Princess Katarina Valardin
I am for truth, no matter who tells it. I am for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
Social Rank: 3
Concept: Enterprising Samaritan
Religion: Pantheon/The Sentinel
Vocation: Philantrophic Seafarer
Hair Color: sable
Eye Color: Golden
Description: Hers is a most startling, extrinsic beauty to behold; sleek lines and dusky skin, silken in its youth, are the canvas of which features so delicately refined are formed. Expressive brows give way to the slant of almondine eyes hued a shade reminiscent of molten gold in which it is so very easy to lose oneself in; at least, until long, sooted lashes lower demurely. The gentle round of cheeks curves down toward the natural pout of lush, bow-shaped lips, while rich golden brown curls spill free in their riotous cascade. Possessed of an endearing smile invoked at nearly all of life's simplest of pleasures, one would be hard-pressed to catch her in anything but good spirits. In regards to her shape, she is naught but a spritely thing of lithe muscle softened by feminine curves, while an intricate array of vibrantly hued ink painted upon her skin is an ever-changing artwork when bared.
Personality: One would think a foreign princess so far removed from her home would be inclined to sulk and pout about her current lot in life, but that most certainly isn't so with Katarina. Quick to smile and slow to anger, she is one to disregard her own travesties and misfortunes to embrace positivity in all its forms around her; be it the delight of yet another small discovery in her time immersed in a culture so very different from her own or cresting the tumultous waves of the high seas on another explorative expedition, there is very little that can incite her ire. That being said, if there is one thing she cannot stand, it is one who shamelessly inflicts wrong-doing and injustice upon those undeserving.
Background: The daughter of the last true and current Suj'Abbati ruler, Katarina was born amidst the turmoil and upheaval of an entire kingdom still reeling from the aftermath of a failed attempt to usurp the throne that left many of her kin slain, and many more taken by the Magisters of the Mirror in the months to come for retribution of their crimes against the throne. Hers was thusly a childhood spent confined behind gilded walls of the palace, where her days were seldom spent beyond the watchful eye of the few entrusted with her care.
It was in one of those few times some years later that she disappeared in the night from the Dune Kingdom of Suj'Abbat, along with an entire crew and ship. On the distant western shores of the Oathlands, at the end of a voyage wrought with peril, did she and her crew finally turn up in an explosive debut one would be hard-pressed to forget; it was with quick wit and great sacrifice of her own vessel that won her a battle against two Abandoned ships in the Eventide Vast.
Half-starved and badly wounded, Katarina and her few surviving shipmates would've surely perished were it not for Princess Alis Valardin and her war party saving them that day. They were taken back to the city of Sanctum where she was then taken not as a prisoner, but a protected royal ward of House Valardin.
Although she remains close-lipped of her ordeal and Eurusi origins with anyone but with her liege, Katarina proved herself to be devoutly loyal to the family who protected her as their own in the two years since her arrival. For her loyalty and hard work in the war against the Silence, she was given the name of the Dragon and adopted officially into the family.
|Aiden||She's just my best girl friend. Through all the adventures and the tough times, I have Kat.|
|Ainsley||Princess Katarina is always very poised and graceful when I see her.|
|Alaric||More untroubled as an unmade bed than placid as shallow water for certain, although I'm sure when it comes time to sail off on another quest to ply dangerous seas it is all business. But whether work or play, it's an impossible task to try and keep her out of the water.|
|Alessandro||Puts on a very entertaining event. I shall make sure to come to more in the future.|
|Aric||Graceful and articulate, especially for a sailor. Most ones I have met have much harsher language and jokes. She is quite the lady and Princess. I look forward to working with her in the future.|
|Austen||A kind and generous soul. She shares stories and information as easily as one draws breath. Wise beyond her years, but with the curiosity of the young. I am pleased to know her.|
|Cleo||She is from a place opposite of Everwinter! How interesting! I wonder if she thinks it is cold here instead of hot. She is very beautiful and very helpful. I think she thinks me simple. I must learn this language better.|
|Cristoph||I didn't have the opportunity to speak with Princess Katarina before we all were shipped out to our seperate posts for the Pirate War. I'm happy to see that she's returned with her usual enthusiasm for exploring and uncovering the truth. It's good to see.|
|Cullen||A very different kind of Valardin, and an adopted relative! Graceful, humorous, adventurous, clearly intelligent - I don't know where she's from, but does it matter? She's an admiral with the heart of an explorer. I should be fortunate should I be able to count her as a friend.|
|Dante||Gorgeous. The dawn to my day. The light of her eyes twinkling in the dark skies of my night. In dusk I see her glow and chase after. In my dreams I hear her soft laughter. Were I to live but one life and offer a thousand deaths, may they all be with the intent of hearing... for one moment... the silver bells of her soft laugh or the serenity of her soft sigh.|
|Denica||Quickly becoming a favorite friend, she sure knows how to throw a party! I could learn a thing or two from her, and I hope we host way more things together in the future.|
|Ectorion||Quiet and supportive, thoughtful and kind. A wonderful cousin to have, frankly.|
|Gareth||She knows how to play the game, at the very least. However it remains to be seen if she can master the board, or not.|
|Gwenna||Princess Katarina Valardin is an exceptional beauty, both in features as well as warmth of soul. While I am sure our paths crossed at one event or another, happening upon one another at Venturo's brewery proved to be immeasurably delightful. She has a way of making people comfortable, as though one might be a long-known friend, and I truly enjoyed her company.|
|Ian||She's doing her research. One less person I have to worry about diving into something and getting themselves killed.|
