Bastard Nobleman, Trailblazer for Hire
“The man’s orcish heritage is barely noticeable, indistinguishable from certain angles. He carries himself with the poise and grace that befits the aristocracy. His clothing suggests he’s about to take an afternoon constitutional, rather than go trekking into the world’s most dangerous wilderness, but it’s clear none would reach this age in his profession without the skills necessary to survive. His surcoat, you note, refuses to be blemished, torn or stained in the slightest, no matter how much abuse it endures.”
Born of rape to the wife of Adelbrecht Yarder, the unofficial “mayor” of Overlook, Edric Yarder was begrudgingly accepted into his disapproving father’s household at the behest of his mother. Looked down upon by many of his peers, Edric sought a means to be closer to his orcish heritage without descending into barbarism and became a professional trailblazer, leading tourists and fortune-hunters into the deadly jungles of Dread Salarza.
In Autumn 339, The Nameless Company contracted Yarder to lead them as far as Quake Lake, on their hunt for the Standard of Eternal Battle. He nearly succeeded, as well, before he led them astray into Wkoka orcish territory and, while his confederates escaped, Edric was captured and presumed killed.
Weight: 236 lbs