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Brady Grayhope

The thing about morality is that everyone's very sure of right and wrong, and you know, I just don't make a habit of arguing with people who are sure.

Social Rank: 8
Concept: Get-it-Done Guy
Fealty: Crownsworn
Family: Grayhope
Gender: male
Marital Status: single
Age: 24
Birthday: 3/3
Religion: Optional
Vocation: Criminal
Height: average height
Hair Color: mahogany
Eye Color: brown
Skintone: fair

Description: It's hard to stay mad at that face, you know? Melting brown eyes, lips a soft pout, an impossible sweetness summoned up with the flash of his teeth -- there's a shade of the long vanished cherub in the fullness of his cheeks, in the high sweep of his eyebrows. His hair is the burnished reddish richness of polished wood, but in texture a thick, luxuriant fluff, falling in loose waves inclined to rumple. There's a reedy height to him, limbs a little overlong and matched to the leanness of his frame and the youthful innocence of his features, that lends him more of that young, unfinished look. Adulthood has surely set in, and he sometimes cultivates it by flirting with a downy mustache or beard, but there's just something about his looks that makes it hard to translate youthful scoundrel shenanigans into anything more dire.

Personality: Look, everybody needs somebody sometime, and Brady's pretty good at becoming whatever's needed for any given situation. Manual labor? Check. Mercenary work? Why not? He loves hats! Arm candy? Okay, but shaving costs extra. Haze hookup? Sure, he can get that for you. Anything less savory, I mean why not, but it'll might cost you, because a night in the cells is so bad for the skin. Easygoing, wisecracking, friendly almost to a fault, he tries to stay mellow and keep on everybody's good side, and he can be irresistably innocuous. Of course, the ingenuous charm can be hard to turn off, and some people have gone so far as to say they find Brady obnoxious, which is just a heartbreaking thing to say.

Background: As one of several sons of Kelda Grayhope, Brady grew up a curious, acquisitive youngster. He rarely wanted for anything, especially pies to stick his fingers into. He learned the ins and outs of the Boroughs, back alleys a specialty, and served while still very young as a salty, scrappy little shit aboard the decks of smuggling ships. He frequently stole from the rich to give to the poor, which would have been more Robin Hood and less little shit if only he'd had any need to do so instead of doing it for the adrenaline rush. Speaking of the adrenaline rush . . .

Brady's brother turned traitor a few years ago, and it turned his life upside-down. While Corrigan ratted out the business interests, lit the launderers on figurative fire, and turned over their /mother/, Brady scrambled to course correct. He was broke for basically the first time in his life, and found that his skills at getting into and out of trouble were all he had to fall back on ... so of course he fell back on them as hard as he could. Luckily, the Grayhope family connections to business legitimate and otherwise are not few, and he was able to set himself up as a handyman: that is, a man handy for all kinds of jobs, just generally a good guy to have in your corner in the crunch. Especially if you need him to be quick with a dagger -- which is how he ended up moonlighting with the Valorous Few (he'll tell you for sure, he looks great in hats). Or, you know, a little bullshit artistry. He's good at that, too. On demand.

Relationship Summary

  • Ajax - Another sellsword to talk shop with.
  • Willow - We had fun back in the day, didn't we?

  • Family:
  • Mayir - Bossman heads the fam.
  • Tanith - Brilliant. Great hugs. 2nd in command.
  • Corrigan - Brother that sold us out and became one of 'them.'

  • Acquaintance:
  • Arman - Old Prince, you taught me a fine lesson. Don't get old.
  • Mortimer - Pawn shop owner
  • Cufre - Jeweller, curious hobbies.

  • Patron:
  • Denica - Art. Chaos. Runaway theatre.
  • Name Summary
    Arman One of the Grayhopes from the Lowers, you wouldn't think so at first. Well dressed, well spoken, mostly. A rough kind of charm.
    Asralyn An easy-going cutthroat. My kind of trouble.
    Caspian he has such a charming air and is such a pleasure to talk to! and he helps run the Murder!
    Cassiopeia A man that knows his baked goods. These are vital skills. He's friendly, cheerful and full of energy!
    Cesare Charmingly rough around the edges.
    Cristoph It's very kind Master Mayir to ensure that Brady has ample work to keep him busy and out of trouble.
    Daria A man of many talents, worthy of note. I hope to get to know him better.
    Denica He was quick on his feet to rescue a damsel causing a lot of distress. A bold and daring man, he isn't afraid of danger and can navigate his way through a little chaos. Also great with impromptu props!
    Gwenys Weird obsession with some fancy man's boat, but seems decent enough despite this.
    Karina Master Brady invited me to view the Grayhope Manor Art Gallery in which he's commissioned me to make a mural for a wall. However, what I did not expect is how ruggedly handsome and charming he was. I feel like I'm going to have a hard time in not being distracted while I paint.
    Lilia He's part of the Grayhope family. Charming, yet gritty. I'm sure our paths will cross again somewhere unexpected.
    Mabelle Shares my passion for baked goods. This is the begining of a great friendship.
    Maerigan A very helpful young man with a talent for seeing business opportunities practically everywhere he goes. A good man to know, I would wager, if one wanted to make a few coins.
    Mailys He managed to avoid boring me to death when we happened to cross paths near the Casa. Something about ground pumas.
    Miella A sense of humor as sharp as his circumspection. A good man to know for future endeavors and business opportunities.
    Mikani An adventure life is one lived. And Brady has lived life. My soul recognizes the adventure in his.
    Mortimer He seems the kind of man you may have to meet a few times before you can understand fully. Still, an interesting future customer to be sure.
    Olivia A curious man, with many talents it would seem. Dangerous enough work but at least keeps cheery and welcoming with his stories... Does keep interesting company with him though.
    Orland He really enjoys the food! I'm glad he was able to help out with the codebreak. Always a useful skill to have, that.
    Raja Another Grayhope. Seems interested in the Library and books. Seems interested in research stuff.
    Rhue An interesting man of the Grayhope family, a bit flirty, though I'm not sure if it was sincere or part of his type of business. I suppose we'll see.
    Simone A charming man who seems to have many connections throughout the city. What ever shall we do with them all?
    Tanith The lone Grayhope in the halls of the manor, he seems fired up and ready to make a place for himself in the city. It's good to see him again!
    Viviana Suave and smooth-talking. Has the potential to be a great wielder of weapons, maybe knives -- and if so, remember, between the ribs.