Curse of the Crimson Throne - Gaiscioch
Vencarlo Orisini is a tall man of advanced years, yet with a twinkle in his eye and a bounce to his step that hints at a vibrancy and inner fire of a man under half his age. He wears his salt-and-pepper hair pulled back tightly into a bravo’s top-knot. His eyes are a cast of deep green like the ocean after a storm. Orisini wears black leather gloves to ensure the oils of his skin don’t rust the pommel of his shining steel rapier. This rapier is his pride, and he speaks of it in tones normally reserved for a loved one.
A gregarious, gentleman and philosopher with a genteel attitude and a devil-may-care smile, Vencarlo Orisini runs his academy in Old Korvosa. An enigmatic figure, he is infamous both as one of Korvosa’s most respected and renowned teachers of the honorable arts of fencing and swordplay and as a political opponent of the Royalty. Vencarlo is a complimentary and polite man, presenting the image of a dandy playing at swordplay though his near endless network of contacts hint at a great deal of political savvy.
It has been revealed that Grau and Sabina Merrin were former students of his, and that all three were involved in events that led to a duel between Vencarlo and Sabina, which resulted in her leaving the school, Grau getting expelled and Vencarlo losing three fingers.