Duke Uppernickle of the Felkirk Uppernickles, a legend in his own mind
Duke Ulstead Uppernickle, son of Olliae Phant-Uppernickle III of Felkirk, Five Dutchies. He was disowned by his people and exiled to the Burning Sand Sea after a failed attempt to usurp the authority of the Council of Dukes (selling the secret middle name of Sir Arlyn Uglae for a pint, after pinching Sir Uglae’s cheek during The Festival of Demine. The cheek in question was not an aspect of the good Sir’s face).
STR: 14 CHA: 13 DEX: 16 CON: 12 WIS: 10 INT: 11
AC: 13 HP: 12
WEAPON: long sword REF SAVE: 4 WILL SAVE: 2 FORT SAVE: 0
Ulstead Uppernickle, son of the Councilor of Duke Stronbow Brayon of Buckcastle (Olliae Phant Uppernickle) was a rebellious and generally cheerful fourth son who sought to reveal the absurdity of title and nobility by behaving as poorly as he possibly could whenever the situation called for a sober and noble bearing. To the horror and embarassment of his entire family he studied music and poetry under the tuteledge of Robin Barron – playwrite and thespian for one the City’s most disreputable theatres – and performed like a common bard for the cut-throats and general peasantry of Sowsear Row’s worse pubs and dives.
After his banishment, young and (nickle-less) Ulstead found these skills the only barrier between himself and death by starvation. Still cheerful, still rebellious, young Ulstead took on the self-imposed title of “Duke” and made his own sorrowful story a long and epic ballad to sing in the many straw-strewned pubs of the greater world.