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Lord Savio Amadeo

Bright lights cast dark shadows.

Social Rank: 6
Concept: Unlucky Second Son
Fealty: Pravus
Family: Amadeo
Gender: male
Marital Status: married
Age: 29
Birthday: 3/1
Religion: Faith of the Pantheon
Vocation: Noble
Height: tall
Hair Color: brown
Eye Color: hazel
Skintone: rosy

Titles: Notorious Songwriter

Description: Savio is a tall man but not one of extreme height, leanly built, a languid person who moves like he's being poured from a bottle into a wine glass. His brown hair is seditious, his goatee's a little scruffy, and his eyes are puddle-colored. He talks with his hands, and is always wearing more than three rings. Although his attire is colorful and of a fine quality suggesting a good life, it's constantly in some degree of deshabille that suggests choices were made and they weren't good ones.

Personality: Savio struggles with his natural inclination to avoid effort and ambition, paired with a new sense of obligation and responsibility to his people. He is subject to mood swings, and has difficulty balancing highs and lows. Although he can be charming and good-humored, he is slow to truly trust others and keenly feels that he is different from other people.

Background: Born into the exorbitantly rich, Saffron commoner family of Pontelaeus, fortune has always been at Savio's service. However, where it inspired ambition in his brother Giorgio, it bred indolence in his younger brother. None of Savio's projects, aspirations, or ambitions ever seemed to succeed, and plagued by bad luck, he soon learned to stop trying. Why struggle? Why not just enjoy success?

Though he had some martial skill and talent at entertaining, Savio did not share Giorgio's aptitude or interest in the cutthroat social dances and economic mastery that made Pontelaeus what it is. Eventually his bad luck and misfit nature created a series of bitter disagreements with his relatives, and Savio sought to distance himself from the family. He disappeared to other parts of the Saffron Chain, drifting from exotic location to exotic location, getting into and out of trouble, and living a wasteful life that did nothing useful for anyone. But the Pontelaeus family's patience with this wayward son was not infinite, and after almost a decade of tolerating Savio's indulgences and bankrolling his bad luck, they cut him off. Penniless, he was forced to travel to Arx, where he was expected to make himself useful to Giorgio and to the family.

Time in Arx changed some things about Savio, but not all. He remains what most would describe as 'a character,' an eccentric figure who has cultivated a circle of friends and allies of similar uniqueness. He built a reputation as a bard, a skilled performer whose charm and wit could captivate an audience. He even fell in love.

During the recent war against Skal'daja, Savio's beloved home city of Tremorus fell under siege. Losses were heavy, including most of his family as well as Ezmeralda, the ruling Marquessa. Her dying wish was that Savio and his brother be ennobled, and so he found himself a newly-minted lord, expected to conform to the standards of the Compact. The burden of neonobility weighs heavily on him following the devastation of the war, but for the sake of his people, it's one he's doing his best to bear.

Relationship Summary

  • Giorgio - Older Brother - I don't always understand him, but I'd never let him stand alone.

  • Friend:
  • Raven - A loyal friend with a sharp tongue and a sharper sword.
  • Zakhar - Strange, loyal, wise, adored.
  • Ilira - the Queen of True Wishes
  • Medeia - If you call, I will answer; if you speak, I will listen.
  • Titus - The Chain remembers what Arvum has forgotten.
  • Zoey - You are not alone.
  • Cesare - Don't look at me in that tone of voice!

  • Ally:
  • Ian - Generous with his knowledge.
  • Lianne - What a strange understanding we share.
  • Gianna - Perfect. Gorgeous. Love.
  • Haakon - Row, row, row...

  • Family:
  • Andromeda - Cousin - My cousin can beat up your cousin.
  • Cassiopeia - Cousin - She was always the kindest and loveliest of us, growing up.
  • Remus - Cousin - He's always been a natural leader.
  • Cerelia - Cousin - I may have sailed her into some trouble when we were kids. I still would.
  • Maharet - Extended Family - Maybe not related by blood, but our jewel is family all the same.

  • Patron:
  • Apollo - The good twin.

  • Deceased:
  • Ezmeralda - I would have followed you anywhere, into the very abyss itself.

