Nadia Veer, commonly known by her haimyō name Velvet, is a bard who is living among the Blue Dragon pirates in the Shipwreck Cove. She is a good singer and flautist who is studying the Craft under her master, Silk, who is also her mother.
Nadia Veer grew up in Shipwreck Cove where her mother Delora d'Zarnagon had moved to. She studied the Bardic Craft from an early age under her mother who was an accomplished bard. Nadia, like her mother, chose a haimyō name for herself as was tradition among bards in Yamato but they also did it due to her mother not wanting to risk someone in the Cove knowing the House of Veer by reputation. As Delora became Silk, Nadia became Velvet.
Unlike her mother and mentor, Velvet yearned for more experiences, but Silk was harsh and did her best to keep Velvet in a tight leash. When Alicanto Ke entered the Cove and Velvet's life, things changed. The Lady of the Treasury made Velvet express herself more openly and promoted her shows in various taverns so that she could begin building up her reputation as a bard among the Blue Dragon pirates.
Velvet performed the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" to a pirate audience in the Corsair's Grin tavern and got wild applause after her performance had ended.
Aliases and Nicknames
- She uses this name as her haimyō, or haiku pen name, a tradition of using aliases among bards in Yamato. It also refers to a beautiful blue velvet dress which she wears during her performances in taverns.
A blond woman with blue eyes, she's often seen with a playful smile on her face. She's dressed either in a beautiful blue velvet dress or in more practical blue clothes whenever she needs to move.
Personality and Traits
Playful, flirty, curious, enthusiastic, she isn't afraid to tease men to get what she wants. She's passionate about her Craft and often butts heads with her master about the finer details of being a bard. When she's on stage, she enthralls the audience with her energetic performances.
Powers and Abilities
She's a good singer but isn't as well versed in combat.
Alicanto has acted like a big sister to Velvet, encouraging her to express herself fully on both the stage and out of it. Velvet has taken Alicanto's teachings to heart and sees her as one of the few people she can really feel a deep connection to as far as friendship and artistry goes.
Silk and Velvet have a master-apprentice relationship. They often butt heads about what is "decent" for a bard to do as Velvet is more free-spirited and experimental than her more traditional mentor. Despite this they do care for each other but have recently begun drifting apart due to their different views on life.