Sirian Aldori

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Sirian Aldori
Aliases Sirian First, Sword Baron
Titles Baron
Alignment Lawful neutral
Race/Species Human
Class Fighter 7 / Duelist 10
Gender Male
Homeland Taldor
Rostland (Brevoy)
Organization Aldori swordlords

Source: Adventurer's Guide, pg(s). 19

Rostland was first inhabited by Taldan explorers in the latter half of the Age of Enthronement[1] under the leadership of Baron Sirian First, a hotheaded, impulsive noble forced to emigrate from Taldor after losing one too many duels. After the fledgling colony suffered a number of brutal attacks from bandit lords to the south, First accepted a challenge from the ruling bandit lord in 3035 AR to duel for the future of the burgeoning settlement. Unable to best the bandit king, First paid his wager and disappeared, most assuming he was gone for good, too embarrassed to show his face after the defeat. In 3044 AR, First returned a changed man.[2][3][4]

Answering to the name Sirian Aldori, the "Sword Baron"[5] challenged the bandit lord to a rematch and defeated him handily in seconds. He followed this with a standing offer of 100,000 gold pieces as a reward for any who could best him in a battle of blades. None could defeat him, whether through legitimate means or trickery and magic. At first, Aldori refused to teach any of his techniques, but he eventually capitulated and began to train a select group of swordsmen under certain stipulations. These conditions ensured that each student swore to change their name to Aldori, never teach their techniques to any outside the Aldori swordpact and were sworn to uphold a secret pact of honor.[6][4]

These swordsmen became known as the Aldori swordlords. They ruled Rostland for generations, each as prickly and impulsive as the order's founder.[2][4]


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  2. 2.0 2.1 James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 51. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
  3. Steve Kenson. (2010). Brevoy. Stolen Land, p. 65. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-229-6
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Benjamin Bruck, John Compton, Crystal Frasier, et al. (2017). Adventurer's Guide, p. 18. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-938-7
  5. Benjamin Bruck, Jason Bulmahn, Matt Goodall, and Jason Nelson. (2012). Paths of Prestige, p. 4. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-451-1
  6. Dennis Baker, Jesse Benner, John Compton, and Thurston Hillman. (2014). Inner Sea Combat, p. 3, 7. Paizo Inc. ISBN 978-1-60125-598-3