|Age:||23 (Campaign Start) |
|Eye Color:||Naturally hazel. Glow pure white|
|Hair Color:||Pale blonde and white|
|Relationship Status:||Married to Angelo Centri|
|Family:||Angelo Centri (Husband) |
Cecilio Murcatio (Father)
Elena Murcatio (Mother)
Vieri Murcatio (Brother)
Alessandro Murcatio (Brother)
|Class:||Sorcerer (Favored Soul) 13|
Seirye was once a priestess of the Hand and a member of the Murcatio family, though she was excused from the priesthood after accepting Angelo Centri's engagement proposal and was exiled from the Murcatio family so that they could, in turn, murder her without going against their family morals. She is a gentle soul that truly has no business living in the world she lives in.
Seirye is an incredibly unimposing woman and has a build that could be referred to as almost willowy, though her refined posture frequently betrays her noble upbringing. She has naturally blonde, wavy hair - a trait that is only shared by her mother and her brother Luciano - and her eyes are naturally a pale hazel. However, after being blinded, they have since taken on a cloudy grey appearance that mostly obscures her natural eye color.
Her skin is incredibly pale - a notion she frequently jokes about if someone comments that she looks pale as in sickly. She typically notes that, if that's the case, it is an improvement as some color must have entered her skin since she last saw it. Due to events under the service of the Queen, she does now have a knotted, reddish scar on her chest from a knitted arrow wound, and her stomach (and corresponding points on her back) still bears the five stab-scars from her brother Luciano's attempt on her life.
As most Larassans tend toward, Seirye was once incredibly fond of flamboyant dress and especially enjoyed ball gowns and delicate, but exquisite, jewelry. However, as her life became less focused on appearances due to her lack of sight, her typical way of dressing did the same. Most of her current wardrobe is incredibly simple and focuses more on functionality as excessive adornments tend to be nothing but trouble for someone that cannot see. While she still has a definitive preference for dresses (in fact, she has never really been seen in anything else) they are typically fitted and hemmed at the ankle to keep herself from tripping over it. Most of her clothing also tends to be white or pastel pink to represent her position as a healer. She wears colors denoting her actual mood very rarely anymore unless someone is willing to pull a garment of the appropriate color for her.
While she still occasionally wears jewelry, any pieces are typically simple and limited in their "flashiness" such as delicate chain necklaces or bangle bracelets. She does have pierced ears, but does not wear earrings often. In fact, the one accessory that seems to be consistent are the different flowers she wears in her hair almost religiously.
Seirye is known for her incredibly calm and kind-hearted demeanor. It is rare for her not to have a gentle smile on her lips, and she tends to try hard to keep a hopeful outlook regardless of the circumstance. Even so, she is human and frequently does suffer from human emotions such as worry or doubt - emotions that she normally does her best to hide behind a calm facade so as not to dampen spirits or cause concern.
Seirye was born into a life of Larassan privilege as the youngest daughter of House Murcatio. Given the Murcatios's close connection with the Temple of the Twelve she was exposed to the influences of the faith from a very young age and was well on the path to priesthood before she could event fully comprehend what the term meant. After all, considering the favor her family held for the Temple (and the Scale in particular), it was only to be expected that the children who were otherwise too far removed from the political lines of inheritance would instead work toward the continued favor of the house within the Temple.
Throughout her young life she was doted upon by her eldest brother, Vieri, which ultimately molded her incredibly optimistic and naive perceptions of the world around her. She was also close to her father, though her mother had taken over the majority of her rearing as the woman sought to groom her only daughter for the life as a noblewoman.
Seirye was 16 when she entered the faith as a priestess of the Whisper. While there was a notable preference for the Scale among the members of her family (as two of her brothers already served him and the family was noted for their loyalty to the child god), her decision was met with nothing but approval. After all, nothing but good could come from a Murcatio rising in renown in another part of the Temple - especially given that most nobility looked upon the Whisper with favor and the boundless knowledge the temple held was a source of power.
However, Seirye had sought out the Whisper as a means to satiate her own curiosity as she had grown enamored with Larassan history. The young woman had spent many hours researching the hows and whys of the culture she had grown up in, and of course - considering the Whisper was a patron of knowledge - her zeal was met with favor and within a few years rumors began to circulate concerning the potential for her station to rise within the priesthood at a rapid rate.
