Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
Description: With a wicked gleam in her long-lashed, emerald eyes and a knowing smile on her generous lips Mirari Corstina seems like a woman who knows all your secrets and weaknesses and is just waiting for the right time to exploit them. Her features are undeniably beautiful and she is always impeccably presented. Her frame is athletic, with generous hips and long legs, her skin a perfectly silky smooth light olive and black hair that cascades down her back to her waist like a midnight waterfall.
(Her hair is so short.)
Personality: Mirari always seems full of promise. She delights in presenting an alluring promise of danger or pleasurable company, enjoying the tantalizing mystery of her motives. It almost always seems impossible to tell, save that she genuinely enjoys the game and embraces being whatever she needs to become to accomplish her goals. As a well trained Southern courtier she artfully conceals what is real with her and what isn't, but the fantasy she presents is one few do not find enticing. The dangerous, mysterious woman who can take an objection of her attentions to places they never even thought of going before, a woman to die for, some whisper literally.
Background: It's hard to be a six year old child with a mother recently deceased, and a father who was lost to the deep. It's even harder when your aunt and uncle have seven other children, and not enough money to keep everyone fed. Her aunt saw an opportunity and took it, looking back now -- when she's not angry -- even Mirari can admit that. Her aunt met with a man who recruited for a school in Setarco, the very place where they train their best courtiers. Some have said it is the best in the world. Money changed hands, a deal was struck, and Mirari was taken off to the school. A young child learns to adapt, and it wasn't long that Mirari was doing her best to impress her instructors and excel among her peers. She did so well that she was singled out for more advanced training, which the young woman took to like a fish in water. At the end of her studies she found her contract purchased by House Pravus, where she served for several years. Nobody but the current Duchess, Belladonna Pravus, and Mirari know why the relationship has been severed, a good courtier never tells.
Loyaly to House Velenosa and its Archduchess found Mirari a position in the House, where she blossomed and found happiness and fulfillment in her duties. Her loyalty was rewarded when Eleyna Velenosa named her the Sword of Lenosia.
|Ajax||A strange woman, I do not know her name. I should find her again, I suppose. Round two awaits.|
|Alarissa||Long have I seen her in the city and found myself torn with envy at the things she produces. Lucikly, I have all the silver in the world to spend on her and her perfumes. I'll still be jealous about those claw tips.|
|Aleksei||She makes me nervous.|
|Amund||Responsible for the creation of mirrorsilver and a true visionary. Charming, with an interesting choice in weaponry.|
|Anisha||Not everyone can appreciate the macabre or the monstrously evocative. Fewer still can carry it off. Messere Mirari Corsetina, however, has an excellent eye for aesthetics and an intimidating litheness in her body. And catching a falling dagger blade-first is a fairly impressive athletic feat to my mind. No, I'm not going to try it, I need my fingers for sculpting!|
|Arianna||When I encountered Mistress Corsetina she was in good form and forgiving for past indiscretions. Which was a welcome thing to experience considering I genuinely enjoy her company so. She's at once commanding and very accommodating, both things that are enviable in any hostess. I would gladly spend more time with Mirari in hopes of strengthening this potential friendship of ours and she most certainly has my respect.|
|Aswin||A friendly shopkeeper who I recently made acquaintances with. She is a nice sort, and one that I'm sure will be a great friend!|
|Berenice||Ah, what can I say? There aren't words enough in the world to encompass all that is Mirari Corsetina. If you are lucky enough to call her a friend, you are very lucky indeed.|
|Blacktongue||Interesting to observe, is she actually helping her friend or helping herself?|
|Clara||Always a pleasure to see Master Mirari!|
|Dante||Proud, beautiful, deadly - and knows it. My face still hurts from those claws. Like a mad feline with claws of alaricite. Or not like, but is one!|
|Drake||She fights with claws. An unsual choice: delicate, feminine, and yet deadly. I wonder what more this says about her, but maybe it says it all.|
|Duarte||When the love we've given burns to ashes and all the hope for this world has turned to dust, it will still be you and I, my friend.|
|Elgana||Smooth as silk with a sharp mind to round it all out. I am intrigued to see what else lies under the surface.|
|Fairen||True genius in this woman's ability to create stunning works of beauty and art combined with manners better than most nobles. She does credit to herself and anyone associated with her.|
|Fiora||A clever thing. A rose gilded in shadow. Be careful how you approach this pretty little thing steeped in mystery, it's hard to see the thorns through the darkness, but they are definitely there.|
|Giulio||There are few things as lovely as the smile that can reflect bonhomie, comradarie and threat, all with a delightful air of elegance.|
|Hamish||She actually is what many Oathlanders fear all Lycenes to be.|
|Jaenelle||A constant fixture within the Lyceum and the Velenosa estate in Arx, Mirari is someone who has always been trusted by the Velenosa family. Confidant in loyalty, as house Sword or leader of the Mirrorguard, Jaenelle trusts Mirari just as Eleyna had before her. Her actions are unquestionable.|
|Josephine||Without a doubt, it is never dreary or dull when she's around, and there's bound to be deals struck. She is not one to be underestimated.|
|Korka||For someone that doesn't want to be seen, she sure wears a lot of flashy jewelry.|
|Lenne||I've yet to really pin this one down, to speak to her at length. But I swear, every time I do see her, in passing, she is more and more terrifying. A beautiful sort of terrifying, perhaps. But if I had a child, I think I'd still hide them behind me, even after I watched her try to help an injured person. Maybe she was just hungry, after all.|
|Magpie||It's difficult for Magpie to entirely trust someone who plays so many similar games. Still, he'd rather be an ally than an enemy of the Corsetina woman. She's smart, has many friends, and even more connections. How far can he go with his trust? That remains to be risked...|
|Mailys||My darling sister. Cousin? Who cares, she's family and has sharp claws!|
|Miella||What can I say. She took me in and off the street, gave me my life.|
|Mikani||Master weaponsmith and alchemist. A woman I must get to know better.|
|Mirk||A strange one. Very strange. And not totally aware of her surroundings, it seems.|
|Orathy||It ain't be like she be changin much at all, despite the bit of time that be goin by 'n such. Reckon we can still chuckle bout things that folk like us only be understandin.|
|Orelia||Oh gods! Is she even human?! Who moves like that?|
|Qadira||Eldritch sea monster, or possibly creature. Is there a difference? Offered a hand, and a drink. Pride be damned, I appreciate it.|
|Ras||Thought she might be Lady Venomous. Well, those talons're still really somethin. Bet whoever broke her heart's actually ripped to shreds in some alley somewhere and she's actin like nothin happened.|
|River||She is a snake, and one that is deadly. Very very good fighter as well.|
|Shard||She was buttering me up, but I don't really know why. Distraction? Maybe. Was she /flirting/ with me?|
|Sydney||Dangerous. Lovely. I'd have liked to have met her in better circumstances, where I could appreciate one or the other more keenly. She doesn't make any apologies or secrets about those nails, and I can respect a woman with claws she doesn't keep sheathed, money or no.|