Cervia Polonosa

Founding mother

Cervia Polonosa (a.k.a. The First Mother)

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ervia Polonosa is considered the single most important factor in the establishment of casterway civilization. Before her arrival, the entire population consisted of approximately 10,000 men, each of whom had been abandoned on the planet via excilation.
 
Arrival
When Cervia arrived, she found a wild and lonely planet. The vagabond population of exiles lived in squalor as they tried to sustain a meager existence from the harsh jungle environments. Due to the all-male population present when she crashed into the Sister Seia, there was no true "civilization" on the planet to speak of. Men survived as solitary scavengers, or banded together in small packs of violent raiders. With no prospects for a sustainable population of their own, the casterways lived purely to survive to the next day.   Without Cervia, it's entirely possible that the planet would still, to this day, be nothing more than an outpost of discarded men waiting to die on an outcast world. It was her fateful introduction to the planet that fostered the eventual proliferation of casterway society.

Holy Books & Codes

T
he definitive holy texts of the Children of Tallon are Cervia's Logs. But her logs are not a single, codified, agreed-upon collection of works. Therefore, although all adherents of the faith revere her words as a divine, holy book, they often cannot agree on exactly what should be - and should not be - in that book. Wars have literally been fought between fanatical nations trying to assert the supremacy of their particular compilation of Cervia's Logs.   Thankfully, the faith that hangs upon her words is mostly dead and irrelevant in modern times. And for that reason, no blood has been shed over this pedantic debate in many centuries. Nevertheless, there are still endless debates amongst those who study her writings about which particular entries qualify as "canon" - and which ones should be discarded as historical hoaxes, inconsistent with the known historical truths of Cervia herself.

Holidays

The Crash of the Mother, The Flight of the Mother, The Return of the Mother, The Death of the Mother

Divine Goals & Aspirations

Does no one else see the irony in the fact that we're worshiping a deity who openly ridiculed the act of worship??
Sophus Rask, Gorganian monk, 2442 AoR
T
he single most important divine "goal" that Cervia would have had would have been that there are no divine goals associated with her. That's not to say that her adherents honor this ideal, but anyone who has studied her thoughts and writings closely comes away with the distinct impression that she despised religion and that the last she ever would have wanted for herself would be to be worshiped as one of the deities that she so-openly mocked.
 
Atheist God
Although she wrote very little about her own, internal, religious beliefs, historians now consider it to be settled fact that she was actually an atheist. Given this knowledge, scholars have widely scoffed at the Children of Tallon, which sprang up long after her death. Nevertheless, it may not be surprising that she ultimately become the focal point of a new religion, given the incredible impact she had on the planet's history.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

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ervia was relatively short, even by the norms of women in her day. Her lack of stature belied her fierce nature. She had a stocky build, although all accounts make it clear that she was in no way overweight. In fact, eyewitness observations describe her as muscled, lean, even powerful - and she was renowned for her constitution. Her habit of eating raw envyranotts is believed to have made her immune to the poison that can be extracted from them. She strongly believed that the nuts' toxin didn't simply make her immune - but actively made her stronger and more resilient to a wide array of maladies.   She was hailed for maintaining a high level of fitness until nearly the end of her life. She espoused these ideals in others - but outright demanded them from her daughters, and eventually, from all casterway women.

Body Features

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he had dark, almond-toned skin and broad shoulders. Despite her lack of height, she often left newcomers with the impression that she was much larger.

Facial Features

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er curly hair was typically cropped closely around her ears and neck. But it burst forth on top of her head into a cornucopia of lustrous curls that some described as "mesmerizing". Her pronounced chin, full lips, ample nose, and sharp ears resting high against her head are an archetypal set of features that are now simply known as "Cervian".

Identifying Characteristics

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n theory, Cervia would have carried a microchip, implanted in the back of her neck, that would identify her within the Tallonai military structure. She explained, on several occasion, how "chipping" recruits was common practice on Tallon. However, this can't actually be proven. There would have been no devices anywhere on Excilior capable of reading such a chip. She claimed that, once implanted, the chip left no visible signature on the skin. There has been no archaeological confirmation of this chip because the actual location of her remains is lost to history.

