Ask-A-Characters: The Frozen Blades

Heroes from Forgotten Realms

Heroes from Forgotten Realms

I decided to give Delvin’s old friends a post and let people get to know them.  Maybe even learn more about their great leader.  First a little about each one:

  • Tavris–  A towering man with strawberry blonde hair and a keen mind.  He can be considered Delvin’s right hand man and is much more open than his friend.  Tavris can be rather impatient, which overrides his intelligence and wisdom at times.  He is always trying to improve his skills and earn the respect of those around him, which he usually has without realizing it.
  • Scorpion–  A mysterious knife fighter covered entirely in black.  He doesn’t speak unless he has something to say, which is more out of shyness than stoicism.  He has a knowledge of poisons and a few secrets that are revealed in The Mercenary Prince.  One that I will share is that he has never actually seen a scorpion.
  • Pelo the Swift–  Weasel-faced and rather scrawny when compared to his friends, nobody really thinks much of Pelo.  Not until he lives up to the ‘swift’ part of his name in both battle and conversation.  He’s always asking questions because he figures that it’s the only way to know what’s going on.  This can get out of hand at times.
  • Gerdo Rintz–  Handsome and charming, this twin sword fighter could be considered the mouth of the Frozen Blades.  At least in regards to getting information or avoiding unnecessary fights.  He is very friendly and quick to pull his companions into a celebration.  Delvin thinks Gerdo and Pelo are related, but the two of them routinely confuse him about this.  It has reached about where even they aren’t sure any more.

What can you ask about?

  1. Mercenary Life
  2. Delvin
  3. Where they went after Delvin split the group up
  4. Life on the road

So let’s see if we can have some fun with The Frozen Blades and make them feel at home.

Follow their big adventure in THE MERCENARY PRINCE!

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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12 Responses to Ask-A-Characters: The Frozen Blades

  1. L. Marie says:

    This is a question for the group: what quality(ies) do you appreciate most about your friends? Between some mercenaries, there is the aspect of competition that sometimes drives a wedge between people. Has that happened to you? If not, how do you keep that at bay?


    • Pelo- I’m not exactly sure what you mean. Do you mean us not getting along?

      Gerdo- Well, we do get into arguments at times. We’re kind of like brothers in that respect.

      Tavris- I think I get it. Friendship works the same way as any other organization. I’d say we’re more capable of working with ‘competition’ than adventurers and thieves. Some jobs are simply too big to do alone. That’s just us though.

      Scorpion- We have had run-ins with groups that believed mercenary work was all about competition. Those tend to end violently.

      Tavris- Especially if an attractive woman is involved. *looks at Gerdo*

      Gerdo- This coming from the man who cold-cocked an orc to get a job that involved catching a runaway puppy.

      Tavris- We hadn’t eaten in two days and Delvin was busy working off our tab at the blacksmith. What else was I supposed to do?

      Scorpion- Definitely like brothers. Can’t even stay on topic together.

      Pelo- On the plus side, we did find the puppy.

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      • L. Marie says:

        I just started reading your adventure in The Mercenary Prince, so I’m looking forward to your camaraderie. I have another question, which I hope you won’t mind asking: have you ever done anything along the bounty hunting line? Why or why not?


      • Scorpion- Of course. Bounty hunting does overlap with mercenary work at times. The difference between the two groups is that you’re more likely to find mercenaries in a group and we work with contracts. Bounty hunters tend to be solo and you usually have more than one going after the same target.

        Tavris- Not necessarily. You gain a reputation and you can be requested. They do have a rather loose system that is a pale imitation of what we do.

        Pelo- Moonlighting, huh?

        Tavris- Remember that bounty hunter that was after us a few years back? I had a few words with her before we lost her in the desert. As you can see, the two groups don’t always get along. Sometimes a mercenary might even hire a bounty hunter to give their competition an extra obstacle. Totally non-lethal deal, of course.

        Gerdo- Oh, that was a fun prank we pulled on the Boar Brothers. Anyway, the answer to your second question comes down to money. If things get tight or you have an emergency then you can’t really be choosy about the jobs you take.

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  2. L. Marie says:

    Good to know! Money is usually at the root of things. 😀


  3. What is the hardest part about life on the road? I can’t imagine there are accommodations everywhere you must go for your work.


    • Pelo- Finding a place to bathe without fish, otters, river nymphs, frogs, or hungry predators.

      Tavris- Finding a place to sleep that doesn’t have a rock. I swear the gods gave every chunk of stone the power to find a man’s shoulder blades if he’s camping.

      Gerdo- The food has a lot to be desired.

      Scorpion- I’m not a big fan of traveling in bad weather, but I always remind myself that I’ve seen worse.

      Tavris- Like that time Delvin went a week without coffee, fell asleep at his post, and we had to get out of a giltris tribe’s barbecue?

      Scorpion- That was bad. Still had worse happen to me before we met.

      Pelo- Can I change my answer to what Tavris just said? Lost my favorite boots that time.

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    John asked my question – great response!


  5. edireland says:

    Fantastic idea Charles!


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