Kesten arrived at the trading post with a group of three warriors under his command.
While he wears fine clothes and the symbol of a house, it was discovered that Kesten is a member of one of Dullstrand’s noble houses in name only.
Kaarina was able to recall the scandal when an affair between Kesten and a lowborn woman
named Tania, a weaver’s daughter, became public knowledge. His father Evan, a cousin of the Garess family patriarch, disowned Kesten, who fled to Auma to serve as a mercenary. He volunteered to lead the small group of soldiers to help guard Oleg’s Trading Post after his own
depression and shame grew too much to handle.
In short conversation it is clear that Kesten hopes to either make a name for himself as the defender of a remote fort, or to find an honorable death among the bandits and other dangers in the region.
Kesten has been offered the position of Royal Enforcer at the capital. He has left the employment of Oleg and is moving himself and his followers to become the arbiter of the law.