Prelate of the Black Aeden Grayhope
One would think the knowledge found in black journals exists to tantalize the mind. Instead, it is more often the exploits of tantalized nethers.
Social Rank: 7
Concept: Seeker of Mysteries
Marital Status: single
Height: average height
Hair Color: black
Eye Color: light grey
Description: A slender man in his mid to late twenties, Aeden is fair complected with even features under short, unruly black hair. Clean-shaven, there is a youthful vigor to him reflected in bright, light grey eyes and excitable demeanor. Signs of a life spent in pursuit of the ephemeral, he lacks the physical presence of knights or soldiers, instead more commonly touched by smudges of ink on fingers and clothes.
Personality: Intensely curious, Aeden's sense of boundaries can be overshadowed by his excitement at the prospect of learning something new. It is almost always an eagerness born of innocent inquiry, but the comfort of those subjected to it cannot always be said to feel the same. He is always trying to learn, which has him often approach people with questions, making him affable, if not always welcomed. A colorful youth has left him a bit wisdom for his age, a sharp mind and wit keeping him from more perilous encounters initiated by his inquisitive tongue.
Background: It can be tough being a Grayhope when you're growing up. It's certainly not the Lower Boroughs, but the whispers follow the children of this house from birth to death. Growing up, Aeden was intensely curious, voracious in his consumption of knowledge and sharper than a kid his age should've been. His words got him in trouble as often as not, but his family's relative prominence for a commoner family is what provided the resources for him to go beyond a basic education.
Becoming a disciple of Vellichor was an absolute calling to a young man so sure of the direction his life would take. He was a Grayhope, however, and that has had complications of its own, the association with his family hindering him as often as, paradoxically, his faith. He truly believes Vellichor's teachings have become diluted since the Reckoning and his course in service at the Great Archive has followed that path. Knowledge must not be allowed to disappear and hidden knowledge is far more likely lost. As Prelate of the Black of the Great Archive, it is his role to push back against the Censor Librorum and the dangerous loss of knowledge that is hidden. Doesn't particularly ingratiate him with the higher ups, but he's good at what he does.