Gallery showcasing various mercenary adventurers that can be found in and around my version of the city of Felstad, along with their Frostgrave rules and character backgrounds. The latter should be useful for NPC ideas for people doing fantasy roleplaying games as well. Not enough D&D parties with the kinds of hireling sell-swords that used to be the norm in the days of old, despite the apparent popularity of the OSR movement.
The hulking brute know as Head Taker is a former gladiator from the southern kingdoms, where he established a fearsome reputation in bouts against serpent-folk, shark-men, and the usual run of condemned pirates, demon cultists and buccaneers. His success was his own undoing, eventually earning the ire of so many local snake-man tribes, ocean-kin clans, sinister priests, and pirate brotherhoods that he found it wise to seek greener pastures.