A rider, clad in mud-splattered chainmail, gallops down the trail. As she approaches, she whips the horse and brusquely gestures for you to get out of the way.
Heta Tapo (LN female human fighter 1) hurtles down the road on a fleet horse, intent on delivering the message with which she has been entrusted. A servant of a local lord, she carries a missive to her master’s neighbour. She is on important business and brooks no delay.
Personality: Brusque, and filled with a sense of her own importance, Heta has little time to stop and talk. She threatens those who delay her with her master’s displeasure. Heta is brave, but not insane. She avoids combat wherever possible and is a diligent, if unimaginative, warrior.
Mannerisms: Heta speaks quickly and with force. If she doesn’t get her way, she resorts to shouting—loudly—to make her point.
Hook: Unless she has a pressing need to stop, Heta spurs her horse passed the party while shouting for them to get out of the way. Heedless to the mud her horse’s hooves throw up she assumes whoever is on the road will get out of his way.
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