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Ilira Starling

Mortality is in soul, not body.

Social Rank: 7
Concept: Boundless Wildling
Fealty: Crownsworn
Family: Whisper
Gender: female
Marital Status: single
Age: 30
Birthday: 12/9
Religion: open to listen
Vocation: Performer
Height: short
Hair Color: raven
Eye Color: azure
Skintone: sun-kissed snow

Description: A mere five feet from head to toe, she brims with boundless energy, fire in her azure irises and freedom in her effortless movements. A full, wild mass of raven curls cascades luxuriously about her petite form to brush the taper of her waist, spun with the richness of velvet and the luster of silk. Fringed lavishly by sable lashes, her deep, crystalline eyes are a melange of blues, immense and softly canted with fiery gold starbursts at the pupils. Her fresh-faced radiance belies the years behind her gaze, with a rosy flush at the apples of her cheeks and the tip of her button nose. Pert, heart-shaped lips of sumptuous carmine part to flash her pearly teeth. Pale as snow, her creamy skin glows with undertones of sun-soaked gold, as a silvery hint of scarring laces her collarbone and left palm. The vivacity with which she carries herself sets off her sinfully blessed figure, from the swell of her plump bosom to the flare of her luscious hips, each flow and sway displaying the lean, fluid musculature at her core and throughout her shapely limbs.

Personality: Ilira lives, laughs, and loves like she's challenging the world to make her stop. From performance to romance, she pours her soul into all she does, an alchemy of passion and sensuality. She cherishes and radiates her happiness, joyful just to be alive and breathing. Because under all that joie de vivre lingers inklings of pain and fear, the remnants of a time when her heart wasn't so light. Lust for life is her own form of defiance. She will sing, she will dance, she will twine bodies and hearts, and damned if she'll be done before she's dead.

But frivolity has never been completely her way. Steel lies at the core of all that fire and sunshine, and she puts herself as purposefully to revelry as she does to duty. Those who come between she and a goal learn her fury, and those who threaten the ones she cares for discover just how hot that fury burns. Friends and family are the most precious. Leave them be, and she remains as vivacious and whimsical a wildling as ever.

Background: Ilira came to Arx as a shadow of herself. She needed both a soft place to land and something to rebound off, a new opportunity, and the capital never disappoints. The life she has led the last few years is distinctly different from the one before, of which she rarely speaks in more than vague terms. She'll tell freely of her childhood, her abandonment to a shav tribe of the Saffron Isles, of her years in Setarco she spent as a youth to hone graces practiced and innate. The details thin as the recount progresses. By sixteen, she was traveling on her own up and down the Chain and beyond, known to all for her beauty and vivacity. "Ilira the little sun," many called her. And then something happened at eighteen: she disappeared.

For months, there was a search to no avail, until, one day, she reappeared on the shores of her island by the same tree the shav had found her beneath as a newborn. When asked where she had gone, she only said, "A place afar," with a conspiratory smile for the horizon itself. She did not linger in the place she once called home long. Life and adventure awaited her beyond, and she went forth into the world to pursue it. The gaps between contact grew longer and longer. The people who knew her would notice changes each time she returned--a new skill or a fresh look, or simply the experience that weighed behind her eyes. But the last return was different. She seemed half of herself, withdrawn and solemn in a way completely uncharacteristic to the scintillant girl of before. She retired to that island a while, contemplating her next steps and deriving comfort from her old home. It was in this time that she first set her sights on the capital--the fresh start it presented. So late in spring, right around the formation of the whirlpool, she readied herself to sail north.

Ilira slipped into life here with quiet, delicate ease. She joined the Bard's College first, the Whispers second, serving her role as courtier with grace and subtlety for three years. Some of her greatest talents were kept all but to herself in this time. But gradually, through connections, resources, and support, she shed that reservation and rediscovered her fire, a phoenix's change from the person she arrived as. She thirsts to live and do and be all that she may, and everything cultivated to this point is just a beginning. So the question remains: a beginning to what?

