Sibyllin Argentis; First Blood of Telgar Jun 9, 2018 21:08:54 GMT -8
Post by Cait on Jun 9, 2018 21:08:54 GMT -8
Name: Sibyllin Argentis
Pronunciation: sih-BILL-en are-JEN-tees
Abilities & Skills:
- Basic Swordsmanship
Hears all Dragons (HAD)
Rank: Lord Holder’s Sister
- Byrin Argentis; father, Lord Holder (deceased 3065)
Sirella Argentis; mother, Lady Holder (deceased 3065)
Byrell Argentis; brother, Lord Holder (3048.07.29)
- Deltrise Argentis; sister-in-law, Lady Holder (3051.10.19)
Byrtrise Argentis; niece (3071.03.29)
Beltrin Argentis; nephew (3074.09.12)
Deltyra Argentis; niece (3078.12.09)
Syrill Argentis; brother (3056.04.18, deceased 3057)
Ellarin Argentis; sister (3060.12.15, deceased 3065)
Spouse: None - Not for lack of her sister-in-law trying
Appearance: Though her mother was perhaps stately in height for a Lady Holder, Sibyllin has eclipsed even her long deceased mother in stature, nearing her father in height at 5'10". Her build is still feminine though perhaps not as soft as might be expected of a Lady of the Blood. Her frame is lean and strong from her many adventures and jaunts through Telgar and it is ever the favorite nagging point of her sister-in-law. Despite Deltrise and her criticism, Sibyllin is still quite feminine in her appearance, she just does not possess the soft edges expected of one of her stature. Her hands are rough and her muscles far too defined to be appealing; if one were to ask Deltrise.
Preferring to wear trousers and serviceable tunics when she engages in her less-than-ladylike endeavors, Sibby is just as comfortable in a Lady's gown so long as it is one of her choosing and not some hideous concoction foisted upon her by her brother's odious wife. Over all, Sibyllin is a lovely young woman with long dark brown hair and equally as dark eyes. Her features are strong yet feminine and her complexion naturally a golden tan though it has been darkened by exposure.
Personality: Bold. Independent. Adventurous. Curious. Fearless. Intrepid. Restless. Uncompromising. Empathic. Compassionate.
With all the confidence and poise that one of her station can claim, Sibyllin is a bold and uncompromising young woman. She was raised by her brother and their mentors to be courageous and kind and fair and along the way she picked up her own set of morals to which she adheres quite strictly. She does not indulge in the falsities that some ladies do and has no interest in trying to capture herself a husband, despite the best efforts of her brother's meddling wife. She is of the opinion that her time is better spent learning the land and the people her brother rules, knowing every dip and valley and every cothold under their protection to better help her brother lead.
She is fearless and adventurous, often taking off on her own on horseback or foot to explore the land she calls home or to sneak closer to the Weyr that intrigued her so. Ever since she was a girl, she'd always been drawn to stories of dragons. She'd even befriended most of the watch dragons to be stationed at Telgar. Her love of dragons, however, runs deeper than any but her brother might realize for Sibyllin has the rare gift of hearing all dragons. Sometimes she lurks close to the Weyr just to listen, though rarely for long as she can be overwhelmed. Likewise, she tends to be overwhelmed when in the company of those with negative energies for too long. It is often this reason that she flees the hold and Deltrise's nagging and why her brother never stops her despite it being unseemly for his sister to traipse about without a proper escort.
Being alone does not bother Sibyllin, in fact she rather prefers it to being constantly surrounded by people and their emotions. For the most part her family is safe, lest Byrell's wife get in one of her moods, but Sibby has found that most people tend to be a writhing mess of emotion that beats at her mind like a message drum that she can't quite decipher. The more people, the more distorted the emotions and the more stressful it is for the young woman. Because of this she can often times come off as aloof or distracted at group functions and at other times, outright rude as she will often abruptly walk away from a conversation or gathering if it becomes too much for her to bear. It is because of this reason that Byrell hasn't pressed the matter of marriage but Sibyllin can tell that it won't be too much longer before Deltrise wears the man down and she is paired up with some Lord Holder or their son.
