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Lord Martino Malvici

"Even the House of War needs at least one arm to deal."

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Playboy Minister
Fealty: Velenosa
Family: Malvici
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 31
Birthday: 7/4
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Steward
Height: 6'0"
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
Skintone: Fair

Description: At six feet tall with memorable green eyes, Martino Malvici is someone that few very easily forget. He has the classical good looks of the Arvum aristocracy, which points to excellent breeding. A strong jaw and athletic build does little to detract from this. He has a quick smile and easy about him that works well for the Minister and suits his personality. Its a matter of debate as to whether or not he frequently smells so good due to the women he tends to keep company with or if it is just immaculate hygiene.

Personality: Saved from a life of martial focus by his mother, Martino understands the value of an education that is non-traditional to the family. While so many of Malvici are more serious as they go about their business, Martino is not afraid to gladhand and laugh with fellow nobles. He serves the House well, though, and he knows that the Ducal leadership of Malvici has their faith well-placed in him. He is just as at home having a mead with a new friend in a dark bar as he is having a serious discussion of political considerations with someone far above his own station. It is of little secret, though, that he is suspicious of fellow Houses in the Lyceum, a fact he attributes to respect for history rather than a current proof.

Background: Raised closely to Eirene, Martino was one of the boys that stood out early for his competence for the blade and use rather than sheer skill with the art. His father had intended for him to become an officer and leader of battlefield formations, but a doting mother directed him, her firstborn, to receive more schooling. He honed his education not just with Malvici but also with other families for as long as six months at a time so that he might study the ways of other families - especially those outside the Lyceum. While he did this, he spent a lot of time playing logic puzzles and learning how to adapt to sometimes difficult circumstances. Knowing how to read a situation became something of a sixth sense to the young man. His mother's instinct paid off in dividends for the man who would grow to not just steward often for the house, but also work as a Minister.

As Martino has gotten older, he has become a weapon of the House. While he tends to have a much more laissez faire attitude contrasting to the somber of Malvici, he has proven to be valuable in that others can and will work through him to help establish diplomatic and political ties to a family that can otherwise be somewhat distant or difficult to penetrate. At the same age as Duchess Calypso, the two are extremely different people but there does seem to be a respect built there because despite his playboy attitude, there is a reason he is still a recognized representative of the House.

Relationship Summary


Family:
  • Miranda - My second cousin, younger. Sometimes wise beyond her years, strongly independent while needing protecting. Who knows...
  • Calypso - My second cousin and our Duchess. Has led our family and Southport during some of the hardest times and for that. There will always be respect.
  • Thea - My sister. Youngest. Expert blocker and sponge of /my/ fun. Although still fun. A bit of me, a bit of Domonico. My side in her is the best.
  • Domonico - My brother, younger. Firm in thought and deed. Needs to be reminded that being the middle doesn't mean oldest and youngest isn't there to help.
  • Fiora - Complex? I mean that is the best catch all word I could use to describe the Voice of House Malvici. I /think/ I saw her smile once. Maybe.
  • Zoey - My wife's sister is an utter treasure

  • Oathlands:
    Protege:
  • Delfina - Where I can guide, and I can support, I will be there for you. Lady Darkwater.

  • Lyceum:
  • Arman - Elder Statemen is a clearly impressive man which so much experience, wisdom and gravitas behind every word. Every action. Goals.
  • Alessia - One of the first I met here in the city and fine company. I'm sorry!

  • Mourning isles:
  • Catalana - The Diplomat of Kennex and the delight of the ball. Whispered words.

  • Northlands:
  • Arcadia - Grows and grows and grows. Who you were when we first to today is incredible

  • Spouse:
  • Kaia - The Lady of Lions who tamed the Malvici Playboy

  • Friend:
  • Selene - The Radiant Emeritus has been truly helpful in diplomatic matters for House Malvici and I. Making the connections while holding all the graceful charm you would expect of one of the most famous or all Whispers.
  • Angelo - One of my childhood friends when growing up. The trouble we would get into, cause and the hearts we would break. A delight to see him in the city again.
  • Pasquale - Someone met briefly when I was growing up in the Lyceum. Pleasing to see dear friends grow from their good work.
  • Evangeline - What started years ago as you and I travelled the Lyceum - continues to this day. I hope the Lord you helped so often before had not disappointed you.
  • Dianna - Dangerous Mazetti Lady turned Godsworn. Dangerous. Seriously.

