Lord Eddard Clement
Everything will be okay in the end. If its not okay, then its not the end.
Description: A stout young man, with squared off shoulders and a bit of height to him. He has a fair complexion and excessively red hair that glows violently in the sunlight. Hair that never really settles or combs very well, just quaint curls. Grey eyes fit his face well, even if the face is a bit wider and rounder than would be classically handsome.
Personality: Eddard is a man easily driven to joviality. Wine goes with lunch and dinner and white wine with breakfast. Something drives him to stand up and be taken notice of, to sing and draw a crowds attention. A people pleaser, if people pleasing involved making up tawdry bar songs to hopefully get people to sing along with. Having hard work for him is a very good way to make him scarce.
Background: Every family needs their blacksheep, and Eddard comes from the Clement branch's black sheet. It's said that SOMEWHERE in this particular branch a great-grandma had a one night stand with a family that eventually left the Compact. It was never something said openly to Eddard's face, but family gatherings always had a few whispers about the not-so-secret shame.
It was in that shadow that Eddard grew up. From an early age he decided that if the family was going to expect the worst from him anyway, he might as well deliver. While most Clements are hardworking and diligent, Eddard went firmly to the other end. He drinks more than one cup of wine at dinner and does everything he can to get out of //work//.
During one work-dodging session he quite by accident stumbled onto a true talent with music. He found himself a halfway decent teacher and actually applied himself for once. Working with both voice and lute Eddard carved himself out another niche within the family. Everyone enjoyed a bit of music in the gatherings and thus some of the black sheep whispering faded out.
When news of strange Uncle Norwood's new barony, Eddard seized on it as his chance to escape the rural life and head to Arx. There he can accomplish a few goals. First, never touch another beehive. Second, seek out a real teacher to help him foster his musical talent. Finally, enjoy the pleasures of Arx.