Familiar: Meniken the King's Sniffer Rat
With the typical Aranaz focus on thoroughness and planning, Rikildis doesn’t just get nasty or gossip, she systematically destroys the reputations of her enemies. What’s worse, she publishes an informal news report a few times a month that gets distributed to all the students detailing all the gossip that she’s collected. Even the most ridiculous rumors and up being uncannily proven to be true thanks to Rikildis. Everyone tries to be nice to her so she’ll be nice to them in return, but it never works out.
See, a typical rumor is easy to dispel because at some point down the grapevine, it will become clear that a rumor is just that. Rikildis, however, will create a situation to place her target in and then publicize said humiliating event to a massive level. It’s really pretty impressive. Some people might call that blackmail, but that’s only true if she aims to get something out of it.
Ability: Friendship Chiseler
With deft verbal maneuvering, Rikildis can permanently effect the relationship between her choice of target and one of their random acquaintances (-2); thankfully, the time and effort this takes means she can only do this once every few days.
Tapping away at a block of marble one chip at a time is how many great artists describe the process of bringing wonderful sculpture to life. Rikildis, on the other hand, believes that this is the same method that one can use to tear down a long lasting, trust filled relationship. With gentle-yet-firm tapping, Rikildis can chip away at the foundations of trust several flakes at a time, thus weakening the pillar of strength and turning it into something much easier to topple and crush.
If successful (Blackmail + Charm > Awareness + Charm), this action will cause a person to feel extreme humiliation, thus negatively effecting three of their Skills in a serious manner (-4 to each random Skill) for six full days.
Rikildis isn’t the kind of person who just attacks or defends; she’s the kind of person who sets traps within traps within gifts and then has another person deliver the box. If Rikildis was a dog, she wouldn’t go for her opponent’s throat; she’d have her loyal pack do it for her. When she decides to attack someone, she doesn’t just go for a few laughs; instead, she goes for something so vicious that it rocks her target on their heels for days, thus giving her more time to accomplish her nefarious goals without outside interference. If she's your friend and you have an enemy, she'll walk you through her favorite atrocities, helping you to demolish your victim without leaving a trace.
Botany, Calligraphy, Dialectic, Grammar, History, Music
Journalism, Manipulation, Memorization, Observation
Fitness: 1, Finesse: 1, Charm: 4, Strength:1 , Intelligence: 2, Insight: 3, Luck: 2
Likes: Expand Journalism, Expand Blackmail, Expand Gossip
Dislikes: Expand Flattery, Expand Ethics
- Goddess of Torment (Expand (-2) Relationships; Journalism, Manipulation, Practical Jokes)
- Know the Prey (Inform, Listen)
- Academic Success (Study)
- Familiarize the Familiar (Bond and Familiar)
- Know the School (Explore)