Real magic is creating something from nothing. It's like when the stage magician pulls the rabbit from the hat.
Description: Lumen's thick black hair is kept short and often swept into an updo to accentuate her delicate, swan-like neck. Long of limb, what in youth might have been awkward and gangly now works to her benefit and allows her to stand tall and elegant of bearing. At first glance, the young woman's gaze may appear black. With any prolonged eye contact, it reveals itself to be alight with twinkles of molten gold and silvery blue -- a dappling of distant stars in a night sky.
Personality: In her whole life, friends and family have never known Lumen to speak ill of anybody or anything -- not only merely by virtue of the political adroitness that she does possess, but out of sincere good-will. To the great disappointment of her naysayers, her charms are cut with an air of integrity that few possess. On her best day, she is like a much-beloved governess imposing her will gently and patiently upon her charges. On her worst day, she risks being taken for inordinately precious and perhaps, even hubristic.
Background: Lumen is the natural daughter of Lord Nathaniel Bisland. The relationship between Lord Nathaniel and Lumen's mother, a popular house servant at the time, began as an idealistic, youthful trist. The two burned hot and heavy, carrying on in secret despite knowledge of the disapproval they'd receive from family and peers, and like many such love affairs it fizzled out... just not before the naive young duo made the life-altering decision to bring a child into the world. Long after the romance-induced fugue state had lifted, Lumen remained.
Fears that the child's existence might negatively impact a potential match for the young Lord were eased just a few years later when he wed Lady Esmeralda. Though many have been known to slip up over the years, referring to the courtier as 'Lady Lumen,' Mistress Lumen was never legitimized.
As a point of honor and in reverence to Limerance, she was acknowledged by her father and his kin from the time of her birth. Raised alongside Nathaniel's legitimate children, Lumen's early life had some but not all of the trappings of noble privilege. She was provided for and finely educated -- but never spoiled to such a degree that the girl might foster any delusions of grandeur. Her fate would be a respectable but Common nonetheless. A solicitor? A learned scholar? A knight, perhaps, should the propensity reveal itself.
It didn't take. Proximity to nobility was rocket fuel. Lumen proved herself an innovative and imaginative social climber, honing her own natural graces and inventing from thin air those she lacked. Gradually, she traveled in higher and higher circles, wearing finer and finer things, speaking less, and listening more... until as a young woman, she was accepted into Whisper House. The honor came following the successful trade negotiation between two rival lesser houses, a pact deeply impacted by Lumen's peacekeeping efforts. Now, she's sought after for her poise, discretion, and renowned discerning presence.
|Aiden||She's the best Whisper. From wedding planning to ensuring the best gifts are given, Lumen is a star among lights!|
|Ainsley||My cousin, Lumen Whisper, is the warmest, most vibrant woman. Like my sister she seems to have a boundless amount of patience and kindness to bestow upon others. I have always been proud to call her cousin.|
|Ardoin||A Whisper with the grace and manners one would expect - and a charming conversationalist as well. A credit to the path she has chosen in life.|
|Barric||As always the perfect Whisper, she is a delight to spend time with. Even just a few moments can turn a whole day around and make it wondrous.|
|Caspian||A whisper, you don't see many of them around! She seems interesting, a diplomat with a playful nature. I'm sure she's popular!|
|Cullen||A very talented Whisper whose advice I should heed...and come here to talk to her and the others to be...less rough around the edges to speak. Graceful, well-spoken and exquisitely mannered.|
|Emily||She is pleasant to speak with and I find her to be curiosity. Adventures she says. I would like to think there may be some more detail to these in the future.|
|Jeffeth||A quiet and lovely woman though she seems to be a kind sort. I bet she would open up if nobles weren't around and drinks were.|
|Kenna||A quiet woman, who seems to be very refined!|
|Kia||A lovely Whisper. She seems very friendly and I hope to learn from her. I do not think her rabbit likes me though.|
|Laric||A lovely woman who is, by all accounts, wonderful at her job. She's certainly enjoyable conversation. 'Dazzling and engimatic', though her taste in furry companions is INCREDIBLY QUESTIONABLE.|
|Mirari||A very polite Bisland Lady and a Whisper. I shall have to get to know her better.|
|Niklas||The Grayson Whisper. I once asked her what a Whisper does and she was NO HELP! Blink twice if it's secretly the assassin's guild.|
|Oswyn||An elegant Whisper who startled me into laughing when I was very nervous. It was appreciated.|
|Perronne||Beautiful, graceful, mannered, intelligent - I've never met a real Whisper before, but she is everything I have been told they would be!|
|Rook||Witty, elegant and an unknown surprise. It was a pleasure to have met Mistress Lumen Whisper. It is quite obvious why his majesty would've taken her on as a protege.|
|Sabella||I bet she knows all of Michael's secrets, but she was so demure and there were too many people around to get to them. She must meet the most interesting people! I must get to know her better.|
|Sabella||The most helpful Whisper and a good friend! She always has the best advice and is someone I would trust with anything! My dearest hope os that we become the best friends ever!!|
|Saoirse||A very pretty Whisper, though quite modestly dressed. Specializes in mediation and diplomacy.|
|Tomwell||She has a kind spirit that seems to sparkle out of her. Simply being in her presence seems like it's enough to put one at ease. These days, I could use more of that.|