Kaia Ariasca Kosari
|Kaia Ariasca Kosari|
|KAI-yah ar-ee-AAH-skah Koe-SAHR-ee|
|Occupation||Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah|
|Affiliation||The Grey Tower|
|Affinities||Air/Fire, Spirit, Earth, Water|
Endowed with perfect features and exceptional beauty, Kaia has the added touch of the exotic: flawless emerald green eyes – a gift from a doting, if somewhat smothering, Kandori grandmother. Waist length hair the blue-black of a raven's wing is usually kept in a coiled bun that sits just above the nape of her neck, held in place by lengths of black cord and pretty jeweled pins.
Her figure is petite and delicate, blessed with a generous abundance of lush curves. What she lacks in height, she more than makes up for with sheer force of will and personality. She is regal and elegant, holding herself with the poise and grace one would expect from someone born into privilege and wealth.
Kaia is extremely beautiful, and is aware of this. However, she is matter-of-fact about it; it was something she was born with, like her fingers or toes. Beauty is useful, but only when combined with substance. She is not above using her looks to get what she wants but dislikes having to do so, preferring other less shallow methods whenever possible. She is proud and can be difficult to deal with if she feels that her pride has been wounded. She is polite and well mannered, expecting – sometimes unrealistically – the same to be true of everyone else. She abhors rudeness.
She doesn't quite know how to act around her daughter, Aikaterine, and is both terrified and frustrated by that. She feels cheated in that regard, robbed of experiencing motherhood and her daughter's childhood. She loves Aikaterine fiercely however, one of the few blessings to come out of her time Stilled, and will do all that she can to protect her daughter.
Kaia's sense of right and wrong remains strongly defined, and while her moral compass more or less falls on the side of good, it isn't always in agreement with that of general society. She can be impatient and has the unfortunate tendency to equate caution with cowardice. She is tempestuous, temperamental, and passionate; despite keeping all of her emotions carefully tucked away behind the perfect mask of serenity, she feels everything keenly. Very few are ever permitted to see her without the mantle of Aes Sedai, however.
She has no patience for politics or fools, finding that those two things usually go hand-in-hand. While she has little tolerance for teaching, she has shown herself to be a capable instructor. Kaia is exacting in her standards and completely unapologetic in her expectations.
Your refusal is unfortunate. Are those extra baubles and trinkets really so hard to part with? And such threats! My, my.
I'll explain this all again. It was fun while it lasted. You got what you wanted, even if it didn't work out the way you planned. Now, if you would kindly focus on the issue at hand...
You see, we have a problem. A real problem, my lord. There are male channelers here – in Cairhien, of all bloody places! – and we still have loose ends that need to be dealt with. I'm not about to risk my neck for just the usual gold coins. Truth be told, I'm not keen on dying a horribly grisly death. You should've let me kill her before Riatin took notice of her. It's too late now. What a terrible little mess you have on your hands.
Without my daily “treatments”, I'm afraid it's only a matter of hours before she'll break free. You wanted who she was still intact. Now do you believe me that such sentimentality was a mistake? Normally, I wouldn't dare presume to tell you, “I told you so,” but... well. I told you so. The herbs can only do so much – they definitely won't be able to control her. She always was too stubborn, willful, headstrong for that. You can't keep her drugged night and day, as that'll set the servant's tongues all aflutter. Even the husband will notice and then how will you sneak your way into the lady's rooms? Seems like you're faced with quite the predicament.
She's going to remember. Not everything, but enough. You had to pick one that was smart; she'll piece it all together, eventually. And what do you think the pretty little thing will do then?
This bit of advice I'll offer for free, from one Friend to another. I know something of one of the male channelers here. And if you have any sense left, you'll be tidying up your affairs as I'm doing, as quickly as possible, and flee as soon as you can.
- Aes Sedai of the Red Ajah (21 November 2015)
- First Inquisitor of the Red Ajah (26 December 2015)
- Keeper of the Chronicles (9 March 2016)