I. Basic Information» Name:
Lun Lihwa» Titles:
Jade Empress» Age:
Female» Origin: » Kingdom:
Royalty» True Appearance Description:
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II. Personality Traits» Personality:
The start of someone’s personality is revealed through interaction, and Lihwa’s idiosyncrasies leave her at an odd spot of sociability without hospitality. Lihwa contradicts herself on a number of scenarios with only slight details keeping her coherent. Far from outgoing (albeit light-hearted at times), Lihwa is rarely the one to initiate conversation, contrary to the typical ‘butterfly’ she embodies. She may just be that one person sitting at the bar alone keeping to herself, drink in hand; however, should she ever be approached, a long lasting conversation of open-ended responses and questions flourishes with ease. More than open to engaging alongside her sociable aura (by no means literal or magical), Lihwa’s body language, facial demeanor, and admittedly attractive appearance ties together into a practically expected affability. But, she’s not?
All in all, this can be explained by Lihwa being “easy to talk to, especially when considering her responsiveness and gentle appearance. The primary reason--despite her often times incorrigibly harsh attitude --lies in rhetoric. With her literacy and manner of speech combined with knowing what to say, when to say it, and overall the best conveyance providable per scenario, Lihwa can cater herself to each individual. As a result, Lihwa is inherently placed as an easily relatable person, thus a person to easily create bonds with.
Tie this into her volatility on an emotional spectrum, going easily from giving unreasonable favouritism towards her allies and a death sentence to even slight offenses, people easily respond with their very own strong emotions--especially towards someone seemingly so tyrannical. Regardless of whether those emotions are favourable towards her, so long as they can be changed to favour her, that same level of intensity usually carries over, thereby making her a hard-to-forget person, and by extension, one whom holds many loyal people.
That capacity to be a people-pleaser with catered rhetoric and a heavy personality is precisely what humanises Lihwa; simply put, she has the capacity, but not the will. Since the flip of action she’s taken after a major reform for her Eastern Kingdom, Lihwa has found it an easy feat to dish out a storm of blunt statements in any number of tones, ranging from matter-of-fact blatancy to insultingly sarcastic. By now, it’s rare to receive anything sugar-coated, to the extent that you’d sooner see her keep quiet than say something not from the heart. In a way, she’s horribly honest. That being said, it’s also entirely false to say she has integrity.
Lihwa likes to think herself, and sometimes she is, but without reserve she conducts herself with thoughts kept secret. While she usually holds counter-measures in place, she puts effort in making even her allies unaware, following Sun Tzu’s “to deceive your enemies deceive your friends first”. The often results in her coming across as reckless. To be fair, she certainly acts without proper consideration, a trait with often garners respect and malice from a number of peoples.
Taking a step back, let’s go a bit more into Lihwa’s sociability again. As stated, taking away that “aura of attraction”, most of her supposed affability lies in her “wordsmith” qualities. It’s a fact that her ability but reluctance to be a people pleaser finds origin in the manner of her upbringing, but beyond that there’s also a part of Lihwa that’s exorbitantly unstable when it comes to mood. To others, it could be classified as a bipolar level of mood-swings, where as far as the girl is concerned, her changes are entirely justified.
Thoughts constantly juggle in Lihwa’s mind, often of entirely different subjects usually barely linked by a lesser thought with minor relevance. Her incessant thinking naturally effects the way she acts. The main reason those actions may contrast so easily and so quickly lies in how she experiences things. Lihwa’s thoughts tend to be broad and easily transformative as a result of seeing every second as a moment. Eevery moment is point of experience in her life, which explains her forgetfulness at times considering time is so “elongated” in a sense. At the same time, it’s the reason Lihwa can recall even the most minute details so vivdly.
That train of thought(s) link to her actions through her judgementality. Albeit the common negative connotation, Lihwa’s judgement is incredibly varied and often unbiased, covering a number of cicrcumstances. That being said, ont he occasions where it is biased, it’s to an incredible extent. While she recognises the existence of grey inbetween black and white, contrary to her ideology, Lihwa frequently response to situations with clearcut differentiation (ironically, on a case-by-case basis), often subconsciosuly. To that extent, Lihwa often places bias when confronted with someone she finds below her, something inevitable for everyone to comea cross. Granted she isn’t (always) narccisstic, nor by the cliche manner that discerns people by nobility and pedigree; such a system is too shallow and petty for her tastes.
