Factions, Families, Clans, and Empires
“Please use my body while I sleep.
My lungs are fresh and yours to keep,
Kept clean and they will let you breathe.
Is this the way a toy feels when its batteries run dry?
I am the watch you always wear but you forget to wind.
Nobody plans to be half a world away at times like these,
so I sat alone and waited out the night.
The best part of what has happened was the part I must have missed.
So I'm asking you to shine it on and stick around.
I'm not writing my goodbyes…”
Simply ‘Del,’ by his close friends. Age:
24 years old Gender:
Newly wedded to Lyanna. Occupation:
Son and heir to the ruler of the city Asshai, he is slowly assuming more and more responsibilities as his father grows older. His father consults him and teaches him to be a wise and strong ruler once it is his turn.
6 foot 4 inches. Body type:
Buff and muscular, Delshad’s body is one that proves his training in fighting and other active occupations. Eyes:
Dark, piercing eyes. Hair:
A thick mane of long, dark brown hair that could be mistaken for black. Distinguishing marks: Fashion Sense:
He dresses formally as his status would call for, but nothing particularly fancy despite his wealth.
Personality & SkillsLikes:
Having close relationships with others, dogs, reading books, learning new things, spending time with his wife, being outside. Dislikes:
Cold weather, greedy and corrupted people, fish, arguing, being a disappointment, politics. Skills/Talents:
Managing finances and politics, planning strategies for battle, dealing with children, sword fighting and listening to others. Weaknesses:
His secretly obedient and submissive side, his wife, his family. Magic:Overall Personality:
Though Delshad may appear to be a most masculine and forceful man, on the inside he is a bit of a scholar. He enjoys athletic activities, but nothing feels as satisfying as reading and studying interesting information. He is inwardly doubts himself at times and finds things a lot easier when the choices are clear and obvious. Delshad would much rather just live as a simple and normal person and be a family man than have to take on the heavy responsibilities of ruling Asshai. However, he knows very well how disappointed his parents would be, and so he has decided that there is no other way but to do the best he can. Personality Quirks:
Contrary to his appearance, he is quite vulnerable on the inside.
His sword is his constant companion, as is a small book he writes in as a sort of journal.
His father, Lord Adaire, is the ruler of Asshai, a strong willed man with strict morals and quite the politician. It was on his insistence that he married Lyanna, as the union would be beneficial to the city and the merchant family. He does not show very much emotion, but he loves his family more than his own life.
Lady Myra, his mother, is a lady in all aspects; a wonderful hostess and a wise wife and mother. She never runs out of smiles for Delshad, even though she went through a period of deep sadness when her young daughter died.
His eight year old little sister, Gita, died of an illness when he was fifteen. History:
Raised as the heir to Asshai, Delshad was always expected to excel at everything, whether it was fighting, riding, studies or planning. Though young Delshad was stressed by the high expectations at times, he pulled through to become a son both of his parents are proud of. Despite the age difference with his younger sister, they were very close and Delshad always took good care of her, as Gita was known to have fragile health. She died when she was eight, but Delshad still has a soft spot for children.
Though recently married, his wife still barricades herself emotionally from him, which actually hurts him. He doesn’t let it show, but he wishes to know more about his wife and to make her happy. Delshad jumps at every opportunity to learn what Lyanna likes, even if it’s a trivial thing.