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Lord Orland Amadeo

People see what they want to see.

Social Rank: 6
Concept: Cynical orphan
Fealty: Pravus
Family: Amadeo
Gender: male
Marital Status: married
Age: 22
Birthday: 1/1
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Noble
Height: tall
Hair Color: mousey
Eye Color: brown
Skintone: swarthy

Titles: Legendary Illusionist, Knight of Illusions, Honorary Luminary

Description: Orland is someone who could easily blend in with a crowd, as he has features that could belong to almost anyone. His cheek bones are high yet are muted and his jawline is similar without overpowering angles, making straighter softer lines that lead to a quiet chin. He has dull and pale brown eyes, and hair of an uninteresting shade of brown, and an abundance of freckles across his swarthy cheeks. His eyebrows are thick and darker, with the left lacking a strip where a knife scar prevents regrowth, as well as a not so fashionable small scar across his lower lip. When his face is in rest, his expression settles into one of scowling, as if nothing in the world could scare him.

While he'll never quiet lose his rangy appearance due to his height, he has filled out with muscle to support his activities that require agility and endurance more than brute strength. His shoulders, arms, chest, and torso give him a low key athletic build.

Personality: Orland is cynical, distrustful and suspicious. He's also shrewd, cunning and incredibly observant. Despite an aloof cynicism that dominates his expression he can be quite personable when necessary. He can cross the full range of emotions and is expressively an open book. Yet he is incredibly discreet and incredibly tight lipped when need arises and has all the makings of a trusted and particularly effective confidant. Hardened from an early life on the streets of the lower boroughs, he has yet to quite fit comfortably into his role as Voice for a noble house.

Background: Orland was born and soon after orphaned. The story of his parents is not known to any, nor how the young infant ended up at The Tragedy. He simply appeared one day left and forgotten by whomsoever dropped him off.

Growing up in the orphanage is not the most pleasurable of existences and few who haven't had the misfortune know anything about it. At a very young age Orland had already had more than his fair share of mistreatments and beatings. He ran away from The Tragedy at 13 and never looked back, even when what he ran into was not much of a trade-off.

The young boy lived life on the street earning enough begging to get at least one meal a day. At night he would fashion himself a bed of sorts in whatever dark corner of an alley wasn't already occupied by another of the city's homeless. Eventually he fell into the employ (if you could call it that) of the Ulbrans. His long limbs and narrowness were perfect for filching and youthful energy perfect for out running any who might pursue him. He was allowed to keep enough of what he stole to eat - at least - and there was a piece of furniture somewhere, or at least a floor under a roof, to sleep on.

As luck, or misfortune, would have it, he one day tailed a silk-clad Setarcan man (Duarte Amadeo) from the docks with the intention to filch silver. He was spotted easily. Rather than being turned over to the Iron Guard, the mark took the young boy under his wing. He was given shelter and regular meals. He was also taught to read. They established a rapport and though the relationship was never one of father and son, Orland was officially adopted just the same. After working primarily as Duarte's discreet messenger, Orland soon became the man's only confidant and fully trusted companion and has worked closely with Duarte on every investigation and endeavor over the past five years.

When Duarte was elevated to Count of Bravura there was hardly any question who would become the Voice of House Amadeo.

Relationship Summary

  • Teague - He treats me like family and is a mentor of the combat ring.
  • Jasher - He's my OEL brother, and sometimes I squire for him.
  • Romulius - He's been my mentor in ways that goes beyond the OEL.
  • Clarisse - I'd think she'd be one of my best friends.
  • Apollo - He always treated me kindly.
  • Natasha - I absolutely adore this woman. If I have any issues, I can count on her to help me.
  • Pasquale - I've come to know him over time and I enjoy the time we do get together.

  • Parent:
  • Duarte - Adopted Father and gave me a Future

  • Patron:
  • Giada - A profound woman of such unspoken greatness. I'm lucky to know her.
  • Coraline - My former patron prior to her journies and one that got me started in the Order of East Light.

  • Spouse:
  • Savio - My Sky, My Night.