  • Spouse:
  • Orland - My stars, my light.
  • Name Summary
    Adalyn I would never claim to understand the weight of the burdens he must bear, but I feel compelled to assist where I can. There's a raw sort of honesty in the way he carries himself, something that feels like a rarity in this city.
    Adrienne I had the pleasure of hearing Savio Ponteleaus perform while we were both in Pieros before the Skal'dajan invasion. He's undeniably talented yet with a charm that makes it seem effortless. What more could we ask on behalf of those heading to battle?
    Aella When his rhymes get him killed, I hope I'm there to laugh. With him. To be clear.
    Aethan A difficult position to be put in, even more so to be congratulated for it. War is never easy, but it makes leaders out of the strangest people, those who would never have thought to inspire to it. Sadness is a phase of loss; a strong man will rebound with determination from it, harder, but prepared for hurt that is going to happen again. Time will tell whom Lord Proscipi will become.
    Amador Charming in an unrefined sort of way, but there an inquisitive cleverness folded within his whimsy. I find it difficult not to smile when in his presence.
    Amari He should maybe refrain from jumping into any water that's aglow. He seems fun, so it would be a shame if he was eaten by a kraken.
    Andromeda Savio is everything his brother Giorgio is not, for good or ill. They have a few commonalities, however, and those are for good. We'll see how the second son fares. He's fighting, at least.
    Anisha Savio Pontelaus is a delight; a fresh southern breeze carried from so far away. Style, flair and just a little impishness. His stories will be grand, I assure you.
    Apollo What a shame that he thinks us so different.
    Arman I had certainly heard of Savio Proscipi before today by word and deed but having now met the man in person I can say he is as charming and passionate as some might suggest and with a clear loyalty to his House and family.
    Auda He poured his heart out for me, and I'll be forever grateful.
    Audgrim I normally wouldn't accept work off someone that offers it after less than five minutes, but I need it. Besides, he's got money and he seems trustworthy enough.
    Baz I understand him in a way I don't care to understand most.
    Bhandn It was incredibly foolish to confront that individual I refuse to call a knight, but a part of me was envious I didn't do the same. Still, he was useful in a fight, which I'll have to remember.
    Brannen A young man who showed up at the shrine of Limerance. He seemed uncomfortable at first, but he was interested in talking and listening. I appreciated his openness to our customs and traditions - he may have been skeptical, but he seemed sincere and honest in his words. And I think that he values fidelity as much as we do.
    Calla Giorgio's brother, and apparently the stabby one of the two, though he seems to do a whole lot of talking. Especially about a certain import from Tremorus, I'm looking forward to testing out his supply
    Calypso A national. fucking. treasure. Anyone who disagrees is welcome to be wrong.
    Cassima Despite the dark circumstances and difficulties surrounding him, he is light itself. Speaking and acting with a grace that many of my peers could stand to learn. That I could stand to learn. He will be a boon to his House and the Compact, and I sincerely wish all the best to him.
    Cassiopeia You are love and that is our strength, cousin. From the jungles to the cities. And so shall the darkness quiver.
    Catalana Witty. Hardly annoying like I was led to believe.
    Cecilia A man that seems to know how to create a party environment. Fun in all the right ways.
    Cesare Whether he knows it or not, his perseverance could serve as example to many. Circumstances have tried all too hard to snuff out his light, but it shines proudly within him nonetheless, and I hope he will continue to protect and nurture it, because it's a light the world deserves - and needs - to see. Also, he's delightful.
    Ciro Well what wonder sometimes steps through the doors of the places we visit. A good man from what I can tell, with words that flow and an energy about him that I dare say reminds me in some ways of one of my dearest cousins.
    Ciro Damn Savio. Goes and gets himself hurt and then plays the 'I'm an invalid' card to make me play and almost sing. Well played, good sir, well played. I won't forget that, though.
    Cirroch A thoughtful song for every occasion, and amazing company.
    Dio Energetic, gregarious and a superb musician whose genius shines brightly in improvisation.
    Domonico Capable in a fight and not a slouch when it comes to working on a ship either.
    Drake Like me he's the younger brother, and I know what it's like to deal with that. He's probably used to rolling with the punches.
    Drusila There is something about his charm that is truly infectious.
    Duarte A kindred spirit in many regards, I'm sure. If I were awkward among my peers we might act the same even.
    Ember Excellent hair. He has other good qualities, as well, but truly excellent hair.
    Esme Always ask. I would be happy to share more, but please, always ask. It is hard to be in a position of love for one that will probably not be yours as you desired. We focus not on the ending, but on the moment. The moment we live in. The moment we breath. For now is the only certain time we are given. The rest are shrouded mists upon our paths. I am sure though, we shall meet yet again.
