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Vya created on 26th of October 2018, and is dead and gone (35 years old, 251 hours, 1 year lifetime)

Title: the Blood Lotus, Commander of Justice
Gender: Female
Level: 50
Class: drow shadow

Background history:

  1. The Tempest - posted at 2019-01-10 01:57:36
The Tempest
The Drow is cruel and merciless when left to their own devices. The commonly shared idea of democracy and civil fairness is unheard of to their species, yet they manage to exist together within a territory; forming a civilization through some bastardized version of law and order. For Vya, this was a world to which she was born and raised. Her innate perspective to natural order and self preservation kept her finely tuned to the tactfully ruthless way of her kind, inevitably giving her an edge over the others of her House, of her world. For the uneducated, know that the drow female believe in ruling with the cruelest and the harshest forms of punishment when they, or their law, is challenged or betrayed. Now - the story of Vya. Deep within the twisting, narrow alleyways of the Unlit City remained intact the poorest of the Matron hierarchies. Scum amongst their own kind, murderers and thugs at best, they were resourceful in their survival. Within this faction there were many unspoken decree of law and order that operated as a standard of living, a way that was life or death; an eye for an eye. This was the only entity she respected. Vya, or in her native tongue "Blood Lotus", found her place in this world by using her body. Though this wasn't uncommon in her sector, Vya often found herself mingling amongst the rich and the famous - sought out for her unique ability to entrance a state of euphoria unknown to their kind. The poison runs deep in her blood. Vya was beautiful and clever, but calculated, lacking the emotion of remorse and viciously seeking to be someone else. Her mastery of poison was whispered about her natives and the art of euphoria spread rapidly to those who favored her. However, she made her greatest strides and learnings when things went wrong, when death was present, when the moment of escape, to be nonexistent, even more so than she was ever with her lovers.. Whispers and rumors began to circulate, but her ecstasy could not be denied. Vya was addictive to her native, but they didnt know she was more addicted to them, to becoming someone else, to changing who she was, and to altering a world of law that even she found cruel and unjust. A few years past.. Vya continued her ways. She wasnt unwise, however, she used this time to enhance her ways, to become proficient, to be profound. She found ways to manipulate the higher Order to learn of their decree, to learn deeper of the Law she found chaotic. However, through deeper understanding she learned to respect their nature and the twisted order it brought, she learned to respect Law. On a cold, calm night, Vya was visited by the highest of Matron. Through all the years, through all the yearning to be more, Vya found this chance not a chance at all. The poison dripped too much, a knife unsheathed and Vya took the face of another. Vya was free.

Description (commended):

A devilish looking woman with a sinister face and welcoming grin glares curiously at you. Her complexion resembles a midnight sky used to burn corpses, tinting the shadowy appearance with glimmers of crimson red. Two locks of greying hair fall to each side of her boney face, while the rest of her long hair is pulled tightly into a ponytail, secured by thin strand of burlap rope. The eyes of this creature are fierce and intense, appearing timeless and young. The iris of each eye shimmers with a deep blue that matches the ocean floors of the Dragon Sea and they seem to cringe in the presence of any light. Her jawline and mouth are masked by a uncanny darkness that cloak any movement of her lips, allowing her ominous voice to carry like a chilling wind. The rest of her frame is refined, embellishing her mesomorphic, yet voluptuous shape that carried about it the sense of deadly strength and agility.

PK stats:

Kills: 24, Deaths: 7 (Ratio: 3.4, Efficiency: 77%)
Pinnacle Kills: 22, Pinnacle Deaths: 4 (Ratio: 5.5, Efficiency: 84%)

Kills by class:
warrior: 8, necromancer: 3, paladin: 1, dark-knight: 3, thief: 2, druid: 1, invoker: 3, shaman: 1, monk: 1, illusionist: 1,
Killed by class:
necromancer: 2, invoker: 1,

Nemesis: Conundo

Logs mentioning Vya:


  1. Gorrum [reply]
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    What a great character. I'm so glad this era is over.
      [reply to Gorrum]
    1. Fiddle sticks. I was plotting your demise and figured I had time on my side. Great character indeed.
      1. pip
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        Ha! I had a feeling that you and Yngfre and a couple of others were up to something as of late and I'd been waiting for the other shoe to drop.

        I've followed you around for at least a total of 10 hours without you ever knowing I was there and I wanted to say that I really saw you improving as a player and started getting a bit anxious about our upcoming fight after I got you in Enthema.
      2. That one was great because you got me mid conversation. I actually left the ghost hunt because you were about and then I had my defenses down trying to get initiated at a shrine. I tried casting word to come back with friends but the spell ended up in my conversation. Good thing the mystic was there to keep you from completely hollowing out my corpse.
      [reply to Etheath]
    2. Olyn [reply]
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      I liked this character quite a bit. She just seemed to fit in the role she carved out for herself in Justice and the game. Solid RP and PK for over a year. Good job.
      1. pip
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        Thank you very much sir.
      [reply to Olyn]
    3. pip [reply]
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      Brace yourself, this is going to be long. I never post because I enjoy keeping the game and IRL separate, but I’m going to miss her.

