It's been a while since I addressed any of my originals. I think about Ishtara a lot but I suddenly want to make her story clear. Originally, Ishtara was a roleplay character that was developed in the Naruto world with some very clear influences from popular artists at the time of making.
Ishtara Sarutobi - Naruto: In the Stone village an estranged son of the Hokage was born and raised. Shortly after Lord Sarutobi became the leader of the village, he went out on a mission and had sex with a random woman from an unknown village, but she was on her way to the stone village as a lone traveling merchant. Chiyo, the merchant, decided to settle in the village when she found out she was pregnant and had her only child, (I forgot his name and it's too old and too far back to look up so from now on he is) ___ , and she gave him the father's last name knowing full well who he was - thought she pretended not to at the time they met.
After his tenth birthday she returned to her life as a traveling merchant and left him with a different family, after he entered ninja training. She died shortly afterwards in a robbery gone wrong - a large gang of thugs tried to hold her up on a mountain and threatened to rape and kill her if she didn't give them her goods. She set off a bomb, being the only thing she had, knowing full well she likely would survive either in the explosion or falling off the mountain. She released her horse beforehand and the horse return to the village with a per-prepared death note for her son and the family.
This fueled ___'s desire to become a great ninja, and maybe even the leader of the village! As ___ went through young student training he met a male fellow student with some feminine qualities and was neutral to him at first, but joined in bullying him due to peer pressure. As ___ came into feeling bad for the bullied boy, he started to lighten up on him but started to resent himself for developing more than platonic feelings for him.
The boy, (I also forgot his name so now it's) Opal Kitsu Takahami, was a half albino child born in poor health but grew out of it in childhood. His family was "lower middle class" (for whatever that means in the Naruto world) before his birth, but soon become successful merchants inspired to do whatever it took to take the best care of their child that they could. By the time he decided to go into training they were very well off, and even hired a tutor for him.
Opal used the tutor more than the official training due to the bullying and quickly advanced over the other students. As ___ started to lighten up on his own the others that were bullying him soon became afraid of Opal and his vastly advancing skills. Opal gained revenge on the harassers by making them have terrible nightmares using a powerful mind techinic that was more of a spell... or curse. When they were driven crazy enough to Opal's satisfaction the jutsu was dismantled.
As he and ___ get closer he notices the reluctance the develops and puts distance between them for both their sakes. After it come out the Opal is openly attracted to men with a boyfriend, ___ acts homophobic towards him, but Opal notices he doesn't act that way towards anyone else.
They get paired up for an information gathering mission, that turns into a battle, but the flee after they find an odd smelling baby. They flee back to the village and return to their homes to write individual reports. ___ tried to hide the baby from others at first, but to d it to be too much to handle and had to beg Opal for help.
Opal's boyfriend had recently committed suicide but he still found amusement in ___, of all people, now begging for his help. After Opal became more out in the open about the little one ____ was discovered and was passive aggressively forced to legally adopt the baby, now named Ishtara. The adults re-grew on each other and became lovers and soon married.
As time went on Ishtara developed very snake-like habits, and even formed a snake tail that was black with a sky blue underbelly. Even though they thought it weird she was still healthy, so they continued to take care of her. It was later discovered that she was a spawn of Orochimaru and another biological parent that also wasn't human. Though they were encouraged to abandon or kill her without proper evidence that she would turn on him and seek out her father they continued to take care of her.
Ishtara turned seven shortly before Opal became the leader of the village with his husband at his side! After a few years in the position the stone village is attacked by the mist village and the Kage uses jutsu that drains his life energy until it is no more. But, with that the terrorists are wiped out the the mist village suffers many casualties as a backlash from the attack.
