Cesare dei Cattanei

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Basics
    2.   1.2  Miscellaneous
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Ideals
  3.   3.  Relationships
    1.   3.1  Family: dei Cattanei, Valentinois, Geraldini
    2.   3.2  Key Relations
    3.   3.3  Other Relations
  4.   4.  Skills and Inventory
    1.   4.1  Abilities
    2.   4.2  Inventory

by Mars

Cesare dei Cattanei (CHAY-se-ree day cat-TAH-nay) is the illegitimate son of Lord Rodrigo Valentinois and Francisca dei Cattanei, born 17 August 2014 in the port town of Ostia, Rome, Italy.

Born illegitimately Cesare was raised alongside his legitimate siblings Lady Louise Valentinois and Lord Gioffre Valentinois at a young age, but separated from them when they had all become fully weaned. Since then his place in the world had been made poignantly clear, given affordances just through his blood tie to the Valentinois family but quickly pushed to the side when it came to luxuries or fame.

He was given lessons as a merchant, for his father wished to get some worth out of his bastard son. Taught trade, languages, and how to dance flawlessly with the lavish and rich and gamble and cheat with the cities scum by the finest in Europe. Over the past few months his father Rodrigo had sired a new princely child, named Lord Juan Valentinois, and now wishes to push Cesare out of the picture entirely, sending him across the Atlantic to North America along with his older, distant cousin Agapito Geraldini, to aid him in starting up trade across the sea.


After a long sea voyage, Cesare and Agapito landed in Portland and have travelled with their wears to Souls', looking rough and thin from their exhausting journey. Out of the livestock the Valentinois bastards were sent with only the Rendena Cows, Dena & Louise, have survived as they received the most care. The others had been eaten, but luckily they spared all other items they intended to trade and are now looking for colonies who are willing to open routes with his European family.


Overview

Basics

Heritage

NPCs

Etc.

  • Date of Birth: 17 August 2014
  • Age: 2 years (25 human years)
  • Sex: Male
  • Luperci: Ortus
  • Species: Wolfdog
  • Subspecies:
  • Languages:
    • Italian (native speaker)
    • English (fluent)
    • German (proficient)
    • French (proficient)
  • Family: dei Cattanei
  • Birthplace: Ostia, Rome, Italy
  • Caste: Equestrian
  • Name Meaning:
    • First Name: long haired
    • Last Name: the captain
  • Pronunciation: CHAY-se-ree day cat-TAH-nay

Agapito Geraldini

  • Distant cousin of the Valentinois family.
  • Sent in service of Cesare to aid him in his travels and endeavors.

Dena & Louise

  • Rendena Cows
  • Used for milk and cheese production, but they are also fairly docile and can be handled and used for physical labour.
  • Brought over from Italy to be crossbred with any native cattle.
  • Louise is named for his half-sister due to her stubborn and homely traits.
Dena & Louise

Pack Information

OOC Assumptions

  • Pack: None
  • Rank: None
  • Residence: Saint John
  • Trade: Merchant, Linguist

Anyone may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Agapito Geraldini is almost always silently present at his cousins side, unless otherwise specified.

1.  Appearance

1.1  Basics

Essentials

Cesare can always be seen in his Optime form, unless hunting or chasing someone down, viewing the Lupus and Secui form as lesser and barbaric. He has quite the interesting look, being a mix of dog a wolf, a Cirneco dell'Etna and Canis lupus italicus respectively. From his dog heritage he has quite sharp features, such as his nose and ears, and a streamlined, muscular form, his mix of hair and fur a reddish brown, though wolf does shine through in the form of his larger stature, accents of thick, short fur and wild, green eyes.

In all ways, Cesare is a streamlined, muscular and striking young man with a foreign charm and features. Always wearing fine clothing made of cotton that are accented with Italian designs. He is always at least seen in a loose papyrus coloured shirt and dark knee-length breeches, though has a range of cloaks, gloves, and other accessories, as well as fine clothing, that he breaks out when the occasion strikes.

Many have found him handsome and the young Italian does enjoy taking advantage of that, keeping himself well groomed and cared for at all times, unless unable to.

