People

This is a database of all named NPCs encountered by the party, sorted alphabetically. Please feel free to add an NPC if I have forgotten to do so! Important NPCs will also receive entries in the characters page.

NPC name Description Connection to the party
Aetius A veteran of Legion XIII. Reach weapons expert. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Akbar One of Apicius’ threateningly-looking goons. Met by Caithas.
Aldus The high priest of the temple of Echo in Andelia. Aldus attempted to use Ariel as a scapegoat when his plan to increase his political influence by having Markus confess his crimes, in exchange for a pardon, backfired.
Alexander A soldier serving in Andelia’s guard. Malcom’s colleague.
Alexius Ivanus One of the proprietors of Blizzard’s Bastions, a company specializing in the manufacture of caravel ships that can cross the Nether Sea A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Alquiel An aspiring young priest devoted to Echo. Ariel’s friend; he was revealed to be politically motivated in joining the clergy during Ariel’s introduction.
Antonius A veteran of Legion XIII. Front-line combatant. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Apicius Apicius is the recruiter for the illegal games organized by house Traianus in Andelia. With more and more gladiators dying violently during the bloodsport, Apicius makes sure to enlist new blood for the death-matches. Caithas heard of the recruiter through one of Langbard’s colleagues.
Aufidius Clemens A charismatic and popular cleric of Asinius Attellus in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Avitus A flutist and story-teller working at the Seductive succubus in Andelia. Mentioned in passing by Cressida.
Auntie Helga Short, fat and almost blind, this crazed old woman does not give the impression of a powerful witch. Nevertheless, appearances can be deceiving, as you have learned from personal experience. The old hag appears to wield magic that is the stuff of legends, although she seems genuinely insane. She uses a walking stick to find her way through her surroundings and has a morbidly obese pet cat she refers to as “Mr. Whiskey Whiskers”. The party met the old witch in Andelia, while trying to get her cat down from a tree.
Aurelius Fortius A strong, muscled man, Aurelius is the epitome of a warrior-at least physically. Aurelius is the lieutenant of Andelia’s guard and Malcom’s superior.
Bagdul Harad A half-orc priest and fanatic supporter of the church of Horun Hadrata. Bagdul is a tall, powerfully built but simple-minded man. Ariel is a close friend of Bagdul; Caithas defeated the warrior-priest in a bear-knuckle boxing match at The Watering Hole.
Brutus (R.I.P) A veteran of Legion XIII. An ex-gladiator, he specializes in single combat. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Brynjolf Jokul Manufacturer of quality longboats in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Caelius Mayor of the (mostly destroyed) village of Skorro (outside of Holgrath). Encountered by Elana Savain’s party during the journey to Einherfjord.
Caelius Novanus A high-ranking bureaucrat of Einherfjord, with strong ties to the Andelian administration. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Calpurnius A veteran of Legion XIII. Combat medic. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Carbo Noricus A young and idealistic priest of Strom in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Carrinas A veteran of Legion XIII. Markus’ right-hand man. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Cassius A veteran of Legion XIII. Scout, specializes in infiltration and reconnaissance. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Cecilius Mercurius The former mayor of Selasund(ium), recently displaced by Sven Thorwald, and a friend of Ostorius Miritemus. Mentioned by Regin Svenson.
Cilo Fulvius A former Andelian guardsman, Cilo was in charge of protecting the Low Gate. He chose to betray his former masters, abandoning the gate to the rebels’ hands in exchange for a safe passage to Yorvik. Jules and Langbard reached an agreement with Cilo when negotiating the Low Gate.
Claudius A veteran of Legion XIII. Served as a translator for Markus. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Clodinus A veteran of Legion XIII. Front-line combatant. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Darkcrow A shady individual living in Yorvik, he is also a member of the thieves’ guild. He sports long, dark hair and distinctive stubble, with a small scar across his left eyebrow. Jules made a deal with him during the prologue, and Caithas has encountered the man.
Decimus A veteran of Legion XIII. Siege weapon expert. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Decius Sertorius A fifty year old soldier in Legion XIII, Decius seems much older than his age, due to a decade spent in the dungeons of Holgrath. Decius was imprisoned because he denied following his orders during the Storm of Slaughter. He has recently managed to escape, moving to Andelia to organize the local resistance movement. Malcom knew the man before the Storm and has provided him with a shelter and information during the prologue.
