The Clutch of Verthandi
Commander of the Scarred Hill Outriders
Val Korrick Redcliffe is the Commander of the Scarred Hill Outriders, an elite fighting force in the service of House Harlow that patrols the Scarred Hills, protects main roads and kills dangerous creatures. He is a serious, no-nonsense leader with an unwavering discipline, inspiring a sense of duty in all who serve him. Korrick knows the Hills better than most, and has identified several ideal ambush sites; he leads quarries into his soldiers’ traps using his prodigal skill with a bow. His subordinates often refer to him as “Cowlick,” due to the way his straw-yellow hair and mustache always seem to bend off in unusual directions, despite Korrick’s attempts to flatten them.