The Bandits

You are bandits, surviving in the wilderness under the leadership of Starling. Life has been particularly tough since the Queen and her children disappeared five years ago, and the Regent took over. He has conscripted nearly all the men into armies to fight a war against the neighboring kingdom of Guilder, whom he claims killed the Queen. As outlaws, you don't give to the poor, but you at least go easy on them.

The bandits are all loyal to Starling, who is taking you on a raid of the Druid's lair to kidnap the Regent's daughter and hold her for ransom. The Druids are an ancient order who tend the forest and speak to the spirits here. Thus far you have kept peace with them, but Starling feel the reward is worth the risk.

Starling the Bandit Leader

You have grown up a bandit leader since being orphaned younger than you could remember. Secretly, though, seeing the Regent war and atrocities has given you a change of heart. You would be willing to leave your bandit life to bring back the true Queen or her heir. Your band are mostly loyal to you, though you are not sure about Tana the thief, whom you rescued just a few weeks ago from guardsmen near the palace.