A merchant gets to see the world, and make a pretty penny doing it.
Social Rank: 8
Concept: Shrewd Trader
Marital Status: Single
Hair Color: Dirty Blonde
Eye Color: Hazel
Description: Tatienne is by most standards attractive, but not anything special. Sinewy arms and calloused hands show a lifetime of physical labour, while a scar on her left cheek shows at least some exposure to danger. Her hair is usually kept short and out of the way, to better give her freedom to move. It's the eyes that draw the attention however, they study in detail anything they come across.
Personality: Tatienne is easygoing, chipper and always ready to offer a warm word or a witty retort. There's a more serious, shrewd side beneath that however, always evaluating people and objects, eager to estimate the worth of anything and figure ways to come ahead whenever she can. Those she trusts and cares for she makes sure get to share in her profits, but she is ruthless when it comes to everyone else.
Background: Growing up on a Rivenshari ship, Tatienne was exposed to the mercantile life early on. Among her siblings, she was shrewd in finding ways to trade favours and toys to get what she wanted, her eye for numbers was noticed and she quickly got apprenticed as a bookkeeper. It is doing that work that she mastered her field.
The Silent war was rough on her family, her brothers resisted Brand and didn't live to tell the tale. Her father grew sick afterwards, and she helped settle Riva so she could look after her father in a more stationary position. Eventually, he passed away. She packed up her things and went to Arx, to make her fortune and see the city at the heart of the compact of which she now finds herself a member.
|Alessia||A woman interested in the workings of the faith. Despite our differences, I appreciate that she remained.|
|Alexis||Not a silk, but a merchant. Given my own reactions when people mistake me for noble, you'd think I'd learn to do better. Seems like a decent person.|
|Brady||A tough one, not going to get run over. I think I'll like working with her.|
|Brigida||I suppose an Archlector -is- a little bit like a shaman. I will have to properly explain the differences to this young woman later.|
|Cahal||The first time we met she was all business but the second time we got to debate the wrestling habits of bears and both times she was accompanied by the tinkling of bells.|
|Domonico||Eager to train and spar. That's a good sign. Seems unfazed by the presence of the nobility as well. I approve.|
|Gianna||A Rivenshari merchant, she seems to possess some sass, which isn't necessarily a bad thing at all. I can appreciate someone who's come to Arx to find their fortune.|
|Josephine||An up and coming purveyor of goods at the market. Perhaps this can blossom into something good for the gracert's guild.|
|Leola||There is always a home for you, always a hearthfire lit for you, if you seek it. You've but to ask.|
|Llewella||An ambitious merchant that makes for pleasant company. I can see her becoming a name known to many. Far and near.|
|Mabelle||A pleasant woman with bells in her hair, a merchant when I was just seeking one. Perhaps we can work together soon. Perhaps more.|
|Marisol||The Mistress has a good head on her shoulders. I look forward to hear from her and may the Gods watch over her and the future ahead.|
|Miranda||A prodigal. She looks as if she's seen and done some things.. But if she cares to sneak up on people, she should get rid of those bells. Or at least, make them cat proof! I don't think Jewel will leave the poor woman alone now!|
|Neilda||A clever merchant with the ability to haggle with the other merchants. I expect the other nobles will be all over her soon.|
|Pharamond||Ha! I don't know what impression I left on her, but I appreciate her straight-talk. I think we will do business if I don't chase her away...|
|Quintin||A sharp-eyed woman sporting some bells. I wonder why.|
|Ras||She's got hustle! And she gave me a good idea.|
|Reese||A merchant who seems smart and is learning to defend herself and cares about survival.|
|Reigna||A sharp young merchant with clear goals. I bet she goes far.|
|Samithel||Money drives her; most certainly a creature of the city.|
|Tescelina||A professional, truly. Very talented at her trade. I will always be grateful.|
|Thomas||Certainly a fiery young merchant, unafraid to let her voice be heard. There is more than a little good to be found in carrying such an unwavering flame, in these times.|
|Viviana||A savvy young woman, to be certain. I expect a sizable chunk of the city's peerage is salivating at the idea of offering her their patronage.|
|Zara||Clever and ambitious. She knows the value of her work, and I expect her family will be very glad to have her in the city.|