Dresden Files Accelerated: Emerald City: Requiem
HIGH CONCEPT: DUKE OF FLOWERS, FALLEN PRINCE OF ROSES
TROUBLE: FROM THE SEAT OF POWER TO ZEB’S COUCH IS A HARD FALL
CHAMPION OF ALL THINGS VERDANT AND VITAL
THE MYRIAD PRICES OF BESTING THE SUMMER QUEEN
A POLITICIAN WITHOUT ALLIES IS NOTHING
Before man grasped a plow Silvio has tended the great gardens of the Nevernever as a Prince of the Spring Court. Like much of Spring he kept more aware of the activities of humanity than Winter, Summer or the lost Autumnal Court. Silvio played the machinations of the courts as well as any maestro and gained a great deal of power before the fall of Spring. When the King of Spring rested the Thorny Crown on his throne for the last time Silvio petitioned the Summer Lady Titania for entry into her court and was awarded the title Duke of Flowers.
Spring is not patient but Silvio was smart, he found friends in the court and over the centuries cemented his power. Through all this time the Duke of Flowers had only one goal, re-establishing the Court of Spring, in this effort he sought the advice of Mother Summer and Mother Winter on how this could be accomplished. Their price paid Mother Winter informed him that only if he could acquire free will could he accomplish his goal.
Silvio knew that Titania was to cynical and too clever to give him free will so he set his sights on Aurora. He proved time and time again that he could be trusted with tasks and the prices he asked we always exactly as he should be. He earned Aurora’s respect, her favor, and in time she gave him a task and neglected to specify a limit to the price, simply whatever he needed within the limits of her abilities.
Holding an open debt from the seat of the Summer Lady Silvio knew that now he only had to wait until the time was right, find the way to rebirth the Spring Court and take demand his free will able to rely on his new position to save him. He didn’t however plan for two things, the first was the death of Aurora and the ascension of Lilly to her seat. His debt still should, he was careful of that, but he had gained no trust from Lily and her wrath could be fierce if he angered her. The second was meeting MAGGIE SIMPKINS, a young chef who instantly stole his heart. Unable to take his free will from a protected position and unwilling to leave the woman he loved Silvio demanded his free will damn the consequences.
Unable to strip him of his title or his demense Lily stripped Silvio of his favor in the court and appointed him as Ambassador to the Autumn Throne, a seat that has stood empty since before the city of Seattle grew around it. Silvio now finds himself forced to spend most of his time in the dreary mortal city of Seattle without resources or friends with the exception of ZEBADIAH EINAR an aging Warden who has called on Silvio in the past and his love Maggie.