Lord Mattheu Rivenshari
When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by your side through thick and thin is family.
Description: Mattheu might be the youngest of the Rivenshari, but he is definitely the biggest one of bunch. His large frame with hard muscles and well-worn hands that have seen many fights. His thoughtful mocha eyes burn with banked rage that's let loose when he's fighting. Easy to smile, and just as easy to anger, his facial expressions change with his mood. Unlike his brother, he prefers to keep his hair short, out of the way. Only facial hair is his thin mustache that he keeps well groomed. There are quite a few scars on his body made a few lucky shots.
(Mattheu dresses in a splash of bright colors. A long rose-hued jacket of dyed flaxen cloth billows freely from his shoulders, barely held upon his frame when encountering the slightest breeze. Also hung upon his shoulder is his sash of bells of bronze and steel. Billowing sky-blue pantaloons are tied at the waist while a pair of wooden clogs, painted in glossy greens and yellows can be heard with every step. Often in hand, but sometimes worn over the shoulder is his glaive and chain. There is a musical chime everywhere this man goes, from the tinkling of the chain, to the clinging melody of his bells, to the /klack klack/ of his wooden shoes.)
Personality: Mattheu might be the muscle for his eccentric family, but that doesn't mean that he's stupid. Sometimes he will play the part of the meat shield but only until he gets what he wants and then uses that information against his opponents. A ladies' man, he is enjoying what Arx has to offer, letting his brother and sister worry about alliances. He has no intention of settling down anytime soon. While his devil may care attitude might anger some of the stuffy Valardins, underneath he is fiercely loyal and will destroy anyone that messes with his house.
Background: The youngest of the Rivenshari brood, Mattheu was always called the 'baby' of the family, until he grew big enough and strong enough to beat his brothers for calling him 'tiny'. Quick to anger, the boy got into fights left and right, and his stubborn attitude made it impossible for him to back down, even as a child. Only Eshra or his mother, Triega, could sooth the angry beast inside when he was in full temper. Another escape was the violin, which he would play when the world became too much. His songs were said to bring tears to others with its mournful cry.
Growing up among ravashari smugglers, his family traveled the rivers and sea bringing goods to other Abandoned Tribes. He acted as one of the crew as soon as he could man the ropes. Being a sailor just comes naturally. As he grew into his body, he soon had himself a girl in every port, resisting any hints from his family to settle down. The adventures that he and Athaur had before his brother lost sight of who he was were something to be spoken with a baleful laugh. They were always gambling, flirting and getting into trouble together. Of course this was before that night his father, Aegis, his mother and two older brothers were murdered in Brand's evil plan to cull the Abandoned Tribes.
Mattheu never speaks of the time that Brand's dark magic enslaved his people and forced them to fight a battle that was not theirs. He may have bad dreams about fighting House Thrax's navy the day Brand tried to breech Arx's walls, but he will never speak of it to others. He now helps Athaur and his older sister, Eshra, navigate the dangerous political waters of Arx, acting as their enforcer or charmer, depending on what skill is needed.