Physical quirks

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n later life, her torso began to "twist". This caused her to stoop or lurch while standing it transformed her gait into an awkward, loping motion. This was assumed at the time to be a simple product of advancing age, caused by some kind of arthritic or spinal condition. It's now known that this deformity was the result of envyranott toxins building up in her muscles, which caused the fibers to slowly seize up and, over time, to wrench her body into unnatural shapes. Although she had grown immune to the short-term poisoning of the nuts, her body was not able to thoroughly flush the toxins and, eventually, they had other long-term effects on her body.

Special abilities

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erhaps moreso than any woman since, Cervia possessed an otherworldly ability to bear female children. All eight of her offspring were daughters. And while this may feel like nothing more than a statistical oddity, it's now taken by historians as near-proof that she enjoyed some kind of special ability to only conceive girls. Although this amounts to little more than speculation, it takes on extra weight when considering the preponderance of male births brought about by the Plague of Men. Cervia seems to be the only person throughout history that has definitively escaped its effects.   Even her daughters could not evade the Plague of Men. Collectively, Cervia's first- and second-generation offspring still conceived male children at a rate consistent with the Plague. It's not believed that anyone else, at any time, has ever duplicated Cervia's feat. But if there was any environmental trick she found to ensure female births, then she shared that trick with no one.

Apparel & Accessories

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ervia took great care to ensure that everything around her was designed to be efficient and useful in all aspects. For this reason, her apparel was never ostentatious. She occasionally donned rings, necklaces, or other small accoutrements, but they were always subdued and she never latched onto any particular adornment for an extended period of time. She insisted on sensible sandals, sturdy-yet-unflattering frocks, and clothing fashioned from hardy fibers.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

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he only known details of Cervia's life pre-Excilior are those which she chose to share in her logs or in personal conversations - and she had a long-standing reputation for saying little about her early years. She almost never discussed anything about her home world, her parents, her extended family, her school years, or her military experiences. Historians have concluded that she wasn't overtly trying to hide any aspect of her past. She had simply come to accept that she, like everybody else on the planet, was stranded here for the rest of her life, and there wasn't much use in dwelling, or even discussing, the past.
 
Tallon
She was born and raised on her peoples' home planet of Tallon. She rarely spoke of it and made little attempt to explain its culture, customs, or even its proximity to her adopted home. In her waning years, while giving a speech to a group of students, one of the youngest asked, "How far is Tallon from here?" She replied, "Child, there is nothing I can say to you that will allow you to comprehend the distance."   Since Cervia was herself a human, it has always been inferred that Tallon's was a human civilization. But no one knows the relationship between Tallonai society, and the presumably-human Absents that had been conducting excilation for almost 500 years. Cervia's earliest accounts of her crash indicate that Excilior was an "uncharted" planet. But surely, it wasn't uncharted to the Absents - who still jettison people to Excilior to this very day. This may imply that Tallon's civilization was far removed from Excilior's "parent" civilization.
 
Military Service
The most obvious aspect of her young life is that of her military service, because it was precisely that service that brought her to Excilior. She joined the Tallonai military at 19. It's believed that she spent nearly two years in training as a tactical fighter pilot. The skimmer she piloted was a light reconnaissance vessel equipped for both gathering intelligence and, when needed, brief dogfights.

Crash on Excilior
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ervia crashed on 9 Achiel, 1 AoC. Her earliest log speculates this may have been the result of sabotage, and she returned to this narrative several times throughout her life. But when pressed on the matter, she always admitted that she couldn't guess as to the possible culprits of such an action, or their putative motives. Her rationale for this line of reasoning was that, "All four of my spatial thrusters blew out simultaneously. This is something I was never trained for, and some would say, is nearly impossible without outside intervention. Normally, when you lose a thruster - even two of them, in dire circumstances - the nav system will adjust the remaining rigs to compensate. But all four of mine fried out within microseconds. Not only did this cripple my ability to steer, but it presented me with an immediate emergency because the resulting explosive force sent me spiraling into Excilior's gravity well."

