You have always had a way with people. You know what makes them tick. you can tease out their hearts’ desires after a few minutes of conversation, and with a few leading questions you can read them like they were children’s books. It’s a useful talent, and one that you’re perfectly willing to use for your advantage.
Like any good actor, she can assume a new identity on a moment’s notice, and has several prepared through theatrical archetypes and practice.
Feature: False Identity
The amusingly eccentric, darkly mysterious and enchantingly enigmatic noblewoman, forced to travel incognito because her villainous relatives set assassins on her to stop her from revealing their nefarious plans.1 This is a real hit in the rural areas and among the minor nobility.
“All the world’s a stage, and everyone else gets second billing.”
Aspiration: always to be the center of attention of any audience.2
All theater people need to stick together.3
Sometimes she will lose sight of who she actually is, losing herself in a role.
- It is also the plot of several commonly‑performed ‘penny‑bit’ plays, most notably “Lady Veronica’s Vengeance”.
- Except, of course, when people are trying to kill her, and then its “Alarums & Excursions! Exit, stage right!”
- Meaning anyone even remotely associated with the theater, and, by extension, any and all Bards. “Hey, Rube!”