"What ill fortune to be born second in a society where the eldest inherits all."
The second son of House Fortemps has earned quite a reputation for himself in high society, albeit an altogether not flattering one. Lord Emmanellain, who endeavors to to attend every banquet, ball, and occasion for libations, that he might catch the faintest whisper of gossip, is regarded as frivolous and impulsive—a far cry from the respectable brother four years his senior. Yet his carefree attitude belies a kind, earnest soul, as evidenced by his relationship with his steward, Honoroit.
The two first met when the boy offered to carry Lord Emmanellain's purchases in the Jeweled Crozier for a handful of coins. On a whim, Lord Emmanellain decided to teach the nine-year-old boy letters and sums, that he might have the means to rise above his humble station. And rise he did, eventually becoming Lord Emmanellain's personal steward, demonstrating eloquence and maturity far beyond his years, so much so that on some occasions he has been mistaken for a refined noble and his master for an uncouth servant.