Ser Arthur Stone of Lowers Bluff
65 Years * 180lbs * 5'11"
Ser Arthur Stone of Lowers Bluff is a well built man, slim and aged, but tough and strong as an ox. His craggy face is often lit by a friendly smile, with his features breaking into warm wrinkles every time. His brown eyes are kind and understanding, peering out from behind a crooked nose that looks as if its been broken a few times. He is balding, with only slim patches of silver hair around his head, but despite this he stands proudly, his back straight and his shoulders set. He looks to be a kindly old man, and he lives up to his appearances. He's fatherly and charitable, perhaps even to much so, as he has never been the most pragmatic person, always optimistic and lenient in his judgment, enraptured by the ideals of his knightly creed, honor, chivalry, and duty. There are few men in the world like Ser Arthur Stone, and even fewer knights, making the bastard knight of Lowers Bluff a rare man indeed.
Outside of House Waxley and the town of Wickenden, and his own hamlet of course, he hasn't gathered much of a wider reputation. To those who live on his, and the surrounding lands and those who recall his name he is admired. Known for his loyalty, fair judgment, and charitable acts. His hamlet of Lowers Bluff is located in the southern region of the Vale, a few miles off the lands of House Waxley. It is a farming community, but remains more well known for its beehives, whose wax they sell to their mother town of Wickenden. Arthur's own house isn't much to brag about, but it has a hearth, four sturdy walls, and a roof and he is proud to call it home.
Born the son of the farm hand's daughter, bastard of the Lord of Waxley's third born son, Arthur Stone was not promised much of a future. His father, a nobleman expected to marry a highborn lady and not expected to inherit any lands officially refused to recognize Arthur's existence, discreetly funneling money from his father's coffers to ensure his son was clothed and ate well at the very least. This perhaps saved Arthur's life, as he was born at the middle of the ten year winter, when the mountain snows kept the crops from growing. When famine struck his mother had just enough to feed them, and keep them warm until at last the earth warmed and the farmlands grew once more.
When Arthur grew older, around the age of eleven his father became the heir of Wickenden, and all the lands of House Waxley. His two elder brothers having perished, one by the cold, and the other from a riding accident. Arthur's life improved drastically from that point on, no longer was he expected to become another serf in the fields, he was officially recognized as a bastard son of a lord, and given the name Stone. His father squired him to a knight by the name of Ser Robert Balilvon, a landed knight of Lowers Bluff, sworn to house Waxley. In the following years Arthur Stone would prove himself to be a loyal man, and a good squire, attending to Ser Robert in the many tourneys he attended, seeing to his needs, and being his shield bearer in battle.
By the time Arthur turned twenty-one he had proven himself in battle, and was deemed worthy of the honor of knighthood. His knight, Ser Robert had fallen ill previously, and perished in his sleep leaving his lands without an heir. Seizing the opportunity, Arthur's father, now lord of House Waxley knighted his bastard son, and granted him the hamlet of Lowers Bluff. Thus rewarded Ser Arthur Stone swore featly to his father and the House of Waxley, returning to his longtime home, now its liege lord.
From then on Ser Arthur lived his life in lowers Bluff, serving his lord when called upon, and seeing to the day to day running of his hamlet. He proved unsuccessful in marriage, his first wife dying of sickness, and his second bearing him no sons or daughters. He discovered an alternative with a young lad he rescued from a fire and took pity on, bringing him into his home and treating him as the son he never had. The boy, Moryn would latter become his squire serving him dutifully as he had done for Ser Robert, and even saving his life in battle. Moryn showed far more talent then Arthur ever had, and proved himself far earlier driving Arthur to knight him at the young age of seventeen, naming him the heir of Lowers Bluff.