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he witnessed the arrival of Theor Mormentroff, on the southern coast of present-day Vetri on 2 Hielach, 1 AoC. He became the first person she encountered on the planet who did not attack her or treat her at all as an adversary. Rather, they worked together over the course of the following year to explore their new environment and fashion cooperative strategies for survival. During this time, they both endured numerous attacks and provocations from the other casterways struggling for survival, but they were much better equipped to prevent and repel those aggressions while they were working as a team. Her personal experience of having seem him wash ashore in his dropship, coupled with the insight she gained by asking him extensive questions, helped her to piece together the circumstances behind the planet's current state, and the scattered, combative men who populated it.
 
Failed Diplomacy
Over the course of their year together, they made numerous attempts to extend olive branches to the local casterways population. They offered gifts, proposed alliances, and tried to foster lasting relationships with a handful of the local groups that seemed, relatively speaking, more reasonable than the other roving bands of marauders. For the most part, these efforts proved fruitless and, whenever one of these nascent relationships led to her and Theor being attacked yet again, she found herself feeling ever-more despondent at the current situation and their long term prospects for survival.   In the month of Achiel in 2 AoC, the two of them came across a young casterway by a river's edge who had badly broken his ankle. Knowing that the scavenger wouldn't last more than a few days in the wilderness without becoming prey, they set his ankle, affixed a simple-yet-sturdy splint, fed him, and watched over him for several weeks while he healed. He was sullen and didn't speak much, but he was otherwise an unobtrusive member of their tiny camp. They considered offering to take him in, thus growing the size of their "team" by 50%, but after much discussion, they decided that they had done all they could for him and that he'd eventually have to make it on his own. Before the month was finished, and with his ankle still tender, but feeling strong enough to step gingerly on his own, he slipped out of camp one night without a word to either of them.
 
Betrayal
On the night of 42 Rielel, 2 AoC, she awoke to find that Theor's throat had been cut as they slept. She wrote about the gurgling sounds of his last breaths registering in her still-waking mind before realizing that she was also under attack. What ensued was a vicious melee in which her assailant seemed intent not just to kill her, but to sexually assault her in the process. She foiled his sexual attempts and slayed her attacker, but suffered grievous injury in the process. With her assailant dead, she realized that it was the same young man whom they had nursed to health several months ago.
 
Recuperation
For the next six weeks, she lay burrowed into the forest floor. Her knee was so badly mangled that she could barely stand, and a life-threatening stab wound in her abdomen rendered her nearly immobile. Knowing that she was in no shape to fend off a second attack, she used what little energy she had to gather her meager rations, wash her wounds, apply primitive poultices to her laceration, and wait until she had enough strength to consider making a more substantial move to a safer location.   Over the coming weeks, she wrote about the indignity of seeing the remains of Theor and their attacker thoroughly scavenged, first by an assortment of casterways, and eventually by an array of rain forest fauna. And through the whole process, she lay in fear that she would be discovered from her camouflaged vantage point a mere 50 meters away.   When she had finally recovered somewhat from the stabbing, and had healed sufficiently to hobble to safer ground, she resolved to take an entirely different approach from here forward. She was tired of fighting weekly squabbles with the local scrabble of wild men. Instead, she resolved to go far away, across the sea, to find somewhere that she could truly learn more about the planet's environments and how better to master them.

Escape to Islegantuan
When I first washed ashore on this vast rain forest, I assumed that my best hope was to find other instances of humanity. After more than a year of violence, violations, and provocations, I can confirm that I have indeed found other humans. But I have seen few glimpses of humanity.
Cervia Polonosa, The First Mother, 2 AoC
T
he experience with Theor convinced her that she needed to find more effective ways to survive on this planet. Not only did she want to be better equipped to repel aggressors, but she also desired extensive knowledge on her new world's flora and fauna. The savage casterways were doing little more than eking the barest of existences off the land. To some extent, she and Theor had been doing the same thing. But she wanted to achieve a level of native wisdom that would afford her some sense of security - and she wasn't afraid to suffer if that's what it took.   Through scant conversations with the few casterways that weren't outright hostile, she and Theor, over the course of the last year, had surmised that the Dropship Seia was flanked by landmasses other than Islemanoton, but that the prevailing winds and currents brought most of the casterways to the shores of present-day Vetri or Catro. This meant that, if she could reach one of those other landmasses, she may have an opportunity to improve her survival skills and planetary knowledge without having to fight for her life every day.
 
