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Linkoshi

Djahl Linkoshi Umbilho

Linkoshi is the current Osaa of Mailessi as well as the Djahl of the Wodila'hei Union. She is considered to be the most influential and powerful person on the southern continent. She is strongly rivaled by her cousin Anjawon who is the Osaa of Wyeen'cil.   Linkoshi has had strong ties to Queen Cerilyn and King Lamont through the years and she has made sure that Mailessi and the WU has good realtions to The Kingdom of Edrea. One of the things she did as a gesture was having The Sun Crown and a dagger crafted for Zuree in Prin.  

Life

She married one of the princes from Ikjaal. Her parents gave her the chance to choose whomever she wanted, as long as they were of an acceptable heritage. She met the prince when their parents assembled for a Wodila'hei Union meeting and they fell in like with one another. He was only one year older than her and they married when she turned 21. They got four children, the first born girl died as an infant.

Linkoshi hadn't expected to become the Osaa, she had an older brother who had been raised to rule the nation. But when the time came and her father died her brother stepped back and instead proposed that she should be the next Osaa. It turned out to be a wise choice as Mailessi has never prospered more. The ties to their neighbours have become even stronger and they have an ongoing alliance with Edrea.

Sadly, her husband passed away after a longer period of illness. She chose not to remarry out of respect and love for her husband.

 

Personality and Behaviour

Linkoshi is a strict ruler. She doesn't tolerate anyone slacking off nor does she look kindly to those who do not follow her orders. She is the highest power in the nation as well as the highest power in all of Wodila'hei. In her personal life she is a bit softer, she has raised her three remaining children well. She is strict with them too, but in a way only a mother would. She treats her staff well and many of the maids closer to her and her kids are almost seen as a part of their family. Some of them are even called aunty or uncle by her children.

She is very concerned with how the poor are faring in the nation, she doesn't give them money directly but often rehouse families or help individuals get a job with pay. She has a saying that goes: "the quality of a leader reflect in their treatment of those less fortunate"

 

Flaws

She has a habit of shutting down the other Osaas when they discuss in the WU, something that is highly frowned upon and has almost landed her and Mailessi in trouble multiple times. She is hotheaded in some ways and can be stubborn. It sometimes happens that she vetoes decisions which almost every other country agrees with. That has caused tension between especially Mailessi and Seonad.

Quirks

She has a slight lisp but no one dares to mention it to her face, both out of fear but also out of respect for the Osaa. She is aware of it but has learned to live with it. The only time it is mentioned is when one of her children wants to take a low blow in an argument.

Current Location
Prin
Species
Humans
Ethnicity
Southeners
Currently Held Titles
Year of Birth
732 (55 years old)
Biological sex
Woman
Eyes
Deep brown
Hair
Short, black
Height
1,86

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3 Dec, 2018 16:16

Great article as always! Did you make the portrait art before WE or have you been making them as you write articles for new characters?

3 Dec, 2018 16:27

Thank you Dhelian!! I one at the end of January but I made this yesterday as I wrote the article :D

3 Dec, 2018 17:38

I like her a lot :) She seems to be a very positive ruler. But since the flaw was never hinted at outside of the flaw section, it feels kind of added on. Maybe try finding ways to hint at her assertive nature in the other parts, to make it feel more organic?   Writing wise I noticed you often started sentences with "she". Try avoiding repetition a little by using her name, or maybe her title, to make it flow more smoothly.   Lastly, I'm really curious about her cousins rivalry. Did you put that in an extra article? If not, maybe you can hint at it with another sentence!

3 Dec, 2018 17:45

I've written about the in the article about her cousin, but I should probs write a bit more here :D   I will try and work the flaw into the text a bit more and rewrite a bit!   Thank you for the constructive criticism! It really helps me <3

5 Dec, 2018 20:37

Good rulers are hard to find, so I am really happy to find one. :) I hope you won't kill her on purpose? Because that's pitily happens the most to good rulers. ;)   In the first part you mentioned WU - I guess you mean the union with it?

5 Dec, 2018 20:51

Thank you! i'm happy you like it :D And yeah, it's just short for Wodila'hei union (which can be a bit of a mouthful to write and read every single time I need to mention it ^-^ )

5 Dec, 2018 21:20

...exactly the reason why I just wrote union. xD Am still unused to your names. May change, when I read further, even if that may be mostly after WorldEmber. <3

5 Dec, 2018 21:02

Pssst..   "she look kidnly to those who do not follow her orders." - kindly ;) "they fell in like with one another." - Fell in love? "hey got four children, the first born girl died as an infant." - but the firstborn girl... (add the but, make it less sudden)   What did her brother go on to do instead? :)   Awesome stuff as always <3 Keep on Embering! :D

5 Dec, 2018 21:09

Thank you Q! The brother just stays around the castle, he usually help Linkoshi in difficult matters but other than that he just does whatever he wants. He wasn't that good with preassure it seemed :D

5 Dec, 2018 23:06

Great article! Your art is awesome, as I have come to expect. I noticed that Linkoshi has a lot of similarities to Queen Cerilyn, especially with losing a baby, being a strong leader, and caring for the poor. I wonder, if these two interact, if it will be a connection point between them? I also wanted to point it out in case you did not realize that the way you have described these characters is quite similar. It could either be a fabulous way to connect them and stimulate certain aspects of their interaction (or if they don't meet, it could be a way of expressing parallels), but if it isn't intentional, it is possible that your characters might read as too similar.   I also enjoyed the back story that she was not raised to rule, and would be interested in reading more about how that plays out in the finer details.   Keep it up! :)

6 Dec, 2018 08:21

Thank you for the comment :D I intended for them to be sort of similar, they have strong ties to one another. One of the reasons why Edrea has a strong alliance with the countries of the southern continent (Linkoshi didn't really like the king)

6 Dec, 2018 18:07

Perfect! It sounds like you're on just the right track, then. :D