Beatrice Rinaldi Name:
Beatrice RinaldiAliases: Age and birthday:
18 (5th of May, 1703)Gender:
Natalie DormerGeneral appearance:
Beatrice is often complemented for her angelic face. She has fair skin, a small heart-shaped face, soft blue eyes, high arched brows, a small and straight nose and small cupid lips. She has long light blonde hair that flows into waves and curls down to the small of her back, which she usually wears pinned up under a light veil.
She is of average height, but the pointed heels she wears constantly, makes her appear taller. She has an ample bust and a small waist which her clothing, though modest, accentuates.Clothing:
Beatrice faithfully follows whatever is in the height of fashion. However she takes considerable modesty in the colors of her dresses, which are often in pastels or cream and ivory. She also does not like wearing wigs or any excessive hairdress. Most often, she prefers to wear delicately embroidered silk tulle over her carefully pinned up hair. She wears soft silk stockings laced up her upper thighs and a pair of heeled shoes that complements her dress.Personality:
Beatrice, at first sight, is the epitome of gentle reserve. She is cheerful and charming, yet conceals sudden outbursts of emotions behind a fan.
Beneath her angelic exterior is a fiery spirit and an intelligent and decisive young woman. She vowed that no man, other than a truly loved one, will dictate her life. When presented to domineering men, she often expresses her opinions and demands to be heard.
Beatrice is not used to any kind of work. It is often a source of frustration when her maids couldn't accomplish what is asked of them, especially with regards to dressing her hair. During these occasions, Beatrice acts like a petulant child with tantrums and fits which often results to broken chinaware and flying silverwares. However, she never raises a hand against them.
Her heart also pours out to the lesser situated, and it often brings her to tears to see mistreated slaves; she would always get out of her way to bring some comfort to them.
Beatrice is also a romantic dreamer. Often, she fantasizes being whisked away by a handsome man, and in her dreams the man is often either a gentleman or a pirate.Likes:
+Social gatherings, parties
+Reading romantic poetry
+Stories of sea adventures
- Pompous men who doesn’t have much to be arrogant about
- Men who are too forward in their advances towards her
- Any reminder of her short-lived but disastrous days in the Venetian courtBirth place:
Venice, ItalyFamily: Father
– Giovanni Rinaldi, Merchant, deceasedMother
– Stella Rinaldi nee d’Rossi, deceasedsiblings
– Giotto Rinaldi, older brother, deceased; Lorenzo, twin brotherspouse, children, anybody else
– Felice della Rovere, former regent of Orsini, benefactressHistory:
The Rinaldi family have been into trading since the days of old. Established in Venice, they participated in the growing and lucrative trading community of the Adriatic Sea. Gradually, but steadily, the family rose from simple traders to royal court solicitors to the Kingdom of Naples. A marriage of a great ancestor to a titled duchy also launched them into nobility.
Beatrice was born seconds after her twin, Lorenzo on a quiet night of May. Their young mother, Stella Rinaldi named her after the former Duchess of Milan, Beatrice d’Este, who was famed for her beauty and patronage of the arts. Beatrice was cherished by her family; she was their little angel and they showered her with everything she wanted and needed. She, however, is always at Lorenzo’s side; and when together, it is apparent that she has a much stronger character than her brother.
In their family, there was no disparity between what a woman can and cannot have, and a good education was valued among them. She was educated by different masters, as was her brother Lorenzo. However, an epidemic had taken the lives of their parents, and it was her older brother, Giotto, who took up their father’s business and acted as her guardian. The older Rinaldi provided for her every whim, but it was no secret that he was looking into giving his sister away to a suitable man who would boost their wealth further.
It was on her and her brother’s fifteenth birthday that Giotto decided to marry her off to an old ailing duke. Lorenzo expressed greatly against this but Giotto was not to be swayed. A quarrel ensued between the two and though it was unintentional, the younger brother had struck the older one dead. Beatrice found Lorenzo beside the body and it was her who suggested that they push the body over the balcony to cover the murder. Giotto was known for his drinking sprees and his numerous slips when drunk, that it was deemed inevitable that he will injure himself and struck himself dead.
The death of their older brother made huge changes for the lives of the remaining Rinaldis. Lorenzo, who was intended to serve the Navy, was turned to handle the family business and was constantly under the watchful eye of a distant uncle. Beatrice, who was famed for her beauty at her young age, was requested to court when she was 17, and was trained to the womanly arts under the tutelage of Felice della Revere.
During her stay in court, Beatrice was favored by many men. A handful of noble men had asked her to be their courtesan, but she declined each and every one of them, because she didn't want to be a mistress, she wanted to be married. Also, she believed she will marry a person she loves, like her twin Lorenzo had promised her. But, her stay in court was short-lived due to Lady della Revere’s patron. An old veteran, he had attacked Beatrice in her chambers one night, and it was due to Lady della Revere’s quick and efficient action that no harm came to Beatrice other than being dragged off her bed and stripped of her clothes. Lady della Revere, who had suspected her patron’s intentions, had struck the man with a heavy silver candle holder. Lady della Revere had her loyal men dispose of the body. Then, Beatrice had fallen ill from shock, thus her brother's decision for them to move residence, at least temporarily, until she recovers.
Lorenzo and Beatrice set to the Caribbean on one of their smaller merchant ships, bringing with them textiles and Chinoserie, Lorenzo wanted to sell in the Colonies or to give as gifts to notable men who can make their stay in the foreign land better. They went to a small plantation he inherited from their late mother's childless French cousin.Weapon Skills:
Beatrice is not versed in any form of skilled weaponry, however if pressed, she could fairly yield a knife.Anything else:
She owns a pet cat named AuroreMember InfoPlayer's name:
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