History: Born to Byrin and Sirella Argentis of Telgar, Sibyllin was the second to the last child of five, though by the spring of 3065, after an outbreak of illness, she would be one of two children to remain and both of them orphans. Her eldest brother Byrell ascended to the rank of Lord and together with advisers that their father had trusted, took control of the duties and responsibilities of Lord Holder at the age of 17 with a five year old sister to tend to as well. Despite the pressures and expectations, Byrell handled his new roles as Lord Holder and father quite well though perhaps he was a bit overindulgent with young Sibyllin. Being his only remaining family member and at present his heir.
Sibyllin grew up free to explore her surroundings, her brother relenting when she balked at the overly strict lessons the advisers attempted to arrange for her. He was of the opinion that as she'd been the only one to live through the illness, she had every right to live the life she'd fought for...within reason. Negotiation became commonplace in Telgar. To get young Sibyllin to do as was expected of her as a First Blood Heir, she was given leniency in other areas; allowed to learn to ride astride, sword practice, archery, rock climbing. It was just as common to see the girl in a proper gown as it was to see her dressed in her brother's old clothing running around the hold yard, attacking some of the younger guards in training with a practice sword.
It was around the age of seven that Sibyllin realized that she wasn't quite like the others at Telgar. Not in the sense that she was the Heir or that she was a lady allowed to wield a sword, but in that she was overly sensitive to the energy put off by others. For the most part she was surrounded by positive energy as she was loved by her brother and his advisers regardless of how much she might irritate them from time to time with her willfulness. But as she was exposed more and more to the people of the hold, she became aware that others often made her feel heavy or uncomfortable depending on how they were behaving. She wasn't quite sure what it was but when she asked one of her sword training companions he told her it was probably just because she was a girl.
It was also around the same time that Sibyllin, old enough to escape the watchful eye of her nursemaid, began visiting the watch dragon when his rider was away. The dragon's rider made her feel itchy but the blue dragon made her feel warm. She never could quite explain how her perception of people worked, and still can't to this day, but the one thing that has not changed is her affinity for dragons and they for her. It wasn't particularly odd at first. All children are curious about dragons so no one paid it any mind. She was young and probably imagined the conversations she claimed to have with the blue dragon. And, as people continued to discount what she told them, she stopped telling them, keeping her interactions with the dragons that visited Telgar to herself.
As the turns passed, Byrell married and the woman seemed to instantly dislike Sibyllin and her bold and independent nature. Attempts were made, in vain, to reform the girl's education and instill in her a proper and lady-like demeanor but it was already too late. At ten turns of age, there was no undoing anything that had been done and there would be no eleventh hour changes of the girl's routine. This led to several heated arguments between the two and more often than not led to Byrell siding with his sister. After all, as she grew, her aversion of crowds and negativity seemed to grow with it. She was happiest when she was free to move where she needed to avoid the worst of it and after having lost so much and lived in a hold filled with sadness, he would not take his sister's happiness. Certainly not for the sake of a woman he'd only just met.
Once Deltrise gave birth to Byrell's first child, replacing Sibyllin as Heir, the girl figured that the woman would have better things to worry about and would leave her be. Instead, her efforts only increased as she wheedled and whined and begged and threatened to try and get her way. All her attempts were in vain, however, as Sibyllin was decidedly stubborn and would defer only to her brother. Byrell, a voice of reason, did his best to mediate but always seemed to side in favor of Sibyllin which only further infuriated his wife. More often than not, now, the Lord of Telgar's sister found herself outside the hold, getting to know the people and the lands likely better than Byrell ever would. It wasn't always pleasant to experience but it was a far cry better than being harassed by a woman who seemed intent on marrying her off just as soon as possible.
Now at the age of 19, well beyond the age where she should have been finding herself a proper suitor, Sibyllin has refused or avoided entirely any man of the First Blood that Deltrise had managed to bring to Telgar. None had been genuinely interested in her and those that were made her itchy in the mind. She still hadn't decided what exactly that meant other than the energy they gave off made her distinctly uncomfortable. Despite her brother's wife's accusations, Sibyllin did not want to remain alone forever, but she certainly wasn't going to tie herself to a man that made her itch.
Adoption?: NPC only