Relationship Summary

  • Iseulet - A siren unto herself.
  • Savio - The King of Lost Hopes
  • Martino - He is the pour of Lycene wine personified.
  • Liara - When she moves her shoulder, the world moves with it.
  • Temira - My beautiful blonde friend, you are so much more than you believe yourself to be.
  • Viviana - Fuck the power; birth your own.
  • Caspian - My wildest dream
  • Tovell - Fiery-headed foxy fella friend
  • Harlex - Sometimes, I wear a little red hood.
  • Keely - A precious and exquisite bloom of a person, she is more adored and appreciated than she knows, particularly by me.
  • Cassiopeia - I am blessed to have you in my life, you radiant wonder.
  • Cambria - Darling Duchess Friend

  • Acquaintance:
  • Patrizio - Perhaps one day we'll make it past these happy encounters of chance.
  • Mabelle - A fellow fashionista and artiste, we make magic when we put our heads together.
  • Yelana - We have fun, don't we?
  • Esme - Life isn't all sunshine and roses, except when you're around.
  • Camilla - Purr
  • Denica - A kindred soul in art!

  • Patron:
  • Zoey - The eye of the storm

  • Ally:
  • Cesare - Ally? Friend? Wherever we stand, I know we remain on the same side and act from the same place in our hearts.
  • Anisha - A Luminescent Radiant who Smells Like Roses. Quite shiny, this one! Also, she was there when I was lost and helped me find myself again. I treasure her.
  • Gianna - Different on the surface, the same deep down. She probably doesn't agree, but I both adore and aspire to be her!
  • Hadrian - My favorite contrarian!

  • Client:
  • Sofia - My lovely Lenosian
  • Nazmir - Prince Snazmir!

