The Scouring Of The Vale
Middle-aged human. Soft-spoken and to-the-point. A natural leader of men.
Ernest Padraig, the Lord of Winterhaven, is descended from the noble family that ruled the area under edict of the old Nerathan empire. Folks around Winterhaven were happy with Lord Padraig’s father’s authority, and they have found answering to the rule of the new lord no more arduous. On the other hand, Padraig doesn’t have absolute power. For instance, he was unable to raise a force from among the villagers to deal with the kobold problem on the road.
This middle-aged human is possessed of both a strong mind and body. He has short brown hair and a thick but well-groomed mustache. He dresses well, but not garishly, and tends to speak softly and straight to the point.
In his youth he spent some time in a mercenary company with Earlathon’s father, Garibald Vaspani. The mercenary company’s final action was fighting against a goblin horde attempting to breach the passes over the Dawnforge Mountains into the Nentir Vale. The company suffered such a high rate of attrition in that campaign that many of the veterans (like Lord Padraig) departed afterwards instead of trying to rebuild the company with a bunch of new recruits.