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    Aaliyah "Lea" Fairfax

    Thread Title: Aaliyah “Lea” Fairfax

    Player: Taia
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    Character Name: Lady Aaliyah “Lea” Fairfax
    Character Age: 24
    Gender: Female
    Birthday: December, 4th, 192
    Current Location: Hebron
    House: Fairfax
    Crest Appearance:


    House Description/History: Credit to Azza for this!

    House Fairfax dates back to the Cult of Mink-Asa crisis. Originally a group of family ran farms in Suffolk, the Fairfax were one of the first to rise up against the Cultist following the boy King's rescue. The Fairfax family nearly died out from the purging of the lands, and for their reward, they were elevated into Nobility. Loyal servants of the new Monarchy, they ruled Suffolk and it's surrounding farmlands, keeping the kingdom supplied with food and resources from livestock such as wool, leather and milk. Their control of the Suffolk has lasted since then, but relations between Fairfax and the rest of the realm have all but disappeared. The speculation is that Robert Fairfax II, was outraged at other lower families advancing beyond Fairfax, despite nearly 200 years of loyal service and their part in the forming of the new Monarchy. Suffolk for a brief period became an isolationist, only speaking beyond their own territory for marrying off their sons and daughters to other noble families and for selling their wares.

    In 211, Thaddeus Fairfax died leaving his four orphaned children to keep the Fairfax Dynasty going, without their mother who had died in childbirth with Victoria. Thaddeus however, was a shrewd businessman and left his children with a large amount of wealth. The eldest Thomas Fairfax, despite being heir, did not want the responsibility of being the Lord of Suffolk. His younger brother Edward, at 26, took the reigns of House Fairfax and has spent the last 5 years totally modernizing their assets and pumping money into their industry. To this day, Fairfax remains a hold of agriculture and livestock raising. But beyond that, Edward Fairfax has constructed the large palace of Ferrers Court (in honour of his late mother's family). With Edward's love of music, drinking, feasts and eating, tourneys, hunting and of course women: Suffolk has become newly popular with the Gentry. Noblemen and women alike, often come to the Edward's court which almost rivals that of the Royal family. Some see it as a getaway from their duties, some as a great place to meet potential lovers and spouses and some to network with other members of the Gentry. One thing they can all agree on, is if you want fun: you head to Suffolk; and Ferrers Court.

    Now once again, the Fairfax family are finally being pushed back into the hearts and minds of the common people and of the Monarchy. Edward Fairfax intends to bring back the honour and glory of House Fairfax and to claim the recognition and reward that this historical family are owed.

    The crest of Fairfax was originally a golden griffin upon a red shield, but when the family had mulitple marriages in a short period of time, with the Loren family: the Loren golden fleur de lys upon blue was quartered with the Fairfax crest; and it has remained so ever since.

    Played By/Face Claim: Emily Van Camp




    Appearance: Tall and thin, Aaliyah’s hair changes from golden blonde to dirty blonde depending on the seasons. Her brown eyes are deep but are often downcast. Her appearance is always proper and modest. Her gowns are all decorated with the Fairfax colors in various shades and designs. Her hair is deliberately styled differently each day, a product of her excellent handmaiden’s talents. Aaliyah lives in slippers, hardly ever slipping her feet into high heeled styles. She loves the comfort much better than any style.

    Personality: Aaliyah is quite the image of a lady. Her voice is quiet and polite, her tongue soft and mindful. She hates to speak of politics in fear that such a conversation might turn heated. Leah hates arguments of any kind. Her hobbies include spinning and knitting, a trade she learned early thanks to her family’s farms and livestock. When not partaking in her crafts, Leah loves to read. She keeps a group of friends, other ladies and lesser ladies, around her at most times, especially at parties. She used to be very rebellious, but when she came of the age for marrying, Aaliyah toned down and took the face of the lady that she is now. She loves to meet the realm’s most eligible bachelors but has yet to meet one she cared greatly for – though she hears of her brother’s conquests quite often. It is because of Xavier that she is so cautious about liking men, though she loves her brother so very much.

    Aaliyah loves traveling and especially visiting the coast though she is very much afraid of open water. Streams and ponds don’t scare her, but waves and the fear of being dragged under toe do. For that reason, she only ever gets knee deep in the coastal waters of Tuneric. Aaliyah is also afraid of any type of insects and she is often found running from various bugs that find their way into her room.

