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The Lord Ruler's perfect capital city, Luthadel, is doing the impossible: rebelling. Skaa half-breeds are being taught the power of Allomancy, something that the Lord Ruler's obligators said only existed in the nobility. The enslaved skaa, with their murderous benefactor, now fight back against a living god's oppression.

So, the Inquisition was formed. The nobles begin to fear assassination from all sides. The times of nobility Mistborn killing each other are over. The Steel Inquisitors look for aristocrat traitors and insurgent skaa, and the skaa try with all their strength to merely survive. The Lord Ruler's perfect Final Empire is slowly devolving into chaos.

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Denna Sureau



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#1 Denna Sureau


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Posted 10 November 2014 - 09:00 PM

DENNA SUREAU
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Name: Denna Sureau
Type: Noble
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Place of Origin: Klessium
Occupation:
Relationship Status: Single



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(If Applicable. Remove section if your character has no powers)
Type of Powers: Misting
Metals Used: Bronze (seeker)
Degree of Skill: Advanced
Status: Hidden.


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Denna is a beautiful young woman. 5'5", and 135 lbs, Denna is relatively average in height and weight. She stands tall and proud, a confident individual, with the proper posture of a lady. Her brown hair reaches past her shoulders, and is almost always done up very neatly, to keep out of her face, and to look as regal as she can manage. She can be a little vain, and puts a lot of attention on her appearance.

For all her vanity though, she has a very soft facial structure. Her chin curves in a very gentle manner, making her seem kindly and sweet, regardless of whether that is true or not. While she could potentially play upon the "soft" look she has, she is in fact a bit to strong-willed to do so. She is a bit prideful, which shows in her posture, and walks with her chin up.

She has a nice smile, which she shows often. She has full lips, a pointed nose, and brown eyes. Her ears are pierced; she usually wears some sort of studs, or simple earrings.


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Denna is both simplistic and complicated in nature. She has a good sense of family; regardless of whether she knows someone personally or not, if they share the family name she is more apt to befriend them and work alongside them without complaint. She likes the idea of family sticking together, and likes the idea of having that automatically built in security around her, of someone who will never turn their back on her (even if that is not true at all, she chooses to see family in that light).

Because of that, she tends to be more loyal to those she considers family, than those who are mere 'close friends.' She values the success of the house as much because she likes the idea of close-knit reliability, as because a successful house means more riches and pretty things for her.

Denna is a very confident and optimistic woman. She knows where she's at in life and she's very comfortable with it, too. She is ambitious enough to climb the ladder to a suitable height, yet comfortable staying away from a leading role. She is a good follower; clever, but not a planner. She prefers knowing what she's getting into, and when ascertaining what someone wants her to do she will sometimes be blunt and a little too assertive.

With a good sense of humor, she is very comfortable at balls and other social events. Her forward nature sometimes turns boys away from her, but she doesn't let that bother her. She strongly believes that whatever boy marries her is just going to have to deal with her as herself; she will not pretend to be more submissive or timid than she truly is. She has a good sense of charisma, perhaps too much sometimes.

As loyal as she professes to be, she is also a rather selfish individual. The idea of putting herself in a situation she cannot control terrifies her, and she would rather stay out of the way than get herself hurt trying to help someone else, in many situations. She has a strange mixture of courage in some scenarios, cowardice in others. It all depends on who she is with, and what the 'courageous' act need necessarily be.

She has a strong dislike for hobbies customarily taken up by ladies. She abhors sewing and has no pitch to her voice at all. As a child she rarely played with dolls and other "girly" things, preferring to play make believe out in the yard when she could. A bit of a tomboy, though now that she's more mature, has learned the benefits of dressing more ladylike, and having at least a few ladylike mannerisms.

She is not a booksmart individual, as she also dislikes reading. She picks up on things though, and would learn quickly if only she could be bothered to apply herself. She grows bored easily and has a tendency to obsess over things that she finds she truly likes, to the exclusion of all else.

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Special Skills: Acting, sewing (though she dislikes it), dancing,
Strengths:
Denna is very confident. She doesn't hesitate before she acts, she knows what she's capable of and isn't afraid to do her utmost best to succeed in life. She doesn't hesitate or dilly-dally, she just gets in and gets her job done.

While being manipulative is a social vice, it aids her personally. She's no rioter, but she can use her own emotions and body language to manipulate others, and has a way with words (sometimes). She isn't afraid to play the pity party if it gets her what it wants.

She isn't book-smart, but she can figure out a puzzle pretty quick, and she knows how to get around the block. She knows people, and she has practical knowledge that she can put to her advantage. A virtue, Denna has a great sense of humor. She is able to laugh at herself, as well as others.. And loves a good joke.

Weaknesses:
With a tendency toward cowardice, Denna is not the most useful in combat situations. She doesn't like to fight, doesn't want to fight, and is much more likely to run off than face someone head on. This does not extend so much in social situations, as she is confident and headstrong. However, if she's ever put in a situation of extreme embarrassment or shame, she is like to want to hide her face over facing it head on. It all depends on the situation, and in some ways this makes her a bit unreliable when it comes to sticky situations.

Denna speaks her mind, and often times doesn't care if her inner thoughts are offensive or not. She likes to think that it makes her honest, but in many cases it just means that she lacks tact, plain and simple.

