Lord Vicente Fidante
Where there was once fire, all I can taste now is ash.
Social Rank: 4
Concept: Rose of Cinders
Marital Status: widowed
Hair Color: dark brown and grey
Eye Color: lime green
Description: A massive man with often a stoic expression on his face, he carries himself as discipline has always been a strong part of his life. When he was a younger man, it was likely he was good-looking. The salt and pepper hair, the sharp facial features, the faint crows feet at the corner of his eyes, all these features have made a good-looking man into something even more. He lime green eyes have an intensity to them, telling a tale of a life long lived. The man's strong hands bare faded burn scars which seem to linger.
Personality: Stern, serious, and dutiful. Vicente is rarely caught laughing, while not an impossible he would not seem to be a jovial man. He isn't without his own kind of charm, it just is more witty and reserved than boisterous. He takes his duty as a knight very seriously, looking to maintain his own honor and the honor of his House.This doesn't make him uncaring. He seems to love his family and would do anything for them.
Background: Vicente Fidante is a grizzled war-veteran whom served as a Knight-Captain during the Southport Wars. As in all wars, there is often two sides of the same coin as there are two views on this man in history in the same war. To the Fidantes and their allies, Vicente is a no non-sense knight whom pacified resistance in the towns on the outskirts of Southport. While he might have had harsh techniques, in the end, he likely saved lives by doing his part to help end the war sooner. However, those that stood with Southport see this man in a very different light. They saw him as a butcher and a murderer for Vicente arrived in one of the villages whom defiantly resisted Fidante soldiers and Vicente's solution was to trap many of them into their homes and burn it all. To the survivors, they scornfully remember this man as the 'Rose of Ciders' and to this day there are still survivors whom bare burns from this man.
After the Southport War, Vicente had seen enough death in his life and took a role more of a trainer of troops and less of a man of action in combat. Even though a skilled knight in his own right, something haunted the man. Perhaps remorse of his actions or perhaps something else. He settled down from the campaign life and started a family with his wife, Sandra Malgentilega. Life seemed to be good on the surface, but Vicente would always seemed tired and unhappy which suggested perhaps their marriage was not as good as it appeared on the surface.
One night years ago, while Vicente and Sandra were in bed. Vicente slept by his wife and Sandra reading late by the light of her oil lamp. The heat from the lamp fractured the lamp, spilling oil onto Sandra and igniting her. Vicente awoke to his bed in flames and his wife fully engulfed. He desperately tried to smother the flames, but it was too late. His wife was dead, burnt before his very eyes. But he shall never forget that night, for the burn scarring on his hands leave him with hand tremors time to time. Some rumors claim about him, that they would fight in secret, that he murdered his wife and burned her alive as his preferred way to kill his foes. However the investigation by the House determined it was an accident.
Today, Vicente lives with his two children, now adults. None of them openly appear to blame their father for their mother's death. On the surface, a happy family.