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Originally, I was going to do this one or two at a time, but they all began clammoring at me and introducing themselves. So. Without any further delay (cause they'll whup me again if I don't...), the avatars of each archetype.



Dominin (Domni)
Archetype: Fallen Angel
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Title: The Liberator
Gender: Male
Element: Stars/stellar energy
Color(s): Blue/Indigo
Symbol:Ornate sword, resting point down

Essence: Liberty, knowledge, empowerment, conflict, polarity, conflict within the self. Choosing to follow love, knowledge, suffering, or freedom from a path outside of society’s dictates. Accepting that there is a price for following truth as it is revealed to the self rather than following someone else’s ideas blindly.

Appearance: Black colored wings rather than pristine white. Sensual, sexual, aggressive, and earthy rather than separated from man and nature. Black leather pants tucked into boots, bare chest, with two swords slung over the back and the straps crossing over the chest. Black hair past shoulders, blue/indigo colored eyes. Very obviously male, well muscled.



Valentin (Vali )
Archetype: Vampire
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Title: The Eternal
Gender: Male
Element: Darkness
Color(s): Black, silver, and crimson
Symbol: Ornate silver chalice

Essence: Blood, Life, Death, Sex, Ecstasy, the Eternal. Union with the other through ecstasy, loss of the self, the erotic power of ecstasy and death.

Appearance: Pale, androgynous, ambisexual gentleman. Thin, narrow waisted, sharply dressed. Long dark hair pulled back into an ornate silver clasp, dark eyes.



Llyra
Archetype: The Sidhe (The Glittering Throng)
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Title: The Wildling
Gender: Female
Element: Light
Color(s): Gold and green
Symbol: Blooming hawthorn branch or hawthorn thorn

Essence: Glamour, Hidden Nature, Ecstasy. Sensual imagery, physical abandon to the true, wild nature of the Self. Unleashing the inner person to run free.

Appearance: Mischievous, puckish, wild, and untamed. Somewhat unkempt appearance as if she had been playing out in the woods and tumbled down a hill.




Corentin (Corin)
Archetype: The Sidhe (The Shadow Court)
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Title: Shadow Fighter
Gender: Male
Element: Shadow
Color(s): Indigo and silver
Symbol: Obsidian blade

Essence: Mystery, Creation and Destruction combined, Ecstasy. The unstoppable forces of creation and destruction combined into one moment where both are united.

Appearance: Dressed in shades of deep blue, ice blue eyes. Long, nearly white hair bordering on silver. Dressed for riding with boots and a sword at the waist. Lean, hawkish appearance.



Alexandru (Alexi)
Archetype: Gypsy/Fortune Teller
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Title: The Wanderer
Gender: Male
Element: Chaos
Color(s): Anything bright and attention drawing, combinations of colors, red, orange, yellow
Symbol: Stone from where two roads meet.

Essence: Hidden knowledge, breaking boundaries. The power of “the other” to both unify and break apart, to see clearly, and to obscure through secrecy. Sexual, sensual expression, exoticism.

Appearance: An exotic foreigner, somehow set apart from those present. Colorful, garish, and not subject to the rules of society. Medium length dark hair. Dark, all-seeing eyes. Flamboyant in his mannerisms, always accompanied by a dark horse.



Brynja </b>
Archetype: The Gargoyle
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Title: Stone Bender
Gender: Female
Element: Rock/mountain
Color(s): Grays with mixed hues of other colors shading through.
Symbol: Necklace of semi-precious stones.

Essence: Protection, Trickster energy, inversion of the normal. Horrifying and fascinating at the same time, attractive and repellant, the world turned on its side.

Appearance: Nearly naked woman of moving stone, short spiky hair. Overly emphasized physical characteristics. All in gray stone color or marbled.


Dusan
Pronunciation: dOO´shAn
Archetype: Ghosts
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Title: Wraith Lord
Gender: Male
Element: Transitions
Color(s): White
Symbol: Candle or torch

Essence: Cthonic power, psychopomp, lightbearer. The clash between modern, scientific thought and faith or belief in the occult or what can’t be proven by science. Skeptics who encounter that which can’t be proven and must question their own experience/senses.

Appearance: Spectral apparition, who often appears attractive to the viewer but quickly morphs into a terrifying visage. Usually indistinct features that sometimes clarify to either attractive or horrifying.


