The village of Camiram
is home to almost 500 people, mostly good, honest folk who work hard
and tend to mind their own business. Some of the village's prominent
inhabitants are described here. The Dungeon Master should feel free
to elaborate on their abilities, if necessary.
(female halfling Nob4): Elyl Shona is the Honorable Mayor of Camiram
and has been for the past several years. She's middle-aged, with a mellow
personality and a dry wit, but also quite capable of quieting down a
room full of concerned villagers to make herself heard. She likes the
quiet life and wants nothing more than peace for the village. Camirams
current problems with raiders concern her greatly.
(male dwarf Exp9): Perhaps Camiram's most famous citizen, Tam is the
local blacksmith. He traveled a great deal in his youth but has settled
down to practice his craft. He's well known as the most skilled smith
in all the surrounding villages, although he's quite modest about his
abilities. Tam's more than capable of turning out a masterwork piece
now and then, and they fetch a fair price in the marketplace. The dwarf
also likes to drop in at the inn for a drink or two after work each
(female human Com4): The owner and proprietor of the Inn of the Rose
is a vivacious red-haired woman with sparkling blue eyes and an easy
smile. She lost her beloved husband Andres when they had been married
only two years and has never remarried (although not due to lack of
offers). Her two teenaged children, Dev and Kianna, work at the inn.
Ynda loves to chat and hears every bit of gossip in the village.
(male half-elf War5): Ekam Relles was appointed Sheriff of Camiram several
years ago and takes his duties quite seriously. He's a seasoned warrior,
having fought in other territories before settling in the village. He
also has a discerning eye, but he can be somewhat rigid at times.
(male human Wiz3): The wizard Evet Skarm is fairly young for a man of
his skill in magic, only in his late twenties. He likes Camiram because
he's the most skilled wizard in the area (at least, so far as he knows)
and he spends his time studying, teaching his apprentices, and performing
minor magic for the village as needed.
(female human Clr1 [Pelor/healer]): The priestess of Pelor came quite
suddenly into her duties when her mentor and superior, Mika Pharos,
was killed in one of the raids on an outlying farm where he was tending
to an injured man. Jinna feels somewhat overwhelmed by her responsibilities
at times, but maintains a brave front for the sake of her people, praying
daily to Pelor for the strength she needs to carry on.
(female human Mon3): Part of the answer to Jinna Yost's prayers is Sister
Serka, a monk from the Monastery of the Divine Light. She has come to
aid the village in its negotiations with the barbarians and to assist
the temple however she can. Her discipline, intellect, and cleverness
have proven invaluable to Jinna over the past weeks. Two lower ranked
monks (Mon1) accompany Serka.
(male human Pal2): A lower-ranked knight, Naj Robel was sent by the
crown to aid in Camiram's negotiations and eventual expansion. He and
Sister Serka complement each other in that Robel favors more direct,
martial solutions while Serka prefers a more peaceful and conciliatory
position. Two newly made knights in the service of the crown and Pelor
(Pal1) accompany him.
(male half-orc Bar3): The proud Sollek Silver-Axe is the chief of the
barbarians dwelling near Camiram. Although he is a half-orc, Sollek
is no fool, and he's willing to negotiate with the people of the village
rather than risk a war that may ultimately do his people more harm than
good. Although Sollek loves a good brawl, he also wants what is best
for his people. If cooperation with Camiram is it, then that is what
he will do. On the other hand, if wiping out the village is what he
thinks is best, he'll do that just as easily.
Vosta the Veiled
(female human Sor2): The mysterious Vosta is Sollek's constant companion.
She is a sorceress, feared and respected by the people of her tribe
for her abilities. She always wears veils that cover her head and face,
leaving only her smoky-colored eyes visible. She speaks softly and defers
to Sollek in most things, but he turns to her for advice, particularly
about omens and all things magical.