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Lady Iseulet Blackshore

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.

Social Rank: 6
Concept: Ambitious Courtier
Fealty: Thrax
Family: Blackshore
Gender: Female
Age: 21
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Courtier/Musician
Height: 5'7"
Hair Color: Honey Blonde
Eye Color: Cerulean
Skintone: Tanned

Titles: Blackshore Minister of Coin

Description: Delicate fine features surround those distinctive cerulean eyes. Long, braided honey blonde locks twist and turn creating a whimsical pattern down her back. Tiny glass beads, flowers and feathers decorate her fair locks. Tan, sun-touched skin that's got a brush of freckles. A proud nose and cynical smile adorns her pink lips. Her body is statuesque and willowy with a generous bosom that she makes sure tease onlookers with her Thraxian fashion. Lean athletic arms move down to musician's hands that is calloused from plucking her strings. Her long legs have a runner's strength that go down to calloused feet that have walked the roads sometimes barefoot.

Personality: Honey just isn't the color of her hair, but the words that fall from her lips are guaranteed to soothe the savage beast. Warm smiles that never reach those cynical eyes. A mind for numbers that surprises most people once they look past her charm. Everything about Iseult is about inviting a patron in but she has no illusions on the trustworthiness of others. She's seen too much to think that anyone keeps their word. Luckily, she has her twin to protect her back. Because her bold ways might get her in trouble otherwise.

Background: Iseulet's mother was a merchant's daughter with a taste for the finer things in life. Following a series of unfortunate financial decisions after her father died and she took over the business, she found herself indentured into the Blackshore House and serving at the keep. Her indenturement only lasted for five years, but during this time she managed to catch the Baron's interest and nine months later, the twins Iseulet and Thesbe were born.

The Baron never denied his parentage but he didn't seem to be interested in doing more than passing coin to their mother to see that they were fed and had no interest in them past doing his duty. His eyes were set on possibly marrying another noble, but judging from the stories passed down to Iseulet and Thesbe this was possible for the best, as he was known for his madness, cruelty, and malice.

Iseulet and Thesbe's mother took her payoff from the Baron and invested it into a pub on Blackshore Isle that served sailors coming in and out of port. It was a struggle to make ends meet and it's where she learned how to sing for her supper, but it gave Iseulet an early exposure to stories of adventure, excitement and intrigue on the mainland that instilled within her a wanderlust. A wanderlust that lead to Iseulet convincing her sister to escape the tiny island and go on an adventure of their own. They were 16 and ran away to the mainland and traveled Arvum together until rather recently.

The cataclysm that hit Blackshore Isle took the lives of both parents and much of their family (what little they knew) and after hitting a rough financial patch the two decided to head to Arx to join their cousin and the new Baroness, Skye. Upon arrival, they were welcomed warmly and found a family they had never known before. When the will of Iseulet and Thesbe's father surfaced requesting them to be ennobled, Baroness Skye was gracious enough to extend both the offer of legitimization. Iseulet accepted and set to work helping rebuild Blackshore.

Along the way, she was named Blackshore Minister of Coin and found her calling as a courtier and truly blossomed, founding The Empyrean and began to reach for the stars in a way she never thought possible while her father was alive.

Relationship Summary


Acquaintance:
  • Kaldur - Dimples!

  • Patron:
  • Valdemar - A man that has invested in me and that I gladly invest in, in return.
  • Vanora - Not technically my Patron, but the woman that took an interest in me to begin with and very much like a sister to me.

  • Family:
  • Skye - Baroness, but most importantly /family/.
  • Romulius - Cousin
  • Dycard - Cousin
  • Thesbe - Twin sister - very much missed. I'm a terrible sister for neglecting her.
  • Aric - Saved Thesbe and me once upon a time.
  • Oswald Blackshore - Father. I bet you never thought I'd do this.
  • Kael - Cousin.

  • Ally:
  • Calypso - A woman to whom I owe much and adore her for everything.

  • Friend:
  • Karadoc - My pet cad.
  • Prisila - I look up to her.
  • Nilos - My confidant.

