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Gianna Whisper

Even the blackest crow is still a songbird.

Social Rank: 7
Concept: Ambitious Songbird
Fealty: Crownsworn
Family: Corvo
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Singer
Height: 5'7"
Hair Color: Dark
Eye Color: Blue
Skintone: Fair

Titles: Nightingale of the Bard's College, Legendary Performer

Description: Gianna has classic good looks. Dark-haired, blue eyed, she doesn't really stand out amongst the beauties of Arx, save for her voice. Her voice is powerful and will be long past when her looks have faded. Her expression tends to be impassive and, to be honest, not entirely friendly. Cool. Reserved. Just a hint of steely determination in her eyes. Gianna moves with confidence, as though her rank is higher than it actually is.

Personality: Gianna has a sharp blade and a sharp tongue. Both are employed in her defense. She is not a soft-hearted girl; she knows what she wants and she will do what she needs to do to get it. Ruthless? Maybe. Gianna comes across as cool, maybe even aloof; that just means the rare displays of charm or emotion are all the more puissant. Even when she's smiling, she's just a little guarded.

Background: Gianna doesn't speak much about where she's from. Refuses to, really. She sounds and looks Lycene, so that's probably a safe bet. If she has any brothers or sisters, she hasn't said. If her parents are still alive, she hasn't said. If she has any children, she hasn't said.

While she arrived in Arx, she spent time playing songs and singing in various inns, taverns, and other public places where passersby might spare a little coin. Gianna quickly made a name for herself by becoming a Whisper and then founding the Bard's College, a social organization for singers, musicians, those hoping to better their musical skills, and supporters of such artists.

Her rough edges (mostly) smoothed over, Gianna continues to strive for recognition and riches. Gianna has an eye for shiny things, and is unapologetic about her plans to obtain them.

Relationship Summary


Ally:
  • Arik - The Northern Lord was one of the first to hire Gianna to play music when she arrived in Arx.
  • Sabella - The People's Princess has boundless enthusiasm and smiles. She's also a supporter of the arts and a skilled performer herself.
  • Lumen - The Co-Radiant is the first person Gianna thinks of when she has to figure out the best way to be diplomatic.

  • Friend:
  • Amari - Good company. While they are rather different people, Gianna and Amari have enough similar interests to make conversation easy.
  • Porter - Remarkably down to earth (especially for a man whose first love is the sea), Porter is a supporter of the College. He also gives very nice presents.

