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Notes on the story idea (Ending the Tithe)  
03:37pm 26/10/2013

  • discovering what happened to Feidelma; I will probably have her sent to hell as tithe in Dana/sorcha's place.

  • why Dana ran away from faerie it will have something to do with avoiding being tithed to hell

  • there will have to some kind of alliance with the younger memebers of the winter court very probably with those who serve the heir of Winter who will proabably be titled as the Lady of Fall to match her counterpart the lady of spring. So Fall and Spring are the factions who want the tithe to end while winter and Summer have greatly invested in the status quo.

  • Fall as interest in ending the Tithe bit wishes for Spring to pay more of the inevitable costs of doing so. Spring of course does not want to pay any less than Fall.

  • This story takes place after Dana and Fiona return to Faerie (thus it is set after the end of Excolo)

  • Dana/sorcha will have to enter hell at some point. she will see how the fae exiles live down there in their own community and will have to deal with meeting her sister  and possibly her friend as well.

  • there will be a threat made to send Fiona as tithe that will force Dana to act both out of her own feelings for her goddaughter as well as the continuing  force of the geas resulting from her oath to fiona's mother.

  • this event is what will probably set off the plot to get things rolling.

  • Actually the real start to everything is when the Spring Lady sends two of her knights to Excolo to ask Sorcha to return to faerie and thus they discover Fiona which leads to the return of both to faerie. (this bit is part of the idea I have about finishing things up in Excolo)

mood: artistic
music: Silver summit- the Door
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Seasons in fae politics  
09:58pm 04/07/2013
In Faerie there are two big political, social and magical divisions. Winter and Summer. Within those there are other smaller ones, such as the faction that has formed around the heir to the Throne of Summer. Said heir's title is the Lady of Spring and so her faction is known for that season. Dana and her friend Feidelma belonged to that group. One of the things their Lady was interested in was to end the Tithe to Hell. This ideas was controversial in Both bigger Courts for various reasons, mostly having to do with how many lives both fae and human have already been lost or damaged by the Tithe.

Those who are spend much time with the Lady of Spring and her supporters may also be referred to as the Young Court. Whereas those who support Titania are known as the Old Court. This is perhaps a bit indicative of the general age of those in said Courts as the older a faerie is the more likely they are to give their support to the Queen over giving it to her daughter. Whereas most of the younger fae, (those less than five or six centuries old) tend to approve of the ideas and policies of the heir.
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letter to Santa meme  
11:09am 07/12/2010
This is just ridiculous but it amused me so I post it here.

<table width=500 style='border:1px solid black; background-color:white; color:black;'><tr><td><img src='http://triggur.org/dearsanta/santa.gif'><font size=6>Dear Santa...</font><br><br><b>Dear Santa,</b><br><br>This year I've been busy!<br><br>In October I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield <font size=-3 color=gray>(-8 points)</font>.  In February I bought porn for <lj user="dorian_excolo"> <font size=-3 color=gray>(10 points)</font>.  Last Saturday I punched <lj user="norn_verdandi"> in the arm <font size=-3 color=gray>(-10 points)</font>.  Last Thursday I ruled Canada as a kind and benevolent dictator <font size=-3 color=gray>(700 points)</font>.  In November <lj user="silence_excolo"> and I robbed a bank <font size=-3 color=gray>(-50 points)</font>.  <br><br>Overall, I've been <b>nice</b> <font size=-3 color=gray>(642 points)</font>.  For Christmas I deserve <b>a Lego set</b>!<br><br><blockquote>Sincerely,<br>danashee</blockquote></td></tr></table><br><form action='http://triggur.org/dearsanta/'>Write your letter to Santa!  Enter your LJ username:<input type=text name=uname size=20><input type=submit value='Write Santa!'></form>
mood: amusedamused
tags: silly
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Pre -post for V day event  
10:31pm 18/09/2010
The weather is getting better. The roads are clearing and the days are warming up. I shall collect the last few things and be on my way soon. today there is an extra market and so I come down and wander through it. There is less on offer than the day before and more of the things are prettier.

I pause at a stall with quilts in nice colours and pretty designs, a woman offers me a drink and I accept, drinking it down and feeling the better for its warmth. I turn to the stall nearby and look over the jewelry but nothing catches my eye I move farther on to one selling flowers some of which are most unusual shades. but I do not linger for long. Then I catch a scent and see a stall of baked goods.

I am pulling out a few of the glamoured beads  to  pay for  a pastry when one slips through my fingers to fall nearly at the feet of a dark clad woman.
mood: optimisticoptimistic
music: Faun - Keridwen & Gwion | Powered by Last.fm
tags: ic
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Running Under Hill  
10:29pm 31/08/2010
Running. Running through corridors and tunnels Through old faded tapestries and cobwebs and dustsheets. Always running, never slowing or stopping. Can't stop! Oak and ash, I cannot stop! To stop is to get caught and to get caught means never getting out, never being free.

I hear the calls behind me, they are getting closer, i must move faster. Hounds belling and worse, the chime of harness bells and clatter of horses hooves. Above that the ceaseless, remorseless whispers. Telling me it's my turn. That I'm next. They did it, for love the Queen and  the fair Summerlands and now it's my turn. <i>Don't you love Her? Don't you love your home? Don't you love us?:</i>

I run faster but  still they follow, still they are catching up, I feel the hot breaths of the horses on my neck. Cu sith nip at my heels, and a hand touches my shoulder; cold as the grave. i know hose hand this is. My sister, gone these last seven years.. Gone to Hell. I duck my shoulder out of her grasp and dart down a new passageway that has just opened up for me. It it short and narrow I have to bend double under earthen roof and squeeze through on my knees. And still the hounds follow. Tears run down my face and I am gasping for air but still I press onwards.  I reach the end of the tunnel and murmur the charm that opens the door.

