|Full Name:||Bela von Podiebrad|
|Hometown:||Podiebrad Manor, Hungary|
|Date of Birth:||October 23|
|Hobbies:||Watercolors, Musical Composition, Sculptures|
|Personal Treasures:||The Golden Scepter Of The Patriarch|
|Favorite Food:||Dobos Torte|
|Likes:||Art Galleries, Creativity, Criticizing|
|Dislikes:||Criticism, Stupidity, Plainness|
|Best Sport:||Water Polo|
|Voice Actor:||David Bowie|
|Theme Song:||Vox Vulgaris - La Suite Meurtriere|
"Let justice be done, though the world perish"
In the world of monster hunting, The House of Podiebrad is little more than a joke. Centuries ago they were the stalwart face of the Raven Guard, a mercenary force of monster hunters that nearly purged the vampire menace from Central Europe. But in modern times, they can barely supply enough viable heirs to complete the intricate rituals required to lead their House. However, at the passing of the latest Patriarch a new heir appeared with the potential return the failing family to its former glory, the reclusive artist Bela von Podiebrad. The distant and moody man unexpectedly conquered the trials of the Patriarch to become ruler of the house, and despite much skepticism, has continued to meet all of the requirements of one in his station. Wielding the Golden Scepter of Podiebrad which he is able to bend into whatever form he wills, combined with a mastery of the martial techniques of his brethren, Bela has declared that the dark age of the House has finally come to an end. But despite his successes, rumors abound around the new Patriarch's sudden rise to power, as well as the haunting demonic figure often caught lingering in his presence...
|Style:||Unified Podiebrad Arts|
|Signature Move:||All That Glitters -- PHYSICAL ENERGY REFLECT|
|Signature Ability:||STYLE -- VERSATILE|
<h1><b>History Of The House Of Podiebrad</b></h1>
The rise of the Podiebrad family started in the Kingdom of Bohemia, in the 14th century. Originally a minor noble family, The Podiebrad rose to prominence in the dispatching of a vile countess accused of vampirism within the Carpathian basin. After dealing with the countess and her insidious court, they soon found themselves in an identity as Vampire Hunters. The Raven Guard spread across Central Europe, a mercenary force dedicated in the eradication of Darkstalkers. And they were nearly successful, having almost driven out or killed every monster in the Carpathian basin. They prepared themselves to invade Transylvania itself, to put a stake in the all powerful vampire lords within those mountains. Alas, history was put them on a different course. War broke out as it does in the region, and the Bohemians found their lands back home taken by rival houses. Powers shifted, and the House of Podiebard ended its golden age by settling at the foothills of the Carpathian mountains. Here, at the former estate of the countess they slaughtered, they began their long and slow decline, the ambitions of their first Patriarchs fallen away to more modest monster hunting efforts.
Over time, they encountered other similarly minded organizations dedicated to securing rogue artifacts and the suppression of dangerous monsters. Some were free agents or commoners, which the Raven Guard collaborated overtime and often funded and supported to augment their ranks. Through these interactions, the foundation of the Hunters Guild was built up, which the House of Podiebrad holds long-time membership with. Other groups that the House worked with were noble houses of similar mindset to the House of Podiebrad. Through collaboration, and in some cases intermarraige, they eventually formed the Duodecim, or the Twelve Famlies. Over time, this international coalition eventually was formalized together into the Novus Orbis Librarium. The House of Podiebrad's relationship with the Duodecim and the NOL is close.
Over the centuries, in spite generation has become weaker and weaker, as the role of the house became more and more isolated. In the recent modern era of the house, it has fallen into disarray. Under the leadership of the last Patriarch, Aurel von Podiebrad, For over 50 years, he had taken a reckless approach; while his defenders would point out that he maintained security and independence during very trying times for the family, he also squander the family assets for personal self-amusement. His hedonistic thrill-seeking brought into the halls countless bastards and worse, the Podiebrads taking it's long legacy of monster hunter into a means to further feed their depraved appetites.
Late in his life, however, the rise of Izanami brought a dramatic change to the relationship between the Duodecim and the NOL. Where before, the NOL administration was generally subservient to the will and whims of the Duodecim, the new Imperator brought strong centralized control, and the NOL was now dictating terms to the noble houses, not the other way around.
As a result, the House of Podiebrad's slow decline from its golden age suffered a dramatic drop. The stronger, more centralized NOL suddenly drew away the best and brightest of the House of Podiebrad, leaving the ranks of the Raven Guard to evaporate away. Eventually, only those unable or unwilling to complete the minimum (if arguably high) standards of the NOL were left behind in the Raven Guard. Adding to the massive loss of manpower was the poor reputation the house earned in its hedonistic and depraved festivities. The Raven Guard situation had gotten so dire, that under great protest, he had integrated the illegitimate offspring of the family into the ranks of the soldiery.
This all came to a head when the NOL was restructured under the Imperator, Izanami Hades. With the political turmoil quickly demanding accountability, Aurel, seeking to finally hand off the title of Patriarch to his eldest surviving heir, Szabolc von Podiebrad. When it came time for the trials, however, he found to his horror that Szabolc was not capable of completing the rites and trials. When Matthias withdrew, he was swiftly running through additional heirs. Not only did they fail, but when one of his sons perished in his failure, the Patriach found his legacy in complete disarray.
