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Princess Alarissa Thrax

Everything you want is there for the asking. One just needs to know how to ask.

Social Rank: 3
Concept: Ambitious Socialite
Fealty: Thrax
Family: Thrax
Gender: female
Age: 35
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Socialite
Height: 5'4"
Hair Color: Champagne
Eye Color: night-blue
Skintone: pallid

Titles: Princess Consort of Maelstrom

Description: Alarissa's glittering beauty and practiced regality speak of high blood and an even higher opinion of herself. Her silk-shiny hair has the same colour and lustre that one could counter as champagne in shade, and with a great deal of care and labour, it's been spun into a careful waves that when left loose flatter a heart-shaped face or done up in elaborate styles. Rosebud lips and a thin nose are flattered by wide and expressive night-blue eyes; indeed, her fine features and porcelain complexion make a comparison to a doll an easy one. A sylphide frame curves prettily, her long limbs have a tendency to sway as she walks, but she tends to carry herself these days with something of a reserved air.

Personality: It seems that no matter what life throws her way, Alarissa's ambitions remain unshaken: she sees her confidence as a matter of Grayson Pride over mere vanity, and to settle as anything less than legendary would be to do her esteemed blood wrong. Quick to smile and slow to anger, she seems to put her cultured disposition to its best use in making people feel at-ease, though she's developed a bit of a dry wit and can even sound flippant at times. Above all, she seems to harbour a desire to make others know how good she is, even if to do so she must indulge in the occasional white lie or overt act of generosity.

Background: No matter how adept Princess Alarissa manages to be at getting her way, it always seems like the world conspires to ruin her victories. Ever since she was very young, the ambitious young woman felt she was destined for glory. She was born too distant from the crown to rule Grayson by inheritance, of course, but she had almost neatly circumvented that nuisance of birth by showing Alaric IV just how obviously lovely and charming she was, and had juuuuuust about gotten a betrothal when frustratingly wiser heads snatched him away and gotten the distantly related dolt to agree to marry a Thraxian instead. Yes, yes, putting an end to centuries of unrest and blood is simply wonderful for those worried about that sort of thing, but Alarissa would have been a marvelous Queen for a pure Grayson match. Instead, Alarissa was forced to pivot from being the perfect potential match for King Alaric into being the perfect potential match for some high-lord to be or other. So she arranged to 'accidentally' meet Prince Vance Valardin, the disturbingly pious and stalwart son of the Prince of Sanctum and future ruler of the Oathlands, and she had to awe him with her numerous virtues, foremost that she looked absolutely stunning in white. It wasn't too long before she was betrothed, and not much longer until she was married and finally in a position to be the wife of the future Prince of Sanctum, and then all her plans needed to be thrown into ruin once more. Her husband (along with most of his family) were killed at the Tragedy at Sanctum, leaving Alarissa an extremely young window without issue among her new family in House Valardin. While she appreciates that he died heroically protecting his extremely gorgeous and charming young wife, she would have much rather he heroically barred the door until help arrived rather than leaving her alone to consider her next move. It is most irritating.

