Lord Giorgio Proscipi
The world is ruled by power, and money -is- power.
Description: Giorgio possesses the kind of refinement that is seen so often among the nobility and very rarely among the highborn commoner. He is devilishly handsome to the point he is almost pretty, he most definitely does not look his age and carries himself with the vivaciousness of youth. Dirty blonde locks that are almost a shade of light brown fall softly around his shoulders and are always meticulously styled. His clean shaven face and well groomed hair complement his dark, hazel eyes and chiseled features. He is always very well dressed and very well put together. Much like the lycene all of this is a rather effortless endeavor on his behalf, he woke up like this.
Personality: Giorgio is a man of practicality, ambition, passion, loyalty, and utter creativity. Where others without his ability to see the world the way he does might not see an opportunity he is already finding ways to turn it into another. There is a cool, collected air of calm around him that is practically unshakeable. When one comes from a family as distinguished as his own, it's quite easy to forget that he is not a member of the Peerage and is in fact a prodigal for his refinement and poise. Very rarely when pushed far enough one might be unlucky enough to see the man's dark temper.
Background: The Merchant Prince of Tremorus. Giorgio was not born to the nobility and like the rest of his exorbitantly rich, highborn commoner family he does not care in the slightest. A title does not make a man, but his fortunes do. In the philosophy of the Pontelaeus, money -is- power, no matter where you live in the world. His ambitions and breeding mark him as interesting and 'a cut above' for sure, but it is his family's ancient trade routes that make him and the rest of the Pontelaeus indispensable. They would never outright say as such but the Pontelaeus have strong ties to a small few very rich, very connected merchants and bankers that have afforded them a life of privilege, although in Giorgio's generation those connections have waned a great deal -- leading them to explore new avenues of maintaining their wealth.
The Proscipi have historically gone to the Pontelaeus to bankroll any civil endeavor they were pursuing and this puts Giorgio's family in a position of influence that runs deep. Breaking away from the Pontelaeus would quintessentially impoverish the House and as such it is practically unthinkable. Every now and then one of their number has the 'honor' and 'privilege' of marrying into the principle House of the city-state but this is assuredly more beneficial to the nobility than it is to this particular family even if it is mutually beneficial.
Giorgio feels hopeful and upbeat about the direction the city-state has taken and he sees a whole world of opportunity; new connections with the Compact means new money, new associates, friends, and circles of influence for him to get involved with and explore.
This was the motivating factor behind his joining the Silver Consortium when he was approached by some of the current Spokes of the wheel to serve as the representative for House Leporidae. Even this far away from the rest of Arvum he has heard tales about the Great Road. To tell it true, the merchant prince has been very curious about how it all works and whether or not he can try to replicate something similar in the Saffron Chain.