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Archlector Giada of the Thirteenth

The pendulum swings both ways.

Social Rank: 5
Concept: Inconvenient Balance
Fealty: Crownsworn
Family: Morello
Gender: female
Marital Status: single
Age: 28
Birthday: 4/12
Religion: Mirrormask
Vocation: Priest
Height: average height
Hair Color: golden brown
Eye Color: olive green
Skintone: warm caramel

Titles: Physicians Guild Quartermaster, Archlector of the Thirteenth, Anointed Mirrormask, First Reflection, Paladin of Vellichor

Description: Leggy and lean, this woman bears the warm complection of southern climes. Warm caramel skin and golden brown hair play up the olive green of her almond eyes, and her features are pleasantly placed with a straightforward type of femininity. Molded cheekbones anchor her face, matched with a strong, graceful jaw and a delicately cleft chin. Her build is saved from rangy by virtue of a gentle curviness that softens her long lines.

Personality: More than a little bit of a spitfire, Giada's feisty, dry sense of humour guides almost everything she does. Irrepressible spirits tend her towards gallows humour and cheery if sarcastic encouragement. She's capable of being serious and frequently is as the situation demands, and she has a dogged determination towards her occupation. She's no delicate feminine flower, but a proud and spirited Lycene woman.

Background: Born to a humble merchant family in Lenosia, Giada was raised quick to understand that money makes life possible in the city. She was a quick student, picking up tricks and tips with alacrity. She was, however, too independent to stay at home, contented to run a market stall. She started branching out into other business ventures, eventually finding her way towards marketing her services to various mercenary outfits that would pass through to resupply. Their stories awakened a wanderlust in her that had probably been there all along, and she travelled with one of the companies to Arx. There, she came across a recruitment drive for The Redwood Mercenary Company, and they needed a quartermaster. She didn't even hesitate. So now she's in Arx and gainfully employed, looking forward to the next challenge.

Relationship Summary

  • Eirene - The value of a capable and intelligent friend cannot be overstated. Helps that she swears as much as I do.

  • Protege:
  • Orland - Despite the denigration heaped on his station, Orland has more than proved his mettle. Can't say I regret being his patron at all.

  • Patron:
  • Vayne - So much of who I am today is a direct result of the investment Vayne made in my life and my training as a Mirrormask. Couldn't ask for a better patron or friend.

  • Ally:
  • Bianca - Mother Bianca has so kindly taken me under her wing for tutelage and advice, and I'm quite lucky for it.
  • Wilhemina - There's great potential for growth here; I don't know where this is going, but bring it on.
  • Carita - I seem to have good luck with allies who are supportive without hovering. Countess Darkwater is a woman that I respect.
  • Medeia - Lady Medeia is a woman full of admirable qualities, not the least of which is her medical skill. She's been an excellent teacher.
  • Oswyn - You've got to love it when the Archscholar will throw down. Cultists, beware: Oswyn's probably read more about it than you have.
  • Roran - He's nothing if not eager.
  • Felix - An excellent coworker.
  • Raven - Capable and determined is all I ask, and she delivers in spades.

  • Deceased:
  • Rinel - Rinel was a remarkable woman. I wish her well in her travels.

