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Merchant Prince. Married to Countess [[Vanassa]], though there have been rumors that their marriage has not been an ideal one.
Zackes has lately been frequenting [[Therenborough]]. During his visits, Zackes and [[Urwin]] have had several increasingly unfriendly exchanges. Rumors abound that [[Urwin]] has become much more friendly with his wife, [[Vanassa]], than propriety would allow for.
Proprietor of [[Zackes' Place]] in Crossings.
You see Merchant Prince Zackes Torlentes, a Human. <br>
Zackes has stormy grey eyes. His golden hair is shoulder length and wavy, and is worn tied back. He has tanned skin and an athletic build. <br>
He is tall for a Human. <br>
He is mature for a Human. <br>
He is clean shaven. <br>
He is in good shape. <br>
He is holding a flute of golden champagne in his right hand. <br>
He is wearing a jadeite gwethdesuan, an animite and glacier emerald earring, a dark green wool jacket with a gold braided high-collar, a supple leather pack clasped with an animite claw, a tailored spidersilk shirt clasped at the wrists with animite claws, an albredine crystal ring, a heavy animite wedding band displaying a brilliant blood ruby, a platinum ring with the crest of the Trader's guild surrounded by blue diamonds, a dark leather belt with an emerald-studded gold buckle, some formal pants of dark green wool with gold braid down the seams and some polished leather shoes clasped with gold and emerald buckles. <br>
(From the play.net boards, 11 August 2001, by HBOMB17)
I happened to stumble across the Countess Vanassa earlier this evening. She was fretting that her husband, Merchant Prince Zackes, would find her. She's not sure why he's returned from the sea, and she didn't seem too pleased that he was in town. She touched on the idea that it may be because Zackes wants a son. (She mentioned that they've tried before, but it was not meant to be.) Before she left, she asked me to relay to Zackes, should I see him, that she would meet with him when she feels like it.
When I later bumped into Zackes, I relayed Vanassa's message. According to Zackes, he's retiring from the traveling life and is looking for a place to settle down, hopefully with his wife. He alluded to the fact that their love has faded due to time and distance. (He no longer wears his wedding ring, although he always carries it with him.) He seemed frustrated and unhappy that he had missed her and that he would have to wait to see her again.
Unfortunately, I don't know any history about the two of them, so my questions were haphazard at best, which is probably why everything I learned sounds so soap-opera-ish. If anyone could shed any light on the subject, I'd appreciate it so I can be better prepared should I stumble across either one again.
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