Khórvus was born the younger son in the ruling lineage of a merchant clan in Tsatsayágga in Salarvyá. Having several older brothers, he spent his early childhood idly. After one of his older brothers was killed in a foolish duel against a better swordsman, he jokingly suggested he should become a champion and fight duels for his family. He was quite surprised when his family shipped him off to study under Master Edlúchcho Suzhán at the Conservatory of Noble Dignity, the best Arruché instructor anywhere.
By the time he was sixteen, Khórvus was a skilled fencer, beginning to make a name for himself. Unfortunately, his flirtatious tendencies, and his actfirst, think-later attitude got him in trouble. He flirted with a woman who was attached to a pirate captain, and who liked watching people carve each other up over her. There was a duel, with rule breaking by both parties involved. Khórvus killed the pirate, the woman refused to associate with him, and rumors started getting around. The empire began investigating, and his rather conservative older brothers, upset by the scandal, disowned him. About that time the crew of the pirate captain's ship showed up, looking for blood. Khórvus just barely got away on a merchant ship that happened to be leaving. He's a competent, although not extraordinary sailor, and he fights tolerably well, but he's remarkably lacking in anything resembling drive, ambition, or long-term goals. The primary thing that keeps him going is his strong sense of duty to everyone he knows.
Former duelist, sailor-without-a-ship, sell-sword, 5' 8", 140 lbs., 23 years old.
Appearance: curly black hair, green eyes, copper complexion.