Brother Markus of Tsisi

Matthew Varinson (a.k.a. Brother Markus) (he/him)

A medically-minded and trained monk of the Church of the Scales who lives and works at Tsisi Shrine. Discoverer of Tsisi tea as a treatment for Shaswot cough.

Mental characteristics

Personal history

Born Matthew Varinson to Rion Varin's mistress, Clara Rivermaid, Brother Markus was given a proper education and a route to church service. Upon taking his vows, he took the name Brother Markus of Tsisi and joined the Shrine's medical research cloister.

Education

Received a noble's education until his 16th birthday, upon which he entered the Tsisi Shrine Monastery as a brother.

Accomplishments & Achievements

  • Cultivated the growth of Witch's Broom, a primary ingredient in Tsisi tea
  • Cultivated the growth of Dusty Mushrooms, a primary ingredient in Tsisi tea 
  • Brewed and successfully administered Tsisi tea as a treatment for Shaswot cough 

Morality & Philosophy

Brother Markus's Personal Vows:
  • Shall not grow hair more than 3-days' growth
  • Shall not allow body to remain unwashed more than 3 days
  • Shall not allow dirt under fingernails
  • Shall not indulge excessively in alcohol
  • Shall not indulge excessively in rich food
  • Shall not allow the suffering of others if aid can be given
  • Shall not prolong the life of the suffering if no aid can be given
For Brother Markus and many of the monks of Tsisi Shrine, cleanliness is next to divine. They maintain their persons, clothing, surroundings and belongings to the highest state of cleanliness possible at all times and meditation is often undertaken via sweeping, floor scrubbing, or yard raking.

Relationships

Brother Markus of Tsisi

bastard son

Towards Rion Varin-Galavnik

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0

Rion Varin-Galavnik

father

Towards Brother Markus of Tsisi

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0

Brother Markus of Tsisi

half-brother (Trivial)

Towards Katye Varin

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2

Honest


Katye Varin

half-sister (Trivial)

Towards Brother Markus of Tsisi

3
2

Honest


History

Katye was 15 when her father's bastard son was born. After her mother's death in 610, Katye was appalled to discover that her father's mistress had been given quarters within Varin castle and her son was being educated as a noble. Katye felt this was a betrayal of her mother's memory, but eventually came to know both Clara Rivermaid and her son, Matthew as family.   Brother Markus grew up a little bit in fear of his half-sister. Katye was never quiet about her resentment regarding the timeliness of Clara's addition to the family and Markus learned early in his life to steer clear when Katye was "in a mood." By the time he was in his early teens, however, Katye had been formally betrothed to Hector Hadleigh-Morgan and Markus's own path into the clergy was set.

Shared Secrets

Markus presided over his sister's dual marriage to Hector and Simon. As a brother of the Loving Scales, he will always keep their secrets and they will always keep his.

Clara Rivermaid

mother (Vital)

Towards Brother Markus of Tsisi

5
5

Honest


Brother Markus of Tsisi

son (Important)

Towards Clara Rivermaid

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4

Honest


Current Location
Ethnicity
Age
29
Circumstances of Birth
Bastard-born son of Rion Varin
Family
Spouses
Siblings
Katye Varin (half-sister)
Children
Sexuality
Heterosexual
Gender Identity
Masculine
Eyes
Dark blue, wears glasses for nearsightedness
Hair
Naturally dark brown and wavy; kept shaved as per vow
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
Pale tan, heavily freckled
Height
5'11"
Weight
125 lbs
Aligned Organization

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