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Lady Miranda Rubino

Second place is first loser.

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Ambitious Knight
Fealty: Velenosa
Family: Rubino-Zaffria
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Knight
Height: 5'7"
Hair Color: Mahogany
Eye Color: Golden brown
Skintone: Olive

Titles: Sword of Gemecitta

Description: With gorgeous mahogany hair that falls in graceful waves down her back, Miranda is unquestionably a lovely woman. Her well-defined cheekbones give her a classical beauty, with golden brown eyes glittering sensuously framed by the longest lushest lashes. Her mouth is wide and her smiles are generous. Built athletically, she nonetheless cuts a feminine figure.

(Her hair looks to be braided, but is actually twisted with multiple strands intertwining and held in place by a set of hairpins. Several strands are loose, framing her face delicately. The rest of her hair is braided loosely down her backand tied with a leather cord. At her waist is a leather swordbelt, holding at least her House sword, Truce.)

Personality: Miranda has a competitive streak a mile long. She was never spoiled the way her brother was, though she never resented him his good luck, and she's worked for every single scrap she got as the "extra baby." She's driven and very ambitious because she craves the idea of being recognized for her accomplishments, and the only way to win true praise is to actually do things. She wants to command troops as a knight, and she wants to work for the good of her people, not just for the sake of doing good but for the real recognition it brings. She's constantly compensating to be better, and while she wouldn't mind being popular, being valuable is more essential to her. She's also got a reasonably good sense of humor and can laugh at herself and the way her mother has dubbed her "extra."

Background: Miranda loves to tease her older brother Fecundo about his name, and he loves to tease her back about being the "extra" baby. Their mother named him thus because she had so much trouble getting pregnant that she was certain he would be her only child, and thus he would need to give her all of the grandchildren in the world. Naturally, Miranda came along not even two years later, but she was, in her mother's mind, unnecessary. Anything Fecundo wanted he could have, and Miranda quickly learned to manipulate her older brother's good nature since her mother refused to spoil her as well. It worked every time. Whether Fecundo knew and chose to spoil his little sister, or whether she was that good at pulling strings, that is up for debate.

As a young girl, she fell in love with a set of armor that a Gemecittan merchant had in his shop. It was, by far, not out of the family's price range, but her mother repeatedly refused to buy the set of armor for her. Crushed, Miranda worked tirelessly to put together the silver for it and finally bought it for herself. It was her most prized possession for many years and she wore it proudly as she trained to be a knight.

Miranda sought out the knighthood so that she could lead troops into battle. She was one of Gemecitta's youngest commanders at Setarco and she saw some very strange things. She's interested in continuing to command troops in the army and to be recognized for her efforts to rebuild it. She'd also like to join the Society of Explorers so that she can lead expeditions to strange and far-off places, to discover new situations and earn recognition for them. She might like to run a ministry for her House or even the Crown! That's one of the reasons she's come to Arx -- that and the opportunity to get away from her stifling crazy mother.

More of a military leader than a swordswoman, Miranda is fairly good-natured but competitive. She's counting every opportunity available in Arx as a potential win, and she's drawn to the endless possibilities.

Relationship Summary


Sibling:
  • Fecundo - The best of the best, Big Brother. Always.

  • Friend:
  • Faruq - My heart is yours.
  • Harlex - Far more than you seem. It's always the quiet ones that we must watch out for.
  • Prisila - There's no one else I'd rather prank with...
  • Reese - We share more than we thought. Trust me.
  • Ariella - Ahh, such sweet temptation..

