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Cecille Lefevre - Noble Soother

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#1 Cecille Lefevre

  • Noble Soother - Servant

  • Age19

  • Relationship StatusSingle

  • OriginCentral Dominance

  • Allomantic StatusMostly Hidden

Posted 12 March 2014 - 04:29 AM

Noble Misting

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Name/Handle: Haelbarde
Contact: Follow the drop bears, and they will lead you to my profile. Then invoke the IM and PM spirits, and they'll get you in touch.

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Name: Cecille Lefevre (Cecilia Le Fur)
Type: Noble
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Place of Origin: Central Dominance
Occupation: Colette's maid / Soother
Relationship Status: Single

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Type of Powers: Misting
Metals Used: Brass
Degree of Skill: Fairly advanced
Status: Known only to those who have employed her

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Cecille Lefevre stands at 5' 7" tall, with a slim build. Her naturally straight brown hair, which she likes to curl, frames a soft, roundish face with light blue eyes and delicate nose. She is almost always cheerful so her face is often graced with a pleasant smile.

She would love to glide around in elegant ball gowns, but has never had the time, or the money to be able to. She usually wears pretty, but practical, dresses or skirts that do not get in the way of work when it is required. Her favorite color is a deep vibrant blue, though she rarely gets the chance to wear anything of that color.

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Cecille is a diligent, hardworking young lady, something that has come being part of a family that by necessity requires all its members to work to support the house. She is a cheerful person, enjoying being alive and loves music, her favorite instrument being the violin. She can't play any instruments, but is a reasonable alto with a good ear for pitch. She will often hum while she works.

She is a bit of a perfectionist; if a wall hanging is slightly askew, if a vase not properly centered on a pedestal, if a pile of papers is messy and not aligned to the edge of a desk, she finds it near impossible to resist the urge to just make that slight adjustment most would ignore.

Cecille is naturally quite loyal. First and foremost comes her family, which is why she works so hard. Then she is thankful for the opportunity of training with House Valcier, and so wants to try her best to meet any expectations of her that they may have when they find a House to place her. Being involved in the Hasting conflict by being employed by Colette Hasting will possibly bring her loyalties into conflict with House Valcier having links with Colette, and with Caden Hasting, the other main player in the Hasting conflict, through Eliza Fathvell.

Unlike the higher nobles, House Lefevre respect the skaa. When you live at practically the same level as them, it would be unwise to be antagonistic. As such, Cecille was able to get along with skaa quite well. The same could not be said of obligators. They fell afoul of two corrupt obligators bought out by enemies of House Lefevre in a pair of important business contracts, which were used to ruin the house. Though it has been a few generations, there is still a deep distrust of obligators in House Leferve, something that has be ingrained into Cecille.

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Special Skills: Skilled soother.

Strengths: Hard working, cheerful.

Weaknesses: Distrustful of obligators, not a good liar.

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House Lefevre has had quite a sad history. Though once a fairly wealthy house, based in the central dominance, a run of betrayals, poor risks, and bad management has left the house destitute. What remains of its members are not much more than privileged skaa. By necessity, they are a working house, with no exceptions. Children, as soon as they are able, are sent to work to help support the family. Even the 'Lord' of the house (if he could even be named as such) works. They work in the hope that in the future, they might have the money to start rebuilding the House, to become of some import.

Cecille was born to Alderic and Marise Lefevre in 899, a second child with a significantly older brother. As her family was always working, during her younger years she spent a lot of time with skaa, both others her age, and the single skaa servant the family could afford to hire to look after her. As she got older, she began to go to work with her mother, running small errands to help her out.

In 910, at the age of eleven, and in the middle of the night with no warning, Cecille woke with a start, when someone grabbed her, gagged, bound and then manhandled out of her room. Confused and disorientated, she struggled, and tried to yell, but could make little sound through the gag. She was taken to the cellar. There was a light, but it was obscured so that all she could see is that there were three men waiting in the room, but could not tell who they were. She was dumped in the center of the room. The man who had carried her there walked over to a wall, and picked up the cane leaning against it, starting to tap it against his hand. He looked to the other men. One of the men in the room then approached, holding a vial. He gestured to one of the others to hold Cecille, who was still struggling, trying to move away in any way she could, trying to escape. He removed her gag. Cecille screamed. He poured the liquid from the flask down her throat, forcing her mouth shut, and making her swallow. "HELPPP…glug…" He redid the gag, and stood back. The man with the stick then approached. He looked to the two men. "Are you ready?"
The two men nodded. The man with the stick then finally checked the last man, who had not done anything yet. He nodded. Then the beating begun.

Cecille tried to scream, tried to struggle, to do something to make it stop, to make everything go away. But tied and gagged, there was nothing she could do. The pain was getting to be too much. Then a warmth in her stomach appeared. The man with the vial called out for them to stop. And the beating stopped. As she started losing consciousness, the third man finally moved, hurrying towards her. As he leant over her and gently picked her up, she saw who it was. It was her father.

The next morning, when she woke up, her father was there. He explained what had happened, that the beating was to see if she would Snap, becoming an Allomancer, that the liquid had contained the different Allomantic metals, so she'd be able to burn them if she did snap, and that two of the men standing by had been Mistings capable of detecting if she started burning. Cecille was understandably cross, but though it took a while, she eventually forgave him for what he'd done. Those next few years she spent practicing her soothing and continued to help her family, whether it was assisting them in selling wares that had been made, or errands or whatever else.

In 912, tragedy struck House Lefevre again. Cecille's older brother was accused of being in collaboration with rebel skaa, and was dragged away and executed. Whether or not he had been, Cecille didn't know. All she knew is that she was certain that the obligator involved had knowingly verified false information against her brother, though she could not prove it.