  • Deceased:
  • Monique - Blaze forever
  • Dio - Our first kiss was our last. It was all you deserved.
  • Name Summary
    Adalyn Pleasant and of nimble wit, she's a self-described woman of the sword and the wood. I recognize in her a like-minded adventurous spirit, perhaps a future traveling companion.
    Adrienne Ilira Starlys responded to an advertisement of mine requesting a lutist. She's an elegant and precise young woman, one who knows how to put on a performance. I have no doubt she will soon be a full Whisper if it remains her intent.
    Aisha She is so much more brilliant than any diamond.
    Alarissa I am not fond of Whispers, I never have been. But she counts amount the new ones that are changing my mind and learning to appreciate them better.
    Alexis I don't quite know what to make of her. She's Lycene, but not. Polite and pleasant, more a courtier than a warrior - but has some practice in the field. New to Arx, that much is obvious. A mystery woman, but not in a bad way. And if I'm going to spar with her then I guess I'll get the chance to know her better and dispel some of that mystery.
    Amund A mistress with a mysterious past, industrious and a captivating story, though I heard only a little of that. Given that she seems to be of a martial background, our paths are bound to cross once more.
    Anisha Her tale of origin has a hint of the fantastic to it - but far from unbelieveable. Her charm is polished, her manner impeccable. Of course I could do nothing but extend an invitation to see how she'd shine and glitter among fellow jewels of the Compact.
    Ariella A fellow captain! Wouldn't have guessed it. They do say that looks can be deceiving. Sure is a good quality to possess, for a Whisper.
    Arman The Whisper, while small in stature seems imbued with a boundless energy that brings warmth to those around her. Possessed with a practiced charm that is applied through unorthodox methods.
    Aswin She seems ready enough to do what needs to be done. I'd be interested in seeing how skilled she is with those blades sometime.
    Braith Evaristo spoke so highly over and I see why. I am certain we will continue to enjoy each other's company.
    Branwen I had misjudged her at first sight, thinking her another simple southerner. But she has hidden depths and we seem to have much in common. I expect our paths will cross frequently.
    Brigida Quick to smile, perhaps too quick.
    Calla Effortlessly graceful and gregarious. She practically glides everywhere she goes.
    Cambria I wrote to her on a whim. Or was it? They say there is no such thing as fate, but I sometimes wonder if things still do not happen for a reason. No matter - we have found one another, and in the end, Arx may either laugh or weep.
    Camilla A truly charming individual, with grace and wit. Her tremendous wardrobe is exceeded only be her generosity and consideration.
    Caprice Like a mote of light, bright and beguiling but hard to keep in sight.
    Cassandra When I went to the Whisper House, I was looking for a night to simply forget that I was the Sword of the Faith, a chance to unwind, relax and be pampered. Whisper Ilira did so much more. She made me feel like I was a treasured bloom she had just found in the forest and I find myself wanting to learn more about her.
    Cecilia Impressive woman. She is something to be admired. I hope we speak again.
    Celine You only have to look at this lovely woman to see why she is one of my most favourite designers in the city. Her eye for fashion is sublime.
    Cesare The finest art in being a Whisper lies not in physical beauty, nor in any of our many arts, but in the ability to evoke confidence and confession by the graciousness of one's nature, and Ilira has that in spades. And, it should be noted, plenty of the others as well. She is a delight to spend time with, and I'll be delighted to learn more of her story.
    Claude A lively and alluring young woman. Seemed full of passion for things artistic and not afraid to pay for it.
    Corrigan I know what it's like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're right, yet to fail nonetheless. It's frightening. Turns the legs to jelly. I ask you, to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Destiny arrives all the same. And now, it's here. Or should I say, Ilira is.
    Cristoph I would say the chances of making a worthwhile connection while both people are blindfolded is fairly slim. But she's a wonderful conversationalist with an infinitely interesting history and just as fascinating future. It will be interesting to see if the initial friendship builds to something solid.
    Dante When people say they come from everywhere, I am usually quite skeptical and find that a dodge. But Ilira left me with the distinct impression that she is worldly enough to make that statement true. Charming and gracious, polite and mysterious, beautiful and intelligent, she is someone that I do hope to hear many tales from.
    Daria A person whom is silent and onserving. I think she is a person worthy of note. We could possibly become great allies given time
    Desiree She's like my totally sweet friend and I already love spending time with her. Something of a mystery around her as well. Cute as a button and wise. I think she'll tell me what I need to hear.
    Dimitri When I met Mistress Ilira, she was surrounded by nobles from Ladies to Princes and Princesses. To her credit, she didn't shy away in the least, which speaks well to her character.
    Dio Beauty and elegance wed to insight and a bit of danger.
    Domonico A former warrior and sailor turned Whisper and Bard? Such a background could make for an impressive range of skills and experiences to draw upon.
    Drake A swordswoman who aspires to become a Champion. She has the killer instinct, and she's stubborn, but she may still need for training. Happy enough to provide a spar or two...
    Erik She made an impression just by walking into the room. But then also knowing now, that she is a friend of Esme's will have me want to learn more.
    Esme She's radiant! I almost feel like I'm looking at myself in a mirror image, but not like the Tehom mirror. I mean I don't have ear points or pointy teeth. They are adorable little fangs though. Such nice fangyfangs. Anyways, I am sure we are going to be the best of friends.
