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Old 01-08-2014, 05:51 PM
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VIVIAN HARCOURT





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[OOC Information]

Your Name: Dara
RP Experience: Ten years
Your Character's Player Base: Jenna Coleman

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[Basic Information]

Character Name: Vivian Harcourt
Character Age: 19
Gender: Female
Birthday (including year): September 12, 222
Home Castle/City: Fyrsbruck
House [Birth and Marriage if applicable]: Harcourt (birth)

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[Appearance]

A small and lovely young woman, Vivian has rich, long and dark hair that matches her eyes for color. She dresses to accentuate her figure in bold and bright colors made of fine fabrics that suit her complexion but not immodest. A musical voice comes from her lips, her true beauty with her mind.

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[Personality]

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Vivian's character is defined by a mixture of energy, loyalty, cleverness, and ambition. Blessed with both beauty and brains, her main struggle from early childhood has been to prove herself within her family and make her voice heard. She is desperate to succeed - at something, anything - and earn the respect and attention of her parents and siblings. Over time, this has developed into a burning drive and ambition to make something of herself in the world at large either by her own merits alone or eventually through an extremely advantageous marriage… Unlike Iridia, she has no taste for public power. Rather, she would prefer to pull the strings behind the scenes and gain influence through more subtle means.

She believes she could do it too, though in rare moments of self-doubt she is not sure how much she would really like to go so far away.

This is because, despite the squabbles and rivalry that must happen between so many siblings who are so close in age, she loves her family dearly and however much she does to advance her own status, she would do double to advance theirs. She would go to any lengths - and Vivian being who she is, these could be quite extreme - to protect her family and her family's interests.

She loves being somebody she is not to such an extent that it is often hard to tell where her favourite role of "fine lady" ends and the real Vivian begins for she can adapt quickly as required and relishes doing so. Nevertheless, her recent adventure as the boy "Victor" has shocked her into the realisation of what can go wrong when she takes this acting too far. Her illness has given her a chance to consider her life more than she has ever done before and she has vowed to herself to only act in a way that is fitting of her social position in future. The last thing she wants, after all, is to bring disgrace on her family.
– taken from previous profile, written by Rose

With the on-set of the war in Arbrecht, Vivian has been put into a position of leadership, guiding her siblings and other relatives to safety at Iona’s insistence. Knowing people are depending on her has had the effect of maturing her. If she wants to be a great lady, it means she has to be strong, determined and brave. Acting a role is fine, but now she has to choose that role wisely. Staying in Mier has taught her to guard her tongue, to keep her eyes open. There is much tension in this place, none of her own doing for once, but she has learned that politics is not a game for the weak-stomached.

She has also tasted real fear for the first time with the fall of Fyrsbruck to the Fitzwulfs. Fierce in her loyalty to her father and siblings’ view on the Blanchards coming back to the throne of the North, Vivian now knows that nothing divides like war. Nothing brings more pain and devastation. It has impressed upon her more than ever that she needs to reform herself into someone who can be a true Harcourt under any circumstances. Her interaction with Lord Vulferam has shown that she could accomplish something if she is given the tools. Now she needs to show she can be trusted.

Uncertainty about her mother, Keegan and Erica has helped Vivian to develop patience in spite of her fear. To keep a stiff upper lip and hope is not easy, but it is her chance to try and show Iridia and her father that she can be a pillar of strength, that she is someone who can help lead their family and be a voice in their support. Trying to be a good example to Sara and Arthgallo keeps Vivian on the right and proper road too.

Now on the way home, Vivian is starting to think once more about her future. There will be much that needs to be done for Fyrsbruck and she will need to see how she can be part of it in appropriate ways as a true Harcourt and a Lady.


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[History]

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Vivian is the third child or Ian and Iona Harcourt and one of six children in five years. Surrounded by so many siblings so close in age, from the beginning Vivian struggled to make her voice heard. Initially she tagged along with her elder brother and sister, the twins, and was almost impossibly naughty. If Iridia behaved like a boy, then she imitated Iridia and followed her into scrapes and trouble. At the age of nine, however, she played one prank too many and her parents came down on her heavily. From this moment she was taken particularly under her mother's wing and trained up to be a perfect lady of Fyrsbruck.

