HOW DO I USE THIS ANYMORE
(+) singlemindedly loyal, patient, level-headed, people pleaser, friendly
(-) distant, judgemental, tunnel vision, ruthless, cruel, two-faced
Terrier was adopted at a young age by the Gordons, a wealthy aristocratic family, as a playmate for their eldest son Henry. His only memories of an earlier life were faint recollections of the abbey, and polishing fine silverware in preparation for charity events.
The two boys quickly forged a fierce friendship, as they were relatively similar in age; Terrier being seven, and Henry just two years younger. Although Terrier was never disillusioned of his place in the hierarchy, Henry treated him as a brother.
Following his 10th birthday, Terrier began training and working under the current head butler as a hall boy to someday inherit the position. A few years afterward, before Henry left the manor to attend Eton College, he gifted Terrier with the traditional amethyst piercings of their house, and a fleeting promise that their social statuses would never affect their friendship.
Throughout the years, Henry thrived under the attentions of England’s créme de la créme, easily coming into his calling as the handsome young lord of the Gordon house. All the while, Terrier rose through the ranks of the lower servants, disregarding the jealous stares of his peers, and basking in the favoritism of his lord and lady. He was soon assigned to Henry once again, as a personal valet.
Their final trip together began one dewy April morning in a two-horse carriage. Terrier was to accompany Henry along the three day ride to one of his last terms at Eton, both as polite company, and a safeguard for the recently famed heir of Gordon fortune. They rode along the River Thames, and by nightfall of the second day, were confronted by a gang of rowdy highwaymen intent on not only making off with the young lord’s luggage, but the boy himself in hope of ransom. The coachmen were quickly taken care of, one gravely injured beneath a wheel, the other fleeing at the very prospect of conflict.
Terrier fought them off as best he could, and, against his nature, ordered Henry to ride away on one of the cut-away horses. The highwaymen, furious at his interference, quickly slit his throat, though it was far from a fatal wound. Spitefully, while rummaging through the young lord’s belongings, they cut off his ears for their jewelry, and dug out his eyes for their peculiar hue. It was only after they sewed his eyelids and mouth shut that Terrier finally passed from blood loss.
His body was unceremoniously thrown into the river.
[PASSIVE - Support] Stealth
[ACTIVE - Offense] The Thousand Needles
(+) refined, soft-spoken, organized, intelligent, logical
(-) materialistic, vindictive, hoarder
- Ethel and Terrier share a cool relationship
- Terrier pierced his ears again, in memory
- The eyes on Ethel's hat and brooch are replicas of Terrier's human eyes
- Terrier is always rather condescending of the able homeless, though he never expresses this verbally
- Ethel dislikes the concept of 'keepers', and tends to disregard their existence