A pair of grey-blue eyes dominate a face that most would call handsome, the lower part clean and shaved, despite the rumor of having been covered with stubble till recently. Which gives this noble a certain look of elegant nobleness, along with an occasional smile of slightly bored amusement that adorns his face. The brown hair is cropped short to cause not too much fuss, his lips are usually curved into a charming smile.
Standing tall at 6'1", this noble knight has quite a physical presence, being strong and muscular from regular sword practice. He is clad in a chain mail of good quality below a tabard in the Tully colours, showing the sigil of his House. A mighty broadsword hangs from his belt, secured in a plain scabbard of leather that is devoid of any adornment.
Born in the year 89 at Riverrun as the first child to Marcus Tully, Lord of the Riverlands, and his wife Janelle of House Westerling, Thadeus has always been of a very robust health, not easily succumbing into sicknesses of any kind. A very healthy child from the beginning that had a great appetite - in many regards. First of all for food, though. He grew up and developed into a strong and agile young lad. His energy proving too much to be handled by a local knight, he was sent off to the Twins, to squire for Ser Reynos Frey. He soon excelled, both in strength and persistence - but also he was quite prone to the charms of the numerous Frey ladies, and as decorum forbade to compromise any of those, soon a chaser of various handmaidens. These developments did not go unnoticed and earned him his nickname which he keeps until this day, "Bull Fish".
Rumor has it, he fathered more than half a dozen bastards during that time. But only two of those were openly acknowledged as being his afterwards, Hedda (16) and Jacob (15) Rivers, who were brought to Riverrun later and brought up there, taking on positions as a handmaiden and a squire to some minor Tully knight.
Thadeus proved quite proficient with his sword. When he was eighteen he accompanied Ser Reynos into the woods, along with many other Frey knights, to free the area from a group of bandits. He proved himself to be valiant enough (took down four of the bandits on his own), to finally get knighted a few days afterwards. Lord Tully himself attended the ceremony in the year 108 and brought him back to Riverrun a few days later, where he was to further his other studies that had been neglected a little during the recent years.
Lessons on such important subjects as politics, stewardship, history and diplomacy were not able to keep the attention of Ser Thadeus for long though, as he was taking every chance to escape from them to go for endless rides and hunts, both of deer and another sort that was to be found in the surrounding villages. Soon more bastards were fathered and brought to Riverrun, and Lord Tully finally realized he must channel Thadeus' immense appetite and find him a wife.
Thadeus wasn't too happy about this decision, as he felt he was still too young and - perhaps rightfully so - feared about his freedom to persue his various mistresses. His father was firm in his decision though, and so, on a fateful day in the year 112. Thadeus was joined in marriage to Lyrella Reyne. Thadeus was 23, and his vows to stay faithful to Lyrella lasted only a month - which was quite a long span for Thad's standards. It didn't take long though, and Lyrella was with child. Their daughter Fiona was born in 114, a thin child of fragile constitution - and not the heir both Thadeus and his father had hoped for. And so more pregnancies followed, two of them miscarriages, where Lyrella lost the child at an early stage. Another daughter Avelin was born in 117. Then, after another year, finally a boy: Lucius. But the son was not of a healthy disposition as his father. He died one year later from a fever, followed after three months by his mother, who had a stillbirth and died in childbed, leaving Thadeus a widower now for two years as he has so far refused to marry again.
Now he has been sent to Oldtown by his father Lord Tully, to engage in trade talks with the Tyrells, as well as keep his eyes open for young ladies that are eligible for marriage. There is still at least one legitimate heir he has to father. And so Thadeus has finally agreed to look for a new bride.
Summary of past events
Such bride seemed to have been found, when Thadeus' betrothal to Princess Cerys Targaryen was announced in April 121. Until the betrothal was broken, shortly before Cerys left for Dragonstone, and Thadeus returned to Riverrun - luckily absent in the times of the Oldtown Plague in October 121. The year 122 started off quite dramatic, as Thadeus' boast about a kiss shared with Cerys' sister Princess Visenya led to him being challenged to a duel by none other than the Maiden Knight. The duel was carried out, with Visenya's betrothed of the time, her cousin Prince Rhaegor claiming the right to fight in Deavon's stead. And perhaps surprising to all, Thadeus emerged as the winner.
In early 123, Thadeus returned from Riverrun to continue to look for a bride. In August 123 he was sent to Storm's End, after Lord Tully had undertaking negotiations with Lord Baratheon, about a potential match betweeen Thadeus and Lord Baratheon's youngest daughter Evaria.
- Squired at the Twins
- Fond of drink and women
- Arrived in Oldtown for trade talks
- A noble heir in want of a wife
- Some scandalous rumors concerning some involvement with both a merry widow and a whore while he was betrothed
- Formerly betrothed to a Targaryen princess
- Recently returned from a visit to Storm's End, with news of his betrothal to Lady Evaria Baratheon.
- Wealth: Oppulent
- Chasing Skirts
- Robust Health
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