    Faye An eccentric merchant and broker of fine wares. A pleasant man to chat with, and I'll likely go to him when I'm looking for something in particular.
    Fortescue One of Medeia's friends who I didn't meet properly until recently, when we encountered one another at the Trader's Tavern. He's certainly likeable! Engaging, funny and easy to talk to. On the other hand, I am not sure I will ever be able to look at him in quite the same way after watching him try that foul looking drink of Zakhar's.
    Gabriella Charming by nature and impossible to anger, annoyingly so. He's good friends with Raven, so that means I can trust him to a good degree.
    Giada Another young man who took the name of the nobility. This one seems well suited to its demands, and I daresay that he'll excel.
    Giorgio My dear younger brother. I wonder sometimes what caused our paths to fork. At times I see our likeness, and then at others our glaring differences. Were our parents too hard on him when we were children? Or did I simply outshine him so much in the eyes of our parents, that I caused his path myself? Perhaps a new city will provide a new start for him.
    Grady There's a hint of the wary animal about him, but nobody reasonable could blame him for that.
    Graziella I found his nicest shirt discarded on a bench in Pravus ward... he really should watch his drinking, he might almost be charming if he did...
    Haakon Funny fucker. Glad no body stabbed him.
    Hadrian He is a Prodigal with many concerns to give a voice. They are legitimate concerns of course and he understands that to speak them too loudly, in the wrong company, could quite likely be detrimental for himself. Despite that caution, it's obvious that there are matters which he feels passionate about and wishes to see resolved or remedied. He possesses enough wit to him that he understands it's not something that will likely ever change by force of arms. I sense that he recognizes it is hearts and minds that he'll have to sway to his way of thinking. Which is the path that will yield results that persist a greater, if not indefinite, period of time.
    Ian I don't get to fight against people with classical training very often. It's a nice change.
    Ilira He is an original, one of those souls that lights up a room even before he's in it. I don't know if you fully realize what a wonder it was for me to meet you, my friend, but you've brightened my world! I only hope, now, you'll stay in it.
    Isabeau He reminds me a little of his brother, but a bit more lively. He's a very enthusiastic dancer as well.
    Jadara Charming, dangerous, and a force to be reckoned with. Death hidden behind a bard's humor but there is a complexity to him that begs to be explored.
    Jasher I am aware that Lord Savio has lost much in his lifetime – too much. Knowing this, I can better understand why his marriage was simultaneously a peerless blessing and a source of apprehension. When one has felt the pain of categorical loss, every gain becomes that much more invaluable, impossible to live without. I sense that he is a fierce protector, does not lack for conviction, and takes pride in his qualities and skills, and the culture that has shaped him. I wish him nothing but fortunate days to come.
    Katarina He says that he would not throw a pineapple at a royal. I am not especially certain that I believe him.
    Klaus A playwrite willing to fight, color me impressed
    Lasha He a soft one, but he's good hearted, and if he breaks Orland's heart I might break his legs.
    Lianne Capable command of a crowd. Self-assured. Actually funny.
    Liara He appears to be a new arrival to Arvum, going by the accent and the polite manner interspersed with some unusual suggestions in conversation. I dare say he will do just fine, given a little guidance.
    Lore Squeamish for someone that looks to be from the Lowers. Time should change that.
    Lottie A man who sings me a very sweet song in the first few minutes we've met is a man I'm surely going to like. Plus, I won him a bet! Yay, me! And him!
    Lucrezia A bard? Another I will pester for stories.
    Lustry A very talented bodyguard who I may attempt to make my protege. His talent is immensely impressive.
    Mabelle Entertaining and does not seem to shy from challenges. That is the recipe for good company.
    Maris Ended up liking this fella a lot more than I thought I would when he started gawking at me. The honesty must be refreshing, no matter how aimless. Generous, talkative, pretty amusing. I wonder if his brother would have any opportunities for me.
    Marzio One from the Saffron Chain. I haven't had a chance to meet many of the islanders, but this one fights well. He seems to be able to take care of himself and isn't bad company.
    Mattheu A curiously wonderful person that is able to come up with song and ridicule rhyme upon the spot.
    Medeia The man has a way of communicating that is at once engaging and distracting - in the best way. I can easily lose hours of my day sharing drink and discussion with someone like him.
    Mikani A man of words. Many many words. How does he use them all?
    Mirk An interesting individual, that is for sure, one who does not hesitate to act when he feels it warranted.
    Monique There's so much more to Savio than I think anyone guesses. And because he doesn't like to talk about it you have to see through the surface to the deep troubled waters below. But once you do, there's a man there who is beyond imagining; flawed and beautiful.
