Monday, August 31, 2009

Lady Clytemnestra Prince

Lady Clytemnestra Vablatski Prince (Formally Trelawney)

Clytemnestra (Cly) was the daughter of the seer Tyndareus Vablatsky and his wife Leda, whom although pureblood, did not remember her past. Cly is also the great granddaughter of Cassandra Vablatsky, celebrated Seer, and author of Unfogging the Future. Her family is traceable back to the Greek seer Calchas.

Cly was the 4th child of nine, her parents were poor, and her father, although a seer, was not a very apt one. Cly showed her seeing abilities early on; she able to see anything and remember everything of her visions. She was determined not to remain poor. She attended Hogwarts (Slytherin) and there developed her skills and her intellect rapidly. During a freak accident, in which Cly used her magic in public, the muggle inhabitants of the town Cly lived in found out that Tyndareus and his family were gifted with talents, they were driven out of Britain and fled to Venice, Italy. Cly resented the towns people for this.

That’s when she met Atropos Trelawney. The woman was a vision, she could care less about men, she was trying to make her fortune and did not give men the slightest bit of attention, until Atropos. She had a vision they would make lots of money together. So she followed the visions she would have and scorn him, but continued letting him faun over her, until she knew he didn’t want another woman. Cly was savvy and told him, she would be a great asset to him. She would tell him where and how to proceed in his business, thanks to her visions and he would keep her in a lifestyle she would be comfortable in. He was sold and proposed to her.

They married, but kept separate rooms. She would sleep with him when she needed to, following her visions. She was discrete, but took many lovers, and he remained in the dark. He insisted on having an heir, on continuing his lineage and she gave into his request. A vision told her not to find out the sex of the child, so she insisted on keeping it a surprise.

When the sperm fertilized the egg, Cly’s visions ceased to be. She grew depressed and her husband posted servants and elves to prevent her from taking her own life, or worse, that of his heir. Finally when her child was born, she promised herself she would never have another child again.

Atropos and Cly never really raised their daughter, they left that to the house elves. When she was good, they rewarded the elf, and if she did something they deemed bad, the elf would be punished severely. Cly would sometimes tie Cassandra up, gag her so she couldn’t scream and put her in a closet and lock her in there for a few days. All this without her husband’s knowledge. She was of the idea that the girl would need to fear her to respect her.

During Cassandra’s first year, Cly, became pregnant with one of her lover’s children. Her visions ceased again. Before she could “take care of the problem,” she was caught with her lover by Atropos. She blew up at him, and told him, husband or no, it was none of his business how many lovers she took, and what they did with her. Atropos took that as a horrible betrayal, not just the infidelity, but the manner in which she talked to him. She told him that if he was going to leave her, he needed to take Cassandra with him, but as their daughter hadn’t done as well as he thought she should have in school, he considered her Cly’s failure and decided he’d start over.

Even though Atropos wanted nothing to do with Cly and their daughter, he didn’t want Cassandra to be without parent. So when Cly told him she wouldn’t take the girl because she was pregnant with her lover’s son (she didn’t know it for sure, she was trying to get his goad,) he rounded on her, and with his wand tapped her belly. When the life inside her ceased to be, he looked into her eyes and allowed her to foresee what he’d do to her if she didn’t take care of their daughter.

Clytemnestra spent most of the summer, laying blame on Cassandra, telling her how her grades and her failure as a student was the reason her father left him. But SHE would take care of her, that she had a vision that she would find a new husband, a noble, and be wealthy again. Enter Lord Prince.

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