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Lawrence Lorelei is a human blood hunter and a member of the Lorelei family. He was played by Travis Willingham in "Liam's One Shot: 'Song of the Lorelei'" (Sx36).

Description[]

Appearance[]

In the human form Lawrence looks like a man of dark skin (although lighter than those of his two oldest siblings) with a soft purple hue (sign of his drow ancestry), dark eyes and long black hair (with white racing stripes starting at his temples) but not quite touching the shoulders; he also has a slight stubble of black beard. He wears black and green clothes, with vine patterns on some of his garments. Lawrence has features in common with his brother Benicio, but they are not identical twins: beyond the style and personal aesthetics of each one, the older twin has a more pronounced jaw, and lacks the scars of the younger twin; furthermore, they both have distinct white hair patterns.

In his werewolf form, Lawrence's head is jet black with white racing stripes coming back from his eyes. The black only extends to his mid-sternum, and the rest of his body is peppered salty gray, black and white, with dappled spots.[5]

Personality[]

Lawrence was studious and serious-minded. He was also often accused of being cowardly by his siblings. While he is willing to offer his family whatever they require, his true love is logic and reason.

Biography[]

Background[]

Lawrence and Benicio's birth tragically caused the death of their mother, Rosalind. They were raised by their father, Lord Haldur Lorelei, and they only knew their great-aunt Katerine as a mother figure. Lawrence underwent the Taming as was expected. As he grew older his love for logic and reason caused him to begin to study the family curse, wondering if it could be better understood and better used by House Lorelei.[6]

Lawrence was affectionately teased by his stronger twin brother, Benicio. Benicio once tried to sabotage one of his explorations into alchemy, which backfired, as it caused Benicio to burn both of his arms up to his shoulders.[7]

"Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36)[]

Once Lawrence was reunited with his siblings in Deastok after a long time apart, they left to go to Castle Lorelei. When they saw their home in the distance with no lights but open doors, they approached with suspition. When they finally entered the Lorelei siblings discovered the carnage that had taken place in their home. They started to investigate until Aurra caught their father's scent, and began to track him down the keep. When they arrived at his office, they found Haldur's severed hand and a note stating that he was in the crypts; when Lawrence tried to shield Portia from the harshness of the scene, their oldest sister remarked that Portia was not weak. Soon after the two sisters started arguing about who should wield Vargr, the ancestral longsword of House Lorelei;[8] meanwhile Lawrence inspected the office for signs of violence, deducing that their father had his hand cut off in that room, causing his siblings to wonder who it could have been, and why Haldur didn't fight.

When they inspected the other rooms they discovered their great aunt Katerine dead, with signs of having been killed while fighting.[9] Lucius proposed to bury her, and Aurra suggested doing it in the woods.[10] Although Benicio protested, Lawrence supported the plan, and they ended up agreeing that the two elder siblings would take care of Katerine's body, and then rejoin the rest. The three younger siblings checked their own rooms and Lucius', noticing that someone had been sleeping in their beds, breaking or sullying Lawrence's books, and, even leaving some weapons in Portia's room, leading them to suspect the intruders were still there. They passed by their father's room, noting that it was the only one that seemed intact, and when they went to Aurra's they detected a strange smell, almost spiced, and found a dagger with "Silent Message" written in Elven on the hilt; Larry translated the inscription and kept the weapon, after which they went to the courtyard to meet Aurra and Lucius.

When the Lorelei siblings reunited again, the three youngest showed the firstborn the dagger, and Aurra recognized its scent, comparing it to that of a guest their parents had hosted part of the summer when she was six, adding that the individual (possibly an elf in disguise) had not given her a good feeling. The siblings continued exploring, prepared for a confrontation; while they were in the forest, Benicio took the opportunity to play a prank on his twin, telling him that the full moon was transforming Larry's hands to distract him before making him slap himself with them. At the family mausoleum, they found three humans who had camped there. A small battle ensued, in which one of the humans raised some of the Lorelei skeletons as undead, and the three youngest Lorelei siblings showed off their hemocraft as they fended off the skeletons. After the battle was over, having interrogated Ray, one of the intruders, before killing her (she said that she and the other two intruders were working for the mysterious elf and were supposed to weaken the Lorelei siblings), they ended up taking a short rest.

The siblings finally entered the crypt, proceeding cautiously in the darkness. Along the way Aurra informed them that she heard someone breathing up ahead, while Lucius re-inspected the elven dagger with Lawrence, deducing it might be from Xhorhas.

