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OC Name: Tyria Elarra Kamaren
1.) What is your name?
Tyria Elarra Kamaren.
2.) Do you know why you were named that?
"Tyria" is an ancient Koada'Dal, or high elven, word for "jewel." My parents are jewelers: my father the artisan, and my mother the merchant. Elarra, or "starborn," is our family name. I then married Janus Kamaren and gained his surname. We haven't found out yet what the name means.
3.) Are you single or taken?
I'm happily married, thank you.Tyria, content in her husband's arms.
4.) Any Abilities or powers?
I am a paladin of the Marr Twins, Mithaniel and Erollisi. I'm blessed with the ability to heal injuries and diseases, and I also have powers to better recognize and combat evil. I'm also skilled with several weapons, though I prefer the longsword above all others. I'm like most paladins of Marr in that respect.
6.) What is your eye colour?
Dark blue. Janus says that they're the first thing he noticed about me.
7.) How about your hair colour?
Dark brown, or "chocolate brown," as some people call it.
8.) Have you got any family members?
My parents, plus some cousins. And then my husband, of course. We were close to some of our fellows in the Knights of Truth, the paladin order we trained in. We've since joined an adventurers guild called the Arcane, and some of our friends there are like family. Lynxxe and Elania are particularly good friends of ours.
9.) How about pets?The closest is Starlight, my celestial horse. I probably should have mentioned that summoning her is one of my powers. As for your typical pets, I have none, as much as I love dogs. I travel too much, unfortunately.
10.) That's cool, I guess. Now tell me something you don't like?
I don't like self-righteous people, and I've known more than a few of them in my and other religious orders. I've found that those who feel the need to profess their own righteousness are often blind to their own faults or have the greatest skeletons in their own closets.
And, naturally, I don't like evil people. The Marr Twins' greatest enemy is Innoruuk, the god of hate, and I simply cannot understand his followers. Why would you define yourself by hatred? It's exhausting, it hurts others, and it damages you.
On the more mundane and probably petty side of things, I don't like ugly, unflattering, or boring clothing. I also don't care for the shape of my lips.
11.) Do you have any activities/hobbies you like to do?
Tailoring! I'm an amateur tailor, and I enjoy embellishing my clothing and adjusting the fit. Some Knights of Truth frowned when I altered my uniforms to better fit my figure, and I was forced to get rid of the gold embroidery I once added. The fitted tailoring stayed, however.
I also like dancing. The order trained us in various cultural dances so that we wouldn't make complete fools of ourselves at court. I thought I was doing pretty well, but then they made us train all the dances again while wearing full plate armor. The training was worth it, but gods did that result in some sore evenings.
"Shut up and dance with me."
12.) Have you hurt anyone in anyway before?
Yes. I'm charged to combat and strike down evil. I deescalate situations as best I can, but I'm often left with no other options.
13.) Ever... Killed anyone before?
Yes, but only those who threatened an innocent or myself. I always try to take death seriously, though it's hard not to become desensitized to it. I confess that it's especially difficult for me to care about orcs' deaths, but when every last one you meet tries to either kill or enslave you...
14.) What kind of animal are you?
I'm... a high elf, or Koada'Dal, if you will.This isn't the first time she's asked him this.
15.) Name your worst habits?
I bite my lip quite often, and I get fidgety when I'm nervous or have to stay still for a long time. I also like to please people, and while I can make for a good peacemaker, I can also be too passive when more direct action is needed. My husband and I balance each other out in that respect. I also confess that I'm a bit of a materialist. I like nice things!
16.) Do you look up to anyone at all?
I've always admired Dame Kalatrina Plossen, the Spymistress of the Knights of Truth. She would never admit it, but she looks down on herself for growing up on the streets and the skills that she learned doing so. Simply being a spymistress makes her a rather unorthodox paladin, and I understand that she's open with the Lord Marshall about exactly what she does while carrying out her duties. She takes not just her duty, but her methods seriously. Sometimes the right thing isn't popular, and she exemplifies that. I don't know that I could do what she does, but I wish to be as strong as she.
17.) Are you Gay, Straight, or Bisexual?
*looks at interviewer's contemporary dictionary*
I am straight.
18.) Do you go to school?
My formal training officially ended years ago, though I still learn new tricks and abilities when I can.
19.) Ever wanna get married and have kids?
I am married already. As for children, perhaps one day, should things settle down. As for now, it would be extremely reckless. You shouldn't take children, much less infants, with you on quests.
20.) Do you have any fangirls/fanboys?
Elliot Dayson was quite in love with me, at least as much as someone like him can love. It seems obvious now, but at the time I just thought he was overly friendly and perhaps friendless. He struggled living up to the Order's standards, and Janus and I were tapped on the shoulder to help him. Perhaps I should have been clearer to him that I didn't reciprocate his feelings, but I was also younger and inexperienced. Besides, he's since struck me as the kind of person who wouldn't take "no" for an answer.Elliot watches Janus and Tyria enjoying each other's company.
21.) What are you most afraid of?
