House of Stroganov, founded by the Count Eden Stroganov, has the ambition of becoming the most powerful clan of Auria, in the shortest time possible, and if necessary, by stepping over all the other clans. Surely, Eden will do anything in his power to succeed, knowing that he has King Rene as his supporter. But King Rene shouldn’t rely that much on Stroganovs` loyalty. Surprises could occur anytime.
Nobles of the Stroganov House, usually of questionable morality, tend to aggressively protect their names and their leader, knowing that his position at Rene`s court can only bring them benefits. That doesn`t mean that, if the situation calls, they wont betray him, or pretend to do so, just in order to get a new advantage, for them and their House. They show no respect to common people and strongly believe that they exist only to be obeyed and feared. However, Count Stroganov watches over them in order to keep them in line, which he sometimes succeeds… Sometimes not.
***COUNT EDEN STROGANOV***
Eden Stroganov is the son of Ivan Stroganov, nicknamed “Furry Vania” for his habit of wearing wolf furs anytime, anyplace. Furry Vania, a well known and bloody thief of Kiev, was the renegade of a respectable family. He taught his son Eden all he needed to know to prepare him for his future life, following in his father’s footsteps, but Ivan was killed by a rival clan. Eden, still almost a child and the only boy, was taken away from his family in order to be used by the rivals in the future for their villainous purposes. But he was treated badly, and one rainy autumn night, he decided to run away to live the life of a vagrant for a couple of years all around Europe.
Traveling to Auria, he met King Rene and found new success. Using his talents as a thief and liar, he organized a scheme to capture King Armand, Rene`s arch rival. Impressed by the skills of such a young innocent-looking man, King Rene bestowed on him a new title, with powers to finally help Eden climb into the position he has coveted. Now that he has reached this position, he will do whatever it takes to keep it.
(alias Nate Stroganov)
History: Nate was born and grew up in eastern Europe on the borders of Asia, in a rather large city, his mother took care of him as best she could, teaching right from wrong, and to have a healthy respect for women, often reinforced with a firm swat to his bottom. Unfortunately for Nate, his mother wasn’t around to see him through to manhood. She did however, inform him who his father was, mentioning she was raped by a man known as Furry Vania.
She died when he was well into his 15th year, and that left him to the mercy of an orphanage in the town. In the orphanage he often spent his time escaping it, getting into trouble for not returning. Unfortunately for him, a year after his mother died and he burned his last bridge to the orphanage, he was snatched away from there and put on a ship to the Americas, where he spent near three months at sea with a bunch of older explorers, he only spent about two months in America before he caught a boat back to england, where he heard rumor of his fathers true identity, thanks to a conversation he overheard in a tavern, Ivan Stroganov, two of his sons were alive, and known, unlike him, being an orphan at 15 he was given the name Nate Snow when no father was named, now he knew his true name was Stroganov.
After another month of searching and gathering what info he could without arousing suspicions, he followed the first of his brothers, stalking him from a distance till he had no choice but to board the same ship to keep with him. He was only vaguely aware that Voltar was on his way to Auria, and knew little of why, he’d only heard rumors of something to do with a treasure. He came to the kingdom once more on a boat, only now he was 18, and the other men on the ship took interest in him, being the girliest male on the ship, it wasn’t surprising that he ended up on the butt end of a lot of attention, most was nice and he found he liked it, but sometimes there were those who didn’t care if he enjoyed it or not.
Once in Auria he found himself out of money, no resources, and he’d lost track of his brother, he spent a week stealing for food, changing his view on what it was to steal to survive, over stealing just for the sake of greed. As fat would have it, he found the tavern owner to be a kind woman, and quickly offered him a job, as well as a place to stay, and three square meals a day, which, for the moment distracted him from his quest to find his family… till now…
***LADY ISABEAU EUPHRANIA***
Lady Isabeau is the only child of Baron William Euphrania. She grew up sheltered from the outside world in a castle with servants and all the trappings of the wealthy of the Middle ages.
She was born in England and remained almost unseen by the outside world until she was sixteen.
At this age she was by law expected to be wed by one of the nobility but her Father wished to keep her at the Castle as he had a fondness for gambling and parties with the well known gentry of other lands.
It was during one such time in her life that her Father started to keep secrets( in our time it would be hiding bills) in this time period scrolls with seals of great importance. She found the servants were sent away dismissed but hey told her very little, she was to lean to act like a Lady in all things
One bright morning Lady Isabeau is sent to Auria with a letter for Baron Stroganov. Isabeau learns that her Father has sent her as payement of a debt to the now Count of the House of Stroganov.
To hear the truth is a shock for Isabeau when learning her Father owes the young Count Eden 10000 coins she cannot believe the lies and deception form her Father.
Lady Isabeau is now the prisoner of Count Eden Stroganov and will reamin so until the debt is paid.
Currently she seeks a way of escaping the Count for she has heard in his time in Auria he has commited terible deeds.
The young Lady Isabeau can be stubborn and unyeilding but is also gentle kind and polite to everyone although she draws a line on respecting those from the underworld who break the law.
She is intelligent and will try to make things have a brighter side even if the world seems murky.
Perhaps in time she will lose her innocence and chaste side and embrace what it means to be a true Lady of the House of Stroganov, only time will tell.
***LORD SAFIRE STROGANOV***
Safire Traveled to Auria from his Family Lands of Ravenspire and Sybaris In Search of missing Family Members he uprooted and left for Auria with his Daughter Anne.
Safire Was Born of royalty and admiralty and grew to become prince Royal of Sybaris one in a long line of Descendants to the Throne. After arguments with his father he set off to find his cousin Count Eden Stroganov with who he had plans on staying with for a while.
Voltar Dhamphyr was born in Kiev, as the oldest son of Ivan Stroganov, leader of a notorius clan of renegades. Soon after his birth, Ivan married another woman and Vol was pushed aside. Vol’s mother was rumored to be a witch and a vampire, although this was never proven. His younger brother, Eden, had become the choosen one, but despite being something of an outcast, Vol grew up loyal to his father and the clan, hoping someday to be accepted. After his father’s death, Eden was captured by rivals and Voltar swore revenge against all enemies of the clan, and after a few years of bloody war, Voltar was victorious.
He returned to Kiew to lead the clan and grew close to his stepmother. And when she discovered that a sizable treasure had been left to her, she had Voltar set of on a quest to find his younger brother, if he was still alive. The long journey finally ended in Auria, where Voltar found his brother, living in high style, as Count Stroganov, a favorite of King Rene. And now, Voltar and Eden try to resolve their differences and settle old family disputes.
Daughter to Lord Darkness Safire, Lady Anne was born of nobility as her father is from a long line of Royalty and Admiralty. She is Grand daughter to the Sheriff of Auria, Odin. She traveled with her father to Auria in search of his cousin Count Eden Stroganov. Now Lady in waiting at the House of Stroganov to the count.
Lady Anne is a rather quiet young woman, whom is often at her father’s side or not far away from him. She is shy around new people and rather innocent in nature. However if she feels threatened or angered she can soon turn into a feisty young woman with a very sharp tongue.