Lady Sanya Grimhall
To hold a pen is to be at war.
Description: A petite beauty, what she lacks in stature she makes up for, carrying herself like a formidable woman to be reckoned with, not a delicate darling. Her features evoke thoughts of classical paintings, with high cheekbones and a slightly pointed jaw contrasting in angles with soft lips that draw the eye when she speaks. Eyes are the rich blue of sapphires, bright as the sea glittering under moonlight. Her skin is peaches and cream, flawless, not even a stray freckle marring that perfection. Her hair is worn in long waves that reach just below the shoulder blades when loose, a sunlit gold shade that is so much more than 'blonde'. Her figure is lithe and she moves with self-possession that belies her youth.
Personality: Sanya Grimhall smiles easily and often, and uses those smiles either to please, engage, or disarm. She's adept at all three and wields passion and inspiration the same way so many in her family do cold steel. It is a foolish thing to assume that she is less precise with those tools, or less deadly. Her moods can seem to shift like quicksilver, and though she can be sunny and charming it takes only one sharp turn to find that laughter fades to temper. Those who know Sanya well describe her as mesmerizing, motivated and exceptionally loyal to those whom she feels have earned it. Family above all.
Background: Lady Sanya Grimhall is one of Abram and Alina Grimhall's children, with a cluster of brothers and sisters not quite as famous as Duke Harald's large brood, but impressive either way. Sanya was born among the middle of the brood, closest with her brother Erik and a younger sister. Her upbringing was fairly typical for a Grimhall...time watching the men prepare for sailing and reaving and learning the arts reserved for women through her mother, though her education had a bit of a different spin on it.
Alina was a Darkwater before she married, and brought into her family life many strange and mythical seeming legends she'd learned growing up on Darkwater Watch, though it is not until recently that any of those tall tales seemed to potentially have a ring of truth. She focused on Sanya's education more thoroughly than her other daughters, describing Sanya as 'the one most like me'. Darkwater blood maybe.
From an early age, Sanya was given a thorough education in etiquette and other social graces, but also in the power of words. She learned how to write in a way that shared her thoughts with the world concisely and clearly yet also passionately, the more driven she was by a cause the more effectively she argued for it. This may have set her up for a good career in law, and appeared to be shaping up to do so when the course shifted just slightly.
Instead of devoting her focus to the court, Alina taught her how to use that power with language towards different ends. A well spoken, persuasive figure was just what Sanya's father required as the Admiral of his own section of the Grim Fleet. Since an injury forced his early retirement, Sanya has been sent by her family from Grihem's Point to Arx, that she might use her skills in service to a House that desperately needs her.