Arthur Taarbat-Rogers [District 10] Mar 12, 2012 14:57:13 GMT -5
Post by December Bolognese on Mar 12, 2012 14:57:13 GMT -5
Name: Arthur Taarbat-Rogers -
District/Area: District 10
District/Area: District 10
Arthur has a mess of curly brown hair that stops just below his ears. It tends to become larger in hot weather. He has dark brown eyes that often scan the surrounding area. His face is frequently sprinkled with dirt, from living in such bad conditions. Other than that, his face has no abnormalities.
He is short in height, roughly five and a half feet tall, small than most his age. His skinny figure only adds to his small appearance, caused mainly by lack of nutrition.
Arthur wears a variety of scrappy clothes, handed down to him by Faye. These include jackets, boots, old shirts and of course, top hats. He likes to mix and match colors to give him an old-fashioned look.
Arthur is an intelligent young boy, but has his morals all in the wrong places. Heavily influenced by Faye, Arthur has found his intelligence being used for more than mathematics. He has a keen ability for strategy. This means he is able to locate and target weak or vulnerable people to pickpocket or mug.History:
He himself is quite easily influenced. Faye was able to take Arthur under his wing with little resistance. This was because Arthur needed a parent figure. He was dependent, and has always been dependent.
When he's not being his sneaky, crafty self, Arthur can be quite warm. He has a wicked sense of humor that gains him friends quickly. People do bad things, doesn't mean they're bad people.
Arthur enjoys the company of others, and hates being alone. There's nothing he loves more than a good ol' fashioned get-together beside a fire, and food. He loves food.
Arthur likes to peoplewatch. He will often sit on a bench and just watch people go by, analyzing them and locating their weaknesses or flaws. This is a bad habit picked up from pickpocketing, but it's how he passes his time.
For his age, Arthur is rather mature. He says statements of wisdom that an elder may come up with. They are mainly quotes from odd books he has read, or repetitions of Faye's advice.
Arthur was the fifth born child of Angus and Bethanie Taarbat. Yet the Taarbats could not afford to keep a fifth child alive, and so Bethanie told Angus that their newborn son had died in birth. In actual fact, she had given him away to the Rogers, who lived some way away. The Rogers were unable to have children, so it was best for both families.Codeword: Odair
Arthur grew up with the Rogers, but knew from an early age that he had been adopted. He disliked his 'false' parents and was a disruptive child. He violently attacked other children and was thrown out of school. The Rogers were so frustrated at their adopted son, they disowned him, telling him to return to his old parents.
Yet Arthur was not welcome there either. There was simply no room for him. It was then that he ran into Faye Ginn. Faye was an old, ragged man who had made a living on the streets, picking pockets and being a snitch for higher powers.
Ginn had taken Arthur as an apprentice, training him in the art of thievery. Arthur was a natural, and picked the trade up quickly. He learned to lie low and specifically who not to target, as apposed who to target. Most the money went directly to Faye, but Arthur got to keep some.
He was happier than he had ever been. No parents to yell at him, no carers to tell him he wasn't wanted or loved. He was his own person, with his own freedoms. He was no longer Arthur Rogers, but was now 'The Artful Dodger'.