That boy is soft as syrup.

Grand Duke Orso of Talins

Count Foscar is the younger son of Grand Duke Orso of Talins, and the only decent person in Orso's inner circle.

Appearance and Personality Edit

Count Foscar is a young man, with a freckled face, sandy hair, and an ill-advised attempt at a beard that only makes him look more boyish.

Foscar is a thoughtful, sober and polite young man, contrasting with his vain and cruel brother Ario. He has inherited all the honesty in his family, but none of his father’s cold-bloodedness. He's appalled by violence, and most people including his father consider him weak, bloodless and limp.

History Edit

Best Served Cold Edit

When Duke Orso orders Monza and Benna Murcatto killed, Count Foscar refuses to play any part in it, fleeing the room. Nonetheless, Monza manages to survive, thanks to landing on Benna's corpse and the help of a mysterious healer. Bent on revenge, Foscar is the sixth name on her list of targets.

Foscar attends the peace conference in Sipani organised by King Jezal of The Union, with his brother Ario. He refuses to go to the masked ball in the whorehouse Cardotti’s House of Leisure, saying he has a headache, where his brother is killed by Monza.

After the death of General Ganmark in Visserine, Count Foscar takes command the Talanese army, as they pursue Duke Rogont as far of Ospria. The battleplan in the decisive battle is for the Talins forces to lead the attack across the lower river ford, while Nicomo Cosca's Thousand Swords flank the enemy. However, the mercenaries fail to support him; Cosca having betrayed Orso due to money provided by the Gurkish agent Ishri. Foscar’s forces are caught between a cavalry charge led by Monza, and the surprise arrival of the Sipanese army; Rogont brought Chancellor Sotorius over to his side, after Monza killed Foscar's brother in Sipani.

The Talinese army is utterly routed, and Count Foscar himself captured. Cosca gives him over to Monza to smooth things over between the pair. However, Monza can’t bring herself to kill the boy, so Caul Shivers kills him with his bare hands; they went through all this for vengeance after all.

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