Rachel Cohen (Legunov)

Ambassador to Ivalice, Mage, The Prodigy, Omdalian

Description:

Age: 32
Height: 5’9
Weight: 120lbs
Lifepaths: City Born, Neophyte Sorcerer, Rogue Sorcerer, Sorcerer, Court Sorcerer, Adviser to the Court

Traits: Extremely Respectful of One’s Better, Spooky, Inscrutable, Stunningly Beautiful, Gifted, Second Sight, Low Born

Beliefs:
I will prove to everyone what I already know to be true: prove that Alexander Metaxas and Queen Hadar are my parents.
It is my duty as ambassador to protect the interest of people. I will place my brother on the throne.
I swore loyalty to Nathan, but I fear he does not know who he has allied himself with. I will protect Nathan from any whom would cause him harm, including himself.

Instincts:
When meeting new people do aura reading.
At every opportunity make Nathan jealous.
If I think I am being lied to cast Emperor’s Hand and demand the truth.

Relationships:
Nathan Legunov: 2D hateful, forbidden, romantic (husband)
Alonzo Goltana: 1D hateful

Affiliations:
Omdalian court 1D

Reputations:
“The Prodigy” 1D general public
“The Prodigy” 1D infamous any noble court or elite group

Spells:

Emperor’s Hand
Chaos Ward
Eldritch Shield
Witch Flight
Shard’s
Storm of Lighting
Turn Aside the Blade
Arcane Kindness

Resources:
7 point secret entrance
enchanting tool kit
finery

Bio:

“I can’t stay Nathan. Talia found out about me helping you and threaten to stop training me if I continue.”
“Then quit, you already know more magic than most people ever learn.”
“I can’t quit. I have to know more.”
“It is an obsession with you. Why don’t you just walk away from it?”
“Because I can’t. It’s all I have.”


Happiness is something that has been rare and fleeting in my life. Some of the best and worse experiences of my life occurred while I served as ambassador to Ivalice. I had thought that perhaps I had found it with Alanzo Goltana shortly after I arrived in Ivalice. True he was already married, but marriage never stopped a noble from having a little fun. Of course I was wrong about Alanzo, I had thought, I had hoped that he was not his family’s legacy. When a vote came before the court to stabilize the border between Zeltennia and Omdialia or to push it back another 20 miles he swore to me he would vote for stabilization, but when the time came he voted to push it back. After the vote we met in alley near the capital and fought quite vocally about this. I felt that I had been completely deceived by him. Our relationship ended in that alley way, but another was formed. Nathan Legnov heard our argument and after Alanzo left he approached me about helping the Murand Revolutionaries. Nathan helped me to see that while we had different end games, we could be useful to one another. I began to help Nathan and after a time I fell in love with him. Sadly, our relationship was short lived as well. The last time I saw Nathan he furious about my leaving Ivalice. When his attempts to persuade me to stay with him fail he lashed out and said things that he knew would be the most hurtful. The yelling when went on for quite some time but the basic gist was that he thought himself a fool for ever thinking that an orphan could understand loyalty. He knew me well enough to know what would hurt the most and each arrow he fire landed with amazing accuracy. Shortly after Nathan left Charles came in, he had always wanted me and I had up to that point resisted his advance because I find him personally displeasing and because of Nathan, but at this time I saw no reason to keep resisting. Charles has become my distraction. I still can’t stand the man and can only handle him in extremely small doses. As much as Charles keeps my mind off Nathan, I can’t help but wonder how Nathan will react when he learns of our affair. Worse than Nathan’s reaction to Charles maybe Alonzo’s reaction to me. A week before I left Ivalice I aided Nathan in one last mission, to destroy a storehouse in Zeltennia. Nathan and I were successful but we were nearly caught. Through the flames I saw Alonzo looking at me.


I was 17 when Talia found me, and I was scared. The orphanage was not a great home, but it was all I had ever known and when I turned 18 that would be gone as well. She said she had heard that I had the gift and wanted to see if I could be trained. I still don’t understand why she did this. Plenty of people have the gift, but training cost money and I didn’t have any to give. She said that students who were special could train without worrying about tuition. So I did everything I had to to be special. The only thing that ever distracted me from my magical training was the conflict between Omdalia and Ivalice, living on the border I saw how Ivalice’s expansion harmed my people. When I was just an orphan I was helpless, but after I learned sorcery I felt like I had to do something, fight back.
I have risen to prominence in Omdalia. But they never let me forget where I came from, they call the Prodigy, the casual observer might think that they call me this because I have learned and mastered in less than ten years what others take a lifetime to learn. In truth it is a backhanded compliment bestowed upon me by the nobility, a reminder that I come from no one and although they allow me in there presence I am not one of them. Much to their displeasure my nickname has been interpreted differently by the general public. I am given the title of Advisor to the Court and am an ambassador to Ivalice, but I know that my position is tenuous at best. I was chosen for my post because right now no other mage in Omdalia can rival me. If this changes everything I have will be gone, and that is why I cannot stop. Why I have to keep learning. I have trained my body to take as much damage as is humanly possible, but it is not enough. Enchanting is the only way I can overcome the weakness of human flesh. Omdialia has only a limited knowledge of enchanting, if I am to increase my skill I must study at Riovannes. There is another reason why I anxious to go to Ivalice. Before I left the orphanage I overheard a conversation between the headmistress and Talia. Talia must have been asking about my parents, because the headmistress was telling her that the woman who left me there was an Ivalician woman, and based on her clothing she was either a from a wealthy merchant family or she was noble. I don’t understand why an Ivalician woman gave me up in Omdalia and for that matter I don’t understand why a woman of obvious means would leave me at an orphanage. Before I overheard this conversation I had never given much thought to my parents. I simply assumed they were dead, but ever since this happen a question has been burning in the back of my head, who are my parents and why did they abandon me?

Rachel Cohen (Legunov)

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