Birthright of the Demon Lord
A courageous young man with a handsome nose and glowing hair.
Little is known of the new High Prelate of the Impregnable Heart of Haelyn, so it took many by surprise when his predecessor chose to retire in favor of the young acolyte. Raised by the church, Ward was an orphan left on the doorstep of the Shrine of the Impregnible Heart in Medoere. He first came to the attention for his bravery and potential when he helped save the shrine from goblin raiders from the Spiderfell. His bravery earned him a squireship under Father Gregory in Proudglave, which ended only recently when his mentor was murdered by an Awnsheigh who’d arisen in the poor end of Roesone’s capital. With the aid of the Baron Roesone’s son, Luke avenged his master and put an end to the creature’s killings, and in so doing caught the eye of High Prelate Hubaere Armienden. With so many other heads of state changing, he felt it a good time to retire and called young Ward to Ilien, where he invested the young commoner with his bloodline and title, entrusting the future of the militant order to a member of the next generation who had proved himself willing to take risks time and again for Haelyn’s children.