  • Crownlands:
  • Malcolm - Trying his best to always improve. When I first met him, was so ill-trained. Now? He only chews with his mouth open sometimes.
  • Olivia - My Lady Kaia's First Maid for the wedding. The whirlwind of disaster and poor taste in men, supposedly. Livie, stop it.
  • Dariel - Now related to me in someway through Kaia. Famous actor and good peacock.
  • Fairen - What was a terrible mistake by someone has led to a budding friendship between two
  • Name Summary
    Aedin An elegant Lycene lord who enjoys the company of beautiful young ladies. I believe my jest at his expense may have been a pinch too dark, but I'm afraid I don't regret it at all!
    Aethan A pleasant lord of Malvici, and also a hunter. I could very likely learn some things from him.
    Ahmar Another Malvici. This one looks like he goes to war with his words, but then again. I haven't seen him fight either. Maybe he can do both?
    Ajax A lord who seems more relaxed then his brother. Good on em'
    Alarissa A lovely gentleman and one who takes defeat with grace. I look forward to seeing more of the man.
    Alecstazi So very Lycene. All flourish and flash and says in twenty words, what could be said in two. Still, seems a friendly sort and it might be good to have contacts in the South.
    Alessandro A very impressive outfit and display at the Festival of Death fashion show -- I should ask the name of his tailor.
    Alessia A charming man of House Malvici, I do enjoy his company.
    Alexio Lord Martino Malvici is an interesting, clever and admirable man. One that truly undertands the value of the finer things in life. A most cherished and valued customer.
    Amari The Malvici who smiles, as he introduced himself. I didn't know there was such a thing, but the world is better for such a lovely peculiarity, I think.
    Anisha Lord Martino Malvici is an excellent conversationist, with an excellent sense of style. May his nuptials bloom like the Spring into a long and lasting Summer.
    Antea A Malvici with a flair for words and a friendly demeanor. I look forward to exploring the city and meeting people with his guidance.
    Apollo Some things can be fixed. Some should be replaced. I wish it were my place to tell people which is which.
    Appolonia I have to applaud a cousin who knows how to build a hot spring. I bet it uses charcoals.
    Arcadia handsome young man, easy to speak with and seems eager for adventure
    Arman A polite and welcoming man who has the social grace to easily embrace the company of a stranger without diminishing the conversation already in progress. Articulate and holds political potential in his words that if fostered could lead him beyond his position as a minister into the great sea of Arvum politics on the whole.
    Armani Courteous and spoken like a gentleman, perfectly Velenosa.
    Artur Thea's brother. He seems to be the sort that allows for her to do as she wants, as opposed to Domonico. That's a good thing, though!
    Asher Not afraid of pain, entering the Melee that he was hosting; but, like the stereotype of a Lycene man, he was flirting even as he fell. I appreciate that kind of composure under fire.
    Ashur A smooth and collected Lord. I can certainly tell he has great social skills. Perhaps one day he'll give me a tip or two.
    Astrid He was quik to respond, thorough in his instruction, and unfailingly polite in his company.
    Astyr A lord of the Malvici house: proud of his house, proud to serve it.
    Athaur An interesting Lord, polite and gracious. Not so boisterous as his brother
    Beatrice The Lord Malcivi and his reputation are identical. He is a gifted conversationalist with an eye for detail and the finer things. Parties are duller without him.
    Belladonna Pleasant as ever, a good addition to the Malvici of Arx. Brings some much needed levity to the whole House of War thing.
    Bellamy He certainly lives up to the Lycene stereotype my mother informed me about.
    Bethany Love matches seem to be more and more common.
    Bhandn He seems a man who enjoys the finer things in life. That is, anyone so garbed in umbra as he was likely does.
    Bianca An outstanding host, with a clever wit, and the good grace not to point out my unfortunate archery gaffes in public.
    Brady Well dressed, well-spoken, and a snazzy dancer. Seems like someone to aspire to be.
