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Marquis Gaspar Tessere

In a world of luxury and opulence, the wants of 'the haves' change from day to day. Who better to show them what they crave than me?

Social Rank: 5
Concept: Enigmatic Courtier
Fealty: Velenosa
Family: Tessere
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 29
Birthday: 2/24
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Courtier
Height: 6'3"
Hair Color: Umber
Eye Color: Brown
Skintone: Tan

Description: Gaspar Velenosa struck a tall, lean figure with all of the obvious displays of strength, scarcely hidden by the fashionable clothes chosen for the day. Almost ever present was that cocksure smile along with a short mop of curly umber hair. Handsome, as are most of his station, but it's that countenance that draws the eye; that insatiable lust for life and all of its pleasures perpetually etched across his smile.

Just below his right eye was a small, lateral scar from long ago. Perhaps the only 'blemish' on an otherwise seemingly markless expression.

Personality: Gaspar Velenosa is cheerful, curious and carefree. There's no place that he isn't comfortable either in court or out of it. Lust. That encompasses nearly all of Gaspar's drive. Lust for love, excitement, knowledge, intrigue. There is never enough for him, never enough hours in the day to do all that has to be done for someone who will only be satisfied when the world itself is tied around his finger. Gaspar is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades. Seemingly touched by the gods themselves, all that keeps him from turning a passion into a gift...is the newest passion born of tomorrow. How can the voice be mastered with the temptation of a lady on the mind? What chance does diplomacy have with the call to finish that painting?

Background: The life of a young prince was exactly what one would expect. Catered parties with food too rich for a child to enjoy, endless lines of Lycene Peers visitng and chatting, remarking on how 'big' he's getting. It was all as mother, Emma Velenosa, wanted. "Nobody pays attention to children" she would remark, when instructing Gaspar to listen for bits of intrigue at each gala they attended.

Unfortunately, "nobody" included his mother for many years, when she wasn't teaching him to spy on her peers. Political manuevering left her unable, or more likely unwilling, to properly raise Gaspar. Nannies came and went. Boarding schools both near and far were his home just as much Lenosia had been. But it was at those schools, in those different places that he reinvented himself each time. A new persona for new classmates and teachers.

There is only one place to put those new talents to use, one court where the posturings of peer and person will require focus and patience. With a new Archduchess in control, it's nothing less than his familial duty to aid her and the rest of his kin in Arx.

