Homefires: A Rise of the Runelords Campaign
Sheriff of Sandpoint
Belor Hemlock is the sheriff of the Varisian town of Sandpoint. He replaced the previous sheriff, Casp Avertin, who was killed by serial killer Chopper in 4702 AR.
Originally a member of the Shriikirri-Quah tribe of the Shoanti, Belor abandoned his heritage when he took on the role of sheriff, changing his last name from its native “Viskalai” to the Chelish translation of “Hemlock”, much to the dismay of his brother Garridan.
The Shoanti (pronounced show-AHN-tee) are a barbaric, often nomadic people native to the Storval Plateau and Velashu Uplands regions of Varisia. Like their Varisian cousins, these humans descended from the enslaved workers of the ancient empire of Thassilon, but have, since its fall, developed a unique and advanced culture of their own. The Shriikirri-Quah, of all the Shoanti tribes, possesses the strongest animal affinity. Ever learning from the beast with whom they share the land, the Hawk Clan is perhaps the most peaceful of the quahs, and they serve as the emissaries between their people and the Chelaxians in the south.
Roselyn knows Hemlock is romantically involved with Kaye Tesarani, the proprietor of Sandpoint’s local brothel. Although this is not public knowledge, it is not as secret an affair as either would like, and has further strained the sheriff’s relationships with the more conservative and traditional families in town.