Is a man satisfied, merely because he is perfumed himself, to mingle with a malodorous crowd?
Social Rank: 7
Concept: Whisper Steward
Marital Status: Single
Hair Color: Chestnut
Eye Color: Grey
A willowy build and confident poise gives this man an illusion of greater height than his 5'9" would otherwise afford him. Chestnut brown hair, alive with the warm reddish highlights in the shiny brown locks, has been cut long on top and shaced on the sides, given to a certain artistic mussing. The cut emphasizes his high cheekbones and squared jaw, while long and thick lashes emphasize the gray, almost green eyes. Long, slender fingers might lead to an idea of musician or artist, and the fluid grace of movement that of a dancer. The whole of his appearance is often chosen to lead to a look just on the masculine side of androgyny.
Personality: As inviting as a late spring evening beneath the branches of an olive grove, Rinaldo exudes warmth and welcome to everyone until he has reason not to. Earn his ire and this becomes his attitude changes to the raging summer storm instead, though it's a fury he tries his best to keep behind closed doors. Capable of drama when he needs to, Rinaldo would prefer to keep the veneer of decorum and warmth whenever in public.
Background: Attending the Apothecary College of Tor, Raphael Gallo would meet a trader from the north name Lianna, and eventually the two would claim each other as husband and wife. Raphael became a moderate success as a perfumer, while Lianna would sail further and further afield from home to find equal success in her own endeavors. And somewhere, along the way, Rinaldo would be born to the rocking of the sea beneath him. Rinaldo would be a sickly child, never growing to the stronger build of his family, and spend much of his childhood under the treatment of healers and his father's herbalism to get rid of coughs, fevers, and so on.
At eighteen, Rinaldo would return to Tor and attend the college to become an apothecary himself. He took to perfumes and dyes more than medicines, and after graduation from that academy has come to Arx and joined the Whisper House. Enamored of their beauty and grace, Rinaldo has taken his place as somoene that can enhance his fellow Whispers more than he spends time courting his own customers. He provides perfumes, soaps, hair dyes; he offers services with accounting, bookkeeping, and helping run the administration of the house. While he may be pretty enough to catch some patrons of his own, Rinaldo much prefers the role he's in. After all, it allows him to hide the illnesses that continue to plague his adult life.
|Joscelin||He was young, scrawny, with a fierceness to his gaze that took my breath away. Don't get in the way of this young man, there's a strength to him that could bury his enemies in fire and guts. It's been a pleasure watching him grow up. Probably one of my favorite people.|