Sinan Nahsunn

As the Patrician of Rendor, Sinan Nahsunn controls the heartlands of Camar, but he also faces the worst of the probing raids from both the Goblynfells and Lodel, and thanks to his greater need to deal with mercenaries he also suffers more banditry and lawlessness than his fellow patricians to the north and south. A pragmatic man in only his middle years, Sinan has found a lucrative place mediating between Hamat and Remhi, and framing himself as defender of Camar - a role that has allowed him to extort many concession from the other patricians. However the intractable Dolremm still foils his every move.


With narrow jaw, pointed chin, high cheeks, and elegant brows, one might consider the dark-eyes patrician of Dosa handsome in an aloof sort of way. Certainly Nahsunn himself would make that claim. The Patrician is of unremarkable height and build, and only in his early middle years, so his limbs remain strong and his posture sure. Sinan moves with a sort of fluid grace that speaks to his wealthy upbringing, and his measures and clearly annunciated speech back this up, as do his modest but flawlessly tailored clothes. Short, dark umber hair and thick eyebrows, and a carefully trimmed beard all add to the meticulous and polished exterior of the Patrician of Rendor.


Meticulous and impersonal, Sinan is not the puppet-master many would make him out to be, but he plays the game of politics like few others in the relative backwater of the lands north of the coast. Sinan's greatest weakness might be that while being a fine schemer, he is rash, and once he has struck upon a course he believes will achieve his ends, he will rush to pursue it. More than once Sinan has blundered into a bad alliance or imprudent conflict and only realized his folly when the damage was done. Still, the Patrician plays the part of the calculating mastermind so well that people are always wary of crossing him, watching cautiously for plots and counter-plots that do not exist. When something does go his way Sinan is always sure to be very vocal in claiming it was his plan all along, and is quick thinking enough that most believe him without question. A great appreciator of music and patron of the arts, Sinan loves to have promising musicians brought to his palace to perform while he eats his evening meal, and if they please him well then they are sponsored by Rendor to continue developing their art. Nahsunn himself has even penned a couple of operas of more than middling quality. In part this pleases the Patrician, for Sinan is a true connoisseur, but in part it also means that the streets of Rendor ring with songs and poems praising its noble and generous patron.


Descended from a prominent noble house, Sinan's elder brother Bartan inherited their father's fortune, but he sponsored his younger brother in his bid to become Patrician because he knew that being related to a Patrician was tantamount to ruling the city himself, so Sinan had all of the backing of the Nahsunn's gold, without any of his brother's responsibilities. Some might say that this ill prepared him for rulership, but Sinan is gifted with such an agile mind, and other esoteric gifts that he managed to cobble together into strength and influence. And where he could not convince or discredit an competitor he could usually buy them, or just their most trusted proxies. Assuming the post of Patrician young, merely in his late twenties, Sinan's greatest folly was probably when he sent supplies and men to Lodel to aid Dolremm in his uprising, and today he is glad that he did so in relative secret, and that few can confirm his choice. Still, he reasons that every ruler makes their share of mistakes, and if he can turn the fall of Lodel to his advantage somehow then he can leak to the public that it had always been his longeterm goal to destabilize his eastern neighbour.


Sinan has yet to marry, but he still has a large family, in the form of his elder brother Bartan, and three younger sisters Caruss, Lexa and Elior, all of whom are wed with their own families and young children. Of course politically Sinan is allied with Hamat and Remhi, whose differing attitudes he tempers, and he is a clear foe of Dolremm, who wants to add Rendor to his dominion under Lodel. The Spaspet of Rendor, Feior, has a complex relationship with Sinan. This no-nonsense servant of the city is unflinching in his duty, but flexible in his interpretation of the law, and Sinan respects and trusts the Spaspet enough to leave him to his own judgement, though their relationship is too tense to be thought of as friendship.


Race sex race Skills
Age category (n) Skill Points: spent/total
Profession profession (n) skill value speciality value
Faith faith (n)
Class description (n/n)
Statistics Inventory
Agility n weapon attack damage reach
Beauty n
Constitution n
Dexterity n
Endurance n armour protection hardness durability
Initiative n
Strength n tools skill modifier
Intelligence n attire/misc notes
Knowledge n
Perception n
Will n
Wisdom n
Bravery n
Charm n
Leadership n
Negotiation n
Luck n
Plan Bipedal
Cycle Diurnal
Diet Omnivore
Inferior ESP 2

Character Traits

Scrupulous (2)

The Patrician like everything to be tidy and ordered. From his appearance, to his routine, to his dealings, everything must be done with propriety and predictability to keep him on an even keel. When something is out of place it must be righted in order for the pieces that fall after it to do so properly. Thus anything from an urgent intrusion to a smudge on his trouser must be dealt with in short order for the Patrician to operate at his best.

Unbending (2)

Nahsunn is a clever man, and when he schemes he does so with care, crafting his movements as a master blade smith lovingly hones a blade. But once his course is set it is hard as steel, and he will stick to it no matter the squalls that spring up. Sometimes this single minded conviction gives him clarity, but more often than not it leaves him with a list of unanswered challenges.