Prince Patrizio Pravus
Sir Tiberio once told me: 'Don't be an idiot'. Changed my life.
Description: Patrizio is a charming man possessed of a winsome smile and dashing good looks. On the surface he is the very manifestation of what a knight should be: when he smiles he looks every bit the heroic horserider from the tales of peril and adventure. There is another layer, however, that immediately outs the man as a warrior of Setarco: vanity seeps from his every pore, from how his hair is styled like the crest of a regal creature, his beard is always well groomed and his armor is as for show as it is for protection. His green eyes are always focused on whoever he is talking to, and the glint with sharpness of mind that is hard to miss.
Personality: Style. Moxie. Beauty. Valor. Determination. Gallantry. Those are all the things Patrizio sells with his looks alone. The man just looks born to be a knight, to woo those around him, his behavior full of pomp, never short on manners and words. He would make himself beloved in the Oathlands, the Lyceum or even the Crownlands, but it is in Setarco he was born and it is Setarco he loves and embodies, always trying to carry his land with him in attitude and sass. Do you need a villain slain? He is your man. Do you need an army led? He will lead the charge. Do you need a man to lead a deadly secret mission?
Eeeh. That takes some convincing.
Does Patrizio have flaws? No. Commoners have flaws. Patrizio has quirks. Quite a few. Dirty people can stay six feet away. He can also be a little too mindful if another's armor is tinted in a more rich, or tasteful, way than his'. He will not show his face in the morning before spending at least a hour on his looks. All these little details pile up, but are greatly diminished or suppressed in the presence of other Pravus, to whom he only gives his best behavior.
Background: Hailing from a very distant cadet branch of the Great House of Pravus and growing up as a fan of the tales of Sir Tiberio Pravus, Patrizio was a non-entity in the affairs of the main family until the wars in the Saffron Chain allowed the man to shine, his homecoming happening at the Battle of Pieros when the knight was lauded as one of the biggest reveals in the battlefield. Wounded but alive, Patrizio was welcomed at the Crown of Setara, the palace of the family, while he healed and got to know the many other Sins.
To anyone else that would have been the crowning achievement of their lives, a honor and privilege, but Patrizio refused to stop while his streak was hot. The life in Setarco was intoxicating, the people of the city embracing him quick, and the man realized spending inordinate amounts of silver in pretty clothes and fancy galas agreed with him. Also, that his new tastes were very expensive.
So the cycle begun of ever increasing highs producing an ever-increasing desire to perform and stand shoulder to shoulder with his cousins, a dream long in the making finally within reach.