" For a long time, when I was small, I pretended to myself that I was the bastard of some great man. All orphans do this, I think. It makes life easier to bear, to pretend that it will not always be as it is, that someone will come and restore you to your rightful place in the world. Then I grew older, and knew this was not true. No one would come to rescue me. But then I grew older still, and discovered that, after all, it was true. I am the son of a great man. I wish for nothing more."
-Flynn Claudel Lyons-Moreno De La Torre, formerly known as Claudel is the adopted son between Asher Moreno De La Torre and King Thomas Bowes-Lyons of Lyonesse. He is the best friend and adopted brother to Julian Moreno, and is the older adopted brother to twins Lizzie and James, Rosabella, Charles, Serah, Ryder, Thomas Jr., Cleo and Asher Bella.
Early Life Edit
As a boy of ten, Flynn is small for his age with black hair, pale, sallow skin, big, long-lashed dark eyes, and large, perfect front teeth that are "square as a squirrel's". His slightly beaked nose and long mouth lend him an aristocratic look, and Tommy notes that the bones of the boy's face suggest he will be a handsome man when he is grown. Tommy's prediction proves a prescient one, as Asher notes upon her return to the past that Fergus has become a very handsome man after twenty years.
At age fifteen, while delivering a cask of ale to Tommy in the cave near Lallybroch, Flynn encounters redcoats that try to steal the cask from him, and Flynn foolishly taunts them and tries to get away. In a small scuffle, one of the soldiers draws his sword and brings it down on Flynn's wrist, severing his hand clean off. As an adult, Flynn customarily wears a hook in place of the missing left hand, or a filled glove when wanting to avoid undue notice.
Despite spending most of his life on a farm in Lyonesse, Flynn retains his "Frenchness" to such a marked degree that no one would mistake him for a Lyonsian upon meeting him. His haughtiness belies his humble beginnings as a juvenile pickpocket living on the streets of Paris, yet there is something inherently aristocratic about his mannerisms.
Witch Powers Edit
Magic: User has access to Magic, the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures and language to exploit supernatural forces to varying degrees, with only their skill, personal power-level, imagination/knowledge, and/or morality to define the borders. Given the flexibility of magic, its users have essentially unlimited possibilities for what to do.
- Potion Creation: User can create potions: substances with magical properties such as enhancing physical and mental abilities, healing, granting powers, chancing shape, or bewitching someone depending on the kind of potion that is made.
- Spell Casting: User can cast spells, an action that allows one to magically alter reality to varying extents. It is often a series of words that take effect when spoken, though others are able to cast spells merely by thinking, with gestures, with magical objects or through a ritual of some sort.
- Flynn wears a battered greenish medal of St. Dismas around his neck. St. Dismas is the patron saint of thieves and traitors. He was the good thief who was crucified with Christ at Calvary.
- Flynn is fond of monocles, though purely as an accessory.