Name: Ellis-Reece Tapulet
Age: 19 years old
Appearance: Ellis-Reece stands 6' 1" tall and weighs a slim but muscular 155lbs. He likes to dress well and will usually be found in one of his many sharp, custom-fitted suits imported from from the southern country of Aldasia. Even catching him in the most casual, relaxed scenario, he'll still be wearing some expensive - Plain pants and boots, with an open-throat, large-collar shirt.
(There are a handful of men who have seen Ellis in a tight-fitting, black one-peice with a mask covering his face. But none of those people have ever lived to tell about it.)
Personality: If one was to ask a person who knew Ellis-Reece, to describe the young man in one word, that word would be invariably be honourable. He has, even at his young age, become the face of the Tapulet family and his humbleness, God-fearing nature and loyalty to those he calls friend have made him the perfect candidate for such a title. His smile is easy and he is all-but famous in Salymara, his natural ability to gain the respect and good-will of those around him, making him an important political and social tool for his father, Lord Reece Tapulet, and the family.
A Portrait of the House Tapulet (Strictly of only those who are born with the name, Tapulet - The last family portrait that was ever painted. Dated 20 years ago.)
History: Born Ellis-Reece, addressed informally as Ellis, the third son of the noble House Tapulet, a family with assassin roots, who have entrenched themselves in the world Salymarian politics. His childhood was one of plentiful food and comfort, and good education and training, as all Tapulet's enjoy.
His adolescant years marked out the man was to become. His interest in tactical warfare and diplomacy had him quickly involved in the 'front of house' operations of the Tapulet machine. When Salymara and military states of Balonia were engaged in war, Ellis shadowed his father and uncle Nachae for the years that followed. He traveled with his uncle and a diplomatic party into enemy territory to negotiate the terms of a peace treaty between nations, and when the trip turned ill and half the party, including Nachae, were executed, it was the 15 year old Ellis-Reece Tapulet who saved the lives of his comrades and negotiated an uneasy ceasefire between the warring nations, a peace that lasted long enough for Salymara to fight how it fought best. With infiltration and assassination. The two families of Montatraeu and Tapulet, between them, annihilated the political and military chain of command in United Balonia, bringing the war to swift end when Salymara finally invaded the states.
Since the war, Ellis has been a useful tool for his father in the various political intrigues that go on in Salymara. His network of friends - which include the High Priest of the Quinity (The Five Gods) and several other powerful figures in the country - have been a boon to the Tapulet family and Ellis has become the face of their household. He is, rather frighteningly quickly, becoming that man who is invited to all the VIP tables at royal balls and parties, that man often thought of when financial and political negotiations are required nationally or internationally. He is not quite there yet, but it certainly not be long.
Although, all the personality traits that made him such a valuable asset to the Tapulet family, are the very reasons that his father, Lord Reece Tapulet, cannot fully trust him, nor make him privy to all family business. For the Tapulet machine to work as effectively as it does, the true nature of it's members are dark, treacherous and ruthless in equal amounts. Without the 'back of house' operations of intrigue, murder and betrayal, Ellis could not be in the position he is in today, and the House Tapulet would not be the force it is. And so Ellis is an outsider in many ways he does not see or understand. He could never be a true Tapulet. Just a useful one.
Skills and Abilities as an Assassin: Ellis has been trained in the ways of an Assassin, as all Tapulet's are, and has even carried out jobs for the family, under the impression of honour and righteous justice for the King and country. His notable skills include his ability to free-climb, his sleight of hand, and his deadly accuracy with throwing knives. He also possesses rudimentary skills with his fists and a sword, although he is no match for anyone highly skilled in combat.