Salon de Coeur De Lavande
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Motto Love is powerful but fragile.
Head Courtesan Alucard nó Coeur de Lavande
Marque Lavender
Salon Traits Cereus, Heliotrope, Jasmine
Surname nó Coeur de Lavande

History

In 1305 Coeur de Lavande was established by three Courtesans that were closely associated with the Viscomte de Chaumont, Ciel d'Essoms. They each met him when they were quite young, making them quite close to him. Though MArgot, Alucard, and Avril all had different marques they wanted their house to represent something special to them and that was lavenders and how their heart’s were connected. Thus the name ‘Lavender Heart’ was born. After years of being in his service or favored by him, there became a secret signal between the three of them: a bundle of lavender left outside of each other’s door to meet in secret and spend time together. These three love each other dearly and so much that after their marques were complete they wanted to stay together. Their love for Ciel had grown over the years and thus had decided to stay with him or become part of his household. However they did express a wish…a wish to open their own Salon in Marsilikos. After many talks, the Viscomte had decide to not just help their wish but to fully fund it for these three courtesans.

Canon

Cereus, Jasmine, and Heliotrope. While perhaps an unexpected combination, those of Coeur de Lavande often embody the whole of one but aspects of the other. Those of the salon are quite loving but, like those of Cereus in Elua, it is easily broken. Those who join the Lavender Hearts, mainly those that are Heliotrope inclined, are often free with giving their love and the relationships they form often build like a wildfire. They also display their love in such a way that it builds up slowly and is very frail, this style is often done by those inclined towards Cereus. Regardless of how those of Coeur de Lavande show their fragility and their love it shows how powerful it can be but also how fragile.

Cereus Trait

The principle of transient beauty is the canon of House Cereus, and it is a quality that is conveyed in the light blonde courtesans with skin that shows the course of veins as if they were not of flesh but chiselled from marble. True Cereus courtesans are a rarity in Marsilikos, because, as a Cereus there is more power, wealth and influence to be found upon the pinnacle of Mont Nuit. There are some courtesans however, that qualify in their bearing to at least in part pursue the high ideal of Cereus. They have a thorough understanding of how court works, of the most powerful families in the grander scheme of Terre d'Ange.

The Cereus trait awards a +1 bonus to all Politics +rolls. It is rare that a marqued Coeur de Lavande courtesan will have more than one level in this trait.

Heliotrope Trait

Thou and no Other, is the canon of Heliotrope House in the City of Elua, and it defines the devotion of a Heliotrope adept quite well. Heliotropes are quick to fall in love with their patrons, even if this adds pain to the sweetness. Hearts can be broken, and will be, inevitably. There are exceptions of course, when a Heliotrope's affection has managed to mend a heart, and it is returned, sometimes resulting in the Heliotrope in question leaving service to become a noble's consort. The holy ideal of love and devotion is what defines Heliotrope canon.

The benefit from choosing the Heliotrope trait as a courtesan PC is a bonus of +2 per level to their Empathy +rolls.

Jasmine Trait

"For Pleasure's Sake" is the canon of House Jasmine on Mont Nuit, and courtesans following this precept will usually impress with their passion and stamina. Beside that, they are trained to offer entertainment that stirs the senses, some are skilled dancers, capable of sensual performances such as the Dance of Seven Veils, or belly dances of foreign influence. Another treat this canon is known for, is to inspire variety and creativity in pursuing their passions. Putting effort in to persuade and seduce, and make a pleasurable game of it.

Jasmine trait benefit: Seduction +2 per level of the trait.

People of Note

  • Ciel d'Essoms - Investor
  • Alucard nó Coeur de Lavande - Head Courtesan / Founder
  • Avril nó Coeur de Lavande - Courtesan / Second / Founder
  • Margot nó Coeur de Lavande - Courtesan / Second / Founder

Current Members

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