Dolan A successful farmer living just outside of Andelia. Currently presumed dead. The Andelian refugees, as well as a rebel party to the Iron Domes, sought refuge in Dolan’s farmhouse before being slaughtered by Demerian cavalry forces.
Domitius “Langbard” Lepidus (R.I.P) Domitius is a tall figure, standing at six feet four, at least. He has tanned skin and a large, black beard which reaches down to his chest. Although it is difficult to say, he seems in his late thirties to early forties. He appears to be alone in his house, which is in a messy state. Domitius “Langbard” Lepidus was Malcom’s contact with the Andelian guardsmen. He is member of a group of ten guardsmen who, together with Malcom, oppose the loyalists. When Malcom almost died while infiltrating Lower Andelia, Jules sought to contact the man.
Erik Gautrek A half-native, the product of a night of passion between a Demerian soldier and a native girl. He has a great interest in Svodun culture and an even greater hatred of the Imperial expansionists, although he has come to accept that sharing the lands with the colonizers is the only viable solution. Erik seems to have inherited the natives’ build and fiercely independent mentality: Standing over six feet tall, with long blonde hair and a thick beard, he is a fearsome opponent when wielding a greataxe. Erik is Maclom’s contact with the natives during the prologue.
Eyolf A native of Svorinn. Caithas seems to think he looks exactly like Erik Gautrek. Caithas observed as the native almost got lynched by a group of guardsmen and a tattooed loyalist. Only Harald’s intervention saved the Svodun.
Festus Hosidius The leader of the Crimson Irregulars, a group of rebel-minded craftsmen working for the Guild of Guilds. Bran serves as Festus’ bodyguard and confidant, while the rest of the group sought the Irregulars while in search of potential allies.
Fjori Stainhoff One of the two leaders of the Svodun natives in Andelia. Currently a member of the rebel council in Freehold.
Floriana A woman with blonde, braided hair in her early thirties. Her face is covered with freckles. She is neither particularly beautiful nor completely unattractive. Floriana is Gordianus’ wife. She is the mother of two daughters, six year old Gratiana and four year old Iulia.
Frigg Torsten A simple man, Frigg has proven his value as a warrior during the rebels’ escape inside the Soveros forest. Member of the rebel expedition to Einherfjord.
Gallus A veteran of Legion XIII. Reach weapons expert. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Gargilius Dio A heavily wounded infantryman of XI. Encountered by Cressida in the chapel of Appia Iulia.
General Boronius Livianus The leader of Legion XI, which has been summoned to Andelia after Markus’ escape. He has been charged with protecting the Government district, as well as major noble houses and important merchants, from the rebels. The party heard of the general from Langbard.
General Vassilius The commander of Legion IX, which has been summoned to Andelia after Markus’ escape. His men have recently displaced the guardsmen from the barracks, where they seem to be preparing in utmost secrecy. The party heard of the general from Langbard.
Gordianus A member of the Andelian guardsmen, Gordianus is associated with Maxentius and his men, a group of allegedly corrupt soldiers loyal to the Small Senate. Malcom knocked Gordianus down the wall of Lower Andelia while the party was infiltrating the city. After Malcom’s near-fatal injury, the rest of the party decided to save the dying guardsman, in hopes of using him later for their purposes.
Gracchus Polemius The captain of the guard of Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Grigorius Evgenius One of the proprietors of Blizzard’s Bastions, a company specializing in the manufacture of caravel ships that can cross the Nether Sea. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Gunnar Svenson The younger son of Sven Thorwald, mayor of Selasund(ium). Regin’s brother.
Gustaf Lanikos Freehold’s best and most respected hunter. Member of the rebel expedition to Einherfjord.
Hakon A young boy, Hakon is a reluctant recruit serving in Andelia’s guard. Malcom saved Hakon from being beaten up by an angry mob during the chaos that ensued after the execution. He has presumably returned to his duties as a guard.
Halgrim Fridleif The owner of Einherfjord’s largest tavern, The torn sail. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Harald An old man, Harald is a Demerian scholar and translator. His interest in history and politics, as well as the colonies in Svorinn, has led him to Andelia. He is a member of an organization known as the Keepers and seems to have been a lecturer of sorts until recently. Some of his students affectionately call him “Herr Professor”. Caithas watched Harald defend a native called Eyolf from a group of guards and later bought the two men a drink at a local pub. Harald seems to like the half-elf. He has given the ranger his address, inviting him to drop by any time.