    Braith He seems rather fun, eager and mischievous. He is going to make a lovely husband ..a fun husband for some lucky noblewoman. I have a feeling he has an adventurous spirit below all the airs most of us wear.
    Brigida Still thinks he is a smooth talker and he can get around me with words. He has a lot to learn.
    Cahal In a room full of people he was one of the more memorable. Its going to take more time to work out exactly who he is.
    Calista The Malvici passed on a free drink at the Black Fox. His cousin Inigo would be so disappointed.
    Calla Bold and dashing, yet he dashed away so quickly. I wonder if his ambush left him more surprised than I was.
    Calypso It can't be easy to have the bosslady giving him whiplash like this, but he's rolling with it.
    Cambria Unmistakably Malvici in looks. As is to be expected, he is also a gentleman. It was good to chance across him.
    Caspian He seems like a decent sort. Lady Kaia chose well picking him. The banter between him and his siblings is amusing.
    Cassimir Seems to be quite the charming man, draws a large crowd. Seems to be a friendly sort, though quite busy.
    Catalana What a gallant gentleman. Just when I thought he was pure white knight he showed his lycene roots. Heels and all!
    Cerdensulathara Older, better, wiser? Two out of three is still an accomplishment.
    Charlotte A charming man with such wonderful and pretty words. It is a shame he told such a lie to steal a kiss.
    Clara Good Warrior. Met him at the Southport Training Center durin' a melee. Watched him fight. He's no joke.
    Corrigan Smart guy. Not bad for a Silk, either.
    Cristoph I've had the pleasure of meeting Lord Martino on several occasions and I've been most impressed by his savvy in social matters, I look forward to working with him in the future as an ally of House Laurent.
    Dante A man ready to take bets for pool games is a man who knows how to enjoy such parties to their fullest. Till we meet again!
    Dante Cheerful and dapper as always, I look forward to spending time with him often again!
    Dariel Handsome, charming, friendly and far less stoical than his brother.
    Delfina A clever man who seems to enjoy puzzles and solving problems. He is enjoyable company, and I'd love to speak with him more in the future.
    Delia Noble poise, that subtle Lycene wit, and a good taste in gourds, apparently. A man like him is always bound to be entertaining.
    Delilah Without a doubt, one of the most social and gregarious of the Malvicis. Thus, one to be watched.
    Denica Oh Lord Martino. So smooth of voice. I can't wait to meet the woman who managed to tame you. She must be remarkable.
    Dianna What an amusing gentleman.
    Domonico My brother returns to the city and of course manages to find something new to torment me about. I have missed him.
    Donato Far more charismatic and fun than his brother, he's still kind of old in his advice. I understand what he's saying, and often it's true. But not always, and this is one of those exceptions.
    Dycard Friendly, warm and charming. Lady Eirene suggested that we would make firm friends, and though I believe it was meant as a vague insult to us both, from what little I've seen of the Lord, I think that she's right.
    Emily The lord is kind, jovial and quite open with his invitations. I might have to take him up on it actually as I find exploring more of the city right up my ally.
    Erik The bookish of the Malvici, I look forward to the opportunity of having a deeper conversation with him, so I may know his opinion and knowledge about some more complex subjects.
    Eshken Friendly and well spoken, for the short time we had. Looking forward to speaking again, though perhaps too trusting.
    Esme He seems very devoted to his wife and acts as a gentleman upon meeting. I am sure we will be good friends.
    Evangeline Lord Malvici is quite agreeable and a wonderful companion. He does take his coffee black, though.
    Evaristo All around Lord, pleasant company, inviting and social.
    Evonleigh Dapper and outgoing, he is the quintessential host, and a maker of a decent drink. He cannot say the same of me, I am afraid, at least on that last bit.
    Fairen To take the wisdom he has and combine it with his easy-going and approachable nature makes Lord Martino a true asset for his house. Someone I'm glad to call friend.
    Farrah One day he shall appreciate the lack of procrastination.
