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Sir Austen Ferron

Medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find metal called guts.

Social Rank: 7
Concept: Greenhorn Guard
Fealty: Valardin
Family: Ferron
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Religion: Pantheon
Vocation: Knight
Height: 6'2"
Hair Color: Sable
Eye Color: Brown
Skintone: Tan

Description: A man of tall height and physical rigidity, Austen is imposing for someone so young. His set of rust brown eyes beneath tufted brows seem to look right through a person, carrying within them an eerie amount of intensity. His dark hair is cropped close to his scalp, longer on the crown of his head and tapering shorter on the sides. His nose is slightly crooked due to having been broken and healed awkwardly, but otherwise his facial features are unblemished, if not considered plain. He has the lean, muscular appearance of somebody accustomed to hard training.

Personality: It would be a mistake to consider Austen a dull man. While not especially outgoing, he is determined and decisive, and his silence is not borne of thoughtlessness or shyness: he's just terrible at small talk. Additionally, deception is not something Austen does: he is consciously opposed to it and terrible at it on the rare occasion he tries.

He is fiercely protective of his family and the few people close to him. Threats are not beyond him, regardless of who the threat is, but he can usually get the sentiment across by glaring daggers.

Background:     Austen Ferron is the baby of the family, though he may look far from it. He and his family resided in a small hamlet within the Oathlands and he spent most of his youth doing farmwork and growing strong through manual labor. The older youths of the village would often pick on him, until one day he shot up and wasn't quite so scrawny any more. Then he beat them up.

    Austen did not particulary want to become a farmer, nor did he wish to become a smith like his eldest sister Ida, so when the opportunity arose he joined the military as a soldier. It did not take quite as well as he thought it would: after running afoul of a vengeful noble he was discharged, but at that point he was just about done with that foray anyway.

    He returned home, still a teenager longing to be something more in the world. One day, a perfect opportunity arose: on his trek to the nearby city he came across the beleaguered caravan of a knight, and after helping fix the wheel the knight offered him a position as his squire. He happily accepted, and for the next two years accompanied the knight errant on his travels, learning what he could. Early into his eighteenth year he was knighted to little fanfare, but knighthood fit much better on Austen than farmerhood.

    He arrived in Arx and joined the Iron Guard at the recommendation of a friend of a friend. The intricacies of city law still puzzle him, but he is slowly getting the gist of it.

Relationship Summary


Sibling:
  • Ida - Best sister

  • Friend:
  • Aureth - Forever flirt
  • Joscelin - Provider of stew
  • Jasher - Deep conversations
  • Riagnon - Impossible in so many ways
  • Jeffeth - Fine knight
  • Kenna - Provider of pie

