July 8th, 1417 NE
No, absolute and born awake
Goals & MotivationFirst and foremost, she wishes to become renowned for her diplomatic abilities and political savvy both among her Nisi peers and those from far away lands. She frequents political circles and attends meetings, carefully watching everything unfold and studying the mannerisms of those that have already mastered and honed their skills. Aware of how fairly women of Nis are treated comparatively to their male counterparts, Ayana would like to set an example through her politics to other lands as well. She believes women in politics are an asset and in no way shape or form an impediment.
Of course, her hopes of breaking into the world of politics don't mean that she doesn't one day wish to have children of her own. She wishes to settle down and enjoy a quieter life in spite of the rocky relationship she has with her husband. Afraid that their relationship would soon become irreparable she often finds herself torn between finally bearing children and further pursuing her aspirations.
ReligiosityAyana wholeheartedly believes in Vhal and his many faces and usually goes to pray at a shrine early in the morning. The wajjus she prays to the most often are Nasira and Quntanisa. To Nasira she opens up her heart, confessing her worries and fears through her prayers. To Quntanisa she reveals her desire for the love and acceptance of others but also requests wisdom whenever she may need it.
appearanceWillowy in appearance much like her fellow peers and donning a shaven head, Ayana stands at six feet tall. Despite lacking any sort of womanly curves she leaves her long lithe limbs exposed and adorns them with striking golden jewelry. She wants her personality to shine through her clothing, and she can be seen wearing colorful gowns made out of supple fabrics that clash with her ebony skin. Her pouty lips, a feature she isn't the most fond of, are often curled into a slight smirk and sometimes painted in rouge. Having decadent tastes in jewelry, she always strives to wear the most bedazzling pieces as a way of showcasing her status.
Similarly to most Nisi, she takes exceptional care in grooming herself and goes to great lengths in order to obtain the most tantalizing fragrances. Soaking in scented baths almost daily, she carefully chooses the aromas that would best fit the activities for the day. Aside from her fragrant baths she also lathers on various scented creams and deodorants and even goes as far as soaking her gowns in perfume to mask any unwanted odors.
personalityDutiful in nature, Ayana takes her status as a Bey of Damadh very seriously and will act in an exemplary manner during diplomatic endeavors. She knows when to behave maturely and when it is appropriate to let her bubbly personality shine through. Ayana possesses a witty sense of humor that she will often use to her advantage under various circumstances. She enjoys political games and showing off her diplomatic prowess, often attempting to impress those of high rankings.
Outside of political circles her cheerful upbeat personality shines through. She loves befriending people, being talkative towards most with little to no hesitation. Despite that, she isn't good at making meaningful connections with people, instead basing her friendships on superficial things and materialistic gains. Ayana tries surrounding herself with as many peers as possible and uses her social circle as a means of curing her loneliness rather than truly bonding with anybody.
Ayana hates dealing with her own emotions and would much rather bottle her feelings up and incessantly ignore them until she eventually bursts into a crying mess. She often uses other people to distract herself from whatever may trouble her at the time and will stubbornly refuse to fully open herself to them. So far the only person she has been able to open up to has been her sister Azira, and often comes to her for advice.