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Priestess of Betshaba
of the priestesses of Betshaba in Eisenstaadt, Sister Abigail counseled
Roxanne while the Whelps were investigating Geldamar there.
Master Magiarch of the Malachite League, Headmaster
of the Royal College in Eisenstaadt, Minister of Divination
Winthrop was once a powerful voice in Valduran
before the region was ceded to the dwarves. His influence declined
quickly when the human nobility lost their land to the dwarves,
though any bitterness that he may have over the situation was well
hidden. As Headmaster of what was still called the Royal College
in Eisenstadt (despite no longer being in the Kingdom of Adanar),
he was responsible for overseeing the training of apprentices of
the Malachite League and was known to be a strict disciplinarian.
Winthrop was Headmaster of the Royal College when Agni Rafezzi studied
Geldamar and other
scholars of the League. After the murder of Geldamar at the hands
of the Manslayer or one of his servants, Agni and his fellow Whelps
brought Geldamar's body before Headmaster Winthrop in the hopes
of garnering assistance in bringing his murderer to justice and
preventing the disaster that Geldmar had warned of before his death.
Though initially conciliatory, Winthrop chastised Rafezzi privately
and initiated an inquiry into Agni's involvement in Geldamar's death.
is known to be a powerful wizard of the Malachite
League and is sometimes able to use his spells to force people
to speak only the truth when in his presence.
paladin of Vortumnus,
Alexander claimed to be from a land known as
farther away than anyone seemed to have knowledge of. Apparently
contacted by Geldamar before his murder, Alexander ended up waiting
for the wizard in the wrong tavern in Futterscharte and if it wasn't
for the fortuitous arrival of the Whelps on their way to Eisenstaadt
with Geldamar's remains, Alexander likely would have never met his
there was some question as to whether he was honest in his claims,
Alexander did nothing to suggest that he was untrue. After the incident
with Rothgapharius at the Inn of the Crossroads, Alexander gave
chase to the doppelganger and his companion, though the paladin
was unsuccessful in capturing them.
wealthy feed merchant in Eisenstaadt, Alphonse was one of the merchants
who was willing to invest in the Rafezzi bid for the throne in Eeridia.
Mage Lord Magi Artegil Boranstir, Scholar of
Heraldry and Histories
of the judges involved in the inquiry into Agni Rafezzi's involvement
in the death of
Geldamar at the
Royal College of Eisenstaadt.
of Godfrey Maganas' estate, Belgard
entertained the Whelps when Master Maganas invited them to dinner
at his home. He was evasive about the mental state and location
of Maganas' daughter,
the group found out through various means that she lived just outside
of Eisenstaadt in her own home.
Black Knight, The
entity that murdered Geldamar, he is either a servant of
Manslayer or Manslayer himself.
of the circus in which Quinn and Morag used to perform, his circus
was at Kreuzung when the Whelps stopped in the town on their way
to Zaubersturm. Morag dissuaded Quinn from visiting his old friends,
reporting that his experiences with the Circus were not always the
leader in the wilds of the Borderlands, Brocca's group prepared
to ambush the Whelps while they were travelling from Zaubersturm
to Beilberg after retrieving the first "piece" that had
been prophesied by
Soon after asking the Whelps for their "taxes,"
"the Black," who had become a member of his group,
claimed that the Whelps were his friends and Brocca decided to let
them go unchallenged.
of the mysterious Rovers, Cedrick approached the Whelps while they
were encamped on the Falgaran Road east of Kreuzung. After attempting
to identify himself to Maggie, who wore an identical cloak that
she had received at birth, he departed, having apparently recognized
an ornate key that Maggie wore around her neck.
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one of Manslayer's minions,
the Faceless Killer murdered several people that were presumably
former contacts of
Kreuzung and Eisenstaadt. The list of successful kills included
of the Iron Band, and
Kreuzung (though it was later discovered that a friend of Hector's
named Charlie had been the one to fall under the Faceless Killer's
knife); the bartender at the Inn at the Crossroads; and a prostitute
named Giselle in Eisenstaadt.
The face of each victim had been flayed from their skulls.
Mage of the Watchful Order of the Shrouded Dawn
mage of the Watchful Order of the Shrouded Dawn, Gaila is the only
known Augur to currently call Eisenstaadt home. The daughter of
Godfrey Maganas, Gaila is something of an
embarrassment to the family as she has often been seen wandering
the streets of Eisenstaadt spouting portents to any who listen.
