It's the Week of the Tavern Heroes! Meet some of these Heroes-for-Hire and learn their story.
Bio: A protegee of the House of Stag, Lord Haart showed his mettle from a young age, fighting as Lord Kieran's squire during the Elven Wars when he was only thirteen winters old.
After Lord Kieran's mysterious disappearance, Lord Haart dedicated himself even more fully to the ways of the sword, becoming the youngest Knight to ever walk the entire Duchy. Not to mention one of the bravest.
Gossip has it that when the rambunctious innkeep, Bardon Fleece, mocked the renowned Knight for his reticence in discussing his experiences during the Elven Wars, Lord Haart gave him an impromtu change of dress -with the tip of his blade from three paces.
Specialization: Natural Born Leader (Hero starts with +4 Leadership)
Bio: Lady Eileen first became famous for bringing identical triplets into the world. This miraculous blessing from Elrath was soon defiled as her three sons were captured by mercenaries seeking ransom, and held captive for seven years.
During this period where Emperor Liam himself offered a tremendous reward for the children's return, Eileen turned to Elrath for guidance and became an extremely devout priestess. Upon the return of her children and the beheading of their captors, her sons were far from the gentle Angels that she had once known and were sent to the schools of the inquisitors for a desperate reeducation.
Eileen continues to see them regularly, but she relies more on prayers to Elrath and the education of the church for their upbringing than her personal attention.
Eileen's secret rage at the turn of fate in her life, has given her an extremely pragmatic if not expediant sense of justice.
Specialization: Sister Master (production of Sisters and Vestals is increased by 6 per week)
Bio: Sir Jaywoods, formerly a knight of the Unicorn Duchy, would tell you that he chose to become a Vampire because there's more life in half-dozen ghosts than a hundred living, breathing townsfolk, and the truth of the matter is not far off.
Sir Jaywoods is obsessed with the future, a fascination that was sparked by his father's passion for history. He wants to know who will rule Ashan in five hundred years, what the constant discoveries of arcane magic might bring, and whether there will always be space for chivalrous men such as himself.
Becoming an immortal Vampire was one way to find out. He wagers that life will remain cruel and bloodied whatever the age, but he's happy to hunt Demons while he waits to find out.
Specialization: Enlightened (Hero starts with the Enlightenment ability, with efficiency bonus)
Bio: Scatha left the kingdom of Tuidhana at the age of twenty-four to study the way of the sword in the Seven Cities at the invitation of the Mageblade Deras Ban, one of the greatest weapon masters in Ashan. She was a brilliant student and studied up until the time her queen was attacked by the Holy Falcon Empire. Deras Ban, extremely fond of his prize student, sent her into hiding in his native city, Al-Betyl, fearing that the High Mages of the Seven Cities would side with Emperor Liam, and that she would be imprisonned as a sign of good faith. While hiding in a luxurious cellar in Al-Betyl, Scatha became aquainted with the cult of the Spider Goddess. There is a great deal of mystery around her conversion, but she is devout and trusted by both the Mother Namtaru and the Necromancer Sveltana.
Specialization: Agony Master (Hero starts with the Agony ability, with efficiency bonus)