Prince Galen Thrax
"Can't we just kill each other like civilized people?"
Description: This is a tall handsome man, broad of shoulder and muscular. His features are fine and his moustache is a manly moustache, well cared for and kept trimmed as is only civilized. He carries himself with authority, his movements energetic and his steps sure. His voice is deep and sonorous and his hair thick and well-coiffed, and with his square, handsome jaw and his slow, handsome smile he looks very much as though he has stepped out of a portrait and into the world.
Personality: Galen is a strong man with a strong personality. He's headstrong when he knows he's in the right, and he is an independent thinker. He'll listen to other people but he's adamant about making his own decisions. He is brave and bold and forthright, but where on others this might come across as bossy and rude, Galen is charming and friendly.
He is a civilized man, a man of refined tastes - and a dashing moustache - who is very concerned with doing things the proper way. Like reasonable people. He is still a Prince of Thrax, believing that men should be raised to be strong and warlike, but allowing women to learn to fight and carry arms and lead forces and sail isn't upsetting to him either. In his mind, a man is a man if he can do these things, and whether a woman can or not is irrelevant to the point at hand.
Background: Galen has always been far too refined for a Prince of Thrax, at least in his family's eyes. Growing up he was particular about his armor and particular about his appearance and particular in so many ways - but his weapon of choice and his skill with it made many teasing comments go unsaid. He built up a particular fondness for a large heavy warhammer that makes his opponents shudder and very often reconsider slights given.
He grew up strong and stubborn and, in a final despairing effort to turn him into a proper Thrax man was sent to sea as a sailor on a ship. The ship disappeared in a storm, only to return eight years later with Galen at the helm as Navigator. He has seen the world, or more of the world than most people would, and it has only enhanced his determination to be the voice of civilization in the heart of Thrax proper.
|Caspian||He seems like a very noble sort when I met him in the Ebb and Flow Inn.|
|Darrow||Galen, a prince of Thrax and captain who states he will look death in the eye. I hope he doesn't blink.|
|Denica||My cousin is as charming as ever, glad he could make it back to Arx safe and sound. Those have been trecherous waters!|
|Echo||Oh gods, how have all my cousins grown to be this charming and handsome? Where has the time gone? He seems to like heavy weaponry and armor. And drinks. We'll get along like no time has passed at all!|
|Jacque||An interesting twist for a Thrax. A very polite individual, at the very least. Let us see if he fulfills the stereotype of his people or not. If he does, I have an overall feeling it will be about their prowess at arms and ineffable audacity. But I am an optimist, after all.'|
|Luis||He is known to my cousin which in itself is favourable already, but the Master of Goats, well that poses all sorts of interesting conversational opportunities, Luis must get to know him better.|
|Sorrel||The Captain of the Serpents Tide and a Thraxian prince, he's got a lot that appeals to me personality-wise. He seems ambitious, eager both to teach and to learn, and willing to take me aboard to get my sea legs. Plus, he likes my singing! All in all, I'd say this is the start of a beautiful friendship!|
|Sparte||A fine and enthusiastic captain. A love for the sea to be admired, though I admit, I can't really relate. The sea is fine, I mean. Very nice. Occasionally.|