minstrals

When you long for the height of the mountains,
When you long for the blue,
Leave your heart where it’s deep and it’s down again,
Lose your heart till it’s new.

Seek your heart on the high blue skyway,
Keep your heart and it’s bound.
Steep your heart in the deep of the earth again.
Lose your heart and it’s found.

Once I thought I could fly like an eagle can.
Once I thought I was brave.
Now I wait till my heart starts to beat again,
Deep in the heart of the cave.

Seek your heart on the high blue skyway,
Keep your heart and it’s bound.
Steep your heart in the deep of the earth again.
Lose your heart and it’s found.
Lose your heart and it’s found.
Lose your heart and it’s found.
Lose your heart and it’s found.

—  Lose Your Heart (And It’s Found) - Cantus and the Mistrals, Fraggle Rock
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❛Family, Fame, and Fortune❜

♕ Pyrrha grew up in Minstral, on the edge of the city, born to poor parents. Her father, a hunter, adored his wife and daughter and loved to spent time with Pyrrha, training the small girl in the ways of the hunters, telling her stories of his days in Beacon Academy, of various missions before he moved out to Mintral, of moving and meeting her mother and similar. 

Unfortunately, due to the family’s lack of money her father often had to take jobs that were not “worthy of a huntsman” - often ending up frequenting the seedy bars mentioned by Qrow. Many of these “missions” went against her father’s morals and never sat well with her either of her parents. This caused a great deal of stress to both of her parents and, despite their loving relationship, this stress caused arguments. 

Between the strong moral compass instilled in her by her father and growing up watching how the bad decisions he was forced to make affected her family, Pyrrha has always desperately tried to do “the right thing”, being truthful, kind and protecting as many people as possible. 

After her father’s passing - probably when she was around 11 - Pyrrha suffered greatly and began training seriously, finding solace in keeping up old habits that she had once enjoyed with him - feeling as though, somehow, it kept him alive with her. This was when she started attending Sanctum Academy and began entering the Minstral Regional Tournament and, after a few years, she began her winning streak, eventually being a public figure in Minstral and then all of Remnant. 

Her rise from poverty helped her public image, making her even more likeable and by the time she applied to Beacon Academy she had already won her home tournament four times and had become a mascot for “Pumpkin Pete’s Marshmallow Flakes”. After receiving her acceptance into Beacon, Pyrrha moved out to Vale, her mother rejecting the offer of emigrating as well, preferring to stay in her own home. 

While the warrior now has a sizeable amount of savings, Pyrrha cannot shake the penny-pinching habits of her childhood and, while she isn’t overly stingy, she feels guilty for spending much money, often getting anxious about doing so. ♕