All About Jadira Lombelon
Name: Jadira Lombelon
Alies: (Old) Jay
Country of Origin: Adeluna
Language(s): Adeluna, Egjora, Bohair Plains, Harena Desert, Endapano, Vilmapolan, and Mamlak.
Native tongue: Adeluna and Endapano
Religion: She believes in the present deities.
Weapons/Offensive equipment: Bastard sword, Broadsword, Dagger
Items/Defensive equipment/Misc: Buckler
Transportation: Walking, will get horse soon.
Weight: 135 Ibs
Eye Color: Green
Hair: Black long wavy hair
Skin: Clear and brown
Shoe size: 9
Distinguishing marks: None
-Scars: A scar on her arm.
-Piercings: On her ear
-Clothing style: Noble clothing with armor
Currently lives: Yes
Living Arrangements: She is right now moving from inn to inn.
Description of daily surroundings: She is typically surrounded by a town.
Hobbies: Hunting, Chess, and writing.
Talents/Skills: Sword fighting, Magic.
Strengths: Physical strength, Intelligence, learning, and battle strategy.
Weaknesses: Painting, Music, Sewing, Cooking, Small Talk, anything that has to do with medicine, stealing, picking locks, and being charming.
Love interest(s): None
Sexual Orientation: Bisexual
Dominant Hand: Left
Diet: Whatever she can catch.
Drug user?: No
Other addictions?: She is addicted to sweet treats.
Pet peeves: People chewing with their mouth open, being late, people who steal the food off of her plate, misspelled anything, and passive aggressive behavior.
Personality: Jadira is an incredibly intelligent woman. And she knows this. Her intelligence and her title makes her prideful to the point where she can be arrogant. Jadira has a strong set of morals although she may not be lawful. She is a planner and has a strong desire to learn more. But she is extremely critical with herself and others. Not to mention she is poor in charisma and often seems cold hearted. Jadira has a difficult time showing her true emotions and is very secretive. She is stubborn but she is also curious and a general badass.
Likes: Cute animals (although she’ll never admit it), sweet foods, learning, books, and comfy beds.
Dislikes: Alcohol, strangers, painting, performing anything, funerals, and dancing.
Motivations: Jadira wants to prove to herself and others that she is somebody important. Most of all she wants to prove to her mother and father that she is more than just a noble. More than just a spare.
Morals: Jadira has strict morals for herself and for others. Don’t take killing lightly, show others kindness, protect the weak, help those who need it, and to generally do good.
Fears/Phobias: Failure, becoming like her father, spiders, and closed spaces.
Favourite food: Cookies
Favourite drink: Water
Favourite color: Purple
Favourite book: History of Adeluna
Other favourites: She loves animals.
-Parents: Regina Lombelon (mother), Galien Lombelon (father)
-Siblings: An older sibling
-Other close relatives: Unknown
Friends: Alicia and Ian
Official/Personal Training: Jadira was educated by a high class tutor for thirteen years in a wide variety of subjects, she was trained for battle for six years by her head guard Eric, and she was trained two years by a retired warrior named Rielle.
Jadira was born to a noble family who lived in Adeluna. Her mother was Regina Lombelon, Duchess of Railon. Railon is a small city in the Adeluna empire that Regina ruled over. Her father was Galien Lombelon and he was Regina’s husband. Then there was the eldest sibling who was the heir to her mother’s title.
When Jadira was a baby she was raised by her nurse. Not her mother. Her mother was always at court in Adeluna and had little time to spend with Jadira. Her father never really took interest in raising Jadira either so for her earliest years she spent with her nurse and her servants.
When she was five her studies began. Even though she was second born her mother wanted to make sure she had a high education. As a result Jadira had a tutor at a very young age. She was taught many many things including languages, manners, history, economics, battle strategy, dancing, and how to properly socialize. Of course she was not a master at any of this but she started learning all these things when she was a toddler.
Ages 6-9 years old she had little contact with her mother and older sibling. Her mother and older sibling were always at the Adeluna court. Jadira did have a nurse but when was seven her nurse was fired. Her nurse had been telling Jadira stories of myth which filled Jadira’s imagination. But her tutor disproved and requested that the nurse would be fired so Jadira’s mind wouldn’t be filled with “silly” stories. Galien, Jadira’s father agreed so that he wouldn’t have to pay for another servant and thus have more money for himself. Jadira still remembers being ripped from the one person who she felt actually loved her.
Her father was focused on looking good, buying things, living in luxury, and being utterly irresponsible. Her father ignored his daughter and enjoyed the luxuries of being rich. Jadira grew to hate her father since all she saw him as was a waste. However the worst moment she could remember with her dad was when she was nine years old. Her father was drunk again but this time he entered her room. Jadira was scared that he would end up hurting her since he was so drunk. But he didn’t. Yet she ended up hiding in her own room so she could avoid him. From then on she always thought Galien as nothing but a drunk moron.
