Lord Cullen Greenmarch
Honor holds, unconquered. Yet adaptions must be made.
Description: On the tallish side, with broad shoulders and a strong frame Cullen has the bearing of a knight. In contrast to his hard body, he has a long, freckled face with fair skin and broad but gentle features. His gray eyes are warm and hold a kindness to them. He attempts to hide the softness of his face behind a well groomed mustache and beard of coppery red that is a shade darker than his similarly hued hair, parted to one side and left a bit longer on top.
Personality: On first meeting Cullen seems blandly nice. Courteous as is expected out of a Knight from the Oathlands. When one scratches the surface, however, they find a man with a wry but subtle sense of humor who has deep convictions. Cullen feels loyalty to his Greenmarch roots and culture, but he also has a deep appreciation for Valardin chivalry and culture. He walks a tightrope between the ways of his family and of his fealty careful to balance himself lest he fall onto either side.
Background: The only son and eldest child of Alda and Malcolm Greenmarch Cullen was raised to be a proud warrior of the Greenwood Abandoned fighting against the oppressive House Valardin and the Compact. Or at least he was supposed to, but that all changed when his tribe bent the knee and became House Greenmarch of Greenhaven.
When he was twenty his family made their first trip to Sanctum. There he was introduced to the Oathlands Knights that he had been raised to war with, and developed a great appreciation for their culture. Chivalry and the Knighthood were of particular interest to Cullen, and he embraced it wholeheartedly. He was even the first Knight his cousin the newly minted Marquis of Greenmarch made, in fact. Still, Cullen honors his families' culture, and he seeks compromise between his love of Oathlands chivalry and his family. He has not abandoned his family or their ways, and instead sees himself as adapting to new ways.
|Adora||He should buy a chest from me. It won't make me happy. I don't like him.|
|Alessandro||My brother-in-law, returned from his time spent away. It is good to have him back.|
|Bethany||I'll have to make a note for the staff to make sure to get him cookies.|
|Brigida||Time away has matured him. Good.|
|Faruq||A suggestion to become Godsworn? Not for me, but I am appreciative of the concern he's shown me.|
|Helena||Quite a glorious beard, I feel honored to have seen it in person. A fellow lover of trees is always well met.|
|Ingrid||A kind Greenmarcher. I was happy to be acquainted with him in the past. He's still a way with words.|
|Jordan||The Sword of Greenmarch was the recipient of Lady Aislin's sword, so he carries not just the honor of House Greenmarch, but also the legacy of the finest explorer this world has seen in the past millennium. It's a hefty privilege, but he seems to bear it well.|
|Karadoc||He seems to be a changed man for the better. I hope that his penance paid off.|
|Klaus||The Greenmarch Lord seems to be cut of a same cloth as I.|
|Lucita||Conversations over refreshments at the Ambassador Salon gave a chance to note the changes in Lord Cullen, ones for the better. He showed empathy toward others, was amicable without being too forward and seems to have a appreciable degree of composure. I anticipate that further conversations will be enjoyable.|
|Norwood||Lord Cullen has always been a man of action, and his return to Arx seems to show that he has learned to curb some of that. However I know that I can still depend on him, and his sword. It is reassuring.|
|Quenia||Though our courtship did not work out - he had things I knew he needed pursue for himself, which I very much understood - it very much gladdens me to see him return. I do hope that he will not be a stranger to House Igniseri, or to me. I very look forward to future outings, if he's amenable to such a thing.|
|Reese||At the sleepless nights, running into Cullen|
|Reigna||It is always good to see a Greenmarcher, but it is especially nice to see Lord Cullen with a smile on his face. I am thrilled to see him back in Arx and I hope that he continues to smile so.|
|Simone||Our prodigal cousin has returned. I find his newfound wisdom refreshing and heartening. I am truly happy that he has come to Arx once more.|