The World of Darken
Hugo Van Alstyne
Hugo comes from the noble house of Van Alstyne. His grandfather, Gerhalt Van Alstyne assisted in raising him since he was 3 years old. At the age of 3 his father died and his mother Cyrenna did the best to raise him but was often busy with political responsibilities. Gerhalt, a retired war hero no longer being on the battlefield decided to help raise Hugo to be more of a fighter than being a politician like his parents. Despite being urged to take up arms Gerhalt realized that there would be times that Hugo would have to engage in noble society, he worked out an agreement with a friend of the family to help instruct Hugo in courtly ways in exchange for using his resources to teach the friend’s son in ways of combat. Sometimes when Gerhalt had to leave he would leave Hugo in the care of his trusted half orc retainer Kresh. Kresh himself was also a good instructor and knew the way of the blade and the way of infiltration and taught both of the boys well. He taught Hugo the way of martial prowess and helped in teaching Tybalt in the shadowy ways of infiltration and fencing. Both Tybalt and Hugo were great friends and as they got older went their separate ways but when not busy with their own respective endeavors would always catch up with some ale and stories. When Hugo was 17, Gerhalt enroled him into joining his old order to be taught the ways of being a cavalryman. A year later at 18 years of age Hugo works hard for his order to assist those who need someone to fight for them when they can not fight for themselves.