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Name: Leoncio Maria Antonio De Vega
Motivation: Prevent anymore Great Wars.
Anima: A glorious falcon of white light surrounded by brilliant golden flames.
Concept: Dashing diplomat
XP Left/Spent: 67/673
Strength ••, Charisma •••••, Perception ••••
Dexterity •••••, Manipulation ••••, Intelligence •••••
Stamina •••, Appearance ••••, Wits •••
Athletics 2, Awareness 1, Bureaucracy 5(Economies +3), Dodge 1, Drive 5, Integrity 5(Ana +1), Investigation 4, Linguistics 5(Romantic, English, Germanic, Chinese, North African, Hellenic), Lore 5, Melee 5(Swords +1), Occult 3, Performance 5(Speeches +1), Presence 5(Negotiations +1), Resistance 2, Sail 5(Aviation +2), Socialize 5(Interacting with the Upper Class +2, Society Shaping +1)
Allies 2(His lovely wife and children)
Artifact 2(A White Comet)
Backing 4(Official diplomat from Spain, growing influence in the Financial aspects of Spain as well)
Backing 5(Leoncio's international businesses, focused on Falcon Auto, Futuretech, financial investments, and Aragon Mining which is in the MM mining business)
Connections: League 3
Connections: Solar Deliberative 2
Connections: Spanish Government 3
Influence 3(A rather well known figure in Europe)
Reputation 2(After the matter with Germany when people think rich businessmen or diplomats, he is one of those they think of)
Compassion ••, Conviction ••, Temperance ••••, Valour •••
Virtue Flaw Contempt of the Virtuous
Health Levels 0*2, -1*2, -2*2, -4*2, Incapacitated
Bureaucracy: Second Bureaucracy Excellency(2m/success), Bureaucracy Essence Flow, Speed the Wheels(8m), Bureau-Rectifying Method(8m, 1wp), Frugal Merchant Method(1m), Insightful Buyer Technique(3m), Servant-Rewarding Benevolance(2m, 1wp), Gloried Kingdom Ascendant, Paid With the Sun's Coin(4m)
Drive: First Drive Excellency(1m/die)
Integrity: Third Integrity Excellency(4m), Temptation-Resisting Stance(6m), Elusive Dream Defense(5m), Sun-King Radiance, Righteous Lion Defense(Spain's glorious future), Shedding Infinite Radiance, Phoenix-Renewel Tactic(Temperance), Lion's Roar Recovery(Dreams Errata, boosts stunts)
Investigation: Judge's Ear Technique(3m)
Linguistics: Second Linguistics Excellency(2m/success), Linguistics Essence Flow, Discerning Savant's Eye(6m, 1wp), Sagacious Reading of Intent(3m), Letter-Within-A-Letter Technique(6m), Twisted Words Technique(6m, 1wp), Poetic Expression Style(3m), Excellent Emissary's Tongue, The Ever-Vigilant Scribe(10m, Glories), Guiding Words of Solar Wisdom(15m, 1wp), Whirling Brush Method(4m), Flawless Brush Discipline(8m), Unbreakable Fascination Style(10m, 1wp)
Lore: Second Lore Excellency(2m/success), God-Mind Algorithms
Melee: Second Melee Excellency(2m/success), Melee Essence Flow, Dipping Swallow Defense(2m), Bulwark Stance(5m), Heavenly Gaurdian Defense(4m), Fivefold Bulwark Stance(5m, 1wp), Call the Blade(1m), Glorious Solar Saber(6m, 1wp)
Occult: Spirit Detecting Glance(3m)
Performance: Second Performance Excellency(2m/success)
Presence: Second Presence Excellency(2m/success), Presence Essence Flow, Irresistible Salesman Spirit(3m)
Sail: Second Sail Excellency(2m/success), Storm-Weathering Essence Infustion(6m, 1wp), Ship Claiming Stance(5m, 1wp), Immortal Captain's Advantages, Mariner's Parable Defense(6m), Perfect Reckoning Technique(4m), Omnipotent Admiral's Authority(12m, 1wp), Hull-Preserving Technique(8m, 1hl), Invincible Solar Vessel(8m, dreams errata)
Socialize: Second Socialize Excellency(2m/success), Socialize Essence Flow, Mastery of Small Manners(1m), Wise-Eyed Courtier Method(3m, 1wp), Shining In Every Eye Attitude(12m, 1wp), Wild Revelry Approach(3m, 1wp), Taboo Inflicting Diatribe(3m, 1wp)
Join Battle 4, Soak 2B/1L/0A, Dodge DV 9/2, Mobility Penalty 0, Fatigue 0
Punch: Speed 5, Accuracy 6, Damage 2B, Parry DV 7/2, Rate 3, Tags N
Kick: Speed 5, Accuracy 5, Damage 5B, Parry DV 3/2, Rate 2, Tags N
Clinch: Speed 6, Accuracy 5, Damage 2B, Parry DV -, Rate 1, Tags C, N, P
Cane Sword: Speed 4, Accuracy 12, Damage 5L, Defense 11/2, Rate 2, Tags -
Join Debate , Mental Dodge DV
Presence: Speed 4, Accuracy , Parry , Rate 2
Performance: Speed 6, Accuracy , Parry , Rate 1
Investigation: Speed 5, Accuracy , Parry , Rate 2
His wife and family(Love), His country(Nationalistic Pride), The finer things in life(Deep enjoyment), War(Horror at what he saw modern warfare could do), Old Fashioned Values(Conservative Nature), Global Economy(Captain at the helm), International Relations(Responsibility)
Tall, dark and handsome describes Leoncio. He is in every way the spitting image of the romanticized noble spaniard dressed in a suit and tie befitting his position as both businessman and diplomat. He dresses well and sports a pencil moustache, keeping himself looking respectable at all times. He has a natural talent to pick out what will make him look good. Though what he owns is of the finest quality none of it is particularly old or noteable as it went to his brothers and sisters who become Dragonblooded.
