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Ambroise Dubois


What's Past is Prologue

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While not a local Ambroise is the next best thing. He was the youngest of three children born to a well off Acadian family in nearby Lewiston-Auburn. The family's pride in its roots meant that growing up Ambroise was able to trace his lineage back to one of the first Dubois families to settle in Acadia and from there to Charlemagne through Charles, Duke of Lorraine.

Growing up in such an environment Ambroise was fascinated by the past. He read Chrétien de Troyes and Robert de Boron as a child and would spend summer days playing at being a knight on his very own grail quest. Rather than diminishing as he grew older his interests in the past intensified. He became enthralled with understanding the realities of medieval history rather than just the fanciful version created by the romantics.

After graduating from high school Ambroise enrolled as a history major at Yale. After earning his bachelor's degree he spent two years at the Sorbonne in Paris working on his master's degree. During the summers he would work at Guédelon Castle.

He returned to Yale where he earned his Ph.D. with a controversial dissertation. The premise of the this was to illustrate the dangers of using well established resources. In it he used the Knights Templar as a hypothetical example showing how a small secret society could alter the narrative. In his hypothetical example the Knights Templar had grown into a sinister group that was exposed and went into hiding, but through careful control of the narrative was able to craft the legend that they were forcibly disbanded by King Philip IV of France for reasons of financial gain.

His dissertation was not meant to present an alternative history but merely a theoretical example of how history could be manipulated. Still, it was largely treated as if he had created a work of conspiracy theory and he was only able to defend his dissertation through the narrowest of margins.

In late 2016 Ambroise was contacted by a family friend. One of the professors of history at St. John's University had suffered an unfortunate accident and was unable to complete the semester. Knowing that Ambroise had recently completed his doctorate the family friend suggested that Ambroise contact St. John's. Arriving over the Thanksgiving break Ambroise taught the remainder of the previous instructor's courses and when the instructor proved unable to return Ambroise stayed on in a permanent position as professor of medieval history.

Needing a more permanent residence than the hotel where he was residing Ambroise purchased the then disused Miller's Farm in Crow Hollow using money received from his family. Rechristening the area as Corbin Farm he had the original buildings removed and a new home built.

Although he had had several run-ins with the supernatural forces that surround Fallcoast and Crow Hollow it was not until early Summer of 2017 that he first became aware of it. During this time Corbin Farm was being used to host a Renaissance Faire. While attending what he assumed was simply a show he was sent back approximately nine hundred years where he encountered Vikings transported the imprisoned form of the Witch-Queen Skalda who was freed in the intervening fight. Now returned to his own time he is working along with several others to return Skalda to her prison.



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  • Acadian
    They're no Abernathys or Cavanaughs but the Dubois have been in Maine for a very long time.
  • St. John's University
    He's a professor.
  • Books
    He's written one that sold dozens of copies. It didn't make him famous but you may have read it.
  • Conspiracy Theorist
    He's not one. Really. But occasionally a conspiracy theorist will get their hands on his book and misunderstand what he was saying about the Templars.
  • HEMA
    He's an avid practitioner of Historical European Martial Arts and is an expert with both light and heavy swords as well as shield use, archery, mounted combat, and the wearing of heavy armor.
  • Knights of St. John
    He's trying to organize a Historical European Martial Arts club for St. John's University.
  • Corbin Farm
    He owns it.
  • Mortal
    Although he has knowledge that the supernatural exists Ambroise is a mortal. He has no particularly extensive knowledge of the supernatural beyond his knowledge of history, nor does he have any mystical or psychic abilities beyond his ability to perceive Changelings. While he does have extensive knowledge of swordplay he is not a member of any hunter organization and is unaware of the existence of them.
  • Ensorcelled
    Ambroise has been ensorcelled by Vesna as repayment for some of the assistance he has provided her.
  • Fame
    Ambroise is the host of Fire and Steel, a series on the History Channel.


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First to welcome me. Haunting my dreams.
Lisette Cavanaugh
Helping to hold the line.
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Waitress at Six Feet Under.
Hesper Honeywell
Lovely lady and the owner of Tanglewood Estate.
Merek von Black
A gentleman and a scholar. Nice to see they are still about.
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Opening my eyes
Vesna's sister and my other teacher.
Selias Umber
Blacksmith at Ville Corbeau.
Brenda Wagner
Employee at Ville Corbeau and Corbin Farm resident.
Sloan Hendrix
Handyman and security at Ville Corbeau and Corbin Farm resident.
Stefan Williams
Part time carpenter at Ville Corbeau.


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“The Study of philosophy is not that we may know what men have thought, but what the truth of things is.”
~ Thomas Aquinas
vital statistics
Full Name: Ambroise Dubois
Birthdate: January 25, 1988
Apparent Age: 20's to 30's
Occupation: Professor (Medieval History)
Virtue: Fortitude
Vice: Lust
Sphere: Mortal
Employer: St. John's University
“There is no darkness but ignorance.”
~ Shakespeare
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Fighting Style: Langschwert ●●●●●
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Fighting Style: Fencing ●●●●○
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Striking Looks: Magnetic ●●○○○
“A generation which ignores history has no past—and no future.”
~ Heinlein
Academics History, Medieval History, Arthurian Literature
Crafts Blacksmithing, Stone Mason, Carpentry, Siege Engines
Athletics Riding, Archery
Weaponry Swords, Langschwert
Investigation Research
“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”
~ Diogenes

Shriekback - Nemesis

In a jungle of the senses
Tinkerbell and Jack the ripper
Love has no meaning, not where they come from
But we know pleasure is not that simple
Very little fruit is forbidden
Sometimes we wobble, sometimes we're strong
But you know evil is an exact science
Being carefully correctly wrong

Carl Orff - O Fortuna

Oh, Fortune,
like the moon
you are changeable,
ever waxing
and waning;
hateful life
first oppresses
and then soothes
as fancy takes it;
and power
it melts them like ice.
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