Petty and vain, Denna wants to look nice, but more importantly, wants other people to consider her as gorgeous and strong. She puts a lot, probably too much, of stock into other people's opinions, and is easily offended at jibes and insults thrown her direction.



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Born 900, Denna grew up in Klessium. She had a rather ordinary upbringing as far as noble women go. When she was six she was already being taught how to sew and act a lady. Of course, young Denna hated most of what she was 'supposed' to do, and would discard her chores as often as she could to run outside and roll in ash and other unladylike things.

She was beaten when she was 8, and snapped into the Misting she is today. She'd been told in vague terms that they would do such a thing, but to this day she still holds it against her mother, who did not seem particularly apologetic nor caring about Denna's distress. It hardly matters that it is an ordinary practice--call her petty, or obstinate.

Growing up, she had a tendency to focus on one thing at a time. When she was eleven she took up a love for a particular food, and it was all her mother could do to convince her to eat less of the candies, and more of the proper food. When she discovered the excitement of a particular boardgame, she would pester friends and family both to play the game with her, until everyone in the house was sick and tired of it, and she still couldn't get enough.

Her mother had soon enough decided that perhaps she would do better in Luthadel, a bigger city, and with Lorelai, a distant cousin, and more powerful of voice than Denna's mother. At fifteen she was shipped away to Luthadel, to live in Keep Sureau. While she found Lorelai intimidating, Denna grew rather close to her and saw her as a sort of mother figure. She debuted just before her sixteenth birthday, and began attending balls. She found them to be incredibly fun, and attends them regularly.

Her status as a seeker was disclosed to Lorelai, and no one else. To an extent her time with Lorelai has molded her, as she has been given a bit more purpose and direction in her life, and a sense of loyalty to her extended family.

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Her first ball was sure to be interesting. It wasn't only her first ball, but the first real social event she'd ever attended in Luthadel. She'd spent the better part of a day getting ready, with stylists doing up her long, brown hair, to trying to wriggle into a tight-fitting dress of pale blue and even paler violet. Now she was there, surrounded by a sea of people, and loving it.

The dress, on the downside, was a bit stifling. Almost like she couldn't breathe in all the way--was it too tight, or was that normal? The dress had been sent by her mother, apparently it was of the highest fashion back in Klessium. Denna had her doubts. It was a pretty enough dress, but no matter how much she inspected the cloth, she couldn't decide if the purple and blue clashed, or complimented each other. She'd gotten no complaints or negative comments, so she had to assume it passed the test.

The music was lively; she found herself swaying gently to the beat, her hands clasped behind her back as she slowly circled the dancefloor. She had a feeling she was supposed to wait around for someone to ask her to dance, but she was a little too restless and impatient to just sit still.

In the end, no one asked her to dance. She took the initiative. A particularly shy-looking young man stood on the sidelines, and with a grin, Denna made her way to his side, nudged his shoulder, and with a wink and a "How about it? Denna Sureau." An introduction and a question, all at once. She offered something of an apologetic smile, and held her hand out toward him, palm down.

The song was not a particularly long one, and her dancing partner not particularly eloquent. All the same, she did at least manage a good look at the two Fathvell girls across the room, tittering away. Denna couldn't imagine anything relevant they could have been giggling about, but all the same.. The dance around the room gave her a good survey, without so obviously staring at anyone.

She could feel the slightest thumping of Allomancy around her. It wasn't her dancing partner, and as soon as it was polite to do so, she disengaged and wandered, toward some of the other women chattering nearby. It was time to see if Denna could learn a thing or two...

Edited by Sarah, 01 December 2014 - 09:52 PM.


#2 Comatose


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Posted 11 November 2014 - 10:27 PM

Hi Sarah.

It is really difficult to read your application when both the writing and the background are black. I'm not sure why the writing was changed from the forum default (maybe because you copy and pasted from a word document?), but if you could get that changed it would definitely speed the applicator process along, especially since the formatting will need to be correct before the application can be accepted anyways.

Nice to see you here!

Cheers :)

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#3 Sarah

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 11:54 PM

Ah HAH! Fixed it.

Sorry, was aware of the problem, but had posted it right before I had to leave work, and didn't get a chance to fix it earlier. Sorry!

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Posted 14 November 2014 - 01:37 AM

Thanks! Looks good to me, so there's one vote. Get one one more and you're approved!

If you do have some time for editing, some more RP sample would be nice, to see more of her interaction with other people, but we can also do that in the RP.

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#5 Sarah

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 10:01 PM

Thanks, Comatose!

I added a little bit to the RP sample, though not very much interaction. Let me know if more is needed, I'll try and drum up some drama. :)

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 11:46 PM

I wouldn't say more is needed, especially since I've already approved the application, but seeing how her personality impacts her social interactions would be nice, mainly just because I'm curious. Right now, you have a confident, assertive, and opinionated woman being quite passive. Like I said, you've already sold me on what you have on the page, and it makes sense if she just isn't into this ball, but since her personality is more dynamic, it would be interesting to see how it plays out.

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#7 Moru

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 06:11 AM

I am so ridiculously slow at approving apps apparently. >_________>;

But I love Denna, and I can't wait to see what is in store <3

Approved

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