Margot Caron is the personal maid to Caidelene Roussel, and has been for over a year now. Though she is a servant, she treats Caidy like a little sister--an attitude which has earned her Caidy's respect and love. Coming from practical roots, Margot makes it her mission to help her noble charge remember the people she is responsible for, and not get too caught up in the glamor of wealth.
Margot's history is fun because, like Merric, she comes from a humble background. Margot is like you or me--someone who doesn't grow up with stupendous privilege, but someone who works hard and loves her job. If you want a sneak peak into her mind, make sure you read this article, which gives you hints about Margot's personality and motivations!
Caidy's personal maid, Margot Caron, grew up in a small fishing village on the western coast of Rosemoor called Maret. Tucked between the Somber Mountains and the Viridian Sea, Maret is a few days from the much larger, bustling port city of Torren and a little over a week from Iera, the capital of Rosemoor. Margot would be the first to tell you that she had a wonderful childhood; she grew up playing in the ocean and scampering down dirt streets.
The daughter of the town Matchmaker and a fisherman, Margot was born with a keen insight into the relationships between people. Her mother is a Flame of Iya, the goddess of love and passion, and spends her days meeting with people from far and wide to hear their desires, and help them find a companion. Though it took Margot a while to understand, her mother is quite well known in the matchmaker profession, and people came from across Rosemoor to speak with her.
From a young age, Margot was privy to her mother's conversations, and observed the kinds of questions her mother asked to learn the hidden secrets of peoples lives. Her quiet, inquisitive nature made her a natural at understanding the complex motivations behind most people--usually landing somewhere on the spectrum between wealth and love. However, despite her knack for dealing with people, Margot always took more after her father than her mother.
She loved spending long days at sea with him, and to this day can skin a fish faster than most. As the years passed, Margot grew interested in seeing the world beyond Maret, of exploring the faraway places her mothers patrons hailed from, and in doing something larger with her life than simply fishing.
As soon as she was old enough, she left Maret and traveled to Torren where she found a job as a lady's maid to a wealthy merchant family. She quickly discovered she was a natural: her time spent with her mother had equipped her with keen insight into what made other people happy, and her detailed focus and pride in her work meant she always strove to excel.
It wasn't long before Margot was moving to Iera itself, the largest city in Rosemoor, to work for a noble house. Being a noble's maid has different responsibilities than serving a merchant's family; she had to pay careful heed to everything she did, knowing it could reflect on the family she served. Despite the pressure, Margot found herself thriving. She took her relationship with the family seriously, and learned quickly.
And though she wasn't quite looking for new work, the opportunity to serve Caidy fell somewhat into her lap. At a festival, Margot was tasked with helping all the young noblewomen prepare for the traditional dance; Caidy was among the ladies she served. She made such an impression--and had such a knack for wrangling the princess' tangled curls--that two days later an official messenger from the castle came seeking her appearance at court.
After receiving reassurances from the family she served that her promotion honored their house, Margot packed her things and made her way to the castle, where she was formally introduced to Caidy. Though most people saw a thoughtful and mature heiress, Margot detected hints of the young woman under the composed veneer, and made it her mission to be more than simply a maid.
She became Caidy's close friend and confidant, a responsibility she takes more seriously than any other. Having gotten to know the young woman, Margot is determined to help Caidy be the best possible ruler she can be, whether through a shared laugh or a shoulder to cry on.
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