Is a master of puppets and has been planning to take praxis for years, biding his time until the night was right.
Martin is a figurehead Prince, the real power of praxis lies with his Seneschal Isobel O'Neill.
He took Praxis out of a need for stability more than for want of power.
"You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself...the height of a man's success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment. ...And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others." - Leonardo da Vinci
"Elder Shallow? Um, he occasionally does nice things for me but I always have this feeling that no matter what he's disappointed with me." - Spencer
"Providence placed us in the same room. Hope ties our paths together." - Orenna Komnenos
"My first mentor. I owe him more than I could count. But, I see our paths dividing now. As much as it saddens me I look forward to my new journey." - Baron Cimetiere