Robin, a former lord and outlaw, has been against the Queen of Calladahn since his family died from an arson attack over ten years ago. While he keeps some of the mannerisms from his upbringing, Robin has since relaxed and accustomed to life in the Yarrow and finds it sometimes difficult with the city life in Caerleon. After the Yarrow died, he has taken refuge in Caerleon and helps with the city refugee camps.
Because of his time on the run, Robin takes a while to trust others. Once he has a friend in someone though, he's loyal and protective. The guy does have a habit of adopting others in his family-friend circle. Robin is quick with his bow and his wit, and that combination makes him incredibly cocky.
Seriously, don't challenge him in anything. Especially archery, he's a decent winner, but he can have a big head.
Family and Early Life
Parents: Jay & Cailyn Dee Wymond (deceased 10 years)
Wife: Marian Dee Wymond
Distant Kin: Will Scarlet
The Dee Wymond family was a lower noble family in Wyldgate that can trace its line back for eight generations. They were one of the most respected families by the common class for always being considerate and, for the most part, humble.
Robin grew up with his family’s values and stayed as close to a model lord as he could. At age ten, he started a vigorous training program for his physical training and studies. Vigorous mostly due to his own stubborn nature of restlessness and the proud desire to be the best. The training paid off well for his excellence with the bow as he won consecutive years of archery competitions since the time he was 14. As a gift for his 15th birthday, Robin was given his father’s old bow, one that he still uses today. While his studies did not go as well, the young adult managed to finish all his tutelage on time by the time he was 18. Robin was especially adept to strategies and basic leadership skills.
Starting from the time he was 17, Robin kept to philanthropist habits in everyday life. He often paid extra without a second thought, and when he was bored or restless he would go help in the shops around Wyldgate. His friends and the families he tried to help would often insist that he did not, although he stayed with the habit anyway. The one thing the young noble needed was to constantly stay occupied. The times away from working, training or spending time with friends then he was most often with his family. Robin helped his father with estate matters or kept his mother company around the house. A few political and vacation trips were made with his family, which included a visit to Thrine, Calladahn’s capital, in his late teens. That was his only, welcomed, trip to his kingdom's capital in his lifetime.
Life as an Outlaw
A late summer night, at age 25, an ‘accidental’ house fire burnt down the Dee Wymond estate. While he was a few weeks away from his official engagement and time to take over as head of the house, Robin was now left in the outs. Despite being told that it was an accidental fire, Robin swore it was arson for his family’s views against the new crown. To this day, he doesn't know the reasoning behind the attack. While it was sanctioned by the new Queen, a high noble and former friend John orchestrated the attack. Robin only knows that he lost everything and holds his personal grudges closest to his chest. His main goal is to safeguard his remaining family and make sure no one else suffers the same fate. He did not know if he was meant to die in the fire as well as his family, but Robin counted on it, along with him always being one of action and brash recklessness, he left town to take up residence in the Yarrow.
The first few months in the woods as an outlaw Robin was alone and stayed in a camp relatively close to the edge of the Yarrow. However, with a few close calls from the Sheriff’s men, he quickly made camp more central in the enchanted woods. Since a decade has passed since he became familiar with the woods, nowadays Robin won't admit how hard it was for him in the beginning. Dealing with depression and grief on the run was not a good strategy for him. However, he kept his perseverance up and learned how to adapt under the trees. This included becoming friends with, or at least mutual understanding, other inhabitants of the Yarrow including fae, lycans, and other groups.
The majority of his time was spent either with hunting for subsistence or stealing from the stores and not so silently helping those that stayed in Wyldgate. Once he became sufficient enough with hunting, the extra meat again went to the poor. He accomplished that within his first year as an outlaw. Robin preferred to work alone, and since he started life on the run his ability to trust people dropped considerably. He accepted help sparingly. When he did it was out of necessity or begrudged pride, not wanting to put others in danger as much of himself. However, over the years, Robin accepted and craved social interaction and trust. He and his friends are known as the Merry Men.
