Siobhan the Writer (shi-VON or shi-VAWN | / ʃɪ 'vɔn / or / ʃɪ 'vɒn /)

Article by Sable Aradia and Siobhan the Writer. IRL, Siobhan is one of the creators of the Game of Tomes, and she streams at twitch.tv/siobhanthewriter_shivahn at extremely late hours in her timezone.

Queen of Bats, Queen of the Night, The Terror that Flaps in the Night Siobhan Brianna Chiroptera (a.k.a. "Bat Queen, " "Siobhan the Writer,") (She/her)

Siobhan the Writer is the current leader of House Chiroptera.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Siobhan has an unspecified health condition that occasionally makes her legs give out randomly. A diagnosis is still forthcoming. Siobhan has also recently been diagnosed with Cancer in her lymph system. It is operable and the process has begun to deal with it.

Body Features

The Queen of Bats is slim and tall, with what would almost be a "fashion-model's figure," except that she is too busty for that description to be entirely accurate. She does not have a "half-bat" form per se, but instead, can manifest bat wings that are proportional to her size, which she can use to fly over short distances.   As a bat, Siobhan is indistinguishable from a normal little brown bat, which is a species common to Northern Interior BC, where she was born and raised. She is on the long and slim side of the species, just as she is in her human form.

Facial Features

Siobhan has sharp, narrow features and a high forehead that give her an intelligent, almost hawkish look. Her disapproving glare is deeply intimidating.

Identifying Characteristics

The tip of Siobhan's second finger on her right hand was broken when she was working at a lumber mill. It and the fingernail healed at a crooked angle.

Physical quirks

The Queen of the Night has a twitchy, frenetic energy in the way she moves. She seems incapable of sitting still. Often, her leg bounces or she fidgets.

Special abilities

Persistent Literomancy: Exhaustion is rarely an obstacle to Siobhan's literomantic talents. She seems to be capable of writing a convincing yarn even when half asleep.   Bat Summoning: Siobhan can summon a swarm of bats to fly at, confuse, blind, or sometimes even bite her enemies. It is unclear whether these are conjured from ether, or called from the surrounding area. These swarms can number in the thousands.   Echolocation: Whether in bat form or not, the Queen of the Night seems to be able to navigate via echolocation, and therefore, is not affected by blindness or darkness.   Sonic Magic: Siobhan the Writer, regardless of the form she's in, is able to create supersonic high-pitched noises that cause sonic damage, such as painfully vibrating bones, shattered eardrums, or broken glass. Further, these sounds may also be used to carry effectively silent messages for hundreds of miles that only other Bats can hear. It is possible these supersonic noises may also be able to silently carry literomantic effects, making her literomancy effectively undetectable.

Apparel & Accessories

Siobhan strongly prefers flowy skirts and dresses that emphasize her figure. She is almost never found in pants and doesn't own a single pair of jeans.

Specialized Equipment

Siobhan's royal regalia is a silver crown with two silver bats suspended above the band on hornlike points. She also wears a white satin cape.   The Queen of the Night carries a gnarled wooden walking staff that doubles as a shillelagh. She occasionally carries her tanto if she is expecting a threat, and wields a traditional Celtic broadsword in war or ritual. Siobhan is quite proficient in the use of all of these weapons, and is an accomplished archer as well.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

