iridessa dalgaardCrown Princess of the Winter Court, Iridessa is, currently, a prisoner to her own aunt, Queen Mab. Having always been a bit of an outcast because her own, idealistic views clashed with those of the prejudiced, elitist Winter Court, she constantly pulled against her bindings as a youth. Her form of escape was found amongst the Seelie Sidhe, in dark corners that even the most curious eyes could not spot her in. It was a freedom, if a small one, and her own form of rebellion-- and that rebellion led to a situation which demanded she run from the Winter Court for good.
Pregnant with the child of a Seelie Prince, Iridessa knew that there was no possible way that her aunt would suffer the existence of a child that was half Seelie, half Unseelie. Unable to hand her unborn baby over to fate so easily, she fled. The princess and heir apparent managed to dodge her aunt's pursuit for seven years, weaving in and out of the Fae world and the mortal world in determination to never place her daughter in danger.
But then, a wrong step led to her capture, and she's been locked in the dungeons since then, the truth of her flight and subsequent capture hidden from all save her aunt's inner circle-- even Iridessa's own friends, who had helped her in her flight, have yet to learn the full truth of her capture. Mab has taken her daughter, Rhiannon, from her, and as a result, Iridessa has begun plotting. Before, she had simply wanted to escape the Winter Court and her aunt.
Now, she wants her daughter back-- and she wants to rip the Winter Court from her aunt's hands. She wants revenge.
Though born Unseelie, within the Winter Court, during the Winter Solstice, no less, Iridessa is not just ice-- she is fire. She is contradictions and passion paired with frigid rage so cold it can sear the flesh from your bones. She is a spark in darkness, sass and confidence sharp as a blade. Never one to shy away from opposing the greater populace's idea of right, the woman is known to be outspoken and brash, with blizzards in her gaze and wildfires under her words.
Her aunt might have been free of her rebellion becoming anything more than frivolous actions stolen in quiet moments, if she had just let her go-- but Mab chose not to, and in capturing Iridessa and ripping Rhiannon from her arms, she's made herself an enemy. Iridessa may be young, but she is a prodigy, trained from birth by people hand-picked by Mab to ensure she was worthy of inheriting the throne one day. In Iridessa's mind, now, all Mab did was craft her own destruction-- because not only does she have those centuries of training now. No, she also has the unmatched viciousness of a mother whose child has been stolen away.