Crest by @Ghirko House Sigil: Stag Motto: "La sconfitta è solo una nuova strada per la vittoria." (Defeat is just a new road to victory) Family Culture: Dressolini Values: Free-thinking, Compassion, Honor, and Loyalty House Song: [X] History Timeline: (WIP) Though the dei Veleno name goes back as far as the town itself, the story of the most prominent line begins in 216 AC with the birth of a middle-class Dressolini couple’s first child in their new home of their namesake, Veleno. 216 AC: Maria dei Veleno is born. 221 AC: Cristaldo is born. 234 AC: Maria meets Gregoire Brosseau, who is on a family vacation to Montania. The two seem to be perfect, finding feelings for each other rapidly. 236 AC: Gregoire leaves his family to come to Montania and be with Maria, and after a hurried wedding, they set off to find a place to begin their new life. 239 AC: After some traveling and trial and error, the couple finds their home in Northern Ithania. 240 AC: The family helps finance Maria and her new husband's new business, a small mining operation, a seemingly small event that would impact both lines for generations. 242 AC: The mining strikes gold, literally, and results in huge returns for all invested parties. Looking to repeat that success, Cristaldo and Maria's parents were more than willing to help get Cristaldo's vineyard on its feet, and though it got off to a slow start, experience and knowledge overtook dumb luck and it was even more successful than the mines had been. 247 AC: Before long, Cristaldo meats a woman named Marzia, and the two are married. 248 AC: When the couple finds out Marzia is pregnant with their first child, they begin work on a beautiful new home in coastal Veleno. 249 AC: Antonio is born. 252 AC: Emilio is born. 261 AC: As one of Cristaldo's last major decisions, the House begins to dip into joint operations with other family businesses, expanding rapidly. 269 AC: While Emilio is finishing the last of his studies, Antonio successfully opens another vineyard nearer to the family's home and the coast. 272 AC: With the combined efforts of Antonio and Emilio, the first dei Veleno vineyard in Vixhall opens. 275 AC: Antonio and Emilio's continued work reaps continued success, as the various dei Veleno brands of wine grow more popular. To save money on transport and appeal to locals, smaller vineyards begin to dot Montania and Vixhall, though this takes a hit on the family's funds. 276 AC: Aronne is born. 277 AC: Nearly as soon as they've broken even from the rapid expansion of vineyards, the money is invested in laying the groundwork for purchasing more land on the coast and building a personal harbor for import and export through Montania. 278 AC: Marco is born. 279 AC: Porto de Prosperito is established as a central hub to the dei Veleno trade in Montania and to assist in both bringing more business to Veleno and expanding beyond. The port becomes a major turning point for the family, as it begins rapid growth that requires much attention from Emilio to manage. 280 AC: Adrienne is born. 282 AC: Carlotta is born. 286 AC: Aronne begins his training in the School of Viridian. 287 AC: The business begins to settle down, with hired staff being able to assist with much of the work, and allowing Emilio to take a more prominent role in his family. 290 AC: By this point, Porto de Prosperito is an integral aspect of Veleno's culture and economy, housing a more 'downtown' area of shops, lodging, and other businesses. 296 AC: Aronne graduates from the School of Viridian. 302 AC: Aronne returns home and spends two years with his father and Carlotta, traveling and learning the inner workings of the family's holdings. 304 AC: The Bone Horrors rise, killing Emilio and leaving Aronne as unprepared patriarch. Florian has a stroke that leaves her badly sick and confined to bed. Family Tree: ~Roles~ Main Roles: These are the major roles of the family and require the most commitment and activity. Aronne dei Veleno - Played @Koajack Marco dei Veleno - Open Adrienne dei Veleno - Shelved @Rosemberry Carlotta dei Veleno - Shelved @SpoopMelon Florian dei Veleno - Open Secondary Roles: These are more flexible characters, and require less activity. Generally, they are subject to the applicant's design, and easier to be approved for. Antonio dei Veleno - Open Antonio's Family - Open, unwritten Brosseau Roles: Contact me privately for information regarding these. Family Trade: The family's long-running string of vineyards has always been the foremost of House dei Veleno's holdings. After establishing their brand in the wine industry, they began to manufacture musical instruments, though this had much less of an effect on the family's growth than their vineyards. The opening of the Porto de Prosperito ushered in rapid expansion for the family, as their own port and ships made travel much more simple and cost-effective. As recently as 304 AC, they have begun to test the waters of manufacturing their own ships, both for personal and business use as well as sale. Properties: ~Canto del Mare~ The dei Veleno family runs a restaurant by the name of Canto del Mare, a place they consider the epitome of Dressolini class and culture. It is located at the port of Montania nearest to Veleno. As if the smell of the delicious food cooking wasn’t enough, it intertwines niely with the sweet sound of live music by the water. ~Villa del Sole~ This beautiful Montana home has been in the dei Veleno line for over fifty years, but its age does nothing to detract from its splendor. Two generations of dei Veleno children have been raised here, and it’s quite possible more will be. Situated right at the coastal edge of Veleno, the home gets its name from the way the sunset illuminates the house in an unearthly glow. ~Porto de Prosperito~ The harbor not far from Veleno is where the family both builds and docks their own ships. The need to ships and transport was heightened by the Bone Horror crisis, and Aronne was able to use his own experience to set up the now successful port. This central hub of transportation to and from Veleno is dotted with seafood restaurants, general stores, and the like, including the original Canto del Mare. ~La Tana~ Aronne purchased this cottage on the southwest Regalia countryside coast only a couple years ago and lived there for nearly a year with only a few activities to keep him busy. It’s no vacation home by any stretch, but for one or two people this abode will do just fine, and even has its own piano. Applications: IGN: Skype? 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