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Tristessa Stonebridge
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« on: March 01, 2011, 11:32:21 AM »

Name: Tristessa Stonebridge

Gender: Female

Age: 29

Race: Human

Tribe: Helcrani

Occupation: Barmaid

Title: Herald Barmaid

Portrait:


Appearance:
Height: 1 ped and 2 fores
Hair color: Strata yellow with streaks of cinnabrown
Eye color: Cinnabrown with flecks of korwyn gold.
 Physical appearance: Tristessa, or Triss as she's known to her friends, is still lovely, even though she thinks of herself as past her prime.  Her skin is lightly tanned. Her face is without a mark.  She wears what is considered a traditional tavern wench's outfit; a yealm beige shirt underneath an eophram bustier. Her skirt flows to the floor in the color of adlemirene. The bottom has become frayed from dragging across the floor for so many years. Triss would rather focus on her children's clothes than her own, so she doesn't have a lot of time to fix her own clothes.  

She has the fine curves of a woman, but she fears that after having a child, her beauty has diminished somehow. Many would argue the opposite; that now after having Claudia, Triss is even the more lovely. She prefers to wear her hair down, but when she is cooking or cleaning heavily, she will pull it out of her face with a simple leather strap. Even then, a few tresses escapes and find their way to framing her face in a perfect manner. Her hair falls to just below her shoulders, a gentle wave defining its shape.

If anything was to be considered unattractive upon this woman would be her hands. When she was young and still learning, she often made mistakes, thus resulting in many cuts from kitchen knives. She also helped Ethan out in his carpentry shop on occasion, and the result from those occasions are also mapped out upon her hands. When one looks closely, small scars can be seen scattered out upon her hands. But even these cannot take away from the fact that many have claimed that Triss has the softest hands they have ever felt upon a barmaid.

Personality: Triss has a gentle way about her. She always seems to have a smile upon her face when she is entertaining guests. Charitable to a fault, she will always offer a bowl of hot soup and bread to one who needs it. This can irritate her father, Russel, who has a business to think about. Ever since her husband, Ethan, died, a touch of sorrow can be seen behind her eyes, but she tries to brush it off. Every once in awhile, she will get the strength to flirt with a customer or two to gain an extra coin.  She still loves Ethan, but at the same time, she longs for a man who can fill the hole in her heart, and who can be a father to her children.

This longing has often caused her to throw herself at a man who she thinks would be a good husband. Many times, this has caused her to land in the arms of a man who most definitely  would not make a good husband or father.

Because of the business which she has put herself in, she has a very open demeanor about her. While most men find her easy upon the eyes and fairly easy to open up to, women also find her easy to talk to. Triss makes sure that if there is a married couple or even someone who appears they might be a couple, she doesn’t try anything upon the man. Remembering the happy days with Ethan, Triss will often try to set women up with the "men of their dreams", should they make mention of longing for a man.

Strengths:
~~Outstanding Beauty~~ Even at her age, Triss is still able to turn heads. This helps her greatly when she is trying to get that one extra san in tips.

~~Friendly Personality~~ She is very open to patrons of the Thirsty Herald, which makes the atmosphere around the place more home-like, despite her father's odd temperament.


Weaknesses:
~~Just Wants to Be Loved~~ Triss has an empty spot in her heart where Ethan once was.  At times, it appears she will throw herself at any man, just to feel that special feeling she once had.

~~Claudia Needs A Father~~ In addition to wanting her own heart to heal, Triss feels the need for her daughter to have a father-figure in her life. Even if Triss isn't particularly attracted to a man, if she sees the qualities of a good father, she will try to force him towards her daughter, in a father-daughter sort of relationship. Sometimes, she'll do just the opposite and force her daughter towards a father figure, someone other than Russel.

~~Over-Protective Mother~~ Triss likes to know where Claudia is at all times and what she's doing. If she so much as sniffles, Triss will be right there, worrying over her daughter, almost certain that the particular sniffle is the beginning of something much worse.



History: Tristessa was happily married to the love of her life: Ethan Stonebridge. They were completely in love. They were married when he was 22 years old and she was 17. Three months after they were wed, Triss gave birth to their one and only child; a daughter they named Claudia. Ethan knew he was going to have to work extra hard to support his new family, and to prove to Triss that he wanted to be involved in Claudia's life, he made her a crib.

Triss was a stay-at-home mother while Ethan worked in his carpentry shop. She guided Claudia's life gently, allowing her to be herself. The one thing she could lose herself in was her cooking. She loved to cook for her family. Ethan always complimented her on her cooking while Claudia…well, she was just a kid being a kid.

