Sabirah Zahrani is the first and only daughter born to the head of a prominent group of Arabian traders -- some of their "goods" just happened to be slaves. Because of her family's influence over much of the Luperci trafficking around Egypt, her mother settled in Al-Iskandariyya in an attempt to integrate her daughter into the Egyptian court to earn their good graces. She spent the majority of her early life surrounded by royalty, training under her mother to become the head of her future husband's diplomatic matters.
Two months before she was to be wed to the heir of another ring of traders, Sabirah emptied the royal storage and fled Egypt with her most trusted attendant Halim in an attempt to escape her arranged marriage.
Species: A blend of various dog breeds, all slender and sleek
Fur: Short and smooth to the touch. Fur is longer on ears and feathers behind her limbs and at the end of her tail -- it is worth nothing that her fur is not as long as a pure-bred Saluki. Her brindle coat gives her a "striped" appearance.
Optime Hair: A dark curtain of wavy hair that she keeps either free-flowing or bound with ornaments.
Facial Features: Slender and defined; the definition of a glacial beauty. She keeps a calm, composed expression on her face at all times while in the public eye.
Build and Size: Sabirah is long-limbed and lithe, left delicate from a life abstaining from physical labor. Her waist tapers to give an hourglass-like figure (though her chest is not as pronounced as she would like).
Humanization: Highly humanized and often wears a number of accessories and jewelry. Is rarely (if ever) seen unclothed.
Light cream base that fades into a deeper shade of beige
Beige melds into a dark dusting of brown
Brindle markings streak across her back and forearms, giving her a "tiger-like" appearance. The stripes grow fainter as they trail up her neck, eventually disappearing into the darker fur that lines the back of her head.
Sabirah is the definition of a glacial beauty, composed and self-assured in the public eye. The woman carries herself with an air of confidence, a lifetime of etiquette training reinforcing the idea of propriety. Her naturally standoffish (read: snobby) attitude puts off most she comes across, as the majority will not see past her cool facade. In private, however, the slender female is another person entirely -- Sabirah is noticeably more outspoken and relaxed (if still a little haughty) around those whom she trusts.
Unlike her name would lead you to believe, Sabirah is not a very patient individual. Her expectations for both herself and others are very high, leading to bouts of irritability if her demands are not met. Regardless of her true emotions, however, she rarely shows her annoyance in public and hides it as best as she can.
While not exactly what one would consider heartless, Sabirah understands the importance of an iron fist. The woman will use any means to extract what is owed to her, finding violence a necessary evil. It is worth noting that she much prefers to use her intelligence to solve her problems, seeing as her delicate build would not aid her much in a physical scuffle.
Composed, impatient, possessive, haughty, spoiled
Outlook: Realist, Pragmatic
Expression: A diplomat through and through. Primarily dominant due to her upbringing -- will act submissively if it suits her needs.
Material wealth: As the daughter of a notable trader, Sabirah has been raised to value material goods. She is highly possessive with what she considers to be hers, whether they be objects or people.
Knowledge: Like her mother, Sabirah believes knowledge and power to be one and the same. Her thirst for knowledge extends from books to secrets alike.
Loyalty: Fiercely loyal, Sabirah will go to the ends of the earth and back to aid a friend in need. Likewise she understands the importance of loyalty and will attempt to earn the trust of those who she finds worthy of her respect.
Manipulation: Sabirah harbors an intense fear of ignorance in regards to duplicity. Due to her politically-charged upbringing she has a deep (and not entirely irrational) fear of playing as a puppet or pawn in someone else's agenda.
Betrayal: As someone who values loyalty highly, Sabirah has a constant nagging fear of betrayal and is quick to jump to conclusions.
Non-Luperci: Sees them as uneducated, uncivilized, and feral.
Gender: Women are generally more cunning than men.
Sexuality: Not particularly for nor against same-sex relationships. Understands that marriage and love are not the same.
Age: Children are blissfully ignorant and are (for the most part) little angels who can do no wrong. The elderly are only to be respected if they are worthy of respect.
Slavery: Like many who grew up in Al-Iskandariyya, slavery is an idea as natural as breathing. She considers enslaved luperci more as objects than anything. In her eyes, the act of freeing a slave (see Halim) is the greatest reward they could ever recieve.
Kinsey scale 1
Demiromantic. Due to her sheltered lifestyle Sabirah has not had any notable romantic encounters, leaving her quite inexperienced in the matter. With that in mind, however, she knows her beauty and often uses it to her advantage, though she is more interested in the rush of power it gives her than actual attraction.
Sabirah is a strictly social drinker, indulging in alcohol only in the presence of others. Her mother had her sample the drugs her father trafficked so that she would understand the power of addiction -- as a result Sabirah won't touch heavy substances in fear of addiction.
Sabirah dismisses the presence of gods, believing that one should rely on their own power and not lean on the crutch that is religion. Interestingly enough, however, she harbors a secret fear of spirits and the unseen (which she tries to bluff and bolster her way past using logic). Her fear of the supernatural stems from her mother who was an ardent believer of the existence of ghosts; she often preached to her daughter that whilst one could combat a mortal enemy, you could not escape one who is already dead.
Education and Learning: Sabirah was raised and groomed to be a diplomat under the watchful eye of her mother.
Mediation: Though not officially considered a staple in her lessons with her mother, Sabirah has familiarized herself with the ins and outs of mediation during her time spent mingling amongst the power-hungry royals of Alexandria.
Observation: Sabirah has a naturally keen eye, fine-tuned under her mother's tutelage. As a result she can pick up subtle details that most would miss (though she tends to over-analyze the information she acquires).
Acting: Her strong observational skills and competency in manipulation allows her to adapt well to most social situations. She is usually able to befriend the people she sets her sights on (even if she secretly despises them) with the help of a healthy dose of acting.
Manipulation: Sabirah is competent in manipulation, if lacking the experience one might find in a veteran such as her mother. Her natural eye for details allows her to read others quite well.
Etiquette: Because she was groomed to be a diplomat and a future wife, Sabirah is extremely conscious of how she presents herself to others. Her body language exudes grace and eloquence, if only in the company of others.
Education and Learning: Her mother is a polyglot and well-versed in various languages, passing on the knowledge down to her daughter.
Language: Sabirah is fluent in both English and various Arabic dialects (most prominently Egyptian). She can speak basic Spanish and conversational Portuguese, though her vocabulary in both languages is sparse.
Reading/Writing: Sabirah is literate in both English and Arabic, having been born practically with a quill in hand.
Education and Learning: Picked up through Halim/self-taught/through tutors
Spearfishing: Spearfishing was a skill taught to her by Halim. It was her secret hobby in Alexandria, seeing as it was considered "improper" in the eyes of her mother. While not nearly as skilled as a common fishermen, with enough time and patience she can manage to snag herself a fish or two.
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