Lady Alessia Mazetti
If you're without fear, you've forgotten the rules of life.
Description: Dark brown hair frames a face which possess eyes that gleam like that of a serpent. It's not hard to imagine how prey feels when trapped within their beguiling gaze. Her frame is supple, and she moves with a feminine grace. Alessia is indeed lovely to behold, but it's clear that to get too close is not without its danger. It is, as no few men have said, only too easy to lose oneself to her wiles.
Personality: Silk over steel. As tired as the trope may be, and Alessia admits that it is tired, it is nevertheless an appropriate descriptor. Rather than immediately meet opposition with brute force, she prefers to win both friends and enemies over with her charisma, subtle wit, and cultured Lycene refinement. That said, there comes a time when none of those things are the right tool to reach for...
Background: For Alessia, one of her happiest days came at thirteen. A precocious child, Alessia had always known she was destined for great things. Becoming a glaivedancer was just the first step on that path. The years of training required, however, tempered that youthful pride with instruction that shaped core virtues rather than simply training the body in the ways of a warrior. Today, Alessia knows that greatness doesn't come without hard work and dedication - whether in the field, or in the court of politics.
There have been setbacks, of course, such as that time when her scheme to win favor with a particular lord fell into disarray when he discovered she had been seducing his son as well. She admits that it was poorly done, but surely the man should have known not to conflate business with pleasure. Then there was the time Vitalis asked Dianna to travel with him into that Shav-infested valley and didn't ask her...but they have agreed not to talk about that any more.
These days, Alessia has set her sights on Arx. With a few of the Mazetti doing the unprecedented and leaving their beloved Walled City on the Sea, she has made sure that her uncle includes her name in that number. After all, they couldn't possibly get by without her.
|Ainsley||Lady Alessia is a pleasant woman, even if I think she might have been teasing me a bit. Being regarded as a hero is uncomfortable.|
|Cambria||My cousin Alessia is both beautiful and deadly. She is also keenly intelligent. More importantly? Now that we are together again, I am reminded she is a kindred spirit, and I no longer feel quite so lonely. Also: it is a good thing we both like cats!|
|Demura||A seemingly kind woman, very beautiful, with a deadly looking instrument on her back. I look forward to testing our skills against one another.|
|Donaldo||She seems to know a lot. I will be confident in her knowledge and leadership, if nothing else.|
|Estil||While her cousin talks her up as intimidating to a fault, I find her to be merely an independent woman who knows her own mind. I can appreciate and respect that deeply.|
|Jeffeth||A lovely seeming lady. Cousin of Theron. If she's anything like him she'll pack a punch. I would like to get to know her better and perhaps a test of arms.|
|Talen||Another one of the Mazetti brood; this one has a social awareness. When not dressed correctly in front of the Archduchess of Lenosia, she worries. Which is sensible, when you consider the stance in fashion that their liege's liege's liege has, after all.|
|Theron||Cousin Alessia is a glaivedancer; she's a woman of mystery and I've always known her to be quite the firebrand. I can't wait to see what kind of exploits she'll be up to in the city. Always good drinking stories, I bet.|