Count Artorius Magnotta
I don't have time for miracles, they are few and far between...only my blade will carve my path. we don't believe in fate or luck, we believe in forging our own path.
Description: Standing at six feet, four inches tall, Artorius is certainly of a tall stature. He sports shoulder length black hair, with a light beard and blue eyes reminiscent of the ocean. During most of the seasons, he remains a fair pale complexion, but darkens in the summer to a tan. His strong, athletic physique seems to naturally counter his handsome visage to even standard With a strong bearing in his walk, he carries himself like the noble knight he is. He possesses classic, simple features such as his arched eyebrows, ordinary lips, an unnoticeably small nose with a very normal ridge. Previous battles have given him a single scar that rides from a tad over his left jawline down to his collarbone on the same side, which bears a charm of its own.
Personality: Artorius is a quiet and kind young man. He prefers to be active and attentive, that is until he is with his family. He is often found with a sword in his hand, taking his call to the life of a soldier very seriously. Despite his kind and loving nature, a trait he shares with his sister Caelis, he possesses a fiery temper when provoked. It takes a great deal to stoke the flames of his temper but once they ignite they are hard to douse. Above all else, he values loyalty to his family and remains very protective of his kin.
Background: Artorius grew up in Southport along with the rest of his Malvici cousins and his sister Caelis. Like all who grow up in this regimented military meritocracy, he easily found his way to the sword. Childhood was fairly easy for him, but that all changed during the Tor-Southport war. Not quite old enough to fight, and not young enough to forget, Artorius was permanently shaped by the events of that conflict.
As time moved on and Artorius' travels eventually lead him to the southern end of the Gray Forest, where he had the fortune to run into a Lady Victoria Ashford. She with her sly passionate way about things seemed to lure him in almost immediately. It wasn't long before the two of them were wed. Their marriage was blessed with a child shortly thereafter. A little girl they named Serah. Only two years after Serah's birth, Lady Victoria Ashford contracted an illness and died. Her death left Artotius absolutely heartbroken.
He wandered Arvum for a few years, coming home to visit with his daughter as often as his broken heart would allow. It was only when he had heard his sister was called to help the Malvici family in Arx that he too decided it was time to pick up his blade in service of the family once more. Taking Serah with him this time, her journeyed to Arx in hopes of making a difference on the Compact's war efforts.
|Aethan||Only if I suddenly go insane. But it was fun to do once.|
|Agnarr||Stout man with a sword. Lost his wife to sickness. Kid's cute, though should avoid the cakes.|
|Aleksei||I think we may have met briefly at Calypso and Anze's wedding? He thinks I'm a good rider!|
|Arcelia||I met Artorius when I was a child. I have known him since the moment I was born in fact. I used to throw mud at him and he even helped introduce me to the sword. Though I did not take to it.|
|Astraea||He's really skilled with a blade and very kind. I liked his smile because it was truly a welcoming one. Princess Caelis apparently told him good things but I always like to make a good first impression myself. Which I might have botched because I was so nervous. Either way he's a good man and he's kinfolk to Cae which makes him someone worthy of calling a friend. Which I hope to do someday!|
|Caelis||I've been chasing him as long as I could remember. When I was finally old enough to choose, I chose my own path but life has brought us together again. This time he can chase after me.|
|Caspian||He seems like a friendly sort. I hope he survives the upcoming battle!|
|Domonico||A superb swordsman. Defeated me without too much trouble. Maybe next time I'll last little longer.|
|Dora||Sometimes people change. Sometimes it is for the better. It's been awhile since I last saw Arty, but I would say the change is good. Verrrrrrrrrrrry good.|
|Echo||He's quick. Quick for introductions, quick in battle, and quick to knock my sword right out of my hand. Practice makes perfect.|
