Lady Eirlys Greenmarch
Where everyone else sees the differences that could tear all of us apart, I see all the things that can bring us together. Like a quilt carefully crafted, so many different pieces and yet it comes together to make something beautiful.
Obituary: Died in the Battle of Stormwall, valiantly sacrificing herself to save the lives of others.
Description: While of a height with many men and possessed of an athletic yet unmistakably feminine frame, what draws attention to Eirlys is the way she moves. Her natural grace has more in common with a prowling forest cat than with the average noblewoman. No less distinctive are her striking ice-blue eyes, framed in a heart-shaped face that is fair of skin. Her full lips are turned up in a smile more often than not, lighting up her features. She customarily wears her raven-dark hair in a long, intricate braid that is both elegant and functional for the Greenmarch prodigal.
Personality: Eirlys seems to have an instinctive sense for social cues and rarely seems to be out of place in her surroundings despite being both young and a prodigal. Rarely reserved, she's outgoing in nature and generally wears a smile on her face. Sweet and caring, she is nonetheless fiercely loyal to her family.
Background: Eirlys has been used to a life of independence and a measure of self-sufficiency for as long as she can remember. Her mother died when she was little more than a babe in arms, and with her father having suffered crippling injuries in a battle a number of years prior, she was allowed to run a little wild and largely decided for herself the path that her life should take. As befitting a resident of the Greenwood, she learned the use of a blade, and fervently defended her clan's home from those who might seek to usurp the lands they had held for centuries.
Yet, while is proud of her heritage, she saw only opportunity when the Greenmarch Abandoned bent the knee in fealty. She had always been fascinated by the idea of the city of Arx and loved any stories that she heard about what life was like there. Now, she gets to see for herself the reality of the place, fully embracing this new adventure and prepared to realize all the potential she believes she was born to - without ever forgetting who she is.
|Alarissa||She seems a seasoned warrior, this lady of Telmar. With that affinity for braids and her attitude when it comes to not getting osmething right the first time, impresses Alarissa and likely she will cross paths again.|
|Aleksei||I vaguely recall embarrassing myself being terrified of being noticed by Princess Alis in front of her.|
|Alexis||Recipient of the Sword of Sugan, and - if I got my Greenmarchers correct - the sister to Alis' husband. She looks nice.|
|Artorius||You don't really know someone until after you've fought them. Lady Eirlys possesses a certain kind of grace that is rare in a swordswoman and gave me a great run for my money. I wouldn't mind getting to know her better verbally. Nice woman!|
|Cristoph||She seems like an interesting woman. I'll be forever grateful that our first meeting didn't result in her pouring mead on my head. No thanks to my sister.|
|Dominic||Fought well for the twilight drake.|
|Echo||At first glance, she came across as a packrat of sorts, but it's been made clear that these things she's been collecting are for her friends - How lucky of them! I should take a page out of her book and do the same next time.|
|Edain||My new.... is the sister of your brother-in-law your sister-in-law? I am confused by this.. but I digress. She is a great fighter from the Greenmarch, nearly the equal of Princess Marian, which is praise I do not give lightly. She has been very dedicated to me, and has been a body guard to me, sometimes whether I want one or not. I know full well I survived the Battle of Pridehall because of her. All that said, I think it is possible she just likes me for my owl Roland, but I cannot blame her. He is a charmer.|
|Fiachra||Younger sister, fierce as a wolf. Passionate and caring and I hope that this life never takes those things away from her.|
|Gaston||A young woman who seems to have a love of violence about her, and little care for proper etiquette. There seems to be no real malice in it though, and I'm hardly one to judge someone on the finer points of manners, now am I? Besides, she showed skill and that has to count for more.|
|Jacque||Shamaness and warrior. She's proud of her heritage and I can respect that, as a Valardin. I also appreciate what seems to be her unshakable faith in my House. She'll prove, in a very short time, to be a good friend to have.|
|Jael||Full of ideas on how to torment Cris. I adore her already.|
|Jeffeth||A soon to be princess, the type of noble that likes to pretend not to be a noble. Seems alright to me though.|
|Joslyn||She says she can fight, I'd love to take her up on it someday.|
|Katarina||Fierce battle maiden and well-versed in many interesting 'arts', Eirlys is now technically Katarina's sister-in-law and someone who is high on her list to form stronger bonds with.|
|Margerie||My daughter's 'sister', in so many ways. Such strong young women - they make a mother proud.|
|Marian||An amazing teacher. She's been helping me actually avoid getting hit by the sword instead of running into it. I might actually avoid getting additional scars.|
|Merek||%bWhen Merek first met Eirlys, he did not know what to think about her. The history of the Velenosians and Valardin wasn't always the best, but he has found her to be one of the few people he trusts since then, and believes she is honourable and a skilled warrior.|
|Orazio||She hit him with a pig bladder! Obviously, this means war. No, he had a good time, and she seems like a pleasant person. Orazio approves.|
|Reese||Reese remembers Eirlys from a while ago and hasn't seen her much recently. She had fun sparring with her and Sigurd in the past and is glad to see her about again. She is pleasant to be around and always up for a spar.|
|Reyna||There is some spunk, fire there, determination. All things I can apprectiate in another, I hope to get a chance to spar with her, and talk even.|
|Ryhalt||A lively and driven lady of the Greenmarch house, and a good teacher and willing to help an amateur improve, which is deeply appreciated and won't be forgotten.|
|Shae||She is great! Played along with my teasing Kael and everything! And best of all, she is kind and caring, none of it is forced, it is true and sincere, and that is a gift. Especially when given so freely as she did to me. I look forward to spending more time with her and getting to know her better. Also, she rides an ELK! And she is going to teach me to ride one too!|
|Shard||Went on a patrol with her. We didn't exchange any real words, but she seems competent. Was protective of the other woman with us, Shae. Rode an elk, which, I'll admit, certainly got my attention.|
|Turo||Seems friendly enough. Odd that she prefers to not be referred to by her title... I wonder if that's the way her family behaves, or if it's just her. Nice tattoos.|