They eventually reached an area with torches where they encounter a chitinous armored drow who has a flail wrapped around Haldur Lorelei's neck. The twins changed into their werewolf forms, and the battle began: Portia, being the quickest, took Benicio and teleported with him next to the dark elf, whom she attacked; Benny pulled his father away from their enemy roughly, but since the captor had the flail on Lord Lorelei's neck, its barbed edges tore his throat and he began to bleed profusely, which alarmed Aurra, who immediatly went to heal him. Haldur catched his breath and yelled "Stop!", but the battle raged around him. The Kryn agent summoned the Iron Woe: the reanimated grandmother of the siblings, Lady Geneviève, as an undead figure with a lupine head, darkened bones, inky energy coursing through her body, and the remains of Lorelei green drapes covering her skeleton.[11] The siblings attacked their undead enemy, which at one point almost bit off Lawrence's face. Soon after, the Iron Woe managed to fend off Aurra (who had attacked it in direwolf form), and expelled dark energy around itself, radiating anger, pain and sorrow, with Lawrence being the most affected by said power, becoming frightened of the creature. Portia and Benicio attacked their grandmother again, and Larry joined them, though even with his older brother's magical assistance he was unable to shake the fear of the Iron Woe; after Aurra and Lucius weakened the enemy Benicio stepped in and finished off the undead Geneviève Lorelei with his glaive, putting their grandmother again to rest.[12] Soon after the drow, badly wounded, tried to escape, and Aurra casted Wind Wall to catch him. The force of the current in such a closed space caused the enemy to be hit mercilessly and die.[13] Immediatly after Benny used his Blood Curse of the Fallen Puppet to make the corpse try giving Lawrence a wedgie, without success.

The siblings brought Haldur to his chambers, where he explained the whole situation and the truth behind his own mother's death, as well as the identity of the drow as his own father and Geneviève's former lover; he told them to learn from such a dark incident in their family history, asking them to help him seal the tomb again in the coming weeks,[14] and expressing how much he loved his children.[15] After such intense events he fell asleep, leaving Lawrence and his siblings thinking about the future of House Lorelei.[16]

Relationships[]

Benicio Lorelei[]

Benicio Lorelei

Official art of Benicio Lorelei from "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36), by Kendra Wells.[art 3]

Lawrence and his twin have a friendly relationship, although when they interact they still maintain the dynamic of their childhood and adolescence, with the younger brother playing pranks on Larry.

Character information[]

Notable Items[]

  • Two Short Swords[17]
  • Elven dagger from his grandfather[18]

Abilities[]

Werewolf abilities[]

  • Keen Hearing and Smell
  • Resistance to non-magical bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage dealt by non-silvered weapons.

Blood Hunter abilities[]

  • Blood Curses
    • Blood Curse of the Marked[19]
  • Blood Hunter Order: Order of the Lycan
    • Hybrid Transformation
  • Crimson Rite (1d6)
    • Primal Rite: Rite of the Flame[20]
    • Primal Rite: Rite of the Storm[21]
  • Extra Attack
  • Hunter's Bane

Appearances and mentions[]

Quotations[]

  • Lawrence: (after finding Aunt Kat's corpse) Someone will pay for this.
    Benicio: She fought. This is fucked up.
    Lawrence: It's more than Father was able to.[22]

Trivia[]

  • He might be named after the character Lawrence Talbot from the movie The Wolfman, according to Sam and Travis's Twitter post.
    • His name comes from a French form of Laurentius, meaning "man from Laurentum" in Latin; Laurentum means "town of bay trees" in the same language. Alternatively, it can derive from Lavrenti, meaning "the bright/shining one" in Old Greek.
    • He also shares his name with Lawrence, a member by marriage (formerly tutor) of another noble house in the region.
  • If his fur in his werewolf form reflects his human appearance, his body hair from the sternum down is a mixture of white, gray, and black with dappled spots.[23]
  • While the chance of conceiving twins is not necessarily genetic, Lawrence and Benicio have another case in their close family, as their paternal grandfather had a twin brother himself.[24]

References[]

  1. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 0:15:20.  Liam implies that the twins had underwent the Taming and were already adults.
  2. Portia is at least seven years younger than Aurra, and Erica Luttrell stated that her character was around 23 in human years, but she had lived at least three more years as a wolf in the woods, making her at least 26 years old. The twins were born when Portia was still very young, presumably less than 3.
  3. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 1:06:06.
  4. Lawrence has access to two Crimson rites
  5. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 2:52:04.
  6. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 12:18.
  7. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 15:34.
  8. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 0:55:29.
  9. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) from 0:58:36 through 1:00:49.
  10. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 1:02:35.
  11. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 3:10:54.
  12. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 4:14:20.
  13. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 4:20:00.
  14. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) from 4:23:00 through 4:24:34.
  15. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 4:24:40.
  16. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 4:25:00.
  17. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 1:37:55.
  18. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 1:05:59.
  19. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 3:59:01.
  20. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 1:37:55.
  21. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 3:04:00.
  22. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) from 1:00:07 through 1:00:45.
  23. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 2:52:05.
  24. See "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) at 4:23:00.

Art:

  1. Official art of Lawrence Lorelei from "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36), by Kendra Wells (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  2. Official art of Lawrence Lorelei as a werewolf, by Kendra Wells (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
  3. Official art of Benicio Lorelei from "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36), by Kendra Wells (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
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