  • Deceased:
  • Dio - Once a patron, friend, and mentor, but lost at sea.

  • Family:
  • Cassiopeia - She is family now, a dear beloved and respected sister.
  • Giorgio - It doesn't matter what last name he wears, he's my brother.
  • Zakhar - The Old Man will always be family to me.
  • Andromeda - She's like my big sister and is never afraid to show it.
  • Tanith - She made my wedding cake and if I had an aunt, I'd say she'd be one.
  • Raymesin - Ulbran for life.

  • Ally:
  • Lucano - Amazing what we survived. Gods what did I promise him...
  • Monique - We fought together a few times and we are making a novel series out of it.
  • Ripley - A generous person and someone I would help in a heartbeat.

  • Acquaintance:
  • Ilira - While she was first more so my husband's friend and we had a misunderstanding, hopefully this can change into a friendship!

  • Protege:
  • Miella - I have a protege! My first one! We'll do great things together!
  • Name Summary
    Adalyn He has a sincere quality about him, and the desire to be useful in all avenues speaks well of his character.
    Adrienne I don't know the young man who defended the Pravus docks from the Apostate's supporters. Any man or woman who, when faced with fire and arrows, dives into the fray rather than away from it, it is a man or woman of worth.
    Aelgar A man of conviction who knows his paths and who can say when an expert in illusion and misdirection might be critical to a mission's success?
    Aella A fair ship passenger - can play a song or roll some dice with the crew and not fall afoul of anyone. Might be dangerous in a jungle though.
    Aisha Let me tell you a tale of Lord Orland and his hat of wonder. Actually, scratch that. You must really meet his hat in order to truly understand the measure of its glory. Its wearer seems quite the gentleman as well, even if I may have been seduced by the billow of that feathery filigree. I hope there are many excuses for me to keep both of their company in the future. For any man that wears a hat such as that is a man I wish to know.
    Alarissa He's a sweet boy. With a roughness around the edges that I hope he never loses. And a pride that he will always foster.
    Andromeda Lord Orland Amadeo is a lump of clay, or perhaps a bar of iron. Unshaped. Unformed. His mind pulls him in many directions, his ideals are facing the harshness of the world. But I have hopes. When given only a little direction, he is audacious and ambitious. Once he finds his own direction, those traits will become pernicious, too.
    Anisha Lord Orland Amadeo is a wonderful fellow, with a good perspective on the peerage and the commons, and a heart whose nature shines bright and warm, as I've seen it. He's a credit to his house and his fellows.
    Apollo So enthusiastic. If you're going to be like that, place it in your gratitude, as he does - it will never go wrong.
    Auda A man of many, many talents. I'm constantly surprised and delighted by each new facet.
    Audgrim Talkative and social, not afraid to get his hands dirty in the jungle, it seems. Although perhaps not that experienced with it. Probably fun at parties.
    Avita I can tell that he's watching, I can see the calculation in his eyes. He might be cunning, but he is also quiet... for now. These are things I can appreciate.
    Belladonna I do not know the man very well, but I know he is crafty. All things considered, I sure am appreciative of this one.
    Bhandn He kept his head during conflict, which is about all a man can really ask of another.
    Brady The lord hosts alright, some good eats and wine and puzzles for a hidden treasure somewhere.
    Calla Interesting Lord from a house that I'm not entirely familiar with. Fairly smooth in his manner and rather dexterous when it comes to flaming fruit.
    Cambria This fellow was on something strong, and I want to know what it was. So I can studiously avoid it, obviously.
    Caprice More than a nice hat, of course, but, it really is a nice hat.
    Caspian Brave, idiotic, and utterly obsessed with gold beyond all good judgement. Honestly just a swell guy!
    Cassiopeia Orland is beautiful and talented individual, and I find I am inspired when I am around him. He is family to me, and I look forward getting to know him better over the coming months.
    Cerys Has a strong opinion about hats, but I am not easily swayed.
    Cesare I wish you could see yourself the way those who value you do. But that would be asking you to be something other than what you are. There's fire inside you still burning despite all you've done to try and snuff it out, and fire needs air to grow. Let it.