  • Acquaintance:
    Name Summary
    Adalyn While I cannot say exactly what I anticipated from the Archlector of Tehom, Blessed Giada defied what expectations I did have. Friendly in demeanor, quick of wit, and full of clever insight, she makes me want to engage further in her philosophical discussions. More to be learned here perhaps.
    Aelgar Hard to get to know is the impression, but the raccoon opens a door without her giving up any of her reserve. I felt there was a lot to learn and a need to keep some distance, but also like it was okay to be in the conversation with her.
    Ajax Oh, Giada. Whatever am I going to do with you? Oh, wait. I know exactly what I will do with you.
    Alarissa A woman who is recent to the faith but cleaves to it like an urchin to the rock. No doubt, she will thrive.
    Alessandro A bold claim -- but all things considered, is likely to be backed up by fact.
    Alexio A good woman and business comrade from the Lyceum, Lenosia to be precise; she's quite the superb haggler. I hope to become as good as her one day.
    Anisha I don't know what I expected from Sister Giada, Second Reflection. Not what I got. Gregarious, keen, sharp and everything that people need to see in a Tehom's Advocate, I expect. She is a boon to the Mirrormasks and the Faith alike.
    Ariella Blessed Giada, or so she says. Smart lass, rather easy to keep conversation with, despite the circumstances of our meeting.
    Athaur An astute memory and a taste for good company
    Avary There couldn't be more stark a contrast of personalities against my own. And for that, I adore her.
    Bhandn I hope she takes the lessons of those bags to heart. The real ones are far less forgiving and far more lasting.
    Braden A trainer of fat raccoons?
    Bran Hopefully, her expertise at delivering materiel matches her diplomatic wit.
    Brigida An excellent judge of which pile of timber is to be used.
    Bruce She comes across as intelligent, with a rather witty and playful side despite her position as a Sister. One of the few mirrormasks that I've come across, but she carries herself well and gives a good impression.
    Calypso Trade is not fun.
    Caprice Personable and active within the Faith. Someone I hope to run into more often!
    Cassiopeia A wise woman, such strength and calmness. I know I will learn from her and I will always be grateful for how she welcomed me.
    Cecilia A wonderful help on my spiritual journey. I am forever grateful.
    Cesare Devotees of the Thirteenth are often the most fascinating and adept conversationalists, and from what I've seen of Blessed Giada thus far, she is a paragon among them. I look forward to trading philosophy with her and taking her counsel in the future.
    Claude At once a scholar and seemingly gifted Theologian but also warm and rather down to earth.
    Corrigan Just as friendly as I expected.
    Cristoph A well comported priest of the Faith.
    Denica Damn, can this woman hold herself in a fight. I'm impressed.
    Deoiridh A priestess of the Obsidian Sea, as we call His flock, one even with a statue of her own I am told. It only begs the question as to how valued she is. A befriender of raccoons - no less - though this cycle there is no sign of the creature.
    Dio A healer who is not content to repair the body merely.
    Domonico She looks like she needs to wrap up warmer and stay in a room with a roaring fire.
    Duarte She showed me maps for support of some project or another. I believe I gave it, though I don't totally remember. I was a bit tipsy at the time. But if I recall correctly, she was straightforward and forthcoming. One to do business with.
    Elfriede An incredibly gorgeous woman dressed to match such mark. And that, makes me jealous.
    Ember I may not smile at people's jokes, but I still enjoy gallows humor.
    Erik So that is the spiritual leader of Raven's order, they seem to have quite a history. I think it is best if she does not learn my name. At least not too soon.
    Esme I'm not sure. She seems nice. Then cold. Then nice. Then reserved. Then you know like a mirrormask and such. I'm sure we will be great friends. In balance. But still great friends.
    Evaristo Streetsmart and clever, knows her way around the Lowers, clearly - and has a mind for business. I like her!
    Evelynn As thoughtful as one would hope of a mirrormask. She's both perceptive and inquisitive, her questions encouraging one to ruminate.
    Everett Saw Giada in the Black Fox when I was deliverin' cider, pastries, and whatnot. She's a Blessed Archlector of the Thirteenth god, and not a Lady, as I here tell. And since I heard it from her own plain self, like as not that's actual factual. She was helpin' me to understand Lycene drinking customs, for which I'm obliged, and she did confirm about the grape orchards!
    Faye The Archlector of the Thirteenth is not nearly as intimidating as one might be led to believe. She seems to have a great number of interesting contacts, in fact, and I hope we will find common interest to work together in the future.
    Fiora Some react to the unknown by trying to make it more palatable to them. Some just.. don't.
    Gael A woman possessed of wit and sharp intellect, with what I spy is perhaps a well-hidden impatience for the unlearned. I stand to learn plenty from her.
    Gehenna She may be an Archlector but she does have a gutter mouth.
    Grazia Wry. Fierce. Clever. Someone has to take the side of the unfortunate, and they are fortunate indeed to have the Archlector to represent them.
