D.O.B: 25th February, 2022
Current Location: Moscow
Occupation: Proprietor of Kallisti
Reborn God: Eris
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Loyalty: Herself (Neutral)
Played By: Thal
“Most people thought of burlesque as the art of striptease, and Kallisti embraced that whole-heartedly, but it found its earliest roots in parody. Travesty. Sly and subversive mockery. When Ori surveyed this decadent kingdom, that was what she saw. ”
From Kings of the Castle
Owner of Kallisti, House of Burlesque — the “not-a-strip-club” on the edge of Moscow’s red light district. Despite wealth, Oriena still lives in a modest house on the outskirts of Zamoskvoreche; what she does with the majority of her income is unknown.
Oriena’s record is littered with minor infractions. Digging deeper into her past throws up wiped records — particularly in relation to her association with name omitted. Someone particularly stubborn might even trace the trail of the money originally used to open the club.
Ori is not precious about her business. She pays Carmen to take care of the day-to-day running, and glances from time to time at the paperwork and accounts that come her way. Most would not even know she was the proprietor, unless they were privy to the name on the lease.
However of late her interest has changed, and someone with the right abilities might discover a number of new employees, all of them gifted with the power of the gods.
Oriena’s block was broken when she was possessed by an ijiraq queen during the Ascendancy’s fundraiser. A bond was left between her and the creature, forged on a promise Ori made to avenge the ijiraq by destroying the tablet that binds and controls them to a channeler’s whim. The ijiraq have bestowed her with old knowledge in an attempt to forge their new weapon.
During New Allies, Oriena used this new knowledge to compel Ryker into attacking her. The duel ended when three male ijiraq descended to protect their interests by ensuring Oriena did not die. As a result of the fighting, Oriena has extensive burns that run the full length of her left leg. They were inexpertly healed by Ilya’s Almaz girls, and twist like white webbing against her pale skin.
Of average height, with slender build and frame. She has dark hair, naturally straight to her shoulder-blades, and blue eyes. There’s usually something quite sardonic to her expression, though she is capable of sincerity. Casual confidence marks her demeanour, pushing towards the boundaries of haughty arrogance at times. Ori manipulates her femininity with ease and is certainly not shy, but she rails against the idea of being eye-candy. Despite the nature of business she’s in, her tastes in fashion and make-up err towards the understated classic; of an evening, she’s good at balancing elegant with provocative. During the day it’s not unusual to find her without make-up at all.