Author Topic: Tanishia "Nish" Pono - Administrator for the New Zealand Sanctuary  (Read 415 times)

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Name and Occupation
- Taken Name: Tanishia “Nish” Pono [Truth]
- Pronunciation of the Name: Tan-ish-E-ah Po-no [short O’s, like Or/Oar]
- Given Name: Tanishia Albert-Penu
- Pronunciation of the Name: Tan-ish-E-ah Al-burt-Pen-oo
- Character Job: Tanishia is the head administrator for the Ruapehu (Roo-ah-pay-who :: roll the R) sanctuary. She is also the head advisor for Vulcaturgy trainees.
- Titles: Administrator
 
Character Mentality
- Character Personality:
A kind at heart woman that wields a stern and strict attitude. She's gentle with facts and is often the one asked to bring the least favourable news to the elders. When the time calls for it, Tanishia can hold a level head but most of the time she just loves to have a good laugh.
She adores children and how they're full of spontaneous life. Nish would love to share all of her knowledge she's learned over her many years with the youth of today.
 
Paperwork is her least favourite thing to do, though organisation is a trait that she doesn't try to hide. Her work space is always clean and neatly filed. Her desk has colour coded Manila folders and green stationery. The green contrasts the lava wall that she's stationed in front of marvellously.
She's a hard worker and always strives for excellence. If she's asked to do a job, Nish will do everything in her power to accomplish the set task - no matter the consequences.

Nish has a fiery frustration which she's learned to keep under control unless the situation is in need of it. The energy she creates when she's vexed is a welcome strength that fuels her magic.

- Character Likes:
• The colour green she has always had affection for. Nish affiliates the colour with life and the preservation of all living things.
• The Koro she is passionate about as it is her culture’s symbol for new life; Tanishia loves life and all that grows from it.
• She's always keen for a good hangi, the meal it serves is nowhere near compatible to a five star restaurant. Hangi are great for social occasions and to feed the entire whanau.
• Cleanliness and organisation she must never be without. Nish is always tidying the messes her family creates and has found that she can never be without a clean work area.
• Fire and lava are another favourite as her affinity with the element is powerful. She believes that from a fire births life, like a Phoenix from the ashes.
- Character Dislikes:
- Mountains of paperwork is a pet hate. Nish likes to keep things under her control – even the amount of work she's pressured into doing.
- Disorganisation; too many times has she had to organise the guests that appear through the portals into the sanctuary. Be it straightening their suits or correcting them on appointment times. Even the punctuation on documents she can't bear to leave alone.
- Being away from the support of the earth is really disconcerting for Tanishia.  Being lifted off the ground - travelling via airplane, being on a boat, a ferris wheel, the second story of a building - has Tanishia become disconnected with the element that her magic relies on.
- Mental Traits:  Tanishia has mild OCD. She's always tidying or straightening objects that are more often than not overlooked, but she feels a sense of gratification in fixing a visible mess.

Species and Allegiance
- Species and Nationality: Human, Maori [Kiwi, New Zealand]
- Allegiance: Chaotic good
- Organisation: The Australian and New Zealand sanctuaries
- Reasons for Allegiance: Tanishia will do anything in her power to aide any sanctuary personnel in need, however, her methods for completing such tasks may not always be viewed as lawful.
 
Relationships
- Allies: Australia and New Zealand sanctuary.
- Enemies: No personal enemies, but those who are viewed as enemies of the sanctuary she will class as her own.
- Family: Nish has a loving husband and two gorgeous children. Four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
- Friends: She considers everyone a friend.
- Significant Other: Her husband whom she loves dearly.
 
Character Age and Gender
- True Age: 315 (140 when the Treaty of Waitangi was signed)
- Appearance Age: 45
- Character Birthday: 26 June 1700
- Gender: Female
 