Escape Preparations
Over a two-week period, she went deep into the island's inner forests. She fashioned a dugout canoe using fire and a large collection of mollusk shells as scrapers. She equipped the vessel with double outriggers because she had observed turbulent chop arising on the sea, sometimes with little or no warning, and she feared that a standalone canoe would be too easily swamped. She also brought two spears, several makeshift paddles that could be stowed right beside her legs, and as many envyranotts as she could gather and fit in the floor of the tiny boat. She estimated that she had enough nuts to last her nearly three weeks, given the rigorous caloric demands that are created if one is rowing frequently throughout an entire day.
 
Voyage to Islegantuan
On 7 Zielaph, 2 AoC, she dragged her canoe to the shore, scouted extensively to ensure that no stragglers were present anywhere near on the coast in either direction, and she shoved off into the Dropship Seia on a visual course roughly targeted toward the central zone where dropship deposit their human cargo.   She knew that if she aimed toward the site of the near-daily excilations, the prevailing winds and currents would probably still push her southward. So she tried to propel herself on an east-by-northeast azimuth. However, she underestimated the strength of those currents at that time of year and once she'd spent a day at sea, she knew she was hewing much closer to a direction that was south-by-southeast. If she had undertaken the journey a month later, she almost certainly would have been forced almost due south, into the south end of the Sister Seia. From there, it would have been very likely that she would've ended up washing out to the southern extremities of the Aequin Ocean followed almost certainly by a withering demise at sea.   Instead she managed, through vigorous and exhausting rowing, to push herself to the Limpalong Peninsula on the extreme western end of Blepi. It's believed that she made landfall somewhere near the present-day city of Contedanone.   She found herself in a biome - a temperate seaside rain forest - that was quite similar to the one she'd just left on Islemanoton. Initially, she seemed determined to press further inland, and she began a journey of 30 kilometers or so toward the broader heart of the continent. But not realizing that she had landed on a peninsula, she soon found herself on the mouth of Hineia Bay that straddles the western borders of present-day Blepi and Cervi.
 
Base Camp
The bay seemed to immediately suit her. It was sheltered from the prevailing westerlies. A small stream feeding into the sea served as an easy freshwater source. Her initial survey of the bay's offerings indicated that it was rife with fish and other shallow-water food possibilities. And perhaps most importantly, from the time that she made landfall until the time that she'd scouted a potential campground on the inner bay, she hadn't seen another human anywhere. And for the time being, that was exactly what she wanted.

7 Years of Solitude
I don't know when I'm going back to the main island. But I can guarantee this: I am, without a doubt, going back. And when I do, the savages who stalk that land will know that it is their land no longer.
Cervia Polonosa, The First Mother, 3 AoC
C
ervia's time on Blepi is one of the more quizzical periods of her time on Excilior. She kept copious notes in her logs, but it's still difficult to understand exactly what she did during this period or how she achieved it. In this 7-year span, seemingly with the help of almost no one, she established the techniques of arbyr dancing, discovered the process of curing bloodwood, maintained contact with some sort of group that she called the Watchers, and learned how to tame a bronz horus and leverage it for flight. Perhaps more shocking than any of these accomplishments, she also emerged from this period of "solitude" with a daughter - Hineia the Wonder.
 
Hineia the Wonder
The mere fact that she became pregnant and bore a child may not sound particularly shocking. But given her early history on Islemanoton and the contents of her logs, it is borderline illogical. She never makes any mention of meeting any men on Blepi. With that in mind, there is certainly no documentation whatsoever of her pregnancy, delivery, or early life with Hineia. Throughout her life, Cervia never mentioned - even in passing - Hineia's father or what became of him. Even more curious, her logs are filled with minute details of her daily survival on Islegantuan, and yet she makes no mention whatsoever of Hineia. In fact, the first account of Hineia comes from those on Islemanoton who recorded the astounding, near-magical experience of seeing Cervia flying under a bronz horus, followed by a second horus carrying her daughter. Many of those early casterways believed they were hallucinating.   When Cervia returned to Islemanoton in 9 AoC, she did so as a conqueror. She was always confident in her endeavors. But when she returned from Islegantuan, she was no longer focusing on mere survival. She was intent on establishing a new society, one that could afford safety to its citizens, and she was willing to take the battle directly to any of the petty warlords who dared to stand in her way.

