Swordsmaster Rallent (Petrichor 365)

14 March, 2023

Rallent in his younger days.All sorts of people have washed up on the shores of Petrichor, from princes to peasants, heroes to hellraisers, all have ended up here.  Including the Swordmaster Rallent.

Rallent once was a hero, companion of kings and queens, trainer of princesses and princes, captain of the royal guard, and paragon of honor.  But he is an old man now, the regime has changed and he has been retired, given a ceremonial role, and left to die, forgotten.  He would not have his life end like that, so he resigned, packed up what little was truly his, he would not have it claimed that stole anything, and took ship for Petrichor.

Arriving in Port Imperial, it was rejuvenating, Rallent was still old, but he no longer let that define him.  He found a place to live and opened a studio for swordswork and more.  To many people’s surprise, but not Rallent‘s, he knew people would come.

Perhaps it was because one of his first students was Captain Ajzure, the commander of the Imperial forces here.  She had heard stories of Rallent‘s glory days and wanted to learn from a true hero.  She was not disappointed and the two have become good friends.

Rallent is an older man, [how old? it is not polite to ask but at least ninety], his hair has gone entirely white and he wears it tied back, with a neat goatee.  He always dresses well with a sword on his hip.  For a man who was once the captain of the royal guard, his sword is remarkably plain, but it is the sword that has always been at his side through all of his travels and travails.

Rallent is happy to teach anyone, man or woman, young or old, as long as they are dedicated and follow his code of honor.

Notes: I like the idea of the old hero teaching a new generation, he could serve as a patron, advisor or inspiration to a character,

Petrichor 365.  Previous entry:  The Blue Sword Company  Next Entry:  Ollimani the Minstrel

Image The cavalier by Gustavo Simoni found on WikiArt and is in the Public Domain.

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