    Evander Perhaps it was only a pleasant mood, but somehow she strikes me as the sort who's rarely seen without a smile. Friendly, polite, warm. All admirable traits, but even the brightest flame will burn out if it's not given the chance to breathe.
    Evaristo A fellow sailor, lovely and social and with an eye for a good fight? What's not to like!
    Evelynn A whisper-bard, one whom Iseulet seems especially fond of. And who is interested in discussing the Thirteenth.
    Everett A stunning vision in diamantine heels who chose to grace our market kiosk, eschewing a purchase of honeysilk for, instead, a procurement of actual honey. Far more apropos if you'd ask me, given the sweetness of that smile. Will have to find out her favorite desserts once Anisha has made the catering arrangements. But, until then, there is pie!
    Faye A woman with a preference for wildness over careful cultivation, even as she has a fine appreciation for gardens and flowers.
    Felicia Quick with a blade and stoic in the face of filth. Always admirable.
    Gio A sterling Starling with a ring for every finger, and a laugh as musical as silver - she seems a delight!
    Grady Really a first rate eye, and mind, for art.
    Grazia An enthusiastic Whisper with an appreciation for beauty and a talent for diplomacy. Thoughtful. Insightful. Empathetic. Quite capable for seeing the many facets of an issue.
    Haakon Talks fancy, dresses rich. If a body has seen one Whisper, I've seen them all.
    Harlex The first time we met I believed she was a dream, soft silk and wild dark hair with eyes as clear as gemstones in a blue sun. Introspective, honest -- kind when I need it, teasing when I do not. I'll keep coming around long as she'll have me.
    Herbert I truly look forward to what she designs. She strikes me as ambitious and talented, in multiple fields.
    Isabeau Intriguing fashion sense, I'd definitely like to see more.
    Iseulet A woman of good humor - that frequents a few places I do and that I can appreciate very much. I look forward to getting to know her more.
    Jaenelle A charming woman who has recently entered into an apprenticeship with the Whisper House. A fine pairing, and I look forward to hearing all about her accomplishments in the years to come.
    Jyri Bright, charming and easy to talk to - seems like someone that will go far.
    Karina Flamboyant, friendly and exciting to be around. Her personality seems contagious, in a good way!
    Kastelon A woman of delicate frame. I wish she had finished the pie I gave her, but she did not. Alas, for she needed it more than I. Picking at her food like a bird with a fork.
    Keely Effervescent and conveying a certain Muchness that reminds me of my cousin Sabella. Everything one might expect of a former Whisper.
    Kia Whisper Ilira has a warmth that easily draws others into conversation with herself. Port is not her friend, she said, and this does not surprise me.
    Klaus A stunning woman and a tailor who is willing to indulge in fancy. I believe there is a future there as far as supplying clothing to myself and my wife.
    Korka Quiet in the way of a person that everyone will soon be talking about.
    Kritr A talented swordswoman with a squirrel. I think the squirrel is more personable, but the woman more dangerous. I know, surprising first impression.
    Ksenia A Whisper and so very friendly and welcoming that her presence seems warming.
    Lena Talks... like a highborn woman. Isn't. Good to study for well-to-do merchant, ennobled.
    Lexir Only two things of Ilira have not changed - her height, and one other that I will keep close to my heart, as I will keep her. Your lion has found his way to you once more.
    Lianne The swing of the pendulum, if such a thing could ever be a choice and not merely a matter of gravity. Choice is always important.
    Liara A picture of grace and liveliness and so very daringly dressed. I am sure she will flourish in the city, with that sort of energy.
    Lucita A lovely Whisper with a talent for singing and organizing things. We had a lively discussion about types of music and emotions about which she was most insightful. I look forward to speaking with her more.
    Mabelle A beautiful woman skilled on the battlefield and on the stage alike. A dangerous combination.
    Macario A beautiful wildling with a pertinacity to dance, she lit up an otherwise dull autumn evening with a wonderful spectacle.
    Maren Intriguing young woman, a fellow beloved of the sea, and an aquaintance of my Zyanya. It seems as though we bear many things in common, however different in practice they might be. I will look forward to getting to know her more, if there is the opportunity.
    Martino Good charm about the Messere, quick to smile and relax. Took some time to reach us here in the city and, well, one does hope she is able to draw all she can from the fine city.
    Mattheu Sailor, dancer, adept in direction for drink of the day, true understanding to choice being within the right direction. I wonder what else there will be found within the depths of this bright walking summer rain with scattered roses.
    Medeia Should I have have want or need of a new twin, I choose Ilira. I have my reasons.
    Miella Exhaustingly vibrant and full of positive energy.
    Monique A dear friend. Have you seen her dance? You really should.
    Nazmir Ilira is a charming little creature, one who is truly a delight in which to spend time with. I look forward to learning more about her.
    Neilda Some people hit a little trouble and wilt. Not her. I bet that's not the last we see of each other.
    Niklas Appears to have a grave misunderstanding of what it is to be a famous wealthy celebrity artist prince. Though I suppose most people do.
    Nina She truely speaks in such a romantic and lyrical way! A fellow bard with stories to share!
    Noah She's beautiful. I suppose that's all I have for an impression, but I'm certain there will be more.
    Orland She loves everyone. There's nothing that screams fake more than that.
    Oskar A charming young lass. Apparently a warrior, too. Commendable - specialization is for insects.
    Pasquale She hasn't grown an inch taller but she sure has grown.
    Piccola A quick, skilled fighter with an infectious smile that hits like a spiteful viper and deserves much respect.
    Poppy She didn't judge and is warm and open. I enjoy her company very much.
    Quenia She is a whimsical woman that is hard to pin down.
