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Marquessa Simone Greenmarch

The only means to gain one's ends with people are with charm and cunning.

Social Rank: 5
Concept: Ambitious Marquessa
Fealty: Valardin
Family: Greenmarch
Gender: female
Age: 25
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Socialite
Height: 5'7"
Hair Color: Chestnut
Eye Color: Forest green
Skintone: Ivory

Titles: Marquessa Consort of Greenhaven

Description: Sunkissed chestnut hair cascades in decadent waves, with only the rare coy strand flitting across the lovely face of Simone, Marquessa of Greenmarch. Large eyes the colors of a forest canopy after a rain miss little, expressive and intense, whether she teases and flirts, or finds herself in fits of fury. Her sweet face, with graceful lines and lush lips, is well suited to a disarming facade of innocence; a convincing look undermined by the rare sly glint of calculation in her emerald eyes or confident smirk on her lips in unguarded moments. Her figure curves in gentle femininity, her practiced motions enticing or demure as she sees fit.

(It has become obvious at this point that Simone is fairly far along with child. By all appearances, she is due very soon.)

Personality: Some women play the coquette to get what they want, others the demure, shy maid. Simone scoffs at childish games such as these. She understands people in an instinctive, inherent way, and knows what to say, how to act, to reach her ends. At her core, she is a determined, strong, proud woman who desperately wants to emulate her father, out of love and devotion, rather than a place of angst. To others, she is what she needs to be, to make every interaction into the best possible situation. She shamelessly uses people, to her ends, though is not actively wicked or cruel. She simply will win, succeed, and triumph at whatever endeavor she takes. One can't win by being actively awful to other people, and she understands all of the potential social tools in her arsenal.

Background: Growing up the daughter of the most famous duke in the oathlands, Duke Arn Telmar, could have made it easy for Lady Simone to fade into obscurity. Instead, she took it as a personal challenge to drive her infamously tough minded and flinty father to distraction, inheriting every bit as an infuriatingly stubborn nature as her father combined with an independent spirit that refused to be tamed. Early on, it became a game to see just how far she could press boundaries without making her father lose her temper, and corrupting the many tutors and chaperones that her father Arn set over her to turn her into a proper, demure lady of the Telmarch. Instead, what she learned was two much more important lessons: a) that she could manipulate many individuals extremely easily and b) that it was incredibly entertaining to do so. She discovered two facts she is all too happy to teach other not-so-demure ladies of the Oathlands that she befriends- that it was frighteningly easy to act less capable and convince men to help her, since it plays into their unconscious (or very conscious) biases, and that it is almost a guarantee that she could convince men she found them attractive, and win them over disturbingly easily. She mostly employed these powers for good, rather than evil, in noble causes such as making her father lose his mind and be too busy frothing at her to start wars with the others vassals of House Valardin, or sometimes convincing others to support House Telmar and work towards the ends to her House even if her father had no idea. It was working splendidly, and then Prince Valen Valardin was captured by the Green March Abandoned.

Duke Arn Telmar was furious at the peace brokered between the Green March and House Valardin, marrying Prince Valen Valardin to Princess Marian Greenmarch, but where her father found only fury at the thought of a scion of House Valardin marrying ancestral enemies, Simone found opportunity. The shavs being created as a new marcher lord house opened up tremendous political opportunities for the ambitious, particularly when the matter of proper fealty of the Green March bending the knee hadn't been settled, and the astute Telmar lady acted swiftly. Simone deftly convinced Prince Radley and her father to let her see to ensuring that the Green March would be loyal vassals of House Valardin, and with Marian Greenmarch marrying into the Valardin, Simone set her sights on the chieftain of Greenmarch's handsome son Marius, who would be the new Marquis of Greenmarch. A short time later, exactly according to her plans, Simone and Marius were married, and the new Marquessa Simone Greenmarch now is set to represent her new family interests on Arx... and to be certain that she can help guide in a new political power that can also serve to help her old family as well.

