Lady Sunaia Ashford
You say deadly cave of horrors, I say thrilling undiscovered country. Same same.
Description: She is earthy grace in movement and arctic elegance in appearance. Sunaia holds herself with the confidence and athleticism of someone who frequently puts their body to the test but it hasn't yet marred her beauty; if she has scars, they're hidden beneath her clothing and haven't touched her face or throat. Her eyes are an odd and ghostly pale shade of platinum grey, paler even than the white-grey cloud of hair that is so frequently restrained in sloppy buns or loosely secured braids. She has cheekbones courtiers would murder for, a long straight-bridged nose and a thin, expressive mouth prone to close-lipped but quick smiles. Those smiles do nothing to temper the intensity her ghost-eyes give her when she's fixed upon something or someone, but they do help. A little.
Personality: Sunaia was stricken with a double dose of the wanderlust that so often afflicts Ashfords. It manifested at an early age and made her a holy terror when combined with an also innate stubbornness, voracious curiousity, and desire to go her own way. That's where her joy and truth lie: out there finding and learning, exploring and discovering. She's pleasant and noble and all of those other things expected of her too... when she's at home. Out in the field, she's whatever she has to be in order to reach her goals.
Background: There are any number of advantages to being a noble lady born to be the spare's spare's spare heir. So it was for Sunaia, younger sister of Addison, Avary and Killian Ashford. She received the same exquisite education, had all the best trainers, and never wanted for food, clothing, weapons, or any other need her little heart fixed upon. But noble blood and unlimited resources couldn't provide her with what she wanted most.
For that, she had to go out into the world.
Her appetite for exploration was and is voracious. It's led to her being the silent sister of the family. Sunaia is not without loyalty to her line, and to her lieges; she returned to home and hearth following the death of her father; she was there fighting side by side with Ashford forces when the Silent army moved on Arx; when Killian died, she stayed at Ashford Keep for a record-breaking three months in a row to grieve him. But she has been away more than she has been present, and oh the things that she's seen...
But now, with two siblings dead, the third godsworn, an Archlector, and her favourite cousin long since gone missing, it seems the appropriate time to try again. Ashfords are comfortable in the trees and Sunaia knows she should make more of an effort to put down roots. It's just so difficult, with everything out there calling to everything in her.
|Aiden||I don't judge her on leaving my company so soon after introductions were made, such social gatherings are always quite hard!|
|Alecstazi||Pretty enough, if you like monochrome; that is until you annoy her and then she gets really cold and arrogant, almost like the women I grew up revering. At least she's aware she's not a diplomat; she likes to play the 'I know more than you'll ever know' game. But hey, if that's how she feels special, more power to her. Have fun on that boat for half a year!|
|Anisha||Lady Sunaia continues to impress. She definitively has the Ashford explorer spirit, and her soothing touch when it comes to the beasts of the land. And I suspect I could draw out many a tale of adventure from her. In winter, a hot drink and a good companion can go a long way.|
|Apollo||She seems... angry.|
|Aswin||Meditating in the Murder... who would have ever thought? She seems to be searching for something, though I'm not sure I follow her logic. Brave to make it down to the Lowers like she has though.|
|Bellamy||Inquisitors are strange people, indeed, but this one at least is pleasant enough to hold a conversation with. If a touch on the unnerving side at times.|
|Berenice||She is quite intense, isn't she?|
|Bhandn||Lady Ashford's demeanor seems to have two sides just as a coin, and likely the edge as well. It's not anyone who can give Confessors something to do and expect them to obey, after all.|
|Blacktongue||Working smarter rather than harder, I approve.|
|Calypso||I appreciate it that she didn't make this into some kind of jurisdictional thing. I've known plenty of inquisitors who'd be inclined to 'forget' where they were.|
|Clara||Interestin' woman with pale eyes like myself. I'd say some things but it's better I don'. The thin' I will say is that she's really interestin' an' I am curious if her eyes and my eyes are alike fer a reason. If not I'm sure we'll fin' something more interestin' ta talk about. Gods an' Spirits know that I've had enough pesterin' an' comments about me eyes ta last me a lifetime. Sure she has too.|
|Domonico||Well prepared for excursions but seemed to become quite shaken throughout the course of the expedition. I wonder if she has a nervous temperament or if she is just more receptive to things I am not.|
|Esme||Hard read at first, but there's some fun and humor in there. I know it. I shall find it. Come out come out where ever you are. We shall be good friends.|
|Ezra||Sunaia's a lady you met through an encounter at the menagerie. The subtle nature of observing is often bypassed but her thoughts went out to observing that those animals were but a caricature of the wild. Her inclinations seem to to fall in line with yours and may not be quite so comfortable in the city as most have seemed to be.|
