Antonio Fernández Carriedo didn’t quite know what to do with the amount of attention he got from girls and he seriously hated it to turn them down. To get rid of the problem, Lovino suggests that he should pretend to date one of his female friends. Instead, it’s agreed that Lovino will fill the role of “boyfriend”. It turns out more convincing than they both thought it would.
Lovino, for once, takes advice from his brother. He releases his negative emotions into a sketch pad. But unbeknowst to Feliciano, he does it in the most violent way - He illustrates graphic deaths for those he hates. But when his Spanish boyfriend finds the sketch pad, he decides to make his craziest, bloodiest dreams come true. Anything for his little tomato…
AU Fed up with life and never being good enough, Lovino makes a Kicking the Bucket List, in which he’ll kill himself when it’s done. But can a certain Spaniard sweep him off his feet before a noose does? Spamano with initial!Scotmano (ScotlandxRomano)
Antonio just got braces, and is feeling very self conscious of them. Maybe Lovino, a cute kid in his grade ho also has them can make him feel better about having braces, and maybe realize their not so bad. Ok so maybe he becomes less self conscious of them, but in the braces are a pain. Especially when their stuck to another pair.
Antonio falls head over heels straight into commitment for his fiancé. After years of dating, the Italian model leaves Italy to settle down with him. Gilbert and Francis disapprove and do their best to break the two apart. But even though Lovino doesn’t speak English, he knows their plans and doesn’t want to leave. Thus, the war begins.
The weight of the world has become too much for Antonio. He feels so sad and exhausted and stressed and life doesn’t seem to get beter anytime soon. He is always faking smiles, but there’s one person who makes him truly happy.
The Italies are as different, at least to others, as night and day. But one hot summers day, they both unknowingly make the same wish, at the same time: Find a friend that treats them equally, not as cowards or jerks, but themselves. Luckily, they have a Tomato Fairy Godmother…er, Godfather to help out! The bad news…they never thought their new friends would be snack food!
After a dispute between Antonio and his boss, they leave a few butt prints on the restaurant tables from rough, deep… Activities in their workplace. Closing hours are the perfect time to experiment with Lovino and they even play a little “ping pong” when another employee joins in. Shameless Spamano smut, threesome.
Nurse Lovino Vargas has to take care of brain damaged patient Antonio Carriedo, who seems to have a strange affection towards him. N-not that Lovino likes it! The Italian is determined to make the man recover, no matter what it takes. What will little Lovino get himself into with this patient? (Spain / Romano) Spamano, with side FrUk, PruCan, and GerIta.
There is a legend that a demon is haunting Notre-Dame, that you can hear him at night if you are unlucky enough. It’s probably just a rumour to attract even more tourists, but..what if the legend is true? And what if, equally lonely but less noisy, someone else is in the same position on the other side of the city? Follow our German and Spanish tourists in a mysterious Paris..
Lovino and Feliciano have a secret that most of their friends don’t know and they want to keep it that way. It wasn’t like they weren’t proud of themselves. They just didn’t need any unwanted drama. Little did they know that there well known name would lead to the biggest conflict of their lives. Contains Prumano, Spamano, Gerita, Itacest, Pruita and Germano and more.
Lovino is a billionaire. Antonio is a taxi driver. After Lovino begs to be run over by his cab, Antonio learns he can save this broken man’s life by simply comforting him every time he wants to jump from the top floor of his company. Sadly, his sweetheart is draining his bank account with each customer he abandons for him.
Gilbert and Francis had been constantly wheedling at him to ask Lovino out and somehow, it worked. Lovino had dumped his boyfriend a few weeks ago, apparently happier than ever to be rid of him. Antonio couldn’t really argue the fact that now was the perfect time to act. Warning extremely cheesy.
Antonio, failed writer and journalist, thinks things are finally going his way when he lands an interview with actor Lovino Vargas. But it’s only the start of a long line of problems… the biggest of which may be Vargas himself.
Plagued by nightmares, Antonio Fernández Carriedo, a new student at World Academy, became entranced by those familiar Hazel eyes, the same eyes that tormented his dreams. Why did Lovino seem so familiar? Does he hold the key to Antonio’s nightly torment?
BYounger!Spain and Chibi-Roma are brought to the present where they meet their older selves. Romano’s embarrassed to find that his younger self has such obvious affection for Spain, and also annoyed to find that his younger self is very jealous and possessive of him. Younger!Spain, meanwhile, has fallen head over heels for Romano, and is determined to woo him!
Romano and Feliciano Vargas have just lost their parents. Romano, who is 22, must care for his 6 year old little brother. Enter Antonio Carreido, the agent from Child Services who must record his progress, however, it’s hard for the cheerful Spaniard to keep from falling in love with this little broken down family and with Romano.
Lovino feels in touch with the world only through his brief, sexual encounters. Desperate not to be alone, he attempts to find someone to hold onto… Only to find himself smitten with an emotionally-troubled Spaniard.
Hell, that’s what this week was going to be. Damn his brother, damn this bet, but most of all, damn that stupid wine sucking bastard. This was going to be torture, why did he have to get dragged into this? It was Feli’s bet and how did Francis even get that black mail on the older Italian? Just hell, Lovino just knew it.
Three years ago in Italy, Lovino and Feliciano’s father was murdered with the killer only leaving behind a message of “I’ll be waiting for you Lovino, mi amor.” Now, they live in a city in America with their grandfather. What does a boy, named Antonio, who hanged himself nearly 50 years ago in the outskirts of this city, have anything to do with this?
Antonio has loved his dear Italian friend for years. But Lovino loved Alfred. Antonio accepted this and moved one. Or so he thought, until one night he gets a call from said Italian, who needs him now more than ever before.
England casts a spell to rid himself of Spain. As expected it goes wrong; leaving Romano to deal with the many personalities of Spain. That sounds like a normal day for Romano, right? It would be if the personalities not had their own personifications.
It was just an average day for Prince Antonio of Spain - that is, until he was kidnapped by pirates! Now Antonio has to deal with being a pirate while trying to decipher the elusive ‘Romano’. Will he ever be able to complete the task?
Would you ever get tired of being that last human on Earth? Lovino Vargas does. Every day is a battle for survival that only continues because he doesn’t have the courage to pull the trigger against himself. While out getting supplies, his life is saved by a corpse that seems to still have some life left in it. Is there any hope for bringing back the dead?
Six teenagers have disappeared… Three of them for the second time. The odd thing is… The original kidnapper is still in prison. Is it coincidence or not? No one knows except the second-time victims… But will they live to tell the tale? Sequel to Kidnapped.
Lovino Sagrav is a brutal murderer. Escaping to the foreign Kingdom of Hearts and meeting his doppelganger Feliciano Vargas; Lovino takes Felix’s place to become invisible and hide from the truth - but what happens when Lovino falls in love with a Knight under Feliciano’s name?
In a world where there are those who desired and those who are undesired it is Lovino Vargas’ job to take care of those whom are of no need to their society. Antonio, a blind undesirable, seems to change his outlook on the things going on in his city.
The Vargas family was always a happy, loving bunch who people saw as the perfect family. Although, there’s never really a perfect family. Lies, suppression, and even murder? What’s really behind this family’s closed doors?
It’s all picture perfect, until Antonio spots a man with stunning looks. His voice takes over and causes him to blurt out EXACTLY what he thinks about the man. That’s when the awkwardness sets in. Maybe it will be the start of something else?
