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Baron Thorley Farwatch

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

Social Rank: 6
Concept: Washed Up Knight
Fealty: Valardin
Family: Farwatch
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Age: 36
Birthday: 03/13
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Knight
Height: 6'2"
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Green
Skintone: Tanned

Titles: Baron of Sandreef Point

Description: The man who stands before you has what could easily be called a solid, if aged build, much like the land that he is the Sword of. His shoulders seem almost as broad as a doorway, and stands six feet and a pair of hands. His hair is thick and luxurious, with natural easy waves of dark chestnut browns that borders on black that is starting to turn to silver. Falling to just a couple of inches beneath his broad shoulders with a wind swept look and falls about his rugged sun tanned countenance complete with laugh lines and small scars. His is a very masculine vestige with chiseled cheekbones and a firm brow that bears expressive uncultured eyebrows. Those brows shadow a gaze of primal intensity in his brilliant sea-glass green eyes. Upon a solid squared jaw grows a thick beard that like his hair seems to have been slightly lightened by the sun, dark hairs in which invading silvery platinum randomly grow marking the march of time upon him. His beard is thick but short, its length reaching to his throat, while the mustache has been trimmed slightly to reveal expressive full lips which often holds a solemn serious expression.

Personality: Sir Thorley Sandreef is a man of few words, though when he does speak it tends to be cutting and sharp. He prefers the company of the drink, and the occasional brawl, than he does the company of others. Though he serves Westrock loyally, he's not a typical Valardin Knight. His former sailor days show through here and there in his mannerism and his speech; unpolished and bordering on crude.

Background: Sir Thorley Sandreef is a sailor from the Westrock Reach. He was born and raised in the shadow of Lightsreach Keep as an orphan adopted by the Sandreef family. For most of his life he'd been looked at with knowing looks, pity, and sometimes derision for how much he looked like the former Duke of Westrock Reach. Thorley shrugged off most of it, and spent his life learning to sail the merchant boats that the Westrock Reach was known for.

In his late teens he met his wife-- Abigail. They married after a short romance. Less than a year later, they had a daughter, Lysa. For six years, the pair built upon a partnership, but she and their daughter died when one of their merchant vessels were attacked by pirates on their way to trade with the Laurents.

He took to his drink after that. For nearly a decade, he lost himself into the abyss of the bottle, drowning in the darkness and content to do so. That is until the old duke became ill and for some reason the duke's nephew, Ryhalt Farshaw, approached Thorley. Ryhalt pulled Thorley out of the drink, and had him squired to the Sword of Westrock Reach. In 1002, when Duke Warwick perished, and Duke Ryhalt came to power, the old sword retired and Thorley became Sir Thorley, Sword of Westrock.

For whatever reason he know serves Duke Ryhalt as faithfully as he can. Having started his knighthood late in life he's not as polished as most Valardin Knights, but he tries.

Relationship Summary


Frenemy:
  • Eventide Blade - The heirloom blade of Westrock Reach. Found that it is made from demons and diamonplate. The sword has scared me. It has guided me. And as much as I may fear it - I feel it is driving me to higher purpose. And to replace it makes me reluctant, as I feel as we are setting aside history for fear.

  • Patron:
  • Gwenna - A Redrain Princess that Violet suggested to take me as a protege. I am surprised by her strength and her kindness. And I am pleased to try to live up to the tasks that she has given to me in making myself a better (and more sociable) person.

  • Family:
  • Tala - I knew that we were eager and excited to start a family, I was still surprised when Violet brought home this child from the Tragedy. But she has already started to enamored herself to me, and I like the way she sits through my stories.
  • Ronja - My only child with my first wife. I thought she perished 11 years ago. Instead, she was raised and trained by pirates. She told me that she wanted a relationship with me, and I told her to prove it. And she is doing so. Now it's time to remember to be her father again. Is it too late, though?
  • Sorcha Farwatch - Welcome to the world, my darling daughter. You came to us with a cry on Courtkeep of 1009 - little did we know that our gift to you would be a land to call and claim as your own someday. May you hold true to what makes your mother so wonderful, and may I at least raise you as best I can.

  • Ally:
  • Ryhalt - My lord - the Duke of Westrock Reach. He pulled me from the bottle I was in, and dried me out before pressing the Eventide Blade in my hands, and made me want to become a better knight than I ever was a sailor.
  • Lisebet - The youngest sister of the Farshaw family, she is rambunctious, a social butterfly, and always challenging me to smile. Sometimes she actually succeeds.

  • Spouse:
  • Violet - We married in such a rush - and in my fear of my own thoughts and dreams, I fled. She brought me back. And then she took me back. It's more than I deserved. And I will spend the rest of my life living up to the promise she has in her eyes for me.

  • Friend:
  • Felicia - Felicia Harrow, the Dame of Harrow. She is one of my oldest friends in Arx - she has always been supportive of Violet and I. She makes me feel at ease around her, even when we're on dangerous and complicated missions together.
  • Norwood - A trusted friend when we were both Swords, and now that he is a Baron, I am pleased to know that I can support him further. He has earned his place, and I could not be prouder.
  • Name Summary