Tales from the 13th Age
Mayor/Foreman of Estoll's Stand
Soldier-turned-miner, Tolben rose to lead foreman within a few months of employment in the Dragon Empire Mining Co. due to his leadership experience and his ability to drive workers to a common goal; his honesty and stubbornness kept him from rising any higher.
Jumping at the chance to reclaim the fortress lost under the command of his ancestor, Estoll Ethras, Tolben was placed third-in-command of the project. When the resource gathering expedition set up at Estoll’s Stand everything went well at first, despite the few arguments had between Tolben and his two company superiors, Ilvyn and Kressback, regarding treatment of the workers and a few monetary concerns.
With Ilvyn and Kressback now missing and presumed dead after months of attacks by wild creatures, goblins and worse, Tolben is left as the sole authoritative figure representing the company’s interests in Estoll’s Stand; he’s determined to solidify the company’s hold on the area and reclaim Estoll’s fortress.