My name is Gendry, a 16 year old human male. Many refer to me as " the baron", albeit sometimes with great sarcasm. My father was given a small tract of land barely worthy of being called a barony in exchange for fighting in one of the many civil wars. Though from a family that owns land, I've lived a life with barely more luxury than a peasant. Toiling the fields has made me strong however, and the gruff soldier that my father influenced me in developing some inkling of natural military prowess. I plan to establish a band of mercenaries and gain notoriety as a warrior climbing the feudal ranks from my low standing as a baron.
A Sentimental Value
Looking among the things adorning my childhood home for something of sentimental value to bring on my journey, I decided upon my father's flail. It served him well in the war and it is all I have left to remember him by. His spirit will guide me on my way and I will think of him as I wield his former weapon.
When I arrived in town, just inside the gates, I was approached by man named Fein, a Captain of the local military chapter wearing a mixture of Gambeson, chain and plate armor and carrying a shield adorned with the painting of a gold colored Griffin on a red and blue checkered background. Fein explained he was a friend of my father's and had been informed I would be arriving. I suspect it was mother who may have sent ahead a messenger. Fein told me that he has heard much about me and would like to "take me under his wing" when I am ready to join a more organized military force. Fein appears to be well respected by his men and I am pleasantly surprised to know I will have such a mentor looking out for me. Fein clearly believes I have potential as a warrior and leader.
Reflections On Your Mother
My mother, as a baroness, should have lived a life of luxury. Surely she truly loved my father to willingly assist toiling the fields with him and the servants all those years. Though tender at heart, she pulled no punches in steering me towards a life of relative virtue and away from that of a ruffian.