Knowledge is the eye of desire, and can become the captain of the soul.
Social Rank: 8
Concept: Word on the Street
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Description: Somewhat on the tall side, Agostino has a lean build that lends itself to quick, even graceful movement, and his tanned skin suggests a fair amount of time spent outdoors. High but subtle cheekbones and a slightly pointed nose make for a handsome face, with dark brown eyes that are often intense, whether it is with mirth or focus on some task or another. His jaw and chin are often covered in a beard, though he typically keeps this trimmed and groomed to match the dark, shoulder-length hair on his head that never seems quite as well-tamed as he might hope for. His manner of dress tends toward functional over stylish most of the time, as one might expect from one of his humble roots, though he is not averse to dressing up should work or other escapades take him somewhere that it seems suitable to do so.
Personality: An affable and self-effacing man, Agostino is a good listener if not perhaps the best confidante in general, given his reputation and chosen career. Though incredibly inquisitive, he is not easily distracted once he becomes focused on something, though he adapts easily to finding ways around obstacles that stand between him and what he seeks. In spite of the way many in the city might view him, he has a strong loyal streak, though few have ever gotten to know him well enough for that to show.
Background: Agostino was born to one of the barmaids at the Black Fox tavern, a lively woman named Marina Alonso, some time ago. Her family had lived in the Ward of the Lyceum for two generations, tracing their blood back to servants who accompanied members of house Argento to Arx as servants from Nilanza. An only child, he fell in easily with some of the troublemakers in the Ward as he grew older, running the streets with them and getting into all manner of mischief. Though he never missed any of the lessons with the Scholars that his mother insisted on, otherwise he could be found all over the city by the time he had reached his teen years. His knowledge of the streets of the city became increasingly valuable as he approached adulthood, beginning with working in the same tavern as his mother, carrying messages for the customers. This quickly translated into more silver for him when he realized that the value of the content of some of those messages, to the right sort of people, was quite high. Along with what he learned from the Scholars, he developed a strong appreciation for knowledge of all sorts, particularly the sort that was risky or difficult to obtain.
Over time, he developed a reputation for having access, or gaining it, to all sorts of interesting tidbits, and for years, he did so freelance, selling what he found to the highest bidders. Most of his customers were Lycene, though, given where he grew up, and many considered it merely a matter of time before he was hired by one of them. This happened only recently, however, with the formation of house Malespero, in a way bringing him full circle, since they now have control of the city his own family originated in. It took him some time to get used to the idea of having an employer, but now he has settled into his role within the household comfortably.
|Adora||Knows good work when he sees it. Compliments won't get him any discounts though. I don't like him.|
|Aleksei||Humored my kid, which is all I can ask of a person.|
|Arcadia||Brave and trusting. Let me shoot an apple off his head mere seconds after meeting me. And nice hair, to boot!|
|Ariella||A talkative fellow. Nice enough. Never did figure out what he does. Which, if what he does is shady, means he must be fairly good at it!|
|Belladonna||Extremely polite, and pleasant to be around. The exact sort of companion I would wish upon Lianne.|
|Berenice||A darling drinking partner. Excellent for exploring new experiences with.|
|Brigida||Clever and perceptive, but never obvious about either. A true child of Arx.|
|Celeste||Our encounter was brief, but certainly worth a second look. You're taking me shopping, right, and trying to shock my sister?|
|Delilah||A fascination of silver leaf tips crushed, a deep mystery, splashed by a vivacity of citrus fruits that hint to aplomb and wit, and the base note of uncompromising smoky tobacco.|
|Elgana||Master Agostino claims to be terrible at dancing but one cannot make such claims without backing them up with firm proof beyond simply saying one isn't good at something. Still, perhaps I'll give the man a chance to prove himself right or wrong. An interesting man to say the least and I do so enjoy meeting interesting people.|
|Ezekiel||The man seems rather pleasant and erudite. He likes my music as well, which is always a benefit.|
|Ingrid||A Lycene who finds things for people. His conversation was enchanting and he made me laugh quite a bit. I'm not ever at ease around commoners, but I think I could relax a bit more around this one.|
|Juniper||He teases and takes teasing with a delightful sort of grace, with clever wit, with endearing humour. Every time I think to pride myself for my rise from dirt and ashes, I am reminded there are others who are ever so much better at it than I am.|
|Lianne||Unafraid to ask clear and direct questions, particularly in matters of business. Already fairly well-informed. A fine fit for Malespero.|
|Liara||A seemingly mild-mannered fellow. Says he works for a Lycene, but didn't go into more than that. He was certainly curious.|
|Mirari||A good looking man who is a bit mysterious. I hope he turns out to be everything he seems, because if he does, he will be a lot of fun.|
|Mirk||A commoner that lifted himself out of a bad spot into a cozy position with House Malespero. Interesting, and helpful, but I have to wonder at his vagueness about his job description.|
|Nicholaus||Didn't win any good liquor, but he still seems good company. Maybe I'll let him have some of the good brandy.|
|Perronne||He seems interesting! People who are interested in hunting down odd things are always good to know, and he makes a good companion for a drink and light conversation as well! Does not seem as slippery as most Lycene!|
|Petal||He seems like a decent guy, who is good at finding things and getting things. Good skills to have! there is probably much more about him that I don't know.|
|Prisila||He's a curious cat and you know what the say about that. Even still...I like him. Bold. Very bold.|
|Reese||Seems polite and well spoken. He has useful skills. I think I just saw the surface of him. I am curious to know more about him.|
|Roxana||I've known Tino since we were teenagers...he's never far from the Velenosa or their interests. Good to have a friend from home in the city, I hope we'll keep in touch.|
|Sabella||We need to meet in a place that is less busy so we might have a full conversation without distraction, but he seems utterly delightful!|
|Thena||A perfectly pleasant seatmate whose deeper character I can't begin to guess at, but a good banterer.|
|Vayne||Thoughtful. We had only a limited interaction, but I look forward to our next encounter. I hope I can be of more help to him than I fear I was this time.|