Adhara

Maker:
Fantasia Doll
Head Sculpt:
Vivian (2017 Fly Me to the Moon version)
Skintone:
Normal, dyed to match a variant of Impl RS
Body:
Impldoll Realskin Starwoman MGB (original wide-shoulder ver.)
Sex:
Female
  • Face-up artist(s):
    Raentheria
    Modifications artist(s):
    Raentheria (chin sanding mod)
    Date of acquisition:
    Sep 14, 2017 (head), 1/12/2019 (body)
    Provenance:
    Head purchased secondhand on DoA, body c/o a local dealer
    Reason for choice:
    I needed an angular-looking female sculpt with realism that could match the Granado aesthetic
    Best Points:
    Head: very interesting face, to say the least
    Body: lovely resin color, great quality and poseability for the price. Also, the original MGB does not need adjustments to prevent excessive scratching on the ball of the upper arms, unlike the newer version whose shoulders were shortened by Impl.
    Worst Points:
    The original MGB's shoulders are quite wide, but I don't mind it. The torso part could use some modding so as to further increase the posing capacity of the shoulder joints.
    In her L5R RPG self, she is named Ikoma Kaguya (formerly of the Bayushi family). This is her dormant form.

    Her previous faceup, prior to the mods, is this:
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    Off Shoulder 05
    by Yela Gatchalian-David, on Flickr
  • Eyes:
    Custom gold pair by Raentheria (if in "charge up mode"), Silent Paradise FF17 (if latent)
    Wig:
    Handmade by yours truly
    Favourite colours:
    Black and gold, with a generous sprinkling of red
    Fashion style(s):
    East Asian traditional, fantasy
  • Name story:
    Kaguya (written as 香紅夜 -- "incense," "deep red," "night") is actually the character's formal name, but she is called "Adhara" by a trusted few. It literally means "virgins" in a tongue foreign to her birth land.
    Character age:
    80+ in the Edo timeline, 28 at the start of the L5R timeline
    Character gender:
    Bisexual
    Offsite roleplay:
    This doll's character is not available for offsite roleplay.
    EDO PERIOD TIMELINE
    Relationship tree
    here.

    During the late Sengoku period, an infant was taken in by a childless couple who were barely scraping a living as itinerant peddlers. It was obvious to them that the little girl was supernatural: she played with fire and wind, and had even transformed into a beautiful feathered serpent several times. Then, there was the unusual amount of luck that came their way, seemingly attached to the child. They became well-off enough to settle permanently in Nagasaki, where the flow of foreign goods was irresistible. Her foster mother named her after the legendary protagonist of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, but she identified more with a foreign nickname her foster father obtained from gaijin sailors at the port.

    Her foster parents cultivated rumors that they were keeping spirit weasels (ozaki) picked up during their travels, or that their daughter
    was one (or possessed by one), to draw social outcasts and misfits to their side. Protected by superstition (and actual supernatural forces through their adopted child), the Ozaki syndicate grew into a feared force in the Nagasaki underworld. But the fact that she was not human, and that she had no idea why she was seemingly abandoned by her own kind, was always at the back of Adhara's mind. For a long time, the only person she ever opened up to was a certain shrine maiden whom she loved deeply, but never saw again.

    When she first encountered Guórén, a Han Chinese-Portuguese child who was trapped in Japan due to unfortunate circumstances, he was a scrawny street urchin with distinctive eyes and she had the appearance of a teenage girl (but was far older). Despite the age and social gap, they took a liking to each other. She secretly decided to help him by arranging for his adoption by one of her staunchest allies. As an adult, Guórén would cross paths with her again. This time, their relationship ran deeper than friendship, and would result in two children, a daughter (Kokiden) and a son (Kokichi).


    L5R RPG TIMELINE
    See her Dormant Form for details.

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