Marquis Mydas Acheron
Blissful ignorance or terrifying knowledge. It's your choice.
Description: Noticeably tall, Mydas furthers the picture of the aristocrat by having a slim figure, more used to the beat of the dance than to the warrior's drum. Dark of hair and with olive skin, his most striking attribute, beyond the definition of his jaw and his prominent cheekbones, are his golden eyes. While the eeriness of the wolf-eyes is tempered by a charming smile, they remain striking, and perhaps a bit unsettling. A refined gentleman, with the eyes of a beast.
Personality: A creature of dualities, those who meet Mydas will typically encounter a charming and polite man, a proper gentleman of society with knowledge of the finer things of life, as well as being a connoisseur of the arts. Acquaintances, associates and even friends will often know nothing more about the man, kept at arm's length and in thrall of his persona. Those truly close to him, however, know to discern the warm mask from the glacial, quiet man that wears it.
Background: Firstborn of Osmond Nightgold, Mydas' arrival in the world was celebrated with great pomp. The birth of a healthy boy was declared an omen of future fortune, despite the stir caused by the baby's golden eyes. From that point on, he was tutored intensively on not only being a proper nobleman, charming and courteous, but also a businessman, for whom the flow of money would be as familiar as the flow of blood in his veins.
Mydas was, during that time, very close to Dustin, his younger cousin and heir to the Duchy of Stonedeep. Dustin was, after all, the closest thing Mydas had for a brother, until the birth of Sigurd, eight years after Mydas' own. Even then, the age gap was too wide, and Sigurd soon had a little sister with whom he bound quickly.
It was not the case for Mydas, who saw in his sister, at least at first, the cause of his mother's death. The relationship between siblings remained cold, until a fateful day under a spider's web. Yet where his relationship with his own siblings grew better, the one with Dustin was cut brutally short.
Since the ascension of Nadia to be the head of the family, Mydas has focused entirely upon improving the family's fortune and protecting it with word and gold. Specialized in luxury goods, he also deals in artwork, with a keen eye for the truly magnificent works. He is at ease in such a place, yet duty walks ever closer, and the weight of generations now sits heavier upon his shoulders...
|Aerandir||A cordial man by the looks of it, though his brief outburst upon entering the establishment was telling of this aforementioned Aislin being someone of importance. Yet another of the gentry whose path intertwined with mine in the Ambassador Salon.|
|Agatha||Very calculating. They're going to send me to him if I need more math lessons, aren't they? I totally hope I don't need math lessons again.|
|Aleksei||A curious sort! He came around to ask some clarifying questions about the First Choice and his Reflection. He's clearly a thoughtful kind of brainy one.|
|Ann||Glacial - a true Northerner. Cold. Cool. Calculated. Level headed. I don't want to see him angry. But then again, it'd be really interesting...|
|Cadenza||Easy on the eyes and nice to talk to. I should have washed up long time ago....they don't look like this in the places I was traveling.|
|Calaudrin||He should probably build a new house. But I don't blame him for wanting to track down and research every shred of information that he can find. We're better off being as prepared as possible for whatever we might face. Nice and pragmatic, I'm a fan.|
|Darren||I've not spent a lot of time with Lord Mydas, but when we do come together for drinks or for meetings, I always find him to be a good conversationalist with a keen mind.|
|Darren||Mydas is shrewed, there's no doubt about that, but he seems to genuinely want to improve his standing in the North and to carve out a name for himself. The North is about freedom, and Darren intends to give Mydas the freedom to stand on his own and make his mark. The fact he'll do it with Freja by his side is only an added bonus.|
|Derovai||Clever and perceptive, but hides it under genial warmth and a very strong glass of vodka -- or three. At least he doesn't seem to stand on tradition terribly much for a Marquis.|
|Echo||Marquis Mydas has got a sharp mind and is a wonderful person. Right now is a troubling time for Freja, and though I may have spilled a bit of emotion his way, he quickly reassured me that things would be fine.|
|Emilia||A well-learned man whom I came to respect from the first moment I met him. We share the same core principles, and his humility and nobility only affirm my belief that he is an honorable and just man, who leads his people well.|
|Freja||Cold and heartless, in all of the most pragmatic and beautifully, deliciously cruel ways possible. Gold leafing to encase the blackened alaricite beneath. I look forward to seeing what echoes we cast back on one another, what facets of reflection cut from the same gem.|
|Giulio||Cold, cool and calculating -- and keeps things close to his chest. A pleasure to work with, and one with whom I hope to work with again, in the future.|
|Isolde||A devoted mirrormask. One day he'll learn to not stick so rigidly to the rules of etiquette.|
|Joscelin||Shrewd. A depth to him that unsettles more than reassures. But he's astute.|
|Khanne||It has been a long time since I met Mydas. My main memory of him from back then was the talk we had sitting together at the wrestling matches. His conversation was more entertaining and engaging than the event itself. Unfortunately, he left for quiet a long time after that, and since his return, it's been harder to enjoy those sort of conversations. Busy lives for busy people. Still, when I see him, I smile, recollecting that time - things were simpler then. I still always hold out hope that we can enjoy such deep but light hearted conversations again.|
|Laric||Sharper and a hair wiser than the average business man. Thank the Gods.|
|Lydia||Oh he is so literal. I expect his every shirt buttons all the way to the collar and he fastens each one religiously. But he's my bedrock right now. I don't know how I would do this without his advice and council. And while he's shepherding me, he has his own affairs to run. Maybe I'd be a little short with people, too, in his shoes.|
|Marcas||Beware. Responsible for the toxin known as Foolsbane, which made an appearance in the Spirits...and made fools of more than a few of us. One has to admire that.|
|Margerie||Never easy to meet someone at a funeral for their spouse. Not quite sure why people are wagering on whether he has gold or hunting trophies over his fireplace... He seems a decent enough man, moved by his wife's death but welcoming|
|Marian||Interesting...he's not like the Valardin scholars I know. Seems more at ease with these other rowdy Redrains whom I'm very fond of. The idea of him checking the size of his hardwood seems a little farfetched but the man takes a joke well.|
|Merek||He seems to trade in many goods as a nobleman. Merek thinks that he is a curious man, and seems to have an interesting view on Merchant services! At least from what he has seen.|
|Mirari||A fellow mirrormask; intelligent, keen, and philosophical. His knowledge of Tehom's teachings is impressive.|
|Reese||I remember him the most strongly form Nadia's funeral. That feels like forever ago and yesterday at the very same time. Then I remember when he was directing our wresting contest. He did that well. Now I see him again. I messed up his title, but it is still nice to see him again.|
|Rhea||You know, the best thing about my cousin Mydas is that you can REALLY, TRULY, HONESTLY tell that he is always, *always* smiling on the inside. He's great!|
|Sasha||Bearer of vodka though seems much more fond of whiskey|
|Skapti||Some sort Redrain noble, from what I gather. Interested in trade, maybe of salt and fish. But trade agreements are Turo's problem, not mine, thank Mangata for that.|
|Tallius||Good gods, that man is really trying to murder all of the Redrains with liquor, what in the hells have I gotten myself into!? Seriously though, enabling -can- be taken to too great of extremes..and at least a few of these look like they're going to be suffering for it for a few days at least. On the other hand, it looks like a great party.|
|Valery||He seems nice and wise. Val liked talking with him when she worked for his House.|
|Vayne||A valued member of the Shrine. His insights and energy is encouraging and I look forward to continuing to work with him to advance Tehom's precepts in Arx.|
|Victus||Met him when I played his game of war and diplomacy. Think I may have lost a few friends that night, but he seems like good company all the same.|