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 and Lorraine.  He ruled there, peacefully and well, for a number of years until a number of his relations decided they wanted both realms.  A war was fought over Avalon and Lorraine.  In time, the war became more and more destructive to the people and places of the realms, so Alek abdicated and ventured into Shadow.

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

He has returned to Parys to check in on his beloved city.  And also on his family. He was recently recognized as a prince of the blood in Amber by King Bleys, and in the Courts of Chaos King Swayville recognized him as a prince of House Karm.  Both Bleys and Swayville have recognized Aleksandr as King of Lorraine, after Aleksandr took that realm back from Lucius.

Known Titles and Honours

  • Prince of Amber
  • Prince of Parys
  • Prince in House Karm
  • Emperor of Greater Lorraine
  • King of Brittany
  • Lord of Greater Pacifica

Parysian Titles & Ranks

  • Duc de Bretagne
  • Prince of the East (former)
  • Maréchal de Parys (former)
  • Amiral de Parys (former)

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.

Basic design of some of the unit flags of Aleksandr’s forces:

Brittany’s Navy

An army flag

Aleksandr’s Own (his personal troops)

Flag of Greater Brittany

Flag of Greater Lorraine (Upper Left corner: Lorraine, Upper Right: Alsace, Lower Right: Rheinland-Pfalz, Lower Left: Saarland)

Flag of Greater Pacifica