Princess Viviana Pravus
Replace every use of the word 'honor' with the word 'fun', and the world would be a far less dull place.
Social Rank: 3
Concept: Sword of Setarco
Marital Status: Unmarried
Vocation: Swashbuckling Bon Vivant
Hair Color: Jet black
Eye Color: Vivid green
Description: Few have the ready laugh and genuine smile, both brilliant and full of vigor, like Lady Viviana Pravus. She combines the grace of a noble born lady with the vitality of a company of legends. Her frame is slender and strong, beautifully crafted from a dream of athleticism and grace. Hair the color of mystery itself falls in glorious waves down her back, or tied back in a practical, elegant braid. Her easy, delightful smiles have life lent to them by the brilliance of her vivid green eyes, which outshine all the jewels in the kingdom. Unquestionably beautiful, her real attraction comes from the confidence and swagger, the belly laughs, the pure ferocity and joy the woman claims from every step, every blink of her long lashes.
(Viviana's right eye is covered by a steelsilk eyepatch embroidered with the sigil of House Pravus.)
Personality: Flamboyantly daring with brash confidence, Viviana intends to live life to its fullest. Setbacks and defeats are just entertaining challenges that allow her to showcase dazzling skill or charm, and Viviana is never one to permit anything to throw her off her jaunty stride for very long. With a wicked wit and keenly ambitious mind that lives up to House Pravus' dark reputation, she's ready to laugh off just about everything- particularly words of caution, piety of restraint.
Background: No member of House Pravus has ever been jailed in Setarco City, let alone enough times that they came to know the name of every single captain of the City Watch. None but one.
Viviana realized early that while most had a dream they pursued until death, she could not be like most. She needed to follow all her many wants, live many lives, an aching yearning leading the uncommited Pravosi to wear a thousand hats and journey freely, much to the chagrin of her mother.
Lady Leticia was a woman of searing focus, something that had brushed off on Viviana's sister but was anathema to her eldest daughter. Their clashes were frequent, and even if Leticia was many times the manipulator Viviana could ever hope to be, sometimes rebellion was enough to the girl, no matter the punishment.
Cut her stipend? Viviana would start a gambling enterprise in the Undertow. Denoble the girl? Viviana would join a crew of pirates for six months. Allow the City Guard to arrest her? Viviana would soon befriend them and at one point even convinced uncle Piero to allow her to lead them.
Anywhere Viviana was thrown, she would excel, her thirst for a life less ordinary shifting even the most hopeless situations into an opportunity. The fighting between mother and daughter lasted until Duke Piero Pravus and his Sword, Lord Tiberio, were murdered and the war against the Argento broke out.
That very day Lady Leticia beseeched to the new Duchess that Viviana be appointed Sword. Whatever her reasoning, that was what became of Viviana Pravus, the most improbable Sword of Setarco in House Pravus' historied existence.
The newly-minted Sword of Setarco rode with her father Raphael, a war hero from other wars. The young woman dreamt of glory and ballads, of finding the Sword of Nilanza in the battlefield and settling this score once and for all, for Duchess, family and country. They would name young girls after her for years to come!
Reality of war almost tore Viviana to shreds.
Although she pursued the Sword of Nilanza, that was not meant to be, both duelists always missing each other and fighting in different battlefields. The foes she did meet, however, were faces she knew from galas, hunts, adventures and festivals, other young nobles that were dragged into the war for the same reason as she. Viviana was not ready to cut down friends and lovers, but so she did, for Duchess, family and country, to protect her own.
By the time Nilanza had been taken in the Siege of Nilanza, and Viviana stood by her mother's side as Pravosi banners were hoisted on top the castle, the young woman knew why Lady Leticia had asked the Duchess to name her eldest daughter for the title of Sword, in the time she did. War had taken its toll, and taught Viviana much about oaths and duty. About life and death, and heroism in the real world.
Lady Leticia and her daughter would not speak to each other again.
Years would pass before Viviana would show traces of her former self, albeit the changes were there. Sharper and more charming than she is friendly, the Sword of Setarco has finally become what her mother wanted her to be. Although Viviana still feels that unquenchable need to have and experience, no longer she can simply do it without feeling the urge to tackle every new desire as an obsessive challenge. Children play, women like Viviana conquer.
Since her days as a young and carefree wildchild she has dabbled in all manner of dangerous activity that would kill other, lesser Setarcans, but not Lady Viviana Pravus, the ever-hungry daughter of Lady Leticia Pravus.
