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==Basic Info==
 
==Basic Info==
An orphaned viera trained as a paladin from a young age, Giselle has abandoned the teachings of knighthood that shaped her early life in favour of the art of astrology, fleeing Ishgard after the death of her adoptive father and taking up work as a travelling mercenary. 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.
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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==
An orphan abandoned on the streets of Ishgard, Giselle has very few memories of her early childhood, and no knowledge of her parents; she survived on her own for six years before being taken in by a House Dzemael knight, Leodaire Marinnoux. A low-born raised to knighthood after saving a Dzemael son on the battlefield, Leodaire came across the young viera one evening while she was begging for food. Feeling sorry for her, and knowing the pain of going hungry from his own childhood, he brought her to his own home and offered her a job as a squire. He 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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An orphan abandoned on the streets of Ishgard, Giselle has very few memories of her early childhood, and no knowledge of her parents; she survived on her own for six years before being taken in by a House Dzemael knight, Leodaire Marinnoux. A low-born raised to knighthood after saving a Dzemael son on the battlefield, Leodaire came across the young viera one evening while she was begging for food. Feeling sorry for her, and knowing the pain of going hungry from his own childhood, he brought her to his own home and offered her the two things she wanted most: a family, and a home.
  
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. Adala treated Elle as her own daughter, caring for her with all of the love and affection she could offer.  
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She flourished under his parentage and, after his marriage to a Highlander woman named Adala, began to learn the basics of botany and carpentry from her. Adala treated Elle as her own daughter, caring for her with all of the love and affection she could offer.  
  
It was her mother who discovered Giselle’s natural aptitude for magic, and decided to bring her to the astrologians to learn at least the basic skills she could use to help both herself and her allies. Combining this new knowledge with her training as a paladin shaped Elle into a devastating and versatile opponent, able to cut down most foes or shift her focus towards healing her allies if needed.
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It was her mother who discovered Giselle’s natural aptitude for magic, and decided to bring her to the astrologians to learn at least the basic skills she could use to help both herself and others. Combining this new knowledge with her training as an alchemist, under the firm yet patient tutelage of her father, made Giselle a very skilled and versatile healer.
  
Their happiness as a family was not meant to last, however; 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.  
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Their happiness as a family was not meant to last, however; 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.
  
Shortly after his death Adala disappeared, leaving no word of where she was going or what had happened to her; left with no one, angry and betrayed, Elle followed suit, fleeing Ishgard in the dead of night. Abandoning the sword and shield she took up the life of a mercenary healer and information broker, taking whatever odd jobs came her way and travelling as far from her homeland as possible. She keeps an ear out for any word of her mother, hoping to run into her again one day.
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Shortly after his death Adala disappeared, leaving no word of where she was going or what had happened to her; left with no one, angry and betrayed, Elle followed suit, fleeing Ishgard in the dead of night. She took up the life of a travelling healer, craftswoman, and information broker, taking whatever odd jobs came her way and travelling as far from her homeland as possible. She keeps an ear out for any word of her mother, hoping to run into her again one day.
  
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==
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==Appearance==
 
==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.
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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.
  
 
When not in armour 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.
 
When not in armour 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==
 
==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 training as a child, and the two bonded over their many similarities. He was executed shortly after her seventeenth nameday.
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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.
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* Adala Marinnoux - adoptive mother, a Highlander woman from Coerthas 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.
  
* Adala Marinnoux - adoptive mother, a Highlander woman from Coerthas 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 whenever she had free time from her squiring duties. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.
 
 
==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
 
* In her spare time she can be found sewing, reading, or occasionally singing

Revision as of 23:53, 10 November 2019

Ishgard.jpg Giselle Marinnoux
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“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

An orphan abandoned on the streets of Ishgard, Giselle has very few memories of her early childhood, and no knowledge of her parents; she survived on her own for six years before being taken in by a House Dzemael knight, Leodaire Marinnoux. A low-born raised to knighthood after saving a Dzemael son on the battlefield, Leodaire came across the young viera one evening while she was begging for food. Feeling sorry for her, and knowing the pain of going hungry from his own childhood, he brought her to his own home and offered her the two things she wanted most: a family, and a home.

She flourished under his parentage and, after his marriage to a Highlander woman named Adala, began to learn the basics of botany and carpentry from her. Adala treated Elle as her own daughter, caring for her with all of the love and affection she could offer.

It was her mother who discovered Giselle’s natural aptitude for magic, and decided to bring her to the astrologians to learn at least the basic skills she could use to help both herself and others. Combining this new knowledge with her training as an alchemist, under the firm yet patient tutelage of her father, made Giselle a very skilled and versatile healer.

Their happiness as a family was not meant to last, however; 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.

Shortly after his death Adala disappeared, leaving no word of where she was going or what had happened to her; left with no one, angry and betrayed, Elle followed suit, fleeing Ishgard in the dead of night. She took up the life of a travelling healer, craftswoman, and information broker, taking whatever odd jobs came her way and travelling as far from her homeland as possible. She keeps an ear out for any word of her mother, hoping to run into her again one day.

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 armour 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 Coerthas 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