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- "Long live Master Losstarot!"
- "Just call me Hannibal, ok? I hate all that boring formal stuff."
- —Tybalt and Hannibal Losstarot
Hannibal Losstarot is the son of Glaurung and thus a direct descendant of the famous warlords Sydney and Arawn Losstarot. He is a quick learner and a bit dreamy at times, and he has been training to take his place as a future leader of the Crimson Coalition. He was kidnapped in 11 AOE and has recently been discovered in Vanna.
- "I must become strong so that I can protect the weak and make my mom proud. That's why only my Vulfsatz, the best of the best, are allowed to teach me."
- "We Vulfsatz are mere hands of Master Losstarot. We train you, because it would be unwise for the head to be weaker than the hands it controls. One day your power will exceed even ours."
- —Hannibal and Donovan
Hannibal was born in Trinity Gask in Western Libaterra. He grew up among fierce warriors and mages who began teaching him the art of war after his mother had requested them to do so. Hannibal was eager to learn everything, although he soon realized that he loved archery the most, and thus a bow became his favourite weapon. Glaurung taught him that they were both descendants of the famous Losstarot line and that it was their destiny to change the world for the better. Hannibal loved his mother and did not argue, although he would have been content with just reading tomes.
It was not until his guardian, Orestes, taught him that the only way to gain more knowledge would be to travel abroad and force powerful mages to explain everything and that such acts required power. Hannibal realized what it meant and thought that learning magic and the use of various weapons was knowledge too and should not be shunned. Orestes and the other Vulfsatz thus began teaching Hannibal in earnest, and Hannibal became a good student, spending the years after the Great War honing his skills.
Echoes of War
- "Why did Tybalt have to die? It's not fair!"
- "Listen to me. The world is cruel and anything but fair, and the weak are always the first ones to fall. Tybalt wasn't strong enough, and look what happened to him. Do you want to stay weak like him or do you want to grow strong like Arawn?"
- "Of course I want to grow stronger. It's just... Tybalt was like a big brother to me!"
- —Hannibal and Orestes, discussing Tybalt's death
Hannibal was having archery practice at a courtyard in Trinity Gask when he noticed a pigeon flying above. Hoping to impress his teacher, Orestes, he shot down the pigeon. It turned out that the pigeon was carrying a missive and that it had been sent to Trinity Gask. Hannibal read through the missive and learned information about a small Maar Sulais group led by the Scun Khasra III who was travelling through the lands held by the Crimson Coalition. He and Orestes decided that it served their interests to stop such interlopers and hopefully learn more information in the process. Mullencamp S-Class member Tybalt was sent with his men to intercept the Maar Sulais group.
A few hours later Hannibal was having a practice fight against another teacher, Donovan, when two Mullencamp members appeared. Hannibal immediately noticed the man the Mullencamp were carrying on a stretcher, and he was shocked when he realized that it was none other than Tybalt who was now dead. He heard that two of the interlopers had been killed, but the rest had continued their journey to Alent and slain Tybalt in the process.
Stricken with grief, Hannibal heard some reassuring words from Orestes who suggested that the Vulfsatz could hunt down the Maar Sulais interlopers who had apparently been responsible for Tybalt's death. Hannibal agreed, and Orestes and the other Vulfsatz members left Trinity Gask in pursuit of Khasra's group. While the Vulfsatz were gone, Hannibal was put in the care of Mullencamp S-Class member Caliban.
Some time later Hannibal heard that a sizable group of Scuns had appeared in Trinity Gask and that they were willing to join the Coalition. Caliban suggested all of a sudden that he could take Hannibal to see the Scuns, and the boy accepted the offer eagerly, because his mother had always prevented him from meeting any Scuns. However, it soon turned out that Caliban was in fact in league with the Totenkopfs and led Hannibal into a trap.
Hannibal was drugged, and Caliban was slain in order to prevent him from spreading information about the Totenkopfs' treachery. Hannibal was teleported to a mysterious location while a ransom letter was left behind. The letter framed both Alent and Maar Sul as the kidnappers, and once Glaurung heard of Hannibal's disappearance, she swore to get him back and to make Alent and Maar Sul pay for what they had done.
Tears of the Sun
Hannibal was taken to Vanna where he was forced to act as Adela's son. He did not mind that much because he was treated well and was surrounded by many beautiful clerics with big boobs. By the time the heroes of the Grand Alliance reached Vanna, Hannibal was around and was surprised when he sensed the presence of Gwydion among them. He decided not to act so that he would not blow Gwydion's cover. He let things play out, hoping to figure out what Gwydion was doing, but the heroes left for the desert soon after, and he had to wait and see what would happen next.
The Winds of Wrath
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Aliases and Nicknames
- Used by Jono Renfield.
- Master Losstarot
- Used by all of Hannibal's minions even though Hannibal himself does not like such formal titles.
- Used by Glaurung when she is talking to Hannibal. Understandably Hannibal thinks he is a big man already and thus does not like when his mother is still calling him with such childish names.
Hannibal is a rather handsome teenager with curly, blonde hair. He also has a scar above his right eye, which is the birthmark of all males of the Losstarot line. He is clad in fancy green clothes which emulate his mother's armour. He is a rather thin boy who is still growing up, but it is said that his smile is very charming.
Personality and Traits
- "Is it true that Scun men have the smallest you-know-what down there? And can their women have as many as ten consecutive org--?"
- "You've been reading those trashy manuscripts again, haven't you?"
- —Hannibal and Caliban
Hannibal is quite efficient when he feels like it, and he learns things rather easily and is wise for his age. Usually he just lies down in bed and reads all kinds of tomes and manuscripts which he had acquired through various means. He is very interested in sexual matters, though, and is particularly fond of women with a spunky attitude. He has even tried to write love poems, although his mother has said that such foolish things are a waste of time. Hannibal is a romantic at heart, but the current state of the world seems to force him move him to a more grisly direction.
Powers and Abilities
- "You're good at improvising, but there's still much for you to learn."
- —Orestes, to Hannibal
Hannibal is quite fit thanks to his constant training. Although he knows how to fight adequately with different weapons, he prefers his trusty bow the most and has thus been training to become an archer. He also has a sharp memory as he remembers everything he has read or seen.
Hannibal loves Glaurung dearly. She has always been there for him, and although she has been strict, she has been a wonderful mother to him. Hannibal wishes to grow strong to protect the weak, but what he really wants is to protect her mother just like she has protected him. He has sworn to do anything he can to never make his mother cry.
Hannibal never knew his father, and Glaurung refused to discuss the matter. Orestes became Hannibal's guardian and tutor, and he also became the boy's father figure. It is obvious that Orestes and Hannibal love each other like a father and a son even though they are not related by blood, and Orestes would die for Hannibal's sake. Hannibal respects Orestes and is always eager to learn more from him.
Tybalt grew up with Hannibal, and although he was twice as old, the two nevertheless bonded and began treating each other as brothers. Tybalt always protected Hannibal from bullies but he was also responsible for making Hannibal stand up for himself. Hannibal was shocked to learn that Tybalt had been killed in action, and he still mourns him in secret.