a commanding presence: a tall warrior in black armor.
Initial visit :
He stands and bows to you.
"<Gender>. Art thou a warrior?"
no-"Then why hast thou come to Serpent's Hold?"
yes-"Good! I seek courageous warriors to accompany me."
"Who wants to know?"
"Well, `<Last Input>, I am Baron de Hugh."
"I am a mercenary now."
"First I shall gather an army."
"I plan to build my reputation as a great fighter."
"My army and I will kill the mighty daemon Sin'Vraal!"
"He is a malevolent creature, lord over numerous servants who crawl about the desert."
"It is on the north-eastern tip of Britannia. Look it up on a map."
"It is foolish to be courageous unless one is backed by a well-trained force of fighters."
"Or unless one happens to be the Avatar, I imagine."
"I heard at the guild that the Avatar was in town!"
"Koronada says I will be considered for membership when I have done something noteworthy."
"Have ye ever done aught worthy of note?"
no-"Well, actually, neither have I!"
yes-"Then surely Koronada has heard of ye. Tell him your name and he may invite ye to join the Silver Serpent guild."
"He is firm but fair. He does not wish to see any unworthy person bear the Silver Serpent blazon."
"I believe the silver serpent is a quick and highly venomous creature."
"A blazon is a shield marking, such as a serpent."
"Good luck, <Gender>."
"That I cannot help ye with."