Growing up Jadira wanted nothing more than to join her mother and older sibling in court. The court was an escape from her father, a way to be close to her other family members, and she might actually be able to be useful there. When she was ten her mother came home for the holidays, as always, and Jadira begged for her mother to let her go to court. Her mother refused saying that Jadira was not needed there. Jadira screamed, pleaded, bargained, and cried but to no avail. Her mother was determined to keep Jadira at home.
After her mother went back to court, Jadira decided to leave. She desired a place where she would be able to be useful and have a sense of real family. So she planned on running away. One night Jadira packed up her stuff in the middle of the night and snuck out of the manor. She had gotten into the forest nearby where she was robbed of all her stuff by thieves. The thieves had beaten her and left her to die. They took everything except for the clothes on her back. Otherwise everything she had was gone.
Without her stuff or any money she couldn’t get anywhere. So she had to go home since it was the only place left to go. Her father had little reaction to the fact that she was bruised and beat. Jadira remembered the words that he had told her.
“You are too weak to exist outside of nobility.” He had said to her.
Those words stuck with her for a long time. After she had recovered Jadira realized that in a way her father was correct. Jadira was intelligent but incredibly weak. She didn’t know the first thing about battle or fighting. That day Jadira spent a lot of time thinking. She had made a decision. Jadira decided that she would never allow herself to be weak like that again. From then on she trained everyday in both fighting and improving her mind.
At first the guards were resistant to letting a noble join their ranks. In fact they outright refused. Jadira didn’t let that stop her though. Fueled by determination and rage she ended up going to the training grounds disguised as a young trainee and began training with the others. When she was eleven was when she ended up having to participate in a test. This test was to last a minute in battle with a real soldier.
Of course she failed her first attempt. The next day she retried the test. This time she lasted twenty seconds in battle. The next day she tried again and lasted thirty seconds. Two days after she tried again and lasted forty seconds. The other soldiers were tired of having to do a test over and over so they made it clear that this was the last test that Jadira was allowed to take. This time Jadira managed to stay in battle for a minute. At the end of it the guards had revealed that they knew who Jadira really was. Not a trainee but the daughter of the duke.
Apparently this was a test specialized for her. She had received a particularly difficult opponent because the guards were expecting that she would give up or fail the test enough times so they wouldn’t have to train her. But the head of the guard had realized that she was more determined than any of the other trainees. So the head guard, Eric Vanel, decided to test her dedication further. After all anybody could fail tests. It was much harder to learn to succeed. Jadira needed to be challenged physically, mentally, and most of all her heart needed to be tested.
Thus began her long journey. When Jadira was twelve she was put at bottom ranking amongst the trainees under the name Jay. Eric believed that this would teach her humility because she no longer had any ranking amongst other students and would experience what it would be like to be the lowest in the group. Since she was still in disguise the other trainees believed her to be a boy who just didn’t talk much. Some of them teased and bullied her but some of them left her alone.
When she was thirteen she raised in the ranks of trainees. She was now a regular trainee like everybody else. Or at least that was her rank. Jadira didn’t live in the barracks like everybody else since she still had lessons to attend to. It was difficult balancing education and training but she managed and Eric even gave her a little slack. Other trainees noticed this and often wondered where she was headed. But they never questioned her. She developed friendships among the other trainees. Her most valued friends was a boy named Ian and a girl named Alicia. Ian wasn’t the brightest of the group but he was incredibly loyal and great in social situations. Alicia was shyer but very clever, especially when fighting.
When she was fourteen she had become fully fluent in seven different languages and discovered her talent in battle strategy. Jadira was fine with manners but yet remained cold and distant. She knew how to talk with other nobles and how to manage noble society. But Jadira was extremely distant and some might even say cold. Even to Ian and Alicia she could be overly critical. Expressing herself and her own emotions were the hardest thing she could deal with. So she chose to not to deal with it and instead hide her emotions. It was much easier that way. This was also the year that her the rest of the trainees realized that she was a girl.
When she was fifteen, Alicia, Jadira, and Ian had all risen up in ranks. They were now really good. Alicia was talented in battle using her giant axe and had become extremely strong. Ian had skill in archery. Jadira was great with sword fighting. However Jadira was still poor in socializing with other students with the exception of her friends and remained very cold to the rest. She had to deal with the fact that she had missed out on some training sessions due to her schooling. Unfortunately Jadira was only good with the sword thanks to trying to balance school and fighting. In addition to all of that she also learned that she was one of the worst singers in existence.
Which noble children would mock her for. But little did they know how talented she was in fighting. All the other nobles could sing, dance perfectly, sew beautiful tapestries, were charming, and master of the arts. Jadira knew how to dance but was decent at best, she couldn’t sew to save her life, was an awful singer, she was charmless, had no talent in music, and she had no talent in the arts.
At the age of sixteen, Jadira had discovered what magic was. It had fascinated her so she was determined to study it. At that time she had already finished her lessons in language and dancing. Not that she was any good at dancing. So now Jadira had more time on her hands. Although it wasn’t terribly much since she was still being tutored and was still training.
