Lt. Terry Duncan

Terrence O'Dowd Duncan came into this world on a rare sunny day in late spring in Donnchadh Castle, the Duncan family castle at the heart of the village of Cullenkirk near the capital city of Aldunleigh in the Dunhill Confederacy. He spread his sunshine to everyone around him as he grew up, always making people laugh with his antics and terrible toddler jokes. His father Nal-Syrith worked as an Alfinwald ambassador to Dunhill in Aldunleigh, and the Monarch recalled him soon after Terry turned 2, citing the low-key scandal caused by Terry's birth. The task of raising him fell on his mother, Ellie Duncan, a young human daughter of the family.

When he grew into his body, he joined the other black sheep of the family in The Jongleurs, a touring performance troupe. Duncan spent hours perfecting his routines, first tumbling, then ropewalking, and finally juggling. He took to juggling daggers like a true bannerman takes to whiskey, and he never looked back. He spent several years touring the coast with The Jongleurs, sampling the bounty the world held and enjoying life.

When he was in his 30s, he came to Fellport with the troupe for two weeks of shows at the Grand Odeon. He went out every night, enjoying good food and drink. He met a beautiful half-elven boy like himself, and he fell head over heels in love with this sailor. He had infatuations before, but this felt different somehow deeper than all the other flings. He decided to stay and see where it led.

Within a year, his love had been called back to work on board ship, leaving Terry alone in Fellport. He decided to join the Watch to give back to the city, and those contacts led him to the Folio Fools, a drama society at the College. He performed at first, but he found it more rewarding to direct and advise, and he's been doing so for the past 23 years. He also enjoys teaching juggling in small classes or one-on-one.

As a member of the Watch, his preference for daggers and darts seemed unorthodox, but nobody could dispute his effectiveness in defusing situations with words and taking down the belligerent in a hurry. He never looks armed, but he can produce daggers seemingly from thin air, throwing or wielding them as necessary. He hustles darts for fun, and he has a one-handed three dart trick starting with 3 darts on a table and ending with 3 bullseyes 3 seconds later. He always wins sucker bets when he's out on the town.

Eight years ago, he accepted a promotion to Lieutenant and an appointment to Lieutenant Commander of the Watch Reserve, where he teaches the volunteer militia on the basics of handling weapons and especially how to throw javelins and darts. He's an excellent teacher, patiently imitating poor form in a funny way to make his students remember. He currently serves under the Commander of the Watch Reserve, Captain Olivia Drake, and they have an excellent professional relationship.

Personally, he loves life, eating excellent food, and having fun with other people. He falls in love with almost anyone at the drop of a hat, and he's an experienced and attentive lover. He maintains friendships with almost all of his exes, and everybody understands that Terry loves deeply but eventually moves on to the next interesting person at the buffet of life.

His hair reminds everyone of a brilliant oak in autumn, blazing red, orange, and gold. He still looks quite young despite his 57 years, and he always smiles, especially when angry. Mercurial sums him up, moving quickly and decisively physically and mentally. Everyone in town knows of him, and almost everyone likes him. He's omniromantic - he'll fall in love with anyone until the feeling runs its course.

Lieutenant Terry Duncan
Half-Elf (Dunhill) Battle Master Fighter (Level 10) (Entertainer Background; Piercer, Sharpshooter Feats)
Str 8  Dex 18  Con 14  Int 12  Wis 14  Cha 14
Acrobatics +8, Insight +6, Perception +6, Performance +6, Persuasion +6, Sleight of Hand +8

Part of T.W.Wombat's Lore 24 project, detailing the world around Fellport.
For all city posts, see the Fellport IndexFor posts about the wider world, see the Beneterra Index.

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