“a middle-class peasant”, enters a high-class private school and wants to survive. But what he didn’t suspect is: an incredibly smart turtle named Toby, typical high school drama for rich people, and a hot childhood Spaniard fiancé named Antonio.
Lovino prefers to stay away from annoying, bothersome people. But when a clumsy, awkward, overweight kid, Antonio, transfers into his elementary school, he finds himself the target of his friendship. Though their friendship was short lived, Lovino, now a Uni. Student, isn’t very happy when a handsome, bothersome, Spanish man interrupts his English class years later.
Lovino works at a hair salon and Antonio’s a daily customer who comes by with any excuse so he can talk. To figure out how to get Antonio to like him, Lovino visits Emma quite often, and unintentionally makes Antonio jealous. Then the game of wooing begins.
Lovino Vargas, better known as Romano, is a famous TV actor. He has everything anyone could ever want. The only problem is that the thing he wants, over-night singing sensation Antonio Fernandez, is married.
The one person who looked like they were a fragile doll; a white, frilly dress that went a little past their knees, pale pink flats to match, with white gloves to disguise the person’s rather masculine hands. that person was Lovino Vargas. and he was about to meet someone really, really important.
After a party America did, Romano wakes up naked, and hungover besides Spain. As the Spaniard confesses his feelings, Romano denies, due to the crush Belgium has for Spain. But, Spain wasn’t going to give up, until finally Romano accepts. Only problem is that they have to keep it a secret, what will happen when Belgium finally decides to ask Spain out.
Romano liked Emma- a lot. Except her stupid big brother was too overprotective (and, okay, a little scary)! He wouldn’t allow any guy near her- unless they weren’t romantically interested in Emma. So, Romano decided to pretend to be gay, with the help of Antonio, in hopes of getting Emma to fall in love with him. Perfect plan, right?
Lovino is grouchy and an accurate shot with a gun. However, this doesn’t put off Antonio, a cheerful student and eleven years his minor. Soon, Antonio is involved with the danger, and Lovino emerges perilous waters as he tries to protect him. And Lars was stupid to think he and Antonio were just like the characters in his book.
Antonio is a therianthrope, a person with the inborn ability to transform into an animal. He meet Lovino who saves his life but disappears right afterwards. Now Antonio needs Lovino’s help in unraveling the mysteries behind the legends of the first Therianthropes that walked the earth, all the while eluding powerful hunters who seek their blood.
“Don’t ever leave me.” Lovino said nothing. He allowed the tense heaviness to settle among his shoulders, tighten his lungs, and spread between the space from where he stood to where Antonio was seated lethargically. Antonio’s gaze sharpened. Lovino, inclining his head slightly, whispered, “I won’t.”
Romano is an assassin with his brother Feliciano. While on a routine checkup of an already completed mission, things go wrong and Romano ends up having to bring Antonio (The overly bubbly and cheerful CEO) and Ludwig (the serious over glorified babysitter) back with him to the den. How do these too change the brothers. And just how did the two teenagers manage to find the den…?
This story was written to a prompt to Romanichi Day Event. (2013/6/24) Slave AU. Owing huge family debts, Antonio is made a slave to the Vargas household and a personal servant to Lovino, but the wealthy patrician seems not to recognize him from their shared childhood, and the sex only complicates things.
Lovino was a childhood actor, but once the show he was a part of got canceled he thought he was free and could leave all the acting and fame up to his brother Feliciano. However,when a 'follow up’ episode is decided upon ten years later, he ends up going back. There he sees a familiar, face; Antonio Carriedo, a singer with his eye on Lovino making normal impossible.
Sometimes the best things happen unexpectedly. Certainly this is Antonio’s opinion at the moment. The handsome stranger he met upon moving to a new town in Italy seems to be able to do almost no wrong. Until he digs a little deeper below the surface and begins to discover an unsettling reputation. And if the rumours are true, is it wise to trust a man known as 'The Heartbreaker?
Gilbert and Francis had done it this time.They sneaked into Lovino’s house making him swallow something in his sleep trying to help Antonio out.when Lovino woke up he’s hot and bothered.He wants to give Antonio a little surprise deciding to give in to him for the first time. but what’s the deal when the surprise involves Feliciano?
Antonio comes home from work one day to see a rather shocking sight - his pet cat has been transformed into a boy, with an even stranger - or, sexier - motivation. Who knew neko-humans dressed like complete sluts?
Romano is dead and Spain is broken, spiralling into the deep, blackness of depression. And as he locks himself from the outside world, isolating himself from his friends, from everyone, in his oblivion of pain, Romano find’s he’s the only one who can help. Only, how can useless ghost like him even dream to help the slowly dying love of his life?
From the first time Antonio laid eyes on him, Lovino has been the only living being Antonio has desired. But something, or perhaps someone, is getting in the way of his goal. With Lovino unaware of his affections and Antonio growing even more desperate, how far will he go for his love?
Why did the Spaniard always hope for the impossible? That Romano would come to him one day, confessing his feelings, and they would make LOVE? That they would cry out each others names, he could hold the Italian, wake up the next morning, and he would still be there?
Antonio Carriedo is the Senior High School hunk. He has everything… charm, good looks, money… except for one Sophmore, irritable, bad- mouthed Italian. And with the dreams he’s been having… he doesn’t know how much longer he can elude temptation…
Lovino lived a life of simple pleasures; a good book, his own little world and an odd, but loving, family. However, in order to save his family, he must take their place as prisoner of a hideous beast within a gloomy castle. Based on “Beauty and the Beast
After getting turned into a devil and losing his memories, Lovino is stuck with the man who found him on the street, while his younger brother Feliciano, an Angel, is looking for a certain older brother…who also used to be an Angel.
Spinoff of the “Sea Foam” chapter in Hetalia Fairy Tales. Captain Carriedo of the pirate ship, Buscador Dorado, seeks a legendary treasure “that is worth gaining” with the help of the infamous wish-giver, Lovino. But what is the true treasure?
'Wrong… this is wrong… so wrong…’ was all he could think right now. France was now only holding Romano’s wrists with one hand, the other was unbuttoning the his shirt. Romano has been raped by France. It’s up to Spain to help Romano heal.
Romano has moved to America with his family, where they opened up a restaurant. There he gets the pleasure of having the bad touch trio as customers. He then has the luck of a certain Spaniard deciding to go after him.
"My sailors caught you and I can sell you to the rich fat nobles for a shit ton of money coz mermaids are expensive and rare af but you looked at me with those eyes and I can't do it coz I know what those people will do to you but I also don't want to set you free coz you're pretty and I feel like I like you now" with pirate!spain and mermaid!romano pls?? Thanks <3!
