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TIANNA (Tia) CHAMBERS
« on: December 17, 2011, 05:19:43 pm »
 
Tianna Chambers

 

 
Full Name:  Tianna Chambers
AKAs: Tia Chambers
DOB: 12/5/1635
Apparent Age:   25-30
True Age: 372     
Sex: Female
Hair color:    Auburn 
Eye Color:    ice blue
Height: 5'6” 
Weight: 130
Residence: Washington Cascade Mountains
Teacher: Haresh Clay
Watcher: Gary Turner
Languages: English, Gaelic
Personality: Tianna can be extremely flexible.  She can be as tough as nails if the situation warrants it...a take no prisoners kind of person....or she can be a complete lady with all the refinements, poise and manners that someone of royalty or born to a family of means would have.  She is as comfortable in a pair of holy jeans, tie dyed t-shirt and beat up cowboy boots as she is in a 4 figure designer gown, heels and diamonds.  She can ride, rope, shoot, hunt and gamble with the roughest cowpokes....and fit right in.  She can attend a formal affair and hob-nob with kings, queens, presidents and the rich and famous with ease....as if she were one of them.  She has a generous heart and finds it difficult to turn her back on people in need....especially if she considers them a friend.  But she doesn't trust easily.  She guards her more...as she puts it....”fragile feelings” behind a think and almost impenetrable wall of steel....which sometimes gives her the air of being uncaring and cold.  But once someonegains her trust they will see a young lady who is warm, thoughtful, selfless, understanding and who has a fantastic sense of humor, wit and charm.  When she needs to be she can be completely focused and is always reliable....almost to a fault.  As she is honest....to a fault.  She can be her enemies' worst nightmare or her friends' best friend.
Participation in The Game (Good, Evil, Neutral):   Neutral
Number of Quickenings:  approx. 200
Weapon of Choice: Tianna's sword of choice is a God of Fire katana that she has had since her teacher gave it to her upon her “graduation”...and she is very skilled in using it. Since she is an accomplished marksman with anything that shoots bullets she has been known to carry a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum with a 2” barrel....(what they call a speed shooter because it doesn't have a hammer) or a Smith & Wesson 9mm automatic.   She also is skilled in the use of the weapons every woman posses, although she only pulls them out as a last resort because she feels she is being dishonest when she does....and she abhors dishonesty.
History: 1636 IrelandFound by a poor couple just before traveling to England in search of a better life....and hopefully a job. 
1636 England - He had formerly been a ship-owner to some considerable extents but having met with innumerable disasters and misfortunes at sea, he was compelled at last to retire from that hazardous profession, and, at the urgent solicitations of his wife, retired upon the wreck of his fortune, and gave up his thoughts to the care and instruction of the baby girl they named Tianna Lynn Whitman. was a very pretty and sensible child, and her father, being a most accomplished man, took a pride in cultivating her mind, so that at the age of fourteen she was accounted, not only one of the most handsome, but intellectual young ladies the neighborhood they resided in could boast of. She  was a most graceful person, penetrating blue eyes and her cheeks always rosy with health, and dimpled with the smile of good humor.   Yet  she spirited, passionate, tyrannical, and unforgiving, and proved she could be reckless and had a determined temper .


Tianna passed  her youthful days,in a seaport town  that, was almost always full of sailors.  From childhood Tianna expressed her regret that she was not a man, and exhibited all the hardihood, spirit, and energy of the opposite sex. She worshiped the sea almost as much as God. She would wander daily to the beach, and watch the ships as they sailed into port, with delight. On more than one occasion, unknown to her parents, Tianna assumed male attire, and visited the public-houses frequented by sailors.  It was on one of these occasions, that she met Jack Jib, (as he was usually called,) a regular rough-spun jolly, goodhearted and weather-beaten seaman, who had been in every engagement that England had been involved in for the last twenty years. Tianna fell deeply in love with Jack and married  him, unknown to her parents.   Jack was called away when war broke out and Tianna,    not wanting to be apart from her new husband, assumed the attire of a man, and got employed on  Jack's ship.   Tianna fought in no less than six engagements on this ship, and was so well behaved and such a hard and eager worker that she received the highest praise from her officers, and the promise of promotion.