At the age of fifteen, in 914, the opportunity came up for Cecille to apply for a position in House Valcier's servant training program. House Valcier was a rising house, and was starting to bid for Great House contracts. The Lefevre's thought that getting a place as a Valcier servant would be valuable position as it would mean Cecille would be in either a rising House, or perhaps even get placed in a Great House.

Cecille's draw card was her Allomancy. Hiring a servant was one thing. Hiring a misting is quite something else. And where better to place a Soother than as a servant, where they will be ignored. They revealed Cecille's alomancy when applying, which got them the interview. The day came, and she turned up to the interview.

Cecille waited outside a room at a recruitment building of House Valcier. She was feeling a bit nervous, but finally an attendant appeared from the room, telling her that her interviewer was ready for her. Cecille got up, and after taking a breath, stepped into the room. The room was smallish, with a smallish rectangular table in the center. There was a chair centered on both of the long sides of the table. What she had not been expecting was the tattoos of the interviewer. An obligator! Suddenly her nerves got a hundred times worse. Every important event for the family has gone terribly wrong because of corrupt obligators. Why did the interviewer have to be an obligator…? Cecille had paused, stiffening when she had noticed him. She breathed out and hesitantly sat down. Maybe I'll get lucky this time, and he won't find a reason to get me executed for being a rebel spy or something because he didn't like the length of my hair or something stupid like that.

"Greetings. How are you this morning?" The obligator said pleasantly.

"Good. A little nervous," she replied.

The interview was fairly short, and though she was still tense and worried at the end, the obligator seemed to be happy enough with what she'd said, as he accepted her application, giving her the details of when and where she would need to go to start her training.

The next four years were spent in the training program, as well as being taught by an experienced soother how to better use her ability. Cecille made the most of the opportunity she'd landed, and put in a lot of effort to excel. Her effort was well noted, and when House Valcier organized a contract with House Hasting to train House Hasting's servants, Cecille was given to House Hasting to exemplify Valcier's training services, so as to give House Hasting the confidence to commit to the contract.

It was decided that she was to be placed as a maid servant to Colette Hasting. This was fine until after the disaster that was the Casuana ball, Eliza Fathvell started to become close to Caden Hasting, being in direct conflict with Colette over who would be named heir of House Hasting. With House Valcier’s ties to House Fathvell, this could result in a conflict of interest, with Cecille right in the middle.

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I'm going to be working for Colette Hasting! Cecille thought excitedly as she walked through the streets of Luthadel. We had always hoped that I would be placed in a Great House.

Earlier today she had been told that due to her exemplary performance in the training she had done over the last few years, that she had been placed with House Hasting as part of a contract between House Valcier and House Hasting to train House Hasting's servants. She had also been lectured on the importance of giving House Hasting a good impression of House Valcier by the quality of her service. She knew her parents would be pleased for her. It was what they had been hoping for, as it would both supply a valuable source of income, as well as bring favor to the family name if Cecille's service was particularly notable.

I wonder what Lady Colette will be like. She wondered. It's always interesting, seeing how people or families differ from the external façade that is seen by the public eye.

Shortly, she arrived home. As she entered the house, she could hear her mother muttering to herself as she cleaned in one of the rooms. Obviously she had not had to work as long as she usually did as normally she would not have been home at this time. "Hello mother," Cecille called out.

"Hello Cecille. Just a second, I just need to finish this," her mother called out in reply.

After a few moments, her mother appeared from one of the rooms, and held out her arms for a hug. "How has your day been, my dear?"

Cecille gave her mother a hug. "It was great thank you, and I've got some news! I've been given a new job!"

"That's great. Which House will you be working for?" her mother replied.

"House Hasting. And not just that, but I'll be working directly for Lady Colette as a maid servant." Cecille smiled. "It's just what you'd hope for, working for an important person in a Great House."

Her mother smiled broadly. "Yes indeed. Your father will be very pleased to hear this. Do you know when you start?"

"Sometime next week I believe. I think there's still a few details to iron out, but after that, I'll be Lady Colette's maid servant."

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Rolled Attributes
Type: Noble Soother
Gender: Female
Social Skills: Maximum
Combat Ability: Typical
Resources: Underdeveloped
Allomantic Skill: Superior

Edited by Haelbarde, 03 January 2015 - 06:25 AM.

#2 KChan

Atium Chandelier

Posted 13 March 2014 - 06:02 PM

Cecille seems like she'll be very fun to RP with! :) You've got an approval from me; one more vote to go!

I would like to touch on one minor thing though, even though it doesn't affect my approval: I would recommend styling her name without the accent marks, since we don't see those used on Scadrial. Just a suggestion. ^^

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#3 Comatose

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House Raisaal

Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:16 PM

I'd like a little more clarity of when Cecille begins working for Colette, if that happens DURING the RP, and not before. The reason I'd like this is your reference to the Fathvell connection to Caden. Caden meets Eliza for the first time at the Casuana ball at the end of cycle one. This means that if Cecille is hired before this, she does not yet have a conflict of interest, as Caden doesn't start reeling in Eliza, and the Fathvells with her, until part way through cycle two.

Another way to deal with this issue is to note that Cecille will likely have a conflict of interest in the future, as Caden and Eliza seem to be growing closer.

Other than that, I love her, and would be ready to approve :).

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#4 Haelbarde


Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:36 AM

Okay, I've made a change. Is that acceptable, or should I change it further?

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#5 Comatose

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House Raisaal

Posted 20 March 2014 - 06:20 AM

Phrasing is a little awkward, but I'm not sure how to fix it, so you're approved. Congrats on getting character number 2! I'm curious to see what her interactions with Ferrah and Caden will be like.

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