Nations on the Move
An Eladrin Warlord with a bulls-eye on his back.
An Eladrin Warlord from Shae Joridal, in Darguun. His home, which is besieged by the goblin tribes that rule the region, has only survived this long by relying on its wizards and warlocks. These powerful magicians have developed quite the ego, and discourage young Eladrin from wasting their time with martial pursuits. Sanden knows this is folly, however, for he is a student of history. The wizards can blast the hordes outside the walls, but should the goblins ever breach the faespire, the arcane defenders would be sorely pressed to push them back out. Only a well-trained team of soldiers can do that, and to build such a team, Sanden would have to leave his home.
He left with a trade caravan destined for Zilargo, and stayed at Pylas Pyrial for a time. There, he joined up with a band of gnome mercenaries and gained combat experience fighting against the kobolds in the mountains. After a year, he followed the roads north into Breland to find another company. Over the next three years, Sanden took short-term contracts with different units, studying their tactics.
One such contract saw him guarding missionaries in the north of Darguun. When the local goblin tribe attacked, the defenders fled into an abandoned temple. Sanden and his team were holding the door, but knew they couldn’t keep the goblin horde out for much longer. At that moment, one of the missionaries emerged from the inner sanctuary… changed. She unleashed blasts of holy light that forced the goblins to retreat. That was the first time that Sanden and Syfka met, but it would not be the last.
Sanden’s goal is to eventually form his own unit of soldiers and lead them back to Shae Joridal. With properly-trained elite troops, hardened in the fires of battle across the continent, the goblin bands won’t stand a chance. However, he is in no hurry, recognizing that such an endeavor is years in the future.
Most recently, he took a position working for Minister Shandow of Breeland, and was assigned to escort Ambassador Telmerand. This has proven to be a far more complicated task than he expected, but he takes his body-guarding duties seriously.
Likes: Syfka, leading charges, soldiers, history, teamwork, his rag-tag band of companions
Dislikes: goblins, glory-hound warriors, poor tactics, SERVOS!