Shadows of Northmere
Baron Armin Strath
Strath is middle aged, only just starting to lose his graying hair. His eyes portray a deep sadness and he is far less spirited than he was in his youth. His one son died young and his daughter was adopted. Strath was once very active, including attending the Archduke’s court, accompanying patrols, and even visiting his favorite tavern for drinks, but has been largely reclusive since becoming a widower.
Strath grew up as a mariner, as he had an older brother who was heir. His father and brother died in the Rallas Rebellion, which Rallas eventually won to secede from the Kingdom of Astoria. Armin Strath transferred his tactical knowledge of the sea to the battlefield, becoming one of the greatest tactical minds of the Duke. After the war, he turned down offers of further power and influence in the Duke’s court and settled in Strath Keep.
Strath was replaced as ruler after being possessed by an evil sword and forced to slay many of his knights, men-at-arms, and servants. His adopted daughter, Deirdre, took his place.