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Muhaki Berena: Princess of the Night Sky
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Author:  Muhaki Berena [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Muhaki Berena: Princess of the Night Sky

Name: Bellena Rosa de Quijano de La Cuenca de Rubielos
Aliases: Muhaki Berena (In Rokugan), Bell'eza bint Muhaqi (In Medinaat)
Gender: Female
Faction: Tortoise
Age: 27
Height: 5'7''
Occupation: Translator, Researcher
Marital Status: Single
Hair: Red
Eye Color: Green

Full Background:

Muhaki Berena was born Bellena Rosa de Quijano de La Cuenca de Rubielos. She is the second of two children and the only daughter of Hortensio and Elena Quijano, rulers over the noble family of La Cuenca de Rubielos. The Quijano family serve as one of the 12 ruling noble families of Merenae, and derive their income and power from agricultural produce. Their homeland, named the Basin of Rubies, provides much of Merenae's cash crop resources. The basin was famous throughout the global trading community for its olive production and wine production. Through their connections the Quijano were also able to obtain silk worms and begin the process of developing sericulture, which now has a considerable footing in their lands.

Bellena grew up as a small child in a home with loving and thoughtful parents. Her father Hortensio would spend as much time as he was able to with her, reading books and helping expand her knowledge of the world. She was raised in the faith of Kharsis, and instilled with a general sense of compassion and concern for the downtrodden. As she grew, Hortensio came to realize upon taking the mantle of the family patriarch that the world was changing significantly, and for the Quijano to survive they would need a voice in the family that could understand much of what was transpiring in the world, and help to guide the course of the flow of time in their favor.

He elected to send his daughter to study in Medinaat-al-Salaam, one of the main points of intersect in the world, to help give her the best opportunity to learn as much as she could of the world and prepare for the future. While separating from her family at a young age was difficult for Bellena, she went to the Burning Sands carrying the same ambition as her father. Her father set up connections with the powerful merchant lords of the city to provide safety and security for her studies. She grew up in the Tortoise compound of the city and became accustomed to their way of life. She studied diligently in the city throughout her youth, working under some of the most knowledgeable scholars of the Jewel. She learned of the various languages and cultures in the world, the principles of the natural world, the workings of astronomy and the skies. She excelled in her studies and showed exceptional ability to learn new things and critically appraise information as it was presented to her.

During her time in the city she was mentored by Agasha Buntaro who helped her develop her skills in Rokugani in a more organic manner. At the end of Belena's studies and her time in the city, she joined the crew of a ship that was in need of a translator. Following her time at sea, the island of Kameyama was in desperate need of specialists in linguistics and an understanding of nature. After taking a short trip home to Merenae, Bellena returned to Kameyama-jima to report to the port authorities for her duty. She was made the advisor of one of the port-cities on Kameyama and has lived on the island for the past few years serving the Tortoise and continuing her research and building her network.

Having need of news from the mainland, her superior has sent her to DGC to make contact with the Tortoise networks there and bring back an appraisal of the current situation. This will be Bellena's first experience on the Rokugani mainland, one she hopes will come and go with little disruption...

What is Known:
-Muhaki Berena is a Tortoise... Who has just arrived at DGC.
-She does not look to be native rokugani and her name is somewhat peculiar.
-She is not a member of the Imperial Explorers.

-Do you dare speak to the weird looking woman?
-Did you spend any time in Medinaat-al-Salaam? Other Tortoise colonies?
-Interested in learning Merenaese knowledge? Astronomy? Nature?
-Do you speak any number of foreign languages?
-She seems to have a pistol and a strange blade on her person at all times...

Author:  Muhaki Berena [ Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Muhaki Berena: Princess of the Night Sky

Bellena During Boat Travel:

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Bellena in Kimono:

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Bellena at a Formal Affair on the Island:

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Author:  Muhaki Berena [ Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Muhaki Berena: Princess of the Night Sky

More Sailing Berena:

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Jungle Bellena:

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Fancy Bellena:

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Author:  Muhaki Berena [ Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Muhaki Berena: Princess of the Night Sky

Bell'eza bint Muhaqi:

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Quijano Crest:

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