The Scarred South
Commander Erastus Tilden
Second-in-command of Numestra Aporos.
Occupation: Second-in-command, responsible for recruiting
Locations: Gate of Iron Fangs, Delzimmer, Chavyondat, Ormpur (recently)
Description: Erastus Tilden is a man worn out by the war, scarred and suffering from old combat wounds. He actually has been injuried more than any other man in the Crimson Talons! Even though his eyes seem filled with regrets, there is an aristocratic air about him and he remains one of the undisputed leaders of the sellswords working for General Aporos. The commander has the typical look of a noble chessentan: olive skin, long dark hair tied in a small ponytail and a neatly trimmed beard that makes him look older than it really is (41) . In combat, he wears a grey dwarven plate and wields a long spear or a flail.
Personality: Even though he has seen a lot of suffering, Commander Tilden remains a positive leader and uses these horrible experiences to lead his troops to victory. Even though he spends time with the troops when off-duty, he doesn’t talk much and remains away from most celebrations. He is quite a scholar and spends most of his time reading books or playing lanceboard with the Red Maiden. Erastus is an honorable man who tries to act like a pragmatic and he hides his hatred for dishonest tactics even to his superior officer, someone who has known him for years.