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Count Athaur Rivenshari

It's hard to beat a life outside, on the water- but I'm interested in trying.

Social Rank: 5
Concept: Ravashari Chieftan
Fealty: Valardin
Family: Rivenshari
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Religion: Shamanism/Pantheon
Vocation: Sailor
Height: 6'
Hair Color: Chestnut Brown
Eye Color: Mocha
Skintone: Tan

Titles: Count of Riva

Description: Athaur is a river ravashari used to sailing the water and living in the wilds, with narrow shoulders and lean muscle of years of manning the boats. His sharp mocha eyes, twinkle with mischief, miss little and reflect whatever the situation demands. His easy smiles are used to put others at ease. His long chestnut hair tied back so that it doesn't get in his way. Neatly trimmed goatee gives him a rakish flare. His voice has a musical quality that makes people want to listen. While he may seem lazy to those that underestimate him, his body moves quick like a viper when trouble occurs.

(Followed by the sound of jingling bells)

Personality: Athaur is a deeply intense man that prefers to show the world his playful, carefree side, while inside he's two steps ahead of his enemies. Always seeking to find that angle, he plays people like a chess game and his strategy is rarely off. He is a man of his word but he always words things in a way that allows him to take a loophole if needed. Fiercely loyal to his people, Athaur will take on the world to keep what remains of the Rivenshari safe, even if that means going on bended knee to a Compact that he once mocked.

Background: The Rivenshari Abandoned were never one of the bigger tribes in the Oathlands, but they were always a tight knit group of sailors that manned their boats up and down the waterways. A branch of the nomadic ravashari and smugglers, his family resisted the efforts of House Valardin to bring them to heel until Brand's dark magic enslaved his people and forced them to fight a battle that was not theirs. Many Rivenshari were struck down by House Thrax's navy the day Brand tried to breech Arx's walls. But a select few survived. Athaur and his younger sister, Eshra, will ensure the thrive now that they've bended knee to their former enemies.

Born into a large family, Athaur never thought he would have to take the mantle of leader. His father, Aegis, and mother, Triega, had two older sons, Gavier and Raqui, who were meant to help lead their people. This left their third son to focus on what he did best, thieving and smuggling. Quick with his hands, even quicker with a blade, he became a skilled thief early on. His sailing skills rival those in House Thrax. His passion for the guitar, an outlet when things life troubled him. He was the reckless one, the man that took chances. His luck always paid off. Nobles would well to beware challenging this ravashari to a game of dice or cards.

Closest to Eshra, who followed him by birth three years later, she has always been the one to temper his impulses. His advisor, his voice, it is she who consuls him to take a longer path. He thanks the spirits every day that Brand's darkness did not take her and Mattheu, his youngest brother, from him. He mourns the loss of his father, former leader of the Rivenshari, his mother, former Voice, and two brothers. Their losses have tempered some of his impulsiveness. Now he plays a longer game to see that his family thrives in Arx.

Relationship Summary


Sibling:
  • Eshra - I would be lost without you

  • Friend:
  • Ajax - A friend and confidant
  • Mabelle - One of my closest friends
  • Joslyn - I look forward to the road we will walk together

