Duchess Sylvie Zaffria
Tragedy is just opportunity, really, as long as you are willing to use it.
Description: Sylvie has a classically composed face, every line clean and sharp with a certain edged beauty. A high forehead is interrupted by arched, dark eyebrows set above wide, almond-shaped eyes of a smoky grey. An aquiline nose slopes gentle towards pillowed, pink lips formed in a soft bow. Her cheekbones are high and pronounced enough to cast shadows, with her jaw angled sharply into a small, round chin. Her hair falls in loose curls, a dark auburn that holds a violet-red when it catches the light just right. She is tall with an abundance of curves at her chest and hips, paired with sun-kissed skin.
Personality: Sylvie is bright, smart. She has a sharp edge of wit that can be painful to be on the opposing side of but that only gives charm to her flirtatious side. She is fiery, free-spirited, tempestuous.
Background: Sylvie was born the only child of the powerful Zaffria family. It is fairly known that she was a doted on and indulged child, raised as the acknowledged heir to her father Duke Marco Zaffria, co-ruler of the city-state of Gemecitta. A rather brilliant if mercurial child, it is said that it was only desperation that drove Marco to agree to marry his only daughter to Rubino's heir and eldest son, Zaccheri, though it was a lovely celebration for nobles and commoners alike. It was a passion-filled two years of marriage, with just as many public fights as there were displays of affection. Yet, after two years, Zaccheri died suddenly and left Sylvie a widow and his younger brother, Valkieri, the heir.
With a future that seems destined to be intertwined, Sylvie has been sent with the heir of House Rubino to represent the city-state of Gemecitta to Arx.