Recent LogsWhat Dreams May Come - Part 1/8 - The Vignettes of Wandering Squardsmen: To be, or not to be, that is the question; Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing end them? - Log created on 14:42:18 06/29/2022 by Bela, and last modified on 21:58:31 06/29/2022. Cast: Amandine, Bela, and Tsinghua.
[Springtide Rosalia 2021] A Rose By Any Other Name - Matthias von Podiebrad has come to Castle Alucard with his Podiebrad brethren. But rather than wage an assault on the vampire master of the castle, he is content to look for some nice roses and tea leaves to bring back to the manor. But as he looks around an abandoned greenhouse, he stumbles upon Lady Briar Rose Blackthorne, who takes more than a passing interest in him. - Log created on 09:48:21 07/08/2021 by Jezebel, and last modified on 22:29:01 07/14/2021. Cast: Bela and Briar Rose.
[Springtide Rosalia 2021] Podiebrad of Passion: Hungry Like The Wolf - The Patriarch of the House of Podiebrad's easy life as a beloved nobleman has ended in the most humiliating of ways. When he knocked over a single vase while entertaining guests at the Castle Alucard, as punishment, our hero has become enslaved by the mistress of the castle. In order to work off his debt, Bela von Podiebrad is forced to act as a manservant for the cruel vampire queen. But while placed in charge with working and cleaning the Alucard's organs, the most senior of her servant has different sort of chore for our hero to complete. Will he escape from the dominating power of the head butler, and back into his previous status and standing? Or will Valkenhayn be on the hunt after him, mouth alive, with juices like wine... and Hungry Like The Wolf? (The cover shows Bela pinned against an old pipe organ. He is stripped to the waist, down to his leather pants. He is turning his head away, lips curled somewhere between a look of disgust and lust. Grabbing his wrist is a fair-looking Valkenhayn, gripping the Podiebrad's wrists with both of his hands, and neatly and cleanly in control of the smaller Podiebrad with a look of bemused detachment. Behind them, the door is opened a crack. Behind it reveals the master, Rachel Alucard, arrive back from her chores with a look of shock. At her feet, a chubby black cat and chubby red bat are peeking in too, and a black stallion is poking its nose in above her. The stallion and the bat look as shocked as their master. The cat looks rater excited.) - Log created on 14:28:15 07/06/2021 by Bela, and last modified on 16:08:43 07/09/2021. Cast: Valkenhayn and Bela.
[Springtide Rosalia 2021] Podiebrad Of Passion: Lilies of the Valley - Amandine von Karnstein has found herself betrothed to the handsome and strapping Baron von Podiebrad, her boring life swept away into the endless parade of passions and pleasures that becomes the favored of the Baron. But it seems that nothing compliments a thick piece of steak than a light salad, especially one dressed with the sweet juice of the forbidden fruit. The scullery maid Zsa Zsa has found herself obsessing over the beautiful fiance of Baron von Podiebrad, fawning and stalking her in the shadows of Castle Alucard. While Amandine had long rejected her scandalous attentions, when the young maiden is caught alone in the kitchen, having snuck away a peach from her cupboard, the lusty servant finds a way to punish the naughty Karnstein. Will Amandine be able to resist the overpowering appetite of the low-born serving girl? Or will she find herself enamored to the scent of... The Lilies of the Valley? (The cover shows Zsa Zsa and Amandine hiding behind the central island of a kitchen, having ducked just out of sight in the midsts of their passions. Amandine is on top of Zsa Zsa, seemingly having just pushed the maid down. Zsa Zsa is clutching a set of pearls around Amandine's neck, while lilies are scattered all around her. Zsa Zsa has a peach in her mouth. Sharing the same peach, Amandine is biting down on it. Both have their cheeks blushing faintly, and a chain leads from around Amandine's ankle to a bubbling crockpot on the table. Walking into the kitchen from the opposite side of the island is the silver-haired Lord Podiebrad in his leather breeches, his sweat-glistened pectorals exposed. Following him at his side is the the lavender-haired Belladonna, who is covering her face with a fan, and her eyes stare jealously out towards the open window. A black stallion is peering into the window, eating a small cherry pie sitting on the windowsill) ($2.99) - Log created on 15:47:16 06/15/2021 by Sven, and last modified on 22:10:22 08/24/2021. Cast: Amandine and Bela.
[Springtide Rosalia 2021] Rosalia #17) At Hell's Gate - Rachel musing while gazing into a cup of tea: "That pompous, self-important mummer. I knew he would not be able to resist the lure. So he presumes to invite himself, does he... If it is an audience he desires, then he will have to earn his way. What better piece to place in his way than a man who has walked through hell itself? Only one will be admitted. It will amuse me to direct their hatred for my kind at each other. Though I would just as well neither tread within these halls... dispatch the Obsidian Sentinel to make difficult the way. Only its tenacity can rival the animosity of these two..." - Log created on 16:24:28 06/14/2021 by Bela, and last modified on 22:02:19 06/28/2021. Cast: Donovan and Bela.
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