About Thadeuzs 'Tad' Orlovsky
Born the youngest son of the Orlovsky family Patriarch, Thadeuzs was made painfully aware from an early age that he was, at best superfluous, if not an outright excess weight upon the family name. As a consequence, he was expected to 'stay out of the way'.
So of course he spent the first several years of his life as a hellion & 'rake-hell', most commonly in the entourage of one or another of the various Rogarvia scions. That ended the morning he, along with every other inhabitant of Brevoy, awoke to discover that the entire House Rogarvia had vanished.
Tad was devestated, his standard of living didn't really decline, but the Rogarvia scions had been his closest, truest friends; now they were gone, no one knew how or why, & no-one seemed to have any real interest in discovering the answers to those questions either.
Tad's responce to this was to become even more violent & thugish. Well, that is how it seemed to his family & the other nobles of Brevoy, at least those who took note of him at all. True, he did brawl more, he did associate more with 'lower classes', but he was never quite as drunk as they thought, nor did he ever make himself enough of an embarasement to be disowned. He maintained a reputation as someone to have around if things got 'sticky'. He also developed a much keener eye & ear for what was 'actually' happening among the nobility of Brevoy, as opposed to what various individuals wanted people to think. He still doesn't know what happened to his friends & he is beginning to fear he will never find out, but he has come to realize that Brevoy needs someone who cares about Brevoy & he will find that someone...
At twenty-five, Tad already bears the stigmata of a life lived hard. His close-cropped hair does little to conceal the scars he has received from inumerable brawls, scraps, scuffles & at least one spectacularly failed mugging attempt
(When asked about the scar bisecting his left eyelid his only responce is a toothy, genial, grin; equal parts maniacal threat & genuine bonhomie.)
A lanky, loose-limbed individual, Tad stands noticably over six foot in height, with long ropy arms & a frightening degree of strength in his butcher's-block fists.
Curiously, his manner is far more good-natured & amicable than one would expect from such a violence-prone individual & no-one can understand his devotion to Shelyn and subsequent fondness for art in all forms... His close attachment to his youngest sister Alexis, his only friend in the family, is entirely understandable. As the two closest in age of their father's children, they had more contact with each other than either had with their siblings, an attachment which further estranged relations between Thadeuzs & their father as it became more & more apparent that Alexis was little more than a political bargaining chip to Lord Orlovsky.
He also shares the Shelynites weakness for love & more than one of his malfeasant exploits has actually been in service to a pair of star-crossed lovers. Some of the relationships even survived...
Current Notes: 10/14 HP, 1st lvl. Fighter (Brawler)
Thadeuzs 'Tad' Orlovsky
CG Medium humanoid
Skills (2 +Int +Human +Favored Class first level)
Masterwork Backpack (Advanced Player's Guide)
Longbow w 20 arrows