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Lord Mattheu Rivenshari

When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by your side through thick and thin is family.

Social Rank: 5
Concept: Watchful Enforcer
Fealty: Valardin
Family: Rivenshari
Gender: male
Marital Status: single
Age: 22
Birthday: 9/13
Religion: Shamanism/Pantheon
Vocation: Sailor
Height: tall
Hair Color: chestnut
Eye Color: mocha
Skintone: dusky

Titles: Sword of Riva

Description: Mattheu might be the youngest of the Rivenshari, but he is definitely the biggest one of bunch. His large frame with hard muscles and well-worn hands that have seen many fights. His thoughtful mocha eyes burn with banked rage that's let loose when he's fighting. Easy to smile, and just as easy to anger, his facial expressions change with his mood. Unlike his brother, he prefers to keep his hair short, out of the way. Only facial hair is his thin mustache that he keeps well groomed. There are quite a few scars on his body made a few lucky shots.

Personality: Mattheu might be the muscle for his eccentric family, but that doesn't mean that he's stupid. Sometimes he will play the part of the meat shield but only until he gets what he wants and then uses that information against his opponents. A ladies' man, he is enjoying what Arx has to offer, letting his brother and sister worry about alliances. He has no intention of settling down anytime soon. While his devil may care attitude might anger some of the stuffy Valardins, underneath he is fiercely loyal and will destroy anyone that messes with his house.

Background: The youngest of the Rivenshari brood, Mattheu was always called the 'baby' of the family, until he grew big enough and strong enough to beat his brothers for calling him 'tiny'. Quick to anger, the boy got into fights left and right, and his stubborn attitude made it impossible for him to back down, even as a child. Only Eshra or his mother, Triega, could sooth the angry beast inside when he was in full temper. Another escape was the violin, which he would play when the world became too much. His songs were said to bring tears to others with its mournful cry.

Growing up among ravashari smugglers, his family traveled the rivers and sea bringing goods to other Abandoned Tribes. He acted as one of the crew as soon as he could man the ropes. Being a sailor just comes naturally. As he grew into his body, he soon had himself a girl in every port, resisting any hints from his family to settle down. The adventures that he and Athaur had before his brother lost sight of who he was were something to be spoken with a baleful laugh. They were always gambling, flirting and getting into trouble together. Of course this was before that night his father, Aegis, his mother and two older brothers were murdered in Brand's evil plan to cull the Abandoned Tribes.

Mattheu never speaks of the time that Brand's dark magic enslaved his people and forced them to fight a battle that was not theirs. He may have bad dreams about fighting House Thrax's navy the day Brand tried to breech Arx's walls, but he will never speak of it to others. He now helps Athaur and his older sister, Eshra, navigate the dangerous political waters of Arx, acting as their enforcer or charmer, depending on what skill is needed.

Relationship Summary


Family:
  • Athaur - Brother
  • Eshra - sister
  • Vano - Cousin
  • Petra - Auntie. One that I will always look up to for all that she has endured. She continues to share her smile with us. I can only repay her by not giving her gray hairs reserved for my siblings.
  • Maru - Eshra's husband

  • Acquaintance:
  • Quenia - A soft spoken phoenix
  • Macda - A brutally fierce fighter and amazing sense of humor towards bets and sparring.
  • Artorius - Surprisingly nibble and more than willing to both share a drink and wear it.
  • Medeia - Introduces herself as midwife, physician, apothecary, vintner, distiller, gardener, and teacher. I know her best as teacher.

  • Friend:
  • Kiera - A ray of sunshine when not feeling the need to be guarded. Always seeking more knowledge with the energy to light up a whole room when sharing what they have learned.
  • Bridget - A bundle of princess and amazing fun
  • Rosalind - a beauty of unbound energy. My land counterpart.
  • Mabelle - To share a cake, cookie, dessert, thoughtful and helpful. Perhaps a dance.
  • Viviana - an unlikely friend. A crested caracara, with their curiosity, sense of seeking out others no matter what the situation, and taste of adventure.
  • Aella - Fellow lover of wind and where it can take one within adventure. A leader that seeks the best for their people, no matter what sacrifices are made to their own sought after adventures.
  • Keely - She is one that will watch over the entire world if she could. Always seeking out for the best in others and how to keep them above all of the waters which could find their means to drown within. Strong, direct, and yet a soft spoken flower which will watch from the side. An absolute delight to share tea and stories with, more of a dancer than she'll ever admit to.
  • Vitalis - Will need to find time to share a dance upon the fields and see how he wields the glaive sometime. A wonderful teacher.
  • Thesbe - A depth that is unseen until up close within a world that they seek to hide away only visible to those that know how to find a window to them.