Yet, while Seirye herself was not particularly ambitious, she understood that the elevation of her station would please her family thus she welcomed the opportunity even though she did not necessarily actively pursue it. A close friend she had made within the temple - a woman named Bethany Notoriani - also was rumored to be in favor within the temple. Of course, within the struggle for power also lies danger and deception, even among friends; a fact that Seirye was blissfully naive of.
It was simple for such a rival to slip poison into her drink. However, death did not come for the young woman. While one would expect the poison to kill quickly by systematically shutting down all functions of the body, it ultimately failed in the deed. She had escaped with her life, but her eyes had clouded and ceased to function properly.
House Murcatio was quick to respond once news of the attempted murder of their daughter reached them and, true to Murcatio tradition, they swore that the perpetrator would never have the opportunity to try again. There would have been murder in the Temple of the Whisper, and potentially elsewhere, had it not been for the interference of Seirye herself. She refused to allow her family to take action, and instead publicaly proclaimed forgiveness for the transgression - if action was still taken, it would been taken in cold blood.
Bethany - whose involvement was unknown to all but Seirye - walked free.
However, Seirye's family was both distraught and enraged. While her father couldn't bring himself to strike her from the family entirely for making them appear weak and dishonored (and for her betrayal according to some) given the renowned loyalty of the Murcatios. Ultimately, however, relations between Seirye and her family became incredibly estranged. While Seirye sought to remedy her relationship, and found solace with some members of the family (namely Vieri), she was unable to fully repair it and eventually left the manor entirely.
In the process, Seirye also left the priesthood of the Whisper in hopes of putting distance between herself and the betrayal that surrounded holy elevation within its halls. She instead sought out the priesthood of the Hand for both healing of herself and her family. Unfortunately, despite the attention of the healers, Seirye's sight could not be restored and rumors were quick to spread that the failure of any such magical healing was due to her actions. Of course, the truth was never actually verified. At the age of 18, Seirye began to adapt to living her life without sight.
Seirye spent much of her first couple years in the service of the Hand learning to use her other senses to make up for her lack of sight, and in the process she became close to a young woman that was assigned to effectively be her eyes - one Noelle Corventus. Despite the apparent betrayal of her past friend, Seirye came to view Noelle much like a sister and the younger woman expressed similar feelings toward her.
While she was unable to see, Seirye could listen, and she learned rapidly that the flamboyant culture of Larassa could no longer distract her. Compassion became her guide as, without appearance to differentiate them, commoners truly appeared no different than nobles and the Hand, of course, welcomed all to her place of healing. Seirye came to feel passionately for the plight of others, and sought to help them where possible.
Though the young woman made it known early on that she had no desire to elevate her station within the Temple of the Hand and spent most of her time offering comfort and gentle words to those that truly needed it. She took great pleasure in learning to "see" through her mind's eye, and came to associate voices with colors as she sought to remember the bright hues that she truly missed.
Though she still sought to remedy her relationship with her family, her primary concern became the people that needed someone to help them. The colors of voices and the welfare of the downtrodden became her driving force.
It was the hope that she would be in a better position to help those that needed it that compelled her to participate in the Contest of the Priest during the festival the Queen held in hopes of assembling a personal "adventuring party".
|Proficiencies and Features
Hit Dice: 1d6 per sorcerer level
Saving Throws: Constitution, Charisma
Skills: Insight, Religion, Medicine
Background: Performance, Persuasion
Proficiency Bonus: +4
Languages: Larassan, Heildish
|Background: Larassan Noble
Position of Privilege
|Breaking Point I: All Pain is One Pain |
Seirye's initial breaking point of enlightenment was triggered by viewing The Dance performed by Angelo Centri. During the performance that literally ripped apart the face of reality, her mind reformed around the concept of pain and how it can affect more than just the person directly suffering from it. One pain is all pain, in a manner of speaking, regardless of whether it be physical or mental. This realization also gave rise to new empathetic abilities centered around the concept of sensing the pain of others and ultimately transmuting or healing it herself.
|Breaking Point II: The Unwanted Dead |
Her second breaking point was triggered in the Reave when the Redwater Cult unleashed music caused by a Serpentbone music box, which rended flesh and nearly killed over 170 innocent people. During the moment of her enlightenment, she bore witness to what the Serpents used to be and heard their song. In the process, she was able to look through their eyes into what Heaven truly was.
