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| name = Giselle Marinnoux
 
| name = Giselle Marinnoux
| image = gisellemarinnoux3.png
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| image = 2020-02-16_06-19-19Maya_Vividnesqerwas.png
 
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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 = “Information is the most powerful currency this world has--when you hold all of the cards, you have all of the control.
 
| title =  
 
| title =  
 
| gender = Female
 
| gender = Female
| citizenship = Ishgard
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| citizenship = Limsa Lominsa
| race = Elezen
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| race = Au Ra
| clan = Duskwight
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| clan = Raen
 
| server = Zalera
 
| server = Zalera
 
|stat_1 = Occupation
 
|stat_1 = Occupation
| stat_1_value = Mercenary
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| stat_1_value = Cafe Owner
 
| 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
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| stat_3_value = The Maelstrom
 
| stat_4 = Rank
 
| stat_4 = Rank
| stat_4_value = Chief Flame Sergeant
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| stat_4_value = Storm Captain 
 
| stat_5 = Nameday
 
| stat_5 = Nameday
| stat_5_value = 1st Sun of the 3rd Umbral Moon
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| stat_5_value = 4th Sun of the 4th Umbral Moon
 
| stat_6 = Guardian
 
| stat_6 = Guardian
| stat_6_value = Rhalgr, the Destroyer
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| stat_6_value = Nymeia, the Spinner
 
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==Basic Info==
 
==Basic Info==
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An orphaned au'ra trained in the art of astrology from a young age, Giselle fled Kugane after the death of her adoptive father and took up work as a travelling healer and craftswoman. She has recently started a fairly successful business, Serendipi-Tea, based in the sixth ward of The Goblet.
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Recent events have lead to her death and subsequent resurrection, and Giselle is still recovering from the trauma.
  
 
==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 five Giselle was abandoned on the streets of Kugane, left to succumb either to starvation or the elements; why, she never learned, and the trauma of abandonment has haunted the au ra well into adulthood. She was half-dead when a Highlander woman named Adala stumbled upon her during her travels, taking Giselle and nursing her back to health.
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Adala was the only family she had ever known, and the woman raised her with love and affection. The stars had brought them together, and she quickly fell in love with the little au ra, caring for her as though she were her own child. Deciding that a stable life would be better for her newfound daughter the two settled into a small home near the markets, where Adala met a former Ishgardian knight named Leodaire Marinnoux.
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The two fell deeply and quickly in love, though Adala was hesitant to get close to him due to the looming threat of the Empire; however, the Elezen made it clear he didn’t care what danger lingered in the shadows, he simply wanted them to be together, to love and protect as family. After a year-long courtship and two-month engagement they were wed in a small, intimate ceremony, eight-year-old Giselle finding peace and home at last.
  
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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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 girl if she showed interest in it, and it was Adala who recognised the gift of magic in her and instructed the girl in the art of astrology; she learned to dance in her spare time, finding the troupes that passed through the city fascinating, and quickly picked up the art--much to her father's chagrin.
  
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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Their happiness as a family was not meant to last, however; shortly after her fifteenth nameday Leodaire was accused of being a Garlean spy, a baseless rumour that nonetheless cost the man his life at the hands of a frightened, angry mob right in front of her. Barely making it out of the ensuing scuffle unharmed she was met with a wide-open door and empty house, Adala nowhere to be found no matter how frantically she looked.
  
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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Reeling from the death of her father and sudden disappearance of her mother shortly thereafter, Giselle did the only thing she could think of and left the city-state, stowing away on an airship bound for Eorzea and putting as much distance between herself and her home as possible. The journey would prove difficult, however; mere days 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.
  
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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For months she was tortured, imbued with vast amounts of aether, until finally another 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 Scions and their mission; feeling indebted to them she joined their cause, lying about her age and doing everything in her power to appear older than a mere sixteen. She took up with the Maelstrom not long after, her skills serving them well and propelling her quickly up the ranks.
  
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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Despite her success as an adventurer all Giselle wanted to do was settle down and live out her life in relative peace; having found love in Tseren Sormr, the man who saved her from torture, and a slew of new friends, she's shifted her focus towards doing good in the world in other ways. Recently united with an auri woman revealed to be a long-lost younger sister, the two have worked hard to open their own cafe and bathhouse, from which they supply whatever their patrons may need.
  
