Lady Yessica Wyrmguard
The target is in sight, bow string pulled, this is my shot.
Description: Ink black hair falls from crown to shoulders in a fall of loose curls that holds a wealth of bounce. Framing a pale, fair face, the contrast between skin and hair lends her an air of drama. Eyes the color of amber honey look out into the world, hungry to see and be seen. Her lips are full, quick to smile, her beauty is a delicate thing, an almost avian quality to her large eyes and narrow chin. She is slender in build with shoulders that are slightly broad, her arms corded with lean muscle.
Personality: Yessica is a sparking flame, on the edge of coming into her own. There is a fierce need within her to shine, to wow, to sparkle. Determined, flashy and bold, she is fiercely loyal to her family, those of blood and those of choice. There is a sweetness to her, a desire to please that makes it easy for her to make friends, and a restlessness of her spirit that makes it hard for her to remain still.
Background: Growing up, Yessica never lacked for friends. As a twin, and one of seven siblings, there were plenty of people around her, plenty of love to go around. Even though she had a special bond with her twin, Charlotte, because there were so many siblings, it felt, at times, impossible to stand out. To be seen. She wasn't the smartest (Reigna), the prettiest (Rhoda), the only boy (Edmund), or even the troublemaker (Hannah). She was just Yessica. So, she just tried to be the one that tried the hardest to please. There were moments when her mother would all but collapse at the end of the day, and Yessica was there to care for her. And in those moments, she felt seen, appreciated, but those were few and far between. So she simply tried harder. She studied, learned music, practiced her dancing, became an accomplished poet, all in the efforts of winning a good match for her family.
She was married to Garret Riven, who became Garret Wyrmguard, a young, handsome Lord with a charming smile and sad eyes. Yessica was hopeful that this match would work well, and for the most part, it did. Garret was intelligent, respectful, had good humor... he was perfect in almost all ways. Except he did not, could not love her. His heart belonged to another, someone he refused to speak of, but that love kept him locked away. Yessica tried all she could to turn his eyes, learning his interests, and seeking to learn how to cook his favorite meals (The kitchen was never quite the same and no one spoke of it again), writing him poems, and she even took up the bow so that she could accompany him on his hunts. While she discovered a new talent, the hunts... did not go as she had planned. Garret promised that when he returned from Stormwall he would talk to her. They would come to an understanding.
Except he never returned from Stormwall, lost to Pirate King attack. Shaken, Yessica was at a loss. She had dedicated so much of herself to pleasing everyone else, and she had nothing to show for it. A letter from her sister Charlotte has inspired her to move to Arx. She's been practicing with her bow and has continued to develop a unique style all her own. The time has come for Yessica to do what *she* wants to do. Which is to come to Arx and try her skills at being a Champion. What better way to get people to see her, once and for all?