Ancient Tales (by Olga Reingard)
Head Sculpt:
Dark Normal
  • Face-up artist(s):
    Olga Reingard
    Body blushing artist(s):
    Olga Reingard
    Date of acquisition:
    August 24, 2018
    Ordered directly from the Ancient Tales Etsy store
    Reason for choice:
    Her facial structure is very similar to my "primary" doll, who's shelled as a Fantasia Doll Vivian (vital for the character). Her expression is also quite mournful, which suits the character's backstory.
    Best Points:
    Beautiful sculpting for such a small doll. Resin is probably the best quality of all the dolls I own. She holds her poses very well despite being single-jointed.
    Worst Points:
    Being single-jointed means she is not as poseable as my other dolls. Also, she's very difficult to photograph, owing to her size.
  • Eyes:
    Ancient Tales 4mm gray eyes
    Hand-ventilated by yours truly
    Favourite colours:
    White and very pale hues
    Fashion style(s):
    Usually au naturel, but otherwise flowy and sheer fabrics that she just drapes over herself
  • Name story:
    Her creators didn't give her a name, so she goes by whatever names her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter call her. "Okaasan-hime" translates roughly as "Lady Mother".
    Character age:
    Undetermined (older than human history, for sure)
    Character gender:
    Ambisexual, but appears as female
    Offsite roleplay:
    This doll's character is not available for offsite roleplay.
    (This character only exists in my dolls' EDO PERIOD TIMELINE)

    Relationship tree here.

    It was written that the spirits who would be known as Amaterasu-omikami and Takehaya Susanoo-no-Mikoto once had a contest of trust. She took his sword and birthed three beings, whilst he took her necklace and birthed five more. The two powerful kami fought over ownership of the five necklace-born beings because their strength exceeded that of the three sword-born ones. Over the years, the incident was mistranslated into a squabble over the gender of the beings (the necklace-born being "males" and the sword-born as "females"), when in truth it had little bearing on the matter.

    Even so, the three rejected and nameless sword-born beings ended up winding their own ways. One of the three, a little spirit of mist and watery soil, eventually befriended a curious feathered serpent who was a refugee from across the sea -- from a recently subjugated land he called Aztlán. The little mist spirit could barely speak the feathered serpent's name, but their connection ran beyond names. The two were happy for a time, but the serpent's homesickness was exacting a severe toll on his well-being. Unwilling to let her beloved die, the mist spirit convinced him to return to his native land. Knowing that they may never see each other again, he left her an obsidian knife that had drawn his own blood -- such things were sacred among his kin.

    Longing for a living memento of her love, the mist spirit took the knife and transformed it into a fire serpent whose feathers were alternatingly as iridescent as the black-green of obsidian and as red as her father's blood. In severe danger of being burnt by the newborn's heat, her mother cast the fledgling spirit away, into the realm of humans. Although she immediately regretted that action, the mist spirit ultimately decided against getting her daughter back. The young one seemed so happy among the humans; it would be cruel to sever the ties that had already been made. Nonetheless, she continued to hope that her daughter will find her way back to the world of spirits, where her mother still awaited her return.

    Note: The mist spirit will eventually repair her relationship with her estranged daughter. Kokiden, her granddaughter, became especially close to her. She would also develop unexpected rapport with her daughter's mate, owing to her efforts to make sure that they won't suffer the kind of separation that she and her own beloved had to go through.


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