Author has written 1 story for Selection Trilogy, Kiera Cass.
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Fool's Gold — SYOC
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CHARACTER LIST (will be updated as story continues)
King Theodore Antonio Caswell, king, Imogen and Eden's father
King Theodore’s reign has been one of stagnation. While he has maintained the decent economic growth of his parents’ reign, many of its problems persist, such as income inequality. As a king, he has not put forth many drastic changes in policy. People are generally satisfied with him, though many probably wish for him to be more proactive in solving past issues. As a father, he seems to care more for Eden than Imogen, but he doesn’t express love to his family verbally.
Queen Florence Caswell née Hong, queen, Theodore's second wife and Eden's mother
Formerly working at the Illéan Embassy in the New Asian Empire, Florence married King Theodore three years after he divorced his first wife. Despite being Illéan by birth, Florence initially faced some opposition from the Council due to being the first royal with New Asian heritage. However, she is a dedicated queen and highly protective of her daughter, Eden.
Princess Imogen Regina Caswell, 22, crown princess
Princess Imogen is studious, disciplined, and has been preparing her whole life to take the throne. However, in recent months, she has been seen as less responsible due to her secret relationship with actor August Hirsch. A fairly solitary person by nature, Imogen is adept at public appearances but doesn’t usually connect with others on a deeper level. However, Imogen harbors a great secret that puts her claim to the throne in danger: she is not the legitimate heir.
Princess Eden Valentina Caswell, 18, princess and Imogen's half-sister
Princess Eden is soft-spoken but friendly, sympathetic to others’ feelings. She takes great interest in the palace’s philanthropic activities and is happy to serve her country as the second princess. Eden is more open with her emotions, but when it comes to Imogen, she sets them aside to care for her sister. As a pacifist, she tries to help and please others, but she carries her own set of principles that she does her best to abide by.
The representatives of each house's main branch form the Council.
House Beaufort is one of the wealthiest houses, with two holiday residences in addition to their home base of Sota. Outside of politics, House Beaufort specializes in renewable energy and has firm control over the energy sector. They generally make decisions based on what is most beneficial to their standing as a house.
Ahmed Beaufort, "head" of House Beaufort
Aurora Beaufort, Ahmed's wife and House Beaufort's main representative
Isaac Beaufort, 19, nobleman
Tavin Beaufort, 8, Isaac's younger brother
Thalia Beaufort, 6, Isaac's younger sister
House Fortescue was the original royal house, and they don’t let anyone forget it. Usually, they oppose House Caswell in major decisions and try to exert their dominance over the Council. While the Fortescues reside in Yukon, they come to the palace far more often than Imogen would like.
Hector Fortescue, head of House Fortescue
Dariele Fortescue, Hector's wife
Vasilios Fortescue, 20, unemployed nobleman
House Noel has always loyally supported House Caswell. Their younger child and heir, Dillon, grew up in the palace alongside Imogen, and the Noels frequent the palace. The Noel Estate is located in Bonita, but one of their children permanently lives in France, and the other in Angeles.
Nathaniel Noel, head of House Noel
Marisa Noel, Nathaniel's wife
Lola Noel, 25, supermodel and Dillon's older sister
Dillon Noel, 22, college graduate and unemployed nobleman
House Seton is the most “chill” noble house: their stance tends to be neutral, and their presence at the palace isn’t overbearing. They spend a lot of time tending to their twin children and seem less invested in politics as a result, but their decisions tend to be unpredictable when they do take a stance. The Setons live in Clermont.
Willard Seton, head of House Seton
Katheryn Seton, Willard's wife
Atticus Seton, 11, Willard and Katheryn's son
Giselle Seton, 11, Willard and Katheryn's daughter
House Taylour has held a grudge against House Beaufort since the dawn of time and generally does whatever they can to oppose them. Their heads of house are also the youngest members of the Council and currently have no children yet. Based in Hansport, the Taylours never hesitate to express their opinions to the Council.
Jacques Taylour, head of House Taylour
Constance Taylour, Jacques's wife
Virginia Taylour-Vasquez, host of the Illéa Capital Report and public relations officer
August Hirsch, 25, actor
Rosemary Cohen, royal planner and Imogen's former governess
Stefanya Ortega, palace guard
Renee Padovano, Imogen's maid
Allens: Vikram Sher, 21, jazz pianist and Juilliard student (Jeenu Mahadevan) by ambiances
Angeles: Sir Dillon Noel, 22, college graduate and unemployed nobleman (Ivan Vuckovic)
Calgary: Elias Newton, 23, teacher (Mikey Murphy) by Doctor Kay Strange
Clermont: Charlie Vance-Austen, 22, biomedical engineering student (Marlon Pendlebury) by GingersnapBeat
Columbia: James Zheng, 23, lab technician (Xu Weizhou) by Berrybush123
Fennley: Asher Coulter, 21, actor (Lucas Jade Zumann) by Abizeau
Hansport: Colin Eaton, 22, pre-law student (Rafael Miller) by PhoenixBird8
Honduragua: Jack Mercatura, 24, line cook (Diego Tinoco) by GreenWithAwesome
Kent: Emory Merrell, 22, handyman (Max Barczak) by SophieOfWoodsBeyond
Labrador: Martel Vanderbilt, 21, ballet dancer (Charlie Kennedy) by MoonChild913
Likely: Caleb Faust, 23, animal trainer (Rayane Bensetti) by Sylea
Midston: Connor Clarington, 22, second-in-line to inherit Clarington Motor Corps (Blake Steven) by comosayllama
Sonage: Aegon Westfall, 23, model (Froy Gutierrez) by Wondy-SW
Sota: Tobias Bailey Wanewright, 24, entrepreneur/businessman (Dane DeHaan) by Ruby Casablanca
St. George: throwaway
Sumner: Cedric DunBroch, 21, unemployed (KJ Apa) by Nikt Wazny
Tammins: Andres Porter, 23, law school student (Carlos Peters) by tyozzie123
Waverly: Vincent Carmichael, 24, museum curator (Max Beauchamp) by sevenzeroseven
Yukon: Cade Summersgill, 23, driver/assistant (Darin Blaine Wilkens) by OctaviaWithStarsForEyes
Zuni: Quentin Tran, 24, non-profit founder (Willy Cartier) by Slytherwitch
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Here are some of my interests! This is by no means a comprehensive list, but feel free to DM me about any of these things :)
Books: The Selection, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Riordanverse, Grishaverse, Red, White & Royal Blue, Red Queen, The Young Elites
Movies/Shows: Kung Fu Panda, RWBY, Inception, Dead Poets Society, To All the Boys, tons of Barbie, tons of Disney (especially Zootopia and Aladdin), Love Live! School Idol Project, Gakuen Alice
K-Pop: LOONA, The Boyz, Twice, WJSN, Seventeen, NCT, CLC, I.O.I., Oneus, Cherry Bullet, Gugudan, GOT7, Weki Meki, Chungha, LIGHTSUM, Aespa
Non-K-Pop Music: NIKI, Les Miserables, Hans Zimmer, Michael Giacchino, Alan Menken, Six: The Musical, Yu-Peng Chen, any cinematic music tbh
Games: Genshin Impact, Choices: Stories You Play
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