Lady Joslyn Stonewood
I enjoy the simple things in life. A moonlit walk on the beach, pretty dresses, makeup, assorted weaponry, tea parties, sparring sessions, shoes... You know, just typical womanly affairs.
Description: Joslyn carries herself as if she had been born into her noble title, self assured and calm and always careful to assure that not a single hair is out of place. She has very pretty features, and seems to always sport a smile, frequently laughing delightfully at any conversation she can find herself in. Her chocolate colored hair is long and often done in very nice and fashionable styles, though they're always kept practical and tied back out of her face. Her dark jade eyes are expressive in all things that she does, lighting up with her smile and darkening with her anger, it's a wonder she can even hide anything behind her gaze. However, there is a quiet sort of energy about her, something that seems coiled and ready to unwind at a moment's notice, and when one's gaze is drawn to her finely toned arms, it's clear that she is a coiled up powerhouse of energy.
Personality: To the casual observer, Joslyn seems to have two completely different personalities, but to Joclyn, they are one in the same. She's a kind woman by nature, always looking for the best in others and always trying to make people laugh. She enjoys the little pleasures, and feminine things, and in many ways embodies the perfect vision of a lady's maid. She is, however, loyal to a fault, and if anybody threatens those that are close to her, and especially if they threaten her charge, she will defend them furiously. Her quick escalation to violence can come as a surprise to many that don't know her well, but when the threat is over she'll be back to her old self, as if nothing had ever happened. The bonds she forms are not easily shattered, and her loyalty is ever unwavering.
Background: The Manicelli family had served the Fidante house for generations. She was a part of a long tradition of family servants that grew up knowing their palace as a home. Both of her parents raised her alongside the nobility, and even though they were always reminded of their place in the house, she grew up to be very close to Calista. So, from a very young age, she was groomed to be the perfect servant for the young Lady so that when they came of age, she would serve her as a personal lady's maid. She took well to her training, enjoying every aspect of it, everything from the dressing and makeup, to the etiquette. She also took well to her other training, to prepare her for the life that was to come.
Upon coming of age, she was hired to join with Calista and attend to her every need, and to be at her side in all things, including and especially anywhere danger is present. With her combat training, she was perfect for assuring that Lady Calista would be kept safe, and she took to the task readily. It was something she'd prepared her whole life for, and she was ready to serve, and protect.
|Alaric||To go into battle with sharpened hairpins demonstrates no lack of confidence, and that self-belief seems to have served her equally well so far in her rise to nobility.|
|Arianna||A dark beauty with the sweet scent of suffering all over her. It's unfortunate what happened but she has no idea the reserves of strength that have suddenly been given to her. Joslyn doesn't know it yet, but that pain gave her the power to accomplish anything. It will be a delicious pleasure to get to know her better.|
|Calaudrin||I always get nervous when people bring small weapons into one of those brawls, but that woman can hold her own. Better than me. Fine companion to have along scouting, would recommend.|
|Cybele||Messere Joslyn Manicelli Handmaid to the Duchess of Roses Captain of the Guard of Fidante, Champion and Mirrormask. She seems nice. Sad, in her heart. But she puts on a brave face. Maybe that is because she is a mirrormask?|
|Darrow||A Disciple of the Thirteenth who reflects on the dark in her past: the rare person I can sympathize with.|
|Delilah||She's a sweet girl who clearly has the best of intentions, let's hope that nobody takes advantage of such a person.|
|Eirlys||I look forward to facing her in the sparring ring.|
|Eleyna||My Champion in a duel against my husband. Hopefully, she proves skilled at it enough so that I can hire her again. I imagine this won't be the last time I need a Champion.|
|Gaston||One of Calista's hand maids, it seems. A touch of quiet determination, and a hunger to better herself in a multitude of ways it seems. Ambition can be a two edged sword, but it seems she's managed to avoid cutting herself. Good for her.|
|Katarina||Katarina didn't get to interact with Joslyn much personally in the small get-together held in the gardens. But from what she could glean of watching her interactions with Princess Reese, she's a woman of many interesting talents and seems an absolute sweetheart. Maybe she's the person to go to to get Alis learn how to be a damned girl!|
|Leola||The deadliest handmaiden in Arx. I shiver every time she moves to arrange my hair, worrying at her skill with those deadly pins. Steel below silk; often quite literally - and a dear friend|
|Mira||At first she was a bit scary, as Eleyna's defender. But she's now my protector, even though she knows it might be a little more dangerous than she expected.|
|Mirari||Beautiful, flirty. Deadly. Beat me in a sparring match!|
|Petal||Petal thinks that Joslyn is so beautiful and loves the idea of making more dresses for her. She hopes to know her better and looks forward to her returning to her shop. She might skip her up in the list of orders, because she is fun to dress.|
|Reese||Reese early expression of Joslyn sort of a slow burn rather than a sudden impact. At first Joslyn was a pretty woman connected to the Fidante and didn't really register too much. Then she ran into at the training and realized that she is quite the fighter and that increased her interest. The first time someone suggested they spar, she wasn't sure that Joslyn would be competition with her hair pins and her delicate beauty. Now she feels differently and sees her a serious warrior or note. she has enjoyed fighting at her side during the siege and she has enjoyed their mission to rescue to animals. She hopes to get closer to her.|
|Saedrus||I met Joslyn quite some time ago now, even then I found her to be a vivacious young woman. She is always a delight, and so passionate. Even more so when she is giddy for the flush of new love.|
|Selene||A delightful young lady. I can see how her upbringing has rubbed off on her, and she seems a wonderful fit as far as a long term client goes. I imagine she'll be quite lovely having around the house.|
|Sparte||Joslyn is, well, she fought on my side helping the Graysons, and then she complimented my fighting. She seems really nice. Um. That's it. Am I supposed to say something else? Oh, uh, er, her... roses in her hair don't make her seem as short as she is?|
|Tallius||Joslyn seems friendly and outgoing, and delighted to have the opportunity to get to know Petal. I have to wonder if she has ulterior motives in such, with the quick invitations to share a bottle of some kind and get to know Petal better. I'll be keeping my eye on her I think.|
|Thesarin||Big passions in a small package. Devil with a hairpin.|
|Valery||She's nice and Val enjoys talking with her, but sometimes she's a bit too flirty for Valery!|