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Lady Sunaia Ashford

You say deadly cave of horrors, I say thrilling undiscovered country. Same same.

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Ranging Rover
Fealty: Grayson
Family: Ashford
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 27
Birthday: 9/4
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Noble
Height: 5'8"
Hair Color: Platinum
Eye Color: Ghostly
Skintone: Pale

Description: She is earthy grace in movement and arctic elegance in appearance. Sunaia holds herself with the confidence and athleticism of someone who frequently puts their body to the test but it hasn't yet marred her beauty; if she has scars, they're hidden beneath her clothing and haven't touched her face or throat. Her eyes are an odd and ghostly pale shade of platinum grey, paler even than the white-grey cloud of hair that is so frequently restrained in sloppy buns or loosely secured braids. She has cheekbones courtiers would murder for, a long straight-bridged nose and a thin, expressive mouth prone to close-lipped but quick smiles. Those smiles do nothing to temper the intensity her ghost-eyes give her when she's fixed upon something or someone, but they do help. A little.

Personality: Sunaia was stricken with a double dose of the wanderlust that so often afflicts Ashfords. It manifested at an early age and made her a holy terror when combined with an also innate stubbornness, voracious curiousity, and desire to go her own way. That's where her joy and truth lie: out there finding and learning, exploring and discovering. She's pleasant and noble and all of those other things expected of her too... when she's at home. Out in the field, she's whatever she has to be in order to reach her goals.

Background: There are any number of advantages to being a noble lady born to be the spare's spare's spare heir. So it was for Sunaia, younger sister of Addison, Avary and Killian Ashford. She received the same exquisite education, had all the best trainers, and never wanted for food, clothing, weapons, or any other need her little heart fixed upon. But noble blood and unlimited resources couldn't provide her with what she wanted most.

For that, she had to go out into the world.

Her appetite for exploration was and is voracious. It's led to her being the silent sister of the family. Sunaia is not without loyalty to her line, and to her lieges; she returned to home and hearth following the death of her father; she was there fighting side by side with Ashford forces when the Silent army moved on Arx; when Killian died, she stayed at Ashford Keep for a record-breaking three months in a row to grieve him. But she has been away more than she has been present, and oh the things that she's seen...

But now, with two siblings dead, the third godsworn, an Archlector, and her favourite cousin long since gone missing, it seems the appropriate time to try again. Ashfords are comfortable in the trees and Sunaia knows she should make more of an effort to put down roots. It's just so difficult, with everything out there calling to everything in her.

Relationship Summary

  • Locke - Even your name puts a smile on my face. You make me laugh almost as well as did my brother - and it is surely easier to bear his loss when you are near.
  • Kaia - I'm sorry I missed your wedding. I'll make it up to you.

  • Acquaintance:
  • Ringvald - The noblest of chosen noblemen. 'Almost' will never be good enough for you; I'll always be sorry.
  • Zoey - Best of luck with your child. Of course, if you need help with Octavian, please send a messenger.
  • Tarik - Aislin helped him once, and he's Lou's protege - so he must be worth a lot.
  • Amund - A knight. Olivia's friend? At least he's direct, which I prefer.

  • Ally:
  • Reese - The Grayson princess is always good to have close.
  • Lou - Grayson Princess, Explorer Leader. What else can be said?
  • Niklas - The Prince's social abilities are a benefit to all Graysons.
  • Laric - Grayson Prince, Master of Questions and an inspiration.
  • Strozza - Twice, already, you have come to my aid - and gratefully. You have quite the talent with that whip.

  • Deceased:
  • Albern - Father. I hope to make you proud, too. Thank you for letting me be me. I miss you.
  • Addison - The world's a better place because of you - and I still miss you. Gods, but you leave a lot to live up to.
  • Killian - You were always my favorite. I can't believe I won't ever hear your laugh again.
  • Reiker - Cousin on Mother's side. Another hero taken.
  • Alexandre - Cousin on Mother's side. Murdered. Otherwise unfamiliar.

