Former pirate turned Admiral of the Fleet
Blood cursed by Rupert
"Coward! By my birthright, you will never find the “Mercy” you inflict onto me."
As a result, appears to be an undead creature.
“Prepare to board mateys! A gold coin to the man who can bring back more heads than me.”
The Bloody-handed Prince earned his name on the seas of Amber along with his twin brother Dmitri. Building and losing fortunes through piracy, he was at odds with his father King Isidor until his performance in the Rebman War led the King to offer amnesty to him and his brother if they returned to the fleet.
Vasili is close with his brother, Dmitri, and his sister, Ida, but estranged from most of the rest of his family, including his daughter, Anastasia. The only exceptions to this being the daughter of Bjorne, Indigo, who has taken to a ship as if she were born to it; and Grimnir, son of Oliver.
His colors are black and purple, his symbol the sextant.
- Attempted to steal the crown from Oliver with Dmitri
- Seemed to kill Rupert during the attempt by beating him to death; cursed by Rupert
- Beaten by Maggie and dragged to Forest Arden, where she staked him out to die; he cursed her, which drove her insane
- Due to Rupert’s curse, appears to be an undead creature
- Killed the Krakens along with Dmitri, Ida, Indigo, and Grimnir
- Did not swear loyalty to King Hayden Floros I
- Ida is currently captain of his ship, The Vile Whore, which has been raiding Amber and the surroundings