The longer he's been on the run, Robin became more ambitious with his schemes. Along with stealing money and distributing meat from any hunting expeditions, Robin shifted his goals. His primary focus for the farm producing kingdom became food. Instead of coin, he focused on attaining grain and other produce from storage facilities and passed them along to families that needed it. Another primary focus was closer to the needs of him and his men. They had adequate supplies, but at least twice a year they would need to breach the Wyldgate armory for new weapons.
Love was hardly what was on his mind in his teenage years. Robin kept himself preoccupied and let his parents deal with any possible matches. He entertained a few relationships in the past, the longest lasting a few months. A part of it was always to see if they would go anywhere. Robin could not find the feelings to take them seriously. Most of the relationships ended on friendly terms, and he decided the best thing for him was to fall in love naturally and not to seek it out.
His parents were worried when Robin reached his 20s with no real inkling of love. They never let the concern show, and he only received a few nudges to try and find a girl. The twenty year old stayed with the policy of not expecting to find a partner, a family at that age far from his mind. Robin met Marian at the Midsummer Festival that year, with a knife to his throat. He had visited a tavern and followed the teenager in hopes to apologize for another lord’s actions. Affronted but impressed by her response, he insisted to spend the rest of the night with her for the rest of the festival.
The years went by with little progress in their relationship, not that he wanted it to or realized it. Robin was content with a close female friend he could be himself with. A number of people found it suitable to call them lovebirds, although he was too blind or stubborn to think anything about it. Between the time Robin was 23 and 25, he would admit an extent of his feelings to himself. Every time Robin sought out to tell Marian he failed miserably. One such occurrence was at a social gathering when he almost kissed her and at the end he doubted if he would have the chance to try again.
Nonetheless, it was not that long after that when he heard the young woman would be his betrothed and decided it was better if he got his feelings out before the official announcement. Robin called Marian out to the Yarrow before he professed his feelings. Prior to the engagement becoming official, his family’s home burned down, and the chance of having a family life soon went with it.
Their relationship was not smooth sailing after he became an outlaw. Their first few conversations after Robin fled to the Yarrow quickly turned into arguments. He was at wit's end to try and repair what they had before. He remained in love though and kept Marian's engagement ring, which was also his mother's wedding ring, with him until the day he could properly propose once more. The two eventually came to terms with their new circumstances. Robin needed to act out his desires to help the rest of Calladahn, and he tried to convince her that it was best for her to stay with her family and standing. As the years passed though, both became impatient with the wait until they could marry.
The onset of the Walking Starvation caused a surge of refugees to flee to the Yarrow where the Blight had not yet penetrated its depths. The camp for Robin and his men opened up to others and within a month several refugee camps had popped up throughout the Yarrow. The Calladahn side faced people unable to sustain themselves with the Blight and Queen's policies. Dokrayth faced the hardest initial blow due to the Blight, and people flooded into the Yarrow on the opposite end. Robin has attempted, and doing a moderately successful job, to keep tabs on all of them and help out. He had better success at the Calladan camps, yet still tried every few weeks to check on and assist the Dokrayth camps.
Robin preferred to stay on the lax side while supporting the refugees. It was important to help morale that he showed himself as comfortable and capable. He let people take care of themselves in the various camps. His routine simply involved meeting any new refugees, for safety issues both on possible spies and checking to see whether or not they were Infected. Most of the time, he kept the conversations relaxed and informal. Afterward, he informed them how the camps worked. Mainly communal in nature, they shared and divided the food and security patrols for outside Yarrow threats was handled by him and the Merry Men and whichever able body person volunteered. Robin handled conflict management within the camps, but otherwise kept close to his outlaw routine to continue to help those left in Calladahn.
Security was the main issue Robin was concerned with for the refugee camps. When he was confident those problems were resolved at the moment, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and other refugees to lighten the mood. The rambunctious behavior was normal and informal, different from the life in the city. For Robin, he long adjusted to casual life and terms in the Yarrow and was comfortable with it.
Robin and the High Court
Anyone who knows Robin knows that he doesn't trust royalty easily. This is strongest to the Royal Court of Calladahn but extends to the Ga'leah kingdoms as well. He is not above having valuable allies, and the course of the Blight landed him one with the High Court. Once when he was hunting, the outing was cut short with a meeting with High Queen Gwenhwyfar Pendragon. What had started out with an arrow posed right above the queen’s head ended with an agreement to a tentative alliance and a fight with a rare occurrence of the Walking Starvation just beyond the tree line. Robin started out unsure of the agreement, but by the end of the meeting, he respected the High Queen and accepted the terms. In return, Robin and his men were granted immunity for their crimes.
