The Concubine's Artwork
|Appearance(s)||Prince of Persia (2008)|
The Concubine was once a beautiful woman who now serves the dark god Ahriman.
The Concubine was once a beautiful woman who was adept at navigating the politics of the court. Knowing that the real power of her land rested with men despite her high intellect, her only route to success, riches, and influence in the court was through manipulation.
With beauty, though, comes jealousy, and when the Concubine became involved with a man of great power, she attracted the attention of another powerful woman in the court. The woman hired someone to have the Concubine beaten, scarred, and maimed.
Left without a way to acquire the influence she worshiped--her beauty--the Concubine turned to the one who could give her that power.
Deal with AhrimanEdit
Ahriman, hearing her pleas, gave her the ability to shift her shape and cast illusions, allowing her to become whomever she desired. However, she could never keep her form for long and was always forced to leave her lover each night, to become another woman and begin the process of seduction all over again. The more men she seduced, the further she traveled from herself, and she remembered less of who she had been until all she knew were feelings of loss, lust and rejection. Now she is a loyal servant to Ahriman, the Corruption taking complete hold of her.
The Concubine stalks the empty halls of the Royal Palace, claiming them for her own. Though an agile fighter with her staff, her greatest weapon is her voice; constantly whispering false promises of dreams fulfilled, tempting the Prince and Elika with their greatest desires or trying to drive a wedge between their friendship. She uses her illusions to taunt them from afar and constantly separates them by restraining Elika with tendrils of Corruption. She is eventually cornered in the Royal Spire and defeated.