    Faye This Lycene man has said a few things that have made me curious. I should definitely try to track him down and speak with him again.
    Fianna We met at Companion Park and I sense that he is good with animals, a trait that I find quite admirable in friends.
    Fiora Cousin Martino. He might have started a little flirty, but at least he's not like Domonico. This is a cousin I might like. We'll see, I guess.
    Flynt Suprsingly resourceful fellow Velenosi who seems to be well-connected.
    Galatea The Lord, who I know nothing of, is extremely affable and generous. Is it simply his nature, or does he have an ulterior motive? Time will tell, perhaps.
    Gaspar Generous, fashionable and refined. I look forward to knowing him better.
    Gaspard He managed to defeat Marquessa Cady in a drinking contest, that's really something. I ought to learn something from him.
    Gawain He had a very fine bathing suit and was a pleasure to share the pools with at the Hart!
    Giada Poor man... Nice enough, but so fussy about his clothes.
    Gianna A generous lord with a knack for soothing a slightly wounded spirit.
    Gilroy Did he just ask Gretchen what I think he did? Here's a guy who knows how to party!
    Giuliano A laid-back Malvici, understands the importance of looking good and having a great time. I'll certainly speak to him more.
    Giulio It is always interesting to find those of a more investigative bent. I will be curious to see where he goes from here.
    Gretchen He has some interesting ideas on additions to the spa. Some of them I might actually implement!
    Gwenna My fellow in fashion, Lord Martino Malvici is as charming as one might expect of the Lycene. He is obviously beyond competent, too, seeing as he is a Voice as well for his House. Beyond that, he exudes a friendly warmth that draws one in, and I'm quite glad our paths crossed and we had occasion to meet.
    Helena Quite charming and clearly a lover of all things beautiful and refined, be it music, fabric, wine, or company.
    Ian What just happened? Lycene games are weird.
    Iliana We didn't speak much, but he seemed good-tempered - and a betting man, so he must be good fun.
    Ilira Rich presence. Convivial wit. Keen eyes. I'll maintain my contact with this one.
    Ilsa Why do I feel that I have somehow disappointed him, without even knowing his name or what I was supposed to have done?
    Imi Sometimes a meeting out of the blue is still fruitful. I don't think I helped as much as he wanted, but Lord Martino was quite gracious about the whole thing.
    Iroh This man knows how to put a show together. Perhaps the most relaxed Malvici I've ever met, I would not mind sharing a drink with this man and telling our stories.
    Iseulet A true Lycene Lord, living up to every expectation I have of him. Hard to imagine he is Domonico's brother - they are as different as night and day - but still possess charming qualities.
    Ishmael A flashy lord, of the Malvici If memory serves. I am certain he is a great asset to his house.
    Jaenelle A charming man. It is obvious after speaking with him that he only wants the absolute best for Southport and it's people.
    Jasher The less serious of a serious group of Malvici peers. Still, only a fool will interpret irreverence as incompetence.
    Jeffeth He is a well spoken noble who likes to make friends it seems, always charming those around him. A good sort. Probably.
    Jennyva Don't tell him I said this, but his smile could light up Arx after dark; enough to drive a saint to madness or a Queen to her knees. But I mean... he seems fun!
    Josephine A very smiling malvici that doesn't make you wonder what's in your drink. Enjoyable.
    Jules The good lord married lady Kaia in something of a worrisome gathering. He does seem a good enough fellow!
    Julian Liege Lord Martino. A see just as silver tongued as always. Not everyone fights with swords I think.
    Juniper Creativity, courtliness and... I can't think of a word for amusing banter which starts with "C", but if one existed, he would deserve recognition for that quality as well!
    Kaia Domonico's eldest brother. He's quite handsome and stylish. A charming lord, bearer of honeyed words. I must be weary of this one; he seems fun, but the sort of fun which generally leads to trouble.
    Kamaria Genteel, through and through. The perfect gentleman. I am honored to have met his acquaintance and even more privileged to have been able to help him and the Marquessa in their diplomatic endeavors. A treat to chat with and never boorish!
