Coldsweat

Coldsweat the Green, minstrel to Ser Hectre

Description:

Coldsweat is a miniature orc believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s. He is 3 ft tall, but extremely agile, and has been known to engage in doing “sweet flips.” Though his natural hair color is black, Coldsweat began shaving himself bald at a very young age due to the Fletcher’s superstitions about black hair and facial hair (The Fletcher’s have beliefs that black hair shows signs of inner evil. In regards to facial hair, the Fletcher’s believe that the only reason a man should hide his face is if it is with a helmet.) Coldsweat is a fantastic musician, he struggles in writing lyrics, so his most well constructed works are purely instrumental. On his left pectoral muscle he has the word “Brother” tattooed in the Common Language. He also has a surprising talent with a crossbow, and holds the hunting record in Fletcher’s Peak for killing a 1,000 pound bear with a deft shot through the eye socket.

Bio:

Coldsweat was found as an infant, under the cape of the corpse of Lofreyen of House Fletcher. He was found by Lord Oaké of House Fletcher , who was in a search party looking for Hectra (Oaké’s wife) and Lofreyen. Due to Coldsweat’s diminutive size from infancy it was impossible to conclude Coldsweat’s age when he was found. Coldsweat has no memory of anything before his discovery. Oaké, who was grief stricken by the assumed death of his wife, took the infant Coldsweat back to Fletcher’s Peak and raised him alongside his natural son, Hectre. Hectre and Coldsweat were inseparable throughout childhood. When Hectre was 14 he started his battle training, but Coldsweat, being to small to fight in battle, took on lessons in music. Coldsweat became incredibly talented in percussion, string instruments, and singing. Hectre went off to assist the kingdom in the Ravenswood Dispute, and when he returned he was different. No longer were Coldsweat and Hectre the best of friends. Since then Hectre has never shown much affection for Coldsweat, except in rare circumstances (usually involving Ale.) Coldsweat finally saw the truth of his circumstances, though he had been raised alongside a noble, he was not a noble and would never be seen as one.

Although when Hectre returned from battle, Coldsweat had lost his best friend, he would soon gain a new person to care about. Hectre had returned with a baby he had rescued from a savaged town. Lord Oaké adopted the baby and named her Elmira, but as Oaké lived in Brei, the responsibility of raising Elm was shared by Hectre’s Aunt Juno, Hectre, and Coldsweat. As Elm grew, Coldsweat became a confidant of hers and someone that she could talk with about Hectre. Coldsweat trained Elm in singing, and she soon became regarded as having one of the most beautiful voices in the duchy.

An example of Coldsweat’s songwriting. “The Song of Hectre” he wrote at Hectre’s behest for his 25th birthday.

The Song of Hectre

“Oh from the lands of Grandevere
There hailed a man most tall
He lived in Fletchers Peak
Born to rule the town so small

He never hurt a fly
But that last part wasn’t true
Cause he slashed and fought all day and night
Cutting fighters through and through

Oh sing the song of Hectre
The knight of fletcher’s halls
Though he may not be too quick or fast
He cuts off coward’s balls

Oh sing the song of Hectre
You better sing it fast
Cause if you can coax a smile from him
He might just kill you last

Hectre fell in love
She plucked his hearts last chord
But once again that parts not true
His one love is his sword

As he plants his stance for battle
With a spike strapped to each boot
You’ll never see him charge or run
So they call him “The Root”

Oh sing the song of Hectre
The knight of fletcher’s halls
Though he may not be too quick or fast
He cuts off coward’s balls

Oh sing the song of Hectre
You better sing it fast
Cause if you can coax a smile from him
He might just kill you last"

On occasion, when Hectre is off adventuring, Hectre will call upon Coldsweat to travel with him, to provide entertainment. Though Coldsweat believes that Hectre really calls upon him because Hectre is homesick.

Coldsweat resides in Fletcher’s Peak

Coldsweat

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