Name Summary
Ajax A prince. In that city that is honestly nothing special with how they come out of the woodwork weekly. I think I stopped being in awe of them a month into the city. Yet, he holds the crowds attention, especially when that crowd is a collection of beautiful women. But that is hardly something unique in this city. I look to you and I wonder how much of your personality is simple that. An act, frankly though. I doubt you'd survive in Velenosa if you actually had no talent in keeping that hidden. So, thus I will watch, wait, and be curious until that mask of yours comes off. What will I see?
Alarissa Would that Eleyna could see the way he sweeps people off their feet.
Aleksei Lycenes, am I right?
Alessandro A cousin, one of many, though of course that does not diminish his presence -- I am 'one of many,' as well. I wonder if he still has his winning streak, and what he uses it for now.
Alessia Our meeting was brief but I admire the prince's interest in fashion.
Amari Quick enough to keep up, which makes him something of a rarity among princes. Also more amusing than most thanks to that quick wit, discerning eye and ready charm. In short, quite tolerable even if he's not yet prepared to admit the superiority of milk over wine.
Amund A Prince who has ambitions and the drive to reach them. His strengths are clearly social but he can shape himself into a fine swordsman if that's his will.
Anisha I must say, Prince Gaspar is everything I'd been told he is. I can't wait to see his infamous wit in action once more.
Arcadia Immediately told the most lamest of jokes. He must be a father.
Avary Justice is a hard path to walk, often we do things we feel is right but we can't see the ripples of wrong that it sends. I look forward to this lord learning more about the path of the Sentinel.
Berenice Ah, another dear cousin come to Arx! I'm rather fond of this one; we're rather of a like mind on many things.
Cabrera A grandiose and truly dazzling Prince of style, fashion and charm
Cahal A prince of Velenosa and prospective bard. He's very evasive about what he actually does.
Calista Truly a marvelous man in every sense of the word. He thoroughly continues to impress me with his thoughts and visions for the future. He is a breath of fresh air in Velenosa and the Lyceum as a whole. There is so much about him that pays homage to the old traditions while marrying innovative concepts for this more modern world. If only I could steal him for my own reasons...
Calypso All in all, a nice footrest.
Caspian The man bought free drinks for everyone. How can I not like him? He stole my heart with that!
Catalana He seems quite devoted to his wife and child. It's sweet, however odd for a lycene.
Celeste Such a full barrage of charm has rarely been turned against me. Prince Gaspar is a credit to his House and a charming companion to have.
Constance Now I see why the Lyceum has a reputation for deadliness. I've never been told to take a long walk off a short cliff so endearingly! A welcoming, charming, and friendly man, who always seems to smile.
Corrigan Was I accidentally flirting with him? Was he flirting back? Interesting man
Damiana I look forward to seeing this talented noble helping grow Tessere into something larger, greater, better. May he help the little snakes shed their old skins.
Dante Prince Gaspar is a rather interesting man - I'm far more acquainted with some of his relatives, but Lora is friends with him. He is quite the gentleman and polite, even sticking up for a commoner that I gave the eye to for her affiliations. Quite the friendly sort, I will have to make sure to talk to him more often.
Delfina An amusing man with his priorities firmly set. Perhaps it's fortunate he is recently come to Arx, otherwise he might conquer us all with his fashion sensibilities.
Delilah He's a Lycene fox of his own particular stripe, but then again, aren't they all? A man reversing beauty and basking int he attention of such things, cultivating fine manners and an abashed interest. Dangerous, in his way. But well worth the company.
Denica A charming Velenosa Prince. Fun and quite a joy to be around. I like this one.
Dianna Gorgeous, charming and speaks his mind. So far, I'm enchanted. I wonder if his mind is as keen as his eye....
Domonico This Prince needs more practice if he ini├Átiates drinking games.
Dycard A forceful personality. Perhaps a natural side-effect of Princedom, perhaps an active choice. Still, in my direct and recent experience a man that gives Lucene an order had best be careful, even (or especially) if it's delivered with a smile.
Eleanor A charming flirt, but in a delightful way. Very supportive of the King's Own, which is always nice to see.
Esme The Prince is very much Lycene. I'm almost jealous how well he does it when I so utterly fail at it, but I'm sure that we shall be good friends.
Estil A kind enough Prince to recognize that there is a time and a place for everything. I found him charming and respectful.
Evangeline Unexpected... Amber. I look forward to learning more.
Gianna A rather roguish prince and quite the talented singer. I'm so pleased he's joined the Bard's College. Perhaps a duet one day!
Harlex Listens more than you'd think. Clever. Reckon, I like him alright.
Iseulet I've just met him and already he's my favorite Velenosan Prince. Is it safe and right to have a favorite? Who knows. Courvoisier forgives him, but I won't hold any responsibility for the cat hair he's going to be infested with if he gets too close to him.
Jaenelle Prince Gaspar has impressed me a great deal as both a new Minister of Lenosia and his desire to see the Compact thrive. Velenosa is lucky to have him.
Jeffeth Secret swordsman! It is good to finally meet him. He seems a nice sort with a good eye for slippery stones.
