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Name: Aradhel

 

Sex: Female

 

Race: Bosmer (Wood Elf)

 

Age: 29

 

Height and Build: Average Bosmer height (i.e., short) and and slightly underfed-looking.

Appearance: Aradhel is pale, with brown eyes and auburn hair that she keeps in a ponytail. She's pretty unobtrusive-looking. If anyone were to pay much attention to her, however, they'd find her slightly unsettling. Due to her work as an alchemist, she smells slightly of herbs and...iron. She usually wears a simple white shirt, grey leggings, grey boots, a dark green cloak, black gloves, and an old coin on a gold chain around her neck.

 

Weapon of choice: A very sharp dagger or a bow. She is bad with a sword.

Occupation: wandering alchemist, of sorts.

Backstory, etc: Find out yourself. tongue.gif

 

Casting: Evangeline Lilly

 

 

 

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Playlist:

1. Nightwish: For The Heart I Once Had

2. Nine Inch Nails:

3. Nine Inch Nails: The Line Begins To Blur

4. Nine Nich Nails: Only (remix by one 'NLBSHANKR177')

5. Nine Inch Nails:

6. Nine Inch Nails:

(NSFW!)

7. AFI:

8. Fergie:

9. Vienna Teng:

10. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog:

11. Stabilo: Flawed Design

12. Florence + The Machine:

 

Select Lyrics

 

1- For the heart I'll never have

For the child forever gone

The music flows because it longs

For the heart I once had

 

2- Please - take this -

And run far away, far away from me.

I am tainted,

And happiness, and peace of mind

Were never meant for me.

All these pieces

And promises, if only I could see:

In my nothing

You were everything, everything to me

 

3- The more I stay in here the more it's not so clear

The more I stay in here the more I disappear

As far as I have come I knew what side I'm on

But now I'm not so sure. The line begins to blur.

Is there somebody on top of me? I don't know, I don't know

Isn't anyone stopping me? I don't know, I don't know

Why am I trying to hold my breath? I don't know, I don't know

Just how far down can I go? I don't know, I don't know, I don't know

 

4- Yes, I am alone, but then I always was

As far back as I can tell, I guess maybe it's because

Because you were never really real to begin with

I just made you up to hurt myself. And it worked - yes it did!

 

Now I am somewhere I am not supposed to be

And I can see things I know I really shouldn't see

And now I know why, oh now I know why

Thing's aren't as pretty on the inside

 

5- Try to stay in line, try to obey

The ghosts of what I was keep getting in the way

Staring at the sun, blinded by the light

Now I'm afraid I'm fading out of sight

The echoes in my eyes of all I used to see

Burning down the world, the ashes and debris

And all that's left of you, and all that's left of me

All have washed away, non-entity

 

6- You can't help my isolation

You can't help the hate that it brings

You can't help my absence of faith

You can't help my everything.

Help me, tear down my reason

Help me, it's your sex I can smell

Help me, you make me perfect

Help me become somebody else

 

My whole existence is flawed

You get me closer to God

 

7- Nothing from nowhere I'm no one at all

Radiate, recognize one silent call

As we all form one dark flame - incinerate!

Love your hate, your faith lost, you are now one of us

 

8. I hope you know, I hope you know

That this has nothing to do with you

 

And I'm going to miss you like a child misses their blanket

But I've got to get a move on with my life

It's time to be a big girl now

And big girls don't cry

 

9- How sweet is the day, I'm craving a darkness

As I sit tucked away with my back to the wall

 

Forgotten him, cheated him, painted illusions of lust

 

And the taste of dried-up hopes in my mouth

And the landscape of merry and desperate drought

How much longer, dear angels? Come break me with ice

Let the water of calm trickle over my doubt

Come let me drown

Angels, no fire, no salt on the plow

Carry me down - bury me down

 

Once I knew myself, and with knowing came love;

I would know love again if I had faith enough

Too far is next spring and the jubilant shout

So angels inside is the only way out

 

10- Here lies everything

The world I wanted at my feet

My victory's complete

So hail to the king

So your world's benign?

