A heavily built mercenary. [1a]
A friend of Duke Lorcus of Nordrath, he was employed by his son Albain Lorcus to gather military support for his campaign to reclaim Caddow. Tupo successfully recruited Jon Cruso and his Nordrathi Red and Blacks, Suhla Morguin and the twelfth Cohort of the Gold Gryphons and Cogsmith Mahk of the Ironweld Arsenal for its duration. [1a]
As the battle for the city grew more intense, he suggested a further two hundred were needed to provide experienced garrison troops. Tupo suggested that rather than killing all of them, the Troggoths lairing in the old sewers be captured for Azyr fighting pits or for rich nobles to have as trophies. He was also able to provide Albain with Scourge Privateers contacts who would hunt the local monsters and give him a cut the profits.[1b]
|Back here. Safe. I've had my fill of battlefields. I'll stay behind the guns, and enjoy a drink to your continued health, Lord Lorcus of Caddow.
~ Tupo Vend.[1c]
- 1: Hallowed Knights: Black Pyramid (novel)