Djana Arezu Mahin Zahra
Regarded as a great beauty, Djana Arezu Mahin Zahra touts herself as an adviser, mentor, and guide for those wayward rulers and nobles who have found themselves off their chosen path.
Originally born in the deserts of Amol-Kalit, Djana's past is a shroud of secrets and mystery.
Though no one is quite sure where she comes from, Djana has proven herself invaluable to dozens of Nobles all around the world. She has made a name for herself as an invaluable asset, negotiating trade deals, marriages, peace treaties, and often acting as an emissary to other Noble Courts.
Her skills lay within her uncanny knack for communication and understanding. Djana seems to be able to influence and drive her point home to anyone she speaks with, and often carries a reputation for getting her way no matter what the subject.
This is of course well augmented by her mastery of several dozen languages, as well as her looks and more simple charms.
Her apparent penchant for blending in with noble courts has landed her in a favorable position many times over, and her role as an adviser has apparently made her quite wealthy. She now spends most of her time traveling from Noble Court to Noble Court, influencing, advising, and gathering wealth.
AppearanceDjana is unquestioningly one of the great beauties of this world. Raven black hair frame a perfectly curved and contoured face. Green eyes shine like emeralds, and flush red lips seem to accent every smile and emotion that touch her face.
Her looks are enough to turn heads in near every court of the world, and it is said that even the Elves whisper of her beauty as she passes.
This beauty is something that Djana seems to be well aware of, and like her intelligence she often leverages it to get her way. She takes great care to ensure that she looks exactly how she wants to, frequently styling and changing parts of herself in order to be better accepted by whichever court she is currently residing in.
Seemingly, Djana always has the perfect thing to catch someones eye.
Though of no noble birth, the woman carries herself like the most Regal of Queens. Her back is always straight, her chin held high, and her eyes more than willing to meet even those of a Giant.
Skills and AbilitiesDjana's skills do not lay within combat or fighting. Though she is capable of defending herself in dire plights, she is no warrior or soldier.
Instead it is easier to classify Djana as a diplomat or emissary. She possesses an incredibly mind for political strategy and manipulation, being credited for the survival of more than one noble house. Seemingly she has a gift for keeping people alive through the mere ardor of her words.
This skill has of course kept her alive more than once, and has gained her both fame and fortune.
What many, or perhaps none know, is that Djana's skills are based around her abilities within the magical Discipline known as Weaving.
Though it's origins are a near complete mystery, Weaving is a technique that allows one to manipulate, change, and influence the emotions of another being. This Discipline is exceedingly rare, and mere knowledge of it is considered forbidden in most of the magical world.
Not as direct or obvious as other Disciplines, Weaving functions by the caster essentially knitting and crafting complex latices of their own emotions and using them to effect their chosen target. This allows the caster to influence and change how their victim feels, pushing and prodding them into the direction they want.
Weaving is not mind control, one cannot force their victim to do anything through a simple lattice. However, the ability allows one to manipulate and change a state of mind. This, added with saying the right things can often be just as good as direct control of another being.
For obvious reasons, this can make Weaving extremely useful in Djana's line of work.
Of course, like every other Discipline Weaving has it's drawbacks. The complex lattice works of energy take their toll, and as one attempts to effect the state of another mind, they will find the effect lashing back. In simpler terms, affecting someone's mind will also effect yours. Each time a user effects the emotion of another, that emotion is burned away within their own mind.
After prolonged use, Weaving will lead a user into becoming little more than an emotional husk. They will be entirely incapable and unable to feel any emotion, leaving them as ready victims for that which brought this Discipline into Arethil.