Lord Dycard Blackshore
Survival is the ability to swim in strange, shark-infested waters.
Description: Lord Dycard Blackshore is a force of nature that just draws the eye when he walks in the room. The few scars he bears do nothing to take away from the chiseled jaw and noble features. Clearly this man spends more time in the sun than indoors because his sun-touch skin glimmers with vitality. His body is lean, muscled and has not a shred of fat. Ladies and men alike will find appeal in this one, as his wandering Cerulean eyes do not discriminate. There's a fine steel to his tone that's layered underneath the demeanor of a courtier as if his survival was hard won.
Personality: Lord Dycard Blackshore has an easy manner that makes others like him. That joking tone and teasing eye flatters everyone. He knows his limits and respects those that do not find his brand of flirtation to their suiting. He just moves on to the next one without any hard feelings. However, underneath that gentlemen courtier's demeanor is an iron will, steadfast heart and tenacious survivor who does /whatever/ he needs to thrive and survive.
Background: Lord Dycard Blackshore was born in between the oldest, Romulius, and his baby sister, Skye. As second born, he was expected to follow in his brother's shadow, knowing that he was a spare to the heir. At least that was his father's ambitions since Baron Oswald Blackshore never married and produced any official heirs. He enjoyed the life of a noble, getting the best education and exposed to many exotic places since his father was always traveling as the Naval Architect to House Thrax. He took his family with him so the young boy spent more time on the rolling planks than in a drawing room. Of course being exposed to so many places, so many different people gave Dycard a chance to observe and read other's motives.
Dycard was close this mother, preferring her gentle ways than the harsh, exacting standards of his father. Nothing was ever good enough for Cornelius, and unlike Romulius, Dycard didn't bother to try to fit into his father's expectations. Instead he adopted a devil-may-care attitude that just infuriated his father. When his father would drag the family to Blackshore Isle to curry favor with their mad uncle, Dycard would turn on his charm even if the face of that vicious brute's callousness. When things would get too difficult, he would let his older brother come in and play the shield. There were many times that Romulius took a belt meant for him and there's guilt there for letting his brother take on so much.
When their mother fell ill, Dycard did his best to help his sister care for her. Skye had the lighter hand but he could bring in the water and help tend to the nastier infections. His skilled hands that could lightly hold a sword were adept at also holding physician's tools of the many doctors that Cornelius sought at the different ports for his ailing wife. Finally, when Florence became too much of a burden, his father dumped his mother and Skye with that mad uncle, Oswald. Dycard was horrified but there was little he could do to help either. He was trapped just as Romulius was to continue on at sea with the cold man he called father. The occasional visits he got with his mother and sister made him angry and even more frustrated because he could tell that Oswald didn't treat them well.
His reckless behavior got him into more than one scrap, but with his brother at his side, he feared nothing. It was them against the world, even their father. When their ship was attacked and their father decided to save his own skin, the two brothers learned to depend on each other even more. Captured by pirates, thrown in the brig, it was a horrible ordeal that the young man refuses to discuss. However, there's a gleam in his eyes when he talks about the last years that Dycard had his lean on his own charm and natural dexterity to avoid death many times. He even took up reaving with his captors, using his skills at the blade to keep his brother's stubborn honor from getting both of them killed. It wasn't until Romulius managed to escape from these bastards that Dycard was no longer blackmailed in serving these pirates. He was able to jump ship and make his way home.