Relationship Summary

  • Victus - Alive
  • Vance - Dead

  • Ally:
  • Orazio - Valued Legate of the Faith.
  • Name Summary
    Agatha The Princess Consort of Thrax. Maybe someday she will be part of every house! She seems very smart, and patient. And the kind of smart that makes me a little nervous sometimes. I can see how she has been so many Princesses. She is already asking about my Plans. But I will let Darren worry about that. HAH!
    Aiden She's proclaimed to have run the gaunlet, which puts her at an exceptional level of physical abilities. Aiden hasn't seen her since he was, well, a kid. Meeting her again has been interesting, especially since she had declared her interest in the menagerie! She seems to keep a lot in reserve, knowing her etiquette well enough not delve into certain topics in front of the wrong people. Those two attributes make her a strong woman and a cousin to learn from.
    Alexis Princess Alarissa Valardin - formerly Grayson. A delicate woman, but one of fine spirits and with a wonderful curiosity to her. It's a shame our conversation turned to such dark topics. I can only hope that her family is able to support her through her grief. And I will do so as well, if she will let me.
    Amarantha A wise woman with all the elegance and charm that once would expect of royalty.
    Arcelia I have met Princess Alarissa a couple of times now and she has seemed to be a very nice woman each time. I think she is a fine woman and I look forward to getting to know her better.
    Arn Grayson girl. Damn fool as far as I can tell. Running the gauntlet at midnight like some hobo! Gauntlet's a place for princesses if they can keep up. This one can't. Gods...
    Astraea Oh Rissa. She's at once the kind of woman you very much envy but can't help it when you fall in love with her. I felt that way when I first met her when we were at Sanctum but she's grown. I respect her for her courage in bridging the gap between the Oathlands and the Mourning Isles. No one else is more deserving of that crown and I can see she is already doing good things with it. I admire her is all I'm sayin'.
    Barric She will always be Grayson, always be my little sister, and Bastion will always long for the loss that was always going to happen when she left us for other shores. Maelstrom is blessed to have her as Princess-Consort. Should anyone dare threaten her and survive her husband-- a thing doubtful considering his reputation-- then I will finish them off.
    Cadenza So much fun to talk to and so happy she is a new member of the Society of Explorers.
    Calaudrin It's good to see the nobility of the Compact come to the shrines and pray. And she asks introspective questions. I wish for her the very best in whatever road she's currently embarking upon.
    Cambria She thought I'd poison her! It was cute, really.
    Caspian A kind princess who offered me some sound advice and seems to care deeply for Thrax (even if she doesn't remember writing to me).
    Christine She may hide things... Not just that baby to be. Must remember she doesn't like to be called dear.
    Clover Clover often categories people in two ways: Those who help up smaller people, and those who don't. Alarissa is in the former category. She seems kind, and nice, and so far Clover likes her.
    Cristoph I rather like the princess, though I'm concerned about her fixation with the one possible freckle on her face. She was good company tonight while I was drinking and even thanked me for making myself a potential pin cushion the other day. I'm not sure she entirely understands my sense of humor, but that's alright can't expect everyone to.
    Daemon A fine lady and a fine hound. Will be sad to see the Princess go if such is in the cards, but I wish her a happy life with her husband all the same!
    Darrow A princess who can eye a table of Thrax without faltering either has steel in her blood or a blade on her neck.
    Denica While things were off to what would call a rocky start, Alarissa has turned out to be a rather important influence on her life. If there is anybody that could teach her the finer points of being a proper Princess, it's Alarissa, and she's slowly finding a confidante in her, something in dreadfully short supply as of late.
    Duarte I still think her figurines are better; Gloria be damned.
    Echo When you plan your next words and actions with the scrutiny and care as Alarissa does, people listen. They straighten themselves out and direct their full attention to you, and they soak every word in with care. With Victus at her side, Thrax looks unbeatable.
    Edain Princess Alarissa is the widow of my older brother Vance. She provides are more vibrant presence around the Valardin Manor that is often absent because we are so focused on whatever crisis is infront of us. I am glad she has stayed with our family. As far as I am concerned she has a home with the Valardin as long as she wishes to have one.
    Eirlys Very nice, polite and seems to be very caring.
    Eleanor I interrupted her evening with King's Own business, but she was hospitable despite it. Difficult to tell how involved she was, but certainly shouldn't underestimate her - despite her injuries. I do hope she heals quickly.
    Eleyna We love reflections in the Lyceum and so, I find Alarissa fascinating. But for a few small twists along the path, I could be here and she could be me. We come from similar backgrounds, princesses that had to make our own fates rather than trust them to the whims of destiny. I look at her and see aspects of myself, perhaps with a bit more polish and bit less venom in her veins. I think we understand each other. I hope we'll be friends.
    Emily The Princess Consort is a woman information that I need, but not only that I sense she would aid me if I were to ask her. I look forward to the growth of a common bond and friendship.
    Fatima Gorgeous and refined, she seems bubbly and spirited all the same. She reminds me a lot of my little sister.
    Ferrando A composed and precise Princess, even while relaxing. She's obviously quite smart and seems to like to watch animals, whether fish or fowl. Her interest in the world around her which is always excellent to see in members of the ruling families.
    Fiachra I believe that she is far stronger than many would give her credit for. A gracious woman as well, and I am happy to be able to call her family even though neither of us were born to the Valardin name.
    Galen Certainly the better half of Victus, on top of being very helpful since I have returned to Arx. I hope she knows she may call one me for anything.
    Gareth Cousin. Princess consort of House Thrax. She acts in a way that is suitable to ruling a house. It's a pleasure to have her in the family.
    Gaston She seemed a fragile thing at first, small and delicate. If there's nothing else that I've learned in my wanderings though, it's that the size of something is hardly it's whole story. Kind, and thoughtful, I would say. Insightful, and easy to speak to.
    Giulio A lovely young princess of the Thrax -- and more over, a talented instructor. I look forward to working with her further.
    Harald The lady laughs and smiles to excess. She puts great effort into showing respect, which is misplaced but forgivable.
