Lilia Salcedo

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  1.   1.  Personality
    1.   1.1  Overview
    2.   1.2  Detail
  2.   2.  Appearance
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Gallery
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family
    2.   3.2  General
  4.   4.  History
    1.   4.1  Thread Archive

Artwork by San

Lilia Salcedo is a princess of Onuba, the daughter of the Mayordomía Salvador Salcedo and niece to Rafael Salcedo. She is named after her deceased aunt, whose tragic and untimely death resulted in the exile of her uncle. She is a talented swordswoman and participated in the Inferni and Salsola War as a member of the Milite. She is mated to Indra Winters and with her had four children: Clementine Salcedo, Lyra Salcedo, Baltasar Salcedo, and the late Magnus Salcedo. She currently resides in the Salsola Outpost in Portland, and spends her days conducting trade and keeping her cousins Rhaegar Salcedo and Nymeria Soul company since the departure of their parents to Onuba.

Overview

Basics

Heritage

Affiliation

Player

Lilia — Innocence, Purity (Latin)
Salcedo — Willow Tree (Spanish)
  • Pronunciation: lih-lee-ya sawl-sey-do

NPCs

OOC Assumptions

Plot Opportunities

  • cNPC: None
  • Animal: None

Salsola members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Lilia resides in the Salsolan Outpost conducting trade. Maybe your character traded with her?
  • She is a skilled swordswoman and could tutor youths at the Outpost or train with other fighters
  • Lilia is very maternal — maybe your character looks to her as mother figure?

1.  Personality

1.1  Overview

Summary

Much like her father Salvador, Lilia has a natural charisma that allows her to get along with most types of people. She has a tactful way of delivering her opinions such that few ever get offended, even if her viewpoint challenges their own. Her calm and affable mien would seem at odds with the violence of swordplay, but she is anything but docile in a bout. Lilia harbors an untainted and deeply passionate love of the activity.

Lilia is a Princess of the Salcedo family in Onuba, and as such was raised with high expectations and the societal concerns of ranking, lineage, and rigid gender roles. As a bright and ambitious young woman, Lilia determined to create her own vision of the world and thus her own identity in it. She does not reject the femininity expected of her, nor does she accept the masculinity denied to her, and refuses to label herself in any way except by her actions.

Lilia receives great support from her family and overall had a pleasant upbringing. She approaches life with the same love, warmth, and respect she received growing up, and she is said to be very appreciative of even the smallest things.

Traits

Driven to right injustice
Values both personal freedom and adherence to laws
Will never harm an innocent
Will never attack an unarmed foe

1.2  Detail

Interests

  • Likes: Flowers, puppies, hugs, warm weather, kicking ass, swords, trading, teaching, cooking
  • Dislikes: Rainy weather, thieves, icy lakes, threats, cruelty

Biases

While Lilia does have her misgivings about Salsola, she is far more concerned about the world around the Kingdom, which is to her reminiscent of the barbaric lands on the outskirts of Onuba. She tends to trust humanized and civil looking Luperci.

She doesn't have any opinions one way or another about species or gender or sexuality. Having had to carve out an identity for herself in Onuba, Lilia tends to be very open-minded.

Motivations / Fears

Prior to her children, which are now her primary motivation and concern above all else, Lilia was motivated by her desire to be a swordswoman. While she still trains and enjoys sparring, she was disillusioned by the war and the injury her uncle suffered. She is relieved that none of her children decided to follow a combative path, since her worst fear is losing any of them. Again.

Sexuality

Lilia is homosexual. She knew this about herself from a young age, and upon sharing it with her father, learned that he too was homosexual. Due to its stigma in Onuban culture, she and her father bonded deeply over this secret. In the new world, she was allowed to shed fears of her romantic inclinations and fully embrace herself.

As a partner, she is very patient and careful, a leftover from a time when she couldn't be forthright with her feelings. She loves deeply and is of a monogamous nature, and a bit of a romantic. Loving children and everything that comes with motherhood, Lilia was eager to start a family once she found a steady mate.

Substances

Lilia doesn't drink or smoke, preferring to keep her wits about herself. She also just doesn't care for the taste, even if alcohol makes her giggly. She has not tried any drugs and doesn't have an interest in them beyond trading on behalf of Salsola.

Spirituality

Lilia keeps the Onuban faith called The Lantern. She has a little shrine set up in the house to which she prays every morning. She is very private about her beliefs, specifically electing not to indoctrinate her children beyond sharing the rituals, and only if they were curious. She does not expect any of them to keep the faith.

2.  Appearance

2.1  Basics

Overview

Lilia has a gentle, delicate beauty that belies her capabilities as a swordswoman.