|Aedric||Smart, driven, and -- like all Blackshore men -- fond of the sea. Dycard has the demeanor and face of a diplomat, but I'm confident he could also hold his own in a drunken brawl.|
|Alessia||Good humored and very generous. Definitely doesn't lack for social graces.|
|Alexis||Lord Dycard Blackshore is a man of many aspects, but the one thing that I've seen sheen through so far, regardless, is his care for the common folk. That's rather hearthy to see in a noble, and promises good things for Blackshore's future. Which is good, given their past.|
|Anisha||Lord Dycard Blackshore is a pleasant man, a man for having quiet drinks and long conversations into the night with. Or, if you're his cousin, giving him a pounding in the sands of the training ring. Different strokes, I suppose!|
|Arcadia||A big man who took a punch to the face and sand to their eyes without complaining. I wonder what he'll do next.|
|Austen||It is good to see Lord Dycard again. He is as carefree as I remember him, though a little more bruised...|
|Brigid||Golden and bold, his easy demeanor and open smiles makes him a person hard to not like. As one who continues to seek out personal revelations and how important aid can be, I aim to be helpful in his quest for answers - especially if he keeps supplying me with this delicious rum.|
|Brigida||Jokes aside, it is clear that he cares and cares deeply. More need to be like that.|
|Calypso||His father really needs to start his sales pitch with how hot Lord Dycard is.|
|Catalana||A charming sailor. A joy to speak to and very knowledgeable about boats. He may give Wash a run for his money.|
|Charis||It's a kind lord who thinks of the comfort of his sworn man, and sees to it personally. Pray the Isles don't rise in fury to hear one of their own described as kind.|
|Cornelius||A boy who must learn how to speak to his father.|
|Dagon||Lord Blackshore. When we met, he seemed to have been going through his own dramas, yet he appears a thoughtful and caring man.|
|Dianna||Danger certainly calls to the one who underestimates a Lycene woman.|
|Domonico||Apt student. Already competent but able to identify how he can improve. I approve the attitude.|
|Esme||I'm not sure what I expected when I met him and I'm not sure if he was or was not it. However, the conversation was a delight and perhaps we shall do it again. He shall be a quick friend I think.|
|Evaristo||Though we've been peripheral and actually met a few times in the past, we've never done something more close together. Glad to say that is changing. Remind me not to anger his family though. I like my face scar-free.|
|Gaspar||Noble, even in defeat. I can see that his tongue got him into this mess and will get him into more. That only means that it will get him out of just as many predicaments as well.|
|Ian||Glad to see him back. Not sure why he keeps doing that thing with his face.|
|Jules||You came across him at the training yard and he was talking to Lady Lucene. He seems like the sort of fellow you want to spend time with as opposed to just the sort of fellow you want to know.|
|Katherine||He is polite and good-humored despite bearing a heavy burden. I hope that I can be of assistance to him in some small way. We all must work together when faced with what feel like insurmountable challenges.|
|Kritr||If I were a younger man, in an established house, I hope I'd be like this man. I feel like I am behind in every way compared.|
|Leola||He can't be all bad. I mean, he shops with Valardin. And he seems charmingly taken with everyone present. Either a very nice person or a fantastic noble.|
|Lottie||What a nice noble and despite not being the victor of the duel I watched, he carried himself with grace and a congenial demeanor. Can't say the same for all who lose a duel so how he reacted speaks very well to his character in my opinion.|
|Lucene||I'm as dense as a doorknob, but even I can tell that Lord Dycard is a bit of a flirt. Fortunately, he is also fun company and takes my lighthearted bullying on the chin.|
|Mabelle||Full of smiles and good manners, seems to bounce bank well from awkward situations.|
|Martino||Well fought Lord! Learning his way through the city and, well, I remember being just that when I started. She won't catch you enxt time. Fine man.|
|Marzio||A Blackshore Lord. He seems to be a nice enough fellow. Easy conversation. I'll have to see how he fights someday.|
|Mikani||I'm glad that he has an even keel. It helps in stressful situations.|
|Miranda||A worthy student of my fave cousin, Domonico. Worthy and willing. Always a good combination. And, if it were a better day for me, he'd become victim of my teasing! But, I'll save that for another time, I suppose.|
|Norwood||He thinks that I would be the kind of man who would swear at a parrot. What kind of man is HE!?|
|Porter||I've never met Lord Dycard before in my life but if we're going to hold swordfighting games on boats then he's my new best friend.|
|Ras||Threw sand in the sparring ring, even though he's a silk. Didn't get pissed off about his cousin beatin the shit outta him, and his mouth bled all over his fancy shirt but he didn't care. Seemed friendly.|
|Revell||Nice smile, and he sure knows how to flatter others. Not me, but others certainly. He nowhere near as stuffy as I expected a Lord in Arx to be, either. He even took the time to look at my flowers.|
|Sirius||A man of noble bearing and perceptive attitude, most likely perhaps of the nobility as well. Or a knight- I'll learn, come time, perhaps.|
|Sydney||I had my reservations, but it seems as though he has little to do with the portion of his family that I met first. He is thoughtful, has a backbone, and looks to know his way around a fight... he also has a nice ship.|
|Tanith||Appreciates dirty fighting and practical fashion. A heretic in the belief of nobility and manners.|
|Thea||No one can say he cant take a hit to the face.|
|Zoey||Oh, I'm certain this one has some tales to tell! I should throw a dinner party and invite him to join.|