Now, by no means is Lihwa not
petty or shallow. Rather, by no means will she lack her share of petty or shallow moments. It’s easy to forget her age and position from the responsibility she holds and the way she carries herself, but Lihwa is still only a child, who can’t always dictate right from wrong for herself, especially as a result of her twisted mentality. She has her faults and faulty moments, one of the former usually lying behind her judgementality, and will continue to be faulty because she sees no wrong in it, or at least brushes it away as something not large enough to effect her.
III. Character Background» History
Found on the holy grounds of the Eastern Kingdom was a mere babe within an lackluster woven basket with blankets. For the Eastern Kingdom, the combined factors of having no leader--even as a figure--and the intrusion upon holy lands without warning naturally put things in high alert. The religious assumed it to be a child delivered by the gods, whilst others were concerned with security; the holy grounds should naturally be the most secure, after all. With that in mind, the infant was as a matter of course approached, if at least to observe, and ideally, remove from the premises or contact the parents. Another assumption was that someone of considerable power left the baby, thus demanding special care as to not offend whoever delivered the child. There weren’t many possibilities to begin with, and the latter was most realistic.
More or less, all assumptions were confirmed. Upon approach, an immensely complex defensive ancient magic spell was discovered, eluding to a powerful presence being the origin. And, as a matter of course, the recognition of such an ancient magic spell attracted the eyes of the Kingdom’s foremost figures. So goes the trend, the powerful was comprised mainly of the old, and those old enough to recognise the formidable energies that supported the magic spell immediately understood whose psions were being emanated, and the resonance it held with the infant: the Progenitor bloodline.
The immediate response was to safeguard the child. As the Progenitor bloodline is held in high-esteem, so was the immense value the child now held. The issue now was the next courses of action to take. What to do with someone of the Progenitor bloodline? Other than the child, there were no remnants of anyone else in their family. Of course, that was to raise the child with absolute care, in hopes that they could fulfill the national wish to have a new leader.
The hasty resolution was brought about by the fact that several nobles were already in the process of bringing up their own successors to the throne, naturally claiming that the successor was someone somehow of the Progenitor bloodline--naturally, fake. This bit was a central point of the political conflict in the East, and the only reasons they dared to falsify the identity of the Progenitors was because 1) none of the progenitors were anywhere to be found, so fear of the repercussions died out, and 2) anyone who would punish the nobles on behalf of the Progenitors, namely profound experts, tended to be individualistic and cut their ties from the political scene to focus on themselves and whatever tickled their lofty fancy.
So, in response, the best course of action was to raise an actual Progenitor. Because of the importance and desire to leave her unaffected by any attempts to curry favour, no one party was allowed raise her. Naturally it was difficult for infant Lun Lihwa--a name taken from the characters woven into the blanket that wrapped her in her basket--to form any sort of familial attachment to any of the faces that came to see her, as there were many every time. In return, she grew to be a shy girl in her toddler years.
