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Isolde Arquette
« on: July 02, 2008, 06:25:18 AM »
Name and Title: Lady Isolde Cathleen Fiola-Arquette

Age: 26

Birthday: Eight days before the Full Thunder Moon. (July 7th)

Occupation: Sole heir of the noble Fiola family inheritance.

Religion: Talon, God of Death

Hair: Auburn in color. It has a slight wave to it. Isolde keeps it as neat and clean as possible. She always wears it up in a tight style. When one does have the privilege to see her hair loose, one sees that it reaches the small of her back in one smooth, shimmering sheet. She has a servant trim her hair every other week or so.

Eyes: Medium in size but set deep. They are brown in color. Her eyebrows are faint and it makes her eyes appear smaller than they actually are. Her upper lids seem to sag, due to the height of the brows, which often gives her an aloof appearance.

Nose: Average sized with a soft rounded tip.

Lips: Rather full but average in size, just above a soft chin. It\'s rare to see agenuine smile from Isolde. Her lips are ruddy in color, giving her the shadow of rouge which isn\'t nessecerily there, though it is not uncommon for there to be some kind of gloss there.

Skin Color: She\'s very fair with faint freckles all over her upper body, otherwise her skin is nearly clear of any blemishes. Due to its fair nature, her skin seems to glow in dull lighting.

Height: 5\' 6\'\'

Weight: 128 lbs.

Physical Attractiveness: She would not be considered absolutely gorgeous by any man, as she rarely smiles and her eyes always seem to be suppressing some intensely dark emotion. Isolde does, however, possess the ability to charm many men with a rare smile or a passionate look. She keeps herself presentable and well-dressed at all times. More importantly, Isolde presents herself with a very arrogant and captivating air. She tends to have attention drawn to her when she goes out into public, even if she doesn\'t do much. She gives the impression of extreme wealth and importance.

Clothing: She is always seen in the very best of garments, with elegant dresses and leggings. Isolde cares a lot about her appearance, so she makes it clear to her servants that her clothes are to be neat and crisp, and nothing else. While clothes are indeed important to her, she only purchases enough to use up the extra gold in her husband\'s possession and can go without new clothes more often than it would appear.

Mother: Isolde\'s mother was named Cathleen. She married Isolde\'s father, Orrin Fiola, when she was sixteen, a marriage of convenience. She largely ignored the needs of her daughter, especially after Cathleen miscarried her second child. She was a proud woman and always kept the family together, even after her husband\'s outbursts. She died when Isolde was twenty, from a fever.

Father: Orrin Fiola was intolerable as a father. He beat Isolde and her mother regularly. He hated Isolde because she was not born a boy. At any social engagement he would drink profusely and embarass the family.

Siblings: None.

Husband: Named Lord William Henry Arquette. He was thirty-three when he wed Isolde, the second oldest son to the Arquette family, one of the more wealthier noble families. He is bulky, more portly than muscular with a head of messy brown hair and a thin mustache and beard. He also drinks profusely at social engagements, yet keeps more control over himself than Lord Fiola had ever done. It is often that the couple fight, but seldom that the arguements turn physical, and these arguements typically occur over such topics as children, monetary affairs, and Isolde\'s social engagements. It is often that the two do not sleep in the same bed. He is a boring man who worries about his money more than his wife and her choices. He doesn\'t know about Isolde\'s affairs (or chooses not to know).

He and Isolde have no children. Once Isolde was with child, but she miscarried (by purposely killing the fetus herself, but of course William doesn\'t know this).

Childhood: Being from noble blood, of course she had no chores during the day and of course she had land to play on, but Isolde\'s childhood was anything but enjoyable. She had no siblings with which to play and received little attention from her parents, and had no friends to play with. When she wasn\'t being tutored, Isolde had no one to talk to. She became a very quiet child, learning quickly not to interrupt or communicate with her parents in public. She was given any materialistic thing she wanted, thanks to her nanny who convinced her parents to supply the child with what she may want, but she had no one else to play with.

She was not able to play as most children played. She was forbidden to climb trees, play marbles or anything of the sort. Isolde was always supposed to appear as a young lady, not a child. Dolls and the servants who pitied her were her only friends. When she was around children, she was not allowed to play with them as long as she wanted to and she ended up being shy around others.

Her father would beat her and her mother whenever the impulse took him, as neither wife nor child were good enough for him; much of her childhood was spent recovering from bruises. When the family was at social events, it wasn\'t uncommon for the friends of her father to jeer at her for numerous reasons. Occassionally, the sons of her father\'s colleagues would befriend her and then take advantage of her. Isolde never told anyone about these events as no one would believe her, so the secrets went unknown. Isolde grew angry towards men and emotionless towards sex. These happenings occured between her ninth and fourteenth years, and Isolde grew quiet, mean and expressionless. She stopped smiling as much and her exterior hardened.

Education: Isolde was tutored privately five days a week. Her classes included Art, religious studies, etiquette, reading and writing, and horse-riding. As a result, she is quite literate, knows a good piece of art when she sees one, and she is the \'perfect\' wife and Lady.

Natural Talents: She can pick out a lie if it\'s told to her. Her singing voice is spectacular (when she does choose to sing). She knows how to shop for a bargain, though she would never tell anyone this. She is not one to let anyone stand in her way if she wants to do something. Isolde can read a book or manuscript quickly. She always remains completely in control of her emotions.

Hobbies: Isolde spends much of her day reading or sitting in solitude. When she does appear in public, she likes to ride and care for her horse, Belle. Whatever she does, she likes to do it without the consent of her husband. Lady Isolde also likes to push the hand of fate and look for another life outside her husband\'s knowledge, which includes bedding down with other men (in secret, of course) and rubbing elbows with some commoners.

Personality: She has never been a very friendly person. In fact she tends to keep people at a distance rather than have a good friend who knows her. More often than not, Isolde likes her solitude, choosing a quiet night locked in a tower than the racket of any barroom. She is quiet in nature and has the habit of judging people before getting to know them. Her childhood has turned her mean and quiet and if one were to push her too far, they would see one vicious woman. She is typically uptight and supressed, like her entire life she spent living inside of a corset. Her social skills are exceptional, as she was raised to be the perfect little lady, but she speaks only when she finds it in her best interest to do so.

Isolde is not exactly prudent, having had her share of bedfellows (always on the sly). She finds herself in love with this rebellious nature, though she will not admit that she is either rebelling nor that she likes it. This noble dreams of leaving her husband and even leaving the borders of Oberon Castle, yet worries too much about her reputation to do anything about it.

She is a very proud person, regardless of how much she doesn\'t love her husband. In most situations she will not allow anyone to speak ill of him or anything involved in her world. She makes sure that everything about her life appears spectacular, even when things are at their worst, as the Arquettes have a reputation to live up to.

Credit to Lillithsatine
(ignore the style of dress)