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Sterne, Thomas, Captain Sterne
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Name:Thomas Edmund Sterne
Date of Birth: 12th August, 1784
Title: Captain in the Second Battalion of the 47th Regiment of Foot.
Daughter: Laura Arrington - Born 1805.
Father: Henry Richard Sterne, the 7th Earl of Essex - Born 1744, deceased.
Mother: Margaret Jane Sterne (nee Bertram), Countess of Essex - Born 1754.
Brother: Richard Bartholomew Sterne, the 8th Earl of Essex – Born 1773, (single).
Sister: Jane Thomasine Middleton (nee Sterne) - Born 1776, (married to Percival Middleton, Esquire).
Father’s uncle: Alfred Neville Sterne, Colonel - Born 1744.
Brother-in-law: Percival John Middleton, Esquire – Born 1765.
Niece: Rebecca Florence Middleton – Born 1797.
Nephew: Sebastian Anthony Middleton – Born 1799.
Aunt: Matilda Grace Wriothesley (nee Bertram), Viscountess Delamere - Born 1756 (married to James Wriothesley, Viscount Delamere).
Maternal Cousin: Helena Caroline Wriothesley - Born 1793.
In August twelfth, year 1784, Thomas was born to Lord and Lady Essex, whose first and only son had been recognized to be mentally challenged (though even today this is kept as secretive as possible). Hence, as young Thomas grew older, his intelligence and enthusiasm became the light of hope in the dark melancholic life of his parents, who in turn attended to his needs far more than that of his elder siblings.
Nevertheless, Thomas’ life soon lost its splendor when his father died due to a severe heart attack in 1793. It was only after that unfortunate event that the family learned of the Earl’s bankruptcy because of heavy gambling. Soon after, Thomas’ sister was married off to a rich widowed merchant who kindly agreed to pay the deceased Earl's debts, a price he would gladly pay to obtain a connection to nobility. After the Essex' death, Thomas was sent to live with his father’s wealthy uncle, the retired Colonel Sterne.
On the request of the Colonel, at the age of eighteen Thomas attended the university of Oxford to study law. Yet, due to unmentioned reasons he was expelled after a year and a half; it is rumored that a duel was involved. Later on he joined the royal army to test his luck in the battlefields and to satiate his desire for power and violence. It is almost seven years (during which he has spent his time in England as well as a few other countries) that he has served in the army where he has the rank of Captain in the second Battalion of the 47th Regiment of Foot.
Now, after being given leave due to receiving an injury in the Peninsular battle of Barrosa, Thomas has returned home to England.
Thomas has a dark enigmatic look about him, with an almost black hair and eyes of the same color. His attire is always ‘a la mode’, following the newest fashion of the day, though he often dresses in military style. Thomas is noticeably tall and benefits from a well-built stature which he has obtained as a result of hours of horse-back riding and fencing. He has a war scar on his chest, extending to his abdomen. A prominent feature in Thomas' appearance is his excellent teeth.
Thomas is a practical and ambitious man with a strain of iniquity about him. He has frequently been described as an arrogant and sometimes an uncaring individual, yet he has proven to be quite generous to and protective of those for whom he bears affection. Profiting from a good sense of humor and wit, Thomas tends to be popular in the circle of his friends, but quite the contrary when it comes to his enemies and rivals.
He is quick to anger and generally mistrustful, especially of women. He is nonetheless a libertine and considers ‘seducing and being seduced’ one of the ultimate joys of life. When it comes to obtaining the object of his desire, he usually shows signs of impatience, but in truth he can wait a long time if he thinks it's worth it. He can hardly refuse any challenge, unless he has a very strong reason to do so.
Due to certain circumstances in his life, and because of his experiences in the army, Thomas has developed a hedonistic taste for life, and believes in the Carpe Diem philosophy. He is very passionate and enjoys everything in their most extreme sense. He takes pleasure in rebelling against the existing laws of society - reasoning that they are too far-fetched compared to laws of nature - and admires those who have the same tendency.
Thomas’ hobbies include: gambling (for which he is usually in debt), riding, hunting, fencing, drinking and attending social gatherings. Although not an artist or a musician, he is an art appreciator and has a particular regard for music, especially opera. Thomas’ other interests are: literature, philosophy and history. He has at times written some pieces of poetry, but he rarely mentions it.
|Katharine Steele [Liz]
Katharine, Countess of Carrington
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Katharine, Countess of Carrington
Tuesday: Dress on the left
- Empire-waist, square-neck with a wide, loose ribbon under the breasts. In this
fabric with a solid yellow ribbon. Hair is curled and pinned under a straw bonnet trimmed with small yellow flowers and yellow ribbon that matches her dress.
