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'''Okha Soyan''' (b. 216 HE), also known as the '''Amber Orchid''', was a singer and dancer in [[Port Caynn]] performing both in eating and gambling houses like the [[Waterlily]]<ref name=b195>''Bloodhound'', September 14, 247 (p. 195)</ref> as well as for the [[Rogue]], [[Pearl Skinner]], personally. She also owned a [[Nestor Haryse's house|lodging house]], but there only she herself and her lover [[Nestor Haryse]] lived, as well as [[Truda]] and [[Haden]], who helped Nestor in his work and did chores.
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'''Okha Soyan''' (b. 216 HE), also known as the '''Amber Orchid''', was a singer and dancer in [[Port Caynn]] performing both in eating and gambling houses like the [[Waterlily]]<ref name=b195>''Bloodhound'', September 14, 247 (p. 195)</ref> as well as for the [[Rogue]] [[Pearl Skinner]] personally. She also owned a [[Nestor Haryse's house|lodging house]], where she and her lover [[Nestor Haryse]] lived, as well as the street children [[Truda]] and [[Haden]], who helped Nestor in his work and did chores.
   
She is a trans woman, saying that the [[Kyprioth|Trickster]] put her female soul in a male body. Her lover was [[Nestor Haryse]] for whom she is worried on account of Pearl Skinner as Okha feared her.
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She was a trans woman, saying that the [[Kyprioth|Trickster]] put her female soul in a male body. Her lover was [[Nestor Haryse]], a member of the Port Caynn [[Provost's Guard]].
   
 
She appears in ''[[Bloodhound]]''.
 
She appears in ''[[Bloodhound]]''.
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Okha was born around 216 HE. Her family cast her out--probably when they realized their "son" felt more like a woman. Afterwards she studied everywhere she went, learning how to be a "real woman" by people who took her in.<ref name=b261>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 261)</ref>
 
Okha was born around 216 HE. Her family cast her out--probably when they realized their "son" felt more like a woman. Afterwards she studied everywhere she went, learning how to be a "real woman" by people who took her in.<ref name=b261>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 261)</ref>
   
By 247 HE Okha was living in [[Port Caynn]], having a solid life there. Her lover was Nestor Haryse and she was a well-known entertainer. At some point during her life in the Part and while Pearl Skinner was the Rogue she must have lost someone dear to her through the hands of Pearl or one of her minions<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 258/259)</ref>. Still Okha sang for the [[Rogue]] herself on a weekly basis. This was the only thing she kept hidden from Nestor, because she knew Nestor would be furious but that nothing could be done about it. Instead she tried to gather information from Pearl's courts that Nestor could use, but wasn't very successful with it. She managed to draw very accurate maps, however, which later profited Beka to bring the Rogue down.<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 17, 247 II (p. 362/363)</ref>
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By 247 HE Okha was living in [[Port Caynn]], having a solid life there. Her lover was Nestor Haryse and she was a well-known entertainer. At some point during her life in the Port and while Pearl Skinner was the Rogue, she probably lost someone dear to her at the hands of Pearl or one of her minions<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 258/259)</ref>. Even after this, Okha sang for Pearl Skinner herself on a weekly basis. This was the only thing she kept hidden from Nestor, because she knew that Nestor would be furious, but that nothing could be done about it, as it was a very bad idea to annoy the Rogue. Instead, she tried to gather information from Pearl's courts that Nestor could use, but never heard anything of real value. She managed to draw very accurate maps, however, which later helped [[Rebakah Cooper|Beka]] to bring the Rogue down.<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 17, 247 II (p. 362/363)</ref>
   
Going under the pseudonym of "Amber Orchid", or short "Amber", in the Waterlily Okha was very popular there. [[Zander]] was Amber's servant.<ref>''[[Bloodhound]]'', September 17, 247 II (p. 358)</ref> Amongst others she performed Carthaki songs with a flute player providing the background melody.<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 256)</ref> Okha even had her own private dressing room at the second floor of the Waterlily<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 257)</ref>. There she didn't only dress but she also took meals there and relaxed from her performances. When she was sought both by the [[Lord Provost|Deputy Provost]] and by the Rogue Okha hid Beka in a closet in her dressing room.
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Okha went under the pseudonym of "Amber Orchid", or "Amber" for short, at the Waterlily, where she was very popular. [[Zander]] was Amber's servant.<ref>''[[Bloodhound]]'', September 17, 247 II (p. 358)</ref> Amongst others, she performed Carthaki songs with a flute player providing the background melody.<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 256)</ref> Okha even had her own private dressing room on the second floor of the Waterlily<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 257)</ref>. There she dressed,took meals, fixed her makeup and relaxed between her performances. When Beka was sought both by the [[Lord Provost|Deputy Provost]] and by the Rogue, Okha hid her in a closet in her dressing room.
   
