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Author Topic: Gaetano Accorsi  (Read 2381 times)

Description: Prince. Rose to Blood Opal. Played by Gavin.

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Gaetano Accorsi
« on: Dec 05, 16, 11:24:56 AM »
The Basics
Character Name: Gaetano Secundus Accorsi
Nicknames: Tano (by family and friends)
Age & Birthyear: 2503 (Born 2309 BP)
Race: Long-lived (Hayllian)
Caste:  Prince
Birth Territory: Vati, Cirta District, Faro Province, Hayll, Terreille
Home Territory: Vati, Cirta District, Faro Province, Hayll, Terreille


Birthright Jewel:  uncut Rose
Offering Jewel:   uncut Blood Opal


Role: Senator
Faction: Hundred Families


Appearance




Play By: Leslie Odom Jr.
Distinguishing Features:


Gaetano is ruggedly handsome and keeps in shape with various sports such as wrestling, running, and playing with his sons. His body bears a number of scars stemming from aiding resistance efforts in both Hayll and Dhemlan during the Eyrien occupation. Perfect posture makes him appear taller, which he uses to loom over a few of his fellow senators as he speaks to them quietly about supporting this bill or quashing that one. He also wears fine suits and robes, proud of his wealth and status as a member of the Hundred Families.


Personality




Personality:


Gaetano always has a warm smile ready for anyone who approaches him, whether he likes the person or not. Many people pride themselves not being “fake”, but Gaetano considers it a point of pride that most people are never certain whether or not he is glad to see them. No one in life shows who they truly are, not even the closest friend or lover. For him, this is a form protection from betrayal. If it wasn’t necessary to maintain power, he wouldn't even use the tactic.  He even extends this to hi bedmates, both male and female; you don’t have to be fond of someone to satisfy or be satisfied by them, so enjoy each other until you no longer can.

Gaetano relishes the trappings of his wealth in the Hundred Families and his position as the Senator for his family. He loves Hayll and what it stands for, and Hayll is best ruled and expressed by the rulership of the Senate and the Hundred Families. Without them, Hayll would collapse and people would riot in the streets, clawing to take what they haven’t earned. But the Senate and the Hundred Families have a duty to Hayll to execute their duties properly and in a timely fashion. Most often, Gaetano works to smooth the passage of bills that will bring aid to the people of Hayll. Bills are defeated or stuck in committees where they die due to neglect, but he is proud of the work that he and his fellow Senators do for Hayll.

Gaetano loves spending time with his twin children, Emiliano and Paola. He strives to instill in them a love of service and a devotion to the Accorsi family, a devotion missing from his deceased elder brother, Troius. His brother’s family is dead and, while Gaetano mourns them, he refuses to let his own family suffer the same fate.


Likes:
  • 1. Debate and Discussion: Most of his fellow Senators love standing in the well of the Senate and speaking for hours on end about the finer points of policy. Gaetano, on the other hand, prefers the salons and drawing rooms of his allies. A bit of food and wine, paired with easy discussion of a wide range of topics is an excellent way to spend a night.

  • 2. Women: Gaetano loves the female form. Their curves, their eyes, their smiles, their scents all combine to make him hunger for them in his bed. While he doesn’t sleep with every woman he encounters, he indulges himself (and them) when his time and schedule allows.

  • 3. Staying in Shape: Gaetano, in his youth, did not take the best care of himself. After a bout of illness depleted his strength in his third century, he vowed never again to be so weak or unable to account for himself. He took up a punishing regimen of strength training, swimming, wrestling and exercise, while indulging in less wine and parties. Now Gaetano is a man in his prime with the appetites (physical, mental, and carnal) to match.


    Dislikes:

  • 1. Leaving Faro: Gaetano loves the oceans and the coastal life of his birth province. He is loathe to leave them, even to go to Draega on official Senate business. Draega is too far inland for his liking and his penthouse in the capital is appointed with craft-induced items that smell of the salt air of the sea. As soon as he's able to return home, Gaetano does so in order to go and swim for as long as it takes to wash the capital off of him.

