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Apollo Oakwood

Shiny!

Social Rank: 7
Concept: Haunted Retainer
Fealty: Valardin
Family: Oakwood
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Leatherworker
Height: 5'10"
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Gray
Skintone: Caramel

Description: He is a spare young man, of middling height and weight and a lean, lanky build. He's handsome, his features pleasing in an unassuming sort of way. He might not be the brightest star in the room, but there is a charm to his features that draws eyes back to him. A high brow and serious eyes rest over a nose that adds character to his face. His hands are large and show the signs of hard work; small scars from old knicks from sharp tools, calluses along the base of his fingers and on the pads of them as well. There is an air of distraction about him sometimes, an absent-mindedness that adds to that quirky and understated charm.

Personality: There's an ineffable charm to Apollo that sees him through most confrontations that may or may not have started with the glibness of his tongue. His wits are relied upon almost exclusively in times of trouble and they serve him rather well. He might be slow to trust, but once he does, he's loyal to the bone, so while he may call few friend, those he does, may count on him til his last.

Background: Born in Oakhaven, to parents who were both Trackers, Apollo should have had an ideal childhood. But fate was less than kind to him, and at the tender age of six, while traveling between Lyon's Redoubt and Keaton Keep, he and his family were ambushed by a group of bandits looking to thin the packs of hunters after them. Apollo's parents were killed in the conflict and the boy was taken, the plan to rear him as a bandit, the irony found to be delicious. Weeks passed, but eventually another pack of Trackers discovered the location of the bandit's hideout and cleared the lot of them out. When Apollo was found, one of the huntsmen recognized the boy and took him home to Keaton Keep where the child was raised in the court.

As an adult, he is fiercely loyal to the Keaton family. Eschewing the path of his parents, he learned the special art of tanning and leathercraft Oakhaven has become known for. The secrets of its manufacture are now his. When Kael left Oakhaven to come to Arx, he tapped his best leatherworker to come with him to see about making a name for themselves in Arx.

Name Summary
Alexio A fellow merchant and one of my closest friends. I owe him much of my knowledge. A good man; excellent at his craft.
Arcadia A true artist. I can't wait to see what he brings out next.
Astyr A crafter of some talent, with a wide-ranging clientele. He clearly knows his trade, and he likely knows the city as well. May be good to keep in mind for future business.
Athaur A curious sort of fellow, though not in a bad way
Beatrice I collided with him, and yet he apologized and offered to clean up the mess. A kinder response than I deserved, even if I will need to get my shirt cleaned.
Bhandn One hopes he does not do what I think he could have done, or that he will do similar again. I'm not convinced.
Cristoph What an absolutely lovely young man. Very smart and forward thinking, but also humble, loyal and devoted to his community. Quite an impressive person.
Elgana Master Apollo is a skilled man with a sharp mind for business. I am pleased to own not just one but two pieces of his work and hope to continue to add to my collection. He is truly blessed by Jayus.
Flavien Perhaps we will one day bond over a mutual appreciate for the Thraxian Slug. Until then, I may simply wish to die every single time his name is even uttered in a conversation.
Ida Associated with House Keaton, which already said much about him to me, Apollo is a bright and enthusiastic crafter I've recently had occasion to work with. Obviously quite skilled, to judge simply by reputation, it is obvious that he loves his work. That, too, says a great deal about him to me.
Jasher Makes good leather. His dog is a menace.
Josephine A good boy, even if he looks like he got his hand caught in the cookie jar. He needs to get into trouble more, if it gets him out of his shop now and then.
Juniper Oh goodness, he has clouds in his eyes! But not stormy clouds. Summer clouds, back-lit by the sun, promising something wonderful once they've passed and left Jayus' inspiration printed upon his thoughts.
Lorenzo A charming man and exceptionally skilled craftsman. I'm always happy to recommend his work to a friend.
Lottie He seems like a very gentle man and a very talented one. His designs are superb! I'm so glad I got nosey and poked my head in his shop. It's always my honor to meet a fellow crafter.
Mabelle Seems to be very passionate about his work.
Norwood It's brave of him to be here and to listen to all of this - especially when his unease is so clear.
Olin A fellow Northerner, well steeped in his craft, interested in trade and welcoming to those newly arrived.
Petal He seems to very much like steel silk or maybe my work and he seems a bit absented minded as well, but I think he is an okay man.
Pharamond He seems a skilled and knowledgable smith. I am eager for his work and most appreciative that he took my commission.
Reese He seems like a thoughtful, pleasant and talented artist. I look forward to seeing and having more of his creations.
Reigna There is something special about this one. He has phenomenal talent, but more than that, his heart is good. I think sometimes I upset him or say something that throws him. But I would trust him with my children. And that alone says a lot.
Sophie Troubled. Pained. I wish I could help him, but I believe his ailment can only be fixed by his own force of will and dedication.
Sorrel This leatherworker is very kind and we managed to conduct business without saying a word, which was a relief for me. I'm definitely going to get him to make me some corsets to wear with some of my dresses.
Sparte A craftsman with a desire to work wonders. I hope my guidance was what he needed, and not just what he wanted.
Tescelina A mind so passionate and exquisite in their trade, as well as professional, holds my interest like nothing else. Greatly lives up to his reputation. I shall take much of my business to him.
Videl Master Apollo seems like a pleasant sort and a skilled artisan, if I need leathers I'll have to make sure to keep him in mind.
Vitalis His store couldn't be more well-named, the wares within unlike any I've seen in the City. My only complaint: it's too far from the Bank.