Lady Zoey Kennex
Any inconvenience is really just an adventure in a crappy hat, you know.
Description: Fleeting impressions of Zoey Kennex, a girl who rarely holds still long enough for long enough to make more lasting ones: liquid brown eyes, velvet soft in the sooty frames of her eyelashes as she meets a new acquaintance with earnest interest; a wide smile, lit with hope in the rounded curves of her open young face as she runs out onto the dance floor; warm brown skin and clean, youthful exuberance, arcing in a dive to swim in a lake; a soft cloud of thick black curls shimmering around her face, barely tamed by pins and ribbons in a possibly doomed effort to contain it. In those rare moments of stillness, her full, soft mouth pulled down in a pensive frown, there's a quiet uncertainty about her.
Personality: Zoey is on the verge of adult life with wide open eyes, ready to drink it all in. She is warm, and generally cheerful, full of optimism, this outlook only a little undercut by the tremula of insecurity that come inevitably with that whisper of overachieving perfectionism that can sometimes come to the firstborn of overachievers. She loves music, dancing, attention and pretty things -- because who doesn't. A little shy and uncertain in the adult social world, yet the lure of attention is never entirely possible to turn away. She dreams of adventure, far off places, wild romance -- all as yet unformed, idealized and distant from her grasp.
Background: The eldest daughter of Samael and Sabitha Bisland, Lady Zoey Bisland had the best of education growing up. Her father was one of the finest lawyers in the Compact, which does, of course, mean that he wasn't around very much. For her mother, life was a constant flurry of social occasion and diplomacy. Zoey was an energetic and hopeful child, who worked at her lessons with the vague idea that if only she could achieve everything that anyone ever asked of her, she might be worthy of the hopes of her parents.
There is only so much a childhood can prepare a young woman for a world at war, across between debutante, a baby adventurer, and a neophyte scholar in a number of bookish topics. Hope and fantasy lingered together in her heart, for some future adventure opening up on her horizon. Arriving in Arx on the verge of a siege after her home at Pridehall was racked with the first battle of a horrifying war, Zoey stands on the precipice of a dozen potential futures. It only remains for her to choose.