Lorosh Vatesi de CaramasRace:
Diviner 3/Master Specialist 2 (Banned Necromancy)Alignment:
Chaotic GoodEye Color:
Lorosh’s face is long and narrow, with arched eyebrows that seem to give an impression of permanent amusement, or sinister mockery in the right lighting. He enjoys fine dress, favoring robes of dark blue or black trimmed with gold embroidery and finery, sometimes with tiny studded gemstones to show off his wealth. He wears his family signet ring at all times.Personality:
Cheerful, energetic, and friendly, Lorosh loves socializing and partying with whoever will buy the drinks, and buy the drinks himself if none are forthcoming. He is constantly laid-back and takes a very lax attitude towards his studies, often choosing to sleep in and ‘attend’ lectures via scrying sensor while cuddling one cute tartlet or another from the comfort of his room. His boisterous exterior conceals a keen, attentive mind, though, and he is always on the lookout for interesting or potentially valuable bits of information. For the right price, practically anything about or in Mretz can be found through Lorosh and his network of contacts in the city, though he seldom goes further than arranging a meeting between the aspiring purchaser and whichever black marketer is willing to sell. History:
Born the third son of one of Mretz’s powerful noble families, Lorosh had much of his life set out in stone before he was even out of the cradle. The first son of the de Caramas was always groomed as the inheriting heir, the second for the clergy, and the third to be trained as a mage. As he grew up, insulated from the outside world but pampered for his every need, the young Lorosh developed an intense curiosity for just about everything. He was always asking questions, and when the answers did not satisfy him, he sought them out on his own, a constant thorn in the side of his bodyguards and servants. When he was old enough, he discovered how to sneak out of the family estates, travelling incognito into Clocktown and partying it up with the best of them. In the process, he made many friends among the lower classes, even a few contacts in the Tick-Tock Men.
It was with heartfelt relief that the de Caramas servants turned him over into the care of the Arcane Academy’s own staff, though this did little to stifle his explorations. Always a friendly, charismatic and outgoing person, he found himself practically besieged by female admirers, providing him with what seemed like a never-ending stream of dalliances and short-term relationships that almost invariably ended amicably. His natural inclination towards information and inquiry made him a natural at the field of divination, and he threw himself into the arts of scrying with every bit as much enthusiasm as he did the arts of love.Secrets:
Despite being well-known as a lady’s man and general Casanova, Lorosh still harbors a faint and so far unsatisfied submissive streak – he often fantasizes about being with an aggressive, dominant woman, but concern for protecting his brash and confident reputation has so far stymied any efforts he might have otherwise made to satisfy those urges.
He is also a compulsive voyeur, an unsurprising trait for a burgeoning diviner. On nights where he lacks a companion to warm his bed, he often works his magic to scry on the bedchambers of his favorites from former affairs with other students.
Lorosh has no lack of enemies, either from his bloodline or himself personally. The de Caramas family is a middleweight among Mretz’s noble houses – not powerful enough to challenge for dominance, but too powerful to be ignored. This makes them and those like them targets by rival houses above, equal to, and below them, seeking a void to fill or eliminating a potential competitor. Nor has Lorosh himself gone without forming enmities – for the most part, they are people outside the walls of the Academy who know him only by aliases and in disguises, but he retains one or two jealous and jilted ex-lovers resentful of his ‘abandoning’ them.Motivation: Scientia potentia est
– “Knowledge is Power” in Draconic, the de Caramas family motto. Lorosh takes this to heart, and adds his own collary – magia scientia est
, “Magic is Knowledge”. He aims to become the greatest information broker in Mretz, using his secrets and skills to ensure his family’s permanent ascendancy and secure seat among the Council of Hours.