When she was 25 years old, a terrible tragedy occurred. At first, nothing major seemed to be wrong. Ethan just started getting more and more tired. After awhile, he didn't want work in his carpentry shop at all. Triss was worried, but she figured it was a phase of some kind. To help them survive, Triss worked at a local tavern cooking food. Ethan stayed home with Claudia.

After a year, Triss began to become really worried about Ethan. Not only was he showing no motivation to work again, but he refused. In fact, things seemed to be getting worse for him.  He seemed to be losing his sight as well as the feeling on his left hand and right side of his face. Ethan would get cuts on his hand and not even notice until one of his family members pointed it out to him. The cuts would often get infected, causing Triss to become worried about Ethan's health.

Triss thought about taking her husband to a healer, but Ethan refused. It wasn't until his headaches started that he finally relented. Triss took him to the local healer, who diagnosed him with Miaelean disease. Triss was confused at first, but then heartbroken when the healer explained to her the dreaded "Undead Disease". The healer suggested Triss keep Ethan separated from other people. It broke her heart, but she agreed for Ethan to be kept in a segregated apartment at the healer's house.

Ethan got worse and worse. Triss was a mess. She didn't know what to tell Claudia.  It wasn't until Ethan started into the last stage of the disease when Triss decided to tell her child that their father wasn't going to be coming home any more. She saw him one more time before he passed away. He was in so much pain, he could hardly focus on their conversation. At times, he seemed to be out of his mind because of the pain.

After Ethan's death, Triss stayed out on her own for awhile, doing odd jobs around various taverns to make ends meet. Above all, she did not want her daughter to end up in the street.  Soon after Claudia turned 12, and Triss started taking her with her to the taverns to help her work, her mother passed away from becoming lost in the desert on her way to the tavern her father had bought, the Thirsty Herald.

Triss was saddened by this event and she consoled her father at the funeral, but he became a recluse and didn't seem to want her help. Back to her odd jobs she went until the workers at the Herald begged for her to come and help with her father. His mental capacities had suffered after her mother died and he didn't appear to be able to run the Herald by himself. She packed everything she owned and moved with Claudia to the Herald. She took stock of the situation, and decided that it would be best for everyone if the family just ran the Herald, as her father seemed troubled by the "strange people" who were in his tavern. She gave them letters of recommendations and told them of taverns she herself had worked in and sent them on their way. It was seemingly cruel, but much better than them possibly being stabbed in their sleep by the crazed owner.

Triss decided that she would be the cook as well as manage the books. As much as she hated to do it, she let her father work the front desk. She knew it wasn't the best situation, but she was only a few peds away. She made Claudia work in the stables while she tried to find someone to work out there. After thinking about it, she posted a Help Wanted sign by the bar and outside the door, hoping someone would see the sign and take interest. She would feel a lot better if her daughter was helping to deliver the food instead of taking care of the animals.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2011, 10:48:40 AM by Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin » Logged

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~*~Tristessa Stonebridge~*~
Tristessa Stonebridge
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 04:53:11 AM »

Okay, I think she's all done. Comments are needed/welcome!

But please....be gentle...? Pretty please? :P
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Deklitch Hardin
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 06:35:46 AM »

Hi Tristessa,

Nice looking picture CD you've got here. At a quick glance, the only thing I'd request, is that you include a line for Occupation: Barmaid in there as well.

I'll take a more detailed look later on ... but that was all that jumped out at me.

Dek
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Rocelin Ellis
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 06:41:40 AM »

Hi Triss what an excellent CD.  I'll "be gentile" and give you a bit of a critique.  Comments in the color of love, er um or is that lust? red LOL

Name: Tristessa Stonebridge

Gender: Female

Age: 29

Race: Human

Tribe: Helcrani

Title: Herald Barmaid

Portrait: (and what a portrait it is! Absolutely perfect for her! )

Appearance:
Height: 1 ped and 2 fores
Hair color: Strata yellow with streaks of cinnabrown
Eye color: Cinnabrown with flecks of korwyn gold.
 Physical appearance: Tristessa, or Triss as she's known to her friends, is still lovely, even though she thinks of herself as past her prime.  Her skin is lightly tanned. Her face is without a mark.  She wears what is considered a traditional tavern wench's outfit; a yealm beige shirt underneath an eophram bustier. Her skirt flows to the floor in the color of adlemirene. The bottom has become frayed from dragging across the floor for so many years. Triss would rather focus on her children's clothes than her own, so she doesn't have a lot of time to fix her own clothes. 

