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User:oooh_shiny (36647)
Bio:Name: Akantha (She has had many over the centuries.) Currently using Alexandra Thorne
Age: 2440 (Born in 420 BC)
Nationality: Greek
Powers: Immortal, healing factor
Skils: Martial arts (Capoeira, Savate, Jujutsu, Aikido, Hapkido, Kendo, Kempo karate, and Judo), Lockpicking, gymnastics, proficient with knives and swords, fencing, thief skilled in stealth, picking locks, escapeology, evading alarms and cracking safes.

Akantha was born in Ephesus (in modern day Turkey) in 420 BCE to poor parents. Akantha spent a lot of time on the streets and learning how to steal food to survive. She caught the attention of a priestess of Artemis one day and the priestess talked to her parents. She offered to take the child to the temple to train to be a priestess of Artemis.

Akantha started out as a servant in the temple and spent years training to be a priestess. She was almost ordained a full priestess when a young man caught her eye. Deciding that service to Artemis was not as important as the young man, she stole a large pearl that had been sitting in the palm of Artemis’ statue in the temple along with some gold and ran away.

The young man and Akantha ran away to Athens together, but soon another woman caught his eye and he left her. Spurned, bitter and on alone, Akantha didn’t know what to do. Little by little she sold off the gold she had stolen from the temple, but she couldn’t bring herself to sell the pearl. Time passed and she eventually married a well off gentleman and settled down. Decades passed and Akantha didn’t age. She was happy about her good fortune and when her husband died, she inherited his estate since they had no children.

She would eventually marry again and as before she inherited her husband’s wealth when he passed and they had no children. She did this a few times before she became disillusioned with not aging and being made to watch people she cared about grow old and die.

Akantha went to the Oracle at Delphi to see what she could do to start aging again. The oracle told her she had to return the moon (meaning the pearl) to the goddess she stole it from. With the temple of Artemis destroyed, Akantha was cursed to never age.

She gave up on forming serious relationships and turned to a life of wandering. She learned how to protect herself by studying armed combat and fighting skills. She would learn from whomever she could get to teach her.

She spent the next century and a half wandering the world and visiting all different cultures. From Great Britain, to Egypt, to China, Akantha went from one end of the world to the other. She learned all different styles of fighting and languages as she went. She developed excellent thieving skills at this time and couldn’t resist the challenge of stealing small items off of people and from their houses.

Eventually Akantha made her way to Rome where she married a senator. She stayed there until he died and then moved to a small town in the countryside. She purchased a villa and some land and would use this as a base through the years. Underground rooms would be created and in these rooms Akantha would store the various baubles and items she liberated from others.

After a few decades she returned to Rome and once again married a rich senator. She would repeat this a few times through the two centuries until the time of Augustus. Once Augustus died, Akantha left Rome and would not return until the 1500s.

Once again she took to traveling the world. She made her way to the most remote corners and learning whatever she could from all the different peoples.

She settled in the Frankish kingdom during the time of Charlemagne. She would spend the next century there, moving from town to town every few decades and occasionally marrying a nobleman and taking his wealth at his death. She kept up her thieving skills and fighting skills in secret and continued to liberate items from various rich noble families.

She went west to England during the Norman invasion and settled in London. London was growing and allowed her to move to different sections every few decades instead of having to move to a different city or town.

Wanderlust would hit her around the year 1200 and she once again set off to explore the world and see how much had changed in the centuries since her last visit. She wandered through the Middle East and on through to Asia.

She returned to Europe in the 1400s and stayed in France for a hundred years. She moved back to England around 1500 and became a part of Henry VIII’s court. She retreated to a country house for a few decades and came back to court during the latter half of Elizabeth’s reign.
It was during the time of Elizabeth’s reign when she met a young woman named Amanda. Akantha and Amanda became friends, despite Akantha’s attempt to steal small items every time she would visit. The friendship would last centuries.

Akantha settled in Jamestown with the first group of settlers. After a few decades she moved north to Philadephia. By the time the Revolutionary War broke out she was living in Boston. Not wanting to get involved in the war, Akantha sailed back to Europe and settled in Greece, returning for the first time since her departure around two thousand years ago.

She would stay in Greece for a number of decades before she returned to the United States in the mid-1800s. Since then she has divided her time between California, New York City and Savannah, Georgia.

Akantha takes on a new identity every twenty years or so and moves to a new city.
Schools:None listed
People6:also_starring, handofjustice, news, race_the_storm, star_51, withintheshadow
Communities7:committee_ooc, immortality_ooc, in_immortality, marvel_nextgen, nextgen_ooc, the_bullpen, the_committee
Friend of:36: aaronwyatt, also_starring, american_idol, awesome_andrea, bornlucky, cant_stop_this, dont_bug_me, favoredheir, fireball, godlierthanthou, handofjustice, harkerlegacy, harryreynolds, hot_rod, ice_ice_baby, im_a_librarian, kaiju_can_do, kidfuzzy, likethewind, marvel_girl, needsmoredakka, nevermisses, queenofcrime, race_the_storm, ryanspector, sea_shelly, small_but_tough, son_of_genius, son_of_hercules, star_51, super_wren, swashbuckler, toni_rhodes, touchesthepast, wild_rose, withintheshadow
Member of:5: committee_ooc, immortality_ooc, in_immortality, the_bullpen, the_committee
Account type:Early Free User

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