"Tout est à nous pour la prise."
The family of mutant (the first mutant would not surface until much later) thieves who date back to the French colonial empire. Originally leaving to the New World to get a fresh start, Fontaine ancestor Anselme Fontaine, discovered a powerful greed in his heart. He would pass through life as little more than a petty thief, but his grandson, Armand, would not. Armand returned to France in time for the French Revolution of 1789, Armand made a fortune stealing priceless works of art and selling them after the Revolution. His acts of greed would spawn a lineage of madly successful thieves.
Fast forward to the current day. Many Fontaines remain, though few retain their original surname to avoid detection.
The Fontaine family follows a strict hierarchy determined by skill. Anyone can challenge the current head of the family. If successful, they win authority and control over every aspect of the family. However, in the event of an assassination, kidnapping, or other calamity, the family would not be entirely helpless. With each new generation, all Fontaine children are tested at sixteen to determine who of the group is eligible to succeed the family head. If the head is unexpectedly removed, one of the candidates are immediately placed in power.
Current Head of Family
Jean Pierre Fontaine
Long-time beloved head of family. Unchallenged thus far because of his ability to lead the family and undeniable skill. Mutant power is halted aging.
Achille Fontaine - Famed artist. Only Fontaine thus far to refuse thievery. Mutant power: reality artistry.
Viktor Fontaine - Psychokinesis (levitation of self/foreign objects), Unrefined precognitive abilities
Though the family possesses multiple homes and safehouses, there are two notable strongholds.
Deceptively peaceful, the ancestral Fontaine home is located outside of Paris. It's practically a stronghold. The forest around the building is laced with traps, and there are even more spread out across the grounds. This makes it unwise for someone to travel the grounds without a servant or family member to accompany them. Major family business generally takes place here, such as heist plans, business deals, or training.
French Quarter, New Orleans
The Fontaine family used to have many homes spread across the globe. Vacation homes, summer homes, second residences (third and fourth too), safehouses, et cetera. However, due to rather strenuous circumstances with extended family, their New Orleans manor is currently their only place of residence.
That isn't to say it's not extravagant itself. In fact, it's a home that's the envy of many a neighbor. And it carries quite the pricetag, according to current family head Jean Pierre Fontaine.
How exactly the Fontaines maintain and fund this home is assumed to be through Fabrice's prosperous real estate empire. Though rumors of unlawful practices have circulated them for ages and a booming real estate gig could hardly support such wealth.
The mansion itself is apparently unguarded, save for one man at the front gate. The Fontaines come and go at their own will, though most choose to live at their own homes or at the Chateau.
- No destroying any part of the manor without permission. Minor stuff, like furniture or small items, go nuts. But anything bigger please ask me por favor
- Same thing with fights. Keep fights to a minor scale. Any big fights I'd like to know about first.
- Sell npcs as best as possible.
- No godmodding. Though that goes without saying.
- Pretty much open to all. Explanation of how you go there'd be great though.
- Pm questions to this account, _Zombie_, or Illustrate.
- Keep bickering and drama out of the thread, yo