  • Family:
    Name Summary
    Aahana A Valardin knight who is quite cute when he allows a hint of blush to escape to his cheeks. And quite fun to converse with before his shift.
    Ainsley Fierce, earnest. I cannot think of better qualities I would wish for in someone serving the Iron Guard. I can see him excelling.
    Alarissa The imrpessive figure he cuts on the gauntlet. Valardin is lucky to have his fealty.
    Aleksei Dame Ida's brother. We met at a very particular time for me. Talked about...how we know we're doing the right thing. If only there was an easy answer to that one.
    Alessandro A knight, brother to Dame Ida. Claims to be boring, but I have my doubts. Certainly pleasant company.
    Alexis Dame Ida's brother - and because of the impression his sister's made, I think that's who I'll always think of him as. Still, a charming enough fellow, with a bright and bushy-tailed look and attitude.
    Amari He seems a little out of his element, but Arx can be a little intimidating. He does have courage enough to make it here, I think.
    Andry He seems to have a strung of bad luck, I hope it's not infectious
    Aslaug (A crude sketch of a smile made up of crooked teeth.)
    Barric Apparently doesn't have much of a taste for teas, not that I blame him overmuch, tea is tea really.
    Bors Always a pleasure to meet a knight with strong ideals. I wish him well on his patrols, and look forward to sparring more with him. I believe he could teach me.
    Caith I called this knight into service at the Taproom, asking him to dance with me when the mood struck. I think he was embarrassed but it was such fun! I hope he had a good time. At least a little bit! He seemed so nice under all that blushing!
    Calaudrin An Oathlander, such an Oathlander. But he's a good kid, he'll do fine if he stops beating himself up. The Abyss is fucking scary.
    Caspian He is a very knightly kind of guy. If he has any flair, he should become a Champion!
    Clara Alright, his fellow Guard's man was a bit lackin' on the brain side but Austen seems ta have his head on his shoulders nice an' firm. Let me get out of the damn snow an' didn' give me too much trouble after. Must be a good man. Still, I should buy him a drink sometime ta apologize fer me mouth.
    Cristoph A very polite young man, I'm concerned about his fixation with dying. Death by lack of training, death by sister, etc.. Otherwise very nice, I sincerely hope he doesn't end up murdered in a snow bank.
    Cullen Dame Ida's brother, he seems to fit the stereotype of the normal Oathlander and is an iron guard, so his humor is sometimes lacking. Still, he seems devoted to his sister, and that in itself is a good quality.
    Domonico Damn good fighter. Hits very hard with his claymore. I hope never to face him in mortal combat.
    Duarte The staid and humorless Oathland knight. Always a fun time.
    Eleyna I've only known one other man that would throw himself off the back of a -moving- horse to -punch- a deer. I married him. I'm nearly as impressed with Sir Austen.
    Faruq Not a very competetive man, to suggest training dummies to a fellow looking for a spar while fully armored and armed himself. It's rare I get to face another greatsword user too. Such a pity. I will have to flex at him more I think to lure him in.
    Gareth What needs to be said about this knight? Simplicity and a journymen of manners. The type of man I would love to keep silently in the ranks until he is needed to punch something.
    Gianna A knight in the Iron Guard who also appreciates music.
    Harlex A skilled swordsman. Iron Guard. They continue to be steady folks, they know what they fight for--which is a rarity in most.
    Harper For a knight, he's not bad. Unlike some, he doesn't have a stick up his arse at least. I'll be curious to see how he handles himself.
    Ian Once he learns to move with the momentum of his sword, he's going to be hard to beat.
    Ida While my younger brother, Austen is someone I often look up to. A member of the Iron Guard is enough to make anyone proud, but he takes time to visit which I know takes what little free time he has. I'm so glad we ended up in Arx together and am often amazed at how our paths lead here.
    Ignacio A determined knight in service of House Valadrin. I always enjoy encountering a honorable Knight. I expect he will serve his House well.
    Iseulet Austen is, dare I say, adorable. I know, I say that about a man clad in armor roughly twice my weight clad head to toe in armor but we met at the Botanical Gardens and seeing him sit across from me so delicately with porcelain teacup in one hand and cookie in the other is now etched firmly in my memory and will do much to color my opinion of him in the future. Temper or no.
    Jacali A man of flattery that shall owe in instalments! I could rather get used to it.
    Jasher A clam. Difficult conversationalist but what little was spoken revealed an interesting man with more wits than his silence suggests. Also wears a hard shell of armor.
    Jeffeth An Iron Guard knight who seems polite and very diligent about his duties. Good for him!
    Jordan Dame Ida's brother and a knight on his own accord. He's pleasant and an engaging conversational partner. I suspect we may have a number of things in common and would become good drinking buddies, in time. So perhaps it's time to seek him out for a night of carousing, sometime.
    Joscelin Rather like a man assessing his position in the greater whole of what he's now become, trying to find his own personal borders while fitting into the spaces left by those around him. A jewel movement in an enormous clock. (I rather like him)
