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Dino Corsetina

It's a shame I want to be judged by deeds rather than words. I'm an excellent speaker! As a swordsman? I'm getting there.

Social Rank: 8
Concept: The Corsetina Hero
Fealty: Pravus
Family: Corsetina
Gender: male
Marital Status: single
Age: 19
Birthday: 2/14
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Soldier
Height: average height
Hair Color: black
Eye Color: emerald
Skintone: tanned

Description: Dino carries with him the same traits as most of the Corsetina: his long hair is dark, his eyes are of some poisonous shade of green and the tan on his sunburnt skin shows an allegiance to the southern waters of Arvum. Where he is different than most of them is how friendly the young man is, lacking the sharpness of the rest of his family and replacing it with winsome charisma that can be infectious at time. As one of the youngest members of his family Dino seems to embody what passes for innocence in the Corsetina.

Personality: In Bernardino Corsetina's short life, he's become convinced that life is more than a bit crazy and the more he learns, the more he realized he knew nothing at all before. Whenever he finds it daunting to determine what is right, he relies on guiding principles to help navigate treacherous waters: a protective love of family, and to be the best he can possibly be. Easy enough on its own, but truthfully the Corsetinas are not always easy to love, and very not easy to protect. Deep down he knows that some might find his family creepy and full of Lycene with less than stellar reputations, much of it earned, and some of them can lack even the most basic empathy, but that's just a hero's challenge to make it work, right? Personable, charismatic, and genuinely warm and kind-hearted, Dino stands out among his Corsetina kin, and even Lycenes in general. But he'll make it work. Dino believes in looking at the positive, and trusting life can better. Some might call him foolish, but it doesn't get under Bernardino Corsetina's skin; afterall, every family needs a dreamer, right?

Background: Bernardino Corsetina will be the first to admit that he's not pure of heart, selfless, or has any pretentions to be a hero, but then go right along in deeds that might amount to doing just that. As a very young man, he was listless and flighty, first thinking he'd become a great courtier, charming everyone at court when he finally got the chance to visit Arx, and maybe even becoming a Whisper. Then the dream was to be a scholar. And then he was studying swordsmanship under every local bravo he could in his tiny village of Setara Downs, a few leagues outside of Setarco. Unlike his flashy cousins making names for themselves in Arx, the young man found himself trapped in a provincial life and refused to be satisfied, much to the exasperation of his seamstress mother and scribe father.

Tragedy changed all that. His latest whimsy had been studying with the Faith as he considered becoming a mirrormask, but all that came to a sudden halt when his parents were murdered during a festival for the Eclipse of Mirrors, underneath the light of the bloodmoon. Dino doesn't speak about the incident save that it haunts him that he could not save his parents, but it caused him to immediately set out for Arx, and swear to protect his family. The young man still has a bit of flighty behavior to him, and an optimism that borders on the naive, but it's tempered with a new determination. He might not call himself a hero, but he'll fight for his family, and to never be helpless again.

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