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Sir Rickard Bainbridge - Medieval.
« on: July 21, 2014, 12:07:19 PM »
Name and Occupation
- Given Name: Rickard Bainbridge
- Pronunciation of the Name: Rick-ard Bane-bridge.
- Titles: Sir. The Knight of the Barrows.

Character Mentality
- Character Personality: Rickard grew up with knights, and the glory of being a knight, but he has come to see the truth. He has a strong sense of honour and loyalty, especially towards his family, but as a third son, he holds a grudge against his family for being so far down the hereditary line of the family, but this does nothing to detract from his loyalty. Rickard is also very cynical, believing the world to be a terrible place and the commonfolk live in fear of the nobles and the nobles fear what the commonfolk could do.
- Mental Traits: 

Nationality and Allegiance
- Race and Nationality:
- Allegiance: Neutral Good.
- Reasons for Allegiance: He grew up in a noble family, and has a good sense of honour.

- Allies: House Bainbridge. Other houses in the same province.
- Enemies:
- Family: He belongs to House Bainbridge, an ancient and noble house. Their banner is a black axe on a white background. He is the third son in the family.
- Friends:
- Significant Other: He has not married,  much to his fathers annoyance.

Character Age
- Age: 38.   

Character Appearance
- Character Skin Colour/Ethnicity: Caucasian, pale but not stark white. 
- Character Height: 188cm
- Character Weight: 98 kg. 
- Character Hair Colour: Black, going white.
- Character Eye Colour: #BDBDBD - Grey.
- Character Description: Rickard is tall, and fills out his frame well. The majority of said mass is muscle from wielding a sword for his entire life. He has a crooked noes, short hair and a rough jaw.
- Character Attire: Casual wear: Cloth tunic with his coat-of-arms on it and a fur cloak for the winter with cloth trousers and boots.
Travel wear: Boiled leather armour, over a cloth tunic, including gloves, greaves and boots. Plus a thick woollen cloak.
Prepared battle wear: Quality metal armour, short of the full suit. Steel chestplate, gauntlets, rerebrace, vambrace, greaves over leather boots and thick boiled leather covering his upper legs, (obviously) a codpiece and a sleeveless cloth vest over top bearing his coat of arms. This is only for battle, and doesn't carry it around with him.

Habits and Mannerisms
- Character Voice: Accented to the northern province.
- Speech Traits:
- Languages: The dialect of the kingdom.
- Mannerisms:

Weapons, Equipment and Artifacts
- Large Equipment:  A round buckler shield. Supplies (water, food, blanket) located in a pack strapped to his saddle, on his large destrier horse.
- Small Equipment: 
- Pocket Items: Money.
- Weaponry: An ornate pattern welded longsword, passed down through the family and two smaller blades.
- Magical Equipment/Artifacts:


- Specialization: He wields his sword, primarily, in a two handed grip, and can attach his shield to his left arm, but doesn't prefer it.   
- Signature Ability: Getting in close to an opponent and disposing of their sword.
- Strengths: His body strength and ability.
- Weaknesses: He has an injury to his left shoulder, making it weaker than his right. He also lacks the speed of smaller men.
- Training: He squired for a powerful noble and trained under him and his legendary master-at-arms.   

Goals, Motivation and History
- Major Goal: To better his standing in his family and in the realm.
- Minor Goals: Complete whatever his current quest is.
- Reasoning behind goal: Money, lands and glory.
- Motivation: He was born a third son, and as such, is quite a way down the line.
- Bio: Rickard was born into the Bainbridge household, a powerful house in the north of the kingdom. Rickard is the third son, his brothers are: Sir Edward, the first son, Sir Bruce, the second son and revered warrior, Lady Eleanor, the only daughter, a year younger than Rickard and married to a powerful liege lord. The last sibling is Sir James the individual of illegitimate birth of Bainbridge, a baseborn son of the lord and a tavern wench. Rickard's father is Lord Robert Bainbridge, an ageing man.
At the age of seven, Rickard was sent off to be squired by Lord Tomas Wells, the second most powerful lord in the area. There was taught and trained by the lord, and his master-at-arms Sir James Harrington, a legendary warrior. At the age of fifteen, after proving himself worthy, Rickard was knighted by Lord Wells and sent back to Oldstones, the Bainbridge castle.
The year after, a rebellion broke out and Lord Robert called his banners, only two thirds of his bannermen joined him, as the rest were allied to the rebel lord, Lord Kieran Stokeworth. The Stokeworth army quickly made themselves home on the opposite side of a river from the Bainbridge army. Sir Bruce, Sir Rickard and Lord Wells led the assault across the river with 3,000 men, while Lord Bainbridge took the other 3,000 and looked for another crossing. In the ensuing battle, the loyalists captured a hill on the riverbank, but struggled to hold it and were pushed back, where Sir James Harrington was killed while making a rearguard action. Luckily, this gave enough time for Lord Robert to cross the river at another ford upstream and descended upon the rebel army, routing, but not destroying them.
The loyalist army split again, this time Sir Rickard accompanying Lord Wells. They, along with 2,000 men marched east quickly and besieged Stokeworth before Lord Kieran could regather his forces. Using a cunning plan, the army built ladders in the dead of night and in the morning, using the rising sun as cover, scaled the walls and took the castle. Rickard was the first over the walls. The rebel army attempted to retreat to Stokeworth castle, but as they neared the gates, Lord Wells's army burst from the gates, trapping Lord Kieran between the two loyalist armies and ending the rebellion.
Five years later, Rickard began to leave the castle and go adventuring, learning skills and discovering new people and information. When he was 22, his sister Eleanor was kidnapped while out visiting the villages. Sir Rickard was in the party at the time and sent word back home that Eleanor was being taken into the Barrowlands. Instead of waiting for his brothers, he took the six knights he had with him and followed the bandits into the Barrowlands. The bandits attempted to sacrifice Eleanor to the wights, but the six knights ambushed them and killed the bandits and rescued Eleanor, as they began to make their way out, actual wights appeared and attacked the group, only Rickard and Eleanor survived and afterwards, Rickard gained the name the Knight of the Barrows.
Ever since he has sporadically traveled the land on adventures, gaining reputation, hoping that his father will grant him some lands.     

<NOTES: The kingdom names are left out, because I don't know what they are. Also, the bio is absurdly long, but that is what happens when I get near anything medieval :P >
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Re: Sir Rickard Bainbridge - Medieval.
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 01:23:06 PM »
This guy's pretty cool.
Lol, the bio isn't absurdly long... I think a female warrior is called a Dame, not a Lady.
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Re: Sir Rickard Bainbridge - Medieval.
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 11:10:16 PM »
It looked longer in TextEdit.
The official title of Lady would've been given to a woman married to a nobleman, or Baroness or Countess for the higher ranks. Eleanor wasn't really a warrior as such.
Unless this kingdom has a different heirachy where a Lady is the defualt title for a noblewoman and Dame is the title for a married woman.
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Re: Sir Rickard Bainbridge - Medieval.
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 05:26:38 PM »
Good, approved.