Off the Edge
The leader of the Thorn Ford camp bandits is a woman named Kressle, a sadistic criminal and career bandit who grew up in the River Kingdoms. Never spending more than a week in one spot, banditry is in her blood—as a young child she was already helping her parents rob travelers and roughen up pilgrims for some quick cash.
When her parents were killed after an ambush on a road,Kressle fled north from Mivon and into the Greenbelt. She managed to make her way through the dangerous region with a bit of luck, only to be caught by a group of the Stag Lord’s men. When two of them lost hands and fingers to her axes, their thoughts turned from rape to escape, andvshe followed the maimed and frightened bandits right up to the Stag Lord’s fort. Impressed with her skill and bravery, the Stag Lord threw the cowardly would-be rapists to the dead fields and recruited Kressle on the spot. After serving at the fort for a few months, the Stag Lord sent her north to run the Thorn Ford camp—she’s enjoyed the mix of freedom and responsibility, and her arrangement with Oleg is but the latest of her initiatives enacted since her arrival in the area.