Argyle and Elspetina Eckhardt

Percy and Tybald's parents

Description:

Duchess Elspetina Eckhardt

A beautiful raven-haired woman in her late 40’s whose full-blooded heritage has afforded her the striking straight, jet-black hair, sapphire eyes and ruby lips that all Corellan’s enjoy. As she has aged, and had several children, she has plumped a bit – but is still a strikingly beautiful woman for her age.

Duchess Elspetina favors regal clothes made of the finest materials, and puts to good use the knowledge that sapphire blue is her best color. She accents nearly anything she wears with a set of silver and sapphire jewelry – a 25th anniversary gift from her devoted husband, and her most prized posession.

Count Argyle Eckhardt

A tall, broad-shouldered man in his early 50’s. Striking jet-black hair, sapphire eyes and ruby lips mark him unmistakably as a full-blooded Corellan. In his prime, Argyle was a powerfully built and well muscled man, and in his 50’s, he is just starting to trade his build for the beginnings of a belly. In truth, it makes him look even more stately.

Count Argyle takes great pains to respond to his wife’s taste in clothing. Most of the garments he wears were given to him by her, and he takes care to match her outfit anytime they are in public together. The only notable pieces of jewelry which he wears is a stately silver monacle, which he keeps tucked in his left breast pocket unless it is in use, and his rather unremarkably plain platinum wedding band.

Bio:

Duchess Elspetina Eckhardt

A direct cousin of King Erickus IV, 17th in line for the throne and a full-blooded descendant of the Corellan royal line. Her marriage to Count Argyle was mostly convenience, as it ensured her ability to keep her noble title, station and lands.

Since their marriage and the raising of their several children together, however, Elspetina has come to truly love her husband, and her family. As a result, she rarely spends much time at court these days, contenting herself instead to stay in the relative comfort of the family estate. Most of the family’s fortune and wealth comes from her sizeable dowry.

Count Argyle Eckhardt

A full-blooded descendant of the Corellan royal line whose lineage had long since lost their lands in a series of feuds and rivalries, but managed maintained their title through careful politicing over the years at court. When he and Elspetina were young, he had been deeply smitten for her, but had known from the start that her interest in him was due to his full-blooded descendancy, which would ensure her titles. He used this to his full advantage, and has drastically improved his station in life and in the kingdom through their long and prosperous marriage.

Argyle has long since fallen out of love with his wife, but stays with her for political reasons, and to ensure that his children will have their proper titles and lands upon his passing. He is poignantly aware that his wife is of nobler title than he is, so he is careful to always ingraciate her – and she has fallen in love with his servitude.

Argyle and Elspetina Eckhardt

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