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Dr. Richard Preston Sterling, MD
"The hands of the king are the hands of a healer, and thus shall the rightful king be known."

xxxxxRichard Preston Sterling was born in the early years of the 1960s, during the very beginnings of the Age of Aquarius. His family was a wealthy one, and he wanted for nothing. However, his life would change at an early age. When he was just a boy of six, man walked on the moon and magic returned to the Earth. That night, while watching the sky with childish awe, he was visited by the returning Lords of Arcadia. His body became host to one of those Lords, an ancient scion of House Fiona. The years after were the hard years, as the Accordance War raged across America. Though possessed of his House's legendary fearlessness, young Richard grew to despise war and longed to make peace. Once he was of age, he made the decision to attend medical school, to become a healer and become the very embodiment of noblesse oblige--leadership through service to his fellows.
xxxxxAfter completing medical school, Richard joined the humanitarian organization known as Doctors Without Borders. He was sent to the Middle East to practice his trade. During the First Gulf War, he was witness to the very worst atrocities men can visit upon each other, and the experience scarred him deeply. But he soldiered on, bringing his healing touch to all that he could. For twenty years, he worked in Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan, doing his best to ease the pains of the war-torn land. Recently, he received news that his mortal father had went the way all men must, and that he had inherited much of his fortune. He has returned to Prospect to take possession of his father's estate and to establish himself among the Kithain of the land. Now, he brings his healing hands to the land of his birth, where he hopes he can do as much good here as he has done abroad.

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Vampire "The world is in a sad, sorry state indeed if these... things can be at all looked upon as romantic creatures."
Wraith "They are but echoes of memory, persisting after they should have moved on to the Summerland. My lady is quite wise in their ways."
Mage "I have but little talent for sorcery. That these mortals wield such powerful arts with such seeming ease I find both inspiring and worrisome, all at once."
Werewolf "I can understand the anger that drives them. The Autumn World is in a sorry state. But what I cannot understand is why they let their anger control them so."
Demon "Your wiles tempt me not, fallen one. We are the rightful lords of this world, not you. Get thee behind me."
Mortal "Without them, we starve. We must needs nurture them. Protect them. They are the seeds from whence our new Spring shall... well... spring."

Boggan "They are good, hearty folk. Always ready with hospitality and a kindly word. Treat them well, for such loyalty is a precious thing."
Eshu "How I envy them! Able to travel with such freedom, going where they please and always finding the most wonderful adventures!"
Nockers "Hrmph. Well. I cannot deny that the nockers are very good at what they do. Be it cursing fit to make a sailor blush or engineering some fantastical contraption."
Pooka "Yes, it is true that you cannot take a pooka at their word. That does not make them bad. They are the very spirit of youth, and that makes them some of the most stalwart defenders against the Winter."
Redcaps "Savage and barbaric and uncouth. And a shocking appetite on top of it all. I freely admit that nightmares have a place among prettier dreams, but they really don't have to take it out on the rest of us, do they?"
Satyrs "Ahh, how like unto my own House the sons and daughters of Pan are. Passion incarnate, they are. I have always enjoyed their company and their many gifts to us."
Sidhe "There are days when I feel that I shall never understand this world, not even having lived a human life for decades. But I shall continue on. To do otherwise is to accept defeat, and I shall never do that."
Sluagh "I feel for these fae, trapped in a world of shadow and whispers. The others shun them, by no fault of their own. They cannot help what they are, anymore than anyone else can."
Trolls "Stalwart, strong, and unyielding, with hearts of iron as large as the mountains that birthed them. None of the kith so well embody the ideals of the White Rose than the trolls."

The Seelie Court "Love. Honor. Beauty. Nobility. These are what make men and women into heroes and legends. So long as the White Rose blooms, the Winter cannot triumph."
House Dougal "Stalwart and steadfast, and cleverness to rival any nocker's. Do not let their injuries fool you, for they are as strong as the steel with which they work. One cannot ask for better friends than a Dougal."
House Eiluned "I shall never understand these darkling nobles. Why do they feel the need to lie to their own kin? Are the magical secrets they learn truly worth the price they pay?"
House Gwydion "At their best, they are a noble example for us all to follow. At their worst, they are bloodthirsty maniacs who must needs be restrained."
House Liam "It is a tragedy what the children of the Silver Oak must endure. But in the end, they have turned their coat and chosen the company of mortals over their own kin."
House Scathach "Let the other Great Houses turn up their noses. The Scathach may be descended from a mortal, but they do not abandon their fellows in time of need. Theirs is courage like unto the Silver Lion's."
The Unseelie Court "Chaos. Madness. Greed. Wickedness. How can those who claim that honor is a lie call themselves noble?"
House Ailil "Bah! I piss on politics! But that is all these schemers and deceivers seem to care about! An Ailil without a conspiracy is almost pitiable. Almost."
House Balor "Graces be good! How did this mongrel line of monsters ever come to claim the status of a Great House?"
House Leanhaun "They embody our hunger for Glamour at its most vile. Like a plague of locusts, they are. I could almost pity them, were they not so contemptible."