*HEAVY BREATHING*MERMAID AUS
Pairing: Spamano (Spain x South Italy/Romano) (Human names used)
Spain (Antonio) as the pirate
South Italy/Romano (Lovino) as the mermaid
The world was filled with opportunities of adventures and riches, and the greater chances of making a name for yourself was through the most expansive, and unexplored part of the world; the sea. To capture fishes to eat, finding treasures to spend, discovering unknown lands, and of course…discovering rare species. Not just of fish and other creatures, but of equally intelligent beings from the deep; mermaids and mermen. They were the jewels of the sea. Human yet not human, able to breathe under and above the salty water, able to speak countless of tongues, existing from heaven knows how long ago. Many people would never get a chance to see them, only hear of them, see pictures and drawings of those fortunate to have witnessed them, as they hide within the deepest parts, out of reach of mankind. Of course, they had reasons, for as long as legends have had it, mermaids and mermen have been captured by sailors and men, brought into the mainland to be sold as exotic pets, as beings to be killed and examined by scientists…and even as toys for the richest of them all, forced to live in confined spaces until the end of their lives. Were you to sell a mermaid or a merman, you were set for life, as well as future generations, with the money in exchange that you would receive. The pirate known as Antonio always dreamed to be that rich. To one day gain a fortune so big, that he could buy his own property and live happily ever after with whatever woman or men he happened to love at the time. However, when the chance did came…committing to it was harder than what he expected.
“CAPTAIN CAPTAIN HOLY SHIT-!” Antonio looked up as he heard someone trip down the stairs, only to slam his office door open. It was one of his crew members, Alfred, who had a bucket on his head. He raised it ever so slightly, his eyes wide.
“Captain, you won’t believe this! We captured something in the net! A m…a m…!!!”
“Spit it out!” Antonio finally snapped.
“A MERMAN, WE CAPTURED A MERMAN!”
Antonio’s heart skipped a beat. A merman? “Impossible.”
“We have it on deck! Hurry!” Alfred insisted, Antonio hurrying out of his office and up the stairs to the deck. The net filled wish fish was scattered, fish flopping everywhere as the crew watched in awe of something right in the middle. Antonio forced his way through, his eyes widening at the sight before him. On the open net, among the suffocating fish, was a young man, tangled within said net. He had beautiful olive green eyes, dark brown hair with a distinctive curl. Like the legends had said, he bore the upper body of a man, and the lower body of a fish, from the hips down ever so slowly blurring the line, his scaly fin colored clear blue with hues of purple, fins as delicate as silk on the sides. He was beautiful.
“Fuck…fuck fuck…!!!” The merman screamed, trying to get himself untangled out of the net.
“I…It’s a real…” Antonio murmured, speechless along with the rest of the crew. The merman didn’t seem too pleased, glaring at the group around him as he began to trash around wildly.
“Let me go!” He screamed. Antonio was quick to act, snapping orders.
“Something fill the biggest tub we have with as much water as you can fill it in and take it to my room! We need to get him in water quick!” Antonio ordered, the crew beginning to move.
“I don’t want a damn tub, I want to go back!” The merman spat, struggling against the net. Even as he managed to get untangled, he tried to crawl away, to the edge of the boat to try to pry himself back into the ocean, but not before the men caught him and started to drag him back and inside the boat, causing the merman to scream loudly. “LET ME GO! LET ME GO!”
“Be gentle! I don’t want a single bone broken!” Antonio hissed, the men doing their best as they managed to get the merman to the tub in the captain’s quarters. Antonio stood awestruck, Alfred walking over and shaking his shoulders.
“Dude! A merman! Have you any idea how much royalty are willing to pay for this?!” Alfred asked with a gleam in his eyes. Antonio turned to him equally as excited.
“We’re…we’re rich…we’re going to be rich, filthy rich!” Antonio cheered, the two friends jumping up and down at their find. The end bargain for a merman would be enough to set Antonio, and every single member of this crew for life if they did it just right! Anyone and everyone would do and pay anything for a specimen as fine as this.
As soon as the excitement was washed away, Antonio let his men celebrate, while he himself went back to his quarters to see more of his new trophy. When he walked in, he noticed the merman sitting quietly in the tub that they had gotten for him. He was looking over and around at the many curious and items that Antonio had all over the place which he had collected over the years, from all parts of the world. It wasn’t until Antonio closed the door that the merman realized his presence, snapping his head at him. That’s when Antonio saw the fear in his eyes, along with the tears. He didn’t know that they could cry.
“Hey, it’s ok, I’m not going to hurt you.” Antonio said smiling, trying to reassure the merman. He seemed less hesitant, simply slapping the fin of his tail against the water before splashing Antonio soaking wet. “Ah hey!…well I guess I did deserve that one huh?”
“Let me go.” He demanded.
“You could at least tell me your name? You surely have a name. I’m Antonio. What’s yours?”
“Why the fuck would you care?!”
“Well…honestly you aren’t going anywhere anytime soon…so you might as well tell me unless you want us to refer you as ‘The Merman’ for the rest of the trip.”
The merman growled, his curl twitching in reaction. “…Lovino.”
“Lovino, alright. See? We’re progressing.”
“We aren’t doing shit! I don’t want to be here!”
“I understand.” Antonio couldn’t help but to feel bad. “I promise you, your time here won’t be bad.” Lovino scoffed, turning away from the pirate captain before curling up in the tub.
“I just want to go home.”
The first few days were eventful, to say the least. They had decided to continue their fishing trip to at least make up with the rounds and sell them off at ports before heading out somewhere to sell the merman known as Lovino.
Lovino wasn’t making his own stay rather pleasant. He splashed at Antonio every chance he had. He purposely spat out water onto important documents here and there, having one hell of an aim from where he sat. He also refused to eat, despite how much Antonio and the rest of the crew insisted. Now their worries were that Lovino would starve himself to death. The crew of course began to spite here and there, murmuring of how nasty the fellow mermaid was, but Antonio was sure that it was all just initial feelings of being captured out of his home, as most people would feel. And he was proven right, such as he and his fellow pirate by the name of Arthur witnessed the interaction between Arthur’s son, Peter and Lovino.
Peter one way or another had managed to sneak into the captain’s quarters in wanting to see the mermaid, and when looking for Peter, Antonio and Arthur watched in amazement. Rumors here and there from legends always told of how mermen and mermaids would lead men and children to their deaths to eat them up under the sea…Lovino was proving the opposite of such myth as he talked with Peter, smiling and answering questions here and there.
“Can I touch your tail?” Peter asked.
“Sure.” Lovino said, lifting his tail over the water, resting it over the edge of the tub. Peter’s eyes widen, slowly and gently feeling Lovino’s tail.
“It’s so pretty!” Peter awed.
“Is it? My brother’s prettier, though. It’s green almost like emeralds, and shines colorfully in the light.” Lovino cooed.
“Wow!…where’s your brother?” Peter asked.
“Somewhere…I don’t know where.” Lovino explained.
“Daddy said that mermaids and mermen eat kids…is it true?!” Peter asked almost scared.
“What kind of bullshit is your dad feeding you? Of course not! Kids taste awful anyways!” Lovino responded, causing Peter to laugh ever so brightly. Just then, Antonio and Arthur interrupted, entering the quarters.
“Peter, what are you doing here, this is the captain’s quarters!” Arthur finally said, smiling regardless. Lovino’s scowl returned, retrieving his tail as he hid within the tub again.
“I wanted to see the merman!” Peter said.
“I understand. But now it’s time for you to leave the merman alone. The captain needs to talk to him.” Arthur offered his hand.
“Aw ok…” Peter walked to his father, waving back at Lovino. “Bye!” With that, they walked out, closing the door behind them.
“…I knew you weren’t a complete grump.” Antonio chuckled.
“Shut up.” Lovino hissed, not even minding to look at him.
Antonio sighed. “Man…now I wish you could be as nice to me as you are to him.” He walked over to his chair, sitting down before picking a fruit out of his basket, specifically, a tomato. He was just then about to eat it, until he saw Lovino’s gaze locked onto the brilliant red fruit. “…what?”
