Bastards of Arcistoth
Gaemund and his ill-fortuned brothers
The sons of Tarah Arcistoth have fared poorly in life. No two of them have the same father, and many hold this as a point of shame against them and their mother. Aunt Ursi will have nothing to do with any of them, citing them as a disgrace to the family legacy. As if that wasn’t enough, each of their respective ventures has ended in failure time and time again. Ill fortune follows them like their own shadows.
Ulfert, First Son of Tarah Arcistoth
Boltof, Second Son of Tarah Arcistoth
Cyril, Third Son of Tarah Arcistoth
Erginus, Fourth Son of Tarah Arcistoth
Frederic, Fifth son of Tarah Arcistoth
After spending years at sea, only to get shipwrecked no less than four times, Frederic returned to the Arcistoth home fief of Calchester. Ursi has not seen him once in the five years since his homecoming. He is determined to make a living for himself here, in what was once their hometown, and works hard as a merchant and carpenter to earn the respect and dignity he feels his family is owed. Frederic harbors a deep grudge against Gaemund for refusing to set down roots. Perhaps he is jealous of Gaemund’s close bond with their mother, Tarah.
Fendrel, Sixth Son of Tarah Arcistoth
Gaemund, the Seventh Son of Tarah Arcistoth.
Youngest of the whole lot. He is the black sheep of a family of black sheep, reviled and cursed for his willing collaboration with Valter von Yorlen. Little does his family know that his secret generosity sponsors their continued survival.