Miara

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Miara
Biographical information
Homeworld

xcheamo

Birth 18 Moon, 4 Day/December 28, 2153
Died
Family Zaira and Jaxmin (parents)
Occupation(s)

physical and astral training

Alias
Physical description
Species

Lupa

Gender

female

Hair color

light brown

Eye color

blue

Height

5'10

Statistics
Weapon(s)

knife, kodachi, handgun

Abilities

astralgia, fighting and self defense, body mastery, haircuts/coloring, etc.

Affiliation
First Appearance

November 15, 2018


This is the current version of Miara in play. For the previous one, see Miara Mitsuki.

Miara is a young Lupa woman, usually full of confidence and vitality. In fur, her color is nearly the same as her natural hair color, a light brown sugar shade of brown. She seems to have foggy memories of The House from sometime in 2008.

Character and Personality

Miara has lots of confidence and personality. She can be rather opinionated and assertive, and practices both bluntness and confrontation of others’ perceived feelings quite often. She is bold, always walks with a beat, and is used to people watching her. She has had many advantages, being an awaited child and having grown up at The Place of the Touched and she sometimes takes advantage of this.

She is quite comfortable around immortals and other old beings, understanding the respect due such a person as well as their need to be treated as normal people. Overall, she is a nice person, practical, idealistic, can be quite feminine, and may seem rather random at times. She changes her hair every few months or less, and nearly always does it herself.

Miara would rather have people see her do something incredibly stupid than be alone. She’s used to being at least partly in the public spotlight. She does like to display herself (especially to new people). She’s not exactly a show off, but occasionally comes very close. She’s forward and free with her feelings and thinking. Both her affection and her wrath are easily known, but she is also quick to forgive. Whatever she thinks has a tendency to come out of her mouth.

There are some parts of her personality that are emphasized differently than Miara Mitsuki's were, and she's made conscious choices not to curb the often random-seeming, less stable parts of herself, or the blunt, confronting, assertive parts of her Lupa nature.

Currently

She’s just arrived! What will happen? She is living in room 4 of the Lupa dorm in The Hotel, and spent her last remaining Japanese money on a second outfit, as she only had her main bag and the clothes on her back. Upon investigation by TheHunterKiller, they established that she is a new iteration of Miara form 2008, rather than simply part of her time travels, and this means that she is free to do her own things. However, she's also discovering that this means a few other, more unpleasant things. She acquired IDs and paperwork from the Office on Saturday, 24 November.

Although HK hasn't yet said she'll train her (again), she has tested her every time they've met so far, and she's discovered Miara Mitsuki's training programs in the danger room.

The weekend of April 27-28, Miara finally took time to review her situation and make decisions on what she wants to do with her new reality and how to move forward. She did this in one of Aes' specialized facilities where she could make use of a holographic mind space for organizing her thoughts and options. She set goals to both have as many adventures as possible, and after seeing what Miara Mitsuki had been able to do, push her training as much as possible and hopefully surpass her by the same age. It was around this time that HK began training her again, and she takes more risks than her predecessor.

On May 4, 2019, Miara began participation in a mission to Tokyo 1992 in an alternate timeline with a small team from the Hotel to ensure history went as it should have. On Saturday, May 18 she ended up becoming a Master in a Grail War in that timeline, contracting with B (Beryl) in order to provide her with a better standing and the group with a few other benefits. She won a round of rock-paper-scissors with DD girl Green for the spot. She took the role seriously, equating the role to Leader and stepping up to make sure B was supported and somewhat more protected during the remainder of the mission. The command spell on the back of Miara's right hand took the following form: the yellow outline of the Lupa 2-in-1 form completely surrounded by a swirling blue circle, the top half surrounded by five red claw marks.

Entering the Budokai that year, she borrowed HK's time key once she returned from the Singularity universe to go ahead with the planned fight against Megan O`Cain the evening of May 18, and lost. They faced off, Miara planning mostly close Lupa hand to hand with her kodachi available, and Megan with a unique knife that provided the sensation of being stabbed without the physical wounds. Although Megan dealt the ultimately clinching blow about half way through, "implanting" the knife in Miara's neck and slicing down along her spine, Miara still managed to land a few blow and finish the fight. She's since got something similar from Aes to practice and experiment with.

