Countess Arcelia Navegant
There is no better feeling than the wind rushing through your hair and the heat of the sun on your skin as you dance on a beach. Except when you have someone else enjoying such peace with you.
Social Rank: 6
Concept: Generous Diplomat/Noble Dancer
Religion: Disciple of Jayus
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Deep, Hypnotic Blue
Obituary: Led a flotilla scouting the Darkwater for evidence of Reveka Tyde, and was wracked by a terrible storm. Her ship was capsized, and her body was not recovered.
Description: A voluptuous body with soft curves creates the pleasant portrait of a youthful noble woman who wears her heart on her sleeves, a smile on her face, and carries an air of contentment all around her.
Arcelia is known for her alluring eyes, big and vibrant blue irises that draw attention to a hidden depth that is veiled behind her youth, giving her an air of mystery. When she speaks she is often animated, using her toned arms and small hands to gesture in assistance to aid the flow of meaningful conversation.
Beautiful and melodic laughter escapes the beautiful woman frequently, the sound filling rooms with the sincerity of her personality.
Her lips are luscious and pink, a row of clean white teeth revealed behind a nearly ever present smile that reaches up to soft, rosy cheeks. Her long dark brown hair is a curtain of silk strands that curls up near the ends, gently springing around her shoulders and back as she moves with the ethereal grace of the naturally talented and passionate dancer she is.
The clothing that adorns her body tend to come in deep colors that are accented with earth tones. Long flowing sleeves cascade down her arms while cotton or silk wraps around her body and drops to the ground in waves. She favors simple embroidery or bead work over extravagance but the rich colors and detail give her a simplistic but lovely fashion sense without overpowering her natural beauty.
Personality: Arcelia is a young and very compassionate woman who speaks up when needed. She can be quiet and attentive at times but when she sets her mind to a task it is difficult to pull her back in. She is sweet, sometimes playing the coy noble, sometimes the wise young girl, and other times falling to the naivete of her youth. But she is almost always sincere, not being a fan of deception and manipulation except during times when there is no other option.
She wears her heart on her sleeve and is unafraid to tell others how she feels and what she thinks. Arcelia is full of passion and drive, often pursuing what she wants without pause. She is a playful woman with the young heart of a woman who just wants to have fun and watch other people having fun with her. She enjoys climbing trees, throwing mud, and catching people off guard by how creative and fun-loving she can be.
Background: Arcelia was born in the Saikland Greens to Giovanna and Aaron Saik where she was raised until she was twelve years old, spending a couple months a year down in Southport. During her early childhood it was discovered that she had a talent for performance, specifically dancing.
The lady was a fun loving type of woman and being raised as a noble around many warriors she developed a love for being beautiful and for adventure. She loved playing in the mud, throwing it at anyone she wanted to get to play with her. Likewise, she enjoyed climbing trees and jumping out of them at her friends. And eventually she learned to enjoy sailing as well.
She loved playing with the other Malvici and Saik children when she was able, tagging along with the older kids and terrorizing some of them with mud when she was able. She was attentive and loved to learn but she could never sit still, swaying and dancing while she listened to lectures. Though, this did not stunt the woman's ability to pick up the skills she needed and in fact made it easier for her to learn.
Arcelia had a strong relationship with her two siblings growing up. Estaban developed a very protective side for Arcelia, his beloved outlook on her always keeping danger away. Even from lovers in her teen years. She was close to her sister as well, the two of them being close enough in age to have played with one another in their youth.
When she was twelve years old she moved to Nilanza where she was fostered by the Argento. Salazar Argento seeing that she got a good education so that she could be a future diplomat. She had some rare but very valuable encounters with Venta Darkwater(Venta Argento), seeing the woman for some of her educational needs whenever the woman was there and available to tutor the young girl.
She learned how to sail with the Argento as well, Salazar being one who ensured she was able to nourish her adventurous side. Estaban Saik and two women assisted in teaching Arcelia when they were in the area as well. The two women teaching Arcelia how to be a stronger woman as she faced dangerous storms and lecherous sailors.
