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Post by Just A Daydreamer on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:02 pm




The family of York. A household of wealth, privilege, scandal, and enigma. A mysterious trip to America by the patriarch, a wise man with a terrible burden on his heart. A beautiful English woman with the smile of an angel and the eyes of a snake. One young man who has never been loved and another who has been nothing but. They are the richest family in England during the year 1863, but a great mystery, hidden for so long, lingers over the glittering ballrooms and vast lands of the estate.
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Who is Isaac of York? A tall, stern man, with dark skin and hair of an Indian, and yet obviously Western features but for his flashing black eyes which seem to be hardly human at all. Few who gaze into them can look for long, so intense in emotion are they.
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It has been announced that the Yorks will hold a great ball, open to all young men and women of great wealth and/or nobility. It is known that the eldest son may not inherit unless he produces an heir, but could anyone ever think to marry someone like him?
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Who is Isaac of York? It has been said he is a devil in human form, stern and unchanging in expression. Yet if someone looked into his eyes they would see that never a single emotion is truly hidden, they are all boldly written there in a way that he could never hide.
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If the eldest does not produce an heir, it will go to the closest relative after -- in this case, his stepbrother and the most beloved of the York family. Many think it should be this way, except that he is known to be far more successful in his romantic pursuits than he is financial ones and has no business managing such a grand estate, whereas the eldest has proved himself highly capable, if not also highly unlikable.
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Who is Isaac of York? Could anyone hold his gaze long enough to read those emotions? Would they see every feeling, every thought, every emotion gleaming inside them? Only... no, it is not every emotion. Where is love? It cannot be found.
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Will this ball finally allow someone to unravel the mysteries hidden for so long? Could love truly be found, could prejudices be overcome? Will the estate fall to the eldest brother, clever but cold, or to the younger, charismatic but foolish? Or will neither inherit in the end? And above all...
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Who is Isaac of York?

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Post by Just A Daydreamer on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:04 pm

I will point out there that none of the Yorks are getting bios. Just take what you can glean from the above plot line and the rest will come out over time.

Name: Sir Henry of York
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Rank: Patriarch of the York Household
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Post by Just A Daydreamer on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:04 pm

Name: Asa of York
Age: 40
Gender: Female
Rank: Matriarch of the York Household
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Post by Just A Daydreamer on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:06 pm

Name:Edmund of York
Age: 19
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Rank: Youngest son of the York household
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Post by Just A Daydreamer on Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:07 pm

Name: Isaac of York
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Rank: Eldest son and heir of the York household
Bio: xxx
Picture: Unfortunately I could not find a picture that fit him well that had the right colored skin, but this was as close as I could find to how I see Isaac. You will simply have to imagine him with darker skin :/
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Post by Jiminy on Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:37 pm

Name: Lena Bell
Age: 16
Gender: Female
Rank: Lady
Bio: She is part of a Russian dance troupe currently traveling through and performing in England.   She was trained under the watchful, elderly eye of Evgenia Kolosova, one of the greatest dancers of their time.  Lena Bell was born to a well-off family and has a certain claim to wealth.  Nowhere near the status of some of these other girls, but enough to be comfortable.  She has no real interest in catching the eye of the young Master Isaac York or any other man, but it might be nice.  She has hopes of touring for a couple of more years while she is still in her prime before finding a man to take care of her, but one never knows what is around the corner.  Still, she'd really rather not marry Isaac York.  She'd been in the area long enough to hear the rumors.
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Other:  Russia is currently the hub of the dance culture and revolution, and so that affords them a certain amount of respect.  Evegenia Kolosova was a real dancer and died in '69.  I'm only guessing she would still be able to help train dancers in '63.




Name: Priscilla Godart
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Rank: Supreme Lady (jk, just Lady)
Bio: Priscilla comes from a prestigious family tree.  Her mother was Sophie de Morny, the daughter of Duke and Dutchess de Morny, who married Jacques Godart, the 6th Marquis de Belbeuf.  Her family is rich, affluential, and to a degree powerful.  However, one can never have enough prestige, and as the third daughter of a family of three girls and one boy, Priscilla is determined to keep up with her sisters, and she is smart and cunning enough to do it!  She is disgusted by Isaac York's heritage, but he is a York and Edmund was too much a child for her to deal with.
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Other: The Morny family was real, as was Jaques Godart, but they divorced (scandalous!) and had no children. 


Name: Elizabeth Poole
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Rank: Lady-ish
Bio: Elizabeth comes from the middle class.  They are well off enough to get by, but her family has no influence or much say.  Her father likes to pretend they are more important than they are, but none of them are delusional enough to believe it.  As the only child and with no heir, Elizabeth's father sees her as a way out.  A way to just a taste of grandeur.  Elizabeth wants no part of it!  She sees the whole affair as outdated and onerous.  As a well-read lady, she likes to keep up with the Women's National Loyal League from America.  Women deserved to vote!  To not be kept under the heel of oppressive Men!
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Other: Women's Suffrage has only just really begun to take root and was mostly focused on women's right to vote and, in some areas, to own land.  It started out with good intentions and did well for itself.  Elizabeth will be rather kooky as she is young and been getting only certain pamphlets shipped to her from the Americas, so don't take her personality as par for the course in what women who belonged to the Women's National Loyal League and similar were really like.
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