Seren
Pronunciation: Sair-in
Archetype: The Tortured Artist
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Title: Lady of Pain
Gender: Female
Element: Sensation and Glamour
Color(s): Deep purple
Symbol: Book or painter’s palate

Essence: Transgression, transformation, stifled potential, breaking repression, rebellion. Separation and individuation from societal expectations through the deliberate adoption of the taboo and ostracism.

Appearance: Well-educated bluestocking who thumbs her nose at societal rules, also engages in transgressive sexual roles that betray the “good wife and mother” image. Long black dress, white skin, blood red mouth. Long, straight hair, red or black.


Raisha
Archetype: Werewolf
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Title: Lady of Beasts
Gender: Female
Element: Earth (forests and deserts, in particular)
Color(s): Browns, earth tones
Symbol: Furred robe or animal skull

Essence: Transformation, changes, cycles. the Wild Man/Wild Woman, uncontrolled passion paired with virginal purity

Appearance: Appears as a fierce huntress, usually in skins with forearm blades. Around a human body floats an energetic field that resembles a variety of animals as they shift and blend, blurring her actual appearance. Most common form when shifting is a large, dark grey wolf with silver tipped fur.

Aoibheann
Pronounced: EE-van
Archetype: Monstrous Mother
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Title: Devouerer
Gender: Female
Element: Water, deep sea
Color(s): Iron gray, black, dark blue
Symbol: Scythe

Essence: Chaos, Desire, Power. Emblem of lust, uncontrollable femininity, locus of male fear of sexuality and reproduction, female body that evokes the initial fall from grace, womb is equated with tomb.

Appearance: Pregnant woman with numerous children in tow. Sometimes with the head of a dog or dragon. Usually a beautiful woman, bordering on sunken features approaching a death’s head but not quite to that point yet.
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From:arethinn
Date:June 14th, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC)
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I'm struck in a slightly concerned way by the number of names that end in --in. A couple of these really tingle me, though, and I find it most interesting that your Llyra is nearly identical to my Tanaren (southern power), yet that I also have a power named Llyrie (western power).

Anyway, not really important, but just hmm!

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From:blackthornglade
Date:June 15th, 2004 12:52 pm (UTC)
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I'm struck in a slightly concerned way by the number of names that end in --in.

Whyso?

A couple of these really tingle me, though, and I find it most interesting that your Llyra is nearly identical to my Tanaren (southern power), yet that I also have a power named Llyrie (western power).

That is interesting. :) I've tried to avoid trying to match them up with directions for now, but at some point I may do so. They don't really seem to want to be restricted when I try to work with them. One thing that helps with, though, is with avoiding getting locked into a wiccanesque or modern neo-pagan like format. (Which, to me, is a good thing.)

Anyway, not really important, but just hmm!

I like hearing those. :)
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From:arethinn
Date:June 15th, 2004 08:43 pm (UTC)
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Whyso?

I'm not exactly sure. "Concerned" isn't quite the right word... it's like... "are you sure that's right?" So many similar sounds seems... suspicious? somehow... Like maybe you were trying to do too much at once (I know you said they sort of descended on you) and so there wasn't time to make a full contact with each that opened over time?

What I'm trying to say is that if I had no other information, I would be tempted to say "these names are so similar, it sounds like they sat down and made it up and weren't very creative about it at that." Now maybe there is something about the current itself which tends to manifest in these "--een" type sounds; I don't know. But it still strikes me as... inauthentic? (maybe they aren't telling you their real names, maybe you're unconsciously laying something of yourself over it...?)

I've tried to avoid trying to match them up with directions for now

Mine were the other way around. I set out with the desire to contact the powers of each of the directions (at first all at once, but one at a time turned out to work better), and that's what finally came out. South was the last, oddly enough, since I identify well with the direction in my system.

avoiding getting locked into a wiccanesque or modern neo-pagan like format

Agreed that this is a good thing! Heh...
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From:blackthornglade
Date:June 15th, 2004 09:00 pm (UTC)
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I'm not exactly sure. "Concerned" isn't quite the right word... it's like... "are you sure that's right?" So many similar sounds seems... suspicious? somehow... Like maybe you were trying to do too much at once (I know you said they sort of descended on you) and so there wasn't time to make a full contact with each that opened over time?

It's possible. Over time that may clear up. Dominin I've worked with in the past, and he originally came through as "Dominic". I suspect as they become more familiar, it will become clearer. Sometimes the "sound" isn't clear when they try to speak or communicate (for lack of a better way to say it).

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