Princess Keely Grayson
You could give me the whole world to hold in my hand but honestly I'd probably just drop it?
Description: Soft chestnut hair frames a heart-shaped face, dominated by large, dark eyes and fair, clear skin. The height of Keely's brow and the high sweep of her eyebrows suggest almost an attitude of permanent surprise. The overall impression favors youth over any dramatic beauty, though she tries with a careful hand at tasteful makeup. Her best features are those eyes, framed by a sooty thickness of dark eyelashes. Her second best feature is her mouth, dynamic, mobile and expressive, with lips neither too full nor too thin. As for the rest of her, she can take or leave it.
Personality: Keely wants to think the best of everyone. Her gentle heart is sometimes undercut by awkward privilege - have you tried just not being poor? What if we just let the shav'arvani alone and asked them nicely to stop killing our trade caravans? - and a well-intentioned awkwardness that leads some of her tries at social excellence to be more dithery than not. She has high hopes and a tendency to expect a lot from herself, to which she often applies Capital Letters of Real Importance. Her worst enemy is her own embarrassment, over which she is determined to reign supreme ... somehow. Kind, hopeful, and full of fond wishes, she is excellent at finding way to like people, and it is this type of charisma that makes it easy to like her. Naturally inclined to introverted pursuits, she finds herself wishfully lurking at the corners of the ballroom, dreaming of being a woman for whom the splendor she loves comes easier.
A young princess flowering in a well-tended garden, Keely is cursed by little more dire than a preponderance of sisters. Well-educated in the palatial family estate at Bastion, Keely grew up a wistful child, dreaming of a different kind of _more_ than the kind that might populate the dreams of those without her advantages. A quiet life is not a Grayson direction, and Keely always found some of her more adventuresome siblings honestly more worrying than not.
When her older sisters removed to Arx to make their way in a world that embraced their heritage, Keely stayed home, studying with the seraph of Bastion and learning about different dances and the history of her House, all the while her elder sister, Liara, rose to the challenge that House Grayson had to offer her and accepted the mantle of High Lady from His Majesty.
When Keely set forth for Arx, it was as a sheltered, privileged girl, hoping to reach for womanhood in a capital city full of the shades of reality that she never really saw before beyond her garden walls. She wishes to grow into the kind of powerful woman who dominates a dance floor, a courtier of Renown and Poise. Up until now, she has not been great at Poise. A young girl with powerful and diverse sisters, she has always been shadowed by their accomplishments, but one day, perhaps she shall grow into something fantastic in her own right.
|Aella||She reminds me of my sister, rambunctious and full of spunk! Also 2 cats named Piscetta and Twiddlywinks... *Squee*|
|Artorius||She must have many admirers, though wears the Grayson modesty in a Lycene bar quite well. Red looks good on her.|
|Audgrim||You don't expect princesses to give you a bear plushie and almost make you cry, but there she is. Keely Grayson. Gods bless her.|
|Cesare||A princess who holds a core of sweetness and mischievous delight beneath her shy exterior. A quiet delight.|
|Denica||Keely is that lovely kind of woman that is full of warmth and has a gentle nature to her. I wish her well in her endeavours in the city.|
|Desma||Blushes way too easily but she does have an eye for good clothing designs.|
|Elora||She's a warm and sensitive woman.|
|Fairen||Like all Grayson princesses, her manners and politeness are unfailing. A most charming conversationalist with a personality that helps put one at ease quickly, which is a rare quality in a person. She seems to find some topics unnerving - whether due to overfamiliarity or wish to not become so I cannot tell, although since she claims to be an adventurer, likely the former. In any case, I'm delighted to have met her.|
|Grady||Princess Liara's sister is a wonderful light, come in a time when House Grayson is in dire need of the warmth that she keeps with her. I know we shall get along fabulously.|
|Ilira||I sincerely enjoy making her blush. She's all sweet innocence and genteel manners, but I sense a little something wild just beneath. I'd love to scrape the surface.|
|Jaenelle||Gentle, soft, yet more than strong enough to face social warefare head on. A beautiful soul, and someone who I enjoy the company of.|
|Liara||Would that we could all retain my little sister's attitude to and outlook on all things, unencumbered by darker thoughts. It is certainly always refreshing.|
|Mabelle||Such a graceful woman, her movement as delicate as a wisp of air. She is excitable and charming, I look forward to help her break out as a social butterfly.|
|Macario||For a Grayson, she's quite nice and approachable. Friendly, sure, but there's a wit to her that's lovely.|
|Mattheu||Straightforward and knows what she desires to find within others. A delight to speak with, even if discussion finds its way drifting. A smile that will light the way to any shoreside with ease.|
|Noah||She's nice. I'm not sure if that is a good change from Grayson stoic or not. It will win her friends, I just hope it doesn't win her heart ache.|
|Orchid||She is a Grayson princess. Orchid not certain she understands that not everyone seeks glory or to wear something new all the time. However, she seems like a kind princess who was, just that, raised a princess. Orchid would not mind speaking with her more, in a setting that doesn't involve Orchid finding a patron.|
|Pasquale||She seemed enchanted by the Magpie. A pleasant young Princess.|
|Sira||The princess seems kind, if a bit shy. Though, I can't complain about her pleasantries!|
|Sofia||How sweetly innocent and charming!|
|Veronica||A very sweet and welcoming Grayson Princess. She also has a secret... I wonder what kind.|
|Yael||I'll get her to play with my hair yet, but only some place I can fall asleep. The Princess is remarkable. Kind, open, yet with the bearing one expects of a princess. It was a pleasure to meet her at the Badger.|