The Whelps sought her out in hopes of finding out more information
on the past, and therefore the murder, of the wizard Geldamar.
found her spacious, mountain-side home on the outskirts of Eisenstaadt
and, after receiving no answer at the door, entered and found her
in the garden. Her use of mind-altering herbs had severely altered
her perceptions, but the conversation was still fruitful. The Whelps
discovered that she was trained in the Art in Oridal and, more significantly,
had been involved in Geldamar's introduction and training within
the Watchful Order. Gaila gave somewhat incoherent portents to each
of the Whelps which, for the most part, were not surprising. When
she attempted to provide a portent for Quinn, however, she was amazed
to relate that the fates seemed to have no hold over him.
was eventually asked to view the events that lead up to Geldamar's
death, which she did using her fishpond as an augury device. As
the vision continued, she suddenly became very afraid, claiming
that the Black Knight had seen her. Though it would seem impossible,
the Black Knight saw her through
time and magic and his glare pierced her very soul. The Whelps then
planned to take her to a temple of Baelthor when Rafezzi used his
magic to remove the inebriating effects of her intoxicants, she
became irritated and much less useful in her craft. Niccolo escorted
her back to her home and, as he was leaving, she announced cryptically
that the "first piece of the puzzle" was at Zaubersturm.
Not quite knowing what to expect, the group eventually resolved
to follow her advice.
the group attempted to return to Gaila's manse, they found her under
the influence of the druid
who later kidnapped the Augur and brought her before the
Her current whereabouts are unknown, but presumably Thet.
The Janos Mountains and Valduran
Master of the Malachite League, Master of the
Fellowship of the Golden Quill, Apprentice of the Watchful Order
of the Shrouded Dawn
was a very private wizard who nevertheless made many friends across
Feyworld. From his hidden tower deep in the Janos Mountains, he
was known by some to be investigating life-magic. Also a scholar
at the Royal College in Eisenstaadt, the capital of Valduran, he
taught young Agni Rafezzi, among other apprentices, the practice
gathered the Whelps together in the small village of Futterscharte,
making vague references to the reports of his fellow Augurs that
Thet would soon come to dominate the region, finally defeating Valduran
and potentially, the other free peoples of the region. He made further
mention of a prophecy concerning those assembled immediately before
he was slain by a man in dark armor wielding a seven-part rod. As
he died, he made mention of someone named "the
Manslayer" who had come and that this being could only
be killed by a being born neither or man nor woman. After dying,
his body quickly began to decay, as if from accelerated age.
remains were taken by the Whelps to the Royal College in Eisenstaadt.
Headmaster Agadore Winthrop seemed
uninterested in prying too hard into Geldamar's death, though he
seemed singularly interested in part Agni Rafezzi played in the
events surrounding the murder.
Crownguard's trusted steed, the beast apparently has an aversion
to magic, which was the reason given for why Alexander could not
accompany the Whelps into the Royal College at Eisenstaadt.
owner of the Maganas Shipping House and father of the Augur Gaila
Maganas, Godfrey was approached by Agni Rafezzi under the pretense
of desiring a business relationship, with the hopes of meeting his
daughter. Agni and his companions were invited to dine at his estate
in Eisenstaadt, though Godfrey would not be present at the dinner.
When the Whelps attended the dinner, they were met by
Throen, Godfrey's majordomo, who dined with them. Through various
means, the group discovered the location of Gaila's estate. Godfrey
and Agni met the following morning, but no promises were made as
to future business dealings.
Agni Rafezzi was able to convince Maganas to invest in the elder
Rafezzi's bid for the Eeridian throne. Maganas confessed that his
primary interest was in gaining troop support for Valduran after
the rebellion was over.
trade merchant in Eisenstaadt, Gregory Highbrook was one of the
merchants that Agni Rafezzi convinced to invest in the elder Rafezzi's
bid for the throne in Eeridia.
potential adventurer, Hank the Black (who, he insists, is not black)
approached the Whelps while they were waiting in the Drowning Cod
for Quinn and his contact to negotiate information about Geldamar's
Quest. Hank's efforts at joining the group were foiled by several
practical jokes, which resulted in him rolling in mud outside the
Cod and screaming in fear as he ran to the nearest temple. His current
whereabouts are unknown.
while the group was travelling in the wilds of the Borderlands after
having retrieved the first "piece" from Zaubersturm, the
Whelps again crossed paths with Hank. He had joined a group of bandits
under the leadership of
having lost a bet and they had set him to work washing their clothes.
