Post by Susan Foreman on Oct 27, 2020 4:47:34 GMT
"I am brave, I am bruised,
I am who I'm meant to be, this is me."
✧ THE BASICS,
ALIASES. Arkytior (which is Gallifreyan for “Rose”), Susan Campbell, Lady Larn, Larna
AGE. She’s, at the very least, 150 years old, though likely quite a bit older… She appears to be in her mid- to late-20s.
SPECIES. Time Lady
DOB. March 3rd (she is very much a Pisces)
TIME OF ORIGIN. She has claimed to be from the 49th century.
PLACE/PLANET OF ORIGIN. Gallifrey
OCCUPATION. Defender/Rebuilder of Earth, Defender of Gallifrey, Traveler
APPEARANCE. Lady Larn grew from a small, blonde Time Tot, into a young woman with long blonde hair and expressive eyes. She was lithe and dainty, like a dancer -- a bit like royalty… a princess, if you will. She tended to carry an air of loneliness and whimsy about herself.
Arkytior’s next incarnation was petite and fair-skinned. She had dark, nearly black hair that was kept cropped short, not unlike a pixie-cut, and chocolate brown eyes. She appeared to be frail, though she was much stronger than she looked, since she’s a Time Lord. During her travels with the First Doctor, she looked like a teenager; later on in this incarnation, when it became apparent that she should look much older than she did, she often employed the use of disguises in order to look the right age to her human neighbors.
After the Time War, Arkytior changed her face. Now, she has a bright, infectious smile and large, soulful eyes. She still carries an air of whimsy and wonder about her; she would be perfectly happy flitting about with a flower crown perched upon her head -- and she has. Often. She is a petite brunette and could easily be mistaken for a princess, or perhaps a forest sprite.
- Elle Fanning - Lady Larn / Larna
- Carole Ann Ford - Arkytior / Susan Foreman
- Danielle Campbell - Arkytior II / Susan Foreman II (current incarnation)
✧ THE DEPTH,
PERSONALITY. As a little girl, Lady Larn was sweet and innocent and full of whimsy. But then, after fleeing to Gallifrey’s past to avoid being killed in Rassilon’s war against the womb-born, that innocence came to wane over time. When she was eight, she looked into the Time Vortex and ran from what she’d seen. She eventually grew to become quite clever and was whip-smart -- smart enough to get herself to Earth, where she was able to help research a temporal cicatrix.
While traveling with the Doctor, Susan showed a great love of education. She knew a lot about History and Science -- and more -- but she knew very little about more “practical” things, such as Earth’s various currencies. In order to better blend in at school, Susan often “dumbed it down”, so as to not make her human teachers feel stupid. She was overly trusting and naive, and she was easily frightened and very vocal when afraid. Susan often underestimated herself and usually always deferred to her grandfather for guidance. She also looked up to Barbara, almost like a big sister or mother-figure.
Since having been left behind on Earth, Susan has matured by leaps and bounds. She learned a great deal about Love and Loss, as well as how to stand on her own two feet. Her husband died just after their son was born, and she raised him on her own for seventeen years, before he, too, died -- a victim of the second Dalek invasion in 2199.
Fighting in the Time War toughened her up quite a bit -- and she didn’t at all like who she’d become. So, Susan forced a regeneration to give herself a fresh start. She’s no longer the meek, naive young lady she used to be -- but at the end of the day, she’s still very much her old self: sweet disposition, very inquisitive, good sense of humor, loyal to a fault, and a bit dreamy.
BIOGRAPHY. Granddaughter of the Other, Susan grew up during the time of Rassilon and went by the name Lady Larn. It was believed that she was also the last surviving descendant of Rassilon. She was one of the last Gallifreyans to be born the “conventional” way -- before the Pythia’s Curse made Gallifreyans barren. Her father was likely Lord President Pandad VII. When Rassilon’s despotism became too much to bear and he ordered the killing of all womb-born Time Lords, the Other and his family went into hiding and lost contact with each other. He managed to bring his seven-year-old granddaughter, Lady Larn, and her nanny, Mamlaurea, to the Spaceport and sent them away to keep his granddaughter safe. Their ship took them back in time to the days of the Great Schism (though, the Other had meant for them to go to then-present-day Tersurus). Then, to save himself, the Other threw himself into his House’s Loom, hoping that he would eventually be reincarnated -- and millions of years later, he was.
The Great Schism had taken place several thousand years earlier on Gallifrey, at a time before Gallifreyans first became Time Lords. There had been a war between the forces of Rassilon, and the female priesthood, the Pythia. With their defeat, the Pythia cursed the Gallifreyans with sterility, which in turn had caused Rassilon to create the Looms -- and eventually led to his war on the womb-born.
