Stereotypical Orlanthi hero.
Male Sartarite of the Goodsword clan of the Lismelder tribe.
Priest of Orlanth, Chief of the Turquoise Tree clan, initiate of Pavis, River Hero, Marshal of Pavis, heroquestor, founder
member of The Company.
He is 6’2” tall, well muscled and good-looking.
Fost has brown hair, yellow eyes and is clean-shaven. He wears iron ringmail. Born 1598.
Company leader and front-rank fighter.
Fost is the eldest child of Hogar the Beardy and Uweena Half-Pint,
farmers of the Goodsword clan of the Lismelder tribe. He has a very pretty younger sister (Beranda) who is a Vingan (she
was recruited by Serenity).
Fost can be credited with many of the heroic deeds of The Company
(but isn’t), and is widely respected as a brave, kind, and honourable warrior of great skill. He is a decent person
and man of principle.
He was placed second at the 1619 Garhound Contest, helped to
defeat the Vomiter and the Chaos Gaggle, and fought the Coders with them. He was lost to the group after the mostly failed
mission to Dyskund Caverns, but returned a year and a bit later, having participated in the Lismelder Rebellion of 1624.
Fost fought valiantly at the Battle
of Iceland and served ably as a battlefield commander, earning the respect of his men. He won the Running Competition
at the Troll Games. He helped the Cradle reach the sea, stole a standard from the Silver Shields, led the Pavis rebellion
and has recently been appointed Marshal of Pavis. His bravery during the StormWalk Path heroquest was unsurpassed. Recently
led a successful diplomatic mission to the Tarsh Exiles, where The Company won many friends and new allies.
Fost is clever and a competent spell caster, often realising
what the supposedly cerebral members of the party do not.
Some in the party claim that he prevaricates too much; others
say that he prevaricates far too much. As a tactician he seems to want to devise very complicated attack plans (my experiences
with The Company tend to suggest that simple plans are in fact required).
He is a highly skilled warrior, outdoorsman and is surprisingly
well educated. His weapons of choice are axe and shield. Likes throwing javelins.
Fost has a long-term on-off relationship with Serenity, who
delights in harassing him, getting him to do the jobs she does not want to do, and the fact that despite this all, he came
back. Despite the trials of this relationship, Fost remains amazingly relaxed, and easy to be around.
Fost is supposedly the leader of the party, those in the know he's
just a front for Serenity. The group is reasonably democratic, it's just that Serenity can shout real loud and seems to always
end up in charge.
He has a son, Garak, the result of his relationship with Rosie,
a Maran Gor priestess. He is currently married to a Tarshite girl although this will end soon as it was only a year marriage
enacted for political reasons (the couple get on very well however).
An alynx called Ulric accompanies Fost everywhere. It
may be related to Red Stripe, Serenity's alynx, both have very bad tempers. Fost rides a large war zebra called Zeus.
Fost likes big women, beer, hitting
things with an axe,beer, bossy women, sheep, and seriously hates both Chaos and the Lunars.