A handsome brooding man with a scar over his right eye.
Of the three lieutenants, Akiros is the
least satisfied with his lot in life—but that’s nothing new
for him. Simple farmers in a proud rural area in Taldor,
Akiros’s parents wanted nothing more for him than life
as a protector of the town—as a paladin of Erastil, no less.
Every moment of Akiros’s life was spent in preparation
for his acceptance into the order, yet not one month after
he achieved his parents’ dream and became a paladin,
Akiros fell in love with the married daughter of one of his
hometown’s wealthier merchants, a woman named Rosilla.
The affair ended all too soon when Rosilla’s husband found
out what she’d been up to and threatened to divorce her.
The thought of losing the life of luxury was too much, and
she told her husband that Akiros had raped her. Furious,
he took Rosilla to the temple of Erastil to confront her
attacker. The young paladin was flabbergasted, but when
Rosilla took things too far by spitting on him and publicly
denouncing him as a rapist, a heretofore unknown rage
woke in Akiros’s heart. All of his repressed frustrations
and anger poured out in one powerful blow, and with that
blow he snuffed out Rosilla’s life. As she crumpled to the
floor, Akiros knew his life had been snuffed out as well.
He turned on Rosilla’s dumbfounded husband and killed
him as well, and with the temple guards still in shock, he
fled the city. He barely made it out of Taldor, stowing away
on a merchant ship bound for Mendev. Akiros switched
ships dozens of times as he fled north, losing himself in
the River Kingdoms, living as a bandit, a vagabond, and a
criminal, and growing to enjoy his newfound rages.
Eventually, his wanderings took him into the Stolen
Lands—he’d heard of the Stag Lord, and still unsure of
where he needed to be in life, he sought this new liege
out. Akiros has been with the Stag Lord’s bandits for only
a few months, but already his commanding presence has
earned the Stag Lord’s favor—Akiros is now considered to
be the second-in-command of the fort, much to Dovan’s
displeasure. Ironically, Akiros has come to the realization
that life as a bandit is even more hollow than life as a
paladin of Erastil, and when the Party made their attack
on the fort, he saw in them an opportunity for a new life
and, perhaps, redemption.