|The Mods (mysteria_mods) wrote in m_countyrecords,|
@ 2008-11-07 14:21:00
|Entry tags:||!active character, name: estelle lachance, player: ishara, race: psychic, sex: female, sexual orientation: bisexual|
Name: Current Fake Name: Estelle LaChance. Real Name: Liliana Estelle Zelezna. Has in the past gone as Suzanna (which means Lily)
Nickname: Currently: Elle, Stella, Esty. People who've known her in the past may call her Lily if they knew her from before the time she left New York, or if they've met her within the last year, Suze or Suzie.
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York (grew up in Greenpoint, specifically)
Occupation: Chef - Will be working as a Maid & Cook in a private home, however.
Appearance: 5'7", curvaceous, Estelle is an ethnic beauty, with green eyes, full lips, creamy skin and a soft oval face framed by hair that she often dyes blonde, but she sometimes changes her look when she leaves the house, using scarves, hats, and even covers up her real hair with good wigs occasionally.
Personality: She probably strikes most people initially as meek & shy, but once she adjusts to a person or situation, that meekness begins to fade and her natural personality shows through. She's full of sass and snark and that inbuilt attitude that native New Yorkers often have.
- Is an excellent chef, whose food not only tastes delicious, but is also presented with beautiful artistry.
- Over the last 2 years she's become very proficient at adapting her appearance in a hurry.
- Ain't a half bad singer, but this isn't something you'll usually hear unless she's relaxed, a rarity these days, but sneak up and listen while she's cooking and you may very occasionally hear her singing while she works.
Power(s): Precognition with a psychometric twist - Estelle's visions don't come out of nowhere, they're linked to something or someone she's touching. What I do know is that it doesn't happen all the time, but it happens often enough to be unnerving. Upside? Her profession gives her a plausible excuse to wear gloves a lot. Downside? If she were to reach the point where she could deliberately revisit her visions, she'd have to have that object handy to get the vision again - obviously, this is not always possible.
Level: Three, gradually edging toward a Four, but only provided she gets training. At this point, she has visions whilst both awake and asleep (usually awake, because hey, you're not usually touching much other than your bed whilst asleep - unless you happen to be sharing a bed), but has very little control over the vision - she can remember what she saw fairly clearly, but hasn't yet gotten to the point where she can revisit them. At times she does try to revisit a vision, but whether she gets anything off the object again is hit & miss, and sometimes even when she does touch the object again, she doesn't necessarily get the same vision she was trying to see. IE, First time she touched the knife, she saw a murder, second time she managed to dredge up a vision off it, she saw it being used to cut up food. Oh yeah, great, that's just real helpful.
Preferred Prey: N/A
History:(must be at least two paragraphs)
The middle of three children, born to 2nd generation blue collar Polish-Americans, Liliana, or as she calls herself now, Estelle was born and raised in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. When she was sixteen, she started working in a restaurant after school, and when the owner realised she had culinary talent, she was offered a chefs apprenticeship, which she accepted, but also continued highschool until she graduated.
When she was 21, the restaurant where she'd done her training got bought out and after being sexually harassed by her new employer, she sought work elsewhere. She was offered jobs at a few of the places she applied, including Pablo's, but she ended up taking a position at a newly opening restaurant, where she would have more creative control over the menu. It was this choice that ended up changing the course of her life in a way she never foresaw (excuse the pun). She was selecting knives to purchase for the restaurant when she was struck with a violent vision. She naturally chose not to purchase that particular knife, and went on with her life, the restaurant doing quite brilliantly.
It was several months later when she was walking home from work one night when she was struck by a strange sense of deja vu, and drawn by the feeling, she turned down an alleyway and witnessed the brutal murder of a man, in what was clearly a mob hit, his tongue cut out with the knife she'd decided not to buy. It was her vision come to pass. She managed to stifle her scream, but her cell phone rang at just the wrong moment, and the mobsters turned their attention on her. She ran, and one of them pursued her, eventually catching up with her, and by threatening her with a gun, managed to get her into a secluded place. What her assailant didn't expect was for his victim to try and wrestle the gun off him once he got within close quarters, but that's exactly what she did. It all happened very fast, one minute the thug was holding the gun on her, the next, she was wrestling with him and it went off, shooting him in the throat.
Having just killed a man, Liliana had no idea where to turn, but because it was self defense, she went to the police. Arriving at the station however, she saw an immediate problem. As it turned out, one of the mobsters involved in the hit was apparently a cop. Panicking, she fled the police station and took off, stopping long enough to drain her bank account, then getting on a train and leaving New York, she's been looking over her shoulder ever since, never stopping long in any one place, going by different names, and regularly changing her appearance. After a recent brush with someone from her past, she hit the road again, and now she's arrived in Mysteria, seeking refuge in this tiny town in the middle of nowhere, North Dakota.
Enemies - It's a no brainer really - people are out to kill her; obviously, it's not a good thing.
Jumpy - She's on the run from the mob, who want to kill her because she A) knows stuff they'd prefer people not to know, B) Accidentally killed the Russian Mobster sent to kill her whilst trying to protect herself. Can you blame her for being a bit on edge? Sneak up on her and you could either make her jump a mile, drop that Waterford crystal, or lash out with a paring knife.
Paranoia - Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you. She doesn't automatically trust people, and it takes her a while to let people close. She's secretive.
Smart Mouth - Oh yeah, she's a real wit, unfortunately she doesn't always keep her witty remarks to herself when she should. Oh, Morgan's just going to love that. Not.
Merits: Don't just list the merits but describe how they affect the character.
Cautious - The flip side of paranoia. Hoards most of her pay which she puts in a numbered bank account. Has a secondary car stored in a paid parking garage, fuelled and ready to go, with a suitcase packed with clothes and stuff to change her appearance, and enough cash to get her away, just in case she has to go on the run and can't go "home" first. You get the idea.
Hard Working - She does her job and she does it well.
Adaptable - Sure, she's a trained chef, but since going on the run, she's worked as a hotel maid, a waitress in countless diners, topless waitress in a titty bar, the list goes on.
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Marital Status: Single
Portrayed By: Majandra Delfino
- LaChance is the maiden name of her maternal French grandmother, who also had the gift of precognition.
- Despite never having never stepped foot outside of America, she grew up in a bi-lingual home, so speaks and reads Polish like a native Pol.
- Has a good grasp of French due to studying it in high school, and may occasionally call French dishes by their traditional names - which is perhaps a little odd for a common maid and cook.
- Her mother is a Baker and her father is a Green Grocer, together they own and operate a Mom and Pop grocery store. Her older brother is a Mechanic, and her younger sister is in her final year of High School.
- Is still in contact with her siblings via locked posts in an internet journalling site, but understandably doesn't give them much detail about her life now.