    Kenna He spoke up with matters of trade. I do hope that such can be followed through upon to the benefit of all.
    Korka A delightfully charming Lycene lord who is politically minded, but still charming.
    Korka He seems very friendly. Too friendly. At least the talkers make my job easy.
    Kritr Lord Malvici is an excellent host. A sincere compliment to his skill, everyone appeared to dogpile onto him without mercy.
    Lailah Lord Martino is friendly, cheerful and perhaps a bit too eager to please. Still, no doubt a good person to befriend.
    Leola Either he's canny, sharp, and willing to give the wrong impression to draw out debate, before coming down on the winning side, or he's a dratted fool. I don't know, honestly
    Liara However brief the encounter, he still had enough time to strike me as polite and charming.
    Lorenzo A clever Lycene lord and pleasant company, not above tricks to get the edge on someone in a sparring match, even against his beloved. He seems quite talented on a number of levels. I hope our paths will cross again and we will get the chance to talk more.
    Lucita A brother of Lord Domonico and part of the Malvici fealty of which Saik is a vassal. He seems interested in current events and people, getting to know them and enjoys wine.
    Lucrezia Sauve and flirtatous. Too sauve for my tastes, but playing at flirting with him seems an entertaining diversion.
    Lycoris Lord Malvici seems as competant at politics as much as his brother Lord Domonico is with the sword. I look forward to seeing what he is capable of in the near future.
    Lysander One who may be a kindred spirit. Perhaps we will go on the hunt for inspiration together, or he will be my next.
    Mabelle A philantropist for the fairer sex, what's not to like?"
    Madeleine This one seems like a smooth talker and I can't help wonder if he's obviously showing off on purpose.
    Magnus A very friendly and welcoming Lycene lord. He has a sophisticated taste for drinks and might help me settle into the city better. Maybe that's the kind of company I need now.
    Maja A Malvici lord. I met him in the city center one day when he was looking for some help from a merchant. Apparently, he has a pair of cursed boots that cause babies to be born immediately! What a horrifying pair of footwear -- ha!
    Malcolm He seems rather the opposite of his brother, the Commodore. Friendly, charismatic, and more than happy to have a conversation and a drink.
    Marisol Lord Martino certainly did try to stand against those who had a stronger constitution than he did. Well done and at rather pleasant Lord. I think he is courting the Lady Kaia? I wish them both the very best.
    Merek I haven't heard of spas for a while, a bit different than I remember. But this noble was kind to invite me to relax.
    Michael Whom Kaia seeks to marry. Talkative. A tad overbearing, but meeting family of your intended would do that to any man.
    Mikani Not to go all girly ... but a man with looks like that is hard to forget. Fun conversation made him unforgettable.
    Miranda Love seeing my second-cousin. Of course, he caught me just before I could be up to no good. And then helped me get into mischief! Malvicis. Gotta love 'em.
    Mirari Not very much like his brother, but great company.
    Mirella An excellent customer. Agreeable company for conversation. Knows exactly how much charm is the right amount of charm, which is a talent in itself. It might seem odd that he's a Malvici, but not all blades are forged from steel.
    Monique A writer! And entirely pleasant. With a wicked sense of humor and a courtier's gracious wiles. And a thing for gourds.
    Morgan I like this guy. Dresses nice, affable, a friend of Princess Valencia, and just a fine fellow. Very different from every other Malvici I've met.
    Nanette A Lycene man, through and through. Their culture is vastly different to my own, true, but there is no doubt that he is a well educated man who knows how to behave in polite company, which are both things I appreciate and admire. Likewise, he seems to acknowledge the use in caution, a rarity among individuals I've met in our fair city so far. I do not believe I'll regret doing some work for him in return for his kindness.
