I’ve got Uncharted on the brain! Seeing as it comes out in 10 days, I suppose that’s to be expected.
While planning for Uncharted, I did a lot of work on developing the characters and their backstories, so I thought I would share some of my notes with you!
Without further ado, here’s Reginald Lawrence:
Reginald Lawrence is a Naval Captain of the ship, The Clover. His father, Claude Laurent, was a sailor, a drinker and a gambler, who managed to secure himself a title in the navy during the brief period when Saegard was recruiting to defend itself against the Civil War that had broken out in Ismera. His father won the ship in a poker match with the winning card, the King of Clubs (Le roi du Trefle). When he asked the painter to rename the ship, he was drunk and going on about how he was the Roi du Trefle and the man misunderstood and painted a four leaf clover. However, Capitaine Laurent kept it that way, calling it his ‘lucky ship.’
Reginald is now 23. His father is now deceased from a failed liver due to excessive drinking. Reginald’s mother is an Ismeran noble, a Callais, though from a minor branch of the House. She’s still alive and lives in Portland. Reginald inherited The Clover and a his position as a naval Captain from his father and his preference for speaking English and going by his English name from his mother. Reginald was of the opinion that his father was a drunken ass off ship and not too much better on ship. Clause Laurent only spoke french when drunk and Reg’s mother, who is Ismeran, never learned more than a few words of the language so Reginald often had to stand up to his father to defend his mother, which is why he prefers English and considers himself a primarily English-speaking person to this day.
His father died 3 years ago, but he was sick for some time before that, so Reginald has been commanding the ship for near to five years now. He has a small, but loyal crew. Reginald is not much of a drinker and has trouble holding his liquor. His mother loves him for it, but wishes he would sell that old ship and settle down with a nice woman, perhaps working as an accountant or lawman.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, but a matter of choice…
Fated to be a Priestess of Saegard, Meredith dreams of leading a normal life with a family and a home of her own, something she’ll never have if she swears her life to the Order. A chance encounter with a stranger in the sacred Celestial Chamber sends her previously well-ordered life into a tailspin of adventure and mayhem as she is blamed for the theft of a legendary artifact. Now a fugitive, Meredith must join forces with Captain Reginald Lawrence, the son of the man who initially brought her to the Temple, and his enigmatic business partner, the charming yet at times infuriating, Grey Rhodes, to find the Celestial Bowl and clear her name. From the cosmopolitan capital of Saegard to the coast of Ismera and back again, Meredith’s journey will reveal the true nature of her past, present, and ultimately, her future.
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