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    Bailian Greenwood

    Thread Title: Bailian Greenwood

    Player: Scott Turner
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    Character Name: Bailian Greenwood
    Character Age: 20
    Gender: Male
    Birthday: 1st May 196
    Current Location: Hebron
    House: House Greenwood
    Crest Appearance:
    [img]To be confirmed - Is under creation by Admin and will be added shortly. [/img]

    House Description/History:
    House: Greenwood
    Castle: Castle Oak ( Castell Coch in South Wales) http://www.webbaviation.co.uk/aerial...h-cb14837a.jpg
    Description:
    House Greenwood of Westwood
    The history of house Greenwood is one so deep and troubled in its existence that many of the noble houses of Tuneric believe that it has fallen into poverty and faded from their history. Their citadel at the forest shrouded city of Westwood has often been passed over by those upon the way to Huntstown or the capital of Hebron, however House Greenwood Is far from poverty stricken and the proof of which sits in ever noble house from Pyre Cliff to The Crag. House Greenwood boasts the finest woodworkers in the whole of Tuneric to the extent that each noble house clamours to purchase Westwood furniture for its magnificent carving and solid and beautiful designs who sale is monopolised by the Lord Greenwood and his family.

    House Greenwood has stood in the Nobility for nearly 130 years due to the very trade which swells it’s coffers. The then Ser Tomas Greenwood who ran the small city of Oakhaven was only a minor knight, who had served for many years in the Order of the Sword and had never been offered a place within the Order of the Shield. Ser Tomas took control of the surrounding villages, slowly buying more land and property as he fought to expand his families holdings and 30 years after he began this conquest his familys holdfast and estates contained such wealth and splendid beauty in their construction and design that he was offered his grant of the nobility. He was 44 when his family rose to the next stage of their beginning and so he and his wife Vellotta who herself was of the House of Hallward and the third daughter of the Lord of Hallward’ brother.

    So the family line stretched down through the generations until Tomas was a distant figure and the house was at the height of it’s power. The current lord at this time was Erican Greenwood and his wife Annalisa had two children, Bailan and his newborn sister Savannah. It was on the night, three months after her birth that the tragedy struck the house. The whole family was present for the feast to celebrate the birth of the new baby when a slave left a candle burning in the depths of the family holdfast. The wick burnt down to nothing and the hot dripping wax and trailing flame set fire to a tapestry and suddenly in several bitter moments the lifes work of a dozen Lord Greenwoods began to unravel. The holdfast on it’s mountain peak blazed and the whole family perished except the young lord greenwood, his sister and his mother Lady Greenwood who herself suffered burns and injuries.

    The Lord of Greenwood had made many friends at Court but also many enemies which caused the whisper to run rife through the nobility of assassins and devious practises. Many were not so hidden in their whispering that perhaps the fire that ruined the house of Greenwood was not an accident or mere chance of fate and more an order of another noble house. The crest of this house was once an old and gnarled oak tree upon a green background, after the disaster of that fatefull night the young lord petitioned the king to strike a new crest for his house, three golden stars upon a field of black.
    The young Lord seeks to rebuild his house and rise as high as the stars themselves.

    Played By/Face Claim: Ioan Gruffud

    [B]Appearance[/B ]: Bailian is lithe and graceful as a dancer in appearance, except those who know to look for know that the grace he portrays is muscled and battle honed elegance. Bailian stands at 6ft tall among the tallest members of his family that have ever made themselves known at court, he has a mass of obsidian black hair which matches his eyes in their own deep pools of darkness and his shoulders are broad and almost like those of the smiths who his family lend patronage too.Bailian has high cheek bones and is said by the women of the court to be handsome man, and those men who speak openly about such things to have the look of death in those deep and drawing black eyes should they raise the anger of the young lord.

    This is of course all just talk and hear say, Bailian is a warm hearted young man who is always seen to be smiling upon those who offer him no slight or injury. Bailian warm and giving heart has often found him breaking convention to help those in needs, one such incident has found him on the way to wait upon Lady Beaumarche, knee deep in the mud beside a blacksmith who’ cart had thrown a wheel while attempting to help the man re-add the wheel and almost destroying his clothing in the process for the simplest reason that he had forged the sword that Bailian wore at his hip that day.

    Bailian dresses in the dark colours of his house, a tunic of the deepest blue bordering on black, with the triple stars of his house embroidered upon the breast and the back to show all that he is Lord of Westwood. The rest of his outfit consists of a fine silk shirt, of the purest white silk, braes and hoes of the finest silk and best quality wool a man can buy with gold in his purse, and pair of knee high riding boots that are always polished to a high sheen.

