Ugo "lo Sfregio" Buonafede
So... how to begin to introduce him ? there are so many things to say about Ugo. First of all I really wanted a masked character in my story, this kind of OC is always so mysterious and classy. Ugo was originally a minor character from a story focused on the Dark Blades (the major Guild of Assassins) and the revenge of one of them against his former partners... Well... let's say that now Deke, who was supposed to be the hero, became the minor character. I've so loved lo Sfregio that I began to develop his story much more than expected...
He also was part of the Dark Blades, not really as an assassin but as a doctor. However he perfectly knows how to kill someone quickly and -almost silently-, he is a charcater of mine who never use weapons, a sound associated with his is something like "craaac" or "clac" (the noise of a broken neck...) so you can tell his hands are enough... Curing and healing the assassins, he was really appreciated; he is a sweet nature, always good-tempered, patient, listening carefully. Unfortunatly, one day he diagnosed a particular illness to someone important within the guild and this secret had to be sealed... The whole HQ of the Dark Blades burnt with Ugo trapped in his room. He miraculously was able to escape but totally disfigured, bearing an unendurable endless pain (he was "lucky" enough to keep his senses, though his touch is truly off now..). Oddly, he chose to come back to the Blades, keeping an eye on his arch-enemy, as a living sword of Damoclès. He is patiently waiting for his revenge...
You may have understood it but Ugo is a very useful and agreable character for my story: as a doctor, in his "new" life, he will be helpful for most of the other OC. I have to precise that he doesn"t trust wizards or sorcerers, doesn't like magic at all... and is an hopeless atheist! (something quite strange in the Shredded Lands ;)) This is much more paradoxical, considering the fact that the person who will become his best friend iw a former Atlantean god...
Lo Sfregio is also an awesome Strategist player (a fashionable card game in Rodinia), even better than most of the Thieves and Rogues (even better than Feydrinn, maybe...), he is really interested in (keen would be more correct actually) the history of Hout-ka-Ptah, the great realm from the desert, collecting antiques and books about this topic. His only interest in his look appears in his unconditionnal love for hats (he has dozens of different models, the one he is wearing in the illustration is inspired by POTC Mercer's :giggle:); considering the fact he is physically unattractive since his "accident" and has to hide his whole burnt body, it's somehow difficult for him to find elegant clothes...
Nevertheless, despite his monstruous appearance, Ugo is someone really calm, nice, lovely. He is reassuring, welcoming and brings a kind of peaceful feeling. I wanted this contrast for him, this is typically the kind of person I would love to met, in my story you never bother him, you can wake him up at midnight because of a mere flu, he is always available (except for his best friend he is always teasing :giggle:). Nice and kind but he also has a crush for black and dry sense of humour and he can be really destabilizing when you don't know him a lot :D
One last word: this design was maybe one of the most "difficult" to do; not because of the colors or clothes which were quite simple but because I had to browse the net to get references about patients suffering from third-degree burns. I felt simply guilty about this, using real person suffering for my own entertainment, so at a certain point I decided to stop, it doesn't matter if the scars Ugo has are not that realistic...
Posted 2 years ago
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