My character, fair cowgirl!
Name: Sir Jacob the Bold, Knight of the Realm
Appearance: Not a particularly big person, Sir Jacob is a lithe, wiry warrior, that is stronger than he appears. Fair of face, and dark of hair, Jacob is the picture of knightly chivalry. His armour is gleaming, his tabard is clean. His destrier strong and able. Over his plate armour, he wears a dark red tabard, and on his horse and shield he bears a checkered blue and white pattern.
Personality: The interesting thing about of Jacob the Bold is how he acts on and off the field. In batte, Jacob is an expectational Knight, despite his age. Particularly know for his boldness on the battlefield, rarely shying away from personal changes or taking charges that people wouldn't often risk. He quickly earn a good reputation on the battlefield, and indeed earned his full Knighthood rather quickly, at the age of 17.
On the other hand, Jacob is rather reserved and well-mannered person. He prefers to listen rather than talk, and is usually slow to speak. When he does speak, however, he is very deliberate and thoughtful. He dislikes conflict amongst his friends, and will rather apologize and move on rather than force the issue. Dutiful and kind, Jacob up holds the rules of chivalry to the letter.
History: Only son of Castellan Garamont, Jacob grew up the way a knight should. He was schooled in the art of war as well as maths and the sciences. He was wielding a sword by eight summers, and a lance by eleven. He was the young of three children, having two sisters. The eldest by 5 years, Elise, gifted him with a pendant before leaving to be courted in another province. The two were close through out their childhood, and Jacob continues to wear it to this day.
A fan of tournaments since a child, he was able to attempt his first a 15. He lost terribly, but the experience was exhilarating. He began practicing for the stocks day in and out. By his seventeenth summer, his father had plans to hosts another tournament. However, it wasn't to be when a Warband of orcs from the Forest of Chalons. His father rallied all the knights in attendance in an attempt to stop the horde at the Alsone River. The knights found fierce resistance from the greenskins, and despite a massive calvary charge, the orcs stills cut swathes through the knights. After a failed attack on the flank of the main column of orcs, Jacob rallied the remaining knights, and led a charge into the heart of the orcs. The viciousness of the greenskins was nothing compare to the righteous fury shown by the knights. The charge drove them from the field, and Jacob was made a full knight of the Realm for his heroics.
In the past few years, Jacob has been climbing the ladder of the tournament circuit, racking up wins, and even a pair of first place finishes. While he'll be the first to admit that there were not very large, many note the potential this rising star of the lance holds, and fans look forward to the future.
Weapons: Jacob carries his arming sword, and a kite shield. As well, he hides a dagger in his boot. He owns a Warhorse, Lightfoot, on which he fights with a lance.