DM Bastage NPC's
Herein find references for all DM Bastage NPC's. If you metagame these I'll probably write you a strongly worded letter or something, before I go off and stress eat. You wouldn't do that to me, would you?
Alethra of Trail's End
Appearance: Standing at roughly 5'7", Alethra would be about average height for a human. However, her pointed ears, bluish-gray skin and curly white, windblown hair mark her not as human, but rather as an air genasi.
Public Knowledge: Alethra is a gifted mage, as well as a member of the Order of the Shining Phoenix. In fact, it's said that she sits on the council of that order as its ranking mage. While few outside the order can attest to having seen her in action, that such an organization would trust her with that level of influence speaks volumes as to their opinions of her abilities. She's known to be exceptionally gabby, and friendly perhaps to a fault. Being closer with nature than many other wizards, she's often seen wandering the woods and trails of Narfell, enjoying the great outdoors and marveling at whatever small woodland creatures cross her path.
Appearance: Gared is a tall man in his mid-30's, and is usually seen wearing the flamboyant colors of the mercenary company that he leads. When he is seen outside of his armor, he has flinty gray eyes set in a gaunt, bony face with a long nose and a broad, somewhat haphazard mustache. While not what one would call handsome, he makes up for it with a quick wit and a wardrobe that can charitably be called "ostentatious". Or, perhaps less charitably, "ridiculous".
Public Knowledge: For the past six years Gared has, along with the mercenary company which bears his name, been making a name for himself across both Impiltur and the Great Dale in service to one lord or another. While his men have yet to be deployed as far north as Narfell, it's generally known that they (and, by extension, their captain) have a somewhat more savory reputation than most sellswords, at least when it comes to their conduct. Gared himself is something of an enigma - it's known that he made a veritable fortune from his adventuring career, and doesn't really need the kind of money that comes from fulfilling mercenary contracts. What, if anything, he gets out of his current line of work is anyone's guess at this point.
The Wilde Company
Appearance: The Wilde Company are known to wear flamboyant yellow uniforms with teal accents. When openly displayed, their company's arms are a teal maelstrom on a field of gold.
Motto: "We bring the storm"
Public Knowledge: A relative newcomer to the region, the Wilde Company is currently more active down in the Great Dale than it is in Narfell proper. The group takes its name from its captain, a former adventurer from Ilmwatch by the name of Gared Wilde. Though a group of sellswords, they're reputed to be somewhat more discriminating than most when it comes to choosing their employers, and the company overall has a decent reputation for avoiding unnecessary violence and protecting innocents in regions where they operate.
More recently, one of their teams was found on the outskirts of Bezentil, having apparently fallen victim to a mishandled and highly dangerous magical artifact.
Appearance: Tilda is a hin of relatively small stature even for her kind. She is almost never seen without wearing her trademark hat and dark leathers.
Public Knowledge: Tilda is a known business associate of Rudo Bobbett, though what exactly their "business" is, is never openly discussed. Though friendly enough, she's known to have something of a manipulative and, at times, mean streak to her personality. Most recently she's been known to be operating in Peltarch, however her work has taken her to Heroes Bluff, Norwick, and even as far south as the Great Dale.
Lady Commander Vayla Donniger
Appearance: Lady Commander Vayla is possessed of what can only be described as a mesmerizing presence. Not only is she tall and good-looking, but her glittering blonde hair and glowing golden eyes mark her as one of the only Aasimar in Narfell.
Public Knowledge: Lady Vayla is almost always seen wearing armor that bears the arms of the Order of the Shining Phoenix upon its surcoat. A holy symbol of Helm hangs around her neck at all times, and she is known to be one of his paladins. Nobody seems to be quite sure how old she is, however given her knowledge of warfare and strategy, it would seem that she is highly experienced. Given her experience, it is little surprise that she is currently serving as the Commander of her order, and is working on slowly rebuilding its presence in Narfell.