  • Family:
  • Karine - Mother. Fairest beauty, my greatest supporter. I'll make you proud.
  • Conall - Bright, sweet boy; you always listen. You make me so happy.
  • Ylva - Little Lady Adventurer - just like me. Of course, I love you.
  • Avary - Don't ask.
  • Aislin - MIA. My only true sister. I haven't forgotten you and I'll be damned if I'm giving up on finding you.
  • Harlan - Duke, Cousin. Almost as good as a brother.
  • Lisebet - Duchess. More of a sister to me than my own.
  • Olivia - Cousin. Usually fun, but unreasonably afraid of the pups.
  • Rhiannon - Cousin. It's been a while.
  • Clover - Cousin on Mother's side, Duchess. Unfamiliar, at best.
  • Lethe - Cousin. We should probably spend time together again.
  • Archeron - Cousin. We DEFINITELY need to spend more time together.
  • Sorrel - Cousin on Mother's side. Unfamiliar.
  • Tescelina - Cousin on Mother's side. As yet unfamiliar.
  • Antea - Cousin on Father's side. As yet unfamiliar.
  • Esra - Cousin on Mother's side. Godsworn, apparently MIA. Unfamiliar.
  • Ryhalt - Lisebet's brother - which makes him my cousin, by her marriage, twice over, as he's also cousin Clover's husband. Queer coincidences.
  • Ciaran - Another of Lisebet's brothers, making him also cousin-by-marriage. He has an exploring spirit, though, so similar to the Ashfords.
  • Name Summary
    Amund States her intentions very boldly. Is this trait applicable to everything?
    Anisha Lady Sunaia Ashford seems to live up to the House's reputation if her garb is any indication. I like her sense of humour, too.
    Appolonia I think that she's good luck for me, but perhaps not for her sister, Olivia.
    Arcadia She has a depth to her eyes that is a little unnerving. But she seems interesting.
    Ashur Confidence and verve! I could not admire this tall Ashford beauty any more. Would that I possessed such strength of character.
    Bianca Unerring and sharp, like the finely tempered steel of a honed blade wielded by a tornado. I can certainly see the resemblance to the Archlector of the Sentinel.
    Brigida Trouble and seemingly in need of guidance. I will do what I can for her and her adorable pups.
    Caith She is so stoic! I will need to visit her and throw some chaotic joy into her life. She needs a man to marry her so she can continue he family's line -- I will keep an eye out for eligible bachelors on her behalf.
    Catalana An Ashford inquisitor. Though, I can't imagine people would tell her much with that many guards around her.
    Gerald Oh, how interesting. I suspect she shall be quite, quite delightful.
    Ignacio The Lady Ashford is a woman of incredible and admirable purpose.
    Leola The sister of Paladin Killian. She has her own troubles, and seeks fresher air. I cannot blame her for this. I hope she finds the sanctuary she needs
    Lisebet Very loyal and caring; It will be interesting watching her find what she is looking for.
    Mabelle A sweet dog lover, responsible with intoxicating eyes.
    Martino Her humour is as dry as a bone but her presence in a room, the soft white skin and ghostly coloured eyes, have you lost in awe. It is like the perfect white sands have sculpted a fine Ashford.
    Mirk Intrepid would-be explorer, willing and eager to journey about a place within an hour of learning of it. Not necessarily a bad thing.
    Ras A silk inquisitor with the eyes of a ghost, and a heart as cold. Those puppies though. One of em might've actually liked me.
    Richard A stubborn wind. It heartens me to see someone looking for the best for family. I cannot say I would not have enjoyed some forewarning, but these are the risks of braving social gatherings.
    Rosalind Curious which I understand completely!
    Sydney An absolute vision of poise, and radiant in that leafy attire. I've no idea if she complimented or insulted me, but I don't think I care.
    Thea A rather--commanding woman. Unfortunately I didn't have time to speak to her. I was busy.
    Verity What single-mindedness! Driving straight on to her goal, unerring, undeterred! I cannot help but be swayed by her quest to drag men back to her family to make more Ashfords. Unfortunately, I am not a man, so I must merely applaud her perseverance.
    Zoey My dog likes her even better than he likes me. How bad could she be?