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    Donatien Valliers

    Player: Taia
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    Character Name: Donatien Valliers
    Character Age: 25
    Gender: Male
    Birthday: July, 24, 193
    Current Location: Sarcelles
    House: Vallieres
    Crest Appearance:


    House Description/History: One of the oldest houses in Esquibel, the Valliers family joined the initial expedition that located the island, finding it an ideal place to establish a new mill for silk. The northern side of the mountain grew mulberry trees in plenty, allowing ample feed for the worms and a profitable export for Esquibel.

    Nobility is extremely important to the Valliers family, as is their proximity to the high-ranking families of the kingdom. They are known to be haughty, arrogant and sometimes rude to those who they feel are beneath their notice. Their home is a show-place of the finest art-works, statuary, furnishings and carpets that can be obtained, adding to their panache. Fashion is not observed by the Valliers. It is set by them.

    Sarcelles, located on the southeast portion of the main island, overlooks blue-green seas and a brisk route by land and sea to La Baie des Ancres. The city also serves as a secondary port, receiving important visitors who are escorted to the Royal Family. Made of broad avenues lined with shrubbery and trees, the family’s estate sits at the highest point, overlooking the layers that comprise the city to the luxuriant sandy beaches.
    Credit: Dara


    Played By/Face Claim: Sebastien Stan



    Appearance: Crystal blue eyes rest beneath bushy, untamed brows. His defined features never rest, and it has been said that a world of emotion could be glimpsed in Donatien's animated facade. He dresses to the height of perfection, never settling for less than the couture of the moment. His family's silk cravats are his favorite accessory and he wears them well, whether they were meant for the outfit or not. His hair is rarely together, but typically has a mind of its own going this way and that but never unpresentably.

    Rarely is he unarmed, but his sword is for ceremonial purposes more so than defense. That does not mean he doesn't weld a blade with skill, but rather he chooses not to. He doesn't care for physical confrontation, but will not shy away if it finds him, or is a result of his bold tongue. He chooses words over actions when such a need arises.

    Personality: Donatien is a man of many faces. In the public's eye he is a perfect gentleman from a profitable family. His skillful tongue spins webs of flattery and civility, the perfect poster child for upper class livery. But when alone, Donatien crumbes into himself. He tends to hole up in his quarters with a book or a blade, his interests changing with the seasons. At any given moment he could become a jester, a light hearted young man with no care, or the perfect gentleman he portrays in public. It is as if Donatien himself does not know who or what he is, and so in that case, he will simply be anything or anyone he wishes.

    That said, he is an honest man. When asked a question he will answer it as directly as possible for he does not believe in skirting around truths. He keeps very few thoughts to himself when in private company, or company he deems beneath him. He has been known to strike up debates in the local tavern just for fun, to see what arises from them.

    Donatien is something of a playboy, though his antics have been kept mostly low key over the years. He is never one to ignore a pretty face, but never expects anything of them. Fleeting pleasures, all of them.

    Personal History: Donatien has lived a life of utmost privilege without the bounds of answerability. Slated for the family business since he was young, Donatien could only escape his fate with daydreams and books, though why he would want to he never knew. The youngest of 5 children, Donatien received the brunt of his brothers and sisters antics but was allowed to get away with more than they ever could which allowed certain resentments to build. His father and mother were rarely involved in his discipline or upbringing, save for talks of business and the Valliers way of life that Etienne insisted he be well versed in. He spent a good deal of time at court and cherished that spotlight - nothing beat having a Queen aunt.

    When he turned 9, Donatien took an active approach to the family business and began working in the mulberry fields after his brother's untimely death*** Pending Approval the work was slow going for his grief was great. But slowly he gained strength and stamina and came back to himself after a time. Bonding with the work, Donatien threw out any notion of trying to choose another path less traveled and stuck to his family's roots.

    At the age of 16 he traded in his work clothes and took charge of the fields becoming nothing short of a task master in more fashionable attire. He enjoyed the authority to an extent but the lack of physical labor left him wanting something more. He turned to his uncle Jean Luc and begged the older man to train him. Though he'd been trained minimally in the art of the sword, Donatien was after more skill. The two met twice a week and trained, leaving Donatien feeling quite proficient with his new skill.

    By 21, Donatien continued up in the Valliers' pyramid. Soon he was fully in charge of the fields and all the men who worked them. It meant more desk work, more official papers, ledgers, etc. Over the coming years his frequent visits to court dwindled, up until his cousin's coronation. Donatien appeared from the woodwork polished and renewed in spirit, ready to mingle once again. He brought silk presents for his princess cousins and the grandest shawl for his Queen. After that, his trips were frequent again, at least until rumors began swirling of his father's sickness. Unsure of the future and now 25, Donatien has holed himself up in Sarcelles again, waiting for the worst. *** Pending Approval


    Family Genealogy:

    • Georges ValliersViolette de Amargnac
      • Thérèse ValliersAlexandre Deveraux
        • See House Deveraux
      • Simone Valliers – Joaquin Sandoval
        • See House Sandoval
      • Etienne Valliers**Pending Approval – Wife
        • Cécile Valliers
        • Danielle Valliers
        • Mathieu Valliers ***Pending Approval
        • Liselle Valliers
        • Donatien Valliers
      • Jean-Luc Valliers – Muriel Corteo
        • Pierre Valliers
        • Anton Valliers
        • Julien Valliers
        • Marie-Louise Valliers
      • Severin Valliers – Wife
        • Anneliese Valliers
        • Bayard Valliers
        • Geneviève Valliers


    Writing Sample: The conversation was going better than Thurstan expected it would, and he had managed to talk Sheridan down rather quickly which always sent up warning flags in his mind. Either Adam was struggling for a deal or other powers were at play here. The fact that he had not yet spoken to Celina's brother bothered him, he at least wanted to get an idea of fair practice and if there was any one he would ask it would be Austin.

    But another question caught Thurstan off guard and causing an eyebrow to raise inquisitively. "Goods to my home? I do doubt you would be able to sail a ship over land, of course," Thurstan joked, though with sincerity behind his words. "Perhaps I should explain that I am looking to expand to Balfour, but I know from various sources that their ports are close due to the plague. Wine is the good I will be shipping to start. Perhaps in the future that will expand and we can discuss conditions again should the need arise. But I am not looking for goods in return of course, just the profits. As for sealing the deal," Thurstan glanced down at the signet ring on his middle finger and glanced back up at Adam, "I can give you answer before I return to Kirkland, but not today. If the offer does not stand past this meeting, I will take that into consideration."
    Last edited by Donatien Valliers; 07-08-2014 at 11:00 AM.

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    Pending the family changes - Donatien is ready for review. Thank you!

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    @Dara @Josh

    Please review.

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    Since @Josh and @Dara are not around ... Stamp 1/2. Secrets received.

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    Approved, for what my opinion's worth.

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    With Dara's stamp that, I believe, puts us at approval 2/2.

    If it turns out that any other edits need to be made after approval, please alert a member of staff and they'll be edited in.

    Go forth and post!
    Last edited by Amy; 07-21-2014 at 10:51 PM.

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