TOTEH Characters: Lon

February 4, 2011

"Lon of Probert" by Eve Ventrue

LORD LON OF PROBERT is a character in the Temple of the Exploding Head trilogy. He is a good friend of Kay, Sarah and Phillip of Blanchefort. He appears in all three books of the trilogy, primarily in the second and third books.

He is the youngest son of Lord Milos and Lady Branna of Probert. His father is the lead engineer for the Stellar Fleet having designed the prolific Straylight and Triumph classes of warships. His mother is one of the four Imperitors of the Science Ministry. The tiny Lon inherited his father’s skill and his mother’s curiosity. He was a round, rather awkward boy standing where a handsome man will one day be; his silly appearance belying his intelligence and capability. At an early age he mastered the CEROS, the LosCapricos weapon of House Probert and the PITCOCK WONDER GUN, the same of his mother’s house. Being a Probert, Lon has no Gifts, save his talents and his wits. He often makes use of a number of gadgets and goggles that enhance him greatly.

"Lon of Probert" by Bea Matarredona-Garcia

When he was eight years old, his father took Lon to Castle Blanchefort to meet Lord Kabyl. His father had been a childhood friend of Lord Davage, and they hoped Lon and Kay would also become friends. Kay was in the middle of designing a CARG for himself, and Lon helped him work out some of the technical and mathematical difficulties. The two boys became fast, if rather mismatched, friends.

Lon met Lady Sammidoran of Monama at the Falling in Love ball at Castle Blanchefort. He was captivated by the tall Monama woman, and, as she appeared to be a social outcast and apparently available, he convinced himself that he was in love with her. When she came to him in the city of Arden with a number of technical questions, he was certain she felt something for him too. They sat down to lunch and what he told her set the stage for all that followed.

copyright 2011, Ren Garcia

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