Ophelia eir Brevia
Ophelia eir Brevia | Full Name
23rd Sun of the First Umbral Moon, 1553 Sixth Astral Era | Birth
Garlean Empire | Citizenship
Garlean Pure-Blood | Race
Female | Sex
<2 Yalms | HeightAugustelle het Brevius (b. 1523) | Father
Titiana cen Vespasiana (b. 1530) † | Mother
Marius sas Brevius (b. 1550), Julia cen Brevia (b. 1558) | Siblings
House Brevius (by bith) | Familial Affiliations
Unmarried | Personal Affiliations
Clandestine Sector | Imperial Frumentarius
Intelligence Operative | Rank
1570 6AA - Present | Tenure
Despite carrying the official position of eques within the | Brief Imperial Civil Service, Ophelia coincidingly served as an operative within the imperial state's intelligence machine with the codename "Ivory Limelight" beginning at the completion of her studies. As assigned, she would carry out functions of passive intelligence gathering and reporting within the imperial capital; she saw brief assignments to liaise in the Third and Twelfth legions. Her reassignment to the foreign ministry saw her assume a similar duty in the imperial outposts abroad as well as other discreet activities with members of the local elite.
Foreign Ministry | Imperial Civil Service
1 7UA - Present | Tenure
By a special commission, Ophelia was posted to the Garlean | Brief consulate in Kugane as a political attache.
Ministry of Law | Imperial Civil Service
Public Affairs Liaison | Rank
1570 6AA - 1 7UA | Tenure
Answering directly to the imperial praetor's office, Ophelia | Brief found herself charged immediately upon graduation as an officer of the ministry's public affairs directorate.
Cadets Corps | Imperial War Academy
Cadet | Rank
1570 6AA | Graduated
Attending full studies with specification in strategy and | Brief leadership, Ophelia was expected to assume a role as a junior officer upon graduation on account of her academic achievement. She would, by many accounts shockingly, transfer in her final year to studies focused in political sciences and justice.
Of the Gens Brevius, who had long sat amongst the ranks of Garlean Senators since the early days of the republic, Augustelle fae Brevius had succeeded to his father's legacy as paterfamilias after the latter's assassination amidst quarrels concerning the fate of the conquered people of Doma in 1553. Cicero iyl Brevius had long been an ally to the Emperor Solus, often referred to in memoirs as a "devil's advocate" when it came to discussions given his liberal outlook on the imperial agenda; he would assume the extraordinary position of Princips Senatus in 1549, which he held until his tragic passing. Himself a distinguished politician, Augustelle would come to serve in the position of consul beginning in the year 1568; despite being ultimately forced to step down at the ascension of the Emperor Varis, he would continue to accord himself the style of "het" and maintain his station within the imperial senate. Though not outspoken, many regard him as a strong ally of the populares.Conversely, his wife Titiana originated from the Gens Vespasiana, a family of newer origin that had garnered much wealth in the acquisition and reallocation of goods of various annexed territories. She herself would aspire to little position of her own, instead seeing to the grooming of her children and acting as an influence to her husband when behind closed doors. She would unfortunately fall victim to sickness amidst the events following the Calamity.The Gens Brevius, besides its head, also finds itself populated by two lines. Of the principle line, Augustelle saw to the siring of three children: Marius, Tribunis Angusticlavius of the 5th Legion; Ophelia, civil servant; and Julia, consort to the paterfamilias of the Gens Vlaudium. The brother of the pater familias, Cicero eir Brevius, assumed a position amongst the Garlean justice system and bore a single son: Lucius dus Brevius, an eques within the Garlean civil service.While the House Brevius has long been associated with the Populares, their dedicated loyalty to the imperial cause and wealth of connection amongst the patrician class has afforded them relative safety and security in Garlemald even in the growing era of uncertainty.
Having already borne a son three years prior, pressure remained upon the young Senator Augustelle of the House Brevius following his father's death that year and his own subsequent appointment to the imperial senate to provide further issue to a house that had come to hold increasing levels of prominence within the imperial capital. The winter following his father's unfortunate passing, Augustelle and his wife Titiana welcomed a second child; being a female, she was named "Ophelia" as her mother would deem her the "aid" to furthering the familial legacy alongside her elder brother.Her upbringing, as was typical for members of the patrician class, found her privately educated within the imperial capital. Many around her found it atypical her advanced level of comprehension and an intellect often seen amongst only the brightest of scholars, leading to her receiving particular attention from her instructors. This distinction would also come to be note by her parents who, after welcoming their third and final child (a daughter), would grant their blessing for her initial path to be rerouted from that of a groomed lady-of-the-house to that of an imperial servant. Beginning at the age of 5, Ophelia's education was overseen by tutors that saw her versed in etiquette, the arts, the sciences, history, several languages and several subjects that would qualify her for education at the imperial academy. Given her father's growing station in the imperial government, Ophelia saw little connection with him throughout her childhood; her relationship with her mother was equally strained, who often retained a position of strict detachment as she molded the ambitious futures for each of her children. While her brother became a center piece of her family's admiration, she herself often sought similar attention to little avail, relegating herself to the praise of her familial servants. The family's precedence saw them often mingling with the echelons of patrician society; it was by this that Ophelia soon found herself attached as a companion to a member of the Gens Imperiale. The two's relationship is not much written of, yet many say that such would serve as passage for her future.At the age of 12, with her application receiving sponsorship from the then-Consul, Ophelia was formally admitted to the imperial academy; her brother at the time served as a third-year cadet, and would come to be a mentor in her first two years of attendance. Her drive for excellence was such that she received high marks in her qualifications through each year, however instructors did often note a reluctance to engage in team-oriented activities. Little is known surrounding the choice, however, despite showing promise as a future officer of the imperial military, Ophelia's studies veered away from the officer's cadet program and instead saw her enter that of the imperial civil service. Her graduation at the age of sixteen saw her as one of the younger candidates to complete studies at the time.Redaction Start
Given her accomplishments, officers involved with the Imperial Frumentarius were quick to enlist the young Garlean as one of their own. Her already established connections in the imperial capital, as well as her history of aversion from operational cooperation, saw her posted within the service's clandestine sector as a domestic intelligence operative.
