Introducing Fransisa, the formidable Source-priestess from Source-Breaker.
1. What is your full name? Is there anything significant about your name?
am Dama Fransisa Cortadella, of the duchy of Cortadella Fira in the
Kingdom of Pacetino, one of the Independent Kingdoms. In my capacity as a
priestess of Source Chaitrasse, I am known as Sera Fransisa.
2. How old are you?
They say that one should not ask a lady her age. That being said, I am forty years old.
3. Tell us about your family. What do you like and not like about them?
father is a duke of the second degree; however, my family is more
highly connected, to a ducal family of the first degree, through my
sister's marriage. I also have three brothers. I have seen my relatives
less than once a year since I came to Source Chaitrasse, and we are no
longer close, if we ever were. Still, I have done my best to do my
familial duty and be a credit to them.
4. Who was your first kiss, and what did you think of it?
Now that is definitely not a question one should ask a lady. Anyway, I prefer not to remember it, for various reasons.
5. What is your occupation?
am the senior priestess, after the High Priestess Sera Valara, at
Source Chaitrasse. As Sera Valara is quite elderly and in frail health, I
am also the acting managing priestess. I had expected to be the next
High Priestess, until a young girl came to Chaitrasse less than a year
ago, who is Chosen of the Source and therefore the natural heir to the
position of High Priestess. Among my responsibilities are to teach and
train her, to prepare her to step into the position.
6. What are your best and worst qualities?
have an aptitude for organization and administration, which allows me
to keep everything running smoothly at Chaitrasse. I'm quite skilled in
I know that many people think of me as a harridan, a
battle-axe. I suppose I do have a tendency to be stern, strict,
overbearing, and impatient. I do what's necessary to ensure that the
affairs of Source Chaitrasse are conducted in the proper manner.
7. What quality do you value most in a romantic partner?
an avowed servant of Source Chaitrasse, I am under a lifelong vow of
celibacy. But were I free to marry and had the opportunity, I would
prefer a man of excellent breeding, manners, and education, of
intelligence and refinement, who would attend to his duties in a
conscientious manner and be a credit to our families.
As long as
I'm daydreaming, I suppose I will add that if he were kind and honest
and did not trifle with my feelings, I would appreciate that very much.
8. What is your favorite thing to do?
have been times when I have felt discontent with my lot in life, and
using Chaitrasse's magic is a great source of happiness and comfort.
9. What is your greatest fear?
Being useless and unwanted; having no place where I belong.
10. What is your most treasured possession?
My ability to use magic and my affinity to the magic of Source Chaitrasse.