Dame Flora Sanna
When you feel called to the service of something greater, it's easy to take on airs, but it kind of defeats the purpose.
Social Rank: 7
Concept: Wistful Templar
Marital Status: single
Hair Color: black
Eye Color: brown
Description: A cloud of springy black curls flares back from Flora's round-featured face: dimples in the apples of her cheeks, a round snub to her nose, a full bow to her soft mouth, with warm, dark skin a shade like ochre. Taut muscle shows strong and firm across her arms, across the broad bulk of her shoulders. Her body is lean and fit, conditioned and strong, her sturdy muscle not at all undercut by the firm curves of womanhood undeniable in her shape. Her eyes, a clear, light brown, often suggest a dreamer's pensiveness.
Personality: Animated hope and warm generosity are, really, Flora's defining traits. Thoughtful and kind, she is a determined optimist, a determined idealist, and a determined... determined person. She can be hot-tempered and tempestuous and struggles to control those impulses, and other reckless, quick, bright-hearted impulses. It is very possible for her to make very foolish, reckless decisions, particularly if she feels her principles threatened or a friend's needs are on the line. Drawn to service, she balances humility and confidence on a tightrope spun of insecurity.
Background: A younger daughter of a lesser line out of Giant's Reach, Flora was called, young, to the Pantheon, in a holding that where shamanism was predominant. It wasn't that Flora felt any need to neglect the spirits particularly, but somehow she knew, Knew, with a whole heart, very young, that the gods were real, were necessary, were critical to her existence. Of course-- especially young children in an area of the North that could be scrappy, well, she ended up in a lot of ... scrappy little fights. Young and fierce, she drew the attention of a knight who was there with an entourage of Oathlanders who were seeking to potentially court one of the Marquis's family for a marriage alliance, and somehow, what with one thing and another, it was agreed that she would squire for him.
Flora worked very hard as a squire, in service to Gloria and the Sentinel. It was the culmination of her life's work and her life's faith when she finally was sworn a knight before the Grandmaster of the Templars. She is still young and new to this career, but loves it with the fullness of her heart.
|Alexis||Dame Flora Sanna is a woman who reminds me of myself, when I first came to Arx. She's taller though. And a little older, but not by much. And she's a Templar, not a Sword - but. Okay. Listen. Listen. The point is that we have a lot in common, not what's different. I think we both have a pretty firm faith in our ideals, the ideals of the gods, and our sincere devotion in upholding them. Which, I guess, goes without saying for a Templar. But I have a good feeling about this one.|
|Anisha||Dame Flora is a remarkable young woman with a remarkable talent. And she has chosen me to aid her in her efforts. Truly, I am honoured. Hopefully, eventually, it will stop hurting, too.|
|Celeste||Dame Flora Sanna is a wicked wielder of a blade and not one I wish to cross paths with in anger. But she's sweet, pure,and full of laughter. Quite the odd mix, on and off the battlefield.|
|Gunnar||It's been some time since I first met Flora, bumping into her here in Arx was quite the surprise, much less seeing her with a tuning fork as opposed to a sword.|
|Imi||Dame Flora has become a fine knight in her own right. I remember her on friendly terms in our youth, and after sparring with her as an adult she's definitely come a long way.|