Lord Aric Keaton
But you didn't actually see me do it, did you?
Description: At just over six feet tall, the man is what would be considered by most woman, with a drink or two in them, to be ruggedly handsome. He has shoulder length dark brown hair parted on the left side with his hair falling to each side of his face. Deep green eyes are brightened by a ready smile, alight with some joke that is hiding just behind them. His face is scruffy with not enough hair to call it a beard, but something that could grow to it if left unattended. He wears a tunic, leggings and boots of Oakhaven leather, finely oiled with a great attention to detail on every piece.
Personality: Aric is a very friendly and charming sort, especially if there are spirits being poured close by or in the company of women of ill, or decent, repute. Always a smile, always the one who keeps the drinks flowing, dressed in finely tailored clothing that suggest a healthy source of income but given his manners and disposition, it might not be the most acceptable source.
Background: It's hard to look on life with regrets when you get to live it exactly how you want to, but it wasn't always that way. Growing up the first born son of one of the greatest legal minds in the House Keaton, Aric felt extraordinary pressure to succeed and follow in his father's shadow and eventually to eclipse him when he finally retired. Two years of legal studies was enough for him to know this wasn't what he was meant for and after many fights with his father, Aric left for parts unknown. Rumors have him seen in every direction, just the way he liked it. His education in legal matters may have halted but with what he did know, he started carefully smuggling goods and providing other services just this side of the line. True, his family had some money, but nothing like what he was able to make working the grey areas and sometimes dark shadows of the lands. Most anyone in any tavern will vaguely recall Aric buying them drinks and leaving with a morally bankrupt woman or two at the end of the night. He's kept himself busy for the last decade and away from his family and all the life in House Keaton and considers himself better for it, but a recent spot of trouble with the wrong Baron has started pushing him back to build bridges and mend fences with family once more. This is not going to be pretty.
|Ardoin||A Lord Keaton who seems to do credit to his house. Polite and well-mannered, and kept his calm when surrounded by a veritable horde of his kin and strangers alike.|
|Caspian||A fellow knife fighter! They are few and far between, but I am always excited when I meet a new one. And I got to train him as well!|
|Derovai||Lots of assumptions. He should drink more -- or less. Either way, he's definitely at the wrong level of inebriation.|
|Dominique||It's always good to clash with swords. I fear he may have been distracted, but he is a humble man nonetheless. I would like to get to know him more.|
|Emily||Weeds, Oaks, whatever the Keatons may be he is another one of their jolly bunch and I am glad to have met him.|
|Jaerith||The exact kind of scoundrel I need assistance from. I think I'm going to end up getting into trouble with this one|
|Jordan||Lord of House Keaton. Seems a bit rough on people, especially on Adriana, but otherwise a nice, pleasant individual to be around. I'll look forward to sparring him.|
|Katarina||Although she's not decided whether a man with his gall and gift of gab is to be admired or viewed in suspicion, Aric Keaton is at the very least worth indulging a conversation with. The worth of those conversations, however, remain to be seen. The potential is certainly there.|
|Lorenzo||Shared a drink at the Murder. A fine drinking companion.|
|Margerie||Oh, nephew. I have so many relatives that seem to want to make me grow gray hairs. You are no exception to the rule.|
|Norwood||He's a Keaton, and from what I've seen, an example of their family through and though. Older than most though.|
|Reese||He seems like a warrior of humor and skill.|
|Reigna||Brother to Amari and a bit of an unexpected addition to the family. There is an earnestness to him I appreciate. I trusted him with a secret when I did not expect to, but trust offered must be returned.|
|Veronica||He caused much anguish when he left ten years ago; he is causing equal amount now that he returns. Maybe he is geuine in his desire to repent, but it is difficult to forgive all the anguish he causes.|
|Violet||A man who is willing to admit his limits and still do good is a man worth admiring. I met him the day I was leaving for Stormwall in the Sleepless Knights.|