4th Ed Dungeon Runners
Lord Ernest Padraig
Noble Governor of Winterhaven
Ernest Padraig, the Lord of Winterhaven, is descended from the noble family that ruled the area under edict of the old empire. Folks around Winterhaven were happy with Lord Padraig’s father’s authority, and they have found answering to the rules of the new lord no more arduous. On the other hand, Padraig doesn’t have absolute power. For instance, he has been unable to raise a force from among the villages to deal with the kobold problem on the road. Padraig commands the Winterhaven Regulars, a core group of ten soldiers who perform guard and police functions in and around the walled portion of the village. The Regulars patrol in pairs. To augment this force, Padraig can muster a group of about fifty civilians, given a day’s notice. However, he can only do this is the village itself is threatened – the villagers have no desire to patrol the road beyond the farms.
He has recently tasked the adventuring party to find out the cause of the kobold infestation, which he rewarded them handsomely for taking care of. He has additionally asked that the party stop the death cult nonsense occurring at Shadowfell Keep so that Winterhaven and the surrounding area will finally be safe again.