Doeveigan Civil Rights
Selkik Irevas Viruen (a.k.a. The Damned Champion)
"Viruen, a name that has been born, died, born again, remade, and faltered in finality. Selkik, a name that gave meaning to a people, died with them, and was reborn through the ashes in legacy. These two names are synonymous with second chances - a tale of making amends."The life of Selkik Viruen is majorly complex. Starting with promising beginnings, to her involvement in Doeveigan civil affairs, to the tragedy of her transformation and death - her life was constantly and consistently marred by challenges. However, entirely in spite of these challenges, she prevailed in taking up and championing the Doeveigan Civil Rights movement in Tyrralore. Eventually, she even went on to become an advisor for Regulus Vaikyn in her council during the initial decades of her reign, before finally being silenced in the tragedy that was the Second Calamity.
General Physical Condition
Selkik can be described in two variations, firstly in her early years, and secondly in her later years as a Doeveiga. By all merits, Selkik was originally very physically unimpressive, lacking any true distinguishing features. Some had even said she appeared more like an Urbo-kin than an Alorean, save the lack of pointy ears. That changed after her transformation, where her physique took on a form that emulates other Succubi, and becoming far more physically capable. As a result of her transformation, Selkik possesses features that are essentially designed to attract and hold attention. She has even stated that her appearance has at times dictated entire conversations, though she entirely attempts to disallow such things to truly have an effect on proceedings, not wanting to appear as using an unfair advantage in debates.
Apparel & Accessories
Selkik was well aware of the effect her "natural" appearance had on others - especially men. As a result, she worked tirelessly to hide as much skin as possible, oftentimes only having her face be shown. She always wore informal, loose-fitting clothing, particularly turtleneck sweaters and loose pants, complete with closed shoes, and full gloves.
While she never really carried personal defense equipment and only wore clothing, she additionally used strips of gauze to forcefully tie down what parts of her form she could not easily hide beneath layers of cloth or magical disguise, be it tail, wings, or overtly large features.
Selkik's life began badly, born into a destitute, abusive, and hateful family - especially towards The Doeveiga - her life quickly became a game of cat and mouse, avoiding the wrath of both mother and father while reading and educating herself as much as she could, becoming a quick thinker, and taking a keen interest in the plight of those so hated Doeveiga, almost empathising with them and their situation. This became especially true when in her fifteenth year of life, she suffered an encounter with a rogue Succubus, causing her to transform into what her parents saw only as monsters and parasites. She was disowned, and thrown to the streets, forcing her to adapt to not only harsh surroundings, but a new form and its accompanying symptoms and withdrawals. Her quick thinking, she claims, was the only thing from her previous life that got her through those hard times, eventually finding her way to the Doeveigan Civil Rights movement headquarters - a movement which now also stood for her. Thusly, she began her quest to rise through the ranks, and "fight" for the rights of what are now her people. Through everything she went through on her path to power, she never allowed her moral code to buckle, even in the face of bribes, threats, or even kidnapping and torture, only hardening her resolve to right the countless wrongs of the past. Unfortunately, even with the protection granted to her by being in the council to Regulus Vaikyn, she and many others were burned alive by an angry mob at the onset of the Second Calamity, never to see the fruits of their labor.
Selkik was majorly self-educated, a twofold result of her parents not being able to afford to send her even to public schooling, and the fact that said parents believed such public schooling to be a force only capable of indoctrinating children into believing that demons - including The Doeveiga - are actually good-hearted.
As with any Doeveiga or demon-spawn, Selkik did not require money for sustenance, and thusly could focus her undivided attention on climbing political ranks and making an impact on the world.
Accomplishments & Achievements
Selkik was able to, at least for a short while, secure equal rights and opportunities for a majority of The Doeveiga she represented, culminating to some manner of prosperity during the few short decades before the Second Calamity brought public opinion back to where it was at the beginning of the Civil Rights movement.
Failures & Embarrassments
Even with her influence being instrumental in establishing a Doeveiga-accepting society, surprisingly her career was not marred by the same supposed failings of her earlier life. The main challenges to her career mainly came from opposition to the movement as a whole, as opposed to personal failings affecting the movement.
