These non-player characters are all found in Tekhumis, the Desert Port.
Estaban the Brash
13th level magic user, align Neutral, gender male
Str 8, Int 16, Wis 16, Dex 13, Con 11, Cha 14
AC 4, move 120', HP 24, THAC0 16, Att 1 staff for 1d6-1 or spell
Equipment: Bracers of Defence AC 5, Staff of Power (16 charges), Potion of Invisibility, Potion of Gaseous Form
Notable Memorised Spells (4/4/3/3/2/1): Statue, Invisible Stalker, Anti-Magic Shell, Conjure Elemental, Hold Monster, Teleport
Estaban is the de facto ruler of Tekhumis and is loud and confident. His priorities are firstly trade, secondly acquiring new spells and magic items and thirdly the well-being of the residents of Tekhumis. Estaban knows that the Bellenos Empire has collapsed, but he sees this more as a reduced market for his goods than a humanitarian disaster - he may have to look for new customers but it's still business as usual. His arrogance, greed and occasional cynicism both offends and astounds the Shu'aa who deal with him.
10th level fighter, align Unaligned, gender female
Str 16, Int 12, Wis 10, Dex 16, Con 12, Cha 12
AC 2, move 120', HP 47, THAC0 10, Att 1 sword for 1d8+3
Equipment Chain Mail +1, Scimitar (sword) +1, shortbow, 20 arrows, warhorse
Domino is both Estaban's girlfriend (which the Shu'aa disapprove of) and the leader of a band of scouts (which they also disapprove of). Although influential among the Bellenosians and dangerous in a fight, she is not popular with the Shu'aa. In return she is quite wary of an Shu'aa she has to deal with, and only lets proven, trustworthy Shu'aa into her band of scouts. Among other Bellenosians she is more friendly and relaxed, but will not talk of her background except to say she does not ever want to return to the Bellenosian heartlands from which she fled.
10th level magic user, align Lawful, gender male
Str 8, Int 16, Wis 12, Dex 16, Con 9, Cha 10
AC 5, move 120', HP 25, THAC0 17, Att 1 dagger for 1d4
Equipment: Robe of Protection +2, Wand of Fireballs (21 charges), dagger +1, Medallion of Thoughts
Notable Memorised Spells (3/3/3/3/2): Conjure Elemental, Wall of Stone, Polymorph Self, Dimension Door, Arcane Eye, Dispel Magic, Protection from Normal Missiles, Clairvoyance
Horatio is Estaban's right-hand man and is in charge of the security and the town watch. He is a mage rather than a military commander but has also developed covert contacts in all the notable settlements in the area. He is quite strict and rigorously upholds the law, regardless of race or nationality. This means he has earned the respect of many Shu'aa, even if some Bellenosians think the authority has gone to his head.
9th level cleric, align lawful, gender female
Str 9, Int 13, Wis 16, Dex 10, Con 12, Cha 13
AC 0, move 90', HP 37, THAC0 15, Att 1 warhammer for 1d6+1
Equipment: Chain Mail +2, Shield +2, Warhammer +1 +2 vs undead, Holy Symbol, 2x vials of holy water,
Spells (4/4/3/2/1): Cure Light Wounds x2, Detect Magic, Detect Chaos, Snake Charm, Hold Person x2, Bless, Remove Curse, Dispel Magic, Cure Disease, Neutralise Poison, Detect Lie, True Seeing
Vespasia is a chaplain to the western traders and colonists, and has set up a shrine to Chelmor in Tekhumis. She does not try to preach to the Shu'aa and tries to be diplomatic with them, but is aware of underlying tensions (a lot of the Shu'aa still don't like the idea of female clerics). Vespasia recognises that some of her fellow Bellenosians are annoying and upsetting the Shu'aa, and though she tries to calm the situation down, she believes a conflict is brewing.