Scales of War
Sertanian is the castellan of the Hall of Great Valor. Our heroes rescued Sertanian from the Von Urstadt Crypt in Rivenroar. He weathered his captivity with dignity and refused to accept our pity or sympathy. We found out Sertanian has a past—he served as a soldier during the great “Red Hand” invasion years ago. So he has an utter hatred of hobgoblins.
Sertanian is the only prisoner who can identify the treasures from the Hall of Great Valor on sight (they’ve been his responsibility for years). He also told us that Mirtala the cook is being held downstairs in a chamber near a spiral staircase. They were being held together but the hobgoblins sent Sertanian away, saying that the plump Mirtala will make a better meal. He suspects that Kartenix is dead (which we discovered was true); Kartenix had told Sertanian that he was going to try to overpower the ettercaps guarding him the following morning by pretending to be asleep. But then they moved Kartenix, so Sertanian doesn’t know where he is.