Lady Viviana Pravus
Replace every use of the word 'honor' with the word 'fun', and the world would be a far less dull place.
Description: Few have the ready laugh and genuine smile, both brilliant and full of vigor, like Lady Viviana Pravus. She combines the grace of a noble born lady with the vitality of a company of legends. Her frame is slender and strong, beautifully crafted from a dream of athleticism and grace. Hair the color of mystery itself falls in glorious waves down her back, or tied back in a practical, elegant braid. Her easy, delightful smiles have life lent to them by the brilliance of her vivid green eyes, which outshine all the jewels in the kingdom. Unquestionably beautiful, her real attraction comes from the confidence and swagger, the belly laughs, the pure ferocity and joy the woman claims from every step, every blink of her long lashes.
Personality: Flamboyantly daring with brash confidence, Viviana intends to live life to its fullest. Setbacks and defeats are just entertaining challenges that allow her to showcase dazzling skill or charm, and Viviana is never one to permit anything to throw her off her jaunty stride for very long. With a wicked wit and keenly ambitious mind that lives up to House Pravus' dark reputation, she's ready to laugh off just about everything- particularly words of caution, piety of restraint.
Background: From very early in her life, Lady Viviana Pravus knew she would never be happy doing just one thing. She had a deep, unquenchable hunger to find out everything life had to offer. She can enjoy the courtly games of intrigue as much as any noble from the Lyceum, but she yearns for adventure and experiences far beyond the court. She impulsively took up hobby after hobby, switching between each with a lightning pace as a youth, until finally settling on swordplay both as a practical means of serving her House and of exploring the sort of adventure she hungers for. She adopted the flamboyant style of the duelists of the Lyceum city-states that spar for sport and fame, and appreciating the sense of theater that can win over crowds with a jaunty display of skill, arrogance and humor. Never one to be tied down for long, she started escorting the Setarco vessels sailing out with their silk shipments, staying out at sea for so long in her new passion she quite nearly missed the turmoil that gripped House Pravus when her cousin Belladonna came to power. Of course, once she was back in Setarco, intrigue between the houses resulting in more than a few desperate and flashy swordfights were a dream come true for Viviana, and she demonstrated enough skill, talent, and most importantly, loyalty to House Pravus that she was named head of the City Watch of Setarco. Unfortunately, her brash nature got the better of her, and merchant complaints caused her to resign the post she found far more boring than she anticipated and has since made for Arx to help family and hopefully get into far more entertaining trouble.
|Arianna||It's been too long, but you're still sharp as the blade you carry and deadly beautiful.|
|Aurelia||The Sword of Pravus. More interested in adventure than beheading me, which is a plus in my book. I hope she can hold her liquor, because I think we would get along delightfully.|
|Belladonna||What is House Pravus? Is it a web of blood or the vivacious smirk on the flamboyant duelist's lips? Whatever it is, it will live forever in the enchanting smile and defiant laughter of women like our Sword.|
|Celeste||Fire hides behind her laconic lounging; the smoke of destruction rises from her grin. Vivi is everything I am not, and for that I shall always envy her in private, and curse her when I must. Physically strong and swift, a tempest let lose in mortal form.|
|Fatima||Bella's sword, a lady of the sea and duelist of some accomplishment, or so she presents herself. Which is well and good, for she's more in the style I prefer than the swaggering or brawny champions of some Houses. Also, she has her priorities straight as regard both wine and loot-worthy targets. Always a good sign!|
|Grazia||The Sword of Pravus is pretty, but that is misleading. She is quick to think and ready to act, and for all she plays at boredom, she is aware.|
|Lianne||As beautiful and vivacious as ever, bold and brilliant and clever. It does me good to have my sister near, and I am reminded all too easily of why I adore her so.|
|Prisila||She's not just a Sword. That much is apparent by the frightful intelligence behind that gaze of hers. I look forward to seeing her with sword in hand.|
|Sebastian||It's been some months since I've had the pleasure of seeing the Sword of Setarco, thanks to the respective duties that have pulled us in different directions. She is as bold, confident, and fearless as I remember her being. I'm thrilled to see her in Arx and look forward to spending more time with her.|