Lord Saverio Inverno
A painful truth can be far more effective at cutting enemies than any conceivable lie.
Description: This man's beauty is made of sharply edged lines that come together in precise angles with a symmetry that pleases the eye. An aquiline nose is perfectly straight, precise. A high forehead and arched brows only lend to the aristocratic features, with a chiseled jaw and prominent cheekbones. His angled, hooded eyes are colored with a brown so dark as to border on black, hard as flint, offset by the slight hint of pillowing to his lips. The Lyceum leaves its mark in bronzed skin that compliments his dark eyes and black hair, soft as silk, with a sun-kissed tint of caramel except where it has gone slightly silver at his temples.
Personality: Saverio seems to be, first and foremost, an adventurer. He is a firm believer in the philosophy that life is too short, and there is no point in wasting it. He throws himself fully into whatever he is interested in, those his interest changes daily. His curiosity drives him, leaving him restless if he is left in one spot for too long. He isn't afraid of very much, believing that life is also too short for fear, which has served him well in his explorations of the world. He is loyal to those who earn it, but generally looks down on people he feels are wasting their lives with frivolity. To those who know him better, there's an edge of ruthlessness to him and an emotional distance that speaks to a diplomat well aware of the consequences of words, and well prepared to use them as a weapon.
Background: Lord Saverio Inverno was always a distant figure from House Inverno, the brother of the previous ruling Count Mario Inverno who made little mention of his oft adventuring sibling. A severe figure at court in his rare appearances, he would be gone for years at a time in visiting the Everwinter or exploring the Saffron Chain, only to return with an uncanny sense of timing to give counsel to his brother. Part adventurer and part diplomat, when he wasn't exploring far flung reaches of Arvum, he would go on lengthy missions to represent the Inverno family and stay gone for months or years at a time, trying to convince an Abandoned clan to bend the knee or spending time in other city-states to speak for the Inverno family. Where he went, things tended to turn against those who opposed House Inverno, and he was suspiciously absent during the fall of House Argento, as he was during the time years ago when Duke Piero Pravus was assassinated. Now he has returned, coming straight to Arx, and it seems his adventuring days are behind him.