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Marquessa Lianne Malespero

I just want to know how it works.

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Lady Scientist
Fealty: Velenosa
Family: Malespero
Gender: female
Marital Status: Married
Age: 25
Birthday: 8/17
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Scholar
Height: 5'7
Hair Color: Jet black
Eye Color: Vivid green
Skintone: Olive

Titles: Countess of the March of Nilanza, Physicians' Guild Speaker for the Dead

Description: Lianne holds the potential to be a beauty of the ages, but her intellectual pursuits keep her loveliness understated. Thick ebony hair is often only precariously pinned into place, occasionally with writing quills, leaving loose curls to fall against her cheek now and then. Her forest green eyes regard the world critically, intensely as if trying to unlock their secrets. Her movements are minimal and deliberate, maintaining a balance between strange and graceful with her willowy frame lending weight to the latter.

Personality: Lianne is insatiably curious about the world and everything in it. She has all the ambition and cunning that her house is famous for, but is often distracted by any number of other academic pursuits at the same time, and is completely unsatisfied with anything less than a full answer. When not absorbed by one question or another, shes known for a razor wit that leaves many entirely unsure if theyre being complimented or insulted. In the times when she does turn her attention to politics and governance, its with a degree of competence that can be chilling.

Background: Although she was born three years later than her elder sister Viviana, in many ways the siblings were cut from the same cloth. They looked similar and both had a restless nature about them that made them ill-suited to the life of a typical lady. Yet where this led Viviana to seek physical challenges, it led Lianne in the opposite direction - to seek mental ones. Even from a young age, it was rare to be able to walk into Liannes chambers without having to step around scattered diagrams and models, or to not find her hard at work dissecting some sort of animal or another upon her fine, mahogany armoire. She was never able to settle on just one discipline, bouncing from one to the next almost every month, but her keen mind devoured them all. When she blossomed into a beautiful young lady, her mother was initially keen to marry her off for political advantage. Yet whenever a marriage offer seemed close, Lianne would instantly turn her mind to aiding in issues of politics, government or economics and prove so valuable that the marriage would be put off. Of course, this would last only until the risk was gone, to the great exasperation of her mother, before shed return to her books and personal studies. She was largely uninvolved in the crisis that occurred during and immediately after the reign of Piero as Duke, happily working on her research. But in the aftermath, she was called upon by Belladonna to do her duty and use that keen mind to help rebuild the House to glory.

Relationship Summary

  • Laric - Not What I'd Expected

  • Family:
  • Belladonna - Beauty, Capability, Strength
  • Niccolo - Faith and Fondness
  • Viviana - Best Bad Influence, Favorite Scapegoat
  • Nicia - Potentially Cleverest
  • Carissa - Unsteady Alliance
  • Pasquale - Determined Dedication
  • Leonora - Charmingly Clever
  • Haizea - Quiet and Curious, Kindred
  • Sebastian - Depth and Steadiness
  • Juliana - Warmth and Wonder
  • Beatrice - Keen Brilliance
  • Vanora - Relentlesly Inquisitive, As One Should Be

  • Ally:
  • Duarte - Delight or Dismay
  • Alrec - Possibly Not a Fool
  • Chiara - Promise with a Smile
  • Agostino - Dedicated and Capable
  • Pero - Windswept Potential
  • Renata - Self-Assured and Gentle

  • Spouse:
  • Valerius - Deep Enough to Drown

  • Deceased:
  • Cassius - Trusted Advice, Ally and Anchor - My anger does not abate.
  • Micaela - Ephemeral Elegance, Fleeting as a Dream
  • Mydas - Steadying Reflection, Palpable Absence

  • Friend:
  • Mae - More Morbid than Me
  • Khanne - Ever-Intersecting Paths
  • Vayne - To See Oneself Outside Oneself
  • Dusk (Fortunato) - Balance and Challenge
  • Aleksei - Hard-Fought Hope

