Tokul il Kassam, Dragonborn Bowman and Tactician.
Cast of Characters
A Dragonborn from the southlands cursed with dishonor and isolation, seeking redemption not only for himself, but for his people. Forged in the deserts of his homeland, Tokul strives to find favor with his tribe.
~~Played by DracoGriffin.
Nolar Ironmeld, Dwarven Priest and Master of the Runes.
An experienced and devoted Soldier and Runesmith, faithful to Moradin. After deciding that his protectorate encompasses not only Hammerfast, but the whole of the Nentir Vale, Nolar aids the Lord Warden in securing the safety of Fallcrest's citizens.
~~Played by Aegis.
Tara Censky, Human Enchantress and Determined Feminist.
The youngest daughter of minor nobility, far from her family home. She is a fiercely independent young woman, and student of the arcane arts. Weary of the patriarchal nature of her world, she works towards proving that a woman can do all the work of a man, and more.
~~Played by Hippofant.
Godfrey Goldfist, Lover of Life, and Defender of Waukeen.
A recently discovered artifact of days gone by. Godfrey may appear to be a decadent, foppish dandy, but his faith in Waukeen goes further than cutting a striking figure in overpolished armor - he is a believer in the merits of civilisation, and all its trappings. Gold is power, Godfrey knows it, and Godfrey craves it.
~~Played by Fiaryn.
Ezekiel Myst, Acquisitions Expert and Archaeologist.
A student of Douvren Staul, and 'practical archaeologist'. Lacking his mentor's affinity for magic, 'Zeke' trained in other disciplines, learning the methods required to disarm traps, uncover ancient artifacts (like Godfrey) and bring them to their rightful place - a museum. His past as a thieving urchin is purely incidental.
~~Played by Acratia.
Andrei Saraev Tzvetanov, Militant Raven of Vrancea.
A noble from a distant land, Andrei is the unstoppable edge of the Raven Queen's will. He fights in her name with furious, lethal abandon, laying to rest those that the Queen has called. He travels to Fallcrest to recover a certain artifact, and is unprepared for the news he is given on his arrival.
~~Played by Rius.
As dusk is falling, four weary figures ride along the King's Road, towards the Wizard's Gate - our heroes. A blonde human woman in fine robes, a rangy human male in a travelstained cloak, a stocky dwarf with one of the famous Hammerfast Mordenkrads slung across his back, and a huge, hulking creature in shining armor wearing a foppish hat at a jaunty angle. Beside them walks a scaled creature, broad of shoulder but wiry of arm and body, wearing armor crafted from outlandish skins of unfamiliar animals - a blue-scaled Dragonborn.
The five have completed their assignment, and put an end to the ragtag bandit gang that had been harrying the farmlands behind them. Long shadows follow the adventurers as the reddening sun sets in the west, resting just above familiar bulk of Moonstone Keep. On either side of the gate they approach, a Watchman stands, halberd held upright and alert. Or, at least, more upright and alert than they were recently, once the returning company has been spotted.
challenges one of the watchman stood at the gates. "What business have you in Fallcrest?"
"Business with Lord Markelhay,"
states the finely dressed Warforged warrior, reaching beneath his cloak to flash the Seal of the City to the young soldier.
"Sir Goldfist and company?"
the lad asks, his eyes widening. "The Lord Warden requests your presence urgently in Moonstone Keep."
The dwarf touches a hand to his forehead, and chuckles. "Aye, lad. No need to worry, we'll be on our way promptly."
The gates are opened, and the travellers enter the Wizard's Gate and the city beyond.
As the adventurers are shown into the audience chamber at Moonstone Keep, the Lord Warden Faren Markelhay is deep in conversation with a venerable old man in plain, unadorned robes, and a woman wearing the mark of Bahamut on her clothing. The man is tall, but slightly stooped, with long greying hair and a beard to match. He has the look of a scholar, or wizard about him. Though perhaps he is just a minor noble or merchant with a taste for the style. The woman is younger, dark of hair, and stands straight and tall. She has none of the weakness of age, or a scholar about her, and has a calming presence.
The old man is the High Septarch, Nimorazan. He is one of the premier wizards of Fallcrest, and is regarded as the one most qualified to lead the Guild that... doesn't quite exist in the town yet, as such. Along with Douvren Staul, an archaeologist, historian and arcanist, Nimorazan has been attempting to iron out a set of rules that everyone can agree on, but seems unwilling to take on the mantle of Guild Master.
The woman is Sister Marla Kingsblood, a devotee of Bahamut stationed at the Platinum Dragon's shrine, which lies in the House of the Sun - Pelor's temple.
The room itself is vast, the white marble floor offsetting the black marble that has been used for the numerous pillars reaching for the ceiling. A large seat, almost a throne stands on a raised dais, and it is upon this seat that the protector of Fallcrest is supposed to be seated. Instead, he speaks to the older man, and the young woman more as equals, standing at the foot of the stairs while talking to them in quiet, but animated tones.
To the right of the Lord's Seat is a smaller table, at which sits one of the Warden's attendants - a scribe and assistant. "A moment please,"
he asks, before pushing himself to his feet. He moves to the Lord Warden's side smoothly, and waits for a gap in the conversation before announcing the group's arrival.
Upon being informed of your presence, Lord Markelhay turns towards you all, and raises his hands in greeting.
"I trust the evening finds you well, and your sojourn to the farmlands on the edge of the Harken Forest went similarly?"
Faren asks, warmly.