  • 2. The Coliseum: A vice for the idle rich, this is one of the few ways that Gaetano feels Hayll is squandering its wealth and prestige. It’s no longer about competition, but mere bloodsport for people who don’t have the courage to step into the ring themselves.

  • 3. Whining: Whining is an admission that one lacks the ability to change their circumstances. Gaetano does not whine or complain about his circumstances and he looks down on anyone that does. He gets angry and then he gets over it. If necessary, he gets even.


    Fears:

  • 1.The Conquering of Hayll (Again): Despite their all of their resistance, the Eyriens conquered Hayll. His mother and two of his sisters were broken by those beasts, while his lover at the time was murdered. The days and nights spent among the resistance, trying to retake their home took their toll on Gaetano’s health. He still has nightmares about those times and dreads the idea that Askavi might someday return to dominate his people again.

  • 2. Black Widows: This caste has been the bane of his family nearly his entire life. His elder brother, Troius, married a one despite the family’s disapproval. Worse, he bore children with a second, polluting the purity of their bloodline. Troius was a smart man and deeply self-possessed before he met Salome. After marrying her, he became less focused and more driven by his hungers. Upon meeting the whore Cassica Laertes, he lost all sense of reason and propriety. Clearly they influenced him and ruined his mind. Gaetano will not follow in his brother’s footsteps. 

  • 3. Destruction of his Family: His brother Troius, his sister-in-law, and all of his brother's children and grandchildren are dead, the victims of war, poor timing, and ill luck. Gaetano worries that the rest of the Accorsi could fall at any point their names removed from the ledger of the Hundred Families. In light of this, he seeks to find pure Hayllian women to bear his children and continue his bloodline long after he is gone.


    Craft Strengths:


  • 1. Diplomacy: A Senator (or any leader for that matter)  must understand his charges and follow their will to a degree. With this Craft, Gaetano can understand those around him and live up to their expectations. Studying a group, he gains an understanding of what the majority would like to see, be it attack, mediation, harsh punishment or clemency. It does not indicate the best course of action, but just the one that the majority would like to see.

  • 2. Efficiency: When his fellow Senators want a proposal brought to the Senate floor for debate or stopped completely, they look to Gaetano Accorsi. This Craft endows him with the ability to study a task and determine both the maximum amount of time needed to complete it as well as the minimum number of people (often their votes) needed to accomplish it. During the resistance against Askavi, Gaetano’s combat units held off a larger units due to his strength in this skill.


    Craft Weaknesses:

  • 1. Emotion Manipulation: For all of his studies of Brutus Cinerus’ works and his attempts to improve his own speaking, Gaetano has not cracked the secret to directly manipulating people’s hearts. This extends to his use of this Craft, in which any attempt to directly affect someone’s emotions is felt by the person in question. Worse, they know immediately that Gaetano tried to do it. This caused him a good deal of embarrassment in his younger years before he stopped trying it altogether.
     
  • 2. Defensive Shielding: Since the Purge, Gaetano cannot shield himself beyond the level of the Tiger Eye in his own defense. This was a rude awakening in his final combats in during the Great War, leading to a deep flesh wound that still aches when the weather changes in Cirta.





    Life Story


    Family:
    Mother: Stella Accorsi- White to Yellow Priestess  (Age 4604) deceased
    Father: Giuseppe Accorsi- Opal to Green Warlord Prince (Age 4891) deceased


    Siblings:


    + Troius Primus Accorsi - Rose to Opal Warlord Prince, d. (Age 2650, Died in the Purge)

    +From Cassica Laertes Sheet

    *Giovanni Tertius Accorsi - Purple Dusk to Sapphire (Age 2321) Warlord
    Afentra Quartus Accorsi - Broken Yellow to Broken Rose (deceased) Witch
    *Alessandra Quintus Accorsi - Tiger Eye to Broken Summer Sky (Age 1953) Witch [Adoptable]
    *Roberto Sextus AccorsiWhite to Broken Rose (Age 1863) Warlord [Adoptable]

    Children:

    With Ximena Caceres:

    *Emiliano Accorsi y Caceres de Lorna - Blood Opal to Sapphire Warlord (Age 197, born 3 BP) [Adoptable]
    *Paloma Accorsi y Caceres de Lorna - Rose to Opal Witch (Age 197, born 3 BP) [Adoptable]


    *Jewels are from family rolls. Caste may be changed if desired.
     





