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| name = Giselle Marinnoux
 
| name = Giselle Marinnoux
| image = gisellemarinnoux3.png
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| image = Ffxiv_11092019_132132_487.jpg
 
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| caption = "If they wanted me to remain gentle and kind, they should not have given me a sword."
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| caption = “There are few things in this life worth fighting for; truth is one of them.
 
| title =  
 
| title =  
 
| gender = Female
 
| gender = Female
| citizenship = Ul'dah
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| citizenship = Ishgard
| race = Elezen
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| race = Viera
| clan = Duskwight
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| clan = Veena
 
| server = Zalera
 
| server = Zalera
 
|stat_1 = Occupation
 
|stat_1 = Occupation
| stat_1_value = Mercenary
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| stat_1_value = Mercenary, Crafter
 
| stat_2 = Age
 
| stat_2 = Age
| stat_2_value = 25
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| stat_2_value = 27 (ARR), 29 (ShB)
 
| stat_3 = Grand Company
 
| stat_3 = Grand Company
 
| stat_3_value = The Immortal Flames
 
| stat_3_value = The Immortal Flames
 
| stat_4 = Rank
 
| stat_4 = Rank
| stat_4_value = Flame Private First Class
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| stat_4_value = Second Flame Lieutenant 
 
| stat_5 = Nameday
 
| stat_5 = Nameday
| stat_5_value = 1st Sun of the 3rd Umbral Moon
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| stat_5_value = 13th Sun of the 5th Umbral Moon
 
| stat_6 = Guardian
 
| stat_6 = Guardian
 
| stat_6_value = Rhalgr, the Destroyer
 
| stat_6_value = Rhalgr, the Destroyer
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==Basic Info==
 
==Basic Info==
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An orphaned viera trained in the art of astrology from a young age, Giselle fled Ishgard after the death of her adoptive father and took up work as a travelling mercenary and craftswoman. She deals often in secrets and information, having gained a reputation as a trusted confidant in the underground sectors of Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Born Elliara Deschain, she is the daughter of a noblewoman descended from House Dzemael; her mother, Reinette, was a very prolific alchemist and skilled in the arcane arts. To avoid the scandal that would come from having a child out of wedlock, Reinette fabricated a story of assault that led to her pregnancy, earning her sympathy rather than scorn; however, despite the story being intended to preserve her eligibility, Reinette never married, something she blamed her daughter for until her death.  
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At the tender age of three Giselle was abandoned on the outskirts of the forest where her kind lived, left to succumb either to starvation or the elements; she was half-dead when a Highlander woman named Adala stumbled upon her during her travels, taking Giselle and nursing her back to health.
  
Partly due to the story of her origins, Elle was always very distant from her family, her mother in particular treating her coldly. No matter what she did or how she applied herself, she was never good enough to earn Reinette’s affection, despite excelling in alchemy and having a natural affinity for the arcane.
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Adala was the only family she had ever known, and the Sharlayan woman raised her with love and affection. The stars had brought them together, and she quickly fell in love with the little viera, caring for her as though she were her own child. The two made it to Ishgard four months after meeting, and they quickly settled onto a small home near the markets, where Adala met a House Dzemael knight named Leodaire Marinnoux.
  
Realising any attempt to earn her mother’s love was hopeless Elle begged and pestered her uncle until he finally gave in and allowed her to become a squire for a House Dzemael knight, Leodaire Marinnoux. A low-born raised to knighthood after saving a Dzemael son on the battlefield, Leodaire was a patient yet firm teacher, recognising the aptitude Elle had for fighting and wanting to hone it into something worthy of knighthood.  
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The two feel deeply and quickly in love, though Adala was hesitant to get close to him due to her heretical beliefs; however, the Elezen made it clear he didn’t care what she did or did not believe in, he simply wanted them to be together. After a year-long courtship and two-month engagement they were wed, the three of them living together as a small, happy family.
  
She flourished under his tutelage and, after his marriage to a Highlander woman named Adala, began to learn the basics of botany and carpentry from her when she wasn’t busy with her duties as squire. It was Adala who first broached the subject of Elle’s paternity with Leodaire, having noticed the similarities between the two; having had his own suspicions, but unwilling to look further into them due to the story Reinette had concocted, he eventually admitted that, yes, she was likely his daughter--and that his brief relationship with Reinette had been consensual.
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Giselle grew up learning skills that would help her later in life: everything from basic weaving to advanced alchemy, at which she excelled; nothing was off-limits to the young viera if she showed interest in it, and it was Adala who recognised the gift of magic in her and encouraged further study with the astrologians of Ishgard, supplemented with her own knowledge of the art.  
  
