Sable Aradia ([SEY-buhl ahr-AH-dee-uh] | /ˈseɪ bəl ɑr 'ɑ di ɑ/)
The Mother of Bunnies, the Chief Rabbit, the Holy Queen of Buns, the Star-Bunny, Her Rabbitness Sable Aradia Lapin, Lady of the Warren, Mother Star, DoR (Defender of the Realm) (a.k.a. Sable-rah, Sable Bright-Eyes, the Queen Who Knelt, the Bun(ny) Queen, "Bunny Mom", "Momma Bunny", "Mama Bun Bun")
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The First Word WarSable Lapin was working as a reporter for the ASC News Network when The First Word War broke out. She was on location for many of the events. Suddenly, Sable-rah found herself leading House Lapin and an army of Tome Knights against the Night Monarch and force of Tome Zombies. As the Houses fell around her, she discovered that her husband was this new Night Monarch who was threatening the Realm with destruction. Her friends, the leaders of the other Great Houses of literomancy, became Undead one after the other. Only House Lapin and House Mollusca remained to oppose the Undead Horde. House Lapin was besieged on November 25, 2020. House Lapin and the Varangian Guard were overwhelmed. Many of the kittens and leverets of The Warren were eaten by the Undead. Some of the attacking Undead were people Sable considered friends, such as SiobhanTheWriter, King Bob and others. Her eldest two children, Daniel and Becca, went missing sometime during the rout, and are presumed dead, since they were not literomancers. Sable's surviving son and heir, Prince Jean, was taken by the Horde as well. Sable-rah and her friend, Commander of the Varangian Guard DM Stretch, and one of her House Guard, James Woodwright survived the fall of the House, and fled to the ocean to join forces with the Cosmic Kraken. Nathalia Books of the Varangian Guard fell to the Horde saving Commander Stretch and Sable. James Woodwright saved Sable Aradia's life in the escape, and Kitoypoy, another member of the Lapin House Guard, sacrificed his life to save them as well. Since Sable was the only Major House leader who was not claimed by the Horde when her house fell, this earned her the epithet "Sable Bright-Eyes." Since she was the only Major House leader to survive to bend the knee to another House, she also earned the epithet "The Queen Who Knelt." Sable-rah and the survivors of House Lapin fought side-by-side with the Molluscans in a last stand against the Horde, to support their claim to The Iron Tome. Together, they successfully repelled the Undead and claimed the Tome for the Cosmic Kraken. All of the Undead were restored to life, much to Sable's great relief -- and everyone else's too. House Lapin returned to the Warren, not without their scars. Her Royal Majesty and the Prince Consort became estranged in the aftermath of the war, and Erin Righ joined House Chiroptera for a time as their Guard Captain.
The Second Word WarElevated to monarchs of large Protectorates in order to protect the Realm, the scions of the literomantic Houses worked to perfect their arts. Twice in the course of 2021 they met for a Tourney of Tales to practice those arts, should they be needed again. This turned out be excellent foresight. In late October 2021, The Iron Tome went missing from House Mollusca's vault. Zombie Summoning Totems in the symbols of the Great Houses appeared near the traditional seats of power of other houses. With a bat totem being the first found, and on House Lapin's territory, Queen Sable believed that Siobhan the Writer, Queen of Bats, had attacked her house, and declared war, launching The Second Word War. Conflict escalated between Chiroptera and Lapin. Minor Houses Incendium and The Missing House, traditional bannermen of Lapin, offered their loyalty to other Houses. Selected as the Captain of her Owsla, the elite House Lapin guard who protect the Chief Rabbit, James Woodwright recruited others to the cause of the queen's protection to meet this new threat, including DM Stretch, Kajetan Writes, and a resurrected Kitoypoy. Queen Sable and Queen Siobhan faced each other directly in a duel in the early stages of the conflict. For whatever reason, both House Leaders left the field of battle alive. The Missing House returned to the Warren, saying that they'd had a debt of honour they'd been required to discharge, and the Fluffy Pet Alliance was restored. Queen Sable and Queen Siobhan met at the Great Library to negotiate and put aside their differences to deal with the greater threat of the Undead. While those negotiations were taking place, House Meles fell to the Undead Horde, and young Meles scion Lord Galakrond was taken. This greatly upset Sable, and she angrily called up the King Badger and the Bardger as they sheltered with House Mollusca. In the meantime, House Chiroptera fell to the Undead Horde, and Queen Siobhan, now heading the survivors of the fallen Houses of Sauropoda and Tiki, and a large number of bannermen, sought succor with House Lapin. Instead of requiring her to bend the knee, the Bunny Queen embraced the Queen of Bats in what would become known as the Babbit Alliance . Surprising everyone, House Meles left The Zafforza Trench in favour of the Warren, leaving House Mollusca with only the support of House Ceapaire. Tensions mounted between Mollusca and Lapin, as Coffee Quills accused Sable of engineering the war in order to make a bid for power against them. When House Mollusca fell to the Undead Horde, they and Ceapaire reluctantly fled to the Warren, having nowhere else to go. After a personal conversation with the Bardger, however, the Cosmic Kraken and the Bunny Queen put aside their differences, and Mollusca offered Lapin their full support. It was later revealed that the reason the Chief Rabbit had asked Meles to come was that Lord Galakrond was her son, too. The Mother of Bunnies is also The Mother of Badgers. Queen Sable led the Grand Alliance to victory against the Nite Monarq AuthorGoddess in an epic battle of literomancy known as the Battle of the Warren, and claimed The Iron Tome on December 2, 2021, earning the title "the Holy Queen of Buns."
