Powers: Dante's Weapons Crest is a highly sophisticated battle computer which enables him to extend cyborganic 'swords' from his hands and enhances his natural healing abilities. The Crest is also duty bound to educate its host in the ways of aristocracy and mould him into a potential ruler of the universe.
The Huntsman 5000 is an alien firearm, coded to Dante's geneprint. Ammunition is created internally and replenished automatically. When targeted and fired, shells instantaneously adapt into the most effective means of terminating the enemy - whoever or whatever they may be.
Bio: Nikolai Dante is the bastard offspring of infamous female pirate Katarina Dante and Dmitri Romanov, vicious patriarch of the Romanov Dynasty. After a decade of fending for himself as a thief and adventurer, Dante bonds with a cyborganic Weapons Crest and joins the ranks of Romanovs. Dante's Romanov half-siblings admire his street-wise skills, but if Dante is going to survive in his new role, it will be how he always does - by looking after number one.
After the Last Revolution, many of the old Soviet states and nations lay in ruins. But from the ashes the Mafiya Clans rose, remaking themselves as aristocratic dynasties. Vladimir the Conqueror emerged as leader of the most powerful house, the Makarovs, and appointed himself Tsar of All the Russias. This brave new world mixes aliens and anachronisms, with bio-weapons and shapeshifters as common as Imperial concubines and noble duels. Nothing is ever as it seems.