|Fianna||Lady Sunaia is a gem and has a way with animals that I can admire. I would like to cross paths with her again to see if she has a gift with horses in particular. Either way, she is pleasant company and someone that I like.|
|Giulio||Intriguing young woman, with... complicated interests. Always the more interesting.|
|Haakon||She's dressed like an acorn. Seems patient and pleasant enough, but ...Why is she dressed like a fucking acorn?|
|Hamish||She is so much like her sister it's a shame, but not a surprise, they do not get along.|
|Harlex||There are laws that cannot be defied. Nature will have its way, in the end, when two wolves meet.|
|Helena||Perhaps a distant cousin on the Ashford side -- she is charm and intellect at once, but also I have a feeling I'd like to have her on my side if there were trouble. I shall hope to get to know her better, now that a friendship over scholarly records has been forged.|
|Jules||Nothing else about the lady stood out like asking about haze and 'dust.' She's one to meet up with from the sounds of it, not too stuffy probably.|
|Jyri||Seems like someone sharp and passionate about what she focuses on.|
|Kaia||My darling friend is a brave one in all senses. A capable leader, with a heart of gold, and a steel hand. She is a bright mind with a gentle heart. I am lucky to have her in my life.|
|Korka||An Inquisitor with a good head on her shoulders. We make a good team.|
|Kutazer||My bride's cousin and one of intriguing nature. Apparently, one who strives for adventure, as well.|
|Leola||Still hard to know what to make of her. Still, she deserves the truth; we all do. To do otherwise does a disservice to the gods. She took it well, and intends to act. I respect her in that.|
|Lisebet||Enthusiastic and adventurous. I feel she will go far, this cousin.|
|Maeve||She seems to have some deep thoughts as if something was weighing on her mind. I could be wrong! People are so hard for me to read.|
|Malcolm||Another Ashford. Don't think I've met her before today. Don't quite know her name either. I got a horrible head for names. But, if she's a relation to Harlan -- she's got to be good people. Sides, she has dogs. What person you met that has dogs that ISN'T? I'll wait. RIGHT. Dog people ARE good people.|
|Martino||Her humour is as dry as a bone but her presence in a room, the soft white skin and ghostly coloured eyes, have you lost in awe. It is like the perfect white sands have sculpted a fine Ashford.|
|Matteo||An adventurous Ashford, as fits, but rather hard to impress. I can see why my cousin likes her.|
|Mirk||Ranger and, I think, explorer at heart. It doesn't surprise me in the least to hear that she's been out in the woods a great deal since last time we met.|
|Narcissa||Haunted, yet with purpose. Hope flourishes if even but a sliver, but a sliver is all the lifeline she appears to need.|
|Olivian||An Ashford Inquisitor. Some seems to avoid her, with the ghost-white hair and the moon-silver eyes. All I see is someone that could model literally any color and look *marvelous*.|
|Orelia||Still the adventurer|
|Ras||Guess she's back in the city, same old ghost-eyes. Stickin her nose in your shit for no reason, hittin you in the head, and then givin you water over it. So weird.|
|Raya||The very picture of magnanimity.|
|Reigna||An Ashford crown to toes, or so it seems. She has the coloring, the boldness, the thirst for adventure. I felt that call once. Stormwall carved that from me. But maybe, just maybe by spending time with someone like her I might find that piece of me again.|
|Rhaesena||Moonlight incarnate, she-wolf given human form. A Whisper-soul, or maybe a spirit trapped in mortal flesh? Mysterious and moving, like the moon and tides, circling, round and round.|
|Sabella||I adore all the Ashfords and Lady Sunaia is no expection! She's very clever and while she might not always speak up I know that she is carefully contemplating each and every word that is said before she speaks! I find her incredibly personable and am glad to count her as a friend!|
|Samael||The circumstances of our first meeting were unnerving. The Lady is ethereal, and touched by something.|
|Sebastian||She still has her love for woods, but she seems more haunted than when we first met. I only hope that I can help in some small way.|
|Siegward||I should've known her to be a host of Lagoma's flame. She searches where others will not go, and sees what others will not see- an Inquisitor. Stern stock.|
|Sorrel||Of course she's got Wyrmguard blood in her! Mixed with the Ashford sense of adventure, and she's liable to be lots of fun. Plus, we're cousins! I'm going to have to recruit her to my crazy misadventures.|
|Svana||An exceedingly intense and uniquely beautiful noble who commissioned some items from me as soon as I opened my shop. She's intimidating but I think she will be quite a foothold in the business if I do right by her.|
|Tatienne||A pleasant, skilled noblewoman. She seems like someone to keep an eye on for potential future deals of mutual profit.|
|Thea||takes thought and opinion well. A friend of Kaias, so I suppose I can give her a chance as well.|
|Veronica||She's got a lot on her shoulders, but she hasn't let it crush her. She almost feels like an old friend I've reconnected with after a long absense.|
|Zoey||Fairly certain now that my dog likes her better than he does me.|