Character Details - Sekhmet

Written by SilverthornCreated : 2-Jan-2005 8:08:45 am
Last Edited : 28-Jan-2006 8:03:50 am

SekhmetName: Sekhmet
Meaning of Name: The Powerful One
Titles by which she is Known: Lady of Slaughter, Avenger of Wrongs, Scarlet Lady (a reference to blood), The Bringer of Disease.
Race: Torem                                   
Age: Immortal                                      
Apparent Age (if different): Twenties       
Height: 5' 11"                                
Build/Weight: Lithe                      
Hair: Black, Shoulder-length 
Eyes: Amber                                 
Complexion: Tanned                        
Identifying Marks (if present):          
Clothing: A fine, almost transparent, linen shift dress is most usually worn, along with leather sandals. Alternatively a short kilt may be worn, particularly in battle.         

Marital Status: Single
Children: None
Bonds: None

Skills and Abilities: Able to create the energies of War, Anger and Disease in others. Able to shape-shift into the form of a lioness.
Weapons Used: Composite bow, dagger, war chariot

Personality: Strong-willed and fierce, with a fiery temper if provoked.

Other Information:

The daughter of Ra by an unknown mother, Sekhmet is one of three triplet sisters (the other two being Bastet and Hathor), and is a member of the Torem of Nocturne.

The Torem are a race of god-like beings with the ability to see and manipulate the Tapestry of their universe. However, they are not able to see the Future, only Present and Past. Further, they can only alter inanimate things and circumstances AROUND people. They cannot affect a sentient being directly because of the free will of that being.

Despite the Torem's god-like abilities to alter the past and present, their survival and power rely on a delicate balance of the energy generated by a world itself, a planet's Ghia, and the energy of the sentient races there. Each Torem must have whatever energy is conducive to its life-force present to be 'healthy'. In the case of Set this is War, Anger and Disease. To enable herself to feed, she is also able to generate these energies in others.

All Torem are capable of healing and regeneration of their own wounds, if they are relatively minor. Major, fatal, wounds eg. decapitation are beyond the individual ability to regenerate, nor are they generally able to heal others although it is a specific ability of some. Sekhmet, however, is not one of these.

Most Torem are capable of assuming more than one form, although there are a few exceptions to this. The animal whose form they take is often unique to the individual. In effect, they have three possible forms: humanoid, animal, or a 'were' version of the animal with which they are associated. In the case of Sekhmet, this is the lioness.

The Hymn of Sekhmet:

Mine is a heart of carnelian, crimson as murder on a holy day.
Mine is a heart of corneal, the gnarled roots of a dogwood and the bursting of flowers.
I am the broken wax seal on my lover's letters.
I am the phoenix, the fiery sun, consuming and resuming myself.
I will what I will.
Mine is a heart of carnelian, blood red as the crest of a phoenix
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