Yaretzi
Yaretzi Ichtaca de Quetzalxochitl
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Portrayed By: Claudia Carranza
Status: Approved
Age: 18
Calling: Curandera
Pantheon: Aztec
Divine Parent: Quetzalcoatl
Significant Other(s): -n/a-

Background

Yaretzi Ichtaca de Quetzalxochitl (The Precious Flower's Forever Loved Secret). Born in a remote village in Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl, near Lake Texcoco, in central Mexico, east of Mexico City - once the fabled city of Tenochtitlán, the Aztec Capital. The Aztec gods are alive and well in the life of this village, and arguing amongst themselves. Eventually, Tlaloc grew upset with the stalemate, and began sacrificing some of his scions from the village to try to get more power in order to regain what he had lost. He crossed the line when he made mention that any scion would do. Quetzacoatl had just sired one of his own, and grew afraid. The scion was to help Quetzacoatl further his own plans in the world of man, so he sent the girl carrying his scion, along with her mother and father, away from the village. Quetzacoatl guided the family through the borderlands and into the United States. There, they began work as migrant farm workers. The border crossing and the new life was too strenuous for the pregnant woman, though, and Yaretzi?s mother took ill and died in childbirth. Yaretzi was then raised by her grandmother, a curandera, (shaman medicine woman - literally the Woman that Cures) of some renown. Her grandmother?s name is Cozamalotl Chimalma de Quetzalxochitl (The Precious Flower's Rainbow Shield-Bearer).

Family life was difficult for the illegal migrant family. While Yare is an American citizen, owing to the fact that the family made it across the border and went to the emergency room for her mother to give birth, the rest of the family is not. In all the moving and farm work, Coza, Yare's grandmother, began teaching her of the Old World, the traditions of the Nahautl, and of the Old Gods, and of Magic medicine; the life of a curandera.

Yaretzi Ichtaca de Quetzalxochitl (The Precious Flower's Forever Loved Secret). Born in a remote village in Parque Nacional Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl, near Lake Texcoco, in central Mexico, east of Mexico City - once the fabled city of Tenochtitlán, the Aztec Capital. The Aztec gods are alive and well in the life of this village, and arguing amongst themselves. Eventually, Tlaloc grew upset with the stalemate, and began sacrificing some of his scions from the village to try to get more power in order to regain what he had lost. He crossed the line when he made mention that any scion would do. Quetzacoatl had just sired one of his own, and grew afraid. The scion was to help Quetzacoatl further his own plans in the world of man, so he sent the girl carrying his scion, along with her mother and father, away from the village. Quetzacoatl guided the family through the borderlands and into the United States. There, they began work as migrant farm workers. The border crossing and the new life was too strenuous for the pregnant woman, though, and Yaretzi?s mother took ill and died in childbirth. Yaretzi was then raised by her grandmother, a curandera, (shaman medicine woman - literally the Woman that Cures) of some renown. Her grandmother?s name is Cozamalotl Chimalma de Quetzalxochitl (The Precious Flower's Rainbow Shield-Bearer).

Family life was difficult for the illegal migrant family. While Yare is an American citizen, owing to the fact that the family made it across the border and went to the emergency room for her mother to give birth, the rest of the family is not. In all the moving and farm work, Coza, Yare's grandmother, began teaching her of the Old World, the traditions of the Nahautl, and of the Old Gods, and of Magic medicine; the life of a curandera.

It's not until Yare's 12th birthday that her grandparents were naturalized as US Citizens, and the family is able to settle down into something more like a 'normal' American life in a town called Edinburg in the south of Texas. After a 2 year sit on a waiting list to the IDEA Public School System, a school system that boasts 100 of high school graduates attend college, she attends one of their College Prep campuses and exceled.

On her 15th birthday, in conjuction with her quincinera, her sire came to her. The ceremony was beautiful, traditional yet modern all at once. Were she in her home village, Yare would have been escourted through the main road, passed the single well from which the people collected their water. There, she would have danced with each youth in turn, as their mothers each spoke of their son's prowess to her mother… or grandmother… for a choice in betrothal. Of course, her sire had planned to make his appearance, not leave her alone during el balle del padre. Instead, it was in the church gymnasium, where her grandfather worked part time as the janitor, that he sire came to her. She wasn't completley ill prepared. After all, her grandmother had known of the child's divine parentage, but had kept much of the details from Yare, hoping to give the girl something of a normal childhood. So, Quetzal seemed like just some random guy, cutting in during the father/daughter dance, and it was then that he revealed himself. Talking to her about what she was, who he was, her sire pulled three strands of hair from his head, breathed them into the bright green plumes, and gave them to her. "Feliz cumpleanos, mi nina, mi salvacion," he said as he leaned in to attach the hairclip to her hair. "Listen to your abuelita, mija. She will guide you, and when you are ready for me, I will come again to you, cherished daughter mine."

Now eighteen, and just graduated from high school, Yare is moving on to college. For whatever reason, Quetzacoatl has tasked her with going to New York for her college education. She's on a full Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholarship to NYU majoring in Anthropology with a focus on MesoAmerican and Central American cultures. With the resources available to her, she's researching her birth culture, the Nahautl, and Qutzacoatl, trying to determine what her enigmatic sire has planned for her.

Personality

Traditional caregiver and a bit of a BMW (Big Mexican Woman). She may be 5 feet tall and 75 pounds dripping wet, but piss her off and suddenly she's 25 feet tall and bulletproof.

Relationships

Grandmother.

Events Thus Far

Links to logs with event summary. Woosh!

Character Sheet

Attributes
Strength 3 Charisma 2 Perception 4
Dexterity 3 Manipulation 3 Intelligence 3
Stamina 3 Appearance 2 Wits 4
Abilities
Academics 3 Animal Ken 2 Art: Dance 2
Athletics 1 Awareness 2 Craft: Cooking 1
Craft: Sewing 3 Empathy 3 Integrity 3
Investigation 2 Medicine 3 Occult 3
Presence 1 Science: Anthropology 3
Relics
Bracelet 2 Belt 1 Locket 1
Hairclip 1 Guide: Grandmother
Boons
Aegis Evil Eye Unlidded Eye
Assess Health Green Thumb
Knacks
Fast Learner Perfect Memory Perfect Pitch
Self Healing Social Chameleon
Epic Attributes
Strength Charisma Perception 1
Dexterity Manipulation Intelligence 2
Stamina 1 Appearance Wits 1
Virtues
Conviction 2 Courage 2 Duty 3
Loyalty 2
Pools
Legend 3 Legend Points 9
Wounds 0 0 0 Willpower 6
Health -0 -1 -1 -2 -2 -4 I D
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