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Lord Grady Deepwood

You're taking this rather too seriously. Tell me what happened, and we'll solve it together.

Social Rank: 5
Concept: Genial Diplomat
Fealty: Grayson
Family: Deepwood
Gender: male
Marital Status: married
Age: 32
Birthday: 08/02
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Courtier
Height: average height
Hair Color: brown
Eye Color: hazel
Skintone: fair

Titles: Voice of Deepwood

Description: Grady is a tall man but not overly so, the sort with a genial smile on his face at all times. His hair is perpetually messy, no matter how he tries to straighten it it never seems to want to stay put. He makes up for this by being immaculate in his choice of clothing and his manners, as though he learned lessons from a book rather than in real everyday use.

Personality: Grady is an easygoing man, gregarious and socially adept. He's very good at making small talk and never seems to mind it - he's the life of the party and the guy who's not afraid to look a little silly if it breaks the ice. Genial and pleasant, he sometimes surprises people by how well he reads a situation, and he prides himself on compromising and finding common ground in many situations, not just diplomatic ones.

Background: He doesn't talk too much about his past - what he does mention is how hard he worked to learn the trappings of diplomacy. Always he has been the peacemaker - between his siblings (the middle child is always caught in between), because his parents (they fought with each other frequently), between his friends (children are terrible to each other). He was always sick as a child too, though as time passed he finally grew out of that for the most part.

Happiest were his moments in the woods, when he could be alone. He would take books and read there, but of course his family's library was not extensive. So he found himself reading even the driest and dustiest treatises on politics, diplomacy, and history - and finding he had a propensity for it. Avidly he read and re-read, and started using some of the theories espoused in dry and dusty tomes to start settling those fights, and found he was good at not just understanding these theories but using them as well. And so he began his life as a diplomat, building a reputation for a level head and a genial nature that encouraged communication and compromise.

Then he met the woman who would become his wife - she was in the woods too one day, tilting at trees to practice her swordwork. And as the poet said, 'No sooner met but they looked; no sooner looked but they loved; no sooner loved but they sighed; no sooner sighed but they asked one another the reason; no sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy; and in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage.' So it was that when his wife determined she would come to Arx and rejoin her family by heritage, so too did he as her faithful companion.

