Blood in Ferelden
Bann Nicola Baranti
Matriarch of House Baranti
Bann Nicola Baranti is a Fereldan woman in her 70s, physically frail but exceptionally strong-willed. She is absolutely charming and projects an image tantamount to saintliness. While clearly proud, she cultivates a public sense of good humor, laughing at her own foibles, that makes her easy to like. This is an act; she invariably rages about perceived slights in private, but she never lets her public mask slip. Bann Nicola is terrified of public humiliation, and so has built a socialarmor of public goodwill.
Bann Nicola surrounds herself with individuals who are charming and bright (to a point), but who are not particularly inquisitive—good conversationalists who won’t pry, essentially. Her servants are kindlier and more physically attractive than most in Denerim; she does not tolerate cruelty in her guards or servants, and dismisses anyone who could spoil her good reputation.