Bride of Oleander
(Major Character, Ignis)
Vin, Lady Grey, Lady Lavinia
Lavinia Helen Grey
Had one of her hands cut off and the other broken for attempting to stab Oleander when his back was turned. He also cut her throat and mutilated her tongue for speaking out against her.
One hand is missing at the wrist, and cannot speak
Fairly tall, skinny
Long and ragged, tangled.
Manipulation, used to be a talented musician
To survive, or to die taking Oleander with her.
Formerly reckless, doesn't think things through, pessimist, withdrawn.
Against the fae
Lavinia is polite and withdrawn, frequently avoiding conversation even before she had her tongue cut out. She tends to seem disoriented or dazed, often staring into space, and seems cold and unwelcoming to those who don't know her. When she latches onto someone, she latches on tightly and will do anything to protect them. All she wanted was to find a place where she could move above her position as a peasant woman, and she got dragged into all of this.
Cannot bleed to death, Oleander still uses this to mock her, lewdly referring to her as 'the inpenetrable Lavinia'
Lavinia was an orphan of the first faery raid, living in the village of Saturnae when it was burned down. She traveled to Bassen, where she worked as a maid and later a waitress. At age seventeen, she metas he returned from a trip to Oro. He offered her a position in the faery realm, along with the power and glory it would give her, and Lavinia (tired of working long hours for next to nothing) accepted his offer. She returned with him to the Court of Darkness, meeting his current wife and his second-in-command , with whom she spent most of her time. eventually tired of and began to make advances on Lavinia. At a dinner party, one of 's nobleman friends (Lord Cypress) made a series of remarks towards about his many past marriages, implying that he would eventually leave for Lavinia. Oleander used his magic to suffocate Cypress as the other guests watched in horror, eventually releasing him after an amount of time that would be fatal to a human. Lavinia left the table soon after in shock, and followed her, cornering her in a hallway. She repeatedly asked him to let her be and he refused, forcing a kiss on her. Lavinia kneed him in the groin and ran to her room, where she stayed until she heard a shrill scream in the early morning. had forced to stab Cypress repeatedly in the chest, and then plunge the knife into her own heart. then cheerfully announced that he planned on marrying Lavinia that afternoon. He used his magic to force her to say her vows and marry him, but she managed to sneak a knife from 's supply and hid it, strapping it to her thigh. When he arrived in her bedroom that night, she attempted to stab him but failed. dragged her to the dining hall and forced her to cut off her own hand, then cut her throat so she wouldn't be able to speak, as well as mutilating her tongue. After nearly dying in the cells downstairs, Lavinia convinced to let her go to the Pond, which is filled with a thick silvery water that grants immortality and is housed within the palace. Lavinia threw herself in and managed not to drown, gaining immortality (as in an inability to die via old age, disease, or natural causes) and the inability to bleed to death, which keeps her from dying of her injuries. She stayed in the palace for three years, being dressed up and paraded around, until she met 's newest bride-to-be, , and decided she couldn't let end up like her.
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