April Tourney 2022When the biological parentage of Lord Galakrond and the Forgelings was revealed, it became a very public scandal. The Realm was uneasy with concern about the succession.
If a vault at the bottom of the ocean and Molluscan literomancy wasn't enough to protect it, I don't dare let it out of my sight.Sable-rah began carrying the Iron Tome with her in a backpack wherever she went. This almost cost her her life. In January of 2022, there was an assassination attempt on the Mother of Bunnies that was very nearly successful. The assassin stabbed the queen multiple times, grabbed the Iron Tome and made a run for it, but was killed by Commander Stretch of the Owsla and Tempest Kwake attempting to escape. The Chief Rabbit was rushed to hospital and put into a medically-induced coma to recover from her wounds for more than a month. Even still, she might not have survived, except that her estranged husband reappeared and summoned a Litwalker with healing magic from their co-created The Wyrd West universe. Over the course of the Tourney season, Sable Bright-Eyes made some physical recovery, but it quickly became clear to her friends and loved ones that either the circumstances, or the Iron Tome, or both, led to deterioration in her mental health. Erin still did not return to the Warren after this incident, and over the course of the Tourney, Sable gradually became more insular and withdrawn. The Owsla continued to investigate the attempt, and eventually discovered the identity of the assassin -- a Tome Knight named ShadowMalachi -- but not who sent him. Things came to a head near the end of the Tourney. DM Stretch, apparently on some kind of black op to investigate The Company , disappeared. While the Owsla were distracted with the effort to recover him, another assassination attempt was made -- this time by poisoning some leftover chili from an earlier "chili cookoff" event. Only the quick intervention of Sir Kitoypoy saved her life, and once again she was rushed to hospital. There the Owsla learned that their intervention was only a temporary reprieve -- Sable-rah had been poisoned by a fatal dose of strychnine rat poison, and her death was only a matter of time. At her request, she was brought back to the Warren to die in familiar and comfortable surroundings. But in the meantime, the Owsla discovered that the Iron Tome was lying on its face on the floor of Sable's burrow in the Warren, surrounded by an aura of pink and gold light, and it could not be moved from its fixed point in space. Even attempts to cut through the floor to get at it were foiled. Seeking the advice of Coffee Quills The Cosmic Kraken, the only other living person who had spent any time around the Iron Tome, Sir Kitoypoy was told that it was likely Sable-rah's own subconscious magic that was protecting it. But then, Senna Nightshade called up Siobhan the Queen of Bats, and suggested that someone was deliberately trying to isolate the Holy Queen of Buns in order to weaken and break her. But her "Kind Bear Glare" powers suggested that her magic was powered by love.
Sable saved us at the Battle of the Warren with the power of love. Maybe we can save her the same way.A worldwide literomantic ritual was organized by Senna Nightshade and Queen Siobhan to lend the power of love and magical aid to the Mother of Bunnies. Having heard the news, Erin Righ finally returned to the Warren. When they reached out to clasp each others' hands, the magic that had been rallied took effect, and Queen Sable was miraculously healed by her own "Kind Bear" powers, supported by the outpouring of love from those who cared about her. At the end of the Tourney, it was discovered that Queen Sable was Voidtouched, and she joined the group known as Voiders Anonymous.
