Boerd Candrel

The Captain of the loyalist Koric Guard who patrol the temple district is both the greatest and most tenacious foe of the T’Ovari and the most loyal servant of the Church of the Dioune’s regime in Southaven, Boerd Candrel is one of the most tenacious and decorated members in the entire Order of the Warriors of the Church. Candrel is the leader of the personal guard of the Grand High Prelate, the head of church security and the most ranking officer of the law in the city state of Southaven.


The Captain is a short sturdily built man, by no means a barbarian, but everything in his poise and mannerisms speak to competence and experience. He is advancing in years, his head is shaved in the manner of a priest, his drooping moustaches are salt and pepper, and his face has heavy brows, sunken eyes and deep lines around the mouth. Boerd's skin is ruddy and tough from wandering the streets in all weather and his mail and priestly tabard seem to sit uncomfortably on him, as if he feels it is more a burden than an asset. When he walks he favours his left, and winces a little in wet weather. Still, there is something in Boerd that commands respect and deference, and even in T'Ovari districts crowds part as he passes through.


Boerd has become short tempered and bitter as the years progress. Left out in the cold by a ruling body more interested in church than state, he has endured knowing the growing power of the T'Ovari, seeing the threat that they pose to the city, and not having the resources or authority to do anything about it. As a former soldier his priestly training has never sat well with Boerd either, and while his fellow Koric Guard have become loyal servants of the Dioune he struggles to put all of his faith in divh when his goals, in the interest of the church, are absolutely attainable by more conventional means. This pragmatic approach often puts him at odds with the more zealous members of his order, but none can deny that it is an asset in his role as captain.


Born in a little town outside Crosston in Tireste, Boerd became a camp follower to the army of the Earl of Tireste in his childhood, and in his fourteenth year became a soldier. Fighting along the borders of the Forest for two decades he was elevated to a position commanding a cohort, then a whole battalion of infantry, even earning an invitation to join a cavalier company, but turning it down in favour of field command. Late in his career Candrel was scouted by the Order of the Warriors of the Church, and given that he was considering retirement he agreed to undergo training as a priest to join the order. Given a command upon his graduation as a brother in the church, he was quickly transferred to the Koric Guard, and rose quickly through the ranks to their command after his predecessor was found to be in the pay of the T'Ovari, but since he has found that the role holds nothing but being ignored and frustrated.


In his sheer frustration with his inability to work within the system Boerd has burned a lot of bridges. The Order of the Warriors of the Church and particularly it's Prelate Bane Robin have tired with Candrel's complaining, his temper and his seeming "lack of faith", and has even gone so far as to recommend his demotion within the guard, but the Grand High Prelate's offices have rejected this suggestion. However while they support him in his position they offer him only minimum resources to do his job. Even his own men feel he pushes them too hard. Of course, most obvious amongst Candrel's foes is Daelin Nole and the T'Ovari, and the audacity of Nole particularly has the captain baying for the man's blood. This in turn has alienated the Guild of Shipwrights whose shipments to Nole he holds up as much as possible.


Race Male Ahlonian Skills
Age Middle-Aged (43) Skill Points: spent/total
Profession Guard Captain (3) skill value rationale
Faith Orthodox Church of the Dioune (3)
Class State Servant (5/4)
Talents Inventory
Fast n weapon cap threshold reach
Graceful n
Hale n
Strong n
Tough n armour hard tiers enc/limit
Clever n tool cap test
Insightful n
Knowledgeable n attire environment
Perceptive n
Wilful n
Brave n
Persuasive n
Forceful n
Lucky n

Character Traits

Nole's Enemy (2)

Boerd Candrel loses many a night of sleep dreaming of the demise of the unmasked master of the T'Ovari. He is galled by the fact that the man has dared unveil himself a criminal, and revel in the notoriety it brings him, and infuriates him that he cannot lay a hand upon the man.

Short and Gruff (2)

The Captain has become a truly embittered man. Once proud and noble, years of being needled by impotence, he has little patience left, little will to mince words or brook opposition. He has become almost impossible to deal with - something of a tyrant. Which makes him both terrifying and exhausting to peers and citizens alike.