Fleur Valais de la Courcel
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Fullname: Fleur Valais de la Courcel
Played by: Lily James
Gender: Female
Age: 24
Birthdate: May 5th, 1286
Class: Noble
House: Valais
Occupation: Lady
Province: Eisande
Country: Terre d'Ange
Parents: His Grace, Duc Gerard de la Courcel and Her Grace, Duchesse Celestine l'Envers de la Courcel
Siblings: Older brother, older sister Chimène, younger sister, younger brother Quentin.
Marital Status: Widow
Children: Bastien Valais (Heir to Comté) and Giselle Valais

Known Information

Fleur and her children arrived in Marsilikos in the early days of May, 1310. Staff at the Valais townhouse speak of a quiet and even-tempered young woman that spends much of her time walking in solitude or in visiting Naamah's temple to offer devotions and prayers. Those prying for information would easily find out that she's one of the Duc de la Courcel's daughters from Namarre, and that after marrying the Heir to the Comté de Digne, her husband died three years into their marriage.

Background

Fleur was the third born child of the Duc and Duchesse de Barthelme, the Namarrese branch of the Royal Courcels. Her natural kindness and open-hearted nature made loving her easy, and so as she turned six years of age, the decision was made to offer her to the Court of Night Blooming Flowers in Elua City. She was an easy fit for Heliotrope, and so it was within that house that she was fostered. As with most of her canon, she was quick to fall in love with her patrons, though on taking an assignation with one young Eisandine noble in particular, any number of her other loves fell quickly by the way. Lengthy assignations were contracted between he and her, including one for six months to the Hellenic Islands. It was there, during sun-soaked days when the weight of his future title was still a distant burden, that Louis taught Fleur how to handle a horse and to shoot a bow. Hand in hand they worked to complete the last few inches of her marque, and whatever coin Louis could spare he gifted to her to help with its completion. Following her Dowayne's acknowledgement of her marque, they travelled to Namarre to seek from her parents their permission for a potential union. The match was deemed suitable by both the Courcel and the Valais families, and meticulous arrangements were made.

Louis brought Fleur to the warmth of the Valais' country Chateau; a fairytale confection of pink walls and cone-topped towers that lay nestled deep within the vineyards and fields of the Eisandine countryside. Life was good. Fleur fell quickly pregnant with the first of their children, a blonde-haired and blue-eyed heir to succeed Louis in his title, and two years later the perfection of a sister followed. It seemed that nothing could diminish the family's idyll.

Until it did.

Louis passed to the Terre d'Ange beyond as their second-born turned four months old, when a virulent infection of the lungs confined him to his bed before eventually stealing his breath away. Fleur mourned a year and six months for the loss of Louis, at which point concern for the girl that had become a shadow of herself became the subject of many hushed meetings and deep conversations between the Courcel and the Valais families. Reluctantly she was persuaded to put aside her widow's weeds and to travel with her children to the shining jewel of Eisande that is Marsilikos, where it's hoped that the kiss of the Eisandine sea air, and the warmth of the southerly breezes will bring colour back to her cheeks and a sparkle to her soul.

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