Imagination is the spark to warm the mind's hearth.
Social Rank: 9
Concept: Sagacious Islander
Marital Status: Unmarried
Religion: Faith of the Pantheon
Hair Color: Umber
Eye Color: Chestnut
Skintone: Warm Honey
Description: Ksenia paints a demure portrait with a modest height and fragile, willowy frame. Maybe it's her high cheekbones or the way she holds herself, but there is something wild and untamed about her. Her face is youthful with large round eyes of chestnut and full lips - both of which are expressive and sweet, nearly always reflecting a sombre curiosity no matter the emotion of the moment. Her skin is warm honey, and compliments her full head of soft umber hair that spills down her back in loose, haphazard waves.
Personality: Full of questions and curiosity, she rarely leaves any stone unturned, which is often in conflict with her reserved and demure nature. In conversation she treads carefully, using her wits to navigate uncharted social waters and she is a person that finds it easy to open up, often sharing her unique perspectives and thoughts with others. Her smiles, though rare, are warm and sweet - growing in frequency as she finds her feet.
Background: The twins Ksenia and Kairos Derugin were born as the last of a dying clan with very little hope of ever seeing other shores unless it was as Eurusi slaves. Though their father was the Chief of Estroch's dwindling population, he was helpless to defend the Isle from Eurusi slavers and other various sinister forces on the Isle - and it drove him a bit mad. His madness cost him a close relationship with his children, leaving them both to be raised by members of the community - not that he wasn't entirely loving and doting during his bouts of lucidity.
Ksenia was raised by an elder that specialized in healing, plant medicine, alchemy, and lore keeping - and so this passion was passed down to her. Lucky enough, she had the mind and acute senses needed for such a vocation. She lived in relative peace and safety, for the elder often took her far away from encampments that drew the attention of slavers when they made their rounds.
Everything changed when Grimhall conquered the island, established Elune, and installed Iseulet Seryn as Marquessa. Though Clan Derugin was not destined to rule the island any more, she found freedom in this. With no obligations and a new, fresh, wide open world she realized it was hers for the taking. When the opportunity presented itself she drummed up her courage (and her brother) and went to Arx where she resolved to make something of herself - and know everything.