The Scholar & the Merchant

Scholarly pursuit is a noble endeavour, and one that was never limited to high places of learning.

The Scholarly Astronomer
Anne-Marie Taillefer, vice-president and co-owner, creative director

An eccentric noble dame, this character quickly found herself bored to death by court intrigue and gossip. Cursed by an unquenchable curiosity and a sickly disposition that made travel quite unwise, the lady turned her eyes to the sky, observing the celestial mysteries from her library's window. From a inquisitive amateur, she turned into one of the great astronomer of her time, and discovered the secrets of the comets. Guided by her findings, she is now dabbling in alchemy, metallurgy and transmutation, transcending fields of research and turning into an universal savant.

The Guild's Biologist
Maxime Turgeon, production director

A practical man, the Merchant has made a trade from his passion for biology. Commerce is more than the mere movement of coins and goods, it brings culture, lore, and findings from across the world into the hand of those connected enough to partake in the network. In perpetual search for new knowledge, specimens, and experts to consult and learn from, this mercantile biologist travels and exchanges, financing his new researches with the fruits of his previous studies. 

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This amazing photoshoot was made possible by the generous involvement of Benjamin Von Won, a world renowned artist known for is impactful creative photography. Thank you again for your amazing work!

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