|seloria cassul ; dancer (mesmerist) wrote,|
@ 2015-02-24 00:55:00
THIEVES GUILD ; DANCER
NAME: Seloria Cassul
NICKNAME: Loria & Ria (by Aspel)
AGE & BIRTHDAY: 19 & Oct. 10th ; Libra
JOB CLASS: Apprentice (10) → Dancer (16)
MARITAL STATUS: Single
PARENTS: Eriks (father) & Selene (mother)
SIBLINGS: Aspel (eldest sibling) & Rictor (older sibling)
Seloria is very small. Not only is she short in height, but also quite thin. Her skin is pale and her hair is white, giving her a very ethereal appearance which is only countered by the stark blue of her eyes. She doesn't walk so much as glide. Each step is graceful and every movement is smooth. She doesn't come off as a warm person. Her stance is very poised and her gait is purposeful. Her clothes are made of the finest materials. They are cut to drape over her body in a sensually flattering manner. Her feet are always encased in silk slippers. There are often ribbons of flattering colors braided into her hair, that match her other choice accessories.
The first impression people get about Loria, before meeting her, is that she is a very proud person. Even if she looks physically out of place, she has a knack for looking like she's supposed to be wherever she is. She has made an art out of looking comfortable in even the most uncomplimentary situations. She's come to learn during her time under training that she often finds herself in not-so-ladylike positions and has to role with the punches. She adapts to her surroundings and attempts to deal with it in her own way. This leads to her having difficulty with people attempting to help her. She's currently working on attempting to humble herself to the point of taking suggestions, although she still doesn't have a good reaction to it most of the time. If she's having a particularly hard time, she can become childish and pouty. She sometimes goes into full blown tantrums, but does not do so in front of other people.
She has an obsession with obtaining excellence. She does not believe that being excellent comes from beating everyone. She tries to achieve it by constantly striving to improve herself and performance at whatever it is she attempts to tackle. This often leads her in conflict with others as she does not like being told she will not be good at something. She is highly competitive and has a slight need to not only prove people wrong but make it known that she can not only do it well, but better than them. At times, she gets carried away to the point that she feels there is no victory unless it is absolute. That isn't to say she doesn't realize when she might have gone too far with the whole idea.
Despite her aggressive nature, she carries herself in a very calm and cool manner. She is polite to everyone she speaks to no matter their status. She often assigns honorifics and is very formal in speech with those she does not consider friends. She has a very high regard for social ranking and treats those who are higher than her with more respect than she would those who are not. This gets confusing to her at the guild where the ranking system has nothing to do with socioeconomic status. At times, she talks to those who are not as fortunate as her as if they are beneath her and has a tendency to say some offensive things, without knowing they're offensive. She regards them as truth. If told she's said something rude or wrong, she is quick to apologize and corrects her knowledge. She changes the content of her speech around that particular person or group of persons at the very least.
Lastly, she likes to believe that she is honorable. If she is going to achieve a goal, she is going to do it by hard work. If she makes a promise, she will keep her word. If someone she considers a friend is in trouble, she will have their back. If she sees someone has been wronged, she will take their side in an argument even if she wasn't a part of it to begin with. She believes in the truth and despises those who try to take an easy way to get anything. It is easy to say that she is idealistic and has a set view on how the world should work. Even when people don't agree, she attempts to make them see things her way. If all else fails, she attempts to understand why the person does what they do the way that they do it.
Are you over 17? Yes.
E-Mail: You haz this.
AIM/gtalk/CDJ/ misc. contact info: You haz this.
PB: Emilia Clarke
Character Journal: mesmerist
Born the third child of a wealthy family, Seloria had everything she could have ever asked for. By nature, she should have been the cast away, only to be married into another house. By the time she was born, however, it was clear that her sister had decided to do something peculiar, leaving her the focus of her mother in her absense. Because of this, she spent her first few years with the wet nurse. But from the moment she learned how to walk, her mother's attention zeroed in on her.
Loria never questioned her mother. She never thought it was odd that Aspel didn't train the same even though her mother would say that a lady's place in the home was to dance. A man's place was to fight with a sword. She got along swimmingly with her older brother and worried about him from time to time. She had even done the same with Aspel, who read to her every night.
As she grew older, she began to notice things her mother would say in a new light. People began to give her clues to figuring out the guarded warnings her mother delivered about what was proper and what wasn't. It was only then that she began to notice that Aspel was doing something unacceptable. It was then that she started distancing herself from her, feeling uncomfortable about everything. Being the only other daughter in the house, she felt a lot of pressure at being perfect and acceptable. She had to represent their name properly, after all. It was a lot of responsibility and she liked to believe she handled it well.
When Aspel finally left, she felt bad, but didn't dwell on it. Instead, without the distraction of the woman, she found it easier to focus on the techniques her mother was attempting to teach her. It was so much more than just movement. It was a way of living.
The girl took the teachings to heart and a year later she was sent away from her home for the first time. Her new home was a school of art that was supported by the bard's guild. She wasn't much into storytelling, but the dance program there was amazing. They treated her well and taught her what they could with all the knowledge her mother had imparted. She was impatient throughout the basic courses, but practiced keeping herself in line. There was so much she wanted to say, but didn't. There were times where she did say something and apparently it was wrong. She didn't understand, but people were all too eager to correct and inform her.
Eventually, she was taken aside. While she came from a long line of dancers, she had been expected to go through the same as anyone else. There was no question when it came to technique, but she was lacking in so many other areas. Pulled under the wing of a seasoned practioner of another art altogether, she found herself floundering in many ways. Although it annoyed her to be thrown into tasks she found unimportant, it wasn't until later when she was passed on to another that all she had learned had started to come together.
Instead of being focused on one thing at a time, she became more aware of her environment. Much like things she'd learned at home about behavior, they had unlearned her of her ways and taught her new ones. She would always keep her core values and demeanor, but she learned how to change this and that about herself. If anything, she felt as if she were being trained to be an actress.
When they deemed her ready, she was placed under the care of another a few years later. That was when she was returned to dancing. Two years of relearning and refining later, she was finally raised to being a dancer. It was slower than her mother would have liked, but the training had been thorough and her daughter had been raised to the proper ranking acceptable by the family.
There was a quiet celebration before Seloria announced that she was being transferred to a new "school".
Feeling that the girl had grown too complacent, her mentor decided to send her somewhere far away. It would be a true test to whether the girl could stand on her own two feet while she was still young. It was to be a test of whether the girl could truly adapt as she'd been taught, to a new culture in a city that called to all kinds. Her arrival in Emillion wasn't heralded. The place was loud, noisy, and full of things she couldn't identify. It was a new. It was a challenge she would study, learn, and overcome.
-High expectations for self.
-Really really bad with failure.
-Lacks street smarts.
-Socially awkward with common people.
Are you comfortable with the possibility of this character being killed? NO. MY BABY.
-Berserker bud she calms down.
-Betrothed? (Not an expressly romantic line, but arranged marriages are fun.)