    Nina A reliable friend to the house as a merchant. But also a talented bard and comedian! He really did shine on stage.
    Ophne A green thumb with an apptitude for arrangements - and deflowering. Specialties? Hibiscus, most pointedly. She would return again to see more in the future.
    Orland I liked him. Until he left me in the woods. But then he came back, sort of redeemed himself there.
    Oswyn A wondrous talent for impromptu songs, a keen wit and a sharp mind. Also apparently I'm not to bullshit him. I can't ever imagine why I'd try. Wonderful taste in tea.
    Pasquale Forged in struggle.
    Petal He seems very friendly and easy going. I don't know much about him yet, but I think that maybe he was a commoner once and became a noble? I would like to hear his story. He is welcoming, warm and a thoughtful host. I hope to hear him perform one day!
    Piccola The younger of the Pontelaeus brothers is a man of excellence with poetry. I do wish I had a better appreciation for such arts: I can understand when I hear skill, but to discern the value of the same is beyond my skill. Ah well.
    Porter Council?? Approval?? I'm not sure I really understand what's going on. But he was damn funny.
    Quenia He has quite a talent for twist words into a poem or song. It makes me wonder if he might one day work with my cousin, Lucita.
    Raimon A man who's seen his world crack and shatter. Maybe more than once. How can I help him?
    Raja A prodigal from a prodigal family. He speaks my language. Perhaps our families can broker some trade agreements to bolster each other.
    Renata Charming and vastly entertaining, the man seems to be a Bard of some skill. I do like amusement.
    Romulius Lord Proscipi is every bit as creative and colorful as his reputation would suggest. While it is impossible for me to truthfully say that I am taken by his unique sort of 'charm', his heart is true enough and he is a steadfast ally to have beside you in battle.
    Rook Too bad all of his good stuff is in black journals. Gonna have to wait until he dies I guess.
    Rosalind We met at a meeting regarding, well--prodigals! It was nice to have someone speak the same views. He seems a pretty nice man to have around!
    Rosemary I bet he is the life of the room everywhere he travels. I love his style, only the bold can pull of such an outfit and make it look so good. He is definitely marked as a 'pro' for Giorgio.
    Sabella If a man is a projectile, then this man is a fantastic projectile. He makes quite the splash!
    Sabriel Okay so I only know that he has a talent for pissing people off apparently? More Tremorous people coming in and I don't know what his deal is. Andromeda thinks we'll be good drinking buddies so he might know how to have a good time, will have to see if he holds his liquor as well as she suspects... could be fun to drink him under the table though sometime.
    Samira He strikes me as the type who says exactly what he's thinking, appropriate or not, and that's something I can appreciate. Amiable in conversation, dangerous with a blade in hand. One to watch.
    Scylla Finally, I meet the gregarious Savio, who more than exceeded what expectations I had for his character formed solely from what others have so courteously said of him. He's the opposite of me in every way, but as far as I'm concerned, that's a good thing. I look forward to basking in his company in future.
    Scythia Very rarely do I meet someone that it is so easy to be comfortable around. How curiously dangerous.
    Sebastian A bard, glib of tongue and quick of wit. He's certainly caught Raven's eye, which means I'll be keeping a closer eye on him as well, even if he weren't my protege's brother.
    Sloane That tune you can't remember the words to but will hum the rest of your life.
    Sorrel His love for his home in the Saffron Isles comes through in his music. He makes it sound wonderful, and I would love to just sit and listen to him play his mandolin.
    Sudara Would 'charmingly gauche' be appropriate? Certainly not so socially hopeless as he fears, though perhaps he *would* be well-advised to be careful around more staid branches of the nobility. Certainly, when he relaxes into a topic with which he is familiar, his competence shines through.
    Svana Poncy, but likes snakes. My kind of person, and he's hilarious. Oh, I bet he has stories for days!
    Sydney A spring in his step, a quip on his lips, and a song sure to follow. After seeing the way he fights, however, those talents seem almost secondary. Would that I were so quick-witted, but then I might be at risk for becoming a bard as well.
    Theophania A delightful host, and a radiant groom. In the light of his happiness, the whole day was brightened.
    Valencia Talented and very charming. His playful zest and zeal is very welcome in my Hart. I'm glad to have met him and to have enjoyed his bardic skills.
    Vanora A bard connected to my Pravosi family, and quite gifted as I'm told. I wonder how much we have in common.
    Vitalis He saved my life and considers there to be no debt, accepting only a hand in friendship. I'll have to think of something...
    Zakhar Is amazing at talking himself into a corner that is hard to get out of.
    Zoey A charmer! And an entertainer down to the core of his being, I will wager. Fantastic at parties.
    Zyxthylum Sings to fish, likes my style? Welcome to lay low in my any time.