is a tall woman with a curvy
figure and the fluid motion of a
dancer. Dark, silver-streaked auburn hair frames her oval face,
tumbling to her hips in pearl and gem laced waves, kept from her face
by a coin scarf tied about her head. Almond-shaped eyes of piercing
green are rimmed with khol, the brows precisely shaped and the lashes
long, and bracketed by tiny crow's feet. Her high
cheekbones are lightly blushed over her sun-bronzed complexion, her
nose slightly curved and pierced by a gold ring. Full lips bracketed by
laugh lines and lightly painted with russet are set with a slight quirk
and her slender neck is circled by a choker from which depends an
aventurine pendant. Her hands are slender with long fingers, their
nails neatly kept and painted russet. Mehndi patterns her hands, right
shoulder, and arm and she bears the three dots and rays of her tribe
lower lip and chin, and the three dots arranged around the corner of
each eye. Centered high on her forehead is a tiny crescent moon in gold
and between her breasts is a tiny gold spindle.
__A golden chain is worn over her
scarf from which is hung a veil
of rich silk that obscures but does not completey hide her features.
Gold hoops with pearls and tiny bells flash at her ears and various
bangles and bracelets decorate her wrists. A jewelled chain runs from
her nose ring to her left earring, flashing slightly with each
movement. Many rings flash on her fingers, though two stand out amongst
the rest; one a golden band of a snake eating its tail, the other a
large diamond of unusual cut.
__Long shapely legs are flaunted by
split seam silk pantaloons clasped at hip, knee, and ankle, with belled
chains around the ankles. Persian slippers of silk cover her feet and
she wears a loose, open front silk under a sleeveless short vest of
brocaded silk. A
burnoose with jeweled buttons is sometimes worn over all.
__About her hips is a sash over
which is worn a belt of golden
discs, cases, and coins linked with fine chains which provides a place
for her elegant shamshir, jambiya and a pouch. She carries a tassled
and beaded haversack with a small rolled carpet and a large scroll case.
__Siani was born in Ekbir in 546 CY, in the month of Reaping on
the 3rd Moonday just at sunrise. She grew up in the harim of the
Caliph, being taught to dance, the art of swordplay, and the great art
of magic. When it was found she was favored by Geniekind, she was given
education in subjects not commonly available to the women of the harim.
In mid adolescence she became bored of the life in the harim and
engineered an escape....after which she took up with a crew of
Corsairs, proving her worth with magic and intelligence. For some years
she continued the life of the corsair before tiring of that and
disappearing inland. Many years were spent adventuring in the company
of various people, amongst them Thanriyon Arkhelt.
__In 592 she appeared in a Tavern named the Crossroads. She took a job
as waitress and barmaid after which she soon became manager and finally
in 595, owner of said tavern. At first living off her adventuring
profits, she slowly built up the old tavern and added a few more in
different cities, as well a few brothels. With a steadier income, she
started a merchant coster called the Tradewinds which has grown into a
respectable company with business dealings as far west as Keoland and
as far east as Nyrond. Unable to resist the lure of the sea, she
purchased a xebec and set about building herself a
trading fleet as well.
__Now well established as a businesswoman of varied interests, she
spends a great deal of time with the fleet she owns and has had her
flagship the 'Black Princess' refurbished several times. It is
said she has little need for money and that she goes to sea purely for
pleasure, though some say she's up to darker work and the word 'pirate'
is sometimes heard in quiet conversations. She has on occasion admitted
to being a privateer for the Free City, but none have ever seen her
letter of marque. She is said to wield exceptionally powerful magic,
but few have ever actually seen anything beyond the commonplace, and
those who are rumored to know more aren't speaking.
__It is known that she is aquainted with various high profile people
and groups in the Flanaess. Just what her relationship with them is
remains unclear and she herself won't speak to the matter.
__She has been away for a very long time, but she will not
speak of it in detail, only alluding to how dangerous Bakluni Courts
can be. She has returned to her tavern recently and is trying to locate
her lover, Fatora.