    History:


    Born in the City of Vati, Gaetano Secundus Accorsi has known wealth and luxury his entire life. Lacking in nothing, Gaetano found it easy to enter into a (mostly) friendly sibling rivalry with his older brother, Troius. The two were constant companions, but always in competition in one form or another. Whether it was who could bed the most women, who could impress their parents with the greater feat, or merely who would receive the darker jewels, the brothers improved each other much as iron sharpens iron. They each came away with the Rose at their Birthright ceremonies and they tested the depths of each other’s jewels with the craft learned from tutors.

    Growing older, the brothers were allowed to apprentice to their father during his duties with the Senate in Draega. Gaetano hated the capital city as it was too far from the water, but he enjoyed Senate hearings. As much as he enjoyed learning about the ways that the Hundred Families governed Hayll, he was told from the first that the Senate would be his Troius’s territory, while Gaetano would learn to keep the ledgers for the family’s fishing business. One-hundred eighty years would pass before the birth of his brother, Giovanni, but Gaetano was a doting older brother and often helped in raising his sibling. The pair remain inseparable to this day, even as they grew apart from Troius and their other siblings.

    Gaetano mastered the accounting of the family business even as his parents continued to produce more siblings. He took an active hand in raising them while Troius spent further time with their father. He often resented the fact that Troius was being groomed to lead the family in the future, while Gaetano was expected to find a position in a local Court, either within Vati or in neighboring Quvora City. In Gaetano’s eighth century of life, Troius was betrothed to Salome Adelphus of Mutina Province, which would expand the Accorsi’s reach within Faro. They were locked in a pitched competition with the Agrippina family, a group of wine-makers from the western edge of Faro, bordering Dhemlan.

    Two centuries passed before Salome and Troius wed. During that time, Gaetano indulged himself by seducing a number of willing women and spending his family’s money as quickly as he could make it. He began to see changes that he didn’t like in his brother, attributed by his father to being in love with his wife. Yet Gaetano felt the Black Widow Salome held too much power and influence over his older brother and mistrusted her. When he tried to confront his brother on the matter, it created a rift that did not heal for five centuries.

    The rumors of a vicious race of Blood conquering the western water territories did not catch Gaetano’s, or anyone’s attention at first. A full-blown trade war exploded between the families of Faro, turning their attention inward to the Province. Meanwhile, his brother seduced a second Black Widow and brought her into his home, impregnating her rather than his pure-blooded wife. Their father, Giuseppe, was apoplectic and demanded that Gaetano warn his brother away from Cassica Laertes. His request again fell on deaf ears and Gaetano was left to address the trade issue with the Agrippina family. He and Troius mended fences and worked together to resolve the situation to the benefit of both families. Giuseppe soon passed on, apparently from old age, but Gaetano suspected foul play. Unfortunately, his suspicions remained unconfirmed as a greater issue darkened their world.

    The Askavi war machine now targeted Hayll.

    After years of distant and civil contact, Troius reached out to Gaetano and told him that Salome had vanished in Dhemlan. Moreover, Troius believed that Cassica knew something about Salome’s location that she refused to divulge. Gaetano demanded that Troius groom him for the Senate in return for his help and the elder Accorsi grudgingly accepted . Cassica, for her part,  denied all knowledge or involvement in Salome’s disappearance, and Gaetano couldn’t act against her because she carried yet another of his Troius’s children. He reached out to the Agrippina family and secured passage into Dhemlan with a group of warriors, intent upon finding his brother’s wife and bringing her home.

