Beyond the Vast
Council member in the City of Redshore
Councilmember Eophraim Troyas is a new addition to the Red Shore city council. As such, he is less prone to the traditional means of accomplishing important tasks. In a short time, he has established a reputation as an outspoken, and sometimes combative, public figure. A half-elf, he has shown little of his race’s good-natured tendency toward patience. One of Troyas’s most recent controversial remarks was that he intended to use adventurers to aid in cutting down on recent bandit attacks in the Elsir Vale. Other members of the council—despite the city’s recent history and survival thanks to the efforts of adventurers—were dubious, but willing to give Councilmember Troyas’s policy a chance — to fail. Many of the more entrenched public figures secretly believe that the mercurial nature of adventurers makes them eminently unsuitable for the defense of the city. At least, that’s their public stance. Privately, rumors on the street continue to circulate about graft and embezzlement among some members of the council, causing many to wonder if such members of the council would rather see the funds that are used to hire adventurers end up in their pockets.