July Tourney 2022Scandal continued to plague the Mother of Bunnies during the July Tourney. The Chief Rabbit, Tal ElementEds , and Queen Siobhan sued the GOT News Network for airing private conversations recorded without their knowledge or consent, and for destroying Tal and the Queen of Bats' careers. GOT News responded by launching a smear campaign against the Mother of Bunnies, the Voiders, and literomancers in general.
After the July Tourney 2022Sometime during the interm, at a special event in The Swamp, Sable revealed that Senna Nightshade and Mykola Void were her and Erin Righ's daughters. The details behind this remain a mystery.
The Third Word WarDespite heavy critique by her political opponents, Sable Bright-Eyes made extensive preparations in the belief that the Undead Horde would rise again in November. She spent billions of the newly-minted Lapin Protectorate's budget on bunkers, infrastructure, and military and militia equipment, supplies and training, as well as outfitting The Warren with the best security systems money could buy. She was proven right when the Iron Tome was stolen by Lord Galakrond on Halloween of 2022. Later, Lord GalaWight emerged as one of two new Night Monarchs; the other one being ECC Books of House Sauropoda. In conjunction with Regent EGryph of House Avis, the Bunny Queen launched a massive literomantic attack on the Undead Horde right out of the gate on November 1, utilizing their maximum tactical advantage. This later became known as The 50K Offensive. Lord GalaWight appeared to concentrate on collecting his family members into the Undead Horde, though it quickly became clear that each Night Monarch controlled independent "Hordes." House Meles was the first to fall, and GalaWight claimed his brother Prinx Xantos in that attack, while Meles fled to the Warren to take refuge with their family among the Bunnies.
Post WW3After the war, Sable Bright-Eyes was uncharacteristically quiet, seemingly content to gather her family together for Tomesmas and concentrate on being a mom. The only controversy to rear its head was the unexpected appearance of a new daughter, Princess Luna, even though there had not been any official announcement that the Bunny Queen was pregnant. Her sibling and their husband also presented a new son, Count Uri Kwake. She claims she kept her daughter in a Void pocket after she was born until the end of the war in order to protect her. This choice, considering the circumstances, has been widely regarded with deep sympathy among the general public.
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Voiders just aren't that great at the sleeping thing.The Bunny Mom has a tendency to neglect her own needs for the needs of others, and the Owsla have despaired of keeping her from putting her life at risk. She is notorious for rarely sleeping and not eating properly, although she has been making a conscious effort to do better.
I'm late! I'm late! For a very important date!Sable Bright-Eyes, due to her dyscalculia and ADHD, is often late for appointments, and has a tendency to double-book herself. This is not due to negligence or a lack of concern for others, but a real challenge that she actively struggles with. She has arranged her living and working space to combat her issues with object permanence, but she is likely to lose important links and emails, and often needs to ask for them to be re-sent. Sable smokes cheroots and cigars, but refuses to smoke cigarettes. She also has a weakness for carrots.
- Daniel - son - missing, presumed dead
- Becca - daughter - missing, presumed dead
- Prince Jean - son and heir
- Mykola Void - daughter
- Senna Nightshade - daughter
- Lord Galakrond - son
- the Forgelings - children
- Erin Righ - husband
- Princess Rowean - sister
- Princess Sunny - sister
- Prinx Tempest Kwake - sibling
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That's because I'm Canadian -- it's when Canadians stop swearing that people should be concerned.
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Towards Erin Righ
The Bunny Queen and her Badger husband have been through a lot together. Their relationship has survived multiple challenges. While it has not always been perfect between them, the many tests they have been through have brought them together and taught them to rely on each other with absolute faith. Erin is usually content to let Sable take the lead, but he will aggressively defend and support her -- and the reverse also holds true.
Legally and happily married
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Towards Darth Nikolas
There has never been any sort of romantic or sexual relationship between Sable Aradia and Darth Nikolas, although their spouses, Erin Righ and Realm of Music are half-brothers, and they are dear friends. When the Wordlords of Meles wanted to have a family, they asked Sable to help. Between them they produced 7 children, known collectively as "The Forgelings." They are not certain which of the Badger Kings is the biological father of The Forgelings, or if it varies, and have no interest in finding out. They claim that Darth Nikolas is their father, however, so that questions of succession in the Meles line can be put to rest.
