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Pontia Comina.

48 | 1st/JAN/23CE | Senatore| Virgo Vestalis Maxima | Lesbian| Canon | LINDSEY DUNCAN

 

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Personality.

She is traditional and devoted to the Roman Gods. In particular, to the Goddess Vesta and watches over her charges like a devoted mother hen. The last thing she desires is for one of them to be punished by an overly ambitious youth or for the Gods to cast down their wicked eye on Rome. Rome must always be in the Gods favour. She finds happiness and peace in her tasks. Is temperate and considerate where her duties are concerned.

Despite coming from a background that traditionally would not be accepted into the Vestals. Every day she treats the chance as a blessing given to her that could have been denied. However, since she has been elevated, her family has also risen in prestige and influence. Pontina sees herself as a mother figure over the younger Vestals, and takes a great deal of pride at their training. She misses her old friend, Lepida who served as a Vestal with her before leaving the order to marry. For her, this is a position she will have for life. It is her calling, her truth, and her reason for being. Her thoughts are constantly on her lover, her beloved Caecilia who is married with children.

Since she is traditional and accepts some of the Gods such as; Cybele, Isis, and even the fact Mithras has a calling to the soldiers. She is wary of the Jewish and Christian God nor does she trust any of the people who follow him either. Pontia is biased against them and finds hatred in her heart for Romans who forsake the Gods of their ancestors for this imposter.

 

Appearance

Her face is free from cosmetics. Youth has slowly faded from her face yet her facial features show she was once a beautiful woman. Fine lines appear around her eyes. Her hair is a dark copper, curled and always styled when she is in public. Her eyes are green, expressive and clearly show her intentions. Pontia wears a polite mask to convey her wishes. Dignified, quiet, and it shows in her face. Yet smile lines show on either side of her lips.

Pontia's clothing during her official duties is the traditional clothing of her order.

When she is in private, her clothing is simple and her hair loose.

 

Family

Father: Gaius Pontius Cominus (65.)

Mother: Vennia Carracalla (deceased)

Siblings: Pontia Cominalla (40) (deceased during childbirth)(full sibling)
Titus Pontius Cominus (38) (Full sibling)
Caius Pontius Cominus (30) (Full sibling)

Spouse: None.

Children: None.

Extended family.

Stepmother: Vibia

Nieces and Nephews.

Titus' kids.
Gaius Pontius Cominus -- 20
Pontia Cominalla -- 15
Lucius Pontius Cominus -- 12

Caius' kids.
Caius Pontius Cominus -- 7

Other:


Pontifex Maximus: Quintus Caesar.
The Vestals:
Calpurnia Praetextata
Vettenia Sabimilla
Belicia Modesta
Flavia Mamilia
Cloelia Torquata

Caecilia Metella Major: deceased lover

 

History

CHILDHOOD [23- 36CE]:

  • She was born in 23CE to a loving family. Her childhood was happy yet mostly unremarkable except for one factor. At nine years old (32CE), she was chosen to become one of the Vestals with the Caesar presented as the Pontifex Maximus. Pontia was unsure of the political reasons for why someone normally not eligible was chosen to take part in the order. Yet the Gods called. She began to learn the rites of the flame, the law, and the extra privileges that she would have. She longed to be with her family once more. However, sacred Vesta had called her to another path, and it was one she took to with happiness. In 34CE, she bled and normally would have been married if not for Vesta's calling.

    There were those among her order who were drawn to the idea of an affair -- despite the danger involved. Yet she had no interest. At the time, she believed there was no man who would take her interests and soon found herself drawn to sapphic love. Her earliest years were dedicated to learning the craft and devoting herself to the Goddess. Around this time, she met Caecilia and she took her breath away. The pair began to have a secret and mostly chaste relationship together. Caecilia remains the love of Pontia's life.

TEENAGE TO EARLY ADULT [37 - 55CE]:

  • She took her training seriously over the years. The sacred duty and the peeks gave her greater position in society than she had previously had.

    In the year, 55CE she took over from Lepida Agrippa as the Virgo Vestalis Maxima and enjoyed spending time training the younger Vestals. The considerable perks were beneficial, she tried her best to avoid politics although Rome was never without it. Her new position oversaw the kidnap of one of her order, and later, the girl was removed from it rather than permit her to tarnish the honour of Vesta. Despite the fact it was not the girl's fault.

ADULTHOOD [56- 73CE]:

  • Pontia watched the events unfold with the civil war and everyday would pray to Vesta for peace. Despite all, she had no doubt that Rome would be eternal. Her duties were her primary focus, and she did her best to stay out of politics.

    One of the Vestals was kidnapped by Cotta and she urged politicians to see sense. When he failed in his goal, she was relieved with the safe returned and wondered if the Gods had stripped her of her virtue. She may have liked the girl but what came first. While she was able to preserve the girl's life by permitting her to escape under a new alias, there was no way she could remain a servant of the Goddess Vesta. She had to choose between a friendship or her divine duty to the Goddess? In late 62CE, Quintus Alexander became Caesar and it brought many long years of peace to Rome. She tried to warn Claudia Livia about how her marriage to Ursus was invalid due to his mother being a lowborn slave, unfortunately, her warning was either blocked or ignored as the Princess proceeded with the marriage. Perhaps a sign of a threat or worse? Pontia could not tell. Another sign of the false Pontifex Maximus misusing their sacred traditions in order to manipulate the politics of Rome. Soon after, the position was restored to the position of Caesar once more.

    Throughout the various causes of strife she remained neutral. Despite her strong dislike for the murder of Romans and protected their wills, as part of her sacred duty to Vesta. She made a silent pledge to never leave the order. Her heart broke in 70CE when her beloved Caecilia passed away. While many knew she mourned the loss of a friend, she had lost the other side of her heart and mourned the loss. Her duty allowed her to dedicate her time to the service of the Goddess, and through her, Rome.

    73CE: Current time.

 

  

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