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Sebastian

My stars shine darkly over me.

[2.1.3]

Also called

  • Arion (Captain, I.ii.15),
  • My young soldier (Sir Toby, 4.1.35-6),
  • Gentle friend (Olivia, 4.1.48)

Relationship Status

Unknown

Character biography

I feel so lucky to have survived the dreadful shipwreck. I owe my life to Antonio – he rescued me just when I had given up hope. He has become my greatest friend, and seems to be absolutely devoted to me despite the obvious differences in our backgrounds. It has been so helpful to me that Antonio knows Illyria from his time here long ago, as he has been able to show me how to get around in the new country. My greatest sadness is that I lost my dear sister in the storm. As she was my twin I feel her loss very keenly. I am determined to make the very best of my time in this new country and honour her memory through any success I might achieve here.

Saved at sea by…

Antonio

Dear agony aunt

I’ve just met this amazing girl: she’s beautiful, funny and powerful. But she wants to get married…like today! Should I get to know her first or trust in love at first sight?

Never rush into things. It's good to get to know them first.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 13:16

You should wait a little longer - stall her. Say something along the lines of "my family won't be able to come til this date" and see how it goes. If it goes badly part ways - you'll know you tried your best as long as you give it a go.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 14:05

Go for your heart and you will now what you definitely want to do. Good Luck

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 14:02

Never rush into things, always be cautious. It may not be the paradise you expect!

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 13:56

Stay with her a little longer and get to know her - if she changes then just hold on a little longer.

Monday, February 29, 2016 - 13:54

Get to know her - she may think you are someone who you are not.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 16:57

Believe in the power of true love! <3

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 13:05

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Illyrian Lives

Illyrian Lives – the magazine celebrating all those of note

New in town this week:

Two new arrivals in town this week are Sebastian and his friend Antonio. They are a contrasting pair as Sebastian is from a noble family in his home country and Antonio is a sea captain. The circumstances of their arrival are dramatic as they survived a recent terrible shipwreck on Illyria’s shores. We hear that Antonio, with his extensive sea-faring expertise, is the one who was responsible for rescuing Sebastian. This seems to have led to their becoming the firmest of friends, despite their differences in status. Prior to their recent arrival in town, it is understood that they have spent three months in the countryside while they recovered from their ordeal.

Of interest to readers may be some reports which have circulated suggesting that Antonio is not in fact new to this country. It is thought that he may be that same captain who was accused of certain strange attacks on Illyrian shipping some years ago, though this is not confirmed. What is certain however is that the two are the firmest of friends and if Sebastian regards Antonio so highly then it is hard to think Antonio could have been responsible for past crimes.