Name: Quintin Rookwood
House: House Maestoso
Character Description: Quintin Rookwood, the trusted Mentat confidant of Alessandra Maestoso, possesses an intellectual prowess matched only by his unwavering loyalty to House Maestoso. With his jet black hair and a well-groomed goatee, his appearance exudes a sense of sophistication and intellectual acumen. However, it is his eyes that tell a unique tale. Due to a tragic accident in his youth, Quintin lost his original eyes, which were replaced with Tleilaxu eyes, marking a profound and mysterious transformation.
In his early thirties, Quintin has dedicated his life to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding. As a Mentat, he possesses a sharp attention to detail and an insatiable curiosity that fuels his desire to comprehend the intricacies of all things. His disciplined mind, reflected in his impressive Discipline skill, is laser-focused on maintaining composure and unraveling complex puzzles. His acute Understanding skill, paired with a focus on composure, allows him to maintain a composed and analytical perspective in even the most chaotic situations.
Driven by his deep-rooted respect for the truth, Quintin’s highest drive score reflects his belief that the truth serves as the foundation for morality. This drive statement, “Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality,” guides him in his quest for understanding and shapes his unwavering loyalty to the principles of House Maestoso.
As an Analyst archetype, Quintin has spent years delving into the history of the Landsraad, amassing a wealth of knowledge about House Maestoso and the intricate web of political dynamics. He is highly trusted by the House, and his analytical insights have proven invaluable in shaping House Maestoso’s strategies and decision-making processes.
When not on missions alongside Alessandra, Quintin retreats to his private quarters, immersing himself in intense study and further expanding his knowledge. It is there that he indulges his passion for unraveling the secrets of the past, seeking the wisdom that can inform the House’s future.
Despite his serious and scholarly nature, Quintin possesses a quick wit and a unique perspective on life. Often described as having an almost comedic flair, he has a knack for injecting humor into appropriate moments, offering a respite from the weight of their missions. However, when the situation demands it, he is capable of utmost seriousness, understanding the gravity of their undertakings and the stakes they face.
Quintin’s deep bond with Alessandra transcends mere camaraderie. He has long harbored a profound love for her, a sentiment he has concealed, fearing that it may compromise their working relationship. Prior to meeting Alessandra, Quintin had never experienced a meaningful connection or enduring relationship. His loyalty to House Maestoso extends to Lord Octavius, who frequently requests one of Quintin’s “funny stories” to alleviate the stresses of leadership.
Originally hailing from Aurelia, Quintin’s journey intertwined with Alessandra’s during one of her missions for House Maestoso. Their immediate connection and shared sense of purpose led Quintin to forsake his previous life and join House Maestoso as a trusted advisor and Mentat assistant. Bound by their mutual loyalty and unwavering dedication to House Maestoso’s cause, Quintin’s role alongside Alessandra is essential to their intertwined destinies in the challenging times that lie ahead.