: Conrad von SydowGender
: Scientist and Archaeologist Background
: Conrad was the first and only child of Wulfstan and Emery von Sydow, a pair renowned for their prowess in the fields of science and art, respectively. While his parents were not around much, too wrapped up in their own affairs and thus leaving their young offspring mostly in the hands of a wet nurse and their other staff members. Rather than coming to resent his parents, Conrad came to understand, and later even appreciate, the obligations and privileges fame and success had brought his parents.
Even from an early age the heir of the Von Sydow family possessed a brilliant and sharp mind, which was only cultivated further once he began attending school. Doing his parents proud, and giving them yet another achievement to bolster about to others in their social circles about in the process, Conrad proceeded to not only burn through his learning material with great speed and ease, earning him perfect marks on every test, he also skipped several grades because of it. With such brilliance, of course, comes great solitude. Shunned by almost all of his peers for his gifts, an already quite eccentric child grew to be even more eccentric.
After becoming one of the youngest, if not the
youngest, person to ever graduate cum laude from the most esteemed Baden university, Conrad continued to baffle peer and professor alike by doing it again for another course. So, at the young age of twenty-three, Conrad had become not only attained a master's degree in science, but archeology as well. Despite the contempt some might have held, and perhaps still hold for the young man, the great promise he held was undeniable. Of course, with great promise comes great expectations, and, in a seemingly bold move, the eccentric young scientist and archaeologist got himself involved in an imperial expedition which was planned to set sail to lands unknown.Personality
: Conrad is eccentric. His views on life and its matters are often vastly different from those of his fellow man. Often seen as too "naive and simplistic," especially for a brilliant man of his stature, he nevertheless stands by them, shrugging off the opinions of others like one would specs of dirt on his shoulder. When he gets a little too wrapped up in his work or an interesting thought process, he tends to talk to himself, holding entire conversations just with himself. This naturally does not help the selfinflicted social isolation he is in. Not that he cares though, as Conrad main interests are discoveries in the fields of science and archaeology.