  • Protege:
  • Venturo - Luck's Favorite Taleteller
  • Name Summary
    Agatha Despite her fancy gown lacking pockets, I think I like her. She's a little more sly than I'm comfortable with, but if a Nightgold can marry a Pravus, I can be friends with one!
    Agostino Straightforward and every bit as smart as I'd heard. It will be a pleasure working for her.
    Alessandro A fellow questioner, which is becoming all too rare a find. Must keep track of her.
    Amund Someone who knows the necessity of survival above all else. And who can appreciate the fiendish details of the choices the leaders of our people are bound to make.
    Apollis A beautiful woman with understated grace and poise. How charming and pleasant. She reminds me of the rockrose.
    Arianna An inquisitive mind that, for all intents and purposes, far outstrips my own. She's another inspiration and a mystery waiting to be unraveled.
    Beatrice I owe her my life. But my serivce? That I give freely. Circumspect, intelligent, devastatingly witty. A woman of a sense in a world turned mad.
    Belladonna Lianne is as sharp as alaricite. She moves unseen, but with purpose, and having seen the results in the form of her allies and House? I am not surprised, but I am -very- pleased.
    Bianca How tragic, but how beautiful. Such is life sometimes, isn't it? You can see it within her, taste it on her words.
    Calaudrin She was a good companion to have in the tunnels and I was equally glad to listen to her wisdom when we discussed what happened there. When we begin to compile research, I imagine her insights will be invaluable.
    Carmen The Marquessa is lovely, clever, and too quick-witted for anyone's well-being.
    Celeste I am in awe of her. Lianne is poised, articulate, and shrewd in ways I can only hope to achieve.
    Derovai I wonder what forboding drinks she will ply on me that aren't tea. Worth getting to know and seeing exactly where her interests lie.
    Dominique I have heard good things about the coroner from my cousin. I hope to get to know her more and perhaps learn about her research to see if I can support it.
    Donato Ever since my rise to Count, I've had a good relationship with the Malesperos, but after being gone for awhile I can appreciate how fascinating the Marquessa is - one for whom the strange is also interesting, gracious to her vassals, and enigmatic. I do hope to spend much more time around her in the future.
    Esoka Seems wise about the darker threats facing the Compact. And a friend of Peanut! That's about the best endorsement one can have, in Esoka's view.
    Evaristo That poem floored me, it is amazing. I wonder if she sings? I got this URGE to put music to her words now.
    Faye Encountered her in passing in the House of Questions. I do hope she comes back sometime for snacks. She seems interesting and open-minded.
    Gareth A collector. Of very many things. I would be quite interested to know more of her collections and if there are more than meets the surface.
    Gianna Sensible. And sensible people agree to live in the present. She's also good with words.
    Gilroy A classy marquessa with a morbid taste for bones. I probably don't want to know what she keeps in her tower.
    Hana I've heard she has a sharp intellect, and she didn't disappoint! I'm grateful she's willing to help me look into things my own research talents aren't good enough for.
    Ignacio The Marquessa seems to be a good spirited and interesting woman. I feel she would be worth getting to know better.
    Itzal A tepid, souless creature who cannot appreciate art. Utter lies, of course, that I encourage any and all to correct her on at the earliest opportunity. Likes cats!
    Jaenelle I value subtle quiet strength. An understanding of the balance needed between duty and the desires of passion. I went into the meeting with Lianne without having any preconceived notions and left truly grateful and better because of it.
    Jeffeth A very smart and lovely young Lady. She seems a lovely sort. I would love to have more conversations with her, she makes me think. But maybe if someone else was there too, so I could take breaks for thinking.
    Jordan She seems to believe in chance, this Marquessa. But then she talks about opening up corpses in such an irreverent way that makes me fairly sure she must have a very grim sense of humor. I wonder if she and the Nox'alfar would exchange grisly tales.
    Katarina Marquessa of Malespro, and of the Pravus line. She's a truly remarkable young woman, and with far more to her than initially meets the eye. One simply has an aura for those things, and she oozes it.
    Laric A Pravus through and through, and as sharp as she's reputed to be.
    Lucita Marquessa Lianne Malespero-dignified, intelligent, affable. Interesting enough to want to get to know her better.
    Luis She does seem like she would prefer to be aloof and alone, and yet she asks the deepest questions and is not satisfied with simplicity... an interesting encounter.
    Magpie Lianne was considerate enough to offer assistance to Magpie where others were laughing or standing by. It's something he'll remember and he fully intends to repay her for the kindness. Hopefully they'll cross paths again soon.
    Marian A Lyceum noble with a keen wit. She brings a quirk of a smile when she teased that poor man. Of course, I can't speak, cause I teased him too.
    Mason Mason ran into Lianne at the Shrine of First Choice. She struck him as intelligent and capable of quite deep discussion, but also aware of the comfort of others around her and able to sprinkle humor and consideration into the conversation.
    Oriana Silk and steel, she wields her authority without hesitation. We will do well to avoid her ire or, indeed, her attention.
    Pasquale My new patchwork family. Better than my old family, gods send. Seems to have a good head on her shoulders and a sharp eye to the threats that might come from overseas...or within. I look forward to working with her.
    Pasquale My sister in oaths is still just the same.
    Quenia Marquessa Malespero is a lovely woman who wants to do what's best for her family members. We look forward to along and prosperous relationship.
    Reese I see her once in a while. She seems witty, intelligent and self controlled. She writes lovely poetry too.
    Renata It's been a while since we last met, and Lady Lianne is everything that I remember her to be, and more. Sharp of intellect and inquisitive of the unknown, I feel relief in having confided in her.
    Rysen A brilliant poet and scientist - truly one of the greatest minds of our age.
    Sebastian An interesting woman, the new Marquesse. The episode during the meeting leads me to believe that there is perhaps something more going on with her than a mere fainting spell. The scramble to contain her when she barely moved at all alludes to this not being the first time, perhaps? Curious.
    Sebastian More and more, I realize how remiss I am with family, none more so than my dear cousin. Her strength and clarity are unwavering and a large part of why I hold her so dearly in my heart.
    Selene She lives up to the praise -- a very high bar -- that other scrupulous, discerning peers share about her. In every way, someone I would like to know more.
    Shae Cares not who hears, unafraid to speak her mind. Doesn't do it with ill-intent. I can appreciate this.
    Valdemar Vanora's cousin is extremely knowledgeable, and patient as well. Circumstances aside, I enjoyed the chance to pick her brain.
    Vanora I've always been fond of my cousin, and House Pravus is indebted to her for all that she put into building up her March.
    Vayne When someone is willing to trust another, that is something remarkable. She chose to trust me, and I am honoured by her decision. There's something about her I find intriguing, and hope to speak with her again, and often.
    Venturo I believe the Marquessa Pravus is like a duck upon the water. All calm and collected on the surface, a churn of calculating thoughts and passions below. She does not, for the record, look like a duck. She also possesses good choice in whiskey, which is a leading indicator of a person being interesting.
    Viviana Lianne has done amazingly well for herself. Marquessa of her own house, among many other things. She's lovely, witty, smarter than I am even if she was on her fifth bottle of wine and I was sober as a rock. I know she can take care of herself. One could easily argue she's accomplished more for herself than I have. And yet I still feel like I need to protect her from all the dangers of life.
    Zara Bright, and bold, too, to speak such fiercely -- if quietly -- felt poetry.