    Cirroch An interesting young man seems to be in a personal discussion of both being in and out of the element with others of differing stations.
    Denica He's clever, thorough, and clearly has a curious mind.
    Desma His dancing during the shot challenge was inspired. I know I couldn't have done what he did!
    Dio Intelligent, cunning and subtle. Fortune smiled upon me when this man agreed to be my protege.
    Domonico An Admiral apparently but one that seems far too young for the position in my opinion.
    Drusila As eager to trade as I am. We both love silver! But have you seen his majestic eyebrows? Where did he get them? They make my tummy flutter.
    Duarte Could there exist a better sidekick?
    Dycard There's a certain charm to a man confident in his own abilities while able to recognize the merits of others. Too often in this city do we find those who think they can shoulder all the worlds problems.
    Eleanor He's a lord, but he talked about growing up in the Lowers. He must've married into a noble House, I guess!
    Ember I cannot imagine anyone whom I am more unlike, outwardly. Inwardly, I suspect it is a different story.
    Esme The best way to learn is to listen. The best way to get things is to ask without demands. No is an answer to a question. Wait is an answer to a question. You are not ready to know is an answer to the question. People are not just protecting you, but others if answers are not forthcoming. You must learn to take these answers with grace. Or to search out your own studies. I am sure we will get along famously though.
    Evaristo Blends humor and a dark mien into a perfect blend of dark comedy, when performing. Great performance!
    Evelynn He seems to be an inquisitive man, though sometimes I have no answers. As another one with a curious mind, I can only admire him for it.
    Ezra Can't be older than 15. Is he old enough to grow a beard?
    Faye A neo-noble now, I suppose. Still, his company is pleasant enough, and we do have enough interests in common to keep up a conversation.
    Fredrik A young man with a healthy zest for life. I should keep him around me to preserve any youth still left in me.
    Gabriella Noble by adoption, this shared background created a deeply interesting man who knows how to handle himself well in a conversation. I could learn from him, but I doubt I'd ever get on his level.
    Gehenna Flamoyantly dressed and at home in similarly colourful surroundings, this should really set my teeth on edge with his sensibilities. Yet he has such a pleasant, polite attitude and excellent taste in drink that I have leaned toward liking him.
    Giada My new protege, I enjoy the fact that he walks his own path with a curious, creative mind indeed. Now let's see if he can focus that into a strength.
    Giorgio A man looking to prove himself. He seems driven and ready for the opportunity. I can hardly fault him, and I look forward to seeing what he will make of himself.
    Giorgio My brother, officially. I trust him to guard Savio's heart and to be there for my brother even when our relationship will not allow me to be. He is certainly one of my brother's better choices in his life.
    Grady The blessing and curse of love is how frightfully deep it plunges every little thing, good and bad, into ones' heart. I do hope he finds his way.
    Graziella He was one of the guests at my first birthday party in Arx and he won a lantern, quite good at party games.
    Gwenna Lord Orland Amadeo may be one of the most intriguing people I have met in the city of Arx. His story has been woven across a number of different landscapes, and each seems to have built upon the experiences of the last. Earnest and determined, he is also someone who offers truly genuine conversation. Plus? He is a Minister of Finance for his House and brought ledgers to coffee. What's not to like?
    Haakon Not a foppish prick.
    Ian He's got some bad habits to unlearn.
    Ilira He does not trust me. He won't, not for a time to come, if he'll allow me any of it. And if he doesn't, I cannot help it. But if he does, I will do all I can to show him what I mean.
    Jasher I met Lord Orland on an excursion with the Order of East Light. He deftly lifted a dagger off a young, foolish pirate, then took a cheap shot to the mouth. Sounded bad, bled a bit, but he has thick skin. So when his lordship vowed revenge, I made sure he collected it twice over. He'll make a fine pirate hunter.
    Keely A wonderful performer, funny and wonderful on the lute. And just as delightful off the stage as he is upon it!
