Lady Kira Romante
Romola Garai
Romola Garai as Lady Kira Romante
Full Name: Lady Kira Romante
Byname: None
Age: 18
Kingdom: Galenthia
House: Romante
Title/Profession: Lady
Position: Courtier
Place of Birth: Firen
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Father: Viscount Davin Romante (d) of Gwynain
Mother: Countess Lana Romante (nee D'Arran) (d) of Gwynain
Siblings: Several older siblings, all dead
Spouse: None
Children: None


"What I want to do with myself. I am asked repeatly but I have no answers to those questions. I feel as if my cousins and Lady Tarris are watching me like an egg found in a strange nest - keeping me warm while waiting for me to hatch and show what sort of creature I am."
~ Kira Romante

Some Roses grow in sunlight, this young Romante grow in blood and thrones. Raised on the wrong side of the Succession War she has lost everything
and now, orphaned, near penniless and stripped of everything but her title she's come to prove she can let go of the past. Can she?

On the Grid

I was left to my own devices
Many days fell away with nothing to show

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You've been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

~ Bastille, Pompeii


Melisande Queen Melisande Sofia Romante : While most people seem to see the Queen as a ray of sunshine, she scares the bajeezus out of Kira and to that end, Kira does not go out of her way to be in the Queen's presence unless social etiquette demands it.
Letholdus Viscount (Sir) Letholdus Romante : My Liege.The Viscount and loyal arm of the Rose. While in many regards he's admirable, he claims even that his wish is for her to be successful and she wishes to hold that in her heart but she's far too jaded to accept it at face value. She does not want to be pitied but rather she wishes to be genuinely seen as a useful member of the family. She's sworn to serve him and his house hold directly, and she feels her contributions to the family since she arrived have at least been accepted and appreciated by him. In a way she is starting to think of him as an 'Uncle' of sorts, but that is it's own danger that she's aware of - growing emotionally attached to people is blinding.
Claire Countess Elizabet Claire Romante (nee Tarris) : Claire is now married to Letholdus, and Viscount of Alicate and in some ways she's been an Aunt of sorts to Kira, helping to guide her and encourage her to find a place in the South. For a time she served as the Lady's companion but regretfully parted with her when she opted to join the Huntress' and further her training. In many ways Claire's interest in Kira confuses her and troubles her a little but she does her best to put aside such paranoid feelings and accept the woman's kindness. Kira regrets that being in Ironhold means she's spent not enough time in the new Countress' company. Perhaps over the winter months that might change.
Dacian Sir Dacian Tabeth Romante : Kira vaguely recalls Dacian from her childhood. She even remembers being told of his capture. She's got mixed feelings about her thorny cousin. On one hand they have so much in common and her impulse is to protect him. On the other she is concerned he yields too much, living his life as a prisoner and captive still even while he walks freely in the world.
Clara Lady Clara Romante : A rose by any other name. Clara is young but like Kira is exceedingly old for her years in many regards. Kira appreciates Clara's feeling out of place in this world and perhaps the young lady is one of the few people she's met that she has genuine empathy for. While she knows she can't coodle the girl too much, she also hopes to spare her more suffering than is absolutely necessary - there's been enough of that in the family already. Kira's suggested to Dus that Clara spend sometime in Ironhold. The Huntress' could be a very good influence on her Kira thinks.
Tristan Lord Tristan Romante : He's a cousin, and pretty. Beyond that really Kira knows very little about him.

Lord (Sir) Aidric Charing : Cousin Aidric's family was fortunate, married out of the doomed branch of the Romante they survived at least intact through the succession wars, largely because Viscountess Aunt Charlene was wise enough to remain neutral. Aidric though did not and Kira has not forgotten that he fought beside her family against the Rose. Aidric was exiled for a time back to his family's lands and Kira had not known what had become of him until he returned recently to Firen, apparently to do some service to the Queen, ferreting out Thorns. Kira wonders why he tells her these things. She wonders also what hold Uncle Anton still has on him. Does, like so many others, he feel the call of the past still on him, that whisper that they do not need to be the diminished cousins but the leaders?

Aidric accompanied her to the Viscount's wedding when Henric excused himself for sickness. Aidric kissed her in the gardens and told her he wanted the company of her arms not the prestige of her name. She doesn't know that she believes him and until she does she will dole out any affection with measured care. Aidric is older, ambitious and educated by the Thorn, she reminds herself, a cousin he may certainly be but nothing can be taken at face value with him.

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