Retired warriors

The village's local retired adventurer.

  1. He
  2. She

  1. old, almost spent
  2. past their prime
  3. too young for the burden they carry
  4. in what to others would be their prime

and has a reputation as...

  1. the local drunk, harmless.
  2. a raging drunk, don't make eye contact or you'll see the demons.
  3. a broken soul, take pity.
  4. a hard worker that never speaks of their past.
  5. a recluse with an old sword from their days in the wars.
  6. an inveterate story teller, entertaining the adults and terrifying the children.

Their past is...
  1. filled with violence committed for others.
  2. one of avaricious plunder.
  3. warhearted and swordblooded.
  4. adventure and wild romance.
  5. glorious and sung.
  6. a tightly held secret.
Their services can be gained...
  1. with a handful of silver.
  2. for a worthy cause.
  3. for a bottle of the good stuff.
  4. with the chance for redemption.
  5. with the promise of escape from this life.
  6. over their dead body.
If taken on, beware that they will...

  1. break into inconsolable hysterics at the sight of a dead child.
  2. drink every drop of alcohol while you sleep, if able, and stagger the whole day through.
  3. be frozen by the sound of distant howls.
  4. be unable to be in the presence of cooking meat.
  5. constantly count their equipment. Check and re-check. One, two, three, one, two, three.
  6. , if party to the killing of innocents, wander off into the night never to be seen again.