Kaylessa Irkell

Proprietor of the Swinging Sword in Red Larch.


She is the fortyish matriarch of her family and a pleasant, sturdy woman. She is increasingly worried about “what’s gathering in the dark” in Red Larch and brought up her concerns with the party.

She’s heard many tales about fogs that persist in the Sumber Hills even in bright sunlight, and sudden gusts of hot wind sweeping west out of the hills where breezes have always been cold. There have been more violent sights, too, such as sudden bolts of lightning stabbing up from the hills into a clear sky. “Fell magic,” Kaylessa terms it, though she admits this was an opinion shared with her, and she’s seen none of this herself.

Kaylessa has also noticed some Red Larchers looking both frightened and furtive, and tersely turning aside innocent queries.

Kaylessa has a theory about the source of Red Larch’s recent troubles: it’s all related to an evil presence at Lance Rock. She says neither the constable nor the town elders have helped her.


Kaylessa Irkell

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