He rejoined the party briefly, during which time they attempted
to explain to him that his warped arrows were not magical and eventually
just switched them for undamaged arrows. The group left him in Kreuzung
in their rush to reach Eisenstaadt on the trail of the Faceless
approached Quinn Ramos and offered to continue to send information
on anything "unusual" to group at the Rose in Futterscharte.
It is believed that the Faceless Killer attempted to assassinate
Hector, but succeeded only in killing someone named Charlie. Hector
has not made an effort to correct the erroneous identification of
the body by the Kreuzung authorities.
in Brocca's group of bandits, Henry saw
a noble, presumably Agni Rafezzi, riding on horseback away from
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dusty man with thin blonde hair wearing a brown cloak over tarred
leather armor who approached
while the Whelps were resting in the Drowning Cod Inn in Kreuzung.
After speaking with him privately, Alexander reported that the Koramian
was a servant of his father's. According to the Koramian, Alexander's
father had come to Adanar in search of his son and was imprisoned
there for heresy. Alexander excused himself from the group to return
to Adanar with the Koramian to secure the release of his father.
Herzog of Beilkreis
of Beilkreis, Kormac of Clan Goldenkrone invited Maggie Oreson and
the other Whelps to his home in Beilberg to inform them that he
was one of Geldamar's contacts and would now be sending the information
that Geldamar had requested to them. He
listened carefully to the information that the group had gathered
so far, but did not take any further actions to assist them on their
Wizard of the Iron Band
of the Iron Band, apparently not popular with her Guild, who was
murdered by the
Captain Richert Brennan,
who informed the Whelps of her murder, mentioned that she was not
a member of the Watch.
that she may have been a contact of
unknown entity mentioned by
with his last breath, it was presumed that Manslayer was either
the being that murdered the wizard or had sent the black knight
to kill him. Little else is known about this adversary, except that
he can only be killed by one born of neither man nor woman.
of unknown origin that looks not dissimilar to a mountain lion,
Mica is the constant companion and protector of Maggie Oreson. Her
ability to breathe fire and high intelligence seems to be the only
thing that differentiates her from a normal mountain lion.
Morak the Murderer
the Murderer was the half-orc companion of Quinn Ramos before the
two joined up with the Whelps at
request. The strong-man at the circus that he and Quinn used to
work at, Morak's strength is obviously tremendous, almost inhuman.
Though he initially played up his "orcishness" when he
first met the group, he has since shown himself to be quite intelligent
and highly protective of his younger friend. When Quinn was almost
killed by Rothgapharius or his companion at the Inn of the Crossroads,
Morak stayed with him until he fully recovered from the incident.
Captain of the Watch
officer of the guard in Eisenstaadt, Olaf was summoned when Agni,
Gunther, Maggie and Alexander were detained under suspicion of banditry
and Phaeron. After a very quick
interrogation, Olaf freed the three and provided assistance in their
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shape-shifting partner of the thief Rothgapharius,
Phaeron seduced Quinn at the Inn of the Crossroads before stabbing
him in the back while in his bed (and, it was later revealed, killing
him, though he quickly recovered). She escaped with Rothgapharius
after they stole several items from the Whelps and, changing her
appearance often, made her way to Eisenstaadt, where the group lost
track of her and her companion.
wizard capable of teleportation, he suddenly appeared in the Whelps'
camp after they had successfully escaped the halls beneath Zaubersturm.
He informed them that his scrying pool had been somehow altered
to only show them for the last several days and he was trying to
find out exactly why. When the Whelps produced a circlet that they
had found beneath Zaubersturm, he identified it as an item that
would protect against psychic assault, but that such an item had
not been used in centuries, as the secrets to training in psychic
abilities had long been lost. He also told them that he was likely
one of the few people in the world who would know that. Hoping that
his identification of the item would return his scrying pool to
normal he teleported home. As he has not yet attempted to contact
the group again, it is safe to assume that this is true.
Captain of the Watch
man in charge of investigating the "Faceless Killer" murders
in Kreuzung, he briefly detained the Whelps on evidence that they
were associated with the unknown man killed northeast of town (the
Koramian). He informed them of who had been killed in the spree,
but would not give specific details.
is the presumed name of the thief who assaulted the Inn at the Crossroads.
