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Lord Rysen Crovane

O sing, bright muse! Of Nature's myriad wonders, glorious feats of arms, and the mysteries of all-ruling love!

Social Rank: 4
Concept: Bardic Knight
Fealty: Redrain
Family: Crovane
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Religion: Pantheon/Shamanism
Vocation: Knight
Height: 5'11"
Hair Color: dark brown
Eye Color: storm grey
Skintone: fair

Titles: Voice of Crovane, Knight of the Northlands

Description: The young man's dark brown hair is short and wavy, and his grey eyes resemble the textures and colors of storm clouds. Though his face is expressive and open, his animal-like gaze often lingers. He is of average height, and a lean build, and his movements are fluid and natural. He has, on his left forearm, a tattoo in the shape of intricately arranged symbols.

Personality: Often respectful and curious, Rysen is a seeker of both knowledge and experiences. He is thoughtful and reflective, but wears his emotions on his sleeve, which often shatters plans and expectations in the heat of the moment. He seeks to earn honor and glory in the arts of war and poetry, but knows that he has much to learn, and is more at home in the country inn or wooded glade, than the glittering halls of court.

Background: Rysen was born the second son of a distant Crovane lord. His mother is a devout follower of the Faith, and educated her sons on religious matters, court poetry and the practice of virtue in everyday life. He was also trained by Grodin Vales, a veteran soldier of the north who taught him marital skills and survival techniques. After becoming seriously wounded in an altercation with an influential priest rumored to be a relation of his lover, Rysen was sent by his father to Arx.

Relationship Summary

  • Peri - A fellow seeker, and an excellent leader.
  • Merek - Trustworthy knight and skilled weaponsmith.
  • Arcadia - Untamable, spirited, and wickedly charming, yet for me a source of solace.
  • Willow - One of Arvum's greatest artists, and one whose ideals I admire and friendship I cherish.

  • Spouse:
  • Mikani - Adventurer, champion of freedom, and beloved partner.

  • Ally:
  • Gianna - My ally in the pursuit of artistic glory.
  • Sorrel - A skilled warrior, talented singer and trusted mentor.
  • Faye - An intelligent and capable inquisitor with the fire of Lagoma burning in her heart.

  • Family:
  • Fianna - My wise and talented cousin.

