|Public Effects:||App 4, Epic 1|
|Divine Parent:||Dian Cecht|
|Theme Songs:|| Ghost of a Rose,|
Lady In Black
Music of the Night,
Black is the Color
Vivienne is best described as a soft and gentle soul. She always has something kind to say to everyone she meets and is hard to anger. She is extremely approachable and as equally friendly to mortals and Scions alike. Her hair falls down her back in a loose ringlet of golden curls that rivaled the sunset, or spun gold, for their color. The hints of dark amber spread throughout the preciously soft locks. Her skin was dusted with a honey color that resembled smooth cream. The lush sky color of her eyes are the first thing you notice. Getting lost in the sea like pools and delicate features.
Her style is simple in dress. Varying from day to day and the events she is going too. She could either been in her fade jeans, t-shirt and sneakers. Or she could just as easily turn around and pull that little blank dress that people keep in the back of their closets. Note: Most of the time she does have on a pair of dark rimmed frames on her nose.
Languages She Knows: English, Greek, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Creole, Norse, Hindi
Tam Lin (A Scottish Tale)
Everyone in the countryside had heard that the woods of Carter Hall were unsafe because of Tam Lin, an Elfin man no one could trust. Anyone who came near the well there without asking Tam Lin's permission risked paying for it heavily. "Watch out for Tam Lin. He lives at the entry to Elfland," people cautioned. They said he would steal anything and harm anyone, especially young maidens. So people stayed away. But the king's daughter, Janet, was a spirited lass, and the more stories she heard, the more curious she became. One day she set off for a ride across her father's vast lands that bordered Carter Hall, and as she came nearer and nearer, she wondered aloud.
"Why do they call this place Carter Hall?" There was no building, only one hill towering high above the others. Janet tilted her head. From an angle, the hill did look a little like a castle. Then suddenly a sharp wind blew in, and Janet's horse stopped in his tracks. Janet dismounted and walked up the side of the hill. The scent of something sweet drew her onward. She inhaled, and she kept walking, and then she saw an amazing sight -- a bower thick with beautiful roses. She reached out and picked one, and as she did, she noticed how tall her shadow had become in the fading light. That's when she saw another shadow cross hers. She turned and first saw the riding boots, then the leather pants and then a long, green shirt. Finally she was looking into the handsome face of the one she knew was Tam Lin.
"What do you think you're doing?" he asked. "This is my place, and no one comes here without my permission." But Janet boldly stood up to him. "This land belongs to my father!" she insisted. Tam Lin grabbed her, and she screamed. It was true. This man stole away young girls... But this is what happened to Janet. She fell in love with Tam Lin. She had never loved anyone so much, and when he told her his tale, her heart filled with compassion, and she knew she must be the one to break the spell that bound him to this place.
"It had happened years before," he said. "I was an ordinary lad. One wintry day my grandfather and I went out hunting, and as we were riding past this place, I fell, and the Queen of the Fairies caught me. She carried me to the green hill to live among the fairies. "Fairyland is a good place," he said, "but every seven years the Fairy Queen must pay a price to the devil for her powers -- a sacrifice. This year I am to be the victim." At once Janet knew she must save Tam Lin. He would be her true love, forever. "I will steal you away from the Fairy Queen!" she cried.
Tam Lin shook his head. "It's too difficult for such a lovely, young maiden as you. There may be no way to save me," and he described to Janet the tasks she would face if she tried. But Janet loved him. She refused to bow to fear, so he continued: "Tomorrow is Midsummer's Eve, and the Elfin folk ride abroad. If you would save me, go to Miles Cross at midnight and I shall be there." So that very night, wearing her green cloak, she slipped out of her father's house at midnight and rode to the hill. There she hid behind a bush, and in the inky darkness she waited. Just as Tam Lin promised, she heard the sound of tinkling bells before she saw anyone as the fairies rode through that place. She blinked, and under the moonlight she saw a black horse riding past. Just as Tam Lin instructed, she let the black horse pass. Next came a brown horse, and she let that one pass, too. But when the white horse came, she knew Tam Lin was the rider.
She reached out. One of the rider's hands was gloved, and the other was bare, just as Tam Lin had told her it would be. She grabbed the bare hand and pulled. As the body fell to the ground, he turned into a lizard. She flung her arms around him and held on tightly, even as he squirmed and twisted. Then, hissing and spitting, he turned into a snake, striking her with his tail. Again, she did not let go. And then, just as she knew he would, he transformed into a lion, and he bared his claws and scratched her, but she held on, still. And then he turned into a bear who nearly crushed her beneath his weight, but that didn't stop her. She held on still as that bear became a molten bar, burning brightly. She gasped from the burns, but she did just as Tam Lin had told her. She threw that burning bar into the well.
Steam hissed, and then, before her eyes, up from the well rose a man -- her beloved Tam Lin. She wrapped his shivering body in a cloak, and together they mounted her horse. As fast as they could, they rode away. While they rode, they heard the voice calling after them: "Curse you, Janet! He is my knight. And Tam Lin, if I had known you would betray me, I would have plucked out your eyes!" But the Fairy Queen was helpless before their powerful love, and off they rode to Janet's father's home.
They married, and they lived happily ever after. Forever after, when anyone doubted the existence of the fairies, they told the tale of Janet and Tam Lin.
Garden of Thoughts and Memories
“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” ... — Vivienne