For a Muse of Fire
Vice-Admiral Alan Moreause
In the waning years of his all too short life, Moreause tumbled like a derailed locomotive. In 1855, with his health swiftly deteriorating, he resigned from his post in Crimea. He then received an unexpected commission as a Vice-Admiral overseeing the experimental fleet construction in the Bay of Bengal.
Moreause would likely have stood six feet tall were it not for his poor posture. The strain of his condition was plainly visible in his face. Dark blemishes shadowed his eyes, the corneas of which had an oddly marbled pigmentation and glinted faintly at the rim.