Character Appearance
- Character Skin Colour: Naturally a milk chocolate shade.
- Character Height: 5’3”
- Character Weight: 98kg
- Character Hair Colour: A very very dark brown. Some may class it as black.
- Character Hair Length/Style: Her hair is short and very curly.  She keeps its length close to her scalp and is self-conscious about how frizzy it can get so she smothers her curls down.
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- Character Eye Colour: Very rich Amber.
- Character Description: Tanishia is a short plump woman. She has no visible signs of muscle, although she isn't severely overweight.
Her legs and arms appear shortened due to the roundness of her midsection.
Her face is rounded and bears a minimal amount of makeup which doesn’t cover up her beauty and age marks. Large freckles scatter across her nose.
Nish’s eyes are large and round and her nose is flat – some may define it as a steam roller nose.
Her ears are double pierced and often doesn't wear earrings – unless a special occasion calls for them.
Tanishia wears her iwi mark proudly on her chin. Her Moko was inked on when she was 30 years old. She has another tattoo located on the calf of her right leg (Starting at her ankle and reaching up to her thigh on the outside - not the back or inner - part of her leg). The design symbolises each of her immediate family members, from her grandparents to her great grandchildren.
- Character Attire: Tanishia has simple tastes. Either a long thin black skirt that ties around her hips, or jeans if it's cooler in temperature. She wears blouses with cardigans for warmth. If she's at home she'll hang around in her pyjamas unless she's pre-scheduled her day. .

 
Speech and Habits
- Character Voice: Because her first language is Te Reo Maori, Nish has more of a native accent when she speaks English. Tanishia has a warm, mid pitched voice.
- Speech Traits: Nish tends to clip her vowels or elongate them which can be viewed as unnecessary. Is and Es are her main vvoweel mistakes.
She pronounces native names correctly and has a strong passion about how Maori words are spoken. Nish has a thick New Zealand accent.
- Languages: Her first language is Te Reo Maori however she adopted the English language as soon as the British Pioneers settled onto her land.
She has basic knowledge in Mandarin and German.
- Habits: When Tanishia is concentrating, she has a tendency to chew on her tongue.
- Mannerisms:-.
 
Weapons, Equipment and Artifacts
- Large Equipment: -
- Small Equipment: -
- Weaponry: -
- Ammunition: -
- Handbag Items: Her simple mobile phone, car keys, a pen, a tissue, plasters, hand sanitiser, a spare hair tie, bobby pins, lady essentials.
- Magical Equipment/Artifacts: -
- Other: Tanishia owns her family home on the outskirts of Taupo.  She has 2 acres of land with a few petting zoo sized farm animals - sheep, shetland ponies x2, miniature hereford stock.  Nish also has her red Suzuki Swift that she drives to work every day.
 
Magical and Physical Abilities
- Magic: Adept
- Specialization: Vulcaturgy
- Immersion Metamorphosis: No
- Ability Specific Info:Tanishia is able to command [create lava from earthly items] and manipulate molten rock; magma and lava. She’s only a trained Vulcaturge, so she isn’t capable of manifesting Lava.
- Magical Abilities: Tanishia is able to manipulate existing lava and magma and command the existence of lava from rocks and earth.
Her most practiced trick is to pull magma from the earth and raise it up as a wall for protection.
- Physical Abilities: It may not appear like it, but Tanishia is well trained in the handling and use of firearms, however she doesn’t carry a gun with her.  She is not combat savvy, at all, but she’s stealthy - even for her size.
- Strengths: Nish has a strong connection with her chosen discipline and is able to easily detect magma underfoot.
- Weaknesses: She has to keep her feet on the ground in order to be in contact with the element that her discipline relies on.  If Tanishia is in the air, or has her feet disconnected from the ground she is vulnerable.
- Training: Tanishia was trained by a few of the original Vulcaturge before she experienced her surge.  Her knowledge in firearms began when the first pioneers landed and introduced her to the weapon.  Over a few years she refined this ability and adapted to new firearms as they were created.
 
Goals, Motivation and History
- Major Goal: Tanishia wishes to still be around for when her great great great grandchildren arrive and share her ancient knowledge to the future generations to come. She loves her family and supports them as much as she possibly can.  She can never say no to them.
- Minor Goals: She really wants to get through all the paperwork that’s loaded onto her finished and neatly filed away.  It’s really annoying to find a new mess of untidiness strewn on her desk everyday.
- Motivation: Being stationed within the dormant volcano and being so near to active magma really supports Tanishia day-to-day.  Its power gives her the necessary strength she sometimes requires to get through the day.
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- Additional Notes:
"Your grasp of the English language never ceases to amaze me" - LovedthenhatedErskine [27 May 2015]


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