  • Patron:
  • Keely - She sees me for more than what can be offered, a rarity found amongst some, though not all. I have found a fair number that are like this. And it still brings joy when another is found.

  • Sibling:
  • Eshra - Protector under guise of older sister seeking only what is best for my brother and I no matter how difficult it may be to show the proper path to be taken.
  • Athaur - He means well suddenly seeking what is best for us all possibly seeking to live vicariously through me

  • Frenemy:
    Name Summary
    Aella Newly arrived Prodigal - poor timing, that - from the Oathlands. A sailor, with unique style, and an appreciation of music.
    Aella His personality is as bright as his outfit, alluring as the tinkle of bells that follows him.
    Amari Lord of the Yurt
    Anisha His frame goes counter to that which one expects of the Rivenshari or Ravashari, but make no mistake - he's a proud member of his family. Thoughtful and perceptive, reasoned and charming. Everything I've come to expect of them. The ways he stands out compliment rather than contrast this, beyond his physicality.
    Artorius The sound of his bells brings smiles to many faces.
    Athaur My baby brother has grown so much that it shocks me to see him now. In some ways he will always be the young boy hanging from the rigging. But I am proud of the man he has become.
    Athaur I have watched my baby brother grow through so much. But I am pleased that he can still smile.
    Bhandn A tea and cookie thief, is he? I'll have to be particularly careful of my own tea when next we meet. I'm possessive of it.
    Cadenza This Rivenshari is especially jingly though quite humble.
    Calla The first Rivenshari I've met. Found him sitting on the floor eating a cookie and curiosity got the best of me.
    Caspian a musician and fellow brawler! i think perhaps i have had a long lost brother here this whole time! and he brought drinks.. truly what more could you wish for
    Cassiopeia He's a song.
    Celine This lord appears to love to dance, and he even carries his muscial accompaniment with him in the form of bells attached to his clothing. It must make it terribly hard to creep up on a person!
    Cesare A singularly colorful and lively figure whose outlook on life is one to be valued, particularly in troubled times. A character of grace and optimism who is impressively able to return to his feet time and again after being knocked down.
    Cristoph The Rivenshari do so desperately love wearing those bells everywhere.
    Dante Bells, the bells! Apparently he has a very strong opinion on the color of the wind, but I think being the Sword of my cousin's domain threw him off a bit. Something about a bird?
    Daria A Lord of Bells, fun and Intrigue. Till we meet again, I shall remember you
    Desiree If there were a sound more soothing than the jingle-jangle of his bells, I just wouldn't know what that would be.
    Desma Those bells would annoy the hell out of me if they were in my hair! This man doesn't seem very serious at all!
    Domonico It is clear to see the similarities between this Lord and his brother Count Athaur. See and here mind you... with all bells.
    Elora Jovial and kind, I understand why he's so beloved by Ravenseye.
    Erik I never saw so many colors at the same time without a generous internal application of alcohol than when I was looking at him
    Esme We are going to be the best of friends and drinking buddies. And perhaps tormentor of people, but where there is dark there must always be light. We shall be the light together.
    Ezra I like the bells. Who wouldn't want to hear all the ways those might sing?
    Fidel A melodious lord with a lot of reasons to celebrate.
    Gaspard An interesting man, not every day you run into someone who jingles, but he seems to know what he's about and if a man is good enough to warn you that he's nearby, then you have to know that he's a capable sort of fellow.
    Grady Superlative violinist. Superlative bells. I can't speak to his dancing, but I have a good feeling about it.
    Gwenys A man with many names... and bells in his hair. Not very stealthy that.
    Haakon He's.. if a stork were bedecked in bells, reciting verse.
    Ian An excellent student, and a quick study. Not sure about the bells.
    Ilira All men this handsome should wear bells! I need the preparation time. He turned out to be charm, mischief, and a surprising assortment of like-minded traits wrapped up in one very jingly package. Color me delighted! On another note, what color do you think delight is?
    Isabeau I would gladly share cookies and tea with this Rivenshari again. What lively company he makes.
