I have an idea for a character but it's still very rough. He was raised in a monastery for much of his life headed towards a life of prayer and honing his physical and spiritual well being through martial arts but while he was still young before taking his vows Diego Orczy's life was to be changed forever, the monastery was attacked by a savage band of gnolls. Cast over the side of the cliff by the monastery by the cruel gnolls he fell into the cold waters. He was found and nursed back to health by a fisherman and his wife when they found him adrift near the coast.
He thanked them and wished he could repay them but had no money to his name so he worked on the farmstead for some time physical labor the only thing he could repay them with. He was accepting of this and they looked upon him as the son they never had, hard working, disciplined and eager to please and the way he blushed whenever a village girl looked at him meant he wasn't going to cause trouble in that area for years to come. Then one day the local lord increased the taxes to line his pockets. But the fisherman in his wife like their neighbours could not earn enough on either the land or sea to pay the new rates and he set out to evict them. While returning from the village Diego saw them hassling Lesley the neighbours daughter, the noble clearly out to have some fun at everyones expense. He stormed over and demanded they leave the girl alone. Confident with his two bodyguards there was nothing the boy could do to stop him the noble began to threaten him and making all sorts of vulgar remarks.
Filled with rage Diego while inches from the Noble's face gave in to his desire to do this man harm. He put his hand on the hilt of the nobles rapier while head butting him. The fop fell to the ground more out of suprise than the strength of the blow, his blade now in the hands of the upstart youth. The blade quickly found its way into the stomach of one of the nobles bodyguards before he turned to the other and said "I am Diego Orczy I have survived the fury of the gnolls and the ocean, do you wish to die to protect this evil man?" The guard needed little more excuse to run, the nobles love of gold and poor wages of his bodyguards meant they weren't going to risk their lives in a fair fight. Pleased his bluff had worked Diego turned to the nobleman "You are going to lower the taxes back to their previous fair level, I will be leaving but when I return if they have been raised by even a penny I will find you, you have left me with nothing to lose and you have much." Diego left the noble with a shallow slash across his chest before escaping into the sunset. It has been many years since but he still returns to the nobles holdings to check on him every few months and still carries the same rapier, a finely crafted weapon.
I was hoping to take the swash buckler class in complete warrior with maybe the first level in monk to represent his previous training. Also I really like the idea of not wearing any armour while doing daring combat maneuvers. I am happy to take just swash buckler or come up with another concept but I read in one of the previous posts that ye could use a few more warriors.