Sir Braford is an associate of Talgen Hucrele, whom he knows from the military academy in Brindinford. He hails from Pelosine in the north, where he performed his religious studies. He bears a holy sword gifted to him by his mentor when he became a paladin. He mentioned his belief that the ruined Sunless Citadel was, in ancient times, actually a bastion of his faith, and he intended to seek evidence to support that theory.
He left for Oakhurst with Talgen a month ago, but he has not been seen since.
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The adventurers found Sir Braford’s body in a dire rat’s nest. It appeared that he had held the creatures off while his companions fled.