Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

Duke Hector Fitz Hadleigh-Morgan (a.k.a. The Sickly Duke) (he/him)

Physical Description

Identifying Characteristics

Due to a genetic condition, Hector's right side is underdeveloped and slightly twisted. He is naturally left-handed and requires a cane to walk.

Specialized Equipment

Hector usually carries a very simple, hand-carved cane. It was a gift to him shortly after he reached his full mature growth, given by the monks at Tsisi Shrine. It contains several minor magical glyphs to ease join and muscle pain, as well as one single rune "Skjot" which means apology in Old Ladi. The monks consider Hector's continued disability a personal failing and Hector has worn the rune down almost smooth after years of rubbing it.

Mental characteristics

Education

Like many aristocratic children, Hector was educated with the expectation of a position of power. As the first-born Prince of Cherladi, Hector was entitled to the education of a royal heir, but when Geoffrey was born, King Geruff named the younger prince his heir, leaving Hector as the "spare." Hector's education was downgraded to simply royal rather than the focused applicable classics Geoff studied. Due to his physical disabilities, Hector was also left out of the physical training for war that was typical of aristocrats his age, leaving him suited best for either a playboy life of luxury or the stoicism of a monk. Obviously, he preferred the former.

Mental Trauma

Repeatedly bullied for being weaker than other boys his age

Intellectual Characteristics

Hector is extremely intelligent and insightful. He is well-known in court for being hyperaware, even when apparently in his cups and many newcomers have been surprised to discover that he has been listening and filing away aspects of conversations in spite of audibly snoring at a feast table. Hector enjoys being more than he appears to be and prefers to play up the Sickly Duke reputation to encourage the unwary to underestimate him.

Personality Characteristics

Likes & Dislikes

Loves wine (particularly red wine), women, and song. Has been known to add men to the mix for "spice."

Relationships

Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

brother (Important)

Towards Geoffrey Hadleigh-Morgan

3

Honest


Geoffrey Hadleigh-Morgan

brother (Important)

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

3

Honest


History

When Geoff was born in 585, Hector was demoted to "Prince" and their father, King Geruff II declared Geoffrey his heir. Since Hector was only three at the time, this didn't have much impact on him until later in their lives. During their teenaged years, Hector was resentful of Geoff's position and they frequently fought over unrelated things, often bitterly. As they matured, Hector observed how much stress being king put on their father and being Crown Prince put on his younger brother, then decided he was happy to have missed that particular source of agony. He didn't truly get over it until after their father's death, at which point Geoff and Hector became very close with Hector often giving Geoff emotional and political support.

Legal Status

If Geoff should die without an heir, Hector inherets the throne.

Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

brother-in-law (Important)

Towards Marina of Qense

4

Marina of Qense

sister-in-law (Important)

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

4

Katye Varin

wife (Vital)

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

5
5

Frank


Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

husband (Vital)

Towards Katye Varin

5
5

Frank


History

Katye and Hector became friends in childhood, remaining close until her father began pressuring her to choose a husband. Hector proposed a political marriage which would allow them both to continue to pursue their chosen relationships. Their resulting relationship has been content and joyful for all parties involved.

Commonalities & Shared Interests

Technically, Katye and Hector are cousins, as their grandparents were siblings (Queen Jennifer Varin married King Rosher Hadleigh, Hector's grandfather and Lord Salem Varin, brother to the queen, is Katye's grandfather). But Hector likes to make jokes about the family shrub regularly and everyone just shrugs it away. It's not even a technical genetic issue, given that the actual heir to the title isn't even related to his "father."

Shared Acquaintances

They are both married to Simon the horseman.