Setrinano & the Lightriders
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rom the moment that she foot back on the shores of Islemanoton, Cervia's objectives, and her forcefulness in pursuing them, were entirely different than her first stay on the continent. She no longer went out of her way to avoid the other casterways who scavenged the shore and the Yernwold for basic sustenance. Instead, she boldly approached them, working to recruit them. Her intention was to find like-minded men whom she could trust to build an initial force of horus riders and established a permanent base that could be defended from any of the craven souls who preferred to attack her rather than join her.
 
Recruiting Allies
Although she still had to carefully protect herself, her newfound stature certainly helped to put more of the casterways into a listening mood. Here was a woman (the only woman they had ever encountered on Excilior), wearing nearly-impervious bloodwood armor (the likes of which they'd never seen), wielding a deadly bloodwood spear (far superior to any of their makeshift weapons), and being flown about by a giant bird. When Cervia approached casterways under these conditions, the vast majority of them simply fled. But for those who didn't, for those who were bold enough to stay and investigate this strange fever dream, they were likely to be recruited by Cervia for her new nation. And, if they had the proclivity for it, she trained them to be horus riders, like herself.   Within two years of her return to Islemanoton, her growing cadre of allies, including those who formed the first iteration of the Lightriders, were ready to establish a permanent base. The location they chose would become Setrinano. This strategic location was already occupied by a small band of savage raiders led by Achto Kivelia and they had already clashed with Cervia on several occasions. So perhaps this is why she chose to capture their specific location and to raid their forces. Setrinano certainly offered many benefits as a settlement site. But the cognoscenti are certain that revenge played at least some small role in her decision to attack this location.
 
Winged Shock Troops
The unseating of Achto Kivelia, and the routing of his camp, was an efficient operation. He may have had as many as 50 men under his influence. But Cervia had two dozen men riding under giant birds and sporting superior bloodwood armor that made them nearly-impervious to the weak counterattacks of Kivelia's men. In less than 30 minutes of "combat" (which mostly consisted of the Lightriders screeching in on their bronz horuses, and the men of Kivelia's camp fleeing in terror), Cervia seized a central base that would eventually become the grand city of Setrinano, and long after her death would expand into the sprawling nation of Auld Cervia.

Personality Characteristics

Motivation

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er early motivation after crashing on the planet was to be rescued. She understood, from her first days on Excilior, that the likelihood of rescue was slim because the existing population was so scarce and their technology was nonexistent. These chances were further dashed by the fact that her own ship had sunk in the Sister Seia and with it had gone any technology she may have been able to leverage to signal her Tallonai superiors and communicate her location. Although she came to realize that the chance of rescue was nearly zero, she still wrote poignantly about scanning the night sky for any sign of a Tallonai mother ship hanging somewhere in orbit. According to her own writings, she never found any such sign.   By the time of her self-imposed exile on Islegantuan, her driving motivation was a desire to master the planet's environments and position herself so that she could not just survive - but thrive. The double-crossing murder of her friend and survival compatriot Theor Mormentroff left her disillusioned with the violent and chaotic casterways that she had theretofore encountered on Islemanoton.   Finally, when she returned to Islemanoton and planted the seeds for the city of Setrinano, and eventually for the great early society of Auld Cervia, her unequivocal goal was to establish the first true civilization on the planet. Every move she made with her return to Islemanoton was specifically designed to strengthen her fledgling settlement and establish a foundation for future generations.

