Constanze

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Constanze
Status: Alive
Guild: Empath
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Location: Crossing (Ranik Map 1e)

Constanze is the current Khalo rae Moda of Zoluren, replacing Eksharo who was forcibly retired by the guild's leadership due to an ongoing lack of empathy. Constanze has a fearsome reputation among the Khalaen, Salvur, Khalo rae Wen of Zoluren calling her the guild's "hatchet woman." Prior to becoming Zoluren's Moda, Constanze was a travelling Khalo rae Aev, and is rumored to have hunted Necromancers as well as Empaths who become serious problems for the guild's leadership.

Constanze has demonstrated a number of abilities currently unknown to other Empaths, such as the ability to compel those who annoy her to travel far away.

Constanze is responsible for the creation of the compel spell pattern. Constanze has no known relatives.

Appearance the evening Ulf'hara Keep exploded

You see Khalo rae Aev Constanze, a Human Empath.
Constanze has a heart-shaped face with laugh lines, slightly pointed ears and sparkling brown eyes. Her grey hair is long and wavy, and is worn tied back. She has dark brown skin and a wiry figure.
She is short for a Human.
She appears to be elderly.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a plain silver pendant, a black haversack, a wide-brimmed black hat, a fitted black cambric gown with a high neck and an elaborately ruched bodice, a generous cerulean velvet mantle embroidered with dark green monkshood leaves and some sensible shoes.

Appearance at the Memorial

You see Khalo rae Aev Constanze, a Human Empath.
Constanze has a heart-shaped face with laugh lines, slightly pointed ears and sparkling brown eyes. Her grey hair is long and wavy, and is worn tied back. She has dark brown skin and a wiry figure.
She is short for a Human.
She appears to be elderly.
She is in good shape.

She is wearing a wide-brimmed black hat, a plain silver pendant, a black haversack, a fitted black cambric gown with a high neck and an elaborately ruched bodice, a generous cerulean velvet mantle embroidered with dark green monkshood leaves and some sensible shoes.


Conversations

ASK CONSTANZE ABOUT

  • GUILD: Constanze peers at you. "What guild? The Empath's guild? You are standing in it, child. Too many head injuries, perhaps?"
  • EMPATHY: Constanze tilts her head, the crow's feet around her eyes deepening with just the beginnings of a smile. "Empathy is a nuanced thing, with many facets. Just so with empaths, and the Empaths' Guild. Some are healers, some researchers, others use our skill of manipulation to study life and life's essence. I think you'll find our guildleaders are also varied."
  • MANIPULATION: Constanze tilts her head, peering keenly at you. "Mm, yes. Manipulation. A small thing, but powerful. People will do many things for those they feel to be their friends, won't they? Animals, too. It seems quite simple, but it's easy to underestimate its power. One should not use this ability lightly, though. What a stir that would cause." She chuckles, but her eyes linger on you for a long moment before she takes up her knitting once again.
  • KHALO: Constanze frowns slightly. "It means leader, dear. Salvur clearly needs to teach you better."
  • MODA: Constanze inclines her head slightly. She says, "It means mouth. In an Empath context specifically, it refers to the Khalo rae Moda, or leader of the mouth. There are five Khalo rae Modien, one for each province. I am the Khalo rae Moda of Zoluren. We are the guardians of the guild's history and lore, and we tend to have the final say in decisions of policy and the resolution of disputes. It's all very boring, I promise you."
  • AEV: Constanze does not look up from her knitting, a small frown creasing her forehead as she navigates some particularly complex stitches. She says, "The Aev, yes. The Khalo rae Aev, formally. They are the 'leaders of the eye'. Aev meaning eye in Gamgweth, of course. They tend to be diplomats, couriers and well -- use your imagination. It's traditional for a Moda or Wen to become Aev upon their retirement, though it doesn't always happen that way, of course."
  • WEN: Constanze's eyes flick up toward the door leading outside, and she smirks. "The Wen are the leaders of the young. Salvur is the Khalo rae Wen here. And doesn't he do just a fine job?"
  • NECROMANCER: Constanze continues knitting. For a few moments it's not clear if she heard your question. Finally she says, "Fools."
  • ANNAEL: Constanze smiles. "A sweet child, though she lacked the backbone to go further. She is beautiful when she smiles. She ought to smile more."
  • CONSTANZE: Constanze replies, "There's very little to tell. I do try to keep an eye on the guildhall, though. Sometimes hooligans need a bit of talking to. But they always listen to me." She smiles.
  • EKSHARO: Constanze looks thoughtful. "The province's Khalo rae Moda before I took on the position. His sacrifice in the war against Lyras affected him very profoundly. He retired to the country and is now trying to live his life a bit more peacefully. I send him a fruit basket every month."
  • HAALTEKAR: Constanze looks thoughtful. "A rather idealistic fellow, for a Moda. Sadly, I think his ideals and the harsh reality have lately collided head-on. That had to hurt." She snorts.
  • HALFRIDA: Constanze smiles slightly. "Poor dear. She was nearly crushed between Wyllen, Eksharo and Annael when she was first appointed, I think. She seems to have found her feet, we'll see what she's capable of now that she knows the rules of the game, and the stakes we're playing for."
  • LYRAS: Constanze does not look up from her knitting. "Done for now, as they all must be. Though the price was very high."
  • SALVUR: "Poor Salvur. You should have known him when he first began in the Empaths' Guild. So enthusiastic and full of promise! Well, he still has promise." She chuckles wryly, shaking her head.
  • SARHHSNA: Constanze stops knitting for a moment, gathering her thoughts. She resumes knitting and says, "She's a tough nut to crack. She rarely telegraphs her moves, and when she does, you can be sure she did so deliberately. Quite a player."
  • WYLLEN: Constanze smiles slightly. "She can be a meddler, but she means well. She loves her charges, but she does not forget that the health of the whole must come first, or she does not *entirely* forget it. We understand one another."
  • XONEI: Constanze says, "Don't let her fool you with that bleeding heart act. She can be just as cunning as any other Moda."