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Chel
Location Igen Weyr
Position Trader
Birthplace Igen Weyr (Nowtime)
Played By Megalyn Echikunwoke
Player Plunder
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Description

Dark cinnamon skin fits her, slightly taller than average, figure. Her face is long and oval, with a soft chin and more defined jaw. Her long, narrow eyes are a deep brown, overseen by thick but arched eyebrows. For her face, her nose is a little short, with a round tip that gives her a bit of a youthful look no matter her age. She has thick, pink lips around a smaller mouth. Her hair, parted on one side, falls in dark brown tangles, high off her forehead, and down below her shoulders — once sweet curls, she's recently let her hair care go and the natural ringlets have thickened, with what hair's against the top of her head braided scalp-tight.

A plain cream tunic drapes over her shoulders, sleeveless, with its lengths falling so far down her thighs that it's almost masquerading as an improper dress. Below, however, she has thin, dark, trousers that hug her legs down to ankle boots. A black vest sits over the tunic, giving her double padding on the shoulders and a couple of full pockets weighting it down on the sides. Thin scarfing blossoms at her neck, patterned in blues and whites, while a taste of gold shimmers with the loops in her ears and a round medallion around her neck. It's stamped with an emblem, perhaps a family heirloom or important brand.


Common Knowledge

  • Her grandfather is Jharlodar, owner of the Dustbowl Cantina.
  • She works at the Cantina and around the Bazaar and has been recently more vocal about planning to inherit the Dustbowl.

Relationships

Jharlodar
Bautista Tlalli Ohtldan Niotl Ximena
Chel Nicadan

History


The eldest of Jharlodar's offspring, Bautista and his wife Tlalli despaired when they were seemingly unable to bear a child for turns. Bautista had never been particularly ambitious — a sorry fact for an eldest of a clan — but he longed for family, so it was with much fanfare and surprise that Chel eventually arrived. A weakened Tlalli was told to be careful trying to bear others, effectively killing Bautista's dream of a large, prosperous number of children. Young Chel became a precious flower that would hopefully blossom into a productive mother — something that she wasn't thinking about quite yet.

As a young member of the Tlatoani clan, Chel was well enough off but not lazy, learning the ins and outs of the Bazaar until she could begin waitressing at her grandfather's Cantina when she was fourteen. Jharlodar was a laid-back man as long as things were being done right and they got along fine. This lent itself to Chel's growing ambition. Even young, she expressed interest in what she believed would be her inheritance: the Dustbowl itself. Though patient enough parents, Bautista and Tlalli knew that eventually they'd have to quash some of this outlandishness in their daughter; if she was going to be raising all these children, she wouldn't have time to keep the cantina up to snuff. It also didn't sit well with Bautista's younger brother Ohtldan. Far more ambitious than his brother had ever been, Ohtldan considered his own family line the clear choice to inherit the Dustbowl: he, after all, had a son, Nicadan.

And Nicadan was not about to let his father down. Especially against a girl.

Rivalries have sprung up between the two children, with Chel's argument always being that Nicadan spends all his time flouncing around the Bazaar with his friends; he never spends any getting to know how the Dustbowl works. She's found further inspiration in the arrival of the Oldtimers, though she tends to stay away from Weyr business, like the rest of the clan.


Songs

"Good Gone Girl" by Mika

Where's the good gone, girl
Dance, dance, to the life you wanted
When you were only 17
With a good girl dream

"When I Grow Up" by Pussy Cat Dolls

When I grow up
Fresh and clean
Number one chick
When I step out on the scene

"Survival" by Muse

And I choose to survive
Whatever it takes
You won't pull ahead
I'll keep up the pace

"It Keeps Gettin' Better" by Christina Aguilera

I'm driving out of control and getting ready to crash
Won't stop shaking up what I can
I serve it up in a shot
So suck it down like a man

"The Times They Are A'Changin" by Bob Dylan (Igen!)

The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past

"All That Jazz" from Chicago (Dustbowl Cantina)

Where the gin is cold, But the piano's hot!
It's just a noisy hall
Where there's a nightly brawl
And all that jazz


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Logs

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Not That Girly - 05 Mar 2014 07:17 |

Sisterhood of the Traveling Sweetsand - 23 Feb 2014 09:49 | Chel, Veresch, Majel, Sacitca, E'bert

Much chatter, and Chel's hair, is had between the women, while E'bert avoids smelling like one. This time.

Poor Souls - 22 Feb 2014 20:20 | Chel, Delaney

Chel's looking for a refugee or two, but Delaney's not game.

The Fruity Nooner - 20 Feb 2014 17:33 | Chel, Veresch, Kyara, and Muirnin

Friends bump into each other at the Cantina and chat while being Chel's guinea-pigs for a new drink.

Mucking About - 19 Feb 2014 05:35 | Veresch, Chel

Veresch comes with a message and does not leave with a very bad cigar.

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