    Battle with the Eyriens was savage and furious. Gaetano came to understand just how much anger he’d repressed over the centuries at his brother and his feelings of being passed over in terms of leading the family through some of the vicious attacks he’d visited upon the Eyriens. Traveling to Sarque, he fought alongside the Healers Kesare Fuentes and Ximena Caceres, who’d tended to his injuries and those of his warriors.. Gaetano and Ximena detested each other initially, but grew to trust each other due to shared combat experience and Kesare’s ability to discern the attraction between them.

    Cassica arrived some time later, also seeking Salome, affirming Gaetano’s belief that she played a role in his sister-in-law's disappearance. Forced to work with his enemy, Gaetano’s group defeated a number of Eyrien War Camps in conjunction with the Dhemlanese resistance. Meanwhile, Hayll fell to the Eyriens and his parents and younger sister, Afentra were killed. Cassica’s children with Troius were slain by the Eyriens in Dhemlan as well. Heartbroken, Gaetano found comfort in Ximena’s arms and considered remaining in Dhemlan once the war ended.

    Four years before the Purge, Ximena gave birth to the twins, Emiliano and Paloma. He angered Ximena when he mused that their children would have almost no chance of inheriting his family’s Senate seat upon his brother’s retirement. Still, Gaetano doted on his kids and tried to convince Ximena to come to Hayll with him. He would find a way to keep his family together, even if it meant getting along with his brother’s whore.

    The Purge changed everything. Gaetano’s men shielded him instinctively while he shielded Ximena and their babies. He watched his men, his friends, die as their jewels broke and the power of the destructive wave overwhelmed them. His shields were strained to the breaking point and he feared the loss of his own jewels, but the moment ended as soon as it had begun. He and Ximena were whole and mostly healthy, but Gaetano still has nightmares about that horrible day and burying his friends bodies afterwards. Ximena offered her aid, revealing to him her abilities as a Black Widow. If she expected Gaetano’s thanks, she was sorely disappointed. He questioned the nature of their relationship and immediately returned to Hayll, demanding that the children split their time between their respective cultures.

    The Eyriens retreated in the wake of the Purge and their armies were broken, but Hayll still suffered.  He returned to Faro to check on his family and found them mourning a new casualty of the Purge:

    Troius.

    Learning that he’d died shielding Cassica was the final straw. Now standing as the eldest child and de facto leader of the Accorsi family, Gaetano rewrote the apportionment of the family’s estates, along with his Troius’s. All of his brother’s children preceded or followed him into death. He created trusts for his own children and any children his siblings might have and buried his parents and Troius in the family crypt in Vati. He denied those same honors to Cassica’s children as they were not members of the Hundred Families. The Queen of Hayll appointed him the Senator for the Accorsi family and Gaetano used his new political influence to gather support from the Augustinius-Agrippina Senator, Lord Julian, to name a new judge to the Faro District.

    Said judge invalidated Troius’s inheritance to Cassica Laertes, leaving her destitute. The Black Widow offered to go quietly into the night and create no trouble for his family if only Gaetano reversed his decision to deny her children burial among the Accorsi family. Gaetano refused and Cassica vowed that he would pay for his arrogance.

    Gaetano has spent the last century since the Purge attempting to steer greater wealth and power to Faro, Cirta District in particular. He’s well-known and respected among the people of his city and he’s kept close ties to the Agustinius-Agrippa family. His son, Emiliano, has recently decided that he prefers the culture and politics of Hayll over the poverty of Dhemlan. Paloma, for her part, has expressed a desire to visit the rest of Terreille and possibly the Shadow Realm of Kaeleer thereafter. They both know better than to bring up their mother in their father’s presence, because it’s one of the few things that truly angers him.

    Meanwhile, Gaetano’s thoughts are preoccupied with regrets over things undone and unsaid, and producing a pure-blooded heir to ensure that his family’s power continues. 




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    Prince Gaetano, shield your lady! We’ll protect you!

    No! I won’t allow it! We’ll do it together! If we all work together--

    Sir, shield your lady!

