Witty, charming and subtle are all words that you would not use to describe Francesco Graves. The son of the Duke's younger sister is mostly known for getting obscenely drunk at parties and for an incident involving two prostitutes, the ornamental fountain and a chaise longue at a dinner party hosted by Galia Terrec (which he conveniently claims to have no memory of). After being ordered by his mother to cease spending his entire time in the company of loose women (and even looser men) and make something of his life or risk being disinherited, he decided to enroll in a course at the College of Stars. To the horror and disbelief of his family it transpired that he actually had quite a talent for magic, which was especially shocking as most of them had previously believed that he was barely capable of tying his shoelaces by himself without the assistance of one of his valets. A third hand account reported the Duke as saying “really, scribing magic? But I didn't think he could read.” There are others who believe that Francesco is really covering for some dark and hidden scheme because in all honesty no one could actually be that stupid and obnoxious.
He has recently taken to adventuring on the grounds that “well it might be a bit of a lark” and even with a generous family allowance there are only so many pairs of new shoes one can buy.
He appears to have acquired a number of hangers-on, mostly consisting of young nobles even stupider than he is. To the surprise of pretty much everyone, not least Duke Corlo himself, his reputation within the family has started to improve after being involved in a number of missions for the good of the family. More recently he claims to have started ascending to godhood, which has led to his uncle keeping a very close watch on him.
As of An Ecumenical Matter he has been busy creating closer ties with House Cargan. In particular this has involved him starting to court Penelope Cargan. Perhaps this is a sign he is giving up his lascivious ways, although probably not.
As of Matters of Trade Francesco has broken his courtship of Penelope Cargan and in a bizarre twist of fate has become engaged to Armand Cargan.
As of Night of the Rooster Francesco is married to Armand and now sometimes goes by the surname Graves Cargan. The pair have a son now, who seems to be reaching maturity at an unusual rate.
As of Perfection Marred Francesco has ascended in to the fullness of his power. His domain is a bazaar on the edge of reality, where anyone who knows the secret of how to enter might seek out their wildest dreams- for a price, of course.
Primary Rite: Scribing
Secondary Rite: Wounding
Background #2:Use Weapon: Staff
Epic Trees: Favour Transcending Death (Blessing of a Vine Spirit), Forged by Hierarchy, Personal Power
Epic Tree: Favour Transcending Death
Epic Tree: Forged by Hierarchy
Epic Tree: Arcane Curse
Epic Tree: Personal Power
Total XP spend 55
A crazy guy called Frank, a black mantoi, Andrea Graves, Lucian Graves, Senta Fernbach, The Man of Many Means (technically also Penelope and Armand Cargan).