It opens! But too slowly, the first of the hounds reaches me and I kick backwards in fear and panic. Tumbling out amid yelps and barks onto the riverbank. I cannot utter the words of the closing charm. A cu sith has pounced upon my chest and I cannot breathe. Cannot utter the words. We grapple and roll like puppies but the fight is deadly earnest. Finally I tear him loose and roll downhill to the water.

Blood soaks my hair and dress;  hot, thick, wet and nearly chocking me. I struggle upright and  a voice, kindly like a favorite aunt or grandmother says, "Strip those wet things off, dear.  And hand them over. That's a good girl." My fingers shake as I do as I am bid.  The wind that strikes is cold, burningly so, it cuts through my shift as if said garment was already off. Worse than the wind in the Excolo, this wind is Winter's Breath and it chills me all the way through. I summon fire to me and the Hag at my side sucks in her breath and smacks the back of my head so my ears ring.

"None o' that me dear!" She cries at the top of  her lungs it seems, "Don't be wasting your fire on that. Save it for a real emergency!"  The cold creeps down from my head freezing me in place til I can't feel my toes despite the previous heat of the blood river.  My hitch as the very breath in them freezes solid and I realize I am stuck. A statue of myself. I cannot move and never will again. I doomed to stand right here, so near to the freedom I sought unable to reach it and unable to die because statues don't die and neither do fae unless the right conditions are met. These are not it. My last breath sighs out of my lungs and the last tears slide down my unfeeling cheeks. The final darkness closes in on me and I feel despair rise in my heart.

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My eyes snap open and I suck in a deep breath. The air is a bit chilly but nowhere near as cold as Winter's Breath, I shiver and burrow deep into the blankets of my rented bed.  I look to the window and she by light it is dawn. Slowly I relax. It was a dream, this did not happen. And here in  the Iron World it cannot happen. Not like that.  But I will not go back to sleep, I think. Not just yet.
mood: scaredscared
music: Tanzwut - Extase | Powered by Last.fm
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Fairy gold  
05:01pm 21/08/2010
since the Saturday afternoon Dana's fairy gold is likely to be glass beads rather than river stones. She might make a trip back to the river to get more stones but I like the idea of people finding shiny glass beads among the cash.
mood: amusedamused
tags: notes, ooc
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09:10pm 17/08/2010
List of things Dana will need or wish to acquire;
  1. supplies for a trip of uncertain duration
  2. a horse
  3. clothes- (in process of acquiring some ATM)
  4. lodgings (already at Whitechapel, but will move out when deciding to stay in town.)
  5. mask (for whimsy)
There are likely to be more but I can sort them out later. I really need to figure out where she has been or will go to fill the rest of number 1
  1. going to need food that can travel and does not come with lots of iron so no canned goods.
  2. tack if she buys a horse
  3. bags to carry her things
  4. clothes she can deal with/is dealing with
  5. shelter if she needs to stay outdoors, tent? bedroll, tarp?
  6. Cooking utensils
Note: She has a knife made of bronze. it can double between an eating utensil and weapon. Might also be used as a tool for some things.
mood: okayokay
music: Black Water Rising - The River | Powered by Last.fm
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character app  
11:17am 26/07/2010

Application for Dana O’ Shee, Excolo chara


Your LJ name: Oni_neko
The character/s you currently play, if any:
Chester, Damien, Leah, Verite
Your claimed perfume: Dana O’Shee, offerings of milk, honey and sweet grains are the basis of this scent.

Character name: Dana O’Shee (not really her name but it is her favourite alias)
Occupation: Faerie Runaway
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Bi

Age: early hundreds

Back story ‘Dana’ grew up in the Seelie Court of faerie in the lands of the Summer Queen Titania, a land of great beauty and subtle danger; the land of fairytales is real if not quite as humans imagine it to be. But something has changed and now she’s running to the Iron World for a dubious safety in a land she has rarely visited whose rules she doesn’t quite know. She’s quite young for a fae, roughly their equivalent of a teenager.  Circumstances are forcing her to grow up more quickly.



Strengths and weaknesses: Traditional fae stuff applies to her. So she's probably a bit stronger, quicker and more resilient in healing wounds than a human but not too much more. She can see through illusions if she chooses to but that would be rude. (Or at least rude to let someone know she's seeing through it) Severe iron allergy.

Personality wise she can be a touch arrogant and has a bit of a temper. Is a bit of a trickster but respects anyone who can out trick or out bargain her. Keeps any promise she makes and the wording of any bargains. In fact she has to keep them.  Curious about the Iron World and willing to learn its rules, if only to survive in it until she can go home.


Her magic is mostly glamour (illusions) with a bit of healing and fire stuff thrown in.  

How do you see this character fitting in to the game?: Gives Mab and Fiona more fae stuff to deal with, brings fae politics to game.  I can see plenty of potential for RP in her lack of understanding of the Iron World.  It will hopefully be interesting to have another non malicious trickster.


Appearance: Tall and slender, inhumanly beautiful like most fae, with the colours of summer, golden eyes and fire red hair. Her human face is much less impressive.  She tones the dow nthe colours an such to mere human, right now the PB  is  Neon Hitch. 

mood: accomplished
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