Basha is one of the Founders of the Defenders of the Vale. Beyond that, "Basha" accomplished much within Centrevale before her true identity was revealed (of course, Finnileas knew who she was all along and never told anyone). Alongside her fox-like companion, Hiri, Lunemi helped make Centrevale more accessible for the handicapped, clearly a nod to her brother, Taseyo. Now more focused on her upcoming union with the wood elf prince, Heyil Morhana, Lunemi has returned to her kingdom; she still helps out her Guild when she can. She is sometimes known as the Amazon due to her unique approach to diplomacy. It is also rumored that she once shot Brek in the ass with an arrow. Spoiler alert: she totally did shoot Brek in the ass with an arrow.
Bris was born to enslaved dragonborn parents and at a very young age found out he had a natural affinity for magic and sorcery. The dragonborn started stealing pages out of the books of magic that the dragons kept. Bris would master some spells, and after an unsuccessful attempt by his parents to set-up an arranged marriage for him, Brisingr broke out of enslavement and began his journey to becoming a full-blown sorcerer and fighter. He is awkward around newer people and he uses his sarcasm to cover for it. Bris hoards food and snacks, and frequently blows smoke and fire out of his snout because he thinks it makes him look cool. Brisingr (allegedly) stole a potato from O'Malley's farm, right in front of O'Malley's sad toddler. Very protective over his guildmates, he uses his towering presence and appearance to intimidate enemies. Bris was among the first new recruits of the newly formed Guild in Centrevale. The adoptive father of both Basil and Gryvine has set aside his adventuring gear in favor of donning an apron instead, as he is now in charge of Centrevale's bakery.
One of the original founders of The Defenders of the Vale, nearly all memories of Darvin's adventures with the Guild were purged from his companions (and anyone else that knew him) when the barbarian fell victim to the false hydra (along with Finnileas). A memorial service was held in his memory in Centrevale.
Nina is the halfling barbarian leader of the Guild out of Centrevale. Formerly a princess of the halfing village of Barefoot Creek, she grew up posh, proper, and without a speck of dirt in her nails. She was showered with love and affection by her parents, but secretly loved a soldier in her father's army. The halflings couldn't avoid the war, and in their initial battle with the giants Nina's secret lover was slain defending his people. The news of this tragedy completely broke the distraught halfling, and she immediately disavowed her title and ran away; she had always longed to adventure, herself. Distress quickly turned to rage. Vowing to never again not be strong enough to protect the things she loved (which was mainly booze at this point), she swiftly grew in strength and ferocity by the time she ended up in the Vale. It was here where she became part of a guild that eventually became known as "The Dragonslayers." Long after the war, she founded "The Defenders of the Vale" in Centrevale. These days, one will almost always find her in the Humble Beginnings drinking all takers under the table, but if she's not there, no matter what: Do. Not. Sit. In. Her. Spot.
Retired adventurer, now potato farmer. Can often be found assisting Rabijjan at her temple to Freya. Once a member of "The Dragonslayers."
Gryvine was only a child when he abandoned the Cult of Orcus due to the cultists sacrificing the only friends he'd ever known, Tim and Tom. He joined the Guild shortly thereafter, and despite his unintentional tendency to weird people out, found his niche in Centrevale. Unofficially adopted by Brisingr, Gryvine became a strong and powerful magic-user. He enacted vengeance on the cult, though the extent he proceeded far exceeded the expectations of (most of) his Guildies when he sacrificed thousands of cultists to perform a ritual that would lead to his ascension to lichdom. Gryvine still swears allegiance to the Guild, despite some worries from his Guildmates (and several other citizens of Centrevale) that are deserved (he did turn into a lich after all).
Abel is. That's it, that's the sentence. What Abel is, however, is largely debatable. "He" is not a man, but an aberration of sorts, not of this world. It is rumored that Abel has existed for a millennia, perhaps even billions of years before Tolgol was even a speck in its star's accretion disk. Abel's intentions and motivations, if any, are known to Abel and Abel alone. "He" definitely has a soft spot for Rabijjan, and often appears whenever our tabaxi cleric utters "his" name.
Born into the high elven royal family, but far enough down the line of succession that he would never rule the kingdom, Lunemi's uncle was known to be jovial and always smiling. But Kain was born to fight; with his keen ability to slip into the shadows paired with his natural affinity for the blade, Kain proved to be invaluable to the Kingdom, especially for scouting missions and single-target elimination. Those that witnessed him in battle would go on to say that Kain was a man of dueling identities; a statement that would come true as the war neared its end. It would be discovered that Kain's fiancé was actually a spy for The Silent Eye, placed within The Dragonslayers (a guild which Kain founded, though originally under no banner) to gather information. The King's Royal Assassin, John "The Jackal" McGade, was tasked with eliminating this threat, but was ambushed by Kain and rendered unable to carry out his mission. Before a bounty could be placed on the apparently turned-traitor Aloyin, Kain returned to his brother's court but was no longer jovial or smiling. Instead, Springwater stood before King Faelon with his former fiancé's lifeless body in his arms. From that day forward he was a man of two personalities, and also the newly appointed Right Hand of John McGade.