--- shy in her toddler years
--- at the age of 4 started she finally started to speak; people worried that she was mute, but the court magisters through psions detected no physical abnormalities
--- she was shy and reserved from her upbringing that prevented her from being comfortable with talking
--- after she started to speak, she stayed quiet for ½ year because people rushed to hear her words
--- for another ½ year she just accompanied magisters, officials, and generals, trying to find her subjects of interest as well as indirectly teaching her
--- the blatancy of trying to teach/train her progressed and became more aggressive
--- Lun Lihwa became more exposed to the savagery and viciousness of politics
--- she started wielding authority as her words instead of being listened to as a young child needing to be pleased, became practically divine verdicts
--- the pressure of her words caused her to be shy again
--- wanting to meet people of her age (since she hung around none), the fake progenitors were introduced. Since their use was negated by an actual progenitor, they at least wanted to use the children to curry favour for their houses through the children
0--- of course, that didn’t sit well with the kids themselves; they were chess pieces, but actual people, with feelings and intelligence
--- most harboured either fear for Lun Lihwa, or intense hatred
--- her favoured academic subject besides spellcasting was literature. As a shy girl, much of her time was spent thrusting herself into fictional worlds, developing her sense of empathy far more than most children, and her reasoning and 3rd person perspectives
--- easy for Lun Lihwa to understand the kid’s feelings or at least gain hints
--- of course most kids tried their best to please her and mask their intent, and through the training of their patrons, they were good, but children were children after all
--- after the first time, Lihwa grew further detached since she couldn’t even mesh well with children of her age, and their failure gained the children malice from their respective patron families, further inciting fear of displeasing Lihwa on top of hatred for her
--- At least, some families gave up, though still needed to send children when they were called
--- one family sent a failed child who was extraordinarily stubborn in keeping his original personality instead of conforming to what the family needed
--- still a subject of scrutiny and scandal for a child the family was originally claiming to possibly be a successor to the throne to just abandon
--- so they tried to keep his existence quiet by keeping him in and getting people to forget about him before they exterminated him
--- instead, since they needed to send a child and they gave up, the family sent the boy, Yuuto Kishagawa
--- Yuuto, who kept his personality, regarded Lihwa as he would naturally without pressure from the family
--- Lihwa saw him as the first person to regard her without her status in effect, and instead just a normal girl
--- Naturally, she opened up to him easily
--- this was revealed to the family, so they moved him up in importance and started to properly raise him again, once again trying to conform him as if they were unaware of the reason she connected to Yuuto as opposed to every other child to begin with
--- his stubborn personality naturally received him heavy punishment scaling from psychological to physical
--- Lihwa called upon just Yuuto thereon, but seeing his bad mood from arduous punishment she overtime discerned why
--- In response, she stopped calling just Yuuto but all the children, so as to mitigate focus on him and decrease his ‘chess-piece’ value
--- Yuuto wasn’t bright, and started thinking that Lihwa didn’t like him as much, so he agitatedly started socialising with other kids instead of going straight for Lihwa
--- Confused and somewhat hurt (as lihwa was a child after all), she too attempted to socialise with other kids, as if taking revenge one way or another. Unfortunately, she was still a shy girl at heart, so her approach to the other children was poor, but they had no choice but to accommodate her
--- when the kids talked amongst themselves and played in their respective groups--often kids played only with other kids that their noble patrons had alliances/good will with, for obvious reasons--they would of course accept Lihwa into their group, but spoke to her with fairly empty words, and to some extent didn’t really allow her in their conversations (e.g when asked what some phrase meant, or they laughed, they’d just tell Lihwa it was an inside joke)
--- As a kid, despite her high position, more than anything Lihwa just didn’t want to be hated by other people, especially when seeing Yuuto try to distance himself, which discouraged her
--- With a bitter heart, Lihwa started to call the kids without even really talking to them, so much as just sit with their assorted circles silently, and an empty expression
--- Yuuto, noticing, of course comes to comfort her upon seeing her empty expression, and enters the circles of whatever group she was with at the time
--- with his naturally sociable personality unaffected by the efforts of his noble patrons, they naturally accepted him, and with Yuuto as a medium, Lihwa was more or less assimilated into the groups
--- Regardless, they wouldn’t fully accept her
--- upon asking a royal adviser--Lun Lihwa’s foremost confidant as his welcoming personality and wisdom made him Lihwa’s favourite--”Uncle Jiang Lan”, Lihwa was told that one only needs few to one personal ally that can be wholeheartedly trusted. That’s all that’s really necessary, and to others, one simply needs to present a facade, or at least a welcoming face
--- Lihwa asks, “Uncle Lan, do you think your smile is welcoming?”
--- stunned by the question, Jiang Lan responds with a wider smile, “Little Empress has always been a smart one.”
--- deterred by his words, Lihwa makes up her mind and hugs Jiang Lan, saying ‘that is why Uncle Lan will be one of my personal allies.”
--- The next time Lihwa meets “A tiger does not beget a dog.” The final warning from an extradited noble in the Eastern Monarchy for opposing the reigning authority’s methods to ‘secure the kingdom’s stability through rigorously training Lun Lihwa’. In turn, as he believed the restrictions and placed on her would prove adverse, the constant watching and pressure turned Lihwa vicious at times, even a level of sanity lost.
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V. Joushou (上昇, Ascending)» Joushou Appearance
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VII. Kyuu Kyou (仇供; lit. Pledged Revenge)
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