She has the fine curves of a woman, but she fears that after having a child, her beauty has diminished somehow. Many would argue the opposite; that now after having Claudia, Triss is even the more lovely. She prefers to wear her hair down, but when she is cooking or cleaning heavily, she will pull it out of her face with a simple leather strap. Even then, a few tresses escapes and find their way to framing her face in a perfect manner. Her hair falls to just below her shoulders, a gentle wave defining its shape.

If anything was to be considered unattractive upon this woman would be her hands. When she was young and still learning, she often made mistakes, thus resulting in many cuts from kitchen knives. She also helped Ethan out in his carpentry shop on occasion, and the result from those occasions are also mapped out upon her hands. When one looks closely, small scars can be seen scattered out upon her hands. But even these cannot take away from the fact that many have claimed that Triss has the softest hands they have ever felt upon a bar maid(barmaid).

Personality: Triss has a gentle way about her. She always seems to have a smile upon her face when she is entertaining guests. Charitable to a fault, she will always offer a bowl of hot soup and bread to one who needs it. This can irritate her father, Russel, who has a business to think about. Ever since her husband, Ethan, died, a touch of sorrow can be seen behind her eyes, but she tries to brush it off. Every once in awhile, she will get the strength to flirt with a customer or two to gain an extra coin.  She still loves Ethan, but at the same time, she longs for a man who can fill the hole in her heart, and who can be a father to her children.

This longing has often caused her to throw herself at a man who she thinks would be a good husband. Many times, this has caused her to land in the arms of a man who most definitely  would not make a good husband or father.

Because of the business which she has put herself in, she has a very open demeanor about her. While most men find her easy upon the eyes and fairly easy to open up to, women also find her easy to talk to. Triss makes sure that if there is a married couple or even someone who appears they might be a couple, she doesn’t try anything upon the man. Remembering the happy days with Ethan, Triss will often try to "hook up" women who come to her with longings of a man.

Strengths:
~~Outstanding Beauty~~ Even at her age, Triss is still able to turn heads. This helps her greatly when she is trying to get that one extra san in tips.

~~Friendly Personality~~ She is very open to patrons of the Thirsty Herald, which makes the atmosphere around the place more home-like, despite her father's odd temperment (temperament) .


Weaknesses:
~~Just Wants to Be Loved~~ Triss has an empty spot in her heart where Ethan once was.  At times, it appears she will throw herself at any man, just to feel that special feeling she once had.

~~Claudia Needs A Father~~ In addition to wanting her own heart to heal, Triss feels the need for her daughter to have a father-figure in her life. Even if Triss isn't particularly attracted to a man, if she sees the qualities of a good father, she will try to force him towards her daughter, in a father-daughter sort of relationship. Sometimes, she'll do just the opposite and force her daughter towards a father figure, someone other than Russel. (I’ll try to keep this in mind! grin

~~Over-Protective Mother~~ Triss likes to know where Claudia is at all times and what she's doing. If she so much as sniffles, Triss will be right there, worrying over her daughter, almost certain that the particular sniffle is the beginning of something much worse.



History: Tristessa was happily married to the love of her life: Ethan Stonebridge. They were completely in love. They were married when he was 22  years (Just an extra space between 22 and years) old and she was 17. Three months after they were wed, Claudirea gave birth to their one and only child; a daughter they named Claudia. (Who is Claudirea and why is she giving birth to Claudia? Huh?) Ethan knew he was going to have to work extra hard to support his new family, and to prove to Triss that he wanted to be involved in Claudia's life, he made her a crib.

Triss was a stay-at-home mother while Ethan worked in his carpentry shop. She guided Claudia's life gently, allowing  her (Just an extra space between allowing and her)to be herself. The one thing she could lose herself in was her cooking. She loved to cook for her family. Ethan always complimented her on her cooking while Claudia…well, she was just a kid being a kid.

When she was 25 years old, a terrible tragedy occurred. At first, nothing major seemed to be wrong. Ethan just started getting more and more tired. After awhile, he didn't want work in his carpentry shop at all. Triss was worried, but she figured it was a phase of some kind. To help them survive, Triss worked at a local tavern cooking food. Ethan stayed home with Claudia.

After a year, Triss began to become really worried about Ethan. Not only was he showing no motivation to work again, but he refused. In fact, things seemed to be getting worse for him.  He seemed to be losing his sight as well as the feeling on his left hand and right side of his face. Ethan would get cuts on his hand and not even notice until one of his family members pointed it out to him. The cuts would often get infected, causing Triss to become worried about Ethan's health.

