Alden and Joanne Rhetyne
Name: Alden Rhetyne
Personality: Alden is benevolent. He is also wise, having learned much as an advisor. He is good at controling his temper most of the time, only becoming very angry when he sees other people in pain because of his (or anyone else's) carelessness. He wants to believe the best about people, but years of political life have taught him to be wary of giving his trust too freely. He tries to judge a person's personality by observing little hints about them in the way they walk and speak.
Appearance: Alden is not very tall, but not short either; he stands at about 5 feet and 9 inches tall, and weighs enough to be just on the edge of being over weight or being a normal size. His hair is golden blond and is just beginning to grey, though the grey hairs are hard to distinguish from the blond ones. His eyes are a dark blue that reveal a depth of knowledge behind them.
Bio: The Rhetyne family has always been close to the royal family. He became the Secondary Royal Advisor when he was thirty-seven, fifteen years after he married Lisabeth Hilgartner. He had five children, who all moved away from the palace when they were old enough. Over Alden's thirty-two years of advising, he has developed a deep friendship with the king, but now that he is getting old, he has taken it upon himself to bear the responsibility of preparing the worthy Asgard Sturtevant to replace him.
Name: Joanne Rhetyne
Personality: Joanne is talkative. She rarely thinks things through, though she's still pretty careful about what she says; one learns to watch their words when they are at court. She is caring, and smart. She has knowledge, but not wisdom.
Appearance: Joanne has dark brown hair that is long and curly. She tends to leave it down, unless she has something to do, or is going to a party. She likes to wear elaborate clothes as a sign of wealth. Her eyes are the same blue as her grandfather's, but they do not have the depth that his do. She is as tall as her mother was, 5 feet and 7 inches, and quite slender.
Bio: Joanne grew up dreaming of a more exciting place to live than the small castle she lived in with her parents. When she turned sixteen, she moved to court as a lady-in-waiting for the princess, her mother having given her permission only because Joanne's grandfather lived there. When there, she quickly began to blend in with most of the other young ladies-in-waiting, talking sewing, and when it was possible, flirting with the eligible young men.
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