““They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.” - Harper Lee
Name: Aldous Harvey Path: Acanthus Order: Silver Ladder Faction: Unknown Home City: Avignon, France Current Position: Herald. Description: Aldous is a patronly man who stands under six feet tall, weighs more than he'd like and wears a lot of linen suits and where he can wear his collection of panama hats. He speaks with an American Southern accent, yet speaks fluent French. He is sparse on his details, though the only woman who knew the entire truth has passed away.
Known to Awakening Society: Timeline:
1945 - Victor Dalton is born in Charleston, South Carolina.
1961 - Awakens on accident. Mentored by a Moros.
1967 - Begins dating Hannah O'Brien.
1969 - Marries Hannah O'Brien.
1975 - Hannah gives birth to Amelia Dalton.
1990 - Amelia Dalton awakens. Victor mentors his daughter.
1998 - Amelia Dalton moves to California.
2002 - Hannah and Victor divorce, Victor dives head-long into his work.
2010 - Troubles begin for Victor as Concillium politics turn against him. A long-time Apostate, political pressure forces him to finally choose. He follows his long-time mentor into the Silver Ladder.
2013 - Politics drive Victor out of the Concillium, though his loyalty to the Ladder counts for something. Taking a cue from other ex-pats, Victor changes his name.
* "This brings me back to a story that my mother used to tell. We were city-folk outside of Charleston." * "Your fate-lines are all sorts of bothered, as if a warm breeze was hitting you just right. Mighty fine providence." * "I can help you find just about anything that wants to be found. The trick is finding them that don't want to be found." * "Just offer a reward, you'll get more shifty, squirming things than earthworms in a dirt lawn after the rain." * "No, Southern, not English. You're probably deaf." * The Rumor Mill: * Aldous is a Seer. Come on, just look at him. * Aldous violated the Lex in some country and fled. * Is a Banisher in disguise. * Aldous isn't his real name, merely the latest.