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France: Paris

name: Guillaume, Alexandre
birthdate: 1803
hometown: ?
family: A mother, a father, an aunt, an older brother (b. 1801), and an older sister (b. 1799).
appearance: White; medium complexion that tans easily and burns mildly. Brown eyes, curly brown hair, excellent sideburns, and a charming smile. Fashion plate figure: broad-but-sloping shoulders, a narrow waist (for a man), wider hips. Sharp cheekbones but a round face. He is athletic and looks it. Very attractive. Dresses fashionably when not in uniform.
education & occupation: Attended a primary school from 1808-1813 and then a national lycée from 1813-1819. Entered the École polytechnique in 1823 and completes his studies there in 1828, having been suspended for a year and successfully appealed. Attends the École des ingénieurs-constructeurs beginning in 1830.
personality & interests: Entered the Polytechnique in the hopes of attending the École nationale des ponts et chausées, but took a liking instead to firearms engineering. Knows everything there is to know about small arms, but does not have significant gaps in his knowledge otherwise. Romantic: hangs out with the Jeunes France adjacent adjacent crowd, enjoys attending salons, reading novels, and going to the theatre. Not a big reader outside of his interests and fiction. Reckless, easily enthused, loud when impassioned, detests the curfew imposed on him and limited time in the city afforded to him. Incredibly charismatic.
life: Had an uneventful childhood in which he was well-provided for and came to Paris as a rather naïve but very bright young man. Met Combeferre in 1823, became Combeferre's lover in 1824. They parted in 1825 during Combeferre's first year of medical studies, but in some timelines reconnect for a night in 1828, 1830, or 1831. In most timelines, simply run into one another occasionally. Becomes friends with Bahorel while attending a rather melancholy party in the late summer of 1830, meets Lègle and Courfeyrac at a party in 1831. Nearly successfully seduces Courfeyrac. Has a long term on-and-off partner from 1828 onward, Théodore. Fought in July 1830 and June 1832. Finishes his education in 1832 and has a respectable career in a national engineering corps until 1845. Fights in 1848.
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name: ?, Théodore
birthdate: 1805
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education & occupation: Entered the École polytechnique in 1827 and completed his studies there in 1831. Subsequently joined the military as a commissioned officer.
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life: Gets arrested a lot.
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name: Djouàn-Douâl "Jean-Edouard" Bruyàs
birthdate: ?
hometown & residence: From Lyon. Moved to Paris in 1827 with his wife Alisse in hopes of entering the textile industry there.
family: A wife, Alisse. A father (d. 1831), who was a canut and owned his own workshop. A mother (d. 1835), a younger sister.
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name: Alisse "Alice" Bruyàs, née Cusset
birthdate: ?
hometown: outskirts of Valence
family: A husband, Djouàn-Douâl, "Dian". No siblings, her mother is a widow.
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education & occupation: No formal education. Was raised in the trade of dressmaking. Learns to read upon moving to Paris, where she works as a stitcher in a tailoring shop.
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other information: Speaks a dialect of Franco-Provençal natively and learned standard French as a second language once an adult.

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