|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Parents||Rafael Bisland, Aiomir Darkwater|
|Uncles/Aunts||Nathaniel Bisland, Samael Bisland, Sabitha Bisland, Eamon Darkwater, Gabriel Bisland, Iona Bisland, Daniela Bisland|
|Cousins||Michael Bisland, Lailah Bisland, Ainsley Grayson, Lili Bisland, Sarielle Bisland, Ailys Grayson, Aiden Rubino-zaffria, Zoey Kennex, Lumen Whisper, Gloriel Bisland, Aibek Grayson, Kaia Malvici, Rayne Bisland, Aindre Grayson|
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There's a clarity to Selah's dark gaze that pierces: sharp as alaricite and bright as fire. For all the loveliness of her features -- smooth, dark skin; thick, black eyebrows; high, gleaming cheeks; full, lush lips -- her eyes are easily her most arresting feature. Even the luxurious veiling of dark eyelashes cannot dim the intensity of her passions, although at times she tries. She has a way of viewing things with eyes half-lidded in moments of intense contemplation -- or attempted control. Her hair is black as night and shines bright as stars. Even when tightly pinned, it's inevitable that a few dark curls of hair will attempt an escape, spiraling against the smooth and lissome curve of her neck. She has an elegant bearing, tall and graceful, but her gestures cut with sharp precision.
There's a battle going on within Selah, a constant push and pull between who she is and who she wishes she were. The ideal version of herself that she envisions herself to be. There's no one she admires more in life than her Uncle Gabriel - his steady calm, his capable brilliance, his stoic ability to say what he means to say. That's the GOAL, the Selah she dreams of at night. The reality is somewhat different; there's a roiling fire of passion in Selah's soul. She feels things intensely and has yet to master the ability to keep those feelings from bubbling up and out of her. When she's calm, she's quick and witty; but it causes her no end of frustration that this intellectual side can't simply overrule her emotional side. For better or worse, though, she's got a wide stubborn streak, so she hasn't get given up the effort.
Selah was about ten years old when her mother, a Darkwater-born knight, died in the Battle of Pridehall. Old enough to have memories of the times before, but young enough that they pale in comparison to those that come after. Following the loss, there were many governesses, and her wonderful Aunt Iona and Uncle Gabriel, and only the very rare appearances of her actual father. On special occasions (and following no pattern Selah could ever discern), Rafael would sometimes take her and her siblings along with him to visit the estates of one Lord or another, which she yearned for but inevitably ended up disappointed by when it didn't actually result in any lasting increase in paternal affection.
A year or so ago, her father settled in Arx. Selah might have left their distant relationship at that, more or less content to stay in Pridehall and lead her own independent life. But in the winter of her 21st year, she suddenly relocated. To Arx, which was a surprise enough in its own right, but not quite as surprising as her sudden affiliation with the Inquisition.