Frederick Charles II of Hesse-Kassel"You don’t have to act serious to be serious about your dealings; seriousness is a loss of lifetime."Theme(s): Johan’s Waltz
B A S I C I N F O R M A T I O N
Full Name: Friedrich Karl von Hessen-Kassel
Nickname: Herr Wurst (derogatory)
Date of Birth: 7 of July, 1895
Place of Birth: Berlin, Preußen, Deutsches Kaiserreich
Race, Ethnicity: Caucasian, German
Eye Color: Green
Height: 1,87 m.
Weight: 89 kg.
D E T A I L E D I N F O R M A T I O N
Titles: None, formerly nobility.
Appearance: Frederick Charles is a tall and broad-shouldered man in amount large enough to be noticeable and not excessive so as to be part of his most defining characteristics. He has inherited his mother’s vivaciously green eyes that set him apart from the rest of his family and her reddened brown hair instead of his father’s blond one. These characteristics are a constant reminder of his origins and the weight they carry with them.
He is often seen wearing expensive suits in almost any circumstance, with his style decided primarily on his impulses more than in practicality. While these suits serve as a reminder of his former status, for his job are a necessity and for his habits of former status they are the small consolation of mundanity.
O C C U P A T I O N A L A N D F I G H T I N G A B I L I T I E S
Frederick Charles was a diplomat as soon as his majority of age arrived, granted to him by his ability of easily grasping new languages and the connections of his family.Current Occupation:
Current face of the public relations of the Strativella
- LeMat Rovelver: Frederick always carries with him this fancy 9 shot revolver with a surprise shotgun shell. Most people are unaware or aren’t used to its larger capacity to it has saved Frederick’s life more than a few times when deals got rougher.
- Sketch notebook and box filled with diverse pencils: Essential for an avid draftsman and caricaturist.
- Modified greatcoat: As any person who has been in this risky business long enough, the fallen noble knows almost everyone has a reason and a price to stab you in the back, so Frederick weaved a chainmail and several metal plates into the cloth of a greatcoat. It might not give him great mobility or speed, but stabbing in the back comes mostly from blind spots anyway.
Reasons why they are a crew member aboard this vessel:
- Smooth talker: You don’t go far into the diplomatic business if you aren’t able to sweeten sour deals and manage to obtain the best out of any situation with your sharp tongue as your only weapon.
- Decent shot: Frederick will never go down in history as a great sniper nor sharpshooter, but his enemies will go down in front of him much faster than what several of them can inflict upon him.
- Prodigious polyglot: Frederick speaks a multitude of languages, both from Europe and from abroad, making him able to conduct business with many different clients with no problem. It also gives him an edge where many people commit the mistake in discussing things in their language expecting him not to understand.
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P E R S O N A L
- Sketching: The former German noble likes to draw what he sees as interesting, be it machines, landscapes or people, and sometimes draws some caricatures of the people he finds amusing for whatever reason. It helps him clear his head, order his ideas and, should he sustain it long enough, not to think about anything.
- Playing instruments: Frederick is proficient in both piano and violin.
- Drinking: Frederick might not be an alcoholic, but he enjoys his drinks a little too much, regardless of their quality, if it has alcohol, it gets a pass on his book. Plus he doesn’t know a dime about the types of alcohol.
P E R S O N A L I T Y
Frederick measures carefully his words and therefore is hard to get an accurate portrayal of his personality if he doesn’t wish to present anything beyond his business persona. However, once one passes his threshold of trust, it is possible to find a vivacious young man with a deep desire to stand out beyond what is expected of him. When his mask is left behind and he can be himself, he is brash of acting and sometimes even abrasive of talk in spite of all of what his persona might seem like.
Frederick is very intelligent and even more sharp of tongue should the situation present itself for it. With subtle humour he attacks his enemies beneath their noses without them realizing it before being too late.
B I O G R A P H Y
Frederick Charles II von Hessen-Kassel was born in 1895 as Frederick Charles Aodh, of his father Frederick Charles von Hessen-Kassel and Branwen Aodh, one of his mistress. Baptized originally with the surname of his mother, Frederick was tried to be kept a secret from the world. However, the truth came out a few years later when he was a child and his father decided to legitimize him despite his wife’s very vocal attempts against it, seeing he also had two legitimate sons before him: Frederick Wilhelm Sigismund, born 1893, and Maximilian Frederick Wilhelm Georg, born 1894.
Frederick, even as a child showed an innate talent for languages and a silver tongue, the decision was clear once he was old enough: he would go to a diplomats’ academy. Even though it was not a promising idea in the eyes of many that for the shame of the family to be paraded around the world, in the end the finality of his father that he had to be someone useful for both family and country prevailed. Frederick at first rebelled against the idea, wishing to be instead a musician and play in the Berlin Philharmonic, nonetheless, his unrelenting father managed to get the upper hand finally and Frederick’s desires laid hidden for years after that point.
Frederick was continuously and without fault pushed far beyond what his brothers or people of his age and social station would have been, resulting in an overload of work. The young aristocrat, however, would not take it with his head laying down, and instead forced himself to excel in what was given to him and using said exigencies to drown his real preoccupations, shutting off the world little by little. His ambitions lied buried for the moment, accumulating force and pressure with each passing day unbeknownst to all, except maybe Frederick himself. Maybe.
When the war started, Frederick was conducting diplomatic missions on South America for the German colonizers of the Southern Cone, mostly supervising the correct application of taxes on the incipient market of sausages and meat that the German families created. Spared from all the action and the glory, the young noble felt betrayed inside but was also spared the fate of his two older brothers and survived the war. Frederick didn’t feel much the death of his half-brothers as their families had grown separated and he only saw his brothers on his childhood, when they bullied him, and later at social events as rigid statues.
When his father assumed the throne as Finnish King, he was expected to be impeccable and behave as an ideal Crown Prince, however, like father, like son, he fell for a Finnish entrepreneur. With her, not a noble but one of the richest people in the country, he finally rebelled against his father’s wishes and had an affair that lasted for a few weeks. Frederick felt liberated at last; but when his marriage was arranged, he threw half the buffet on his father’s lap in front of the whole Finnish nobility and renounced his inheritance seconds before his father could disinherit him. Much of it was for naught however, as the idea of the Finnish monarchy didn't last more than a few months.
However, his lover didn’t wish to marry him and that caused another scandal. Until she realized she was pregnant...