Baroness Ember Redreef
I do not fear to spill blood to hold what I have.
Social Rank: 6
Concept: Bloody Baroness
Marital Status: single
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye Color: Vibrant Amber
Skintone: Light bronze
Description: Ember carries herself with poise that elaborates upon her stark demeanor. Her hair is dark and brown, allowed to flow long down her back. Her eyes are vivid amber eyes, a lit goldish-hazel that glows with intensity when her attention is focused, which is often. Her preferred mode of dress is armor. Her preferred mode of momentum is an assertive stride. She smiles rarely but with great ferocity. A blade scar lances down her cheek, prominent and fierce; other scars mar her lean and sculpted muscles, but none so prominent as the one on her face.
Personality: Passionate, ambitious and bold, Ember rules by dint of force of personality. She works hard, aggressive and confident, and brooks no disrespect. To be a woman that has lived the life she has lived in the Mourning Isles, strength is required. Image-breaking came naturally to her. She is crisp, acerbic, and allergic to nonsense. Yet she is not without enjoyment in life. She enjoys aggressive men, challenging games of chance, and fights that get the blood hot. Though she has a reputation that suggests merciless crushing of all who stand against her, those who speak to her directly might find that exaggerated: not reckless cruelty, but relentless competence, is her stock in trade.
Background: Ember and Marina were born twins, daughtering a father who needed someone to inherit. The politics of the question were always a struggle, and it was always his plan to marry in men for the twins and ensure the continuation of the bloodline. Still, his legacy was very important to him, and both his daughters were aggressively competent, defying convention to learn to fight as well as administrate land. When her father died, he was still daughtered, and although Ember was not the rightful heir under the law of the land, she held the land by virtue of the loyalty of her father’s men, and through political sway and fierce intensity managed to have herself declared ‘regent’ for her father’s spendthrift brother.
She held the barony by the skin of her teeth, defeating two duellists on her uncle’s behalf who challenged her claim, and under her iron grip Redreef thrived. While her sister captained the first ship of the Redreef fleet with skill and verve to fight off all comers, Ember held her ground and held the land. When the law of the land changed and women were deemed eligible to inherit land under the Mourning Isles, hers was the first suit — by blood and by the choice of the Baron — in the Court of the Mourning Isles to confirm her claim.
The case was settled in a publicly vaunted occasion for trial by combat, and Ember personally defeated her uncle’s chosen champion in a fight to the death, against all odds. Her uncle yielded and retired in ignominy, while Ember solidifed her rule and developed her reputation crushing revolts against her authority with an even-handed fist and the aid of her sister as her strong right arm.
|Alessia||Well spoken, commanding, intelligent. Redreef couldn't have asked for better.|
|Arcadia||She's so straightbacked. I wonder if she knows how to laugh?|
|Turo||A charming woman. Competing against Navegant rum is a bold move. I doubt it will work out for her.|
|Willow||I should really get to know her better. She seems a rare one of the Peerage who also gets that our "lifestyle" is basically a full time job if any of the Peerage is ever to rise above the rank and file nicety of Lord or Lady.|