Lydia Aguilar

Worldbuilder

Lydia was never a practical girl. The youngest of five, and the only girl in a wealthy Brazilian family, she was shamefully spoiled by father and mother both. They can’t be blamed too much: As a young girl she had a close call with polio. Her fragile health left her bookish and introverted.

A more pragmatic woman in that situation might become terribly bossy and demanding, but quiet, shy Lydia really just liked reading and fashion. Lounging on the sofa or in a hammock, she devoured Vogue, Tolkien, Story, Paris Match, Jane Austen and C.S. Lewis with equal voracity.

As an adult, she attended art school for a few years before giving it up. At that time, her literary tastes moved closer to home—Borges, Vargas Llosa, García Márquez and Puig. She’s never been too fond of poetry, except Pablo Neruda.

Lydia, then, became a librarian with an unusually expensive wardrobe (as her parents’ doting didn’t cease when she moved from São Paulo to Cuiabá) and a quiet, dreamy life. Then she got infused with dark energy.

She has no idea where her power came from. (In actual fact, it was a woman who developed psychic invisibility after being attacked by a man who’d gotten space distorting powers from being tormented by Jarvis West.) But one day, while she was painting a watercolor interior, the paints began to shift. Instead of blurring as one would expect, they sharpened, until she was no longer looking at a canvas. She was looking at a portal into an uninhabited room.

Hesitantly, she asked her downstairs neighbor to look at it and, when he saw it too, they tried to move the painting to show it to someone at the university. But it was immobile, frozen in place and, from the back, merely a stretched canvas on an easel.

Ultimately, she hired a private detective to go in and explore it. He came back and reported that it seemed to be as it looked, a nicely furnished room.

The doors all led to closets, one quite large and filled with exquisite evening gowns, but when he tried to bring one of the dresses out of the window, it dissolved as it crossed the threshold.

That room is still there, in a building that was purchased anonymously and deeded to the newly-founded Federal University of Mato Grosso, who founded a department of Dimensional Physics just to study it. And, if Lydia were willing, her.

Lineage: Amanda Sykes - Abraham Sykes - Jarvis West - Trent Brownback - Maria Escondo
Power Level: Tier Six
Offspring: Unknown/Closed Vector?

Personality: Initially withdrawn and uneasy in public, the demand for her pocket dimensions rapidly makes her (1) unbelievably wealthy and (2) tremendously fascinating as a celebrity, as an artist working in a medium no one else can, and as a phenomenon defying physical explanation. Her taste for glamor leads her to enjoy more and more of the delights of three elites—wealth, fame and intellectual cachet. She becomes coy, flirtatious, and a little bit manipulative. She’s not a bad person though. Why would she need to be?

Values: Brazil, Beauty, Education, Personal Comfort

Known Powers

  • Lydia has the ability to Create Pocket Dimensions which can have any physical laws that she wants. She can also Destroy Pocket Dimensions when she's done with them.
  • She is also an Expert in Microclimatology as a result of her powers.
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