Marla Faorach of the Tribe of Cork, born as Marla Cróimiam of the Tribe of Cork, is a Marcach (specialized in the arts of the Sword and the Lance) and Ambassador of the Selkie, as well as Captain of the Swordmaidens. She also works as her sister's stuntwoman and sometimes even actress in her own right (though usually in association with her sister).
Her horse's name is Cleite and he is a Bratach Ríoga. Until her marriage in 2021, her main residence was Caighdeán House in Woodtown, with a flat in Fortham. Shortly after her marriage, she moved to Clíabar House near Fortham.
In 2021, she married her long-time boyfriend Flynn Faorach of the Tribe of Cork. Shortly after, their first child, Lucina, was born. Until 2027, Marla would give birth to a total of five children, there being, aside from Lucina, Lugh (2024), Melville/Melly (2026), and the twins Liliane/Lilly and Mara (2027).
- 1 Biography
- 2 Character
- 3 Personal Relations
Born in 1990 in Woodtown near Riverwood, Marla was born as the younger sister to Gwen Cróimiam of the Tribe of Cork, both women being the daughters of Tyran Cróimiam of the Tribe of Cork and his late wife Maev Baintreach of the Tribe of Cork. The two got to know each other in school and soon fell in love, Tyran 'winning' their first date during a swordfighting competition, which they both fought at.
Marla joined the Youth League in 2000, the Conradh in 2005 as both a swordswoman and a lancer. In the same year, at the Spring Festival that saw her becoming of age, her mother gifted her with a silver necklace with a turquoise laid into it, which she sees as her most valuable possession by emotional worth. A few hours later, during the fencing tournament, her mother died in an accident.
Driven by her desire to match her mother's success, she began to compete on horseback and in the regional competitions, soon becoming the top of the Mór-Land. As she stormed the cups on blazing hooves, preferring her mother's sword, she grew in popularity, getting more and more well known, although her Father made sure to have her still on her feet or at least her saddle and not drifting off - and in school, something she thanks him for to this day.
Marcach and Ambassador of the Selkie (2009-2020)
Upon Graduation, she joined the Swordmaidens and began to study Veterinary Medicine in Launceston, specializing in horses, and competing on the side. She made her Bachelor in 2014, then left the University. She became a fully-certified Priestess of Carman Fea in 2015 as part of her obligations as a Swordmaiden.
In 2011, her older sister asked her to star as her stunt double in her movies, which Marla gladly accepted (including cameos from time to time). She also starred along with her sister and her father in 2017's Scriosadh na Lansaí (Lancebreaker for the international market) in a main role, a departure from her usual relationship to acting.
In 2015, the Elder Council asked Marla to become an Ambassador of the Selkie, an honour she was most grateful to accept. She represented her people alongside Donald Críonna of the Tribe of Louth and acted as both his caretaker and partner in many of their diplomatic missions.
In 2016, Marla attended the talks about the COSTAL-Talks in Inyursta, together with Crionna and Vice-Admiral Amy Curadh of the Tribe of Wicklow. In the same year, she began a relationship with Flynn Faorach of the Tribe of Cork, first in secret, as both of them worked for the Foreign Office, but it became more and more public over the next few years.
After the incidents in Berlin in 2018, which led to Operation Spartacus, Marla put herself at the free disposal of the Foreign Office's new head Felicia Sciotóg of the Tribe of Monaghan. While waiting for a new assignment as part of Ambassador Group 1, she attended the 2018 Shella Harvest Festival, fighting in the tournament there. In those weeks, Áed Gadhair of the Tribe of Fermanagh (previously the Ambassador of the Free Lands in Teressien) was assigned to Ambassador Group 1.
In 2019, she was mostly focused on her career as a Swordfighter, culminating in being the opponent of Llwyd Blaidd, of Tralee Descent during his swordmaster examination during the 2019 Launceston Harvest Festival. Although she was defeated, she earned the respect of the old Spiorad. Despite being focused on something else, she did not rest her job as an Ambassador, attending the 2019 Ball at Schloss Zyng. During that ball, she made the acquaintance and found the friendship of Jolene Gudfrey of Port Ember.
In 2020, she was, again, her sister's stunt double during the filming of Cailibo, or The Cowgirl, where her sister played the young Gwen Lách of the Tribe of Galway during The Crusade. She also got a small cameo appearance as well.
During the 2020 State Visit of President Flemming of Lillorainen to the Free Lands, she led the ceremonial escort and participated in the Tournament for the Elders' Trophy.
She participated in the fight for the Gealanacoinlín Cup, winning the tournament. Over its course, she fought her father, Flynn Líomhadha of the Tribe of Clonmel, Aífe Urra of the Tribe of Cork and Aonghus Cugussart of the Tribe of Antrim. In the final, she managed to win against her long-time rival Liliane Lile of the Tribe of Fermanagh.
Married Woman and Mother (2021-)
In late 2020, she announced her engagement to her long-time boyfriend Flynn Faorach of the Tribe of Cork, marrying him on the day of the 2021 Spring Festival in her native Woodtown. Later that year, their first child, a daughter by the name of Lucina, was born.
Marla is a diligent woman, loyal and dutyful, but also loving, especially to her husband and their daughter.
Loosing her Mother made her get closer with her sister and her father.
As an Ambassador, her job under Crionna was to pretent to be eye-candy and his carer. With Áed, that changed a lot, moving her from the role of eye-candy and assistant to a role of a full-fledged diplomat, mostly specialized in cultural matters (read, only cultural matters) with everything she arranges being up for approval by the Foreign Office and, ultimately, the Elder Council.
Despite her small bust, she does not suffer from breast envy.
Her sword's name is Cuimhneachán (Memento), in memory of her late mother.
- We have been blessed by Rhiannon, Flynn...
- Marla, 2027, after the birth of her last two children, to her husband.
Liliane and Marla share a mutual competitive and professional hate for each other and try to avoid each other like pestilence.
In 2027, when Marla's fourth and fifth child were born, they were twins - Marla named one Liliane, after her old rival.