarot readings upon request, often with a condescending Banite spin on them.
-Restored Hinzel's sight with surgical instruments and scrolls upon the altar of Bane below the Winding Way Tavern, without the use of sedatives. True to her nature, she left him with a nasty scar to remind him of his weakness.
"I have never operated on eyes before, but I brushed up on the optical manual last night so what could possibly go wrong?"
-Was romantically linked to the infamous scoundrel Harlos Lackman very shortly before his latest mysterious death/disappearance. She claims no knowledge about what happened, but she also does not seem terribly bothered by his loss.


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Marietta Starling, commission by Flowerxl.


OOC: I made the (perhaps foolish) decision to post some of her bio in the public format to invite RP, rather than repel it. Please do not metagame. Thank you.

And please do not be afraid of interaction. Nothing will happen without consent of both parties.


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Last edited by AgentOrange on Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:06 am, edited 90 times in total.
.:Marietta Starling:. Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim. Loose cannon.
Freedom will not bring a better tomorrow.
I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
-Pet, A Perfect Circle

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Re: Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

Unread post by AgentOrange » Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:30 pm

Artwork:

Commission by Hyanide on DeviantArt:
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Commission by Flowerxl on DeviantArt:
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Gift commission from Azroth by Isbjorg on DeviantArt (half-elf is his PC, Alxian):
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.:Marietta Starling:. Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim. Loose cannon.
Freedom will not bring a better tomorrow.
I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
-Pet, A Perfect Circle

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Re: Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

Unread post by AgentOrange » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:47 am

Relationships and associations:
These are Marietta's perceptions and opinions of the following characters, not mine.
None of them are a perfect fit, but oh well.


Alxian
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Aunrae
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Bob Thairo
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Bueroza
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Carah Everwood
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Celestia
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Eleazar Houbrakenn
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Fenix Wandersoul
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Flint
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Hinzel
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Morgan Blackrose
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Oona Siofra
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Valan'thilee Miluvial
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Harlos Lackman
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Joseph Arnell (former owner, deceased, NPC - though Resurrection exists.)
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Places:


Darkhold
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Soubar
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Boareskyr Bridge
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Last edited by AgentOrange on Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:49 pm, edited 35 times in total.
.:Marietta Starling:. Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim. Loose cannon.
Freedom will not bring a better tomorrow.
I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
-Pet, A Perfect Circle

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Re: Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

Unread post by AgentOrange » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:42 pm

Last edited by AgentOrange on Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:15 pm, edited 18 times in total.
.:Marietta Starling:. Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim. Loose cannon.
Freedom will not bring a better tomorrow.
I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
-Pet, A Perfect Circle

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Re: Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

Unread post by AgentOrange » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:00 pm

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"Did you just say that?"



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"I look down on the filthy rabble."



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"I can't breathe."



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"Back off my rod."
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.:Marietta Starling:. Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim. Loose cannon.
Freedom will not bring a better tomorrow.
I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
-Pet, A Perfect Circle

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Re: Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

Unread post by AgentOrange » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:21 pm

Reverence:

Bane
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Helm
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Respect:

Myrkul
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Bhaal
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Hoar
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Red Knight
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Tempus
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Derision:

Sune
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Lliira
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Sharess
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Garagos
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Talos
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Shar
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.:Marietta Starling:. Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim. Loose cannon.
Freedom will not bring a better tomorrow.
I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
-Pet, A Perfect Circle

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Re: Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

Unread post by AgentOrange » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:19 am

((Artwork added in 2nd post, everything else moved down to placeholders.))
.:Marietta Starling:. Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim. Loose cannon.
Freedom will not bring a better tomorrow.
I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
-Pet, A Perfect Circle

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Re: Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

Unread post by AgentOrange » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:13 pm

((Changed enough to warrant a bump.))
.:Marietta Starling:. Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim. Loose cannon.
Freedom will not bring a better tomorrow.
I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
-Pet, A Perfect Circle

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Re: Marietta Starling - Honor in Hatred

Unread post by AgentOrange » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:51 pm

((Finally made the actual bio part up-to-date.))
.:Marietta Starling:. Dreadlord of Darkhold and the Zhentarim. Loose cannon.
Freedom will not bring a better tomorrow.
I'll be the one to protect you from
Your enemies and all your demons
I'll be the one to protect you from
A will to survive and a voice of reason
-Pet, A Perfect Circle

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