Rowan Solbain, 24 years old, originally from the southern kingdom (Solbia).
Rowan was a prince and heir to the throne of the North, (Dengaun). Denguan was formally a group of villages ruled by the group consensus of individual populations, but hadn’t a king or queen. The King of Solbia took this opportunity to give his brother Conrad and his wife Belladonna rule over Denguan in the name of Solbia, giving half his army to them. Of course, this was met with great anger from the villages, as neither Conrad nor Belladonna had any interest in serving the people of Denguan, only themselves. They even lost their allegiance to Solbia and began plotting against the king of the south. Conrad and Belladonna taxed the villagers of Denguan heavily, until people began to starve. They used this money for themselves and for the soldiers, who were paid significantly more than any other soldier hailing from the different kingdoms. Conrad and Belladonna’s army was led by Olianne, who had recently been banished from Solbia for her unorthodox methods of leadership and intense hatred for the poor. Olianne had her own plans, however, and began turning the army against Conrad and Belladonna. Olianne saw the villagers growing unrest and heard talk of a revolt and, rather than defend Conrad and Belladonna, convinced the soldiers to leave Dengaun under her rule and advance towards Solbia, where they would conquer the Southern kingdom and the soldiers would be paid even more, (or so she promised.) In the dead of night, Olianne led the soldiers out of Denguan while Conrad and Belladonna, and their son Rowan, slept. A few of the villagers reported seeing the entire army leaving the kingdom to the leader of the impeding revolt, Erdeen, which seemed to good to be true, but after investigating the posts and finding them deserted, they took this opportunity to attack.
In the early hours of the morning, the villagers stormed the castle, killing both Conrad and Belladonna in their bed. Rowan was discovered by Erdeen attempting to escape. He was dragged outside in the cold, stripped of almost all his clothing, and was prepared to be hanged. Erdeen stopped this, however, and decided to let Rowan go. This was met with some outcry, but most agreed this was fair. The likelihood of his survival was slim, given the extreme cold and his lack of clothing. Erdeen did feel that he deserved a chance for life, seeing that he was merely under his parents rule and not a major player in the villages’ suffering.
Rowan was then cast out into the wilderness.
More on clothing:
The color that represents Denguan is red, but when Conrad and Belladonna took over they still wore the colors of Solbia, which was blue, (the prince’s uniform is the left picture, the right picture is Rowan as the Red Merchant, which will be explained in another character’s sheet.)
Early concepts OF A MAIN CHARACTER THIS TIME.