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Lord Tobias Telmar

Men, formation! Forward until we see crimson on the ground from front to back!

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Mercenary General
Fealty: Valardin
Family: Telmar
Gender: male
Marital Status: married
Age: 24
Birthday: 2/03
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Soldier
Height: tall
Hair Color: light brown
Eye Color: green
Skintone: fair

Titles: Lord General of the Crimson Blades

Description:     At 6'1, Tobias is not a giant, but his shoulders begin where most people heads end. His expressive green eyes and chiseled features have a distinct lack of framing from a mostly shaved head of light brown, adopting only a light coat of hair in light of his profession.

    The rest of him makes it clear Tobias exercises regularly, with bulging muscles speaking of intense training. The only thing marring his otherwise perfectly sun kissed skin is the scar that goes perfectly vertical on his right cheek.

    When he moves, he tends to move with purpose when on the job... but otherwise, he adopts a casual personality that almost feels like a different person. Above it all though... is the unshakable grace of one who was born to nobility, of mannerisms only a childhood among peerage gives.


    Calm, collected, and somewhat charming professionally, Tobias somehow managed to become everything his father isn't during his childhood. Years of being tutored by what amounted to a drill sergeant on steroids did give Tobias a preference for discipline among his company, and while he's never let that get in the way of courtesy, it's left him with a bitter distaste for the idea of forming his entire life around military servitude.

    His job allows him to pick his own contracts and do as he pleases, which suits him just fine. It isn't a fair stretch to call him a walking contradiction of wild man and suave seducer. Outside of his work, Tobias can usually be seen enjoying himself at parties, whether with wine or women... or reading books and training.

    Above it all though... Tobias is possessive of the things he considers his. Try to take anything from him, and that calm, collected temperament quickly fades.

Background: Beaten into shape, that is how Tobias would describe having spent his childhood. He was everything his father is not, but being the oldest son, he was expected to one day take over as General from his father. Indeed, Tobias threw himself into his studies and training quite well, but compensated for his own sanity with indulging himself excessively outside of his daily training... a fact that drove his father to press him even harder. After all, if he had the energy for pursuing sports and women, he had energy to do more training. This vicious cycle took most of his teenage years... until finally, he seduced Beatrice Grimhall at a wedding reception, and spent a month doing semi-nightly 'meetings' with her before they were caught by the Telmar Guard.

Furious, Duke Grimhall demanded that Arn arrange a marriage to his daughter. Never more than a casual dalliance to find some measure of enjoyment in his fathers relentless schedule, Tobias outright refused, setting off a dispute between father and son that ended with Tobias disappearing a week later, under the cover of night.

It's been many years since that night, with Tobias coming back to public Compact life as the Lord General of the Crimson Blades. He's spoken very little of the five years he had disappeared to anyone, and has seen the Crimson Blades through the Silent War with skill and professionalism, along with many other contracts. Tobias might be the black sheep heir of House Telmar for now, but there's no denying he's a skilled general and warrior in his own right.

Relationship Summary

  • Rook - Interesting and ambitious. Might be able to do business
  • Larissa - Beautiful and inquisitive
  • Edain - Fairly reasonable Liege
  • Lou - Explorer Princess and now my student. Time will tell if she's just adventure happy or has some sense in her head
  • Ida - Weaponsmith who prefers to be in the background. Possible supplier.
  • Morrighan - Tailor with reasonable work, possible supplier.
  • Lydia - Too much coyness, too little substance at face value. I have no time for games outside of court.
  • Salazar - Possible naval client and supplier.
  • Alrec - Mercenary Admiral. Has offered mutually beneficial services. Time will tell if he's just a more subtle version of father, or just arrogant enough to believe he knows ground tactics better than I.
  • Benjamin - Have contacted about potential business, possible local healer for the men.
  • Ida - Weaponsmith who does commissions for me and the Crimson Blades
  • Silas - Met during blade tourney. Decent judge.
  • Hammar - Unofficial Master-At-Arms for the Blades.

  • Family:
  • Zotikos - Less serious than father, but no less presumptive.
  • Ywaine - Second-in-Command for scout Squad in Arx Company.
  • Name Summary