The Collector, the hereditary ruler of the Rathurbosk. Bartus is in his mid 50s with white hair, done up in dreadlocks and a grey beard. He is about 5'4" tall and in public always wears chain armour and carries a sword. He is always accompanied by a squad of the Guard in public.
Like most Collectors before him, Bartus has only a tenuous grip on sanity. Most of the time he is all right, but when he is under pressure he tends to lose control. He suffers intermittent melancholia and almost constant megalomania (for details of insanity see Dragon Warriors, p124.)
Berit is a 5'4" tall woman, slight, with short red hair and green eyes. She appears to be about 45. and is always immaculately dressed, normally in black silk.
She is a cruel woman - anyone who crosses her had better look out because she never forgets a slight against her and will hunt down and kill anyone who stands between her and power. This outlook is why she has risen to be the head of the Crooked Rooks on the bridge.
Bishop Vladimir is 5'11 and very thin - so thin it appears he may be ill. He has long braided hair, silver grey in colour. He always wears the robes of a Bishop and in public is normally seen in his Mitre. He has a pronounced limp and has been known to use his Staff of Office as a walking stick.
He is a very stern man, but scrupulously fair and very forgiving. He takes his faith seriously and attempts to remain aloof from the politics and governance of the Rathurbosk as much as possible.
Gerold is the owner and manager of the Golden Dragon Brewery. He is a rich man who is known to be able to arrange communication with certain of the Magi of Krarth. It is rumoured that there is some family connection between them - some say a bastard son.
He is about 5'7" tall, and heavily built. He's about 25 years old and dresses well - to the extent that he is regarded as something of a fop. He has a rather arrogant manner and enjoys the good things in life, but he is also a perfectionist - he expects the best which is one reason his beer is so good.
Gutmooto is a one time adventurer who took over the Flynt Ridd Tavern about 40 years ago. He's a jolly man with a red face and flaming red hair, and he normally dresses in a leather jerkin which serves as Padded Leather armour. He wears a short sword and has a special dispensation that allows him to do so.
He's a very generous man and can afford to be - running the only tavern on the Bridge makes him so. He is out to make a profit but if a person genuinely cannot afford to pay for food or lodging, he'll give them credit - although woe betide anyone he sees making a purchase in the marketplace if they still owe him a debt.
Hiabuor is the Master Librarian of the Library of Jastel. He is a scholarly man with short brown hair and green eyes. He is nearly always in a good mood, and loves to have people in his library - not least because it makes his library more money. He is enthralled by books - he loves them with a passion and any character who can add to his library’s collection will be most welcome.
The brother of Bartus duul Guidor, the current Collector of the Rathurbosk, Jase is the High Justice and is normally found in the Court with the Citadel duul Guidor.
Jase is not an honest man, which is unfortunate for justice on the Rathurbosk but can be to a characters advantage. As such he will willingly except bribes as per Dragon Warriors, p193.
In appearance he is about 5'11" tall and rather frail. He is in his mid 40s and his black hair, tied in dreadlocks has begun to turn to white. He wears his black robe and white cloak of office constantly, but underneath it wears ring mail armour and bears a sword - being a member of the duul Guidor family can be dangerous. He is a vigorous man, and can be found at the Public Baths each morning.
Rauk is almost certainly the most powerful Sorcerer in the area and he is quite proud of the fact. He built his tower in order to attract students and he nearly always has several students. He believes in the free exchange of information and will willingly discuss and debate with any other Sorcerer who comes to him. This debate will take the form of a dispute as outlined in Dragon Warriors, p211-212. and so may yield experience for the Sorcerers concerned.
Rauk is about 5'5" and is always seen in a red robe adorned with purple astronomical symbols. Nobody would doubt he is a Sorcerer. He seems to be in at least his 70s, possibly older, but except for a slight limp seems to have no health problems. In fact he is well built and seems very fit. He is polite but rather humourless and easily irritated if he thinks is time is being wasted.
Trilothi is the eldest son of the current Collector, Bartus, and Heir Apparent to the title and rulership of the Rathurbosk. He is the Head of the Rathurbosk guard and has a reputation as a brilliant warrior. He wears his plate armour at all times in public and wears across his side on a baldric the duul Guidor's ancestral sword, Helgryak's Claw (Sword +3).
He is a powerful man, 6'7" tall and extremely muscular. He is about 30 and has long black hair tied in dreadlocks and steel blue eyes. He wears a moustache which he keeps impeccably waxed, and his appearance is marred only by a scar on his right cheek gained in the crusades about five years earlier.
He is a very fair, very stern man, obsessed with justice. For this reason, he hates his Uncle Jase, the High Justice, who he knows accepts bribes. Anyone who offers Trilothi a bribe will find themselves in the Arena with him as he considers the very idea a slur on his honour and worthy of death.
Vaturien the message-taker is an employee of the duul Guidor family and resides in the Citadel duul Guidor. She is their agent and is sent by them to places all over the Bridge bearing their messages and their orders. She travels armed with a short sword but wears no armour as she relies on speed to do her duty. If attacked, she will defend himself and call loudly for the guard - she carries a horn for this purpose. If given the opportunity to escape she will, because her duty is to protect her messages. She is about 5'9" tall with mousy brown hair and is aged about 20. She is energetic - almost hyperactive it appears to many, but when she is not working is always quick to talk and very friendly.