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Zyxthylum Kathrite

You cannot truly appreciate the taste of honey until you have had your mouth filled with offal.

Social Rank: 9
Concept: Misunderstood Macabre Artist
Fealty: Pravus
Family: Karthrite
Gender: male
Marital Status: single
Age: 48
Birthday: 8/27
Religion: The Faith
Vocation: Commoner
Height: 6'4"
Hair Color: black
Eye Color: Dark brown
Skintone: pale

Description: Even hunched this man stands a few inches over six feet. Called the 'Duke of Limbs' throughout his youth for his lanky, ungainly appendages, his size is in stark contrast to his mettle. The emaciated and scarred quality of his flesh tells the story of a hard life better then any tapestry could. One of these injuries was so vicious it left one of his eyes milky and took a piece of his upper lip. Altogether a wretched looking creature, it looks as if someone has recently begun to take pity on him. Well groomed and with a freshly dyed head of hair, perhaps his luck has recently changed.

Personality: Quite friendly, Zyxthylum can be a little overenthusiastic when engaged. A life spent in seclusion gives him a plethora of ticks, some more apparent then others. People that take time to get to know him figure out he is harmless however, nearly a pacifist if you didn't count the animals. It's almost unclear if he understands gender, referring to most people as well as himself as if a homogeneous group. Like most of his behaviors, this seems to come and go however, and he does have moments of extreme clarity. Although rare, this is when he becomes unpredictable. This usually entails hysterical public rants until he is beaten by the guards or put in a cell for the night.

Background: Zyxthylum was born in the Lowers to a family that already had too many mouths to feed. Often there was no dinner and no place to sleep for the poor boy, so he took to spending his nights at the graveyard. He was also forced to hunt rats, birds, even insects in dire situations. Abuse and neglect made the boy lonely, so he started creating his own family and friends out of the remains of his dinners. At first this was simply bones assembled with fishing line. Eventually however, the boy became a man, and the man became talented. His creations began to take on a second life under his care and the strange hobby began to draw morbidly curious eyes.

Still forced to take any job people would let the odd fella do, he happened to attract a mysterious benefactor that changed the natural course of his life. Instead of scrubbing chamber pots and collecting bounties on rats, he is exploring his hobby as a legitimate trade. Business might not always be booming but he is grateful for his chance to sit indoors and work in peace.

Relationship Summary

  • Maris - Lounge Bouncer. Trading me bronze for brains.
  • Felix - A wise teacher and patient man.

  • Acquaintance:
  • Nina - My new favorite neighbor.
  • Ripley - A generous man with a fine eye for detail.
  • Caprice - Is there anything she isn't capable of?
  • Medeia - A luxury to have met someone so humble and knowledgeable.
  • Anisha - Charitable as they come. She gives a lot of people in the Lowers a chance to be happy.
  • Mabelle - Has an appreciation for doing things the old fashioned way. Brightens the shop anytime she walks over the threshold.
  • Bridget - Our most gracious client.
  • Insaya - Helping with the research at the College.
  • Samira - A talented artist helping lift other artists in the Lowers up.
  • Lianne - A pleasure to meet someone else so interested in promoting art and artisans.
  • Sophie - Another talented alchemist graciously volunteering time to help with research.
  • Raja - A library in the Lowers? These really are wonderful times we live in.
  • Sorrel - The Gods must be smiling down on me to put such a person in my path. Sina Plaza will be better off with her involved.

  • Patron:
  • Graziella - Gracious, kind, and compassionate. The heroine in the novel of my life.

