What's Past is Prologue
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.
|Full Name:||Ambroise Dubois|
|Birthdate:||January 25, 1988|
|Apparent Age:||20's to 30's|
|Occupation:||Professor (Medieval History)|
|Employer:||St. John's University|
|Status (High Society)||●●○○○|
|Professional Training (Historian)||●●●●●|
|Fighting Style: Langschwert||●●●●●|
|Fighting Style: Sword and Shield||●●●●●|
|Fighting Style: Fencing||●●●●○|
|Fighting Style: Armored Combat||●●●●○|
|Fighting Style: Mounted Combat||●●●●○|
|Striking Looks: Magnetic||●●○○○|
|Academics||History, Medieval History, Arthurian Literature|
|Crafts||Blacksmithing, Stone Mason, Carpentry, Siege Engines|
- 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
- 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.