Soleil l'Envers nó Coquelicot
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Fullname: Soleil L'Envers nó Coquelicot
Played by: Holliday Grainger
Gender: Female
Age: 27
Birthdate: July 6, 1284
Class: Courtesan
House: Coquelicot
Occupation: Courtesan
Province: Namarre
Country: D'Angeline
Parents: Heir to the Baronne de Vézelay
Siblings: Several
Marital Status: Unwed
Children: None

Known Information

A Mont Nuit trained courtesan from the capital city of Elua, Soleil has accompanied her grandmother, the elderly Baronne de Vézelay, who is in her seventies and has come to town to enjoy the health benefits of the coast. She is Gentian, and has taken up residence at Coquelicot.

Background

A grand-daughter of the present and by now rather elderly baronne de Vézelay, Soleil was never in line to inherit land, title, or great prominence in the world — but Naamah's blood ran strongly in her veins and from her earliest childhood it was apparent to the adults of her family that she had the gentle heart, the natural serenity, and the slow-blossoming beauty of a true servant of Naamah. Raised with her siblings and a few cousins she had the ordinary education of a young noblewoman, vaguely aware for as long as she could remember that when the time came she would be offered to the Night Court to continue her training there.

At thirteen she was dedicated to Naamah as a Gentian. Her debut came shortly after her 16th birthday and she was five years in making her marque, Gentian assignations being slow but steady, and each patron requiring considerable time, and effort, and care.

She gained a reputation as unerringly accurate when it came to interpreting dreams, issuing serious warnings with utter surety. Many thought that she'd leave service to marry the second son of a duc, a long-term patron with whom she was in love, but she interpreted a dream of his that suggested he was deeply troubled by a childhood incident with a dark colored horse, and for three days she warned him of the meaning and potential of the dream. On the fourth day, he went on a hunting trip with his brother, and when his bay mare was lamed, borrowed a black stallion. His underlying anxieties led to carelessness atop his borrowed mount, and he was killed when the stallion jumped a fence and threw him, and Soleil remained in service as a courtesan, swearing that she could not leave her life's work and thus abandon her patrons to the unknown.

The baronne de Vézelay, now in her seventies and suffering persistent ill health, has elected to winter in Marsilikos and perhaps — if all goes well — abdicate in her heir's favour and settle permanently in Eisande. In family councils it was concluded that one of the grandchildren had better go too, just to be there in case of need — and so Soleil, unflappable in the face of change, has followed her grandmother south to serve Naamah at the Salon de Coquelicot.

Inspiration

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Contacts

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Logs

(1311-12-12) Le Camélia Roux
Summary: Émilie makes the acquaintance of a young gentleman she truly desires to attract, and...


(1311-12-11) Worship with the Cat
Summary: Anse bumps into Soleil at the Temple of Naamah, and Sarielle joins them and pets Le Chat...


(1311-12-08) Coquelicot Gardens
Summary: Some members of the Coquelicot house socialize amongst themselves in the gardens. RL...


(1311-12-08) A Gentian Mentor
Summary: Soleil and Cedric continue their conversation, and it's quite pleasant, and they enter into...


(1311-11-30) The Soldier and the Cat
Summary: Augustin has the pleasure of meeting Le Chat and his mistress Soleil. RL Date: 2019-11-30...


(1311-11-30) Some People's Hobbies
Summary: Hugo and Soleil continue their conversation in the Gardens of Eisheth RL Date: 2019-11-30...


(1311-11-30) Culture Shock
Summary: Saoirse meets Hugo and Soleil (who also meet one another, and Le Chat is there, too), and...


(1311-11-27) Respect For Animals
Summary: A principle which brings Philomène and Soleil both to the butcher’s shop, albeit for...


(1311-11-27) Gentian Charm
Summary: Tancred comes to discover what it means to be Gentian. And meets Le Chat, naturally. RL...


(1311-11-20) Sunshine in the Garden
Summary: Antoine and Soleil encounter one another in the gardens and have a peaceful conversation. ...


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