Their Highnesses

Prince

Seto Gesshuko

Persona

Seto is based upon a historical person, Yasuke, who was an African bodyguard to an Italian Jesuit Alessandro Valignano in a mission trip to Japan from 1579-1582 (no one is certain about what part of Africa he came from as no records were kept of his early years). Yasuke would later become a retainer to Lord Nobunaga and eventually a Samurai. The account of his service is included in the 1582 annual report of the Jesuit mission in Japan as well as a few other extant letters.

Preferences

Favorite treats include fruit especially blueberries and grapefruit and meat treats (like savory jerky).


Avoidances

His Highness hates caramel corn, scratchy cloth, and generally prefers tea to coffee.


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Largesse

In keeping with his great-grandparents' tradition of bestowing rings to those he finds favor with, Prince Seto would be grateful for any donations of rings for largesse. All sizes and styles are appreciated.

Princess

Ynes de Jaen

Persona

Ynes is a Christian living within the province of Granada. The Nasrid rulers and dominant culture were that of the caliphate, however, both Jews and Christians were allowed to continue in their religions as long as they paid taxes and were otherwise loyal subjects. The 14th century is when the Alhambra, the magnificent palace of the final caliphate in Al-Andalus was built.

Preferences

Her Highness loves pickled treats of all kinds and prefers savory to sweet treats.


Avoidances

Her Highness dislikes most cheese and hates mayonnaise. She does not eat a lot of red meat but will eat meat sporadically and especially if it is in smaller pieces like kebabs or salami.


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