Martens Dearly, The Pauper Baron

Character Name— Martens Dearly
Concept— Martens Dearly is a mess. His oldest son and youngest daughter are absolute disappointments to him. His dear wife, the love of his life, died mysteriously 8 years ago. He's dead broke and there aren't enough games, drinks, or whores in the world to make him forget his misery. Also, he'll never have grandchildren.

The Dearly Curse began with Dabis. Dabis seemed like the perfect heir. He was on his way toward Knighthood, and he was a responsible young man. If only it weren't for his… unusual attraction to other men. His parents assumed he would grow out of it, but to no avail. He ran away to the South to join the Order of the Rose.

His beautiful wife, Andra, died shortly after under mysterious circumstances. The official story is that she died of heartbreak after her son's departure. However, Martens and the coroner both know that she died from ingesting a poison favored by Misdon assassins.

After Andra died, Bridleigh began rebelling. She started visiting seedy taverns and performing under assumed names. She was seen meeting with young women with… poor reputations. And then, on the night of her 21st birthday, she disappeared along with some of the money from the family vault and a troop of performers he had hired for the occasion.

His last remaining family member, Leyleigh remains the apple of his eye. She is a kind and dutiful daughter. She does what she's told and is respectful of her elders. She is also tragically unlucky. She has been kidnapped and ransomed at least 5 times to date.

Because of their lack of money, Martens sent his daughter to the growing town of Springdale to work as a scribe for his distant relative, Ferick. However, despite the money Leyleigh sends home regularly, Martens has drawn himself further into debt with some of the nastier crime syndicates in Grondinium. He has gotten some generous offers for Leyleigh from them however…

Lifepaths— Born Noble, Page, Squire, Knight, Lord, Baron, Baron
Age— 58


Wi Pe Ag Sp Po Fo
B5 B4 B4 B4 B4 B5


Hea Ref MW Ste Hes Res Cir Multi.
B4 B4 B10 B5 5 B0 B2 x3.5
PTGS Su: B0 Li: B0 Mi: B0 Se: B0 Tr: B0 Mo: B10

Skills— Brawling B4, Drinking W9, Falconry B4, Hunting B5, Intimidation B3, Mounted Combat Training, Read B4, Riding B3, Sword B2, Write B4


#1 I have to drown my pain any way possible.
#2 My family's descent is my fault and I must do whatever I can to reverse it.
#3 Leyleigh is my only child.
#4 I'm the worst ruler ever, but my people have to deal with it for now.


#1 Look around when Andra is mentioned.
#2 Rage when Dabis or Bridleigh are mentioned.
#3 When offered drink, women, or gambling, always accept.
Gear— 135rps
Affiliations— 3D Northern League Peerage
Reputations— 3D The Pauper Baron
Relationships— Leyleigh Dearly, Beloved Daughter (Minor, immediate family)<br>
Dabis Dearly, Rejected Son (Minor, immediate family, hateful/rival)<br>
Bridleigh Dearly (Minor, immediate family, hateful/rival)
Spells or Rituals
Traits— [Dt] Mark of Privilege, [Dt] Sworn Homage, [Dt] Noblesse Oblige, [Char] Regal Bearing, [Dt] Drunk, [Char] Extremely Bitter, [Char] Beer Gut

Weapon Type I M S Add VA WS Strike Dist
Bare Fisted 2 4 6 2 0 Fast Shortest

Weapon Notes
1 Two-handed, may not be used with a shield2 May Great Strike

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