“What the fuck is that?” Lovino asked.
Antonio looked down. “You’ve never seen a tomato before?” Lovino shook his head. Well, of course, tomatoes don’t grow under the sea…he offered it. “Do you want to taste it?” Lovino growled. Antonio pulled his chair closer to the tub, offering the tomato to Lovino again. “Come on, it tastes good. You need to eat too.” Lovino glared at the tomato, and gently took it. He sniffed it and took one bite. His eyes widened at the taste, and soon enough he had eaten it all up in a matter of seconds.
“Whoa! Not so fast! You’ll get a tummy ache! Here.” Antonio pulled his basket of fruits over to where Lovino could reach. Lovino picked up another red fruit.
“What’s this?” Lovino asked.
Then a green one. “This?”
“Pear.” Antonio couldn’t help but to chuckle and smile at Lovino’s reactions with every type of fruit that he bit into. The sourness of the lemon, and the sweetness of the strawberry. It was almost magical, and Antonio easily fell in love with it all.
“These are good.” Lovino murmured, now eating raspberries.
“You don’t eat fruits in the ocean do you?” Antonio asked.
“Fruits don’t grow there. Only seaweed and meat and anything else.” Lovino growled, eating another raspberry. “We could try to pick some out from the shores, but we’re not allowed to get close to populated surfaces, and fruits that do roll close enough to the shore are usually rotten.”
“Understandingly.” Antonio tilted his head. “You told Peter you had a brother?”
Lovino paused mid bite. “…yes.”
“I’m…sorry that we took you away from him?”
“You didn’t take me away from him.” Lovino turned, facing away. “They took him away from me long ago.”
“Wait, who took him?”
“People like you!” Lovino snapped angrily. “We were playing with our little brother Seborga, and a ship just like this one threw one of its nets and he got caught in it! I couldn’t free him…they took him out and took off…I couldn’t keep up to chase them.” Lovino’s body tensed up. “I don’t know if he’s even alive anymore.”
Antonio didn’t know what to say. Instead he began to reflect on his own plans. If he sold Lovino off to some rich person, he knew what he would do…but what would happen to Lovino? After a deal was done, neither of them would contact each other again. Antonio would be rich and Lovino would be…property of someone.
“(This isn’t right.)” Antonio finally realized. Even though he was the key to his fortune…he was also a living being with emotions at thoughts. Lovino was just like him, human…just different from the waist down. “…I’m sorry.” Antonio finally said. Lovino slowly turned to him, frowning.
“Why would you be sorry…”
“For what happened to your brother, and…for capturing you.”
“Hm…let…lets make a deal. Bear with me for a few more weeks, until we go around our trip to sell and capture fish. Then when we return around the area where we captured you…we’ll let you go.”
Lovino looked up. “…you serious?”
“Yup.” Antonio offered his pinky finger. “Pinky promise!”
Lovino stared at him with a small glare, before slowly raising his hand and wrapping his pinky around Antonio’s. “…you better keep it.”
For the next few weeks, Antonio and Lovino not only managed to bear to live with each other without insulting every five minutes. They actually began to grow closer. Antonio would share stories with Lovino, and Lovino would share stories back, the two taking turns each night to tell each other stories from their world. Lovino would get to see seashore cities and beautiful sights from his window next to his tub, and Antonio would bring Lovino gifts from ashore, whether it’d be small figurines made by the local people, or even tools that Lovino had never seen before. The two not only exchanged cultures, they exchanged thoughts, beliefs…and both of them slowly began to realize how much they enjoyed each other’s company.
“Lovino, lunch time!” Antonio said as he walked into the quarters with a plate of food. Lovino lowered the book he was reading, his eyes gleaming at the sight of his favorite vegetable on the plate. Antonio gave Lovino the plate, and couldn’t help but to squeal at the news he was hiding. “I also have to tell you a few other things.”
“What kind of things?” Lovino asked as he ate the tomato.
“Well, for once, I took the description of the flag you saw that day…and I found out who took your brother.”
Lovino dropped the plate. “You found out who took Feliciano?!”
Antonio frowned. “Yes…but there is nothing I can do in hopes of getting him back with you, or even getting you to him in a safe manner for that matter…it appears your brother was taken by a ship belonging to the royal family of Germania. The most I can guess is that he now resides within the royal palace itself, and no person such as I can have access to even near the capital without proper permits. To use you to enter would be too much of a risk as well.”
Lovino lowered his gaze. “So no way in, huh?”
“The most I can think is, that if he’s with the royal family, he is being treated like royalty of their own, considering how rare we consider mermen and mermaids to be.”
“I guess. What’s the other news?”
“The other news is, that we will be approaching the area soon…where we found you and all.”
Neither of them sounded rather pleased, much to each other’s surprise. Antonio sighed, rubbing his cheek slightly.
“Y…You’ll be back home soon…aren’t you happy?”
“I am…I mean…I feel like I should be…” Lovino’s face flushed red. “Fuck.” He cursed as he hid underneath the water of the tub.
“Eh? Lovino don’t be like that. You’ll finally be able to return to be free.”
“I know.” Lovino frowned. “But you won’t be there to be free with me.”
Antonio’s face flushed pink. Did he hear…him correctly? “Lovi…?”
Lovino turned. “I…I love being here. I’m learning so many new things every day, I’m seeing so many new places I’d never thought I’d see, and for once…I’m not lonely in the big sea anymore.” He moved closer, looking at Antonio with a bashful glare. “I-I…I really like being around you, Antonio.”
Antonio stared in silence for a few minutes, before bursting out into laughter. Lovino growled.
“The hell you laughing about?!” Lovino barked.
“It’s just…I’ve been getting emotionally ready to say goodbye when I freed you…because I don’t want to say goodbye to you either, Lovi!” He smiled, a few tears escaping his eyes. “You’re so wonderful. Not only as a creature of wonder, but as yourself, your personality, your stories, even your stubbornness, never have I ever felt so happy to be with someone before. To think of waking up and you not being around…it aches my heart…” The two stared at each other, their hearts pounding, their faces burning. Antonio gently took Lovino’s hand, kissing it before giving him a kiss on the forehead. “If you’re willing to stay…I’m willing to give my life to you, and show you the world and everything that you would like to see. I’ll even try to find a way to get you to your brother. I can’t promise that I’ll succeed, and I can’t promise that I’ll be perfect but…”
Lovino gently moved his hands up, holding Antonio’s cheeks before pecking him on the lips. Antonio blushed red at the kiss, but gently kissed back, moving his hands as he held Lovino’s hands. The two kissed softly and lovingly before finally breaking for breath, the two staring into each other’s eyes. Antonio gently rested his forehead against Lovino’s, the two slowly smiling at each other’s touch.
“…I want to explore the world, but…I want to explore it with you.” Lovino finally said. “Even if I were to swim across the seven seas, I don’t think I would be able to stop thinking about you, Antonio.” Tears fell down Antonio’s cheeks as he quickly hugged Lovino, Lovino hugging back just as dearly.
“I promise to make you happy, Lovino…I love you.” Antonio finally said.
Lovino blushed red, pursing his lips for the right words.
1. excuse me but who wouldn’t want to see something called 12th Star.
2. 12TH NIGHT. IN SPACE!!!
