Edge of Darkness: The Broken Circle
Lord Aquilinus Tacitus Brightguard
Human Lord Knight of Knights Templar, Lord of Crystallus, Lauren's father.
Lord Knight Aquilinus Tacitus Brightguard is Lauren’s father. He comes from a long line of Paladins. As a squire, he trained with his good friend Ser Helion Titus, who has gone on to become his strong right hand. In the Brightguard family there have been dozens of Paladins. One of his most prized possessions is a leatherbound family history called Brightguard; Service and Duty. In it all the Brightguards who have served the Paladins are listed. Aquilinus represents the 22nd generation in a direct line of service. He can tell you the stories of all the individuals in the line before him. His two sons died young, Matthias at age 2 and Aquila at age 12. He believes it is of paramount importance that a child of his carries on the family tradition. He is a stern and duty driven man. He serves the temple of Rozerus as a Templar in Albalara, the capital city of Crystallus. He is also the Lord Knight of Crystallus. He is married to the High Prophetess of the Crystal Cathedral in Albalara, Moira Brightguard. He loves his daughter Lauren deeply, but is unreasonable in his expectations of her. When she meets his expectations he is generous with his praise. When he perceives that she is not advancing as quickly as she should he is cold. His approval is important to her, but harder and harder to acquire.