    Keely My dear protege Savio's wonderful husband. He has generously dismantled half of my wardrobe for reuse, which helps me to be less wasteful, and he makes Savio happy.
    Klaus A brave man willing to fight for his house.
    Lasha kids think they become something when they leave the lower, show them they're nothing and they bite back, maybe this one will remember where he came from.
    Lianne I certainly see the family resemblance. It's in the bite of his words.
    Liara An excellent musician! Quite an affable sort too, though not to the point that one might describe as bubbly. He recovered quite well after a mild case of mistaken identity.
    Lisebet He saved my life on our first meeting; it's hard to top that. Having now spent some time talking with him, I think he's a lovely young man who should go far. Looking forward to furthering our acquaintance.
    Lore The best son I could never have.
    Lot Children like him. Lot does not know why.
    Lustry A generous gifter of rum, I do wonder if he saved one or is maying one for my rum contest.
    Mabelle He was quite wounded when I've met him, but if anything, I can tell he is brave.
    Mailys Star iron, honeysilk, and entertaining connections. All my favourite things in an approachable man. See, approachable works.
    Maris This young man can work wonders with those blades. Not a bad guy to have by your side in battle. Even in the middle of the Mournin' Isles, on Norrock Vorod.
    Martino He knows things and had excellent connections. So utterly superb to be around with curious stories. One that I shall open the folio with and speak more to for his company is appreciated.
    Marzio Lord Orland seems to be a man that I could be friends with. Like me, he seems mindful that stagnation in the city can drive one mad. Hopefully we will become fast friends in our travels, should they come to fruition.
    Mattheu An amazing young man that could probably teach the Ravashari a few things.
    Medeia There's a story I ahve yet to learn about how he changed his circumstances, but this is definitely the boy I once knew... But changed. For the better? Remains to be seen, but I am hopeful.
    Mikani My favorite drunk pupil. I love training this man.
    Miraj Somehow, I got the impression he thinks he's plain. I think he's quite the opposite. Big brown eyes that have the capacity to be cruel and cutting or big and innocent with a mouth that promises to break hearts with its smile. I hope he doesn't aim it directly at me!
    Mirella A clever, clever boy who is braver and bolder than he might think. He has endless potential, I think. Count Amadeo found a treasure in Orland.
    Mirk At first glance, another neonoble that shows signs of a less than traditional upbringing. But he'll surprise you.
    Monique His legend precedes him and makes me deeply *DEEPLY* jealous.
    Nazmir A charming individual and one who, I believe, the Compact has treated unfairly. I could see becoming friends with him. Quiet easily.
    Nigel A well spoken man I met briefly in a Salon discussion on neo-nobility. He is a thinker, and one that has solid thoughts on his beliefs. I would be interested in learning morea bout him.
    Nina He's keen in observation, and quite brave! A good companion to help me stumble through a day that is turning out to be a bit of an adventure...
    Noah I think we do not see eye to eye. I'm perfectly fine with this.
    Olivia Greedy little shit, enjoys almost getting the party killed, but maybe has good intentions?
    Pasquale Having met Orland I finally understand what all the fuss was about.
    Porter One of Raven's very colorful friends! Amusing. Definitely doesn't have a problem ribbing someone until they're about ready to tackle him. Poor woman has her hands full.
    Quenia Heir to Amadeo. Occasional acquaintance. Wearer of fashionable hats. I've known him for some time and have been glad for it, and have tried to offer support where I can.
    Raimon The Lord Orland Amadeo is a strikingly creative sort, with talents in a great many directions. So many so, perhaps, that his interests draw him far and wide. An explorer of the map of life, Savio's paramour is fiercely independent yet also stunningly loyal in one and the same breath. A Noble, a Knight, skilled in the social arena and with an eye for the beauty of art, this young man seemingly has the entire world available at his fingertips. What will he do with it? That will be most interesting to see!
    Raja Poor soul. Living that noble life.
    Raven Painfully earnest which betrays his youth but seemingly serious about duty. We shall see how the years weather all those good intentions.
    Renata He has grown into a fine young Lord while I have been away. He deserves all the good that has come his way, earning it through his hard work.
