Noble Family House Delmotte

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  1. Arhbi

    Arhbi Imperial

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    House Delmotte
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    Founder: Madaleine Jeanne Huinousse Looxois Delmotte
    Patriarch: Marceau Francois Delmotte


    Imperial Loyalty:
    Loyal to Imperial Authority -
    The Family does the best they can to both internally and externally obey the Emperor and praise his name, but may occasionally drift in disagreement when something is decidedly detrimental for them.
    Family Holding: Basta; Basta is a religious heartland of the Regalian Empire, covered in temples to the Divine Beings and a site for multiple colleges, academies, and training camps for various Unionism-focused organizations. The territory was once the seat of the trade-focused The region’s territory is rocky and heavily hilled, resulting in divided but largely cooperative cities whose status as bastions of faith has long meant they are independently minded.
    Family Culture: Imperial; Imperial Culture is an artificial culture created by Regalia’s intellectuals and cultured to combat what they described as the fanatically dogmatic, and regressively narrow-minded attitudes of the other Cultures of Ailorkind.



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    Historia
    House Delmotte is said to have been founded in the later years of the 1st Century AC, however, its earliest mentions in official documents in Ithanian censuses are from the year 109 AC. Their humble origins are rooted in the management of low bureaucratic estates in Joyau-vert du Nord, where they remained relatively insignificant until the onset of the Ithanian Gem Boom following Chancellor Vlaas Kade’s conquest of the Ithanian heartlands. The Gem Boom served as a stepping stone and opportunity for the early Delmottes, as it had with so many other Ithanian families who chose to migrate to the Archipelago and settle Pays Sud. The matriarch, Madaleine Delmotte, was the first to establish her name as a relevant polity, receiving title over the lands of la Cresse. This sudden increase in influence led to the majority of her sisters and their children following from Ithania to enjoy newfound relevance and luxury in the local sphere as the region exploded in terms of wealth and prosperity.

    Disunity became a common theme with the Delmotte household, and scheming became so commonplace over the following decades that, by the year 131 AC, the house had cycled through four baronesses, the majority of whom were deposed by their successors via public humiliations and fabricated assertions of mental instability and ineptitude to rule. This led to a reputation amongst the Delmottes that such instabilities ran through the bloodline, and called into question the legitimacy of the family as a whole, though inevitably nothing came of it. Eventually, Delmotte influence spread locally to the point where they had eclipsed and absorbed the neighboring baronial lands of Gramonde, though skewed loyalties between the household retainers and an emerging feud over a favored lover between the sisters Anais and Frederique Delmotte resulted in a split between both the household and its lands.

    This divide would persist well into the Regalian Pessimism, until the latter barony, Gramonde, was absorbed by neighboring counts following the death of its ruler via unclear circumstances (generally assumed to be an assassination, though this has been thoroughly covered up by House Delmotte to save face). Following the death of Anais Delmotte, the family fell into the hands of Katriane Delmotte, who managed to rein in her many sisters and cousins who schemed against her for control of the house. La Cresse prospered under her stewardship economically and only soared following the Chrysant Wars. She was responsible for House Delmotte’s shift from sole reliance on the jewel trade, and instead brought in equestrian tradition to supplement their main source of income while also openly supporting an increasingly militaristic Regalia rebounding from a recession. Dying in the spring of 304, the family passed on to her eldest daughter, Emmeline. Not exactly the image of Ithanian virtue and principles, eschewing the pacifist tradition of her people as a knight of the Matrais Order, her ascension was met with some resistance and controversy by some cousin branches. Her tenure was otherwise largely uneventful, though, with the restoration of the Imperial House, the Delmotte’s focus has shifted from local administration to the capital where they have endeavored into the world of courtly politics.

    After a time as Countess, Emmeline fell into a deep depression and decided in her wisdom and her desire to preserve the prestige of her family, that abdicating the County to her eldest brother, Louis Bernard Delmotte, was a necessary act. He plans to encourage the growth of the house, as well as ensure prosperity for its members. Shortly after Louis’s ascension to the role of the family’s patriarch and Count of La Cresse, the theme of disunity reared its ugly head once more, and again the family holdings were split in half. A sister to the recently ascended Count, Fleur Delmotte, who now fashions herself as Fleur Matrais denounced House Delmotte and took with her the family’s ancestral seat of La Cresse, forcing Louis
    to relocate to the family’s holdings in Basta in order to ensure the survival of the noble house. The fracture was relatively short-lived and House Delmotte managed to reclaim the province of Irvelle, leading to the creation of what would come to be known as the Dukedom of Basta-Irvelle.
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    Family Lineage
    Markus Delmotte is the Grand Duke of Bastarion, having inherited his status as patriarch from his father Louis Delmotte, the first patriarch of House Delmotte. Before him was his younger sister Emmeline and before her was their mother Katriane Delmotte, married to Jean Argent. Before Katriane, two sisters disputed the claim for the holder of the land; Katriane’s mother Anais, and her aunt Frederique. The only other baroness of note was Madaleine Delmotte, the supposed founder of the house. Under the rule of the sisters’ mother, Veronique, the influence of the house spread and absorbed the neighboring baronial holdings of Gramonde. Skewed loyalties and the initial feud between Anais and Frederique caused a split, however, in both the household and the lands. This divide would persist well into the Regalian Pessimism, until the latter barony, Gramonde, was absorbed by neighboring counts.

