Lady Videl Igniseri
I shan't let the weaknesses of the flesh stop me from enjoying life to the fullest.
Description: Videl is thin and short. Her raven curls and dark brown eyes contrast starkly with the sickly pale skin she can't seem to ever overcome. With little muscle to speak of, there's no doubt that she's always been this frail. Her lips stand out with the pale skin and the lightest blush can be seen from a distance, but her smiles are abundant and her features pleasant on the eye.
Personality: Frailty barred Videl from so much she'd like to have done, she's determined not to let anything else get in her way. If she decides she wants to do something, she will. Often cheerful, always glad to be around people, and in love with crowds, Videl is at home in grand parties. But, her frailty has shaped more than just her determination. She's compassionate towards those who struggle with circumstances beyond their control, eager to help those she can, and in those frequent times of sickness, she paints. Her work is cryptic, a way to express herself when she can find no other way.
Background: Videl Igniseri was born the youngest, after a pregnancy riddled with problem and born early, small and young. It was a miracle she survived, but she never recovered. As a child she was often sick and as such she was gently guided towards mental pursuits. And although a clever girl, she found a myriad of excuses to dodge her studies, making little progress on them.
No, it was the court that drew her. And parties. For as frail as she was, Videl was determined to live life to the fullest, and that meant she wanted to enjoy herself. Parties, friends, fashion. Videl knew what she wanted, and she quickly figured out how to use her frailty as a way to get it.
Now, having grown to adulthood. She's decided she wanted to go to Arx, despite what the ardeous journey might do to her. She's here, to partake in the grandest social arena on Arvum.
|Adora||Silk with an answer for everything. I don't like her.|
|Ajax||A kind enough seeming woman, burdened by sickness. In the fringes, they usually leave those to die. It's almost heart warming to see her trying to thrive, I will be sure to try to see her again.|
|Alaric||I don't know if she's intentionally friends with Lady Ysbail because it makes the two of them stand out when together, but either way it's definitely working!|
|Alarissa||Quenia's cousin, and a soft and lovely presence. Easily a boon to the igniseri, and someone to whom Alarissa could and will make an effort to befriend further. She dresses so lovely too.|
|Amari||We only met briefly, but she seems quite friendly and full of curiosity.|
|Apollo||What a lovely lady! A bit underdressed for the weather though.|
|Arman||If one was to look at her they'd think her a lovely, yet sickly thing. To speak with the woman, however, reveals a strength that supersedes the physical.|
|Avary||She seems to give a lot of thought and attention to nuance in her decision making. Or at least in being able to defend her decisions.|
|Beatrice||She wants you so desperately to know that she is alive - vital, vibrant, vivacious, a phoenix soaring. Does she know that one only needs speak with her to see her essense, her passion, and her light?|
|Domonico||She seems frail but there is real steel in her spirit. That much is clear.|
|Fiora||Yelana's younger sister. At first I thought them very dissimilar though I believe I may have been wrong. She seems delicate in body but with a fierce heart.|
|Galen||Never going to disapprove of people improving their navy! She seems committed to the task.|
|Harlex||Looks breakable. But there's iron hidden deeper, I suspect.|
|Ian||I guess she's sick. Took me a while to figure out how to deal with people, too.|
|Jeffeth||Coughing so hard she fell to her knees, then was upset when I took her to the House of Solace. Perhaps she's always sickly, but I hope she didn't /walk/ here. She's probably nice enough when she's not sick.|
|Josephine||An igniseri, how I enjoy them. Her quiet enjoyment of fine things makes me smile and I hope to adorn her with more things in the future.|
|Juliana||One of the Igniseri, though prehaps more important someone that Sebastian respects. It will be interesting to see.|
|Jyri||Anyone who hosts an art event like that is high up on my list of interesting people.|
|Leola||Dainty, almost. Until she talks. Like a spiderweb, really; one wonders how it holds together, but it can hold a rainful's worth of droplets in perfect ease.|
|Liara||She likes the things I like and she knows what she wants. I look forward to working with her.|
|Lore||A lovely lady that embodies nobility and grace. I hope that she can thrive here.|
|Lucrezia||Short, young, and with skin which makes me wonder if she has fallen ill, this lady remains perceptive and insightful. It would surprise me none if she grew up to become a scholar.|
|Malcolm||She seems to have a good head on her shoulders, smart as a whip, and I'm sure she'll do her Marquessa and Granato real proud.|
|Miella||A painter and very friendly woman who knows what she wants and exactly how she wants it, which is refreshing in a customer!|
|Mirk||A cousin of a friend. Lady Videl has a high need for amusement, it seems, but looks in all the wrong places for it.|
|Niklas||The socialite of House Igniseri. Seems to always be out and about.|
|Petal||She seems nice and curious and someone who listens to others. She seems to be suffering from some kind of illness.|
|Quenia||It's good to see Videl again. It'll be nice to have some other social company around the house. If boredom is all that troubled her in Granto, I'm certain we'll cure her of that here in Arx.|
|Reese||Her name means to live and she seems very hopeful and like a survivor.|
|Roxana||Creative, to plan an event surrounding art that was so well attended.|
|Sabella||Loves people and parties and all such things? I think someone just became my best friend and doesn't know it yet!|
|Sebastian||An artist, like myself -- and a rare one at that -- we seem to view art in much the same way. That is a thing meant for ourselves, not for others. While she is frail, she is observant, and not to be underestimated.|
|Selene||Rarely do I encounter someone who guards their creative spark and unleashes it upon their own terms only. Lady Videl practices what she claims, and that no doubt makes her creations all the more precious. She has no pretensions, only fine insights and a delightful candor. Company I would very much like to keep regularly.|
|Sorrel||She seems so sweet, this artistic young lady. Such a pity that her health is so poor. Perhaps she'll do better during the heat of the summer, if the chill of spring doesn't agree with her.|
|Sudara||Amiable Igniseri artist. A cousin of Lucita's late husband: it seems that the impending marriage between our Houses could bring me some rather lovely new relatives.|
|Tabitha||A fellow artist! We had a lovely chat about painting, and she seemed very nice. It sounds like she has some wonderful events and projects in mind, too! She's someone I'd like to see again.|
|Venturo||A lady with the tongue of a poet, an appreciation for drink and company. A good addition amongst the stars of the sky during which we met.|
|Willow||She has a lovely glove but plays her cards too close to the vest for me to have any strong impression of what she is about.|
|Zoey||Well spoken, a good amount of pride there as well. I should like to see more of her.|