Ricard Damaris

The owner and proprietor of the Green Dragon Inn, located in the River District of the Free City of Redmark. Today, a simple barkeep, Ricard was once a great warrior and a hero at the pivotal battle of Emridy Meadows, fighting against the denizens of the Temple of Elemental Evil. He came away from the battle missing the fourth finger on his left hand and with an odd triangular scar on the left side of his chin. He also left with a firm understanding that the world of Oris was a fascinating place filled with hidden wonders, and set off for an adventurer’s life.

Damaris appears as a tall, gruffly handsome man that looks about a decade younger than his sixty-plus years. He wears his thick black hair down to his shoulders, and he dresses fashionably but not ostentatiously. Ricard reveres S'Thar, the Goddess of Luck and encourages the boisterous character of his inn, believing it to be the secret to its continuing financial success. Fistfights, broken-bottle battles, and even dagger duels don’t bother him unduly, though he might step in with a heavy club if a brawl gets out of hand. His regulars know when to stop. If more serious weapons are drawn, dangerous magic is used, or if a member of his staff is attacked, Damaris does not hesitate to draw his own weapon; a masterwork steel long sword and attack the offender until he flees into the street. On a few unfortunate occasions, Damaris has been forced to kill an unruly patron outright.

Ricard’s wife, Florence, and his twenty-six-year-old daughter have moved to lands they recently inherited outside the city of Chelstad. He adores them and still visits a few times a year, but prefers to spend his time at the Green Dragon, telling stories about his old adventuring days and listening to other adventurers tell the same.