Vowing to keep it a secret Adala treated Elle as her own daughter, and when her mother died shortly after her eleventh nameday, offered to care for her; she officially became a ward of House Dzemael, living with Leodaire and Adala to continue her training. For six years she stayed with them in blissful ignorance, before a conversation overheard in the night raised her own suspicions. Cornering Leodaire one day after training, Elle demanded the truth; she was unsure what to think once her suspicions were confirmed, but eventually came to accept the truth, the two growing closer without the secret looming between them.
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Their happiness as a family was not meant to last, however; shortly after her seventeenth nameday a fellow knight accused Leodaire of consorting with dragons, an act so viscerally against everything the knights stood for that there was no trial; despite the pleas of his wife and child, and years of exceptional service to the people of Ishgard, he was sentenced to death as a heretic.  
  
Their happiness as a family was not meant to last, however; barely a year after learning the truth a fellow knight, having discovered the truth, turned Leodaire in. As the woman who had levelled the accusation against him was dead, there was no trial; despite the pleas of his wife and child, and years of exceptional service to the people of Ishgard, he was executed for crimes committed against a noble house.
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A Sharlayan scholar, Adala knew that she would be the next to be branded a heretic; in the middle of the night she fled, leaving nothing behind save a note of apology and instructions to leave Ishgard behind for her daughter.
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Reeling from the death of her father and sudden disappearance of her mother shortly thereafter, Giselle did what her mother bid and left the city-state, putting as much distance between herself and her home as possible. The journey would prove difficult, however; mere weeks after crossing the border into Thanalan Giselle was kidnapped, held prisoner by an unknown organisation experimenting on people in an attempt to get the Echo to manifest in them.  
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For weeks she was tortured, imbued with vast amounts of aether, until finally an au’ra stumbled upon the place where she was being held, slaughtered her captors, and brought her back to the Waking Sands to be tended to. As she recovered there Giselle learned more about the mysterious man, and decided that she would follow in his footsteps, serving the people in any way she could—her own vengeance on the back burner.
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She took up with the Immortal Flames in Ul'dah not long after, and has worked with them ever since, her skills serving them well and propelling her quickly up the ranks. She has grown close with Raubhan, looking up to him as a father-figure to replace the one she’d lost, and has taken to travelling with Tseren Somr whenever their paths cross.
  
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Having spent her formative years being looked down upon for her mixed-race status, Giselle has a deeply-rooted inferiority complex; she is willing and ready to do whatever it takes to earn the respect and care she was never given as a child, and holds power in very high esteem. What others have to say about her affects Giselle deeply, though she attempts to hide behind dry wit and an aloof exterior.
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Having spent her formative years being looked down upon for her race and birth status, Giselle has a deeply-rooted inferiority complex; she is willing and ready to do whatever it takes to earn the respect and care she was never given as a child, and holds power in very high esteem. What others have to say about her affects Giselle deeply, though she attempts to hide behind dry wit and an aloof exterior.
  
 
Despite being quick to anger she doesn't act on it immediately, preferring the slow and methodical approach to dealing with her problems, particularly when the problems are other people. She is a fierce protector of those she considers family, and holds them close, guarding their affection almost jealously; she has never been gifted with an abundance of charisma, and as such often finds it difficult to make friends. Once a person manages to get past her somewhat icy exterior Giselle proves to be a funny, passionate woman, and loyal to a fault.
 
Despite being quick to anger she doesn't act on it immediately, preferring the slow and methodical approach to dealing with her problems, particularly when the problems are other people. She is a fierce protector of those she considers family, and holds them close, guarding their affection almost jealously; she has never been gifted with an abundance of charisma, and as such often finds it difficult to make friends. Once a person manages to get past her somewhat icy exterior Giselle proves to be a funny, passionate woman, and loyal to a fault.
  
