Peril in Bloodstone
human male (illusionist wizard)
In his late 20’s or early 30’s, Galatar is thin and wiry, always wearing a hooded cloak with Arcane markings. He is clean shaven, and always appears curious, but keeps a cautious demeanor.
Organization: Brotherhood of the Cloak
Origin: Tower of Arcane Might in Mulmaster
Deity: Wears a small pendant of the dead power Leira, but in fact secretely worships Selune. He keeps this very well hidden though, as this would be a giveaway to his secret.
The Brotherhood of the Cloak: From the Tower of Arcane Might, the Brotherhood of the
Cloak watches for arcane threats to the rule of the High Blade. Formed as part of the Edict of Arcane Banishment, all practitioners of magic in the City who are not emissaries of a foreign power (such as those in the embassy of Thay) are watched closely, and those that use their magic are punished severely, unless they have joined the Cloaks and sworn to protect the rule of the High Blade from all threats (The High Blade is currently Jasseen Drakehorn, a Paladin of Bane).
Cloaks are frequently detailed to lend magical assistance to the Watch and the Soldiery. The Harpers have been seeding their operatives into the Cloaks, but how they have avoided the magical tests of loyalty remains unknown.
The Truth: In fact, Galatar’s well kept secret is that he is in fact a Harper agent from the Sword Coast sent to spy on the Brotherhood. He carefully guards his secret, and has taken his current mission largely to escape some questions of a particularly inquisitive brother that seems to be too interested in his background.
Code of Honor: As a Harper agent, Galatar is sworn to the following:
-work against villainy and wickedness wherever I find it, but work ever mindful of the consequences of what I do.
-All beings should walk free of fear, with the right to live their lives as they wish.
-The rule of law aids peace and fosters freedom, so long as the laws are just and those who enforce them lenient and understanding.
-No extreme is good. For freedom to flourish, all must be in balance: the powers of realms, the reaches of the cities and the wilderlands into each other, and the influence of one being over another.
-Whatever it takes, a Harper will do. Pride never rules the deeds of a true Harper.
Freedom is a multiversal right, though Harpers can spare themselves less freedom than those they work to protect when the need presents itself.