While in Gallifrey’s past, eight year old Lady Larn -- now using the alias Larna, for she was still technically in hiding -- was taken to the Untempered Schism, and what she saw caused her to run away. As she grew, Larna became engrossed in studying spatial cartography and temporal physics, and she gained a very detailed understanding of the physics of TT-capsules (which she later will come to call TARDISes); however, she was never a student at The Academy. She was in-hiding and was moved from place to place to avoid detection, never able to truly settle down.
A more grown-up Larna was able to find Ulysses (a Time Lord), Penelope Gate (a human, who may or may not be the Other’s mother), and Saldaamir (another Time Lord), to whom she relayed a prophecy from the future that dictated that Gallifrey would fall under the attack of another species, but that a single Time Lord (this guy) would be responsible, and would also be able to lead them all from darkness with the aid of the Lost Scrolls of Rassilon.
In 2002, Larna was on Earth, in San Francisco, at Berkeley, working as Daniel Joyce’s assistant on what they called the Advanced Research Project. This project employed the use and manipulation of a nearby temporal cicatrix (a scar where spacetime had tried and failed to heal itself). It is likely that Joyce is also the Time Lord Ulysses (who may or may not be the Other’s father).
At some point, Larna regenerated into the incarnation that we now recognize as Susan Foreman; however, she wasn’t yet using that name and instead went by the name Arkytior (which means Rose in High Gallifreyan).
Eventually -- though, Koschei and the one remaining Hand of Omega may have had a hand in this -- Arkytior returned to present-day Gallifrey and began to seek out her grandfather. However, there were some shenanigans being led by Koshei, who had this silly notion of killing the President, and then having Arkytior (who he psychically recognized as Lady Larn) take his place as the new President. He believed that she was someone that he would be able to easily manipulate and control -- not to mention that she was supposed to be the last living descendant of Rassilon and was therefore the only one who should be able to rightly inherit the position (or, so he and his allies believed). That didn’t go to plan, though. It’s also not certain whether or not there is actually any sort of familial tie between Arkytior and Rassilon, but fanatics aren’t exactly known for being sane or rational...
A short time later, the Renegade (formerly the Other, now re-Loomed), now an old man, encountered Arkytior as he was stealing the Hand of Omega and fleeing the planet in a stolen TARDIS. She psychically recognized him to be her grandfather reincarnated, and she eagerly joined him on his travels through time and space.
Besides, neither one of them was safe there, on Gallifrey… The two of them had been marked for death by Lord President Pandad VII (her alleged father, and the Other’s/the Renegade’s assumed son). He had sent the Lord Burner (the Renegade’s brother, Braxiatel) to eliminate them, but instead of “burning” them from history, he chose to let them get away. It was around this time that Koschei succeeded in assassinating the President, though those who investigated his death came to the conclusion that it had been accidental, rather than an assassination, much to Koschei’s annoyance.
For some time, Arkytior and the Renegade traveled the Universe together. One day, they met a group of Humans on a planet called Iwa. It was here that Arkytior was given the Human name, Susan -- which she chose to use from then onward -- and the Renegade eventually changed his name to The Doctor.
One day, the TARDIS’ chameleon circuit began to malfunction, and she permanently took on the outward appearance of a blue, mid-20th century police box. They had arrived on Earth -- in London, in October of 1962 -- and the Doctor agreed to have Susan enrolled in a local secondary school with human teenagers, where she would masquerade as a “normal” student and learn to blend in -- which was quite difficult, as she was much more intelligent than her teachers and had to hide it; though, she struggled with simple things, like the local currency and Earth’s important historical dates.
Susan’s quirks caught the attention of teachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton. One evening, they followed her home after school to I.M. Foreman’s junkyard. After they met the First Doctor and forced their way into his TARDIS, out of concern for Susan. They were then unwillingly taken on a trip through space and time, just so that the Doctor could prove a point -- that his TARDIS did, in fact, work as he had claimed.
Susan, the Doctor, Ian and Barbara had several adventures together (mostly because the Doctor couldn’t control where or when the TARDIS would go next, and therefore he couldn’t simply bring Barbara and Ian back home). It was after they had helped to thwart the Dalek invasion of Earth in the 22nd century, that the Doctor chose to leave Susan behind in 2167, while he, Ian and Barbara would continue on in their travels. The Doctor had seen his granddaughter grow into a young woman, and he saw the love she had for the Human, David Campbell, who had been one of the people who had helped them fight the Daleks, and he wanted to give her a chance to live a “normal” life - something he could never do, himself.
Heartbroken with the loss of her only remaining family, Susan resigned herself to adjust to life here on Earth, and to also help rebuild it in the aftermath of the damage wrought by the Daleks. She and David did, indeed, fall in love and were married. They discovered that they could not have children, and so they adopted a few children who had been orphaned in the Dalek invasion. Because she did not age like a normal human, Susan had to fake it with makeup and wigs as best she could.