Head council Varenius A high-ranking official within the Imperial bureaucracy, Varenious is a short, middle-aged man with blue eyes, pale skin and a receding hairline that emphasizes his wrinkled forehead. Elana, Jules and Caithas encountered the man when trying to reclaim the Vinici estate from the bums that had taken refuge inside it. The old man was somewhat helpful to Elana.
Herenius A veteran of Legion XIII. Scout, specializes in infiltration and reconnaissance. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Inger Aemilia Paetius Lupus’ trusted protégé and an accomplished diplomat. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Irinaeus Porphirius A wealthy trader based in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Isgerd Visindottir A popular low-born orator in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Julius Bricius The leader of the merchants’ guild in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Karvos One of Runolf’s bodyguards. Briefly met with Ark.
Kol Hagal The former champion of Einherfjord’s arena, Kol Hagal is now a free and wealthy man. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Laevinus Celer Paetius Lupus’ counselor and right-hand man. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Lafernius Petronax Leader of the remaining Golden Eagle loyalists, who attacked the rebels from behind during the battle for the East Gate in Andelia. After defeat, he and his men sought shelter at a nearby temple, but were eventually imprisoned by the rebels. Currently presumed to be dead. Encountered by the rebels during and after the battle.
Livius Petronius A member of the powerful noble house of Petronius and the high priest of Einherfjord’s temple to Gorthorm Thord A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Mara of the line of Osari Mara is in her late teens; she has raven-black hair, dark eyes and a tanned skin. Clearly she is neither a native of Demeria nor a Svodun. Although poor clothes and years of manual labor understate her attractiveness, Jules has sampled several specimens and can tell that the girl might be an unpolished diamond. Jules, disguised as brother Percy, received Mara’s help when he was “attacked” by Caithas, who was disguised as an Andelian guardsman. The girl proceeded to lead Jules to her house and “husband”, Timon.
Maharbaal One of Runolf’s bodyguards. Briefly met with Ark.
Markus Naevius Markus is a controversial figure: once a hero of no little renown, he ha was convicted of conspiring against the crown two years ago. He has recently escaped, with the help of the party, and has joined forces with the rebels. The party saved the old veteran from execution during the prelude.
Maxentius An Andelian guardsman by trade, Maxentius is Aurelius Fortius’ right-hand man and the leader of approximately twenty Andelian guardsmen. There are accusations of corruption regarding himself and his men. Langbard explained to Jules that Gordianus was one of Maxentius’ men at The Finest Tankard. He did not hesitate to openly accuse him of corruption to the party.
Meneas Constantius The leader of the carpenters’ guild in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Michael A soldier serving in Andelia’s guard. He has only recently joined the guard. Malcom’s colleague.
Mister Whiskey Whiskers A large, orange cat belonging to the powerful, albeit insane witch who calls herself Auntie Helga. The cat is morbidly obese, yet somehow manages to move unnaturaly fast for his weight. He is male and missing his tail, presumably due to a botched attempt to “fix” him. The party “saved” the cat from being stuck on a tree, although it is unclear if the cat actually wanted to be saved in the first place.
Neleus Nestorius An elderly scholar who runs Einherfjord’s observatory. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Nepos Osivius A mere soldier and former guardsman, Nepos has switched sides and is now fighting for the rebels. Present at the East Gate meeting after the Battle of the Barracks.
Nevan A gnome wondering minstrel and pun-teller extraordinaire. Also known as puny the pun-master. Encountered by Faeyth in Freehold.
Niko Valens The leader of the metal-workers’ guild in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Novellus Praeconius A sergeant serving in Legion XI, Praeconius took over leadership of a few legionnaires and the remaining Andelian guardsmen at the Upper Andelia barracks. Retreated to Lower Andelia after the loyalists were defeated during the Battle of the Barracks. During the Battle of the Barracks, the sergeant participated in the negotiations.
Olaf Uthred Olaf is a hairy, unkempt young dwarf with a penchant for story-telling. His stories often lean towards the offensive side. The party rescued Olaf from the basement of the Golden Eagle, a tavern frequented by loyalists and soldiers.