  • Family:
    Protege:
  • Kaya - Do not let her size fool you
  • Name Summary
    Ajax A fair seeming count. O
    Alecstazi An Oathlands count. Lots of bells. Seems far more interested in my fair cousin and quite quick to dismiss anything I might have to offer.
    Alessandro He remembered me from only a very brief meeting, and so I am inclined to like him very well.
    Alrec Yeah, man I ain't lying to you, Count Athaur Rivenshari. The COunt of Fucking Riva himself played on that table. I heard this dude got fresh with one of his Rivensahri girls and he split him half! It was insane.
    Apollo A friendly and generous Count - I wish I'd had my head on.
    Arcadia An odd man. I am not sure what to make of him no matter how many times we meet. Likely one to be wary of.
    Asriel I'll never not hear those bells without looking around for my escaped cat. I can't imagine that is the impression they're supposed to give. Athaur Rivenshari is much more polite than my cat, though. That is just intriguing enough to tell me that I've been staying in too much as of late.
    Belladonna A daring, but worthy, roulette rival. Savvy shav.
    Bhandn Wife hunting, is it? I knew a few women who could pretend to be prey when it concerned being eligible, only for the poor fool to find that /he/ was the one captured and skinned for all the meat he was worth.
    Brady A seemingly fun loving, down to earth man. He doesn't put in airs, and is very welcoming.
    Brigida I do not envy the fine line this Count is walking with regards the beliefs of his people. I hope that I can be of some help in helping him in this task.
    Cahal He came into the room covered in bells and was kind enough to explain their meaning. Not at all what I expected from the count of the Rivenshari.
    Cerdensulathara Not a well-dressed vagrant, or entertainer. A handsome Count. Smells dangerous, sounds nice.
    Cristoph We've met just a handful of times over the last few years. I was glad to see Count Rivenshari arrive for the round table, he has a unique perspective of the Oathlands that can't be held by some of the more entrenched noble houses of the region. We'll need every hand, every scrap of intelligence we can muster together to defend our homes against what's coming next.
    Delfina He stared at the painting at the thorn-qualifying puzzle and said he saw a bird. I'm not even sure if I saw that much, so his eye must be better than mine!
    Domonico Enjoys to gamble. Claims to be able to handle a blade but is no master at it. I'd like to test his skills anyway.
    Donato I envy the Count's bells! I hope he'll allow me to have some too! And I want to learn how to sail the rivers...
    Draven So nice! I like him lots! I bet he has Flair! No Fluff! Official Flair too! Oh! And he gave me a hug!
    Duarte A newly established prodigal count. While I'm not sure how or where he'll fit in precisely, at least his people are known to produce well celebrated entertainers - and the Count himself does not disappoint when it comes to being entertaining.
    Erik Count Athaur is a polite and well mannered man, the type of company I enjoy.
    Eshra My brother, my captain, my Count. Neither of those reasons are why I follow you. Why I will stand behind your decisions and beside you in your battles. It is the man you have became and the heart that I know you have.
    Evaristo Count of Rivenshari - I bet this man has some stories to tell. I would love to see those ships in action some day and talk more with this count.
    Evonleigh A kind-seeming man who enters with his own music, and quite taken by his wife to be. Charming!
    Gabriel While your search may be difficult, I believe you'll find it worthwhile in the end
    Giada Never seems to stay in one place... Lots of bells can confirm that.
    Gretchen Oh, I like him. He asks all the right questions and says all the right things. A good person to have around!
    Ian I guess he likes bells.
    Jan A good fighter, seems wise too. Maybe we can train together.
    Jasher Some Prodigals blend. Some stand out. But I will admit that I did not expect bells. Still, he exhibits some sense despite his choice of tribute.
    Jeffeth Lord Rivenshari seems like a good, kind man. He really likes those bells.
    Jennyva Duke Malcolm suggested we meet. So we had tea at the Mercier Tea Shop and truly, he's delightful. And makes me laugh. I like him.
    Joslyn Met to discuss a possible marriage arrangement. Too soon to tell but I really enjoyed his company, he's rather charming and I'm looking forward to seeing if this turns into a serious arrangement.
    Kaldur For all the smiles and graciousness, there's a thread of sadness. And bearing what he bears, no wonder.
    Liara One certainly couldn't miss him! He puts his House to the forefront, which is entirely laudable, as is being a man of peace.
    Lucilia Wears bells everywhere, is a Count, and is very kind. Kind nobility is always the best nobility.
    Mabelle A Count that lives in a tent. What an unusual sight. I'm intrigued.
    Maru Any man who'll cliffdive is a man worth knowing, and he's got a fascinating way of dancing, too!
    Mattheu My brother always knows what needs to be done. I wish I could stay as collected as he does. He will always have my sword.
    Mikani The first Rivenshari I have ever met. The bells and dance are entrancing I hope to dance again.
    Mirari Chooses interesting drinking partners.
    Monique The Count is an excellent dancer and a wonderful teacher. I find myself looking forward to the next lesson with great glee!
    Nurie The Rivenshari Count, of bells and a song I'm sure was at least a little bawdy! It was very kind of him to give us a song to lighten the heart. I hope perhaps for a few hours we were able to lighten his!
    Orrin An adaptable man. I dearly hope that he retains that capacity for the challenges to come.
    Petal A polite duke form the waterlands who seems interesting.
    Quintin He's certainly very jingly!
    Reese Yeah, the Count! He likes to gamble and seems to be friendly and welcoming.
    Reigna Ellusive and not often seen, he is thoughtful and precise, cautious and possesses an air of wisdom.
    Ronja Good company. Probably good with a song, but I'll have to double back and find out for sure. Unless he's just POSING as a bard.
    Rysen Often heralded by the sound of bells, one cannot ask for better company than the Count of Riva.
    Sabine A merry fellow, for that is what he wishes others to see. The bells, the laughter, the cultivated effervescence. Understandable, this presentation-- no smile will soften the suspicion against these raised Prodigals, but if a little jingling creates a certain impression...
    Saro A jingly fellow with an instrument in need of care! Or perhaps in need of a new one. Either way, I hope he comes by the shop.
    Sebastian A determined Count, who proved victory can be all the sweeter for the long battle preceding it.
    Selene The Rivenshari are acclaimed for their mystery and a sense of exotic action about them. The count effortlessly plies a path between two worlds, and I watch with interest the path he walks. Someone I hope to engage with soon.
    Sudara One of the riverborne wanderers of the Oathlands who managed to survive both the blight of Bane's rule and the lethal efforts of Arx's defenders. A count to boot, it seems. Makes at least some of my own prodigals look rather respectable, but can talk like a courtier.
    Turo I can appreciate the position he's in, and I think we can work well together. Similar goals, similar values.
    Valenzo Didn't immediately smoosh the bird, so he already wins a lot o' favor in my book! And he seems a kind man, with a knowledge of ships...we'll have to talk shop!
    Vega We all overindulge at one time or another, I wonder what drove him to his. Still, he seems a nice man overall.
    Vitalis Brass bells woven into his clothes. A lovely, lyrical presence. Though I find his assurance that I have nothing to fear because I can hear him... less than reassuring. Fascinating.
    Willow I love the bells in his hair!
    Wren Everytime I hear the tinkling of bells, my mind shall no doubt wander back to this member of the Peerage. He seemed quite affable, so it is a pity we did not get to speak long.