Rise of the Runelords
Bress is a giant of a man, whose size and strength are a well known trait of his line. unfortunatly so is his familes temper. Bress is the son of Barden. Barden the butcher. Barden the slayer. Barden the devil. the last time he saw his father he was surronded by the bodies of his enemies, six men layed dead around Barden and still his terrible axe slayed left and right until finnally a lance stuck him in the left shoulder. Bress was 16 at the time and stayed watching from the tree as his father’s reign of terror ended along with his life. He stayed in the oak high above his fathers corpse until the soldiers had gone. He climbed down and felt no sadness only a terrible sense of relief mixed with guilt. He walked 60 miles to a settlement and found employment, apprenticed to a carpenter. But just as he was settling down the past came back to torment him when a traveling tinkerer recognized him: he is the son of the devil! a crowd gatherd outside the carpenters armed with stones and clubes Bress was forced to flee. Three times in the next five years bress had been forced to run from settlement to settlement – until he met Alithae. On the day of there wedding alithae’s father approched him offering a goblet of wine “i know who you are” he had said “but i do not beleive a fathers evil is visited upon his sons, you are a good man Bress.” it wasnt too long after that three men arrived at the settlement where he and his wife lived with there new baby. they were out walking that morning when he heard “It’s Bardan’s son!” The three riders had stopped there horses and one was pointing at him; they spurred their mounts and rode at him. Alithae, struck by a charging horse, fell heavily, and Bress had leapt at the rider, dragging him from the saddle. Bress struck left and right, his huge fists clubbing them to the ground until they no longer moved. as the dust settled he came to his senses and after his rage subsided he turned back to Alithae…only to find her dead, the babe crying next to her. From then on he lived like a cursed man, moving from town to town trying to escape his fathers ghost and give his son a better life and settled in the town of sandpoint. At the age of sixty he works as a local carpenter, his son who was also gifted with his size and strength resents him. thinking his father a weak man. Bress remarred in order to give Druss a mother but never loved her like he did alithae and worse of all, his son reminds him alot of his father. Bress lives as best he can to be an example of a good man for his son in the hopes that the rage of his line has been broken.