Olvir Hjalmar One of the leaders of the Svodun natives in Andelia. Currently in Freehold.
Ovidius Atius Ovidius Atius is an old man, a veteran and ex-sergeant in Legion XIII. You know from personal experience that, despite his advanced age, Ovidius’ skill with the longbow is unmatched. Ovidius joined the cause because he could no longer stand the government’s utter disregard for the army veterans, most of whom were forgotten and impoverished after retiring, despite the services they provided to the Empire. Ovidius is Malcom’s contact with the veterans of Legion XIII during the prologue.
Ostorius Miritemus Mayor of Nedanfjord, a village near Einherfjord. Member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Paetius Lupus The former rector of Einherfjord and currently a member of its senate. A person of importance in Einherfjord.
Pavo Arrhenius The leader of the stonemasons’ guild in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Parkus A soldier serving in Andelia’s guard and Malcom’s colleague. He is Malcom’s immediate subordinate.
Petronius A veteran of Legion XIII. Siege weapon expert. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Pontus Thurinius A wealthy trader based in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Primus Masala The chief logistics officer in Yorvik. Encountered by Jules during the prologue.
Quintus Calpurnius A tribune in Legion IX, Quintus is the new officer in charge of Andelia’s guard, after Aurelius Fortius’ disappearance. He seems like an intelligent, no-nonsense man that feels more comfortable in an office, than out in the field commanding soldiers. Malcom was “interrogated” by the man following Markus’ escape.
Quadratus Numerius The apparent head of the Keepers in Andelia, first speaker Quadratus Numerius is an old and feeble man that commands great respect from his peers. Alexandra and Eva listen to the man’s speech during the Keepers’ assembly in Lower Andelia.
Ramin One of Runolf’s bodyguards. Briefly met with Ark.
Raynald An officer potentially working for the Black Chamber. He has short, brown hair, a clean-shaven chin, sharp cheekbones and a small scar over his left eyebrow. He seems to be a heavy smoker. His demeanor is polite and cold. Jules tried to follow the man but was eventually captured by the officer.
Regin Svenson Son of Sven Thorwald, the mayor of Selasundium. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Regina A high-class prostitute working at the Seductive Succubus in Andelia. One of Cressida’s informants.
Rob A soldier serving in Andelia’s guard. He appears to be particularly ugly. Malcom’s colleague.
Rufius A veteran of Legion XIII. Siege weapon expert. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Ryans A soldier serving in Andelia’s guard. Malcom’s colleague.
Salustius Lebedas The commander of Einherfjord’s small fleet. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Sarah A child of approximately seven years old, Sarah is Vedrick’s assistant and apprentice. Elana helped the child when her master was taken for interrogation.
Septerius A fictional soldier made up by Cressida. Cressida mentioned this name in Appia Iulia’s chapel.
Septimus A veteran of Legion XIII. An ex-gladiator, he specializes in single combat. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Septimius Mellitus The high priest of Einherfjord’s all-gods temple. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Shafat (R.I.P) One of Apicius’ threateningly-looking goons. Killed by Caithas in single combat.
Silanus Petronius The high priest of the cathedral of Gorthorm Thord in Andelia. He is also a member of the powerful House Petronius, a Demerian noble line famous for producing priests, politicians and orators. Silanus seems to combine all three roles in his line of work. The party heard of the man from Langbard. Ariel also knows of the high priest, having attended a few of his sermons, although she has never spoken to him.
Simeon A good-natured, but ugly man, Simeon suffers from chronic bad luck. Generally believed to be a drunkard by many. The party encountered Simeon in Freehold.
Sven Thorwald The current mayor of Selasund(ium), a settlement outside of Einherfjord. The father of Regin Svenson.
Tabellius Honorius The commander of Einherfjord’s cavalry. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Tarn An inn keeper in Einherfjord. Aneirin visits his inn on a regular basis.
Terentius Macro A popular low-born orator in Einherfjord. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
The Aspect of Peace A beautiful woman wearing a dress decorated with floral patterns. She carries flowers and a basket filled with fruit. Malcom encountered the woman after his nearly fatal injury while infiltrating Lower Andelia. He entered a vivid dream-like state, where he met the Aspect of Peace, one of the two Aspects standing next to Matthias’ throne.
