The Dresden Files: Melbourne
Duke of the Red Court, face of Crown Casino
Duke Desmond Lamut of the Red Court arrived in Melbourne over two hundred and fifty years ago. Using the wealth he had accrued overseas he opened a vast amount of businesses – mostly in the service industry – across the continent, culminating in the construction of Crown Casino in 1994. Despite outward appearances Desmond retains complete ownership over the casino complex and its land.
Most likely the oldest vampire in Australia he has a reputation for being cool, calculated and almost completely unflappable – if you see him with a smug grin on his face you’re in trouble. If you see him without one you’re in serious trouble.
In public he assumes the persona of a Vegas-style high roller – complete with loud shirts and hair.