Marquis Turo Navegant
Strength of arms leads to peace of mind.
Description: Turo is built thick and solid, giving an impression of stability and deliberation even when in swift motion. His hair is thick and kept cropped close enough to avoid being describable as 'shaggy.' His facial hair he allows to vary between stubbly and magnificently full, depending on his mood and activities, but he seldom bothers to keep it completely shaved. His strong jaw and prominent chin punctuate classically handsome features set within a stern countenance.
Personality: Turo has always been his own best competition, striving to better himself and the troops under his command at every turn. He gives praise sparsely but fairly, making his few words of commendation the most highly prized currency throughout the Navegant fleet. If any visible fault could be plainly attributed to him, it might be pride. But so measured and balanced a sense of pride could as easily be ascribed to perception and realism as to mere arrogance. Turo is bright and insightful but perhaps too keenly aware of his duties. It is only among true friends and in circumstances unlikely to mar his ability to lead that he displays a smiling demeanor and a quick wit that hint of further facets of his personality he has thus far allowed to remain hidden for reasons of his own.
Background: Turo Navegant has been a military man since long before he could fairly even be called a man in the physical sense. The third child and second son of Count Quirin Navegant, he has lived a life of adventure on the high seas thoroughly fitting for a Thrax nobleman. He has served in every capacity on vessels both large and small and truly deserves his place at the Captain's helm. His stolid visage is both a common and a welcome sight on the deck of a fleet ship, often with a sturdy great spear in hand for balance, visual effect and, as necessary, frightful violence.
Turo's older brother, Valors, learned at their father's side how to tend the fires and maintain a system of governance. Turo learned with his uncles and other men of the sea how to support and defend that system. Sadly for all concerned, Valors died young, leaving behind a wife he had taken from the family of a Baron of the Isles and two young sons now placed into the care of the Count's household. There are those who would say that Turo needs to turn from his military pursuits to broaden his learning, his pursuits, and his aims; that Navegant would be better served with a strong and hale Captain at its helm in the next generation than an untried babe with no such record of service. Thus far, those who have said such things to Turo have received no further response than if they had voiced their thoughts to the sea itself.