Knight Commander Lucius Pentus
As leader of the Paladins of Sounding Sword, Lucius Pentus is responsible for a dwindling population of holy knights operating deep in the heart of the frontier. Each day fewer of his soldiers return from routine patrols, and each day he receives more desperate missives from isolated villages throughout the wilderlands. Lucius is a stern man and a keen tactician, but even he knows that his few dozen cannot stand against the savagery and horror that stalks the frontier.
For now, the one-legged Knight Commander musters his strength behind the stout walls of Castle Curnitha. Food and winter supplies are stockpiled in the castle’s cavernous granaries and larders. The few paladins who remain are kept well-fed and ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. Lucius spends his days answering correspondence from his allies elsewhere in the wilderlands, and at sunset he stands stiff-backed on the highest parapet, watching darkness sweep across the lands he has sworn to defend.