Title(s): Merchant Prince
Donello is something of an anomaly for a Falisci prince: a decent gentleman who seems more interested in wine than in his family’s political machinations. Although his many times great-grandfather was Scarovese the king-maker, Donello shows no signs of inheriting the family’s lust for gaming, riddling, and political maneuvering. Instead, he seem content to serve as Vodacce’s party host, throwing celebrations of awe-inspiring extravagance and lavishing gifts upon those he favors. The other Princes keep waiting for the façade to drop - for Donello to surrender the friendly host image and reveal his true colors - but he never does. As result, his influence is staggering and his friends number in the hundreds.
Donello possesses a singular mind and stubborn will. He never takes half-measures and goes about every task with unbridled intensity. His magnificent wine production, the intensity with which he rules his province, and his recent decision to search for a wife all speak to his solid mind and refusal to compromise.
Like all Falisci, he is a hedonist - but he retains a certain amount of his Montaigne mother’s pragmatism (another anomaly). He could make a serious bid for the Vodacce throne if he wished, but such matters do not concern him. The effort would only make him more enemies and divert him from his current tasks. The Empereur himself would bend his knee for a bottle of Falisci wine; what better demonstration of power does one need?
Supposedly Donello's search for a wife has led to him becoming infatuated with a member of the Montaigne court. The idea of a foreign, well educated woman at a Prince's side is of course impossible, the other Princes and the Fate Witches would not allow such a thing to ever happen - fortunately by all accounts the woman has no interest in Donello.