3. Orsino would be a human and he’d technically supposed to be governing a small space station but he’s actually floating through the cosmos on his little, heavily-decorated pod listening to electronic, crackly jazz music and writing shitty poetry.
4. Olivia is also a human, and is supposed to be in charge of her family’s space-hotel industry, (like it’s a spaceship that provides rest to travelers, ambassadors, etc.), but is instead mourning the death of her brother. She closes down the hotel, and also floats aimlessly through the cosmos, adrift.
5. Olivia, Toby, Andrew, Maria, Feste, and Malvolio are the sole occupants of the hotel. Toby and Andrew are there to plunder as much booze as possible (but also: SPACE KNIGHTS), Maria is in charge of Olivia’s business deals, Feste is A CYBORG who WAS CREATED TO ENTERTAIN GUESTS but CLEARLY HAS A MIND OF HIS OWN, and Malvolio is the stuffy android in charge of maintenance. The space-hotel is eerily empty, in slight disrepair, but it certainly lends itself to SPACE PARTIES. Feste’s music is a mix of ambient space noises, snarky and lovable guitar from Long Ago, and chill electronic stuff. He sings about death a lot. It’s oddly charming, and makes people laugh. Malvolio thinks Feste is a defective model. Everyone else disagrees.
6. Viola/Cesario (shortened to V/C because I’m lazy) and Sebastian are aliens with shapeshifting abilities; it’s innate but you also have to learn how to master it, and it takes time to master different forms. V/C and Seb like to go to different planets and systems disguised as the same identical human, because 1. twins! 2. they’re lazy AND practical jokers, plus it’s easier to keep track of each other that way, and 3. their kind isn’t 100% accepted by human-majority places, and they enjoy visiting places populated by humans and other sentient beings.
7. So V/C and Seb just want to take a fun vacation when their ship starts losing power and is close to crash landing on an uninhabited planet. Seb goes to the nearest escape pod and tries to find V/C, who’s trying to fix the ship’s engine. But as the ship starts entering the planet’s orbit, Seb is forced to take the escape pod without his sibling, who insists that they can fix the engine and to go on without them. V/C is stubborn as hell and Seb is like, “Well, ok, as long as you’re confident you can fix the engine in time.” and leaves in the escape pod to find help.
8. Sadly, as Seb starts to fly away in his escape pod, the ship does crash-land on the planet, and he assumes his sibling is dead. Thankfully, he does find help in the form of the DASHING GAY SPACE PIRATE, ANTONIO.
9. V/C is stranded on the planet and assumes Seb died in his attempt to escape. Radios for help, and who happens to be floating by but Orsino’s pod. Orsino gets the distress signal and figures, “Why not, something has to distract me from my GALAXY-IMPLODING LOVE.” So Orsino is all, “Hey, wanna catch a ride,” and V/C is like, “Thank you so much, you’re too kind!!!!” and Orsino is like, “Lol ok, do you want to help me woo Lady Olivia.”
10. So V/C is hired to be Orsino’s paige (except SPACE PAIGE) and also has to keep their EXTRA TERRESTRIAL IDENTITY A SECRET. But also helps Orsino out on his shitty space poetry. (”Your eyes are like the stars,” etc.)
11. Olivia is instantly smitten with this strange new emissary from Orsino, Orsino is starting to feel More Than Friendly Feelings for The Strange Youth, V/C Screams Internally, and Complications Ensue.
12. In the end, the twins reunite, and Seb ends up staying in his human form, because he likes it and he loves Antonio and Antonio is like, “I’m cool with whatever, let’s be ROGUE SPACE BOYFRIENDS,” and V/C is like, “You know what, I like my original form and my human form, I’m gonna be both,” and Orsino is like, “You’re as dazzling as the universe no matter what,” and Olivia ends up in a gr9 queerplatonic relationship with Maria and Feste, because yes.
could you recommend some good spamano fics please??
I have been waiting so long for this ask omg. Ok I will only list my favourites, cause if not, this list will be way too long. I am not sure if you want with or without smut, so i will just list both (even tho most of them HAVE smut in them oops):
Title:This Dance Author: Sunny Day in February Summary: Antonio wants Lovino to be his dancepartner at Austria’s ball. Lovino, struggling with his growing feelings of love and affection for everyone’s favorite tomato-bastard as always, agrees. Now, there could be worse things, right? Rated: T Status: Complete
Title:Bottoms Up! Author: Sunny Day in February Summary: Follow Lovino on his weird and, well, at least quite interesting trip around Europe in order to find out some of the greatest secrets ever about himself, Europe, tomato-shaped alarm clocks and the past of his lovely, but complicated Spanish partner. Rated: M Status: Complete
Title:And Three Makes Five Author:Sunny Day in February Summary: After being apart from each other for months, Lovino and Antonio are ready to live their lovey-dovey lives with each other again! However, when they wake up one day and discover there are tiny little CHILDREN running around their House, things get a little… different. Rated: M Status: Not complete (updated weekly)
(These three are from the same author and I guess you could call them a series. It started with This Dance and ends with And Three Makes Five. Though, you can read them separately)
Title:The Daisy Genocide Author: 2degreesabovefreezing Summary: My name is Lovino Vargas but that’s not who I actually am. I’m my brother. They put his DNA into a little ball of jello and grew me like a house plant. To say it blatantly, I’m a clone and I’m in a disturbing amount of trouble. I’m about to tell the story of my fight to preserve my humanity followed by a vicious history of crime but it’s a secret. Nobody has to know. Rated: T Status:Complete
Title:The Existence of Love is Optional Author: Liesel Fogel Summary: Antonio just wants to get laid. Lovino has a secret he will take to the grave. When Antonio is assigned to be Lovino’s therapist, he gets a little too involved in Lovino’s life and begins to understand what Lovino’s life is really like and the dark secrets he carries. Rated:M Status: Complete
Title:Bésame Mucho Author: George deValier Summary: WW2 AU. Lovino Vargas only ever wanted something exciting to happen in his boring, everyday Italian village existence. He never expected war, Resistance, love, passion, treason, or a cheerful, confusing, irritatingly attractive Spanish freedom fighter. Rated: M Status: Not complete (last update: November 14th 2013)
Title:The Many Personalities of Spain Author: Writer-Girl-19 Summary: England casts a spell to rid himself of Spain. As expected it goes wrong; leaving Romano to deal with the many personalities of Spain. That sounds like a normal day for Romano, right? It would be if the personalities not had their own personifications. Rated: M Status: Not complete (last update: October 16th 2013)
Title:Kismet Author: Lady-Pyrien Summary: Lovino learns the hard way that things change and that they can change quickly. The necklace fell and now he’s in a strange land far from home. Will he ever see his brother again? Will he find his way home? Or will he discover home is where the heart is? Fate is a strange woman and can work in mysterious ways. Rated: M (+ mpreg) Status: Complete
Title:Catch You, Catch Me Author: Hikari Kaitou Summary: Clumsy, clueless detective Romano is on the trail of the infamous handsome and charming thief El Apasionado Caballero. But there’s more to this, what seems like a simple game of cat and mouse, than meets the eye. Rated: M Status: Complete
Title:Door to Door Author: Canadino Summary: Do not open the door. It could be a zombie, an unwanted boyfriend of your brother’s, or a persistant salesman by the name Antonio Carriedo. Rated:T Status: Complete
Title:Tale of the Conquered Overbearing Author:Verboten Byacolate Summary: Antonio’s dual personality disorder pushes him to unorthodox methodological treatment: rooming with the most stress-inducing Italian in the nation. But the ultimate goal begins to change from psychological to emotional, and Spain does not approve. Rated: M Status: Complete
Title:NekoRoma Author: Lady-Pyrien Summary: Antonio has been feeling lonely with his recent break up with his on/off boyfriend. The solution: a new kitten that his boss doesn’t want. Just as he gets used to this cat, a new challenge is thrown at him. How do you teach a cat to be human? Rated: M Status: Complete
Title:Numbered Lithograph Author: youaremarvelous Summary: When Lovino starts attending art school with his brother he finds his most important lesson doesn’t come from his professors, but from a culinary student at a sister school: sometimes the flaws hold the beauty. Rated: M Status: Complete
Title:Sound Life Author:Self-Titled Demo Summary:Spain is dead, leaving Romano distraught and wishing for there to be a way for him to see his beloved Spaniard alive and healthy…Only to wake up in a strange alternate world… with another Spain seeking his affection. Rated: M Status: Complete
Title:The Pirate’s Treasure Author:chibi-exel Summary: Pirate Captain Antonio wants one thing, and one thing only; a mermaid. Boy or girl doesn’t matter, as long as they are royalty and can make him jewels.He’s got his wish, but dealing with this prince is going to be much harder than he thought. Rated: M Status: Complete
Title:More Than Attraction Author:whitetyger123 Summary: Antonio says he met his love’s eyes over the bin of tomatoes. Lovino says he was stalked relentlessly until he was forced to give in. Rated: M Status: Complete
There are probably more, but these were the ones I could think of. This got way too long I am so sorry
Hey anon-chan! I’ve read so many fics in the past few years and I often forget their titles, but I can try my best to come up with a list!
