Do you just post a reply for this? If so, here we are: Full Character Name:
Lous-Verrant BaptisteGiven Name/Title:
Lord Lous-Verrant Baptiste, Third Son of the Duke of NoraitDesired Role:
Diplomat from a nearby nation called Avantier. Gender:
Muscled, but has a lean figure. Not very tall, which allows him to keep a low, discreet profile. Rather pale because of his region of origin.Eye Color:
Crimson RedHair Color:
Bisexual (As far as the aristocracy goes, he is one of those conflicting bastards who tells the world he is straight and ends up having an affair with the prince of somewhere...) Background:
Being the third son of a ducal family is not easy, as Lous-Verrant has learned. Yes, despite your status you still live with relative luxury, but being the third son of the Duke of Norait does get infuriating sometimes. You may have learned to ride excellently, fight with the blade like a true master, astonish artists everywhere with gorgeous paintings and other works of art, but everything you've done - your brothers already did it first. Its nothing special. Everything you've achieved, your brothers, too, have done so. And yet should you be better than them in one field, you are expected to never surpass them. You must know your place. Just because of the time of birth, there is such a wretched difference in the things one receives. You bow to incompetents. You must love a father who belittles you. It is a harsh life. Lous-Verrant knows he will not inherit the Duchy of Norait. He wasn't born for it. But he will fight fate in his own way. Instead of begrudging his status, he has learned to accept the discreet benefits it offers. He plays to the fancies of all around him, and has caused both his brothers to see him as their own minions and shower gifts on him. Instead of diving into swordplay and scholarship like what nobles are expected to do, giving him no recognition, he chose to take up lessons that gifted him with charm, eloquence, and ultimate etiquette. His father noticed him at last, and saw his potential as a great diplomat. His first assignment was to the fief of Casair in the Duchy of Norait. An insignificant village which was rioting over heavy taxes. Lous-Verrant arrived, talked the village elder down, quelled the populace, and raised the taxes even more. His father, the Duke of Norait, was astonished and had no idea how this was accomplished. Immediately, Lous-Verrant was seen in a new light. But he took care not to step too much into the limelight ... because politics gets ugly. Many years later, Lous-Verrant proved himself as a worthy diplomat and a masterful speaker. To the delight of the Duke, he was summoned to the court of the King of Avantier himself, and given an assignment to go to a distant nation called Tanperi, to serve as an emissary in their capital city of Ende. Due to the nation's xenophobic persona, Tanperi has never been very welcoming of foreigners. However, recent affairs in Tanperi appear to have caused some sort of disturbance, and the King wished for the most skilled diplomat he had at his disposal to go into Tanperi bearing the Avantierian royal crest and obtain the much-desired trading rights from Tanperi, which many nations desired because of the strategic location of Tanperi which was positioned close to a great many naval trading routes. Hearing of Lous-Verrant's ability, the King thus summoned him and ordered him to go to the city of Ende as an emissary in the name of the Kingdom of Avantier. Lous-Verrant obeyed. Though he did not show it, he was elated. Excited. Finally, the shackles of his birth had been thrown away, for in a new nation, he could carve out his own sizable chunk of profit without answering to anyone back in his homeland... And of course, the King would get his share as well.
* On a side note, Avantier distinctly resembles France.