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Mistress Alina Lange

Welcome to Dark Lord Seduction Plan! In a world torn by a conflict between the Light and the Dark, Dark mage Alina only cares about seducing the Dark Lord and getting him to marry her... Come read about her plans, and the world where she lives!
Introduction to the story | Alina | Runic magic | Novel upcoming

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I am a rune mistress, a Dark mage from a minor noble family, and very determined to seduce and marry the Dark Lord! All I have to rely on for this is my magical skills and my unique way to approach artefact design and crafting—a great way to both stand out and be useful to the cause!

Plan "seduce and get married to the Dark Lord" initiated!


Let's see from where I'm starting...

My parents have had the bright idea of betrothing me to a random man from another minor noble family, as if I could hardly do better! Well I certainly can, and nobody is more attractive and suitable than the Dark Lord! If I have to marry "for the good of the family", I refuse to settle for less. This only means that I need to somehow get this cumbersome fiancé out of the way first...
Dark vs Light
I follow my family's values, and the Langes are Dark, so theoretically we're "in", aware of most of the political plots led by the Dark Lord and standing on his good side, helping in what little way we can. Yet, this is hardly going to help me get noticed when we're not really anyone important...
We're only minor nobility, nothing remarkable, just barely noble enough to be bothered with all the stupid rules and expectations. Not only is that not going to help me attract his attention, it's also a big argument against marrying me! Not even mentioning the fact that this makes interacting with important people like his inner circle dangerous...
Nothing remarkable there, normal height, plain traits, boring brown hair, average blue eyes. None of this is going to help me stand out.
I lack the liveliness and wittiness to be successful in the salons and balls, even if anyone would judged me worthy of attention. I have too much reserve and always pause before speaking to ensure I don't say something stupid. Well, at least this means I won't embarrass him and create a scandal? I've also a very practical mindset, but that I'm sure the Dark Lord will appreciate!
Let's be honest and put aside false modesty, I'm absolute awesome at any magic requiring a delicate touch. I'm also great at both logic and maths and at creativity. This gives me a neat little niche, what with everyone acting as if liking one means they're doomed with the other. This is going to be my ticket into seducing the Dark Lord, if I can get to casually show off all of that to him...
I did brillant studies and majored my class at Ravance, one of the main universities of the country, just like the Dark Lord himself! That got to be something he respects! And I got my Mastery in runic magic in just three years. While not unique, this is certainly uncommon!
I am a researcher, a very prestigious—if very boring—job with the rune guild, and I occasionally teach at the most important universities. Unfortunately, my career has progressed as far as it could, and it's now blocked because my family is Dark and not noble and wealthy enough to compensate for it! >:( This makes it harder for me to stand out, and I'll have to create opportunities myself...
I live in an apartment complex for "young professionals with means". This means large apartments, high quality everything, and no parents watching over our shoulders. Thankfully, we also have wards for sonic isolation and protection from magical experiments! Still, for anyone raised in luxurious noble manors, having to share even a building seems like a slum...
I don't exactly live alone either: Her Highness Princess Luna kitten is quite vocals about her needs and her opinion of anyone stealing my attention. I better not bring the Dark Lord over to admire the results of my awesome art skills or my book collection...
I like studying magic, crafting artefacts, practising rituals, reading actual novels, drawing... Nothing useful for a spouse with a political career, but at least I can give him interesting dinner conversations?
Life goals
My goals are not extraordinarily out-of-reach: I just want to be recognised as the best rune mistress in the country and for the artefacts I craft to be the most sought after. This is perfectly compatible with the Dark Lord desires to rule over us all, and will not decrease any of his prestige, contrary to some people I will not name...