    Gaetano Accorsi disliked taking orders, even when they came from people with more expertise than he. It was a failing of his, one that he needed to outgrow. He swore to himself that, if he lived through this, he would be better. He looked down at Ximena, his lover, holding their two beautiful children. The boy, Emiliano, looked so much like Gaetano’s mother that it brought a tear to his eyes every time he looked upon him. He hadn’t seen his parents in nearly two centuries, so involved was he with the Resistance. A war zone was no place to bear children, but all of Terreille was a war zone now. Even his native Hayll was unsafe, sacked by the cursed Eyriens of Askavi two centuries earlier. The rumors of his homeland’s fall shook him, made him angry. Morever, it made him more determined to unite his families.

    His daughter, Paloma, reminded Gaetano of his brother, Troius, in her temperament. The girl would not be a Warlord Prince, but her displeasure was quick and easy to spot. Now and again, though, he coaxed little smiles from her, smiles that would someday break the hearts of a thousand men if she’d inherited her father’s charm, which she had. Both children wailed in terror, sensing the frantic mood in the room. The bone-deep dread that that had plagued everyone all day gave way to terror as the wave grew closer.

    Gaetano shielded his family and Ximena did the same, her Blood Opal and Sapphire gems layered beneath his the shields of his Rose and Blood Opal.

    He opened his mouth to speak, but that was when the screaming started.

    Shields broke. Jewels drained and shattered.

    His men, his brothers, his friends, died screaming.

    Gaetano powered his shields, readying himself to join them. He prayed to Mother Night silently, offering himself if only Ximena, Emiliano, and Paloma were spared. His life meant little in the grand scheme of things, when put against the lives of his children. He braced himself to die as the wave moved towards him in slow motion.

    Gaetano snapped awake as someone pounded on his foot.

    Papa? Thank Mother Night you’re here.” Paloma said, watching her father with concern. She sat at the edge of the bed, draped in a crimson dress, her golden eyes fixed upon him.

    I'm here, Paloma. What’s wrong?

    Senator Agrippina is here. You two have a meeting today. Emiliano is stalling him. We didn’t hear you come in last night...

    Gaetano sighed as the fog of sleep finally fell away from his mind. Rational thought was returning. He shouldn’t have stayed out so late last night. He’d only returned home a couple of hours ago, knowing that he needed only two hours of sleep a night to function. It allowed for more productivity during the day, but it wreaked havoc on one’s sleep cycle.

    Have the servants bring hot coffee and something with meat.

    Emiliano’s already made the call. I laid out your clothes, Papa. Come down when you’re ready.” Paloma said.

    She stood up and walked out of the room and Gaetano laid back on the bed.

    Things were easier when they were babies.



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Re: Gaetano Accorsi
« Reply #1 on: Dec 05, 16, 11:25:47 AM »
May I have a General Random Roll and 5 Family Rolls, please?

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Re: Gaetano Accorsi
« Reply #2 on: Dec 05, 16, 11:44:45 AM »
A general random.
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with a cut Rose birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Blood Opal Jewel at your offering.

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Re: Gaetano Accorsi
« Reply #3 on: Dec 08, 16, 01:12:05 PM »
I'd like to add +35 to Gaetano's Birthright, as purchased here:

http://www.bloodrites.net/points-scheme/(dec)-points-transactions-10049/msg82261/#new

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Re: Gaetano Accorsi
« Reply #4 on: Dec 08, 16, 01:27:34 PM »
Weighed by Mother Night...

You've risen from the Darkness twice blessed with an uncut Rose birthright Jewel, and were gifted with an uncut Blood Opal Jewel at your offering.

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Re: Gaetano Accorsi
« Reply #5 on: Dec 09, 16, 12:46:26 PM »
Ready for Review.

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Re: Gaetano Accorsi
« Reply #6 on: Dec 09, 16, 02:15:53 PM »
He's lovely Gavin! And i adore that he fought in the resistance on both sides of the border! Down with the Eyrien invaders! I mean, umm... we're all friends now.

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Re: Gaetano Accorsi
« Reply #7 on: Dec 10, 16, 10:09:31 AM »

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Re: Gaetano Accorsi
« Reply #8 on: Dec 10, 16, 12:30:58 PM »
Edits made!

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