Cesare is often always seen with a pack that carries samples of his various wares, along with a dagger and sword at his waist (with perhaps an array of other hidden weapons that he has yet to reveal) and a necklace with the likeness of a silver bull, the symbol of the Valentinois family that is usually seen made of gold or richer materials.

Colouration & Palette

Fur Colours:

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Eye Colours:

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Optime Hair: Dark brown

Nose and Paw Pads: Black

Forms

99 lbs (44 kg)
32 in (81 cm)

Lupus

His least used form, he looks very much like his dog heritage with a sharp nose and ears, rust covered hair thicker than what might be normal for his breed. His larger size gives away his wolf heritage, though he remains slim and muscular even in his broad frame.

200 lbs (90 kg)
39 in (99 cm)

Secui

Cesare is quite lean and muscular in this form, not an inch of fat to be found. As a Secui he is built for speed and rarely uses this form unless hunting fast prey or those on horseback.

235 lbs (106 kg)
6 ft, 5 in (194 cm)

Optime (Preferred)

His most frequented form, Cesare is tall, lean and youthful with a boyish air that hides the seriousness of a man beneath. In this form he has mostly short, dog-like hair with only accents and tufts of his wolfish bloodlines, and dark brown, medium-length hair that is often pulled back out of his angular face.

1.2  Miscellaneous

Modifications

  • Scars
    • Left lower abdomen, from being stabbed.
  • Piercings: None
  • Tattoos: None

Clothes & Accessories

He is always at least seen in a loose papyrus coloured shirt and dark knee-length breeches, though has a range of cloaks, gloves, and other accessories, as well as fine clothing, that he breaks out when the occasion strikes. He usually carries a pack that holds samples of his various wares, along with a dagger and sword at his waist (with perhaps an array of other hidden weapons that he has yet to reveal) and a necklace with the likeness of a silver bull, the symbol of the Valentinois family that is usually seen made of gold or richer materials.

Gear and Accessories

Pocket Knife Rope Leather Backpack Coin Purse Coins Flask Liquor Books

Clothing

2.  Personality

Lovable Rogue , The Unfettered , Friends are Chosen, Family Aren't

When it comes to trade Cesare is sly and cunning, with a sharp intelligence that was put to use in his younger years while being schooled, enabling him to earn many languages along with the art of barter. He is rarely at rest, always looking for something new and challenging to do as he feels he will never be content. Pining for love, fame, riches and more in his lonely hours he tries to always have someone around. Recently his only company has been his distant cousin Agapito that is viewed more as a secretary, and perhaps friend, than family, which has made the Valentinois bastard a little stir crazy.

From a young age Cesare has experienced quite a bit of self-doubt, brought on by his bastard status and the distant, cold harshness he received from his father and half-siblings. His mother though was kind and generous, teaching him to hide his doubt and to no matter what spread love and joy whenever he could, egging him on to succeed and to take any advantage he could from his family ties.

Most of the time he is temperate and compassionate, though at other times he can be arrogant, serious and without mercy. These later traits shine through especially when he has been drinking, or is drunk. He views these as his inner demons and sees drinking as an outlet to his unwanted feelings and his ideas of superiority towards his father and half-siblings, which makes him bitter towards them for giving him the post that he currently holds.

2.1  Ideals

Interests

  • Likes: Trading, languages, travel, sailing, conversation
  • Dislikes: Silences, being alone, birds

Traits

  • Outlook: Pessimist/Idealistic
  • Sociability: Extroverted, dominant
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
“Believes those who seek to rule others are, by nature, corrupt.”
“Values flexible relationships with romantic partners.”
“Will not betray a family member, unless the circumstances are dire.”
“Will not physically harm others for profit.”

Motivations

  • Trade
  • Knowledge
  • Finding Love

Fears

  • Failure
  • His Father
  • Old Age
  • Not Finding Love

Interaction

  • Speech: With an understandable Italian accent, his voice is honey smooth and just deep enough to be recognized as male.
  • Scent: Sea salt, spring grass
  • Quirks, Gestures: None
  • General Posture and Body Language: Cesare stands with confidence and bravado.