Seduction strategy

I have to rely on my magic and my artefacts: designing and crafting something unique and clever, and find a way to get it under his nose. Then, his high intelligence will obviously recognise my skills and afford me a second glance and more occasions to shine—and make myself useful to the Dark's cause. Which will then create even more occasions to shine and create a virtuous circle!   My colleague Sérénius de Coroy from the rune guild is key for the first step of this plan! His family is high nobility and close to the Dark Lord, and normally he would be out of my reach. However, we're the only two Dark mages working at the guild, and I can use that to get close to him and get an in into the Dark Lord's inner circle. After all, Sérénius needs someone with whom to exchange exasperated looks every time someone from the Light says something stupid, right?  
Step 1: get rid of fiancé
Step 2: get closer to Sérénius and casually show off my awesomeness
Step 3: grab any occasion to be useful to "the cause"
Step 4: make sure I get the right reconnaissance with the Dark Lord for my work, making him notice me
Step 5: continue being awesome and making myself useful
Step 6: profit!
The very attractive Dark Lord by kathysg on DepositPhotos

Related Articles

Alina and her Plans
Family Alina's family · Pet (Her Highness Princess Luna kitten) · Fiancé (Christopher Ashenfaures)
Work Rune Guild · Colleagues (Madame Solène de Nivers, Master Sérénius de Coroy, Master Jean Lannoie, Mistress Lanton, Mistress Norine, Guild directors, Ingredient procurers)
Magic Runic magic · Runes · Rituals
Plans Courtship gifts · How to use food to seduce a Dark Lord · Letter from the Dark Lord · Light-activated artefacts

Cover image: Alina by KarchevskayaZhanna on DepositPhotos
Character Portrait image: Alina by KarchevskayaZhanna on DepositPhotos


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Dec 3, 2022 14:37 by Annie Stein

I love how much personality your characters have. They're so fun to read, and Alina's no different. I admire her confidence!

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Dec 3, 2022 14:43 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Thank you :D Characters who know what they want and are very ruthless about getting it are very fun to write XD

Dec 3, 2022 15:11

So.. Romantic :D   That's really funny and such a fun subversion of all kind of tropes. Good luck Alina!

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Dec 3, 2022 15:46 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Thanks! She actually admires the Dark Lord a lot - through only from afar so far XD Getting closed is not really safe, but she's determined!

Dec 3, 2022 15:48

Is love ever really safe?

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Dec 5, 2022 14:18

Thats a lot of steps for profit xD

Dec 6, 2022 11:50 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

You've got to put some effort in to reach that profit! XD

Dec 6, 2022 01:27

Amusing. Sort of a simple minded minion of Dark.

Dec 6, 2022 11:50 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Thanks :D Alina is actually the MC for this new world - it will be fun to explore a classic Light vs Dark conflict from hr POV XD

Dec 6, 2022 13:11

She is so cool. I cannot wait to read more about her seduction :D I love how you have made the boxes with details of her, and why she believe it's an asset :D

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Dec 6, 2022 17:03 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Thanks :D Yes I love the format with the boxes, it makes things neater and it was fun to write! I think I'll continue that when using Alina's POV!

Dec 6, 2022 17:21

That's a very fun idea. :D

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Dec 6, 2022 23:29 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Alina, I don't know if any of this is going to go to plan but I admire your pluckiness. XD

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Dec 7, 2022 17:25 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Alina very much believe in fighting for what you want no matter what it is and creating your own opportunities :D

Dec 8, 2022 20:41 by Soulwing

This way of making a character article is so unique. I adore this idea!   And I find this character amusing. She knows what she is worth and is a realist but at the same time a dreamer.

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Dec 8, 2022 20:45 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Thanks! Yes, Alina is very fun to write :D I love ruthless characters fighting for what they want :p

Dec 29, 2022 12:18 by TJ Trewin

oh my gosh I loved reading this article xD it felt almost scandalous to be reading such private plans - what a unique worldbuilding experience!

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Jan 29, 2023 11:26 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Thanks! Yes that's certainly not something that Alina would ever speak aloud or eve take the risk of writing down in-world XD But I'm sure she did actually think a lot of this during her planning :p

Mar 25, 2023 19:17 by Plasma Ring

Love that for her. Get it, girl!

Apr 29, 2023 08:13 by Amélie I. S. Debruyne

Thanks for the comment :D Alina's plotting is very fun to write XD

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