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
Having spent her formative years being looked down upon for the circumstances of her birth, 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 been left for dead as a young child Giselle has a deeply-rooted fear of abandonment; she is willing and ready to do whatever it takes to keep those she loves from leaving, 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.
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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; though she has been gifted with an abundance of charisma Giselle often finds it difficult to make friends, her aloof demeanor off-putting to most. 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 Ishgardian 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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Petite yet still tall for her race, Giselle is long-limbed and moves with a grace not uncommonly seen in those skilled in dance. Slim and athletic in build she has been blessed with ample curves that she displays to utmost advantage, preferring tight-fitting clothing made of sturdy materials dyed in shades of blue, black, and green.
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Rich chestnut hair frames a face often described as 'lovely,' fair skin with a faint peachy tone covered in a light dusting of freckles, with gently-curved horns on either side of her face tipped with silver. Though her features may be soft, there is no mistaking the determination that shines in her gaze and the hard set of her jaw. Her large, almond-shaped eyes are rimmed in kohl, highlighting their brilliant jadeite hue outlined by vibrant green limbal rings.
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Often seen peeking out from her more revealing clothing, Giselle's body is covered in thin, silvery scars, most of which are the result of the torture she'd endured years earlier. The most recent of them spans the length of her sternum, put there by the sword that killed her.
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The pale scales that traverse her body are gleaming ivory, always polished and well-groomed, their upkeep a source of price for the au ra. The long, pointed tail she boasts is always flickering, particularly when she's excited over something.
  
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 who formerly worked as a knight for House Dzemael before his self-exile to the Far East; Leodaire was in charge of her alchemy training as a child, and the two bonded over their many similarities. He was murdered shortly after her fifteenth nameday.
  
* Reinette Deschain - mother, the only daughter of a minor noble house; a shrewd and intelligent arcanist, Reinette was always cold to her daughter, looking upon her with distaste. She blamed Giselle for her own fall in Ishgardian 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 acting as a knight for House Dzemael; unaware that he was her father, Leodaire was in charge of her training as a child, and the two bonded over their many similarities. A year after discovering that he was, in fact, her father, he was executed for the falsified assault of Reinette Deschain.  
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* Tseren Sormr - travelling companion and romantic partner, the au ra who rescued her from her torturers. A dragoon with a tense past concerning dragons and Ishgard, the two bonded over their commonalities, eventually falling into a relationship before they even realised it was happening. As fellow (former, in Giselle's case) members of The Maelstrom, they share a rank and can often be found comparing notes on tactics and squadron training.
  
* Adala Marinnoux - stepmother, a Highlander woman from Coerthas who was the first to voice her suspicions about Giselle's paternity. Skilled in botany and woodworking, she taught the young Giselle the finer points of both whenever she had free time from her squiring duties. After Reinette died, Adala took her in and treated her as the daughter she never had. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.
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* Una Pendragon - a sister Giselle had never known as a child, and only recently connected with. They co-own the cafe Serendipi-Tea
  
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* Grayson Snowfell -
  
 
==Other Notes==
 
==Other Notes==
  
 
* Giselle is exceedingly gifted at Doman mahjong
 
* Giselle is exceedingly gifted at Doman mahjong
* In her spare time she can be found sewing, reading, or occasionally singing
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* In her spare time she can be found sewing, reading, or painting
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* One of her most intense passions is botany, and in any of her living or office quarters it's not unusual to find the place covered in plants

Latest revision as of 23:25, 5 March 2020

Limsa Lominsa-transparent.png Giselle Marinnoux
2020-02-16 06-19-19Maya Vividnesqerwas.png
“Information is the most powerful currency this world has--when you hold all of the cards, you have all of the control.”
Gender Female
Race Au Ra
Clan Raen
Citizenship Limsa Lominsa
Server Zalera
Occupation Cafe Owner
Age 27 (ARR), 29 (ShB)
Grand Company The Maelstrom
Rank Storm Captain
Nameday 4th Sun of the 4th Umbral Moon
Guardian Nymeia, the Spinner
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Basic Info

An orphaned au'ra trained in the art of astrology from a young age, Giselle fled Kugane after the death of her adoptive father and took up work as a travelling healer and craftswoman. She has recently started a fairly successful business, Serendipi-Tea, based in the sixth ward of The Goblet.

Recent events have lead to her death and subsequent resurrection, and Giselle is still recovering from the trauma.

History

At the tender age of five Giselle was abandoned on the streets of Kugane, left to succumb either to starvation or the elements; why, she never learned, and the trauma of abandonment has haunted the au ra well into adulthood. 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 woman raised her with love and affection. The stars had brought them together, and she quickly fell in love with the little au ra, caring for her as though she were her own child. Deciding that a stable life would be better for her newfound daughter the two settled into a small home near the markets, where Adala met a former Ishgardian knight named Leodaire Marinnoux.

