Tipping the Scales of War
The Freeriders formed up six months prior to the call to Overlook in Elsir’s Crossing. They left the small community and headed east, where they dealt with a foul cabal of cultists in an isolated town called Beacon. After, they returned to Brindol for some down time and learned of the impending threat. Like the our adventure group, the Freeriders went west to do their part in defending their homeland.
Megan Swiftblade Human Fighter
Megan Swiftblade was the pretty daughter of a poor farmer not far from Brindol. When the Red Hand invaded the Vale, the goblins and dragonspawn slew her family and left her scarred—physically and emotionally. She spent the last decade honing her fighting skills, vowing she would give her life to protect innocents from the encroaching darkness so other young people would never face the horrors she was forced to endure.
Ragnum Dourstone (dwarf cleric)
The heart of the Freeriders was Ragnum Dourstone, a graying dwarf priest of Moradin. Born and raised in Overlook, he left the city in disgust after witnessing the decay in his church. Although estranged from his kin, he would not abandon the city to the orc armies and so he convinced his companions to make the journey west. Ragnum was just over 4-1/2 feet tall and weighed upward of 200 pounds. He had auburn hair streaked with gray and a thick beard he wore in braids. Gruff and serious, he believed in doing his duty with honor and was an implacable foe when crossed.
Sylen Leafrunner (elf ranger, lover of Megan)
Born in the Westdeep, Sylen left his woodland home, disagreeing with their distrust and remembering how his people aided in the defense of the Vale against the Red Hand. He fell in with Megan and began a torrid love affair that endured over the years. Although he felt strongly for the woman, he was secretly ashamed, feeling as though he had betrayed his people and his culture by his dalliance in human realms. Sylen was whip thin, with long brown hair and angular features that gave him the look of a fox. He was most comfortable in his hunting garb and wore clothing dyed in greens and browns. He was friendly and a constant companion, keeping his secret guilt close tohis heart.
Ghena Tenson (human wizard)
An arcanist of some talent, Ghena was apprenticed to a wizard who helped save the Elsir Vale from the Red Hand a decade past. When she had learned all she could, she left to find her own place in the world. Ghena was content to work with the Freeriders, but saw it as a short-term venture, since she believed she was destined for greatness, far more than her current companions would ever achieve. Short, pudgy, with a round face and small eyes, she had shoulder-length blond hair, a face full of freckles, and long, slender fingers. She wore traveling clothes and carried a black staff with silver
ferrules at either end.
Madrick (fey rogue, racoon pet “Bandit”)
Madrick never planned on becoming an adventurer; he was content in his forest home in the Feywild with his pet raccoon, Bandit. However, the formorians raided his community, and only by his quick wit and a timely warning from Bandit did Madrick escape. Unfortunately for him, he went through a doorway
into the natural world. Confused, surprised, and a little homesick, Madrick took up with the Freeriders for lack of anything else to do and remained with them. Although he enjoyed their company, he was always looking for a way back to his home so he might rescue his captured kin. Madrick was short, with pale skin, and large black eyes. He wore brown and gray clothing to help him sneak about. His best friend in the world was Bandit and the raccoon was never far from his side.