    Jyri The honor of fighting next to him is no small thing. Glad he is in the Iron Guard with us.
    Katarina Austen strikes me as an unsual man; not so much that he is odd, quite the contrary. It is that he is unapologetic for who he is and makes no effort to change. There is a great deal of strength to respected in a man of his character. I just wonder if he realizes it?
    Kenna Austen is such a dear. He pretends to be all tough, but I'm sure he's just as fluffy inside as he is hard outside.
    Luca I'm always seeing this one around, but rarely do I get the chance to just sit and talk with him. He seems to have a good head and a decent sense of himself, so it's a shame about the whole 'Iron Guard' thing, though I'm sure he fills out the position admirably enough.
    Lys He's so cute! He doesn't get sarcasm and charm seems to bounce right off of him. I want to pinch his cheeks.
    Margerie Ferron is a name that comes with expectations for my family. We are so very fond of Dame Ida, her company and her works. Young Sir Austen Ferron seems like an upstanding young representative of his clan. I wish him good fortune in the guard.
    Marian He was quite kind to me by getting that stool and keeping me company till the shopkeeper got back. Clearly dedicated to the Iron Guard.
    Melody A very knightly sorts. You know the kind - Loyal, polite, honest... Oh so honest. Big and strong as a knight would be -- And he's apparently good at punching people!
    Mercedes A knight of the Iron Guard and of Valardin. He won the Gauntlet that Princess Alarissa hosted. He seems humble and honorable; he does the Oathlands proud.
    Miranda Seems a quiet man. A fellow Knight, which is always good. It is always the quiet ones we have to look out for, so I'll be watching him.
    Mirari A knight of something from somewhere. His first words to me were followed by an apology. I suppose that sums up how our meeting went. I suppose I'd speak to him again, after I've had enough whiskey.
    Mirk A Southern warrior with strong opinions about weaponry. It's rare to see that paired with interest in the affairs of a business, but perhaps he's merely making sure he has first claim on any particularly promising weapons and armor.
    Monique He packs quite a whallop and the man has more stamina than I do. It's impressive. And attractive. It's too bad he's Dame Ida's little brother.
    Niklas A doughty knight with a strong sense of duty.
    Norwood A man of good humor and a solid bearing. I hope to learn more of him and what he does with the guard.
    Nuala A man plenty polite in his bearing and not afraid to spar in words or arms. In that, I'd be interested to see how well I hold up against him.
    Oliver I suppose it's a good thing Joscelin's communication on their relationship was false. Else I'd have a reason to dislike him. And he seems like such an okay chap!
    Petal A knight who seems like a nice guy.
    Reese A knight and a member of the Iron Guard. He seems like a stand up sort.
    Renato Ah such a pretty blush for a man, the knight is clearly unused to Lycene ways, I hope he does not get hurt.
    Riagnon What a exciting, outgoing, and generally personable man! Vastly accomplished in all things casual conversation. Let none doubt it!
    Rohran The man has no skill with small talk, that much is obvious. I can't say I would ever count that against him, however. It was something that I spent no small amount of effort, in learning. And still, when someone else can carry the conversation, I am always happier to listen than to speak. I don't know much about Austen Ferron yet, save that his sister is a remarkable person, and I hope all the best qualities in her are something he has also inherited, even if manifested in other ways. He tells me he is a guardsman, though. I respect that. A thankless job at the best of times, and a nightmare at the worst. Guardsmen are rarely ever hailed as heroes, but each and all of them should be. I hope it is a duty he is dedicated to.
    Rook It's unfortunate when someone hesitates to enter the Whisper House due to what might be found inside, so it is our job, non-Whispers and Whispers alike to ensure that is put right. A congenial man, hopefully Sir Ferron now can set foot without that look he had upon his face.
    Rosalie I'll admit to having been a bit tongue-tied around the knight. He's such a dashing figure! *sigh* Damn my lack of social finesse...
    Sabella A very gentlemanly knight whom I have never actually seen fight, but whose services seem very much in demand! I always enjoy our conversations!
    Skye Oh I could just hug him. And then maybe make him a very nice meal. Or something equally appreciative. Dycard has had so much darkness, I am so happy to see that he's making friends.
    Snow apparently we have met before but I don't remember it. But he seems a bit stoic really.
    Talen A mutant of a man wrapped in steel and falls like an anvil. Onto deer. Which he punches.
    Theo A man of few words, and fewer social graces. He's quite amusing, though, and I am enjoying his company.
    Valarian Like most Iron Guards, too eager to please and too servile by half. That being said, he's an affable and genial enough sort if you overlook the choice in vocation and the behavior that goes with it.
    Vandred Austen is an Iron Guard. Honestly, I've not had the worst meetings with them, I've not had the best, but Austen seemed dependable. That's nice.
    Vanora He was kind to me while those around him were cautious at best, judgmental at worst. It shows strength of character to willingly engage with a lady that high nobles are casting derision towards. A stranger, but one that appears impressive, even if he does not realize it.