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Prince de Castaire
Affiliation Castaire Shield.svg
Dynasty and Family
House House Sacrecouronne
Father Stéphane IV
Mother Belle
Born 22nd Poussatre 1745
Religion Cadrielism

Florian (full name: Florian Philippe Séverin Sacrecouronne, born 22 Poussatre 1745) is the son of Stéphane IV and Belle and the brother of Lukrezia and Emilia, being the second child of three.

Appearance

Florian is a 1,63m/5’4” tall teenage boy with shoulder-long brown hair bound to a plat and deep green eyes. His formal dress consists of a double breasted white military tunic and brown trousers. The tunic features golden epaulettes and wristbands. Over his tunic he wears a golden sash bound together above his left waist held by a red belt with golden embroideries. He is often seen carrying a rapier at his left hip. The collar marries up with the wristbands showing the same pattern. He also dons the house order of Nathaniël I.

Early Life

Born on 22nd Poussatre 1745 in Palais Castaire, Florian is the second child of the marriage of Empereur Steve I and Impératrice Belle and so the younger brother of their designated heir Lukrezia and older brother of Emilia.

He spent his childhood in the walls of the palace and its gardens, protected and beloved by his parents. As he became older, he often explored the outsides of the palace and even the city, which left his mother frightened quite often and forced her to send the guards to search for him many times. Covered in robes or costumes he later strived undiscovered and unnoticed through the city and learned many things about the daily life of the people in Lucrécy.

He soon got interested in foreign relations and diplomacy and wanted to take part in politics. At the age of 8 he accompanied his parents at their state visit to Ventalicci, visiting Valettia, capital of the Giorgio duchy. But even abroad, he often left his parents to look around the city in cover, but with Steves personal guard Joques always sent to look for him.

At this time the relations to his older sister Lukrezia were pretty good, but with her getting older and the increasing pressure on her to become the next ruler she simply did not have enough time to play with her siblings. So when his little sister grew up, she became the closest person in his family, next to his mother Belle. He always protected her from any harm and explored the imperial warrants quarter with her and found new friends to play with.

Right before the Celebration de Changemont at the 21st Neigouze, his beloved mother died at 17th Neigouze 1754, which hit everyone in the family quite hard. Although his mother’s death was already near, he hoped her to live until this last ceremony. With his sisters being more related to her father and him to his mother, he suffered a lot and fell in depression. He was just 9 years old, but understood pretty well that his mother would never come back. He stayed inside his rooms for several days and denied to eat. But after a while he had a profound conversation with his father and felt much relieved afterwards. Following that, he and Stéphane often visited Solitude, sometimes he even went there alone.

Education

As usual for children of the high nobility, Florian received the best education money could buy. What was quite unusual was his attendance to a boarding school, because his parents thought the stern protocol of the imperial palace too restricting for the young adventurer. Therefor, they sent him to Liramond to learn at the Monastére de l'Archon. For two years now he is studying there together with the children of nearby living noble families, but also the townsfolk children, thus granting him special insights in their daily life compared to the very privileged life of a noble. As Liramond itself is quite isolated within the bordering mountains between Castaire and Cantoras, Florian had no other place to explore than the monastery, the village and the surroundings. Both to keep him company and an eye on him, Stéphane sent his guard Henri with him.

In the beginning, Florian often tried to get rid of his unwanted companion to explore everything alone, but with Henri being an experienced hunter he always found the tracks of the young prince to look after him. After a while they became friends and began to have fun when they were together and developed a similar relation as Stéphane and his mentor Alberich. Henri also taught Florian fencing, riding and hunting. Though not only the martial traditions were important for Henri, as he was quite a talented poet, so he introduced the young prince into the world of literature and aesthete. That was far more Florians interest than learning how to plan a war or something like that. This teaching by Henri foreshadowed his later epithet "the Reading Prince".

Betrothal

One of Belles last wishes was to improve the relations between Castaire and Frennmærk, to whom the Fortescue family has dynastic relations. Those relations were strained by the fact that both Frennmærk and Castaire started colonizing the northern part of Seraphia, though they couldn't decide where to put their border, leading to numerous incidents nearly sparking a war between the two nations. Stéphane thought it would be wise to bind the two families together by another royal marriage, and the king of Frennmærk had a daughter just a year younger than Florian. After long negotiations, the two monarchs betrothed their children, to promote stability and security both in Esradon and Seraphia. The young Estelle Christina Marie visited the capital of Lucrécy together with her family in 1757, and became quite good friends with her future husband. Florian adores the young girl, becoming flustered in her presence and blushing whenever she looks at him.

No concurrence is ... just no concurrence!

– Prince Florian

Titles, styles, honours and arms

Titles and styles

since 22 Poussarte 1745 Son Altesse Impériale Prince Florian de Castaire

Honours

  • Royaume de Chastain/Family Orders
    • Imperial Family Order of Nathanaël I: Princely Member (1761)
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Ordre de l'Empereur Nathanaël I

Arms

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Imperial Monogram of Florian Philippe Séverin
Coat of Arms of the Sacrecouronne Dynasty

See also


Predecessor Title Successor

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Prince de Castaire
since 22nd Poussatre 1745
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