Zeitgeist: Gears of Revolution
Pierce Kellion Davey
Pierce Kellion Davey was born in to one of the most wealthy and influential families in Risur. The family’s original name was simply Davey, but in the many wars against invaders from Ber, one of Pierce’s ancestors, Kellion Davey, saved King Boyle from a dragon’s breathweapon. In honoring the man, the king officially altered the noble family’s name to Kellion Davey so he would always be remembered. Pierce’s father, Axel Kellion Davey, is a member of the royal parliament and knows many of the nation’s governers very well. Axel was already a middle aged man when Pierce was born. Pierce’s mother, Lady Clair Lunette was Axel’s third wife and was still a young girl of 17 when she became pregnant with Pierce. After Pierce was born Lady Clair’s already feable health deteriorated even further and for her benefit she and her son moved to the family’s coastal villa at the Northern Shore of Flint. Axel left Slate as well but moved to a manor in the Central District. The first six years of his life Pierce was raised by his mother and her servants. She was a kind and quiet woman and raised him with the same values she had grown up with. Fearing his son was growing too soft Axel had him brought to the Central District at the age of 6. Here Pierce was put in to a bording school for young nobles. His father taught him the ruthelesness of politics and although Pierce understood he did not approve. At the age of 12 Pierce was given a private tutor, Arn Meldrake. Arn gave Pierce lessons in swordplay and marksmanship. He pushed Pierce as much as he could and taught him to renounce fear and to be relentless in achieving his goals. Despite these valuable lessons Pierce and Arn did not get along. Arn was a pawn of Pierce’s father and with each passing year Pierce came to see his father more and more as the sadistic little man he was. When Pierce was 16 his mother suddenly died of pneumonia. His father remarried another young noble woman with the month. Believing his father responsible for his mother’s death Pierce set out to gather evidence but before his investigation got under way he was sent on a voyage by his father. Pierce, accompanied by Arn and several servants set out to Slate and after Slate to many other cities and villages within Risur and the neighboring nations. His father had called it the last step in his political education, Arn called it coming of age, Pierce knew what it really was, exile. Pierce traveled for 8 years. When his travels took him close to Flint once again he made plans to return home. Arn did not agree and tried to stop him but Pierce defeated his former teacher in a duel and left him behind, unconscious.
Pierce returned to his father’s home to find out he had a 7 year old half-brother. The boy’s mother had already died of a heart condition and Axel was taking a more active approach to his second son’s education. Refusing to be put aside so easily Pierce decided to make a name for himself so he could one day claim his birthright as head of the household, no matter what his father said. Pierce’s father has not dared to denounce him, so Pierce still enjoys the status as first-born of his family.
Pierce has joined the RHC to climb the social ladder and actually do some good in the city. He often visits his little brother and tries to be a positive influence in the child’s life to prevent his father from turning him in to an evil, corrupt and powerhungry politician.