ZZ Red Hand of Doom
Drellin's Ferry Characters
Norro Wiston, Speaker of the Town Council
The Town Speaker is a tall, balding man of about fifty who wears a neatly trimmed salt-and-pepper beard. A wealthy landowner whose family has been prominent in Drellin’s Ferry for generations, he’s a hard worker and keen businessman who comes by his fortune more or less honestly. Wiston has been Speaker for almost ten years, and in that time Drellin’s Ferry has enjoyed peace and prosperity.
Soranna Anitah, Captain of the Town Guard
Leader of the Town Guard, captain of the militia, and chief constable, Soranna is a tall, strong-boned woman with simple good looks hidden behind an unsmiling manner. As leader of the town’s guardsmen, Soranna holds a seat on the council, but she strictly interprets her role in running the town’s affairs and follows the Speaker’s lead unquestioningly. Before settling in Drellin’s Ferry, she was a merchants’ guard captain who traveled widely.
Brother Derny, Cleric of Pelor
The town’s priest is Brother Derny, a stout old man. Although pompous, preachy, and long-winded, he is a good and charitable individual at heart who goes out of his way to aid less fortunate folk.
Sertieren the Wise, Local wizard of note
The town wizard is a highly-regarded halfling of middle years who wears spectacles and has a disheveled mop of graying hair. An unassuming scholar, he is unselfish about using his magic for the benefit of his neighbors.
Delora Zann, Retired adventurer
Once a member of the famed Golden Drake Company, a band of renowned adventurers, Delora retired to Drellin’s Ferry some years ago. She is a plain-speaking, no-nonsense sort of woman, tall and broad-shouldered, who wears her blonde-gray hair pulled back in a single braid. She is a friend of Soranna Anitah; both Captain Soranna and Town Speaker Wiston have come to rely on her common sense and keenly observant nature.
Kellin Shadowbanks, Proprietor of the Old Bridge Inn
Head of the Shadowbanks clan, Kellin is an affable, brown-haired halfling who dresses in a broad-belted waistcoat. Kellin is adept at putting others at their ease, but he’s much sharper than he lets on and keeps himself well informed about events up and down the vale.
Morlin Coalhewer, Weaponsmith
A swordsmith and armorer of some skill, Morlin is a devout follower of Moradin, though he keeps his faith to himself. The other dwarves living in Drellin’s Ferry, however, know of his other calling and often seek assistance from him. Morlin is pragmatic and outspoken, and he also happens to be a seasoned veteran of goblin wars long past.
Iormel, Miserly landowner
A wealthy landowner who has been on the Town Council for thirty years or more, Iormel is a selfish misanthrope whose sour manner and legendary stubbornness have caused no end of trouble over the years. A tall man with a halo of tangled white hair, he squints and scowls at any unfamiliar face.
Avarthel, Young druid
A member of the Keepers of Eth, the druidic circle of the Witchwood, Avarthel is a solemn young individual who keeps an eye on how the folk of Drellin’s Ferry use (or misuse) the nearby forest. He prefers to use persuasion and reason to encourage responsible stewardship over the natural world, but he has been known to fly into a fierce wrath when more stringent tactics are called for.
Drathgar is a tough and somewhat cantankerous old man who operates the ferry build by his great-granduncle, Drellin. By longstanding tradition, Drathgar doesn’t charge townsfolk for the first two crossings they make each day, but outsiders always pay full price. He adamantly opposes the idea of rebuilding the Dwarfbridge, as his livelihood depends on the ferry.