Grew Up… at Locksley castle in a noble family, who were friends of King Richard the Lionheart. Robin was an active and adventurous boy, and spent much of his childhood playing with bows and arrows – a skill that now comes in handy.
Living… in a state of confusion and disarray. From a jail cell in Jerusalem to his ancestral home there isn’t much good going on in the world around him. Death is all around and poverty keeps the people of Nottingham from living the lives they deserve, Robin included. As he puts it, “I've returned to my home to find it destroyed, and my father murdered! And the only clues to why are in the ramblings of an old blind man.”
Profession… outlaw, nobleman, and hero. After returning to England to find his home in ruins, Robin must do something to halt the actions of the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham. With a band of outlaws, Robin camps in the woods helps “appropriate funds” for the poor from soldiers and convoys that pass through the forest. In other words, he robs from the rich to give to the poor.
Interests… adventure, swordplay, and horseback riding.
Relationship Status… single, but that may soon change. His best friend Peter has charged Robin with the care of Marian, Peter’s sister. Robin and Maid Marian have a history together, and there’s clearly more than his responsibility to Peter that’s driving Robin’s interest in the young woman.
Challenge… easing the suffering of the people of Nottingham and toppling the malicious regime consisting of the Sheriff of Nottingham and his cruel cousin Guy of Gisbourne. Beyond simply stealing from the rich to give to the poor, Robin wants to restore to the people their inherent dignity. Though ‘noble’ himself, he knows that that real worth is about who you are and what you do, not how and to whom you were born. As he says, “I've seen knights in armor panic at the first hint of battle. And I've seen the lowliest, unarmed squire pull a spear from his own body, to defend a dying horse. Nobility is not a birthright. It's defined by one's actions.”
Personality… adventurous, generous, and above all concerned for the happiness of others. He might technically be an outlaw, but in his topsy-turvy world that makes him more of a saint than a sinner. That's especially true in Robin's case.
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