Relationship Summary

  • Niklas - Patron & Kindred Spirit

  • Spouse:
  • Marius - My Lord & My Light

  • Friend:
  • Ford - Stormward & Currently Kennex
  • Lyiana - Coy & Blushing Clothier
  • Margot - Tyde Duchess & Like Mind
  • Valerius - Thrax Prince & Drinking Buddy
  • Katarina - Friend & fellow troublemaker

  • Family:
  • Muiryn - Old Stag & Voice
  • Ansel - Younger Brother & Voice of the Telmar
  • Tobias - Estranged Brother & Crimson Blade
  • Lilia - Youngest Sister & Social Authority
  • Arn - Papa & Telmar Head
  • Monique - Minx & Sister-in-law
  • Percephon - Cousin & Intellect
  • Neve - Cousin & Wildheart
  • Dulcinea - Baby Sister & Sweet Spitfire
  • Corban - Cousin & the Calm One
  • Margret - Cousin & Voice of Greenmarch
  • Alessandro - Soon-to-be-Cousin & Close Friend

  • Acquaintance:
  • Calypso - Lady General & Minister of Defense
  • Sophie - Mercy & Valardin Princess
  • Dominique - Honorable & Purposeful Wyrmguard
  • Valencia - Redrain & Red silk
  • Rymarr - Lord Commander & Lyonesse
  • Demura - Martial Marquessa & Lyonesse
  • Anabelle - Gregarious Voice & Lyonesse
  • Abbas - Warlord & Leviathan Leader
  • Octavia - Curt Lady & Kennex Voice
  • Alarie - Talented & Insightful Seamstress
  • Freja - Northern Royal & Redrain
  • Viviana - Lady Pravus & Southern Sword
  • Dafne - Zaffria Relation & Well-Mannered
  • Asger - Crovane & Not Vain
  • Reese - Grayson Princess & Iron Guard
  • Seva - Thrax Princess & Apothecary
  • Ulfric - A Very Tall Wolf Named Ravenhelm
  • Name Summary
    Aahana I am very glad I happened to run into her. She has offered to aide me with my prodigal house and I will graciously accept any advice she gives me.
    Aethan Duke Arn's daughter. Unlike him at first glance, but I bet she's more similar than it seems. Caution is probably warranted -- though I like her.
    Alessandro Charming and witty. I am pleased to be joining her family -- I look forward to many discussions with her.
    Alexis Marquessa Simone Greenmarch. I'll say we had a better first meeting than I did with her husband, but I'm not trying to marry anyone this time, so maybe that helps.
    Arn Daughter. Betrayal is still fresh even years later, but time moves on. Doesn't mean I have to like it. At least now that she's back, Greenmarch will have some much-needed leadership.
    Arthen Sometimes a man's just got to do a double-take. Anything worth looking at once is worth looking at twice. She's not a Secret Duchess, I found out, but I still figure that's exactly what a Secret Duchess would say. This is going to require a little more exploring.
    Astraea Marius' wife. She's beautiful and nice and she was really supportive of her family which is a respectable thing.
    Bianca A gracious and astute woman with a passion for topics that I similarly am drawn to. Her congenial attitude should not be mistaken for one of weakness. The Marquessa possesses a strength smoldering beneath a refined surface.
    Brigida Not born a Greenmarch, not born a shav, but every bit as dedicated to the future of her new family as any could imagine. They are lucky to have her.
    Caspian She said she watched a few of my fights! I feel honored she was entertained by me, and I hope to entertain her more in the future!
    Coraline Charming and wonderful fun, a good sense of humor and skill with reading fortunes, which I hope to have the chance for soon. I hope very much to get to know her better.
    Cullen As strong Arn but with an extremely charming personality and a true warmth and caring for the family and House. Given how intelligent and amazingly capable she is, she'd do well in any capacity she wishes to serve the House in, and that includes protectively looking after its future and settling family disputes. I am very glad she is here.
    Cullen My dear cousin, gracious and understanding to the extreme. Intelligent with a core of iron like her father hidden inside, she has a strength that shows when needed - without hesitation and with determination.
    Delilah Refined and cultivated, she is a woman in command of every inch of herself. That degree of poise seems to arise effortlessly about her. The equal partner of her husband the Marquis, as much as I can tell.
    Edain Marquessa Simone is quiet, considers her every word, and speaks in measured, wise words. She is modest, but she has a hard time hiding that she's pretty much the smartest person in the room when she is around. She reminds me of my fallen sister, Princess Tabitha. She also vexes her father Duke Arn something fierce and that will never, not make me smile.
    Elgana We never get to speak much, and it is probably my fault for such a thing, but from my brief interactions with the lovely Marquessa Simone I've seen nothing less than a charming and thoughtful woman, strong in her own right. I will do better and work toward befriending her as she is the cousin to my best friend and it never hurts to know another charming Greenmarch.