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Standing at 83 ilms Giselle is of average height for an Elezen, long-limbed and graceful as most of her race are. Her skin is fair with a very slight ashy hue, a mixture of her Wildwood and Duskwight heritage; a light dusting of freckles covers her cheeks and the bridge of her nose, and she sports a birthmark below her right eye and at the left corner of her lips. A long scar starting at the bridge of her nose cuts just below her right eye, still fairly fresh at only a few years old.
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Standing at 192 cm Giselle is tall for a viera, long-limbed and graceful as most of her race are. Her skin is fair and covered in a light dusting of freckles, and she sports a birthmark at the corner of her mouth. She wears her long blonde hair pulled back in varying styles; rarely can she be found with it left in loose waves that fall nearly to her waist. Her eyes are a striking pale silver-green, and perhaps her most notable feature, outlined in kohl to make them stand out. Her ears are on the shorter side, though it's difficult to tell as they don't stand up straight; instead they tilt downwards, blonde like the rest of her hair with lighter platinum-toned tips. If one looks close enough, they can make out long-faded scars where her ears bend.
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When not in specialised gear she can be found in comfortable clothing of a dark hue, typically black but occasionally deep wine red, royal purples, or a dark blue. She favours high boots and tight-fitting pants, with flowing tops that accentuate her generous curves. Elle is fond of soft yet hardy fabrics, and makes most of her own clothing. Due to her bad eyesight Giselle very rarely ventures out without a pair of round-framed glasses perched on the bridge of her nose.
  
She wears her long, golden-tinged brown hair in a ponytail with thick bangs cut straight across her forehead; when it's not pulled back it's left in loose waves that fall nearly to her waist. Her eyes are a striking bright silver-grey, and perhaps her most notable feature, outlined in kohl to make them stand out. When not in armour she can be found in comfortable clothing of a dark hue, typically black but occasionally deep wine red or a dark blue. She favours high boots and tight-fitting pants, with flowing tops that accentuate her curves.
 
 
==Affiliations & Relationships==
 
==Affiliations & Relationships==
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* Leodaire Marinnoux - adoptive father, a Duskwight elezen acting as a knight for House Dzemael; after taking her in Leodaire was in charge of her alchemy training as a child, and the two bonded over their many similarities. He was executed shortly after her seventeenth nameday.
  
* Reinette Deschain - mother, a Wildwood Elezen from New Gridania; a shrewd and intelligent arcanist, Reinette was always cold to her daughter, looking upon her with distaste due to her mixed heritage. She blamed Giselle for her own fall in Wildwood society, and preferred not to acknowledge that she had a child whenever possible. Despite all of Giselle's attempts to grow close to her mother the older woman resisted; the two never reconciled upon her death.   
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* Adala Marinnoux - adoptive mother, a Highlander woman from Sharlayan who took Giselle in and treated her as the daughter she never had. Skilled in botany and woodworking, she taught the young Giselle the finer points of both, and encouraged her to pursue training as an astrologian. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.
* Leodaire Marinnoux - father, a Duskwight Elezen from Bentbranch Meadows; the two were very close, Leodaire not caring that his daughter wasn't a full-blooded Duskwight as most others of their kind did. He simply loved his daughter, and protected her fiercely, teaching her the skills she would use when she became an adventurer later in life. He was a member of the Red Otters unit of the Order of the Twin Adder, formerly a member of the Immortal Flames; he was killed while on a patrol when Giselle was fifteen.
 
* Papaniyo Ririniyo - A Wildwood Elezen raised by Lalafells; her childhood friend and partner-in-crime, they've been close for years, bonding initially over being outcasts in Gridania.
 
  
 
==Other Notes==
 
==Other Notes==

Latest revision as of 05:28, 12 November 2019

Ishgard.jpg Giselle Marinnoux
Ffxiv 11092019 132132 487.jpg
“There are few things in this life worth fighting for; truth is one of them.”
Gender Female
Race Viera
Clan Veena
Citizenship Ishgard
Server Zalera
Occupation Mercenary, Crafter
Age 27 (ARR), 29 (ShB)
Grand Company The Immortal Flames
Rank Second Flame Lieutenant
Nameday 13th Sun of the 5th Umbral Moon
Guardian Rhalgr, the Destroyer
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Basic Info

An orphaned viera trained in the art of astrology from a young age, Giselle fled Ishgard after the death of her adoptive father and took up work as a travelling mercenary and craftswoman. She deals often in secrets and information, having gained a reputation as a trusted confidant in the underground sectors of Ul'dah and Limsa Lominsa.

History

At the tender age of three Giselle was abandoned on the outskirts of the forest where her kind lived, left to succumb either to starvation or the elements; she was half-dead when a Highlander woman named Adala stumbled upon her during her travels, taking Giselle and nursing her back to health.

Adala was the only family she had ever known, and the Sharlayan woman raised her with love and affection. The stars had brought them together, and she quickly fell in love with the little viera, caring for her as though she were her own child. The two made it to Ishgard four months after meeting, and they quickly settled onto a small home near the markets, where Adala met a House Dzemael knight named Leodaire Marinnoux.

