The Right Honourable Alexander (Alec) Ward-Gray, Viscount Towton


Alec Towton

Alec Towton ran away to sea to find his fortune, rather than follow the career path his family had laid out for him. After many an adventure in the varied lands of His Majesty’s Empire, including time as an opal miner in the Australian Outback, Lord Towton decided to return home and set about constructing his own (business) empire from the contacts he had made. A part of him still craves excitement, making his numerous business trips somewhat legendary as he always insists on enjoying some mad-cap adventure, be it climbing a mountain, exploring ancient ruins or delving deep into dank, dark caves, whilst away.

Something happened to Lord Towton during one of these “working” adventures. He never speaks of it, but the library at his ancestral pile has certainly acquired some unusual reading material over the last couple of years, and he has formed strong links with various academics at Oxford University, of late becoming friends with a visiting lecturer on secondment from Miskatonic University, Prof. Richard Deadman.

Appearance: short, lithe, and very charismatic, Towton is a driven and determined man who likes to work and play hard. Generous with his time and his finances to deserving causes, he inspires confidence in those around him. He does not tolerate slackers or time-wasters, nor does he stand on ceremony, preferring to be called simply Alec by his associates, only using his title when he knows it will gain him the upper hand in negotiations