Lady Lierre Keaton
The path leads ahead. I will follow it to its end.
Description: Set within a charmingly round-edged face of smooth olive complexion, Lierre's liquid-brown gaze is her most notable physical attribute. Her almond-shaped eyes are lustrous and doe-like, framed by a fan of thick eyelashes that are a few shades darker than her velvety sable tresses. All this feminine softness is juxtaposed with a subtle impression of sturdiness -- her slender hourglass body is held straight and tall by excellent posture, while a flexible strength lies beneath her graceful figure. Warm and cultured is her voice, but the cadence of every word Lierre speaks possesses a clarity born of deeply rooted self-confidence.
(Lierre is wearing black leggings with her current outfit, as well as black-brown leather ankle boots with flat heels. Her hair is pinned up at the back of her head, with a few plumes of the locks stylishly escaping the twist of her hairstyle.)
Personality: Lierre is devoted to family, fealty, and faith above all other things, but her steadfast Oathlander values are paired with a down-to-earth nature. There's something robust about her psychological composition, for although she has been well-schooled in social graces, she'll always be that forthright child who loved to explore the woods and climb the tallest tree. On the whole, she prefers to find diplomatic solutions to problems, but she accepts that a more direct (or even aggressive) approach is sometimes the best option. Despite her natural friendliness, she's not one to shy away from conflict when conflict can't be avoided.
Background: Daughter of Talissa Keaton and sister to Rane Keaton, Lierre was raised in an estate near to the forests of Oakhaven. From the moment she could walk, she grew to love the woodlands of her home, where she spent many of the hours of her early years exploring the edges of the tree-lined borders. Always hungry for knowledge, she learned the names of the flora and fauna within these sylvan realms, as well as a scattering of survival skills taught by the woodsmen who were employed by her family. Since she was a well-behaved and dutiful child, she was allowed the freedom to roam in this way (within reason) as long as she behaved herself. And behave herself she did; she was not a difficult child to raise.
The time came, on her sixteenth birthday, when she was expected to prepare herself for the responsibilities of adulthood and the future possibility of securing a suitable marriage. Unlike her brother, Lierre showed no aptitude or enthusiasm for martial training, and so instead of taking up the sword, she attended an academy in Sanctum where she would be taught social graces befitting a young noblewoman of the Oathlands. Keen to impress her parents and bring prestige to her family, Lierre took her education very seriously. She developed into a woman of discipline and poise, exactly as she had promised.
Having concluded her time at the academy, Lierre left Sanctum, then spent a few years as a guest in noble estates across the Oathlands, moving from here to there to observe the political workings and business of the high-born. Now she comes to Arx to lend her assistance to her family, and to put the lessons she has learned to the test.
|Reigna||She is so sweet and so... sheltered. Her heart is as big as the sky. I am thrilled to have her here in Arx, it will be lovely to watch this Keaton rose bloom.|
|Sydney||A woman with a keen eye and an easy temperament - and I'm quite certain that she looks marvelous when bedecked in the color white. Perhaps Aeterna would suit her as well as snow.|