My master whose yoke I wear, I am his slave,
the commander of the fleet, the sacker of Troy,
hes does not know how this detestable woman
licks him with praise and whines her welcome,
only to work her evil like a treacherous spirit of Ruin.
Soooo I didn't really expect to make another one of these tonight, it just sort of happened.
Having been separated from his wife and family while fighting in the Great War on mainland Europe, the great commander/general Agamemnon (as portrayed by John Rhys-Davies), Lord of Argive Manor, found himself to be quite... lonely on the long dark nights. Having acquired and lost one young woman in a fray, he took one who had been paired with one of his best officers, a Major Achilles. By the end of the war, he somehow had managed to take home to England a young German heiress by the name of Cassandra - an odd young woman, quite possibly mad. Having convinced one of his daughters years ago to join the nurses corps, which resulted in her death, the great general was unaware of just how angry his wife was. Or, at least he didn't quite expect the bath she had prepared for him...
Cassandra (as portrayed by Sophia Myles), daughter of the German commander, Priam von Troja, had claimed from an early age that she could predict the future. When she grew up, a young scholar she knew through her brothers by the name of Apollo turned out to be the only person who truly believed her. But, after a disastrous attempt to seduce her, Apollo (a god in disguise, as they often are) made it so that no one, more so than before, would never believe a word poor Cassandra ever spoke again. After frantically trying to warn her father many times about joining to war with the Allied powers, their family was torn apart by the end of the war, and Cassandra seemed to have all but lost her mind. Finding herself riding in a car across France to Calais with a strange Englishman weeks later, Cassandra knew the end was coming for both of them. Apollo had forsaken her and a so-called British gentleman had taken advantage of her and had taken her prisoner for his personal prize. Nothing good could ever come of it.
So, let me kind of explain Cassandra's outfit for a second. I watched the Michael Cacoyannis version of The Trojan Women with Katharine Hepburn as Hecuba a while back and in it Geneviève Bujold played Cassandra. Her performance, I thought, was incredibly brilliant. It was just absolutely amazing. Anyway, her costume was this net-like dress thing that I think was supposed to be a former dress made into tatters and rags by the end of the decimation of Troy, hence the oddly knitted shawl I've included in my Cassandra's costume.