|Benedetto Aurelio Severino|
|Species & Gender:||Minkan Male|
|Date of Birth:||YE18-(Birth) YE29-(Yamataian Transfer) YE34-(Minkan Transfer)|
|Organization:||Star Army of Yamatai|
Benedetto is of average height, and possesses the solid but not particularly muscular build common amongst Minkans but with slender, thin hands; a trait rarely seen among members of the Severino bloodline.
Benedetto has wide, expressive eyes; cloudy grey in colour and filled with irrepressible tenderness. Atop them are high, well groomed eyebrows on a low forehead and beneath them a small aquiline nose; framing a mouth curved ever upwards with a gentle, crooked smile.
His face is large and well rounded, sporting, a straight, thin jaw, a round chin; flat cheeks and low cheek bones.
Benedetto has thick, medium length black hair; swept back and orderly in style and always smelling faintly of coconuts.
Despite begin rather sheltered with a sprinkling of privilege and too much naivety for his own good; Benedetto is nonetheless a sweet, kind and exceedingly gentle person, practically radiating warmth. Benedetto is however prone to bouts shyness, and can often become uncomfortable when faced with a particularly domineering or melancholic personality. Being the center of attention makes him uneasy and self conscious, though he has no trouble with crowds be they large or small.
Benedetto rarely if ever lies and often has trouble detecting when others are lying too him, though he is rather astute when it comes to reading others emotional states. Despite this, or perhaps because of it Benedetto is completely and utterly oblivious to sarcasm, tending to take what people say at face value rather than looking for any deeper meaning.
Benedetto Aurelio Severino was born in YE18-(Birth) YE29-(Yamataian Transfer) YE34-(Minkan Transfer) .
Star Army Enlistment Office Kyoto – Audio Biographical Profile Transcription – Potential Recruit Benedetto Aurelio Severino – (Editors Note: Recruiter's Questions removed. Please see original recording for full transcript.)
I'll just start at the beginning shall I? Okay 'ahem' I was born in Geshrinopolis Central Hospital in the year YE-18. My mother was~is former Star Army Chui Eleanor Grace Severino. I'm afraid my father's identity was never recorded, so I know as little as you do there. And before you ask… No, I was never told what happened to my mother, my Grandfather felt it best that I remain ignorant of the details
My Grandfather? 'Aurelio Prospero Severino, Imperial Diplomat, Signatory and Co-Author of the Treaty of Yamatai-Elysia and loyal servant of her Imperial Majesty!' Heh… Did you know they never gave him a stamp of office, because he wanted to fit that whole thing on there? It's true, he signs ever single letter with that entire puffed up title. He's such a pompous old…
Anyway! Given that my mother was never around, he raised me for the most part, truth be told it's thank to him I had such a wonderfully eclectic childhood. I spent most of it on diplomatic yachts, sailing all across the Empire, experiencing cultures and languages and more fantastic people than I could ever remember. I even met an Elysian before the war! She was so-Hmm? Oh I'm sorry. For the Grandson of a diplomat I never did learn how to be concise.
When the war broke out with Elysia, and Geshrinopolis was destroyed, we we're forced to return to Yamatai. Our home in the capital was destroyed in the bombing, so we ended up going to the family estate on the outskirts of Tania. It's beautiful there, the sweetest peaches in all of Yamatai grow on that estate and it's almost a stones throw away from the Star Army Academy to boot.
Growing up on the estate was pretty standard. My grandfather wanted me to follow in his footsteps so I had every educational advantage I could ever need. On top of the standard curriculum I was taught languages, cultures, history, religions and even alien anatomy. Everything I'd need to be the perfect diplomat.
I never wanted to be a diplomat though. For as long as I can remember I've wanted to join Star Army and serve the Empire. My room was full of Star Army serials that I'd secreted away, I'd read that at night whilst the lights of the Academy flickered in the distance. When I was finally old enough, I made a habit of sneaking out at night and going to service bars and clubs. I'd spend hours listening to the off-duty soldiers spin stories of their service, only to fire a barrage of questions at them the second they stopped talking. Then I'd stumble home in the small hours, with a thundering headache and an absolutely stupid grin on my face.
It took me weeks to work up the courage to actually tell my Grandfather I wanted to enlist. Everyday for a month I woke up and walked to the mirror. “This is the day I tell Granddad I'm joining Star Army”, I'd shout at my reflection, before marching toward his office with a fire in my eyes. Of course, by the time I reached the door, the fire had gone out and my knees were shaking so badly I could barely stand, so I'd end up slinking back to my room with my tail between my legs.
When I actually told him… Well. I was coming home late from one of my clandestine visits to the city, and he was taking a walk in the gardens. He caught me jumping the wall… At first he was actually rather calm. He just gave me the usual 'Where have you been” routine, then carried on walking. But I was drunk, and feeling a mite overconfident; so I told him where I'd been… and that I planned on joining Star Army, like my mother. He went deathly still, it felt like hours before he actually said anything. He just sat there, staring at me. No anger, no shouting, just… silence. Eventually he asked me in a strange almost cracking tone of voice. “Are you sure about this?”, when I nodded, he turned his back to me and started walking away. “I'll have a car take you to Kyoto in the morning. No sense in dawdling.”, Before I could respond, he'd turned the corner and gone. True to his word, a car was waiting for me when I woke up. I passed by his office as I left… I couldn't bring myself to go in… And that's it, a brief history of Yours Truly. It wasn't too personal I hope.
Benedetto Aurelio Severino is connected to: Aurelio Prospero Severino (Maternal Grandfather - Born: Pre YE01) Bianca Rosa Severino (Maternal Grandmother - Born: Pre YE01, Deceased: YE08) Eleanor Grace Severino (Mother: Born - Pre YE01, AWOL as of YE28) Plus numerous extended relatives.
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