Character InformationAge: 26
Birthday: September 15
Wand: Walnut and dragon heartstring
Student DemographicsSA21 Graduate
Badge(s): Head Girl
Best Class: Transfiguration
Alicia is five-foot-five and generally fit, as her hobbies include hiking and rock climbing. She has thick, shining dark brown hair, of which she is very proud. Her eyes are also dark brown. Her face is narrow and, in her opinion, more distinctive than pretty, with defined features and what her mother called a stubborn cast to it, though she often minimizes this by smiling a great deal. She prefers a relatively streamlined, slightly subdued mode of dress, with a few delicate pieces of jewelry to accent the whole rather than to draw attention.
Family & Friends
Alicia is the youngest of the three daughters Emily Layne had with her Sonora-years sweetheart Jacob Bauer, and is also the older half-sister of Isaac Douglas, Emily’s only child from her second marriage. Her cousins include, among others, Sonorans Lionel and Amelia Layne, the children of her mother’s youngest half-sister Lavinia. Her mother’s other half-sister, Helena Layne Whittington, left the country years ago, but Alicia is on at least comfortably cordial terms with her mother’s brother Geoffrey Layne, provided he doesn’t remark on how Alicia is the third member of the family, after her mother and maternal grandfather, to marry quickly after school, but so far the only one in the family who married quickly after school not to go through a very messy divorce. Her husband, Thaddeus Pierce II, is the object of a near-obsessive devotion, being one of the few people she will willingly put her own interests and opinions aside for. Another is her Sonora best friend, Cepheus Princeton, the person she largely credits with keeping her sane through their school years, as an accidental meeting ended in Alicia feeling relatively comfortable expressing genuine emotions around him.
Life after Sonora
After Sonora, Alicia took a year off to travel, apply to universities, and plan her wedding. Said wedding was a quiet affair, and Alicia thought her entrance to the Pierce family might have been missed altogether had it not resulted in yet another redistribution of the houses on Mt. Pierce, with Alicia and Thad claiming the old Third Son's House which her new uncle Marcus and his family had previously occupied. Alicia took considerable pleasure in redecorating the house to suit her tastes, at least as far as could be done without breaking radically with Mt. Pierce's overall rural-gentry aesthetic, but overall found this period of her life unsatisfying; at university she felt socially estranged from the other students because of her marriage, and outside of it she was continually fighting for status, joining any Respectable Organization that would have her, campaigning for the causes and charitable endeavors of said organizations, and trying to ingratiate herself with her parents-in-law and grandmother-in-law. After university, she was forced to conclude that either she had won some measure of Druscella's approval, that Druscella simply finds it amusing to watch all her grandsons and their wives sink into paranoia, or at least that Druscella has decided to acknowledge the unfortunate tendency of Pierce heirs to 'die' shortly before people strongly resembling them suddenly appear in Boston and how this tendency does make putting all the family's eggs in her 'nephew' Winston's basket a pretty risky proposition, because to Alicia's great surprise, everyone agreed she and Thad should try to have children after all.