These are five Spamano fics that I highly recommend to anybody (if you haven’t read them over and over like me yet.)
My Summary: Human AU. Antonio is a man who suffers from multiple personality disorder and his other personality, nicknamed Spain, is starting to pretty much ruin his life. Antonio sees his therapist Ludwig and is told that he should considering going into more “stressful” situations so Spain will come out more, so that Ludwig can deal with the personality himself. You guess what (or who) that stressful situation is. ;)
Official Summary: WW2 AU. Lovino Vargas only ever wanted something exciting to happen in his boring, everyday Italian village existence. He never expected war, Resistance, love, passion, treason, or a cheerful, confusing, irritatingly attractive Spanish freedom fighter.
Status: Unfinished, but worth the read if you’re ready for tears!
Official Summary: AU. Romano and Feliciano Vargas have just lost their parents. Romano, who is 22, must care for his 6 year old little brother. Enter Antonio Carreido, the agent from Child Services who must record his progress, however, it’s hard for the cheerful Spaniard to keep from falling in love with this little broken down family and with Romano.
My Summary: Pirate/Siren AU. Antonio is a pirate loved by all who come across him. He’s never wrong, and he makes decisions without a single regret. That is until he meets the enchanting golden siren boy, Lovino.
My Summary: Human AU. Lovino and Feliciano Vargas are raised in a Catholic home, and on a fateful day Lovino and Antonio meet at church. The two attempt to hide their feelings for one another when this particular church strikes fear in the people attending Mass. Will love conquer hate?
Status: Finished! (It has such a heartwarming ending)
I also recommend anything that @2p-romano writes! \(’ 7 ’ )/
((Day two of Polymanga ! It was raining an awful lot but it was still awesome ! We met our friends cosplaying Fem!Finland, Fem!Norway, Fem!France, and France ! Shh but I wanted to take pictures on the wet rocks near the lake but Fiona was afraid that I’d fall in the water and I didn’t listen to her …))
In the West, King Lear has died along with all of his heirs and the throne of Illyria stands vacant. After a brief struggle for control among the nobles, Duke Orsino has gained the support of Illyria’s nobility and now intends to place himself on the throne by marrying the last living member of Old Lear’s family: Lady Olivia.
To the East, the island of Messaline has taken advantage of Illyria’s succession crisis to declare itself independent of their rival. Even now, the Duke of Messaline plans to travel to get aid from mainland Europe. As the campaign begins, the Duke and his twin children, Sebastian and Viola, travel to Aragon to ask Don Pedro for money and arms.
So the two nations call upon their allies across the Mediterranean to stand with them and prepare for war. Italy’s kingdoms are divided, some siding with Messaline and others with Illyria. If shots are fired, the conflict could spread as far as France and Spain.
Only the Doge of Venice, a wise man who knows the cost of war, seeks a diplomatic solution to the madness. To this end, he has hired the pirate captain Antonio to take his airship Portia, and find the mighty wizard Prospero, who disappeared from Milan on the twelfth night of June.
But some people whisper that there is an unseen force behind this war, an inhuman mastermind who plots a terrible revenge upon Prospero, Italy, and all Mankind!
For reasons all your own, you have answered the call to join Antonio’s expedition and have prepared yourself to set sail for an adventure that will take you to undiscovered countries.
You enter the small tavern described in Captain Antonio’s letter and across the hustle and bustle of sailors and barmaids, you find the Captain sitting at a table near the rear of the building…
Welcome to the Shakespeare Campaign, a Pathfinder Campaign featuring characters and settings inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare.
As a participant in this campaign, you are about to take a journey through the mind of a master of the English language. This setting is designed to try to capture the essence of the source material and create a high fantasy environment based on the Bard’s more fanciful tales. So before playing, Players and Game Masters are encouraged to watch and or read a few Shakespeare plays to brush up, although it’s not necessary.
The main plot of the campaign is based around the idea that, with a little editing, five of Shakespeare’s plays could occur in the same universe with shared characters: Romeo and Juliet, Merchant of Venice, Two Gentleman of Verona, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest. Other characters from other plays also make appearances and connections between characters in different plays are created that didn’t exist before. For example: Captain Antonio from Twelfth Night is now the same Antonio who nearly lost a pound of flesh in the Merchant of Venice, Valentine from Two Gentleman of Verona is apparently a distant member of the Capulet family, and Petruchio from Taming of the Shrew is a Montague and he’s Romeo’s cousin.
As for the Campaign’s time period, players are going to have to give us a little leeway. Most of the setting occurs a fictional “Clockpunk” interpretation of the 1500s English Renaissance but with deliberate adjustments and anachronisms throughout. By the late 16th century, the Italian Renaissance was long dead and the romantic, enlightened Italian characters of Shakespeare’s comedies simply didn’t exist anymore. So much of Shakespeare’s writing covers a bygone age, even at the time that it was written hundreds of years ago. Even though this game officially occurs during the height of Shakespeare’s writing period, the Italian characters will make no mention of the various outside countries that owned or invaded Italy at the time because this isn’t the real Italy, its Shakespeare’s idea of Italy.
Trust us; it isn’t as weird as it sounds
So keeping all of this in mind, prepare to enter into a world of passion and pain and humanity and loss and romance. A world divided by race and class and history and mystery. This is a world with Ghosts, Wizards, Witches, Mischievous Fairies, and Murderous Kings. An age that existed in the mind of one man (or multiple men or a woman using a pseudonym or aliens depending on the interpretation) the world of the Shakespeare Campaign!
