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Aurelia Baseborn

Kisses are songs for quiet occasions.

Social Rank: 8
Concept: Pirate-born Songstress
Fealty: Lyceum
Family: Pravus
Gender: female
Marital Status: single
Age: 22
Birthday: 1/27
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Courtier
Height: average height
Hair Color: tawny brown
Eye Color: green
Skintone: pale

Description: Aurelia's sunkissed skin never darkens more than a few shades past pale, and constellations of freckles erupt in erratic patterns across her form. Although most concentrated about her shoulders and arms, a few wayward motes color the apples of her cheeks and the curving bridge of her nose. Fair brown hair spills to mid-back in a tumble of subtle twists and curls that assert themselves near the end of their lifespan. She has a narrow, delicate face with bright green eyes that seem to thirst for a light to make them sparkle with mischief. Thin, tender lips share color with pale pink coral. Although slender and slim bodied, her lean legs and narrow waist lend the contours of her hips a loftier presence contrasted against the gracility of her silhouette.

Personality: Prone to fits of mischief and bedeviled with a coquettish demeanor, Aurelia has been cast as a cunning figure with a taste for any and all past-times of the upper echelons of society. As a stalwart romantic she has been known to make attachments quickly, but commitments come rarely due to her sometimes flighty, carefree demeanor. Some whisper that a near drowning incident from her teens has left her with a touch of madness.

Background: Aurelia was birth was the first blight upon her mother's honor, but it would not be the last. Her mother was sister to the Duke of Pravus, a cutthroat woman who relished power and adored those who would wield it sharply. Although arranged in a political marriage with those Houses who would later rebel against the Duke of Pravus, she fancied a pirate lord as her bedmate, a thinly-tolerated practice given his open defiance of maritime law. When she became pregnant, she asserted often and loudly that it belonged to the pirate lord and not her husband.

From a young age Aurelia took after the Duke of Pravus, who was determined to reform Pravus's image. She studied the songs of Valardin bards, and the great legends of their Dragon Knights protecting the innocent. The Duke showered her with the tender love and fatherly affection that her pirate lord of a father did not, and shaped her romantic's heart from a young age. Just before the conspirators raised their rebellion against Pravus, she was sped away to live with her father.

Soon her mother joined them with news that the Duke had been assassinated, but his heir Belladonna, new Duchess of Pravus, had put down the rebellion. She wept for days until news trickled in that her trueborn siblings had been slain. Although she had never been as close to them as her uncle, the grief was too much to bear and she threw herself into the sea. Hours later she was discovered huddled on a beach, covered in black seaweed. She said that she had been saved by beautiful beasts from the sea.

After that day, some thought she was touched in the head and strange, though no examination showed any lasting harm. She lived among the traders, smugglers, exiles, and cutthroats of the island for a time, and reportedly gossipped and performed often. A sudden sickness that swept the pirate cove put her father's life in peril, and with it, the guarantee of her safety. Although her mother refused to leave her beloved's side, Aurelia had no such warmth for the man who had not been the father of her heart. She paid a smuggler to take her to Arx, where she penned a letter to Belladonna Pravus, requesting clemency and an audience.

Name Summary
Belladonna So much like my father. He would have wanted me to take care of her.
Ignacio A lovely young songstress. She is very polite and dignified.
Karadoc Coquettish, with a hidden cleverness. I've no doubt of that. There's more to her than how she presents herself.
Sabine May the gods bless the quick-witted in their upwards climb and not just because that means they may also bless me. She seems to have the agility for that path, hard road though it is.
Sebastian A blaze of unpretenious energy in the family. I don't know if her presence here bodes good or ill, but I'm certain it'll be entertaining all the same.
Viviana A bastard cousin, it's been a while since I've happened across one of those. Surprisingly, it seems like she might NOT have an axe to grind and also isn't just looking for a handout.