Here are a few of the male characters still left for our October 26th Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser:
Duke Portoricensis, Cousin of the King
Often complaining that he was “born to the wrong brother,” Duke Portor nevertheless enjoys the benefits of royal living, in no small part because he insists on it. Although the two cousins did not grow up particularly close to each other emotionally, as adults Portor wove himself into castle life whether or not anyone liked it. Loud, opinionated, and entitled, he is a burden that must be born by those who wish to keep the peace in King Leo’s household, as he frequently reminds others.
Danaini, Son of Jatrophae
Before Heliconius came to the royal household, there was a nanny named Jatrophae, who met her own untimely death the same day as Queen Giluppus. Jatrophae’s son, Danaini, now two years old and orphaned, was shown favor by King Leo who insisted he be given a home in the castle. Danaini was raised by his own nanny, a harsh and bitter woman named Argema. Although living in the castle and shown favor by the King upon his rare visits, Danaini has spent most of his life feeling a second class citizen in his own home. He is quiet and intelligent, a collector of butterflies and an observer of people.
Lord Viceroy, Second in Charge of the King’s Cabinet
As second in charge of the King’s cabinet, Lord Viceroy has the King’s ear and the treasurer’s pocketbook. Though of questionable descent, (it is rumored that his mother was a peasant,) he knows how to walk the walk and blends in well with his royal surroundings. He is shrewd with money, always expanding the treasury holdings, though often at the expense of the commoners whom he taxes and the aristocracy whom he extorts. It is no secret that he does not care for Lord Nivosus, and that Viceroy has attempted to oust Nivosus more than once.
Xander Curtis Corriander, American Movie Star
Smooth with the ladies and studly with the men, Xander is everything an actor should be. He is stylish and smooth talking, and he always seems to get anything he wants. Tabloids have indicated that he is interested in someone in the royal household, but nobody can quite figure out who. What is certain is that Xander has made himself at home in the castle, much to the consternation of most of the artistocracy who believe that he should be less concerned with what is behind each door than he should be with his own career.
Flint Treadwell, American Oil Tycoon
With a personality as big as Texas, Flint Treadwell is part cowboy, part business tycoon, and as manly as the west itself. He made his money in oil but has investments in technologies and organizations throughout the world, not a few of which have questionable business practices. Flint is loud and gregarious, and makes himself welcome wherever he goes. His affable nature puts those around him at ease, even as he is shrewdly assessing the best way to make money off of them. Nobody is quite sure what King Leo sees in him, but they always enjoy being around him.
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