Member No.: 32
Joined: 1-May 08
| Relationships~ Family ~Middleton, Jane (Aida):
Sister. Thomas sees her as a control-freak and a meddlesome person, but at the same time admires her courage.Sterne, Alfred (NPC):
Father's uncle. Has been living with him since he was nine years old. Both likes and dislikes him and hopes to inherit his wealth so tries to behave in his presence.Wriothesley, Helena (Aida):
Maternal Cousin. He enjoys teasing her, and thinks she is very cute, but spoiled.~ Friends ~Fairmont, Marcus (Alex):
Met at White's. Thomas owes him some gambling debts.Hackett, George (Rose):
Met him in Italy, where George invited him to his Villa. Howard, Beatrice (Crystal-lee):
Met her a couple of years ago in a tavern.Loring, Édouard (Ariane):
Friend from Oxford. Hasn't seen him for a long time.Pritchard, Gabriel (Lin):
Best friend. They met at Oxford and Thomas spent a summer at the Pritchards' country estate. He finds in him a witty and trustful friends.Werlington, Daphne (Lin):
A good from years back. He regards her as the true Duchess.~ Acquaintances ~Brydges, Stephen (Emily):
Met him at St. George's on Easter Sunday.Clare, Eleanor (Rose):
Met her at the Park. Quiet little thing.Dalrymple, Arthur (Vikki):
They fence at Angello's club from time to time. A worthy opponent.Devenish, Charlie (Rose):
Met him at Almack's. A true chap!Edgeworth, Cassandra (Francesca):
Danced with her at Almack's. Interesting young lady, witty, and well-informed.Fairmont, Rosalind (Alex):
Met her at St. George's. A beauty.Fitzgerald, Olivia (Rose):
Met her at Emerson Ball and they danced. Very likable and fun. Fitzgerald, Viola (Rose):
Met her at Almack's, and they danced together. Quite likes her. Fotherington, Hugo (Vikki):
A fellow officer in the army.Fotherington, Mark (Shar):
Met through Hugo.Grafton, Julianne (Liz):
Met her at Almack's. Alluring.Hampton, Elizabeth (Lin):
Met her through Gabriel. Pretty and cute. Hutchinson, Susannah (Amy):
Danced with her at Almack's. Layton, Henry (Rose):
Met him a few years ago. Amusing fellow. Pritchard, Blake (Lin):
Met him through Gabriel.Pritchard, Charity (Lin):
Met her through Gabriel. Likes her good humour and liveliness.Quartemaine, Demelza (Vikki):
Respectable old lady who evidently disapproves of him. He enjoys flirting with her nonetheless.Rathbone, Imogen (Vikki):
Met her at Almack's. Calm and beautiful, he would like to know her more.Rossington, Daniel (Izzie):
Met him at White's.Rutledge, John (Sara):
Met him while calling on Lady Imogen.Rutledge, Regina (Sara):
Met her while calling on Lady Imogen.Staunton, Felicity (Betsy):
Met her first in Ireland, where his battalion was stationed for some years, and again in Emerson ball. Likes her a lot and is planning to visit her.Steele, Katharine (Liz):
Met her at Almack's. Finds her very attractive. Tolson, Charlotte (Izzie):
Met her on a terrace at Emerson Ball. Mysterious and beautiful. Trevethyn, Alexander (Cosmo):
Acquaintance from Oxford.Trevethyn, Evelyn (Cosmo):
Met him through Alexander.~ Romantic Interests ~Clare, Selina (Rose):
Met her at Almack's, and they danced. Finds her quite the enchantress and would like to improve their relationship. They kissed in their second meeting at Hyde Park.Edgerton, Violet (Cora):
ex-fiancé.Gloucester, Theresa (NPC):
On and off lover. They tried to elope once, but decided not to before boarding the ship to France(?). They have a child together: Laura.Tessington, Alethea (Lin):
They had a fling two years ago.~ Enemies/Rivals ~Alford, David (Francesca):
Dislikes the man, but doesn't take him seriously.