    Narcissa Manners maketh man, but it would be foolish of one to assume that the somewhat tamed persona happened upon in a tavern is the solitary depth he offers. While our first meeting was brief, there is a knowing cut of his eyes with the sharp remarks he makes. I may not be capable of sparring and crossing swords, but if fortune deems it so we may come to spar words at some juncture - I hope.
    Neilda The fashionable Malvici. Even manages to bring his fashion sense to grotto where the point is to get naked.
    Nina Quite a graceful dancer! I hope it is not too lewd to notice how easily he handled two partners at once.
    Olin An easy way about him with both commoner and noble, balancing pretty words for a princess with a kind interest in the pursuits of a non-noble Northlander.
    Olivia So glad I have a volunteer midwife in the Lord Martino.
    Olivian A Malvici relation, it seems as though he and I have more in common than not. Which is honestly quite refereshing in this military-minded family.
    Orelia Definitely not the martial type, but he's trying and I will never sneer at a man giving his best effort.
    Orrin A genial sort, ready to do business at a moment's notice.
    Ouida An intriguing lord of the Malvicis, and a welcome perspective that is relatable. I doubt that we agree on all, but there is strength for both in the discussion.
    Pasquale Perhaps, in future, he will learn to keep his sapphire-eyes and his sparkling-diamonds apart. Do try, my friend, I do not wish to investigate your murder.
    Petal He seems like a friendly and well spoken Lord
    Poppy A little fluffy. And a lycene. But he would make for pleasant dinner conversation.
    Porter The man knows how to throw a good wine tasting! A shame more of it didn't taste properly like dirt so that Ian could understand what I was talking about. Maybe next time!
    Qadira Couldn't help but open my mouth in front of this one, could I? Decent, though, for a Lord. Think I'm getting the hang of this dance.
    Quenia I have enjoyed Lord Martino's company the times I've been able to speak and meet with him, and certainly at any Igniseri dinners he's attended.
    Quintin Another fine Malvici who can hold his brandy better than I can, certainly. I'll have to take him up on that invitation to visit.
    Raimon Another Malvici. Apparently this one is stylish
    Rane As sophisticated as I would expect anyone from the Lyceum to be. An invitation was extended to dine with him and his wife and we are most excited to do so. I look forward to our future relationship.
    Ras I thought he'd be some kinda knight or hunter, but he doesn't really look or act like one... this guy's probably pretty brave.
    Rawen I wish he had been able to play the drinking game. He seems like one who would give me a run for my silver on two truths, one lie.
    Reese A polite Lord from an interesting family. I would like to learn more about him.
    Reigna A chance meeting led to the discovery of an elder brother. Not mine, naturally, but there are certain threads of commonality between almost all big brothers. He seems abundantly proud of his, and is quite the jovial spirit. He is quite unlike many of the other Malvici I have met. He is every bit the Lord and he rather makes me smile.
    Rinel The Malvici who smiles, or so he claims. He is charming--which means I must be especially careful.
    Ronja Smooth. Very smooth. So smooth he makes you forget how smooth he's being. Good company for a drink, too.
    Rook Hard not to be charmed by a man full of such cheer so early. Charmed and delightfully suspicious.
    Rosalind He doesn't look like he has a hair out of place. Why was he had a mud wrestling event? Weird.
    Rowenova An entertaining fellow and always a treat to meet wherever you might find him, puts on a good Grand Melee, always helpful, definitely one of my favorite Lycene fellows.
    Roxana A sweet man in seeming, he's one of the older Malvici's in the city, a cousin rather than a nephew. His company is always appreciated.
    Rukhnis An excellent dance instructor, to whom I am actually quite thankful for teaching such exotic dances so well.
    Rysen A lord of impeccable taste whose ability to teach the art of dance while making his students feel comfortable is second to none.
    Sabella Lord Martino is always so welcoming and kind it is no wonder Lady Kaia finds him so wonderful! I look forward to many visits with the two of them!
    Sabine He navigates a shifting landscape with ease-- no great surprise, for a man born to his station, his blood, his place in life. The violin was a mild surprise, of course.
