High Lord Gariss Keir

This precarious situation we have found ourselves in will need careful consideration and planning to overcome.

Concept: Stalwart Grizzled High Lord
Fealty: Faenor
Family: Keir
Gender: Male
Age: 716
Birthday: 04/11
Patron: Rithor
Vocation: Faenor high lord
Height: 6'3"
Hair Color: Raven Black
Eye Color: Deep Blue
Skintone: Fair
Marital Status: Unmarried

Description: Broad shouldered with a very stern presence, Gariss is an elf not to be underestimated. His natural physique is muscled and toned, with strikingly angular features. Dark hair is kept in intricate warrior's braids, out of his face and behind his shoulders. His right hand bares a scar that has left the skin black in tendrils that whirl around his wrist, rending him unable to use that hand properly.

Personality: Disciplined and stern, Gariss is a typical warrior at heart. Though his mind is anything but typical. He is thoughtful and considerate in hes dealings with others. But more so than anything else, he is analytical. Gariss likes to take a look at a situation from all sides before making a decision. When pressed, he will decide, but his preference is to give it time. Laughter is seldom herd from him, but his voice is a deep, pleasant thing that can brighten a cold room.

Background: The former General of the Faenor Military and former Grandmaster of the Knights of the Argent Moon, Gariss Keir is no stranger to war. He helped to protect the Faenor in their mountain home for several centuries against those who would seek to disturb their solitude. And he was there when Ithriel Elexia came with her envoy to convince them to come down from their mountain and help heal the scar. Standing guard in the Throne Room, listening to the five High Lords of the Faenor debate with her, he was thoroughly intrigued. And so, when the decision was made to send a small host of troops down to the Scar, Gariss offered to take some of his knights with him, leading the group. He had heard stories of the Scorched Earth War, but no words would prepare him for the sight he saw. More miraculous yet, he was not prepared to experience the strength of their unity and the blessing of Gala to restore the Scar. It changed him.

It changed him so much that when the Harbingers were discovered, he was one of the first to offer to round them up. No shred of darkness would place a wedge between the alliance of the Elves again. His decision to get involved would cost him the use of his arm. Though not much of the incident itself is remembered, he does recall one of the harbingers carrying a three-tongued whip, inky black and poisonous. It wrapped itself around his wrist and left behind the debilitating wound that lead to the black scar he has today.

Unable to keep fighting, Gariss retired from the sword and took to the books instead. And when his time to take the Throne of House Keir came, he felt ready to lead his family selflessly. It was only when he was well in to his 600th year that he decided to marry. His wife, Salin of House Ingith, was as beautiful as she was kind. It softened his war-hardened heart and made him the thoughtful, considerate leader he is today. They had two children, a daughter and a son, by Brundir's grace. The crossing to Aarandor took her life, though his two children survived. He finds himself now picking up the pieces and preparing his daughter for her eventual rise to the rank of High Lord.

Relationship Summary

  • Talrin - There never was a more proud father. You have grown in to the warrior the Argent Knights need to guide them. Never let them tell you how to do your job. Your words command more presence than a blade ever could.
  • Kenyon - Kenyon, my son, has taken up the mantle of Blood Templar and priest of Baridon. It is difficult to say which of my children is more worthy of my pride.

  • Acquaintance:
  • Garett - He is one of the new generation of Argent Knights. He seems dedicated and passionate. This new world we find ourselves could hold many dangers we know nothing about, for his sake and that of my daughter, I hope he is ready to face them.

  • Family:
  • Asa - My daughter in law. Kenyon's wife.
  • Ozymandius - Soon to marry Talrin and become my son in law. Time will tell if he is truly worthy of her.

  • Friend:
  • Rhyven - The Old Wolf of the Ingith, his cold bite can leave a mark. He's saved my hide for as many times I've saved his. Now we fight a different war, but I think his mind will serve House Ingith very well.

  • Faenor:
  • Cayn - You be reason and I'll be glory. We'll meet in the middle and our people will be better for it in the end. I can think of no other I would like to have sitting across from me at the Council of Five.
  • Emyrion - Far too slow on his feet for the quick wits needed in a Council meeting. It is good to have considerations but inaction will be the death of us all.
  • Lythene - Cold and quick like the winds of Garwen. She must have sent you here to bite us all when we get out of line. I don't mind it but a kind word now and again wouldn't kill you.
  • Ellyn - A spitfire on the council. I was worried you wouldnt be up for the task. You've proven me wrong at every corner. Keep at it.

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