    Family Members
    Louis Delmotte
    Duke Marceau Delmotte of Bastadon

    Count Arnaud Delmotte of Irvelle
    Marie-Paule Delmotte - Morgana de Azcoissia
    Colette Delmotte
    Rhea Delmotte

    Count Aldair Delmotte of Halle-Occident
    Azrael Delmotte
    Arntyr Delmotte

    Allestane Delmotte


    Family Tree
    Mainline | Played | Playable | Deceased | Inactive

    1st Matriarch - Madelaine Delmotte

    Francois Delmotte
    Matilde Delmotte
    Eduard Delmotte
    Marceau Delmotte
    Helene Delmotte
    Julienne Delmotte
    Katriane Delmotte
    Lilianne Delmotte
    2nd Matriarch - Francois Delmotte
    Margeaux Delmotte
    Phillippe Delmotte
    3rd Matriarch - Margeaux Delmotte
    Collette Delmotte
    Peirre Delmotte
    Carine Delmotte
    4th Matriarch - Helene Delmotte
    Oriel Delmotte
    5th Matriarch - Julienne Delmotte
    6th Matriarch - Katriane Delmotte

    7th Matriarch - Lilianne Delmotte

    Veronique Delmotte
    8th Matriarch - Veronique Delmotte
    Anais Delmotte
    Frederique Delmotte

    Odette Delmotte
    Matthias Delmotte

    Yvain Delmotte @Nalatac
    Julienne Delmotte @canaaa
    Maxence Delmotte
    Antoine Delmotte
    Herve Delmotte
    Valentin Delmotte
    Jean Delmotte
    Antoine Delmotte
    9th Matriarch - Anais Delmotte
    Katriane Delmotte
    Francis Delmotte
    Leon Delmotte

    Miriam Delmotte, Ex-Wife to Jocelyn von Duerr @DeusVidet
    Alaine Delmotte, Ex-Wife to Julius Peirgarten @UnBaed
    Etienne Delmotte @StFeuillien
    Benjamin Delmotte @canaaa
    10th Matriarch - Katriane Delmotte
    Louis Delmotte @Arhbi
    Lucienne Delmotte @Finlaggan

    Emmeline Delmotte, Married to Grand-Duke Erwald Ravenstad @Bunemma
    Jean Delmotte

    Arnaud Delmotte @SorryNari
    Fleur Marais, Disowned and Disinherited @Salvej
    Matilde Delmotte

    Rhea Delmotte @sinhai
    Margot Delmotte
    Marie-Paule Delmotte, Adopted into House de Azcoissia @MantaRey
    11th Matriarch - Emmeline Delmotte
    1st Patriarch - Louis Delmotte

    Marceau Delmotte @Arhbi
    Matilde Delmotte
    2nd Patriarch - Marceau Delmotte

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    Recruitment for House Delmotte is currently open. Consider reading this before you send in an application. Applicants with existing characters in other noble or aristocratic families will be rejected by default.

    Family Applications

    Nobility Experience:
    Discord:
    Reason for Applying:

    Vouchers:
    Character Pitch:

    Tag @Arhbi with all family member applications.


    Staff Applications
    Respond to the thread with an IC letter addressed to Count Aldair Delmotte of Halle-Occident (@AshenRoman) for expressions of interest in guard employment.

    Respond to the thread with an IC letter addressed to Lady Rhea Delmotte (@Hautee) for other domestic servant employment.

    Respond to the thread with an IC letter addresed to Count Arnauld Delmotte of Irvelle (@SorryNari) for Retinue employment. (Roguery, Engineering, Diplomat, Admiral, General and Sage work in progressions)

     
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  2. Wumpatron

    Wumpatron Father of All Staff Member Lore2
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    Previous Character Applications: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/edvard-norrvakt.76104/ https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/harald-von-drachenburg.60188/
    Nobility Experience: Was a member of House Moselburg on two occasions, member of House d'Eluise, member of House Norrvakt on two separate occasions, on and off member of House von Drachenburg since its creation, member of House Kehlen, created House dei Termini (which failed due to time requirements)
    Punishment History: None
    Discord: You have it
    Reason for Applying: The family views align with what I want to build a character with within the Swords of the Bulwark. The current mercenary bands are noticeably tied to nobility and I want to reflect that in the leadership of the school. The Delmotte background fits into what I envision for the Bulwark as being relatively true neutral while being pro Imperial which is something that is written into the Swords of the Bulwark. I also consider Delmotte to be in the higher peaks of nobility where things like etiquette aren't ignored and yet can still find entertaining roleplay within itself and I find Arbhi to be a highly competent player, something that I feel will be good to play off for a more natural family interaction.

