A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination
Social Rank: 8
Concept: Faithful young leatherworker
Marital Status: Single
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Description: This handsome man looks like he is in his early twenties or so. He is 6'2" and powerfully built, with strong shoulders and a chiseled frame. He has the form of a man who does some form of labor for a living, but also does the work to shape that muscle into something appealing instead of just being a brick of a man. His skin is tanned, and he has a few small scars here or there. his hair is dark brown, with one or two strands of very early grey. His eyes are incredibly bright and blue, and can easily be considered his most notable feature. His hands are calloused, and he has long, dexterous fingers.
Personality: Arthur is a good man, but not a grand one. He came from nothing and wants something, but he is not a greedy man. He is practical and knows the importance of wealth, however. Some nobles do not really understand the importance of their wealth, but Arthur grew up in the gutter, so he gets it. However, he does not want lavish riches or opulence. He would be happy to not have to scrape and scrap for each meal, and to have a comfortable bed, a woman to love, and to be able to do the craft he loves. Life, however, is never that simple, and he knows that. While he comes from a rough childhood, he has managed to keep a certain sense of hope and idealism through his worship of the Gods...specifically Jayus. He considers Jayus his patron, and many of his actions in life he views as being in service to him. He is loyal to those who earn his loyalty, and while he is not some hardcore warrior, he will shed blood to defend those he thinks require it. He is rough, but kind. Charitable, but practical. Skilled, but humble. Like any decent person, he is complicated.
Background: Arthur Russo was born into a very impoverished part of Southport. His father was a brute, thief and compulsive gambler, while his mother was addicted to a handful of very terrible drugs. The fact that he managed to get out of that life and into a better one is a miracle in and of itself, since he knowsd of more then a few people from his old home that never did. When he was about seven the abuse got too rough, and he finally fled home. He ended up an urchin, begging and stealing and doing odd jobs to live. During one especially rough winter he snuck into a leatherworker's home and tried to steal some food. He was caught by the man and his wife. They took pity on him and brought him in. They had been trying, unsuccessfully, for children for several years, and saw this as a chance. The two were stern, but loving, and Arthur became the man's apprentice. It turned out Arthur was a natural, and he loved the work. He adored other forms of creation as well, whether cooking or other things, and he took strongly to the faith of Jayus. He considers him a personal patron, and he tries to live his life by his teachings (Though he charges for his work). Eventually he was doing many of the more intense works for his 'father', though often the credit was given to his master, since he was a credited leatherworker, and not some young apprentice. Eventually a member of the Malvici came to the area, and he made her an incredible set of leathers. She discovered it was really Arthur that did the work, and she made a mental note of it. Years later, Arthur began his military service, and the Malvici saw some of his more recent work. She arranged things for him to serve the House as a smith for his military service, and now here he is...