[No longer living - account deleted in 2008 following inactivity - the Grindle family is no more]
The Grindles have a long and interesting history, but sadly have such poor memories that no-one now has much of a clue what that history involves. But being a noble family, they assume it to involve dragons, heroics, and the conquering of tea plantations. Their history is known no further back than Nether and Hope Grindle, a kind and wealthy couple from many years ago.
Hopefully over time, the family will be able to write down their triumphs and failures for future Grindles to read and forget. Sadly, they are more likely to spend it fighting for their lands, and raiding tea and biscuits from the local peasants through charm, cunning and swordsmanship.
Crip Grindle is the eldest currently touring the Battlemaster lands. He started his career on Atamara, in Elroth, under Falasan rule, where he was quick to enter battle with the elite Black Army against Eston. Fair-minded and responsible, he could usually be relied on to lead his men well, and was later appointed as Royal Treasurer of Falasan, commanding high-quality infantry in battle. He eventually left his position of Royal Treasurer to follow the Way of the Warrior Saints as a priest. That same week, he became Marquis of Elroth, making his family particularly proud. He, and his men particularly, are fond of a game of Skat each evening after supper, and he founded the Skat Players' Association in Elroth.
Baz Grindle is the elder brother of Tidey and Cal. After some time in the wilderness, where he gained respect for fighting against monsters, he came to Arcachon to look after his mother, and became involved in battle and looting against Sartainia straight away. He has a similar personality to Cal, but is slightly more wild and slightly less rude.
Hather Grindle is the father of Dor Grindle; uncle of Crip, Cal, Baz and Tidey. He lived for many years in Elroth, but discovered a strange man - some later suggested he might have been a sage - who sold him a book. The book explained about the Bloodstars of Sanguis Astroism. He was fascinated by it, and travelled to Dwilight, to Morek, to discover more. In Morek, he discovered the Seep-ko-ba, a tribe in Taishan, who he befriended and now commands in battle. After serving in battle, and being captured by rogue forces on more than one occasion, he was made Marshal of the Order of the Maddening Star, one of Morek's two main armies. He also spent some time as Acting Viscount of Shomrak as the realm fought to keep that region under their control.
Baz and Cal's sister, who spent much of her youth in petty crime and was shunned by her family, went away from home trying to regain some of her nobility. After being deported from Beluaterra, she spend a life of adventure in Itorunt. She fought for the Cursed Helm and Sacred Shield of Ejarr Puutl in Itorunt, as well as having the Ancient Shield of the Dragonslayer and the Band of Doom made for her by a sage. Her older brother Baz provided her with papers proving her innocence in the crimes of which she was once accused, though popular rumour suggests they were fakes and created by Baz when he needed his sister's support to settle a duel. But they, together with some letters of recommendation allowed her to rise to her current noble position, and she travelled to her brother in Arcachon before moving to start a new life in Cathay.
Dor Grindle - deleted Jan 08 (Dor and Cal both deleted with the aim of replacing with just one character on Dwilight instead)
Dor, first cousin of Crip, was also on Atamara, having left Suville after the demise of Abington, to join Minas Ithil. After a couple of feeble attempts early in his career to lead troops into battle, most of which involved him getting there too late and doing no good, he has turned his hand to some more subtle work, spending time with papers and analysis. Although weak in battle, his amiable nature and logical mind made him useful behind the scenes. He was a bureaucrat of fairly respectable quality, but has now retired, and mostly sits about enjoying the countryside.
Cal Grindle - deleted Jan 08 (Dor and Cal both deleted with the aim of replacing with just one character on Dwilight instead)
Cal, second cousin to Crip and Dor, started his career as the grouchy inhabitant of the realm of Perdan, a Knight of Perdan Mines. He tended to think that everything should be Perdan His, and longed to show how much better he was than Crip and Dor. He left Perdan to seek fame as a hero in Old Rancagua, where he slipped into alcoholism and has not been heard of since. He has a headstrong streak, probably from his domineering grandmother, Tot, which can get him in trouble, but he will usually make a good attempt to fight his way out of it. Unlike his older siblings, he has avoided capture for petty crimes in his youth, and retains the respect that his noble ancestry deserves.
The Grindle Family
This archive contains most major RPs by Grindle characters. It generally omits counter-RPs by other characters unless crucial to the understanding of the text. It also omits anything from before October 2007, so the first four months of RP are lost and forgotten.