What’s your name?
Rose Marina Maro
It’s very rude of you to ask but I am 72.
Green eyes, 5’2” fair skin. I’m afraid that I’ve let my gray hair grow in but I push it back and try to make it at least look somewhat fashionable.
Very comforting but still direct.
Judi Dench. “M” from the James Bond movies.
I have in my day.
White if it’s to keep someone safe.
They have no earthly idea.
Very serious but comforting at the same time.
People are drawn to my warmth and sense of conviction about things.
My face definitely reveals the inner me. You can tell what I’m thinking but not when I’m lying. I’ve lived a long time. So I’m able to give off my feelings when I want to.
I try to hold it in as much as I can but then I get indignant.
Very slow on both fronts.
No they are not. Not at all.
I present my case kindly to some and indignant to others depending on the level of angst I’m feeling at the time.
I prefer to live the quiet life.
I’m the one usually calling the shots as I see them.
I don’t present myself this way but I do feel like I have to be the one in charge for the sake of the group because of my experience.
Small and defenseless but I’m not.
They make the wrong judgment because of my age. I am also somewhat small and thin so they think that I’m defenseless but I am more than able to speak my mind.
I have a doctorate in multi-cultural studies.
In a monastery on the edge of Charity Vane.
I have my own room.
Those in the Virgilian Order are my family.
We have very different viewpoints and it’s escalating. They denounce violence to the point of someone being hurt and I think that is too extreme. They believe that we are here simply to guide and not interfere but I contend that we are already interfering.
I don’t know.
Right now it’s who we call the Gardener. He shares my views but sometimes thinks I go overboard even though he’s having fun in the midst of it all.
I would say my biggest enemy is myself. I want to do more than what I am presently but I’m constrained by the order so until something changes I have to remain a part.
I have two friends that I can turn to in the order. One is the gardener and the other is the Sovereign Francisco who resides over me and seems to understand how I feel but has been in the order for so long that he does not wish to change anything about it and looks the other way when I get myself in trouble.
Sovereign Francisco is loyal to the Order so I’m not sure if he would or not.
I don’t believe that Consul Annucci would every betray me. If he did, I’m not sure what I would do but I would seek out other Consuls who feel as I do about the Order who has abandoned their ancient ways when they employed the Evocati – a group of veteran soldiers contracted by the Ancient Order prior to Mussolini.
Caring enough to act on behalf of good but staunch in my belief that what I am doing is the right thing. I care a great deal and I’m willing to lie to protect someone.
I don’t always see the consequences of my actions but I will take them.
I’d want to look a lot younger!!
I tend to take on more than I should.
I care very much for souls that are hurting and not knowing their way. I want to help those less fortunate but not simply in word but in deed as well.
I tend to feel strongly about things and then act on them.
I think that people who are reasonable and logical would like me whereas people who don’t agree with me will find me a tad combative and strong-willed.
Perhaps a little of both. I feel like the work I have done thus far has been good but I still feel unfulfilled.
A friend died because I let her and aided her in doing something that she thought was right. She went above and beyond where she didn’t have to and she ended up being killed for it.
Still being born into this line has brought me great joy and I take great pride in it although it’s not been easy bearing the responsibility.
They are inconsequential but essential if you need to accomplish a task.
It is a reminder that I’m lacking in something.
That I have no needs.
Absolutely not. Not until I am free from being in the Virgilian line of Maro.
I suppose that I could scale back on how I feel about where I stand on the Order…but I won’t.
I think that I would like to help the poor somehow but I don’t know quite how yet.
To make a real difference and not just be a bystander.
I think that I would like to turn my section into a homeless shelter for abused women and train them to become something. My mother was abused by my father.
I’m not sure that the order would approve of outsiders entering the monastery.
I will try to win the support of Sovereign Francisco and hopefully work on the rest at some point.
I would ask the gardener but what shape that would take I am unclear.
I love music and love to play the piano. My father was a concert pianist so I was able to learn from him.
With time and a lot of patience and being relational.
Feeling constrained in this place. To me watching over the affairs of man through a family line and intervening indirectly is not productive.
The Sovereigns of the Virgilian Order.
Not sure yet.
Whoever is in my care.
There is no one left, I’m afraid, who would fill those shoes.
The sense that others beside me are standing by and doing nothing. I would rather try and fail but then again I don’t like to lose.
Practicing some Mendelssohn perhaps.
I stayed where I am.
Accomplishing something in the interests of the Sovereigns.
Playing the piano
Sit on their rump
Care and act upon it.
Tending to my duties at the order
Seeing that the family line in our care is being guided in the right direction.
Win over Sovereign Francisco.
Don’t just sit there, do something.
- “Is there anything else you can tell me about yourself that has a bearing on what you might do or say in any given situation?”
- I think that if someone in the Dante family line were killed as a result of no action I would have someone’s head.
Tomorrow I’m having what’s called a lithroscopy (where they blast your kidney stones) tomorrow so if you’re a praying person I’d appreciate it. I’m going to go play with my kid now before she has to spend the night at a friend’s house.