Name: Cloudmine Alagosdir Rothschild III (pronounced, "Cloud-mine", not "Cloud-meen")
Lapine Name: Canyon-in-the-Clouds
Title: "Golia-hain" (the female suffix for a Wisdom Fighter. Roughly translated to "Song of Wisdom")
Species: Rabbit, Common/Integrator
Description: a cream-colored doe with blue-gray eyes. Carries a line of claw marks on her left upper-leg: the 2nd Hindquarter Mark of Captain Gruhain.
Possessions, weapons, accessories: She wears a sleeveless steel and leather cuirass, specifically tailored to hold a set of ten long knives, five to each side of the torso. She wears the simple wood-and-twine thong of a slave-fighter around her neck, depicting the sigil / totem of Goliad, (of the Kindly Ones)*.
Strengths: Cloud specializes in dual-wielding short-range weapons and close combat. Following her totem, she utilizes wisdom, patience, and creativity to make up for her disadvantages in the arena. What she lacks in brute strength, she makes up for in flexibility, quick thinking, and spying flaws in the offense. Works best with a partner or in a group.
Weaknesses: She is a doe, and a Common-breed; this makes her smaller, lighter, and unfortunately, more prone to receiving critical damage if she falls or is hit hard enough. Strong as she is, most opponents are larger, crueler, and, if Ideal-breeds, prone to a sub-form of Bloodwrath; and so often, there is only a few-seconds-long window of time to exploit the opponent before she's struck. Every head-on blow has a chance of not only gravely injuring her, but killing her outright.
Mid-range and long-range weapons are not her forte, either.
Personality: She retains a strong resolve to the duties of her totem. She practices and trains hard to forget the memories of her fallen comrades and family, but also to honor them, and to be half the beasts they were. She is ashamed of her fear, and will not admit it, lest she be seen as weak and unworthy to the gods; she worries constantly that she will shame her family and supporters in the ring, too, and so puts in twice the amount of effort to become a better warrior. She is a firm ally and team-supporter.
However, though she fiercely believes in her cause, she questions her loyalty and her self…and can only just resist questioning the system, too.
Biography: Her mother was a Common Efrafan doe, and father an Integrator from the Flats. Cloudmine is the eldest daughter of seven. Until she came of age, she and her siblings, parents, and grandparents shared a crowded home in the Lower City, under the 2nd Hindquarter Mark of Captain Gruhain.
In the Lower City, leverets learn to tussle and scrap, and the worship of the Kindly Ones: Goliad, Ruhliad, Atmos, and the Moon Rabbit. Though worship of Frith has long since been outlawed, folktales and artwork of Him and Elhrairah still circulated in the lower castes (and even some families still did, in secret). Cloudmine received her Lapine name "Canyon-in-the-Clouds" at birth, and then her Efrafan translation: "Cloudmine" at her doe-hood ceremony. When the Officers came to round up new blood for the Arena, she, and any other young buck and doe of age, (including a few of her siblings and cousins), were taken.
Cloudmine was chosen from among a pawful of others by Goliad, the Kindly Keeper of Wisdom, and "re-birthed" as a warrior of the lowest rank in His temple, and given the traditional name "Alagosdir". Honored and terrified to receive such a spiritual elevation, Cloud vowed to train as hard as she could to keep that honor with her family. The longer and harder she fights, the better she can help her family. She must allow no wealth to pass through her own paws; every gold piece must go to finding them a better place to live, and better food and medicine.
Once a playful, bright, and happy young doe that dreamed of a peaceful life, love, and family of her own, Cloud has matured into an adult fighter that can never let on her true feelings, nor give in to them. Goliad forbids marriage or childbirth in his does and bucks; and should she ever love or grow too attached to a comrade, things would only be all the worse. Watching them die and laying them to rest for so long has made her facade an unsympathetic one, and she does her best to shut out the others and focus on Goliad's teachings.
Alignment: Efrafan. Good, neutral.
Occupation: Gladiator (Goliad)
*In Efrafan tradition, carrying the mark of this particular God - especially of TKO - permits wisdom and creativity, and access to certain sectors and wealth; but it also forbids marriage or childbirth from the wearer, as long as they remain enslaved to the arena. If a Wisdom-fighter survives for an extended period of time, only an Efrafan Chief or Owslafa may claim him or her, and thus free them from the ring.
Of the Kindly Ones, Goliad is an Owl.