Name Summary
Amari You can't dislike a man whose first impulse is to offer you pastries. Grady is smart as ever, congenial and dedicated still to the art of diplomacy.
Anisha Lord Grady served as Voice to his house, and by all means acquitted himself well. He speaks forthright, he's principled to his cause, and he makes good conversation. Deepwood is lucky to have him, as is the Compact - and the Courtier's Guild. Speak your truth, my lord. May it find many ears.
Apollo I understand the want to cover errors with self-effacing humor, but where there's no harm, it's unneccessary.
Audgrim He's got that trained charm about him and a mop of hair that lives its own life. Might be a good customer!
Avary Surely a magnetic socializer. A bit too concerned about the agreement and good feeling of all. Not that it's a wrong, but is it a greater Right?
Braith A wealth of humor though I have yet to see this piffle talking he is talking about? I am sure he only shares on the most important of matters. Delightful company.
Caprice Wonderful sense of humor and adept at step changes, whatever the social dance calls for. I'd gladly champion this cold-suffering damsel lord again.
Cesare Lord Grady has come to Arx at a tumultuous time, but his ready wit and charm, his desire to take the proverbial bull by its horns, and his diplomatic abilities will serve him well here. It is my hope that he finds in the whirlwind of the city not a storm to blow him away, but a place where his talents can flourish.
Damiana A very polite and talkative gentleman, which is nice when you would prefer to remain quiet and let him do the talking. Minor potential to put his foot in his mouth, but I suppose when you talk that much it is bound to happen eventually.
Elora He seems genial. I hope that things will work out well and that I will be of value to House Deepwood.
Emily Even when it has been forever Grady and I fall in together without trouble. My sistter chose well when she chose her opposite. He is a much needed asset to Deepwood and a wonderful brother in law.
Esme I can't decide. Is he really nice? Is he playing a role? Is he secretly a gloomy gus, even if his name isn't gus. Or is it that he is as he presents? Well, plenty of time to find out. I'm sure we will be good friends.
Ezra Wonderful to meet a Deepwood out here in this southern city, I feel less alone. Even if the wilderness might not be his thing.
Fairen Lord Grady is an affable member of the Deepwoods, seems friendly enough, a bit unorthodox for his family. If he ever knocks over my papers though I swear...
Faye A warm and good-humored man, seemingly inclined towards seeing the good in all things. Perhaps a bit like a butterfly, though, and I wonder if it is possible to keep his attention on any one thing for longer than a moment.
Fidel A very well-mannered and galant nobleman. He looks like a strong breeze might be enough to push him over but he'll get no judgment from me, I fall over all the time!
Gabriella He has the brightest smile I've seen in quite some time. Lord Grady is a breath of fresh air during these troubling times, and I would not mind having tea with him again. Or, well. I'll have whiskey, he'll have tea.
Gio By all appearances, my lord is genial, jovial, sunny and bright and irresistibly cheery. Someone whose presence lightens the spirits of those around them. A personality that lowers the guards of those unsuspecting. In this way, I think, he is the perfect diplomat.
Haakon A soft sort, gets queasy at conflict of any sort. How this city hasn't killed him yet I've no fucking clue.
Ilira I appreciate his smile.
Isabeau A charming Lord who does his house credit. We will get along brilliantly.
Isolde A remarkably genial man who seems to do his best to keep the mood positive. It's almost infectious.
Jasher A professed diplomat, Lord Grady is the pleasant conversationalist I expect him to be. He possesses a quick, self-deprecating wit and good manners.
Keely A wonderful conversationalist, and expert piffler. Our encounter was all too brief, and I look eagerly forward to the next.
Liam Smiles escaping quickly from him along with that mischievous glance.
Lucita A thin man with no stomach for alcohol, still he is amusing company and seems to be seeking to get to know people. Amicable, pleasant natured and looking forward to knowing more about him.
Mabelle A tired diplomat, it seems. He came to Arx, that will be amusing to watch. Otherwise he seems pleasantly lost. I look forward to seeing the city's influence.
Macario Helpful Lord with ruffian hair and a good sense of humor.
Martino Interested in literature and in finding out more while in the Stacks. An excellent place to start such a journey, with a good skill in keeping conversation flowing.
Mattheu Appears to be more wary of health than will let on. Always a bright smile to be shared, nothing terrible is ever hidden in those...
Medeia It's always nice to meet someone who maintains good spirits in unfamiliar situations. I do hope we didn't scare him off.
Mikani It's so good to see my friend Lord Grady again! His smile is infectious and his happy presence is always missed when gone.
Mirk A diplomat by calling, it seems, and one with a knack for looking at problems from a different angle to find common ground.
Monique The Lord Deepwood seems game for anything and I cannot help but admire that. Paired with his quick wit and easygoing personality, I certainly don't mind his company.
Nigel A lord of Deepwood. He is a friendly sort and from what I've been told, not unlike myself. I will be sure to reach out to him soon to see what our domains might be able to work up together.
Noah He comes off as too happy, too fraile - but I've learned that people like that are too underestimated
Odin Quiet, keeps to himself, and thinner than a twig! He needs some meat on his bones! Thankfully, we Eswynd can help with that.
Orland The Gods sent this preacher to me.
Pasquale Seems to be a rather diplomatically minded sort.
Raja Seems a nice enough fellow. Likes art it seems.
Rook A genial gentleman that will hopefully survive long enough to adapt his understandings of how the world works to the realities of life. It's always nice to have people who think nothing of the best from all, for as long as they can remain that way.
Savio Unusual for a mainlander to be so interested in 'shav' instruments, but it's always nice to talk music with someone who has an interest.
Sorrel He seems to quite appreciate music, and that is most delightful, and he also has fine taste in tea.
Temira He seems like a gentle soul. I quite like those types of people. They are needed in a world so harsh
Xia Lord Grady presented himself kindly and professionally and showed a scholar's true curiosity coupled with a diplomat's mental dancing.
Ysabel A sprinkle of spice is all you need in life, so says Lord Grady! I think he truly lives by this. His smile and personality are infectious and it's hard to be in a bad mood around him. I'll be holding him to our tea time when we meet again.
Zakhar doesn't raise a sword. Don't think I've seen haakon that baffled before
Zoey He is like a careful architect, building things to last and taking care not to cut corners.