Nez, the tinkerer
Nez is a retired soldier whose burly frame bears the scars of innumerable scrapes and close calls. It is known that he was once arrested for a terrible crime, but good King Andon pardoned him. The nature of the crime remains a secret between those two men, and Nez has been fiercely loyal to the royal family ever since. He now labors in the castle smithy where he oversees the production of arms and armor, and the occasional pot and pan.
Age has not made Nez's barrel chest and thick arms any less impressive. While Nez lacks a formal education, he has a keen wisdom honed by time.