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Lien

"What is real and what is not is for your heart to decide and for your heart to know."

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a character in “The Fair Folk”, as played by fivehours

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XXXX ▐║ NAME : Lien XX {lotus}
XXXX ▐║ HUMAN ALIAS: Nguyα»…n Bian, Charlie Nguyen
XXXX ▐║ NICKNAME : --
XXXX ▐║ AGE : Two hundred and seventy-eight
XXXX ▐║ BIRTH DATE: August 8th, 1737
XXXX ▐║ COURT : Seelie
XXXX ▐║ ETHNICITY : Southeast Asian; Vietnamese
XXXX ▐║ SEXUALITY : Pansexual

XXXX ▐║ DIALOGUE AND THOUGHT COLOUR : #decaca


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X ▐║ SPECIES : Nine-tailed Fox ; Hα»“ Tinh
XXXXXCenturies ago, intricately weaved tales of otherworldly, fox-like creatures permeated the lands of East Asia. Such stories, ones in which invaded the ears and minds of those who listened to the accounts of others, peasants and kings alike, quickly became common among the humans. All recollections of encounters with the being resulted in the same illustration: a fox not unlike those of the average nature in appearance, turned transcendental by the multiple tails in which it grew and it's inhuman powers and abilities. Now in modern times, the Nine-tailed Foxes are known as little more than fictitious, fabricated elements of Asian folklore, literature, and mythology. The collected accounts of the being portrays them in multiple situations- monsters that terrorized the people, dutiful wives of human men, tricksters who lead foolish travelers astray, and lovers of lonely souls.


X ▐║ ABILITIES :
XXXXXPerhaps the most notable, and well-versed, ability of the nine-tailed foxes is their aptitude for conjuring illusions, utilizing the distortion of the senses to create misapprehensions. Many have taken payment or reward from Nine-tailed Foxes initially in the form of money or material wealth, only to find that part or all of the sum consisted of old paper, leaves, twigs, stones, or similar valueless items under a magical illusion. Despite having a human physical manifestation that is solely their own, the fox Fae have been known to duplicate the appearance of others. However, consistent physical contact is required for the Nine-tailed Fox to retain such appearances, and one look at their shadows, a fox in shape, easily reveal its true nature. If necessary, the Nine-tailed Fox will willfully manifest in the dreams others as a device of communication. As they are reputed to be the source of its magic, the tails of the Nine-tailed Fox will generate either fire or lightening under the command of the Fae. Other less noteworthy abilities of the Nine-tailed Fox include increased strength, agility, and sense of smell.






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    ▐║ HUMAN APPEARANCE :

      X HEIGHT : 1.73m; 5'8" XXXXiXXXX EYES: Cognac
      X WEIGHT : 57kg; 126lbs XXXXXXX HAIR: Brown

      XXIt is only under the influence of glamour that Lien is able to veil her animalistic form, concealing an appearance that is similar to that of a fox in favour of human traits. Being a fauna native to Vietnam, Lien takes on characteristics reminiscent to those living in Southeast Asia; though, such traits are personalized to be nothing but her own. There's a lack of definition when it comes to Lien's features- soft being the word that perhaps best describes the fullness of her pale cheeks, broad, slightly flattened nose, and rounded almond-shaped eyes. Suggesting resemblance to her fox counterpart, the mischievous glint in her wide-set eyes, and the crooked, taunting smile that always remains on her lips gives her a permanently sly mien. Tall and slender, one would think that Lien has been given a body that can be conducted with grace, though this is far from so as her mannerisms are often quite clumsy.

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      XXThe absence of glamour would see a being unlike that of a human in any shape or form. While some fae are able to retain a human-like portrayal even without the utilization of the magic, Lien contrasts this image. Upon first glance at Lien's natural state, one would note that there is little difference between what is classified as a regular, earthly fox, and the fox-like Fae. Though larger than the vulpus, size comparable to a large canine, this species of fae depicts everything from a vibrant, russet-based coat, patterned by markings of brown, white, and black to pale, stiff whiskers protruding from the pointed, slightly upturned length of its snout. Nevertheless, the fae is easily differentiated from its animal cousin by the multiple tails it comes to spout, and lightened fur colours. Because the nine-tailed foxes are not simply born with nine tails, each tail growing as the fox matures and ages, Lien has not nine tails, but five.





