Charlaine was 12 when she came to Gonheedra as a laughing wild
child. Going by just "Charlaine" she was open and friendly to
all. Though she
didn't speak about the specifics of her background -- her naivetes,
underlying assumptions and manner of speech all pointed to a noble
background. The occasional childhood stories and reminiscences
she did share also indicated a life free from want and caged in
beginning of her schooling, Charlaine seemed well on her way to
becoming a rebel. But the lessons and the discipline of Gonheedra
gradually made their presence felt in Charlaine's behavior. The
fact that she could be physically assaulted by the teachers and
headmistress of Gonheedra came as quite a shock to the girl.
While no stranger to such things, Charlaine was appalled that she could
be hit by anyone who wanted to. This, coupled with the undeniable
evidence that some of her fellow students were definitely her superiors
in ways physical, intellectual or spiritual, wrought a slow change in
who graduated from Gonheedra was a focused studious and competitive
young woman. While still capable of smiling or laughing, gone was
the light-heartedness that characterized the younger girl.
time, Charlaine has not made any attempt to contact her fellow
has she replied to any attempt to contact her.
Current Knowledge: The du Mauves are a minor
Noble House, just as Bonneforet is a small – though profitable –
products of the Bonneforet system include Boispourpre – an incredibly
wood with a hint of purple within its fine grain, Glase Chantes –
glistening white gemstones that hum with their own internal tone, and
Fumeegres – a volcanic
stone with that can be forged with various metals to amazing effect.
The du Mauves
are gentlemen farmers and have remained decidedly neutral and distant
from many of the turmoils of the Known Worlds. They retain good
relationships with the Charioteers and the Orthodox Church and have
never been involved in any scandal with any other power of the Known
Bonneforet is within one jumpgate of Stigmata. And when the
Symbiote made its presence
know there, the legendary du Mauve neutrality shifted. The
Duchess of Bonneforet is Isabelle Yvonne Louisa de Hazat. Another
of the Hazat House, Eduard de Vin, has also married into House du Mauve.
Charlaine Isabelle Violette du Mauve is the third child of the reigning
Duke and Duchess of Bonneforet. In her own right, she is landed
with a small continent on the Bonneforet homeworld. And is in
line to inherit two larger continents on Bonneforet as well as a
smaller world within the system.
A bit of a
recluse, like much of her family, Marquessa Charlain du Mauve has not
traveled much within the Known Worlds. And not much is known of
the young woman's tastes or preferences. The Marquessa de
Monteforte is, at this time, unwed, despite offers tendered by Hazat,
Al-Malik and several other Minor Noble Houses.