Lady Hannah Wyrmguard
I have seen the Arches of Maa'Drusta but I cannot recall my mother's smile.
Description: There is an athletic appeal to Hannah Wyrmguard. Her body moves with an impeccable grace. Not the glide of a dancer within a ballroom, but that of a big cat prowling through the woods. Her body is her own, she knows what it is capable of and there is a confidence that comes with that knowledge, a confidence that enhances the inherent attractiveness of her features. She has large eyes, their color a blue so dark as to be thought black from a distance. Her hair a light honey shade, rich browns with sun-streaked highlights of gold. She is beautiful, and gives an air that she does not care about such things.
Personality: Headstrong. Hannah is the definition of the word. Even as a young child she knew what she wanted and was stubborn enough to see it through. At 5, she was told she was too young to learn swordplay, and so she practiced anyway proving that she could. Reckless in her youth, she has mellowed, some, and now she puts thought into her actions. But she still has trouble letting go of the things she really wants. Luckily she is not a fickle creature, she has honor and is loyal to causes she believes in. Once she's given her word, she means it.
Background: Growing up on a small estate in the middle of nowhere was booooooring. And if there's anything Hannah cannot abide, it is being bored. Her father, on the rare occasions he was home, had the BEST stories. A former Ashford before he married into the Wyrmguards, Erik's stories were Hannah's favorite things. The places he'd been, the people he met... all of it was so much more interesting than Apsfel Falls.
As a child, Hannah made up her mind. She would grow up and see the things her father had seen, and more than *that* she'd discover things he didn't! Being the sixth child of seven, there was not a lot of 'new' in Hannah's life. Yet another thing to do away with when she grew up.
Not everything was terrible, of course. She was Wyrmguard and had the honor of that name drilled into her all her life. All the duties and responsibilities that came with it, the understanding that she was part of this chain of lives stretching both into the past and forward, into the future. It weighed upon her as a child. Still, the desire to be free, to be like her father, that was a touchstone she returned to, again and again. A promise she made to herself. As soon as she was eighteen, she would leave, head out for adventure, explore! She was dedicated to her training, both physical, in swords and daggers, as well as mental, studying, often with the youngest of her siblings, Reigna. Freedom was only a few years away.
When her mother came to her and explained that a match had been made, to Hercan Gilden, she was not about to let that stop her. The most expeditious way to get her way was simply to agree to the match. So she got married. And then, she promptly left to go on her adventures. She'd spoken to Hercan every now and again. They would meet every few months or so and spend a few awkward hours speaking before they left to pursue their various interests. When the banners were called, word came to Hannah that both she and her husband were expected to muster at Setarco. She had not seen Hercan in several months and their reunion was typical, an awkward hug, kisses to the cheek and stilted conversation. As the days of tension leading up to the battle continued, she and Hercan spent the most time they ever had together, and she found, to her surprise, that he was a funny man, with interesting ideas. Then the battle came and Hercan was taken down in the cavalry charge.
Losing him was not painful, she still did not really know him very well. Theirs was a poltical match in all ways and yet, the potential lost opened Hannah's eyes to the other relationships in her life that she had been neglecting for so long. That would change. She has decided to move to Arx and look up her sisters and get to know her family, before it is too late, again.
