Kail is no great mystery. Kail is not complex. He is an arrogant man. He is afraid that he cannot live up to the expectations of his family and title and he tries to hide that fear by puffing himself up and pretending to be certain of his might and wisdom.
At least, that’s how it’s all started. Over the years, Kail fell under his own “spell” and convinced himself of his own greatness. He believes he’s meant for better things, for greater titles and a loftier rule. He’s not about to doubt himself, lest his whole identity come crumbling down.
To make things more complicated, Kail is no fool. He really can be a great man. It’s his expectation that greatness should emanate from him easily, and that good things should fall into his lap, that damns his efforts.
Followers and Forces Edit
Bann Kail has roughly 450 men and women under his command. Kail’s forces are a mixed bag. Some are skilled retainers and veterans who served under his father. Others are untested recruits selected for how they look, rather than how they fight. It’s not that Kail doesn’t desire a finely tuned fighting force; he’s just too full of himself to realize what such an army would actually look like. Thus his men are fairly equipped and competently trained, but far more emphasis is put on striking uniforms and fancy weapons drills than winning battles. Leadership is a particular problem, as he chooses most of his officers for their ability to flatter and look good, though a handful of sergeants and veterans manage to maintain fair discipline.
On the positive side, Kail’s men are well equipped. He’s spared no expense on arms and armor. While some of this comes in the form of fancy but nonfunctional embellishment, their arms and armor are solid and well maintained. This is especially true of Kail’s knights, whose equipment is often ostentatious but always finely crafted and effective.