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Old 02-01-2014, 05:08 PM
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[OOC Information]

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[Basic Information]

Character Name: Marius Landalis
Character Age: 18
Gender: Male
Birthday (including year): March 29th 223
Home Castle/City: Linsburg
House [Birth and Marriage if applicable]: Landalis

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[Appearance]

Marius is a shifty looking individual. His father once told him that he always looks as if he’s trying to find the closest door in a room in order to escape. He was not wrong. Marius is pale, frail and looks somewhat sickly and afraid even on his best of days. He has dark hair and light brown eyes that border on the shade of a rich and dark honey. Unfortunately, that is probably his only attractive feature.

His features are pointed and his thin frame is very bony. He almost rat like, which is not helped by his fearful and skittish disposition. He rarely makes eye contact and typically keeps his head down, meaning that far more people have had a conversation with the top of his head than have ever spoken to him face to face. He shakes almost constantly, a trait that most people attribute to nerves and skittishness.


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[Personality]

Marius is a hard person to like but an easy one to be disturbed by or to feel pity towards. He has always been naturally quiet and introverted but recent events have only made him worse, with his introversion now bordering on paranoia. He isn’t misunderstood and there is no deep love hidden in his heart. He is genuinely afraid of people and the things that they might want to do to him.

He is generally self-centred, worrying first about what he wants and then not bothering for a part two. He does not have much in the way of compassion and would typically much rather hide away from people rather than try to learn about them or their own problems. He is not particularly cold or uncaring, but it is obvious when interacting with him that he would really much rather be somewhere else. It does not matter who that person is, even his trust of his own family has been eroded after the murder of his father and his uncle’s attempt upon his own life.

Marius is not an orator in public nor charismatic when alone. He struggles for eloquence in any situation and can be very frustrating to be around as a result. He has no martial ability at all; he was always weak and after enough failure simply gave up ever trying. The rest of his life has gone a similar way, he tries to hide away and neglect things as much as he can. If asked to do something, he will usually agree, then hide and wait for the opportunity to pass or for people to stop caring. He can be an incredibly irritating person to need for a project, and is not particularly suited for his new Lordship role.

He is incredibly insecure and for good reason. He lacks most skills except for an ability with numbers. He would make a fine clerk but a horrible anything else. He is paranoid about everybody around him but lacks the confidence to do anything about it. To his credit, he is not easy to push around, much to his wife’s irritation. He is certainly weak willed but it is not easy to make him do anything, especially when faced with anger and aggression, which causes Marius to withdraw even more. He does put in some effort to keep her happy though and if she were able to handle him without descending into shouting, Vesper may well be able to wrap Marius around her finger.

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[History]

Marius was born as the first and only son to Atticus Landalis, Lord of Linsburg. In truth, he was not the first child born, but Marius was certainly the first one to be born alive and to live past infancy. He was never particularly strong or healthy, just barely over the line that life required through most of his childhood. He was ill frequently, and even if he survived each bout of illness it certainly had an impact on the young boy. While there is nothing specifically wrong with him that anybody knows of, Marius has spent most of his life weak and lethargic.

Marius as a child was thoroughly unspectacular in almost all fields. He failed repeatedly to learn the first thing about fighting and tactics. He was horribly unfit and could not even begin to fathom what it would take for him to become a great leader. Even in terms of academics, he struggled; often simply refusing to put in the effort that school work required. The one exception was mathematics; there was something safe and dependable about numbers that Marius found comforting.

At the age of fifteen, the Landalis’s played host to the Caelian Aylsworth family. It was during this visit that Marius met Vesper Aylsworth. She was a nice girl and kind enough that Marius was able to come out of his shell a little around her. He had always been shy, but never so much as he was later in life. At the time that Marius and Vesper met, they got along quite well. He was quiet, she was outgoing and they appeared to make a perfect pair.

Arrangements were made for a betrothal then and there, with the date set three years in the future. Interestingly, Marius had no say in the situation, while the bride, Vesper had considerable influence. It was practically as if the typical gender roles had been reversed. In the three years that passed, Marius and Vesper both became very different people. Vesper had begun to ignore Marius almost from the moment their betrothal was arranged. Marius had many doubts about his bride to be, but lacked the courage to say or do anything about it.

In the year prior to Marius’s marriage to Vesper, his father Atticus was struck low by the plague. While he was one of the lucky few who was able to survive the horrible affliction, it left his father, the Lord of Linsburg weakened and in a state similar to how Marius had spent most of his life. This left Marius in the unwelcome situation of having some of the responsibilities of a Lord thrust upon him. He did his best to hide, relying on his uncle Hector to keep things running smoothly.

In amidst these troubles, the “happy” day was finally upon Marius and Vesper. They were finally wed in her home city, as per her demands when they had been betrothed. So began their state of marital cold war. They were neither loving, nor affectionate and neither appeared happy with their new spouse. To Marius it almost did not matter that Vesper had changed as much as she had, as he sank into paranoia and depression it was probable that no woman would have been right for him.

As if his life were not bad enough, it was following this that Marius’s uncle Hector took his chance to betray both Atticus and Marius in an attempt to seize power for himself. Marius believed that he witnessed his uncle moments after he smothered Atticus in his bed. Marius also believes that Hector attempted to poison him. If Marius had died, then that would have left Hector as next in line for the Linsburg seat. Instead Marius survived and was plunged into a new world of unwanted responsibility hampered by his reluctance to lead, his cowardice and his ever increasing paranoia.


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Marius sat in his bed and stared at the wall. He barely blinked and barely breathed. He could have been enjoying the peace and quiet this early in the morning. He was not. He could not. Every noise he could hear made him sense, from bird song to the rustling of his own sheets. Vesper was not next to him, which was hardly a surprise. It was actually a relief; he could not sleep when she was near. He could not sleep when anybody was near. He could not remember the last time he had rested without it being akin to passing out from exhaustion.

His heart was racing, it was always racing. Out of the corner of his eye he caught a flash of movement. Marius dived down onto his bed, cowering with his head under his hands. The soft, cream sheets muffled a faint whimper. Time passed. Eventually Marius looked up and realised that the movement he had seen was just the camber curtains flapping in the wind. He stood up from his bed and walked over to the offending articles.

He reached for the curtains and took them in his sweaty and trembling hands. He was used to the trembling now and was also growing used to people bringing it to his attention. He knew; they could shut up about it now. He pulled the curtains to one side and let the early morning light flow into his room. He winced; he did not like the light. In the gloom Marius had looked like a normal man. Exposed to the light of day everything about him was revealed, his paleness, his clammy skin, and the deep bags under his eyes.

A knock came at his chamber door. Marius stared at it with wide and panic filled eyes. Who was it? What did they want? He did nothing, not daring to so much as breathe in case somebody heard him. The knock came again. Marius remained static; his heart beating like it was in a competition. It was winning. Marius remained silent in that spot for nearly half an hour before he dared move again.

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[Timeline of Events]


Linsburg

Year 223: Marius Landalis is born.
Year 225: Angela Landalis is born.
Year 238: Vesper Alysworth and Marius Landalis are betrothed.
Year 241: Vesper Alysworth and Marius Landalis are wed.
Year 241: Atticus Landalis is murdered by Hector Landalis. Hector is put on trial.

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And you, me, and Vesper need to plot for some Landalis drama. Since Marcus is out and about traveling all over the place, I am down for some backdated threads to get the feel of things going.
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