The two fell deeply and quickly in love, though Adala was hesitant to get close to him due to the looming threat of the Empire; however, the Elezen made it clear he didn’t care what danger lingered in the shadows, he simply wanted them to be together, to love and protect as family. After a year-long courtship and two-month engagement they were wed in a small, intimate ceremony, eight-year-old Giselle finding peace and home at last.

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 girl if she showed interest in it, and it was Adala who recognised the gift of magic in her and instructed the girl in the art of astrology; she learned to dance in her spare time, finding the troupes that passed through the city fascinating, and quickly picked up the art--much to her father's chagrin.

Their happiness as a family was not meant to last, however; shortly after her fifteenth nameday Leodaire was accused of being a Garlean spy, a baseless rumour that nonetheless cost the man his life at the hands of a frightened, angry mob right in front of her. Barely making it out of the ensuing scuffle unharmed she was met with a wide-open door and empty house, Adala nowhere to be found no matter how frantically she looked.

Reeling from the death of her father and sudden disappearance of her mother shortly thereafter, Giselle did the only thing she could think of and left the city-state, stowing away on an airship bound for Eorzea and putting as much distance between herself and her home as possible. The journey would prove difficult, however; mere days 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 months she was tortured, imbued with vast amounts of aether, until finally another 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 Scions and their mission; feeling indebted to them she joined their cause, lying about her age and doing everything in her power to appear older than a mere sixteen. She took up with the Maelstrom not long after, her skills serving them well and propelling her quickly up the ranks.

Despite her success as an adventurer all Giselle wanted to do was settle down and live out her life in relative peace; having found love in Tseren Sormr, the man who saved her from torture, and a slew of new friends, she's shifted her focus towards doing good in the world in other ways. Recently united with an auri woman revealed to be a long-lost younger sister, the two have worked hard to open their own cafe and bathhouse, from which they supply whatever their patrons may need.

Personality

Having been left for dead as a young child Giselle has a deeply-rooted fear of abandonment; she is willing and ready to do whatever it takes to keep those she loves from leaving, 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; though she has been gifted with an abundance of charisma Giselle often finds it difficult to make friends, her aloof demeanor off-putting to most. 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

Petite yet still tall for her race, Giselle is long-limbed and moves with a grace not uncommonly seen in those skilled in dance. Slim and athletic in build she has been blessed with ample curves that she displays to utmost advantage, preferring tight-fitting clothing made of sturdy materials dyed in shades of blue, black, and green.

Rich chestnut hair frames a face often described as 'lovely,' fair skin with a faint peachy tone covered in a light dusting of freckles, with gently-curved horns on either side of her face tipped with silver. Though her features may be soft, there is no mistaking the determination that shines in her gaze and the hard set of her jaw. Her large, almond-shaped eyes are rimmed in kohl, highlighting their brilliant jadeite hue outlined by vibrant green limbal rings.

Often seen peeking out from her more revealing clothing, Giselle's body is covered in thin, silvery scars, most of which are the result of the torture she'd endured years earlier. The most recent of them spans the length of her sternum, put there by the sword that killed her.

The pale scales that traverse her body are gleaming ivory, always polished and well-groomed, their upkeep a source of price for the au ra. The long, pointed tail she boasts is always flickering, particularly when she's excited over something.

Affiliations & Relationships

  • Leodaire Marinnoux - adoptive father, a Duskwight elezen who formerly worked as a knight for House Dzemael before his self-exile to the Far East; Leodaire was in charge of her alchemy training as a child, and the two bonded over their many similarities. He was murdered shortly after her fifteenth 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.
  • Tseren Sormr - travelling companion and romantic partner, the au ra who rescued her from her torturers. A dragoon with a tense past concerning dragons and Ishgard, the two bonded over their commonalities, eventually falling into a relationship before they even realised it was happening. As fellow (former, in Giselle's case) members of The Maelstrom, they share a rank and can often be found comparing notes on tactics and squadron training.
  • Una Pendragon - a sister Giselle had never known as a child, and only recently connected with. They co-own the cafe Serendipi-Tea
  • Grayson Snowfell -

Other Notes

  • Giselle is exceedingly gifted at Doman mahjong
  • In her spare time she can be found sewing, reading, or painting
  • One of her most intense passions is botany, and in any of her living or office quarters it's not unusual to find the place covered in plants