Wintercrest: Fragments of Fate
Leader of The Defiant Circle
Valen has been present in The Adventurer’s Guild for as long as the Natural Ones have. The Defiant Circle, his party, was commissioned to pursue Zarfan Cantalever. Their investigation lead them into a trap, however, and they were ambushed by Rufian in Zarfan’s home while Rufian appeared as a Dwarf. Valen at the time believed that the recent influx of Dwarves from the economically-collapsed Hammerfall was to blame for crime spikes in the city, and chalked this up to a part of that apparent pattern. They lost their spellcaster in the battle.
He and his party were delivered a humiliating defeat by The Natural Ones at Ironridge when Valen’s arrogance got the best of him and he agreed to duel them for the right to investigate The Black Tower. Valen’s father Arcturus, a member of Fiora’s same secret society, had sent him there on the mission.