Sebastian Lester (The Scholar)

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Sebastian Lester

on MUX as

The Scholar


The Scholar


Horse Trainer

Apparent Age


Played By

Rufus Sewell

Faction Membership

Lester Family
Horse Trainer

Anyone you speak with for more than five minutes can tell you're a scholar of some variety. Your family members knew you'd dedicate yourself to the pursuit of higher learning when you came of age, and you didn't disappoint. You're the academic who's read every book and paper on the subject (even the dicey ones with bad references); the researcher whose living space is nothing but research paraphernalia; the philosopher whose head is always pondering a question, be it new or old. You don't forsake your personal connections for this, but it's a near thing; it's not that you don't love them, it's that you're so easily distracted by your work. You constantly struggle to remember that not everyone is as focused on the nuances of knowledge, historical and current, and how to seek it out and make proper use of it, as you are.

Archetype Roster Concept 

Education. History. Facts. These are the building blocks of society, and you are their loyal subject. You strive to understand the world around you and learn something new in every situation. You can never know too much.

Role in Bonds of Blood

Sebastian is Karl's younger brother, and generally known as the 'smart' Lester. His parents couldn't afford to send him to a four year school, so he had to content himself with an AA from the community college and a whole lot of hands-on experience working with horses as taught to him by his predecessor at the Ortiz Stables. He's helped them turn out numerous National Champions in trail, halter, and gymkana, and oversees most of the horse-related operations for the family. The Ortiz Family are rich, so can afford to keep Sebastian employed regularly, and he also accepts work on the side when he has time for it.

He rents a modest ranch house from one of their equally rich neighbors, the Wellingtons. It's nothing fancy, but it has three bedrooms, (so his twins don't have to share space) and AC, and it means he doesn't share walls with anyone, which is how he likes it. Their mother, Ariane, is a rich banker who, while working in Phoenix for a couple of years, met Sebastian and wound up pregnant. After a difficult pregnancy, she quickly realized that a horse trainer's wife was not what she wanted to be, so she moved back to London rather than make an honest man out of Sebastian. She sends money and cards like clockwork, and sometimes even shows up for a birthday, but in general the majority of her interactions with them are to hit up Sebastian for a little alone time if she's in the state. He knows he should say no but can't quite bring himself to. For one thing, she's gorgeous, for another, they money really does help with raising the kids.

He's also the least volatile of his family members--if still a little more prone to punching first and asking questions later--and the weirdest looking, with a big white streak in his hair and eyes that don't match, one brown and one green.

  • The Real Dad - Karl is pretty well known to be semi-useless as a parent. Sebastian winds up being a dad to more than just his own two kids, which has mixed results.
  • Reader - Sebastian's little rented house on the Wellington's Ranch is full of books, or so it's said.
  • Not Quite A Vet - Despite his broad knowledge of animals, especially horses, and their care, Sebastian isn't actually a vet. Still, he'll help people out with their pets at a fraction of the Vet's rate, if you're willing to accept that he doesn't have a degree and might not be able to help.
  • Urban Cowboy - Though he does plenty of trail riding and such, Sebastian is, in effect, a modern, urban cowboy. He can't really manage cattle or sheep. Goats and horses he can do!
  • Guitarist - Rumor has it he can play guitar.


Brawn: Normal
+ Tough as Nails (Positive)
- Old Wound (Negative)

Three of Sebastian's ribs were broken in a serious compound fracture from an animal-related injury when he was in his 20s. Though that's long since been handled, it still bothers him, and can limit his endurance.
Finesse: Normal
+ Agile (Positive)
+ Fast (Positive)

Sebastian's pretty fast for a 40+ guy with an old injury.
Brains: Good
+ Perceptive (Positive)
+ Well Read (Positive)

Sebastian has supplemented his lack of higher education as best he can by reading, and reading, and reading some more.
- Hyperfocus (Negative)

Sebastian can get fixated on something and not let it go.
- Migraines (Negative)

From an animal-related injury when he was in his 20s.
Spirit: Normal
+ Grace Under Pressure (Positive)
- Pyrophobia (Negative)

Fire bad. Tree pretty.
+ Iron Will (Positive)

Perks and Quirks

+ Bloodline Trait

Keen senses and animal friendship. Get +1 on any roll involving their senses, and can roll Spirit to befriend animals and interact positively with them.
- Bloodline Taint

Temper. The Director will tell you when this is triggered, or you can choose in non-directed scenes. Must roll Spirit to resist lashing out (verbally or physically, up to you) in anger.
+ Area of Expertise

Ranch animal management and horse trainer. Even for a Lester, Sebastian is particularly adept at handling animals. He's seen more than a few mares through difficult births, and broken and trained several trail, gymkana, and halter champions.
- Adult Mindset
+ Adrenaline Boost
+ Bloodline Boon

Can roll Spirit to trigger Freak-Out in others through feral intimidation - even Vampires. An exceptional success puts the target at -1 on the Freak-Out Check.
- Doomed
+ Scream Queen

"You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to howl." - Howl, Florence and the Machine

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No badges for Bonds of Blood.

Brawl at Havasu Harry's
(2019-08-15 • Dive Bar) Because Lesters can be counted on to get into fights.
Cast  •   Hector de la Huerta  •  Morrison Lester  •  Amy Lester  •  Sebastian Lester  •