Urbanne LaRock became the 12th Head Vespercestor six years after Venerious Falmoth held the position
Magic Affiliation: Sanguinati
Sanguinati Coven: Wormwood Philters
Education: Mystic Steeples
Urbanne was once the Magister of Sanguinati Studies and Magic.
Address: Mystic Steeples, Severance, Hoopenfangia. Mystic Steeples is an enormous castle surrounding Mystic City, forming a seemingly impenetrable barrier, locking the city into another dimension far removed from the rest of Hoopenfangia. Urbanne and his wife, Mahrata, reside in a majestic palace overlooking Mystic Square on the tenth floor inside Mystic Steeples.
Date & Place of Birth: Urbanne LaRock was born in a private (and purple pillowed) patriarchal suite in Mystic Steeples.
Height/Weight/Physical Description: At 5’9’’, Urbanne has sallow skin, sunken cheeks, a skinny throat, and beady eyes. Over his wrinkled nose, he wears a dark Galaxy Glasses (spectacles that capture the reflection of the galaxy moving through the lenses). His wild orange hair stands up seven inches above his head, in a shock of corkscrew ringlets, while the sides and back of his hair cascade to his shoulder blades. Urbanne’s gestures tend to be big and sweeping but in a tough and tight manner.
The tip of Urbanne’s forefinger permanently bends and confuses others when he points to something or someone: “That soothsayer right over there.”
He has few wrinkles for his age, but most of the Sanguinati elite retain their youth by wearing enchanted powder on their skin. They make frequent visits to select salons such as Gitchi Patootie’s Bewitching Beauties.
Citizenship/Ethnic Origin: Severance, Hoopenfangia. / Caucasian. / Sanguinati. English and Irish ancestry.
Magic Staff and Ring: Urbanne’s wand and magic staff are made of black palm and have a gold, sun-rook rune adorning the tips. His insignia ring has a sun-rook rune as well.
Salary: Very wealthy.
Magic Staff Spells mostly. He sometimes uses a wand.
Thunderbolt Zap: A loud lightning bolt conjured from the atmosphere using his magic staff.
Social Class: Urbanne and Mahrata are like royalty to the Sanguinati.
O Enchantedness Quote: “Change something the LaRocks have established? NEVER!”
Occupation/Employer: Head Vespercestor.
O Enchantedness Quotes:
“At an early age, my father, the Great Rendum LaRock, took me to the Den of Divination, and we knelt before the gilded statue of Ancient Head Vespercestor Ramrod. It was there that I came to realize that the LaRock bloodline must govern Mystic Steeples if it is to grow and prosper the way the Ancients would have it grow. Know ye this: It is not for myself that I lead with discernment; it is for the benefit of the masses, even those who must be ostracized. The Ancients have declared their command in stone and papyrus: let he that hath an inner eye discern, the Ancestors have appointed the LaRocks to
rule over the Sanguinati.”
“I feel more vulnerable when I’m not behind my grand podium. Only then do I think they see my humanity if it were possible.”
Political Beliefs/Affiliations: Urbanne is traditional Sanguinati, at heart and progressive on the surface. He vacillates between the two and gives favors according to rank.
O Enchantedness Quote: “When the Sanguinati gives their life to defend Mystic Steeples it touches me to my innermost mortal coil.”
Urbanne primarily leads Convocation (Mass Assembly) and governs Mystic Ministry, including the theurgists. He often feels the need to involve himself in the selection and recruiting of potential initiates into Sanguinati apprenticeships.
In recent years, Urbanne has been allowing Nizzertits and Sorcerers in Mystic Steeples for money or personal gain; however, Sorcerers are not allowed to practice Sorcery and must renounce any connection with it entirely. Nizzertits (common folk who have no inherent magic ability) are allowed to attend Convocation as well, but they have to pay a substantial amount of globulnugees.
Nizzertits with less money may become apprentices on a work admittance program. In this program, they must agree to work whatever menial jobs the Vespercestors give them.
O Enchantedness Quote: “That I haven’t compromised my ideals. I’m tough, unyielding, and attuned to the Ancients.”
Community Status: The Sanguinati honor and obey Urbanne LaRock, especially Mystic Ministry and those affiliated with Mystic Steeples. They ignore or keep quiet about his atrocities and shortcomings.
O Enchantedness Quote: “I abhor people who question a decision I’ve made. I have no choice but to avoid the nobodies who want to talk to me or waste my foreordained time. Do not think me, unkind; I am not without mercy. I shall cast an enchanted benediction at them from my lofty balcony as I do every Sanguinati sabbat. I use my extra-long magic staff for such occasions.”
Spouse: Mahrata Meducy Candlewicke LaRock.
O Enchantedness Quote: “Naturally, before marrying Mahrata, I had to check her bloodline, loyalty, etc.”
Parents' Names & Occupations:
Father: Rendum LaRock. He was a former Head Vespercestor. After death, he became an Ancient.
Mother: Vestal Westbrook LaRock.
O Enchantedness Quote: “My parents were devout and mighty leaders. I, O Enchantedness, am doing what they would have me do.”
Other Family Members: *Lineage of LaRock (See chart below)
Brother: Ulysses LaRock.
Daughter: Ambergis LaRock DaDovie.
Daughter: Banzalta LaRock Drayn.
Urbanne has a gamut of nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
O Enchantedness Quote: “I had two daughters, and they received a mighty, mighty curse upon themselves. The astral realm knows I always wanted to have a son to take over as head vespercestor. Obedient family members deserve the best; my dearest friends can scramble over whatever is left.”
Hobbies/Recreations: Fishing for fork-tail puffers, bragging about his self control and standards, gleaning the conjure offerings. He works to see Mystic Steeples rise to the former glorious state it once was, with a LaRock dominating every position from the vespercestory, theurgy, to the ticket-booth staff.
Friends' Names & Occupations: Teddyus Manoj, Tilta Crumpecker, and many of the vespercestors.
O Enchantedness Quote: “When I enter a room, I look to see if there are any people on my blacklist, then I look for my allies.”
Food and Drink: Urbanne brags that he eats little. He drinks his potions and mood potions hot. He takes some herbs. He is always clearing his throat and blaming it on the ‘tonics’ he supposedly has to drink.
Art: He is not a fan of art and seems to fear it, but he likes sports and reading.
Music: Piano, organ, choir, and traditional songs. He listens to music to make himself feel charged by the Ancients.
Literature: The Controssua and Ambergis Oracles are his favorites.
Décor: He approves all the décor at Mystic Steeples.
Clothing: He wears large shoulder pads under his long coats and robes. He tucks his pant legs inside his tall boots. He wears dark cloaks but silky colored shirts in historical patterns.
Voice: O Enchantedness raises and lowers his voice, always comparing something to some verse in the Controssua. His voice may crack if he gets emotional. He rambles too much and often promises everything but delivers nothing. He gets addicted to certain words and often slips into malapropisms and spoonerisms.
O Enchantedness Quote: “Hear ye, my people, you must see those who oppose our leadership as the dark, *weevil itches* they are.”
Quote from Valor McRaven: “My dear, that is absurd. You cannot have me believe that the next time a weevil causes me to itch, I might have opposed O Enchantedness in some way.”
(*Example below from a Landmarks and Lagging Loyalties speech in Convocation, where Urbanne surely intended to say *evil witches* but who knows with all the herbs and potions he has to take?)
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