  • Protege:
  • Rukhnis - Not an optimist, but utterly trustworthy.
  • Name Summary
    Aethan An artistic lord of Crovane with a keen eye.
    Alarissa A strong minded but clear minded man with a heart that beats strong for his house.
    Arcadia He is kindness and compassion and yet he can tease and mock just as easily as any brother I have.
    Arthen I can respect a man what has got some obvious leadership qualities to him. I was real impressed by how he handled that mess up north when we went along to Grassmere. Even if he missed out on the bear attack and the White Raven shav that tried to murder us, it's a good sign just knowin' how to keep a level head a bunch of folks come back wounded from what was goin' to be just a bit of a sight-see.
    Athaur A good natured lord, and a good hand with the Lute.
    Beatrice One can't attend a party of any note in Arx this season without Lord Rysen's voice accompanying it. A treasure.
    Bianca Courage, compassion, grace, faith... his words are a thing of beauty, old tales told brought back to life as though by magic.
    Brady I remember wanting to dislike him sooo bad. He makes it hard, though.
    Cahal I don't know much about him yet but I think it will be pleasant to learn.
    Dante Sharp eyes and wit, there's no stopping a duo such as ours!
    Domonico Another person who carries a mirror around to see things clearly. This man probably would be a very good person to pay attention to.
    Evaristo Getting the hang of the dancing. Is he not the poet I've heard about? Would love to meet more properly at some point.
    Evonleigh The lord poet has a good sense of humor and is a good sport when jests are made at his expense.
    Faye A colleague within the Inquisition, sharp and apparently willing to chase down leads. I like that. I'd definitely work with him again.
    Gianna One of the finest poets I've ever met; I'm beyond pleased to have him as part of the College. He does our establishment proud.
    Gilroy The Northerner Warrior-Poet. Maybe one day he'll end up in the Hall of Heroes and balance out all the Northerner heroes with the big beards.
    Gretchen He has a great way with words and if Princess Reese doesn't kill him in the ring I hope to see a lot more of him at the spa!
    Helena A charming and talented poet who I am sure will find confidence in his voice with time.
    Ian Level head. Reasonable drawing skills.
    Imi Aeterna's got its uses for long travel on the road. He carries himself well and shows that the luxury of aeterna doesn't define him so much as his own purpose.
    Jeffeth He seems a good man. A good sort indeed, many of the Crovanes seem wonderful and this one is no exception. It was an honor to meet him.
    Josephine Such eloquence. His words make me smile. IT was a lovely poem and I look forward to hearing more of them in the future.
    Julian Quite the fighter. Stubborn and hard to get off his feet. I am sure he is a boon to Stormwall.
    Jyri Smart one, this Lord - would probably fit right into the Iron Guard. Looks like he can use those weapons, too.
    Kaia A most courteous gentleman and gracious dancer! I hope he doesn't hold my little stunt, at the dance lesson, against me later on!~ *giggles*
    Kaldur Popular with the ladies, this one. I can see why my sister favored him. Gracious, attentive. Michael Bisland could take some notes.
    Lora Compassion in a curious place, like a rose found growing in the snow. I wonder how it works when he asks his questions.
    Lorenzo A friendly and interesting man, with ambitions to write a saga. A gifted poet and storyteller, and I look forward to hearing more from him in the future.
    Lucita A poet who likes music and is charming. He was kind enough to share some of his poetry and listen to a song. I look forward to hearing more from him and sharing more with him.
    Marisol The Lord Rysen has time and again proven himself a man of taste and decorum. His musical ability is much the same. It would be a benefit to get to know him better.
    Martino He has some - amazing - scars which means he has likely some incredible stories. Remind me to ask him about them, okay?
    Mikani Tattoos and scars. Sounds like he has many tales of adventures.
    Miranda I don't think I've met this fellow before, but his poetry is divine! And he plays the Lyre! A true bard! Beautiful from the music to the words. Such a glorious song. To have such words to express oneself...
    Mirk A Crovane lord, newly arrived to the city. A swordsman, but a thinker. I doubt a fighting man is all he is, but time will tell.
    Monique An incredible poet, he truly does have an elegant way of turning a verse.
    Niklas As much a bard as any who have ever been given the title. His verse is genius.
    Orrin A well-spoken and thoughtful young man - it is no wonder my daughter speaks so highly of him.
    Petal A very talented poet. Seems like an interesting and thoughtful man.
    Quintin A Northern lord, handy with a blade and quite the poet, as I understand it. A good fellow.
    Reese Seems like an interssting and talented Lord. I hope to learn more about him and see some of his work.
    Reigna A Lord of Stormwall, whose bravery, chivalry and honor serves him exceedingly well. A friend to the Physicians, and a man I am glad to know.
    Rukhnis Suffers from deplorable lapses of either memory or understanding, but a decent and truly chivalrous person at heart.
    Sabella A wonderful poet! There is so much creativity and passion in his works. He seems a bit nervous to present them, but I'm sure with enough praise that will fade in no time!
    Selene An experience to hear his poetic soul in action. Those words traipse across the tongue and the soul, quivering with promise, and speaks to his particular brand of creativity. I look to hear more from him.
    Sorrel A bard and a swordsman! Someone after my own heart. He's got a lovely singing voice, and he's learning to use his sword so that his swordplay might match his poetry. A poetry of motion in addition to poetry of words!
    Tescelina He says nice things to the stars. A waste I'm afraid, alas.
    Valdemar An effective leader, at a time when the Compact is sorely in need of them. I am grateful that Asger's house appears to be in good hands.
    Venturo Lord Crovane demonstrated tremendous talent during the Kismet Hall, commanding a crowd who wasn't certain what to expect when it came to the carnival in Arx. His choices were perfect and perfectly performed, and I look forward to future viewings of his works.
    Vitalis Keen mind, though not one to leave to his own devices in the wilds. Strange, I thought Northerners came by woodcraft with mother's milk.
    Willow So, attractive, Northern, and a poet. What's the catch?