During Arcelia's time in Nilanza she met many people and created many bonds. She became known there for being overly curious and difficult to keep a watch on, the girl sneaking out to spend time away where she could explore and learn about the world. Though by the time she was sent home Arcelia was a bit more tame, time having taken its course in helping her grow up a bit... but only a bit.
When Arcelia was sixteen years old she returned to the Saikland Greens and her family. It was felt that her education there was complete and that the best way for her to continue her growth was to go out and test her skills directly. She was told to be patient and seek out a good mentor for future training, someone who would help give her real experience as a diplomat. Over the years she has never attempted to approach anyone, so far as it is known, about this.
When Arcelia was back home again she spent a lot of time missing Nilanza and the friends she had made there. As a result, she went through a small period of depression, adapting again within a few months and finding the joys once experienced as a young girl.
Arcelia refused any conversation of marriage for years, only coming to terms with the idea in recent months. Though, the idea of falling in love was one she openly said she did not want to do, going as far as to beat a boy who spoke to her in poetry until he agreed not to pursue her heart anymore. She had no desire to marry and would do so only for her family and love was a scary thing that caused her friends and family pain, she vowed that she would not fall in love until she was married. It was the silly hope of a naive young girl who did not understand that the heart has no master.
While she was in the Saiklands, Arcelia did a lot of volunteer work. She helped secure resources and jobs for people in need. Food, water, and medicine being brought to people directly by the young noble. She even helped people find jobs and shelter and watched over children when their parents were ill, finding them new homes when parents passed away.
Recently, Baroness Kima called for Arcelia to join her in Arx, the woman having some plans for the girls future. There are whispers that the young Arcelia is here to search for a husband as well as aid her family in diplomatic matters.
|Aiden||We were first made to dance. I was entirely awkward and Arcelia was supportive. She reached out to me afterward, to speak of seeing eachother more privately and we went to dinner. There she understood who I was and took the time to show interest in me without pushing subjects of intimacy or marriage, like so many others had. Aiden's developed a sense of loyalty and friendship with Arcelia that is based off those first impressions, that she gave him space to be who he was and didn't expect him to be anything else.|
|Alaric||Sociable and engaging, it's easy to understand why she's a disciple of Jayus with her various artistic interests. She's offered to help me take up painting, for which I'm very appreciative.|
|Alarissa||The wife to the Count Turo, I was present when they decided to aign for the sake of politics and heirs. Both of which it would seem they have succeeded with. Time will tell if this is a frienship that should be cultivated further and I am not so opposed to the task. Her hand at art is marvelous enough and I look forward to the pilgrims path.|
|Artorius||A dear childhood friend and comic serial mud-slinger! I've known Arcelia since we were but small children. We went everywhere together and were often covered in mud by the end of the day. She possesses a heart of gold, a boldness to make the undead care, and a beauty that makes the stars jealous. I'm honored to know the woman she's grown into, regardless of my personal feelings for the Lady. I'm excited to see what my friend may do as a voice to her house. May her path be ever straight, and may nothing sway her.|
|Asher||When I met Arcelia, I thought I found a rather odd noblewoman. I did, but that's not the point. The point is, she may be more odd than she lets on. And that could be a good thing.|
|Caelis||We all grew up so close, us Malvici and Saik. I envy the woman she became. I wish I had a thimble of her grace and ease with people.|
|Cambria||My husband's protege. He says such nice things about her. Often. Having met her, however? I can see why. I wish her every success, and pray the gods deliver her a healthy turtlette.|
|Cristoph||She was a lovely hostess and even was giving out bottles of wine. I was glad that I decided to come out.|
|Eilonwy||A kind noble. She leant me her dress and doesn't seem to mind me and her cousin. Hopefully she's as kind when the morning comes.|
