Alain de CormeillesName:
Alain de CormeillesAliases:
Al (from English friends)Age:
street rat (former upper class)Current Location:
Johannes NymarkGeneral appearance:
Charming. That is the best way to describe Al. Of course he had much more to him when he was a wealthy young man living the good life, but he still has the same charming smile, the same spark in his eyes and the same chestnut locks of hair that made the ladies turn to look at him before.
His has a fairly good built too. Not overly muscular but not to sloppy either. Al has the pale white skin of a rich man so the dirt is easy to spot on him when he hasn’t had a change to bathe, and he rarely has.Clothing:
From the fancy robes of the wealthy to the dirty tatters that poor people wear, Al has gotten used to his new clothes quite easily. His shoes were never meant for longs walks or even running, so once the family lost everything they were quickly ruined. In fact, Al quickly discarded every piece of clothes he had in favor of a few coins and a pair of breeches. Out of patches of cloth and other pieces of old clothing, Al quickly got a vest made by his sister and that is really all he wears. It can be a bit cold on the darkest of the Caribbean nights but he’ll manage.Personality:
Having come from the upper-class, Al often has a hard time really seeing the people on the streets as his equals. Of course he knows deep down that he is a street rat now, but a part of him, and the way he was raised, has made him very apprehensive of those he walks around most days now. He was always taught how the commoners and the street rats were thieves and murders with no moral in life. Al knows how to defend himself so it wouldn’t be too bad if it was just him, but he has a sister to take care of too. He’ll do almost anything to keep her safe. But trust is a hard earned thing when it comes to Al, but once someone earns it, they have his help in anything.
Al is hard working and not just to feed himself and his sister, he always knew that nothing comes around on its own and he knows that he needs to work to get anywhere. He’ll never be able to get a decent life if he just give up and accepts the streets. This requires him to be very resourceful, and he is. Whenever Al has to learn something new he does so quickly and because he has some good schooling behind him, Al is also quite the quick thinker.
However, as much a hardworking man as he is, Al does often find himself doubting his decisions. After all he still lives on the street and his life is hardly improving. That mixed with the fact that he knows of the sweet life of the wealthy, Al often just see himself as trapped in a big black hole. So while he can often be cheerful and happy, there are certainly days where he’s just down and moody.Birth place:
– Bernard de CormeillesMother
– Marie-Louise de Cormeillessiblings
– Jasmine de Cormeilles (younger sister)spouse, children, anybody else
From birth, Al was destined for a great life. His father was a rich plantation owner and as the first child, Al was going to inherit the family fortune as well as the plantation after his father. And it was a very large plantation. The family was considered among the top of the Hispaniola elite even if they weren’t part of the French nobility. So Al got the best tutoring and had plenty of say in what he wanted to do with his life. Of course when attending big balls or parties, military men often advised him, even from an early age, to join the ranks of either the navy or the army but Al didn’t really want to go that way. He saw that the money came from his father’s plantation and Al saw no reason to get a job elsewhere. Especially not one that could kill him.
As he got older, Al started helping out on the plantation. He started making decisions and the overseers started coming to him more and more for direction. At this point, Al still hadn’t noticed what was going on behind the curtains, he hadn’t noticed that his life was about to change. But slowly, Al became aware that the family fortune was lessening. He became aware that his father spent less time working and more time away from home. At first Al suspected that his father went to a mistress, but one day when he followed him, Al learned that his father had a problem, much more severe than polygamy. Al’s father was a gambler and unfortunately not a very good one.
Al tried to persuade his father to stop, but as the head of the house, Al’s father was not to be stopped. Al continued to see his family money disappear and it wasn’t long before it was all gone. In fact in the end the family owed more money than they had. Obviously Al’s father tried to win back everything, but he couldn’t and shortly after, the family was thrown out of their home and a new life was starting for them.
However not a dream life. Al’s father died soon after becoming a man of the street and it didn’t take long before his mother passed away as well. However Al and his sister were persistent and Al had made his mother the dying promise that he would not give up and that he wouldn’t turn into those bad people of the stories who stole and killed. Al promised her that he would make her proud of him.
Life on the streets were tough but after a little getting used to, Al found a couple of friends and with them and his sister they made a small band of street musicians. They found the best and busiest spot on the market and then played music, sang and danced in order to earn some coins. Sometimes successful, sometimes not. However at least it kept them alive. So now Al can focus on getting back up in life.Weapon Skills:
Has learned a bit of fencing but is hardly an expert. Knows a bit of shooting but similarly to his fencing skills, he is hardly standing out as a marksman.Anything else: Member InfoPlayer's name:
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