Name

Nathaniel Norwood

 
Role

The King

 
Age

18 when introduced

 
Gender

Male

 
Other names

Nathan, Prince Nathaniel

 
Tags
Full Name

Nathaniel Alexander Norwood

 
Aliases

Nathan Allan, the fake name he gives to Oscar Mitchell and others, since he doesn't want to be treated differently due to being a prince.

 
Sexuality

Gay

 
Appearances

Stuff of Dreams

 
Hair Color

Medium-dark blonde

 
Body Type

Average height, slender

 
Skin Tone

Light, freckled

 
Race

Human

 
Eye Color

Brown

 
Facial Hair

None

 
Hair Style

Not long enough to tie back, but not extremely short either

 
Weight

Average

 
Height

5'8"

 
Talents

Leadership, planning, archery.

 
Condition(s)

If Nathaniel lived in a setting with our modern medical knowledge, he'd almost certainly be diagnosed with anxiety, and potentially obsessive-compulsive disorder.

 
Motivations

To make his kingdom better for all.

 
Flaws

Idealistic, naive, sheltered due to his life at the palace, unprepared for the reality of war. Self-centered, insecure, paranoid. Neurotic.

 
Prejudices

Against the fae

 
Hobbies

Reading, playing the viola, chess.

 
Personality type

Nathaniel always tries to weigh his actions, and treats every decision like a game of strategy. As the youngest prince, he's seen as a bargaining chip for the kingdom, especially after his father King Matthias' death and the hasty coronation of his eldest son Michael. Nathaniel is little more than just nameless soldier in Reginald Arnol's expeditionary force, and is vastly unprepared for the expedition into the Woods. Sweet and clever, though not good at thinking on his feet, Nathaniel befriends the soldiers and begins to see how the commoners live. Once he gains the throne, he's intent on becoming the model king, even if it comes at the expense of his friends. He's very insecure about his public image, trying to keep every detail of his private life (including his relationship with Oscar Mitchell) under wraps. As he ages, he becomes more anxious, especially as he watches Oscar slip into alcoholism and mental distress. A good yet distant father to his eventual children (Walton and Lucia).

 
Favorite possession

His iron ring, to ward of fae possession

 
Lovers (Current and Past)
Relatives

Matthias Norwood (father)
Adria Norwood (mother)
Michael Norwood (older brother)
Edgar Norwood (older brother)

 
Closest Friend
Favorite weapon

Words, usually

 
Favorite color

Beige

 
Occupation

Prince of Alchester

 
Politics

Cut down warfare against the Fae and provided more training to the expeditionary forces, which used to be more or less just handing a teenager a sword and a bow and quiver.
Settled multiple border disputes, namely Saturnae trying to secede from Bassen.
He also made note that upon his death, his children were to work to overthrow a law in Saturnae that infringed on the rights of queer people. Although both Percival Olivier and Oscar Mitchell prompted him to do so in his lifetime, Nathaniel feared that if he attempted to overthrow the law, it would out him to the kingdom.

 
Religion

Not especially religious. He believes in the gods, but is far less devout than Oscar Mitchell.

 
Relationships

Marian Arnol: Marian and Nathaniel grew up together, and are closer than siblings. Marian was at his side when his father died, when Michael was nearly assassinated, and when Edgar returned after Michael's supposed death in a faery ambush. Though they are not in love, Nathaniel always figured that he would end up marrying Marian, until Edgar insists on her hand instead. The two marry after Edgar is deposed, although the marriage is solely for convenience's sake.
Oscar Mitchell: Nathaniel was unprepared for the trials and tribulations that came with the expeditionary force, and Oscar Mitchell took him under his wing. Around Nathaniel's age himself, Mitchell joined the army to provide for his injured sister Beatrice. The two of them work closely together, and eventually fall in love. Nathaniel, determined to keep his image as a perfect and model king, insists on keeping their relationship a secret, something that will not do much good for Oscar.

 
Background

The third of King Matthias' children, Nathaniel Norwood was a reserved and quiet boy who never tried to draw attention to himself. He is placed in the expeditionary forces in his late teens, and begins to see the flaws in the kingdom that King Edgar seems to ignore. After befriending Oscar Mitchell and some other soldiers, Nathaniel ends up attempting to desert. He escapes, but Mitchell is caught aiding him. With the aid of Beatrice Mitchell, Nathaniel is able to break the man he loves out of prison, and the three of them (aided by Marian Arnol, Erik Mueller, Alessandra Treleven, and Percival Olivier) decides to retake the throne from his cruel brother. He would go down as one of Alchester's best kings, alongside King Alexander.

 
Education

Very high in classical studies

 
Birthday

April 18th

 
Parents/Guardians

Matthias and Adria Norwood

 
Notes

Art image credit to the Icon maker picrew by lulljivic, it's amazing and I love it!

 

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