    Romulius Lord Amadeo is a bright, eager young man, with a clear desire to better himself and to serve his house and their people. While there is work to be done yet, in regards to his technical ability, under the mentorship of Princess Coraline he will no doubt prove to be a paragon of Bravura. He's proven himself capable enough even without the formal training of those at it far longer than he, already.
    Rufio The Astounding Amadeo. His greatest trick was planting me square onto my face in the training center. I absolutely love him to death and he is such a welcome addition to the family.
    Sabella Lord Orland is an absolutely wonderful person to share a table with when one finds oneself at the Queensrest, though I imagine any setting would be optimal for a conversation with him! He's thoughtful and witty and cheerful and a positive delight!
    Sabella He is a lovely rug. A very fine and human-shaped rug.
    Sabriel He is a walking liability, but Savio loves him so there must be something there.
    Samira A man who hails from the Lowers, but was adopted by a noble family. It seems he's not forgotten his meager beginnings, but time will tell where his loyalties lie and what that means for his old connections.
    Sasha A wonderful guest. I hope he is able to attend our next public dinner party!
    Savio Quite like him! He is brave even in the face of grave danger and dire peril. I would never, ever, ever push him into the sea.
    Sebastian A man who took unhesitating action when it was needed to save lives; this speaks well of his character.
    Sloane A puppy, all ears and feet and joy.
    Sorrel Everyone engages in odd behaviors from time to time, but this young man has not made an optimal first impression. Still, one has hope that he will overcome the limitations of his birth and rise to be a proper member of the peerage, rather than a forgettable neo-noble. Hopefully the next time we meet, it will be a more positive experience.
    Svana A Lord who was raised Ulbran and is exactly as fun as you might imagine him to be! Quick-witted and kind, he makes an excellent addition to the peerage, and I'd love to share a drink sometime.
    Sylvana A companion of Savio's and a rather affable conversationalist. I like the way they look together and hope we get a chance to spend more time getting to know one another.
    Tanith Oooh, wait until I tell Raymesin about -this one-.
    Temira Parried some attacks to protect me, may not have personally talked too much but that in my book earns my respect.
    Theophania A radiant, if ever awkward groom. Something I can sympathise with, in truth. In the light of his happiness, the whole day was brightened.
    Titus A young man of action with a touch of curiosity. He reminds me of the larger jungle cats of the Caldera. Dangerous when you see them, far more dangerous when you don't. Perhaps there's a newfound friendship waiting to be claimed.
    Valencia Charming I think is the first word that comes to mind. Seems he is a bit of a gambler, though I think that adds to his charm. He does seem loyal to those he cares for. I approve this very much. I hope he visits my Hart often. He seems a delightful sort.
    Valerius An interesting one with a couple tales. Good with information, and a drink.
    Venturo A Lord with a touch of mischief, which when coupled with his clear good tastes in beverages? Is a man I look forward to hosting frequently within the Raconteur.
    Vitalis Clever. A clever, clever sort. And not just with his hands.
    Viviana Sharp words, sharper wits. Definitely a survivor. I think he'll flourish in the city of Arx.
    Yrsa I really have no idea what to make of him. But he lives life to his own rhythm, which I suppose I can respect.
    Yuri Lord Orland could only be as much as myself when I first came to Arx, though he has been away on study for some time. I hope my advice gives him the strength that I needed to find my purpose in that first month. I wish him great success and more meetings to come.
    Zakhar Poor lad has come into something that no one should have to face at any age. Might be possible to stop the wound from spreading.
    Zoey He could slip past unnoticed if he wanted to, but I am glad he chooses otherwise. He has an inquisitive mind that will either serve him well or get him in a lot of trouble. Or both.
    Zoya It's a pity he has respect for like... lives, and people. He probably manages to keep his friends out of jail often.
    Zyxthylum Fate brings people where they need to be. We just have to be open, and I think Mortyx likes him.