Fair Damsels and Foul Treachery
Crimson Prince of Summer, Guardian of the Royal Pennons
|Seeming: Fairest||Kith: Flamesiren||Court: Summer|
|Virtue: Fortitude||Vice: Lust||Entitlements: None|
|Intelligence ••||Strength •••||Presence ••••|
|Wits ••||Dexterity •••||Manipulation •••|
|Resolve •••||Stamina •••||Composure ••••|
|Skills||Merits / Flaws||Core Stats|
|Academics ••||Mantle (Summer) ••••||Wyrd •••|
|Computer ••||Resources ••||Glamour / Per Turn: 12 / 3|
|Crafts (poetry) •||Court Goodwill: Autumn •••||Health: 8|
|Athletics ••||Language (Latin) ••||Willpower: 7|
|Weaponry (swords) •••||Language (German) ••||Clarity: 7|
|Drive •||New Identity (Walter Lucian) ••||Initiative: 7|
|Empathy •||Contracts||Defense: 2|
|Expression ••||Vainglory •••••||Size: 5|
|Persuasion ••||Fleeting Summer •••||Speed: 11|
|Sociallize •••||Eternal Summer •••|
Seeming Blessing: spend Glamour to improve dice pools for Presence, Manipulation and Persuasion (each point spent increases pool by one die)
Seeming Curse: -1 die penalty on dice pools to avoid losing Clarity
Kith Ability: Burning Hypnotism – spend one Glamour once per scene to surround self in aura; anyone looking at character must make a successful Resolve + Composure roll or suffer 2-dice penalty to all actions until aura is “turned off” or scene ends
Gear & Equipment: Lucianus carries a sword on his person in public, and during Court events is usually seen wearing brilliant Hedgespun armor. He does this as an homage to his dreams as a young boy of joining the Marine Corps. However, the scuttlebutt is that he misses being The Fair Damsel’s knight in shining armor, and is attempting to recapture the glory of serving his mistress.
Mantle: Heat radiates off of Lucianus, and he seems to be constantly shimmering, as though he himself is much hotter than the surrounding air. The Crown of Summer appears as a bonfire wreathing a small circlet of black metal, the fore of which bears a bundle of “twigs” – giving it the appearance of a bonfire.
Resources: Walter works full-time for the Maryland Independent as an editor.
New Identity: Legally, Walter is Walter Lucian.
Fae Mount: While serving his Durance, Lucianus had a beautiful white horse named
Motley Pledge (Seraphinus, ZeroSonOfTheAtom)
Good Neighbors Pact (Harland)
Walter is of average height, with a slender, athletic build and fine features. His human appearance has fair skin, with green eyes and dishwater blonde hair. In fae mien, his features take “sculpted” to an extreme, and his eyes turn a brilliant red. His ears are pointed, and his canines elongate. His hair – golden blonde in color – tends to curl up into “horns” over his temples if he lets it grow too long, which is why he wears it so short.
Walter Blair (b. 1982) was one half of a set of identical twins. He had a pleasant childhood, and both he and his brother Chuck were normal, somewhat spoiled, middle-class suburban kids.
Chuck and Walt finally parted ways at college. While his brother skated through college, Walter had a difficult time avoiding the temptations that came with a soccer scholarship, frat parties, and all the assorted temptations of college life. He failed out of school and moved home with his parents.
Unbeknownst to Walt, his brother had been lured away from college by an ensorcelled mortal girl in the service of a True Fae called TheFairDamsel. All he knew was that Chuck never came home, stating that he’d met a girl online and that he was moving to Florida to marry her. Heartbroken, Walt started “taking over” the life Chuck had left behind, becoming enamored of computers and World of Warcraft.
To make a long story short, the Damsel’s thrall found Walt and he too was taken to Arcadia to be the Fair Damsel’s knight in shining armor. Only when his Keeper sent Walter to slay the terrible dragon that plagued her existence did Walt realize that the dragon was Chuck, and that he was once again living a lie.
Chuck – also known as Seraphinus – and Walt are still very close. When they arrived at Mocha Hill and found the Freehold without Summer or Autumn rulers, they threw themselves into their new-found Courts and became the King of Summer and King of Autumn, respectively. Though perhaps not as powerful as Eltiana or DrusyChrysocolla, they have something that few other Lost truly have: each other.
Lucianus’s life took a dramatic turn for the worse in early 2010 when his brother Seraphinus was tried of Mocha Hill’s second-worst crime (consorting with the enemy radical-separatist Margraves) and was suspected of committing Mocha Hill’s worst crime (treachery to the Fae) in private company. Lucianus somehow knows that his brother has extenuating circumstances that surround Seraphinus’s meeting with JohnnyLookInTheAir that will absolve him in the end, but the two are forbidden to even so much as share dreams since March 6, 2010 when Seraphinus was first accused.