      So yeah, not sure where to begin so I’ll just go.

      I’m finding that as I get older and my responsibilities/lifestyle changes, there are aspects of the game I just can’t commit to anymore due to the level of involvement, commitment and time. I’ve been thinking and navigating what I can do differently to find the dedicated time that is required to play Vya, but I always find myself (unfortunately) without a true definitive reason and answer. So.. I’ve decided that I’ll still poke around, but being a prominent leader of a cabal just isn’t in the cards for me anymore right now.

      Vya is and will forever be my favorite character that I have ever played. I made her last year because there were talks on the forum about Shadows being subpar and inferior after the evolution from the ninja class, so naturally I decided to play one to show that they are in fact an amazing class. I also wanted to show that we should be more appreciative of the thought and effort the Immortals put into the structure/balance of classes.

      My perspective of her completely changed after I sat down one night and reflected on her background, and moments later I received an in game note from Davairus telling me to keep it up and that he loved my character and presence in the game. The tie between Blood Lotus and serving (and eventually lusting after / seeking approval from) the God of Blood (Davairus) was a happy mistake that I dug into deeply. Even more so once I realized the connection of the ruthless history and nature of the female drow which seemed perfect for a Justice who saw only one way to truly spread the fear of the Law. Her character developed over time to become a cold hard bitch who only saw black and white when it came to the Law, and to Vya, it was more like Death and Life (which she resented). I also loved the fact that she had tag lines/mottos that I’d tell to people who’d fuck up and challenge her authority, and I really loved invoking fear into people who thought they were safe outside the cities by murdering them (sorry Etheath).
      Some regrets I have with her are not editing her first background to be more in line with the story I had dreamed up and not creating new entries for her after she became Commander and the Blood Lotus.

      A couple of major recognitions:
      Olyn: you’re simply amazing. Thank you for the constant back and forth on bugs, the continuous effort you put into the improvement of the game and the follow through on everything you said you were going to do.

      Kadeleam - you are simply the right fit for Justice and you’ve got the grace and mercy of a Saint. I really enjoyed the interactions with you, roleplaying and the mutual respect and development we both had as players and characters. Don’t ever change, but don’t be afraid to push a few buttons from time to time.

      Last but not least, I wanted to clear the air about something.

      Shiao - the incident with you was truly an accident, and I filed a bug report immediately after it happened AND sent a note to both you and Justice explaining what had happened. I accepted responsibility, even though it was an accident, and waited around for a good two weeks knowing that I was either going to be uninducted or demoted. The things that unfolded after that to clear the air are just a mark on how much the Immortal appreciate and reward a person who is devoting themselves to a character, their roleplay, and the growth of the game in a constructive game.

      Anyhow, I told myself I wasn’t going to cry so I’m going to end here. Thanks all for the great interactions and good times.

      P.S - I hate that my drunk PK death against Diani is the only log under her graveyard lol.

      Vya the Blood Lotus, Commander of Justice
      1. Kedaleam
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        Clearly I enjoyed the character, if you got to where you are. It brought headaches, but they were the kind for me that I enjoyed, usually telling people that Vya was perfectly fine doing whatever she might be doing. I wanted to take a risk on a Shadow class being the Commander and pushing peoples buttons and it didn't let me down. I usually have had goodie leaders that wont harm a soul, so this was certainly a different turn for me.

        I tried to be relatively stand off-ish on any decisions you made, letting you run things how you wanted, more than any previous Commanders. Yet, you almost always wanted my opinion on those decisions anyways, and we found ourselves in agreement on I think all of them.

        Lastly, thanks for the kind words. It does mean a lot coming from someone like you, who has played here for so long, and has seen all of sorts of good/bad. I wish I knew it was pip so I maybe could've given you a hard time.
      2. Olyn
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        Thanks for your kind words. I didn't know this was you until you announced it here. It looks like you immersed yourself in the character pretty thoroughly. Awesome.

        If you can, keep up with that open issue via your dashboard. I want to pursue it, but no need to litter all over your HoE graveyard with it.
      [reply to pip]
    4. You also murdered me, a law abiding citizen who supported your cabal when I was in the high tower of sorcery and I was pissed.

      I was like hey asshole, I am lawful, and you said something like, "you are only safe in the city", so yea Etheath avoided you like a plague after knowing that this humble follower of Stryth was not even safe.

      Again, someone has to play the bad guy and I do appreciate that being a Justice is work.
        [reply to Jyrdivar]
      1. Davairus [reply]
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        It helped me sleep better knowing we had a great commander on justice. Going to miss this guy.
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        1. Nycticora [reply]
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          fuck the police
            [reply to Nycticora]
          1. Grayden [reply]
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            I just cheered the last two comments, somehow I agree with both.
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            1. kento [reply]
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              I definitely feel the changing responsibilities that have taken me away from the game pretty significantly, in particular avoiding caballed characters, but I am pretty heart broken to have missed another great Pip character.
                [reply to kento]

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