  • Family:
  • Grazia - Duchess who welcomed me into her House and began to see a tool to use as well as a woman. Much love and appreciation.
  • Domonico - My favorite bare-chested workout partner. You've touched my heart, Cousin.
  • Sylvio - My favorite cousin with silken words.
  • Aiden - Your faith in me is empowering.
  • Name Summary
    Adora She seemed to really like that prince. Easily impressed I guess. I don't like her.
    Aiden She sells herself as a capable leader, time will tell if she's able to produce the efforts in which her confidence seemed to promise.
    Alessandro I do not know Lady Miranda personally, but Rodrigo remarked particularly on her excitement at the wedding of Mistress Isabelle and Master Milton. I would certainly like to meet her properly.
    Alessia She seems like a pleasant woman, polite to talk to and encouraging to others.
    Artorius Little Miry! Goodness, I feel old now. She's grown into such a beautiful young woman. I hear her military tactics are rather wonderful.
    Austen A thoughtful woman. Adept at studying others, and ever so polite. I suspect I would not wish to be on the sharp end of her tongue...
    Berenice Se makes quite a /splash/, doesn't she? Literally, I mean. There is splashing over there.
    Bianca I so wish I had had time to better speak with the Lady Miranda on a personal level during our first meeting, but what I was able to gather of her in our unfortunately brief words shared is she is a diligent woman of faith and beauty. A leader.
    Brigida She seems to know what she wants. I hope she makes people fear to get between her and whatever it is.
    Cadenza She's actually....super great. I want to get to know her more.
    Cirroch A woman who takes fighting seriously. My kind of person, hope to see her on the battlefield some day.
    Cullen An adventurous sort! I'm quite glad she made it to the dinner, being new in town and all. I can understand that completely, given my own relentless curiosity in such things and the love for exploration. She should find no end of opportunities here.
    Domonico Another second cousin. Friendly seeming and has a good rapport with her brother Fecundo. Hopefully I'll get to know them better soon.
    Donato Oh, this Lady of Rubino! Charming without effort, a sense of humor that will lay one low - right upon a couch! A clear eye for the beautiful things in life, like me. Which is fitting, for she is quite beautiful herself, and takes my behavior quite in stride!
    Edain She is young and already an accomplished warleader. Much because she just had to be during dark times. But when forced into command by all accounts she has soared. She reminds me greatly of my sister Princess Alis, and that is some of the highest praise I can offer.
    Emily She's competent and sure of herself. Qualities I greatly admire in others. A woman of action and that is someone I can appreciate.
    Faruq Beautiful and charming even if her choice in alcohol is questionable. New to the city as I am, perhaps we will explore the city together sometime. It would be hard to find more pleasant company.
    Faye An Interesting woman, cheerful and personable. Enjoyable company in a crowded bar. I wouldn't mind a quiet conversation with her as well, though.
    Fecundo It is good to have my sister here, finally. Feels more like home now.
    Gaston She's an excellent woman to watch fight, full of verve and life and wit. That makes any duel far more entertaining. And in loss, rather good natured about it. Team Miranda over Team Fecundo any day!
    Grazia Charming and capable, the true difficulty that Lady Miranda may have here in Arx is the teasing of her elder brother. Still, she is eager to be useful and we shall certainly use her help.
    Gwenna Lady Miranda Rubino is an absolute delight! We met at The Gala and surely should attempt to meet up again soon to, at the very least, compare brother plots. I suspect we may have more than just that in common and sincerely hope our paths cross again before too long.
    Harlex A playfulness in her sword-work but no less serious or deadly, like the diving peregrine across the waves, elegant and swift and purposeful. It was a pleasure to meet in the sands.
    Insaya A gracious woman, a credit to her family and, if she succeeds in her aims, a great boon to the Compact.
    Iseulet Astute and gentle spirited woman. I hope she catches me on a better day so I may make a better impression sometime.
    Jasher A new Explorer and enthusiastic with her work. Promising, I suppose.
    Jophiel Beautiful and talented, she continues to try. There is no quit in her, and I am refreshed to see that after seeing the give up in the eyes of so many. She seems to be in relations with Lord Faruq, and they make a fine couple indeed.
    Jordan Lord Fecundo's sister. Seems like a good Lady, maybe a knight as her brother. Definitely athleticism there.
    Jyri Made it look like she danced, fighting that wild dog.
    Kenna She simply swept me up into the conversation and made me feel quite welcome in all the confusion.
    Leola She seemed suspiciously off-put when we met. Then again, I had been riding. It's warm in summer. And perfumes make Brier sneeze
    Liara She's immediately delightful company. Quick to laugh and friendly, too, and amply chatty. She has the look of a warrior about her, perhaps, but didn't mention that at first, anyway.
    Lorenzo A lovely woman and delightful companion to speak with at the Gala. I hope we will be able to speak again soon under quieter circumstances.
    Lucita Lord Fecundo's lovely sister who is focused on warrior type training and skills. She has a sense of style and won a costume contest. Best of all, she is witty, one of her retorts toward my brother was priceless!
    Malika A friend of my brother I met at the Hart. A younger sister as I am, so she is woman who is used the special abuse brothers give little sisters.
    Martino A lovley and charming knight to be sure. Splendant to look upon in such green brocades, with rubicund sabre resting at her hip.
    Meriah The Knight of Irritation and other fun titles. Delightful young thing with sharp eyes. Could gobble her up, I could.
    Mikani A sailor from a Land person ... a woman I could enjoy hanging around.
    Niklas Threw herself into the fray to protect citizens from mad dogs without a second's thought. Admirable. Also, Isabelle says she was a delight at her wedding!
    Nuala Like a dolphin, she leaps through life with joy and so much vigor. I rarely see her alone, surrounded in a cloud of acquaintances. But she is competent and steady, an able combatant. Impossible not to like someone who is down to earth and utterly amiable.
    Petal She is gracious client. I think a warrior, but still wears dresses well.
    Pharamond If everyone had this Lady's sheer gumption and perseverance, the Crown would be unstoppable.
    Prisila Sharp young Lady with the kind of appreciation for Seraceni antics that will take her far. I love dangerous women and she's no exception to the rule.
    Quenia An adventurer who is sharp of wit, and might give Luis a run for his money for all the pranks he does. I like her.
    Reese Polite, curious about other people, has an energy for life and a brightness about her path. She will go far.
    Sabella She's a lovely young woman who I was surprised to learn was a Rubino! I'm glad to know that my cousin the Duke will be surrounded with such wonderful family members!
    Samuele She is witty as she is confident in her skill. I am sure a great conversationalist.
    Sebastian A surprising lady -- I would not have picked her as an explorer, and yet she demonstrates a has a steady head and thoughtfulness that gives me confidence in her abilities.
    Selene She's bright and amiable and quite entertaining to have about. Quick to smile and laugh.
    Talwyn My lady cousin is a credit to the Rubinos, a resplendent run of notes on a crescendo. Her presence is an allegro in the world, promising at a swift reaction, restrained for others to follow.
    Tovell We met in a hard moment for her, but she seems to have a sound backbone. I hope we can meet again.
    Turo A good sport, sailing in a regatta despite not being the sailing type.
    Valdemar She has the eyes of an eagle, and keeps her head under pressure. I would be happy to fight at her side again.
    Verity She stood up decently well to Harlex. Girl has moxie!
    Zara The sister of a friend who just arrived in the city. She is slightly younger than I but I scene a kindred spirit for one who seems to already know her mind and willing to share it. I look forward to seeing where she goes.
    Zoey She seems quite polite, but I wouldn't be surprised if there's an impish side as well.