18 when introduced
Nathaniel Alexander Norwood
Nathan, Prince Nathaniel
Nathan Allan, the fake name he gives toand others, since he doesn't want to be treated differently due to being a prince.
Stuff of Dreams
Gift of God
Defender of Men
Average height, slender
Not long enough to tie back, but not extremely short either
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) 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).
Leadership, planning, archery, painting.
To make his kingdom better for all.
Reading, playing the viola, painting, chess.
Idealistic, naive, sheltered due to his life at the palace, unprepared for the reality of war. Self-centered, insecure, paranoid. Neurotic.
Against the fae
If Nathaniel lived in a setting with our modern medical knowledge, he'd almost certainly be diagnosed with anxiety, and potentially obsessive-compulsive disorder.
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, Nathaniel is able to break the man he loves out of prison, and the three of them (aided by , , , and ) decides to retake the throne from his cruel brother. He would go down as one of Alchester's best kings, alongside King Alexander.
Very high in classical studies
Matthias and Adria Norwood
Art credit to the Icon maker Picrew by lulljevic