The Iron CountessAppearance:
Sylla is a fairly tall, slender woman with long raven black hair reaching down to her waist and pair of deep crimson eyes.
Unlike most ladies who prefer intricate dresses, Sylla prefers to stay in her combat gear most of the time, consisting of a linen shirt beneath a chainmail byrnie and a half-plate suit of armor, with her longsword at her hip and a shield and short-spear on her back.
On the formal occasions that she does have to dress formally, she wears a simple, but well made white silk dress with the sigil of her house embroidered on it.Age: 23Sex: Female
Personal Combat(**): As the heir to a border county, one must always be ready for combat, and Sylla has been trained by her own father and various trainers both in close and long range combat.
Strategy(**): Perhaps as equally important as the personal combat on a border region such as this is being able to defeat or delay a superior enemy until reinforcements arrive and again, Syllia has absorbed this knowledge as eagerly as possible and has as a result become an adept strategist.
Intrigue(**): Deceit and courtly matters were not often a focus of House Komos, preffering to be an honest folk who choose to have all of their affairs out in the open. However, Sylla is someone who wishes to see her house safe from the machianations of other houses, both greater and lesser and as such, she has created and currently maintains a fairly extensive network of spies around the kingdom, her duchy and her personal county.
Silver-Tongue(*): As a consequence of her intrigue skills, Sylla has become quite an able speaker and persuader, helped quite a bit in this sense by her pleasing look.
Inspiration(*): A must in all skilled generals, Sylla has shown quite a talent for inspiring soldiers and others to go beyond their limits in order to achieve their goals(and by extension, hers).Magic Skills:
Sieges*(both as a besieger and the besieged)
Sylla wishes to make her family's name known throughout the kingdom. She wishes to arrange a marriage a royal marriage with one of her children. She wishes to prove herself as a great commander to her current liege.Belief/Motto:
"When we die, our family name will be all that lives on."Drive:
Power infoAllegiance Owed:
King Emmund Pennikis of Cobsterra
Duke Beldra of HyuonAllegiance Received: Baron Fokkas Sillas of House Sillas
, ruler of Irongate Castle and the lands around it, Irongate Castle being the southernmost castle in the duchy and having the role of guarding the kingdom has much stronger fortifications. They are ardent supporters of House Komos.Baroness Marianna Illin of House Illin
, ruler Stonehaven Keep and of the rich iron and gold mines around the castle itself. Though they are loyal to House Komos, they have shown interest in the past to maybe take the place of their current overlord.The Burgher of Osthaven(someone can sign up as this)
, is the title of the leader of only city in the county. The city itself serves more as a base for the rest of the kingdom's fleet in times of war. However, due to its location on the river, the city serves as a fairly large trading hub, bringing in significant trade revenue to its burgher and to House Komos respectively from its southern trade.Debts Owed:
Through her father, Sylla has inherited part of a large debt towards her own vassal, Baroness Marianna Illin. The Baroness has specified that the debt can be paid in money, resources or a reduction in taxation and levy supply towards her.Debts Received:
Through careful management and perhaps a bit of trickery, Sylla has been able to make sure that a range of people from simple peasants to rich merchants become indebted to her and as a result have become her eyes and ears throughout the kingdom.Past Commendable Deeds:
Despite her own debt, Sylla has used her significant revenue to pay off the debts of various merchants around the county and asking for nothing in return(as far as most people are concerned).Past Condemnable Deeds:
Has executed several people whom she accused of being bandits, despite no proof of that being true at all.Secrets:
While not an outright sadist, she does enjoy the sight of bloodshed once in a while.Titles:
Countess of Komos
Shield of Hyuon(Hereditary Title granted by the Duke of Hyuon to House Komos)
Marcher LordMarriage Ties:
Currently, Sylla Komos is married to the brother of Duke Beldra and has already had two twin children with the lord, with the daughter(Malla) being just a few minutes older than her brother(Syro). Both are currently five years old.