edited January 2022 in Self-Affirmations
@Eoros made me do it. But I think it's a good enough idea to see how Kalena can grow more or what the general consensus is of her.


  • EliadonEliadon Somewhere Over the RainbowLiaison
    y u no catch on fire
  • AeryxAeryx Docking Nipsy's pay
    I often forget these types of threads exist until someone posts in one, so thanks @Eliadon.

    When Kalena started out, I didn't really get a chance to know her because she'd spent most of her time with her family which were also in the Templar at the time. Then sometime later things put us at odds with each other before I took my 9 month break.

    All this time later, and I think she's grown and changed as a character. Our characters made up some time ago and she has become one of my favorite leaders in Spirit. She's always present and ready for anything.

    One time someone esteemed me with something that I think applies to Kalena too. You are one of Aetolia's true treasures.
    Childhood's over the moment you know you're gonna die.
  • Kalena said:

    @Eoros made me do it. But I think it's a good enough idea to see how Kalena can grow more or what the general consensus is of her.

    You're right. I did. Everyone deserves to shower love and praise onto the best person I know.

    Who knew that when Drystin scooped up two tiny Pages that it would turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to me (as a person) and Eo as a character. We clicked instantly and so did they. Kalena has always been Eoros' light, the one to calm the storm within her and they just fit together like pieces of a puzzle. They have their arguments and disagreements but the moment someone threatens one, the other is right there by her side. I have so enjoyed watching the girls grow together and Eo is SO proud of her sister's accomplishments and even though they are parted (for the time) they still manage to hug and make up because they can't stand to be parted from each other. Eo is Kales' built in cheerleader and always will be.

    I am so glad we found each other and I am happy to call you one of my best friends. Your writing style is unique and the way you bring *all of you* to Kalena's character is something to be treasured. Love youu <3
  • I know we don't really get to RP much, but I wanted to leave something here. I don't even know how Rin and Kalena's friendship started at this point, and it's had its bumps here and there, but I really do appreciate it. I don't think my gametime would be the same without Miss Moo to my Miss Ducky!

    But all of that aside - our interactions have always really shown a lot of depth in Kalena. She's warm, friendly, and caring - but also more than willing to put you in your place when its needed. She doesn't back down, and from what I gather is the good kind of defensive for those she cares about. She's really brought life to the organizations she's taken part in, and I do feel I'm missing out by not seeing how leadership has been under her.
  • We've had the chance to talk a few times now, and I enjoy the takeaways I get from each interaction. In addition to being a classic templar who is true to her beliefs, she is also respectful of people around her, regardless of their class or social standing. As a result of the engagement, Reave has gained insight into how to treat other people and how to be aware of those around her.

    As a writer, you have also surprised me in some ways. Due to your character's ability to pick up on queues, as well as confront them, I often hit backspace to respond to her awareness. Thank you for the interactions
    Kalena's eyes crease in the corners at Tala's feigned innocence, fighting back a grin from forming against her lips. "Yes, I see. Clearly all Reave's idea." the woman states, a mixture of amusement and sarcasm dripping from her words. "You two be careful, don't accidentally hang each other." The redhead teases before starting to make her way into Esterport. "I need to rest for a while. Nice to see you both." A thought seems to hit the woman as she turns back towards you, "Tea is boring, if you're going to get caught doing things... at least have some of <<redacted>> to blame it on. I sell it in my tavern, you know the way." the woman offers up with a knowing grin before disappearing into the city.

    Tala tilts her head towards you, laughter in her eyes, "Yes. Maybe not get in trouble" she points out and then curiously, "what you done?"

    You have emoted: Reave inhales, obviously not impressed but equally confused by the redhead's remarks as she watches her disappearing form, "Feck do I know?" She lifts her hand, disheveling her curls with an annoyed scratch of the head, until awareness overtakes her, "That bast-..." She darkens considerably, scowling at nothing in particular, before she walks off and calls over her shoulder, "Men."
    Feirenz Ourborian tells you, "Kids these days...nobody talks face to face anymore! You're all buried nose deep in your telepathy!"
  • Wjoltyr respects the living delights out of Kalena. When she expressed her disappointment at his participation in the raiding one late evening at the onset of the war, it felt like disappointing a parent or mentor. Really a super class act and I hope we get a chance to emote rather than just get my face smashed in with a weapon and send nice tells about after it all! 
  • Kalena is spectacular. Her and Rasani have bonded quite a lot and their dynamic is one I treasure. You're not afraid to play her as unsure or needing help, and she's been nothing but incredible for the guild as a whole.