    Aaliyah has no concept of coin and what things cost. She would need a very wealthy husband to support her love of finery, exotic foods, and gatherings. She also has an deadly allergy to shellfish.

    Personal History: The daughter of Edmund Fairfax and Delia Courtenay, Aaliyah grew up in Hebron with her brother Xavier. She was 12 when he left to become a squire and saw him very briefly after that. Aaliyah rarely traveled to her original home in Suffolk, and only did so for special occasions and fancy feasts. When her brother left, Aaliyah grew very close with the other ladies in Hebron and was often caught sneaking out at night. She stayed a bit of a trouble maker until she reached the age of 19. It was for her 19th birthday that Aaliyah’s mother promised her the most perfect gift – a husband if she changed her ways. It had taken Aaliyah a few years to get her act together, and a few failed arrangements, but things are certainly starting to look up.

    House Genealogy


    Fairfax (year born)
    - William Fairfax (30) -- Elizabeth Lucan (33)
         - Paul Fairfax (65) -- Hannah Lemoine (67)
              - John Fairfax (89) -- Katherine Shellfeld (92)
                   - Harold Fairfax (115) -- Mary Windsor (117)
                        - Elayne Fairfax (139)**
                   - Robert Fairfax (121) -- Anne Loren (130)**
                        - Henry Fairfax (134) -- Maria Fitzgerald (133)
                             - Edmund Fairfax (162) -- Delia Courtenay (164)
                                  - Xavier Fairfax (187)
                                  - AaliyahFairfax (192)
                        - William Fairfax (137)
                        - Jane Fairfax (138)**
                   - Roger Fairfax (122) -- Samantha Price (121)**
                        - Charles Fairfax (141) -- Sarah Cobb** (142)
                             - Thaddeus Fairfax (161) -- Catherine de Ferrers (165)
                                  - Thomas Fairfax (183)
                                  - Edward Fairfax (185)
                                  - Catherine Fairfax (196)
                                  - Victoria Fairfax (199)
                   - Bryce Fairfax (126)**
              - Margaret Fairfax (92) -- Phillipe Loren (114)
                   - Francois Loren (143)**
              - Edward Fairfax (96) -- Rosalie Loren (99)**
                   - Robert Fairfax (120) -- Anne Loren (121)
                        - Lawrence Fairfax (139) -- Nicole Smith (141)
                             - John Fairfax (164) -- Aislynn Sheridan (186)
                                  - William "Will" Fairfax (205)
                                  - Henry Fairfax (208)
                                  - Christian Fairfax (204)
              - Godwin Fairfax (98) -- Matilda Cromwell (103)
                   - Richard Fairfax (136) -- Mary Wolsey (138)
                   - Elizabeth Fairfax (138) -- Hans Von Claussen (134)**
                        - Otto Von Claussen (159)**
                        - Ludwig Von Claussen (172)**
              - Jane Fairfax (102) -- Harold DeWinter (100)**
                   - Anne DeWinter (143)**
         - Logan Fairfax (68) -- Yvaine MacBaxter (72)
              - Robert Fairfax (94)**
              - Alistar Fairfax (97)**
              - Oliver Fairfax (99)**
              - Thomas Fairfax (102)**



    **Branches open to expansion.

    Writing Sample

    "Where is my brother?" Lea asked as she stepped back from the balcony and out of the cool breeze that swept her hair behind her. There had been talk of a storm heading to Hebron, and the wind was much fiercer than it had been before. Aaliyah did not mind it, of course, but it was a bit unnerving.

    [i]"I had seen him in the Lady Gyrtner's company,"[/b] her handmaiden replied as she poured a cup of warm tea for the Fairfax. With a small smile, Aaliyah returned to her comfy, stuffed chair in the bay window and picked up her knitting once more. "Nolana Gyrtner? What an interesting pairing. I wonder how long that should last. Poor Xavier, always chasing women he does not care to have." Shaking her head, Aaliyah's fingers worked at her yarn. The sound of wooden needles clicking brought her quite the comfort. Half way through her latest row, Lea's attention returned to the window as she took in the outer Hebron courtyard. She sighed softly, then smiled, "Tell me, Sher, have you heard any thing more on the Armisteads?"
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