Lord Richard Wyvernheart
Never judge something by its cover. No, instead judge by the content within that cover. For some books look in terrible conditions yet provide a great tale. While others are new and have nothing but vacuity.
Description: Richard has his hair cut down into a buzz cut. The color is clearly a darker brown. His prominent forehead, surprisingly, has no worry marks. When it comes to his eyes, they are well arched by eyebrows that look rather straight, and with that now familiar dark brown. With a very straight nose, it is not difficult to realize this man is always looking quite serious with a very steely gaze of his glimmering in the light. Eyes that are clearly full of life, but more so reflects a keen intelligence in them. His lips are actually on the bigger side. He wears a clean mutsache and stubbly beard. Due to his training since childhood to be a knight, body wise, Richard definitely is not lacking in the height or muscle department. Because his body frame is quite large, but all of it is pure raw musculature. Limbs are thick, large and muscular. His hands however seem to be extremely calm at all times and one cannot stop to notice how dextrous he is with them.
Personality: Behind that seemingly martial, knightly exterior is a mind like a steel trap. Richard has always been more of an observer. He takes things in, processes things, and then acts. As a result, he watches his words and can be seen as gruff and rough around the edges, but he means well, having seen and lived through many consequences for acting too hastily. As the eldest of the cadet branch of the Wyrmguards, knightly duty, filial piety, and loyalty to family has been ingrained in him, and he will do whatever he can to protect his family and his people. It's one of the reasons why he remains mostly guarded at times, but once his guard has fallen and he considers someone trustworthy, then that person as a valuable friend and ally for life.
Background: The eldest scion of Damian Wyrmguard and his wife Elisabetta, Richard is the first cousins of the other three Ds (Dominique, Damon, and Desiree). While he always pursued more intellectual pursuits, his father demanded that he be trained in all things knightly due to the duty and responsibility that they had to the people of Blancbier and to the family. As such, he trained hard as a young boy, building up his body and learning what he could about the more martial of arts, but he always was more intrigued with the human body and how one could learn to better optimize it for handling the harsh conditions of war and combat.
As such, with his mother's blessing, he became more of a physician, learning what he could about the human body. He wrote down everything he saw, seeing the correlations of how diet and exercise could improve optimal outcome in producing stronger, sturdier warriors. His notes have always been meticulous and his observations always astute, to where he was placed more as an athletic trainer and doctor to any and all squires in Blancbier looking to be knights. It's why he has a such a gruff exterior in that he knows that the life of a knight can be a hard one afterall.
Having managed things in Blancbier for so long, he was called to Arx by his cousins to help with a variety of things. This is why he has come to Arx, to see how he can assist and help his family.
|Desiree||My beloved cousin, only a handful of years older than me, but he truly understands me, and I him. He offers a good and sturdy (armored) shoulder to lean on.|
|Gloriel||A genteel enough Lord. Polite and well-mannered as any other.|
|Terese||I have faith he will command the infantry well. Of course I like him, he is another oathlander Knight. We shall work well together I am sure|
|Triton||Decent man who does not push his dog for not performing well enough on cue. Can tell a lot by the way people treat their animals and I like the way he manages his.|