Jules - Ghanima Atreides
Same Jules. Still kicking. So this is my second character currently in the game.
name: Jules ij/lj username: i_te_quito_nel are you over 18?: Yes! how can we contact you?: See the contact post at the OOC community!
character’s name: Ghanima Atreides character’s journal: spoils_of_war fandom: Dune: Messiah and Children of Dune medium: Book(s) version: Book(s), although her PB is from the CoD movie. point in canon: Before the official declaration of Farad'n Corrino as her concubine.
how does your character look like?: She's not thoroughly described in the book, so the typist imagines her with long sandy-blond hair, often braided in complicated patterns. She's quite tall, and her most poignant trait are the Fremen blue-in-blue eyes, the mark of Spice addiction. pb: Jessica Brooks
does the character have supernatural/magical/preternatural powers? Yes. Thanks to her genetic heritage and the large consumption of Spice Melange by her mother, Ghanima came into being with a full, adult consciousness. Thus she possessed wisdom far beyond her years, and a Bene Gesserit Reverend Mother's skills and ability to recall knowledge from her female ancestors. As she grew, her extraordinary powers became more visible. The Bene Gesserit feared they had been born into Abomination, but both her and her twin brother were able to control the consciousness of the countless ancestors that lurked in their minds.
does your character have any ‘normal’ talents? None mentionable.
list any special items your character will carry in the city She might stock one of those desert walking gears somewhere.
describe your character’s personality Ghanima shares a strong connection to her twin brother, Leto II. They've both been born as pre-scient humans, possessing preternatural qualities. Moreover, she is wise way beyond her years, soft-spoken, but determined and quick to react whenever required. She possesses the Fremen stubborn and drive, while boasting the Bene Gesserit control and the high education instilled in her by her step-mother, Princess Irulan.
familiarize us with your character’s history Ghanima, or Ghani as she was also known, was born on Arrakis several years after the ascent of Paul Atreides to the role of Emperor. Ghanima's mother was Paul's official concubine, Chani (a Fremen), though the children never knew their mother in person. Shortly after the twins birth their mother died due to labor complications.
Ghanima was named for the Fremen term for 'spoil of war', a cynical reference by her father for the unexpected joy she brought in such a painful and destructive time. Ghanima was to be raised without her father, for shortly after her birth he walked into the desert, as was the custom for blind Fremen. She was raised by her aunt Alia and by her step-mother Irulan.
For a while Ghanima provided her brother with guidance on the formation of the Golden Path. However, as they approached adulthood, Leto began to conceal aspects of the Path from Ghanima, primarily for her own protection. Leto knew that if he were to reveal the full extent of the Golden Path, that out of her love for her brother, Ghanima might try to prevent him from making it a reality.
Fearing for Ghanima's safety, Irulan, the pair's guardian placed her step-daughter under Stilgar's protection, where she largely remained until Leto reappeared several months later. Having revealed himself, the transformed Leto quickly took over leadership of the Empire from Alia, who had by that time fallen totally under the control of the late Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.
Leto controversially decided to marry his sister, making Ghanima the Empress though the pair never consummated their marriage (partially because Leto never entered puberty). However, for the good of the Golden Path, Leto made Farad'n Corrino Ghanima's official and exclusive concubine.
is there a job your character would like to apply for? Hunter.