Lady Tesha Telmar
There's no such thing as luck. Chance, favor, odds...luck? All words used by those without the wherewithall to make a plan and properly prepare for what's to come.
Description: Tesha's beauty is found in the woman's graceful, purposeful manner. In the sense of deliberateness to each and every movement or gesture, no matter how small. There is an intelligence behind those dark eyes of hers, colored the shade of a deep blue sky just before a storm. A methodical, practiced sort of look that conveys the impression that every scene before her striking gaze has already been examined and considered twice over. Tesha's dark hair falls just below her shoulderblades, usually kept back in a neat, symmetrical braid that drapes along the nape of her neck. She carries herself with poise, beautiful in both form and manner.
Personality: Independent. Headstrong. Confident. Poised. All words Tesha's become accustomed to hearing attributed to her for as long as she can remember. She gives off an immediate aura of experience, conveying the sense that she's seen more than her young age would have allowed. Courteous and polite, as a proper Telmar noblewoman ought to be, Tesha shows an uncommon ambition and drive when she applies her considerable intelligence to solving problems of politics, strategy, or economics. She's fiercely loyal to the Telmar name, and to the sense of duty that comes from being a member of the Valardin's strong right hand.
Background:     Tesha may have been born the second child of Tanya Telmar, but she has played the part of the protective elder sibling for as long as she can remember. After the passing of her father at a young age, her mother became a recluse, refusing to attend family meetings and cutting off virtually all social interaction. And so it was, at barely twelve years of age, that Tesha assumed the role of primary caretaker for her siblings. The young Telmar adroitly managed the family's affairs and business, all under the guise of providing direction from her pining mother. There was scarcely time to mourn her mother's passing, some three years later, as the family's affairs now formally passed to the responsibility of the young Telmar noblewoman.
For the next several years, Tesha quickly garnered attention among the rest of the Telmars for her skill and competence in managing her family's affairs, assuming increasing levels of responsibility in managing business on the House's behalf. With her older brother always trying to hide his nose in a book, Tesha took a more hands-on approach to learning the intricacies of businesses and alliances, skillfully weaving economic webs and trade agreements that turned the Telmarch from merely a strategic military holding to a prosperous hub for trade and business in the Oathlands.
As the first members of the family began departing the Telmarch for Arx, Tesha was among the first to join up with the Telmar contingent headed for the capital. She knows there's no chance her brother makes it a week without her around to keep an eye on him, and is eager to turn her mind to extending the family's economic reach to the economics of the capital city. She's confident that her skills and expertise will be gratefully received by the residents of the Tower.
|Aethan||Apparently studious, but also willing to brave sitting down at a table with unknown people. Probably both good qualities.|
|Amari||Very composed, polite and interesting. It's always a delight to see Lady Telmar at social events. She's a wonderful presence.|
|Arn||Niece. Fairly competent. That's saying a lot from that generation.|
|Austen||A most kind and gentle lady. She has a heart of gold, and a caring nature. Still, she seems to have a wicked sense of humour.|
|Bliss||I've seen the Lady Telmar around often for a very long time, but we almost always seem to be in passing. Tonight was the first night I felt I could really spend time with her - open to a good time, but still retaining the class and wonder of the finest of the Oathlands. Quiet, clearly intelligent in that bookish sort of way, I can see how she is a strength to her House.|
|Clara||...I couldn't have met her at a better time really. She watched me get punched in the butt by her brother-in-law... not many better ways to break the ice. I look forward to another hilarious conversation in the future... one focusing on rabbits, no doubt.|
|Cullen||Lady Tesha seems rather friendly and warm, considering I knew...practically no one. I shall hopefully speak with her more, given that the amount of people I know here numbers exactly my family.|
|Cullen||A good friend I don't see enough, one of the first people I met in town. Honest and very intelligent, an excellent listener. Someone I need to spend more time talking to.|
|Delilah||Someone who has singularly the best name for a dog ever known. I approve of this choice wholeheartedly!|
|Edain||Lady Tesha has come into her own serving as one of the Voices of the Telmarch. At a time where time has clearly taken it's toll on Duke Arn she has been stalwart, wise and decisive. I see greatness in her future. Just like her brother really.|
|Faruq||She enjoys a good fight, is beautiful, but gives off an air of intelligence. Most probably much smarter than I am. We are like opposites in many ways. If she likes rum though, that will be the real test.|
|Gaston||Charming and pretty, she's always been an excellent representative for her House. And a head for numbers! Wish I had that. Unfortunate that I don't.|
|Ian||The Telmars are very different from each other.|
|Jasper||The lady Telmar has a warm heart and an open bearing, vastly different from the Steelhart way -- but refreshing, for all that. Her fondness for animals speaks well of her, also, and I think it only fitting she is looking to claim one of Highhill's pups for her own.|
|Jeffeth||A Telmar Lady, who seems wise, and quick with her wit. She seems an approachable sort.|
|Jordan||She seems to be another warrior of House Telmar, but I haven't sparred her yet. She is playful and outgoing, however, and I look forward to meeting more members of this Oathlander family. So far, I've enjoyed meeting all of them and look forward to knowing this Duke Arn.|
|Lorenzo||Friendly and kind, and she likes to try new things. Definitely the sort of person I'd like to get to know better.|
|Magnus||A kind Lady of Telmar. She was kind enough to help me, and was very friendly to boot. I hope that I have the opportunity to learn more of her.|
|Marian||She's very kind to allow Alarissa to throw an event at the Gauntlet. I don't envy her for having to deal with Arn, but she seems to managing challenging situations well.|
|Mirk||Familiar with my cousins and someone Arik is trying to shove me at. Dangerous but pleasant.|
|Norwood||A poised and collected woman who set me straight with a great deal of charm.|
|Nuala||Our southern neighbours can stand to learn a thing or two about open hospitality from Lady Tesha. She knows the way to charm a northlander's heart through easy conversation and the open warmth of a hearthfire.|
|Petal||She seems very nice and notices those around her.|
|Philippe||I hold the outmost respect for the liege of my liege. Lady Tesha has been instrumental in reaching out to our lords. A true leader and administrator.|
|Reese||She seems warm and welcoming.|
|Sabella||Lady Tesha is delightful! So kind and polite and caring, especially with her brother-in-law! I have no doubt Lord Arik's healing is in good hands! After all Voices are the very best at everything I'm told!|
|Seth||A warm young woman from House Telmar. Rather than scold a bickering couple at the inn, she tries to get them stop fighting with kind words.|
|Shae||Keen eye for facial hair and good sense of humor for arranging this.|
|Simone||Lady Tesha has always been such a reliable force in our family, even from a young age. It is nice to have someone that understands the weight and the joy of raising siblings.|
|Theo||A friend of Lord Dycard's is a friend of mine!|
|Venturo||Lady Telmar. The woman of tedious numbers, sword play and war. She who can swim through the sea of math and emerge all the stronger for it.|
|Vercyn||Percephon's sister, polite, well-spoken, in many ways a mirror image of Percephon. Her concern for family is strong, which speaks well of her.|