No-win scenarios. I try to do the greatest good for the greatest amount of people, but that's not always a simple matter. Sometimes you're forced to choose between the lesser of two evils. I do my best, but I'm no god. I suppose my greatest fear, however, is a situation where the greater good requires sacrificing those I love. Being honest with myself, I don't believe I could make that kind of sacrifice. I'd feel like less of a friend, wife, and lover if I could.Fighting takes its toll.
22.) What do you usually wear?
I quite like the common fashion in Felwithe, the high elf city, which is strapless tops with long skirts. Our Princess, Firiona Vie, wears slits in her skirt. I sometimes wear things even more daring, but those tend to be reserved for more . . . intimate matters. Ultimately, if it flows, is made of fine materials, and flatters me, I wear it.
Then, of course, there's my plate armor.Blue is Tyria's favorite color.
23.) What's one food that tempts you?
The elves of Felwithe often prefer fine gourmet dining, and while it makes for a nice treat now and then, I grew up in the human city of Freeport, where food tends to be more practical. In my travels, I've found that I prefer flavorful and filling meals, and halfling cuisine excels at that. I'm also partial to dwarven food, of all things. They know how to make meat, roots, and mushrooms work well together.
24.) Am I annoying you?
No, you're all right.
25.) Well, it's not over yet!
26.) What class are you? Low class, Middle class, or High class?
High class, and often richer than most nobles—adventuring and questing has that result. I try to be generous with my wealth, though I admit that, as someone who likes nice things, I'm not always as good with that as I should be.
27.) How many friends do you have?
Many friends, especially from the Knights of Truth order and Arcane adventurers guild. Janus and I are close friends with Lynxxe and Elania, fellow members of the Arcane. Elania and I are practically sisters. Lynxxe and I both love a good pun, much to our significant others' chagrin.Lynxxe K'tarin, wood elf ranger, and Elania K'mara, wood elf druid.
28.) Any thoughts on pie?
Go to Rivervale, the halflings' home city. They can put anything in a pie and make it delicious, and the competition there breeds wondrous variety and quality.
30.) Favourite drink?
Another halfling beverage called cerjous, which I'm told boasts twenty-three mixed flavors. The best way to describe it is "spiced cherries with nuts."
31.) What's your favourite place?
32.) Are you interested in anyone?
Only my husband, thank you very much.Her most favorite person in the whole world.
33.) If you're a girl, what's your cup size?
My . . . *looks at dictionary* Wow, isn't that an intimate question?
*gets to work with measuring tape*
*does some searching online*
It looks like . . . it's 32D.
34.) Would you rather swim in an ocean or a lake?
35.) What's your type?
I suppose I first fell for Janus when I realized that I could be myself with him, and that he would respect and celebrate me. Even if we disagree on some things, I've never been afraid to talk to him. He's always respected me. At the same time, he's confident in who he is. He's righteous, but he acts in a manner that invites others to join him on his path, as opposed to compelling others to be like him. He's also adorable when he gets worked up about fencing. It helps that he has an impressive physique, too.
36.) Any fetishes?
I'm not a shaman, so—oh, that's not what you meant, was it? Well, I do enjoy some gentle lovemaking with my wrists tied or pinned down. Gods, Janus would be mortified if he knew I was sharing this . . .
37.) Seme or Uke?
*looks at a dictionary*
Um . . . wait, does being a woman on the, er, receiving end make me an uke? I suppose it does.
38.) Camping or indoors?
Indoors, please. It's warmer, dryer, and more private.
39). Are you still waiting for this quiz to end?
Is it over already? That's a shame. It was fun!
As always, I'm not tagging anyone else.
So, there's some more about Tyria, who doesn't get as much love these days. Hopefully this'll spark some more interest in my EverQuest OCs, even if you're not into EQ yourself (which is most if not all of my watchers). She featured in a story I wrote about three years ago:
Ambushed by Betrayal- ch1
The Sleeping Hound Inn was located no more than a few days’ ride from the surrounding towns and villages, not to mention the grand city of Freeport. It had grown greatly over the years, building four stories for guest rooms alone and an impressive two-tiered dining hall. The inn catered to travelers of all different shapes and sizes. Humans and half-elves were the most common sight, followed by halflings and a sampling of wood elves, gnomes, and dwarves. Sometimes there was an ogre or a dark elf, but they generally stayed away from the crowds per the insistence of the inn’s bouncers. Orcs were shot on sight.
The inn’s dining hall was packed. Waitresses hustled from one table to another as tempers flared back in the kitchens. Minstrels did their best playing jovial tunes over the din, and patrons rearranged tables and chairs as they saw fit. A cacophony of different languages, accents, and dialects filled the hall.
. I also just got done with some edits on that story. I reread it recently and caught some typos and punctuation errors. I fixed those, and made some minor adjustments to bring the story more in line with how I originally envisioned it, but was too chicken to follow through with at the time (the story officially has the f-word now, hooray!). I resisted the urge to rework it too much, as I want to look back and see where I've been. I hope people read and enjoy it. It's an EverQuest story, but I wrote it under the assumption that the audience hasn't played the game.
Bonus points to anyone who figures out what cerjous
is based on.