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Lady Marli Zaffria

I want to live in a world where wine flows more often than blood; where nations are built on diplomacy and not conquering; where silver grows as abundantly as the vineyards.

Social Rank: 4
Concept: The Long Lost
Fealty: Lyceum
Family: Zaffria
Gender: female
Marital Status: single
Age: 27
Birthday: 9/3
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Courtier
Height: average height
Hair Color: brown
Eye Color: chocolate
Skintone: cocoa

Description: Frizzy would be a polite way to describe Marli's hair. Barely tamed could be another, if one weren't paying attention. A puffy halo of curls spreads out from the top of her head to the bottom of her neck, framing a round face with a strong jaw. Large, chocolate colored eyes are set above a nose that might be a touch large on the end but is balanced by the thick, pouty lips. She's short, just 5'3", but walks with the swagger of someone who can stride across the world and face anything, And with the feminine curves shes been gifted with, that swagger is love-sick poets might write about.

Personality: At the start and end of the day, Marli wants to get things done. She can't stand to see a flaw that someone's not already trying to fix, or a step in a plan someone's not already working on. She can't leave things unfinished. What this often leads to is a woman who seems shy at first, sitting back to take time to actually listen. And then when she feels comfortable, when she thinks she has a grasp on the situation, she pounces forward to offer suggestions, encouragement, and sometimes outright shoving for all the procrastinators around her. At least she'll do it with a warm smile most of the time, right? She only brings out the stern face when it's really needed.

Background: Darcy Zaffria fancied herself something of an explorer from a very young age. No one, then, was surprised when she began getting on ships at the age of eighteen and not returning for months at a time. A few werre surprised when that started being years at a time. Still, she'd send back packets through other traders. Usually a quick message to the family and a journal to be added to the Archives.

What surprised everyone was the announcement that she'd gotten married. It was quite the scandal, to do all this without the family permission, with no signing off of prospects, without anyone even meeeting the husband! But with the journals and letters started coming chests of cloth or silver or spices. Enough to buy off the quiet scandal. So when one of the letters announced the birth of a baby girl, Marli, well.... Darcy was so far away, there was no need to talk about that. Like good skeletons, they were just kept in the closet.

All of that becomes harder to ignore when into Arx sweeps a woman claiming to be Darcy's daughter and bearing her signet ring, a chest of silver, and some journals to prove it. This may put some strain on things, but Marli does have Darcy's nose, and her habit of not saying where she's been other than 'on an island.'

Name Summary
Leena I reach for words to describe this woman and fail. I invited her over to show support for her from the Igniseri house, and before I knew it I was in a whirlwind of a escalating flirt-off. I fought hard, but have to cede that she has won. There's a level of mischeviousness, she's not afraid to challenge, she wants to feel useful, and she is absolutely beautiful. She challenged me mentally, socially, in every way that I could think of. If I were to boil it down to a simple sentance: She takes my breath away.