Iesovyenyie is a tall girl, 5'5", with solid black hair and golden eyes. Her skin is likewise golden, and her chin pointed and stubborn; she's a bit broader in the hip and shoulder than is common, and a bit more voluptuous than many of the girls her age. She has very full lips.
Her parents named her with an initial vowel, as her mother's parents had done for her, and the palace office stamped approval of the royal lineage, but she is one of those who has so little royal blood, so diluted, that the initial vowel is a little silly, and seen as putting on airs. Many people where she grew up called her Sovnyie; the less kind called her almost-royal Ienyie.
She can get in quite a snit over that on occasion, and when she does, she's no fun at all to be around. She is royal, damnit, even if her distance from the throne is measured in hundreds or thousands.
She prefers non-conventional shortenings of her name - Iesovya is her favorite - in part because of the stigma of "almost-royal Ienyie," and in part because a tyienyie is a noxious lizard.
Iesovyenyie grew up in Lanamer, the capital city, and received her schooling not in a royal-household school but in that of affluent merchants' children. When you come down to it, airs or not, her father is an artisan crafter of wool goods and her mother a beader and dyer. If they could avoid putting on airs, they could gain much renown in their own fields.
Iesovyenyie has quite a bit of skill in the fiber arts, but went into Mechanics and Engineering to learn how to work with the new mechanical looms, among other reasons (for one, Art House was full but Mech/E had two slots open when she applied).
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