  • Patron:
  • Niklas - A brilliant playwright and supporter of the arts. Prince Niklas has a way of saying just what Gianna needs to hear in the manner in which she wants to hear it.
  • Name Summary
    Adora I don't like her.
    Aethan Seems to have caught Porter's eye. Impressive for one who isn't married.
    Alarissa A whisper and one with such a lovely voice.
    Alessandro A very talented musician -- I am happy to have met her in the flesh.
    Alessia She has a wonderful voice and she's a pleasant drinking companion. I'm glad to have met her, hopefully will hear her perform in more events soon.
    Alexandre The Nightingale of the Bards, she's certainly caught my interest for the future achievements of the Bard's College, and its Nightingale.
    Alexio Perhaps a kindred spirit. Gianna seems to understand me, and perhaps I understand her in the same way. Time will tell, but I do hope that we can become fast friends.
    Amari Gianna is a lady of determination, elegant style and fine manners. She has to be quite driven too, given the progress she's made with the Bard's College. I'm quite impressed.
    Anton First Whisper I've met in Arx, protege of my distant cousin. Also, seems to have an interest in plays, I think. Good with doing voices.
    Ariella The first Whisper I've ever met that I think I genuinely like.
    Arthen How could I ever forget Gianna Whisper? I never could, that's the honest answer, no matter what she tells you, I never once ever forgot I'd met her before, on account of how she is so dang memorable. I could definitely pick her out of any crowd. Definitely.
    Austen A wonderful singer and excellent performer. She seems proud of herself, and so she should be.
    Avaline The Nightingale seems to enjoy praise and is otherwise quiet and reserved. I look forward to seeing her performance.
    Barric A talented singer and musician by all accounts, kind enough to not leave me unattended at the fundraiser, at least for a time. Perhaps sometime in the future we will have more opportunity to get to know one another.
    Berenice A positively resplendent model!
    Berto A divine songstress, and a wonderful hostess, this Nightengale.
    Bethany I've never heard anyone sing like that.
    Bianca Inquisitive yet skeptical. Two qualities I find of value when pursuing truth. I hope she finds what she is searching for.
    Bianca It is said without a standpoint reached through questionings, human beings can't acquire knowledge. The Nightingale is a strong example of one unafraid to ask the questions needed to find truth.
    Brigida Ice cold. Beautiful voice, though.
    Calandra Such a gifted woman, there is no doubt that Gianna has a great and illustrious future ahead of her.
    Caspian She is one hell of a singer!
    Clara I don' think I actually know very many, if any, Whispers. She seems ta be a nice enough sort and she handled a rather awkward sociopolitical conversation with grace. I look forward ta knowin' her if fate permits.
    Constantine A pleasant woman, polite if a bit cool in conversation. All I've heard are boons toward her performance capabilities. Collected and graceful, she is a stunning sight to behold. An underlying force to her blase demeanor I hope to better understand as we are acquainted.
    Coraline The woman can freaking sing! That is no secret, but she is also an astute business woman, and the fact she got the Bard's College up and running is just amazing.
    Cristoph We met one morning over coffee, it definitely made my time in the cafe more interesting.
    Cullen Interesting. Sounds Lycene, but wouldn't admit to it. A powerful voice the likes of which I've rarely heard, and a perceptive eye. Smart. She ought to have an interesting life here in Arx, and a great deal of success in whatever she happens to choose to do.
    Cullen Still an enigma, even after making a name for herself as Nightingale. I am quite enchanted by her singing, and find her demeanor somewhat curious, but I imagine there's something there we do not know. Or at least, I don't.
    Darren What an incredible musician. I've never in my life seen a bawdy ballad turned into a composition of intuition and emotional poignance. Well done! I look forward to learning from her. She clearly understands the musical arts better than most.
    Delia Perhaps one day I will bug her for singing lessons, but until then I will enjoy listening to her talents instead! She is a pleasure to know and good company to keep.
    Delilah A woman knows the value of the goods around her, surveys them with a keen and cutting eye worthy of a hawk, and then delivers her verdicts with a raptor's precision. She is not someone to cross without tremendous confidence or social forces.
    Denica Met her at the monthly skirt and gown, and she was certainly interesting! Of course she's a whisper, you can tell that, right off.
    Elgana A lovely songstress. Hers is a unique and captivating voice that I am hopeful to hear again. And soon.
    Emmelline Very nice sort of woman, loves fashion though.
    Fatima We had an interesting first meeting, as she and the Grandmaster knew what was going on and I hadn't a clue. But she's quite the lovely performer, and good conversation by that. Quite a credit to her renowned house and the new establishment she's helped put together.
    Gabriel A Whisper with whom I look forward to working with.
    Gareth If nothing else, it's a lovely voice.
    Gaston I can see why she's known for her music, that voice is quite incredible. And she moved a knight to come dancing into a bar, so...that's something.
    Harlex A nightingale at the College. The Nightingale, from what I'm told and she did not deny. But amicable enough.
    Iseulet Elegant and lives up to everything a Whisper is and should be. She shares many of the same passions I do, as well as ambitions. I look forward to working with her in the future and attending her concerts - truly she sparkles when she sings.
    Itzal An apprentice Whisper? Nonesense, she's proven as skilled in organizing and hosting social events as the best of them, and has been pleasant company throughout!
    Jarel The Nightingale, a reputation well deserved. I have not heard someone who can sing like if she was some kind of divinity. Her voice is not just powerful, but also quite emotional. And it is easy to sweep you off your feet. No wonder she is the Nightingale.
    Jasher Not as much for words as expected, but what does come out is wielded by a cutting edge. Someone to consider.
    Jeffeth What a lovely songstress! She was incredibly lovely when she started to sing! Enough to make me just a touch nervous!
