Just because you start with nothing does not mean you cannot become something.
Description: The first thing one notices about this young man is his hair. A step darker than copper its a deep and rich crimson, kept at waist-length and carefully brushed and cared for to the point where it seems to be a mark of pride. Bright emerald green eyes softly sparkle from their position on a gentle looking face. While far too soft looking to be considered traditionally handsome there is no denying that there is a certain charm to his appearance all the same. He has yet to show even the slightest hints of facial hair despite clearly being of age, his face remaining smooth and soft looking. His body is lithe and fair skinned, possessing next to no muscle tone but instead favoring smooth looking movements that show a natural sense of grace. Delicate hands with long fingers show a certain nimbleness as well, hinting that he may often work with his hands. Either way his nails are kept neatly trimmed and clean in a similar fashion to the rest of him.
Personality: Helpful, serene, and often quite curious about anything he deems interesting Arion takes his work seriously. He is an apothecary and one who enjoys experimenting with new ideas almost as he enjoys showing off the successful ideas he has had. While not a braggart he does possess a bit of pride and a touch of vanity. His friendly demeanor and soft appearance often make people underestimate him, not that he minds too much. His sharp mind and creative nature make him a somewhat formidable thinker, and this paired with his natural charm makes him into pleasant company for most.
Background: Arion Harrow is the youngest of a rather large family with ancestors who were Prodigal. Growing up in the Lower Boroughs with his siblings and grandfather after his parents died was exceptionally hard on the gentle tempered yet sharp minded boy. He was often the target of the other boys who found the weak bodied Arion and his long red hair all to easy to pick on. However the crimson haired boy was fast on his feet and charming enough to convince some of the older boys to 'discourage' his bullies. Arion learned at an early age to be creative and charming to get things done.
An inquisitve child Arion often found himself exploring outside of the Lower Boroughs. The fact that his kneen sense of smell and vanity drove him to take great pains to keep his appearance clean and neat helped him not look too out of place as he explored the finer parts of the city. He managed to catch the attention of a local apothecary who worked in the Ward of the Compact and after a few years of running errands and doing chores, the man finally agreed to teach the young Arion his art
Arion enjoyed learning. It started a near obsessive desire for knowledge in his mind and after his mentor taught him how to read and write he began exploring every text he found interesting. His mentor had studied several subjects and Arion enjoyed learning about as many of them as he could The next few years were spent in quite study until the young man came of age and was deemed a proper apothecary in his own right.
Now he is trying to make his own way, either by starting up a shop of his own once he has the funds or by offering his services to another. While he remains somewhat untraditional for a Harrow, he has still kept good relations with most of his siblings as well. Now he just has to make a name for himself and prove that even though he has no desire to oin the Iron Guard like his ancestors he can still be useful.