: Ladondra Povey, daughter to Grand Duke Nathaniel, 2nd/3rd cousin to Prince Randolf, and Grand Duchess of BeaumontAge
: Grand DuchessPersonality
: She takes all her work; no matter how big or how little, very seriously. Perhaps too seriously sometimes. Running a household since she was 12 had become second nature to her. Because of her set-in-stone up bringing, she has become somewhat of a perfectionist; making sure everyone and everything is in place and has no chance of errors or mistakes. From morning Mass to discussions on tournaments, betrothals, marriages, poetry and courtly love, to overseeing the education of the upper class girls who had been sent to her household, to housewifely duties including the supervision of meals and ensuring stores were sufficient, to leisure time spent on embroidering and dance practice, to after dinner entertainment, and then prayers before turning in for the night. The life of a noble lady was not easy, but she enjoys challenges. Aside from 'living by the book', she can be kind and compassionate. This makes her appear to be weak and submissive to such emotions, but unlike her strict relatives, she refuses to rule over others without giving them some sort of comfort knowing that she, in fact, did care about their well-being.Backstory
: Her family resides from the upper north of the kingdom of Ahremberg. She is the first and only daughter, but second child among her three siblings; older brother, Jaqc, by five years and younger twin brother, Willis, by a few minutes. Since her birth; and possibly even before, her fate had already been decided for her without her knowing and not being able to fight it once she was old enough to understand. Finding a suitable husband for her to marry once she was old enough to perform her 'womanly duties' seemed far more harder than imagined. A big part of it had to do with her own father himself.
The Grand Duke of Beaumont, had become rather ill and showed no real signs of recovering, but his cold heart and stubbornness from countless battles, wars, and travels is what keeps him alive and still breathing. He reminds Ladondra quite often that he refuses to let himself die before she is married and one of his sons has overthrown the other to take his title as heir of the family. At this rate, her father would be reduced to skin and bones by the time she did find a husband; if she ever did.
Since he was mainly bedridden and rarely ventured out, her older brother, Jaqc, was busy raising two sons and a third on the way, leaving only her younger brother, Willis, and herself without spouses nor children. Her youngest sibling was currently being trained to become a knight and while he was quite skilled for his age, he still needed more work. Ladondra often watched his spar matches against many a knight and even secretly watched him train on his own; causing her to build a craving for fighting. Their close bond between siblings made Jaqc jealous and bitter; knowing that he wouldn't be able to gain supporters if she decided to turn on whoever he chose against him. He also wasn't about to give Willis the satisfaction of letting Ladondra allow him to marry her off either. So instead, he thought of another idea in mind.
Being related to the current ruling house of Ahremberg promised to be quite useful in his favor. He winds up giving her to the Sisterhood at 15; later in life than she should have been, but better to have been placed in it now than not at all. Before she had been traded off, she was able to learn a few fighting skills from her twin brother, who she frequently would train with during his page and squire training. Because of this, she is able to wield both a sword and bow if needed; making her suitable for both close and long-range battles.Arts Studied
: Womanly duties(as a future lover, mother, and a wife. This includes on how to please men, though she has yet to really be with one and is still a virgin; at least physically, caring for and raising children, and being a compatible spouse to support and honor her husband), running a household(being a noblewoman and all), sword dueling, and archeryBest Skills
: Long range(with bows) is her strongest skill and close range(with swords and daggers) is her second strongest in combat. Her best skills for non-combat come from teaching other girls how to cook, sew, and dance.Weapon(s)
: Broadsword(can use others, but is her best choice), Longbow(can use others, but is her best choice), daggerAppearance
Ladondra stands at 5'8; weighing 145 Lbs. with just enough `talent` up front making up for anything lacking (if any at all) from behind. Her natural hair color is black, but can be seen as though staring at a raven's feathers when in the sunlight. Behind those ebony locks, between the bridge of her ski slope nose and surrounded by large thick lashes, are emerald-colored green eyes that not only show compassion but determination as well. A pair of kissable, plump lips finishes off her oval-shaped face with a smooth white complexion only made possible through luck-fated intermarriage.
Next comes the body: The one thing she both loves...and loathes. Past her long neck and square shoulders is her robust breasts; both her strength and weakness depending on the task at hand. Moving down is her small but almost unnoticeable waist, due to her wide birth-bearing hips and buttocks being the next part of her body that`s viewed with both envy and disgust.
They`re then followed by a pair of long, slender, shapely legs; the toenails groomed like those of her fingernails. Whether a goddess or a monstrosity of nature, is up to the viewer.