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Lady Esme Fidante

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed in the world.

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Knight of Devotions
Fealty: Velenosa
Family: Fidante
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 21
Birthday: 8/25
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Knight
Height: 5'6"
Hair Color: Rich Auburn
Eye Color: Brillant Emerald
Skintone: Sunkissed

Titles: Disciple of Limerance

Description: There is something wild and untamed about Esme, even if she is always impeccably dressed and groomed. Perhaps it is the look in her brilliant emerald eyes or the easy smile that warms her face to a delicate rose glow. She is a study in contrast from the delicateness of her appearance to the truth that lies beneath the flowery gowns. She is the epitome of strength and beauty when she marries metal and silk for most of her attire. Her warm hair is kissed by a touch of crimson in the sun and her creamy skin is flawless with just the smattering of light freckles across her nose. Her features are somewhat feline from her almond shaped eyes to her high cheekbones and thin, straight nose. Her lush mouth is usually curved into a surreptitious smile hinting at just the slightest bit of mischief.

Personality: Esme is a vibrant woman who has always marched to the beat of her own drummer among the throngs of Fidante cousins in the city of Tor. It is not that she is so vastly different from the others but her approach and her genuine enthusiasm stands out like a sunflower in a field of green. She has an easy going and carefree spirit about her that only adds to her effervescent aura. Her love of Limerance and all things courtly love should not be mistaken for one who stops to smell the roses and forgets about honor and duty. Esme is devoted to all things she is most passionate about; Her family, being a Devotion of Limerance, and of course leading the Calvary of Roses. Her love of horses is something Esme says has been in her blood since birth. Esme is a levelheaded woman who thinks first and acts second unless of course some sort of external force threatens those things which are sacred to her.

Background: The youngest child of Luzio Fidante and Amelia Lyonesse, Esme grew up in the city of Tor like almost all Fidante do. To say her childhood was a charmed one is an understatement. Whatever her heart desired was always at Esme's fingertips. She did not take these things for granted though and while some of her other family members might be spoiled and bratty, she was always humble and thankful for the opportunities that were given to her. There was always a strong sense of doing what was right, just, and noble within her. Though it was at a celebration for Limerance that took place around her birthday one year that truly opened her eyes, mind, and heart.

They called themselves Devotions of Limerance and their songs and poetry about love, honor, and fidelity sung straight to Esme's heart. She flung herself into the studies and decided after some time of careful consideration, she would devote herself to Limerance and be one of the Devotions. She found a way to marry her passions together as she was already a champion equestrian and knew she would one day follow in her brother Ignacio's footsteps to train as a Knight - Esme founded the Calvary of Roses whose oath is to maintain Limerance's virtues. House Fidante has always been different from the other houses of the Lyceum and their moral compass of slightly more North plays well with Esme's vision for her Calvary. Leo was more than happy to see his cousin's vision come to life. The Chivalrous Duke backed the Calvary of Roses and saw to the training of Knights who wished to be mounted warriors. Esme has been working diligently on the cavalry in Tor for the past few years but when her brother Ignacio suggested they come to Arx after Leo's disappearance to offer their assistance and guidance to the new Duchess, Leo's sister, Calista, Esme knew this would be the right thing to do.