While he was there, many of the patrons' free will was suppressed,
to the point that few of them even had an interest in leaving the
Inn. When the Whelps stayed overnight there, some of them feel under
his spell while Quinn was seduced by Rothgapharius' shape-shifting
partner, who identified herself as Phaeron.
After attacking Quinn (it was later revealed that Quinn was actually
killed in the assault, but for some reason was able to reform himself),
the duo stole various items from the group before departing for
Eisenstaadt. Agni, Gunther, Maggie and Alexander gave chase, only
to be given the slip more than once.
the four reached Eisenstaadt, they were arrested by the guard under
suspicion of banditry. It was revealed that Rothgapharius and Phaeron
had misinformed the guards to buy themselves more time. After the
group was released from custody, they searched various locales in
Eisenstaadt for Rothgapharius and, though they often felt very close
to confronting him, he eventually escaped altogether.
to reports, Rothgapharius wore a wide-brimmed black hat, a long
cloak, and leather armor with silver studs. He carried an ornate
axe made of bluish metal, likely mithryl. Those who saw him, however,
all reported that they did not get a good look at his features,
presumably a power of his.
Master of the Order of the Shrouded Dawn
to Gaila Maganos, she introduced
Geldamar to Master Rusalos, who
trained him in the divinatory arts of the Augurs.
Morwinyon, a "close relative" of Niccolo Morwinyon and
a member of the Thesh military, encountered the Whelps while they
were searching the bowels of Zaubersturm for the mysterious "first
Gaila Maganas had
foreseen. She was leading a group of strange, grey-skinned dwarves
that had mined into the ancient tunnels and fought against the group
until she recognized Niccolo. The fighting immediately stopped and,
after a short conversation with Niccolo, the two of them killed
the last remaining dwarves. She told the group that
had ordered her to mine beneath Zaubersturm to find some "item,"
for which he provided no description. Her orders were clear and
disobeying them would likely result in her death, but Niccolo convinced
her not to attempt to steal the "piece," when it was found.
She proved herself in battle thereafter with the group, but she
obviously cared little for anyone but Niccolo. She chose to remain
with the group upon its return into Valduran, despite the difficulties
that such an action might entail.
Oreson's grandfather, as well as a smith and ranger, Sigfreid trained
Niccolo Morwynion in the craft of the woodsman.
of Niccolo Morwynion, she was squatting in his tower in Futterscharte
when the Whelps returned from their quest for the prophesied "first
piece." After some initial concern, Niccolo agreed to let her
stay. While Niccolo was training under Sigfreid Oreson, Agni Rafezzi
came to his tower and failed in his attempt to gain her affections.
Frustrated with his failure, he attempted to use a charm spell to
gain her affections. She resisted the spell, but a price was put
on Rafezzi's head as a result of his failed attempt to rape her.
Under the Janos Mountains
Konig of the Janos Mountain Dwarves
is king of the dwarves of the Janos mountains and personally sent
Gunter Intiefen to assist
on his quest.
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Archmage Warden of the Order of the Sword in Valduran
the Whelps came to Zaubersturm to investigate the prophecy of
Maganas, the Warden met with them briefly to inform them of
a network of tunnels recently discovered beneath the castle. He
told them that they could investigate the tunnels, which were likely
several millennia old, but warned that once the pending army of
Thet arrived to besiege the castle, the tunnels would be collapsed
whether they had returned or not.
Chamberlain to the Herzog of Beilkreis
of Clan Goldenkrone, Wilhelm greeted the Whelps when they were
invited to the Herzog's home in Beilberg and gave them advice on
how to behave themselves while in attendance.
The Brandished Arms Inn
smith at the Barndished Arms Inn, on the Lecrean Road southeast
of Kreuzung. Gunther and Maggie watched as he forged when the Whelps
stayed overnight at the Inn while on their way to Zaubersturm.
himself a druid, Xorrin attempted to prevent the Whelps from meeting
with Gaila Maganas upon their return to Eisenstadt after finding
the "first piece" that she had prophesied. Xorrin controlled
what he called a Dark Treant, a great, rotting oak tree that tore
the front entrance to Gaila's mansion open. Upon arrival of the
city guard, the Whelps attempted to defeat Xorrin, only to discover
that he had escaped with Gaila, who was somehow under his influence,
and had taken her to the Manslayer.