Let us hatch a clever plan to race the sun to the horizon.
Social Rank: 7
Concept: Wandering Entertainer
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Description: Deacon is a tall man in the earlier part of his thirties. He has dark brown hair of medium length that curls at the ends and deep brown eyes to match. His skin is a sun-darkened olive, but not entirely blemish free. His hands are well-manicured, but not without their callouses and scars. A small raised line of scar tissue also shows itself under the light stubble of his cleft chin. Smile lines have begun to appear along with thin lines of barely-noticable silver in his hair. He has a very animated way about him and he seems to express himself with the entirety of his body.
Personality: Deacon is a man obsessed with the beauty and potential of what is over the next hill. He has a sunny disposition and can often be heard fending off the naysayers with the taunt: "But what if it's fun?" He's fascinated with people and cultures and drawn to the strange and exotic, often striking up random conversations with anyone willing to lend an ear and a voice. Deacon comes off as an eccentric in most cases, preferring his own 'upside-down and cross-eyed' view of the world over the mundane.
Background: Deacon Pateris was born in Setarco during a time of relative peace. His mother and father were both palace servants, so he grew up in and around the palace in Setarco. As he grew, Deacon showed a nack for socializing as well as music. Both of his parents were beloved servants of Piero Pravus, so the then-Duke paid for Deacon's schooling as a courtesan. When school was over, he returned to the service of Pravus as a newly-minted courtesan. The two would later become friends and confidants before the far more wild and free Deacon left Setarco to travel.
Deacon's travels were almost always met with some form of calamity. He was first shipwrecked on an island in the Saffron Chain inhabited by an Abandoned tribe. While others on the ship were discouraged, the young Pateris refused to accept defeat and offered his help around the Abandoned community. At first they found him to be soft and weak, but his infectious optimism and his willingness to put his all into everything he did endeared him to them in the end. He wound up staying well past when his other fellows fled back to the mainland.
Deacon made his way up along the coast, encountering a variety of people he traveled with for a time before moving on to the next thing that caught his fancy. For years, he lived without a care or a single thread of responsibility. The constant state of leaving started a nagging in the back of his head, but it was the news of Piero's death that guided him back to where he started.