Dhoesone » Aithne Dhariel
Female Anuirean Noble 4; CR: 4
Countess of Soniele, Wife of Daeric Dhoesone
Lineage of Major Nobility
Major Bloodline of Masela, 34
NG Medium Humanoid
Languages Anuirean, ???
AC , touch , flatfooted
Fort + , Ref + , Will +
Melee Atk + (damage /critical, weapon)
Ranged + (damage /critical, weapon)
Base Atk + ; Grapple
Abilities Str 13, Dex 14, Con 10, Int 14, Wis 11, Cha 15
Feats: Combat Expertise, Education, Leadership, Skill Focus (Diplomacy), Weapon Focus (Sabre)
Skills: Administration +5, Bluff +7, Diplomacy +9, Gather Information +7, Knowledge (Nobility) +7, Knowledge (Soniele) +6, Knowledge (Tael Firth) +6, Knowledge (Personal Assisting) +6, Listen +3, Perform (Lovecraft) +6, Profession (Administrator) +4, Profession (Personal Assistant) +4, Swim +5
Special Qualities: Bloodmark, Blood History, Divine Aura (Major), Noble Action, Rank, Title
Description: Aithne has a slender, muscular body. She has a voluptuous figure and smooth porcelain, pink-cast skin. Her hair is chocolate brown, which she styles long. Her eyes are a deep watery blue, no doubt an influence of her Maselan bloodline (bloodmark).
Bonus Feat: bonus feat.
Combat Expertise: Aithne can defend herself quite well in combat.
Education: Aithne gets a bonus to Perform (Etiquette) and Knowledge (Nobility) checks +1 per class level.
Leadership: Aithne is attracting loyal companions and followers. So far, she has a personal Maid of Honour, the lady Ealhhilde Ylvarik, daughter of Olfjor Ylvarrik of Stjordvik. Her followers make up some of the staff of Soniele Manor.
Noble Action: The Lady Aithne Dhariele is a Samaritan in nature.
Rank: Aithne is the Countess Consort of Soniele.
Skill Focus (Diplomacy): Aithne gets a +2 bonus on Diplomacy checks.
Weapon Focus (Sabre): Aithne is good at swordplay with the sabre.
"Baliff, these numbers do not make sense. Either you are collecting the improper tax, or you cannot keep records. Since I am quite sure the peasants would have come clamoring to me if you were over-taxing them, I can only assume that you must review these figures."
"Daeric, dear, do not trouble yourself so over missing some minor fete because you were doing your duty. The Baroness loves you more for slaying the ogre than she does anyone who presents her a cake."
"Clumine, good cousin and kind heart. I send you this herb I have collected from our garden. I find it most pleasing on duck or goose, indeed it is fine on all birds. I beg you reconsider your decision not to attend my picnic on the 12th of Haelynir. I do ask you, what is more pleasant than the first outing of summer?"
Aithne Dhariel is the wife of Daeric Dhoesone. She is devoted to him, but she finds his constant feuding with his cousin, Clumine Dhoesone, a waste of time and boorish. Evidently, she does most of the administration of Soniele. She always tries to invite Clumine to one of her parties she holds every year.
Aithne Dhariel grew up in Dharilein County; but was actually born in the city of Sonnelind during the Cerilian Summer Solstice. Her father, the former Count Gwenaël the Bold, had to attend Summer Court in Sonnelind and was forced to take his very pregnant wife, Ivinie Cariele of Cariele, with him. She gave a difficult birth two days later to Aithne.
Soon after the death of his wife, her father fell in love and married Alexandrine, a scullery maid at Dhariel Manor when she was just four years of age. Soon after, his father had sired two sons and one daughter of Alexandrine. This would increase her family to seven: Gwenaël and Alexandrine, her major blooded brothers Vertico Dhariel, Corentin Dhariel and then herself.
At seven, Aithne became a page in order to learn how to be a lady-in-waiting. While most of her brothers became knights dedicated and loyal to the Baron of Dhoesone, Corentin entered the Militant Order of Cuiraécen as a holy knight, Aithne was learning how to be a personal assistant at court. Amaury, the youngest son and her younger brother, died in battle at Roger's Hold in the Silverhead Mountains. Amaury was a noble Knight Errant in service of Dhoesone.
At the age of twelve, Aithne graduated to the next rank; a court maiden (or whatever is similar to a squire). She completed her training and eventually became a Maid of Honour for Fhiele Dhoesone at the court at Sonnelind by the time she was fifteen. Her brothers, however, were knighted at the age of twenty-one by the Baroness herself. While her eldest brother had sworn fealty to Fhiele Dhoesone and to the Barony of Dhoesone, Aithne had met both Clumine and Daeric Dhoesone while they were having a spirited discussion on the grounds of Dhoesone Castle. She giggled at the corpulent Daeric and this caught his attention.
And for some reason, her mood had softened Daeric's heart. Although Daeric had fallen in love with her at first sight; Aithne did not. Through the next few months, however, Daeric began acting like the romantic knights in Dhoesone who had sought her hand. Daeric was one of many suitors: Sir Accolon Cathoene of Ruidwash, Housecarl Hrothgar Bendwig of Giant's Fastness, and Sir Angelo Avan of Avanil (Prince Avan's cousin with the distinctive Avan bloodmark) were all competing with Daeric Dhoesone.
For a long year, the four suitors competed with each other using picnics, serenades, poetry, exhibitions of strength and skill, and declarations of undying affection. The attention was getting to Aithne and she soon became the talk of the summer, fall, and winter courts. As time went on, however, she found Sir Accolon's honor uninteresting, Hrothgar's prodigious strength boring, and Angelo's poetry and family connections uninspiring. She did find the plump Daeric to be dynamic and attractive; but he wouldn't pursue her further because he became embarrassed by his weight.
Finally, during spring, she said outright that she rejected her other three suitors to him. He then rejoiced to Laerme and they continued to court. Finally, that summer they were wed in the Temples of Haelyn and Avanalae with great accolade and affair. Daeric then took her home to his family's manor in Soniele to consummate the wedding.
Aithne and Daeric still act as newlyweds, though they have been wed for four years. However, she has already proved to be a capable administrator of the county lands while he is away on missions for the Baroness or arranging for the Barony's college to be built.
Aithne maintains her gorgeous figure by swimming in the Manor's large swimming hole; and bathes regularly in a nearby brook. She also practices swordplay about two hours a day. The rest of her time is spent managing the household. Aithne is faithful to her sweet Daeric; although her fencing master has openly declared his attraction for her. If nothing else, her love inspires Daeric to be a greater Arcane regent; or inspires him to accept dangerous missions -- whichever seems to be the reason.
Aithne has become close friends with her sister-in-law, Lileas, and the two have resolved to reconcile Clumine and Daeric.
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