Settled on... surprise coming... An Inspired Blade Swashbuckler with the Eye for Plunder trait. I gave him some roguish skills, but if we have an actual rogue who can actually do roguish stuff, I'll alter that aspect.
Usually, no one likes to play rogues, so I've tended to adopt the critical elements like lockpicking and such, but again, happy to let an actual rogue take those task.
Still a work in progress and open to slight changes. A character sheet will come in the near future. The image is, I'm told, reasonably close to the description, so...
Name: Harlo Glazer
Class: Swashbuckler (Inspired Blade)
Standing at a not-unimpressive 5’10, Harlo is a ruggedly handsome figure of a man with slightly curly dark brown hair that usually looks wind-swept. His hair frames a tanned, strong-jawed face that’s dominated by large, deep green eyes under even dark brows. A strong, patrician nose resides above sensual lips that seem to always be ever so slightly curled as if he finds something secretly amusing, although what that might be is forever a mystery to everyone.
A lean, wide-shouldered form is accentuated by well toned, muscular limbs and a broad chest over a tight waist in a V-shape that runs from his shoulders. Narrow hips move with the grace of a dancer… or predator… with each deliberate movement of his legs.
Most often found in loose, comfortable tunics with well fitted leather breaches tucked into thigh high, turned down boots and a coat of contrasting color, He strikes quite a figure wherever he goes. A finely tooled weapons belt with a rapier on the left under an obviously well crafted buckler sits casually about his hips with a sash that matches his tunic. A wide-brimmed, heavily plumed hat completes the image of the dashing fencer before you.
Harlo never lacks for something to say, usually witty and perhaps just a little insulting, but that’s usually to his opponents. A fairly happy-go-lucky man, Harlo is everything that a swashbuckler should be, urbane, polite, and loves a good duel. While he might plan to kill a man tomorrow, there’s no reason why he can’t sit down and have a drink with the man for some banter and piffy interchanges the day before. As long as the rules of etiquette are followed, he’ll even buy the drink. But, when the time calls for seriousness… well, he’s probably not the guy to look toward. He’s not lazy, or doesn’t take things seriously, he just doesn’t want to look like he’s doing so. But, when the decks are awash with blood and the sails are flapping in the dead air, he’s the man you want at your back… Unless you’ve doubled crossed him, in which case, he’s still going to want to be at your back!
That’s not to say that Harlo doesn’t have morals and principles; he has lots of morals and principles and you can rely on him to stick to them… you may not know what they are, but you can be absolutely certain that he’ll follow them.
The son of moderately prosperous merchants, Harlo was introduced to ships and sails at a young age and never looked back. While he’s at home on land and is perfectly happy to roam the country-side; the salt of the sea is never far from his heart. By the time that he was old enough to set out on his own, he’s gone to sea and rarely looked back.
A naturally gifted talent with a blade, it only took Harlo a few weeks to begin to learn what would become his career with the rapier and buckler. Quick-witted and quick on his feet, the dance of parry and thrust, of flashing blades and the ring of steel on steel drew him as strongly as the feel of deck planks under his feet. As dedicated as he is to his art, he learned the tricks and traits of fancy sword-play until it was engraved into his very bones; a natural extension of his arms. It’s not enough to simply beat a man, but you must do it with style!
Over the months and years, Harlo has seen many of the places where water meets land and a fair amount of the world beyond that boundary, but in his heart, if it’s not within sight of the sea and he hasn’t laid eyes upon it himself, it simply doesn’t exist. A man with a restless soul, it’s not in him to stand still when there’s still things to see, women to experience and places to go.