Vices & Personality flaws

Every punishment I levied was done with utmost sobriety. And it was done solely for the safety and the betterment of my people.
Cervia Polonosa, The First Mother, 54 AoC
A
lthough the early literature surrounding Cervia was consistently fawning, extensive research in more recent times has uncovered some contemporary reports of her and her policies that was decidedly more critical. From the moment that she founded the city of Setrinano - which would eventually grow into the queendom of Auld Cervia - she was unapologetic about her use of banishment as a means of maintaining law and order in her settlement. She did not believe the embryonic nation could afford to be bogged down with the administrative overhead of building and maintaining a correctional system. And she only sanctioned capital punishment in the face of the most violent and craven offenses. Therefore, she frequently fell back on a simple tool - banishment from the colony.
 
Banishment
Given the unpopulated and feral nature of the planet in her time, banishment was an easy, and often effective, solution to the problem of how to handle outlaws. They only had to set the offender adrift on a small-but-sturdy raft, or march him out to a wild region of the forest 50-100 kilometers from Setrinano, and it was extremely likely that they would never hear from that offender again. Often, banishment was the functional equivalent of a death sentence. But even for those who found a way to survive on their own, they were rarely heard from again in Auld Cervia.   The irony was not lost on her detractors. Here was a leader fighting to scratch a civilization amongst a population of men who had apparently been unceremoniously exiled from their home world. And yet her primary tool of justice was to discard these men once again, exiling them to a wilderness in which most of them would end up dead when left with no support system.
 
Capriciousness
Cervia's justice could feel ill-tempered, inconsistent, and at times vindictive. Some had remarked on her angry approach to criminal penalties as soon as Setrinano was founded. But her capriciousness seemed to intensify after the tragic loss of her daughter Sorealia. Once it became clear that Sorealia would probably never be seen again, Cervia's trials grew shorter. Her dialog grew angrier. And her sentences grew harsher. This was a trend that would continue for the rest of her life.
 
Attitudes Toward Men
Her general demeanor toward men has been examined ad infinitum since her death. Her aggressive advocacy for the rights of women is logical, and the threat that women faced when traversing a primitive society teeming with men was very real. Cervia clearly feared a situation playing out like that which came to pass in Torholmaa, where the women were subjugated and relegated to little more than brood mares. But her decrees, and the way she dispensed justice, at times struck a note that led some to believe that she resented all men and that women could do no wrong. Of course, in her lifetime, the only women on the planet, besides herself, were her daughters and granddaughters. So it's not surprising that she would speak and act in a way that was openly supportive of women, because those women were also her direct family. But much ink has been spent debating the fairness of Cervia's policies and the means with which she dealt with the men in her settlement.

Hygiene

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he maintained excessive hygiene and demanded it from those around her. This was not an act of vanity. From her earliest days on the planet, she understood herself to be in a survival situation. And she recognized that any potential for future casterway civilization rested on a handful of robust individuals who must survive - and procreate - for generations. If they did not, the entire society could be wiped out by a single plague or a rogue pestilence. Where many of her early colleagues could not see the logic of personal care - because they felt trapped, as prisoners, on a discarded world - she understood personal care as necessary for survival. She also viewed it as the first step to maintaining self-respect and high personal standards. And she did not believe her fledgling civilization had any hope to flourish if it did not first possess dignity and transcendent standards.

Social

Family Ties

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ervia gave birth to eight children - all female. This is now seen as being near-miraculous, given the male-to-female birth ratio imposed by the Plague of Men. Her children were:

  1. Hineia the Wonder, born in Year 6
  2. Sorealia the Lost, born in Year 12
  3. Lagrante the Proud, born in Year 14
  4. Faren the Scorned, born in Year 16
  5. Louveneu the Somber, born in Year 18
  6. Ivray the Light, born in Year 20
  7. Talilly the Enforcer, born in Year 22
  8. Binestress the Liberator, born in Year 24
There was never a father - or a group of fathers - identified or acknowledged for any of her children. This seems to have been by design. She spoke at great length about the need for women to command their own fertility and to not be burdened by the shackles of a patriarchal society. She characterized lifelong pair bonding as a direct path to the subjugation of women and she was not bashful about ridiculing those who engaged in the practice.   It's tempting to attribute her ideology to the Plague of Men. However, there's no reason to believe that Cervia could have understood this condition during her lifetime. Before she crashed on the planet, there were no human births. She obviously had no problems conceiving female children herself. And even at her death, by which time she was a grandmother many times over, it would have been extremely difficult to look at the initial, anecdotal evidence and assume that something was "off" about the preponderance of male births. It was more than a half century after her passing before Cervian society began to formally identify the situation. Instead, she seems to have crafted her ideas about male/female power dynamics before she even came to the planet.   None of this implies that she was in any way hostile toward men overall, or that she did anything to mask her relationships with them. In fact, at times she clearly relished those relationships, and a number of men are widely assumed to have fathered at least some of her daughters. But there was never a time when any single partner was openly, publicly identified as a father.