While the history of the Chiroptera clan was once a powerful one in Ireland, with a long history of Druidry and folkcraft among the Celts and Gaels, by the time the Queen of Bats was born, the House had fallen to near obscurity. The most affected by the anti-literomantic policies following the War of the Roses, and having been further devastated by the various wars that struck their homeland and by the infamous Potato Famine, the dwindling Chiropterans immigrated to Canada following World War II, and there hadn't been a literomancer born to them in generations.   Needless to say, Siobhan was more than a bit of a black sheep in her Northern BC rural family. Her old fashioned Pentacostal parents had no understanding for the bookish trans girl in their midst. Her parents kept urging her to pursue more "masculine" passtimes, and her father was physically abusive. At school, being a thin and reedy child who was perceived as a boy, she was often bullied, even and especially by her erstwhile "friends." Books and writing were her escape.   When Siobhan was in her pre-teens, she accidentally happened upon a literomantic text in the Prince George Public Library. She kept the book and paid the lost-book fines, and her journey into literomancy had begun. Her urge to connect with other literomancers led her into a variety of "nerdy" pursuits, including RPG gaming, the Society for Creative Anachronism and RenFaires.   Siobhan met Sable Aradia when they were both young women, through a friend who was then Sable's boyfriend, who had recently moved to the area from the Okanagan; and also through Sable's cousin Rowean Sun Bunny who grew up in the region. When Sable graduated high school, her boyfriend left college to move in with her, and most of his group of friends followed him to the Okanagan, including Siobhan and Rowean.   The group of friends continued to engage in a variety of activities together, such as RPG gaming and the SCA. While Sable and her boyfriend broke up within a couple of years, and The Chief Rabbit entered into a relationship with Erin Righ, Siobhan, Rowean and Sable's friendship endured. Sable was happy to assist her cousin and her good friend in catching up on the literomantic training that their eclectic study had missed.   Siobhan, now known as Siobhan the Writer, researched her family history as part of her involvement in the Society for Creative Anachronism, and discovered her family's ancient literomantic heritage. She reclaimed the title of The Queen of Bats by virtue of being the family's only known literomancer.   Over time, the duties of adulthood, marriages, and families forced the three apart. Still, they insisted on getting together at the Game of Tomes for literomantic competition every year. There, Siobhan discovered a few scattered Chiropterans, and a few Werebat literomancers who were only too happy to have a House to join. House Chiroptera began to rebuild.   By the outbreak of the First Word War, Siobhan had come out as trans, ending her marriage, and after a series of jobs in fast food and as a barista, Sable got her an entry-level job as a reporter for the ASC News Network. Siobhan, who was building a stronghold for her House that was simply known as The Cavern, was right in the thick of the war.   While reporting on the fate of House Apis for the ASC, on November 15, 2020, Siobhan was stung by a Zombee (a former House Apis Tome Knight, now a Tome Zombie ), and joined the ranks of the Undead Horde. Her first act immediately upon being raised as a vampiric Tome Zombie was to eat her cameraperson, also a Chiropteran, and Aydan Nightshade joined the Horde as well.   It wasn't long before House Chiroptera fell after that. Siobhan the Nite Queen's first goal was to take down her friend the Mother of Bunnies, and she led a raid on The Warren.   House Lapin fell soon after, and the survivors, including Sable Bright-Eyes, fled to House Mollusca to bend the knee. Together, the survivors defeated the Undead Horde, and Coffee Quills took The Iron Tome. Siobhan was one of the first resurrected.   The Queen of the Night turned her attention to building up her House, expanding the Cavern, and honing her literomantic skills, determined to never again be caught unaware by unexpected threats. She appointed a House Forgemaster and a Guard Captain and participated actively in the Tourneys of Tales in 2021.   When a bat-shaped Zombie Summoning Totem was discovered near The Warren, Sable Aradia assumed that Chiroptera had attacked her House, and declared war. House Felis, traditionally bannermen to Lapin, gave their allegiance to Chiroptera instead, further imbittering relations.   A few days into the war, a duel took place between the Queen of Bats and the Mother of Bunnies. It is unclear whether Sable defeated Siobhan, or Siobhan simply put herself in a vulnerable position to challenge her friend to kill her if she was determined to do so. Either way, both House Leaders left the field of battle alive.   House Felis returned to the Lapin fold, claiming they had served Chiroptera in the early stages of the war to discharge a debt of honour. The fallen Houses House Tiki and House Sauropoda, and most of their bannermen, fled to the Cavern. At about the same time, the true threat -- the Undead Horde -- was revealed. The Queen of the Night met with Sable Bright-Eyes to negotiate a truce so that they could deal with the greater concern.   House Chiroptera fell on November 21, 2021, and fled to the Warren. Instead of forcing the Queen of Bats to bend the knee, the Chief Rabbit offered an alliance. When House Meles left the Zafforza Trench for the Warren, the Babbit Alliance became the heart of the Grand Alliance, which all Houses in the Realm joined once House Mollusca fell.   The two friends fought back-to-back in the Battle of the Warren, each supporting the other with their own strengths, and the Grand Alliance defeated the Undead Horde on December 2, 2021. Sable Aradia claimed the Iron Tome.   At the celebratory banquet following the battle, Siobhan the Writer proposed to Sable's son and heir, Prince Jean , and he accepted, thus solidifying the Babbit Alliance. Wedding preparations are currently underway.

Gender Identity

Siobhan is a transgender woman.

Sexuality

Pansexual

Education

The School of Hard Knocks

Accomplishments & Achievements

Siobhan is a proud literomancer having completed Nano twice while living, unfortunately during the war of 2020, it was the Nite Queen who completed Nano. She has also completed several Camp Nano's.   Self-Care Badges

Self Care Badges

Failures & Embarrassments

Siobhan doubts her own abilities at times due to her inability to lead her house to further success.

Mental Trauma

Siobhan the Writer was sexually abused by a babysitter as a child, and her household was physically abusive. She is also traumatized by the Word Wars. In particular, the First Word War haunts her. She is aware that she helped to assault the Warren and kill some of her friend Sable's kits, and from the little she can remember of having become a literal Vampire Bat, she believes she enjoyed it far more than she should have.

Intellectual Characteristics

Siobhan is a bright, intelligent and creative Bat who likes writing. She suffers from self-doubt and thus can be self-destructive when success is within her grasp. She looks at her writing as a way to broach sensitive topics, and bring awareness to the problems of members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, primarily those who identify as transgender.

Personality Characteristics

Motivation

The Queen of Bats is highly competitive. Perhaps because of a lifetime of bullying, she feels the need to prove herself and try to be the best in any field she has both skill and talent in. She is therefore routinely the most prolific literomancer on the field, often achieving 50,000 words in a matter of a few short days, and usually achieving the highest word count. She will do what she has to in order to get things done, and refuses to let anything stop her.

