"The simplest way to let a seed thrive is to leave it alone once the first leaf shows."
- Patient about his
lazy approach to his son's upbringing.
The ruling Count
. A well-meaning and familial lord proud of his progeny's accomplishments. Patient rules his land with humility and deference to people above and below his station. His behaviour is in stark contrast to his father's, Robert Ecart, who was well-known for his lewd deviancy and utter disregard for the wonders of stewardship. Patient tries to bury the past and trust in the future with his genius son, Franc