The Aspect of War A large man who wears a blood-red suit of plate mail and carries the tools of war. His face is concealed by a helmet of matching color. Malcom encountered the man after his nearly fatal injury while infiltrating Lower Andelia. He entered a vivid dream-like state, where he met the Aspect of War, one of the two Aspects standing next to Matthias’ throne.
The boy (R.I.P.) A malnourished, skinny boy. His father says he is good with counting money. Malcom has not asked the boy’s name yet. Malcom met the boy twice. The first time, he was throwing rocks against the guard patrols and he was arrested and thrown in jail by Malcom. The second time, Malcom himself was arrested and sent to the barracks dungeons, where he shared a cell with the boy. He died along with Malcom during the failed escape attempt.
Thracius Livitus One of the most skilled soldiers in Freehold and Bran’s most promising student. Currently in Freehold.
Turrentius An ex-Andelian guardsman turned rebel. Turrentius speaks little and only when he has to, but his calm demeanor and rational thought saved the rebellion from complete breakdown in the aftermath of the battle for the East Gate in Andelia. Deescalated the situation after Jules’ botched assassination attempt against Veor.
Thorben the Black An infamous executioner with an interest in all things macabre. Mentioned by Zaracas during his conversation with Jules.
Tiberius A veteran of Legion XIII. Combat medic. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Timon Timon is relatively young-perhaps in his mid-twenties. He is a short, plumb man with a large nose and small, brown eyes. Mara’s pretend husband, Timon is in fact just her roommate. Jules met the man when, disguised as Brother Percy, he was asked to check Timon’s posterior boils and recommend a remedy. The man seems quite superstitious.
Tullious A veteran of Legion XIII. Front-line combatant. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Ulf Grunnbjorn A bald middle-aged man with massive biceps and a white handlebar mustache, Ulf is the proprietor of The Broken Tooth tavern in Andelia. A blonde, busty bar-woman works for him. Elana encountered Ulf during the prologue, when the man provided accommodation and food for her for one night.
Ursinius Ignatius A former Rector of Einherfjord and the direct predecessor of Paetius Lupus. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Valerius A veteran of Legion XIII. His father was member of the legion and was on friendly terms with some senators. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Vargus Arsenius A commoner once, Vargus developed into a charismatic leader of the people of Upper Andelia after the rebels won the battle for the East Gate. Encountered after the rebels’ first big victory in Andelia.
Vedrick A scholar, teacher and member of the keepers, Vedrick lives in lower Andelia with other members of his organization. He makes a living out of teaching the local children how to read and write. Elana witnessed Vedrick’s being taken in for interrogation the day after Markus’ escape.
Veor Valdyr A deserter from the banished brothers. An intelligent and pragmatic man in his early thirties, he is the cool-headed counterpart to Erik. A failed scholar, he joined the military at the age of eighteen, only to become quickly disillusioned by the events during the Storm. He fled to the forest of eternal pines, along with the rest of the deserters, setting up a self-contained community in the heart of the forest. Veor is one of the rare few individuals who can blend swordplay with a basic understanding of the arcane arts, and his intelligence qualifies him for assuming a role of leadership, although he is very reluctant to lead. Veor is Malcom’s contact with the Banished Brothers.
Verenike A veteran of Legion XIII. Her father was member of the legion and was on friendly terms with some senators. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Verginius A veteran of Legion XIII. Sniper specializing in the use of the arbalest. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Vespasianus A veteran of Legion XIII. A hunter, expert tracker and survivalist. Joined the cause against the Demerian Imperials after the party rescued Markus Naevius from execution.
Vibius Traianus A young noble who has made a fortune running Einherfjord’s gladiatorial games. A member of the senate of the city-state of Einherfjord.
Zaracas (R.I.P) A bulky, bald man who is missing an eye, he nevertheless seems fairly articulate for an enforcer. He keeps a collection of heads in large, formaldehyde-containing jars in his basement and serves as a henchman for Raynald, an officer of the Black Chamber. Zaracas held Jules in his basement for one night. Eventually, the party confronted the thug and his superior, the Black Chamber officer Raynald, and managed to capture the former. Zaracas was subsequently executed by Caithas.

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