    Iseulet Easily the most handsome Rivenshari in existence! I can see how he's stolen my sister's heart right out from under her nose.
    Jaenelle A man who seems to embrace life and all it has to offer. I am not sure if I have ever seen him without a smile on his face or a bounce in his step. A great reminder to remember what is important.
    Jerrica What a curious man! He jingles and flips over furniture in taverns. What an interesting person!
    Katarina A singer, a musician, a flirt... truly the best kind of person to have at any soiree.
    Keely A unique and refreshing presence. He is both honest and kind, a combination rare to find in such equal parts in the capital. And so jingly.
    Liam Carousing Lord who is enjoying the city. We'll go out on the city and I am sure nothing will go wrong. Not.
    Mabelle The youngest of the Rivenshari, handsome and entertaining. Clearly not causing enough mischief, I should help make it worse.
    Medeia Another Rivenshari, this one with a penchant for nicknames. I think I bored him! Or perhaps he was bored before I arrived. The subject of tea didn't seem to hold his interest.
    Mikani Infectious smile. Easy manner. The man inspires me to want to steal cookies.
    Monique Moves like his ought to be illegal! And they call me an outlaw... but if my hips could do what his do, I'd be delighted
    Nigel Flowing water - mellifluous and smooth and constantly in motion. One cannot still such waters of his active heart. I do hope for more conversations. Yes, I am aware I am cautiously optimistic.
    Noah Poor man. He met me as his introduction to Arx society. He did come to the taste celebration when I asked though. Welcome to society.
    Olivia Seems like a really fun person, certainly knows how to make an entrance. I look forward to getting to know him better.
    Orland Lord Mattheu has proven himself to be an amazing performer in the Spectacular Spectacle as well as the Thirteen Sorrows. I'd be happy to perform alongside him in any show!
    Pasquale He has a plan to create an instrument fight event. Clearly he has a sense of humor.
    Poppy He sings to my heart with his easy whim and love of life. A refreshingly bright spot in what is a bleary city at times.
    Quenia Lord Mattheu makes a wonderful and excellent dance partner. He's also great at training too!
    Raimon A brightly coloured bird of prey! No duck this one. Nor a plainly monochromatic swan, as graceful as those birds might be. Bedecked in luminously variegated accoutrements of voluble sartorial splendor --- and even outfitted with bells, chains, and chimes --- this youngest (and largest) of the Rivenshari is sure to grab his share of attention. First met at the Jade Moon, in the company of Noah and Viviana.
    Renata Lord Mattheu is a kind and generous person, and has already earned my respect with a simple and caring gesture of compassion towards my embarrassment in a particular situation that involved flying hot chocolate, even so, he took the blame for my clumsiness.
    Rook My wife's cousin is such a delight. Talented, and with such a vibrancy and love for life. I need to spend more time with him and let some of that rub off on me.
    Rosalind His soul is music!
    Samira A Rivenshari lord who feels most free upon the water and who likens combat to dance and art. I imagine he is one who views the world in striking shades of color.
    Savio I like to perform and all, but no one performs like the Ravashari. Lord Mattheu is a credit to his people with just the perfect mix of cheer and heartache, I could watch and listen to him all day.
    Sira Colorful, enthusiastic, jovial, and quite possibly more interested in the wind than any person I have ever met. He acts as if it is a living thing.
    Sorrel It's been so long since our paths crossed, and yet he's just as delightful as I last recall. I am glad to hear him jingling through Arx, and hope we can grow as friends.
    Sylvie The man is quite overwhelmingly bright and cheerful. Not what one is always used to in the Twilight Court.
    Temira Fellow prodigal like myself, He seems like a kind person. Just living in the ways of those do that were once outside life in the compact.
    Terese A delightful Lord, I am sure he seems carefree and full of fun tonight, I hope we can share many more moments such as these.
    Thea The man jingles. Everywhere. It's not very quiet. But he seems sincere and could perhaps be stealthy if he tried.
    Vitalis How does he silence those bells?!
    Wash That man can strike a balance I did not expect.
    Zoey Be it on the river or the sea, those who make their living on the water have more in common than not. There is something charming about this one.