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Lord Sebastian Pravus

The most intriguing parts of an individual are their flaws; perfection is dull.

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Callous Noble Artiste
Fealty: Velenosa
Family: Pravus
Gender: male
Age: 24
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Artisan
Height: 6'1
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Sky blue
Skintone: Pale

Titles: Voice of House Pravus, Golden Eagle of Setarco

Description: Dark brown hair, nearly always charmingly disheveled, hides just enough of his sky blue eyes to lend a touch of mystery, even if they sparke with wickedness from time to time. His aristocratic features are finely lined with a strong jaw, and straight nose, arched brows, and lips that curve easily into a wry smirk or a rakishly boyish smile. He has a slender yet athletic form, and his hands bear a few minor imperfections due to the work that he does with them, marking him as some manner of artisan.

Personality: Sebastian waxes and wanes from moments of inspired brilliance to profoundly disinterested lethargic ambivalence. Seemingly erratic, he will obtain a new obsession and pursue that inspiration with a sort of single-minded devotion and intensity. During these periods, he will work obsessively until he has created the vision that drove him, before once more retreating to his general malaise. The artist seems to show the same sort of obsessiveness over people, finding an object of interest and searching for something within that individual, and manipulating them with a deft hand, always searching for something and not quite finding it. He has a cruel faculty for it. No matter how many have been told to avoid getting entangled with the Pravus Lord, he seems to rarely be lacking for attention, or a trail of broken individuals left behind who mutter about his inconsistency and madness. And yet, there are those who have grown close enough to Sebastian to know that there is more to the man than meets the eye, or the reputation.

Background: Born just twenty minutes after his sister Juliana, a fact which she rarely lets him forget, Sebastian had the life of wealth and privilege any young lord could come to expect in Setarco. As he grew into a life of opulent but dull comfort, he felt listless and was left craving intellectual stimulation and deeper sensations, and discovered he had two passions. He enjoyed the act of creating artistically, controlling a piece and molding it into haunting works to evoke precisely the right emotions from precisely the right people. Perhaps even more than that first passion, he was intrigued so deeply by what motivated people that saw his art. What made them experience joy, sorrow, wonder, or rage. He studied their quirks, their dreams and goals, and how to manipulate and evoke precisely the right response with his art... and then his words... and then his actions. They were art, after all, and so many could be so much better if they were clay under his hands. Inevitably, in many cases, he'd be captivated with some commoner woman and see what it took for her to not just love him, but worship him, before casting her away as another experiment. His callousness had the family spending a small fortune to keep covering up these dramatic scandals of broken individuals left in his wake, as well as moving him from one southern court to the next until the pressure had died down some. As such, he spent a good deal of his time outside of major cities, and while his sister often accompanied him, he would often return to his first passion in art. He would never consider himself a master, but the passion and drive was still there, and soon he'd be attracting the interest of individuals with the most interesting flaws that could be sliced away with a word. And so it would begin again. After the last scandal in Setarco, he was sent to Arx, where perhaps his talents would serve the family well, if he could just be controlled.

Upon arriving in Arx, Sebastian found the same patterns repeating, and eventually he returned to Setarco for a time, to his studio and to his sculpting, but something had changed. He withdrew from his usual social circles and rumors that the periods of darkness and brooding had grown more frequent. Some other obsession had taken the Pravus Lord, and eventually he gave away all of his sculptures, his work shifting to painting images that he claimed came from dreams and nightmares, dark works that contrasted sharply with those he might have been asked to create by others. Then the call came from Belladonna Pravus to return to Arx. His sister, Juliana, had already traveled ahead of him, and when he put the finishing touches on his last piece, he let go everything from his studio in Setarco, and made his way to Arx for perhaps a new beginning. Quiet. In the time since his return to Arx, certainly he has been seen at social events, rumored to have participated in the retaking of Luciva, and continues to produce art. However, no word of further scandal seems to have followed him. Has he finally been controlled? Has he merely become more subtle and refined since his arrival? Or is it only a matter of time?

Relationship Summary


Sibling:
  • Fatima - Half Sister
  • Juliana - Twin and Best Friend

  • Family:
  • Nicia - Cousin and Childhood Friend
  • Lianne - Cousin and Lady of Science
  • Arianna - Second Cousin and Childhood Friend
  • Belladonna - Cousin So Very Changed
  • Sudara - Knowledgeable Cousin-Once-Removed
  • Aurelia - Songbird Cousin
  • Viviana - Cousin and Sword
  • Lucrezia - Captaining Cousin
  • Luis - Brother-in-Law
  • Bastian - Beautiful Niece

  • Acquaintance:
  • Lysander - He of the Mercurial Muse
  • Silvio - Fashion Plate Prince
  • Quenia - Fine Wines and Good Company
  • Jennyva - Companionable Spider Lover
  • Beatrice - Complicated Argento

