Nys Vendatti is the young scion of the Vendatti clan, a group of elves committed to trade, diplomacy and neutrality. The clan has a long history as nomads and craftsman, and several hundred years ago turned their travels and knowledge toward trade. They now stand as a wealthy group with a mixed reputation: they are known to trade with anyone, for anything. They function as emissaries and messengers without prejudice or pity. They are the source turned to for the exotic, strange, or blatantly illegal. Recently they’ve gained both renown and condemnation as sellers of exceptional slaves.
The physical appearance of the clan – silver hair and black nails - is said to derive from a history as dusk elves coupled with an influx of drow heritage, as they utilized marriage unions to gain entry into the markets of the underworld.
Nys was raised with a clear expectation to one day assume a role of leadership within the clan. His training was broad and included both magic and swordplay as well as some less conventional means of achieving goals. A wickedly intelligent young man, he excelled at many of his studies and often found himself wearied by those who failed to keep up. His father also attempted to teach him the skills of a master merchant, but the boy’s pride and youthful impatience sometimes interfered with his silver tongue.
Still a young adult by elven standards, Nys is nevertheless well traveled and much older than most mortals he encounters. His attitude towards schooling is mixed; he is excited about the opportunity to learn, but finds it difficult to shift from a leadership role to that of a student. Likewise, although not unused to hardship he is displeased by the lack of comforts and servants, which his father considered necessary for discipline and he considers a pointless irritation.
His attitude toward others is a bit mercenary, a carryover from his clan’s outlook toward business. He dislikes inflicting harm and understands antagonism is unproductive, but is ultimately goal driven and opportunity or desperation can quickly dismiss manners. Hopefully, as school progresses, he will begin to find himself humbler and more caring.
As a potential character link, if anyone wishes to they could take the role of Nys' servant; a prized and respected companion sent to learn as well, but also expected to be loyal and obedient. Character sheet