Marquessa Llewella Melaeris
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
A jaw line sharp enough to cut and the careful fall of long, platinum locks sets the stage for the attractive and slightly elfin features of this woman's face. Wide, almond-shaped eyes of moss green are set beneath the kind of delicately arched brows that show care and thought is put into her appearance. Bow shaped lips find frequent reason to smile, and if the mood is too jovial she'll even scrunch her button nose. Feminine curves are buxom enough to avoid her build being described as lithe. The whole package is wrapped in fair skin and a pleasant expression to help mask a thoughtful approach to most things.
Personality: Above all else, Llewella looks to improve things around her. Oh, sometimes this is a selfish streak of improving her own lot in life, but more than not her will is bent to help those closest to her. Or even strangers. She's not one to accept, "that's how it's always been done," if she thinks there's a better way to do it. It's an attitude she's had since childhood, and one that caused her parents some small amount of consternation. And that's when the tutors were brought in to teach her things like etiquette...nay, not teach, drill. She's unfailingly polite in her day to day business with those she's not acquainted with. As soon as the slightest bit of friendship is latched onto though, she becomes flirty and vibrant.
Background: During Melaeris's isolation, while trying to hold strong and avoid the destruction that Donrai Thrax might visit on them, Princess Kellen Grayson set sail to visit relatives in the Isles. A storm would see that her ship was dashed against rocks and luck would have Darius Melaeris find her upon the shore more than half drowned. As Kellen recovered under the care of Melaeris, Darius would stop in many times to visit and a bond grew. From that bond, a wedding. From the wedding, a child: Llewella.
Llewella would spend most of her time in Astarrea with frequent visits to Bastion. Many of the Island vassals would grumble that it was the Grayson attitudes responsible for influencing the girl to constantly try to change things. If it were anywhere but Melaeris, this constant push against tradition might have earned her far more trouble. Thankfully, it earned her tutors to teach her a better way to get things done than just asking, "Why?" and whining.
As she matured, Llewella was given more responsibility. Her sharp mind and constant need to improve things would see her take on a mantle akin to steward. She saw to the logistics of trade and war, learned to run a household and look out for the people around her.
And she was relatively content to stay in Astarrea with some visits to the mainland.
But now Vera's taking a break and someone has to be in Arx.
|Alarissa||House Malaeris would suffer without this great lady at it's side and in it's ranks.|
|Alexis||It is always rejuvenating to meet someone who will stand firmly on their principles, devoting themselves to a good cause. Lady Llewella is articulate and charming, and I expect her ripples will be noticeable far, far away from Melaeris lands.|
|Amir||It is a pleasure to be in my cousin's company again. She has ambition, but tempers it with the upbringing of Melaeris. A true example of what we need.|
|Anisha||The Lady Melaeris is the very soul of courtesy. Sharing a great number of interests, I expect we shall become fast friends!|
|Apollo||Resolutely anti-slavery. Also generous, and with a curious but endearing thread of humility that I don't often find in the peerage. I couldn't ask for a better ally in my work.|
|Artur||While beautiful and alluring, I can sense the businesslike veneer beneath the beauty. I look forward to see what she can come up with, and assisting her in opening the doors of Arx to her and to Maeleris.|
|Belladonna||I can see why House Melaeris would send her to Arx. I don't think Lady Llewella knows what she is in for, but I believe in her tenacity. I have seen that fire before. Burn bright, Little Sword.|
|Cassima||A lady of the Mourning isles interested in using her intellect and economics to serve her family. There is something I can relate to and respect greatly. I am honoured to teach her how to navigate the more complex economic matters of the Compact and look forward to spending more time with her.|
|Catalana||What a wonderful and warm host. Someone who is surrounded by such wonderful family and friends can only be a beacon of light in dark times. I look forward to working with her in the future.|
|Celeste||I never turn aside friends that are willing to adjust to the circumstance, no matter how weird those circumstances. I think Lady Llewella could be one of these friends.|
|Faye||A curious and thoughtful woman who approached me to talk about Eurus. I hope I was some help to her.|
|Gunnar||Lady Llewella, from the first time you crossed my sight I have felt a pull like with none other, and a reason to look up from the darkness of recent battles lost. Now there is a future to plan, my wife, a 'now' to enjoy, and new battles of all sorts to win through.|
|Harlex||There is a type of light you don't see often, so early in the damn morning most miss it, but I've traveled enough to have seen its glow. The cool, crisp pale sun on the horizon, rising over the dewy mist, like it were rising out of the dark sea. We spoke of radiance, that's what came to mind. She's a sharp one, the kind I wouldn't mind tracking down again.|
|Imi||I've never been asked to model for anything before. Lady Llewella flattered me with her request and her gracious hosting.|
|Iseulet||At first glance, it appears we have so much in common that it might be a little scary. She's a wonderful brunch host, too. Her eye for quality, I think, means she's going to be a devilish friend and business partner in the future.|
|Lou||A competent scholar, and the woman who's working to help decipher the piece of Uanna language we found in Whitepeak. She also has a healthy bit of curiosity, which can go a long way.|
|Mabelle||Goodness I like her! Easiest and most entertaining conversation I had all month!|
|Mirk||A marquessa with a gift for languages. If anything, I think she's underselling herself. It will be interesting getting to know her more, through our shared affiliation with the Scholars.|
|Monique||Considerable beauty and brains, and a particularly charming way about her that I cannot resist. What her past holds, I can only hope that I am privileged some day to help her know.|
|Pasquale||Sometimes when you go for constitutional walks you encounter interesting people out amongst the dunes. Llewella was one such encounter.|
|Rook||Desires success for her House and puts them centre to her views. Someone like that is excellent to be around and I would recommend any to grace themselves with the Lady's thoughts. You will be impressed.|
|Scipio||The Marquessa is a kind soul, and one that I enjoyed speaking with. She is easy to talk to, and not afraid to share her dreams regarding her future and that of her family. I hope that one day we can name one another as fast friends.|
|Simon||Lady Llewella certainly seems to be a kind woman and an enjoyable person to spend one's time with. When I met with her she seemed to be very caring indeed for the people of her house. I hope we can become friends.|
|Sophie||What a dear soul... with some difficult choices to make. Nobody could fault her for either one, really.|
|Sudara||Artistic, charming, honourable, and kindly to boot. A rare bloom indeed.|
|Tatienne||A noblewoman who is of much the same mind about opportunity as I am, definitely someone to keep in mind.|
|Zebulon||She's funny. I like her.|
|Zoey||A lovely hostess with open arms for the shav'Arvani. I hope I can help bring her efforts to fruition.|