Lord Baltus Darkwater
A sailing ship is no democracy; you don't caucus a crew as to where you'll go anymore than you inquire when they'd like to shorten sail.
Description: Tall, at just over six feet in height. His shoulder length mocha brown hair seems to have a mind of its own, the locks curling over his forehead and towards his ear from behind his neck. With his dark eyebrows and stubble, which runs primarily along his jawbone, leaving his cheeks smooth. Chocolate Brown eyes seem to stand out against his sun-kissed complexion.
Personality: Baltus is a self-assured man who lets little interfere with things he considers to be the logical path. He takes pride in his actions that are daring and goes forth with the risks, after weighing if they are worth it, to take the glory for himself, his family, and the Thrax Family. Baltus will protect those he holds dear with his life and lets his wrath be known when he feels someone is speaking ill of them. Baltus will often take the defense of his relatives too far, however, for he loses his logical sense of thinking when he sees red do to perceived slights against him and his own. Under his cool, confident facade it is found he is quite warm and open, with those he thinks of fondly.
Background: Baltus Darkwater was born to the life of the sea, like many of the Saffron Isles. Being a man of the sea goes is in his blood for it goes back generations. His love of the waters might be aided by the fact he was born on the Isles, more specifically Cielos Encantadores. There he was raised, mostly by his mother, along with his siblings. He was taught a mix of being a proper nobleman and sailor, making him both regal and crude, yet charismatic as a leader.
When he was old enough he started travelling with his father on the seas, learning the way of a future captain of a ship. He spent his times in port in the arms of a woman he could seduce with his confidence and charm, though, because he was on the more serious side his choices were limited despite his looks. When his mother died at the birth of his youngest sibling Baltus and his father agreed that Baltus would spend a little more time on shore attending to his siblings to assure they were properly raised. He still spent time on the sea but less until his younger siblings were old enough to take care of themselves.
During one of his times at port in Arx, a very brief port, Baltus met his wife to be. A Whisper and the epitome of beauty, at least to him. During his time in Arx he spent every available moment with her, trying to woo her. He managed to woo her enough to get her to agree to keep in contact via letters and to meet each time he managed to get to Arx. Baltus took every trade he could to get to Arx and spent his time there with the Whisper, Carita, and with her he built a grand romance. He had to fight to make Carita his wife, for she was common - even though she was a Whisper. Carita was his grand love. With her he has, thus far, had one child.
And yet things took a dark turn soon enough, and they went from a grand romance, to estranged, to divorced. Still she remained a Darkwater, something very difficult for Baltus to understand - particularly when she was made a Voice over him. But all of that seemed less important after Darrow died defending Darkwater against the Fleet. Though Carita had ordered the place evacuated, still this was his home, and now he has determined to spend his efforts showing what a true-born noble can do - rebuild his home, strengthen his people, and lead well into the future.
|Aella||He has shown himself to be competent, and I have enjoyed working with him.|
|Evangeline||When I think of men, noblemen from the Mourning Isles, the image of Baltus comes to mind. A no nonsense sailor who has a mind for business and a love of the sea.|
|Mabelle||A pleasant man that seems to be more inclined to good news than bad. Cannot blame him. I myself perfer smiling.|