At some point, Susan was made an unwilling participant in The Game of Rassilon, along with the first five incarnations of the Doctor. Later, she was kidnapped from Earth by the Master. Susan fought back, using his own TARDIS’ telepathic circuitry against him, forcing him to regenerate into a deformed version of himself. Susan left the Master for dead on the planet Tersurus and took his TARDIS.
At another unspecified time, Susan was taken to the Black Archive by UNIT to have her record as a companion of the Doctor taken. Her memories of the visit were subsequently erased and she was sent on her way.
Around 2182 Susan finally managed to conceive a child with David. However, David never got to know his son, Alex, for he died soon after the baby (who had but one heart) was born. About seventeen years later in the summer of 2199, the Eighth Doctor came back for Susan, just like he said he one day would, and they thwarted a seemingly peaceful race from taking over and enslaving the humans of Earth.
After that, the Doctor wouldn’t return again for about six more months. That Christmas, the Eighth Doctor and then-companion Lucie Miller came to see Susan for dinner. That night; however, instead of waiting up for Santa, Susan, her teenage son Alex, the Doctor and Lucie (with the aid of the Meddling Monk), staved off yet another Dalek invasion -- but, at the cost of both Lucie and Alex’s lives.
The Doctor invited Susan to join him in his TARDIS again, but she declined -- she was too distraught to go flitting off across time and space and having adventures.
Of course, she still had the Master’s TARDIS -- she kept it in her garden, disguised as a shed…
She soon after moved into the now-empty Coal Hill School, which had been converted into flats, and she had been sent a flurry of psychic cubes from Gallifrey, urging her to help them with the Last Great Time War. The Eighth Doctor managed to hide them and keep Susan busy (to keep her from noticing them), but eventually she figured out what he was up to and locked him out of her flat, so that she could listen to the urgent messages from Gallifrey.
Susan chose to return to Gallifrey and joined the front lines, traveling there in a TARDIS that had been sent to pick her up. At the end of the War, Susan regenerated -- and she was returned to Earth just moments after she’d left. She hopes to one day run into her old teachers, Ian and Barbara, again -- and, as always, she hopes to once again be reunited with her grandfather.
PLEASE NOTE: I have taken a few gentle liberties and have sort of merged Susan/Lady Larn with the character Larna -- from my estimation, it is not impossible that they may have been meant to be the same person.
OTHER/MEDICAL INFORMATION. Susan has displayed a higher than normal (for a Time Lord) level of psychic sensitivity. She also shares the known Time Lord allergy to Aspirin.
SAMPLE. The last place Susan expected to visit during her spring break from Cambridge happened to be exactly where she was going: Gallifrey. After graduating from The Academy, the young Time Lady thought that she may never set foot on her homeworld ever again -- not when there were so very many interesting places to see all throughout the universe!
And yet, Susan found herself returning to Gallifrey, per a Presidential summons from Romana, her grandfather's former companion.
One doesn't simply ignore a Presidential summons, after all -- though, her grandfather might...
The summons came to Susan via psychic paper -- on the pad which she'd received as a graduation gift -- though, it wasn't very detailed. All it said was to show up at the Capitol, and that someone would be there to meet her in the Reception Area.
Susan, of course, assumed that someone would meet her there and then take her to see President Romana. She had no idea that the Lady President had chosen to introduce the Doctor's granddaughter to another one of his former companions...
So now, with her TARDIS parked alongside other TT Capsules in the Capitol, Susan stepped out of her beautiful piece of living technology and made her way to the Reception Area, to meet... well... whoever would be there waiting for her to arrive.
As a sort of 'act of rebellion', Susan had chosen not to don her traditional (ie: stuffy) Gallifreyan robes, and instead, she had on something cute and casual from Earth -- she probably stood out like a sore thumb among her own people, but... Susan didn't much care.
She thought that, perhaps, whoever it was she was to meet would have a sign with her name on it, like some people who pick up others at an airport on Earth, but... No sign.
The only person who stood out to Susan was a human woman - a human woman wearing animal skins, just standing there, right in the middle of the Capitol! And, no one seemed to think anything of it!
Oh! Susan just had to go meet her, whoever she might be!
She offered a peaceful little smile to Leela and gave a somewhat timid little wave of her hand in greeting.
"Hello," Susan said. "I don't know you, but... I think I should -- or rather, I think I would like to," she went on, pausing a moment to flash a more certain and sure smile.
"I'm Susan Foreman," she added, introducing herself to the savage looking woman. "And, I'm here to see the President... I think..." She trailed off once she realized that this woman probably didn't care who she was, nor why she was here. "Oh! And, I really like your... umm... dress?"
✧ THE PLAYER,
OOC NAME. Rogue
AGE. over 30
PREFERRED PRONOUNS. she / her / hers
METHOD OF CONTACT. Discord @ Rogue#8365