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X ▐║ STRENGTHS
XXXXXIllusions, the ability to contort reality to their liking has always been the greatest skill of the Nine-tailed Foxes, allowing them to ultimately influence another's understanding of the conjectured state of things as they actually exist. While Lien has never utilized this ability for malevolent reasons, instead finding pleasure in pulling simple pranks on her victims, the illusions of Nine-tailed foxes have been known to drive some to death.
XXXXXSubterfuge, as deception is a practice, Lien has since become a master of trickery; an astute mind and a silver tongue provide her the tools necessary for luring others into believing her spoken falsities. Never a fan of unfavorable odds, her skill of deceit will turn an unfortunate circumstance beneficial on a dime.
XXXXXAnimal Instinct, perhaps not as different as her mammalian cousin as she'd like to admit, Lien's fox instincts have kept her alive thus far, ensuring her survival in times unexpected. Sometimes it is ones natural response to stimuli that upholds their self-preservation.

X ▐║ WEAKNESSES
XXXXXHer Tails, said to be the source of the Nine-tailed Fox's magic, the loss of even one tail is no laughing matter. Just as lore would have it, cutting off all tails of the Fae results in immediate death. That being said, despite her apparent openness regarding the handling of her tails, they are her most vulnerable asset: her Achilles heel.
XXXXXAlcohol, for millennia alcohol has been a beverage regarded fondly by those across the globe, an aspect that can be found in the records of every culture. Despite being regarded at an enabler of pleasure for many, this including the Nine-tailed fox, the over consumption of it will have the Nine-tailed Fox powerless. Lien has long since learned of the dangers attached to alcohol and avoids it to the best of her abilities.
XXXXXDogs, due to the fact that dogs have the ability to detect the Fae despite the use of glamour, they have become the natural enemy of the Nine-tailed fox. Many Nine-tailed foxes have been exposed while in their human state as the result of their hatred and fear of dogs. Some become so unnerved by the mere presence of dogs that they revert back to their fox form and flee.

X ▐║ FEARS
XXXXXHα»“ Tinh, Lien has no relation to her past self and she'd like to keep it that way. She recalls who she once was in flashes - mainly the deeds Hα»“ Tinh had committed and the pain suffering inflicted upon others because of them. The releasing of her resentment could mean that Lien once again will coincide with her former self.
XXXXXWerewolves, Lien has only ever met one werewolf in her life and needless to say the experience left her traumatized and forever terrorized. Extending far beyond her fright of dogs, Lien natural aversion to canines is ingrained in her bones.





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X▐║ PERSONALITY

XXXX Regardless of the array of Nine-tailed Foxes, the stereotype that tends to be their embodiment presents them as tricksters, with motives that vary from mischief to malevolence. The multiple accounts of their misdemeanors are most definitely the root cause of this illustration. Their stories tell of the Korean Kumiho playing tricks on overly prideful soldiers and money-grubbing merchants, or particularly cruel Japanese Kitsune mistreating poor farmers and devout Buddhist monks. Words such as sly, impish, and cunning have become attached to the Nine-tailed fox, and Lien does little to disprove her stereotype by being all of the said traits.

XXXXOn the other hand, that's not to say that Lien is needlessly cruel. She lacks the mean spirited motivations that others of her species may have, and while she frequently enjoys partaking in shenanigans, it's all a bit of harmless fun in her eyes. Lien's general fondness of company translates into her displayed characteristics of good-natured amiability and gregariousness. She has been known to makes introverts squirm, be as it may, as she has the tendency of becoming overbearingly chummy on occasion. Regardless of the fact that Nine-tailed Foxes are solitary beings, years of isolation have turned her sour at the thought of loneliness. Perhaps an unfortunate side affect of an unconscious need to maintain relationships, Lien will pry into situations that are best left alone. Her habit of sticking her nose in places where it doesn't belong has landed her in how water before, but not enough to dissuade her from discontinuing the intrusive practice.