    Graziella I said it was a cute trash dog! Some people simply can't take a compliment..
    Ida A studious woman, it seems, with very helpful knowledge and insights. Has a cute raccoon following her around, too!
    Imi She seems nice, collected, and knowledgable.
    Isolde Blessed Archlechtor is far more keen than the sharpest Setarcan dagger. I look forward to working with her.
    Isolde I have full confidence in the Archlector's ability to restore us to our original purpose. We've achieved so much already.
    Jaenelle Blessed Giada is someone I trust to speak with, even the things I only whisper about. She is a woman with a strong compass, and the Compact is all the better for her guidance.
    Kaia A Lycene; she seems nice! Polite and approachable; she has an adorable raccoon!
    Keyser Trouble. No, not the raccoon. The girl.
    Lark Blessed Giada practices "radical acceptance," a luxury that few of us can afford. I can see how it might benefit her. She does seem to navigate conflict with great ease.
    Lenard Wise and observant, an archlector who has stepped into the role of being a voice to contemplate. Those who dismiss her do so at their own peril.
    Macario Now look, I'm not saying I don't want to see an owl and a racoon battle it out, I'm just saying I wouldn't be cheering against the racoon while it happened. In front og Giada, anyway.
    Margerie I find her easy to talk to and trustworthy, which is enough for me.
    Martino Met her casually lounging in the Hundred Cities Inn with her racoon. Fortunately this is a recording of my thoughs of her, and not the beast. She is friendly, respectful of Nobility and clearly one with some interesting stories I suspect. The trash panda? Ew.
    Medeia Polite and engaged in good work, the Sister is a shining example of the Faith.
    Mia The Archlector is wonderfully patient woman, but perhaps I shouldn't be surprised. I can't imagine a person becomes the First Reflection if they're uncomfortable having questions put to *them*.
    Narcissa Another of Vayne's projects, she does shine in the light wonderfully.
    Nina A mirrormask, who gave a very solemn prayer. I thought that it was quite lyrical.
    Orland Blessed Giada, is to the point. That I respect. We seem to have similar tastes and she treats her guests to such wonderful flavors of rum. Even if our interaction doesn't led to anything formal, I believe certain amiable impressions have been made.
    Pasquale Pleasant company, as mirrormasks typically are.
    Petal A military merchant who sounds smart and is likely very talented.
    Piccola A woman of business and directness, two things that I can appreciate. If things continue to work as I hope, I think she may be an interesting ally to work with.
    Porter She definitely seems to have a very specific set of skills. And also a raccoon. I swear I hear its scritchy little claws coming for me and my snacks.
    Raimon Met on her own turf, where she seemed oddly amused either of my caution or of my existence. Hard to say which? Her green eyes have great depth to them. What's down there?
    Raja A priestess of Tehom. The dark reflection. She has a way of making people feel more comfortable with such uncomfortable things.
    Ras She's got a fat raccoon and uh... talks to it. It seems to talk back. Anyway, there's somethin about her that's just, I dunno... cool, I guess.
    Raymesin Smart, this one. Wise, too. One to keep an eye on, I think.
    Reigna A whip smart and ambitious young woman. A fine head on her shoulders and an excellent addition to the Physicians Guild. I must say I am quite impressed by her!
    Roran Whenever you have an idea or thought that you feel is worth considering, find her. You'll be surprised. She is a gem.
    Rosemary Friendly but her taste in clothing would have put me off if she didn't speak to me first. Usually people in all black want to talk to me about the dead bird they found at the graveyard while drinking Lowers Rotgut. Good to know another merchant in Arx.
    Samira Knowledgeable, insightful, direct. She doesn't pretend to be something she's not, and I think I appreciate that most of all.
    Savio Pragmatism and wisdom, real-world sensibilities that are not without compassion. My better half does need someone like this in his life, and I am relieved she's chosen to guide him.
    Selene The gentle current hides very deep waters. I look forward to getting to know her, for I suspect we might have many interesting matters to discuss.
    Sigurd Waddler's best friend. Can switch from serious to playful back to serious with ease.
    Tanith Good taste in company, appreciative of my jokes and my manner.
    Tescelina Her companion, Trouble, is a splendid gentleman and a lover of cookies. She herself is a shrewd business woman whom I suspect will earn my business.
    Thea A smart and knowledable woman, one that is easy to have truthful and insiteful conversations.
    Vayne Intriguing conversation. It's gratifying to hear from people who want to be involved in the business of the Shrine. I am confident she'll fit in well.
    Vayne The Archlector of the Thirteenth is as studious and busy as always. She is very dedicated to her duty, and fills the post well. I feel confident in the direction of the discipleship under her guidance.
    Vitalis Oh, how a stray word will render a pragmatic comment into something quite graphic. One can hope that Braden's balls will neither bounce nor explode messily.
    Zakhar The raccoon is cute, and they are direct to the point. no wasting time.
    Zoey Resourceful and in-the-know. Probably very useful in a crisis.