You are Death's Herald Ryken Ruh'Shoreni, an Elf.
You have pointed ears and ale-brown eyes. Your dark brown hair is shoulder length and wavy, and is worn in a simple, loose style. You have weathered skin and a stout build.
A trio of naphtha vials float lazily around your left hand, glowing with a lustrous sheen against your skin.
You are an adult.
You have a large, thick, bristling mustache on your upper lip and a long fuzzy beard.
You have a tattoo of a tiny brown wren on his wrist, its beak clasping the ends of two ropes firmly. In hues of blue and green, the twin ropes wind up his arm, overlapping and entwining in an intricate weave until it ends in a tight knot held in the talons of an iridescent nightingale on your arm.
You are in good shape.
You are wearing a silk dancing robe adorned with silver knotwork and stylized flames, a hooded tapestry cloak of needlework in greys and silvers, a large canvas sack painted with a magnificent three-masted ship, an actor's prop satchel, an elegant spidersilk traveler's backpack, a polished oath band of Elven silver veined with platinum, an albredine crystal ring, a soft scarlet calfskin moneybelt with a carved onyx buckle and some thick hiking boots with polished brass buckles.
Ryken is River Elf who was born on the 2nd day of the 3rd month of Lirisa the Archer in the year of the Iron Toad, 298 years after the victory of Lanival the Redeemer. Born to a fairly average family, with three other brothers, his childhood was spent mostly aboard fishing and traveling ships near Ilaya Taipa. His mother was somewhat involved in politics, to her social detriment in the long run, and his father had an unfortunately fatal accident at sea during a run in with some pirates in Reshalia. Ryken was buffered from most of this family experience due to his work aboard ship, working his way from a lowly cabin boy up through the ranks to first mate. Returning home wasn't something he looked forward too, his heart having enjoyed the wandering and unattached life of the seas... so he ventured to Riverhaven and began his apprenticeship there under Guildmaster Ezruh.
Ryken was promoted to journeyman within the guild in the midst of the Outcast War and the assaults on the bards by Medmaev and Yalleck. In the course of these events his life took a significant turn from that of a poet singer, towards the pursuit of becoming a Songsworn and quiet disciple of Karovaas.
Master and Beyond
After attaining the title of Master Bard, Ryken unexpectedly found a soulmate in Lelenne Taisgwelger. A series of happy coincidences led to their mutual courtship and culminated in their bonding during Holy_Festival_392. They share a tattoo of their mutual worship and intertwined souls, which they received following their decision to follow the ordinances of Gelinajaun Ruh (The Soul Marriage). During the tranquility that followed the restoration of the stars to the heavens, Ryken honed his skills and scholarship, which has left him well placed to assist in the current struggle with Lyras. Ryken and Lelenne also adopted a wayward orphan into their family named Hieran.