Miara missed the Singularity T end battle, being nowhere to be found at the time, and it wasn't until days later that HK dropped her off in the lobby--extremely beat up, somewhat still burning, and half dead. She doesn't remember much of what happened, only that Diana Caprice did enough first aid to rouse her, at which point she was able to transmat to the Hotel's medbay. It was into the next day before the EMH released her, with strict orders to stay put an rest. This did, however, mean she was around when Tally Barre-Roma reappeared on the night 23 July. While not quite as shocked as the family, she's now quite concerned with the wide-ranging implications of what both her and Tally's returns might mean.

Although she'd been avoiding it for some time, Tally's appearance forced her to directly face the facts of her existence, as well. Since HK has revealed that it is part of a mission to defeat a mysterious and unknown enemy, Miara is certain that she is a clone of the prime Miara, given anomalies she's found in her memories. She has, however, taken up the mantel handed to her, of designing and running the training for the bondgroup centered around Eiry.

Powers and Abilities

Miara is atralgia, and therefore has strong power abilities, including moving things and as a weapon, has a lot of experience in the use of shared mind, and is the only person who can read Jax. She easily picks information from the minds of those around her when she doesn't know something. She is not a Speaker.
As a high level astral, she can infuse physical attacks with astral power and uses astral mapping and tracking as a matter of course during daily life. A specific gift of hers is manipulation of the astral gates the Lupa use for long distance traveling. She is able to expand and manipulate the fields to transport things from place to place without going herself. This is especially useful with the two time keys they have, which have been joined with gates.

Zaira has tried to teach her as much as she can of everything she knows, including herbology, medicine, fighting and self defense, survival, and she has also had the best astral teachers, which she has on top of the usual Lupa education. Raised in the Place of the Touched, she had access to experts on anything she wanted to learn, and has experience in leadership roles, as well as team work and following. She can read, write, and speak fluent English. She can speak a little Japanese. She also got a lot of education from Zaira about Earth, and is probably the most equipped person of her entire generation to visit it.

She is a well trained and advanced fighter in not only hand to hand combat, but is also highly skilled with knives, a short sword, pole arms, and a handgun. She has a good enough grasp to pick up almost anything that can be used as a weapon and use it decently. She has trained under Zaira, Jaxmin, and Altairax, and TheHunterKiller.
When on a training routine, Miara usually spends as much time in practice and exercise in a day as most people do working, with an average of 2 sessions of 3-4 hours, along with her usual astral training. Normally, she does one session per day, although often with short bouts as necessary.
Miara is one of the only known practitioners of sku'rarei (changing form), a rare Lupa fighting style which is both intense and very painful, as it requires the practitioner to continuously change forms.

Weapons

While she originally had a bit of a weapons collection, she was delivered to the current time and local with just the clothes on her back, and her travel bag. More will be added here as she gets new items.

Travels and Such

Miara first traveled to Earth with her mother while still quite young, and has a lot of experience traveling there. She began traveling unsupervised after being placed at 11, both on Xcheamo and Earth. Between 17 and 19, she made extensive travels throughout Xcheamo, and then in her early twenties switched to extensive travels on Earth.

She first appeared at the Ten'ou House in September of 2007 for a mission involving Hunters, and returned shortly thereafter to check up on Eiry. However, she ended up taking a liking to the place and people, and began spending significant amount of time there. Due to the nature of time traveling, what was a year in local time she spread out over almost three years in her own, including trips to ancient civilizations, colonial, and Victorian times. However, she then chose to stay in this time period until 2015.
She spends many of her non-working hours traveling the globe and exploring different places, environments, peoples, and foods (much she's always done on her travels). She has a large map she used to record where she's been, and most of the countries and large cities are marked off. She's particularly fond of Monte Roraima, Lübeck, Desert des Agriates, deserts, and green hill country.
It was during this early time that she became aware of the Wizarding World in the UK and met Caroline Carr and Tafadzwe Tiffany, who were best friends, when she visited Ollivander's. The two were dispatched there when a wand blew itself up while she was examining it. She later reconnected with Caroline when she was part of an exchange program and lived in Tokyo for a year. It was also during this time that she met Bran in a series of amusing events, and in January 2008 went on some space travels with him for a few weeks.

