Countess Aella Ravenseye
In all of nature's sorcery, The most bewitching entity, Abyss can have no fury, Like the rising of the storm...
Description: Tumultuous waves of burnished copper frame features so alive with emotion, from the shimmer of her storm blue eyes to the adorable crinkle of her nose when lost in contemplation to the world around her. Her zest for life and quiet humor are teased into every smile of full lips that, however, just as quickly downturn in unapologetic expressal of distinct displeasure. Truly, her mercurial moods are as plain as day. And when she moves, it is with a joyful and carefree manner, all sinuous curves and swaying hips and perfect awareness of the eyes inevitably drawn her way when she enters a room.
Personality: Fiery. Passionate. Mercurial. Often erratic or out of control. Up. Down. It is hard to tell with a tempest like Aella is, one moment hot, then next cold. Her anger easy to rile, and just as easy to cool. Passionate. About her people, her heritage, and where her people and land is going now.
At times a hard leader, and others, just one of the people. Easy to laugh, to smile. At times quiet and reserved, others boisterous and out of control. Not exactly a perfect noble, she is quick to curse and bellow out her dislikes, and just as quick to celebrate her people's accomplishments and praise them.
It is at times hard to tell what her mood will be, but some say, after a storm, or even during one, she seems calm, at ease the most. As if a quiet serenity has fallen over her, sadly that doesn't last for long. One of the things that can be relied on with Aella, is her fierce loyalty to her family, her people, her lands, and the Redrains, and the crown itself. No one would doubt her dedication or the fact that if you have won her loyalty, she is likely to die for you before you ever have a chance to stop her.
Background: Wild. Tempest. Stormy. Her tribe of Seafarers were all of those and then some. Excellent sailors, fishermen, raiders and so much more. Hearty. And Stalwart, like most must be when you live on the other side of the wall. When Aella was born with her rich red hair the Raven tribe murmured of the blood that ran through the girl. That she must be like her grandmother, and her mother Gudrun. Whom went missing when she was an infant during a raid on their village. Her father Bran, a large man, a giant almost. Towering over most of the people in their tribe. He waited a couple years, desperate to find his wife. But eventually it seemed it was of no use and remarried.
While their tribe had been friends with the Blackwoods Aella and not thought her father would have followed their lead, but he did and bent knee to them. Not long after they had bent knee to the Crovanes. Agreeing to join Blackwoods, as a vassal family. Adding their fleet and sailing capabilities to continue assisting their friends, as well as offering more naval assistance to the Redrains and House Crovane.
Tired and ready to relax, not having any real interest in politics or going to Arx, handed over the family's welfare to his wild stormy eldest, naming her the new Countess of Ravenseye. At the behest of the friends the Blackwoods, the Crovanes, and house Redrain itself, she has made her way to Arx, with one of her people's ships. While on the smaller side, it is fast and dexterous in the wild waves of the north. And better equipped to sail through most tempests thrown their way. Though rumor has it, that her luck with storms is legendary. Some say she is highly knowledgeable in the old ways of weather watching, having been taught by her Grandmother, or that she is some weather witch, able to control it or change it. But those are all old wives tales.
|Amund||A keen mind on leadership. First-generation Prodigal.|
|Artur||The Countess of Ravenseye. A straight-forward and blunt woman. Lovely, and getting used to the new climate she finds herself in. I hope that I can find a way to provide her with assistance, even if she is quick to say it is not needed. Everyone needs a little help now and again, and I hope for a new friendship with her.|
|Baltus||Countess Aella Ravenseye is a fellow sailor and an impressive woman. Her people seem to be in good hands.|
|Brady||Commanding, and dangerous, she seems like a good leader. Friendly too.|
|Delfina||Countess Ravenseye is bright and direct, as well as practical in her opinions, even regarding tea. She is excellent company, and I hope to speak more with her in the future.|
|Kaldur||My new vassal put up a good fight in the arm wrestling tourney - the way she studied me, I don't know it would go my way on a subsequent try.|
|Mabelle||Beautiful and kind, seems to have extensive knowledge of birds. I'd love to visit their lands one day.|
|Mirk||The Countess of Stormheart. I've had dealings with her kin before, but never her. I approve of her choice of companion. Hopefully that start of more dealings with her in the future.|
|Reese||The woman has a kind of bravery and speaks what she thinks in a way few do.|
|Rosalind||My sister, my other mother! She has so accomplished everything she has set out to do! I hope to be like her someday! I'm so proud of her!|
|Tescelina||A woman of wild beauty whom I came upon at the shrine of the sea and the wind. I like her spirit, her hair, it was as if I had found a fire to warm beside on a cool night.|
|Valdemar||This Northerner seems wise and mischevious all at once. Very enjoyable company.|