Sure, a good offense is the best defense... but you know what's even better? Never fighting in the first place. Arrows are wonderful like that.
Social Rank: 8
Concept: Blades Officer
Hair Color: blonde
Eye Color: Emerald green
Description: Delightfully feminine intentionally or not, Violet knows she's a beauty, with the angles and structures of her face taking on a northern exoticness in the right light. It's not an arrogant knowlege though, but rather one she prefers to downplay with her profession. Being an officer in the Crimson Blades means regulation uniforms and appearance, and Violet is no exception. While Violet would prefer long hair, she keeps it neck length for the sake of both armor use, and keeping it from snagging while rolling or dodging. She puts on a dress as well as any noblewoman when she wants to flaunt her figure, though; with the rest of her fit curves.
Personality: She's as disciplined as any Crimson Blade officer usually is when doing her job. It's what's expected, and Violet makes no apologies for being professional. Off duty, she's a bit less disciplined... but she prefers order to her life in and out of uniform and it shows. Despite all of this, she still has some feminine charm when she puts her mind to it.
Background: Born into a Halfshav village, Violet spent much of her early childhood as a hunters apprentice. A mother, a father, and four brothers, the family did well living off the land and selling to the leatherworkers. There would be the occasional skirmish with the Abandoned who had their own town nearby, but Halfshav forces usually kept them in their place and drove them off if they got too near.
Eventually though, it wasn't enough. A warband from the village had gotten tired of the constant warfare, and attacked the small village outright. It was a massacre, with the Halfshav army coming too late to protect them. By the time they arrived, all save for her vrother had been killed, despite the hunters taking their share of lives from the barbarian assault. The Halfshav force stayed to protect and help rebuild, and meanwhile, hired a force of Crimson Blades camping nearby to assault the Abandoned and destroy them in retaliation. Being within riding distance easily enough, the half archer, half heavy infantry force marched on the Abandoned, with volunteers from Halfshav and the village helping... including Violet.
By the time the battle was done, the survivors of the town were scattered.
If she had been stronger, more skilled... she might have been able to keep the rest of the family alive. Having witnessed firsthand how good the Crimson Blades were, she swore herself to them on the spot. Both to protect her brother, and to find a new purpose in life.
Two years passed, and it hasn't taken long for her drive and commitment to take her from a private in the archery Companies, to a the upper tiers of officers. With her brother now safe in the Upper boroughs of Arx, Violet has a good life, a good job, and trustworthy, competent colleagues above and below her.
|Delilah||Rarely do I see people pull out the mischevious side in Reese yet here I am, watching arrows fly at two poor, unsuspecting knights. She's got a penchant for all sorts of fun things I'm certain.|
|Echo||I'm inclined to like her - After all, she's a Redrain and she's a skilled Crimson Blades officer. That and she likes a good drink or many. There's not really a whole lot to complain about here! She's really just that lovable.|
|Thorley||A member of the Crimson Blade, her wit is nearly as nimble as she is. She has asked me to train her to use the sword - though I wonder if she would be better with a smaller weapon.|