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Rufus Wrinklecap (? PC - ? PC) was a male Kender who was a lodestone gatherer and originated from Balifor. He was small and sinewy, like most kender, and had a shock of red hair and startling blue eyes. In 1892 PC, the kender travelled through the Qualinesti region, searching for the most choice stones and came across a camp of slavers. When he was later discovered by Verhanna Kanan and a patrol of the Guards of Sun, he offered to lead them to the slavers. In the camp, he played the fool and amused the slavers, diverting their attentions until the Guards of the Sun could subdue the slavers and capture their leader, who turned out to be Ulvian, Verhanna's brother. Rufus then advised Verhanna that he was now her scout, as she had paid him a gold coin for his services.


Verhanna's Scout[]

In the company of Rufus, Verhanna captured the slaver Diviros Chandarell and freed the three elven slaves he was keeping. Verhanna realised she had to escort the three slaves back to Qualinost and had to give up on finding more slavers. On the return journey, she and Rufus left the three freed slaves to save a Human woman from a small band of Goblin marauders. The half-elf suffered from her wounds and fell unconscious, and her kender companion did his best to treat her and lead her to an elven settlement. Rufus led Verhanna to a small camp of elven immigrants bound for Qualinesti and came upon the young elf Kivinellis, who he and Verhanna had freed from Diviros' clutches earlier. Kivinellis led them to a mysterious elf known as Greenhands, who used magic to heal Verhanna of her wounds.

Rufus and Verhanna allowed Greenhands to travel with them to Pax Tharkas, and on the way they continued to be amazed with his attunement with nature. They befriended the Sons of the Wind on a leg of their journey and eventually joined up with Kemian Ambrodel and the Guards of the Sun at Black Stone Peak. Rufus participated in the fight against the Sorcerer Drulethen and witnessed the sorcerer's defeat by Greenhands. He then returned to Qualinost with his companions, on the backs of the Sons of the Wind. Back in Qualinost, Rufus accompanied Verhanna and Greenhands (now known as Silveran Kanan), as he grew concerned over the fact that Silveran seemed to be haunted by Drulethen's ghost. Following the death of Kith-Kanan at the hands of Silveran, whilst Ulvian was manipulating him, Rufus continued to serve as Verhanna's chief scout. In 1891 PC, Verhanna suggested sending Rufus to Balifor to follow up on rumors that Ulvian was hiding out in the area.


References[]

  • The Qualinesti, p.21-24, 26-29, 35, 57-62, 85-89, 91-100, 122-137, 150-158, 177-191, 203-208, 222-225, 234-241, 245-266, 281-285, 309
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