Selkik personally claimed that she was constantly haunted by the ghosts of her parent's influence, always at the edge of her mind in the form of self-doubt. But more incessantly, the memory of that fateful encounter, resulting in a permanent, unwanted change that dictated her resolve moving forward, eternally haunted by the symptoms of and withdrawals of her addictive demonic form.
Selkik was often described as incredibly wise for her age, a byproduct of having to mature so quickly. The result of this was exactly the kind of youthful energy the movement needed to bring itself out of its stagnant state and into the view of the modern populous. This not only helped with her meteoric rise through the movement's ranks, but also allowed her to provide policies and ideas to the movement that helped to gain outside help, especially from the common people.
Morality & Philosophy
Selkik was a staunch believer in the ideals of The Four Great Heroes, and constantly cites them and their stories when she gave her speeches in her later career. She believed in true equality of opportunity and rights, and is said to have never once buckled under moral strain. Even when other activists and supportive politicians fell around her to temptations, bribes, or otherwise, and even when she herself was faced with such adversity, she remained resolute, proving to the Doeveiga and to the world that she stood for what she believed was right.
Selkik is driven by a personal need to establish an equilibrium in her life, and she sought to do so in a way that also benefited others, i.e. the Doeveigan Civil Rights movement. This can be attributed to the substandard conditions she was exposed to by her parents during her youth, or perhaps even by her own want to right the wrongs of the people her parents represent. Regardless of its cause, she remained driven towards success even to her death.
Savvies & Ineptitudes
Selkik always seemed to be great at comforting others, be that to fill a void left by her parents, or as a byproduct of her dual-nature, she always sought to give others a sense of security. She was also remarkable when it came to speaking, possessing a natural charisma unburdened by the effects of her demonic heritage.
Likes & Dislikes
Selkik despised few things as much as she did those who betrayed her trust, or sought to use her for their own ends. However, in spite of this, she always allowed such offenders to prove themselves repentant if they truly sought redemption. But should they abuse this opportunity as well, they would have no mercy to fall back upon.
Virtues & Personality perks
Selkik was often described as stalwart and determined when on her marches and demonstrations, though never allowed that to blind her to the situations of the people following behind.
Vices & Personality flaws
Selkik was occasionally easily distracted, typically when her withdrawals flared from lack of "feeding."
Selkik had always remained determined to see her goals through to the end, and she realized that to do so she would need to acclimate to the unfamiliar social climate. Being a quick learner, she swiftly found herself a voice that could carry her meaning.
Wealth & Financial state
Selkik was never one for massive amounts of wealth, particularly due to her upbringing forcing her to become as frugal as possible. As such, during her earlier years, whatever money she had that wasn't immediately taken from her by her parents she used to purchase books or newspapers, all of which were promptly destroyed by her parents when they disowned her. After the encounter, however, she used all of her funds to establish herself as much as she could, donating the rest of what she had to the movement or other families in destitution.
- Current Location
- The Sansurath
- Honorary & Occupational Titles
- For her service to the Doeveiga, and partially given as a derogatory nickname by her opponents, she was named "Champion of the Damned," or more succinctly, "The Damned Champion."
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- Circumstances of Birth
- Selkik Viruen was born in the bastion city of Troydres, Tyrralore, to a family who notably loathed The Doeveiga.
- Circumstances of Death
- Selkik Viruen died by being burned at the stake alongside other supporters of the Doeveigan Civil Rights movement at the beginning of the Second Calamity.
- The slums of Troydres.
- Current Residence
- The dunes of The Sansurath.
- Biological Sex
- While Selkik never really expressed herself sexually - mostly due to her being Lust-Born - her stated preference was indeed for men. Being Lust-Born certainly complicated things, and many times had lead to messages not being delivered in perhaps as proper of tone as they should have been.
- Faded Jade
- Long, mid-back length scarlet
- Skin Tone
- Pale and freckled, transitioning to pale and perfectly unblemished after her transformation
- 5' 6" (1.7m)
- 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Quotes & Catchphrases
"Society believes us to be mere monsters - no better than the beasts of the wilds. But they do not believe the irony of this disposition. If their acts are revealed as monstrous on an innocent people, then they will awake from this hateful nightmare, and they will see the wake of their sleepwalking wrath."
- Known Languages
- Selkik learned a few languages during her education, as she was fascinated by the differences in cultures. Such languages are Alorean, Urbos, and even Oro from strange texts she would sometimes come across about the desert elves.
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