My world is a noisy place. Sometimes, I like to just close my eyes and listen because there's just so much for me to hear.
Social Rank: 7
Concept: Mineral Whisperer
Hair Color: Salt streaked grey
Eye Color: Brown
Description: A slim woman that has seen decades imprinted on her skin, Josephine is what some might call a subtle classic beauty. The fine lines on her face are considered badges of honor to her and the life that she has led thus far. Rounded cheeks, a flash of a smile and warm brown eyes, the salt in her hair does little to detract from her appearance. Her hair is kept up and away from her face in thick braids wound around the crown of her head. She doesn't tower but neither is she considered short and she carries herself with a certain confidence. She favors wearing Lycene fashions when not working with hot metal and her hands are flecked with minute burns that are par for the course in her profession with some even possibly over thirty or forty years old.
(The limp is a little stronger as the weahter starts to turn colder.)
Personality: Josephine is by all rights, an intensely private individual. Preferring to remain far from the limelight and enjoy her life of quiet repose and let her work have that far more adventurous life once it's left her hands. Interactions with customers tend to find a quiet and respectful woman who takes intense joy in her life and her family. With the lilt that betrays her heritage of being Lycene by birth to her words, it's uncommon to hear her raise her voice, no swifts movements. She is the quiet common dove in her nest and watching and always kind to her customers new or loyal. Though for the latter it seems like she might go above and beyond.
Background: Josephine Arcuri grew up in Lenosia, commoners within the Lyceum. Scattered across the city, they've been a near constant sight with their skill of manipulating metals to make pieces of jewelry or any other items that one might find they need delicate metalwork that a full smith couldn't do. This was how Josephine grew up all those year ago. Small fingers are good for gathering those bits of metal and working polishing cloths in small tight spaces.
She was one of five, squarely in the middle. Fully set to carry on the family trade even when a few of her siblings did not. As she grew, the woman learned how to choose the best metal for which piece. Why some were not fit for small pieces and other metals were. She had a keen eye for gems and soon made a name for herself as a solid lapidary for the family that would not cheat a customer.
One day she caught the eye of a soldier and soon enough they married. Children followed a plenty, no less than seven of them though the years and not a single set were twins. As with her family, half of her children went on to become sailors, soldiers and two of them joining her in the family trade of being jewelers. Through war she's lost a husband, lost one son to the sea and another more recently to the war in Setarco. The living children are all in Arx and Josephine has decided to pick up roots from Lenosia and move to the city and take her shop with her. To be closer to her children, have the protection of the city. She's too old to keep taking boats to see them and she has grandchildren on the way.
|Agostino||Mistress Arcuri is a woman of many talents, among which is apparently putting on a great party. She -may- need to get her eyes checked, though. Too thin, she says!|
|Alexio||A good woman and a figure of admiration for us young merchants. Her knowledge and advice is always well received.|
|Amund||Able jeweler. We've spoken of metals and weapons, and she listens to them. It is fascinating, to see that much respect for a metal. Offered me help, which I will take.|
|Antea||She may be one of the most impressive women I have met, and that includes royalty and Generals, warriors, and diplomats, healers and poets. I cannot wait to see what she does with what I have asked of her.|
|Bhandn||It's nice to speak with a woman who understands practicality. When all of our dealings have been pleasant, and even far exceeded my expectations in one case, what more remains to be said?|
|Brigida||A friend like Josephine is hard to find in these times but is truly cherished. Time with her is time well spent.|
|Calista||Aside from making some of the best jewelry in all of Arvum, she is a true artist and a wonderful Lycene.|
|Dante||I pity the foe that might meet her armed with her cane. Her company was a rare pleasure, for she spoke with fine and beneficial insight.|
|Delilah||Josephine's diamond-fire mind transforms dreams into hard, faceted realities and weaves legends into tangible heirlooms. Great as these talents are, they do not hold a candle to her keenness understanding the human condition.|
|Dion||A fine and very charitable woman with far better business acumen than I.|
|Domonico||This woman is too generous. So kind and thoughtful. I ower her a lot.|
|Elsa||A truly remarkable woman who has a nearly mystical way with metals and jewels. I cannot wait to wear one of her creations!|
|Gilroy||I hear she's good. She definitely seems to have skill at the market.|
|Gwenna||Mistress Josephine Arcuri has a most glorious shop in the Velenosa distract that I surely spend far too much silver in, but how can I help myself? The staff there knows exactly how to take my ideas and turn them into something beyond expectation.|
|Jaenelle||A woman of strong morals. Her loyalty and assistants in all manner of Lyceum matters is invaluable.|
|Klaus||The woman is divinity ade flesh when it comes to working with metals and jewelry, and I praise her even if she does not like Doreen, or perhaps because of it.|
|Lucita||Talent, generosity, a warmth of pesonality and interesting ideas. I find myself determined to seek her out and talk with her again and to have her come visit the Tower. She is a person well worth knowing!|
|Mirari||Josephine is like everyone's mentor. Everyone's favorite older aunt. Warm, accepting, and always willing to help you out if you ask nicely.|
|Monique||The woman I love most in all of this world. There is nothing I wouldn't do for Josephine, maker of wonder.|
|Ophelia||My favorite, favorite jeweler! So much creativity and talent. I treasure the works of art she has created for me.|
|Pharamond||Fair, the utmost quality, highly recommended. I am excited for what she makes for the Lady in my life, and to have been proved worthy of obtaining her services!|
|Reese||She makes amazing creations and is pleasant company as well.|
|Roxana||My absolute favorite jeweler, though I would never tell other jewelers that, it would be so rude.|
|Sabella||My absolute favorite jeweler in the entire city, perhaps all of Arvum. She is always so sweet and welcoming and her creations are clearly blessed by Jayus himself! I cannot imagine how someone with such talent is so modest.|
|Sebastian||Of course I have heard of this crafter's stunning work -- even seen much of it on display. It pleases me to discover she is a delightful woman to talk to on top of her amazing talent.|
|Sparte||I greatly respect her for her craft. I don't know if we have much in common though, which is fine I suppose.|
|Vega||A purveyor of metals, from jewelry to armor. Her reputation precedes her, I shall have to try and snag one of her rare commissions!|
|Vercyn||An amazing jewler. Perhaps one of the best I have ever seen. On top of that, she is pleasant and charming and fully aware of how to get a return customer.|
|Videl||Mistress Arcuri is very good at what she does, and most pleasant at that. I look forward to spending more money or resources in her store in the future.|
|Willow||Not only a talent with her hands but apparently also as an event organizer.|