A Gem in the Wild.
The Story of Maticus Freeborn
Second son of Fredrick and Olivia, Maticus Freeborn was raised in an upper-middle class family centered on a tavern for the rich and famous. The tavern called “The Platinum Gavel”, in the heart of Pointswatch, had been passed down for generations and the duty of each first born son had been to continue the family tradition of catering to the upper class. Therefore, Maticus had the freedom to follow his passion for adventure, which grew from his and his brother’s deep education in history and diplomacy (requirements of the family job). Growing up he frequently went out with traders (friends of the family) in order to see more of the land and get away from mundane activities of the city. When he was 16, his life and naïve conquest for “adventure” was changed forever.
Maticus had just finished delivering some of the finest wines from his parent’s tavern to some nobles in the Southlands and was beginning his northern route back home when his caravan was attacked by an organized group of bandits. There was no mercy given to the dozen or so innocent merchants as blood thickened the grassy path around them. Crawling away, bloodied by many blades and arrows in his shoulder and leg, Maticus tried to shield his eyes from the carnage around him. Only by making it to the shrubbery off of the path did he keep his life. Looking back as the bandits were finally done looting and beginning to leave, he saw the leader scanning the horizon with his eyes… his glaring red eyes.
Ever since that experience, Maticus knew that only luck had saved him. No gods had been there to stop the carnage. A man was only what he made himself, and so he dedicated his life to the art of war. Never again would he be caught off guard. Never again would he let himself be taken by surprise. Combat tactics and athletics became his entire world, and it was no surprise that after the war of Pointswatch, he volunteered to be one of the first recruits in a secret GI military academy bent on protection of the city of the gods. Maticus may have lost his belief in the divine, but he dedicated to the protection of those who he loved with every fiber of his being. After graduating with many distinguished awards from the military academy, he returned home to see his family and await word on his first assignment.