The first and noble son of the Duc de Bourbon, Dantes is of a finely honed pedigree with a long and storied lineage tracing back to Charlemagne. Dantes is the ultimate product forged from centuries of breeding and wealth. In the prime of life, Dantes knows his position in society and revels in it. Dressed in the costliest fabrics and fashions. A blade forged in the foundries of Toledo by master sword smiths hangs jauntily at his side like a toy, but with deadly purpose. Hair perfectly coiffed and powdered . His manners are impeccable and he is driven to rise above all others as decreed by the will of the Almighty and his storied ancestors. Dantes has come to Paris in the flower of his youthful energy (age 21) to make a name for himself and show off his peerless military capacity as well as test his wits and mettle (and metal) against the other socialites that buzz around the hive of the Royal court. This experience is at the same time a parlor game and a death match to young Dantes, and he will relish it all.