Lady Ennettia Igniseri
Description: She is a painting in warm colors: a portrait in warmly golden olive skin, with a backdrop of dark, dark hair hinted with whispers of auburn that tumbles in waves past her neck and shoulders to cascade over her back. Languid eyes of hazel, deep and dark, center her features, beneath the sooty veil of lashes. The soft bow of her full mouth is lush, especially when tilted in a wicked curve, sensual and languorous. Lissome grace informs her movements, flowing in an indolent elegance, as though she does not walk about the world so much as pour through it.
(Her eyes have been accented with black, then dusted with a light golden color, so that the hazel of her eyes stands out brilliantly. A light stain of red touches her lips, a little boost of color, and her curls appear to have been hastily pinned up with cascading gold filigree combs -- though their expert placement and the series of thin braids in with the rest of the curls belies the effortless look.)
Personality: If there is a chair in a room, Ennettia will sit. If there is a chaise or bed, she will lounge. If there's a bowl of fresh fruit she'll lament the tragedy that it is unpeeled, and if someone peels the fruit she'll request it also be cut in bite size, aesthetically pleasing portions. Ennettia is, in short, never one to skimp on her own comfort. Words like vain, lazy, narcissistic, self-indulgent and spoiled are scattered before her in a reputation only a Lycene would admire. And yet she's charming despite - or because - of her honesty in regards to her pampered nature. Nor is she materialistic, or greedy: she is generous and affectionate to her friends, loathes only the painfully dull, and has a mind as sharp as her tongue, when she bothers to use it.
Background: Growing up, Ennettia was overshadowed by her brilliant, talented older brother Karadoc-- and she loved him dearly for it. It removed all pressure from her to be outstanding. Sure, their parents encouraged her to apply herself, but in the end...everyone knew who the future of their Saik branch depended on. Instead, from an early age Ennettia knew pricely what she wanted from her place in the family: out of it.
It wasn't that she had any problem with her family members. It's just that Ennettia longed for a more luxurious existence, and while she admired her family's ability to be satisfied and comfortable in their genteel poverty, she firmly decided such things were not for her. Of course her family did their best to instill good values into her... but she still insisted she was better off married to someone wealthy. And so in the midst of growing frustrations with their son's apathy towards his future, Ennettia was happily shipped off in marriage to Ilsoreno Igniseri, and moved to Granato.
She had quite a comfortable, pleasant life, happily spending her husband's money and supervising the nannies raising their son. Until, unfortunately, the death of her husband in late 1006 by opportunistic thieves threw a wrench in her plans to live the pleasant life of an elegant leech. Between the Arxian Siege, Ilsoreno's ill-organized records, and the lost of the Igniseri heirs in battle Ennettia, with much lamentation, applied herself to making sure her husband's businesses did not fall.
As the business recovers in the following years, Ennettia choose to relocate to Arx... and for whatever reason, also applies - and is accepted - into the forces of the Inquisition. Why the lazy Lycene woman wants to do this? Boredom? An interest in cloaks? Curiosity? Who knows. More curious is why she was accepted, but there you are.
|Agatha||She knows my sister! She's a little clever about it. Makes me wonder if they're really friends, or something else! But if they're friends, then I will have to keep her safe to make Elgie happy!|
|Alaric||A convivial delight, I was quite happy to hear that she works for the Crown. Or at least I hope she does some actual work sometimes.|
|Appolonia||An interesting woman who is both indolent and charming. There's a smooth layer of something beneath the surface that she keeps carefully concealed but I spy it now and again in her gaze, her movements, that smile. I like this one already.|
|Aurelian||A curious woman, but not totally abnormal for a Lycene. Still for one who dwells so heavily in a slothful life, it is curious she would take the path of an Inquisitor. I suppose we'll find out soon enough if she thrives or wallows in her choice.|
|Duarte||Simply delightful. A remarkable---ly dry sense of hunor.|
|Eleyna||The thing that some don't realize about the Lycene is that we are used to a slower pace of life in the South, but just because one cannot see a frenetic expediture of energy doesn't mean things aren't getting done. Lady Ennettia reminds me of home.|
|Elgana||A house cat. This woman is the embodiment of a house cat: languid and aloof, amused by something none of us can see. I imagine there is much more beneath the surface.|
|Emily||Luis' cousin-in-law and a decidedly interesting woman. She's got a way with words and is interested in blackmailing Luis. How very curious!|
|Eris||What lessons we could learn from a coquette with layers. I think I am a little in awe.|
|Faye||An amusing companion for conversation and to share a drink with. Is it awful I cannot imagine her doing any actual work?|
|Gareth||What a stunning creature. I can't wait to watch her interact with all our colleagues as I sit in silence.|
|Giulio||What a lovely treat of a lady, I do look forward to getting to know her better. She's Lycene, so she's clearly plotting something, but, its how things work.|
|Jeffeth||She likes when I take my shirt off.|
|Joscelin||Sweetness and energy, definitely an honest-seeming soul. I like her.|
|Laric||My gut tells me there's more to her than what meets the eye. Let's hope time doesn't prove me wrong.|
|Lys||A sweet lady, who has no desire to be involved with romance and she has a child.|
|Margerie||What an interesting woman. She talks about children so frankly, so unsentimentally. There's a quality I can't put my finger on. I look forward to more meetings with her to try and figure her out!|
|Mirari||Every so often you meet someone who is clearly on the same level as you. Not with titles and the like, but...mentally. She is quick, and uses her self like a sketchboard, where life is the color palette. I bet she'll end up being a very creative piece of art one day.|
|Orazio||Oh goodness. She is precisely like Orazio remembers, in all her languid, lazy glory. Orazio isn't sure whether to try and whip her into shape, or just picture her with Laric and laugh. And laugh.|
|Quenia||I cannot begin to explain how much relief it brought me to have another member of the Igniseri family /at home/ when so many of us are away at war. Ariella, Luis, Lucita - all gone to Setarco. Echo - gone to Crovane, and possibly injured. She and her son will bring light and hope to the house, and I can't wait to get to know her better.|
|Romulius||She seems every bit the noble lady: Vayne, self-righteous, uncaring of others opinions, judgemental, and the type who would eat her own child if it furthered her life or made it easier.|
|Roxana||She has a keen eye for fashion and gives her critiques thoughtfully. Perhaps we can go shopping together one day.|
|Sparte||Incredibly laid back for her station, which is fine. A person should know how to relax. I just hope she is good at delegating too.|
|Theron||A pleasant Lady of House Igniseri; charming, engaging, very bright. And she seems to like my brother, which does make me wonder.|
|Zaina||Training. I underwent my training likely before she was born, and none of it involved bells -or- perfume.|