Before we move on, here are a few words from the man himself:
And let us, ciphers to this great accompt, On your imaginary forces work. Suppose within the girdle of these walls Are now confined two mighty monarchies, Whose high upreared and abutting fronts The perilous narrow ocean parts asunder: Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts; Into a thousand parts divide on man, And make imaginary puissance; Think when we talk of horses, that you see them Printing their proud hoofs i’ the receiving earth; For ‘tis your thoughts that now must deck our kings, Carry them here and there; jumping o’er times, Turning the accomplishment of many years Into an hour-glass: for the which supply, Admit me Chorus to this history; Who prologue-like your humble patience pray, Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.
(From Henry V, Prologue, Act 1, Scene 1)
“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7
Humanity in this campaign, as in real life, is a multifaceted race of many cultures. Primarily this campaign will deal with Europeans, it would not be impossible for every human race to find its way into the lands of Shakespearean Europe. Players who play a human are encouraged to use a name found in one of Shakespeare’s plays or a period appropriate name, for example : Baltus, Cordelia, Malvolio, Helena, Hermia, Iago, or Falstaff.
Alternate rules: To add a little spice to the game, GMs are encouraged to allow players from different races to have different problems/benefits related to their culture. For example, Jews in Europe were heavily persecuted and discriminated against but their long history of Jewish mysticism and scholarship might make them natural mages and sorcerers.
Italian (Default)- +1 to all tests involving navigation, cartography
Asian- may suffer -1 social when dealing with European NPCs, +1 to all tests involving guns
Danish or Norwegian- +1 resistance to cold
French- may suffer -1 social when dealing with British NPCs, +1 to all tests involving Charm
British (English or Welsh) - +1 to all tests involving bows and swords.
Scottish- +1 to all tests involving clubs or large swords.
Moorish- may suffer -1 social when dealing with European NPCs, + 1 to Intelligence
Jewish- may suffer -1 social when dealing with European NPCs, +1 to all tests using Magic
Spanish- may suffer -1 social to all British NPCs, +1 to all tests involving naval warfare
Note: Since race can be a tricky topic that can distract from play, these rules should be considered strictly optional.
“Swifter than the moon’s sphere. I serve the Fairy Queen.”- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 2, Scene 1
The enchanted woods around Athens are home to many mythic races: satyrs, centaurs, nymphs, dryads, and even treants. But none are as numerous and as respected as the High Elves of Athens. It is assumed that they are descended from the Greek Gods themselves, born into the world from the union of Aphrodite and Hephaestus. They are long lived, beautiful, and possessing the kind of wildness not found in most other High Elves. Their chief is Oberon, King of all the woodlands and fields from Athens to Arcadia and using his powerful magic he stands watch against the dark things of the world, a source of harmony wherever he goes. Oberon’s marriage, however, is not a source of harmony. He and his wife Titania have a fierce, passionate marriage with loud disagreements, endless threats of divorce or dissolution, and rampant infidelity on both sides. While they have never failed to ultimately reunite, their marital strife tends to be a huge source of upheaval in Woodland Society. A few rough patches are normal in a marriage, 1200 years of rough patches is the definition of a toxic relationship. Many political factions have risen up in the Forest Realm as a result of these disagreements with various courtiers leading factions in favor of the king or in favor of the queen or both at the same time. For this reason, many elves prefer to go off wandering for decades, returning when the sectarian violence caused by Oberon and Titania’s “passion” has died down.
Note: Most Grecian Elves prefer to name their children after small, natural objects that bring them pleasure. For example: Cobweb, Pease Blossom, Mustardseed, Bee Wing, and Hawk Feather
“Does he have such a high opinion of you because I’m so short?”- A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 3, Scene 2
While most Dwarves prefer the mountains in places like Iceland, Russia, or the Alps, there is one breed of Dwarf who digs deep in the Highlands and builds up mighty strongholds alongside black lakes. The Scottish Dwarf is a mighty being, who stands 3 inches taller than all other Dwarves. For this reason they are called “Glenn”, which means “Deep” in old Gaelic. While they retain much of the Old Dwarvish ways, the Glenn have certain cultural distinctions that only their kin lay claim to. For one thing they do not dig as deeply into the earth as other Dwarves and their mines are often large open air pits instead of twisting tunnels in mountainsides. Furthermore they tend to wear kilts, like their human neighbors, and carry swords. They have a fondness for human ales and consider it superior to the thick liquid bread favored by other Dwarven kingdoms. They even enjoy the bagpipe and drum, also like the human Scots who share their lands. But unlike the Scots, the Dwarves do not assemble in clans and instead maintain the complex “stronghold government” of their Dwarf kinsmen. Dwarves live in a stronghold (which is a mine, a city, and a fortress all at once) and each of these strongholds are ruled over by a Thane or Earl, and he is ruled over by a Lord, who is himself ruled over by the High King. This rigid hierarchy was originally designed to keep the peace among warring nobles but lately that peace has been in shambles when a dwarf named Macbeth seized the throne and ruled the land as a mad tyrant. The nobles, now led by an alliance of wronged parties, revolted against Macbeth and his Half Elf Wife, Lady Macbeth. In the throes of madness, the King exiled many of his enemies both real and imagined and created a large Glenn Diaspora who now wanders the world in search of shelter.
“In black ink my love may still shine bright.”-Sonnet 65
Elves (and some Drow) are very beautiful creatures and thus attract the attentions from many different races. As the focus of so much passion, Half Elves have become increasingly more common, much to the chagrin of many Elven monarchs who dislike seeing their bloodlines mixed with mortal peasants.
“If you prick us, do we not bleed?”–The Merchant of Venice, Act 3, Scene 1
Half Orcs are a pathetic people, looked upon with disdain and generally feared as brutes descended from other brutes. Many Half-Orcs find themselves dropped on the doorsteps of orphanages or sold into slavery by human mothers who either regret consorting with Orcs or had not choice in the matter to begin with…
“Like a white dove in a flock of crows.” – Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 5
The mysterious bird people of Asia seem alien and monstrous but have a rich cultural heritage that stretches back centuries. Many of the Western Tengu are descended from a small colony that travelled across Asia to the Mediterranean and settled on an island near the African Coast. Known among their people as the Horus Flock, these Tengu had close relations with the Egyptians and were a common sight in the court of the Ptolemy Pharaohs. Anthony and Cleopatra were known to have several Tengu in their body guard. To this day, many of the Egyptian Tengu still wears the clothing of their ancient ancestors and worship the old Egyptian Gods. Sadly, this colony of Tengu died out mysteriously and the location of their island was lost. The remaining members of their race live in scattered communities across Southern Europe in small working class neighborhoods. Considered hard working, but strange folk, the Tengu tend to live quietly.
“All that glisters is not gold”- The Merchant of Venice, Act 2, Scene 7
As the very first scientists, Alchemists set off in search of the impossible dream of endless wealth only to instead find endless knowledge and the science that would ultimately become chemistry. While the Alchemists in this campaign could indeed turn lead into gold, they are just as likely to heal an injury or cure a sickness…or make a poison…
“If Music be the food of love, play on!”- Twelfth Night, Act 1, Scene 1
Minstrels and Bards and theatre folk were very important to the society of the Renaissance, spreading thoughts and ideas across borders and cultures. Some Bards even traveled on the road and put on plays, some built grand theatres to entertain countless masses of people. One even worked at the Globe in London…
“And, upon this charge cry ’God for Harry! England and Saint George!’”- Henry V, Act 3, Scene 1
Gone are the knights and paladins of old and in their place rises a new class of hero: the Cavalier! Charging forward into battle, past the frontlines and towards their goals, the Cavalier is a dashing figure who swings a shining sword that glints in the sunlight. Don’t bother wishing them luck…for they need it not.