As she sets her eyes on Arx next, woe be to whatever stands in her path.
|Alrec||There is a lot of love between me and Lady Viviana Pravus. As Silver Lion of Setarco, you can personally thank her for being the reason I am here.|
|Althea||Few wield a sword as well as Viviana, and there are none I would prefer to guard my honor. I know I can trust you to always have my back.|
|Amaranth||An expert swordswoman, with the attitude to back it up. Truly, you are why our foes fear the Sins of Setarco.|
|Amund||Charming, graceful and undoubtedly dangerous with a sword. It's in the way she moves, and the way she talks. Like someone at the apex of nature. I get a feeling we'll get along well.|
|Anisha||The Sword of Setarco cuts an outright dashing figure, and I have no doubt she makes people swoon with her every entrance. She gives off this deeply appealing aura of confidence and competence, and I for one am very impressed. May she be the inspiration for many a heroine in exciting adventure novels.|
|Arianna||It's been too long, but you're still sharp as the blade you carry and deadly beautiful.|
|Aurelia||The Sword of Pravus. More interested in adventure than beheading me, which is a plus in my book. I hope she can hold her liquor, because I think we would get along delightfully.|
|Beatrice||All Pravosi are deadly. Viviana is unapologetically so. And yet - and /yet/ - in her is something warm, a frankness and joy so rare among her family. A pleasure to know.|
|Belladonna||What is House Pravus? Is it a web of blood or the vivacious smirk on the flamboyant duelist's lips? Whatever it is, it will live forever in the enchanting smile and defiant laughter of women like our Sword.|
|Brigida||Probably more dangerous to the unwary off the battlefield as she is on it.|
|Celeste||Fire hides behind her laconic lounging; the smoke of destruction rises from her grin. Vivi is everything I am not, and for that I shall always envy her in private, and curse her when I must. Physically strong and swift, a tempest let lose in mortal form.|
|Delfina||A charming Sword and excellent company for watching a sparring match. She reads combat well... and social situations too, I think. I hope we will have more opportunities to talk in the future.|
|Domonico||Sword of Setarco. Even without that title I would be wary of this Sin in combat.|
|Duarte||She's every bit of everything you might expect she would be. Does not disappoint.|
|Esme||SO SPARKLY. However, also very intelligent and fun. We are sure to have many adventures together. It's easy to see we shall be fast friends.|
|Fatima||Bella's sword, a lady of the sea and duelist of some accomplishment, or so she presents herself. Which is well and good, for she's more in the style I prefer than the swaggering or brawny champions of some Houses. Also, she has her priorities straight as regard both wine and loot-worthy targets. Always a good sign!|
|Galatea||Lady Viviana seems to possess a certain carefree confidence, but with more discipline than her cousin Arianna. I do find myself intrigued to see her bladework firsthand.|
|Grazia||The Sword of Pravus is pretty, but that is misleading. She is quick to think and ready to act, and for all she plays at boredom, she is aware.|
|Icelyn||She may wear more stars than the sky does. A lady who knows the value of wealth, who spends freely and finds her enjoyment as often as she can.|
|Jeffeth||Lady Viviana is a very lovely and sparkly woman who I have run into a few times. Like many of the Pravus she seems dangerous and mysterious and beguiling. I wonder if that's a thing they teach over there to children. I bet the nannies get paid very well, to have a bunch of dangerous mysterious kids sneaking around charming toys and cats or something. Anyways. She seems very lovely, but you know, she's obviously crazy scary sometimes when no one is looking. Probably.|
|Joslyn||It's almost as if she never left. The same as she always was, and yet so, so much more.|
|Lianne||As beautiful and vivacious as ever, bold and brilliant and clever. It does me good to have my sister near, and I am reminded all too easily of why I adore her so.|
|Mabelle||The impressive sword of Setarco. Claims her cousin is the bad influence but I think she's just as scandalous.|
|Prisila||She's not just a Sword. That much is apparent by the frightful intelligence behind that gaze of hers. I look forward to seeing her with sword in hand.|
|Raven||Lady Viviana Pravus is an extremely interesting person to me, for layered reasons. She seems like a kindred spirit, and though I feel closer to her after our travels, I hope to grow to know her better. She seems very knowledgeable.|
|Sanya||One of Vanora's kinswomen. Wonderful company, I hope to get to know her more.|
|Sebastian||It's been some months since I've had the pleasure of seeing the Sword of Setarco, thanks to the respective duties that have pulled us in different directions. She is as bold, confident, and fearless as I remember her being. I'm thrilled to see her in Arx and look forward to spending more time with her.|
|Sudara||Bold and dashing as the Sword of Setarco should be. She seems to fondly remember her old tutor, in spite of my failure to turn her into a bookworm!|
|Tatienne||An affluent duelist, and hopefully a repeat customer. Much value to be gained from fostering a good relationship.|
|Tescelina||Within her I see a night fire burning, bold and brilliant and alive in the dark. I should seek her for a dance, or will she seek me? Either way, I look forward to the encounter.|
|Valentina||A calculating woman and an irrascible scoundrel both. Charming to a fault, coupled with the allure of the seas... I can see why so many fall for her charms. A very stiff negotiator, but fair, I think.|
|Willow||A silkclad force to be reckondd with.|