Nance is the daughter of a ferrier in [[Ratsholm]].
As a child Nance got separated from a caravan once and ended up lost in the woods for a week. [[:pansy]] was wandering in the woods and found her. She brought her home but took her time getting there …
Pansy works in a butcher shop, which she finds distressing.
She has occasionally said that she worked walling up the Iggar Depths, telling stories in exchange for free drinks.
She volunteered to join a search party for a lost pony. Unfortunately they …
Lorna cares for Lady Reyt's collection of books, including the forbidden texts collected long ago by the dark lord.
Lorna started to read a forbidden book but got weirded out before she finished the first chapter. She put it back and never told anyone …
Wallace works at the Peat family brick factory.
He and [[:nance]] worked on the same team walling up the Iggar Depths.
Wallace was part of [[:lorna]]'s team that escorted [[:melvissa |Royal Inspector Melvissa]] to [[Fort Elias]] (along with [[:nance …
Lord Bagier is known for his riding and hunting skills, but not for his mind.
Stina works for [[:halavar-bagier | Lord Bagier]] as a scribe.
Stina was part of [[:shilgen-sanblad]]'s team that went into the [[Elkwood]] (along with [[:blaise-berwick]], [[:brice-illsen]], and [[:soter-cloakfield]]).
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Melvissa works for the Royal government as an inspector. She arrived in [[Ratsholm]] with the intent of assessing whether she should recommend that the exemption from the standard two years of service for every adult should be removed.
She was given an …
Blaise works as a junior barkeep at the Broken Door tavern. He is relentlessly cheerful and recklessly optimistic.
Blaise was part of [[:shilgen-sanblad]]'s team that went into the [[Elkwood]] (along with [[:stina-kellan]], [[:brice-illsen]], and [[: …
Karl hates the winter solstice celebrations. He has been called a skittish man who lacks conviction. While he's been getting drunk and complaining a lot, this might only be because he's been fighting with his husband.
Lady Sira Reyt is the head of the Reyt family, and overlord of the largest section of [[Ratsholm]]. Her vassals include Lord Tolvilip and [[:halavar-bagier |Lord Bagier]]. She owes fealty to [[:nize-hatonner|Baron Hatonner]].
Shilgen's current assignment is watching sheep, but he's hoping to eventually be promoted to watching goats.
Shilgen led a team consisting of himself, [[:stina-kellan]], [[:blaise-berwick]], [[:brice-illsen]], and [[:soter-cloakfield]] into the [[ …
Samma is a cousin of [[:gub-sanblad|Gub]] and [[:shilgen-sanblad | Shilgen Sanblad]].
Gub is [[:shilgen-sanblad | Shilgen Sanblad]]'s brother.
Sarnel works as an animal trapper, and occasionally provides skins for the creation of parchment. It would be illegal for Sarnel to be trapping in the [[Elkwood]], so presumably he only works elsewhere.
Brice is a very successful apprentice baker, having transferred from being an apprentice blacksmith.
Brice was part of [[:shilgen-sanblad]]'s team that went into the [[Elkwood]] (along with [[:stina-kellan]], [[:blaise-berwick]], and [[:soter-cloakfield …
Finibar is a junior worker at the general store. His boss (Mrs Slurt) is unimpressed with him.
He has a young son.
Lord Osmar Tolvilip owes allegiance to [[:sira-reyt |Lady Reyt]]. He owns several properties in [[Ratsholm]]. He and Lady Tolvilip have three daughters.
Soter serves as a seamster to [[:osmar-tolvilip|Lord Tolvilip]] and his family.
Soter was part of [[:shilgen-sanblad]]'s team that went into the [[Elkwood]] (along with [[:stina-kellan]], [[:blaise-berwick]], and [[:brice-illsen]]).
Baron Hatonner is known to love life, perhaps more than he loves his people. It is said that no one can throw a party the way that he can.
Effie works in service in Lord Bagier's manor.
Mrs Abbir has trouble getting around, so her son, [[:zem-abbir|Zem]], does a lot for her.
Manager Silva organizes all of [[:sira-reyt |Lady Reyt]]'s personnel, including all of the work days for new adults in the village. She seems to believe that the king has a magical way to listen in on anything said in her office, and insists that …
Erin is the principal dyer in [[Ratsholm]]. She owes fealty directly to [[:sira-reyt |Lady Reyt]].
Olina is the only child of Izold and Mara Sanblad. She works in [[:sira-reyt |Lady Reyt]]'s orchard.
Olina led a team consisting of herself, [[:calpurnia-pinch]], [[:fanto-tem]], [[:spogo-kulschpork]], and [[:peat]] on a mission to [[Carsbank]].
Calpurnia works as a carpenter for [[:osmar-tolvilip |Lord Tolvilip]]. She loves to paint.
Calpurnia was part of [[:olina-sanblad]]'s team that went to [[Carsbank]] (along with [[:fanto-tem]], [[:spogo-kulschpork]], and [[:peat]]).
Spogo works with pigs. (The smell tends to follow him even when he isn't.)
He likes to drink, but it makes him mouthy.
Spogo was part of [[:olina-sanblad]]'s team that went to [[Carsbank]] (along with [[:calpurnia-pinch]], [[:fanto-tem]], and [[:peat …
Fanto works as a junior assistant herbalist for [[:osmar-tolvilip |Lord Tolvilip]]. (This often results in him doing other odd jobs, even though he's not well suited for physical labour.)
Fanto was part of [[:olina-sanblad]]'s team that went to [[ …
In spite of a dearth of evidence, the people of [[Carsbank]] continue to spread the rumour that Zelly is actually a witch.
Lady Gklig held the majority of the property in the village of [[Carsbank]] until her death under mysterious circumstances. She was survived very briefly by her younger brother, [[:hallon-guklig|Hallon]].
Mrs Slurt runs the Ratsholm general store.
Hallon died in a fire in his family manor house, soon after his sister was apparently assassinated.
Milchek is thought by many to be the bastard son of [[:hallon-guklig |the late Hallon Gklig]]. His friends call him "Milly".
Hannah worked as a laundry maid for Lord Ortog Gklig and later his daughter, [[:gervigga-guklig|Lady Gervigga Gklig]]. She caught the eye of [[:hallon-guklig]], and it is rumoured that he fathered [[:milchek-grimes|her son]].
Hannah is unmarried and …
Lord Ortog Gklig ruled [[Carsbank]] until his death, when he was succeeded by [[:gervigga-guklig|his daughter]].