Leave 'em laughing and you'll leave 'em wanting more. I mean, audiences! Of course I mean audiences.
Social Rank: 8
Concept: Devil-May-Care Duelist
Hair Color: black
Eye Color: black
Description: Clean, young athleticism defines Caspian: corded muscle lean and sculpted beneath the smooth dusky warmth of his skin, his lean, lanky frame might be a work of art to call to mind the sculptor's craft at statuary if you could get him to hold still for five minutes. He is dynamic and rarely still, driving motion through life at high speed. His wavy black hair is worn thick and long, his sloe-dark eyes often lit with an inner brilliance beneath the leaping arch of his active black eyebrows. His teeth flash white in ready grins, grinning challenge or fey humor in a fight as readily as he might grin delight and mirth at a festival.
Personality: Caspian is a cocktail of bright and dark, layer upon layer of glitter and glitz over a deeper uncertainty. His youth was forged uniquely in hardship, a stranger in a strange land in the Mourning Isles, punished for the sins -- literally -- of his parents. His new adulthood is a phoenix rise to a brilliant pinnacle of showmanship, grace, and basically glee. Caspian is quick: quick with words, deeds, weapons. But he's not hotheaded; he's mellow, bright-hearted, ready to defuse a situation with earnest-eyed hope as well as cause one with a badly-thought-out word. He loves jokes. He loves drama but pure melodrama, to throw himself into a performance with everything that he has. He loves attention. He laps it up. Give him more. More attention. He loves parties. He feeds off the energy of life and shines with it.
Background: Caspian was a thrall because his father was a thrall and his mother was also a thrall, and his father's war debt was a lot to pay. Yet the Thrax fealty has spent the last few years struggling towards what the rest of the Compact would call progress, and in an early push towards some of that progress, Donella Thrax freed some thralls who were thralls only by virtue of their parents' debts rather than their own. Caspian was freed at 19, with scattered memories of his tribe's honestly piratical raiding traditions mostly subverted by the day in and day out of long hours of hard labor with tenant farmers and ropemakers and sailors.
He found in his newfound freedom that what he was mainly good at was a.) hard labor and b.) knives! He took the surname 'Wild' because his parents didn't give him a better one, and became a mercenary and sword for hire, until he eventually tagged into being a duellist for the Champion's Guild in Arx on account of besting a few in combat and developing a reputation for being a real /showy/ sword for hire. Though he began as a kind of desperately hungry merc with an axe to grind, he blossomed into a delighted fighter at the opportunity to pitch his skills in the dueling ring to wealthy nobles. It was exactly the life for him. Money was suddenly easier to come by, and with money, delicious attention, heartwarming acclaim, and the love and affection of adoring crowds, at least as long as he was making a show of it. Turning to away from grim guts and leaping whole-heartedly into laughter and life, he shines with the brilliance of the bon vivant, and it's clear he's here to make a killing.
|Aerandir||A capable fighter, if the first bout I have seen him in is any indication; the young man stood his ground admirably against the Knight of Pridehall in a duel. The man accepted his loss humbly, no less.|
|Aiden||He came out to the event to honor Lady Aislin and Lord Killian Ashford. I sense just by that, he knows what is right in the world. While most would think one person doesn't matter, it's what we do together that does. I think he sees that.|
|Ainsley||I didn't get a chance to speak with him very much, but he seems to be very much what you would expect of a Champion.|
|Alarissa||A champion, a commoner Thrax who seems to understand respect, and in truth, for the moment, quite enjoyable.|
|Aleksei||What a fighter! Exhilarating duel.|
|Apollis||A bold affable fellow. Duelist by trade and an entertainer by nature? Intriguing. I like his hair.|
|Astraea||The Champion came in and danced around his foes like it was just for fun. He put on a good show and I think in time he'll be something fierce. In the meantime I hope to see him again, before he gets famous and forgets about the likes of me! Good show and kind smile serrah!|
|Atherton||Friendly sort. Likely has many connections, though I'd expect many of them would like to see him stabbed as much as paid.|
|Daemon||A fine fighter with a fine sense of manners. May I be fortunate enough to cross paths with him again.|
|Darrow||A duellist who's eager to find a place.|
|Donaldo||Champion and entertainer I heard him say, and with such a fitting name for both aspects. I don't doubt that he puts on a good show in either venue.|
|Echo||He's a good duelist and seems to enjoy himself as he's sparring. One day I'll challenge him and give him a good show.|
|Ectorion||A skilled fighter, he could not break through the armor I wear, but were it not for the armor that battle would have gone far, far differently indeed.|
|Emilia||Someone who seems to be on the right path.|
|Gwenna||A rather charming Champion that I met at The Fountain of Triumph. A very interesting man, to say the least! Funny as well as friendly, I hope to see him champion someone sometime soon.|
|Joscelin||A duelist, charming, more charm than I'm ever used to ever ever ever, and how does a man kiss a person's hand without ever meeting them? I'm certain this is a nobility thing but unless I'm missing something, there's nothing of that in him. I mean. I'm assuming. I've only just met him. Also, too pretty.|
|Leola||A duellist, recently freed from thralldom. I wonder what he did there, and what he plans. I'm not reassured.|
|Lou||Caspian is another eager recruit to join the Explorers. He seemed to get more excited about the prospect the more danger I mentioned. He's someone to look after, but if he keeps his spirit, he may be a good addition.|
|Lucita||A newcomer to Arx who uses small weapons like me. We had a spar and seemed evenly matched, lasting round after round till both tired and finally he overcame me. It was a good spar and he displayed good sportsmanship, an amicable disposition. Will be interesting to see how he gets along in months to come.|
|Malesh||he preformed a Rite to Gloria against my own Lady Joslyn. His spirits remained high, despite his defeat. Still, he is a man of some noteworthy moves in combat!|
|Morrighan||Not sure what tae make o' this one yet, this Thraxsworn. Claims tae be a fightin' sort, though I s'pose tha'll be found out soon enough. Will need tae converse more tae get a better assessment o' him. Seems easy goin' enough, amicable.|
|Orathy||Dog lover... them poor animals. Some champion eh. Good humor though, at least.|
|Reese||He seems playful and meeting him today has cheered me up some.|
|Samael||A man who loves dogs must be a good man. And he's brave enough to fight Joslyn, the Silken Knight of Pridehall. He is brave.|
|Sorrel||A performer and musician whom I can send out into the streets just as soon as I write the right song!|
|Sparte||A duelist with a quick wit and an admirable sense of humor.|
|Theron||Good sleight-of-hand, some cheekiness and the ability to poke holes with a dagger so quickly that you get dazzled is always a good show. I like it!|
|Thesarin||The man has a... flair to him. Young, clean, vibrant and eager. My mirror image, eh?|
|Torian||There's a man who can through some darts, though he might have blown his luck early. Had enough left in the barrel to get him passed High Lord Victus though. A talent.|
|Valery||He is a Champion. And he seems nice. Looking for a fun patron. He can't get a better than mine, though.|
|Victus||Look at him spin those blades. Spin spin, juggle juggle. He needs to hit something with him before I'm completely impressed, but he's got my attention.|
|Zalika||He is a former thrall just as I am and a champion. I find so much comfort in his familiarity with my own past and his strength.|