    Ian From someone who's been called 'useless' many times before, she's more important than she says she is. I just can't tell if she realizes that.
    Jacque Once married to a dragon, now married to the High Lord of the Thrax. Princess Alarissa has always treated me courteously, and I return the favor. It is my hope to maintain the bonds of familiarity, even if she is married to the lord of all Islanders now.
    Jael She seems like a sweet person, very concerned with the wellbeing of the otter. I hope I can get to know her a little better.
    Jordan She's kind, and she's a former Grayson. Princess Alarissa Thrax seems to enjoy teasing her husband and if that's not a sign of love, I have no idea what else would be!
    Joscelin Regal and articulate, well-mannered, and the betrothed of Lord Victus. That I like her even with that connection says a lot.
    Juliana Well Princess, maybe there is more to both of us than meets the eye?
    Katarina When Katarina first met Alarissa, she was rather awed by the grace and social accumen of this Grayson-born princes. But after only a few encounters later, Katarina has become rather fond of her and considers Alarissa to be a potential partner in all future socio-political endeavors for the good of the Oathlands. Plus she's fierce with the fashion trends!
    Laric She's done a commendable job with helping Victus steer his ship, and I have no doubt her child will do what Genevieve ultimately couldn't.
    Lou I met her briefly during the horse jumping competition. She had great advice on what to expect when dining with the Keatons, which I shall take to heart.
    Maeve She came to my shop, the wife of the High Lord of Thrax! She is a confusing woman to me. She is a woman of pure silk and Arxian refinement. She had asked me if my legs were broken when I forgot to curtsey! Arxians are so confusing to me.
    Margerie Charming, graceful, curious - and sharp. I am glad that she is a willing teacher because I have a feeling there is a great deal to learn from this young lady.
    Marian She means well...I keep reminding myself that she means well but somehow we can not get through a conversation without trading barbs. It's like she wants everyone to fall in line. I get that she almost became Queen but she's not. She's a widow to a fallen Valardin, just like me, so that puts us on even playing ground. Even if she would like to deny it.
    Marius She's polite and easy on the eyes. Seems to know what she's about, too. I'll resolve judgement until I know her better.
    Merek %bMerek thinks Alarissa is motherly.
    Morrighan Princess of Valardin and former client some scant years ago, Morrighan encountered her once more while being taught linguistics by Rook. She's very much noble, different from what she's accustomed to with Redrain, but found her pleasant and amicable.
    Olivia Having caught her attention when seeking out an etiquette instructor, Olivia was able to meet Princess Alarissa at a lovely tea shop, and the two seemed to hit it off quite well. Every bit the immaculately polished noblewoman that she would seek to emmulate, Alarissa also seemed to enjoy Olivia's teas, and even her related ramblings about their uses and collection. Its rare to find people she can share her hobbies with, and if she can help them in doing so, all the very better!
    Orazio Ambitious, but somehow charming even in the admission of it. Orazio admires a little ambition, particularly when leavened with intelligence and a seeming devotion to the gods. Orazio likes her, and is eternally grateful she wasn't born a Velenosa.
    Petal The Princess seems to be friendly and she appreciates my work. I think I will be seeing more of her. She is lovely and might be fun to dress.
    Quenia I finally had a chance to meet Princess Alarissa in person at Mangata's Shrine, after exchanging messengers with her. She's very affable, and I look forward to any future endeavors House Igniseri might be able to support on Thrax's behalf.
    Reese She is certainly well dressed even for a mission in the tunnels and quite lovely. There is more to her than I realized. She knows quite a bot of the mysteries. I never realized that. There is more than her than looks.
    Romulius Why are all the bloody /good/ women in this /bloody/ city already taken? Still... here's looking to the future right? All else fails might be able to find a look alike somewhere...
    Rook All in all, Princess Alarissa is remarkably similar to Rook in many aspects, with the true birthright and upbringing that he lacked. A shame, truly.
    Samantha Princess Alarissa is a very thoughtful woman. She reminds me a bit of Lark in that she clearly gives a great deal of consideration to the choices she makes, and isn't afraid to show her intelligence. If she does end up marrying into Thrax, I have no doubt that she will be able to hold her own.
    Sasha One of my fondest cousins, she helps me strive to be more social and not so buried within my books. I admire how charming she is.
    Shae A friendly and kind princess, more like what I had thought a princess would be. With good manners, and excellent taste. And the prettiest greyhound. I would have loved to trainer her, but well I am sure I will find our hounds. But princess is still very welcoming and kind. And has exquisite taste.
    Sivard Princess Alarissa Valardin, a rather interesting individual upon first meeting. Kind enough to have paid me a compliment. Though time will tell if I am to be the Grimhall child to make her frown upon getting to know one another, here's hoping I don't ruin her streak of smiling. She has a rather nice one and it would be a shame.
    Skapti Apparently the bit about Valardin's not drinking only applies to born to it. The married in ones get smashed the same as everyone else. Though they don't exactly hold it well.
    Sorrel She's charming and very nice. We ran into one another at the tea shop, and though she's got a somewhat confusing marital history, I do hope to get to know her better.
    Sparte She really likes alcohol. I mean, really really likes it. I think I get why she opted to marry out of her old house.
    Talen Princess Alarissa Valardin nee Grayson. A picture of proper princess. Everything Talen isn't as a prince, and more. Pure bred, to his common blood. Yet, here they are, in a tea shop, drinking together and discuss MANNERS. While she freaks out over a sneak, internally. Well done, Talen.
    Theron Princess-Consort of Thrax. Must have had something in the cake, because she talked about butterflies, and nuzzled someone. So maybe she's a mix of enjoying herself, not taking life too hard and propriety. Here's to knowing her better in the future.
    Turo Straightforward and honest. Seems to understand one's duty. I can work with that.
    Valdemar She seemed well-composed, and quite willing to be helpful.
    Vanora Our first meeting was under a very official capacity. Our second allowed me a deeper glimpse into the Princess Consort of Maelstrom. In some ways she is still a mystery, and in others I feel as if we are kindred spirits. May time tell more.
    Victus She's a pretty one, though I am a bit weary at how she keeps lookin' at me...