Redaction EndOphelia's station initially saw her appointed to the Office of the Praetor within the Ministry of Law, receiving the style of "dus" in accordance with her position as public affairs officer. This position in-of-itself was one that saw the woman's abilities put to a new test. The degree of public interaction which was required for such greatly exceeded any which she had been exposed to before, forcing her to learn how to part from her isolated tendencies and adopt a facade of charm and charisma. It was not long before the young woman had come to be well-regarded by her peers the more she appeared in societal events, gaining along with it the eyes of many potential suitors.Redaction Start
It was not just her superiors who would see promise in the attention that Ophelia gained, and it would not be them who would be the first to push the woman in the direction which would forever change her life. The aging Titiana had come to successfully groom her son to be a promising military leader, whilst her youngest daughter already had been betrothed to marry the heir to a leading Optimate family, leaving only her middle child as relatively untapped. Taking note of her popularity especially amongst the male population of patrician society, she would encourage Ophelia to entertain it more; rumor serves that she would actually be the one to thrust the 17 year old into the bed of one Antoninus yae Galvus, a cousin of the future Emperor, Varis zos Galvus, and member of the imperial family. Despite her own reluctance over the matter, her involvement clearly achieved through coercion, she was a rather successful mistress in that she quickly was able to find haven amongst newer and more prestigious sects of society. At the urging of the Primus Frumentarius, the affair became a subject of a year long operation in which Ophelia's role expanded to one of new focus as she served as an integral informant on both her paramour and those around him. This, however, would come to an unfortunate end: amidst the collapse of Project Meteor and the ensuing Bozja Incident, a state of disarray involving the intelligence service saw information of Ophelia's true involvements exposed to the imperial prince. Out of clemency for the girl, who reportedly had broken down and entered an inconsolable state for the time, Antoninus brokered an agreement wherein such information would remain entirely private on condition that she remain outside of affairs of the imperial capital for a time until it was deemed passed.
Redaction EndThe year which followed the Seventh Umbral Calamity brought with it sweeping reforms to the imperial system. Ophelia herself, receiving many endorsements from officials senior in government, would find formal posting in the foreign ministry as an attache. Given almost free choice, the woman selected the nation of Hingsahi after many years of admiration she had gained for it through reading. Her posting to the Consulate was one that brought about many questions, however it was hardly any time until she was able to establish her presence as a capable officer.TO BE CONTINUED
Strong - Uncommon | Patrician Upbringing
Being raised amongst the upper castes of imperial society, Ophelia was the recipient of treatment truly befitting such. The small circle was such that it was rather common to know all those around her, and quite often make bonds with each of them.Strong - Uncommon | Imperial Foreign Service/Frumentarius
Officers of either service were surely to have known eachother, making it nearly impossible not to have interacted in the past before.Medium - Common | Residence in Kugane
Having spend nearly the last decade posted in the Hingan capital, Ophelia's come to know the city and its culture like the back of its hand. Whether it's merely a chance shared experience in the city or meeting someone who has prominence in story there, it's not hard to guess that Ophelia would be keen to interact.Medium - Rare | Populares Supporter
Although her affiliation was hardly known, her father's affiliations were such that she still made contacts amongst the group she quietly supported. Perhaps a bond is to be shared amongst current and former members.Medium - Common | Hingan Citizen
As to be expected, any encounters shared abroad with another imperial are meaningful to Ophelia and quite commonly make it easier for her to communicate.Medium - Common | The Wanderer's Okiya
A frequent attendee and jimae geisha whilst on assignment in Kugane, Ophelia's presence at the Okiya was ever present. The collapse of Garlemald saw her seek employment her to continue to maintain her lifestyle, taking over their dice and card games as well as becoming a vested geisha in the house. Whether staff or an attendee, it's possible to have made her acquaintance.Medium - Common | Far Eastern Descent
Ophelia's time in the Far East instilled a great respect for the people of the Far East, one which persists in her cordial interactions with them.Weak - Uncommon | III/V Legion
Her brief attachment to these legions saw her become acquainted with some of its members, but given the nature of her duties these attachments were hardly ever close.Weak - Common | Eorzean Citizen
While not sharing the supremacist views of her comrades and not holding ill-will against the people of Eorzea, her treatment at the hands of various Eorzean citizens has often made her hesitant to interact with anyone hailing from the land. While cordial, she will often seem unengaged and at times intimidated.
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