    Salvador A Malvici lord I met at the Ambassador Salon, he is an interesting fellow to converse with, showed some curiosity as to my projects, though I'm not entirely sure what he does for his family, or if he is just something of a wastrel.
    Samael My son-in-law; a charming man, quick-witted and full of humour.
    Sanya A certainly charming diplomat, I look forward to future meetings.
    Saoirse A very gauche nobleman who flings his cash around wildly. I guess some people are into that sort of thing.
    Selah Cousin-in-law, if such a word exists. My second cousin-in-law, Inquisition colleague in fact! Willing to ponder art; perhaps just as thoughtful about other mysteries.
    Selene Irrepressible flirt blended with excellent manners and attentiveness. A man cut from the brocade of the Hundred Cities fits him well, and he will always find appreciative company among the Whispers for that. So refreshing to find someone who uses a smile and a courtly gesture to draw a lady in. I'll remember that in busy social events.
    Sigurd The other useful brother. I am quite sure there are different wines for different reasons.
    Silvana He should be quite fun. So far his company is interesting and he is quite easy on the eyes. I lok forward to more time with him when we go on the tour he promised.
    Simone Don't tell my husband, but I can quite see why he has a reputation as a heart breaker.
    Sophie Charming party-goer and quite delightful companion of Kaia's.
    Sparte I wasn't sure what to make of the man when he showed up with bits of pastry on him, but it looks like battle scars earned in well-meaning play. A member of the Salon too! I think I'll like him.
    Sudara Talkative without revealing much; he appears keen to present himself as a luxury-pursuing popinjay. It does not seem likely that the colours he so ostentatiously displays are his true ones.
    Sunaia I still don't know what to think about him. He looks like he's constantly about to devour her - in public. I expect she likes it, but it's too Lycene for me.
    Svoli My sister's husband's brother. I get the feeling he loves women like I love horses: each and every one, and with a preference of them to other people.
    Sydney He does not fail to make an impression. And any man who's had two women on him should already know that staying power's the most important of all.
    Talwyn Well-mannered and the picture of etiquette, Lord Martino made for a wonderful conversationalist and admirer of the arts. Certainly someone to talk to more and befriend - plus, he plays the violin!
    Tescelina A Malvici Lord. Everyone assumed he did not treat his assistant well! But he seemed a polite gentleman. I can't imagine that's true.
    Thea My eldest brother, the one full of laughs. Your sword hand seems lacking, allow me to remind you. I'm happy to be home, home is where my family is. Missed you!
    Turo A genial host. Ironic that he didn't hold his liquor better at the alcohol tasting he was holding, but that's not a mark against him.
    Venturo A gentleman of a Lord, a friend of the Baroness, and a man who both knows his tastes and likes, but is open to new experiments nonetheless. A joy to host.
    Verity The lightness with which he speaks about traumatic near-death experiences shows just how much social grace he wields! I envy composure like this.
    Veronica Very considerate of what words he chooses to say. That usually means you ought to pay attention, so I do. Personable too, which is always a plus.
    Vitalis A sober, charming man in private, a dazzling host in public. Quite a party.
    Vittorio Relaxed and informal, he is a welcoming sort with a playfulness I did not quite expect from Malvici.
    Volcica A gracious Lycene, who I'm glad to have met. Our exchanges have benefited us both, I think.
    Willow He smells nice, he's charming, and he likes orchids. What's not to love?
    Ysabel Ever the charmer, even among the charming, and his sense of fashion is without match: blessed by a bounty of beautiful brocade. He absolutely worries too much though! Thea is no trouble at all!!
    Zara A Malvici lord, he wields his charm well in service of his house.
    Zebulon A man of fashion and a favorite of the ladies. I need to learn from him.
    Zoey He seems to be a good man, and he makes my little sister happy. I look forward to calling him family.