    Character Name: Guy Léon Delmotte
    Character Age: 42
    Personality: Logician INTP-A | Lawful Evil
    Short Bio: Guy was raised in la Cressa on Ithanian ideology, that was rather lax due to the Regalian influences from the Heartland and the rising popularity of the Leutz-Vixe culture not so far away in Brissiauds. As he came of age, Guy was prepared in combat training, not receiving any formal tuition to a knightly order or any such school given his standing within the family, rather trained to wield a flail in combat as it was rather simple and effective. As he entered adulthood he become less attached to the Delmotte plots, venturing into the Ravenstad held Brissiaud lands to interact with the knights there, his combat skill being a fine cross to the polished armor of the Leutz Knights. In his middle adult years, Guy served in the Regalian military during the Chrysant war where he properly integrated into the military culture. Upon his return Guy aligned himself with the Chrysant veterans who became mercenaries, a popular market in the Ithanian managed Pays Sud region. Now falling out of his prime Guy enters into the capital with his modest military experience to take the reigns of the Swords of the Bulwark from a falling House Norrvakt to usher in a more conservative age for the mercenary bands therein.
     
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  3. Arhbi

    Arhbi Imperial

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    Approved for trial
     
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  4. Arhbi

    Arhbi Imperial

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    Approved for a two week trial.
     
  5. Puagrace

    Puagrace No limit to your imagination, except for Lore!

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    Family Application

    Previous Character Applications: https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/sage-ayda-rowe.79517/ https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/covas-eliot-shainvrel.78048/#post-945992 https://forums.massivecraft.com/threads/sarenaty-arum.80780/#post-944511
    Nobility Experience: I have been in a few small noble family's before, but most of my time has been spent being a house guard, where I have been able to observe and understand the extent of proper noble roleplay.
    Punishment History: As clean as a whistle!
    Discord: Puagrace#8301
    Reason for Applying: I want to get into other kinds of roleplay and do something different from what I normally do. I miss playing a noble and wanted to do it again! I want to be more active in the noble community and spread my options for a wider variety of roleplay.

    Character Name: Odette Delmotte
    Character Age: 30
    Personality: Militaristic, Patient, Humble, Observant.
    Short Bio: Odette in her younger years, grew up in La Cresse helping the family raise and sell horses for war. As time went on she became more curious about the aspect of war and what it was for. After doing about a year of research and looking into it, she discovered The Bloodcast Order and joined. Being in the Bloodcast Order for a few years gained her a lot of skill and knowledge.
     
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  6. Arhbi

    Arhbi Imperial

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    I’m glad to see that you’ve shown interest in House Delmotte, however I have unfortunately decided against accepting this application. Rest assured, the decision does not come as a result of any fault of your own but rather my unfamiliarity with yourself. I like to uphold certain levels of expectations and regrettably I am not confident enough that I can trust these to be upheld by someone I am greatly unfamiliar of. I do however implore you to apply for a position in the family staffing instead if you still show an interest in the family.
     
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  7. Jupiter6700

    Jupiter6700 The Raptor

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    Noble Experience - On paper, none because I primarily played allar and obviously only the Cro are the nobles while the other races are close but not quite there. However, I was part of Yaotl for the better part of 2019 and early 2020 and I am kind of in Vyzal at the moment. Other than that I have no experience but I’ve had characters come into contact with nobles and stuff like that. Nonetheless I’m sort’ve a noob but I really do want to learn.
    Discord - You got it my friend.
    Reason for Applying - I want to do something a little different regarding the World System as I think that it has untapped potential for myself. I want to start a merchant charter and/or a military fleet. Furthermore, I want to fully envelope myself in the Noble System and do my very best try and bring recognition not only to myself but to the family as a whole. Overall I’m applying to open doors to ideas I’ve had for a while but didn’t have the means to carry out.
    Vouchers - @Ghirko @Wumpatron @dimetros
    Character Pitch - Pénélope Aoûte Solarent Delmotte is a naval admiral and merchant corporation particularly in regards to military goods. She is in her mid-thirties and knows the seas like the back of her hand, she also dabbles in Blacksmithing as well as some blades combat. She’s of a more muscular build and short cropped blonde hair, which is decorated in atypical noble regalia of course. She has close ties with Katriane Delmotte who taught her the arts of military trade and overall mercantilism, which would turn out to be her career later on in her life. She laid low during the 300’s A.C, allowing her small shipping business to grow, booms in the various wars throughout the period helped it grow. After it grew to an adequate size, she came to Regalia to run her business in the Crown Isle as it is the most economically prosperous place in all of Ailordom. This can be worked out over dms if necessary but here is my broad theme.
     