"I will be his... now and forever."
Voice is Red-Violet
Seirye was formally introduced to Angelo as well as his brother in the past and she shared a dance or two with Angelo during one formal get-together or another. However, she never had much contact with him beyond such noble-esque formalities. She was originally pleased to encounter someone she knew, however vaguely, and was originally flattered by his compliments even though she took very few of them seriously as she recognized it as a game of flattery noblemen frequently play.
She had thought any affection she held for the flamboyant Centri would remain fairly platonic, but found herself absolutely devastated when he nearly forfeited his own life to save Noelle, and later on would start to blame herself as it was her own failure as a healer that had caused such a sacrifice to be necessary. When Angelo began to reach out to her during this time she found herself unable to return such feelings as her cracked mind had her convinced she was undeserving of such attention even while she continued to support him in her own way.
Seirye had convinced herself that Angelo's disappearance was a direct result of him discovering her being a "fraud", though the elimination of her disorder and the revelation that Angelo had been taken and had not, in fact, left ultimately flipped her perceptions around and allowed her to fully recognize the feelings she was beginning to feel for him. She was overjoyed when he returned and began to more outwardly express her own affection.
Ultimately the fear of Red's new abilities after the death of the Scream drove the young woman to confess her true feelings to him, and he did the same in turn.
"Molle is a treasured companion. I had not anticipated that we would begin to come close, but I hope we will continue to share such a friendship."
Voice is Green
Seirye had held a certain degree of respect for Molle as she did successfully challenge the status quo of Larassa and had shown courage in doing so. However, the attachment Molle held for Queen now that she was quite deep under the Queen's wing did not allow her to truly create much of a bond with her.
This lack of a bond changed drastically after the disappearance of Angelo as Molle seemed to feel the need to reach out to the other party members considering just how much was happening in the world around them. Molle's request to help Seirye with what she may need while Noelle recovered after recently waking ultimately gave rise to a budding friendship and certain level of trust as Seirye began to reach out to Molle in return.
"Joel is simply a joy to be around, but I pray he does not insist on taking too much upon himself... we must be here for each other. No one should be fighting alone."
Voice is Sky Blue
Seirye had found Joel's company to be quite welcome from the moment she met him simply due to his curiosity, excitement, and clear regard for the welfare of the less fortunate. While the subject of Annalise had made her slightly nervous (as was the case of most Larassans), her first impressions of Joel had caused her to consider that many of the perceptions of the country had been false and has, ultimately, uncovered some of her own curiosity. His stories happened to be a subject of enjoyment for her and she happily listened to as many as he would have to tell if given the time - especially as she had become aware of just how much he enjoyed telling them. While she has differing ideas on the concept of magic, she has a great respect for his vast knowledge on magical theory.
Upon realizing just how young Joel actually was Seirye began to adopt a protective, sisterly persona around him and made it clear that she was always available to talk and comfort him whenever she was needed - especially as the situation in Larassa continued to get worse.
"Lorina is strong and can take care of herself, I just wish she understood what my priesthood is trying to do."
Voice is Pale Grey
Seirye respects Lorina for what she does and appreciates her calm demeanor and matter-of-fact perception on life, but at the same time has a hard time fully adjusting to her bluntness concerning death and the tiefling's lack of censor.She tries hard not to pass judgements on her given her status as a spellblood in Kuthven - especially as appearances matter very little to Seirye - as is among the first to defend Lorina's right to all aspects of Larassa despite her birth.
Even so, which she does try to be there for Lorina, the priestess understands they will likely never see eye-to-eye on several subjects.
"I trusted him implicitly... now I do not know what to think. I am sorry."
Voice is Pale Salmon
"I owe my dear Noelle more than I can ever repay."
Voice is Pale Yellow
Noelle had become one of Seirye's closest friends after she joined the Hand's priesthood and Seirye has a tendency to act like, and treat her as, a sister. She is incredibly grateful for the young woman's guidance in unfamiliar locations and willingness to describe things, though Seirye does frequently try to gently push the younger woman to spend more time focusing on herself.
After Noelle's near-death by gunshot Seirye has become fairly adamant that Noelle not be involved in anything dealing with her responsibilities to the Queen's party. As far as she is concerned, the risks have shown themselves to be too great to justify that Noelle be involved at all, and Seirye holds a certain degree of concern that there may be lasting repercussions from the younger woman's near death.