Simon Garde

husband (Important)

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

5
5

Honest


Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

husband (Important)

Towards Simon Garde

5
5

Frank


History

Hector met Simon during Katye's adventure to rescue Hector from himself while acting as royal ambassador to Pikae shortly after Geoff's coronation. Hector spotted Simon in a bar and said, "Good gods, I didn't know the giants had come this far south. Look at the size of him! He’s like a Glavnayan stallion. Put a saddle on him, I’ll ride him home." This was before he realized said Galavnayan stallion was also acting as Katye's bodyguard. Much to his scandal-loving delight, Hector also discovered that Katye and Simon had been sleeping together during their journey and were rapidly becoming more attached to each other than simply master and servant.   When Katye's father discovered the situation, he dismissed Simon and demanded that Katye accept a suitor after years of fighting an arranged marriage. In the aftermath, Hector suggested to Katye that they marry as an escape for her from a marriage she may not wish. He encouraged her to marry him and continue to sleep with Simon. When the proposition was put to Simon, though, he was extremely jealous and accused Katye of being just another noble. It wasn't until he realized that Hector meant to marry them BOTH that he understood the depth of Hector's love for his dearest friend. While they began as rivals, Simon and Hector quickly became romantically attached and the trio's marriage has been successful, happy, and satisfying for all involved.

Ginny Hadleigh-Varin

daughter (Important)

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

5
5

Honest


Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

father (Important)

Towards Ginny Hadleigh-Varin

5
5

Honest


History

Hector is aware that Ginny is not his biological daughter, given her physical resemblance to her biological father, Simon. This has never been a secret and he loves her just as he would any offspring of his relationship with Katye and Simon.   Ginny is also aware of her technical parentage verses her legal parentage and it has never bothered her. She loves Hector as her father.

Richard Hadleigh-Varin

son

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

0
0

Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

father

Towards Richard Hadleigh-Varin

0
0

Geruff Hadleigh II

father (Important)

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

1
-1

Honest


Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

son (Important)

Towards Geruff Hadleigh II

-2
-2

Dishonest


History

When Hector was born, his wasted, twisted form caused the entire court to believe he would die early. As soon as Geoffrey was born, Geruff named his second son Crown Prince, relegating his first son to Duke of Grimm and earning Hector the nickname "the Sickly Duke." Hector resents his father and their relationship was always strained.

Aurora Morgan II

niece (Important)

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

4
4

Frank


Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

uncle (Important)

Towards Aurora Morgan II

4
2

Honest


History

Hector took Aubry to be a page at Grimm Castle when she was twelve at Katye's insistence. He became uncommonly fond of his brother's youngest offspring and she quickly learned her way around most of the stranger aspects of the castle. Aubry knows things about Grimm Castle that the Hadleigh-Varin children never learned and she delights in using that knowledge.

Nicknames & Petnames

Hector sometimes calls Aubry "Bree" if she's presenting as female. Aubry formally uses "Uncle Hector," but also calls him "Heck" when no one is around.

Shared Secrets

Aubry was let into the family non-secret about Hector's dual marriage to Katye and Simon Garde.

Glynis Kendrick

tutor

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

0
0

Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

student

Towards Glynis Kendrick

0
0

Aurora Morgan

mother

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

0
0

Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

son

Towards Aurora Morgan

0
0

Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

father (Important)

Towards Nolan Hadleigh-Varin

-1

Dishonest


Nolan Hadleigh-Varin

son (Important)

Towards Hector Hadleigh-Morgan

-1

Dishonest


History

Hector and Nolan have been at odds since Nolan was old enough to notice which of his actions irritated his father the most. They pick at each other constantly. Much of this from Hector is because he recognizes his own tendencies in his son--and he has no doubts that Nolan is his biological son.   Nolan enjoys making Hector uncomfortable, just as he enjoys making everyone uncomfortable. Some of his recalcitrance is pay-back for Hector's vocal praise of Nolan's older brother, Rick, as the exemplary son and heir. Given that Hector over-praises Rick to annoy Nolan....   ....yeah, they're related alright.

Current Location
Ethnicity
Honorary & Occupational Titles
Duke of Grimm, Prince of Cherladi
Currently Held Titles
Year of Birth
582 AW 48 Years old
Circumstances of Birth
First-born of Aurora Morgan and Gerulf Hadleigh II of Cheraldi
Spouses
Katye Varin (wife)
Simon Garde (husband)
Siblings
Current Residence
Castle Grimm, Chereladi
Sexuality
Pansexual
Gender Identity
Masculine, he/him
Eyes
golden-brown
Hair
Short, dark brown, grey at the temples
Skin Tone/Pigmentation
Pale, tends to burn
Height
5'7"
Weight
125 lbs
Known Languages
Chereladi, Trading Common, Galavnyan, Old Ladi
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