“A hero gives themselves to a cause bigger than themselves, ya know? Wherever he is…well, no-one can doubt that’s what he’s gone and done.”—Leon Hayder, Finzel city guard
According to legend, Charles Gilbratore was a great hero, a slayer of monsters, and a man of the people. Tales of his exploits differ in the details, but all agree on one fact: Gilbratore disappeared at the height of his power and glory, his ultimate fate shrouded in mystery.
Sakesu Windrider, fellow member of The Unbreakable Blades, believed that Charles’s sword, Cordyceps, had corrupted his friend. The elf claimed that Gilbratore, once the greatest among their adventuring party, changed for the worse under its influence.