|Fatima||Sexy, delicious, cunning, smells good, looks good. Gods. This woman is so many layers and I just want to peel them off and really get to know her better. She seems like the kind of woman who gets what she wants and that is always good for potential partners. Turo done did good.|
|Ferrando||I first met her when she came to the Whisper House. Warm and engaging, she seems to glide though conversations as easily as a dancer does across the floor. I've yet to see her perform, but I do look forward to getting a chance to.|
|Fortunato||Nice sort of noblewoman, if I didn't get a good sense of her. Seems pretty well acquainted with about half of my family, though. Must like scamps, polite as she seems! We will uncover this mystery.|
|Galen||Playful, flirty, fun! What more could a person ask of from a House's noble Countess!|
|Gaston||Our meeting was brief, but she was convivial and pleasant. She certainly seemed happy to see that her paramour, Count Turo, had returned from his weeks at sea.|
|Hadrian||Since taking Lady Arcelia on as my protege we've become close. She is important to me and someone which I've come to rely upon as both a confidante, resource, and friend. She's easy on the eyes of course, but more important than that she is someone I've grown to respect as a person. She is capable of great things and it is my true hope that I will be there to aid her in accomplishing that goal. It doesn't hurt that she seems eager to please me, which in turn makes me eager to aid her in her own endeavors. While not my direct vassal she often turns to me for advice. At least someone seems to think that I've got some wisdom to offer!|
|Harald||A courteous and well mannered young lady. She smiles to excess in meeting, but is able to speak without pretense, when addressing worthy matters.|
|Ian||She and Regla are going to get along like a house on fire. Very possibly a literal house on fire.|
|Laric||Graceful and seemingly kind-hearted, everything her crazed suitor definitely isn't.|
|Lucita||My sister-in-law. Thankfully we seem to get along, both mourning Estaban's loss. We both care for family and that binds us together.|
|Mirari||Lady Saik is sweet, charming, and incredibly intelligent. I have no doubt that someday I'll see her elevated well above where she is no.|
|Moira||A strange noblewoman indeed. She doesn't seem to worry about the reputation my family holds and asked me to help her with her desire to provide charity to those whom need. This will be an interesting partnership indeed if the noblewoman is true to her word.|
|Orathy||Tries too hard to be righteous. All that fancy dress crap doesn't fool me. Good for her that she knows how to use a bed... Women where I come from have to deal with what comes of having a sex without changing dresses their whole lives. This woman is spoiled... and then claims she knows how to help the people? Aye, full of it. She helps "people" just to help herself in the world of nobles.|
|Orazio||A charming child, although not one for quite listening. Still, she has matured into a woman who understands the duties of nobility, and rather than chafe or resent them, uses her will and her wit to turn them in her favor, and that of her House. A good model for others to follow, and I am proud she is a Saik.|
|Quenia||Countess of Navegant, and a fine leader of the ARRG. Some of her ideas are why I decided to join the group.|
|Reese||Reese has seen Arcelia about. She is quite lovely and has very good manners. She is always polite and pleasant to be around. She dresses well too. Is very much a Lady.|
|Sasha||A Lady of House Saik whose brother I tried to court but it was very short lived. Though she has a brilliant mind like myself.|
|Shae||Soft spoken, congenial and kind. Seemed to care about the people around her, and missed her fiance very much. Perhaps we will have a chance to speak more.|
|Silas||A lovely lady of House Saik and Estaban's sister. She's an expert dancer and distributor of good wine!|
|Sivard||Countess Arcelia, though she might be a mainlander, appears to have a backbone and resolve worthy of any Isles woman I've known. I think Navegant will do well with her at its head, even if she insists upon putting a gate around their pool.|
|Skapti||Lycene woman that Turo's courting. Certainly seem enamored with each other enough. Seemed at ease talking to the likes of me and Asher as to Turo and his sister. A lot like them in that respect, really. And if you see how at ease he seems with her? I think she's a good fit for him.|
|Victus||She hosted a party to Mangata in which I hit a person with another person. Forever I shall remember this as a gracious host who provided the alcohol needed to make these glorious mistakes.|