Calenia Meriane was the second RP character I created for Maxim/Mo’pri. I saw this Anita Blake fanart, and the image stuck with me. I always envision it, and another piece of art whenever I visualize Calenia. Her name was made up of random items that were sitting on my desk at the time… I took a few letters from a Calendar, and from there I don’t remember what else there was. I’ve re-envisioned her in the World of Warcraft space as a human monk, but as I’m all big into naming conventions, it’s “Katalenia” lol.
Calenia Meriane was the only daughter born to a servant woman. She never knew who her father was, but some said that the timing was right, and that she was the bastard of a prince who had come through the land.
Her mother, however, never confirmed or denied this.
Calenia’s very Asiatic in appearance, from the almond shaped eyes to the long dark hair. Her eyes glow amber in the light, and when she concentrates, the colour can darken to almost black. They have often been observed to change colour when she’s in the height of bloodlust. Slim and muscular, she carries herself through the world as if she plans on challenging it. Scars criss cross her arms from the many sword battles she’d been in.
When she was younger, she was bedded by force by the son of a local nobleman. Soon after, the noble’s lands were conquered, but Calenia managed to get away. She stumbled through the woods, and was unfortunately caught by guards who were planning on using the young girl. That night, Calenia was rescued by a woman with long blonde hair, green eyes, and some serious blades.
Right then and there, Calenia pledged herself to the woman’s service and vowed to become a Blade Mistress just like her.
For many years, Calenia trained under her rescuer, eventually coming to love her like a mother figure. Her rescuer taught her martial arts and swordplay, and how to control her emotions through meditation. Her surrogate mother also taught Calenia that men were the root of all evil, and if there were more women in the world who were in positions of power that the world would be a much more pleasant place. Calenia took these teachings to heart and banned ever letting a man have control over her ever again.
Unfortunately, her idyllic life with her surrogate mother came to a crashing halt. The blonde haired blade mistress grew very sick with a cough that wouldn’t go away. Eventually, she was forced to bed, and even then continued to waste away. One day, Calenia returned to the cabin from a hunt, and found her surrogate mother dead.
She mourned for her ‘mother’ for a week, before she buried her near a river that she had liked to bathe in. Then, taking her mother’s twin katanas, she set forth to make a name for herself as a Blade Mistress.
After Lia Moonflower had come to Xyen and Calenia, Calenia had found herself feeling things for the red haired elfwoman she never knew possible. Lia, seemingly, returned those feelings, and it wasn’t before long that the two became lovers. Calenia fell deeply in love with the elf, but it seemed that Lia never returned those feelings as eventually, Lia left her… for a man.
And Calenia, feeling hurt and betrayed, tried to get out of her pledge to the Lady Xyen, but Xyen admonished Calenia. “You must remain with me, Blade Mistress, as my protector and guardian. I’ve forseen great things with you by my side.” And thus, Calenia remained. She vowed she would either win Lia back one day… or she would enact her revenge upon Yoshimutsu Watanabe!