Baroness Lucita Saik
My music will tell you more about me than I ever will.
Description: Slender but shapely, everything about Lucita suggests luxuriance, from the long fall of artfully arranged black curls to the flair from her dramatic reflected in her wardrobe. Her skin is a warm-toned dusky gold, frequently accented by smoky eye makeup, with a tendency to freckle around her fine straight nose most often masked by careful application of obscuring golden powder. The whiskey-gold hue of her amber eyes lends a sultry air to the slow glide of her smile in the spread of rose-dark lips.
Personality: A warm young lady with a good deal of intelligence, grace, and a remarkable quantity of patience, Lucita's charm is a well-honed instrument. She listens very carefully to other people to help them bring out their best selves, primarily because this, she feels, is how best to insinuate herself into their lives. Socially clever in an intriciate way, Lucita's layered reserve makes the real Lucita more elusive. Her true passion is always her music, and what truth there is in her shines in her face when she melts into playing.
Background: The second daughter a lesser line of the March of Granato, Lucita Igniseri grew up in the shadow of a twin sister whose role in life seemed to be to cause trouble. It's actually hard to quantify for certain whether she is the younger for certain, but she was removed from her mother's belly first when she had to be cut open so that the children could be removed. Lucita was a good girl, quiet and inclined to introspection and very focused on her lessons; she grew to be that way in no small part because her sister took so much time and energy from anyone and everyone around them, absorbing friends and teachers like a very bright-eyed black hole.
Lucita's true talents were music and song. Her ear was perfect early on and her fascination with the emotional expressiveness of instruments led her to become wholly absorbed in performances -- other people's when she was young, but after her training really expanded in earnest in response to her proclivity, her own. While her sister ran around being a terror and eventually grew into her own as a naval captain in her own right for the Igniseri-run fleet of Granato, Lucita studied music, learned her instruments, and focused on her lessons, and her courtly graces, and on the ways and methods of beauty and persuasion.
Her ambitions were quiet ones, but they always came to this: to prove that she is the best, regardless of how much more flamboyant and dramatic Ariella might be.
Marquis Vincere Igniseri appointed Lucita his voice, having her remain in Granato to oversee things there. After he and his twin Pietro were killed during the siege 1006, Quenia become Marquessa and summoned Lucita to Arx in late winter of 1006 to help her. In 1007 she joined with Princess Tikva and Lady (now Princess) Sorrel in forming a choir that some say had remarkable effects on the field. The need for being able to defend herself became apparent as friends, her liege encouraged this. She tried to learn a few necessary basics to help her not die so quickly if attacked.
She was betrothed to Lord Estaban Saik, a matter both of politics, alliances, protection, trade agreements and strengthening ties to the Saik's liege house, Malvici as well as growing affection between the two. After Baroness Kima went missing, suspected dead, Estaban became Baron and adopted former Baron Eos's son Vomas. They married Jan. 18, 1008 and she continued to serve as Igniseri Voice until the death of her husband May 22, 1008, killed in action at Setarco leaving Lucita a pregnant widow and Baroness-Regent for the unborn Saik heir. She was deployed with the military at Setarco to sing as a part of the choir. After the war Archduchess Elyena presented her a place amid the Lycene Order of the White Lily, limited to 13 living recipients.