Of Sellswords and Hired Guns
Sergeant Wyatt Brasher – Formerly a lieutenant in the Steelhead mercenary company, he was discharged after an incident during Cygnar’s recent conflicts with the Protectorate. Hired by a disreputable nobleman seeking to increase his standing in the Cygnaran Aristocracy as a landowner, he’d discovered, almost too late, that the intended target of his assault was a civilian target with nothing but a small militia as defense. Refusing to mount the attack, he was found to be in breach of contract, losing what was a very lucrative contract and causing him to be discharged with the small mercy that his superiors understood his decision and so did not pursue anything further against him. He is a capable officer whom Laris seeks advice from on occasions.
Arden Skaro – A scharde islander who claims to be a former pirate. He’s friendly enough when he feels he’s being treated fairly but quickly resorts to angry threats otherwise. His experience in battles is clear, and Laris sometimes asks his advice regarding some situations. In comparison to Brasher, his suggestions tend to be more ruthless, pragmatic, and, often, the most realistic. He’s oddly pale with eyes that appear almost black, clear signs of someone partially tainted by Dragonsblight, coupled with his blonde hair, these traits lend him a striking appearance.
Bendek Stonefist – A Trollkin kriel warrior who has taken to the mercenary life in order to help provide for the people of his displace kriel. His kriel had lived in a village near the Bloodstone Marches some years ago, but had been devastated by Protectorate forces moving through the area seeking to join the Northern Crusade. Some time after, his kriel had taken in many from the displaced Thornwood kriels, and shared much of their fate when the renewed Skorne offensive arrived in western Immoren. Understandably, he has little love of Menites and the Skorne. He follows Ironhide’s ideals and hopes that someday, soon, King Leto and other humans will do right by the Kriels, but his patience with all humans is sorely tested. He purports to be a devout Dhunian, which he uses as an excuse to make crass advances on anything female. He’s rough looking, even for a Trollkin, and wears armor that must have been handed down to him as it is old a weathered beyond his own years.