Relationships

Cervia Polonosa

Mother

Towards Binestress Polonosa

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Binestress Polonosa

Daughter

Towards Cervia Polonosa

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Cervia Polonosa

Mother

Towards Hineia Polonosa

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Hineia Polonosa

Daughter

Towards Cervia Polonosa

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Cervia Polonosa

Mother

Towards Faren Polonosa

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Faren Polonosa

Daughter

Towards Cervia Polonosa

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Cervia Polonosa

Mother

Towards Ivray Polonosa

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Ivray Polonosa

Daughter

Towards Cervia Polonosa

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Cervia Polonosa

Mother

Towards Lagrante Polonosa

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Lagrante Polonosa

Daughter

Towards Cervia Polonosa

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Cervia Polonosa

Mother

Towards Louveneu Polonosa

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Louveneu Polonosa

Daughter

Towards Cervia Polonosa

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Cervia Polonosa

Mother

Towards Sorealia Polonosa

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Sorealia Polonosa

Daughter

Towards Cervia Polonosa

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Cervia Polonosa

Mother

Towards Talilly Polonosa

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Talilly Polonosa

Daughter

Towards Cervia Polonosa

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Theor Mormentroff

Friend

Towards Cervia Polonosa

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Cervia Polonosa

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History

C
ervia Polonosa found Theor Mormentroff as he was washing ashore on the southern coast of present-day Vetri in a dropship. Perhaps because he had not previously spent any time on the planet and he didn't have the opportunity to turn "feral" through Excilior's brutal conditions, he was the first person she encountered on the planet that didn't attack her and wasn't hostile to her in any way.   Like all new arrivals, Theor didn't properly understand his past or how he managed to find himself floating in the Dropship Seia. But meeting him and witnessing him floating onto Vetri was critical for Cervia. His condition fed an intense curiosity within her and through extended questioning, his frank replies went a long way toward helping her piece together what was actually happening on the planet.   Over the next year, the two would be instrumental to ensuring each other's survival. And when his life was cut short by an assassin's blade, his death was one of the key developments that inspired her to flee the island continent of Islemanoton.

Wealth & Financial state

W
hen she could finally be comfortable knowing that her civilization had, indeed, taken root, it could have been argued that she was the "wealthiest" person on the planet. She did not have money, jewels, or riches in the traditional sense of those terms. But she was, essentially, the owner of everything that was not on someone else's person. For much of her life, Cervia was the only functioning civilization on the planet. And she was the unquestioned, exalted ruler of that civilization.   But there was nothing about her personal life that would have indicated wealth to a casual observer. There was almost no architecture on the planet, even by the time of her death. So she had nothing that would approximate a palace - or even a home, in the modern sense. She dressed modestly and presented herself without airs or formalities.

Pronunciation SURV-yuh Pole-oh-NOHZ-uh
Divine Classification
Deity
Pantheons
Species
Human
Ethnicity
Tallonai
Church/Cult
Children of Tallon
Honorary & Occupational Titles
The First Mother
Life
22 SE 59 PE 81 years old
Birthplace
The alien world of Tallon.
Biological Sex
Female
Sexuality
Straight
Gender Identity
Female
Eyes
Dark brown irises speckled with white pinpoints; blue/grey pupils
Hair
Black and curly with a lustrous sheen, typically shaved very close around the neck and ears but eventually exploding into a symphony of twists at the top of her head
Skin Tone
Almond
Height
1.6m
Weight
50kg
Owned Vehicles
Related Myths
Known Languages
Komon, Tallonai

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