Marshmyst (13th Age)
Lord Garard Vassal
Lord Garard Vassal is the current Lord of The Far Fens, as were his many ancestors, the title being handed down to the eldest son in typical fashion. He is a healthy looking fellow in his mid forties, but greying. A stout frame stands just under 6’ tall. He has lost much of his athletic ability in old age, but his eyes and mind are as sharp as a razor. He is a generous lord, as lords go, having spent many of his early years adventuring, he has a good relationship at all levels, from peasant, to sheriff. He is a firm follower of the Emperor and an enemy of the Diabolist. In his time as an adventurer he is mentioned in many texts as being credited with the dispatching of the white dragon Xaxioth, claiming it’s hoard for his family. It is from this hoard that Vassal built Greensforge Keep, after Mirrorpool succumbed to the hunger of the Marshmyst, and sank. He is a widower, having lost his wife to disease a decade ago. His suspicions have always lay at the foot of the Diabolist for this tragedy. He has one son, Aolfin. Garard keeps a ‘lady friend’, a half elf by the name of Silisia, she is young, and beautiful, well she would be, wouldn’t she. His day to day duties are managed by his Councillor, a tall aged human by the name of Alfren Goreswood.