About Gwyndolin Maulsen
Why you are a thief?
Your favorite past exploit/crime/?
Although, there was that one time I snuck into a target only to find that there was a secret gentlemen's meeting going on with lots of Calistrian ordained courtesans in attendance. Nudity was not optional and there was more than one time I thought I was going to be exposed. It's funny now, but not something I'd care to repeat.
How did you get caught and locked up in the Black Whale?
After that, it was pretty much inevitable that I'd wind up here.
What is a crime you've always wanted to commit? It can be as vague as 'I've always wanted to seal art' to specific as “I've always wanted to steal Margrave Rienhold's opera gloves”. Give me a window into your character.
I'd love to steal a completed manuscript for an unpublished novel by one of the great authors here in Absolom, or even one from each of them. Not only do I get the rush, I'd get the chance to read the books first!
And list three other NPCs your character is connected to, either through love/hate/rivalry/contact/blood. Be creative with these for they will be my main tools at first.
Lalsa is a careful, methodical person, in contrast to the often impulsive Gwyn. She doesn't really care that Gwyn's breaking the law, only that she do it in a way that won't get her caught and her secret busted. She's also the one that handles the publishing of Gwyn's manuscripts, and acts as her editor. Lalsa enjoys her work mostly, though she wishes Gwyn would settle down and not worry her so much.
Petros Wash (Contact) Petros is Gwyn's fence and her point of contact in the seedy underbelly of Absolom's criminal world. He has a mild crush on her and thinks himself a ladies' man, though he's far less smooth that he thinks. Working with a pretty, young woman is his dream come true, if only she would sleep with him. That isn't to say that his attention doesn't wander when other pretty women are around.
The Gemstone Sisterhood (Enemies) A group of debutantes that had, until Aela Zhan became a best selling author, dominated the talk of any social gathering. All of them are skilled, formally trained, singers and musicians with their performances being the highlight of many social gatherings. Aela's rise in popularity only ticked the divas off and it's become their personal mission to humiliate the young author and reclaim their status as the talk of the town.
Gwyndolin, though, doesn't have a clue who they are.
The members of the sisterhood are:
The Scarlet Saboteur (Rival) Gwyn isn't sure how the rivalry got started, if a one sided game of one-upmanship can be called a rivalry, but she is sure that it's annoying. The Scarlet Saboteur is a loud, obnoxious rogue with a questionable fashion sense. Somehow, she manages to find the Midnight Sparrow every few weeks and challenges her to a duel, or some other contest to prove who's the best. Gwyn does her best to ignore the bratty teenager and leave before she draws a crowd that Gwyn would really rather avoid.
The Black Rose Earl (Unwanted Admirer) The Black Rose Earl is a self-styled gentleman thief that has been after the Midnight Sparrow's hand in marriage ever since they bumped into each other while on their way to different jobs. The fact that Gwyn has never once reciprocated those feelings hasn't stopped him from mentioning his plans at every opportunity.
Kroveld Blackflame (Unwanted Admirer) Kroveld is a young, handsome nobleman of very good standing that could have his pick of any girl in the entire city. He's chosen, however, to lavish his affections on the aloof Aela Zhan. Where he differs from the Black Rose Earl is that while the Earl assumes that the Midnight Sparrow is madly in love with him, Kroveld recognizes that Aela isn't returning his feelings and makes grandiose, and frankly ridiculous, promises to change so that she'll love him, often missing the point that it's him she doesn't like.
Right now, I'm picturing Gwyn as a bookish person with a sense of humor and the unlucky propensity of attracting oddballs to her. She's calm in most cases, though she tends to get a case of twitchy eye around the last three people she was a connection with. She's a naturally shy person and only attend masquerade balls as Aela, which has increased their popularity among her fans since they know she'll accept invitations to them. As Gwyndolin Maulsen, she's a recluse that no one is sure is what she looks like, or even if she's real.