So you think justice has a voice

And we all have a choice?

Well now your world is mine

And I am fine...

 

Now the nightmare's real

 

11- When I was a young boy I was honest and I had more self control if I was tempted I would run

Then when I got older I began to lie to get exactly what I wanted when I wanted it - and I wanted it

Now I'm having trouble diferentiating between what I want and what I need to make me happy

So instead of thinking I just act before I have a chance to contemplate the consequence of action

And I will turn off, I will shut down

Burying the voices of my conscience heading ground

And I willl turn off, I will shut down

The chemicals are restless in my head

'Cause I lie - not because I want to

But I seem to need to all the time

Yeah I lie - and I don't even know it

Maybe this is all a part of my flawed design

 

And if I ask permission if I make sure it's okay I promise I won't slip up this time you can trust me

But never take advice from someone who just admitted to being devious who just confessed to treason

And I would also never ask a question that I cannot ask myself for it might dirty up your conscience

 

12. I was a heavy heart to carry

My beloved was weighed down

My arms around his neck

My fingers laced a crown

I was a heavy heart to carry

My feet dragged across the ground

And he took me to the river

Where he slowly let me drown

My love has concrete feet, my love's an iron ball

Wrapped around your ankles, over the waterfall

 

Who is the betrayer

Who's the killer in the crowd?

The one who creeps in corridors

And doesn't make a sound

 

This will be my last confession

"I love you" never felt like any blessing

Whisper it like it's a secret

Uttered to condemn the one who hears it

With a heavy heart

 

I was a heavy heart to carry

But he never let me down

When he held me in his arms

My feet never touched the ground

 

 

Tropes: [under revision]

Edited by Morrigain

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Oh, forgot her usual attire: Simple white shirt, grey leggings, grey boots, dark green cloak with hood, and black gloves. And an old coin on a gold chain around her neck.

 

:tongue:

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I did it for Cara, might as well do it for Aradhel. :tongue: Her playlist!

 

...er, partial playlist. Sort of. A LOT of her stuff doesn't apply to this incarnation of Aradhel.

 

Within Temptation:

Epinikion: Oblivion Tribute (Oblivion fans, listen to this)

Nightwish: For The Heart I Once Had*

Silentium: Hangman's Lullaby

Nine Inch Nails: In This Twilight

 

*This one isn't strictly right for this version of her. But it IS her song. You see, I heard it for the first time while I was working on the fanfic that gave birth to Aradhel. And it fit so perfectly. I started to cry. *sigh*

 

Songs that work for other incarnations:

 

Kamelot: Memento Mori

Kamelot: Love You To Death

Kamelot:

Krypteria:

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus:

**

Nine Inch Nails: The Perfect Drug

Nine Inch Nails: Closer NSFW!

Nine Inch Nails:

Nine Inch Nails: Hurt***

 

*please excuse the emo-ness. :afrightned:

***I do such terrible things to my characters. Ehehehehe.

Edited by Morrigain

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Guest theinfamouskat

I love "For the Heart I Once Had"!!! Tis one of my favorite Nightwish songs!

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Guest theinfamouskat

*looks* ... *scurries away to iTunes*

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OK, For the Heart I Once Had really fits Aradhel. ^^

And the Oblivion tribute sounds a bit like the backing music to an action scene involving her...

Hand of Sorrow...eh. Doesn't add much to For the Heart I Once Had...similar idea.

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Yay, tropes! (And I'm sure I'll think of more later)

 

Broken Bird

Celibate Hero/Love Hurts

Dark Action Girl

Hitman with a Heart

Real Women Never Wear Dresses

The Straight Arrow

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D:

 

For the Heart I Once had? But it's so sad! :sad:

 

*looks at Aradhel*

 

Er, yeah. It fits. :sad:

 

EDIT: And then it comes up on my playlist?!?!??!.

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The Line Begins To Blur by NIN works now too, in an awful sort of way.

