Prince Klaus Thrax
A commander ought always to remember that a man's life is worth more than the mere satisfaction of his own pride.
Description: Klaus is tall and strong, but more rakish than built up like a brick house. His good looks come with a rakish charm, high cheekbones, well shaped mouth and square-ish jaw. His eyes are a deep, arm brown and his hair a short cropped mess of black curls. He exudes a personable nature, one that extends to the keen interest in his gaze and the frequently thoughtful expression that graces his face.
Personality: Klaus is an amusing guy that takes shots at himself as much as other people. While he's generally pretty nice, his sense of humor tends to be dry and a touch sarcastic. He's a capable soldier, horseman and a decent diplomat with an even temperament and a penchant for thinking things through rather than going on gut hunches.
Background: Klaus has been wielding a sword almost as long as he can walk. Sure, his first sword was a stick that he used to brain his brother Eiran with, but we all need to start somewhere! From there he trained as a squire with Sir Norwood and later served in the Laurent army. He worked closely with his cousin, Cristoph and the two were close comrades on the front lines right up until Duke Laurent's heir suffered a grevious injury and focused on less deadly duties.
He grew into a steady, accomplished commander in the Laurent army and often had the fully loyalty of any troops under him. He became known as a leader who could listen to the words of his men and accept constructive criticism. He's never been one to bark orders unncessarily. With Cristoph handling the duchy as Duke, and as such, behind the scenes more than in front, Klaus is often leading the Laurent forces from the front lines.
He also excelled as a horseman and thorougly enjoyed hunting. While he naturally worships the Pantheon as a whole, Petrichor calls to him even before Gloria.
|Adora||Another male noble that hands out empty flattery. A silver a dozen. I don't like him.|
|Alarissa||outspoken, brash, an interesting choice in animal companions.|
|Amari||When I met him, he kissed his horse on the mouth and seemed a bit (a lot) tipsy. But, he's a Laurent and Coraline seemed quite amused so I'll try not to peer at him too askance... unless he makes her unhappy.|
|Armani||Let's hope we can all do better then sheep or ants|
|Auda||He seems like someone I'd like to get to know better! Handsome, too.|
|Berenice||Very /attached/ to his squirrel.|
|Brigida||Courting Princess Coraline? Perhaps he can keep her grounded.|
|Cambria||A lively, spirited man. Unafraid to debate his thoughts and opinions. I look forward to seeing him in future debates, and perhaps getting to know him better.|
|Caspian||I only see him when he's with his bride to be, Princess Coraline, though he seems like a nice enough man.|
|Clover||An interesting young man who seems to find his training important, and he has an adorable squirrel companion!|
|Coraline||Charming, good conversationalist, and willing to run off to sea on mad adventures with me. I look forward to knowing him better.|
|Cullen||Lord Klaus is another fine example of the Laurents, one of the great Houses of a great fealty. Someone with a sense of humor and not afraid to drink a beverage stronger than milk in public, thank the gods, and keeps a squirrel! I wonder if he's met Sally...|
|Dante||He rode well, and was unhorsed by the same man that did me. Unhorsed brothers?|
|Eiran||He's my brother. What more is there to say? We're hardly alike, but blood is blood.|
|Faruq||The man does enjoy his food. A hearty appetite is the sign of a clear conscience. So they say. That squirrel though. It worries me.|
|Fecundo||Skillfully unseated my sister in the 1010 Tournament of Roses Joust, but certainly tilted with honor.|
|Fiora||A curious little thing, that seems like they would just want someone to really care about them. The squirrel I mean. I probably won't like the guy and he probably will be very offended. Oh well.|
|Hannah||Anyone who can have such a devoted squirrel friend as this man has, must be a good sort. I do wish to know about the horse kissing though. All the same he appears to me to be a good guy.|
|Harper||He seemed like he was real good to his animals, which is good. Even more than that, I liked his sense of humor and the fact that he kept his word. When you combine the two and end up seeing him kiss his horse to pay the loss of a bet, then that's definitely something that's gonna stand out.|
|Iliana||Of course I've had cause to hear of him, we're in the same field, if you will. He seems very good-humoured, enough to take on the Learly caln en mass. It's good to meet the man behind the name.|
|Jasher||First encountered shirtless, drunk, and with a pet squirrel. Reminds me of somebody I knew. I wonder if he will turn out the same way.|
|Josephine||He is a man with a squirrel. Thankfully he is not one of those that defies the sign and brings it in. But his love for his wife knows no bounds and I delighted in ensuring that he could display it with joy.|
|Kenna||Honestly, he struck me as a bit of a dandy, that that that is bad. Also, was that another squirrel I saw with him?|
|Lys||An interesting lord who isn't ashamed to tell the stories of the scars he's received.|
|Michael||An interesting young Lord. I wouldn't mind crossing practice blades with him.|
|Mikani||Don't know much about the man. But his squirrel likes his nuts.|
|Niklas||Marrying Coraline? Good luck.|
|Petal||He seems friendly and welcoming. He is going to be Thrax prince too! That is exciting. He comes from a good family and is marrying into a good one as well.|
|Reese||friendly and very fond of his squirrel who seem protective of him!|
|Reigna||A curious sort, but then the Laurents rarely conform to expectations. A solider from all accounts, though he certain appears to have a mischievous side that he embraces.|
|Sabella||An incredibly polite member of the Laurent family--which I'm not shocked by since they're all so delightful! He had a beautiful way with words and I'd quite like to engage in conversation with him again soon!|
|Sorrel||This man has a squirrel. It is a bit of an obnoxious squirrel, for he does not often keep it well-contained. However, he is a friend of Coraline's, and perhaps I will get to know him better when the squirrel is comfortably under control.|
|Valdemar||His practicality when it comes to the matter of governance in the Mourning Isles is welcome. We can always use such rational voices.|
|Vanora||Soft spoken with rambunctious animals, Coraline seems to enjoy his company|
|Victus||A man of bees. Bees and water do not mix well, but perhaps he will look something of a Serpent yet.|
|Vitalis||He gave thoughtful responses to my cousin's prompt - the relationship between diplomacy and war - and with a bit of wit, to boot. Well done!|