Darn, no Slayer for me then. Crunch will come a bit later, but I've already worked out enough of that in my head that I can whip it out in a couple minutes. Mechanically, this character will be a Ranger who switches back and forth between a bow and a two-handed melee weapon as needed in combat.
He (or possibly she, haven't fully decided yet) will be a scout employed in the army by one of the major houses. Trouble is, I have no idea where to put him, since there's pretty much one character in every region. A Lannister scout could have an entertaining run-in with Faeli's bandit clan. The North would have no shortage of woodsmen; he'd fit right in there. Or he could end up working beside Nivek in the Reach (though two archers in the same group could end up pretty lame), or wherever Vanduen ends up looking for mercenary work. Does anybody have a suggestion?
EDIT: Here's a profile.Davek of LannisportGender:
Davek's family comes from one of the numerous, small villages near Lannisport that provides crops and other services to the bustling city. As a child, Davek's father taught him how to hunt, gather, and live off the land. It was a meager existence, but not without its simple joys. Still, Davek sought more from life, and as a young man journeyed to the city to seek his fortune. With his talents, Davek joined the guard and quickly showed himself to be well-suited to wilderness patrols, frequently working alone. Though he was never well-known or renowned, Davek's pay as part of the guard afforded him a better life than he had ever possessed as a simple hunter. Davek has a strong sense of duty, as well as a fierce, though somewhat unfounded, loyalty to his superiors in the city guard (and ultimately House Lannister).
That's a basic outline, though I will probably add to it if ideas come to me. I'm out of town until Sunday night though, so I won't be able to do anything else about it until later.