Biases

  • Packs: None
  • Species: None
  • Non-Luperci: Views them as inferior.
  • Gender: Believes that both men and women have their individual strengths and weaknesses, and does not judge Luperci purely on gender.
  • Colour: None
  • Sexuality: Heterosexual
  • Age: Cesare celebrates all ages, although he fears growing old.

Sexuality

Cesare is incredibly sexually active and has left a trail of women behind in Europe, looking forward to his conquests in North America. At the back of his mind though he is ever on the quest to find love, becoming desperate and oftentimes distraught in the idea that there is no such thing out there for him. He is incredibly passionate and will flirt carelessly in hopes to fill a temporary void.

Substances

He enjoys drinking quite a bit; rums, whiskeys, red wines but only views his drinking as a harmless habit rather than an addiction.

Spirituality

Cesare is against organized religion, although holds some belief that there are higher powers out there, marionetting the fates of those that grace the Earth. Cesare does not look forward to his death for he has never had to straightest of moral compasses and would just as easily go to Hell as he would to Heaven. He also holds no qualms taking advantage of others religious fervor if it will make him a sale or push circumstances into his favour.

3.  Relationships

3.1  Family: dei Cattanei, Valentinois, Geraldini

  • Mother: Francisca dei Cattanei
  • Father: Lord Rodrigo Valentinois
  • Half-Siblings: Lady Louise Valentina, Lord Gioffre Valentinois, Lord Juan Valentinois
  • Children: None
  • Third Cousin: Agapito Geraldini

3.2  Key Relations

3.3  Other Relations

Coming soon!

4.  Skills and Inventory

4.1  Abilities

Merchant

From a young age Cesare was taught from the finest in Europe about trade and barter, learning math, bargaining tactics and how to deal with those who hold both high and low status.

  • Barter (Master)
  • Trade (Master)
  • Profiteering (Journeyman)
  • Mathematics (Journeyman)

Linguist

He was taught many languages by masters, learning the most common tongues of the world so that when he travelled he would be able to communicate with ease.

  • Italian (Native Speaker)
  • English (Fluent)
  • German (Proficient)
  • French (Proficient)

4.2  Inventory

Note: All items with an * were prepared or obtained in Italy by Cesare, Agapito, and the Valentinois family for trade in North America, to test to see if it is worth opening trade routes across the Atlantic. The goods were brought over in a ship that is moored in Portland, Maine, left in the charge of a sailor loyal to the Valentinois, and having heard news of Souls' populace Cesare and Agapito loaded their wares into a cart that was then pulled by their Rendena cows and themselves for the six-day journey. Anything that does not have an * was obtained in Souls' or surrounding areas.

Milk Production: Cesare's Rendena Cows Dena & Louise had been calved previously about 250 days ago and have 39 days left of milk production, they will be dry by October 26, 2016. They will need to be bred again to continue production and Cesare will need to obtain the tools and supplies he will need to create cheese and butter in the future.

Cart Barrell Crate Halter (2) Reins (2)

For Trade

Offering:

Longbow Mace Sword Scythe Club Arrowhead
Cheese Milk Butter Tea
Rope Matches Paper Ink Quill

Weapons

  • Longbows* (2)
  • Mace* (1)
  • Swords* (2)
  • Scythe* (1)
  • Clubs* (2)
  • Arrowheads* (50)

Food & Drink

  • Cheese Round* (5 - 10lb each) (50lbs) (exp. September 17, 2017)
  • Milk* (2 5litre jugs) (66lbs - 16lbs = 50lbs) (exp. September 18, 2016)
  • Butter* (5 cups worth) (exp. September 28, 2016)
  • Tea* (50 containers - 30 bags in each) (11 lbs)

Misc.

  • Rope*
  • Matches* (5 left)
  • Paper* (20, mix of pages and scrap)
  • Ink* (1 inkwell)
  • Quill* (1)

Accepting:

  • Aything of equal or greater value.
  • Livestock.
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