Stephos DeArchon

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Stephos DeArchon
Storyline Cross Into Shadows
Gender male
Race human
Relationship(s) Alendrial, wife
Alias/Title Councilman

Stephos DeArchon was a businessman who came to Wehnimer's Landing with his wife after experiencing issues stemming from her half-elven heritgage.

Appearance

You see Councilman Stephos DeArchon.
He appears to be a Human.
He is short and appears to be past his prime. He has narrow grey eyes and weathered skin. He has short, receding dark brown hair peppered with grey and white. He has a fleshy face, a broad nose and a trimmed greyish-brown beard. He is short, but stout of frame. Faint, hazy tendrils of smoke drift up from the plump cigar in his mouth.
He is in good shape.
He is wearing a woven silver-hued cloak, a silver-buckled black leather pack, a silver and black leather doublet, a pair of black leather gloves, an engraved platinum wedding band, a blackworked grey leather pouch, a thick black leather belt clasped with a large silver coin, some black silver-trimmed breeches, and a pair of polished black boots.

Background

Stephos DeArchon was appointed to the town council in 5112. Stephos and his half-elven wife moved to Wehnimer’s years ago after they fled the imperial port of Idolone due to strong anti-human sentiments against the wealthy merchant and his half-elven bride. Stephos has since earned many friends among the local merchants, who elected him to represent them on the town council.

It was believed that is wife, Alendrial, was involved in an intimate relationship with Inquisitor Rinhale Hurrst in order to protect her husband. When he was murdered, the adventurers of Wehnimer's Landing protected her. As Stephos slipped into stranger behavior, at one point pardoning MadMountain and others who had boasted of killing Earl Kestrel with Nysina, he tried to vanish after being implicated as the weapon supplier for the Krolvin attacking the Empire. He was apprehended by the town guard, and kept in custody by the Silver Gryphons in their Holding.

Weeks later, Earl Jovery dispatched Sir Thadston Andrews to go to Wehnimer's Landing and transport the prisoner back to imperial lands to face trial. The heroes unknowingly handed over Stephos to an imposter, likely members of the Brotherhood of Rooks, pretending to be Sir Thadston and Hendoran soldiers. The imposters left Wehnimer's Landing with Stephos in tow. Days later, the real Sir Thadston showed up with his men, claiming to have been waylayed on the road by bandits. When the duplicity of the situation was soon discovered, Sir Thadston and his men rode off at once to try to recapture Stephos, but were unsuccessful.

In the fall of 5119, Stephos returned to Wehnimer's Landing with an offer of aid. He stated he had numerous ships at his disposal and could easily move hundreds of citizens to safety temporarily, and that he would do so without charging a fee. He suggests allowing his wife to handle these issues if it would allow things to go more smoothly, and then proceeds to deny having sold any Wehnimer's Landing townspeople to the krolvin.