Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.
Description: Long, niveous hair cascades down Miraj's back in a tumult of large, bouncy curls that causes it to pleasingly frame her winsome oval face. Below two dark, fine brows are set two smouldering indigo eyes wreathed in long, dramatic lashes that lend her a piercing and intense gaze. A single beauty mark under her right eye gives character to an otherwise symmetrical face, drawing attention to the noble height of her cheekbones and the smoothness of her cheeks. Adjacent to them is a demure, enigmatic mouth with generous lips that are prone to warm, flirtatious smiles and easy, melodic laughter. With smooth sun-kissed skin, a sylphlike figure, and all the right feminine curves it's easy to see that she's quite fit, but lacking in much muscular definition. Overall, she presents a sophisticated and effortlessly elegant tableau without lacking in warmth and vulnerability.
(She has a large white magnolia blossom tucked behind one ear.)
Personality: Effortlessly flirtatious and charming even on her worst days, Miraj can always find the silver lining on any cloud - or the delightful scandal. Prone to bouts of whimsy that some may mistake is naivety at first, she is at least never boring. Making friends and alliances easily, she is the epitome of a rising Courtesan and eager to make a name for herself.
Background: Miraj was born to a wealthy merchant family in Setarco with all the freedom and privileges something like that could afford her. Which is to say, she was better off than most commoners. She grew up learning the ins and outs of the family trade, becoming quite adept with numbers and people. Her interests, however, began to stretch further than accounting for the family's wealth and the politics of business contracts. Miraj wanted more. Fame, glamour, wealth - she wanted it all.
When, at the tender age of thirteen, she petitioned her parents for enrollment into the House of Silken Sighs - a very expensive endeavor - she was granted it with the understanding that she would be furthering her family's reach with the training she would receive and the contacts she would make.
A decade later, her apprenticeship was completed and her debt to her family was paid off. But she didn't feel fulfilled. Her desire for more drove her to wanderlust and eventually she made her way to Arx. Here, she met up with one of the many family alliances she had made in the past few years by the name of Champagne. Soon after she joined the Courtier's Guild (or Whisper House, as a non Whisper Courtesan) but she still has an interest in Setaro and its politics, and has not as of yet shed her allegiance to Pravus in the hopes that they may desire her and her abilities as a Courtier for themselves.
|Ember||My charming protege. Silk scarves strangle as well as any steel garrote; they just require more skill to use.|
|Gabriella||A clever and charismatic creature is this courtier. And, most important, engrossingly fun. I would be happy to serve as her partner in crime on any occasion.|
|Jace||A sight for these sore salt blasted eyes. She smelled of honey, wished for chocolate and found rum. We compared our canvases and reveled in each other's humor. I would play chicken with her any day.|
|Korka||Quick on her feet and sharp. Not the worst person to travel with.|
|Talwyn||When I first met Miraj, it was because I was lost in the Lowers. She gave me more than direction. I love the outfit she made for me -- and the suggestion to meet Iseulet may never be truly repaid. Perhaps she is the matchmaker Arx needs.|
|Valerius||Nearly fell out of the air for me, and there's a chick in her hair. I do hope that she knows the chick is there. An unbridled bounding explosion of energy in this one.|
|Verity||What a romantic! I wonder if it's a benefit or detriment to get carried away with romance yourself when you run a matchmaking service. Does that show occupational aptitude or a conflict of interest?|