Jack was a plain but honest man, and felt a sincere regard for his wife, who always fought by his side, shared in every danger, and had been the means of rescuing him from the sword of the enemy, no less- than four times. Their extreme friendship for each other often surprised the men in the ship, but still they had no suspicion of Tianna's real sex. After being engaged in several enterprises with her husband, did something that offended the lieutenant, who was a cruel and upstart tyrant.   The lieutenant accused Jack of innumerable crimes, court martialed and sentenced to be flogged.   Jack endured his punishment with great fortitude, never uttering a groan; but it was more than his constitution could withstand, and  a week later, he died.  Tianna inwardly vowed a deadly revenge against those who had been the cause of her husband's death.

The fleet arrived at home, and was paid off.   Tianna, armed with a couple of pistols, laid wait for the lieutenant at night, in a lane through which she knew he had to pass. It was not long before he arrived at the spot where she was secreted, and the next minute he was stretched a corpse on the earth, from a well directed pistol in the hand of the revengeful Tianna. She then stripped him of all the property he had about him, (which was a considerable sum in money,) and made her way to London, where she resumed her female appearance and got a respectable apartment.

Being a very pretty woman, she attracted a deal of attention;among whom was one Captain Wilmington, of a merchant vessel and he asked her to marry him.  Tianna, however, told him that she would never be his, Wilmington still persisted and he realized that she was not to be won by a promise of marriage, he made several attempts to seduce her. When that didn't work, out of desperation, Wilmington abducted Tianna and took her aboard his ship which immediately set sail for the coast of Guinea.


Tianna, now in the power of Captain Wilmington, was forced to submit to his desires.  She grew to hate him....that hate growing each day, and she vowed never to rest till she made him suffer as he had her,   She watched her opportunity in secret, and disguised her real feelings so well that the captain had no suspicion of her cruel designs.


Captain Wilmington was a very severe man, and was continually punishing the seamen for the most trivial offenses; in consequence of which most of them heartily hated him.  Tianna was a great favorite with the crew, who admired her pretty features, her general affable temper, and freedom of manners,.  They sincerely pitied her for the dupe she had been made by the treachery of their captain. In several instances Tianna had saved more than one of them from punishment, and they were openly grateful.   Tianna was aware of the influence she possessed over the men, and she had noticed their sullen looks towards the captain, and overheard their murmurs of dissatisfaction.  When they had been at sea about a month, they found it necessary to put in at a small island for fresh water.  Many of the seamen went on shore, and Tianna got the captain's permission to do the same, for the purpose of seeing the island.  The men, who were seven in number, were some distance ahead of her, and did not notice her following them. The sailors arrived at a deep cluster of trees, formed themselves into a group, and commenced a secret meeting! Tianna secreted herself, and heard all they said; and it was as she had suspected---they were dissatisfied with the captain, thought of murdering him, seizing on the vessel, and become pirates: but not one of them was bold enough to offer himself as the leader of their secret conspiracy. Tianna presented herself to the astonished eyes of the sailors. One of them, cried out " We are betrayed !" drew his cutlass, and was advancing toward Tianna when she exclaimed, " Hold on! I am your friend .   I too want revenge on  Captain Wilmington,  I have overheard everything you have said and , if you swear to be faithful to me, I will help you.  We can take the vessel this very night."


After the sailors recovered from their disbelief they expressed their admiration of Tianna's heroism and agreed to be follow her in everything. She then revealed to them her former history, the service she had seen, and her resolution to again assume the male attire, and turn pirate. The sailors promised to stand by her in whatever might happen. Having come to a mutual understanding they  came up with a plan to assassinate the captain whom Tianna proposed murdering with her own hands when they had retired for the night to their cabin. After she had accomplished the deed, she would let her fellow mutineers know by blowing a particular signal on the boatswain's whistle, at which time they were to seize all who offered any resistance, and, at all hazards, make the vessel their own.  Tianna left them, and returned to the ship.   The sailors, having procured some fresh water, and other necessaries,  followed her.

Tianna's determination was unshaken.  When the captain and herself retired for the night Wilmington appeared more than usually affectionate, but his kindness only served to inflame Tianna.   She waited impatiently for him to fall asleep and when he finally did Tianna rose cautiously, got a knife which she had concealed in the cabin, and in one stroke nearly severed her victim's head from his body. She then gave the signal and the mutineers rushed in to her assistance. They found little opposition to their will, and that only from the mate and another seaman, whom the mutineers quickly settled by tossing them overboard, and in an hour, the mutineers were complete masters of the ship. They shouted, "Long life and success to captain, Tianna Jib!"