 
==Physical description==
 
==Physical description==
Okha was of [[Carthak]]i descent and had the typical light brown skin and black hair. It reached down to her shoulders and was made glossy by hair oil. From her appearance [[Rebakah Cooper|Beka]] estimated her to be of the same age as Nestor, making in thirty-one in 247 [[HE]]. She had large, dark eyes, a short nose, and a thin mouth. Okha was five feet and ten inches tall, of slender built and very graceful. Okha wore flashy clothes and jewelry as well as face-paint--kohl around her eyes, red paint on her lips and orange color on her nails.<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 14, 247 (p. 194)</ref> She had a light, musical voice.<ref name=b195 /> When performing Okha dressed very femininely. At those occasions Okha wore a beautiful wig and--according to Beka--moved more graceful than even a noblewoman like [[Teodorie of Haryse]].<ref name=b261>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 261)</ref> She got at least some of her makeup and perfume from [[Barzun]], brought to her through [[Hansevor Remy]].<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 17, 247 I (p. 311)</ref>
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Okha was of [[Carthak]]i descent and had the typical light brown skin and black hair. It reached down to her shoulders and was made glossy by hair oil. From her appearance, Beka estimated her to be of the same age as Nestor, making in thirty-one in 247 HE. She had large, dark eyes, a short nose, and a thin mouth. Okha was five feet ten inches tall, of slender built and very graceful. Okha wore flashy clothes and jewelry as well as face-paint--kohl around her eyes, red paint on her lips and orange color on her nails.<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 14, 247 (p. 194)</ref> She had a light, musical voice.<ref name=b195 /> When performing Okha dressed as a woman. At those occasions, Okha wore a beautiful wig and--according to Beka--moved more gracefully than even a noblewoman like [[Teodorie of Haryse|Lady Teodorie]].<ref name=b261>''Bloodhound'', September 16, 247 I (p. 261)</ref> She got at least some of her makeup and perfume from [[Barzun]], brought to her through [[Hansevor Remy]].<ref>''Bloodhound'', September 17, 247 I (p. 311)</ref>
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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Spoiler Alert: The following section contains spoilers about Bloodhound.


Okha Soyan (b. 216 HE), also known as the Amber Orchid, was a singer and dancer in Port Caynn performing both in eating and gambling houses like the Waterlily[1] as well as for the Rogue Pearl Skinner personally. She also owned a lodging house, where she and her lover Nestor Haryse lived, as well as the street children Truda and Haden, who helped Nestor in his work and did chores.

She was a trans woman, saying that the Trickster put her female soul in a male body. Her lover was Nestor Haryse, a member of the Port Caynn Provost's Guard.

She appears in Bloodhound.

Biography

Okha was born around 216 HE. Her family cast her out--probably when they realized their "son" felt more like a woman. Afterwards she studied everywhere she went, learning how to be a "real woman" by people who took her in.[2]

By 247 HE Okha was living in Port Caynn, having a solid life there. Her lover was Nestor Haryse and she was a well-known entertainer. At some point during her life in the Port and while Pearl Skinner was the Rogue, she probably lost someone dear to her at the hands of Pearl or one of her minions[3]. Even after this, Okha sang for Pearl Skinner herself on a weekly basis. This was the only thing she kept hidden from Nestor, because she knew that Nestor would be furious, but that nothing could be done about it, as it was a very bad idea to annoy the Rogue. Instead, she tried to gather information from Pearl's courts that Nestor could use, but never heard anything of real value. She managed to draw very accurate maps, however, which later helped Beka to bring the Rogue down.[4]

Okha went under the pseudonym of "Amber Orchid", or "Amber" for short, at the Waterlily, where she was very popular. Zander was Amber's servant.[5] Amongst others, she performed Carthaki songs with a flute player providing the background melody.[6] Okha even had her own private dressing room on the second floor of the Waterlily[7]. There she dressed,took meals, fixed her makeup and relaxed between her performances. When Beka was sought both by the Deputy Provost and by the Rogue, Okha hid her in a closet in her dressing room.

Physical description

Okha was of Carthaki descent and had the typical light brown skin and black hair. It reached down to her shoulders and was made glossy by hair oil. From her appearance, Beka estimated her to be of the same age as Nestor, making in thirty-one in 247 HE. She had large, dark eyes, a short nose, and a thin mouth. Okha was five feet ten inches tall, of slender built and very graceful. Okha wore flashy clothes and jewelry as well as face-paint--kohl around her eyes, red paint on her lips and orange color on her nails.[8] She had a light, musical voice.[1] When performing Okha dressed as a woman. At those occasions, Okha wore a beautiful wig and--according to Beka--moved more gracefully than even a noblewoman like Lady Teodorie.[2] She got at least some of her makeup and perfume from Barzun, brought to her through Hansevor Remy.[9]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bloodhound, September 14, 247 (p. 195)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bloodhound, September 16, 247 I (p. 261)
  3. Bloodhound, September 16, 247 I (p. 258/259)
  4. Bloodhound, September 17, 247 II (p. 362/363)
  5. Bloodhound, September 17, 247 II (p. 358)
  6. Bloodhound, September 16, 247 I (p. 256)
  7. Bloodhound, September 16, 247 I (p. 257)
  8. Bloodhound, September 14, 247 (p. 194)
  9. Bloodhound, September 17, 247 I (p. 311)

See also

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