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“It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”

― L.R. Knost

Ammyana Titania Aynokion is the second daughter and fifth child between Zegrus Aynokion and his wife Klyomistra Lepre, and is the eldest of triplets with her younger sisters being Chyoni and Bydeia Aynokion. She is the younger sister to twins Sylena and Hylios, Kassian and is the older sister to Eurus and Memnon.

She would eventually marry Antonius Delphis and is the mother of four children; two sons named Nikolas and Nox and two daughters named Nicaise and Nadiya.

Biography[]

Early Life[]

Death of her mother and Blood Oath[]

Joining the Alpheratz Union[]

Marriage and Motherhood[]

Death and Impact[]

Personality and Appearance[]

Ammyana was renowned as a beauty and seductress, with long Lepre silver-gold hair, and a heart-shaped face. Although she had two mismatched eyes; one dark blue, the other bright green it was said that the "defect" only enhanced her beauty. She was fond of ivory and lace and cloth-of-silver, but not gold, which she considered too vulgar.

Ammyana was a great reader, even at an early age, spoke many languages, and maintained a large and arcane library. Ammyana was known to possess a heavy silver necklace, alternating star sapphires and emeralds to compliment her unusual eyes.

Powers and Abilities[]

Arcana Power[]

L'enfant Que J'étais - Ammyana possessed an transformation-type Arcana that is very similar to her eldest son Nikolas.

  • Metal Manipulation - Ammyana can create, shape and manipulate metal, a solid material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, shiny, and features good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable—they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking—as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire).
    • Metallic Body - A basic skill of Ammyana's power where she envelops her body and clothes with a metallic aspect that protects her from physical attacks, thus enhancing her endurance.
    • Blade Forging - After a mastery over her AP, Ammyana is able to polish the metal and produces long, sharp metallic blades from several parts of her body, with different sizes and shapes.
    • Metallic Poison - By taking advantage of physical contacts, Ana is able to administer a peculiar metallic allergen into her opponents' body. This particular substance is able to render the targets unable to move. However, it takes a significant amount of time before the said allergen to activate. Furthermore, this move can be easily countered if the opponent has the suitable antidote in their possession.
  • Immense Mana Power - As a former captain of one of the Alpheratz Union Divisions, Ammyana possessed an immense amount of magic power. Even Cenerina Corvinus, the Undefeated Lioness, states that she could never beat Ammyana even though Ammyana's metal manipulation had an elemental disadvantage compared to Cenerina's fire magic.

Possessions[]

Etymology[]

  • Ammyana is a variant of Ammiana which is the feminine form of late Roman cognomen Ammianus, which is of uncertain origin and meaning, but it is noteworthy that all of the bearers known to history are of Byzantine Greek descent. As such, the original form of the name must have been Ἀμμιανός (Ammianos), which thus means that Ammianus is a latinization of the original name.
    • However, the fact that all known bearers are of Byzantine Greek descent, does not necessarily mean that the meaning and origin of the name is the same for all of them. One must remember that while Greek was the official national language in the Byzantine empire, many other languages were spoken in the empire, as there were many different ethnicities present in the empire (i.e. the empire was multi-ethnic). Therefore, bearers of the name (and their parents) were exposed to languages other than Greek during their lives and probably even had a passable command of at least one of them - in fact, it could even be that one of those languages was their actual mother tongue and Greek just the language that they spoke in more formal settings.
      • As a result, it is possible that for at least one bearer, the name is derived from the Greek noun ἀμμά (amma), which can be a diminutive for "mother" (in which case it is the Greek equivalent of English "mommy") as well as mean "nurse". The use of this word as the basis for a name was perhaps in reference to one of the so-called "desert mothers", each of whom were initially affectionately referred to as amma "mommy", but over time, the word eventually transformed into a term that was used to denote a spiritual mother, and even later, an abbess. If this particular reference was indeed the case with at least one bearer of the name Ammianus, then it points to the fact that he and his parents were christians. Perhaps the early 4th-century saint Ammianus was an example of this, though he was born (or at least lived) in a village near Nicomedia in Bithynia (which is nowadays İzmit in Turkey).
      • Meanwhile, for other bearers, the name could be derived from a word in one of the other languages that were spoken in the empire at the time, such as Coptic Egyptian, Hebrew, Old Arabic, Punic and Syriac. Seeing as most other recorded given names starting with Am(m)i- have been verified to be Semitic in origin, the last four of the aforementioned languages are probably among the most likely candidates, as they are all Semitic languages. As such, you might want to compare Ammianus with the Arabic name Ammar and the Hebrew name Ammiel, for example. However, it is also worthwhile to take a look at the non-Semitic name Ammon, which is the hellenized form of the Egyptian name Yamanu.
      • In summary, it is difficult to pinpoint a single, exact meaning and origin to the name Ammianus. The only thing that we can say for certain about the name, is that there are no records of it before the 2nd century AD (which is when we first hear about an epigrammatist with that name, who was Greek, but probably a Roman by birth) and that in this late Graeco-Roman period, the name was very rare in the geographic region that is nowadays known as Italy.
    • The best known bearer of this name is Ammianus Marcellinus (4th century AD), a pagan Roman soldier and historian of Byzantine Greek descent who was born in either Syria or Phoenicia.
  • Titania was perhaps based on Latin Titanius meaning "of the Titans". This name was (first?) used by Shakespeare in his comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream (1595) where it is the name of the queen of the fairies. This is also a moon of Uranus, named after the Shakespearean character.
  • Aynokion comes form Aenocyon Dirus which is the genius name for the direwolf. It literally means "dreadful, terrible" in Latin.

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