The Descendants of Tarakona
War hero and governor of King's Hope.
Duke Austin is the governor of King’s Hope, the Empire’s first colony in the new land. The city is only a year old and is currently struggling with completing the city’s walls. A political power game is the root cause of this.
Duke Austin was previously the lord of another city in the Empire. This city, Tarapentia, was the site of the first battle of The Ogre War. Failing to respond to rumors of Ogres on the move, Austin found himself quickly fleeing his city as it burned to the ground. Disgraced, he dedicated his life to the war and redeemed himself, eventually becoming one of the most recognizable heroes of the war. For this, he was granted governorship of King’s Hope.
The heroes met the Duke after saving Count Dashwood, a personal friend, from an assassination attempt. This display of courage and talent led the Duke to request they find his son. It was to be a simple errand, just to notify him of the request to return home early from a hunting trip. However, as the heroes ventured out to find him, they found many of his guards slain in the wilderness and the son dragged off. In reward for the rescue of his son, the Duke granted the heroes land and the rights to establish an adventures’ hall.