Lady Llewella Melaeris
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
A jaw line sharp enough to cut and the careful fall of long, platinum locks sets the stage for the attractive and slightly elfin features of this woman's face. Wide, almond-shaped eyes of moss green are set beneath the kind of delicately arched brows that show care and thought is put into her appearance. Bow shaped lips find frequent reason to smile, and if the mood is too jovial she'll even scrunch her button nose. Feminine curves are buxom enough to avoid her build being described as lithe. The whole package is wrapped in fair skin and a pleasant expression to help mask a thoughtful approach to most things.
Personality: Above all else, Llewella looks to improve things around her. Oh, sometimes this is a selfish streak of improving her own lot in life, but more than not her will is bent to help those closest to her. Or even strangers. She's not one to accept, "that's how it's always been done," if she thinks there's a better way to do it. It's an attitude she's had since childhood, and one that caused her parents some small amount of consternation. And that's when the tutors were brought in to teach her things like etiquette...nay, not teach, drill. She's unfailingly polite in her day to day business with those she's not acquainted with. As soon as the slightest bit of friendship is latched onto though, she becomes flirty and vibrant.
Background: During Melaeris's isolation, while trying to hold strong and avoid the destruction that Donrai Thrax might visit on them, Princess Kellen Grayson set sail to visit relatives in the Isles. A storm would see that her ship was dashed against rocks and luck would have Darius Melaeris find her upon the shore more than half drowned. As Kellen recovered under the care of Melaeris, Darius would stop in many times to visit and a bond grew. From that bond, a wedding. From the wedding, a child: Llewella.
Llewella would spend most of her time in Astarrea with frequent visits to Bastion. Many of the Island vassals would grumble that it was the Grayson attitudes responsible for influencing the girl to constantly try to change things. If it were anywhere but Melaeris, this constant push against tradition might have earned her far more trouble. Thankfully, it earned her tutors to teach her a better way to get things done than just asking, "Why?" and whining.
As she matured, Llewella was given more responsibility. Her sharp mind and constant need to improve things would see her take on a mantle akin to steward. She saw to the logistics of trade and war, learned to run a household and look out for the people around her.
And she was relatively content to stay in Astarrea with some visits to the mainland.
But now Vera's taking a break and someone has to be in Arx.
|Belladonna||I can see why House Melaeris would send her to Arx. I don't think Lady Llewella knows what she is in for, but I believe in her tenacity. I have seen that fire before. Burn bright, Little Sword.|
|Cassima||A lady of the Mourning isles interested in using her intellect and economics to serve her family. There is something I can relate to and respect greatly. I am honoured to teach her how to navigate the more complex economic matters of the Compact and look forward to spending more time with her.|
|Harlex||There is a type of light you don't see often, so early in the damn morning most miss it, but I've traveled enough to have seen its glow. The cool, crisp pale sun on the horizon, rising over the dewy mist, like it were rising out of the dark sea. We spoke of radiance, that's what came to mind. She's a sharp one, the kind I wouldn't mind tracking down again.|
|Mabelle||Goodness I like her! Easiest and most entertaining conversation I had all month!|
|Rook||Desires success for her House and puts them centre to her views. Someone like that is excellent to be around and I would recommend any to grace themselves with the Lady's thoughts. You will be impressed.|
|Sudara||Artistic, charming, honourable, and kindly to boot. A rare bloom indeed.|
|Zebulon||She's funny. I like her.|