Liandra Moirane Throissem
125 lbsNOBLE HOUSE:
ThroissemPLACE OF RESIDENCE:
Great Dragon BayOCCUPATION:
Noblewoman/Whisperer of the Sea Spire/Occasional Courtesan
Liandra is quite conventionally lovely, unlike her elder brother. She is well-curved and especially noted for her bustline. She hardly ever travels outside without her parasol and has managed to stay pale despite the ever-present sun. She keeps a vacant expression on her face while in public, eyes wide and mouth slightly parted.GENERAL CLOTHING:
Being a native Bayer, she dresses in the height of local fashion. Her gowns usually have a deeper neckline than that of most Bay-blooded women. The days on which she wears linen are said to be especially fair by men as sunbeams silhouette her entire figure through the thin fabric. Her silk clings so tightly that it is often wondered how she is able to breathe.SCARS OR MARKINGS:
+ The lute.
+ Long walks.
- Faltering in her act.
- The idea of marriage.
- Not having correct information.
- Being tricked.PERSONALITY:
There is a distinct difference between who Lia appears to be and who she actually is. To most, she is a beautiful but silly girl with a penchant for teasing the poor young men interested in her. She is widely considered to be extremely vapid and vain as well, with her chief interests being men, fashions, and pursuing her many hobbies. This Lia is a socialite who surrounds herself with like-minded girls and who simply cannot settle down long enough to find a proper husband.
Then, there is the true Lia. Her sweet simplicity is a carefully crafed act to hide her status as the current Spymaster for House Throissem. In reality, Lia is just as ruthless as Taveren, but unlike him, she does not allow foolish notions such as honor and pride to hamper her in her endeavors, with her logic being much hotter than his. For her, the lower the tactic, the more likely it is to be successful. She is a brilliant tactician, but her strategies are more likely to involve placing bits of information here and there and setting others against each other than anything confrontational. Lia is whole-heartedly loyal to the Throissem house, but does not always agree with her brother. Indeed, Lia has grander ideas concerning the destiny of Great Dragon Bay and is not afraid to do what she must to see those ideas come to fruition.
For obvious reasons, Liandra is a highly private individual, but she tends to take it to the excess - to the point where she hides both the most mundane and most shocking details about herself. One small example is that she has been smoking pipes since she was fourteen years old. No one knows this but Dervain, her butler and closest associate. A large example is that though she has romantically affiliated herself with many powerful men, she is a virgin. Not even Dervain is aware of that fact. There is no reason for her keeping most her secrets save for it simply being habit.
She is a passionate creature, whether she allows others to see it or not, and is quick to anger and holds long grudges. On occasion, Lia has even used her position to exact revenge upon those who have wronged her. She considers her emotional nature to be her greatest shortcoming and is constantly striving to face things with facts instead of feeling. On occasion, she has been known to show far too much pity for someone in her position and, perhaps as a way to compensate, will be extra cruel for a short time afterward, punishing lesser nobles for little reason.
Lord Patraich Throissem [deceased]Mother:
Dowager Lady ____ ThroissemSiblings:
Taveren Throissem, ???History:
Liandra was born one of the younger children to the Lord and Lady Throissem. Though the house already had its share of daughters, she was welcomed into the family with open arms. Like all the dragon girls, she was trained in the arts considered lady-like (by Bayer standards): music, dancing, entertaining, keeping house, needlework, knife play, and fencing. She especially excelled in music, dance and entertaining. Knife play she enjoyed, but she rather hated fencing, as it required far too much in the way of athleticism.
In such a large family, it was difficult for Lia to have any sort of privacy. Any word of secret she spoke to her sisters inevitably ended in the ears of her parents or her caretaker and so she learned to keep quiet and keep secrets. The secrets she kept were not just her own, though; in doing so little talking, she did a great amount of listening. She began taking down what she heard in a little journal that she guarded jealously. She often used it as blackmail material or to get her sisters and brother in trouble when she was angry with them.
Before long, it was decided that Lia was too
quiet and efforts were made to open her up and to get the journal away from her. She then realized that she was attracting more attention being an introvert than she would have if she were a typical, bubbly pre-teen. Being a wall-flower did not work for a girl of Great Dragon Bay, especially not a member of House Throissem. So, she created an image for herself as an air-headed, vain girl instead of the deeply intelligent and overly observant child she was.
As time went on, her siblings found their destinies, but Liandra was left somewhat aimless. She had no desire to marry and knew too much of her suitors through her gossip-mongering to even consider them. Then, in the summer of her twentieth year, one of her uncles, Orven IV, fell ill and requested to see her. She went to his death bed and learned that he was the current Whisperer, or spy master, of the Sea Spire.
The position of Whisperer was often thought a rumor, as no other nation in Cyriol, save Cear Edon, had one. In truth, it had been developed in the thirty-first age, when King Rulo II had taken the throne for himself. With the treacherous nature of the Great Dragon Bay nobility, it became necessary for the role to be filled even after Rulo III's short reign ended. Traditionally, the post was always filled by a member of the Throissem family, close or distant to the current High Lord. The exact identity of the Whisperer remained secret to all but the High Lord himself, the male sovereign of the Dervains (a family that had been in servitude to the Throissems for ages), and whomever the Whisperer chose to succeed him.
The Whisperer had chosen Lia as his successor, despite the fact that no woman had held the position before. He had noted her intense secrecy and habit of secret documentation and wanted her for the role, but feared her marriage. With his impending death and no other prospects, however, he was forced to approach her. She accepted immediately and began training beneath him, but he died before it could be completed and Dervain took up where he had left off.
To keep herself free from suspicion, she spent much of her free time in the company of visiting and local noblemen, even becoming a courtesan to some, though she never engaged in sex. In the first year, one of her temporary lovers discovered her identity and she was forced to poison him. When her father died and Taveren ascended the High Seat, Lia finally revealed herself to him and together, they began work on the plan to assure Great Dragon Bay's independence.
WEAPON(S)Spies and Assassins
- Liandra has a number of spies and assassins beneath her, to whom she sends instructions anonymously.Hair Combs
- Due to the revealing nature of her style of dress, Lia is unable to carry much in the way of weaponry. Instead, she keeps her hair in intricate styles with a number of sharp combs and barettes, all with poisoned tips.
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