"Not Everything Is As It Seems"
CHARACTER NAME: Bryna OTHER NAMES: Brian PLAYED BY: TheresaACTOR: A very young Demi Moore RACE/TOWN: Human/Ishmar (Member of The Tribe of Namon) GENDER: Female JOB: Shanzena's Lady-In-Waiting and Protector ORIGIN: Slums of Ishmar AGE: 20 HEIGHT: 5'11" LOVERS: None HUSBAND: None
Born in the slums of Ishmar, Bryna was the first born of Waite, a dock worker, and his wife, Romona. Her brother, Quinn, followed two years later. Around Bryna's 13th birthday, her father disappeared after speaking out against the Priests and their "God". Romona never gave up hope that her husband would someday return. She started a small candle making business and taught Bryna all she knew about herbs and oils. Together the candles they made became known through out Ishmar for their variety of scents. News even reached High Lord Sharon. Then an awful sickness swept through the slums, taking young and old alike. Bryna and Quinn buried their mother on Bryna's 15th birthday. The twosome swore to their mother they would watch out for one another. Bryna continued making candles and Quinn got a job at "Sailor's Rest". They survived the first year.
Then, one night, Quinn raced home pursued by the city guards. Bryna helped him escape only to be arrested herself. She was sentenced to a life-long punishment as a slave of Ishmar. To catch up on Bryna's past, please read:
Cry of Freedom (Coming Soon)
Cry of Freedom (Coming Soon)
As Shanzena's Lady-In-Waiting she has searched for news of her brother but has found none.PERSONALITY: In public she's very quiet and shy. She's afraid she might slip and give her past away. Only truly open around Shanzena. Very intelligent, but more street wise than book smart. SKILLS: Learning to use a sword. An expert at hand-to-hand combat and understands the uses of various herbs. She also knows the dark streets of Ishmar well. OUTLOOK ON LIFE: Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. LIKES: Books, but is unable to read and too proud to admit it, being outside, Shanzena's company and really likes Lord Aldris but has a hard time acknowledging it. DISLIKES: Locked doors, small spaces, the dark, mirrors, her scars, Kast, anything to do with Mesardee. SEES SELF AS: Protector of Shanzena IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: Bryna does not cry. The last time a tear fell down her cheek was at her mother's death bed. She's very loyal to all the Sharons but will lay her life on the line for her mistress. Only Shanzena knows all the faces of Bryna. Mellar knows she is the Bryna of the past and was once a slave. The Late Lord Sharon also knew she was a slave. Lord Aldris does not know any of this and Bryna will try her hardest to see that he never does. (However, never is a long time.) When the need arises Bryna will slip back into the role of Brian from the tribe of Namons . . . for the Resistance. Again, only Shanzena knows this . . . though, Mellar suspects.
She works out in private with a sword and practices the skills of hand-to-hand fighting. We are not talking Kung-Fu here. Think more of street fighting. "Your hands have to be faster than a rock rattler's strike, your legs quicker than a Desert Tiger's pounce . . . and move with the swiftness of a hawk in flight." ~ HaganTHE CRY OF THE NOMADS:
Bryna/Brian and Hagan had a special yell they would do before a challenge by another slave and every night before going to sleep. Hagan had a deeper voice, his cry sounded something like this: "HOO-YA!" Bryna/Brian would answer in turn: "HEE-YA!" The one will always follow the other, if both are alive.
*Namon, is No Man spelled backwards.