The two feel deeply and quickly in love, though Adala was hesitant to get close to him due to her heretical beliefs; however, the Elezen made it clear he didn’t care what she did or did not believe in, he simply wanted them to be together. After a year-long courtship and two-month engagement they were wed, the three of them living together as a small, happy family.

Giselle grew up learning skills that would help her later in life: everything from basic weaving to advanced alchemy, at which she excelled; nothing was off-limits to the young viera if she showed interest in it, and it was Adala who recognised the gift of magic in her and encouraged further study with the astrologians of Ishgard, supplemented with her own knowledge of the art.

Their happiness as a family was not meant to last, however; shortly after her seventeenth nameday a fellow knight accused Leodaire of consorting with dragons, an act so viscerally against everything the knights stood for that there was no trial; despite the pleas of his wife and child, and years of exceptional service to the people of Ishgard, he was sentenced to death as a heretic.

A Sharlayan scholar, Adala knew that she would be the next to be branded a heretic; in the middle of the night she fled, leaving nothing behind save a note of apology and instructions to leave Ishgard behind for her daughter.

Reeling from the death of her father and sudden disappearance of her mother shortly thereafter, Giselle did what her mother bid and left the city-state, putting as much distance between herself and her home as possible. The journey would prove difficult, however; mere weeks after crossing the border into Thanalan Giselle was kidnapped, held prisoner by an unknown organisation experimenting on people in an attempt to get the Echo to manifest in them.

For weeks she was tortured, imbued with vast amounts of aether, until finally an au’ra stumbled upon the place where she was being held, slaughtered her captors, and brought her back to the Waking Sands to be tended to. As she recovered there Giselle learned more about the mysterious man, and decided that she would follow in his footsteps, serving the people in any way she could—her own vengeance on the back burner.

She took up with the Immortal Flames in Ul'dah not long after, and has worked with them ever since, her skills serving them well and propelling her quickly up the ranks. She has grown close with Raubhan, looking up to him as a father-figure to replace the one she’d lost, and has taken to travelling with Tseren Somr whenever their paths cross.

Personality

Having spent her formative years being looked down upon for her race and birth status, Giselle has a deeply-rooted inferiority complex; she is willing and ready to do whatever it takes to earn the respect and care she was never given as a child, and holds power in very high esteem. What others have to say about her affects Giselle deeply, though she attempts to hide behind dry wit and an aloof exterior.

Despite being quick to anger she doesn't act on it immediately, preferring the slow and methodical approach to dealing with her problems, particularly when the problems are other people. She is a fierce protector of those she considers family, and holds them close, guarding their affection almost jealously; she has never been gifted with an abundance of charisma, and as such often finds it difficult to make friends. Once a person manages to get past her somewhat icy exterior Giselle proves to be a funny, passionate woman, and loyal to a fault.

Appearance

Standing at 192 cm Giselle is tall for a viera, long-limbed and graceful as most of her race are. Her skin is fair and covered in a light dusting of freckles, and she sports a birthmark at the corner of her mouth. She wears her long blonde hair pulled back in varying styles; rarely can she be found with it left in loose waves that fall nearly to her waist. Her eyes are a striking pale silver-green, and perhaps her most notable feature, outlined in kohl to make them stand out. Her ears are on the shorter side, though it's difficult to tell as they don't stand up straight; instead they tilt downwards, blonde like the rest of her hair with lighter platinum-toned tips. If one looks close enough, they can make out long-faded scars where her ears bend.

When not in specialised gear she can be found in comfortable clothing of a dark hue, typically black but occasionally deep wine red, royal purples, or a dark blue. She favours high boots and tight-fitting pants, with flowing tops that accentuate her generous curves. Elle is fond of soft yet hardy fabrics, and makes most of her own clothing. Due to her bad eyesight Giselle very rarely ventures out without a pair of round-framed glasses perched on the bridge of her nose.

Affiliations & Relationships

  • Leodaire Marinnoux - adoptive father, a Duskwight elezen acting as a knight for House Dzemael; after taking her in Leodaire was in charge of her alchemy training as a child, and the two bonded over their many similarities. He was executed shortly after her seventeenth nameday.
  • Adala Marinnoux - adoptive mother, a Highlander woman from Sharlayan who took Giselle in and treated her as the daughter she never had. Skilled in botany and woodworking, she taught the young Giselle the finer points of both, and encouraged her to pursue training as an astrologian. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.

Other Notes

  • Giselle is exceedingly gifted at Doman mahjong
  • In her spare time she can be found sewing, reading, or occasionally singing