Some of Miara's time-travel adventures (not while traveling with Thrash) are listed here. Not in any particular order.

  • Egyptian palace gardens in 12th century BCE
  • Being mistaken for a member of "the palaces behind" in 17th century China
  • Light piracy in the colonial era
  • Time among an American Indian tribe in the 1400s
  • Royal courts of both Henry VIII and Queen Victoria
  • Has visited Ayuthia, the ancient capital of Thailand
  • Entertained the King in the hanging gardens of Babylon
Somewhere in this time period, she also met Kaelyn P. Vanternass, who already knew her, and had several adventures with her.

History

Miara was born in 2153 to Zaira and Jaxmin, two of the four Lupa Immortals after the Restoration. She spent the first three years of her life in a pack setting, and then the family moved back to the Place of the Touched, where Miara has lived longer than any other place.
Zaira began teaching her in her astral abilities while still in the womb, and while still very young began instructing her in everything she knew or did around her. She learned English at a young age, and when not being educated in various fields, spent most of her time playing. Living at the Place of the Touched, she was able to receive education and training from the best practitioners of many fields, and has made many friendships with the amount of people that come and go from the place.

At 11, she was placed into a pack and trained under an experienced hair stylist. She completed that training quickly and moved on to another pack where she learned storytelling.
After this she learned dying and clothing construction at a weaving pack. Here she met her two best friends, Monna and Trint, who later became mates.
In a fourth move, she joined one of the desert packs and spent two years learning the secrets of desert survival.

Upon leaving the desert packs, Miara traveled the continent for a while, and finally settled back at the Place of the Touched at the age of 19. She worked as a hair stylist, on the orchard crew, and was also an instructor in both astral and fighting/self defense classes.
In her early 20s, Miara was involved with a man named Taern. However, things did not go well and they separated rather painfully not too long after they began preparation for bonding. Although she was rather crushed, it was for the best. However, he has purposefully steered clear of her in all occasions where they may meet, such as at gatherings, and she'd not laid eyes on him since.

Throughout her life, Miara has made trips to Terra, and spent quite a bit of time there on occasion. When an opportunity arose to help out, albeit in the past, she jumped at the chance. Although she broke some ribs in the process, she was healed and shortly returned to see Eiry. It was during these early days she met Bran, a UK native who had become a space "merchant," and she went on some adventures with him. She was 25 at the time.

Other

Partially as a result of receiving so much of her training from her mother, she is not always sure how to relate to her, since they have both a mother/daughter and mentor/student relationship. This is sometimes heightened by the fact that as immortals, neither of her parents really look old enough to be so.

Miara is rather knowledgeable about plants, and enjoys carving. She likes strong, upbeat music and often plays drums with a group.

She likes to wear bright colors, casual skirts, and bracelets. Her favorite seasons are early fall and late spring, and her favorite times of day are morning and midnight. She usually sleeps in the afternoon or evening and before sunrise.

When reading, she prefers history, legendary stories, and chick lit.

  • One of Miara's earliest and favorite Terran stories/myths is Lord of the Rings, which is in Zaira's collection, and was used to help teach her English when she was little.

Some of her favorite foods include chocolate and sweets, oranges, and red meat. Her favorite dish is xcheamo-style stewed fruits in sauce.

Considering she's Lupa and often injured, she has a pretty good knowledge of non-technology based first aid.

Her image songs, by Ayumi Hamasaki unless indicated otherwise:

  • Bold and Delicious: Move me/With all your might


Her own singing voice is mezzosoprano, and her delivery is rather like that of Jpop idol Nana Kitade. Although she isn't the most accomplished singer, she enjoys singing, and isn't bad to listen to.