The Jade Regent
Sandru Vhiski (Whiskey)
A charming man and wily veteran of Caravan routes
Male Human Rogue
Only a few years from middle age, Sandru Vhiski is a charming man, handsome and irreverent in precisely the ways that could have made him a highly successful Sczarni con artist, even before one takes into account in the fact that his older brother, Jubrayl, is said to be the local Sczarni leader in Sandpoint. The death of their parents during a violent storm, while tragic, was ironically just the thing to save Sandru from life as a Sczarni, for while Jubrayl was old enough at the point to strike out on his own (and thus fell in completely with the Sczarni), Sandru was still a young child.
His care fell to Koya Mvashti, a family friend and practically an aunt to the young Sandru. Under her guidance and support, Sandru managed to avoid falling in with the Sczarni, and when he grew of age, he instead sought employment as a caravan guard.
For several years, Sandru avoided returning to Sandpoint, but after he lost his job in the caravan business, he joined up with a group of adventurers eager to explore the Mushfens, Churlwood, and the Fogscar Mountains. As fate would have it, another former resident of Sandpoint, Ameiko Kaijitsu, was also a member of the group.
Sandru and Ameiko hit it off at once and soon became close friends—though both say they have never been anything more than that. Like Ameiko, Sandru earned a fair amount of money during his short-lived adventuring days, and like Ameiko, he doesn’t talk about the reasons why he abandoned the life. When he retired from adventuring, instead of buying a tavern, he bought his own caravan, after which he invited Koya to join him on his journeys, knowing she wanted to see more of the world.
He’s had a few clashes with his brother in the past few years, and you’ve heard he’s increasingly considering taking on a longer-thannormal caravan contract, in part to indulge Koya’s desire to experience a grand journey, and in part to get away from the dangerous influence of his troublemaking older brother and Jubrayl’s Sczarni compatriots.
Preferred Gifts: Fine Foodstuff (particularly shellfish and brandy)
Hated insults: Implications of criminal activity (especially with the Sczarni)
Ameiko: The two have a long and varied history that was broken for a few years after they returned from adventuring. However, they have mended their friendship and are quite close. Some have rumoured that they are secretly a couple, something they both deny immediately.
Koya: Sandru loves Koya like any son loves their mother, despite not being his birth parent. She raised, cared, educated and supported him and he will never forget that. He loves the fact that he can at least show her some of Varisia now on his caravan. While a passive person, if anyone ever threatened or hurt her, he would travel to the ends of the world to end that person’s life.
Shalelu: Whilst he is an easy going person who gets on with everyone, he has very little time for the elf. He finds her brash, blunt and ignorant of human ways. And the fact he felt this way before she tracked him down in the wilderness after he left Ameiko and Sandpoint and gave him a lecture. An argument broke out between them and despite being a fairly strong person and very handy with a sword, he found himself pulled from his caravan and pinned to the ground with a sword at his throat. The look in her eyes made him believe she was going to kill him there and then. She just left. They have never spoken of the altercation and generally avoid each other. Ameiko is completely oblivious to the rivalry between her two best friends.