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Guildmaster Joscelin Arterius

The Guildmaster serves the Guild, not the other way around.

Social Rank: 7
Concept: Foul-mouthed Jeweler
Fealty: Crownsworn
Family: Arterius
Gender: female
Age: 30
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Jeweler
Height: 5'4"
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark gold
Skintone: Golden-brown

Description: Joscelin is a creature of shapes and colors, round and dark, giving lasting impressions of a warm, soft woman. A round face with dark gold eyes, her honey-toned skin is accented only by the darker spray of freckles across her cheeks as well as the bridge of her nose, and a delicate scar that traces a pale line from her right ear to the edge of her chin. Her hair is short, a halo of curls around her head, needing little in the way of pinning or tying back as they defy gravity with the spring in those tresses. Laughlines crease around her eyes, the woman often smiling, cussing, glowering, cackling, in varied order. Shorter than many, it's often her voice that is noticed first, a perverse dichotomy of melodious tones when wrapped around vile descriptions and angry declarations.

Personality: In most aspects of the woman's life, Joscelin is loud. She can project those swear words like arrows, and no one is immune. Efficient, proud of her work, she will tolerate no silly business when it comes to being professional. At least, initially. She'll make her own judgement calls if the need arises, but her world is mostly confined to her life and her trade. Stubborn, compassionate to a fault, she often bites off more than she can handle but is the last person to admit it. Flying off the handle, she's often one to act first and think later. While this usually serves her well, either by luck or design, it doesn't work all the time, and sometimes even gets her into trouble.

Background: While most adolescents were busy planning for their trades (or their plans to escape the family trade by joining up with a military unit or eloping), Joscelin was obsessing over headier things like composition, and line, color, shape, weight. A critical eye for how things 'should be', her obsession gave her the unique ability to create beautiful wearable pieces of art. River-stones, random bits of this or that, set together and arranged into something aesthetically pleasing -- be it brooch or bracelet or pendant, and then tossed aside as the next inspiration took her. Eventually, her mother had to admit Joscelin's talent and aptitude, and it was she who took her to smiths until she found one that would teach the girl how to safely work metal and glass. The complexity of her creations simply took off.

A striking, delicate brooch clasped to the high neck of her mother's dress caught the eye one day of the young Duchess Iona Bisland, and she became Joscelin's first noble patron. A formal apprenticeship wasn't far behind and soon enough, Joscelin was making a name for herself as a promising tradeswoman. These days, she works also with the Bisland's liege, the voice of Grayson, Lady Dawn. Excelling in the jeweler trade, Joscelin found satisfaction in her work and her creations, and the generous clientele that ranged from commoner to noble. Stubborn, she likes things her way, whether it's a design or her life, her atelier, her home, or her family. Acceptance that she can't always have this has led her to vent her frustrations in the world by swearing. A lot. So while she might bend to the whims of fate, it's with much fussin' and cussin'.

Relationship Summary


Acquaintance:
  • Eos - insufferable and loyal
  • Isolde - soothing voice in a world full of static madness.
  • Prospero - A litigator with a pretty smile and good taste in gemstones.
  • Orazio - "Ah, Archletor, you wound me; don't you know that one woman's act of hedonism is another's act of worship?"
  • Freja - A princess from the North!

  • Family:
  • Ianthe - Spirit-sister for ten thousand years.
  • Fortunato - My near-brother and the only of such that counts.
  • Myrinda - I hate that I miss you.
  • Mae - a peach, complete with the hard pit in the center.
  • Magpie - Wishes he was the leader. Mostly, he's eye-candy for Mae. Sometimes he says cute things. Also helps me yell at Aureth.
  • Aureth - The first time I realized loving someone can drive you to heights of unseemly anger. Alternately fucking endearing and fucking annoying. Probably can't live without him. Asshole.
  • Mayir - Skamp with good taste in-
  • Thena - Brave cousin, warm and courageous.
  • Hana - Niece, beloved, precious, and my favorite.
  • Aleksei - I mean he's a cousin. And he's... loud. Energetic. Hard to define, really, and I think he prefers it that way.

  • Rival:
    Client:
  • Eleyna - A woman carved of ice so cold it burns the flesh. Keen as a razor, eloquent, and quite generous.
  • Niccolo - His Grace, the Duke of Manners
  • Larissa - A lovely client with a fondness for unicorns, bunnies, and the color pink.

  • Ally:
  • Ida - Practically a Platonic Wife at this point.
  • Calaudrin - Councilman peer.

  • Friend:
  • Hammar - strangely endearing giant
  • Kima - A woman who knows her cocks.
  • Acacia - A strong woman who makes me smile.
  • Gareth - Unable to resist kittens. Horrible sense of humor.
  • Morrighan - Talented, funny, doesn't charge near enough for her work.
  • Salazar - Still not going to drink with you, Sally. Nope.
  • Viktarkim - My very dear friend.
  • Silas - Still too young to be so intent and talented.
  • Percephon - Inquisitive, perceptive. Lord.
  • Saedrus - Beautiful man with a kind heart. Patience of moss-covered stone, but much prettier.
  • Cassandra - Handsome, beautiful woman, with insights and wisdom that staggers and guides alike.
  • Donella - Gracious, funny, brilliant as a morning star.
  • Yasmine - [Eursi characters, seems to be a sentence.]
  • Theron - A lord with a taste for edges and heat, his humor about the same.

  • Protege:
  • Azhan - Smart and stiff.
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