    Emmelline I do not know her well, but we seem to think along the same lines.
    Etienne Cousin, inquisitive, strong of spirit and willing to face the unknown.
    Gwenna Truly, there is not one person from the Greenmarch family that I have not immediately come to adore upon first meeting them, and the Marquessa Simone is no exception. She took in Princess Marian before the birth of the twins and it was clear from that alone that family is family, beloved where ever they may be. Meeting her at Margret and Alessandro's reception, that warmth and caring was even more evident. It seems impossible to feel like a stranger for long at her estates and I hope we continue to cross paths.
    Ignacio Marquessa Simone is a fun loving and interesting woman. She seems to take the best traits of two worlds and blend them nicely. I think she is someone I would like to count among my friends someday.
    Iliana I always love meeting other Marquessa's. Not because they're my social equal and I know I won't bumble things up! More because they understand the work that I do, and we have a common thread that we share. She's soft spoken, but I believe a solid friendship can bring her out a bit more. We'll have to get her to come visit the house!
    Jeffeth A very proper lady of Greenmarch it seems, she seems awful kind and polite and wasn't mean to me even if I was acting like an oaf.
    Jordan Marquessa of Greenmarch and Duke Arn's daughter. She's very polite and refined, and treats me well. Those are always traits to be appreciated, especially since she and I could do business in the future.
    Katarina She strikes me as an incredibly compassionate and thoughtful sort, given how much she speaks at length for her dedication to learning the culture of her husband and the house she married into. Not out of duty, I'd dare wager - but love.
    Macda A smile and greeting that commands graciously. Another impressive attendant at an impeccable fealty dinner.
    Marian She is the glue that holds Greenmarch and my brother together. Even though she is not of my blood, she is truly my sister. For she has brought such light to Marius. He is a very lucky man.
    Marius The calm light in darkness. The whisper against the storm. To her I would give the world.
    Merek A Greenmarch woman that I met at the Gauntlet. She seems to be kind, also having watched as I fought her brother for a spar. I'm hopeful that we will get along.
    Michael I like her sense of humor. The pair look good together.
    Monique Just as stunning (and intelligent) as ever. My brother better know how lucky he is to have Simone as a wife!
    Neb I think she said she would cheer or jeer, I didn't hear either.
    Niklas The gracious Greenmarch Marquessa. Gentile and kind, though with a humor that suggests at Oathlander steel.
    Norwood The world does not spin without those who are good with their voices. The Marquessa is one such that I would wish to have on my side when there is talking to be done. Her and Margerie would make a potent pair.
    Quenia Very warm and friendly, and she has invited me to come see Monique's statue and their hot springs. Does everyone have hot springs? I hope to take her up on her offer soon, and chat a bit more.
    Reese she is very wise and gracious.
    Reigna A lovely and mirthful woman. It is hard to believe that Arn had much a hand in raising his children. To a one they are sweet and bright and cheerful. It makes me wonder if there is a darker truth, lurking under that pretty, sparkling surface.
    Sabella An extremely kind and well spoken Marquessa with a great sense of humor. I'd definitely like to get to know her more, I feel we could be good friends! And her father is going to love me!
    Shae Well-mannered, honed, I think, by a mate that matches her.
    Starling Another lovely lady of Greenmarch, the Marquessa is kind and friendly to all, noble or not.
    Theodoric A busy woman, with time enough for charity, but not enough for the finer things in life, like relaxing. Perhaps a lesson she could learn from her sister-in-law.
    Tomwell It's not often I enjoy such a thoughtful conversation. I think we have much in common, and I hope we cross paths again.
    Tynan The Marquessa of Greenmarch is a charming, beautiful, lady. There was some notion about a temper that is rare but fierce, but I have troubles believing it myself.
    Vercyn Arn's little one, all grown up and beautiful now. Whatever happened to her teeth?
    Veronica Alas, the Marquessa Simone came to visit when I was so distracted by my troubles. But she is gracious, and I am quite curious about the way Aunt Margerie seems to be teaching her...