Sic Semper Erat
Adolf of Chur
Prince-Bishop of Chur
Prince-Bishop of Chur
Adolf is a masterful theologian, patient and humble, who is focused on living a life of Christian virtue and piety. Though lowborn, his scholarship and piety have allowed him to rise to great heights, gathering other titles besides that of Prince-Bishop, like Marshal of Tyrol, and the designated regent of Herzogin Swanhildis of Tyrol.
- Invoking: Adolf commands his vassals, or organizes the Herzogin’s army as her marshal.
- Enduring: Adolf tries to sneak out into the town of Chur without being detected.
- Compelling: Adolf has other responsibilities that he must attend to.
- Declaring: Adolf declares a particular law in effect in Chur.
- Substituting: Adolf rolls to organize affairs in the Prince-Bishopric.
The Prince-Bishop may strive to live a pious life, but he is no ascetic. Adolf is strong and brave, but is also known to love parties, games of chance and strategy, and generally carousing. He is gluttonous and gregarious. It is whispered that Herzogin Swanhildis secures his loyalty as his secret lover.
- Invoking: Adolf enters a drinking contest — or a fist fight.
- Enduring: Adolf has to sing mass early in the morning after a long night of carousing.
- Compelling: Adolf has to accept an invitation to a party.
- Declaring: Adolf is good friends with someone because of their past carousing.
- Substituting: Adolf keeps the party going all night long.
A Complicated Man
Adolf was born a peasant, but is now a Prince-Bishop. He is patient and humble, but arbitrary. He is strong and brave, but gluttonous. He is a dedicated carouser and a master of games, but dedicated to living a pious life. He can seem positively boorish at one moment, and then suddenly become quiet and intense. He is a man of both towering intellect and stature. His personality can seem to change suddenly and dramatically, and while those who attend his parties love him, those closer to him are all the more frightened of him because they can never tell who he will be next.
- Invoking: Adolf tries to keep someone off-balance in a parley.
- Enduring: Adolf must gain someone’s trust, but they have heard of his changing, arbitrary moods.
- Compelling: Adolf’s personality shifts suddenly and dramatically.
- Declaring: Someone trembles with uncertainty when they must appear before the Prince-Bishop.
- Substituting: Adolf tries to relate to someone. Whatever his personality, he’s likely to have some common ground with him somewhere, simply because he is so varied.