Where was your character born?
Vivianne was born in Sartarus, capital of the Kingdom of Sartii.
Who raised her?
She was raised by her parents in her earliest years, and then later by the caretakers of the Knights of the Last Stand as began her schooling and preliminary training.
What was happening in the region when your character was growing up?
Militant factions in the city of Ravannah, under the flag of the tyrannical clergy of Hextor, had taken control of both the city itself and a large amount of southern territory around it. They declared themselves a separate nation, and the Kingdom of Sartii was plunged into a state of war.
Does your character have any relatives?
Her mother is a priestess of Heironeous, practicing at the high temple in Sartarus. Her father, a Knight who retired from the front lines many years ago, serves as one of the head trainers and mentors at the Knight's Academy, as well as on the current Council of Nine
What are your character’s immediate goals? What would she like to do in the coming year?
Vivianne seeks to prove herself as a Knight worthy of the title, to complete her apprenticeship under Garth with honors and to take up the charge of Knight in full.
What are her long-term goals?
Vivianne is an idealist, and a crusader in her heart. She wishes to prove herself to be sure, but she also has a powerful desire to find the missing Knights of old, those who strangely vanished or went missing shortly before the Ravannese secession and the public appearance of Hextorans in Ravannah. Vivianne suspects that some greater power is at work, that there are too many coincidences, and that Sartii and indeed the world may be under threat that few are even willing to consider, and fewer still understand. She is looking for evidence of the long missing and legendary Knights from before her time: Karis Azurewrath, Sir Brendor of the Greatsword, Gaist Dragonborne, and Mala Di Arendil… in the hopes that they might have some answers. Most of her colleagues consider this an exercise in futility, and even more that Vivianne's grand conspiracy theories are ludicrous.
Vivianne is stubborn about her position, and sees Ravannah's alliance with the horrors of the Underdark, rumors of a city of the dead ruled by priests of Vecna, and the recent uncanny military victories of the Ravannese as further evidence confirming her suspicions.
What type of person would be her ideal mate?
While Vivianne enjoys flirting from time to time, she hasn't seriously considered finding a husband. At the moment, probably only another Knight, or at least a charismatic warrior of skill, could get her attention.
Who is her patron deity? Is she a devout worshiper?
Vivianne is a devoted servant of Heironeous, and an initiate of the Knights of The Last Stand under his banner. She prays daily.
Is she a devout member of any nonreligious cause?
None at this time, though she is certainly a patriot of the Kingdom of Sartii.
Is there any race, creed, alignment, religion or the like against which she is strongly prejudiced?
Vivianne despises malicious and evil beings of all types, and of course is a sworn enemy of all Tanar'ri and their servants. In general, she judges the beings she meets by their hearts first, and deeds second.
What is her greatest fear?
To keep failing in her quest to find the legendary Knights of old, or others with answers… until it's too late. She is also fearful of the passing of her parents and the other aging members of the Council, leaving only the young and inexperienced to make hard decisions when dark times rear their ugly head.
What is the one task she absolutely refuses to do?
Violate her tenets and oaths as a Knight.
What is your character’s motto or favorite saying?
“…For the crusade.”
What is her favorite color?
Rose, and similar hues of red.
Describe what she would wear if money were no object?
Mithral or similar colored armor, trimmed with Rose colored adornments and cloth, and the holy symbol of Heironeous engraved upon it proudly. A matching shield, and blade.
What is her favorite food? Drink?
Vivianne likes spring water, red wines, soft breads and mild cheeses. She also has a thing for spring onions.
What is her favorite animal?
Well bred horses, often of the celestial variety.
What habits of her friends annoy her most?
Rationalizing loose morals for the sake of personal gain. Putting personal greed or fears above the greater good, or above justice.
(rank each trait from 1 to 10)
- Courtesy 6
- Valor 10
- Self-sacrifice 10
- Generosity 9
- Sobriety 9
- Calm temper 4
- Optimism 7
- Curiosity 8
- Forgiveness 7
- Cheerfulness 7
- Patience 6
- Honesty 10
- Helpfulness 8
- Loyalty 10
What well-known media figure from sports, movies or politics most closely resembles your character?
Joan of Arc mixed with Aerin Sol ("The Hero & The Crown"), and a splash of Red Sonja.
What would be her theme song?
"O Fortuna", by Carl Orff.
If his friends were to write his epitaph, what would it be?
Here lies Vivianne Angelique, beautiful as her first name, pure as her last, passionate as their length taken together, valiant until the end.
What would be her job in modern society?
An political leader advocating for human rights and social justice, with a history of Peace Corps volunteerism, and a competitive Olympic athlete.