The Countess Kuryakina (pronounced kuree-YAH-kinah) decends from a long line of aristocratic senators, ministers and diplomats to the Imperial Crown and it’s predecessors, back to the Princes of Trubchevsk in the 14th century. The Kuryakins and Golitsyns share a common ancestor, as do many of the great noble houses of Russia.
She is here to determine if the social structure of Great Britain in regards to it’s supernatural denizens is transferable to the Russian Empire.
Countess Kuryakina is a consummate, if conservative, politician despite her youth; presenting many outward faces as situations demand.
To her subordinates she is the iron fist in the velvet glove. Her words are to be observed to the letter.
To her social equals, she is gracious yet strong willed, ready to engage in politely spirited debate but difficult to sway from her views.
To her social superiors, she is a valuable advisor exuding confidence.
To her enemies, she is the right hand of death.
If you are scared of the wolves, stay out of the forest.
Don’t forget what is divine in the Russian soul, resignation.
If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one.
You drank so much vodka last night I’m surprised you haven’t woken up with a Russian accent.
There is no shame in not knowing, the shame is in not finding out.
Bread with water is better than cake with trouble.