Savvies & Ineptitudes

Siobhan the Writer has a keen memory, especially for trivial facts and numbers.   The Queen of Bats is painfully shy and often socially awkward. She sometimes stammers over her words when nervous, and occasionally forgets how to noun when she is excited, making her speech into a string of disconnected verbs and sound effects.

Likes & Dislikes

The Queen of Bats, is an avid reader, and music lover. She plays TTRPG's, and likes games involving strategy.   The Bat Queen dislikes not having the 'spoons' to ensure that her living space is immacculately clean. Because of this she has been known to go on a cleaning frenzy and ending up in bed for days afterward.

Virtues & Personality perks

Though the Bat Queen is shy and uncomfortable in social settings she is very approachable, unlike her BFF Sable Aradia, who unintentionally inspires fear. This approachability has often left her stunned and at a loss for words. However it has allowed her to make many friends within the GoTverse, both Major and Minor house leaders, as well as the common Tome Knights.

Vices & Personality flaws

Siobhan the Writer is a smoker and suffers from anxiety, depression and ADHD.

Personality Quirks

Siobhan the Writer has been known to become so flustered while speaking that she leaves out verbs, nouns, and explicatives only to replace them with sound effects and gestures.

Hygiene

The Queen of the Night is subject to depressive bouts, especially during the season following the past two Word Wars. She tends to be somewhat neglectful of her hygiene during that time. The rest of the year, she is fastidiously neat and clean. Her housekeeping skills, however, are disastrous at the best of times, and she lives in a perpetual state of untidiness.

Social

Reign

1993-present

Family Ties

Siobhan has recently found out she has a niece which she never knew about previously. This niece is living down-under with her mother and paternal grandmother. After discovering her werebat heritage she joined House Chiroptera and was soon elevated to KnightWing. With this new information there has been a small shift in power for House Chiroptera, leaving the Queen of Bats with slightly more leeway for pleasure.   The upcoming nuptials between Prince Jean and herself will make Sable Aradia related as Siobhan will now be Sable's Daughter-in-Law. Thanks to the spilling of his heritage Lord Galakrond will be her "Brother-in-Law". This is going to make quite a mess of the Major Houses, since the heredity questions are going to fly as to whose offspring inherits which title.

Social Aptitude

Siobhan the Writer has an understated eloquence which she uses on a subconscious level. She prefers to avoid conflict but once challenged she rarely backs down. This particular quirk of hers has led her to defend those who in truth don't need her help. It has also forced issues to be resolved before they have truly become an issue. She always has a friendly ear, and a shoulder to cry on for those she calls friends.   The Queen of the Night, wears her heart on her sleeve. If you are deemed one of her friends you know it. She doesn't hide her feelings about people unless she believes it would end in conflict.

Hobbies & Pets

Siobhan the Writer has a half-kelpie, half-pitbull named Beansidhe, who she adopted on 16th Oct. 2020.

Speech

The Queen of Bats is working to raise her vocal range once again. Though she has about a three octave singing range, she does not care for the deepness and desires to become a true alto, if not a mezzosoprano.
Alignment
Chaotic good
Current Status
Rebuilding the Cavern
Current Location
Species
Conditions
Currently Held Titles
Age
2065
Date of Death
Nov. 15, 2020 | Resurrected Dec. 1, 2020
Children
Current Residence
The Cavern, Valentia
Gender
Female
Eyes
Hazel
Hair
Shoulder-length, flowing, bright red
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
Pale
Height
6'1" | 9.25 cm long with 26 cm wingspan
Weight
185 lbs | 12 g
Quotes & Catchphrases
There is only so long you can hide from yourself before you either destroy yourself or burst out and take your life in your hands.
— Siobhan the Writer to anyone still in the closet
 
To all of those struggling. Just remember that the more times you hit that wall the weaker it becomes, so don't ever give up.
— Siobhan the Writer during a TV interview
 
Stay true!
— Siobhan the Writer's motto
Belief/Deity
Druid
Aligned Organization
Related Plots
Known Languages
Siobhan the Writer speaks English and Bat fluently, a little French, and knows how to say yes, no, thank you and you're welcome in about 9 other languages. She also speaks fluent Gibberish.
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Siobhan the Writer's infamous ASC broadcast by Siobhan the Writer
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Siobhan, just turned to the Undead Horde, attacks her cameraperson by Siobhan the Writer
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Queen of Bats in the Cavern Courtyard by Sable Aradia
The Bat Queen of Twitch
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Queen of Bats at the Battle of the Warren by Sable Aradia
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Queen of Bats at the Battle of the Warren by Sable Aradia
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Siobhan and Sable at the Battle of the Warren by Sable Aradia
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Queen of Bats Battlecasting by Sable Aradia
Two women on a park bench, casting magic with laptops
Siobhan and Sable at the Battle of the Warren by Sable Aradia

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