Lord Macario Malespero
Description: Macario is a Lycene rogue with dark hair and a dark glimmer to his eyes. His smile gives nothing away. Tall and lean, he possesses a dancer's natural grace and wields a quill with artistic flourish. His patrician features speak to nobility and his aristocratic bearing leaves no doubt that he knows his own worth.
Personality: Macario has questions and - charming to a fault - he is most happy to tease the answers out of his unwary prey. His study of the law and the Thirteenth is really a study of people: how they work, their motivations and desires, and how they respond under stress. It is no accident that he chose a vocation that allows him to be compensated for prodding others and craft laws based on his observations. He thrives on new acquaintances; each has secrets to be unearthed. Macario is in every aspect meticulous, disciplined, canny, and circumspect. He knows he must earn nobility where others are handed it. Ambition makes him bold; intelligence makes him wise.
Background: Macario was a young child when most of his family was quietly executed for high treason. The noble house he was born into was stripped of land and titles and quietly reclaimed by its liege, House Hawkmour. Very few were privy to the truth, to the secret trial which condemned his family for their foul practices of demon worship and blood sacrifice, their crimes kept secret to prevent panic among the populace and keep rumors of such foul practices from spreading.
He was raised as a ward of Hawkmour, which allowed him access to wealth and education if not quite privilege, lacking any nobility of his own. Learning the truth of his parents' crimes at a fairly young age, he focused his studies on theology and law, trying to resolve his feelings about the complexity of the situation and how it was handled. He has a habit of questioning the world, of asking why, of testing others' answers to his inquiries against his own scrutiny and understanding. He found Tehom's faithful most welcoming of his constant questions and eventually joined their ranks. His desire to understand what justice in particular means has given him great legal acumen and made him a skilled advocate.
As he came of age, he sought to move out from under the hand which raised him but never quite called him one of their own which meant either leaving the ranks of borrowed nobility or finding an avenue toward elevation. While possessed of no ties to Nilanza or its reigning Marquessa, he offered to swear his loyalty to Malespero in exchange for a title, comparing himself to other scions of fallen houses who were now part of their motley march. It was a comparable situation, his family rightfully stripped of its name and nobility two decades prior while other Malesperos had lost their land and family in recent war, but the Marquessa has taken a risk on him all the same, finding value in his talents.
|Austen||Lord Macario seems to know a lot about plants, which never bodes ill. A friendly man, with a fine respect for farmlands.|
|Calla||He doesn't seem to believe me when I said that I'm harmless. Clever man.|
|Cristoph||A put together and well composed lord of House Malesepro. Seemingly dispositioned toward roguish smiling and accepting of jokes, even ones relating to executions|
|Decius||Cunning, intelligent, and very smooth, with an innate charm about him. I wonder if he is married?|
|Fredrik||A young man who still remembers his childhood. I envy him and his spirit. I should take a page from his book.|
|Georgine||I honestly don't know what to make of this one. It's like he fluidly adapts to each individual.|
|Giada||I feel like he needs a bag of peanuts and a good seat.|
|Grazia||Lord Macario Malespero is a lawyer, and he professes a strong interest in all things alcoholic, but he doesn't seem to notice all that much about what people are actually drinking. Though that's hardly surprising. He'll just have to work harder to make a stronger impression.|
|Graziella||A man of law, there is a chance we'll end up working together if he gets involved in the 'trail of the century' as I've taken to calling it. Lord Macario seems a capable man, I'm sure he'll do very well in Arx.|
|Kaia||My husband's friend and a delightful flirt like most Lycene men! He is witty, stylish and most amusing. I look forward to getting to know him more.|
|Lianne||Questions, plural. Meant to challenge. Plenty of possibility.|
|Mabelle||A polite man, seems close to religion or traumatized by it. I've yet to decide. Well mannered.|
|Martino||Have known him for utterly years, the Malespero Lord ending up now here in Arx so. Truly. I am delighted. A few things to smooth with him but, eventually, he will be utterly perfect.|
|Porter||Some from the south think that they're more clever and amusing than they are. Lord Macario actually IS clever and amusing. And also a gifter a mint. I'm sold.|
|Reese||A Southern Lawyer Lord who is charming with his words and ways and knows sometimes it is a good idea to be armed!|
|Samira||He probably doesn't understand the nuances of life down in the Lowers, but then again, why would he? He has an interest in art in order to 'offset the stuffiness', so that's something I can get behind.|
|Sloane||A whip, coiled at rest.|
|Svana||A Malespero lawyer who was brave enough to visit the Lowers, from what I gather, and who has a knack for conversation that I have not yet mastered.|
|Venturo||The Lord Malespero certainly has a large personality in life, something I can respect. One can only wish him luck - and sobriety - on his meeting later on today.|