Phase One: Early Days
Valentine was raised by his loving (but fiscally incompetent) aunt and drunken, mean-spirited uncle. His father did not want to deal with the stresses of running a noble house, particularly one so fallen, so he stayed off at war, …
Lexington Longriver is a lifelong civil servant in his early thirties. Originally from the Empire of Zayathine, he found himself unemployed in 2040 Z.R., when the Halflinghelm Revolt led to the disbanding of the senate he was working as an assistant for. …
Something of a woman-hating bachelor, he's in his middle forties. Vincek once owned property in its own right, but has long since fallen on hard times, reliant on their cousins in Solomos.
He now works as Valentine's spymaster, running messages for …
A peasant-born subject of House Solomos, Hubert learned his letters as part of Valentine's boyhood education, and has proven useful as a housekeeper who can relay messages since then. Is around 60, now, and has a club foot that he has difficulty …
Nearly 90 years old, Old Denis is a serf who has lived his entire life in Dorostrita. Though everyone tells him he ought retire and relax at his age, he continues to work managing Dorostrita's struggling farms.
His skin is like old leather, and he …
In his thirties, Stefan is a serf born and raised a farmer in Dorostrita. After the departure of the village's last official freeman militia leader, Stefan, having some aptitude for arms, took up the mantle of seeing to the village's defense in addition …
Owner of Dorostrita's one and only tavern/inn, Sten is also the quasi-official cook for the castle. He is a freeman who has been living in the village for about 15 years, originally from somewhere in the Amberfeld.
While he is a more than passable …