Name Summary
Adalyn A woman of vibrance and warmth, she seems to bring an air of enjoyment and enthusiasm to everything she does.
Agostino The delight she takes at the world around her is an infectious thing, making it easier to see the beauty of things one might otherwise take for granted.
Alaric She is a delight. I hope all people who swing by the Palace have her good nature.
Alessia Quite a charismatic young woman. Definitely brightens the mood of a room.
Allegra Such open sincerity takes some getting used to, but she seems a difficult woman not to like!
Amari She's warm and amiable, and definitely not above having a little fun (even at her own expense). That joyful enthusiasm also comes with a serious and clever side that shines through when needed. Neither overwhelms the other, but complements instead, creating an appealing combination, especially for a Devotion.
Arcadia She is brightness and happiness in one small bundle. A true joy when my heart is happy, but the one I don't want to see when my heart aches, she is just too happy.
Artur When it comes to matters of Limerance, I have always taken it with a bit of light-heartiness - I was surprised to find my spirits lifted by the enthusiastic Lady Fidante, and her thirst for stories - and satisfying conclusions.
Aslaug The brilliance with which this one arrives is blinding, but in a good way. If the clouds were to grow dark and dim, threatening the land, she would have to do nothing but smile and the sun would shine clear and the day would brighten in a moment. The most saddened and depressed of individuals need only but be in her presence to bask in the glorious majesty of her delight and feel it touch him- or herself and know - this is Joy.
Austen An incredibly curious person. She has many questions about... everything. And yet, I find myself answering all of them.
Belladonna Sweet, beautiful and valiant. She is everything a knight should be. I wish her well, and fear for her.
Bhandn She was a warm soul who offered advice and solace in a conflicted time. That she also listens to those with whom she converses, and her enjoyment of stories, makes her all the more suited for her role in the Faith.
Blacktongue Well spoken, she paid attention.
Brigida Her optimism is painful and I did have to resist the urge to beat some sense into her. Maybe she will have her eyes opened more with age.
Calista There is no denying this woman's beauty nor her intelligence. She has a certain joie de vivre that radiates and illuminates even the darkest sky. Having her presence with us in Arx is a balm to our souls.
Cambria A devotee of Limerance, and a woman unafraid to speak her mind. She undoubtedly is a blessing to Fidante, as well as to those she calls friend.
Caspian What an adorable little ball of happiness
Catalana What a funny sweet lady. I can't help but feel happy in her company.
Clara First met her when she needed a physician. She took a bit of a beatin' but is a tough woman.
Cornelius A beautiful young woman. Even if she chugs wine in a decidedly unladylike manner.
Corrigan A surprising level of guile beneath a bubbly twittering songbird exterior. I should probably be more careful with this one than I'm being.
Dante I missed my cousin's genuine, bubbly enthusiasm and love for life. Having her back from Tor is a true delight, I look forward to spending much more time with her. We can even practice with our swords together!
Delia Such a sparkling warmpth and social personality - I hope we will get the chance to know each other and be friends, because my life would be all the brighter for her presence.
Dianna Beautiful and free, like a warm breeze on a summer's day. I am sure she will charm nearly every man whom she encounters.
Dycard An interesting woman. An entertaining and dexterous conversationalist, easy to both talk and listen to, not to mention surprisingly and refreshingly direct for a Lycene. Someone I can see myself being good friends with.
Enri I've only met Lady Esme briefly, but I could tell that she is a dame that embodies most aspects of chivalry. She knows how to enjoy life without letting duty interfere with that, maybe I should learn something from her.
Ephrath Almost overwhelming in her exuberance, but certainly polite. I did not mind her, but I think I shall have to steel myself in future interactions.
Evaristo I don't often need cheering up, but her brightness and humor did the trick.
Faye A charming zealot whom I wouldn't mind working with on projects in the future. I'm sure she would inspire a group with great enthusiasm.
Gabriella Ah, she said she was an earnest one, but I certainly could never have imagined how much so! It is a commendable quality. And one rather enjoyable to see in action, as well. I look forward to our contest all the more, now.
Gaston A dazzling burst of sunshine I did not expect, after the day had already begun to fade. Full of wisdom and wit, and a cheer that can't help be anything but infectious -- and an honesty I did not expect from a Lycene. I am delighted and entranced, all at once.
Gwenna Lady Esme Fidante is an absolute joy. She exudes an elegant spiritedness that can light a room like a warm and welcoming fire. A beauty in looks, style, and personality, she is also a charming and engaging conversationalist. A true rose from Tor, without doubt.
Hamish A tricky girl.
Harlex A knight of roses and romance. I hope her heart never grows heavy from the weight of that sword.
Ian Enthusiastic.
Icelyn The gods have given her a fountain of words that never ends, and a fountain of cheer and light and attentiveness to go along with it. She has a ready compliment and a ready smile, and embodies all the bright beauty of life.
Ilvin When I am at peace, happy and content in my devotion to Limerance, I feel the way Esme Fidante acts. If only I had the same level of boundless energy.
Iroh A women of exceptional taste and intellect. I believe we will get along splendidly, even if she is of the mindset that we will be but the best of friends. Though I have no issue with this whatsoever, it is nice to meet someone who takes a grand interest in you before we have even spoken.
Isidora A very warm seeming person. One could actually speak to. Interesting.
Jaenelle A woman of wonder. A mixture of hope and understanding, full of live yet not shielded from the things around her. The perfect First Mate.
Jeffeth Wow. She was just /lovely/ the way she spoke, the way she smiled, how she was so nice to everyone. Ah. She sure was sweet. A good sort, the good-est of sorts.
Jules Lady Esme seems of the best sort - happy, friendly, talkative, emotionally, attractive. She's everything you could want in a friend though you didn't have much opportunity to get to know her because a volcano exploded.
Kaia A bubbly and cheery spirit! She's simply a ray of sunshine! Illuminating all in her path. She makes for such lovely company. I certainly will keep an eye out for her on future soirees. What a wonderful lady!
