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Ambassadors to Glantriby John Walter Biles
These guys are the ambassadors to Glantri in my campaigns:
- Sire Galladin of Alfheim: Handsome and courteous, he is very popular in the capital. Like most elves, he mixes magical and martial skills, though its generally thought he could graduate from the Great School of Magic if he felt the need to get a degree. Sire Galladin asserts his neutrality in the Erewan-Belcadiz conflict but you could count the number of people who believe this on one hand's fingers after a tragic accident which left you a half-hand. He is a member of Clan Erendyl back home, a relative of King Doriath.
- Duke Wizzaro of Alphatia: The tall, slender, well-dressed Duke represents Alphatia's interests. He is the least trusted man in the country, even more so than Lord John Beaumarys-Moorkroft or the Thyatian ambassador. He seems extremely frustrated by this and often seems strung out on zzonga.
- Lady Scrutina Umbarth of Darokin: Stingy and tight-fisted, she is a canny negotiator and politician, who manages the affairs of Darokin in Glantri with great talent. Officially, as a member of the Darokin Diplomatic Corps, she is supposed to remain neutral between the houses but few doubt she favors Umbarth House in its trade.
- Envoy Borgigin of Ethengar: A handsome cousin of the Great Khan, he is educated, erudite, and urbane, and indeed, does not act much like Glantrians expect Ethengars to do, which is probably why he hasn't been lynched yet. Few trust him, and he's definitely a spy, everyone is sure. And likely harboring clerics. And dwarves. And DWARF CLERICS.
- The Sixth Shadow of the Five Shires: There is no Five Shires ambassador; the Shires cut its ties to Glantri long ago and there would be a declared war if there was any easy way for the Hin to reach Glantri. The Five Shadows, a Glantrian Thieves' Guild, has sent its own representative, the Sixth Shadow and his men. They rampage, wreaking havoc across Glantri. If there is suddenly a nutcracker crushing your balls, if someone replaced your petroleum jelly with ochre jelly, if your shipment of owlbears somehow got loose and ate Aunt Marge, you know who to blame.
- Captain Anita Hisein of Ierendi: This dark-skinned pirate has an easy way with everyone and is fairly popular. She spends a lot of time fending off would-be lovers. She has little real work but is here to oversee the trade in monsters; Safari Island produces an endless array of monsters, some of which are captured and shipped to Glantri. She thus has strong ties to the Monster Handler and Monster Hunter guilds. She spends her spare time trying to provoke Lord Michael Karendas of Thyatis into exploding.
- Sir Sergei Torenescu of Karameikos: Sir Sergei is a tall man with oily skin and a scar across his left eye. He looks inherently dishonest and untrustworthy, yet for some reason Duke Stefan sent him anyway. He has little real business to do and there are whispers he is entangled in Glantrian organized crime. Certainly he is frequently seen with Signor Antonio di Tarento, Visconti di Castelbianco.
- Lord Ashoka Hinayana of Sindh: He is a wizard of Sindh and a cunning ambassador. His belief in Sindh customs and the caste system is minimal, enabling him to function in Glantrian society, where he promotes trade and steals magical secrets. Or so his enemies say.
- Lord Michael Karendas of Thyatis: A brilliant Thyatian cavalryman, he dabbles in magic just enough to avoid being treated as scum in Glantri. Instead he treated as scum because he is Thyatian. He takes this rather poorly but is good at self-control and thus just glares hate frequently. He spends a lot of time advising Prince Jaggar on how best to wipe out the Ethengars, much to the frustration of Prince Innocenti.
- Sir Feanor Forgemight of Wendar: A craftsman and half-Elven wizard of great skill, Sir Feanor protects his nation's interests with some skill, though he is more comfortable making beautiful / powerful things. He rides a mighty pegasus with gemstone eyes. He seems to greatly admire the Belcadizians, as the Elves of Wendar are more urbanized like them.