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    Name: Nikkul Fhripe
    Age: 41
    Sex: Male
    Race: Human
    Appearance: A lined, grizzled face with downturned corners of the mouth, hard eyes. He's a short man who always wears a hood that fights tightly over his ears and under his chin, and a heavy leather belt is never without a club.
    Favored Weapons: Club, crossbow, brass knuckles

    Biography: Nikkul Fhripe was a cruel child who grew into a cruel man. His current position is as Head Gaoler for the Duke of Istere, a job he's held for ten years and which he got when his predecessor predeceased him at the hands of a pair of inmates. He's a brawler with an uncanny sense of how to put fear into people, and he prefers to crush someone's morale rather than beat them physically. His penchant for cruelty thus runs to the psychological rather than the physical, and he's known to have driven prisoners to suicide simply through baiting them.

    Nikkul Fhripe has been making money on the side by imprisoning the enemies of people who can pay to have them imprisoned, and since no one from the Duke's estate ever visits to inspect the hellhole at No. 6 Bleak Street, The Heights, what does he care? Gold in the pocket puts people in the clink, and Nikkul Fhripe couldn't care less.
     
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    Javelin's characters: Validor

    Name: Validor
    Age: 30
    Sex: Male
    Race: Human
    Appearance: A short, stocky monk with olive skin and eyes surrounded by laugh lines. He wears simple leather and scarlet cotton clothing, sandals, and a pair of long, thin curved swords across his back. Below his left eye are two teardrop tatoos, one below the other, indicating his rank within his Order.
    Favored Weapons: Paired katana, short bow

    Biography: Validor is a wandering monk from a little-known region to the east. Soft-spoken and quick with a smile, he's also agile and a capable hand-to-hand fighter. As a Master of the Second Tear, he was sent forth from his Order on a quest to redeem himself for the death of his apprentice.

    One of the Trials that must be passed in order to ascend to the next level of the Order is to take an apprentice and raise him in the ways of the warrior-monks, a process which begins when the apprentice is 8 years old and continues until he is approximately 20. In Validor's case, his apprentice was killed at age 13 in a freak accident involving an enraged horse. Because he failed to protect his apprentice, Validor has been sent forth on a quest of redemption, followed by a wizened old monk named Yi. To the casual observer, Yi appears to be Validor's humble man-servant, not a capable and battle-tested warrior-monk.
     
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    Javelin's characters: Mojere Vip

    Name: Mojere Vip
    Age: 64
    Sex: Male
    Race: Gnome
    Appearance: Short, even for a gnome, with a cheery face, round spectacles, and hands of an artist.
    Favored Weapons: Hammer, light crossbow

    Biography: Mojere is a barber-surgeon in the Elysian city of Istere. His deft hands can work wonders with hair, and he has been popular with the women of Istere since hanging out his own shingle here fifteen years ago.

    In addition to hair, Mojere's deftness extends to flesh and bone, as well. As with many barber-surgeons, he has picked up a fair bit of alchemy, apotheca, herb lore, and healing spells and enchantments. He's always cheerful, even when sawing through a bone or demonstrating to students how to break a chest open during a dissection. He has even invented his own form of suture thread, extracted from the spinarets of the Poquelin silk weevil, and makes a brisk bit of silver selling it.

    One thing that gives him some trouble is the new tax lavy being brought by the Duke of Istere. It would probably cut his business in half, if not worse, and make some of his raw materials far too expensive for his taste. Because of this, Mojere is considering relocating to friendlier climes.
     
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    Javelin's characters: Lezhoris

    Name: Lezhoris, L'bellorum (Secretary) for Tithes, City-State of Kako'ethes
    Age: 41
    Sex: Male
    Race: Human
    Appearance: Tall, austere, gaunt, and humorless. His salt-and-pepper hair is close-cropped and his high forehead accents his grey eyes.
    Favored Weapons: Tithe collectors, Kako'ethan soldiers, and the rapier

    Biography: Lezhoris was denied an adventurous life in the Duke's personal bodyguard, the Illustres, by his weak physical stamina and lack of strength. Thus he turned from an early age from the path of arms to the path of the priesthood of Kakos, where he excelled at sums and figures. After serving in a variety of minor roles for the Exchequer, his patience and intelligence were finally rewarded by an appointment to the office of Secretary for Tithes, a position where he wields considerable influence within the kingdom of Kako'ethes. His job is to collect, tally, and deliver the monthly tithe due to the kingdom and god by the populace, and having that much money pouring through his office attracts powerful visitors and a chance to forge potent personal contacts.

    Lezhoris has never forgotten his youthful lust for adventure and excitement, and has taken to accompanying his tithe collectors once or twice a week as they sally forth to gather the offerings due to Kakos, patron god of the city. He has even decided to venture out to some of the outlying villages that have sworn fealty to Kako'ethes, a rare event for someone who has spent his entire life within the sandstone halls of the ministerial buildings of the city-state. To this end, he has been exercising and practicing with his rapier... and has also been supplementing his meager natural abilities with magical rings, amulets, charms, and tattoos. In everyday life, Lezhoris' natural intelligence and highly-developed skills in diplomacy and persuasion should keep him out of trouble, but there are those times when an adversary cannot be parleyed with, and a naked blade may come in handy.