"Crownsworn" is not in the list of possible values (Redrain, Valardin, Grayson, Thrax, Pravus, Lyceum, Crown) for this property.
|Hair Color||Golden Blonde|
|Eye Color||Steel Blue|
|Parents||Piero Pravus, Lucia Pravus|
|Siblings||Belladonna Pravus, Elonso Pravus, Nicia Laurent, Allegra Pravus|
|Uncles/Aunts||Leticia Pravus, Carlotta Pravus, Niccolo Velenosa, Giorgia Pravus, Deva Velenosa, Tommaso Pravus, Zacharie Pravus|
|Cousins||Esera Velenosa, Gersard Pravus, Isolde Velenosa, Viviana Pravus, Sebastian Pravus, Juliana Igniseri, Lianne Malespero, Aurelia Pravus, Vanora Grimhall, Matteo Pravus|
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Steel blue is not just a poetic color for the eyes of this woman, but an accurate descriptor of the force of personality that they give insight into. Those eyes are the eyes of someone who spoils for a fight, an argument, a chance to test herself against something and betraying the confidence that she'll walk out on the other side stronger for the trial. The harder side of her found in those eyes is softened by the rest of her, blunting the impact with the waves of golden hair that fall to mid-back, the stubborn beauty of her jaw, or the rosy glow in cheeks. When Celeste smiles, the curve of her dusky pink lips can be truly infections and uninhibited, but it never quite lightens that appearance of steel.
Most of the time, Celeste is perfectly kind and reasonable, acting as a proper Lady (for Lyceum definitions of such). It's not until she's TOLD what to do that any of this changes. And then? If one is being kind, then "willful" is the best way to describe Celeste. If one is being honest, contrary and rebellious can also have their place. Celeste has an urge to fight back against the status quo when it's pointed out to her, and chafes against restrictions when they're spoken aloud. If it were left up to her, Celeste would tell everyone else what to do and never told what to do herself. Yet for all of that, she's surprisingly... unambitious.
Piero Pravus was entirely too gentle on his baby girl, and many over the years have said that this is exactly the reason that Celeste is the way she is. She had the run of Setarco as a girl, a constantly changing array of tutors (changing because she changed her mind on what she wanted to do with her life, or threw a fit and got rid of them), and a number of failed courtships where the betrothal period ended with the other side walking away from the "impossible" Pravus.
Which is not to say that there are no redeemable qualities about the younger sister to the Duchess. She is a devout follower of the Pantheon, and took especially to the practices of the Mirrormasks. It's no wonder, really, with her contrary nature, that she should devote much of her time to the practices of the Thirteenth. Her enjoyment in this form of worship has had her as an active member of the Thirteenth's discipleship from an early age. This would prove to be key to understanding the young Celeste, and something her sister would take advantage of later in life. Beyond that, Celeste proved to be /really/ good at strategy. Chess and checkers gave way to military games, and Celeste consistently found herself capable of winning them. Some encouraged her to become a soldier, to join the military, to get disciplined... but that didn't happen. She has no desire to fight personally. None.
When Belladonna began to make her moves and consolidate power in Setarco, Celeste was one of her first attempts. She reigned her free-spirited little sister in and began to use that mind to help maneuver enemies. Celeste may not be ambitious, but she's become devoted to her family and steps up to the plate whenever they have need of her, and it all started with Belladonna.
With Setarco taking heavy losses in the battle against the Gyre, Celeste no longer has the option of staying quiet in the sidelines. She's been called to Arx to advice the duchy and take her place among the court.