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Caro16f.jpg Fare you well, my friend. You shall always be remembered with fondness.
"Building a mystery."
Kenna1.jpg Alas, sweet cousin. Our land is all the poorer for your absence. But I shall ever strive to be as good a ruler for the Barony as you ever were. Graces willing, I may even succeed.
"An inferno turned to flesh."
Slaine.jpg Such power. Such beauty. I will come to your rescue any time you have need, my lovely young Seer.
"Lips like sugar."
Silvana.jpg Ahh, sweet lady. Such grace, such refinement. Don't you know that the chase just makes me even hungrier? You can't run forever.
"I will have you."
Clara2.jpg Now I know. Now I understand. My heart shall be ever yours, my dearest love. Until the stars themselves are dust.
"Love has a power that's all its own."
Seline1.jpg You have offered me insult and acted in poorest form. You should be ashamed. Worry not, captain, I have no wish to pursue you further. You are beneath me.
"Don't believe in anything that you can't break."
ErinCOH.jpg I know that saying I am sorry cannot atone for how I hurt you. But I hope we can let go the bitterness at long last. I wish you happines and joy all the days of your life.
"Please don't cry anymore."
Locke.jpg You have made the gravest mistake of your life, peasant. Number your days.
Sy 3.jpg I understand some things better now. I understand why you are as you are. I do not blame you for these things. But none of that is any excuse for disrespect, Master Pooka.
"Your soul has suffered such abuse."
Bbw rocker.jpg If you knew anything about me, you would know I am not the monster you believe I am. I wonder if your duty blinds you, so that you cannot see the road before your own feet.
"What if this whole crusade's a charade?"
Witcher-3-smaller.jpg Honorable, forthright, honest. And a damn fine swordsman. Everything a sidhe knight should be. Proud am I to call you comrade.
"Your soul remembers yet the paths that men forget."
Cashwiki2.jpg How wonderful to meet a fellow Silver Lion! And such a charming freehold to boot! Glad I am to have made your acquaintance, my lord.
"Born to be kings."
Mitzi7.jpg What tragedy that your first encounter with the Dreaming was such a distasteful one. But know that you are always welcome in my lands. I look forward to working with you at the clinic, Dr. de Rosales.
"Fearless on my breath."
Tumblr m45s6hrMzE1r3artjo1 500.jpg Your Lady may find your service pleasing. Yet how readily you forget the place of the Shining Host in our Dream. As a reminder--it is above you. Remember that when passing judgement upon your betters.
"Whispers shun the failures you try so hard to hide."

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Here I am
Alive among the injured and the dead
Here I am, thy will be done
Sancta Sofia
Here I am
Peace is born to your victory
Athena Sofia
Here I am, thy will be done
Can I hope to live what I cannot dream?

I am surrendering
To gravity and the unknown
Touch me, heal me
Lift me back up to the sun
I choose to live

Why do you weep?
What are these tears upon your face?
Soon you will see
All of your fears will pass away
Safe in my arms
You're only sleeping
Whatever the cost
Whatever I do
No matter my fate
I know that you will always pull me through
Everything is possible with you

We've come too far
To give up who we are
So let's raise the bar
And our cups to the stars
She's up all night to the sun
I'm up all night to get some
She's up all night for good fun
I'm up all night to get lucky

As the pain sweeps through
Makes no sense for you
Every thrill has gone
Wasn't too much fun at all
But I'll be there for you
As the world falls down
Falling in love

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Mortal Name:Dr. Richard Preston Sterling, M.D.
Faerie Name:Lord Richard Sterling ap Fiona
Apparent Age:Early 50s
Occupation:General Practitioner
Concept:Noble Physician
Seelie Legacy:Saint
Unseelie Legacy:Peacock

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RP Hooks
Medical Doctor: Richard is a general practitioner, recently arrived in Prospect. He works out of a small clinic rather than a large hospital, and has been known to ease up on insurance requirements for those struggling to pay the bills. For the Kithain, he offers the services of his Heather Balm cantrip free of charge, regardless of political affiliations.

Without Borders: Richard spent 20 years in the Middle East as a member of Doctors Without Borders. He speaks fluent French and Arabic, and was noted for his fierce devotion to his patients, regardless of what side of the conflict they may have been on.

Lord of the Dance: Recently, Richard has been named Lord of the Barony of Divertimento Dithyramb Dance, the fief that had once been held by his fellow Housemate, Lady Liazaelyn ni Fiona. All who come with peaceful intent are welcomed within the barony, and may take their ease at Capricorn Glade, the freehold at the heart of the Dance.

On The Wagon: Richard has finally gotten the monkey off his back. Regular AA meetings and working the steps have helped. He's now ready to be a sponsor for anyone else looking to climb out of the bottle.

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