Albert Zamussels

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Prince Albert Zamussels
Race: Men
Faction: Faq
Class: Warlord
Rank and Titles: Prince
Level: 1
Special: Royal, Leadership, Flight, Archer specialist (knives)

Proposed Canon

First Appearance: Hvs.tCF 40

Prince Albert Zamussels is Jillian's son and the the current heir of Faq. He was popped at the behest of Transylvito's Don King, who financed Faq's rebuilding.

Albert has gray skin tone, black hair, a bat tattoo on his arm, and sleeps hanging upside down by his feet. These features - as well as his flight special, punk attire, and attitude - are more similar to the vampires of Transylvito than to Jillian. However, he does not have the drain life special of actual Transylvitans.

Albert displays reckless and impulsive behavior. During his first combat exercise, he was hit by the other team due to his carelessness. Angered by Vinny's teasing, Albert critically wounded the other team's leader, Sergeant Brevis. Since Faq had no access to healing magic, Brevis was doomed to croak at the end of the turn. Albert was forced to stay by Brevis's bedside as a punishment until this happened.

Later, upon Caesar's order, Vinny tricked Albert and his escort of two mounted knights into leaving the hex during what Albert believed would be a training exercise. Vinny broke alliance with Faq, freed Ansom from imprisonment, and together the two of them captured the City of Faq while Albert was helplessly stuck outside the hex.

Relationships

Queen Jillian

Albert is Jillian's son and heir.

She approves of his specials, and most likely his aggressive and upfront attitude as well. At first sight she seems displeased with his punk signamancy, possibly because it indicates low loyalty. Albert is unfazed by his mother's disapproval.

Due to his recklessness and lying, Jillian concludes that he is not fit for battle, let alone for leadership as Chief Warlord. For his own part, Albert feels unwanted, looked down on, and neglected, and wishes he could join a different side.

Vinny Doombats

Vinny was engaged in a romantic relationship with Queen Jillian of Faq while Albert was being popped. For all intents and purposes, Vinny is Albert's father, and is almost certainly the reason that Albert shares some Transylvitian Signamancy.

Vinny treats Albert as a son, helping to teach Albert everything he needs to learn -- combat techniques, tactics, and morality. When Albert was forced to watch Sergeant Brevis croak due to Albert's own reckless action, Vinny visited him and took the opportunity to help Albert reflect on Loyalty and responsibility. (This is also where we learned that Albert lacks the Drain Life special. When Vinny offered Albert a live whacamole as a snack, Albert did not partake.)

When Vinny tricked Albert into leaving the hex so that Vinny could conquer the City of Faq (on Caesar's orders), Vinny was extremely saddened, but followed his Duty. Albert tried to goad Vinny into a duel, because he had no other course of action to try to stop the conquest. Vinny did not rise to the bait, largely because Vinny knew he would easily win that battle, and did not want Albert to croak.


Real World References

His first name is a reference to Prince Albert and the eponymous piercing (NSFW).

Like his mother, Albert's name is a pun on strength. His nickname "Al" would make him "All the muscles."

His appearance and attitude are a reference to punk subculture.

His livery is a reference to the symbol for anarchy.

Speculation

Albert's Transylvitan signamancy may be due to Don King's influence over his popping, or related to Jillian's relationship with Vinny Doombats, possibly both.