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.
|Agatha||I did not have much chance to talk with her, but she was at the Salon when I first came to time. There is something in her that makes me think of a stalking cat, something deadly and graceful and you might never know what it's thinking!|
|Alarissa||A lovely hostess.|
|Alban||Not sure what to make of this one, she is quiet, observant, and speaks only when it seems to interest her but I get the feeling everything interests her, she just doesn't let on sometimes.|
|Arcelia||It was so nice of her to come to my birthday party!|
|Ardoin||A rather pleasant Marquessa with impeccable manners and a good dose of with and charm to back it up. I do hope to get the chance to speak with her and her family more, I ought to know more Lycene nobles.|
|Caspian||A cool woman who seems to be the perfect foil for Sir Daemon. They are quite amusing together!|
|Cristoph||I met with the Marquessa to discuss some trade potential. She was a very accomodating host. Though, the room we were in was a bit disconcerting at times. Still, I wouldn't turn down another encounter and I look forward to working with her.|
|Daemon||The Marquessa who has given me the time of day and offered me a place in her legacy. I see great things in the future, for both herself and me. We've already drank together, now we'll drink to it!|
|Delilah||Definitely not scary, though she is a beautiful Lycene - Quiet and methodical. Probably some sort of deadly.|
|Eleyna||It's not often when I meet someone who is as schooled as I am in the art of 'only making it worse' simply by opening her mouth. She invited to every dinner party I have from now on.|
|Eris||Charming, and with a good sense of humor.|
|Estil||The Marquessa has an alaricite spine and a silken tongue, but her cleverness ties it together beautifully. She is the kind of woman which all others should aspire to emulate in grace and aplomb.|
|Ferrando||She's clever with no shortage of charm, and no end of tasks to see to as you'd expect from a Marquessa. That said, I still kinda get the impression she didn't get out much back home in Ostria.|
|Grazia||An excellent noblewoman with a vision and a sense of business. I shall enjoy continuing to work with her to further our goals, both mutual and separate.|
|Ian||I guess negative sterotypes have to be true sometimes, or they wouldn't be stereotypes.|
|Ignacio||The Marquessa is a lovely person. She has charm and beauty and truly is a joy to be around. I would like to become a friend of hers one day.|
|Laric||Laric's first meeting with Cambria will forever be stained by Tikva breaking into rhyme. She strikes him as affable enough, grounded. Good qualities.|
|Lucita||A guest at a House Igniseri dinner, during which various advice and insightful tips to city newcomers was given. Her conversation showed empathy in regards to grief. It was an altogether pleasant meal.|
|Merek||%bMerek thinks Cambria is a bit refined, but also seems nice enough. A wonderful example of the Velenosian Nobility to be sure.|
|Orazio||Sensible! Thoughtful and interested in more than the next drink or game. Orazio quite enjoyed making her acquaintance, and hopes that she can find a solid place in Arx; it would be a shame to lose this one back to her March.|
|Petal||She seems pleasant and doesn't like living in an inn and seems to like the Golden Father. Maybe she will visit my shop.|
|Rymarr||I didn't catch her name. I just know that she has jokes about my worship of the Sentinel. She's apparently got a load of problems. Perhaps ninety-nine of them, minding her own business isn't one.|
|Sabella||Theron's cousin who is a very, very, very good conversationalist. She doesn't talk as much as I do, but her points get made all too well.|
|Sebastian||The Marquessa was kind enough to offer a small showing of art. It was quite kind and entirely unnecessary, but much appreciated. I look forward to seeing what she thinks of it.|
|Shard||One bad joke from Ferrando and she thinks I'm a Thraxian Thrall. Good. Grief. She seems...well meaning, I guess? Naive. That's not going to last.|
|Sunniva||The Marquessa Mazetti has such a strong presence, a certainty all her own and certainly outspoken when she feels the need. I find her compelling and wish that I had more time to remark upon her more than I have. With certainty I will hope there is more of that to come.|
|Talen||A model noblewoman - classy and keen of wit. The Mazetti family are in good hands. An underrated asset that could do with more attention-- not bcause they need it, simply becaues it'll be fun.|
|Tarik||I never thought I would meet a noble from Ostria. If I did, I thought they would be wearing a mask, so noone dare look upon them. I was so wrong. She was approachable and nice to speak with. She must be really classy, because she was buying the gift for the Duchess Fidante upon arriving in the city. She also seemed very goal driven. I hope she succeeds in bringing change to Ostria.|
|Theron||Marquissa of Ostria, my liegewoman and cousin. I have deep respect for you, and you know it. We'll make House Mazetti rise to new heights together; all of Arvum will stand as witness.|
|Valery||She seems nice, but Valery has always seen her talking with someone else, usually private talks.|
|Vanora||Delicately beautiful and surely well-dressed, Marquessa Cambria is entertaining company and often amusing. Of course it is this way, with Lycenes meeting other Lycenes in Arx at decadent parties, no matter what else is going on out in the world.|
|Venturo||A wonderful wit, an attentive listener, an intriguing unravel. The Marquessa did not disappoint in the least.|