Sir Andros Medani
Sir Andros (d’Medani): Knight of the Red Cloak, Andros the Bold
(Cousin to Treblin d’Medani (ruler of the Dragon Marked House))
Born in 891, 107 years old
Sir Andros appears to be a Brelish Half-Elf in the prime of his life. When outfitted in his trademark blue steel plate armor (engraved with the Bear and the Crown) wielding Triumph (his gleaming golden War Hammer) he is a living Brelish legend of the Last War.
His easy going confident attitude along with his disarming smile ensure Sir Andros has no trouble finding friends in any room. He is quick to boast of his homeland’s progressive policies of openness and tolerance because as he so often puts it: Nobody does it better than Breland (regardless of the topic). Like many of his countrymen he finds debate irresistible.
A close observer may notice when disguising his anger his left eyelid often twitches. He also has a habit of calling everyone friends and clapping them on the back at every opportunity.
Even as a child Andros displayed a natural ability to connect with people. He grew into a popular and charismatic young man. House Medani was disappointed when his mark never manifested. Twenty years after the start of the Last War seemingly fallen out of favor with his house, Andros was knighted by King Boranex and he rode off to war joining the Brelish forces fighting in the north along the border with Aundair. Historians have disputed if this was a ploy by the crown to strengthen ties with House Medani or a move by Medani to influence the Crown.
Sir Andros displayed an uncanny knack to not only rally and command soldiers but also gain their unwavering trust and loyalty. However his swift ascension through the ranks of the Brelish Army surprised no one that knew him. As a Major General he won several decisive battles against Aundair which caused them to pull forces from their western territories. They ultimately lost those lands to the Eldeen Reaches. Many in Aundair have not forgotten the deep Brelish incursion led by Sir Andros the Bold.
His loyalty to the crown of Breland is rumored to be a point of contention with his family.
Many historians believe Sir Andros’ importance in the war and loyalty to the King makes him a valuable political asset to his House. Some speculate that his battlefield success was secretly enabled by House Medani behind the scenes despite the houses claims of neutrality.
Few know that after the war Sir Andros joined the Basilisk’s Gaze and has spent the last two years hunting down war criminals. One such pursuit took his hunting party into the Mournlands. Something that happened there changed Sir Andros but what it was he does not speak of. Rumors and whispers suggested that an encounter in its deadly mists left everyone else in his party dead.