Continuing our look at the cast of my new book, “Repercussions Abound” we have looked at the protagonist. Today we are going to look at the antagonist, Lord Mandrean the 13th. Mandrean has size on Linvin. He is several inches taller and many inches wider. He is a lazy person who relies on others for everything. Mandrean has the mentality of a spoiled child. Rather than accepting responsibility for his crumbling empire and initial loss to Linvin Grithinshield, he blames others and Linvin in particular. He believes that defeating Linvin will restore the people’s faith in him and put all thought of revolution out of the air. Never mind that the people are starving, the taxes and backbreaking and the road system has fallen apart. Mandrean is convinced bringing Linvin to be executed in front of his subjects will put things back in order. He wears a newly crafted Dwarven plate armor while he carries his family’s sword. It is a long sword much longer than Linvin’s broadsword Falconfeather. It has teeth on both sides of the blade pointed back at the hilt. They serve several purposes. In combat, opponent’s swords often get caught in the teeth and dislodged from their owner’s hands. Furthermore, if the blade slashes an opponent it will tear either his armor or skin. Finally, if the sword pierces an opponent, when it is withdrawn from the inside the teeth will mutilate the hole from within causing fatal damage. As it is called in the books, it is a butcher’s weapon and not suitable of anyone with honor. As devastating as the sword is, Falconfeather has certain advantages over it. Its speed is far greater and its length is better suited to close quarters fighting. The most important difference is the user. Mandrean was once a great warrior, but time and corruption have robbed him of much of his abilities. Even he fears an even fight with Linvin. His mind, however, has lost none of its diabolical nature and he has plenty of puppets to do his bidding.
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