TITLE: High King of Flesh and Darkness, Unseelie Court Ruler
RACE: Fey/Full Blooded Sidhe
HANDS OF POWER: Flesh and Darkness
MERITS: Leadership and Politics, Finance and
Bureaucracy, Seduction, Subterfuge, Martial Arts (Fey Unarmed Combat and Celtic Leaf Bladed Long Sword)
Immortal Passion (Gia), Frustration, Nightmares
The Past - Over five thousand years ago, Roarke came from Sidhe to
Middle Earth. Many of his people left their Realm to come to the "new world" as
an exploration adventure. They came to Eire and found that the monstrous Firbolg
had enslaved the human natives there. As a powerful warrior, Roarke and his band
led the charge to rid this fresh world of their plague. War ruled the land as
the Children of Dana fought the Firbolg and finally defeated them. But the cost
was high, with many of the Fey left dead. Before more of the Fey could make the
Dawn Ride from Sidhe, the way was sundered and the survivors were trapped. They
could not leave and none could come to help. The biggest problem with this was
that the birth rate for the Fey was very low in comparison with the Firbolg and
others of the abominations. Within a few short years, the Fey were vastly
outnumbered. Roarke volunteered to take his band deep into enemy territory and
lead a shadow campaign against them.
For years, the Fey Noble led his men on covert missions which no one else
wanted: dirty war which many of the Feyan Noble's thought beneath them. Murder,
assassination, torture and more were the domain of Roarke's Raiders. With Frost
and Rohan by his side, mention of Roarke sent shivers through even the toughest
of Orcs. They turned the tide while on the front lines, the most Noble of the
Fey charged with lance and shield.
Finally, the hordes of inhumans were whittled to manageable numbers and Roarke
and his company were no longer needed in the field. But he and his men came to
realize that they were no longer welcome at Court. They were shunned, whispered
about and avoided. Because of the things they had done, they were an
embarrassment. A reminder that sometimes awful things have to be done in war.
Roarke and his men were asked to leave the Fey Court. So, after years of helping
his people, Roarke took his men and all the undesirables from the war and left.
He founded and organized his own Court with Frost by his side and they have yet
to look back.
Now, millennia later, his people are legally protected. With his wealth and
powers, Roarke has built a vast media and entertainment empire that is beginning
to rival that of the Kindred and other human endeavors. The mortals need to be
amused and Roarke is more than happy to give the people what they want. As his
star continues to rise, Roarke seeks to bring his people back to pre-eminence.
Back to where they belong. And whatever is trying to reach Middle Earth from the
outside just might help him achieve his goals.
Roarke Bellamorte, to all observers, is a magnetically handsome man. He is a
notorious womanizer and will rarely stay with one for long. His current
mistress, Nastassia, amuses him to such a degree that he has kept her around but
he truly desires Gia. Their one time affair consumes him. He has vowed to
himself that they shall be together no matter the cost. And in the end she will
come to see the wisdom of his decision.
The Unseelie King is feared as an enemy and prized as an ally. He is known as a
vicious warrior but a generous lord. One moment a
ruthless betrayer and in the same breath a staunch defender to those he trusts.
A mass of contradictions and for this a wild card in New York and in the game
they all play.
Gia, and Keys