  • Friend:
  • Valencia - Fierce Fox of Velenosa
  • Orathy - Stealthy Rogue
  • Bastien - Passionate Playwright
  • Bianca - A Quiet Comfort
  • Lucita - Charming Performer and Purveyor of Fine Wines
  • Emily - Arrows and Stones and Alcohol
  • Nisaa - Eurusi Whisper
  • Monique - Inspiration Amazement and Fear

  • Deceased:
  • Narciso - Your Song is Missed
  • Cassius - Disappointed Duke
  • Abbas - Half-Brother - sorely missed
  • Barric - Of Swords and Charcoal
  • Niccolo - Cunning Uncle
  • Alrec - Drinking Rum In Your Name
  • Name Summary
    Aethan Juliana's brother, Pravus lord. Seems a little happier than last we met. That's probably a good thing.
    Aisha Time has not changed him, and yet it has. IT will be quite enjoyable to see just what has become different.
    Alrec Sebastian has always been the brains of the operation and rarely do we have an idea if it hasn't been filtered by Bas. Good or bad ones.
    Arianna He's wise and clearly able bodied. I like a man who has a silver tongue -and- quick feet. Pravus does well to have such a Voice.
    Ariella Artsy Pravus. The best kind!
    Athaur A fiendish man with a strange taste in art
    Aurelia He's a delightful artist and I hope to see more of his work. More importantly, he's a good sport, but has no qualms about drawing a line in the sand when things have gone too far. I will have to be careful around this one for both of our sakes.
    Azova Mysterious and dark - I've heard many talented artists are - but not unpleasant. (Which I also have heard many talented artists are.)
    Beatrice I suppose I should have thought to run into him at the Salon. He's not what I would have expected by reputation - amusing, social, even professional. A lesson in not believing every story you hear, perhaps.
    Belladonna I was so lost in my own grief before I failed to see what was most important about Pravus, Setarco, and my own heart. Sebastian helps me see those things. Then again, of course he does. He -is- the artist of the family.
    Berenice Ah, the tortured artist! I think I'd manage to lounge about on a sofa long enough for him to paint me, as difficult as it might be to endure.
    Bliss Ah, the artist of Pravus. Perhaps a bit sensitive, but that's very common among artists, isn't it? Something about being able to see the world in its true colors and put it on the canvas, it means that the words come sharper, the barbs sting more. Or perhaps it was all part of the act. Still, he is rather intriguing, and an excellent cohort on stage.
    Caspian A rum loving guy. Must be his Thraxian blood. Could work on his melee skills a bit!
    Delfina Met while he was running qualifiers for something called the Tournament of Thorns. He certainly seems to be pleasant company, intelligent and good-natured. I'd enjoy the chance to speak with him again sometime.
    Delilah The Silken City produces all manner of luxuries and wonders. One ought be wary in dealing with the finest of them, for they hold so many unexpected sides that it's almost intoxicating, more than even their famed fire wine. Sebastian is someone that merely a brief encounter will never suffice for.
    Domonico A Pravus lord. While I may not personally have much time for art itself he did raise some valid points on the necessary methods needed to raise money for good causes. That... I cannot fault.
    Duarte Lord Sebastian has not lost his edge, by which I mean neither the cutting side of his blade nor the sharpness of his mind.
    Elora A smart man with a keen sense of observation. I look forward to getting to know him better.
    Emily Delightfully creative even in the strangest of circumstances. Lessons must be had. He's far too skilled in weaning information for people - and thank goodness for that.
    Faruq Garulous. Affable. He seems a good man to converse with over drinks, even if I am the one buying them. A small price to pay for good company.
    Fatima Ah my brother, the definition and picture of the brooding artist. He wrestles with himself to grasp his spark of inner genius, and I wish I could help but it seems a very personal road. Admittedly, we're far less alike than myself and Jules, but it would be boring if we were all the same. I should be sure to talk things through with him only so he can tell me when I'm being wildly insane! Regardless, I do love him, and am happy to have him about, and getting on with his other sister.
    Fecundo The first member of the Pravus house I believe I have met. Good to have him along on the hunt for the pirates.
    Galen The man is a cousin, and is an awesome sailor, knowing well how to give obscene gestures and hold his liquor in a storm. Well done!
    Gianna The talented Lord Sebastian makes every party better and wields flattery delightfully deftly.
    Gilroy Can't help but feel like I said something wrong. Not that this is an unusual feeling.
    Helena A beautiful poet with an intriguing manner.
    Isidora Great Sailor. I know where the rum has gone.
    Jennyva A fascinating man with a wickedly sharp wit. I've shared coffee with him and look forward to seeing more of his artwork. Someone that didn't judge me too harshly and wasn't offended with my social stumblings as I find my feet in Arx. A true delight to hold a conversation with.
    Jordan A man who doesn't say much is a man who knows more. He speaks little, and is ever watchful. Likely as cunning as any Pravus is.
    Josephine So many Pravi! This one seems to be very different from the rest of them. But my name travels cross his ears though I have yet to hear of his till now. Interesting. Very interesting.
    Kaia A Pravus lord; he was so kind and nice to me after an odd (vision) incident I experienced. I shall always be greatful for his kindness and understanding.
