Princess Ailys Grayson
Mending flesh is easy. Healing the heart is a more delicate art.
Description: Ailys stands tall for a woman at five feet and ten inches, with a slender frame and relaxed bearing. Her midnight hair often is held back in a braid, but when it is "down" it is a riot of spring black curls that grow as much up as down her shoulders. Ailys's skin is a smooth light brown with an even complexion. Her eyes are a soft dove gray color, framed by thick black lashes; large and expressive with an earnest, sometimes solemn look to them. Her mouth is wide and her smiles bright, showing off perfect teeth that contrast well against her dark hair and dusky skin. Ailys carries herself with a great deal of quiet joy and wide-eyed enthusiasm thinly veiled by propriety.
Personality: If there were two words to describe Ailys they would be 'earnest' and 'patient'. Ailys is a young woman mature beyond her age due to her remarkable temperance and composure. Though she's of sweet and joyful demeanor, Ailys is a woman who rarely loses her temper or finds much cause to frown. She is intense but calm, with a sincerity in all that she does.
Background: Ailys Grayson-- daughter of Rodric Grayson and Daniela Bisland --was born with all the patience and composure that her older brother, Ainsley, was not. She was born exactly two years after him, to the day, as well. Her parents like to joke that she came out of the womb with more poise and grace than even the most veteran of diplomats. So, of course, it is their greater and utter dismay that she refused to become a politician like they hoped instead favoring study and the field of the medicine. She is capable of diplomacy, etiquette, and regal bearing-- she simply prefers to tend to the wounded and ill rather politics.
Ailys knew from a young age that she would need to learn how to mend flesh and bone; after all, her older brother was always getting hurt in his training. It's something that simply came to her naturally. She instinctively tended to cuts and scrapes. Her tending started with Ainsley but soon encomposed all of the children that trained under her uncle, Duke Gabriel Bisland, as well.
At the age of ten she was watching a sparring match between two hot headed young men-- no adults around --that ended with one of the boys getting a particularly bad knock to the head. Ailys calmly took control of the situation tending to the injured boy while she sent the other to get her uncle's physician. Said physician was impressed by her handling of the situation and from that day forward she was apprenticed and officially taught the ways of medicine and healing.
As she has grown she was trusted more and more until now at the age of majority acts on her own as a physician, having graduated out of her apprenticeship.
She takes both her duties as a healer and those of being a Grayson princess very seriously, but she also tends to enjoy life as much as she can. Calm, composed, and happy; Ailys is full of patience and joy.