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Destin Saltshore

The dead cannot call for justice, so it is the duty of the living to seek it for them.

Social Rank: 8
Concept: Faithful Ex-Thrall
Fealty: Thrax
Family: Saltshore
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 31
Birthday: 9/13
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Soldier
Height: 6'2"
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Gray
Skintone: Tanned

Description: Somewhat on the short side, Destin is a broad, stocky man with a powerful build. He manages to loom in spite of his lack of height, a combination of his broad-shoulders and the gravitas of a man approaching his middle years. The Islander keeps his black hair cut short, and his beard shaven clean most of the time, though he can often be seen with stubble on his chin later in the day. Striking gray eyes are typically alert, watching his surroundings.

Personality: Destin is, on the surface, the very definition of a citizen of Grihem's Point: grim-faced, gruff, and stoic to a fault. One does not have to spend too long around him, however, to realize that he has a wicked, if incredibly dry, sense of humor. Unless it goes over one's head, of course. In spite of this, though, he is a deeply loyal man once it is earned, with a strong sense of justice and an abiding faith for the Gods.

Background: Born to the constable of a fishing village not far from the Grimhall residence at Grihem's Point, Destin was brought up with a healthy respect for the gods, in particular the Sentinel, as well as for the traditions of the Mourning Isles. Thus it was quite the shock when, during his training to take over for his father when the current constable retired, he assaulted the noble that Duke Grimhall had appointed to run the village. In an effort to make an example, showing that no one is above the law, Destin was sentenced to thralldom and his debt purchased by the duke's family.

Destin served the family faithfully, mostly without complaint, serving as a model example for other thralls as to how Mourning Isles traditionalists believe that they should act. And ultimately, it was this devoted service that led to him to having his debt absolved by Harald Grimhall, the successor of the duke who had originally sentenced him. Not long after the ascension of the current Grim Duke, Destin put his own life in jeopardy to save the life of one of Harald's younger children when a large, rabid dog attacked her. It would have been difficult for him to return to his old life, though, given that both of his parents had passed on, and a new constable for the village had already been selected. So when Harald offered him a place in the family's house guard, he readily accepted, and continued to serve house Grimhall. It did not take him long to work his way up to commanding the family's guards, leaving him in charge of keeping those of the house who visit Arx safe.

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