Character type: Holder
Appearance: Not a tall man, Nikolai has built himself into a wiry and strong athlete to make up for it. Standing about five and a half feet, he has dark brown hair, sparkling blue eyes, and a full moustache and beard. His skin is tanned and weathered from riding runner beasts outdoors, and his age is showing in the many lines or worry around his eyes. His hair is beginning to gray, and his health is not the best.
Personality: Nokolai is an intensely private man, devoted to his family and uncomfortable with outsiders. He feels the responsibility of running his Hold deeply, but his attention suffers under the constant strains of family life. He's meticulous in his work, devoting hours to bookwork and decision-making, but he's not willing to get outside opinions of his decisions, so some of them are poor. His judgement is questionable in some areas, as he was a spoiled Lord Holder's son, and he hasn't got a lot of experience with many problems. His love for his wife and children, however, is unquestionable.
History: : The doted-upon oldest son of a smothering mother and a stern father, Nikolai was cosseted and kept in the dark about the real day-to-day realities of being in power. His father's early death thrust the twenty-six year old Nikolai into power as Lord Holder . . . and he's been struggling ever since to learn how to do the job right. Meddling relatives have impeded him, however, and his wife's own smothering needs. More often than not, the needs of the Hold are neglected as Nikolai tries to cope with the latest family crisis, and to hold his family together.
Information about Nikolai (RIP)'s pets
Pet Name: Caprice
Pet Type: firelizard/gold
Personality: Caprice is a queen, fit to grace a Lord's shouldered, imperious and demanding, but devoted to her friend. Her whims are overwhelming at times, but she only has to snuggle in Nikolai's beard and chitter at him for him to forgive her completely-- and give the flit whatever she wants.
Second Pet Name: True
Pet Type: Canine/hunting type
Personality: True is just a dog, no more, no less. Bred out of the Lord Holder’s personal strains, he's 100% hunting dog, oversized to be able to hunt outdoors and to bring down wounded wherries reliably.
Third Pet Name: Bliss
Pet Type: runner beast
Personality: He nips anyone who passes by his stall, leading to constant upgrades in stall barriers.
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