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Here the background for two party members in The Dark Triad:
This small, slippery halfling has become part of the Saviors
group by the highest merits - merits according to the Half-Ssized
cultural and military standards of course- Being such land the most
peaceful of the Gléah Lands, the mentioned standards are
things as peculiar as being able to swallow as many mapplepies per
hour as possible, running with one single foot during four miles
without halting to rest and also disappearing from the audience
without using magic, even any halfling would love to learn some
No matter if this race abhors killing animals to feed their
bodies, they are not so forgiving when it’s about
perpetrating such ominous deed against orks sneaking near the
shores of their Islands -even they would not dare to eat such evil
flesh!-. Barton has outperformed the vast majority of requirements
to be considered amongst the citizens as the Ork Scourge.
Few is known about Barton's past. Only his father's death by an
Ork axe explains his uncontrollable hatred towards the halflings
[i]"Barton, from the Half-Sized Islands, also known as the Ork
Scourge. You avenged your father long time ago, but your heart
hasn't yet found peace..."[i]
The members of the Elven Council at Oniria have appointed this
slender, sculptural elf to join the Saviors on his quest. This last
minute decision of the Council to join forces with the Gilgegard
Empire obeys to the bidding of a former loyal Alliance, when humans
and elves fought side by side against the Agaroth Hordes. Leindal
is captain of the Moonless Night Wizards, an army that alone
retrieved the cities of Mayreia, Adlaeiht, and Galinh in only seven
days without any support units.
A fact not known to many, when Leindal was yet a child under the
Order of the Divine Cosmic Triad, he took the bow of not killing
any life form...
Even his bravery and imperturbable attitude during the battle,
some say that he never sleeps at night as penitence for having
broken his early childhood oath. The Moonless Night banner actually
symbolizes the inner state of those wizards whose destiny is to
live under the recurrent grief for past deeds while at the same
trying to assist others in need to bring peace to their lives.
[i]"And you are Leindal, Captain of the Moonless Night Wizards.
Your brotherhood is not allowed to kill any living form. You know
what you expose to on this mission, things can only get worse for