Ishtara watches ___ slowly spiral into depression after losing Opal and is eleven when he is sent off on a mission and is killed in action - but some believe it was suicide. None of the other villagers agree to take care of her so she wonders off alone to find a new family. She is soon captured by some slaves of a powerful Lamia, and in seeing her features, is later told about who she was born from by her new master, Heirs. She is told of a Echidna named Idin that seduced, drugged, and raped a young ninja that clearly wasn't human, himself - though Heirs didn't know that was Orochimaru.
Ishtara was renamed Mang and learned with little magic she could under the tyrant, outside of her slave duties. Heirs deemed her unattractive for sex so she was used as a punching bag until she was good enough for him to rape. This abuse only lasted for a few month until Ishtara set fire to his underground mansion and fled for freedom. She survived on her own for a fews years and developed skills as a traveling merchant.
She happened upon the palace of a lone "princess" that was left alone with servants by her invisible parents. The princess had magical abilities and was even able to see the past, present, and future - but she was born crippled and couldn't walk. Her parents were proud of her abilities but ashamed of her disability so they left her a lone most of the time. Her name was [Indian name], and she saw Ishtara nearby and had her servants lure Ishtara to her. It wasn't hard to do with food. Ishtara agreed to stay with her willingly after a short meeting, and in exchange the merchant would tell her of the travels. The Echidna soon fell in love with the princess and nicknamed her Pearl. Unlike the servants, Ishtara took her outside and took her to a nearby village, where the princess had a great time!
Weeks turned to months, and Ishtara came to not want to leave the princess. She missed the friends that she met in the most part of her travels - an undead, and a werewolf. She was torn between staying with her love and heading out to find them to see she she could convince them to stay there for a while.
Unfortunately, the castle was attacked and set on fire. Most of the servants fought back against the attackers, but no servant that didn't abandon the princess lived in the end. Ishtara jumped in front of an arrow aimed at the princess but the arrow pierced both of them. With all of her energy, Pearl saved the traveler and casted a spell on her to make her forget about the princess and the castle and transported her to a remote location. When Ishtara came to the arrow was no where to be found, her memories were hazed over and her eye sight was sensitive to light. When she went to wash her face in a near by lake she four d her eyes were now red instead of sky blue like her underbelly.
All of the memories weren't gone, either. Ishtara ruefully move on until she was reunited with her friends with the addition of a strong young one, and continued her travels along side them. They take on all kinds of odd jobs - cooking, housekeeping, assassinations, blackmail, high class robbery, standard money making such.
Ishtara without Naruto:
A lot of the same but change the places and some of the names. The last name is changed to Aeries, as is ___ last name. ___ mother, Chiyo Aeries, doesn't die. She continues her travels and is an active figure in Ishtara's life. Ishtara stays with her for some of the time after ___ and Opal's death.
She's taken in by two high class ninjas that both die later on. They are the same ninjas, but Opal's last name is Fargo. They also don't have the "Naruto world" village hierarchy. They become the leaders of their own groups, however.
She isn't enslaved, but meets and falls in love with the cripple princess, and learns magic from her. In the princess's death, the spell is casted, and she commits suicide to kill the attackers rather than die in the fire.
Orochimaru is replaced by a snake like demon of a low level. In her travels, Ishtara finds her mother and she tells her what happened.
She meets Vincent, and Albany sooner and stays with them longer in travels before staying with the princess. Things are the same with them after that.
There's another story after that which takes place with some other characters: She is sent to a lower plain in the afterlife that's a lot like the living world. She is taken in by a higher up in position in the world and is a opted by him later on. While Ishtara learns more about the world she's in and more fighting styles and magic, she's reunited with ___ but find out that Opal and the princess are being held hostage in a different realm of the afterlife for what they did in their lifetimes and how they died.
Ishtara plots with her l.p.a. papa and l.w.a. dad to save them but her l.p. parent is abruptly abducted and taken to the same plain. Ishtara saves them with the help of her dad, Vincent, Kikyo, and Albany. Ishtara and Pearl reunite and Pearl removes the curse. Some time afterwards, she and Pearl pick up where they left off and they eventually marry each other.