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Deirdre Banessa. Layfatte
September 4, 723 A.D.
Half Dragon/ Half Human Sorceress
Rose Lumiera, Clara Wright, Azalie Krylo
Vatican (during 15th and early 20th century), Merlin (as his apprentice)
Single (Once married to Vlad Tepes aka Dracula)
Deirdre has mostly grown up mostly paranoid about when her illness would kill her as she was mostly led to think she would not have lived past the age of 15 years old. Mostly alone as a child until she had found Merlin in the oak tree he was imprisoned in by the sorceress Vivian, Deirdre kept quiet and to herself since she was mostly isolated away from the people in fear she would spread her illness to others and cause them to die. She was taught to stay away from people and hide herself. However, she opened up more when she had ran away from home one morning and found the oak tree Merlin was imprisoned in, talking to him while he was stuck and seemed to open herself and act like a child before she found a way to release him from his wooden prison and rightfully become his apprentice. When Deirdre became his apprentice, she began shining like a bright star as she was shown to be a rather talented and intelligent girl. She would be taught anything he knew and would hold his teachings close to her heart.
When Morgana had attacked Merlin and bested him, Deirdre would use his spell of immortality to keep herself alive by quick wits and take his ring to go find the next person who would be the right apprentice to learn Merlin's teachings. As she travels around for centuries, she shows more of her kind and compassionate tendencies more until someone slams them down rather harshly, causing her to close up once again. She is quite a soft-hearted person, and has no problems defending those who are truly innocent. However, she does not mind dishing out some nastiness if justified. If one is harming someone else, she simply reflects it back to the attacker.
When in a conflict, she tries to take a quieter and peaceful approach if she can, yet when she cannot, she will be more than happy to put someone in their place and put the fear of God into their hearts. While she does not normally seem intimidating, she does have times where she can.
Mostly, Deirdre is a very motherly and elegant person. She reflects the classier folk of numerous eras with humility and grace. However, that may also be because of her illness that she had to remain humble. Yet she does has trouble with her paranoia and depression. While she is physically attacked with illnesses that cannot be cured easily, her mind also has suffered trauma from her history from Merlin, to the Vatican and so on.
Deirdre was born to Nathaniel Lafayette and Medina of Cairo. Her father was a foreign prince who was cursed to be a dragon after a prophecy from his homeworld, and Medina a prophetess and advisor to Cleopatra before her fall. While time had ravaged her parents, a small period of stability came for her older sister Solfeige and herself to be brought into the world with a stable family for at least fifteen years. During Deirdre's first fifteen years of life, she was mostly bedridden and ill of didease later known to be tuberculosis. predicted that she would die around 15 years old, Deirdre was usually not allowed to go outside or see other people except for her family due to fears that she would spread illness to them.
Yet her older sister would grow strong and healthy and become known as King Arthur of Camelot. Deirdre however would get a chance to flee from her home for a small while after her mother disappeared and in her grief came to an oak tree that the powerful sorcerer Merlin was trapped in. She opened up to Merlin about her woes and he about his before Deirdre had mustered her magic to free Merlin from the oak tree that the sorceress Vivian entrapped him in, becoming his apprentice and traning with him until her adulthood when she would officially be recognized as the, "Sorceress of Auras".
When Morgana would attack Merlin, Deirdre, and two other of his appretnices, he would be bested by her while the two apprentices fled and Deirdre would recieve his ring to find the next worthy apprentice of Merlin's teachings. She would take his spell book and quickly use her wits to distract Morgana and perform an immortality spell on herself before fleeing with the ring and book. She wandered through centuries trying to find a worthy apprentice until she would be called by the Vatican to hunt mosnters for them or risk others being put in danger around the 1400s to early 1900s.
Deirdre complied and seemed to slowly care less about herself and her health as no apprentices had been found. Some candidates came and went, but most died in rather cruel ways that Deirdre could not help. So she would slay monster after monster until a mission in Transylvania would make her run into Vlad Tepes, also known as Dracula.
She would identify him to be a vampire and not try to kill him simply because at the time, nothing was against him. He was a man she found to be charming, intelligent and understanding of her opinions and mindsets and for once she felt at least to be around another person again. When she would leave, she could only hope to meet that man again under peaceful terms. However, her hopes were crushed when she kept hearing her leaders shout in anger that this Dracula had caused damning acts against God and how he needed to be dealt with, sending her to Transylvania again to confront him.
Each time they sent her, she would somehow find a way to not harm him during their fights and make excuses for centuries until the early 1900s. The Vatican now had caught wind of Deirdre's antics and gave her an ultimatum to go kill the vampire herself, or the Vatican would find a way to do it. Though not in the best of health at the time, Deirdre chose to go and put one final effort in before she would harm herself instead of trying to hurt him. It was something she would rather do than injure the person she had grown to love and care for.
When faltering between life and death, she had been saved and tended to by the vampire who had become confused by her actions, but could not help but reciprocate her feelings. This led the two to hold a long and careful marriage including a son that would be born until Dracula had been killed later on after their son would reach adulthood. Deirdre would leave Transylvania in grief and some would say she had returned what was done to her family to the Vatican before going into hiding until the modern era would come about.
Now she teaches as a history professor at Oxford University in England as well as her magics on the side to local witches needing guidance. She keeps to herself but combats her ailments and grief throughout the years.
(Side note: Any history of Deirdre and Dracula was done through my old RPs I had and made them canon. This version of Dracula and son aka Alucard is from the Catlevania version. If there are Dracula RPers who somehow find my account and befriend me and do not feel comfortable with the history I had made for Deirdre, I can definitely pretend it does not exist. She will simply mention and old husband and son from centuries ago that happened to be vampires.)
Deirdre Banessa. Lafayette
Character Relationship Status
(FC: is Bridget Regan) Deirdre is a softer appearing woman with paler green eyes, dark hair, and paler skin due to her ailments. She stand about 5'8" and seems to be slightly smaller than what she should be. She is slim, and slightly toned. Clearly not one for physical activities but can perform them.
Some money, an emerald and silver dragon ring she holds on her person everywhere, a golden star necklace, and a small book of unknown origins.
Deirdre's magic lies within auras and using the life around her to try and conduct her magic around to aid her. She does not take from the lives of other creatures but exchanges energy around. However, she does have other magics she can use like teleportation, summoning, transformations and more.
Writer's Writing Style (OOC)
Paragraph, Multi-Para, One-liners
Writer's Favored Genres (OOC)
Fantasy, Romance, Violence, Realistic, Anime, Rated R, Child Friendly, 18+, Gore, Comedy, Action, Adventure