Dame Eris Ibrianis
It is but a razor's edge between honesty and deceit; walk it well and prosper.
Social Rank: 7
Concept: The Hand
Marital Status: Single
Hair Color: Chocolate brown
Eye Color: Green
Description: Hair a dark, chocolate brown in hue has been pulled back into a tidy braid, the most common dressing she dares to give the long locks. She boasts a round face with slightly pronounced cheekbones, a thin but expressive mouth, and a slightly pointed chin. Her eyes are a deep hazel bordering on green, framed by a fringe of dark lashes, and she has the smallest sprinkling of freckles over the bridge of her nose and cheeks. Her build is muscular rather than slim, and her tanned skin is marred by the occasional pale scar.
Personality: Eris is not one for pretty words or flowery language, and can often be described by those who meet her as taciturn and abrupt. Polite and exceptionally kind for a seemingly brusque woman, Eris prides herself both on her prowess on the field and her dedication and loyalty. Her thoughts are generally a closed book to most, rendering her a woman of few words.
Background: Eris Ibrianis, born to a brood of mixed sons and daughters, was raised in a particularly martially inclined family. Ibrianis roots can be traced back to the very origins of Ostria, one of the first families to pledge themselves in service to the Mazetti family. They've had various reputations over the ages, but their claim to fame stems from their forging of House Mazetti's diamondplate sword, Allegiance.
Rather than hang their hat on one accomplishment, the Ibrianis expanded over the generations to incorporate a vast number of skilled crafters mixed in with a particularly dedicated branch of soldiers. Into the latter does Eris fall, having decided young that her talents lay more in destruction than in creation.
From an early age, Eris was taught under a particularly strict tutor regarding her duty to House Mazetti and to the protection of Ostria as a whole; these lessons she took to heart with all the preternatural sobriety of a youngster feeling a calling. The martial training that followed upon reaching adulthood indicated that while she was not fit to be a Glaivedancer, she proved in the early years that she was a talented swordswoman on her own accord. Thus began a brutal and utterly ruthless training regimen for the future Ostrian soldier. She worked slavishly and with great dedication alongside the young and precocious Mazetti duelist, Theron. They would later develop a friendly rivalry in their military training that would follow them well into their adulthood.
When the Tor-Southport conflict occurred - in no small part due to the machinations of the former married-in member of House Mazetti, Lucien - Eris was goaded by Theron's early volunteership to sign up to military service as soon as she came of age to do so; she would die before letting him go off to battle without her. Together, they fought in the final stages of that brutal and senseless war, coming out the other side alive but marginally subdued. It was at Theron's recommendation that Eris was formally knighted post-combat and took her vows as one of the special Guardians. Afterward, she was assigned to protect then-magistrate Giulio, Theron's younger brother.
The last handful of years since her assignation has seen Eris at Giulio's side and in his service. No longer destined just for the battlefield, the Ibrianis woman has slowly come into her own as more than a mere sword and shield; she has taken on the role of companion, confidante, and more.