The Knave of Hearts or "Brendan Van Dante" is a leader within the White Rabbit Army. When he was a young boy he was an aristocratic child of the wealthy Emperian House Dante, but a disagreement with his brother threatened his life and he was forced to move away to Pontus where eventually he became involved with Natashia Cole.
Brendan Van Dante was the second oldest child of his house and thus when his father and older brother were killed during the Invasion of Hogwarts he was destined to become the new head of his house. It didn't work out this sway when his younger brother Titus threatened his life if he didn't flee the city. When he finally stopped running he found himself in Pontus where after a time he became invovled with Natashia Cole who convinsed him to lead the army that she was forming. Under Brenden the White Rabbit Army is extremely tactical in its movements and loses very few troops in their constant attacks.
Invasion of Hogwarts
Main Article : Hogwarts war with The Empire
Brendan Van Dante was the second oldest child of his house and thus when his father and older brother were killed during the Invasion of Hogwarts he was destined to become the new head of his house. It didn't work out this sway when his younger brother Titus threatened his life if he didn't flee the city. He attempted to make concessions in order for his brother to let him stay, but his brother was a madman with no regard for anyone but himself and thus Brendan fled his home as fast as he could.
When he finally stopped running he found himself in Pontus where after a time he became invovled with Natashia Cole who convinsed him to lead the army that she was forming.
Alone and Near Death
| Alone and Near Death|
I just wanted to come here and be your wife. Was that so much to ask?
Natashia found the strength to pick herself up and she moved herself over to the other side of the street and she laid herself against the wall of the estate opposite Pavio's estate. As she lay there for almost two days and simply withered away, she thought of everything that she thought she would have had when she came here and how all of that had just flown out the window. As the day winded down and she was passed by hundreds upon hundreds of people all looking at her appearance and thinking she was some kind of servant, the tone in her mind begin to change. She knew as she lay there that she didn't want to be someone that anyone looked down upon since in her mind she was royalty. She wanted people to adore her. She wanted people to obsess over her. In order to get what she wanted she thought that she would return to her family in House Cole and from there she would build herself a following that would make sure that she never felt looked down on again. It was as she picked herself up and prepared to go home that she felt the hand on her shoulder pulling her backwards into the alleyway, and then as she went to turn around to see her attacker it was a heavy blow to her head that put her into unconsciousness.
When Natashia woke up she was more then a little scared about where she was, and the pain in her head was incredible. As she looked around the room she was in was very dark but she could make out a table in the corner which on top of lay a very large amount of knives and other tools that she had only seen before when she had walked by the Torture's room back with her family. She attempted to free herself but her legs were chained to the floor, while her arms were chained to the roof making her escape nearly impossible so she gave up and just waited for whoever had done this to her to return. When he finally did return he wore a dark mask, and robe and without saying a word he just stood in front of Natashia without saying a word and stared at her for some time. As the staring continued he would take small breaks to take off a piece of her clothing until she stood their crying her eyes out and screaming at him completely naked. He would proceede to violate her, and it was during this time that she noticed a man in the background of the room of whome was as well wearing a robe and mask but judging by his stance he did not like what was happening. When the first man finished and left the other man walked in and she recioled thinking he was going to continue but instead he had a wash cloth and proceeded to clean Natashia up. She cautiosly watched this man and the way he lingered on her skin before finally recioling told her that he was shy and not at all comfortable in the precense of a women. She begin talking to him in the hopes
that she could convinse him to let her go, but he didn't say a word just went about what must have been his tasks and then left the room. The next day he brought her food before he left again and was replaced by the first man who once again continued his degrasion of her. When he finished the second man returned once again and cleaned her up again, but this time he apologized to her and told her that this would continue until his master was bored and then she would die. Natashia begged him to allow her the chance to survive, and she saw the briefest of cracks in his defences and realized this was her only chance.
Escaping and Plans
She proceeded to seduce him into having sex with her, and when this happened she knew he was in her corner. He proceeded to take off his mask and listen to her as she told him what she wanted. She wanted him to undue her hands so that she could hold onto a knife from the corner and then the next day when his master returned she would be waiting and would kill him. The second man did what she asked and then she ordered him to leave with a power she had never known before, and he listened with bowed head. The next day when the first man returned he proceeded to attempt the same as always but this time when he got close to her she lunged with her arms out and stabbed him in the head with the knife killing him almost instantly. When his body hit the ground the second man walked in and undid her leg restraints and then stood their waiting for her to tell her what to do next. She told him to get her clothes fit for royalty and then to return to her side. As the second man left she walked throughout the house and as she went downstairs she saw the truth behind this house when she looked at the walls and saw the flayed remains of dozens of women arrayed on the walls. When the second man returned and gave her clothes she got dressed before walking up to him and calmy thanking him for his help before she stabbed him through the chest with the same knife.
Following her escape and learning of those who had helped in some way the evil of Balleo Phassanar she would begin her plans for revenge against these men and women. In order to gain this revenge that she was seeking she would go after men she believed could be of use to her starting with Cheshire Cat, and Knave of Hearts of whom would become dire hard loyalists for her after she had sunk her feelers into her. Using Cheshire Cat she would be able to get her revenge on the merchants of Pontus of whom all died terrible deaths in a string of murders that were so brutal in their violence that it actually begin to cause fear in the other merchants of whom many would leave Pontus for estates in the country side.
White Rabbit Army
Main Article : White Rabbit Army
Under Brenden the White Rabbit Army is extremely tactical in its movements and loses very few troops in their constant attacks.