Marquessa Cambria Mazetti
A snarl of fury, a grimace of pain, even a look of hatred can be trusted. A smile can hide anything.
Description: Possessing a delicate countenance, Cambria nevertheless has been described as having a particular look. One that says, 'If can master this, I can master anything this world might bring.' Blue eyes, cold and bright, with a kind of knowing deep inside them. Part of what makes her beautiful is her carriage, for she stands straight as a spear and overflows with confidence. Where others might demur, Cambria offers grins that can trap men like animals. There have been many women just as lovely, and easily thousands who were worthier, but since the world was weaned, it's doubtless there have been many quite so unforgettable as she.
Personality: A Thraxian might call her tempestuous. An Oathlander wilful. Those of the Lyceum have their own words and phrases which are best not repeated here. All that is to say Cambria is neither meek nor timid, and despite her smaller stature, she is unafraid to stand up for herself and speak her mind. Cambria can also appear aloof, even distant, leaving others to assume she is without concern or care. Time spent in her company, however, reveals a woman who is actually quite attentive.
Background: Cambria was born an only child, much to the disappointment of her parents, who wished for a large family. To make matters worse, Cambria was a sickly youth, so there were plenty of concerns and two or three scares during her early years. Not too long after her tenth birthday, Cambria's father died during a hunting accident. Her mother refused to remarry, and remained a widower. Some said it was for love, while others claimed it was to consolidate her power and make sure her daughter was in a position to assume the mantle of rulership after her, even if it wasn't what was best for the House.
Life passed, uneventfully enough, and Cambria grew into a young woman. Though no longer prone to bouts of illness, it could not be said she was very robust. Thus, while other young nobles were making their journey to Arx due to necessity or to expand their education, Cambria's mother was too fearful, and kept her close to home. It was quite likely that Cambria never would have left Ostria, except that fate had other designs. At twenty-three, Cambria's mother fell ill and died suddenly, leaving her daughter free to spread her wings and choose the course of her own life.
She promptly left for Arx, one of the first Mazetti to do so in many generations.