Come, come, whoever you are,
Wanderer, idolater, worshiper of fire,
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come even though you have broken your vows a thousand times,
Come, and come yet again.
Commonly Known Information
Notable Traits: Masked, Persian Accent
The Kindred known as Rumi looks young by mortal standards, though her skin is fair with age. Long black hair is usually braided and bound away from her face, allowing the focus to remain on deep brown almond-shaped eyes. The strong bone structure speaks to her Persian heritage, as does her accent, her voice a low, soothing melody. She dresses in black, better to compliment the graceful shadow, the three-piece suit and tie fitting a lithe form perfectly. Most notably, the lower part of Rumi's face is covered with a fitted black mask.
Poetry in Motion
- Rumi wears the mask because her face is scarred from the accident that led to her embrace.
- Rumi was exiled from the mountain long before the schism due to her abstation from Amaranth and vocal espousement of maintaining humanity.
- Rumor here.
- "Alle er så redd for døden, men sufisene bare ler; Ingenting terroriserer deres hjerter. Det som slår oyster skallet skader ikke perlen." - Olaf
- "When one first discovers a desire may be realized more easily through the suffering of others than through their own toil, there is a moral dilemma, yes? And each time you satisfy another desire through that suffering, the dilemma fades a little faster, a little easier, until it is less substantial than smoke trailing in your wake. That is how one makes a real monster. Repetition, yes? Elder Rumi knows this, and she stops monsters from being created. Let hers be the voice of your dilemma, and be safe." - The Conductor
- "I have long appreciated the Patronage of Elder Rumi, her instruction has been valuable in my ever continuing learning." - Soheil Aurelius Shaykh Isfahani
- "She is the Moon, always present even when she is not seen. Her presence guides every action, her advice always in my ear. If I am able to be what she sees for my nights, I will accomplished something truly great." - Odette
- "Mâmân is like no one else. She is the hand that wields and I am the sword that cuts." - Maciek Albescu
- "If you are lucky enough to spend sometime to talk with Elder Rumi, you will know that she is. Part of you will weep that you may not get the subtle chances for so much greatness and to indulge with her more. But take what you can from every meeting you may get. For in a way, she is like a Desert wind, once here to breath life across your face, and then gone. To leave you wondering if your wish had been granted." - Nathaniel West
- "Rumi has a kind heart and a gentle soul. There is no doubt in my mind that her search for the good will shape the future for the better." - Ailis Cárthach
- "On the surface Rumi is a passionate figure, devoid of dishonesty or pretense. Fiercely loyal to her blood and devout in her beliefs, she is and remains a fanatic, and in the truest sense of the word. Respond accordingly, or face what lies just beneath the surface." - Dar Adan
- "I may still be a slave to the beast if it not for Elder Rumi. Her wisdom and guidance has help me down the path I now strive down." - Bento
- "It was amazing hearing someone of Elder Rumi's stature speak so passionately of the importance of humanity. However, I think it may be interesting to hear Elder Rumi speak of anything passionately." - Asher Rothstein
- "She can keep up with me story tell'in. The lass knows what she needs and adapts to as necessary. She has the desire for knowledge of a scholar. I think she may be alot more dangerous than she lets on." Conall
- "Elder Rumi is a magnanimous woman to say the least. Her insight and wit cut deeper than any blade. One conversation and she hit every nerve, saw through every facade, and I felt forever changed. Being in her presence is simply magnificent." Elika Rezaee
- "Taê vahishtem astî vãtha, ta avô-hvarena sâma-carethrãm viñdât a marzhdikâi râ rasãstât tadha paiti-jas raocah. Bavât gâmãn nizh-bereta, at taê apêmem Haqim yå ci para-cinasti, râ fra-ýaz ýavaêtâtaêca dar-anghuya." Amyntas
- "My initial impression of Elder Rumi was far from flattering, but people whose opinions I trust hold her in high regard. I am willing to wait and see if different circumstances will show her in a better light." - Dottie Youngblood
- "When I first met Rumi, I wondered how anyone who wore an armored veil could enjoy talking so much. Unbeknownst to her, I was determined for her to be a rival at best and an enemy at worst. It is unusual for someone to provoke such an extreme reaction in me. That should have been my warning." - Irma Kardoș
- "When there seems to be nothing else left, look up. She’s there." - Maris Bell
- "When the sands of time come to claim memory, what is left but the songs the soul sings?" - Salomé St. John
- "I pity the fly who begs for the spider." - Elijah Zacheaus
- "When expounding upon a subject of great import, the passion with which Elder Rumi speaks is breathtaking. Now, if only our paths could cross long enough to progress beyond small talk." - Madeleine Tonnerre
- "She calls me her light, but she is ever a beacon in the dark, the flame of her leads me thru the nights." Skoll
- "I don't respect people who aren't willing to kill or be killed for their beliefs. I respect Rumi." - Egil Agmundr
- "Rumi is like few other Elders I have met throughout my existence. With her, I can feel her soul in every task she sets her mind to." - Seamus Montague
- "I defy you to find someone more true, committed, and stunning than Elder Rumi. Go ahead, I'll wait. And I tell you what, her grace won't have dulled one bit if you take a century to get back to me." - Tamara Rose Linden
- "She is a philosopher's stone of the soul, able to transform the black ichor of rage and hatred to the shining light of hope. When I surrendered myself to her gravity she took my hand without hesitation to ensure I did not fall, to heal one who thought themselves damned and beyond redemption. Her hand is still in mine, bound by an oath of truth and I do not intend to let go." - Saharat
- Quote here.
- Are you an Assamite who was patroned by Rumi?
- Did you spend a few weeks in deep conversation with Rumi about the culture you are from, only to have her disappear?
- Has your Humanity been rebuilt? Rumi could have helped!
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