Count Artorius Magnotta
I don't have time for miracles, they are few and far between...only my blade will carve my path. we don't believe in fate or luck, we believe in forging our own path.
Social Rank: 5
Concept: Valorous Knight
Marital Status: Married
Hair Color: black
Eye Color: ocean blue
Captain of the Hawk Guard of House Malvici, Count of Caer Morien
Description: Standing at six feet, four inches tall, Artorius is certainly of a tall stature. He sports shoulder length black hair, with a light beard and blue eyes reminiscent of the ocean. During most of the seasons, he remains a fair pale complexion, but darkens in the summer to a tan. His strong, athletic physique seems to naturally counter his handsome visage to even standard With a strong bearing in his walk, he carries himself like the noble knight he is. He possesses classic, simple features such as his arched eyebrows, ordinary lips, an unnoticeably small nose with a very normal ridge. Previous battles have given him a single scar that rides from a tad over his left jawline down to his collarbone on the same side, which bears a charm of its own.
Personality: Artorius is a quiet and kind young man. He prefers to be active and attentive, that is until he is with his family. He is often found with a sword in his hand, taking his call to the life of a soldier very seriously. Despite his kind and loving nature, a trait he shares with his sister Caelis, he possesses a fiery temper when provoked. It takes a great deal to stoke the flames of his temper but once they ignite they are hard to douse. Above all else, he values loyalty to his family and remains very protective of his kin.
Background: Artorius grew up in Southport along with the rest of his Malvici cousins and his sister Caelis. Like all who grow up in this regimented military meritocracy, he easily found his way to the sword. Childhood was fairly easy for him, but that all changed during the Tor-Southport war. Not quite old enough to fight, and not young enough to forget, Artorius was permanently shaped by the events of that conflict.
As time moved on and Artorius' travels eventually lead him to the southern end of the Gray Forest, where he had the fortune to run into a Lady Victoria Ashford. She with her sly passionate way about things seemed to lure him in almost immediately. It wasn't long before the two of them were wed. Their marriage was blessed with a child shortly thereafter. A little girl they named Serah. Only two years after Serah's birth, Lady Victoria Ashford contracted an illness and died. Her death left Artotius absolutely heartbroken.
He wandered Arvum for a few years, coming home to visit with his daughter as often as his broken heart would allow. It was only when he had heard his sister was called to help the Malvici family in Arx that he too decided it was time to pick up his blade in service of the family once more. Taking Serah with him this time, her journeyed to Arx in hopes of making a difference on the Compact's war efforts.
Melinda - She just....up and left one day. I don't know what scared you away.
Caelis - Loving Sister
Hadrian - Politics-Savvy Cousin
Fiora - Fun and Strong-willed Cousin
Eirene - Loving, yet terrifying Aunt.
Pepper - Book-loving and Witty Cousin'
Serah - Artorius's daughter. The last thing he has that reminds him of his late wife Victoria. She is his Winter Rose, treasure, and his whole world.
Malcolm - Artorius's only son. Brought into this world by his ex-wife Melinda before her sudden disappearance. He loves his son deeply, and would do anything to keep him safe.
Martino - The new figurehead of the Malvici family.
Ariel - Charming Lady.
Lucene - Excellent Sparring Partner.
Ferrando - good fighter and upbeat soul, would happily fight again
Victus - A seemingly adequately friendly high lord. I hear he's a good fighter...
Ailith - A kind woman, offered to treat Serah if she ever fell ill. She already has my respect by this alone.
Silas - Iron Guard. Won a small tournament he hosted. Fun times!
Alexis - watched me spar the prince Edain, which was a fun bout. Had a short conversation, nice gal.
Alaric - friendly King
Symonesse - Elven Queen
Mattheu - A free loving ball of positive energy. He needs to spin more often in my direction.
Caprice - Not a woman to be underestimated. She's so very giving of her time and I appreciated it fully.
Cesare - The Softest has agreed to help me out professionally.
Maerigan - Although she doesn't know it, she saved countless lives - my own included.
Denica - One day we will have to thoroughly talk about Art
Victoria - a love long lost. His first true love that led to Serah being born. She died of illness years ago, but her passing haunts Artorius still.
Calypso - My Cousin Who Believed in Me. She will be avenged.
Inigo - My Best Friend and Witty Cousin. I miss you.
Anze - Cousin-in-law. Good warrior! We will spar again in another life.
Edain - Brother-in-law. He did treat my sister right, until he didn't. He left. He's dead to me.
Enyo - Cousin! Haven't seen her in a long time. Apparently she left one day and no one has heard from her since...
Sivard - A former Brother In Law. I became aware he was returned to the Wheel.
Estaban - He annoyed me but he had a good heart. He died in the Darkwater War.
Agnarr - Good Fighter - hit's like a tree. No one's heard from him in ages.
Audric - Good swordsman, upbeat soul. Sadly dead now, so I hear.
Karadoc - He was an interesting fellow. He gave his life for a child, that in itself is heroic.
Avasyn - Benevolent Apothecary. Unsure what happened to her. She might have moved her business to somewhere else in the Arvum.
Sparte - Great Fighter. He left Arx, for greener pastures.
Serafine - Excellent Warrior. She will be missed.
Harald - Melinda's father and Malcolm's grandfather. Nice guy, we got along quite fantastically. I was sorry to hear he died.
Saedrus - A kind whisper. I haven't seen him around in years or heard talk of him. Surely he's living life elsewhere in the Arvum.
Aiden - A grayson and rather helpful sort to...well everyone. He did good work with the Menagerie. I heard he fell at Pieros. May he find peace.
Merida - A rather blade-gifted Grimhall. Sparred her once and it came to a draw. No one's heard from her in years.
Eliana - An apprentice inquisitor if memory serves! I wonder what ever happened to her.
Eirlys - She was an excellent fighter and shieldmaiden. She died at Stormwall.
Luca - Expert Blade-wielding Prince. My friend died doing what he loved.
Ophelia - Incredible woman, better friend. She left and hasn't been seen since 1015 AR. Hunt well.
Dulcinea - Some friends never come back. Perhaps one day she will.
Costas - He was a kind man. We were good friends. They say he was murdered in a robbery.
Kima - She was a dear friend and disappeared under circumstances that lead me to believe she'll never come back.
Skye - She was a good friend. I hear she's missing at sea now. Hopefully not forever.
Mira - Back when we were younger we would spend lots of time together. She was a good lawyer and caretaker. I'm disheartened to hear of her death.
Arcelia - Dearest Childhood Friend and Loving Mud-Thrower.
Valencia - Wonderful Princess
Edward - A rather fun and enjoyable sort who enjoys good conversation and better drink. Glad to be able to call him friend.
Lark - Fun Crown Princess and Intelligent Soul. Would happily spend more time with her.
Alis - Spectacularly Kind Princess and Knight-General! Soon-to-be sister-in-law.
Kia - A resident of the Cyrto Arch island chains who bent the knee along with her people. She's been one of my dearest friends and continues to help the house grow with each step she takes.
Silvio - There's something about Silvio that gives me hope to finding new friends again. We clicked.