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Lady Vittoria della Mira is an historical, Unseelie Satyr member of House Ailil.

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Vittoria

The life of Lady Vittoria, a 15th-century courtesan of Florence, stands as an example of Ailil influence during the Interregnum. Born to a wealthy Florentine family, She came into her Chrysalis during the height of the Italian Renaissance. The Unseelie satyrs who discovered her and took her into their midst traced her lineage back to Lord Giacomo, a satyr adopted into House Ailil at the time of the Shattering and charged with the duty of maintaining the freehold of his departed lord. Thus, in due time, Vittoria came into possession of an enchanted villa on the outskirts of Florence. Her astonishing beauty and sensuous presence attracted a host of suitors from the Florentine nobility. Though she finally succumbed to the advances of one of her courtiers, she quickly enchanted her husband and tamed him to her will.

Her respectability in in society ensured by her married status, she soon established her reputation as a patron of the arts and a hostess of rare taste. Among the notables who graced her villa were members of the de Medici family, various promising painters and musicians, and an aspiring civil servant named Niccolo Machiavelli. Although the patriarchal structure of Florentine government prohibited women from taking a direct role in politics, Lady Vittoria exercised a great deal of influence through her social contacts and discreet love affairs. Her love for instigating conflict and rivalry among the Florentine ruling class played an unmistakable role in the turbulent politics of Florence during her lifetime. Her achievements as a loyal retainer and faithful servant of House Ailil have made her a folk hero among the contemporary commoners belonging to the house.

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  1. CTD. Pour L'Amour et Liberte: The Book of Houses 2, p. 47.
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