Bellethiel is a master conjurer and mother of Finnileas. She is strict and accepts no nonsense, however occasionally one's antics may cause her to crack the slightest hint of a smile.
Regan is Rolen's twin half-elven sister. She left home before her brother in earnest, and though much is unknown of her activities while away, she eventually began working for Abel by infiltrating the Hand.
Brek is the Guild secretary/runner/bookkeeper/puppeteer. This goblin has past ties to Abel and to the Royal high elven family. For reasons now forgotten, was once shot in the posterior by "Basha" with an arrow.
Donk was among the prisoners that were being held when our heroes first met long, long ago. Turns out he's also the owner/proprietor of the Humble Beginnings in Centrevale!
Matilda is the old potions master with her eyes on a certain halfling rogue/bard with a thick halfling accent. She is effective at what she does, but may be a little creepy. Has a granddaughter named Sarah that the Defenders rescued in the early days of the guild.
Ancient silver dragon and friend to Nina. Trapped for centuries while Tiamat and the chromatic dragons conspired without his (or his metallic siblings') interference.
Ancient brass dragon. Fast talker. Very fast talker. And very talkative, as well.
Ancient gold dragon, sister to her four metallic 'brothers.'
Ancient bronze dragon. Was Abel's mount in the great war. Takes "the law" very literally.
Ancient copper dragon. Don't let him hear you call him, "eater of sheep."
Gregory Matthais Winthrope DaVille VIII was once in line to become the next ruler of the Kingdom of the Vale (prior to the war, the halflings, humans, and other denizens of the vale had a loose association that was headed by a Royal family of humans). His ascension would not come to pass, for when war came to the vale it would arrive in the form of giants with a strategy. The giants laid siege in a two-pronged attack, focusing on the two strongest military presences in the vale: the Halfling Forces and the United Force held in the Kingdom of the Vale. Gregory barely survived the assault, but the rest of his family perished as the Kingdom was destroyed and pummeled to ruin. Not knowing where to turn, this man who was to become the 15th member of his family to lead the coalition, shed his name and threw himself into the teachings of the Elven Order of Herbs and Spices. Through his devotion he swiftly ascended the ranks of the order to become its lead practitioner and instructor, and simply known as The Great Sage.
Former orcish slaver, captured our heroes before they were heroes. He didn't like his job and the Defenders' were quite convincing. Now a full-fledged member of the Guild, himself.
A Finger of "The Hand" that worked with the Defenders (albeit briefly) to bring about the downfall of Jethero. Has vowed that his machinations will not be used to harm Centrevale.
A vile beholder that brought about the downfall of Onyx's people. Founder of "The Silent Eyes," pre-war, was also a founding Finger of "The Hand," post-war.
Originally a rival to Basil, seeking to obtain the title of, "the Lesser." Accused flippy-boi of turning his back on the Order (of Elven Herbs and Spices). Was bested in combat and now works with Basil, rather than against him.
Ron (the monk) is another member of Basil's order, who like Mango once sought to challenge the Lesser to his title (and was similarly defeated). Much to Rolen's dismay (and in extension to Rolen's player, Ron, not to be confused with the "coincidentally" named NPC), Ron (the monk) does not understand the difference between poisonous and venomous, and no amount of convincing will ever change that.
The ruler of the High Elven Kingdom, and father to Guild founder Basha Alkiniath (a.k.a. Princess Lunemi, the Delicate Flower).
Basha/Lunemi's mother and wife of King Faelon.
Heir to the Wood Elf Kingdom, and betrothed to Princess Lunemi Aloyin of the High Elven Kingdom. Assisted the 'Defenders' while they attempted to locate Nina's grandson, Nino.
Basha/Lunemi's youngest brother. He's assisted the Guild time and time again. Taseyo is also Basha/Lunemi's inspiration to make Centrevale more accessible to its citizens by installing ramps and handrails.
Old troll, former Guildie of Kain, Nina, and O'Malley (among others). One will typically find him at a fishing hole, though it's rumored that he oft visits Rolen's glade when he's near Centrevale.
Former paladin turned Death Knight during Gryvine's ritual that ascended the mage into lichdom. Now lich-Gry's right hand man, he is still a part of the Guild and not a threat (maybe?) to Centrevale.
In service to Rabijjan (per Abel), 'TBG' works diligently each morning (and sometimes during other times of the day) to serve Rabijjan a veritable buffet of breakfast foods. Not much else is known about him (maybe the guildies should ask...).