Gaetan Marin Lafons
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Fullname: Gaetan Marin Lafons
Played by: Jamie Bamber
Gender: Male
Age: 35
Birthdate: March 7th
Class: Noble
House: Lafons
Occupation: Vicomte de Biches
Province: Namarre
Country: Terre d'Ange
Parents: Corinne and Mathis Lafons (adoptive parents)
Siblings: Various
Marital Status: Single
Children: None

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Background

Gaetan was born to the sister of the Viscomtesse Corinne Lefons. Fortunately for him, his aunt, the former Visomtesse was barren, and adopted both Gaetan and his younger brother to be her heirs. He was adopted at the age of 6, and the Viscomtesse, already in her fifties, doted on the two young boys. Her husband Mathis, a former mercenary lord of Camlach, raised the boys with stories of war, and his own glory days. So while his Aunt was instructing him on the workings of the holdings, his uncle was convincing him of the importance of duty and of war, and how ti would be his responsibility to prove his mettle in battle to be taken seriously as a nobleman.

When Gaetan turned 20 he left Namarre to join the d'Angeline forces on the Camaeline border. He was an able soldier and quickly grew to be a capable leader until one night, following a particularly violent raid by the Skaldi, one of the Camaeline generals organised an incursion on a Skaldi border camp.

Gaetan left the Camaeline border then, not telling his family where he went, selling himself for four years as a mercenary in Alba, and then Caerdicca Unitas, and travelling further east. After an injury that limited his left shoulder and meant he could not longer as capably manage sword and shield together, he continued. He spent six months in Bhodistan, living quietly in a village and occasionally writing home. It was after an epidemic decimated the village that he finally turned home. He was broken, jaded. He had learned from the world that it didn't matter which side you were on. People are just people. The enemy has families. They probably just want to go home and raise a family, and maybe build a farm somewhere.

He will still fight, and lead if called on, but has learned that there is less glory in war than he thought. Instead, he came home at the age of 28, to find his aunt had died and his brother had been acting as Viscomte. He had been presumed dead. He did not argue, but agreed to work as his brother's steward and representative unless or until his brother chose otherwise. It was 5 years later, when Gaetan was 33 that his brother, always more tempermental than Gaetan, lost his cool and then his life in a duel, leaving Gaetan in charge for two years now.

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