|Alessandro||A Wyrmguard of a scholarly turn of mind and an enthusiastic manner. I am sure she will do great things.|
|Alessia||It's wonderful to meet people who've had a lot of experience exploring the land, I can learn a lot from the Lady of Wyrmguard. In addition she's a great drinking compnaion, very friendly and vibrant.|
|Alexandre||One of my Wyrmguard cousins, she is both explorer and scholar, and proved to be very interesting company! I look forward to spending more time with her.|
|Alexis||Lady Hannah is a bundle of energy and excitement, aalways full of tales of adventure both past and future. She makes my day a little brighter with her presence.|
|Amari||She's a joy. Bright, engaging and approachable, with a huge thirst for adventure that ought to get her into all kinds of trouble. Fun trouble, hopefully.|
|Appolonia||A lady explorer who isn't afraid to think for herself or allow herself to be led by the nose. I see perhaps a friendship here between us. Maybe some questions shared.|
|Bliss||Another Wyrmguard, very proud of her family, very proud of Blancbier, very proud of their corsets. Okay, then.|
|Clara||She's a very nice Lady. I had a nice chat with her after Sanna's party. She asked me about bein' a Shaman and we spoke casually as we walked through the Stone Grove.|
|Col||Quiet, thoughtful, observant and yet with a wit that can sting when she wishes it too. I shall have to be wary around this one lest I end up slipping in some fashion and making a fool of myself.|
|Delilah||Poised, capable, gorgeous steelsilk -- she pretty much fits the bill for a Wyrmguard, right down to the sensible behaviour on an adventure. If she lets her hair down, I'm sure she is a firestorm of charm and grace. Her pragmatism in the field is a welcome asset. Someone whom I have much respect for.|
|Denica||The squire of Alexis, I can tell from the way she looks at her that she's at least as fond of her as I am. I expect I'll see her quite a bit more as I spend time with Alexis again.|
|Elgana||Another Wyrmguard! She seems very friendly and eager to meet new people. I think she would make a wonderful friend.|
|Fairen||Apparantly, a lady who has plans for 'games' that must be played behind closed doors. She seems to be just as brilliant and 'fun' as she is beautiful. And she is friends with Isa, so she -must- be trouble.|
|Giulio||A rather effervescent young woman, with certain scholarly interests. I do look forward to collaborating with her.|
|Jeffeth||A very lovely lady who seemd quite kind and proper, another graceful and lovely personality around Arx! She seems a very good sort to me. I hope I didn't scare her with all my yelling.|
|Jordan||A Wyrmguard that seems to appeal to the more studious side than the martial side of her family. A delight to meet, nevertheless.|
|Kenna||A woman of seemingly good sense - she knows a war elk really shouldn't be drinking in the forest.|
|Klaus||As tenacious as she is beautiful. Whatever is in the water a Wyrmguard must hold the secret to eternal beauty.|
|Luca||A remarkable woman, isn't she? I shouldn't be struck, having met so many of the Wyrmguard lot by now, and yet, I find myself surprised nonetheless. Sometimes a person will step left when you expect them to step right, and look good whilst doing it.|
|Melody||A cheerful sweet Oathlander who is equally inquisitive as she is warm.|
|Merek||A woman in the Gold Order that I have met mostly at the Reflection Trials. I think she is a nice Lady of Wyrmguard, and anyone from that House is someone I might think of as a friend.|
|Mirk||An Oathlander lady. Well spoken, polite, and exceptionally tolerant of interruptions to her day. If only everyone was as easy to get along with, though perhaps that's more related to the company of her family at the time.|
|Niklas||Took to the gauntlet like a natural. Is she an Islander at heart?|
|Petal||She seems friendly and is interested learning about exploring the sea and where everything is.|
|Reese||made my lovely mace, a super talented crafter who is also humble and easy to be around. She is quite the legend and yet graceful and welcoming.|
|Reigna||My sister. It has been how many years since I have seen her face? At least four? Our lives were so different, *I* was so different. And now you are here. And *you* have changed too. I am so glad to have this chance to know you again. You are sweet and free spirited -- you are everything I so longed to be.|
|Sabella||I've barely known her for three seconds and I already think we are destined to be best friends!|
|Skye||She's a great storyteller and very inventive from that story she told. I do envy all the adventures she's had. I have a feeling that mine is just beginning. I hope I am able to live as well.|
|Sorrel||One of my many Wyrmguard cousins, Hannah is tall like me. We were once silly as children together, and I suspect we'll have a grand time now that we're reunited as adults. I have so much to tell her, and she's so eager to work with me. We'll get a lot done, as cousins and as friends.|
|Veronica||I can see the many similarities between Lady Hannah and cousin Reigna; they are both kind individuals and easy to get along. Sisters, after all, will be sisters. I am curious to see if Lady Hannah has the same protective streak of Reigna, or the same penchant for starting White Wars!|