Sir Edric of Uthmere
Appearance: Tall and powerfully built, Sir Edric looks the part of a born knight. Currently in his mid 20's, he's still somewhat green compared to most knights.
Public Knowledge: Sir Edric is a paladin of Torm, hailing from the city of Uthmere along the shores of the Easting Reach. How he came into Lord Osric's household is not known, however there is a clear bond of trust between the two that any visitors to Mavalgrad can attest to. He currently serves as the castle's master-at-arms and as captain of its small cadre of guards.
Lord Osric Maval
Appearance: Osric is a human of average height and a reasonably athletic build. From appearances, one would guess that he is in his late 30's to early 40's, with gray beginning to show through his dark hair. Though of noble birth, his grizzled features and calloused hands suggest a life not unaccustomed to hard work.
Public Knowledge: Lord Osric is the current lord of Mavalgrad, a small motte-and-bailey castle surrounded by wooden walls and with a stone keep. Mavalgrad is located perhaps half a league or so south of the Great Road, the main route which travels through the Great Dale. Though of noble pedigree, clan Maval is not particularly wealthy - indeed, its greatest wealth comes from the bounty of crops and livestock raised on the lands around their keep, rather than from taxes or trade. This reliance on agriculture is reflected in their clan's arms - a crossed mattock and pitchfork on a maroon field.
Lord Osric is currently married to one Lady Blaer, and the couple have three children - two sons (Harold, 14 and Alwin, 10), and a daughter (Audra, 5).
Status: Unknown, presumed to still be at large
Appearance: On the rare occasions when Indrid Cold is seen, he is described to be tall and thin - far moreso than any human would be. His height is estimated to be just over seven feet tall, and his skin is a pasty white. The most recognizable aspect of him is his face - a broad, toothy grin crosses it, and his eyes are spaced much further apart than a normal person's would be.
Public Knowledge: Very little. It's said that when he speaks, he does not speak. Rather, his voice is experienced by one's consciousness, and feels like shards of glass within one's mind. Currently said to be the suspect in the grisly killings of several children around Peltarch, his motivations and means are currently unknown.
Appearance: Rudo is dark haired and dark eyed, and obviously a bit past his prime, having entered what for a hin could be considered early middle age. His fair skin is relatively untanned, suggesting a life not spent working outside. He's typically seen in dark leathers with a matching cloak.
Public Knowledge: Despite dressing like an adventurer, Rudo very rarely ventures into the field himself. While it's vaguely known that he is employed by an organization operating within Peltarch, he makes a point of dodging direct questions about who he works for. Despite having subordinates of his own, he is mostly known for approaching groups of adventurers and pointing them in the direction of his objectives when his own subordinates aren't up to the task. Which seems to be quite frequent, as he is known to be something of a soft touch with a reputation for taking in charity cases with a penchant for getting in over their heads.
Despite all that, he's shown a genuine patience and obvious care for those who work for him, and is quite open about his care for their own well-being.
Sir Roderick Prendergast Harrington Montgomery Wilberforce III
Status: Missing, presumed to still be alive
Appearance: A large man with a larger voice, Sir Roderick is difficult to miss on the rare occasions he ventures out into the public eye. If his height and width fail to catch your eye, however, then his bright ginger hair and bushy beard almost certainly will. Typically he wears a metal cuirass over top of a fine green and pale blue outfit, and is rarely seen without his trademark greatsword on his back or in his hands.
Public Knowledge: Despite looking for all the world like an adventurer and a soldier (and despite certain of his exploits supporting that reputation), Roderick is most known for his scholarship and for using equipment cooked up within his magical laboratory to send adventurers on wild excursions to different planes of existence. Despite generally looking the same each time it's visited, this laboratory is known to have unconventional and typically magical entrances which often defy one's understanding of euclidean geometry. Most recently his laboratory was said to be flying over Peltarch, though its current exact whereabouts are unknown.