    Jordan A bard who happens to be an apprentice Whisper. I think she's got a bright future ahead of her as a courtier, if she learns under Lumen, and Bliss, and so many of the other performers and diplomats of the House. I've mentioned Ezekiel to her since she's interested in founding a Bard College of sorts.
    Josephine A woman with a lovely voice and a lovely taste in jewelry.
    Kaede A woman humble and sweet, with a painfully beautiful voice, and just enough cunning and greed to her that she knows when to grab for things.
    Kenna Such pretty music she plays, though her voice itself is quiet. Perhaps she is a bit shy? Or it was simply the wrong time to be meeting her.
    Lilith A very beautiful Whisper and the Nightingale of the Bard's College. She told me all about the Bard's College and their upcoming productions. I can't wait to see them. She seemed very nice.
    Luca I've heard she's called the Nightingale, but she strikes me as a siren when she opens her mouth to sing. A curious creature, she is, but her ambitions seem to be in the right place, considering her work with opening that bard's college up. Gracious entertainers are always welcome wherever I am.
    Luis A lovely Mistress head of the Bard College. She does seem polite to a fault, though she can laugh and drink and speak of those whom I know with a fondness that suggests a warm heart that beats within. She is indeed a pleasure to spend time around.
    Melody The Nightingale of the Bard's College -- One with a terribly, sickeningly beautiful voice. Oh, I can imagine that there's plenty of men and women hanging off her arms and legs after hearing such a voice. It must be difficult.
    Merek I met Gianna at the mission to meet Pirates for negotiation. She is quite a good singer it would seem, and she seems pretty nice!
    Mirari She has a look about her that says that she might be someone you either want to fight with, or don't want to get into a fight with at all. As someone who is also contrary, I sincerely hope that she doesn't end up being boring. So many people in this city can be.
    Monique The most beautiful voice and clever fingers. And a willingness to sing bawdy songs! There's not much to dislike about Gianna.
    Niklas She has a shark smile to go with her shark's eyes, but I like her nevertheless. She is a truly gifted artist and no one who adds that much beauty to the world can be bad.
    Norwood She's quick with the right words when they are needed, my gratitude.
    Nuala We assign first place of music to the nightingale, but surely she is a rarer bird than that. Such astute awareness of events and ready observation gives puts me more in mind of the arresting brilliance of the marsh warbler, her song vigorous and woven from a cloth of many shades. Out of those disparate pieces and influences, she is all the more interesting and complex.
    Orathy Reckon her voice is much like the sirens of the sea that the sailors always speak of, that she be wearin leather only makes a man wonder how true it could be.
    Petal friendly, welcoming and can play a lyre
    Prisila Oh goodness there is actually a Whisper who stands by their ideals. I so very much like her in a place where I like very little.
    Quenia I first met Gianna during the Saik fundraiser for the Bard's College. I'm glad to see that she was able to collect enough funding to get it started. It'll be interesting to see what she does with it.
    Reese A songbird with a voice like the seraph of song must have, if there is a seraph of song.
    Riagnon A charismatic and fun Whisper performer! I thought she did just swell with the Northern Shav'arvani!
    River Business business buisness. She seems like she is going to be duty first and the journey to the destination be damned. A good quality, but gods it's a bit intimidating.
    Rook A singer, she says. Perhaps a song to a piano tune's duet, sometime. Not this party, but maybe the next?
    Rowenova An extraordinary bard! There are no words! Hilarious lyrics, too!
    Sabella Mistress Gianna is an absolute inspiration! Her idea for the Bard's College is amazing! She has the voice of a nightengale and an amazing ambition! I expect great things of her!
    Salena I'm not one to go out of my way to find a musician or flick a coin to a bard but since I was in the area, there's something soothing about hearing a song out in the peace of a Garden. Good voice, don't know much else about them other than they seem to curry favor with Prince Niklas' and his play writing.
    Selene Serious, with a touch of quick humour when she wishes, and splendidly dressed as ever.
    Shae Bright. Cheerful. Pretty voice. A song bird.
    Sheena I don't know what to think of her. She seems outgoing.
    Sorrel She wants to be a famous singer, and I wish her the best of luck in that. She probably should take a moment to calm down and pace herself, though, because she's got a lot going on, but she is supposed to be a really fantastic singer.
    Sunniva A lovely Whisper and rather apt in in the way of social dancing. I look forward to the design of Harthall pearls she will wear. I also look forward to further correspondences.
    Talwyn In the world, Gianna is an adagio in F, of unmatched complexities that even the most deft of social operators would have trouble dissembling. The Nightingale has her remarkable songs and also very sharp claws and beak she never hesitates to apply.
    Theodoric A joy of both apperance and sound, lovely and lyrical.
    Valarian A mysterious and talented beauty from somewhere that is not here. Dismissive of the lowers, but it's not like I spend time around here much these days. Voice of absolute clarity and strength, lovely to behold. Wishes to be a Whisper, I've no doubt she shall be. I'll have to get more songs - and perhaps her story.
    Venturo A beautiful singer, a woman who aspires to the Whisper House. With her voice? I have little doubt they will see her potential, and will be taken in.
    Vercyn A wonderful songstress who was gracious enough to let me sing along and ruin her song, and a professional performer who understands the value of entertainment.
    Wilhelmina This is a very brightly person. She seems to enlighten everything with her words. She's easygoing and is welcoming.
    Wylla She has a bard's college! And she sings! Such art!
    Yasmine There is more to being a brilliant performer than just skill. It takes presence. Gianna Whisper has that in spades. I would love to do a collaboration with her sometime.
    Zara She has the best of questions, but her voice is behind compare. Oh and when doing truth and lies, well.. so much fun.
    Zoey A talented musician. Thank the gods she doesn't sing -at- me, and she seems to understand that in social settings, the musicians are the power -behind- the throne.