“Now, God be praised….”- Henry VI, Act 2, Scene 1
Religion in Shakespeare’s Europe had a complicated history. Yes, it was indeed a source of conflict, war, and strife. But it was also a source of comfort and social bonding that assured the meek that their toil would not go unrewarded and reminded the powerful that the defense of their people was their sacred duty.
Sample Real World Alignment Chart for Cleric PCs
(Monotheistic Religions can apply their deity to any “Domain” within their alignment; Polytheistic Religions should merely chose one of the appropriate gods in their pantheon and apply it to that domain.)
Christianity: Lawful Good
Judaism: Lawful Good
Islam: Lawful Good
Hinduism: Lawful Good
Egyptian Pagan: Lawful Good
Buddhism: Neutral Good
Norse Pagan: Chaotic Good
Taoism: True Neutral
Greco Roman Pagan: Chaotic Neutral
Satanic Worship: Lawful Evil
Typhon: Neutral Evil
Great Old Ones: Chaotic Evil
Note: Since human religion can be a tricky topic, use of the Cleric class and the religious alignment chart should be considered optional only.
“Come not between the dragon and his wrath!”- King Lear, Act 1, Scene 1
Though they were hardly cut from the same cloth as the noble Cavaliers or the Paladins of ages past, many a sell sword found work during Late Renaissance thanks to the dozens of wars that raged across Europe at the time. The difference between a Fighter and Cavalier was often money, Cavaliers are typically noblemen and Fighters were usually just good with a sword.
“…knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.” –Henry VI Part 2, Act 4 Scene 7
Christian Monastics were well known in Europe and there are still many wandering friars and clergy willing to travel across the world in search of a place to spread the word of their God. But not all Monks have to be Christian. A Monk PC could be a Hindu Fakir traveling West to see where the Silk Road ends, or a Muslim Imam who wishes to increase his knowledge of Allah’s beautiful creation, or even a Shaolin Buddhist in search of the ultimate source of enlightenment
“Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.”-Much Ado About Nothing, Act 3, Scene 1
Despite centuries of settlement, a portion of Europe remained wild and unsettled. Wild wolves still roamed the Iberian Peninsula and wild deer run through the fields in the British Isles. So men and women with the skills to live off the land are still a prized part of society who could help provide food and faster routes of travel. Rangers in this era have an advantage over nature that their kind have never had before: the Musket.
“Where we are, there’s daggers in men’s smiles…”- Macbeth, Act 2, Scene 3
The 1500s saw the rise of the Golden Age of Piracy on the oceans and organized crime in the city. A person who knows how to be subtle and pick a pocket or two would be highly prized by the proto crime lords of the Elizabethan Era.
“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.”-Macbeth, Act 4, Scene 1
Every society has someone sitting at the edge, even magical societies. Witches perhaps don’t quite fit in with the stuffy world of magical colleges or libraries. Here at the edge between the wild and civilization, the Witches hunch over their cauldrons and whisper words to their familiars…
“For I can here disarm thee with this stick and make thy weapon drop!”-The Tempest, Act 1, Scene 2
While the Renaissance was an exciting time for the advancement of human knowledge, it was still a time when mankind had a strong belief in magic. When people whispered old words over stones to tell their fortunes or buried locks of hair to keep their beloved close. Magic still rules the day.
A (Role) Play Game in Seven Acts
Venice: A Pound of Flesh
You and your fellow adventurers are hired by the Doge of Venice to follow Captain Antonio on an expedition to find the lost Milenese wizard Prospero. But before you can depart, it seems one of Captain Antonio’s sins has come back to haunt him…
Verona: A Pox on Both Your Houses
You first travel to Verona to meet with two friends of Captain Antonio’s: Valentine and Proteus, two gentlemen of Verona. But upon arriving in the city, you discover that there will be no warm welcome for the entire city has gone mad! The Prince’s nephew Paris and his cousin Mercutio have died by violence! Tybalt of House Capulet has been murdered! The only son of Old Montague has committed suicide and alongside him the only daughter of Old Capulet. Chaos spreads across the land! And now the city has taken up arms in revolt, each side blaming the other for these young deaths…
Streets of Verona
Pertruchio of House Montague
Valentine of House Capulet
Proteus, Valentine’s friend
Athens and later the Forest of Arden: All the World’s A Stage
Athens is under Goblin attack and the mighty hero Theseus calls for aid. All the lands of men and Elves empty of soldiers to fight off the green horde and the crew of the airship Portia answers the call to action. Perhaps if you join the fight you can meet the Elven King Oberon and ask him a favor….
Grimwhisker the Gnoll
Spider-eye the Goblin
Frederick the Usurper
Scotland: For Whom the Bell Tolls
As your party heads towards Denmark, a terrible snow storm forces the airship to land in the wild Scottish countryside where you are rescued by a tribe of Scottish Dwarves. Inside a darkened stronghold, the Dwarven Thane Macduff tells you a story of murder and evil…
Castle Macbeth in ruins
Siward of England
The Dark Forest
The Wyrd Sisters
The Mysterious Shade
Denmark: Something Rotten in the State of Denmark
After finally making your way to the castle of King Fortinbras, you find that Prospero and his company have already come and gone. But there may be some evidence of their ultimate destination in the deserted castle of Old King Hamlet. “But you mustn’t go there,” The courtiers’ whisper, “that is a terrible place…”
Shades of Hamlet, the King, the Queen, and others
Sicily and later the Isle of Prospero: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made Of
On your way to Prospero’s old island home, you stop in Sicily at the home of Leonato, Governor of Messina, to attend the wedding of his niece, Beatrice, to Sir Benedict, a lord of Aragon. It promises to be a merry affair and a good rest after a long journey. But an Oracle from Delphi sent by King Oberon arrives and gives a terrible warning…
The Elf King’s Soothsayer
Illyria: Or What You Will
The final villain of the plot stands revealed: Sycorax the fiendish witch and mother of Caliban. She seeks Prospero to avenge the death of her son and she doesn’t care who she hurts on her way to that goal. Now you race against time to avert a terrible, terrible war. So Antonio turns the airship toward Illyria, charging through the naval blockades to house of Duke Orsino…
Prospero the Fool
Sycorax’s Tengu Warriors
Sycorax’s Tengu Ninjas
Baphomet, demonic husband of Sycorax
Antonio gasps as he’s tossed to the ground in front of the captain. He tries to look up at him, but his face is forced downward, and he is instead staring at the worn boot of the blond. “Arturo.” He growls quietly, knowing those boots anywhere. @waningroses
Pirate Captain Antonio Fernández Carriedo was standing at the helm of his ship, La Maldita Princesa “The Cursed Princess”, The sky’s where clear and they had a srong breath on the sea, he could tell that it was going to be a good day…
around noon they dicided to lower the anchor and to throw some nets in to see if they could catch any fish to eat. sometime later then started to pull one of the nets up.
“Captain we need help, it’s really heavy! and their struggling” Antonio smirked and ordered more men to help, himself included and they all worked to pull it up. once they got it up their were gasps all around at what they had pulled up.