The ruler of the rocky, hilly western region of Avonia.“King” ‘Stonehand’ Irel is the Younger brother of dead king, much older than other children, and thinks that since his brother didn’t name any of his children heir, that stonehand has the right to the throne. He is only referred to as “stonehand” outside of his hearing, calling him that to his face often ends with him beating yours in with that hand.
He is a giant of a man, standing over 6 feet tall and more than half that wide at the shoulders. He is clothed in various animal hides stitched together to form pants and a tunic splayed down his chest, revealing thick bulging pectorials and and a ribbed abdomen. His ears and jaw structure clearly indicate he has some orcish blood in him, but no one would comment on such in his presence. His left hand is actually some material sculpted into the shape of a fist. He lost his hand in the Formian wars. Had metal hand crafted in its stead. Said that a healer/captive once offered to grow his handback for freedom, Stonehand laughed and proceeded to punch in the man’s skull and chest. After he had beaten the man into a bloodied, broken corpse, he turned to his men and asked “now, I’d like to see any of YOU crush a man’s skull and ribs like spoiled fruit with YOUR fists!”
He is prone to angered, violent outbursts, often to the peril of whatever lower and weaker creatures are nearby. He believes in strength and power through strength and enjoys exercising his strength over others. He is furious that his niece and nephews hold onto their lands, he orders constant raids on both of Hannah’s and Marrin’s lands.