 

there are things that i said i would never do

there are fears that i cannot believe will come true

so my soul is too sick and too little not too late

and myself... i have grown too weary to hate

 

the more i stay in here

the more it's not so clear

the more i stay in here

the more i disappear

as far as i have gone

i knew what side I'm on

but now I'm not so sure

the line begins to blur

 

is there somebody on top of me?

i don't know... i don't know...

isn't anyone stopping me?

i don't know... i don't know...

why am i trying to hold my breath?

i don't know... i don't know...

just how far down can i go?

i don't know... i don't know... i don't know...

 

as i lie here in still

the fabric starts to tear

it's far beyond repair

and i don't even care

as far as i have gone

i knew what side I'm on

but now I'm not so sure

the line begins to blur

 

Same with

. Kinda.

 

...she turns me on

she makes it real

i have to apologize for the way i feel

 

my life it seems has taken a turn

why in the name of god would i ever want to return

peel off our skin we're gonna burn what we were to the ground

fuck in the fire and we'll spread all the ashes around

i want to kill all the rest of what's left and i do...yes i do...

 

...now i just stare into the sun

and i see everything I've done

i think i could have been someone

but i can't stop what has begun

when everything is said and done

and there is no place left to run

i think i used to be someone

and now i just stare into the sun.

 

 

Okay. I'll stop overanalyzing my itunes library now.

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Are you just going through everything to see if it fits? O.o

 

:laughing2dw:

 

- Silencer, has no NIN...

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I do that. >.>

 

I was listening to the whole With Teeth album while unpacking today, and I was like Hey, that works...and that works...and that works...and why does the album about recovery from drug addiction fit my character so well? :blink:

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:laughing2dw: That's a baaad sign.

 

Did I post Cla'nee's playlist yet? I don't think I have. I know I put one together.

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Were you listening to it while writing her? Or, conversely, is Aradhel secretly a drug addict? :tongue:

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Don't think you did.

 

Do eet.

 

EDIT FOR SILENCER: No, and no - only inasmuch as Trent likes to mix his metaphors about sex and drugs. 'Sanctified' being a prime example. :laugh:

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Guest theinfamouskat

Whilst we're doing "almost songs" this one was played by Margot & The Nuclear So and So's tonight. I remember hearing it and thinking, "Oh, Vilandon won't get himself into this sort of trouble." Well...

 

:biggrin:

 

 

Cold, Kind, and Lemon Eyes

 

Oh God,

deliver me

from my enemies

these women in green winter coats

working for a tip

don't paint your lips

and don't bite

they're baiting you

and don't cry

'cause they want you to

 

mamma, I'm sleeping it off

worn thin from red lights and scotch

and I hate being cross,

but you should hold your booze

 

please don't drop bombs on me

I beg of thee, just leave me in peace

i'll have cold, kind, and lemon eyes

oh lemon eyes. My God!

 

Don't suck your gut so tight

and don't cut your hair so nice

 

mamma, i'm sleeping it off

worn thin from red lights and scotch.

I hate being cross,

but you should hold your booze.

 

don't bite, I'm begging you

and don't leave when I curse at you

 

mamma, I'm sleeping it off

worn thin from red lights and scotch

I hate being cross

but you should hold your booze.

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So I have to ask. What the hell inspired you to make Vilandon crush on Aradhel? Because it's the most horribly and awesomely cracktastic twist ever.

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It's weird. That little conversation they had in Hassildor's office, afterwards when my characters retired to their rooms in my head, Vilandon was bouncing a little and it went something like this.

 

Me: Go to bed.

Vilandon: I like her.

Me: You're a priest. Former-priest, but no.

Vilandon: But she's nice... and pretty.

Me: NO.

Vilandon: B-but I'm not a priest anymore, a-and... it might be fun!

Me: YOU WOULD BREAK. NO.

Vilandon: Oh, oka-- *Aradhel does her noose-tying thing to Vilandon* :blinks: WHOA! *runs up to author and shakes her* THAT. WAS. FUN.

Me: :blink: It's like I don't even write you anymore! *weeps*

 

 

It was strange and... totally unexpected. Silly Vilandon.

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:sign_rofl:

 

"Nice...and pretty." Aradhel just blinked a few times and then burst into incredulous laughter in my head.

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