XXXX As strange as it may be for the Fae who believe in living modest lives, Lien takes great pleasure in indulging herself. Lien loves to live lavishly. Fascinated by highly-valued material possessions, she is an advocate for both materialism and living large. With the aid of her illusion-creating capabilities, Lien has been able to obtain many of her acquisitive desires. Her indulgence is not limited to material items, but also of certain earthly pleasures. Seduction being second nature to the Nine-tailed Foxes, Lien herself is a fan of the pass time. A habitual flirt, Lien's naturally coquettish nature is alluring to those willing to receive her attention. On another note, she will not hesitate to indulge herself herself in adventure every now and then. Spontaneous journeys are in store for those who decide to attach themselves to Lien.





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X ▐║ HISTORY
XXXXXThousands of years ago, a time in which the world would seem alien to the modern man, the capital was not the bustling, heavily-populated city that it is today. Instead, Hanoi began with humble origins, and those that chose to reside within its perimeters lived simply, most making a modest living as farmers. Days passed with a relatively tranquil motion, as a routine lifestyle would lull the people into a state of peace. This so called peace, however, was sundered by a beast which shared a home with the people of Hanoi, dwelling deep within a caves of the nearby mountains. Tainting their otherwise harmonious way of life, the beast was known to inflict terror into the heart of all who uttered its name.

XXXXX"Hα»“ Tinh" was the title that fell from the lips of the brave souls that dared to utter the name, the words branding the creature a fox monster. Leaving the comfort of his lair only to prey on the humans who lived so near, Hα»“ Tinh would take guise of a human male to lure his victims, commonly women, back to his dwellings through use of tricks and illusions. Multiple humans would be held captive by Hα»“ Tinh until the time came that he feasted upon them. The harassment of the people by the beast continued relentlessly for hundreds of years; the people helplessly carried on their lives with the fear that one day Hα»“ Tinh may stumble upon them and deem them his next meal.

XXXXXJust as the natural course of things would see fit, Hα»“ Tinh's reign would eventually come to an end at the hands of a prince by the name of LαΊ‘c Long QuΓ’n. The winds carrying the horrifying tales of the malevolent creature's deeds to his ears, LαΊ‘c Long QuΓ’n decided that he was to seal Hα»“ Tinh's fate once and for all by putting an end to his life. Gathering an army of men, the prince ventured out to the mountain with visions of slaughtering the beast filling his mind's eye. Despite LαΊ‘c Long QuΓ’n being far from foolish, not underestimating the power of a proclaimed celestial being, he perhaps was not expecting just how formidable his target was. The battle between Hα»“ Tinh and LαΊ‘c Long QuΓ’n lasted three entire days and by the end of the third day, both parties were at their wits end. LαΊ‘c Long QuΓ’n was finally able to kill his opponent by entrapping Hα»“ Tinh through the use of magic and cutting his head off.

XXXXXUnsatisfied by the destruction of Hα»“ Tinh, the prince sought to destroy all remaining evidence of the fox monster, eradicating his den and ordering a pond to be built in its place. Next, a temple was built in order to suppress the fox's resentment, ensuring that the people would be safe from the fox's ill actions from beyond the grave. It was then did the people, who had left their homes in order to escape Hα»“ Tinh's wrath, return and when they did, they sung praises to their great hero- the prince LαΊ‘c Long QuΓ’n.

XXXXXLittle did LαΊ‘c Long QuΓ’n and the people of Hanoi know, during the time that Hα»“ Tinh sought refuge during their battle, he was able to preserve his soul into the seed of a lotus. It was never thought that millenia later the lotus would give birth to the fox monster's reincarnation; the aquatic flower would bloom to reveal a new nine-tailed fox.





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XXX▐║ PLAYED BY : fivehours
XXX▐║ TIME ZONE : MST (UTCβˆ’7:00)
XXX▐║ FACE CLAIM : Ho Ngoc Ha

XXX▐║ SHEET INSPIRATION : Me!

So begins...

Lien's Story