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Author Topic: Arbutus Everaste  (Read 655 times)

Description: Prince. Rose to Summer Sky. NPC for Virtuosa Illion.

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Arbutus Everaste
« on: Jan 05, 19, 04:10:00 AM »
Arbutus Everaste

NPC Name: Arbutus Everaste
Is this specific name Required? (Y/N): Yes

Age: 30 (b. 163 AP)

Race: Medium-Lived (Dea al Mon)

Caste: Prince

Home Territory: Dea al Mon

Suggested play-by: Matthew Noszka
Is this specific play-by Required for this C? (Y/N): Yes (but can be changed if he's adopted)

Desired Jewels: Rose to Summer Sky (but can be rerolled if adopted)

Have this character's jewels been rolled? (Y/N): Yes (here)

Player-Character Sponsor: Virtuosa Illion

Is this NPC adoptable?: Yes!

Concept and Details:

Personality Traits: Intelligent, rigid, Aristo, stubborn, pessimistic ("realistic," he says), meticulous, steadfast, wordsmith, haughty
Likes: Music, hunting, history
Dislikes: Impulsivity, Warlord Princes, impractical optimism
Fears: Failure, Virtuosa's recklessness, drowning
Craft Strengths: Efficiency Craft, Diplomacy
Craft Weaknesses: Physical Enhancement, Death Spells

The eldest son in an aristo line known for its pattern of eldest sons, Arbutus began learning both the nuances of his caste and the required training to eventually inherit the mantle of family patriarch not terribly long after his Prince caste manifested as a toddler. His parents and much of his extended family serve in various courts around Dea al Mon, so it became little more than fact that he would end up doing the same. That was entirely fine with him, of course, as he may or may not have had himself convinced that he'd Bond a successful ruling Queen, one that would appreciate his natural talents for contracts and politicking around their homeland and put them to their best use.

Not to say that wasn't sort of what happened, but at the same time very much... was not. There was never a doubt that Virtuosa adored her second Bonded male (first public one as far as most people were concerned, as Quietus has remained her best-kept secret to this day) from the very moment she laid eyes upon him as a young girl... But the feeling wasn't always mutual.

His Queen's head-in-the-clouds demeanor and her determination to be a warrior rather than simply prepare herself to take up her mother's mantle as Esgarth's Queen was something that confounded him and drove him absolutely insane even as youths. There was never any shortage of bickering and still to this day there isn't, with the aristo Prince direly wishing on more than one occasion that his wily friend and Queen would just settle down and stop living so dangerously.

Not that such hopes do the poor man any good and he's long since accepted that fact, but it doesn't mean he always has to enjoy it.

Regardless of his constant concern over Virtuosa's lifestyle choices, Arbutus is steadfastly one of her more regular escorts, be it on one of her life-threatening quests or for more proper, courtly affairs at behest of her mother. While he did serve the required time in the Ebon Guard and is no slouch in combat situations, Arbutus' skillset sits more in his diplomatic ability, able to navigate delicate social situations with a patience and tact that his Queen relies on greatly. Not to mention his fondness/expertise when it comes to slogging through the mountains of paperwork that Virtuosa habitually seems to "forget" or put off.

It may not be the lifestyle he imagined for himself as a boy, but despite all his grousing and the pessimistic attitude he gives off most of the time, he couldn't imagine anything different or having found himself bound to any other Queen. (Don't tell her that though, she'd definitely rub it in his face and he doesn't want that.)

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Application submitted by: Zen

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Re: Arbutus Everaste
« Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 19, 04:07:08 AM »
All done, ready for review! <3

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Re: Arbutus Everaste
« Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 19, 10:43:32 AM »
added to the queue.  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker

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Re: Arbutus Everaste
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 19, 02:50:13 PM »  •  Discord: phinn#0798  •  Writer Tracker