  • Protege:
  • Nico - A woman that I would be honored to help be the wind beneath her wings to.
  • Holt - The man I will see to success.
  • Name Summary
    Aahana A stunning woman who I am excited to speak with about the Empyrean and all the other treaasures her mind holds within!
    Aethan Most people probably think she's sweet. I think she probably isn't. But that's all right. Too much sweetness in Arx anyway.
    Alexio A charming woman that I have grown to appreciate as a possible friend. I look forward to learning more of her.
    Alrec There are few jewels worth going to war for, but for Lady Iseulet Blackshore I would rip Arvum in half.
    Amanda A true beauty, doing great things in the city.
    Amari So glad she found her way to Keaton Hall. She strikes me as very sharp and well able to tame a certain Felhound.
    Appolonia A diplomat of some stripe with effective if unorthodox methods. Still effective is effective and who am I to cast doubt on such.
    Ardoin An exotically beautiful woman with a quick wit, I wish I had gotten more of a chance to speak with her. She seems quite the charming conversationalist, I do so treasure that sort of person.
    Artorius A wonderful woman who, like I, has suffered intense heartbreak in her life. Though when I see her now, I can only feel joy. I would very much wish to finis that picnic with her sometime.
    Austen A most kind and charitable woman, who honours the Blackshore name. She has excellent bearing and a softly inquisitive nature. I am looking forwards to visiting the Empyrean once it is complete.
    Barric A new Lady who should have been a Lady from the get go. She is smart, driven, determined, and she is creating something wondrous. I am pleased to be able to help, I could help more if she would relent to being my protege.
    Bethany She certainly throws an interesting party.
    Calypso A woman coming into her own, rising from the ashes. She has aimed her arrow for the stars. I believe she understands the scope of what she is undertaking and I cannot deny my respect for that and her.
    Col I have known the Lady Iseulet Blackshore since before she was actually the Lady Iseulet Blackshore. While the events that happened then can never truly be undone, they no longer matter. The woman I meet now is the woman I always saw her as even then. Finally able to stretch her wings and sing. What the future holds is like a dream waiting to be made reality once more.
    Coraline What a remarkable woman, intelligent, articulate, and willing to speak up. I am so hoping I get to know her better.
    Dante Beautiful, steady, and quick witted. Were she a weapon, she'd be deadly and sweet as honey. Perhaps she is? Probably not. Though, I've always been a bit of a fool for a well laid joke, a kind conversation, and that piercing cerulean gaze.
    Domonico Friendly and eager to introduce people. Would make a great host.
    Donato Make your eyes fall out of their sockets beautiful, smart as a razor whip and as charming as a Lycene! No wonder she's so se...successful!
    Duarte What a lovely young lady.
    Edain A fine singer, and tea enthusist. Her stories of Blackshore before it burned are very fascinating.
    Estil It is always a pleasure, and sometimes a surprise, to meet with more family than I expected to encounter. That might be naive of me. Still, more pleasant faces populating our home shall surely bring about comfort and entertainment on the days I cannot make it out the door. I look forward to shared moments around the dinner table, et cetera.
    Faruq My cousins best friend by her account. All I see is a charming beautiful woman whom from what I understand has created a whole thriving business mostly on her own. Impressive! A formidable woman whom I shall have to get to know.
    Faye A woman with secrets and a strange family. She seems... helpful, for now. Perhaps one day I'll be able to unravel everything hidden here.
    Gareth A proper lady. Knows when she has inadverdently RUINED someone's day and knows how to make up for it, despite not being in the wrong. A lady fitting her position, I am sure. Which is to say, tolerable.
    Gianna Lady Iseulet manages the Empyrean and would like me to sing there from time to time. We seem to share a great love of music.
    Giulio A demure young woman of the isles, with, perhaps, the smallest bit of... sarcasm. How could I not appreciate such?
    Grazia A slightly odd woman who seems convinced that dragons destroyed her home. She seems a bit out of place, though, so perhaps whatever horrors she has suffered will heal in time.
    Harlex There is a mystery here that I am loathed to breach.
    Holt Nico likes her. Hell, I like her too. Maybe the two of us can win the lady's favor sometime.
    Ignacio Lady Blackshore is a very ambitious woman. I have taught her some of Lyceum, but I believe she still has much to learn about our ways. Either way, I am interested in seeing what she accomplishes.
    Ingvar My brother's protege, but far more than that. Enterprising and with a lot of energy and initiative, a performer and a beauty, clearly full of charm and wit - I wonder how many stories lie within? Many, I do believe. I shall find out.
