1574 - 1577
A year after the war had concluded, new issues began to grow within Jeridia's court. A claim for the throne was brought forth by House Tavelli, and therefore blackmailed to place their leader, Giovanni Tavelli, into power. King Pandolfo, as rentless and careless as he was renowned for, denied the accussations. This started a war in the streets of Jeridia's capital, yet the odds seemed hopeless for Tavelli's end in the beginning.
Through schemes and conspiracies that had been planned throughout the war, House Tavelli managed to create a chain of uprisings by giving the defeated miqo'te words of hope and freedom. Other noble houses also remained in the midst of the plot for diverse reasons and formerly patriotic houses ended up joining the revolutionaries.
After a few months the tides had turned, the King's loyalists were outmatched, including the order Bartolomeo was with. Francesco and Lorenzo, Bartolomeo's father and brother, were killed by a mob of nobleman in the streets. His mother Iolanda was barricaded in her own villa and burnt alive.
Eventually the bloodshed would end with the beheadment of both Manfredi and Pandolfo. Those loyal who survived the carnage were either imprisoned, executed or spared if the price was proper. Bartolomeo was casted into an oubliette and remained trapped in there for a whole cycle.
By year 1577, Bartolomeo was brought forth to the newly reformed court of the Republic of Jeridia. The monarchy was no longer present as it was now a council that governed Jeridia. The laws had been reformed, slavery was abolished, and the head of the council was known as a Doge.
Giulio Filangieri, Bartolomeo's uncle, had managed to pay the Doge a ransom to have Bartolomeo liberated from his cell. The only drawback over than payment was to banish Bartolomeo from the realm of Jeridia and to never return...
1577 - Present
Ever since his exile, Bartolomeo arrived in Ul'dah, with but a bronze plate that covered his torso and lacked refine. He was brought upon an order known as Arcadeus and encountered Anelia Sadowyn, a paladin of the Sultanate of Ul'dah. Intrigued by Anelia's ideals, the worn and former prisoner recollected plenty of what he previously did under the knighthood of Manfredi's order. Eventually, after a dispute, Bartolomeo left Arcadeus and remained independant.
His uncle Giulio Filangieri provided Bartolomeo with gil and riches from Jeridia, with little hesitation did he invested on the still devastated knight. Bartolomeo's funding continued until Giulio was branded a traitor of the Jeridian republic and fled to Thanalan to meet with his nephew. When offering Bartolomeo a crate of riches, Ludovico Tavelli and a small group of mercenaries arrived. A battle ensued, Giulio perished in the battle, but as did Ludovico and his men thanks to Bartolomeo's blade.
Bartolomeo became affiliated to a few free companies and eventually, thanks to the influence of Anelia Sadowyn, managed to become a paladin in the Sultansworn. Eventually such was not his fate, as later events made him distrust Ul'dahn politics entirely. He kept ties with Ul'dah and performed investigations for a shadow organisation that functioned with the Immortal Flames.
He spoked with an Ishgardian noblewoman throughout his time, and her words brought forth a seed of ambition deep inside Bartolomeo's mind. For months Bartolomeo had been planning in ways to restore House Filangieri, where all of its members were either killed or exiled. Eventually, thanks to the influence of an inquisitor that he had acquainted with, House Rontremont offered to restore his legacy by having him undertake a desperate mission to slay a dragon which was under the form of a miqo'te slave.
Through days of swift planning Bartolomeo managed to eliminate the dragon, with the help of others. Lord Rontremont was pleased at the result and relieved that Bartolomeo had shown capability in fighting against the Dravinian Horde. As promised, the Lord turned Bartolomeo into his vassal but as well rendered him as Lord and noble. Bartolomeo renounced all allegiance to any other city-state. He swore fealty to House Rontremont and the Holy See, and swore to shift his faith towards that of the Ishgardian Orthodox Church.
Most of Bartolomeo's family members were killed by the civil war that occurred in Jeridia, some might have survived the onslaught, but at the present Bartolomeo is the only known surviving member of House Filangieri.
- Francesco Filangieri (Father, deceased) : Francesco hosted the most financially providing slave trade in the market of Jeridia. What was done to the slaves are often mystery, but when people used to question the man on the matter, he'd inform them to refer to them as servants rather than slaves. He allowed the masters of these miqo'te slaves to treat them under their jurisdictions, aslong as it did not "violate" Jeridian laws. The man was known in the Kingdom as an influential merchant, and at times aristocrat. Bartolomeo and his father however never managed to meet eye-to-eye, mainly because Francesco disregarded Bartolomeo as the chosen heir to House Filangieri was his older brother, Lorenzo. Once Bartolomeo served Manfredi's knightly order, Francesco stripped all titles from Bartolomeo but kept him in his court. Francesco perished during House Tavelli's civil war, when an angry mob of nobles stabbed him and his oldest son Lorenzo in the middle of the streets.
- Iolanda Acquarone (Mother, deceased) : Despite his father's negligence, Iolanda did not mind Bartolomeo's presence, and often gave him counsel for anything he needed. His mannerisms and acts of behaving like a "gentleman" or dressing formally were received by Iolanda. Although Bartolomeo never witnessed his mother's death, the family manor was barricaded and burnt to the ground while she still remained within it.
- Lorenzo Filangieri (Brother, deceased) : House Filangieri's future head was to be Lorenzo. Despite being arrogant, Lorenzo held great respect for his younger brother and did not hesitate to stand up for him if the event needed it so. Lorenzo was slain alongside his father during Giovanni's civil war.
- Giulio Filangieri (Uncle, deceased) : After the civil war ended, Giulio was the only survivor of House Filangieri that remained in Jeridia with few discrimination. When Bartolomeo was banished and began to reside in Ul'dah, Giulio communicated with him through letters to understand where his life had been taking him. With time Giulio told Bartolomeo that the Doge of Jeridia wished to seek audience and reinstate Bartolomeo's status as a noble. Although Bartolomeo ventured into Jeridia and refused to take part in nobility, Giulio had to plot his way to reclaiming his family's previous status. After Bartolomeo returned to Eorzea, Giulio started to fabricate claims which was shortly noticed by the Doge. The old man, had to escape the island and eventually get in touch with Bartolomeo in the middle of Thanalan. The meeting resulted in a bloodbath after the Doge's cousin, Ludovico Tavelli, emerged with armed forces. Siha Xinkei, who was Bartolomeo's friend at the time, was present in the meeting and eventual combat and while she was nearly overwhelmed. Giulio managed to spare Siha a gruesome fate as he charged in and, unfortunately got killed in her place.