Robin went on a brief mission with Red Riding Hood and Gwen, largely because he wanted to keep his mind distracted from a misunderstanding with Marian. He feels a little regretful on the cause for it, believing Gwen’s father to be in his camp, but pushed those thoughts away. The experience helped him consider the alliance and friendship with Gwen as a valuable and relaxed one.
When he was not busy with his responsibilities he went to visit Marian constantly back in Wyldgate. By this time, the two had been separated for a decade after their promise of marriage, and they yearned to finally be together. Nonetheless, Robin worried constantly that the conditions were worse than ever to allow Marian to come live in the Yarrow with him. He kept to his frequent visits instead, so much so that it was no surprise to his friends and a few others that he was a desperate love bird.
His relationship with Marian broke off for two weeks after being caught kissing the Lust Alpha. After returning from his mission with Gwen in Thrine, Robin felt more passionate on the idea of keeping families together and reconciled with Marian. He barely managed a few days passed that before he proposed and married her. That night, the two married with a small ceremony in the main refugee camp in the Yarrow. That was all he needed but with the desire of all the refugees to find cause to celebrate, he ceded to a celebration without much protest.
The Ocean Blight
The week after his marriage, Robin headed to Wyldgate on his first expedition with his new wife. They were unlucky in the timing, although Robin is somewhat grateful he was able to help his birth town, when it was the same date that the wrath of the oceans descended. Wyldgate, as a walled city, nevertheless has port and fishing connections a few miles away. This allowed the ocean Infected to reach inside the city walls.
The worst was not the battle itself, which went as well as Robin could have hoped. Marian was forced to kill her Infected parents, and he was unable to do anything about it. This continued in the following weeks as he was helpless to save her from her depression. Remembering his own grief, he tried his best. By the time the Warrior's Tournament took place in Caerleon, the relationship and Marian were back on more stable grounds.
Fall of the Yarrow
Robin wished he could say he didn't see it coming, that it was impossible, but he was not surprised and simply met with a settling dread when the Yarrow fell from the Blight. While he initially was able to help with the attacks on the refugee camps, at the start of the evacuation Robin was separated from the rest. He was able to see Marian out and give instructions to the others to head to Caerleon.
He meant to make it to Caerleon within a couple days and help settle those in Calladahn and the Yarrow into the city's own refugee camps. That was not to be the case though. Calladahn was in turmoil at the time, and Robin ended up briefly captured by some guards. He used the state of turmoil to make his escape before they reached Thrine, yet all the events left him injured. His travel to Caerleon took a few weeks across the terrain of Blighted.
Future Trip and End of the Blight
When he reached Caerleon, Robin was greeted by Marian in the room they were given by the High Court. Catching up what happened to the Yarrow, he spent most of his focus helping organize and care for the refugee camps from the Yarrow and the ones already there. He felt like he failed them and gave all his focus on their comfort and those of his family. After he arrived, Robin found out that Marian was pregnant with their first child. He worried about what kind of upbringing he could manage for the baby but was ecstatic nonetheless.
Near the end of the Blight, though he did not know it at the time, Robin was brought to the dark future by Ike to help solve the problem of the Blight in the present. Confused when he first arrived, he was brought to the resistance’s main camp where he met his future daughter, Linnea. Impressed with her spirit, he was shocked to find out that both him and Marian do not survive that long in the future. With this added to his resolve, he eventually recalled the reason why he was brought to the future. He helped Nimue find Lowyn, a Grail Maiden placed in the future to stay safe from Maleficent, so that her power, drawn from the Source, can help end the Blight.
Robin returned to his time and after the Blight ended he continued to help the refugees in Caerleon as the majority of Ga’leah was left to the Wastes. He has formed some connection with the Deepwood druids and inhabitants since the old Sheriff from Wyldgate has set his sights on the forest. He longs for the day where he could return to his home in Calladahn, yet does his best to be preoccupied and helpful while in the Ga’leah capital.