At the age of seventeen, Jadira’s secret was discovered. The fact that she wasn’t Jay but instead Jadira, daughter of the very duchess that they served. All of the trainees were shocked but the ones who took this the hardest were her two friends, Alicia and Ian. Alicia felt betrayed by the fact that Jadira had hidden this for so long. Ian thought that Jadira had been getting special treatment and no longer viewed her as part of the group. Jadira was too prideful to apologize and she didn’t have the social skills to smooth the whole event over. Instead of figuring out how to solve the problem she retreated back to her noble life for the rest of the year. She threw herself into her studies so she wouldn’t have to think about training, the trainees, her friends, or the pain of losing them. This was also when she started studying magic.
When she was eighteen she was tired of her studies and missed when she was training with the rest of the guards. So she returned back to the head guard and asked for private lessons. Since she felt that she wasn’t ready to face Alicia, Ian, and the rest of the guards again. Although Jadira wouldn’t admit it, she was scared to face her friends again. Eric, the head guard, knew that her friends had forgiven her and even missed her. But it was Jadira’s pride that got in her way from making up with her friends. As a result Eric told her that she either was going to have to apologize to her friends and make up to them or she would never be allowed to train ever again. It was one of the most difficult things she would ever have to do. She stuttered and it was very awkward. Her friend Ian accepted it right away. Alicia however was not impressed by the apology and made Jadira swear that she wouldn’t ever keep secrets or retreat from her friends like that again. Jadira agreed and had a lot of work to do to make up the lost training. She had to work extra time to regain her strength. But it was a bit easier since the majority of her studies had been finished. Now seventy percent of her time was being used in training and thirty percent of her time was being used for study.
At the age of nineteen she had restored her study time and training time to be shared equally. Alicia and Ian had both become full guards. However it was difficult to figure out what to do with Jadira since she was a noble and as a result couldn’t be hired as a guard. Her mother couldn’t hire her daughter as a guard. Or at least wouldn’t. But Jadira was too old to be a trainee. And she refused to stop training to be a fighter. Eric realized that there was little that his school could teach her. There was so much more out there that Jadira could learn from. Alicia wanted to defend the city and Ian wanted to help support his family. Jadira wanted to be nice but she didn’t have anything to protect or fight for. Eric knew that she needed something more than just their training. Eric told Jadira that he had nothing more to teach her and that she needed to go out into the real world. Jadira refused seeing as this was her home, she felt unprepared, and all her friends were at this city. So she didn’t see any reason to leave.
When she was twenty her mentor and friend Eric had died of disease. Jadira felt extremely guilty that she hadn’t left when he asked her to. Since it was the last thing that Eric had asked of her she decided to leave her home. Ian suggested that she tried finding a mentor in Egjora since it would be a new country and would hold new opportunities. So that’s where Jadira began traveling. She tried to find a mentor in Egjora and found a skilled warrior who was looking for somebody to train. But the warrior devised a test and had Jadira enter that test. It was a race and if Jadira won then the warrior would train her. If the warrior won then the warrior wouldn’t mentor her. The warrior won and Jadira wasn’t trained by him. She was disappointed but was stubbornly refusing to give up. Jadira went to the warrior’s house and demanded that he train her. And he refused. Jadira refused to leave until he did. Then the warrior threatened to call the guards on her and thats when she finally left.
Jadira continued looking for a mentor after that and ended up with a woman who was a past warrior. The woman’s name was Rielle and she had Jadira basically acting like a squire. Even though Rielle wasn’t even fighting anymore. Jadira got was fed up with this but she was determined to have a mentor. Instead she ended up yelling at Rielle since she had been bottling up all her emotions instead of communicating her concerns. Rielle realized this and calmed Jadira down. Then Rielle promptly explained that Jadira was inexperienced, arrogant, terrible at communication, and she had no idea how to survive in the wild on her own. This angered Jadira again not to mention bruised her pride. But she was too stubborn to leave now that she had a mentor. Jadira came here to learn and she was determined to do so. No matter what. So Jadira sucked up her anger and took the harsh criticism. Rielle seemed to approve and began to help Jadira learn how to get better at communication, dealing with pride, surviving in the wild, and what it was like to fight in real battles.
Jadira spent two years training with Rielle. She learned how to fight, survive in the wild, and somewhat get better at dealing with emotions and expressing herself. It was still very difficult with the emotion part. Then Rielle sent Jadira out. Rielle wanted Jadira to go do seven tasks before Jadira returned.
First, Jadira needed to travel to five countries. Second, Jadira needed to find three things. Soapstone, a pearl, and a star sapphire. Third, Jadira needed to visit a temple of a deity. Fourth, she needed to do one kind deed for somebody, and that kind deed would not be forgotten by that person. Saving a person did not count for this task. Fifth, Jadira needed to protect somebody. Not just physically but also emotionally. Sixth, She needed to befriend a wild animal. Seventh, she needed to visit seven libraries and read seven books from each library. Every book she was supposed to read would need to be about culture, history, magic, religion, a journal, an art book, and most importantly a fictional book about heroes.
Rielle said that until Jadira had completed these seven tasks, she couldn’t continue her training. Jadira was determined to continue her training. She wanted to fulfill Eric’s last wish, to learn for herself, and to make her friends proud of her. So she has now set out to complete all of these tasks.