Jules The prince helped you gather some writs you needed and has been quite friendly as well. He claims to hope to get to know you better. You're pretty sure he has a thing for Lady Thea and you're pretty sure he was throwing innuendo's all over the place.
Julian Prince of the South. And he embodies it so well. Well spoken and smooth.
Kaia A most generous and kind man! I look forward to knowing him better; I'm sure he'll make a most wonderful friend.
Lora One cannot spend any time in the Lycene quarter without meeting charming, roguish, indolent musicians; it is a rare thing to encounter what they all seem to aspire to be, in the flesh. Thus this particular prince is, likely to the peril of all those around him.
Lucene Cute. He thinks he can tell me what to do without consequence. Perhaps his title has gone to his head, or maybe he wants his arse handed to him in the ring as well. It'll be interesting to see which is the case - until then, I'll play nice.
Mabelle Never seen a Velenosan Prince so fascinated by things that originate in the north.
Maeve This young man is a teasing rascal! Well, this is meant in a good way. He does have an unhealthy fascination with swords though...
Maja It's a rare thing to come across someone who can go toe-to-toe with me when it comes to drinking, flirting and having a good time. Prince Gaspar is my kind of people. Oh yes..
Martino A light-hearted smile, a smooth presence. Gregarious without being overly so.
Miranda Sneaky Prince, walking about a beach like a commoner! Who's to blame me for not recognizing a Prince of Velenosa right away when he's walking about without guards or proper princely attire! Ahh, but he was fun to meet, all the same. A sense of humor to boot!
Mirella A man of many hats by his own admission. Clever, clearly, and perhaps even more so than he lets on. Not at all displeasing so far. I have a hope that this will remain the case into the future.
Neilda His company needs that smile of his.
Nurie It is my experience that not many lords can turn something of a stumble into something that stays on the memory as charming and even chivalrous, but somehow the Prince makes it so. He has a smile that lights his eyes! How could one not be moved?
Ophelia I adore my cousin's ability to make people smile and I especially love how he makes me laugh. He accepts the quirks that I have and never judges me for them, no matter how odd they may seem to others. He also promised me a trip to Ostria and I shall keep him to his word. It will be so much fun!
Orchid Prince Gaspar is a nice man. He seems to care about understanding what people wish for. He wants to use my haggling services. He is nice to look at, thoug, I don't think I can handle seeing him naked again.
Orelia Life of the party
Pasquale We disagree rather heartily on more than one point. I must say he speaks well.
Petal A charming prince would look very handsome in many sorts of clothing. It will be fund to make an outfit him. He reminds me of the Duchess in a subtle way, maybe his charm. I am not sure.
Piccola The first time I met Gaspar was at the Training Center; the impression I had wasn't positive. But this wasn't because he was not generous or wonderful; it was because I was bitter and angry. This reminded me how much our memories can be stained by our emotions. And this was my mistake, not his.
Raja I didn't catch his name. However, he seems interesting to say the least.
Ras Friendly, not mean. But always kinda pisses me off when somebody already thinks I'm a shit cuz of stuff they've read in the Whites.
Reese There is something very charming and likable about him, but I think it goes deeper than the surface. He seem to have intelligence and awareness of others. This is a prince who will be going places.
Rosalind This Lycene prince seems to hold his alcohol ok. And he's super flirty! Why are Lycenes always flirty?! I think he'd be good company though, maybe we can talk about alcohol and adventurea!
Rowynna The marquis is charming company, but I'm sure that there's more at play than he allows me to see. At least he isn't a book thief so he'll be allowed to continue through life with all digits intact. I've been invited to see his library, and I await that treat with baited breath.
Sabine He seems a man in search of a purpose, something greater than himself. So it is with many of those I meet who aspire to more. He strikes me as one with more determination than most, however.
Sanya He's charming, polite, I look forward to interacting with him more.
Saoirse Cousin from Lenosia. Could never tell if I was joking. Is very bad at listening. Loves talking.
Seren Prince Gaspar is generous with his money and his wine. But I want to know more about the man than his pocket book.
Sophie The Mercies are always grateful to our benefactors. I am hopeful that we will see more of this man.
Svoli Has the kind of effortless charm and grace one could but hope for in a Lycene Prince. It feels like he is genuinely interested and invested.
Tescelina I was uncertain if those knights would aggrieve him. But I think he handled it with good temper and a friendly disposition. I would have protected him, otherwise.
Thea A prince with a quick smile. There is more there than meets the eye. I can feel it.
Valdemar An affable man who seemed to be in a great mood the evening I met him. Of course, furthering one's family line will do that.
Vanora As charming as I'd expect a Velenosa to be, and rather handsome too.
Yuri Finally did I have a chance to meet a name I had only heard whispered; Marquis Gaspar. I'm so glad for my cousin. He seems a man of station and poise, clearly a master of his domain and such a delight. I already feel at home. I hope to be able to probe his mind a bit with a manner of intrigue and ideals.