Phaedra Xaniqos

Appearance

Silver-haired Phaedra has an angular face with a thin nose, high cheekbones, a sharp jaw and narrow, bright amber eyes.  Normally, these features would be considered attractive (and she is certainly not unpleasing to look upon), but the combination does not sit particularly well on her small face and wide forehead.   Her frame is slight, barely reaching 4 feet and 5 inches, but she is lithe and muscular.  Phaedra’s form is graceful, and her movements are fluid and precise.

Personality

The same cannot be said, however, about her social skills.  In the presence of other drow, she is rather stiff and speaks mostly only when addressed, preferring to remain in the background.  She does not have a penchant for the verbal back-and-forth between the drow.  This should be not confused with an impatience or lack of interest in the political maneuvering and mental games in which the drow engage; Phaedra enjoys such games.  She knows her strengths, and the pragmatist in her knows that her skills are better served in the background, in observation, rather than in direct participation.  She is always watching and calculating, intent on spinning her own webs.

Phaedra enjoys being alone, relishing the times when she can move around Erelhei-Cinlu freely, whether scouting, gathering information for the future, or executing a task for the house.  Endless, inane chatter aggravates her, and she has punished a slave or two for talking needlessly in her presence.  Unlike her mother, she has a taciturn and calm demeanor.

Clothing

Phaedra is partial to wearing leather and spider-themed accessories.  She normally wears leather armor tailored into a sleeveless dress with a short, pleated skirt, paired with arm-length gloves, thigh-high boots and a hooded cloak.  Her waist-length hair, mostly worn loose, is adorned with combs and clips.  She is quite fond of accessories and creates sketches in her spare time.  Her favorite piece is an obsidian choker resembling a web wrapped around her neck with a spider dangling from it. Despite her aversion to small talk, she is particularly fond of parties and occasions which give her a chance to display her fine clothing and jewelry.  Phaedra knows what looks good on her, and she uses that knowledge to full effect.

In combat, however, her weapons are her only accessories.

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