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Veneroso Serpiente

Señor Veneroso Serpiente

The head of Casa Serpiente.

Physical Description

General Physical Condition

Hefty yet compact. Chiseled yet round. Brutal yet delicate. An imposing character who is not incredibly intrusive or at once noticeable but certainly stakes his claim wherever he is.

Facial Features

Ample forehead, doe eyes, prominent jaw obscured by a thick well kept beard.

Physical quirks

Often gives a quick raise of the eyebrows when asking questions, presumably to tempt the answerer into responding before they are ready. Bares his teeth when he laughs, if something particularly rouses his humor he will throw his head back in a guffaw.

Special abilities

Publicly unknown. Rumors abound of his ability to walk through walls, turn invisible, speak with others voices, change shape, communicate with cats, rats and birds, and hypnotize the weak willed. He does not seem to contest these rumors.

Apparel & Accessories

Prefers simple designs in exquisite patterns and colors. Daily wear includes a high collared, thick cuffed, textured overcoat with floral accents. Plain cravat and scarf, exquisite silk vest in floral pattern, overcoat matching pants, and knee high boots. His thick main is usually held in place by a silk tie, and he regularly carries a cane. Generally the coat's exterior is dark whereas the interior lining and vest are of a brighter color. Veneroso generally matches dark matted coats with more venomously colored vests and accents.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Born at home and concealed from the world until he reached university age. Was noted by many teachers as having a curiosity and capacity for knowledge that exceeded his seniors, though often referred to, politely, as a "habitual crammer." Noted troublemaker during his university days (mainly by consequence of his hedonistic and humorist tendencies) though rarely if ever being caught in the act. Post university life mainly involved an easy political climb aided by his capacity to engage with nobles and paupers alike, as well as the relative harmlessness of consorting with Senor Serpiente's "spare". After the premature death of his brother, Veneroso succeeded his father with little to no open resistance. Noted as exceedingly personable, unpretentious, agreeable, and "not quite like anything his family has ever produced."

Education

University educated in the liberal arts and humanities. Expert in his family trade of spycraft. General interest in education seems to have extended well beyond his formal graduation.

Accomplishments & Achievements

Graduated university with honors. Head of house Serpiente. Respected patron of the arts. Generally believed to be responsible for, or at least have a hand in, most accidents, assassinations, and acts of espionage within the kingdom.

Failures & Embarrassments

Generally seen as a poorly kept joke, which is quite the blunder for the Serpiente. His districts are notoriously unkempt and rowdy. He himself seems to spit in the face of how a noble, particularly a head of household, should act and hold themselves. Most nobles, including many in his own house, believe he will not make it past his second decade as head of the Serpiente.

Mental Trauma

Outlived his father, mother, and older brother by the time he was 30. Does not seem to notice or put much thought into this fact. However, it is noted that their graves were placed on one of the few hills of the Serpiente estate where the sun always shines, and maintain a meticulous level of care and attention.

Morality & Philosophy

Flexible

Taboos

Does not share his countryman's distaste for theatre and will regularly challenge others when they share less than enlightened views on the subject.

Personality Characteristics

Vices & Personality flaws

Considered boisterous, hedonistic, and occasionally absent minded.

Hygiene

Impeccably tidy in his dress. Bathes regularly. Noted as a fan of scents and regularly wears perfume.

Social

Contacts & Relations

Cordial working relationship with the other house heads and lesser nobles. Genuinely respected by most thieves and assassins in the kingdom. Excellent working relationship with sex workers, beggars, tramps, troubadours, and other "lesser" folk. Veneroso regularly keeps court with Senor Saber Sabiduria, and acts as a friend and confidant, not unlike an uncle-like figure. They regularly attend theater shows together.

Family Ties

Francisco, father, deceased. Maria, mother, deceased. Matías, older brother, deceased. Comilio, nephew and ward, alive. Escamoso, paternal uncle, alive.

Religious Views

Church of the Conqueror

Social Aptitude

Enthralling, easygoing, extroverted, humorous, jolly, occasionally frightening, and exceptionally well mannered. Even his enemies can't help but admit that there is a part of them that wants to like him.

Hobbies & Pets

Avid reader, gourmand, and theatergoer. Rats, cats, pigeons, and other street animals are believed to be "employed" by him.

Speech

Deep seductive voice accented with a regular lilt. Rarely curses or uses profanity. An actors annunciation and command. A scholars lack of contractions. Speaks with his hands.

Wealth & Financial state

The head of a noble house, with all the responsibilities and privileges that offers. Beyond standard fare he is in possession of a kingdom's worth of secrets, schemes, and scandal which he sparingly utilizes when more conventional leverages are coming up short.

Ethnicity
The Eastern Kings
Honorary & Occupational Titles
Spymaster, Señor Serpiente
Year of Birth
950 (47 years old)
Birthplace
Serpiente manor
Current Residence
Serpiente manor
Biological Sex
Male
Sexuality
Not publicly known. Rumors of everything from asexuality to pansexuality are made in equal measure.
Gender Identity
Male
Eyes
Grey-green
Hair
Shoulder length, thick, curly, dark with streaks of grey
Height
Tall
Weight
Large
Aligned Organization
Casa Serpiente
Known Languages
Polyglot. Presumably fluent in most languages spoken in, and adjacent to, the kingdom. Likewise known for his fluency in sign language, thieves cant, and creating ciphers on the fly.
Character Prototype
Played by Orson Welles, Vincent D'onofrio, or Brian Blessed

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