  • Fur and Build
Tall and willowy, Lilia embodies the grace and fatal beauty of her chosen weapon, the Rapier. She moves with a calm, confident air and possesses all the poise of a Court-born woman. She bathes frequently to maintain the softness of her thin coat, and perfumes herself with local flowers, which she also tends to wear in her hair.
  • Humanization
Lilia is very humanized, coming from a culture that believes itself to be successors of the extinct humans. Her humanization is most prominent in the way she wears her long hair, which is often in elaborate braids or updo's that keep it from falling into her face.

Forms

  • Lupus: 28 in (72 cm) ↔ 73 lbs (33 kg)
  • Secui: 38 in (96 cm) ↔ 130 lbs (58 kg)
  • Optime: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) ↔ 145 lbs (65 kg)

Closet

Lilia is rarely without clothing, and her attire mostly consists of flowing fabrics, typically a dress of some shade of light purple. She mostly forgoes jewelry due to its tendency to get in the way, though she collects necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and other baubles anyway (they are too pretty to pass up).

Clothing

  • Various dresses made of cotton or linen (cuts similar to the following: 1 2 3 4 5 6)
  • Fur dresses
  • Fur shawls and scarves
  • Cloak of white wool
  • An embroidered gown with Salcedo willow motifs

Accessories

  • Leather belts (sword belt, ring belt), belt bags
  • Leather arm bracers
  • A box full of glittery trinkets from her father

Color Palette

General

 Pale Brown (#977353)
 Martini (#7c6867)
 Akaroa (#bfaf9d)
 Gallery (#ddd7d5)

Hair

 White Lilac (#e0e0e2)

Eyes

 Deep Lilac (#8b44b5)
 Medium Orchid (#b164d4)

Note: Lilia's color palette may be artistically exaggerated in her depictions.

2.2  Gallery

Hover over images for artist credit!

by San by San by Despi by Despi by San by Nina

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family

Immediate Family (Salcedo)

Unknown relations indicated by *, strikethrough denotes deceased

Extended Family

Lilia belongs to the Salcedo family of Onuba; as such, many of their members are directly and indirectly related to her.

Family Relationships

  • Lilia absolutely adores her father Salvador and he absolutely loves her. They get along famously.
  • Lilia cherishes her mother Emiliana and shares a deep understanding with her that seems more like a good friendship than that of a mother and daughter. Though Lilia knows her mother desires for Lilia to conform to the expectations of their family, she has only ever encouraged and supported Lilia's interests.
  • Lilia and Mateo have a slightly competitive repartee, but for the most part Lilia adores her brother and teases him with her love.
  • Lilia knew right away that Clementine was someone special. Seeing in her a cleverness and social intuition not unlike her father's, Lilia hoped to teach Clementine how to be a courtier as much as Salsolan. Unfortunately, this never came to pass. Following the loss of her son, a tragedy in which Clementine played a key role, Lilia could not hide her grief. For that, Lilia feels a deep abiding shame, knowing how it impacted her daughter. Lilia tries her best to show Clementine how much she cares for her, even if she can't help but see Magnus' eyes when she looks at her.
  • Magnus was her special boy. She thinks of him every day and prays to the Lantern that his spirit has found peace. She secretly feels that his death was karma for all the people who died in the war at her and Indra's hands.
  • Her cousins Rhaegar, Nymeria, and Casimir feel more like younger siblings than actual cousins. She had a part in raising them, and enjoys spending time with them. When their parents returned to Onuba, Lilia took up training with them.
  • Lilia has always acted as the neutral party between her two sisters, Maribel and Rita, who don't always get along. She is very close to each of them and shares an affectionate, caring relationship with them both. They are her best friends.
  • Lilia grew up hearing stories (and rumors) about her infamous uncle, Rafael, but took them all with a grain of salt. When she finally met him, she was instead impressed by his skill with the sword, and decided right away that she would rather learn from him than stay in a stifling society that denied her many of the activities she preferred to do. Thirsty for adventure and a chance at becoming the great swordswoman she has always dreamed of being, Lilia pushed her father until he finally agreed to let her return with Rafael to Salsola.
  • Unlike Clementine, Lyra's abilities were harder to place and didn't truly emerge until she was older. Lilia was content to let her children blossom into whatever they might be, and encouraged her the same way she had been encouraged when she was young. However, after the death of Magnus, Lyra became very difficult and taciturn. Lilia does not know how to deal with Lyra's behavior except to keep trying to connect with her, knowing that her child is hurting and unable to heal.
  • Lilia adores her son Baltasar and misses him greatly. She feels a connection with him that reminds her of herself and her father. Whenever he lets her, she cooks him a big meal.