    Can't wait to see what other things she does, she's become a staple of Aetolia!
  • A big bully. Threatening aya! 

    But seriously. One of Aya's best friends. Who knows where she would be now if Kales didn't give her a chance. <3
  • I could quite literally write a book on Kalena. She is an amazing character played by a fantastic roleplayer. A smaller version of Rhine in some cases, especially when their tempers get involved. I love the dynamic between them so much and Rhine is forever grateful that something as simple as a guild progression requirement brought this little red-head into her life. So, the back of the book would read: Kalena is amazing. If you ever happen to run into her, you should say hi. Seriously. Do it!

    My only pet-peeve.... Did you know that there is a little button next to your enter button? It is called an apostrophe. :tongue: I love you!!! :heart::heart:
  • NipsyNipsy Setting fire to Aeryx's mine
    edited January 2022
    Kalena is literally one of my FAVORITE people to interact with. We have aptly dubbed each other our nemesis, and the fury of the small is rich between our characters.

    We have had back and forth roleplay, victories and defeat, strife and peace...but I can always depend on Kalena for a wonderful interaction filled with conviction and hatred.
    I truly adore her and the communications we have, and I look forward to more interactions in the future. Plus she gets to always be my #1 nemesis, to which I have had to tell Iesid, he will always only be a silver medalist in Nipsy's cold, dead heart.

    Keep doing you, you are wonderful at it and I enjoy it greatly.

  • AloliAloli Between Books

    Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost. - Khalil Gibran
  • Building up a foundation of trust with Kalena just to have insults thrown at me when it all fell away - god, that hurt quite a bit actually. It was a delight to become your friend and here’s to a potential of frenemies, you were glorious every step of the way.
  • Kalena. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Kalena <3<3

    Your character is unrelentingly authentic, genuine, compelling, and layered, and I absolutely adore her. She is, to me, the absolute apex of what I love about Enorian, from her unwavering conviction to the compassion that infuses each and every action (whether it stays her blade or does not). She feels wise and weary but also intensely spirited and passionate, and it's a heady and delightful combination.

    Lena and Kal have been tentatively cordial long before this event, from covert slave rescue operations to angst over being disallowed to fight with her over the Spears and broken Mirror, but that has long since deepened into something much more potent. Despite everything, Kalena is one of the very few people Lena actually views as a friend, and trusts as one - something that doesn't come easily to her at all.

    Thank you for giving my prickly girl a chance and looking beneath the surface. The interactions with your character have been some of the most weighty AND some of the most lighthearted of all the ones I've had on her, and your skill with capturing emotion and atmosphere in each emote just adds whipped frosted icing to the whole fantastic cake.
    The Divine voice of Ictinus, the Architect echoes in your head, "I think you are cursed."
  • Oh gosh. Emmy loves Kalena. I think the most absolute heartwrenching moment during the event was hearing "For Duty and the dusk" I will never forget the absolute feeling of seeing that. At that moment I think she would have done anything to bring her Aunt Pentarch back. Kales is definitely one of the people that Emhyra fights hard to make proud. Thank you so much for such a role model of a character.

  • Xavin looks up to Kalena. A lot. She is a great friend and an even better guildmaster. Xavin has been a bit worried to approach her lately, though a lot of that is in his head from the whole little-bit-of-treason thing. But I don't think I would be enjoying nearly as much as I am now if Kalena hadn't taken Xav in to the Templar. Thank you for being so much fun!

  • BenedictoBenedicto Tentacles Errywhere!
    It's been an amazing pleasure to watch Kalena grow from fledgling page to Pentarch and play a part of that journey and maturation. Kalena is now someone who supremely confident in her own authority and judgement, which wasn't always the case, particularly in the early days of her leadership. Now, she's one of the most reliable leaders within Spirit. She maintains a level head on her shoulders and is someone that Benedicto can always rely on. Whether it be for matters of war, governance, leadership or friendship.

    She still definitely has that Kavoros mischievous streak running through her though.
  • Kalena is a very good and patient leader and I appreciate both her enabling and keeping Inthirath in line. You provide a level head and sense of balance when things are tense in the community. You also help create room for more variety of characters that do not entirely fill out the ideal mould of what it is to be in the Hammer, and allow people to grow.
  • AxiusAxius where I am
    10/10, interesting person. Plan to throw more cheesecake and kawhe to. Maybe get some more in-person RP with!
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