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    Katherine Durand

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    Character Name: Katherine Alma Durand
    Character Age: 18
    Gender: Female
    Birthday: September 27, 198
    Current Location: Hebron
    House: Durand
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    House Description/History: Credit to Aloris
    House Durand is a proud house, nestled in the city of White Coast. They’ve been around for a very long time and are well established in the port city and are well-known throughout Tuneric. Considering they were instrumental in the re-establishment of the Shellten monarchy, the Durand’s take their position in White Coast as a very real means of protection on the Tuneric water front.

    House Durand’s main source of income is derived from the taxes levied on products moving in and out of the port. Being staunch supporters of the Shellten monarchy, House Durand is usually the first to advise Hebron of new people or products that might pass through their jurisdiction.

    Denizens of House Durand pray to many gods, most notably Moreesa, Ruzbin, Swaren, Iubita and Vifor. They participate heavily in Washing Day and usually travel as a whole to Hebron to participate in Ruzbin’s Tournament. House Durand has, in the past, proudly produced Champions of Ruzbin. It is not uncommon for the head of House Durand to send envoys to represent their house at feasts and celebrations for other gods and goddesses as well.

    Even though House Durand is prominent on land, they are also well-known as seafarers. They have a fleet of ships, most of which are chartered out to merchants and explorers, with House Durand earning commissions off of anything sold or discovered. There are three ships in the fleet specifically reserved as cruise ships for the Durand’s and their guests. These ships have spared no expense and offer the finest quality of room and board that can be found on a ship.

    Played By/Face Claim: Annabelle Wallis

    Appearance: A slim, tall young lady, Katherine has an easy smile and bright, twinkly green eyes. She has high cheekbones, a full mouth and a slightly hooked nose. She dresses well, and has a small collection of jewels at her disposal for life at court. Katherine has long, golden blonde hair with a gentle natural wave to it, which she usually wears up or in a pair of buns at the back of her neck.

    Personality: Katherine is on the serious side. As a member of her royal cousin's household, she has learned duty and discretion. And while she takes her duty of service to her royal cousins and to her family, she also knows how to have fun. She enjoys singing and dancing, jokes and games, as well as the good food and drink that come with life at court.

    Personal History: Katherine was born at White Coast, and grew up there studying a lady's graces - singing, dancing, prayers, needlepoint, flower-arranging, reading and writing. When she was twelve, she was summoned to Hebron to serve as Princess Veronica's playmate, schoolmate, and companion. They grew up together, with Katherine being a constant companion to Princess Veronica. As the Princess became a recluse, Lady Katherine expanded her role into the Princess' defender and helper. She was family and an old friend, and thus trusted by the Princess when almost everyone else was viewed with paranoia. She remains a friend, chaperon, and servant to the Princess.

    Family Genealogy:

    Durand (Birth Year)
    -Theodor Durand -- Kaylee Thurmond
         -Penelope Durand -- Daniel Walden
         -Henry Durand -- Jocelyn Kade
         -Talbot Durand -- Laurie Gartens
         -Camden Durand -- Odette Ryan
              -Guy Durand -- Margaret Vaughan
                   -Adabella Durand – Aramis Shellten
                        -Princess Shellten
                        -Calien Shellten
                        -Princess Shellten
                   -Eric DurandLucette Taylor
                        -Austin Durand
                        -Camden Durand
                        -Celina Durand
                   -Hector Durand – Georgina Bennett
                        -Guy Durand
                        -Aviana Durand
                        -Daughter Durand
                   -Darien Durand
              -Aaron Durand -- Tatania Ayers
                   -Lawrence Durand -- Samantha Holland
                        -Emera Durand
                        -Katherine Durand
                        -Male Cousin Durand
                   -Ashley Durand

    Writing Sample: If Veronica knew that one of her darkest secrets was about to be revealed just across the courtyard, she didn't give it away. She was talking to Emera about horse-racing, of all things, as Katherine spilled her guts.

    "No," said Katherine quietly. "Not... you didn't know her before this," she reasoned. "Before her father was killed, before she really grew up. She was silly. And selfish. And frivolous. In short, she was what every young woman of her age should have been. And yet she was still a Princess, and that kind of authority and entitlement can be dangerous at that age." The lady-in-waiting glanced over her shoulder discreetly. "Sir Edmond was her guard, and..."

    Katherine was obviously uncomfortable discussing it, but she needed to push through it. "It wasn't love. Infatuation, I would say, comes closest. No one is quite sure what became of it, not even I. Truly. There were rumors, in her circle, of course. But then Sir Edmund became betrothed to a nice girl from the same town he was from. The next thing we knew, Sir Edmund was discharged from his post for making unwelcome advances on the Princess." Katherine chanced a glance at Sir Gavin's profile for a moment. "Whatever happened, I was close enough to know that whatever advances he made weren't unwelcome. Nor were they initiated by Sir Edmond."

    Katherine twisted her hands together anxiously. A trait she picked up from her mistress, perhaps? "I suspect she was jealous, and made certain allegations..." Her voice trailed off and she looked down. "She isn't one to be trifled with, Princess Veronica."

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