Aleksandr

Aleksandr Corey de Parys

Aleksandr is one of Corwin’s oldest sons.  He’s been around for a very long time.  Tends to spend a lot of time out in Shadow.  Quiet demeanor for the most part; pleasant guy as long as you stay on his good side.

Age: Alek appears to be in his 30’s or 40’s
Height: 5’ 10”
Weight: 175 lbs
Eyes: Violet
Hair: Black
Build: slender but athletic.  He stands about six feet tall and weighs about 175 lbs.  He is slimly built and has a light brown (well tanned) skin tone.  He has long, straight black hair and violet eyes.

 

Colors: Black, Violet and Silver
Symbol: A silver nova burst outlined in black on a violet field.

 

History
Alek was born and raised in Parys.  Corwin was often absent or busy, so Alek was mostly raised by the palace staff and tutors; and later trained by officers in the army and navy.  He has served in many roles in his father’s government: General, Admiral, Secretary of War, Secretary of the Interior, etc.  Alek always took his responsibilities seriously, never assuming the title and then leaving the work to his underlings.  Alek was always much more involved with the veterans and common people of Parys than the nobility, as he believed one should earn one’s place in this life and not simply be born to it.

Like his brothers Michel and Art Baker, Alek defended Parys from Nicolas his forces during the War of the Succession.  Alek and Michel occupied part of Brandenberg, but withdrew their troops once Art cut a deal with Jasra.  But times have changed, and perhaps Aleksandr’s opinion on the current version of the history of Parys and Brandenberg would not be considered politically correct.

After the war, a deal was struck with Prince Benedict of Amber and Alek became King of Avalon.  He ruled there, peacefully and well, for a number of years until a number of his relations decided they wanted Avalon.  A war was fought over Avalon.  In time, the war became more and more destructive to the people and places of Avalon, so Alek abdicated and ventured into Shadow.

“Where did Aleksandr go?” you ask.  That is a story for another time.

He has recently returned to Parys to check in on his beloved city.  And also on his family.

 

Known Parys Titles and Honours

  • Prince of the East (though the title may have fallen out of use with the current administration.)
  • Duc de Bretagne
  • Field Marshal
  • Admiral of the Fleet
  • King of Avalon (abdicated)

 

Alek has many chateaus, mansions, apartments, barracks, etc. scattered throughout his duchy and other places within the kingdom.

Aleksandr may or may not be in the family Trump deck.  If he is, he wishes you the best of luck in contacting him as he rarely takes calls.