Known only as Ateo, the warrior showed up and asked to personally see Marcurio Deltran one day 12 years ago. After a brief display of swordsmanship, he was immediately hired as the families master at arms, training it's guards and warriors and family in everything from basic martial arts to armed combat.
Ateo eventually gained more trust in the family and was promoted to the Head of Security for the Deltran family, still retaining his position as MaA. He had a wife and 2 kids, but both were lost years ago to the sea plague that struck the city. The Deltran's were horrified and did what they could and offered more, but Ateo was not outwardly affected much and after a few days of grieving, returned to work.
It was noted that several changes occurred. First, Ateo was no longer AS quiet and isolated as he was prior. He opened up and chatted on occasion where before, he was vague and dismissive, and focused only on his job. Additionally, he took to Marcurio's daughter, an 8 year old named Dahlaholtrah and while over the first years of his service he did ANYTHING to ignore her or stay away, something in him changed and he began speaking with her and actually letting her accompany him on the families grounds. Eventually, she started calling him "Sir Ateo" and eventually it stuck throughout the house and everyone, save Marcurio called him "Sir Ateo."
The only time he reverts back to his old, insulated self is when anyone asks about his past, and anyone in the Deltran household know not to ask and warn others in turn who do not know him. It is not done out of fear, just out or respect as Ateo is now viewed as a member of the house.
Ateo is a fanatic in terms of his work, always going over Marcurio's going ons in detail, plotting security and changing routes and putting out plainly clothed guards, even having other step in as substitutes for him if he feels it necessary. No one has questioned his word in over 4 years, when during the Fall Fish Riots ripped through the city. Marcurio refused to lock himself or his family in a locked, barricaded hold-out. Ateo immediately picked him up, very roughly, and carried him into the cellar, telling his family to do the same or be met with the same result. Appalled and angry, Marcurio told him the moment they got out, Ateo's service was done.
That was before the night was over, a night that had the compound over run by pirates and looters, people looking for blood and riches. Ateo led 19 other guards around, patrolling the merchant's family compound. Half of the buildings were burned, and only 2 guards lived through the end of the night, but countless bodies of pirates and ill-intentioned men were scattered throughout the compound, numbering between 60 and 70. Neither of the guards would speak to anyone about what happened that night, the only thing they would divulge is that 3 guards tried fleeing before the enemies even entered, and Ateo cut them down himself. Since then, the 2 surviving guards (Gery and Yurislav) have served the Deltran household almost as faithfully as Ateo.
It is guessed that Ateo is about 38 years old.