Kisandra Numesti (NG female human rogue 2/aristocrat 3), the youngest daughter of Lord Terrion Numesti, a knight and aristocrat of Brevoy, caught wind of Drelev’s plan and realized it was time for her to act. Until recently, her father commanded Fort Drelev’s garrison. When he defied the baron’s orders and refused to ally with Armag or allow his eldest daughter to serve as a hostage, he was thrown into the dungeon. Now, with her father jailed and her older sister held by Armag’s savages, Kisandra has come to warn Tatzlford.
“My name is Kisandra Numesti. I come from the Drelev, west of here on the far side of Hooktongue Slough—it was established by Baron Hannis Drelev of Brevoy. My father is Lord Terrion Numesti, a knight who once served the baron but then went against him and was thrown into the dungeon as punishment.”
“Baron Drelev’s troops, along with a group of Tiger Lord barbarians and some enormous trolls! I pretended to be one of them until they drew near, then slipped away to warn you.”
“Baron Drelev did this to save himself. And so he can claim all you’ve built for his own gain. Drelev surrendered to the barbarians and the Lord of Pitax so they wouldn’t overrun his kingdom. I suspect he sees attacking you as a way to prove his worth to his new master, but he’s always been jealous of your success. He covets just about anything he deems more valuable than what he already has. I’m afraid your nation is no exception.”
“Any loyalty I may have once owed to Baron Drelev died as soon as he allowed those savages to take my sister and imprisoned my father for refusing to obey his orders. To tell the truth, I hoped that by warning you I might earn your favor and obtain aid in freeing them, but even if you choose not to help me, I can’t sit idly by and watch as that madman attacks this village.”
After saving Tatzlford Kisandra gives the party a quest. She further explains about the recent developments in the Drelev, including the imprisonment of her father and the taking of her sister as a hostage by Armag. She pleads for their help, praising their skill and renown for problem solving while also urging them to overthrow Drelev and save her people from the Tiger Lords. She asks them to repay Drelev for his treachery by forcing him cede control of the kingdom. Baron Drelev is a craven bully who, if left in charge of the Drelev, will cause the death of hundreds. Furthermore, she asks the PCs to save her father (from the dungeons of Drelev Keep) and her sister (from the clutches of the Tiger Lords) if they can.
Kisandra has little in the way of personal wealth to offer in payment for these requests, but she does pledge her family’s loyalty to the PCs if they accept her quests. She also points out that if they can liberate Fort Drelev, its beleaguered citizens will certainly treat them as heroes and join their nation.
Kisandra is no heroine, she fears Baron Drelev, and despite how she worries for her father or sister, she has no desire to return to Fort Drelev. She can certainly sketch a map of the town for the PCs, but she doesn’t want to return there until the baron has been dealt with and her family rescued. She does, however, have one more thing to offer the PCs, the name of a possibly ally in the town: Satinder Morne, the proprietor of Fort Drelev’s gaming hall and brothel. Kisandra gives the PCs a jade ring worth 200 gp that can prove to Satinder they’re friends. While Kisandra is hesitant to admit how she knows Satinder (they are, in fact, secretly lovers, an arrangement that would not sit all that well with her tradition-bound father), she tells the PCs that Satinder is no friend of Baron Drelev despite the fact that the mercenary guards who now serve as the city watch are among her best customers. If they’re looking for a safe place to hide in Fort Drelev, they should mention Kisandra’s name to Satinder and give her the jade ring with a long-stemmed flower of any kind threaded through the ring itself.