That was the beginning of Tianna's interesting, though guilty career as  a female pirate.   She soon spread a great panic among the trading vessels, particularly on the African coast, where she principally prowled, in quest of the ships which traded for gold dust, and her engagements were generally very decisive.   Nothing could daunt the courage of her invincible crew and when they were triumphant, they dealt most unmercifully with those prisoners who refused to join them, putting them to cruel deaths, and plundering them of all they possessed.   Tianna went by the name of Captain Nicholas Jib, (Tianna to her friends) and was known only as a man to her enemies. It happened once, that the crew of the female pirate were cruising about their usual spot, when they spied a ship, of moderate size and making full sail towards them. Tianna soon discovered,  from the colors which were flying at the mast head, that it was an English vessel and, as it approached nearer, she found it was a brig carrying several guns, and seemingly well prepared to meet any privateers that might cross its path.  Nevertheless, Tianna, with her usual courage and daring, resolved to attack the larger and more formidable ship, and accordingly made her vessel ready for the bloody action that was soon to take place.  From the size of the other ship and the manner in which it was armed, Tianna knew that the ship was carrying valuable cargo and she was determined to become its mistress, or perish in the attempt. The ship soon came within gun-shot and proved to be the " Lizard," an English ship, homeward bound, carrying eighteen guns, together with a valuable cargo of gold-dust, and having on board twenty one seamen and twelve passengers.


This was a very formidable foe, but Tianna was not at all daunted, and quickly hoisted her colors.  She called upon the enemy to give up their ship.   A loud laugh from the crew of the Lizard, was the answer to this order, and Tianna, enraged at this, gave orders for the deadly strife to commence immediately which began by broadsiding the English ship, which resulted in breaking one of the masts.  It killed the Lizard's lieutenant and two of the female passengers. The battle that ensued baffled all description.    Both parties fought desperately and with unparalleled judgment and coolness.  Never had Tianna met with a more equal match.  Three times  the pirates boarded the Lizard and each time were driven back with great slaughter. Both vessels were nearly battered to pieces, and numbers were slain. The pirate crew was reduced to eight, and the Lizard had lost its captain, lieutenant, and several of the crew.  In spite of which the sailors continued the struggle with unabated courage, and seemed resolved never to yield to the pirates while they had a man left. When Tianna saw her men  falling around her, and nothing but ruin seemed to stare her in the face, she resolved to make a final and desperate effort, even if it cost her her life. The enemy was making an attempt to board them, and the pirates, being somewhat daunted by the manly courage of their foes, and the number of their comrades that had fallen around them, seemed half inclined to yield, when Tianna rushed forward with a pistol in each hand, and arousing them once more to act like men, they attacked.  With their female captain bravely leading the way, repelled the foes who were  rushing on board the pirate ship.  In an instant a couple of the pirates who were by the side of their captain, were killed and lay dead at her feet but at the same moment, she fired and shot the leader of the Englishmen, who fell backwards into the ragging deep, and her other pistol killed his companion in the like manner.   The rest of the enemy, daunted by Tianna's courage, were completely defeated.   Many of them were thrown into the ocean, and those who did get back to the ship quickly met their fate, for the Lizard bad been so dreadfully knocked about in the strife that she quickly filled, with water and sank like a shot, with all her treasure on board!  Tianna  managed to get her own vessel into a little creek close by, with the remnant of her daring crew. Here she bad the ship repaired, and in a few days put to sea again, though she had now but a small number of men, and did not intend to venture any other attack at present, until she had got more hands on board, and the survivors bad recovered from the panic into which the brave conduct of the Lizard had thrown them.


Tianna Jib, when ashore, always resumed her female apparel, and passed herself off as a passenger on board the Trader, (the name she had given to the pirates ship.)  Her lieutenant, an intelligent man, always attended her, whom she called her uncle, and who passed himself off as a rich merchant, so they were invited into the best society. Tianna was still a beautiful woman, and excited universal admiration wherever she appeared.