    Raimon Eyes with a Depth to them liken unto the Sea itself. Beauty, caprice, and danger amix'd
    Raymesin Sharp as her blade, but trust isn't so fast.
    Reese I want to learn more about her, she has something about her that draws one in, but I cannot quite pin point it fully yet. I want to learn more, all about her, what she does for a living and what she likes and well much more.
    Remus Who is this beauty with such a voice and wit? How could I have forgotten, even for a moment? But she is from home, and that is an odd comfort. Someone to share tales of the Saffron with when homesick.
    Romulius Whatever it is that retirement from Whisper House might entail, there's little doubt that Messere Starling retains all the talents that she learned during her time as a professional courtier. She's possessed of an empathy that's rare in the capital.
    Rook Smart, charming, attractived. And disciplined. Great combination. She is going to be very successful once she settles in on what she wants to do.
    Sabella The Whisper has a levity, a freedom, to her carriage and presentation that is not often seen in the city. Even so, there is something that seems guarded in her. Nothing to blame her for, we all have things to keep safe.
    Samira A most intriguing woman, one who understands the value of presenting certain qualities to the world but preserving one's innermost thoughts and desires. She seems capable, determined, confident in her abilities - as she should be. We're like-minded in many ways, I think, and hers is company I find myself enjoying.
    Savio Similar homelands and love for music, paired with a bright heart and a keen mind. What a lovely light to find in this dark world, and what warmth to enjoy on a gray winter day.
    Scipio Bright. High energy. She seems... confident, perhaps? She seemed to have no qualms opening her robes and showing Lady Mabelle Laurent her night gown, despite my being right there. Somehow without it seeming indecent. That's probably because she's an ex-Whisper. Now a talented seamstress.%r%rAll said. I enjoy her. Her mere presence brings a smile to my face, which can be said of very, very few who are not Harrows. Though, she did betray hints of... an aggression? A ferocity. Something hot and sharp dangerous when pointed the wrong way.
    Sebastian A talented musician; being that she was trained in Setarco, I shouldn't be surprised. I look forward to hearing her perform again soon.
    Seren Ilira was quiet for most of the conversation, but as soon as she returned I could tell I would like her. She's a troublemaker, and those are the best people to be friends with.
    Sira What a striking beauty. Are all the tailors in this city gorgeous? If they're all so welcoming, I'll have no excuse not to have friends.
    Sirius Another sailor freshly arrived, foolishly seeking fortune and glory in this Capitol of the damned. Her boat should've never docked on Arx, yet here she is, and now she must turn to the conditions of those poor devils who remain.
    Sofia She is a breath of fresh air with a delightful wildness about her that makes me want to hold hands and skip in the middle of a meadow, something I would plainly never do otherwise.
    Sorrel A bard with a fighting spirit who loves the sea! I need to remember her name; she's got so much potential that perhaps I could help her realize.
    Svana Ilira Whisper, formerly Starlys. She is certainly captivating, with her unique looks and attention to delicate touches. She flatters too much. She'll make an even better Whisper if she learns a healthy balance there, but I should get to know her better before I judge too much.
    Sydney Knows her way around a blade, and doesn't lack the resolve to put it to proper use - it doesn't matter a whit that she's short, when she's so capable.
    Tamsin I love the life that this woman embodies. She seems so vibrant. A perfect model! I'll have to keep her in mind for future projects.
    Terese Quite easy to talk with at ease and effortlessly beautiful. I think I could learn a bit on the subtle art of socalizing. I definately hope to continue to get to know her well and see her skills with a blade.
    Thea An intersting woman to the say the least. I'm sure we will have quite the conversations.
    Valdemar Apparently she is a skilled scout. And it seems we will see how her merciful approach to treating enemies will turn out.
    Valerius Captain Whisper. The best choice for providing introductions in a crowded pub crawl.
    Veronica Singer, swordswoman, sailor, with a lilt and turn of phrase that makes her speech very difficult to ignore. Some women are natural beauties, and Ilira is one of them. But she has gods' gifts far beyond that.
    Videl A lovely prodigal woman, she seems pleasant and I hope she finds a good home here in Arx.
    Vincenzo So very much not what I expected when she introduced herself as a Whisper. She has the charm and elegance becoming anyone of that House, but the relaxing, playful banter was more then unexpected. It made the evening pass by and the banter painted such elegant pictures, leaving them seared in imagination.
    Vitalis How is she not freezing?
    Vittorio A shinning star in the night's sky. A bard and a Whisper. Sounds like a good plan for an entertaining evening.
    Viviana Ilira is a wonderful companion, and I could have used her on deck countless times in the past handful of years. It is good to see her again and know she's in the capital.
    Wash A clever woman, ably prepared for her independence and making the most of it.
    Wren A "student"--and I say that loosely--of Rook's in the art of the deal. She seems warm and friendly at first glance. But I bet beneath that sweetness lies the fierce heart of a predator--of the markets. I'll stay on the lookout for this one. She's undoubtedly going places.
    Wylla A woman of great creative potential with a touch of brashness and confidence that's essential in a performer.
    Zakhar a lovely one that will take the time to sit and talk, no matter what the subject nor what you're drinking
    Zoey Very insightful and at least a little ambitious. There is a good heart in there too, which will ensure that using the former because of the latter will not cause undue harm.
    Zyanya She says very little but listens much. It is well practiced this performance with her companion, he the song, she the instrument.