Call of the Blood
Dr. Rahvin Hemmelfart
A plague doctor’s mask covers the face of Dr. Rhavin and hides his gruesome skin disease that has ailed him for over a decade. His shame of his own face have made him determined not to remove the mask under any circumstance and left any hope of intimacy behind a long time ago. Not an inch of skin is visible due to his well worn heavy leather outfit that shrouds his appearance, something that makes people around him uneasy. His apt skill with needle and thread can be seen in the intricate repairs he has made to his attire over the years and in the wounds that he has helped mending. Although his appearance incites fear among many that see him, they soon learn to respect his expertise in the medicine arts and many learn to know his kindness free of charge if they can not pay him.
As a traveling doctor, he has seen a lot places, but staying in one village or city for more than a few weeks makes him go restless, so he packs up his belongings on his trusty traveling mule Lucy and starts wandering to the next city. It was during one of his travels that he saw a man in fine clothing, sitting by the road clutching his foot. The man wore a noble’s hunting gear and 3 pheasants hung from the side of the horse. The noble senior hunter seemed to have had a little accident and his ankle looked twisted. Dr. Rahvin did what he could to help the man, but it was not until after they reached the mans home estate that he presented himself as Count Baldrick Mansfield von Hassegau. Thanks to the help Rhavin had given him, he offered him a job at the estate, a job he gratefully accepted as long as he was not directly bonded to the family in any way, he did not like being tied up the noble’s affairs.
There he also met with the Count’s son, Adelwolf Mansfield von Hassegau which he briefly tried to school in basic medicine, something that was harder than anticipated since Adelwolf’s interests primarily was with the alchemical sciences. The private classes often drifted off topic and more than often ended in discussions of which subjects was the more prominent and important. So they ended up teaching each other some of both and they agreed their respective fields had much in common and that this educational relationship could develop into something profitable for the both of them. The Grounds keeper Will Crow was rather skeptical at first and did not seem to trust Dr. Rahvin. Several months went by with only cold silence between them. Rahvin was especially skeptical to the dog, “Lady” of the house which flecked its teeth more than one time when passing him. Maybe it was the mask he never took off. It was not until Will came sprinting into the manor grounds with with his dog in his arms that they actually talked for real. Some wild animal had bitten the leg of Lady Catherine and it looked bad, two sinews was almost teared in half and the wound was bleeding profusely. Thanks to Rhavin’s many animal autopsys he knew the dog anatomy well and after what seemed like hours, he managed to save the dog’s leg and probably life. The event had strengthened their relationship and a knew bond had formed, something Dr. Rhavin will never forget.
Escaping His former responsibilities.
Betraying a loved one.
Killing a mother.
Being denied his own choises.