    Kenna He has a keen wit and a sharp eye, also a hand! He hit the monster - I do hope he enjoys his prize.
    Lianne My cousin has always been charming and insightful, as true today as it was years ago despite all he's been through since.
    Lilia A bright and charming man, rendered most curious by the subtle darkness which seems to linger at the very edges of his being. It is rather fascinating, even if I am not whole-heartedly enthusiastic about the idea of spiders.
    Lilith I didn't even recognize him at first! My cousin from the Lyceum. How embarrassing. To be fair, we haven't seen each other in quite sometime, if I remember right.
    Lorenzo An interesting man with well-thought-out tastes in alcohol. I'd definitely enjoy sharing another drink with him in the future.
    Lucita Sebastian has been reclusive for months after Setarco. He seems almost lost at times and troubled though he puts on a good facade. His conversations are interesting and he enjoys good wine as much as I do and is so very talented when he can find the inspiration. He is a reminder that friends help friends through tough times.
    Lucrezia Sebastian seems to place his heart upon every canvas which he touches. His fondness of life's finer offerings is one which I relate to. As an artisan he perceives the world in ways which many others do not. Perhaps he will offer inspiration in the coming days.
    Malcolm He's got a way with words, he does. Makes sense he'd be the Voice of Setarco. Still, even if I don't get a lot of art -- I wanna see what kind of creative mind he's got.
    Marisol Sebastian is more than a friend. He is a confidante and I shall hold no secrets from him. I hope that he feels the same with me.
    Meesha A Pravus lord -surely there must be coin flowing around him; quite a handsome and young fellow. Seems to be a fancy patron of the self-indulgent industry. A most intriguing prospect treat for Meesha -he shall fall to my feet, as all men do for the River Siren.
    Miranda What wit! Apparently, he can be persuaded with a bit of rum! Meeting Lord Pravus has been very interesting indeed and I look forward to other opportunities to get to know him.
    Monique We met at a poetry reading and he was every inch the dutiful Pravosi, reputation intact! I can't wait to get him alone... to learn about his ancestors.
    Niklas Artistic Pravus. Painter and sculptor with an interest in the theater. Someone to watch.
    Petal A polite and thoughtful and forgiving Lord!
    Pharamond I do not have much experience with House Pravus, but Lord Sebastian makes me want to learn more about Pravus!
    Prisila What an interesting man. An artist who has the smile of something dangerous. It's almost like looking into my reflection in some ways but he holds himself with grace, nonetheless.
    Quenia He seems to rightly understand the significance of a good dream, or... bad I should say. I'm rather quite looking forward to attending his art show, should he move forward with one. He's also an excellent connoisseur of fine wine.
    Raven Impeccably dressed and with a very well manicured mustache, I seemed to have surprised him with my lack of height, though I imagine I'm full of plenty of other surprises as well.
    Reese He seems charming, but that is to be expected for a Pravus Lord. He also is well spoken and intelligent. He has a nice confident way of holding himself.
    Ronja I don't think I understand art very much.
    Rowenova He knows what men want! A+ relationship advice right here. More seriously, he actually listened to me lament away about certain Things. Witty humor, too!
    Sabella A young lord that both paints and does sculptures and I am very excited to hear that he wants to showcase the art of others! Arx could use more people that want to help their fellow artists!
    Selene A captivating Lycene lord who bears a distinctive viewpoint on the world. He is gifted with a differing perspective from many. That makes his views invaluable. Besides, a man who appreciates music is well worth knowing.
    Sorrel The Pravus lord is my husband's cousin, but he's delightfully charming and quite good company to have at a party.
    Sudara One of my successors as Voice of Pravus, he's a promising youngster - seemingly possessed of both an enquiring mind and a willingness to learn. From my own time in the role, I can say that he will need both. I hope to be able to help, at least a little. For the sake of this amiable young man, as well as the broader House.
    Tris These Pravus do come in nice packages.
    Valentina My most magnificent artist, the architect of my dreams. I lifted up an enormous slab of stone, and he carved from it a wonder. Forever will I cherish this memory, come what may of the future.
    Vanora My cousin Sebastian is one of those I've known since childhood and yet still find a puzzle. That said, I love him unconditionally and am there whenever he should need me.
    Victus I met the man on very few occasions and between all of 'em, we never got the chance to share a drink with each other. Now that we finally have, I see the man has got an artist's outlook without taking himself overly seriously. Perhaps something will come of random acts of inappropriate sculptures.
    Videl Lord Sebastian is possibly one of the best artist's I've ever seen, who like me creates for the love of art.
    Viviana Cousin Sebastian is as delightful company as I recall. I'll have to find time to catch up with him some more. I'm grateful for his interest in Lianne's well-being.
    Zara A dreadfully clever painter. His paintings have a way of lingering, but at least he's charming enough to supply wine.