Leoncio's influence comes from a few places. First of all there is his political standing as Spain's delegate to the League of Nations. Second their is his personal wealth. With the Wars end he has quickly capitalized to profit from the rebuilding efforts going on. He holds a signifcant stake in several businesses that are involved in it and while he doesn't own them or have a majority stake he can make his opinion felt on the board and the Directors knowing who and what he is have not challanged some of his suggestions. Finally during the war he went back and forth between several nations not only keeping Spain out of the War but also meeting with foreign governments to keep Spain neutral without antagonizing either side.
Like many of his family he received an income originally from his family and added to that through his work in the government of Spain. A graduate from the University of Zaragoza with a Masters in Political Science the position did not pay the most but it did serve to connect him with many people in his work within the diplomatic wing of the Spanish Government. Even before his Exaltation he had been able to turn his modest funds into real wealth with his Exaltation only speeding up the success of his business endevors. He saw the opportunities where others did not and his charms turned organizations that might have failed for internal reasons succeed and prosper to say nothing of his wise use of the stock markets. Even now only years after his Exaltation he has become one of the richest in Europe and purchased certain traditional lands from his family for himself, his wife, and his children. His wife Ana is his sole beneficiary if something should happen to him, and the kids if both suffer. In his will is also a few instructions to his children to help ensure they remain prosperous. A request of his wife so they or their children never have to grow up as she did.
To further refine and define his source of income. Leoncio invested with the aid of his family in oil and steel seeing that both would be in demand in years to come. This was before the war and his exaltation. In the years through the war before his Exaltation he mostly left things in other hands which saw those companies he had a strong presence in falter some given the prevailing conflicts in Spain's social classes. Since his Exaltation however he moved to capitalize on his increased abilities. He reshaped how management handled things as well as working conditions, set long term goals that his increased influence made possible and with growing wealth expanded into making the starts of an automobile and plane industry in Spain. Those four industries where his real wealth comes from in great excess compared to his official pay as a diplomat.
Born on the 27th of February in 1887 to the noble Vega family of the Vega's of Spain Leoncio was always a charming man. The Vega's have always had a strong presence in Huesca, both the province and the city. Several estates spread throughout that region and the larger Aragon region of Spain. His eductation and the connections of his family got him a position working as a rather important figure for the diplomatic core of Spain. Though quite young compared to many other elder statesmen his ability with people worked in his favor and he helped to negotiate the Treaty of Fez of 1912. While a talented diplomat his visits to other countries have been for specific ends rather than a long term posting at any one nation.
When the Great War broke out he was one of those that worked to keep Spain out of it and his Exaltation while in private meetings with influencial members of the Spanish government helped to ensure that they did. Outside of the closed doors of his government he was also busy making diplomatic trips to foreign countries during the war to ensure. A trip in the middle of the war though changed him. Seeing the devestation it could bring, the damage to people, it changed him and for the better. His words in Madrid to keep Spain out of such devestation lead to his Exaltation and ensured that Spain did not join the War even after the American's had thrown their backing to the Entente powers. He now wants the League of Nations to work and to ensure there are no other wars like that ever again. To see that the nations are bound together so that all people are as one and will not wage such wars upon each other ever again.
On a more personal note he has two children. A 21 year old daughter Daniela(who he calls Dania) and a 16 year old son called Teodoro(Teo) by his wonderful if fire aspect wife Ana who he married in 1905. The whole family is Catholic which is no surprise given them being Spanish.
Father is an Earth Aspect named Antonio, mother a wood aspect named Maria. Both are just over 100. Has an air aspect cousin named Marcelo on his fathers side.
Early 1924: Writes 'Principals of Wealth'. Primarily a book on national and international level economics it is a brilliant work on business in general. Those reading it learn more than simple economic theory but management, negotiation, self control, how to speak and deal with people and matters of ethics. Originally produced in Spanish using the enchanted printing presses to maintain the magic that goes into it, the book benefits from Guiding Words of Solar Wisdom, acting as if Leoncio was tutoring the reading for the abilities of Lore, Bureaucracy, Presence, Socialize and Integrity.
Fairly Keynesian in philosophy of the roll for government to play in things. Funding in 'feet on the ground' projects based on shoring up the infrastructure to help pave the way for the transition to a more industrialized nation. Second was a serious educational reform push to tackle some of Spain's rather serious failings there and to help pave the way for that transition away from agrairianism. As infrastructure projects finished investment would shift more towards supporting private development and industry. Increased investment leading to increased spending and employment coupled with growing literacy and education, with liberal use of Socialize charms to ease the issues around regional nationalism and bureaucracy charms to counter corruption leading to a strong managed growth and transformation. The only area Leoncio fails to influence or change much is the large failure that was the Rif War which still hurts the popularity of the monarchy and government though without the widespread poverty and political conflict over the regionalism, communism and anarchy it doesn't provide the opportunity for a coup.