The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Description: Tall and chiselled. There's a vulpine sharpness to his features that's not at all dispelled by the roguish glint of his honey-hued eyes or the frequent curve of his generous lips. The glory of his long hair; brown under most lighting but possessed of a tone of red in direct sunlight, is left loose, in contrast with the close and precise way in which his facial hair is trimmed. His pale skin is bronzed by time spent in the sun, body hardened by long practice with the sword. He still carries his youth in the fairness of his face and the cocky confidence with which he meets the world.
Personality: Scoundrel. Combine good looks, confidence, and more charm than is safe, package it with devil-may-care swagger and youthful insouciance, and you have Valarian. As long as things are going his way, he's everyone's best friend, generous friend, genial companion, but there's a certain cruelty to his temper. A pride in his public image that's intolerant of the idea of imperfection.
Background: Valarian is the fourth oldest of the seven Harrow siblings. Preceeded by sisters Felicia, Amantha and Cufre, followed by the twins Scipio and Skaldia and the baby of the family, Arion. Raised in the Lowers along with the rest of the kids by his grandfather after the death of their parents, Valarian was never satisfied with his family's lot in life. Though Valarian applied to join the Iron Guard as his oldest sisters Felicia and Amantha, he changed his mind at the comparisons drawn between the Harrow siblings, determined that he wasn't going to live in the shadow of the rest of the family when he could make his own fortune.
He struck out on his own from a young age, accepting work where he could find it among mercenary company's before landing himself a berth with the Crimson Blades. A fledgling member of the Society of Explorers, adventure and fame are the things Valarian seeks, one way or another.