|Ingvar||A woman of rather unusual appearance, and no small sense of humor. She approached the King with some game of ransom, in jest I presume, as the King did not take offense or order her taken into custody!|
|Jeffeth||A Valardin Princess, some say Valardins don't know how to joke but she seems to have a sense of humor and know how to smile while still being proper and kind. She seems a good sort!|
|Jordan||Her Highness is definitely friendly and while she tends to be secretive with her adventures, I'd like to know her better. She is also very pretty, but that goes without saying. There are few Princesses in the city that aren't. Still, she stands out, with her sense of adventure and the fact she is a ship captain.|
|Joscelin||A woman quite devoted to her personal ideals and beliefs.|
|Kenna||There always seems to be something happening around this Valardin Princess. I think I'll keep in her shadow to get caught in it as much as possible.|
|Luca||The Princess Katarina Valardin is a complicated creature, but no less unappealing for it. She is everything one might expect of an Oathlander, but there's more beneath that, I can tell. Adventurous, intelligent, honest and easy to talk to. I like her for the right reasons, and a few of the wrong ones, too.|
|Lys||Beautiful and ambitious. Great qualities to have in a princess.|
|Margerie||She has shed the illfitting shoe of a marriage that didn't quite fit. She's stepping into the wonderfully made boots of her labors - duty, faith, and family. I think there is an excellent chance that she is going to wear this new look very well, and hopefully much more comfortably.|
|Marian||Mistress of the Sea, you are a dear sister to my heart. I would find the world a darker place if you were not in it to keep my spirits up. I miss our late night talks curled up with coco. I miss dragging you away from Lycene parties so Edain wouldn't get mad. I miss growling at that now ex-husband of yours. He never did deserve you.|
|Morrighan||Life has a strange way of bringing people together, of weaving them into the tapestry of their lives. It can be most unexpected, at times, the invididuals that come in, forming connections, becoming a part of and sharing in your life. Morrighan is grateful to have such an amazing, brave soul weaved into the story of her existence - one that shares her appreciation for good liquor, to boot. She trusts Katarina wholeheartedly, and would have her back in much the same fashion the Valardin had hers.|
|Niklas||Valardin princess. Sponsor of the arts. Good dancer!|
|Norwood||I am unsure what to make of her. She is patron to Lady Tessa? I will attempt to not judge her on that account, especially as Countess Regina seemed to respect her.|
|Prisila||Ah. So much to be said but what is apparent is how special this one is. I like her. Smart. Sassy. Yet practical and cunning. All good things.|
|Reese||She is awesome and fierce as ever|
|Renato||A very kind and welcoming Princess, those eyes though, they inspire a man to sing alone... sometimes I wish I was more than a mere commoner when confronted with such beauty.|
|Rohran||As it would turn out, this Princess of Valardin is a friend to Countess Reigna, a woman of many incomparable qualities. I can only believe she must be a woman, herself, who is matchless. Both times I have met with Princess Katarina, she has been polite, friendly, and a bright light to those around her. I'm sure there is a lot more to learn about the woman, and I expect that, in the future, I would be remiss not to sit with her more.|
|Rook||Though the anullment is a change of pace for life between the two of us, Katarina and I will undoubtedly work together still, and through our transformation we will find new strength. To help each other, to help the Compact, and to help - of course - ourselves.|
|Rymarr||I've known Katarina since before she was a princess of House Valardin. Back when she was still some enigmatic Eurisi woman that gave off so many reasons to be suspicious of her. Many of which I'm not above admitting were likely my own prejudices and bouts of paranoia, than anything which she had every done to warrant such speculations. Over time however she has become something of a friend. While our friendship isn't some inseparable bond, we often seem to see eye to eye on many social issues as time progresses. Those that we undoubtedly won't see eye to eye on, we'll at least maintain respect for one another when such disagreements do arise. I'm content and happy to call her a friend, even if I don't say it aloud or do enough to throw it in the face of the world.|
|Sabella||Princess Katarina is amazing in her creativity and one of the top event planners in Arx! If I didn't like her so much we ought to have a rivalry, but I adore her so I will just always offer by help with whatever she needs! She is truly a kindred spirit!|
|Shae||Dignity. Untouchable. Veneer or truth?|
|Simone||If possible, she grows more beautiful by the year. She is as friendly and warm as I remembered and I hope I get the chance to know her better.|
|Sorrel||The adventurous princess makes for a good partner when it comes to trouble. Sailing past it, dodging under it, going around it. I'm glad to have her as a travel partner, and I trust that she knows what she's doing, at least the majority of the time.|
|Sparte||Princess Katarina has impressed me with her thirst for answers and her ability to work with people from across different walks of life. And I still barely know her.|
|Terese||While born of different heritages, we've each had our own past trials and tribulations in life that have ultimately converged as that of family. I find myself at ease in her company, as if we've known each other for far longer and relish that bond of kinship.|
|Theron||She's lively and lovely. We just don't see eye to eye on many things, which is expected. We're yet to exchange roadside stories, though, but she's a private person, a closed book of riddles; someone you really need to study to understand.|
|Tomwell||Seeking a closer connection to Limerance is a hard and worthy goal. I wish her the best of luck with it, and hope she'll visit the Shrine again while I'm there. I think there is more we could discuss.|
|Vanora||I've known Katarina for some time, we met ages ago in the Pravus Manor when both she and I were living there. Seeing her again is a reminder that there are few women as warm and engaging.|
|Vayne||To say I was impressed by her is an understatement. This is a woman whose breadth of experience and understanding is something I look forward to learning from. I cannot wait.|
|Venturo||An enthusiastic woman, and one who is clearly a great hostess in her own right, given the effort she takes to see to the comfort and welcoming of others.|