3.2  General

Notable Salsola Relationships

  • Lilia and Indra were first sparring partners, then war buddies, and then finally lovers. It was a gradual process; Lilia often found herself unable to stop thinking about Indra, and she looked forward to their training together even though Indra was, at the time, wedded to another. They grew closer during the war, their partnership culminating thereafter into a romance that never stopped. Lilia does often feel guilty for roping Indra into a family life, which she knows was not a life that Indra had in mind for herself. It is this guilt that allows Lilia to turn a blind eye to Indra's mysterious comings and goings, with the hope that her wife will find the peace she needs in these expiditions.
  • Neith Heiwa and Lilia were fast friends. She isn't sure why she got along with the budding medic so well, but he became something of a confidant during her times of doubt. She began to teach him sword fighting before the outbreak of the war, and before his kidnapping. After this, he never was quite the same.

Minor Relationships

Significant Positive Acquaintances

Significant Negative Acquaintances

  • Enemies: Boreas wolves, to some extent Infernians
  • Lilia does not like Elphaba Revlis very much, even though she is her sister-in-law. When she learned of the full story behind her uncle's injury, she began to think that Elphaba was unstable. The news of her usurping the throne from Salvia Eternity came as a great shock. It was for this reason that Lilia was reluctant to let her children go to Salsola proper. Since her views are potentially treasonous, Lilia does not voice her opinion at all, confiding only in Indra her thoughts and feelings on the Witch Queen.

Notable Former Relationships

  • Lilia immediately embraced the sweet and kind Violeta Rose Soul as a member of her family. She feels that they are similar people and that they share many interests, both superficial and deep. Although her uncle deeply opposes putting Violeta in any circumstance even resembling danger, Lilia began to train Violeta in secret, at her request.

4.  History

Youth

Lilia was born with her siblings Mateo Salcedo, Rita Salcedo, and Maribel Salcedo to proud parents Salvador Salcedo and Emiliana Olmos in December 2015. Her father was a great presence in her life, favoring his children above all else despite the demands of his role as the Mayordomía of Onuba. She had a happy childhood and grew into a well adjusted adult. She never once felt like anything was out of reach. Due to her position in the family, she was permitted to pursue swordfighting lessons even though the Salcedo family did not traditionally allow women in combative fields.

When her brother Mateo left and joined a group of mercenary soldiers, whose devastating attack on the Arena family sent Onuba topsy-turvy for a while, Lilia decided that she wanted to further her training. This wish came true in the form of her uncle, Rafael Salcedo, whom she had only ever heard of in rumors but never met. In 2016, Rafael and a small delegation from Salsola, including the Boss's mate Stannis de le Poer arrived in Onuba to trade. Lilia insisted that she return with the Salsolan delegation to Salsola and there study swordsmanship under her uncle's tutelage. She bid farewell to her sisters and parents and journeyed west to meet her destiny.

Adulthood

Lilia's arrival at Salsola proper was anything but boring; their delegation was ambushed as they arrived. It was the first attack of what would turn into the Second Boreas War. A mere student at the time, she was forbidden by her uncle to participate in the fighting. She continued to train with Rafael up until he lost his right hand during the final battle protecting Elphaba Revlis. Following this, she transitioned to training with Indra Winters, who became a close friend of the Salcedo family, and Neith Heiwa.

Although she was forbidden from participating in most of the skirmishes in the Inferni and Salsola War, Lilia was forced to take matters into her own hands when she heard of Neith's capture. She and Indra successfully rescued Neith from Inferni and were later hand-picked to ride with the Boss into one of the final major battles, from which Salsola emerged victorious. It was during this battle that Lilia was rescued valiantly by Indra, although she was severely wounded as a result. Lilia often recounts this moment as the one she fell in love with Indra.

Shortly after her uncle and his mate retire to the Salsola Outpost, Lilia goes with them to help his budding family. She is later joined by her mate Indra Winters, with whom she starts her own family in early August 2018. She has four children: Clementine Salcedo, Lyra Salcedo, Baltasar Salcedo, and Magnus Salcedo. Magnus perishes early 2019 by rescuing his sister Clementine from falling through thin ice. The tragedy leads Lilia and Indra to send Clementine to Salsola proper, where they hope she will heal without reminders of the tragedy.

As of 2020, she lives at the Salsola Outpost and conducts trade, writing frequently to family in Onuba and keeping company with her uncle's children, her cousins Rhaegar Salcedo and Nymeria Soul.