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| Chronological RP History~ April 8th ~A Newtonic Awakening - Violet Edgerton - Hyde Park - 9 AM -
Thomas meets Miss Edgerton for the first time in Hyde Park, and suggests to give her a ride home. Once mounted, the plans change and they head towards Sterne House to retrieve a certain book.Of Books and Philosophers - Violet Edgerton - Sterne House - Morning -
Thomas lends Miss Edgerton a book and accompanies her home, after she has met Colonel Sterne. They make a bet.Another early comer - Jane Middleton (as an NPC), Charity Pritchard, Arthur Dalrymple - Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Foyer - Evening -
Thomas encounters Lord Linley and Miss Pritchard in the foyer, the latter after seven years. Lord Linley and he plan to meet at Angelo's next morning.The Lion and the Tiger - Violet Edgerton - Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Backstage - Evening -
Wandering in the backstage, Thomas and Miss Edgerton have an accidental encounter, which ends in a bite and a kiss.Nocturnal Notes - Jane Middleton (as an NPC), Violet Edgerton - Theatre Royal Drury Lane, The Auditorium - Prior to the Play -
Observing Miss Edgerton in their gallery, Thomas sends her a note, apparently from Lady Viola, asking her to meet him. When they meet again, he returns the kiss he has stolen from her and they part.~ April 9th ~The Destined Revelation - Jane Middleton (as an NPC), Violet Edgerton - 31 Curzon Street, Bond Street, Sterne House - Early Morning -
Not being able to stop thinking about Miss Edgerton, Thomas goes to see her early in the morning. They go for a carriage ride and partly reconcile. Later on, they are seen by Lady Jane and her friends in Bond Street.Morning, 9th April - Fencing - Arthur Dalrymple - Henry Angelo's Ecole D'Armes - Morning -
Thomas meets Lord Linley at Angelo's and they fence. Thomas tells Lord Linley about his new, though still unnamed, love interests and loses the game in a close match.The Fruit of Knowledge - Violet Edgerton - Sterne House - Evening -
Having read the book, Miss Edgerton sends Thomas a note, confessing that she has lost in the bet. When she arrives at his residence, they become more intimate... Realizing that Lady Jane has informed Miss Edgerton's family about her whereabouts, Thomas suggest they flee to Spain, but Miss Edgerton rejects this idea and they head towards the latter's residence.An Engaging Matter - Jane Middleton (as an NPC), Violet Edgerton - 31 Curzon Street - Late Evening -
Upon arriving at Miss Edgerton's residence, they confront her mother, her brother and Lady Jane. After a passionate quarrel with Lady Northumberland, Thomas states that they are engaged. ~ April 10th ~Ti ricordi? (Do you remember?) - Jane Middleton (as an NPC), George Hackett - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Thomas meets Lord Selwyn, whom he had met in Italy several years ago. They exchange reasons why they have come to England, and later on he introduces Lord Selwyn to Lady Essex, Lady Jane and Mr. Middleton.At the Refreshment Table - Katharine Steele, Julianne Grafton, Mark Fotherington, Hugo Fotherington, George Hackett - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Lord Selwyn introduces Thomas to Lady Carrington and Lady Julianne Grafton, from both of whom Thomas requests a dance. He also meets Mr. Fotherington and Major Fotherington, the latter a fellow officer and an acquaintance.First dance - Public Opinions - Viola Fitzgerland, Arthur Dalrymple, Charlie Devenish - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Lord Linley introduces Thomas to Lady Viola Fitzgerald, and he requests a dance from her. He also meets Mr. Charlie Devenish, an acquaintance of the lady.Second Dance - Selina - Jane Middleton (as an NPC), Selina Clare - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Thomas becomes acquainted with Mrs. Clare. They dance and he finds her extremely charming. He enquires about her favourite flower.After the Second Dance - Gabriel Pritchard, Quentin Townsend - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Thomas meets his best friend, Major Pritchard. They chat about several things and are joined by another acquaintance, a Lieutenant Townsend. Lady Christiana's arrival... - Viola Fitzgerald, Christina Buckingham, Gabriel Pritchard, Quentin Townsend - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Upon claiming his dance partner for the third dance, Thomas meets Lady Christina Buckingham, the stylish daughter of a Duke.Third Dance - Hit or Miss - Viola Fitzgerald - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Thomas dances with Lady Viola Fitzgerald. He finds her a very intelligent lady, and tells her about his engagement to Miss Edgerton.Fourth Dance - Scotch Jubilee Dance - Charity Pritchard - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Thomas dances with an old friend, Miss Pritchard. They speak about her debut and retire to the balcony after the dance. Fifth Dance - The Prince's Snuffbox - Imogen Rathbone - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Lady Cowper introduces Thomas to Lady Imogen Rathbone. They dance, but Thomas doesn't notice her illness until later in the dance, much to his embarrassment. He finds conversing with her quite enjoyable. After the Fifth Dance - Daphne Werlington, Alethea Tessington - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Thomas meets Lady Beaumont and they speak about a variety of topics, including her children, marriage and art exhibitions. He promises to call on her soon, and gets a glimpse of Lady Tessington.Eight Dance - Out of Place - Cassandra Edgeworth - Almack's Assembly Rooms - Evening -
Thomas dances with Lady Cassandra Edgewroth. They discuss literature and (to be continued...)~ April 11th ~"Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness." - Daniel Rossington, Gabriel Pritchard, Marcus Fairmont, Arthur Dalrymple, George Hackett - White's - Before Dawn -
After Almack's the gentlemen head to White's for a night of gambling, drinking and possibly more?Flowers for Mrs. Clare - Selina Clare - 31A Half Moon Street - Early Morning -
(self-explanatory) Engagement Concluded - (none) - 31 Curzon Street till Middleton House - Early Morning -
When calling on Miss Edgerton's residence, Thomas receives two letters indicating that the family are going back to their country estate and that engagement has been canceled. Morning after the night before - Viola Fitzgerald - Cavisham House - Morning -
Thomas calls on Lady Viola Fitzgerald. She invites him to her soirée and they discuss music. He also informs her about his broken engagement. The morning after the night before - Imogen Rathbone, Regina Rutledge, John Rutledge - Huntingdon House - Late Morning -
Thomas calls on Lady Imogen Rathbone, enjoys her company and tranquil beauty. Meets Regina and John Rutledge. In Search of 'The Enchantress' - Selina Clare, Eleanor Clare - Hyde Park - Afternoon -
Thomas meets Mrs. Clare and her step-daughter. They walk together and realize that Eleanor is missing. They kiss for the first time, while searching for her in the wilderness.~ April 14th ~St. George's: "Easter Sunday" - Everyone - St. George's - Morning -
Thomas attends the Easter service, feats his eyes one the ladies, meets a few friends, and is introduced to Rosalind Fairmont, her sister and their mother.Emerson Ball: "A Night to Remember" - Group Event - Emerson House - Evening -
Thomas arrives at Emerson House and meets Miss Staunton in the company of Mrs. Quartermaine.Emerson Ball: "Caledonian Laddie (First Dance)" - Felicity Staunton - Emerson House - Evening -
Thomas and Felicity dance the first dance. He plans to visit her the following day.Emerson Ball: the honour of an introduction - Felicity Staunton, Jane Middleton, Helena Wriothesley - Emerson House - Evening -
Thomas introduces Felicity to Jane and Helena.Emerson Ball: "Flower Garden (Fifth Dance)" - Viola Fitzgerald - Emerson House - Evening -
Thomas and Viola dance the fifth dance. They speak mainly about music.Emerson Ball: "A Puff or Two on the Terrace" - Charlotte Tolson - Emerson House - Evening -
While smoking on the terrace, Thomas meets the alluring Miss Tolson. They chat briefly and his advances are rebuffed... for now.Emerson Ball: "Oh, take my hand.", Spirit of Fancy - Elise Hampton - Emerson House - Evening -
Thomas and Elise dance the sixth dance. (to be continued...)~ April 15th ~Flowers for Miss Staunton - Closed - 1 Cavendish Square - Morning -
self-explanatory.Flowers for Miss Pritchard and Miss Hampton - Closed - Emerson House - Morning -
self-explanatory.Flowers for Lady Viola and Lady Olivia - Closed - Cavisham House - Morning -
self-explanatory.Flowers for Lady Cassandra - Closed - Edgeworth House - Morning -
self-explanatory.Making a Spectacle - Demelza, Felicity - 1 Cavendish Square - Afternoon -
Thomas calls on Miss Staunton, under the supervision of Mrs. Quartermain. ~ April 16th ~A kiss on the hand can be quite continental... - Selina - 31A Half Moon Street - Late Morning -
Thomas calls on Mrs. Clare to rehearse their duet...
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