Lord Martino Malvici
"Even the House of War needs at least one arm to deal."
Description: At six feet tall with memorable green eyes, Martino Malvici is someone that few very easily forget. He has the classical good looks of the Arvum aristocracy, which points to excellent breeding. A strong jaw and athletic build does little to detract from this. He has a quick smile and easy about him that works well for the Minister and suits his personality. Its a matter of debate as to whether or not he frequently smells so good due to the women he tends to keep company with or if it is just immaculate hygiene.
Personality: Saved from a life of martial focus by his mother, Martino understands the value of an education that is non-traditional to the family. While so many of Malvici are more serious as they go about their business, Martino is not afraid to gladhand and laugh with fellow nobles. He serves the House well, though, and he knows that the Ducal leadership of Malvici has their faith well-placed in him. He is just as at home having a mead with a new friend in a dark bar as he is having a serious discussion of political considerations with someone far above his own station. It is of little secret, though, that he is suspicious of fellow Houses in the Lyceum, a fact he attributes to respect for history rather than a current proof.
Background: Raised closely to Eirene, Martino was one of the boys that stood out early for his competence for the blade and use rather than sheer skill with the art. His father had intended for him to become an officer and leader of battlefield formations, but a doting mother directed him, her firstborn, to receive more schooling. He honed his education not just with Malvici but also with other families for as long as six months at a time so that he might study the ways of other families - especially those outside the Lyceum. While he did this, he spent a lot of time playing logic puzzles and learning how to adapt to sometimes difficult circumstances. Knowing how to read a situation became something of a sixth sense to the young man. His mother's instinct paid off in dividends for the man who would grow to not just steward often for the house, but also work as a Minister.
As Martino has gotten older, he has become a weapon of the House. While he tends to have a much more laissez faire attitude contrasting to the somber of Malvici, he has proven to be valuable in that others can and will work through him to help establish diplomatic and political ties to a family that can otherwise be somewhat distant or difficult to penetrate. At the same age as Duchess Calypso, the two are extremely different people but there does seem to be a respect built there because despite his playboy attitude, there is a reason he is still a recognized representative of the House.
|Ajax||A lord who seems more relaxed then his brother. Good on em'|
|Alessia||A charming man of House Malvici, I do enjoy his company.|
|Cambria||Unmistakably Malvici in looks. As is to be expected, he is also a gentleman. It was good to chance across him.|
|Cerdensulathara||Older, better, wiser? Two out of three is still an accomplishment.|
|Dariel||Handsome, charming, friendly and far less stoical than his brother.|
|Domonico||My brother returns to the city and of course manages to find something new to torment me about. I have missed him.|
|Evaristo||All around Lord, pleasant company, inviting and social.|
|Fiora||Cousin Martino. He might have started a little flirty, but at least he's not like Domonico. This is a cousin I might like. We'll see, I guess.|
|Gretchen||He has some interesting ideas on additions to the spa. Some of them I might actually implement!|
|Jennyva||Don't tell him I said this, but his smile could light up Arx after dark; enough to drive a saint to madness or a Queen to her knees. But I mean... he seems fun!|
|Kaia||Domonico's eldest brother. He's quite handsome and stylish. A charming lord, bearer of honeyed words. I must be weary of this one; he seems fun, but the sort of fun which generally leads to trouble.|
|Lailah||Lord Martino is friendly, cheerful and perhaps a bit too eager to please. Still, no doubt a good person to befriend.|
|Liara||However brief the encounter, he still had enough time to strike me as polite and charming.|
|Lucita||A brother of Lord Domonico and part of the Malvici fealty of which Saik is a vassal. He seems interested in current events and people, getting to know them and enjoys wine.|
|Mabelle||A philantropist for the fairer sex, what's not to like?"|
|Merek||I haven't heard of spas for a while, a bit different than I remember. But this noble was kind to invite me to relax.|
|Miranda||Love seeing my second-cousin. Of course, he caught me just before I could be up to no good. And then helped me get into mischief! Malvicis. Gotta love 'em.|
|Mirari||Not very much like his brother, but great company.|
|Reese||A polite Lord from an interesting family. I would like to learn more about him.|
|Willow||He smells nice, he's charming, and he likes orchids. What's not to love?|