  • Friend:
  • Orland - A handy lad to know. Really helped me out at the grand opening.
  • Savio - His talent weaving songs and bring people together is legendary.
  • Zakhar - A truly talented chef and craftsman. His food made the entire night at the grand opening.
  • Egon - Talented poet and fellow protege of the Princess. Makes me proud to be considered for the same honor.
  • Name Summary
    Adalyn One who thinks outside the box. I hope he does not allow societal pressures or public opinion to shape him.
    Aelgar A man after my own heart: curious and active, productive. A healer, an artist and, I think, a scholar at heart. It will be a pleasure counting him amongst my friends.
    Aisha I'm not going to lie. When I first saw him, he startled the -- well, I was going to say something inappropriate, but you get the jist. He startled me. We'll leave it at that. HOWEVER, when he started talking? Very charming, engaging and polite. I love the simplicity of his showroom as well. Plus he made Rosco and Rosco is one of the best things I've seen in all of Arx.
    Anisha He's an odd man, that's for certain - I admit, I didn't expect him, or his friend. But I'm thrilled to see him do his best in the Wagon Run - this is the kind of man the People's Tournament is for, after all.
    Apollo I hope he learns he doesn't have to shrink.
    Caprice Here's one with a unique talent and perspective. I wonder how receptive the city will be?
    Cirroch An interesting man, has many questions about what we do with our hunts. Felt bad telling him that his craft might be seen as a waste at home.
    Cristoph They'll let anybody in here these days.
    Evaristo LOVE his shop, and he's good with people and healing, too.
    Graziella It moves me to be able to help another artist who seems just as tortured by his own talent... if giving him the supplies to see his art come to life is the least I can do? I do it with grace and humility as I await his next masterpiece...
    Kia A humble man that appears to want to do good for others. What happened in his past to scar his appearance I didn't ask since it felt neither appropriate nor important. Sometimes the kindest souls are found where you least expect them, and he could well be one of those.
    Lenard I don't know whether he's simply mad or is too keen on the special herbs, but either way he should probably not be in the queensrest.
    Mabelle A man of vast knowledge in Shaman healing. I sense I will visit his shop often.
    Maris A horrid lookin' creature, but he rolls a mean cigar. I like him. Honest, with some business sense. Now I gotta check out his lounge.
    Medeia When you have lived a nightmare, the unsettling things become a point of fascination to study instead of a thing to be feared. And perhaps my knowledge will assist in that.
    Noah DAMN. He got hit by the ugly tree and the bad luck fairy all at the same time. If one can get over the man's looks, he seems able to supply interesting items from his shop. Also the back room is not a murder room like first thought. It will be interesting to see how he fares in the city.
    Orland It's always better to discover what between the covers of a book, than judge one by outward appearance. Oddly, I feel relaxed hanging out with Zyx. The eccentric ones always provide better company. More interesting to watch and listen to.
    Patrizio Beneath the off-putting exterior lies a craftsman who's rightfully proud of his expansive talents. A credit to our house, and may he do his patron proud.
    Raimon Exceptional man -- he's gathered the finest, and thence shares with others
    Reigna It is the most generous of hearts that seek to aid others in their times of pain and need. Still greater to spend time in the study of how to mend what is broken. He has the drive to learn and the will to help. What better foundation for greatness than that?
    Remy One with an interest in healing, who takes inspiration from nature. I take inspiration from him.
    Sabella A rather odd gentleman, but certainly one of talent. His creations may not be to everyone's taste, but they are no less a tribute to Jayus. And I did manage to find a wonderful gift in his shop!
    Samira I get the sense he's lived a troubled life, but still he looks to help others. I hope he can find a sense of calm and purpose in the life he carves out for himself here.
    Savio He's so odd. I love him. I simply must know more!
    Sydney There is little glamor in the jobs that are necessary, and the arts that dig deeper than working with metal and fabric. Throughout the course of the Peoples' Tournament he was worthy of respect, and that impression shall stick.
    Tanith A strange and brillant man. Great at animal sounds, though.
    Vitalis Not a treatment I've encountered often, but my shoulder feels great. Will certainly visit his shop.
    Zakhar Tall and quiet. Though has a demeanor that follows him that tells me that the man is just watching for the next cog to be tossed into the equation. A very nice gentleman, the kittens liked him, thus that is all I need to know for now.