Scales of War
A calculating Shadar-kai mercenary leader
Sarshan is shadar-kai, an outcast who made a name for himself as the leader of a legendary mercenary band known as the Black Arrow. At their height, the Arrow put so much fear in generals and kings alike that Sarshan would take payment to fight for one group, then take a bigger payment from their foe to stand down.
Umbraforge is the dominion of Sarshan, now a trader of great reputation and even greater wealth. The tower, foundry, and forges are his. The camps are those of the mercenaries and slaves whose services he sells across the Shadowfell and the world.
The foundry is the new jewel of Sarshan’s operations. Its power comes from the fire and shadow driving its furnaces. Sarshan’s sages create beasts of battle there, born killers with magic in their blood.
Modra was once a lieutenant of Sarshan’s before going behind his back to try and broker a lucrative deal with Tusk, the Orc Chieftan. After Modra had armed the Orc’s and they failed to take their objective, Overlook, Sarshan became aware of Modra’s betrayal. Sharshan tries to keep a very low profile and will only take jobs that he thinks will have no way of connecting back to him or his forces in the Shadowfell.
Sarshan has been increasing the number of mercenaries in the Shadowfell, which he uses only as a stopping off point before shipping them out to their true destinations. Even Sarshan does not know the large picture of what is going on but someone seems to be hiring him to cause chaos in the normal world and it is in his opinion that it is a world that will end sometime in the near future.