Marquis Dante DiFidante
In life, there are no mistakes, only poor choices. I make neither.
Description: Tall and built like a man who knows how to wield a sword on the battle field, Dante is a striking man in both appearance and personality. His coloring and features are favored in the South; warm, dark hair kept a little long is always styled off of his face which is perfectly clean shaven save for the well groomed mustache and the slender sliver of a soul's patch just below his lower lip. He keeps himself meticulously clean an is not unlike a cat in his feline movements. His prowess as a swordsman lies within his slow and steady gait, his sharp eyes and quick reflexes. He is never truly hurried but when focused on a task, Dante gives all of himself to the moment.
Personality: Dante is nothing if not passionate in everything that he does. He exudes an air of confidence about him that is rare for men like him; A man who has seen many things and experienced many things. Not all pleasant and yet he recalls each event as a blessing and not a curse. An exceptionally skilled swordsman, the man is pure poetry in motion. It is as if he heads into battle with the same slow steady beat as he would upon entering his private bedchamber ready for a different sort of war. He is a romantic and often waxes poetic about everything and nothing at all. There are two things he loves and reveres most in life; His sword and his passions.
Background: Dante grew up alongside his cousin Leo in the city of Tor. Though only a few years younger, theirs was a brotherly bond forged in steel. From the time Dante was old enough to hold a sword, he knew he had found his passion in life and instantly fell in love. His days consisted of eating, training, and sleeping and more training when he could fit the time in. Dante idolized Leo who has always been more like an older brother than a cousin. When Leo was sent off to live, practice and train with the Valardins, Dante begged and pleaded until he too followed in Leo's footsteps.
Their welcome home a couple of years later was not so pleasant. Things were changing quickly for Leo's family and Dante watched every bit of horrendous ordeal from the sidelines. The very moment Leo declared war on Lucien and on Southport, Dante was there to defend his cousin, his family, and his city. There was no question as to where his loyalty rested. Now, there were other Fidante's who believed Lucien's claim about Leo being illegitimate.
Once Lucien was decimated on the battlefield and succumbed to his wounds, it was time to start rebuilding Tor to it's former glory. There was never a moment where Dante did not give all of himself to the cause. It pained him to watch Leo fight not only the enemy in Southport, but also the enemy at home since Lucien was able to convince other Fidante family members to believe his lies. After many years of battling alongside his cousin, Leo named Dante Sword of Tor. It is an honor Dante takes seriously.
|Alessia||He loves cats, an instant plus.|
|Amund||An earnest and keen mind and a welcoming spirit. The Sword of Tor is receptive and chivalrous and earnest to learn of the threats we face.|
|Arcadia||I met him when he was talking about dirty prodigals and I was sure I was going to hate him. But, he is funny and interesting and maybe one day, he will change his mind.|
|Arianna||He really must've underestimated me because he seemed surprised with the outcome of our little dance. How. Very. Cute.|
|Berenice||Delightful company. Sometimes endearingly belated in grasping wit, but that almost makes it better.|
|Brigida||Needs to work on his ability to get people to obey him. With hope he maintains the Honour of Tor as well as Sword. He had better.|
|Cambria||The Sword of Roses, and recently elevated Marquis to the Roseward. In the past, we shared little more than pleasant exchanges at balls or galas, and while I have always found him perfectly courteous, our recent conversation has shown me that Dante is possessed of a sharp wip and fierce will. He is a credit to his House and people. Together, we shall make exceptional allies.|
|Catalana||The sword of Tor. Handsome. Kind. Funny. Though, he does have three swords. You know what they say about a man with multiple swords.|
|Dariel||A Sword with a sword, which I understand is how it should be. Possibly with more swords to come. Still, friendly and easy company and that is a great thing.|
|Domonico||The Sword of Tor and like he said he stands ready should need arises. I approve of that. I wonder how good he is.|
|Esme||I have missed him so much! It is almost like having a brother instead of a cousin. He amuses me to no end and I love him dearly. I am just so excited to be in the same city as him again.|
|Gwendolen||Troubled, but still friendly. Didn't volunteer too much about his problems. Put my drinks on his tab, that gesture means a lot to a penniless knight.|
|Kaldur||Cavalier in an engaging way, admirably concerned for sharks. I think that's admirable, at least.|
|Liesel||An agreeable and friendly noble, a rare sight. Arx continues to surprise.|
|Lora||I could never hope to find a better thorn among all of the roses.|
|Lucita||Handsome and charming, skilled and subtly intelligent. I can easily see why Duchess Calista values him.|
|Lucrezia||Fidante's Sword and Admiral. What I always wanted to be, but cannot and what I am, but surprised he is. And that face. Yes, I saw that first, but what he is made me curious.|
|Mabelle||Very handsome. Seems eager to help, appreciates friendships and good humor. What's not to like.|
|Maja||This lord has the most amazing name that I have ever come across: DANTE FI/DANTE/. And just like his wonderful name, this man is a delight. I cannot wait to see all that he will accomplish!|
|Martino||One of my finest friends and a pleasure, nay delight, to see him again!|
|Miranda||This Sword of Tor is an interesting fellow. Easy to talk with and shares my feelings on the Shrines and Pantheon. I'm sure he's a Sword I'd gladly be able to get along with|
|Petal||A Lord and a warrior and a man who likes roses and paintings with roses. I think I like him.|
|Raimon||It it is good to see my cousin again. He is much as I remember him.|
|Reese||The Sword of Roses. He has a very likable and even fun way about him.|
|Sabine||It is just and right that a Sword must have many edges, that they should be sharp. But it's what those edges frame which sparks more interest. So few speak in layers.|
|Saoirse||Flirty, but with a purpose. I do appreciate his disdain for this new wave of shav-fashion, though.|
|Sigurd||A good man, holds his values close to his chest and heart. It's nice to know that there are some Lycene's that are trustworthy.|
|Thea||Curious. Smarter than I thought he'd be. I wonder how it holds up...|
|Willow||Goodlooking but mean. Kind of like a snake. A very irritated snake. I prefer Angelo which says alot as Angelo showed up at my house and stripped and went swimming after I told him I was uncomfortable getting naked with him.|