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Whats everyones feelings on where Larten is from? I know it is never officialy said in any of the books, though for some reason France always stood out for me as being his possible Nation. This could be doubled with the fact that In the Cirque series, Steve claims to have seen a picture of Crepsley in Paris with a woman.

I know this isen’t saying much given vampires tendencies to travel a lot, but I always had him down as a french man anyways :P

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I think I actually agree about the french thing. Not the accent- I see him as being sort of neutral, accent wise. Like soft English, with maybe a little bit of a french twang. But, in terms of how I think of him, I always have him akin to Jean Reno in Leon, in terms of propriety and awkwardness and such.

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Leah - 22 October 2010 11:01 AM

I think I actually agree about the french thing. Not the accent- I see him as being sort of neutral, accent wise. Like soft English, with maybe a little bit of a french twang. But, in terms of how I think of him, I always have him akin to Jean Reno in Leon, in terms of propriety and awkwardness and such.

Yeah the one thing which was standing in the way of my French idea, was the accent haha. I can never imagine him speaking with a French accent…Although being on the earth for so long, and traveling so much would probably see most vampires take on a sort of neautral accent. Leon is a brill movie! :P

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Never had the urge to really know where they are or where they came from. They just were there in a town/city/country and it didn’t really matter to me.

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Irish.

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As I’m English, I imagine he (and everyone else) is from England. For me, he has an English accent, not posh, but well spoken.

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I know it isn’t much to go by but in the Manga they use Euro as currency….*shrugs*

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fishr - 23 October 2010 07:15 PM

Irish.

same!! i think its because darren is irish that i always imagined every one in the book to be irish!!

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Yeah I imagined most of them as Irish. Originaly I thought of Mr Crepsely to be from an English city. Maybe London or Liverpool etc. Since reading Birth of a killer however, I cant get the french thing out of my mind.

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I’d say that he’s from somewhere in the UK, simply because that’s where Darren is from.

And why does Crespley care so much about the city he grew up in? I mean, he didn’t like his family (Spoiler until he saw his dad at the end) and he hated the silk factory. So why does he care about his city so much in Tunnels of Blood?

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Darren’s from Ireland, not the UK :P

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Chegs - 29 October 2010 09:40 PM

I’d say that he’s from somewhere in the UK, simply because that’s where Darren is from.

And why does Crespley care so much about the city he grew up in? I mean, he didn’t like his family (Spoiler until he saw his dad at the end) and he hated the silk factory. So why does he care about his city so much in Tunnels of Blood?

He still has living relatives there. I imagine he would care.

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in book 8 of the cirque du freak allies of the night . the first chapter has a newspaper articles and the newspaper is called Dour Daily post. so maybe the city called dour.

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I’ve always imagined Larten as if he’s from England or Wales, I’m not sure why but jak1x1 has a point. The city could definetley be called Dour.

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Well, if you do a little researching, Dour is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. As far as I can find out, it came onto the map around the 1800’s and before that was part of France. I couldn’t find anything to do with silk or silk factories, or any industry for that matter so…

However - it also is another word for someone who is gloomy, so it may just be a clever wordplay reference to Larten’s personality/the nature of the environment at that part of the CDF series.

So here we have two plausibilities, Yet - when I look in my copy of the book (which is a first edition print), the paper is called Your Daily Post leading me to believe it is a typo in subsequent editions and nothing of significant importance.

Personally I’ve always seen Larten as French. As Leah said, not quite with the accent - but close to it. But Dour would have been part of France at the time of Lartens birth…. So it’s hard to say, But the typo is most likely and it’s been know we have a tendency to read into things way too much..

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italy or france!!??