    Itzal She wants to be married some day! She also said other things, but really, there's potential for quite a romantic tale in there. But how shall it end? A mystery!
    Jacque Seems to be a pleasant woman, going by her look she's likely Thrax. I don't know her well, though, but if she's getting along with Demura, surely she must be nice!
    Jaerith A gorgeous woman whom I could watch all day, and yet she is so much more than the beauty on the outside. I look forward to seeing what lies below.
    Jasher A woman who has the duchess Malvici's esteem is a woman to watch.
    Jeffeth A very lovely lady. She was a bit distracting, but seemed good natured and didn't seem bothered by my clumsiness.
    Jordan Enterprising Blackshore off-shoot. Likely she's got very good business sense to do business with the Crown and succeed at securing her sister a store. Fulfilling one's siblings' dreams is respectable.
    Josephine A love woman from Blackshore, with a thoughtful mind for others.
    Joslyn Impressively skilled with knowledge of the occult, it seems. She didn't share her rum with me though.
    Kaldur The Empryrean is quite a setting seemingly expressly to set off the exquisite gem of Lady Blackshore.
    Karadoc A woman of keen intellect and honed ambitions. I don't mean to compare her to a weapon, even if she is. Although, no. With all of her dangerous charms she's a serpent - and I consider getting bitten. Often. (IN a polite way, of course. Yes.)
    Leonidas A Blackshore Lady. Easy on the eyes and VERY easy to talk to. HAH! I like her.
    Liara Loud and lively and somewhat irreverent. Of course, there appeared to have been a spot of alcohol involved. Undoubtedly entertaining company, still.
    Lorenzo Pleasant company to enjoy a drink with, even in the early morning.
    Luca Have you ever met one of those women that cause you to do a double-take out on the street? Meet the woman who's worth a triple-take. Surely, that's shallow of me to say. I'm sure there's better compliments to pay upon her personality and her manners and many things besides, but I wasn't able to really dig in for that stuff. After all, our meeting was brief, and at the cart of a strange trinket peddler, and I was rushing off. A shame.
    Lucita A friendly women who seems to enjoy nice clothing. She is a good conversationist and is a musician, likes music. So nice to find a fellow music lover.
    Lys An incredibly smart, beautiful, and economically savvy woman! And she has the best dresses!
    Magpie Magpie heard about Iseulet before he met her, and to be frank his initial impression was that she wasn't being discreet enough with things. After meeting her he told her as much. She was surprisingly receptive and the man feels a desire to help her out, because the world is cruel and maybe he has some sympathy for her story. Time will tell how things go, but for now the smuggler is rooting for her.
    Marcas A woman as beautiful and warm as the islands from where she hails, and an ideal late night companion for good conversation over drinks. I hope to see more of her.
    Marian She's a fresh face in Arx who seems to have many possibilities ahead of her. Even with the war coming, there is a brightness in her eyes. I hope she finds life in the Thrax Ward to her liking. After all that tragedy something good should come out of it.
    Melody Completely full of charm and delight, as you'd expect from such an ambitious woman. Congratulations are in order: Playfulness paired with honeyed words are enough to make anyone smile.
    Merek A Blackshore Lady which seems to like the couch in the Nox'alfar Embassy. I'm not sure how to feel about the couch, though it seems nice enough.
    Miranda Quiet and unassuming - this Lady seems to be burdened with the sort of friends who are not.. true friends. Sad affair that, but perhaps, given time, she will know true friendship!
    Mirari Blondes are always the most dangerous women. They look beguiling without even trying. This one has that look at first, but a closer inspection shows someone who knows what she's doing. Talking to her probably won't do anything other than sharpen that impression. We'll see though, won't we?
    Mirk A different sort of person, adept at swimming in the waters of Arx's social maneuverings. Interesting, but eccentric. I think it's safest to leave it at that.
    Nico This beautiful woman saw me sparring and made a surprising offer to show pleasures to those who could best Audric. I'm not entirely sure how to feel about that, but I'm glad I was wearing my helmet to hide my burning face.
    Niklas A multi-talented artist with a passion for entertainment. I believe she knows my sister?
    Norwood She's a polite young woman... but hanging on the arm of Lord Jaerith. How very interesting.
    Nuala A skylark in flight, for between fluttering conversations, she is a blithe spirit who welcomes everyone with the profuse, graceful hearkening of welcome. I don't think there are many people she is unacquainted with.