4.1  Thread Archive

2017

January - September

At the end of 2016, Lilia arrives to Salsola and is welcomed by the first attack of the Second Boreas Conflict. She manages to settle in despite the war, and begins training with her uncle in-between his Milite duties. She meets several notable persons in Salsola, and attends her first Last Supper. Following the loss of her uncle's right hand, she begins to train with Neith Heiwa. A mysterious young woman also arrives from overseas and begins hanging around the Salcedo household. Lilia observes her encouragement of her uncle, who had fallen into a depression, and takes an interest in her. They eventually begin training together.

Threads

  1. you'll bring peace to midnightNPC/Lasky
    With Rafael. Lilia is introduced to Rafael, who has come from afar to visit.
  2. to bear this worthily is good fortuneNPC
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  3. stronger than youNPC
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  4. strange days moving onNPC
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  5. part of the planNPC
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October

The outbreak of the Inferni-Salsola War provides Lilia with the opportunity to test her mettle. She and Indra spend more time sparring together. When she hears of Neith's capture, she and Indra devise a plan to rescue him and are successful, despite minor hiccups. The fighting culminates to a final battle in Drifter Bay, and with very little training in mounted combat, Lilia is thrown from Maximo's back when they are attacked. Her injuries prevent her from defending herself adequately, and she is rescued by Indra. In the days of her recovery, she and Rafael have a fight that is, unbeknownst to her, a challenge of rank. When she wins, Rafael reveals his plan to retire and start a family with his wife.

Threads

  1. a mind without purpose will wander in dark places
    With Indra Winters. Lilia and Indra train in the moonlight.
  2. you'll hear your sister sleep talking
    With Ondine Heiwa. Lilia seeks a Seer's help with her conflicted feelings about the War.
  3. stand by you, walk through fire [M]
    With Indra, Ros, Neith, Antioch. Lilia, Indra, and Ros go to Inferni to rescue Neith and Ask Fylgja, and are attacked by Antioch on their way out.
  4. of rage and glory, come clear my lungs [M]
    With Salvia, Indra, Vesper, Fang, Clover. The final battle of the War, Lilia is dismounted and attacked by Clover. Indra comes to rescue her, but suffers a major injury as a result. Meanwhile Salvia kicks ass.
  5. your blood, your bones, and your ghost
    With Rafael Salcedo. After days of healing and rest from the battle, Lilia goes to meet her uncle only to be attacked by him. She is forced to use her wits in order to defeat him. He reveals that it was test, and he plans to retire from fighting in order to have a family with his wife.
  6. world-wrecked, they seek only oblivion [M]
    With Indra Winters. An injured Indra seeks out the Salcedo home, much to Lilia's surprise.
  7. and down like bobbing bodies in the river bend
    With Brocade Valentine. Lilia prays to her dead aunt to look after Ros, and is joined by Brocade who sets the Blackwoods on fire.

November

Lilia participates in the brutal, final act of the Inferni-Salsola War. Lokr Revlis is declared Pentiti and his daughter, Elphaba Revlis, is crowned in his stead. Meanwhile Lilia grows closer to Indra.

Threads

  1. they say you will want to remain on your side [M]
    With Scorpius, Coaxoch, Antioch, Salvador. Lilia joins a contingent of Salsolan fighters to distract the Infernians while others set fire to the village.
  2. forces pulling from the center of the earth again
    Pack Thread. Lokr Revlis is declared Pentiti. Lilia holds Indra's hand.
  3. if your mind is full of scorpions
    With Indra. Indra and Lilia meet in the Blackwoods, and Indra shares her story. Lilia is of course smitten.
  4. so different from where I've come
    With Neith Heiwa. Lilia broods over the events of the war, and Neith lends an ear.

Winter 2017 - 2018

Life settles in Salsola.

Threads

  1. two turtle doves
    With Cleome Valentine. Cleome delivers a holiday gift!
  2. We make a life by what we give.
    Pack Thread. Last Supper, Lilia calls Indra beautiful and dresses her up, and frowns at Elphie.
  3. It should not always end in Chaos
    With Helena Troy Lykoi. Last Supper, Helena pours cream on Lilia's burnt rabbits to help mask the over seasoning.
  4. Turned her tears to diamonds in her crown
    With Iorek. Lilia looks for the Amherst trader's market and comes across an unusual fellow.
  5. the angry river rises as we step into the rain [M]
    With Indra Winters. Indra has gone for a while and returns soaking wet. Lilia wants to jump her bones and scold her at the same time.

2018

Late 2018

Lilia and Indra welcome their children to the world. Rafael and Violeta depart for Onuba.

Threads

  1. blackbird claw, raven wing [M]Lasky
    With Indra Winters. Family time with the Salcedos.

Month

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2019

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2020

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