Cadius Kanas Valadun

King of Swords Cadius Kanas Valadun made his name fighting Carroghans along the Ironheads, and though he may look like a pampered nobleman and have the canny manner of a lifelong politician, he has seen man at his most base and savage, and is amongst the most decorated and feared tacticians of his age. New to his post, compared to many of the serving heads of the empire, Cadius is also perhaps the least polarizing of his fellows, enjoying near universal respect and support from all corners of Haedrasia. And though his command has yet to be truly tested, many attribute the relative peace of the past decade directly to his strategic mastery.


Lean, long-faced and severe, the King of Swords might not have the look of a career soldier; but the cunning savagery in his eyes and the relentless precision of his manner both put one in the mind of ringing steel and marching feet, even in the most opulent finery. Tall and slender with hollow cheeks, hard eyes, and receding hair almost entirely grey; he foregoes a beard, but wears thick sideburns sweeping down from a pronounced widow's peak. This all serves to accentuate rather than conceal a pointed chin, a small disapproving mouth and a deeply-lined muzzle. Cadius' every movement speaks to strength of character and decisiveness, even when merely pouring a drink. His grip is iron; his stride inexorable; his glare impaling. But the King of Swords is capable of great propriety, precision, and nobility, and his every motion speaks of fine breeding and admirable poise. His voice, though cracking with age, is commanding but not raucous, carrying across a room almost effortlessly, and he is disarmingly well spoken and sedate.


Cadius is a calculating, politically astute, highly intelligent and ruthlessly ambitious man. If he is proud, then his pride is perhaps more deserved than mere arrogance. He has dedicated the entirety of his life to achieving the post he holds today, with a single minded and ferocious determination, and his every act, his education, his choice of post and commission, everything was carefully contrived to position him at the very top of Haedrasia's legions. Nothing in the man's past, in his manner, or in his conduct is without a long term purpose to fulfil his ultimate ambition. He is a proven battle commander and politician, and aside from his reputation, he is possessed of a deeply intimidating presence. Cadius' gaze, head lowered, eyes disapproving, mouth thin, seems to cut right through a man, and leaves him babbling those things he meant to keep to himself after mere moments under the silent assault of the King of Swords' stare.


upbringing, skill acquisition, formative events


friends, family, enemies, contacts


Race Male Haedrasian Skills
Age Middle Aged (55) Skill Points: spent/total
Profession King of Swords (3) skill value rationale
Faith Imperatry Temple (8)
Class King of Swords (9/8)
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

Politician at Arms (3)


The Worst of Men (2)