Ruination of Azlant
Harcourt is the youngest adult son of the Carrolby family, wealthy horse breeders in Andoran. Harcourt receives a stipend from the family business, but two older brothers who stand to inherit when their mother passes away impede his involvement in the venture. Harcourt sought a means of advancement that avoided family infighting and negotiated a deal with his aging mother. He would join the new colony, establish himself, hire workers to build stables, and import horses to the island at later date, thus expanding the family business to Ancorato and beyond.
Harcourt is a bit of a snob, and his current situation has reduced his status to a level he is unaccustomed to. While it is possible to mistake him as a fop, Harcourt is not as weak as the stereotype of a rich man in the country would otherwise suggest. He doesn’t resent others for wanting to improve their station in life, but neither does he feel they’re owed anything special for that reason alone. Still, he remains the subject of veiled ridicule because he hearkens back to a time when nobility still existed in Andoran.
He is engaged to a woman named Felicity Javerson, who is waiting for him to send for her. Harcourt has also promised a handful of horse trainers and breeders employment once he’s established. Underneath his stuffiness, he feels responsible to make good on his promises to these people. He is also the subject of Anya Sandstrider’s attention, though he remains oblivious to this fact, which has only contributed to a growing rivalry between himself and Luetwin after their fight over property.