Having put into Grenada, Tianna discarded her male attire,  appeared in her own character and ended up attracting the attention of a wealthy planter's son, a young man not more than twenty two years of age, who was so struck with her charms, that he made his feelings  known immediately.  Tianna was pleased with the young man's candor, and his gracefulness and felt for him an affection as strong as what  she bad felt for a husband.   When the young man proposed marriage, Tianna told him who she really was, and then she left it up to him whether or not to follow the same lawless course with her, or abandon her for ever. The young man was so smitten with Tianna that he didn't hesitate to swear his fidelity and willingness to follow her where ever she would go.  They secretly married  and , not only he joined her on board the Trader but recruited several father's slaves to accompany him.   The Trader was well manned again and Tianna set sail upon fresh adventures.  He proved, in a very short time, a most determined fellow, and fought by her side in the most resolute and heroic manner.


1661 -Tianna and Thomas Ford had only been married three years when it happened that the pirate ship suffered severely from a tempest, was driven from their latitude, and reduced to famine and extreme distress. Such were the horrors of their situation, that for three days they tasted not a morsel of food, nor drink, and in their horrible situation, reduced to the most wretched condition that the human imagination can conceive, till their sufferings were actually insupportable.  They at last came to the dreadful resolution, that they should cast lots to see which of them should die, to support the craving hunger of their unfortunate comrades.   When the lots were drawn it fell upon Tianna's husband!.  So great was her affection for him, that she was in a state of distraction, and offered her own body to the crew, rather than her husband.


In this dilemma, one of the black slaves, who had accompanied Tianna's husband,  struck with her unexampled generosity, and being himself enthusiastically fond of his young master, exclaimed, "Hold, massa ! never shall it be' said that my poor master or his misses die, while I have the courage to take his place !", and, before any one could rush forward to stop the generous slave had plunged a knife into his own heart. His body was instantly cut up, and greedily devoured by the unfortunate crew and  Tianna's husband saved from a horrid fate.


The body of the poor slave lasted them only two days, and then they were in the same dreadful state of suffering as before without any prospect of relief. The horrid casting of lots, for the sacrifice of one of their comrades, was again proposed, and agreed to when, by a strange fatality, the lot fell again upon Tianna's husband. Tianna once more offered herself instead of her husband, but was  refused by the crew. This time Tianna's husband was saved by the magnanimity of a Negro, who slew himself in the same manner as the other, and was as quickly cut up and devoured by the starving crew. The body of the second victim was gone, and yet no help had arrived to the pirates in their miserable condition and for the third time was the horrid proposal made, to cast lots for the sacrifice of one of the unfortunate crew; and, as though an infernal spell rested on him, again the lot fell upon Tianna's husband! Being entirely hopeless, he prepared to meet his dreadful fate but Tianna implored them to let him live, if it was only for two hours, to see if any alternative might present itself.  Then, if Providence did not interfere in his behalf, she promised that he should be sacrificed to the crew's voracious appetites. They all consented, and sat watching their unfortunate victim, with greedy eyes.  But no alternative came, and one of the pirates, in the name of his comrades, demanded the life of the unfortunate man. Again their female captain interfered on behalf of her husband, and begged  them to allow him  another two hours reprieve, but their famine was now raised to such an intolerable pitch, that they, one and all, declared they could wait no longer, and advanced to seize him.  Tianna, with tears in her eyes, begged them to desist, but they were deaf to her cries. She next implored them to be satisfied with the calves of his legs for the present, and then, if they did not meet any help by the evening, she promised them that she would no longer oppose their will. To this they agreed, and the miserable man actually submitted to the dreadful torture of having his calves cut off, which the half starved wretches greedily devoured.


Night soon arrived, and yet they were in the same horrible situation;  The pirates now declared that if their victim was not given up to them, they would have both Tianna and him.  Finding, therefore, it was useless to resist, she took an affectionate leave of her unfortunate husband, who begged that he might be shot, and that they would not feast upon his body until they were convinced that his life was quite extinct. To this the pirates promised obedience, and Tianna having tied a handkerchief across his eyes.


