Duke Gedric de Nostagi
Duke Gedric de Nostagi (a.k.a. "Milksop")
"It matters not to me that their skin be of odd colors, or that their shapes be not human. I seek helpers and by the Senders I will welcome any."The current Human ruler of the Rossan-Valid Dukedom. A tall and hard character who knows people's worth beyond their race. The Nostagi Family obtained the Rossan-Valid ream mere weeks before a great calamity befell it. Ruling the Ruined Dukedom has taught him two things: to not take things for granted , and that the end justifies the means. Harsh lessons he applied without hesitation. Those lessons also taught him not to reject the help of strangers and make as many friends as possible. At the moment, Gedric welcomes lowly mercenaries and refugees of all race. He is eager to give these visitors opportunities to help his recovering country.
Duke Gedric about recruiting other races for his quests.
Family :Gedric's father died of an illness shortly before the crisis that affected the Herbefeu Fields. He is today a grieving familyman, Gedric lost a wife, son and a daughter to the disease during their stay in Apostoli. He recently married a second wife he wishes to have an heir with.
Friends :Gedric's political relations are his greatest assets. Trade treaties were signed with numerous small time Counts. He has greatly benefited from the third son of the Apostolite Duke, Franc Ecart, who saved his Dukedom from the Yellow Blood epidemic. He also has an uneasy alliance with Princesse Emily de Fortern, one he has yet to profit from because of the princess' bad behavior and low popularity in the Forternian court.
AppearanceThe Lord appears to be in his late forties, though it is possible stress has eaten at his face. His dark blue eyes are squinted but aware, hinting that he has trouble seeing. He usually wears , it reminds more of a business attire than a noble's clothing. On his left shoulder is a brooch depicting a three-eyed horse.
Can use a little water magic, but not proficient enough to be of use in battle.
Born and raised in Taladrid, his father died whie his mother was pregnant with him. As a result, his Father-in-Law, Duke Raphael acted as regent for County of Rossan and did quite in ruling both counties at the same time. This multitasking earned him the admiration of Gedric.
Likes & Dislikes
He likes when things are placed in harmony with other things, he likes music and things that move refinely, which made him like dancing.
Virtues & Personality perks
Vices & Personality flaws
A handsome yet timid Duke in his teenage years, completely overwhelmed by the events. Wants to protect his wife and his people from the unfolding calamity. The worst has passed, but the aftershock could be worse. His soldiers are spread thin, some trying to guard the remaining farms, others watching over the granaries. Monsters trample the firsts, bandits pillage the seconds.
Date of Birth
4th of Spring 515
Quotes & Catchphrases
"W-well I suppose you would know better..."
Gedric as a young Count letting his advisors choose for him
"What should I do... I don't... I can't pull them... But then..."
"I remember when Rossan was on the brink of collapse. People blamed the adventurers by rote. And it was these poor warriors' courage and sacrifice that kept the Dukedom standing. I shall not make the same mistake as my people and reject potential saviors."
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