Decland "Deke" Amarello
"Oh I see! So a one-armed man wouldn't be that dangerous ? Please, explain your theory to the maggots..."
Deke is an assassin. He is actually the man who should have been the hero of my story about the Dark Blades before I totally fell in love with Ugo. But now Deke has a real design.. well... let say he is not that awful...
Like the doctor, he is a Sparvierese, though his father is an Oldfelding (this is why he has such first name, however he kept his mother's surname). She died when he was 13 and was raised by Vaclav, leader of the Dark Blades in the Markland, who obviously decided to train him as an assassin. And Declan was one of the most talented. However, his heart was still pure somehow, he didn't like what he did but it was the only life he knew. Until the day he had to go to the countryside because of some issues and a probable betrayal during a mission, so Vaclav sent him to Sparviere. Here, Deke met an old famous painter who... well almost kidnapped him to be his apprentice, servant, errand boy etc... Yes, this old man was a bit eccentric and crazy but really nice and sweet. And for Deke, it was a good occasion to be forgotten and live a peaceful life until Vaclav managed to solve all the problems.
This is how and when Declan discovered how talented he was as a painter too... This began to be a real passion for him and his master was quite surprised and amaazed by his natural gift. Too bad, their friendship had to stop when Vaclav eventually came to give another mission to his disciple but Deke had been totally transformed. Something broke inside him.
Not able to kill anymore... and falling in love with a young blind lady... Two faults... He paid the most expensive cost when she is tortured and killed by Vaclav and designed as the perfect suspect. Declan tries to denounce the Dark Blades but he is captured by his former peers and tortured at his turn. He would have prefered to be killed but Vaclav reminded him his vows "As long as your right hand will be able to hold a blade, you'll be ours". Deke took his words to the letter and simply cut his hand (obviously he is still one-armed) so he could finally escape (maybe because someone was still looking after him and protecting him...)
Now, his heart filled with anger and remorse, he has only one aim: break up the Dark Blades and kill Vaclav.
I wanted a young and seducing man with dark hair and bright eyes to embody Deke. I also realized that he is one of the most adaptable of my OC: I can draw him with or without beard, long or shot hair, depending the precise moment of his life. Maybe I'll try some other designs for him ;) Concerning the clothes, obviously inspired by Renaissance and Italian fashion, I wanted something VERY elegant for him :)
Posted 2 years ago
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