Rise of Nations
Captain of the Free Irregulars
Kesten Garess was dispatched along with three guards by the Swordlords of Restov at Oleg’s repeated requests for protection against the bandits. He and his troops have set up tents south of the stable in the outpost. His surname and the quality of his equipment leaves no doubt that he is a member of the nobility; however, it is unusual for someone from the powerful Garess family to be stationed somewhere so remote to the family’s interests. Morose and taciturn, Kesten does nothing to dispel this mystery though scuttlebutt among his men indicates he volunteered for this duty. In any case, Kesten is obviously a capable commander, a skilled fighter, and despite the insignificance of his post, takes the defense of the trading post very seriously.