General of New Hope
Human Fighter, leading 3 other Human Guards
Kesten Garess is the leader of a small group of mercenaries sent by the Swordlords of Restov to guard Oleg’s Trading Post. A distant relative of House Garess in Brevoy, Kesten was disowned by his father after he was discovered to be having an affair with a lowborn weaver’s daughter. He fled to Restov, where the martial training and strong steel that his background had afforded him allowed him to become a moderately successful mercenary. When the Swordlords offered a position guarding a remote border fortress, he jumped at the opportunity, hoping that it would afford him a chance to make a name for himself.
The Garess family also has ties to the Dwarves, in some capacity. Presumably through some trade arrangements. Bors is very interested in this connection as he has always admired the combat prowess of Dwarven heavy infantry as it stomped across the battlefield. The mere rumbling of plated feet thundering across the battlefield is enough to strike fear into the hearts of any army, for they know that a well-disciplined, highly trained group of soldiers is headed their way, axes gleaming, shields and helms well polished, and beards full and fierce.
Hopefully, Kesten still has ties to the Dwarves as well. Bors would certainly like to make use of such connections.
Kesten has readily accepted to serve as the Warden of New Hope. He will also assist in the training of new soldiers and guards.