|Eirlys||A splendid swordsman. A man who truly works hard and has a deep respect for fighting. I would love to get to know him more!|
|Emilia||A very generous man who has earned my respect. He supported me when I needed it the most, of his own free will.|
|Ferrando||Good-natured and confident, I can tell that he's definitely a product of the Southport school. It'd take a lot of training to catch up with his foot speed, but there's no reason not to make a long-term goal of it!|
|Harlex||A Malvici Count and a masterful swordsman. He fights like a tsunami comin' down on a man. Hints of a fury in his blood. I hope he seeks me out for a rematch.|
|Ian||Duke Harald had good things to say about House Malvici, and I'm betting that Artorius has a lot to do with that.|
|Ignacio||The Count seems like a good man and eager for a good fight. Times like these, we likely need more men like him.|
|Iseulet||A handsome count that has seen more heartache than I have. Maybe we will eventually finish that picnic on the beaches.|
|Jeffeth||A noble lord that attended our Gala. At first he seemed irritated at the money being donated, or maybe he was mad at my hand stands. But at the end he seemed very encouraged, it was good to have him!|
|Kia||Strong. Handsome. I think that is a thing here in Arx. He does seem to be all for fighting. Maybe I can temper that moving forward.|
|Leola||Lord Artorius is a prime example of those of the Saiks who pour themselves into a martial pursuit, and I cannot fault that. He has been kind, courteous and polite; though just as Baroness Kima never expected to ascend to her position and works to prove herself capable, I trust he will do all he can to be worthy of his position as a noble of our houses.|
|Lorenzo||A plesant man, excellent to share a drink with. He seems very family-oriented, which is a plus in my book.|
|Malesh||One of the Thrax Crew rowers. Rowed hard and nearly caught us in the end!|
|Merek||%bThis man seems to like vases. Merek also likes them. And books. He thinks the man is a nice man.|
|Mira||Who wears a fur coat in August?! But he's so very polite, friendly, and obviously cares about the refugees left over from the Silent War. He beat me in a footrace and bought me a croissant to make up for it!|
|Miranda||Tori! The memories, like flood waters, overwhelm my mind. Family. It is good to have family about!|
|Pepper||A good conversation wiht her cousin, whom was kind enough to help her find what she was looking for|
|Petal||He seems like a friendly Lord. More cheerful than most lords and yet he has had hardship in his life. Sometimes it takes hardships to bring real joy.|
|Reese||He always has seemed very friendly and welcoming to Reese. He is has been eager to help and seems to be a great dad for his little girl. His friendliness even seems sincere and not fake at all. She likes him and finds him to be pleasant company.|
|Rook||One of the men who knew Katarina and attended a ball once. Of course, Rook's no longer married, so if Artorius is expecting Rook to go anywhere but down (by choice) now...|
|Sabella||A very polite Count who does not seem to say much but does seem to like Luca's sister!|
|Silas||Lord Artorius Malvici has performed admirably in not one, but two of Silas's tournaments! He also never returned that sword he let him borrow in the first! Silas didn't care, though; he seems to make good use of it.|
|Sivard||The husband to be of my beloved sister. He appears likable enough upon first meeting, though for his sake I do hope he treats Melinda well..|
|Talen||Beserker, of a kind. Talen's seen him fight, and there's respect there.|
|Tarik||He is a brave man, but I am not sure how wise he is by mention facing magic so openly. I know I played the fool card, when he spoke of magic, but these are weird times. He seems to be an honorable man, and I admire him greeting Princess Valencia with a flower. I will try to get to know him better to see does he speak from experience about facing magic. Perhaps, I will share a tale with him in return of my experiences.|
|Theron||A very proud warrior. Very good one, as well. A spar is a spar, however. Let us hope I don't have to face him in terms where Allegiance must be drawn. It will end in a family tragedy, one way or another.|
|Turo||He throws a strong apple at the right person. I owe him a drink|
|Wash||A fine gentleman, with potential as a Thrax, instead he robs us of our best and runs away to the Lyceum. Well, the ties that bind make us both stronger. I hope he's serious about sailing though.|