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  8. Arhbi

    Arhbi Imperial

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    Accepting applications for the upcoming season of nobility.


    Siblings, cousins, uncles, and aunts can all be applied for.
    Not limited to characters existing on the family tree.
    Also seeking vassal families.
     
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  9. kampferin

    kampferin Greatest Canadian Supremium

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    Nobility Experience: I’ve not had a lot of experience with playing a noble character. Although I’ve had a trial with the Peirgartens, I didn’t have enough free time to fully commit, and am now more prepared to do so. In recent months, I’ve played a house guard, which has allowed me to interact in the noble community, even if said interactions were in smaller quantities, it's made me more confident being around noblity.

    Discord: kampferin#9204

    Reason for Applying: I wish to expand on my experience, and push myself to do things I have yet to do in RP. I've wanted to have a character within nobility for a while, and with having multiple friends who are nobility themselves, I've felt prepared enough to branch out. The reason for joining the Delmotte's specifically is feeling as though the family allows a sense of freedom and growth, but has enough structure for a stable, and reliable family without restricting a character's uniqueness and personality. I've had an image of a more artistic, and free-form character. The Delmotte's felt the best for such a character, without limiting the character themself.

    Vouchers: @Hautee, @TheRook1, @CanadianNeighbor

    Character Pitch: Colette Antoinée Delmotte is a young, strong-willed woman who has a passion for the arts. She's firm in her beliefs and thoughts, and won't hold back if someone has wronged her. She has a strong sense of manners and honoraries, believing it necessary unless found otherwise or undeserved. Colette's passion for the arts doesn't come limited, having knowledge in as much as she can, whether it be painting, tailoring, fashion, sculpting, or anything of the sort. Colette is someone who wants to learn as much as she can, often having tutors for an abundance of things besides the arts. Reading, writing, poetry, and the like. She has strong features with a gentle femininity to them, with long blonde hair and green eyes. Her frame is smaller, and she isn't built strong, but her strength comes with her mind. She's an intelligent woman who utilizes her words as her weapon. She doesn't believe fights need to end in blood, but can be handled with a few words. Colette would dabble in self-defense and combat for her own safety, but it would not be a main focus of hers. She would have hopes of starting a shop in the future, or holding public events to expand and show off her love and knowledge for the arts.
    Note: It's not specified where she's placed in the family, I would presume a cousin of sorts, I'm happy to figure it out!
    @Arhbi
     
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  10. Arhbi

    Arhbi Imperial

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    Approved for trial. We'll discuss the details in pms.
     
  11. Arhbi

    Arhbi Imperial

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    House Delmotte is now hiring staff!
     
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  12. Ailethi

    Ailethi neighborhood milf lover

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    Application for domestic staff, letter spoilered below.

    Addressed to Lady Rhea Delmotte,
    I hope this letter reaches you in good health. I am seeking employment with ample skill catered towards tailoring and the mending of clothing and fabrics. I am willing to display my prized creations, should you wish to see the quality and see if it is up to your expectations. Furthermore, I have begun to train in the work of tending to hair and makeup to make sure everyone is looking their best and presentable. I am always willing to learn how to be of service in other roles, if I am required.

    Best regards,
    Mirabel
    [ @Hautee ]
     
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  13. Hautee

    Hautee kpop fangirl

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    A sealed up letter would reach the residence of Mirabel, reading:

    "Addressed to Mirabel,

    I pray this letter finds you in good condition, Mirabel. Upon carefully reading over your letter, I see you are very proficient in many things. With that in mind, I wish to speak to you in person regarding this position and see your prized creations if you would not mind. I sincerely thank you for applying and I look forward to meeting you within the coming days. Everwatcher's guidance and please take care.

    Signed,
    Lady Rhea Delmotte"

    @Ailethi You can msg me on discord and find a time for Rhea and Mirabel to meet and talk! Thank you very much :)
     
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  14. Clone_Fives

    Clone_Fives Supremium

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    House Guard application
    To Count Aldair Delmotte

    I hope you are well when you receive this letter. I would like to express my interest in becoming a house guard. I am good with a sword and if I give your family my loyalty then you shall have it. I am experienced with combat, and I believe that I might do good as a guard for House Delmotte.
    From Lillian Stormheart
    @AshenRoman
     
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