Vilette Laurent is a current Knight-Captain in the Temple Knights Chasseur, and was formerly the 111th Knight-Commander of the Ironclaw Order. She succeeded the 110th Commander, Caiden Istarios in the year 1580, and was instrumental in Istarios' reconstruction of the ancient Order.
She was born and raised in the Western Highlands of Coerthas, in an orchard near Hemlock and Gorgagne, and has recently become a staunch critic of theocratic government. She served with the Temple Knights towards the end of the Dragonsong War, and saw combat in the first and second Battles for the Steps of Faith. As a skilled practicioner of the Coerthan Martial Art 'Le Coeur', she is known for her martial prowess and ferocious, tactical swordplay. During 1581's Grand Tournament of the Fury, Knight-Commander Laurent achieved 1st, 3rd and 4th place in three events, the Tournament of the Mark, the Tournament of the Blade, and the Tournament of the Lance respectively. She also won the 218th and 308th Grindstones.While she is the subject of much criticism and skepticism due to her youth and apparent inexperience; over the years, specifically during the Ala Mhigan campaign, she has garnered quite some fame and reputation for being a decisive leader, a shrewd logistician, and a brilliant tactician.
Vilette is a youthful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed midlander who carries herself professionally, and clearly takes personal maintenance and grooming fairly seriously.
With long legs and a lean frame -- Vilette's dextrous nature is visible immediately. While her bone structure is on the narrower side, she makes up for it with an athletic physique; with what muscle she does have being clearly defined. Her arms are pocked with various scars; cuts and nicks accrued over the years; though very few of them look fresh, save for the ones on her hands and fingers. She has a fair, pale complexion.
Her facial structure shows subtle signs of Elezen heritage. This is most prevalent in her chin and jaw, which, combined, taper off into a subtle, Elezen-like point. Her eyes too, share some Elezen-characteristics, sharp and narrow beneath slightly pronounced brows. Surprisingly, she seems to lack scarring on her face, despite her military background -- something which she typically attributes to her fondness of helmets. Vilette's hair is usually worn in a long, high-hanging braid. She has incredibly expressive brows.Her clothes, like her hair, stands upon the fine line between practicality and stylishness, and she clearly maintains them to as great a degree as herself. She (barring obvious exceptional circumstances) smells faintly of rosemary.
Aspects That Stand Out:
Tough, blunt, and guarded, Vilette is the obvious result of her military upbringing. Rarely does she speak of herself unless completely necessary; and even then, she tends to (though not always) respond with her usual laconic wit. She values duty and honour above many things, and such ideals colour much of her interactions; resulting in what could be considered as good (albeit forced) etiquette. While she may seem detached, analytical, and overly professional; Vilette seemingly prefers emotional responses and connections over purely logical ones. She seems to have trouble coping in crowded social situations, and tends to be the archetypical 'wallflower' in such scenarios. Has a habit of resting her hand on her sword's pommel. These days, she seems to have softened, somewhat.