Lord Grady Deepwood
You're taking this rather too seriously. Tell me what happened, and we'll solve it together.
Description: Grady is a tall man but not overly so, the sort with a genial smile on his face at all times. His hair is perpetually messy, no matter how he tries to straighten it it never seems to want to stay put. He makes up for this by being immaculate in his choice of clothing and his manners, as though he learned lessons from a book rather than in real everyday use.
Personality: Grady is an easygoing man, gregarious and socially adept. He's very good at making small talk and never seems to mind it - he's the life of the party and the guy who's not afraid to look a little silly if it breaks the ice. Genial and pleasant, he sometimes surprises people by how well he reads a situation, and he prides himself on compromising and finding common ground in many situations, not just diplomatic ones.
Background: He doesn't talk too much about his past - what he does mention is how hard he worked to learn the trappings of diplomacy. Always he has been the peacemaker - between his siblings (the middle child is always caught in between), because his parents (they fought with each other frequently), between his friends (children are terrible to each other). He was always sick as a child too, though as time passed he finally grew out of that for the most part.
Happiest were his moments in the woods, when he could be alone. He would take books and read there, but of course his family's library was not extensive. So he found himself reading even the driest and dustiest treatises on politics, diplomacy, and history - and finding he had a propensity for it. Avidly he read and re-read, and started using some of the theories espoused in dry and dusty tomes to start settling those fights, and found he was good at not just understanding these theories but using them as well. And so he began his life as a diplomat, building a reputation for a level head and a genial nature that encouraged communication and compromise.
Then he met the woman who would become his wife - she was in the woods too one day, tilting at trees to practice her swordwork. And as the poet said, 'No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.' So it was that when his wife determined she would come to Arx and rejoin her family by heritage, so too did he as her faithful companion.
|Amari||You can't dislike a man whose first impulse is to offer you pastries. Grady is smart as ever, congenial and dedicated still to the art of diplomacy.|
|Audgrim||He's got that trained charm about him and a mop of hair that lives its own life. Might be a good customer!|
|Avary||Surely a magnetic socializer. A bit too concerned about the agreement and good feeling of all. Not that it's a wrong, but is it a greater Right?|
|Braith||A wealth of humor though I have yet to see this piffle talking he is talking about? I am sure he only shares on the most important of matters. Delightful company.|
|Caprice||Wonderful sense of humor and adept at step changes, whatever the social dance calls for. I'd gladly champion this cold-suffering damsel lord again.|
|Cesare||Lord Grady has come to Arx at a tumultuous time, but his ready wit and charm, his desire to take the proverbial bull by its horns, and his diplomatic abilities will serve him well here. It is my hope that he finds in the whirlwind of the city not a storm to blow him away, but a place where his talents can flourish.|
|Emily||Even when it has been forever Grady and I fall in together without trouble. My sistter chose well when she chose her opposite. He is a much needed asset to Deepwood and a wonderful brother in law.|
|Esme||I can't decide. Is he really nice? Is he playing a role? Is he secretly a gloomy gus, even if his name isn't gus. Or is it that he is as he presents? Well, plenty of time to find out. I'm sure we will be good friends.|
|Ezra||Wonderful to meet a Deepwood out here in this southern city, I feel less alone. Even if the wilderness might not be his thing.|
|Faye||A warm and good-humored man, seemingly inclined towards seeing the good in all things. Perhaps a bit like a butterfly, though, and I wonder if it is possible to keep his attention on any one thing for longer than a moment.|
|Gabriella||He has the brightest smile I've seen in quite some time. Lord Grady is a breath of fresh air during these troubling times, and I would not mind having tea with him again. Or, well. I'll have whiskey, he'll have tea.|
|Haakon||A soft sort, gets queasy at conflict of any sort. How this city hasn't killed him yet I've no fucking clue.|
|Isabeau||A charming Lord who does his house credit. We will get along brilliantly.|
|Jasher||A professed diplomat, Lord Grady is the pleasant conversationalist I expect him to be. He possesses a quick, self-deprecating wit and good manners.|
|Liam||Smiles escaping quickly from him along with that mischievous glance.|
|Lucita||A thin man with no stomach for alcohol, still he is amusing company and seems to be seeking to get to know people. Amicable, pleasant natured and looking forward to knowing more about him.|
|Mabelle||A tired diplomat, it seems. He came to Arx, that will be amusing to watch. Otherwise he seems pleasantly lost. I look forward to seeing the city's influence.|
|Martino||Interested in literature and in finding out more while in the Stacks. An excellent place to start such a journey, with a good skill in keeping conversation flowing.|
|Mattheu||Appears to be more wary of health than will let on. Always a bright smile to be shared, nothing terrible is ever hidden in those...|
|Medeia||It's always nice to meet someone who maintains good spirits in unfamiliar situations. I do hope we didn't scare him off.|
|Mirk||A diplomat by calling, it seems, and one with a knack for looking at problems from a different angle to find common ground.|
|Monique||The Lord Deepwood seems game for anything and I cannot help but admire that. Paired with his quick wit and easygoing personality, I certainly don't mind his company.|
|Nigel||A lord of Deepwood. He is a friendly sort and from what I've been told, not unlike myself. I will be sure to reach out to him soon to see what our domains might be able to work up together.|
|Noah||He comes off as too happy, too fraile - but I've learned that people like that are too underestimated|
|Odin||Quiet, keeps to himself, and thinner than a twig! He needs some meat on his bones! Thankfully, we Eswynd can help with that.|
|Pasquale||Seems to be a rather diplomatically minded sort.|
|Rook||A genial gentleman that will hopefully survive long enough to adapt his understandings of how the world works to the realities of life. It's always nice to have people who think nothing of the best from all, for as long as they can remain that way.|
|Savio||Unusual for a mainlander to be so interested in 'shav' instruments, but it's always nice to talk music with someone who has an interest.|
|Sorrel||He seems to quite appreciate music, and that is most delightful, and he also has fine taste in tea.|
|Temira||He seems like a gentle soul. I quite like those types of people. They are needed in a world so harsh|
|Xia||Lord Grady presented himself kindly and professionally and showed a scholar's true curiosity coupled with a diplomat's mental dancing.|
|Zakhar||doesn't raise a sword. Don't think I've seen haakon that baffled before|
|Zoey||He is like a careful architect, building things to last and taking care not to cut corners.|