Vivian took to her new education like a duck to water, enjoying learning etiquette, posture, dance, music, sewing, and most of all, the arts of conversation, charm, and flirtation as much as she had enjoyed borrowing her brother's clothes and messing about in the mud as a younger child. She discovered a talent for imitation and acting and easily absorbed new characters and patterns of behaviour, taking her mother as the ultimate inspiration for how to behave.

All the training paid off, for Vivian grew up as beautiful and refined as her elder sister was strong and tempestuous. Aware of her own attractions and taught how to use them, she practised her arts on almost any man she came into contact with, refining her skill and enthusiastically learning from any set-back.

Recently, Vivian's skills for duplicity and quick-thinking have been put to the test in the most ambitious way she has experienced so far in her life and they have fallen short of the mark. Instructed by her mother to investigate the mysterious "Philip Gilchrist" working at the docks, Vivian went too far in her enjoyment of acting and adopted the role of a young boy. It had been inappropriate for her as a child, and was even more so as a young lady, and she has paid dearly for her fun by a serious illness and a threat to her reputation. Vivian has learned an important lesson here about the real life consequences of what up till now has all seemed something of a game to her.
- taken from previous profile, written by Rose

The attack on Fyrsbruck forced Vivian out of her childhood home, guiding her sister, grandmother, aunt and cousins to the safety of Mier. She has matured greatly in the past weeks out of no choice, trying to put her reckless games and poor choices behind her. Reunited with her father and sister, Vivian did not know the fate of her mother or cousin, but feared the worst – capture or death at Fitzwulf hands, and the possible destruction of Fyrsbruck. Telling that to Iridia and her father has been one of the hardest messages she has ever delivered.

Summoned from Mier to Westerland for the end of the war and the wedding of her sister to Corbin Blanchard, Vivian has continued to try and lead her sister, cousin and other relatives through example. Fearing now the worst, that her mother has been killed, she understands now that the days of frolic are done. It is time to be a woman and a Lady, to help support her family through the loss of Iona. Once Iridia is married, she will be the eldest daughter and it may fall to her to keep home going. This is her chance to prove herself and she will not falter. Inspired by her mother’s memory, Vivian Harcourt will make her mark.


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[Writing Sample]

The night was cold, appropriate to match the way Vivian felt. They had traveled from Mier, intending to return to Fyrsbruck but the knights sent by her father came with news. They were to travel to Westerlands instead. The war was over, but the damage had been done. The losses were greater than Vivian ever dreamed, but now she was faced with what was supposed to be a joyous occasion. Her sister Iridia’s wedding to Corbin Blanchard, insisted on by Lord Ian Harcourt.

Confirmation of her mother’s death was waiting for her there, making her grateful to have Sara with her. Isaac would be there too, much to Vivian’s relief. What waited for her, good or bad, she could face knowing her family was there. It was hard to keep her chin up, to look forward to Iridia becoming Queen of the North. The price for it was so high. What she faced in Mier with Lord Conor stayed high in her memory too. She would have to tell her father, Isaac and Iridia about it, to see how they reacted.

Unable to sleep, she left Sara and Aunt Solange rolled in their blankets and stepped out of the tent. The night sky stretched above, scattered with stars. Vivian looked up, then froze. Was that her mother’s face carved out in glittering stars overheard? She stared up without blinking, convinced of it. Finally, a shaky smile started to creep across her face. No matter what, Iona Montrose Harcourt was still with her daughter. Vivian knew she was watching over her. In the night wind, she thought she heard her mother’s voice. Make me proud, Vivian…


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[Timeline of Events]


Fyrsbruck

222: Vivian is born.
231: Vivian plays one tomboyish prank too many and is set on the straight and narrow to train to be a lady.
241: Game begins. Erin joins Princess Aurora’s entourage as a Lady in Waiting. Vivian is struck down with illness after being caught in a compromising position while pretending to be "Victor". Fyrsbruck is attacked, Iona Harcourt dies, Vivian and several family members escape to Mier. On the way back to Fyrsbruck, they are re-directed to Westerlands.

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