Thawgrim the Difficult
Warlord, Madman, Avowed Future King of Hutzlun
Seen here at one of his favourite passtimes (burning things), Thawgrim is a man of whom many things are said. Most of those things imply or outright claim that he is insane. There's no doubt he is a successful warlord, serving under the Great Malatesta until the infamous 'king of sellswords' was executed in Mazarantiom this summer, but he is renowned for doing things the hard way, as well as being contrary, capricious, traitorous, and unpredictable. Despite this, in the wake of Malatesta's death he is one of the great mercenary captains
of the boarder, with an army of Hutzlunrs at his back and half a dozen 'Story Men' (Hutzlunrs of great renown) in his retinue.
Rumours say that he is down south looking for the so-called Impenetrable Shirt
(lost icon of the Hutzlun Kings; a hauberk of skystone said to make its ruler invulnerable), that he has three wives, or daughters, or daughter-wives, that are powerful witches; that he had his brother murdered, and the soul bound into his axe; that he's claimed vengeance upon men who saved his life, but laughed in the face of assassins and showered them with gifts. He definitely has a reputation for cruelty, loving nothing more than hangings, impalement, and fights to the death to accompany his feasts.
Its not all bad however: The Sisters of the Grey Hospice once relieved him of terrible gout in his left foot, and as such are under his protection - having famously told his men they may do as they please "but whatever you stick into those nuns will get stuck into you right after."
Thawgrim's mobile headquarters is a ship, the Ravished Succubus
, to which great wheels have been attached, and which he often forces prisoners to haul about the Margomarissi like yoked homorn.