Triss thought about taking her husband to a healer, but Ethan refused. It wasn't until his headaches started that he finally relented. Triss took him to the local healer, who diagnosed him with Miaelean disease. Triss was confused at first, but then heartbroken when the healer explained to her the dreaded "Undead Disease". The healer suggested Triss keep Ethan separated from other people. It broke her heart, but she agreed for Ethan to be kept in a segregated apartment at the healer's house.

Ethan got worse and worse. Triss was a mess. She didn't know what to tell Claudia.  It wasn't until Ethan started into the last stage of the disease when Triss decided to tell her child that their father wasn't going to be coming home any more. She saw him one more time before he passed away. He was in so much pain, he could hardly focus on their conversation. At times, he seemed to be out of his mind because of the pain.

After Ethan's death, Triss stayed out on her own for awhile, doing odd jobs around various taverns to make ends meet. Above all, she did not want her daughter to end up in the street.  Soon after Claudia turned 12, and Triss started taking her with her to the taverns to help her work, her mother passed away from becoming lost in the desert on her way to the tavern her father had bought, the Thirsty Herald.

Triss was saddened by this event and she consoled her father at the funeral, but he became a recluse and didn't seem to want her help. Back to her odd jobs she went until the workers at the Herald begged for her to come and help with her father. His mental capacities had suffered after her mother died and he didn't appear to be able to run the Herald by himself. She packed everything she owned and moved with Claudia to the Herald. She took stock of the situation, and decided that it would be best for everyone if the family just ran the Herald, as her father seemed troubled by the "strange people" who were in his tavern. She gave them letters of recommendations and told them of taverns she herself had worked in and sent them on their way. It was seemingly cruel, but much better than them possibly being stabbed in their sleep by the crazed owner.

Triss decided that she would be the cook as well as manage the books. As much as she hated to do it, she let her father work the front desk. She knew it wasn't the best situation, but she was only a few peds away. She made Claudia work in the stables while she tried to find someone to work out there. After thinking about it, she posted a Help Wanted sign by the bar and outside the door, hoping someone would see the sign and take interest. She would feel a lot better if her daughter was helping to deliver the food instead of taking care of the animals.
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 01:18:00 PM »

Okie dokie. Fixes are in teal except for the spaces as it's really hard to color those. :p

@Rocelin: Yeah....another one of my characters is Claudirea and I keep putting her name in Triss's stuff for some reason. I think it's 'cause of Aster's character being called Claudia. It confuses me so. -.-
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 02:30:46 PM »

honestly, I don't see anything in your CD that's going to stop me from giving you a first approval, Tristessa! Congrats.
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2011, 02:48:35 AM »

Yay! Thank you, Dek! hug
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 01:06:29 PM »

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If anything was to be considered unattractive upon this woman would be her hands. When she was young and still learning, she often made mistakes, thus resulting in many cuts from kitchen knives. She also helped Ethan out in his carpentry shop on occasion, and the result from those occasions are also mapped out upon her hands. When one looks closely, small scars can be seen scattered out upon her hands. But even these cannot take away from the fact that many have claimed that Triss has the softest hands they have ever felt upon a barmaid.

For one, I'm not sure that too many folks would say the emboldened, unless Triss was a different kind of gal, if you know what I mean.  Roll Eyes

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Remembering the happy days with Ethan, Triss will often try to "hook up" women who come to her with longings of a man.

I've got a good idea of what you meant here, but it was spelled out in a way that confuses me.

Seeing as your S's and W's are fine, and that you've got no conflicts of interest, improbabilities or falsehoods within your history, appearance, and personality sections, I'll be agreeing with Dek and giving you your second approval.  Thumb up
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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 01:29:32 PM »

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Remembering the happy days with Ethan, Triss will often try to "hook up" women who come to her with longings of a man.

If you wish to change this, it does sound very modern and takes one out of the moment, then do so.  If not, then simply remove the editing colour and I'll title this for you. :0
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 10:54:01 PM »

I deleted all the color and changed the line in question so that it flows better with the rest of the CD.

@Alexandre, a bit of that, and also a bit of when money changes hands, you sometimes touch or when she hands out drinks. But really, it could go either way. ;)

Also, Alt, would it be possible to switch around the story mod things with this account and Kareesh's? You can take Kareesh's name off the modding list for the Herald and replace it with Triss's, if it wouldn't be too much of a bother. :) Thanks!
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 10:48:15 AM »

Titled, and I will change your Mod status. :)  Congrats.
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