Kastelon Very quick to give hugs. But when informed, she respects personal space. A gracious lady.
Korka A very animated devotee of Limerance. She's going to make someone very happy someday. And in the meantime make a lot of other people very uncomfortable with her cheer.
Kritr Another flirty noble. Best I can say of her is that she seems to respect Redrain as a fealty.
Lora Esme's arrival is like spring has come to Arx, instead of autumn. Her effervescence is contagious. It is impossible not to feel her ready joy, and to share it.
Lorenzo A charming and enthusiastic young woman who enjoys reading romances and riding horses. She acted like she was going to move in when I invited her to come to the Redrain Library. This is fine... I'm sure it will be fine.
Mabelle Enthusiastic girl. Perceptive. Seems to be warm blooded like all Fidantes. We will likely make fast friends.
Martino What a bubbly personality! Such cheer in her voice, such humour and kindness. Note to self. Expect to see her and Kaia together gossiping in not too long.
Marzio Lady Esme Fidante is a very kind soul. We met in the Tor Plaza and seem to have a mutual love of horses. Perhaps I have made a new friend.
Merek A nice woman that looks to be pretty social!
Mikani I give it to the woman, she has a very interesting way of getting betrothed to who she wants or getting whiskey. Whichever.
Mirk Good taste in cloaks, and I respect the suggestion of a game of chance. Anything else, and I might take her up on her offer of a wager.
Narcissa A light shines and attempts to pierce darkness, and the little rain cloud has its moments of rainbow every now and again to brighten her grays.
Niklas Esme Fidante is the very definition of a rose of Tor.
Norwood She... loves life. I think. Mostly I'm starting to think that she simply opens her mouth and lets what come out to come out. I hope it never gets her into serious trouble.
Petal Very very happy and cheerful and fun and maybe a little drunk. Would be fun to make clothing for.
Porter How often do you find someone so willing to play along with a good public spectacle? Not often enough as far as I'm concerned. We're obviously going to get along very well.
Rane A more welcoming person, I've never met. Even at the sanctity of a shrine, she provided a safe place for me to deal with what needed to be dealt. I hope to see her again.
Ras Eli says she's nice and she sends him letters. So she's good by me.
Reese warm, outgoing, seemingly truly happy - believes in love and seems to be enjoying life.
Reigna She is like bubbling sunlight. She bounces around with a dauntless joy and incredible cheer. I hope that she remembers to care for herself as she cares for others.
Revell Her anger reminds me a lot of my own. I've reacted similarly in many situations, and been told off for it repeatedly by those I attempted to defend. I'm starting to understand why. Who does she think she is? What makes her think she can decide when a joke between me and /MY/ friend has gone too far? If you're not a Silk, stay clear of her.
Rosalind Definitely from the south, but willing to try at least to new things. That says something, right?
Rysen A lady of House Fidante who writes most eloquently on love. Seems energetic with a warm and clever wit.
Sabella I only got a fleeting moment or two with her, but she absolutely lights up in the room in a way that reminds me, well, of me! I'm sure we're going to be the best of friends!
Sanya Warm, flattering and open to conversation in a variety of topics.
Sebastian An interesting woman: a Devotion with unique viewpoints on love and marriage more akin to an Oathlander than a Lycene. It is especially refreshing to hear the thoughts of one open to different views, who is realistic about the world as-is and her part in it. I confess, I enjoyed our time together.
Siegward A soul too kind, too trusting I'm undeserving of. To think she hesitated not to embrace me, in spite of our difference in station, was overwhelming. The task ahead is oft terrible, but knowing these are the kind of souls we keep from the darkness is tonic for doubt of the task at hand.
Sigurd An interesting woman with a smile that can brighten night to day. Perhaps a little bit too accepting however, but, the future looks intriguing.
Silvana Esme is always so cheerful and friendly. She doesn't like to leave anyone out. She is definitely like a second sister. I enjoy her company.
Simon Lady Esme Fidante. What a ray of sunshine. She seems bursting with happiness, which can be refreshing given the bleak and sullenness sometimes found in Arx. A true pleasure to spend ones time with.
Skaldia Wonderful company! She is warm and welcoming.
Sophie She's sweet. Maybe when wounds aren't as fresh they'll be easier to talk about.
Sudara Earnest, eager and enthusiastic - Esme seems to be a kindly soul, whom I hope to be able to help.
Sunaia Exuberance incarnate in a Fidante. I don't think that's a normal quality in one from the Lyceum.
Svana Probably a very fun noble, I'd like to drink with her sometime!
Sydney I'm willing to give her a chance, I suppose, in spite of the poor mood she put me in by cutting the conversation off at the knees within seconds of arriving - she seems to make good banter, and those whose opinions I trust seem to find her agreeable - and hells, she's amusing when she blushes.
Talwyn What an utter delight, if you can handle her energy. She will keep you awake until the long hours I imagine. Well, Lady Delightful. Maybe my assessment will be right.
Tescelina The knight of roses, soft as those petals and scent as warm. She is kind and friendly, welcoming and adventurous, she -- reminds me of that girl I once was, and I think I might /need/ her company.
Tyrus She is true and dedicated to her faith. It is inspiring, in a way. To see one believe so. Still, for all our differences, she was not bad company and I hope friendship may be found and strengthened in good time. One needs such friends, for the darker days.
Valdemar An incredibly friendly woman, with a clear propensity to look at things in the most positive light possible. I have no idea how she manages this.
Vicente There aren't a lot of people you like, people you hope would come over to bug you. Esme is one. Her goat looks like it would make a delicious meal but other than Calista, you'd probably give them an ear full if someone actually hurt it.
Vitalis It was an unalloyed pleasure to give her my undivided attention. Until the next time, remain undimmed, undaunted, unquenched.
Viviana Lady Esme has a certain joy for life that makes her company delightful and almost invigorating.
Wash If she weren't Lycene I'd probably think this woman was the natural predator of unmarried Lords. But she's Lycenes, so it's more likely unmarried Princes.
Zoey Fun and vibrant, but maybe she could slow down a little?