- Nickname Sissy May
- Gender Female
- Marital Status Single
- Partner None
- Birth Date August 23, 1856
- Height 5'4"
- Eye Color Hazel
- Hair Color Auburn
Cecilia Margaret Atwood
Former Residence: New Orleans, Louisiana
Place of Birth
Cecilia’s bright smile can light up a room. She is a little on the petite side and combined with her freckles, one might assume she is younger than she really is from just a passing glance. Though, a longer glance at her bosom would change one’s mind. She used to make quite an effort to arrange her hair in fashionable coifs but since moving to Coalchapel, it’s much easier to wear a loose braid or a few pins topped off with a hat. Cecilia makes an effort to keep her wardrobe in style with the latest fashions, but moving to the northern territory makes the task difficult.
Cecilia has a powerful set of lungs and can scream quite loud if need be.
Hobbies & Interests
Music - Singing, listening, dancing to it
Baking/Cooking - Sissy is very proud of natural talent for making mouth watering treats or a savory meal.
Cecilia was raised to be a respectable young woman. She is amiable and well behaved in the presence of company and makes the effort to stay poised. Naturally independent, Cecilia's desire to satiate curiosity often takes over rational thought, making her quite impulsive.
Cecilia is constantly teased by her family for being a little coquette, swearing that she is going to break many hearts the day she weds. Cecilia's father, however, has sworn to have her married to a respectable gentleman just as soon as he finds one. As they are no longer in the South surrounded by suitable bachelors, Cecilia has a mind to enjoy her young adulthood, even if most of her time is spent reading or tending chores.
Those who don’t intimately know Cecilia might assume she is spoiled. Perhaps she is to some degree, based on her upbringing, and that she seems to have quite a bit of free time on her hands. Her newest hobbies include exploring the town, window shopping, and minor mischief, all of which she typically receives a light reprimanding for.
| FAMILY |
Spouse / Partner
Elliott Atwood, 46 - Cecilia is a daddy's girl. If she had to choose one of her parents to save from certain death, it would be her father. He shares the most affection with Sissy as she is his first daughter and the first child he ever felt like he needed to worry over.
Vivian Atwood, 41 - Cecilia's relationship with her mother is often strained. She tends to see through Cecilia and knows her motives before even her daughter does. Perhaps it is due to the simple fact that Cecilia reminds Vivian of herself when she was her daughter's age.
Elijah Atwood, 22 - If Sissy is not butting heads with Kitty, she is butting heads with Elijah. He seems to enjoy being an over-bearing big brother.
Caleb Atwood, 18 - Caleb is Sissy's favorite sibling. The two might have been twins if it's not for the small age difference.
Jacob Atwood, 15 - Sissy doesn't exactly dislike any of her siblings, but Jacob is a prat and looks up to Elijah a little too much and enjoys getting in her way.
Katherine "Kitty" Atwood, 16 - Cecilia does her best to ignore Katherine's presence because all she ever does is annoy her elder sister. Kitty insists on borrowing Sissy's things and is usually the culprit when anything turns up missing.
| ADVERSARIES & ALLIES |
TBD in game play.
TBD in game play.
| August 23, 1856 |
Cecilia Atwood was born to Elliott and Vivian Atwood. She was born into wealth and privilege, on a prosperous Louisiana sugar plantation right outside New Orleans.
| February 1857 |
Caleb Atwood is born.
| June 1859 |
Kitty Atwood is born.
Having grown bored with the pomp and fuss of southern traditions, Elliott Atwood takes a gamble and invests a large portion of his estate in Keller & Sons Mining Company. Vivian was concerned and discouraged her husband, but he was convinced that their risk would be rewarded. And so it was. The Atwood’s wealth dramatically increased as the mining company struck gold in Happy Horse Valley.
| September 1860 |
Jacob Atwood is born.
| January 1861 |
Louisiana seceding from the Union was unsettling and with rumors that war was on the horizon, Elliott began preparations to move the family from their comfortable plantation to the territory. Due to the remote settlement, Elliott sent laborers ahead to construct a family home and organize the household for their impending arrival. Elliot sold the plantation, located about fifty miles outside of New Orleans, and invested the profits into Keller & Sons Mining Company. In the meantime, the family would take up residence within the city limits.
| April 1861 |
The Atwood’s plan to move north was delayed as war was finally declared between the states. It was a long five years as the war raged on throughout the South. During that time, New Orleans would be captured by the Union Army for its advantageous trade routes along the Mississippi River and its access to the Gulf of Mexico. The Atwood’s were forced to free their remaining slaves. They retained many of their former house slaves by offering to pay them fair wages for their servitude.
Life during the war was hectic for the Atwood family. The greatest burden they endured was to feign sincere “southern hospitality” as they often quartered union soldiers during the war. The children never quite understood why they had to constantly entertain guests, but it became a normal routine as the years marched on. Cecilia never minded the revolving door of soldiers for most were kind and were amused by their little hosts.
| May 1865 |
The war between states comes to an end. The Atwood's delay moving North as they wait for the completion of a private rail system.
| 1866 |
It is decided to send their eldest boy to Hampton Academy and that the rest of their children will follow suit as they each come of age.
| 1869 |
At age thirteen, Cecilia follows her brother to Hampton Academy.
| 1871 |
With three of their five children attending boarding school, Elliott and Vivian begin their trek north.
| 1875 |
Miss Cecilia Atwood is expelled from Hampton Academy and rejoins her family in the Montana Territory.
Sissy May finds Kalispell to be boring, especially with all her younger siblings still at boarding school. There is little adventure to be had, and while her family has forgiven her expulsion, they are not about to forget it. The young lady, on the edge of nineteen, is eager to escape the confines of this mundane town.