Countess Reigna Keaton
Balance is the key to living, without the darkness there can be no light.
Social Rank: 6
Concept: Healing Flame
Religion: Disciple of Vellichor
Hair Color: Ink Black
Eye Color: Sable
Description: Hers is a beauty expressed in the warmth she radiates out to the world, in the kindness of her ink black eyes, the smiles that linger on her full lips. Her features are classically lovely, her bearing poised, but it is the warmth that shines through her that makes her beauty come to life. Her black hair is always, always, pulled back into a fiendishly tight knot, the coils of her hair plaited, twisted and adorned with hairpins to keep it in place, baring the tender nape of her elegant neck, highlighting the breadth of her shoulders. Her figure is statuesque, curved and feminine, and while she is fit, she is lacking in muscular definition. Her hands are nimble, long fingered and show signs of frequent work, belying that while noble, she is accustomed to labor of some sort.
(There has been a thickening of her waist, and the swell at her midsection makes it quite clear that she is entering the later stages of pregnancy. She has not yet reached the 'smuggling watermelons' size, but she will get there. This naturally means her gowns tend towards the high-waisted and loose fitting, while her gait has seen some changes as well.)
Personality: Warm. Reigna Keaton is a font of warmth and friendliness. In her time in Arx, she has come rather spectacularly out of her shell. While she can occasionally retreat to her previous reserve, there is no denying she is a woman with a soft heart and welcoming presence. Her emotions are much closer to the surface these days, and there is a certain guilelessness about her that is either genuine or the height of artifice.
Background: Daughter to a branch of the Wyrmguard family that has been in decline for three consecutive generations, Reigna's mother Mallory inherited an estate nearly destitute, with vassals and villagers on the edge of abandoning them. It began with Mallory's mother, Ariella Wrymguard, an inconstant woman with an insatiable gambling addiction. If the outcome was at all dubious in nature, Ariella Wyrmguard would put money on it. Her luck was as inconstant as her nature, and while there were the occasional gains, much of the family's wealth was lost.
By the time it was Mallory's turn to take the reins, the family fortune was gone, and all the family had left was the illusion of faded grandeur and their name. Mallory did her best to keep up appearances with what little funds they had left, but they could only stretch silver so far. It was Reigna who offered a solution to their predicament. They were, after all, Wyrmguards. Their family's storied history offered in their name, a wealth of prestige. It granted legitimacy to newer Houses, or those seeking to better their reputations. One by one, Reigna's siblings were married off to Houses seeking ties to the majesty and reputation of the Wyrmguard, of the Valardin. Each contract providing desperately needed monies to the coffers.
A deal was struck, for her assistance in crafting beneficial contracts for her siblings, ensuring that the family's fortunes were back on track, Reigna would be allowed to follow her passion, a scholarly life dedicated to Vellichor. All was going according to plan until a blight struck several of the farmer's fields, toppling the precarious balance Reigna's efforts had built. More money was needed and there was only one child left.
Since coming to Arx, her life has changed in so many ways. Her marriage has proved to be an extremely happy and profitable one, Reigna's dedication and support has proved an asset to Keaton.
|Adalyn||A kind woman with a welcoming heart. I must try to track her down soon and ask her a few things.|
|Agnarr||Stitching's even and I'm less like to bleed out going back to the villa. Can't complain.|
|Aiden||She doesn't believe the opinions of others and must validate it through self experience, which says alot about who she is! Bold and fearless!|
|Alaric||A gracious hostess, her willingness to step into the unknown and embrace another House and family as her own is emblematic of what binds us all together as a strong Compact.|
|Alarissa||By far, one those to whom I can call friend, even if at times it seems that I bring about her ire. Where she goes I would follow if she needed my help. One can do no better than a Keaton by your side.|
|Alessandro||Very sweet, and likely a very good person to know, especially looking forward in my new life.|
|Amari||It's hard to believe we're the same age! She's very mature and seems a perfect match for Kael. I think also, that beneath her warm and gentle exterior there lurks a very hard core.|
|Ardoin||Countess Reigna is the sort of person I ought to know - brave and scholarly, devoted to family and House. I should speak with her about that which she knows as a fellow scholar, and learn well from someone wiser than I about what she saw firsthand. I owe her a debt of gratitude, and her grace does her and her House a service.|
|Aric||As Countess, she is graceful as they come. As a a cousin, she is one of the warmest, loving people I know. Always there with the perfect kind word for anyone. And also, the first to hear the truth of my lost years, so that should count for something?|
|Barric||Nearly shot me with an arrow on accident in the training center. My own fault for being on the grounds without an opponent. She seems an honest and good woman though and I hold her no ill will. Curious choice of weapon to defend ones self with though. She's a medic, hopefully she never has to save my life on the field but I will be glad she is there if it does happen.|
|Bianca||A primary attribute of the women of House Wyrmguard has always been their compassion. Reigna exemplifies this in many facets. She is keen minded and radiant in her work. On the former note I believe I could take a few lessons from her open and kind heart.|
|Caith||Oh, she is so stately and statuesque. She is very important -- a Countess AND a healer -- but apparently she used to be just like me: full of dreams! A very interesting woman that I look forward to getting to know better. She seems to dislike Fairen a great deal which is VERY intriguing. I will have to investigate further!|
|Cambria||A charming, bubbly woman of Oathlands descent. Her exuberance and zest for life are infecting, and the obvious love she bears her husband is clear for all to see.|
|Caras||What a beautiful young lady she grew to become. Is she trying too hard to live up to other's expectations? I must take care not to make my expectations too obvious.|
|Cirroch||A kind woman who did not chew my head off when I spoke before I thought. Which is a requirement if you spend enough time with me.|
|Cristoph||I feel that Reigna may be holding something back but they're both newly arrived here, so it could simply be that. I found her and her husband to both be welcoming and easy to speak with, engaging. I look forward to future interactions with them.|
|Daemon||She made the whole party possible and I couldn't be happier for it.|
|Darren||A Keaton Darren saw run the Gauntlet at the House Valardin event. Need to get to know her better, I respect her grit and determination to get through the "Torture Track".|
|Demura||Seems to be a boon to her husband, and from what I've heard, a damn fine physician.|
|Dominique||One of my younger cousins, it is always good to see her again. It seems she's found a good match with Count Kael and their children are absolutely adorable.|
|Echo||It's hard not to smile when you meet someone like Reigna. She's incredibly charming and she treats me like we're best friends! I can only imagine how lucky those close to her are.|
|Edain||The Countess of the Keaton line, and she is both elegant and warm, and all things told a very good respresnation of her family. She is a good partner to Count Kael, and I look forward to learn more of her and her own ambitions and what she will bring to the Oathlands.|
|Reese||She is newly married and seems to be struggling a bit, but it takes time to get used to such. It seems that she just got married yesterday and joined a new family as well. I wish her well.|