The pirates did not attend to the injunctions of the dying man for no sooner had he fallen, than they stripped off his clothes, and commenced cutting up the body, and devouring it.   One of the monsters even had  the cruelty to offer Tianna a portion of the dreadful meat, but she turned from him with disgust, and hurried down below.  She had not been there long when she heard a great confusion upon deck, and cries of "A sail! a sail!" In an instant she rushed up on deck, as well as her strength would permit her, and there indeed was a ship  making full sail towards them.   It proved to be an English ship.   On seeing their signals of distress, the English ship's captain immediately manned a couple of boats and sent them, with all possible dispatch, to the Trader. The boats soon reached them,.  The pirates told the seamen  a false tale about their being French sailors, and that they had been attacked by pirates, who, after stripping their vessel of every thing valuable, throwing their provisions overboard, and murdering the greater portion of their crew, had left them to their fates. The boats instantly returned to their ship, and the English captain, being a very kind hearted honest Englishman, did not doubt, for a moment, the truth of their story, and was very much affected at the sufferings of the crew.  He sent them enough provisions and grog to last them till they reached a port, from which, he said, they were not far.   The men aboard the Trader  made a hearty meal, but Tianna was too much affected at the horrible fate of her husband to eat much.


Tianna was a woman of strong feelings and the shocking death of her husband made such an indelible impression upon her mind, that she became a complete idiot, and the command of the vessel was therefore committed to the lieutenant. Several of the ruffians, in spite of the great service she had formerly rendered, actually had the cruelty to propose throwing her overboard but the majority of the pirates would not listen, and Tianna was left to wander about the ship in her wild ravings. Soon after this, the pirates attacked a Dutch trading ship of large size and force, upon which the maniac Tianna insisted upon being attired in her usual apparel, and with a pistol in each hand, performed wonders, slaying all who ventured near her. At length, she received a blow from a cutlass, and fell overboard, exclaiming " My husband! thy bride, Tianna, the female pirate, comes to join thee!" The pirates fought as long as they were able, and then blew the vessel into the air thus escaping that punishment allotted to them, if they had been taken.


Tianna's body eventually washed ashore somewhere on the west coast of Africa and after she revived she wandered lost, alone and confused until she came upon Haresh Clay who took her under his wing and taught her what she would need to survive as an Immortal.

1671 -Haresh tells Tianna that he has taught her all he can and that it is time for her to find her own destiny.  They part ways in what is now Casablanca and she catches a ship to Spain but the ship is attacked by another ship flying the Jolly Roger and her crew is completely annihilated..except for Tianna.  The captain of the pirate ship takes Tianna as his prisoner but she is able to convince him that she can be more of an asset than just as a sexual toy and she is allowed the freedom as one of the crew.  They head for the Caribbean Islands.  Midway across the Atlantic Ocean they ran into a storm. They ended up losing several of the crew and the Captain was washed over the side so Tianna stepped into the position and once out of the storm, managed to get them safely across the rest of the ocean.  They anchored just off of Barbados.

Tianna continued her life as a pirate on and off for the next 20 years (depending on whether or not she had a ship to command.).

1691- Tianna faced her first Immortal and received her first Quickening then disappeared.

1691-1893 -No records

1893- Tianna surfaces in Canada when she joins up with Gunpowder Gertie.

1898- 1903- Helped Gertie steal the Witch Steamboat which was rechristened the Tyrant Queen and together they ran up and down the rivers, robbing steamboats of their cargo, gold and silver from local mines and payrolls on their way to town.  Their reign of terror ended when one of Gertie's crewman sold her out to the authorities and both she and Tianna were sentenced to life in prison.  Gertie died from pneumonia in 1912 and Tianna died from stab wounds from a fight with another female prisoner in 1920.  She was buried next to Gertie in a prison pauper's grave (shallow) which she easily dug herself out of and escaped over the Canadian border and disappeared.

1920 – 1994-  No records
1994 - Tianna surfaced when she was assigned a new Watcher, Gary Turner, but is reported to having not done anything reportable.
1995 -  Tianna travels to the Caribbean for a peaceful vacation of sun and surf during which she discovers Gary Turner and learns what Watchers are.  Four months after her discovery she and Gary become friends.
1995 -Tianna acquires a piece of land in a secluded meadow of Stevens Pass in the Washington Cascade mountains in Washington state and builds a small cabin where she takes up permanent residency.
2011 -Several foreign nuclear bombs are dropped on the east and west side of the mountains where Tianna lives...(as well as many other areas in the United States).
 
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