    Otakar Sometimes you run across someone where you have to stop and take a closer look - Lady Blackshore being an extremely attractive woman (who, I may add, is an expert at wearing practically nothing without showing everything) is someone I shall certainly have to have drinks with. Preferably once I'm dressed more suitably, and not like a steel lobster wearing bearskins.
    Pasquale Intriguing woman from the Isle of Blackshore. I know something of what it means to be handed ruin and asked to make something out of it. May she find herself and triumph within it, as I hope to do on my own island.
    Petal Very friendly and a good customer.
    Prisila Everything. This woman has been the single most interesting thing about Arvum. Her and the other one. She knows the one. I like her penchant for hedonism and we have a connection that can't be denied. Now is this the point where I lower my guard and find myself smitted with the younger woman who so reminds me of me? I should hope not because one things for certain, her intellect combined with that beauty should be considered a weapon of mass destruction.
    Reese She knwos Skye. She watched me spar before. I remember that, but I didn't have time to talk much. Now she is trying to paying off her debts which is admiral. I will try to help her how I can. She is well spoken and carries herself as gracefully as most princesses, actually more gracefully than many. It is her mannerism and voice.
    Reigna Another Blackshore cousin, they seem to be multiplying! Still, she seems sweet. Uncertain, however. I wonder if she knows how many waves she would make were she to press for enoblement. I wish her the best, however.
    Richard Lady Iseulet Blackshore, bent the knee to Thrax. I understand she is a talented entertainer. I wish to see her in action someday.
    Rinel Daring dress. But she's interested in insects!
    River A strange one but very nice.
    Romulius My cousin, half, sort of. Maybe. She seems to be sweet enough and honest enough, trusted me with her dark secrets so that's something... Got to remember: I am not my father. Don't act like he would...
    Rook Quick witted and clever, though still a little wet behind the ears, I'm certain she'll make a grand addition to House Blackshore in whatever capacity she so chooses. Until she reaches full potential, I'll happily show her what I can.
    Sabella A crafty musician who may be interested in the Black Rose! I have the best luck at running into such talented people. I quite enjoyed her conversation.
    Sabella She has such grand ideas and they become far grander when she brings them to life! I can't help but like someone who plans parties and I think we shall become fast friends!
    Santi Once on patrol, we found ourselves in uncharted territory high upon a mountain peak. We wandered for what seemed like hours, trying to find the trail - until we passed through a blind canyon and the trail broke open into a lake nestled into the caldera of an ancient volcano. The lateness of the hour caused the setting sun to be almost lost beyond the surrounding peaks; but the rays of light that managed to creep through caught the surface of the water and spread outwards, making the whole look like a sheet of glittering diamond set atop a pool of liquid fire. I thought it to be the most beautiful thing I had ever beheld. Until I met her.
    Seth While not exactly the first time that I've ever met this young woman, she is vastly different from the one whom I had met back in Highhill. She has accomplished much for herself since that time, despite her status of birth... She is definitely one to watch for that crafty resourcefulness alone.
    Sparte A friendly sort, curious and inquisitive. I think maybe I'd crossed paths with her before and just never properly been introduced. Real shame, would've loved to have had her around for some of the debates.
    Talwyn The epitome of hospitality. A gem couched in the most opulent setting cannot have her inner fire quenched.
    Theo Lady Iseult and I spoke briefly at Lady Lys' garden sparring party. I quite enjoyed myself.
    Theron Mistress Iseulet -- related to the Navegants. At least Lady Estil and Lady Regla. Very pleasant and amusing lady, certainly reminiscent of Thrax. Good person to know, I do think.
    Valarian Sexy, I had no idea she was a silk! But, she seems to certainly have the manners down. Seems pretty sharp too, thinks on her feet quickly. Enterprising as well. I need to get to know her better.
    Valdemar As charming as I'd heard, and already a great help. I look forward to what we might accomplish working together.
    Vayne An utterly charming and fascinating woman. So much for us to learn from each other, and I look forward to it.
    Venturo A lovely woman of Thraxian descent who came in to see if the Raconteur matched the gossip. While it took me a full story to do what she can manage with but a smile and laughter, I do believe she found herself quite enraptured with the brewery in the end. If she becomes a frequent patron, I might even win the war against her beloved rum.
    Wylla A lovely hostess! She laughs loudly, but I wonder if she actually means the laughter.
    Zaina She likes to talk. A lot.