    Personality: Bailian is the youngest lord of Westwood ever to come into his lordship as far as the history of his house can be remembered before the records were burned in the great tragedy. This has created a huge pressure on the young lord to succeed and has left its mark upon him, Bailian seems when he is alone or appears to not be aware he is being watched to gaze off into the distance, lost in some problem that needs solving or some decision that he could have made differently. Bailian smiles and laughs as easily as any but there is a sense of deep longing and unease that haunts him when he Is not being watched.
    Bailian has a fear that will wake him sweating in the night, the fear of the loss of the wealth that his house has now regained. Through his hard work Bailian has from the age of fifteen summers bargain, brokered, signed and lead his way to regaining and surpassing the wealth gained by every other Lord Greenwood and yet he is scared beyond death itself of losing it once more in some foolish decision or unsought business deal.

    Bailian also fears loosing his Sister Savannah, he knows in the depths of his mind that he will have to marry her to gain advantage with one of the other great houses, but he fears that he will loose his sister to childbirth and the death of being shipped away to some northern kingdom. Bailian is already working upon his advantage to keep her close to Hebron and is fiercely protective to the point of violence over her and would easily summon his banners.

    Bailian is the life and soul of the party scene in Hebron and he has also been labelled as the Libertine Lord of Westwood. Wherever wine and loose noble women can be found you stand a good chance of finding Bailian although he is carefull to hide this part from Savannah even though she herself wonders why Bailians household other than his squire and those jobs that cannot avoid it are entirely beautiful young women.


    Personal History: In the year of 199 the hidden fastness of House Greenwood blazed and the history of the young lord Bailian began. Bailians father was trapped within their hall when the fire raged and he tried to save members of his family and his loyal bannermen who were trapped within. Bailian on that night at the age of 3 became Lord Greenwood of Westwood, Bailian and Savannahs mother managed to raise her daughter to the age of 10 before she died to a broken heart from her loosing her childhood sweetheart Erican who was father to Bailian and Savannah which left the young lord to be raised by the family retainers.
    Bailian did not want for male role models and grew up at the knee’ of his fathers knights and guards who survived, and learned the arts of commerce and war and swordsmanship. Bailian himself at the age of 14 journeyed to the capital to pledge his fealty to the king and whilst there brokered a deal with House Beaumarche for a huge consignment of weapons and armour in exchange for some of the finest furniture that his craftsmen could produce. This soon set the other noble houses clamouring for his agreement to exchange his furniture and in the case of some of the more advantageous houses, the hands of their daughters.

    Bailian has slaved and worked deep into the night since coming into majority to extend and regrow his families holding while trying to raise his sister Savannah as closely as a father if not closer, showing her love and attention while seeing to her schooling and other symbols of status as befits a lady of a major noble house.

    Family Genealogy:
    Greenwood (86)
    -Tomas Greenwood (86) -- Vellota Hallward(86)
         -Caspasian Greenwood (124) -- Susanne Oak (126)
         -Timeo Greenwood (142) -- Jocelyn Bull (144)
    **The records from here were destroyed in the tragic fire that nearly destroyed House Greenwood.
                   - Erican Greenwood (161) -- Sierra Greenwood (162)
                        -]Bailian Greenwood - Lord of Westwood (196)
                        -Savannah Greenwood (199)

    Writing Sample:

    Bailian sat in the hard oak chair and brooded with his chin resting in the palm of his hand, his jaw set firmly as he stared pensively into the fire in his rooms in the highest tower of Castle Oak. This was the first part of the castle he had comissioned when he has become Lord Greenwood and the oaken beams had been carved from an ancient oak tree he had himself cut down deep within the lands of West Wood. Bailian was concerned for his sister, Savannah. She was 17 and had the looks of his mother with his cheek and all his intelligance, and she was bored within Catle Oak and everyone knew it.

    Bailian looked up and smiled as Anna his bedmaid stirred beneath the fur of his bedclothes, she was beautiful and yet the thought of her at this moment did not much to stir Bailian as he was too lost in thought. "Anna, would you stay tonight..I could use the company.." Bailians deep bass voice asked as he crossed the room, unashed at his nakedness.
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    I need secrets for this character please.

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    I've Pm'd you the Secrets Rick

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    Approved. 1 of 2.

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    Approval #2. Go post!

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    This character is open for adoption. Please PM the admins (Rick, Kiera, and Amy) with your intent. Once we approve, we will send current character secrets. You may change any secret that has not been made public knowledge. Please repost new thread with character name as the thread title in the Character Workshop forum. Thanks!

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