Towards Princess Rowean
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Sable and Rowean were not raised together, but over the years of their adult lives, they have learned to trust each other. They helped raise each other's children through struggle and poverty, and since Sable has taken the Carrot Throne, Rowean has made it her personal job to deal with some of the more unsavory or difficult matters that are the Queen's responsibility. They do keep secrets from each other, however; usually centered in how much emotional stress they are actually under.
Towards Princess Sunny
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Sable and Sunny first met in their middle adulthood, and trust has been slow to grow between them. They've been through a lot together now, united by being Voidtouched and fighting The Company. They are learning to be more emotionally trusting towards each other as well. The love is real, but Sable sometimes frustrates The Netherlayers out of Sunny, as Sable insists upon putting herself in harm's way -- something she views as her duty as Chief Rabbit.
Nicknames & Petnames
The Voidtouched bun sibs tend to assign backhanded complimentary nicknames to one another that have something to do with their Void powers. Sable calls Sunny "Saarlac" affectionately for her maw of teeth; Sunny calls her "Lite Brite" for her starlight glow.
Towards Tempest Kwake
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Tempest and Sable had already met and established a friendship, especially through their work in the Chaos Cartel, before they discovered they were siblings. Since then, Sable has come to trust Tempest absolutely. As Sable's clone, Tempest is capable of "fooling" magic that is keyed to the Chief Rabbit into reacting to them in the same way. Sable has trusted Tempest with the key to the Lapin Library and the key to lock down the Warren. She keeps almost no secrets from her sibling, and the secrets she does keep are meant to protect her younger sibling from the extent of her worries and distress. Tempest, for their part, is learning this sort of trust in Sable, but has farther to go, since their experience as a Company experiment has made trust difficult for them. And if Sable wouldn't keep trying to get herself killed, that would be nice, especially since Tempest has become part of the Owsla.
Nicknames & Petnames
The Voidtouched bun sibs tend to assign backhanded complimentary nicknames to one another that have something to do with their Void powers. Sable calls Tempest "Torch" affectionately for their fiery powers and forms; Tempest calls her "Lite Brite" or "Star-Butt" for her starlight glow.
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Towards Senna Nightshade
Sable and Senna established a friendship before learning of their biological relationship. Senna knew of their relationship before Sable did, but did not tell Sable at first due to the unique political consequences that would occur. However, Sable was far less concerned about those consequences than she was about establishing a relationship with her daughter, and the moment she discovered the truth, she reached out to Senna, political consequences be damned. Senna trusts Sable more than she believes she should, and is worried of the potential consequences. While her fear is real, she also believes that Sable deserves said trust. Senna regarded Sable as a mother-figure before their genetic connection was made public. Likewise, Sable felt a maternal sense of protectiveness towards Senna before she learned the truth. She is working hard to be the mother she was not given the chance to be in Senna's childhood. Unknown to Senna, Sable recognizes a lot of herself in her daughter -- merits and flaws both -- and is overwhelmingly proud of her.
When the truth of their parentage became public, Xantos was one of the Meles children who responded to the Chief Rabbit's attempts to reach out. The two have been developing a relationship, mostly at a distance, but they have started the process of getting to know each other. Xantos is hopeful but hesitant in reaching out to Sable. Sable is excited by Xantos' desire to connect and genuinely likes them a lot. She recognizes some of herself in them and deeply appreciates their conversations. She is exceptionally proud of Xantos' bravery, creativity, and wit.
Towards Mykola Void
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Sable is incredibly proud of her newly-discovered daughter, and is working hard to be the mother she was not given a chance to be in Myko's childhood. Like with Senna, she recognizes a lot of herself in Myko, including a very sensitive and wounded soul, and is trying to help Myko gain more assertiveness and self-confidence. Mykola also thinks the world of Sable. Sable stepped up and decided to be a mom and to welcome her in and for that Myko will go to the ends of the earth for her and the rest of her new family, same as she would for Senna (though Senna still holds a very special place). That said, she is somewhat reserved in showing it because she fears scaring away what she just got.
Fur: white, faintly luminescent in dim light
If you want me, come and get me!
Every word is one more word.
You'll get it done eventually. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
If the fight is fair, your tactics suck.
First drafts are all garbage. You can make it pretty in the editing.
Editors exist to polish your diamond into something you'd be proud to show off.
I choose the stars.
With my power set, I'm basically a grown-up, cynical Sailor Moon. *self-deprecating snort*