Kingmaker in Eberron
A cleric of the Sovereign Host who reveres nature.
Jhod is a middle-aged and troubled looking man with a wrinkled face, receding hair line, gray stubble, and thick brown mustache. He dresses in typical clerics vestments favoring earthy tones of brown and green and carries a holy symbol to the Sovereign Host around his neck by a chain made of vines. He carries a battleaxe, although it doesn’t appear that it has seen much use. It is the favored weapon of Balinor, who appears to be his patron deity. He also carries a longbow which appears to be of typical craftsmanship. It shows heavy signs of use and he carries a quiver half full of arrows.
In truth, Jhod has been all but excommunicated from the priesthood after he helped form a lynch mob against a traveler his home village thought was a werewolf responsible for several recent killings. Only a few hours after they lynched the man, the true killer was caught by a hunter and revealed to be nothing more sinister than a particularly wily worg. An investigation by the church followed, and they found Jhod’s involvement in the village’s overly aggressive pursuit of the traveler’s lynching to be actionable. Only the fact that the traveler happened to be a bandit spy sent to town to look the place over (a fact that Jhod discovered only after the man was executed and his belongings were searched) kept the church from fully excommunicating the priest— and even then, only if he accepted exile. And so Jhod traveled from his home in Ghalt up the Orion trade route into Bluevine. From there, his wanderings eventually brought him north into Fairhaven, where he had a particularly vivid dream about an overgrown temple of Balinor guarded by a huge, angry bear. Upon waking from the dream, Jhod felt an irresistible tug to travel to the Vale, and realized that Balinor had given him a chance to redeem himself. The tugging led Jhod to Oleg’s Trading Post, but there it stopped—and soon after he learned about the you and your charter from Svetlana. Jhod has also heard rumors of “lost temples” to Balinor within the Vale.