Tarl Dale is the Warden of Vintiver. He handles all manner of disputes in the village.
Tarl Dale, the village Warden of Vintiver, is the legal authority of the village as well as enforcer of the will of the Bann (the local lord). Master Tarl, as he is known, was a soldier in the Bann’s army, and a good one by all accounts. He retired years ago, and found that life in a rural village on the frontier suited him well enough. He likes the quiet and the people of Vintiver, and never expected to have to deal with trouble such as he is now.
The warden is a fairly tall man, still fit in his 50s, with longish dark brown hair going to grey, and a mixture of the same in his short beard. His pale eyes are still sharp, however, and he has laugh-lines around them from an easy smile, although he has found little reason to grin of late. He’s virtually the only man in Vintiver who regularly wears (or even owns) a sword and these days he has taken to wearing some of his old armor as well, just in case.
Tarl’s primary duty is to protect Vintiver. He doesn’t know much about magic and curses and the like, but he has fought things that would make your blood run cold, and he knows there is evil at work in the world. He does not have anything particular against the Dalish, knowing full well they didn’t start the incident he broke up during the festival. He finds it difficult to believe in any sort of a curse, but he has seen stranger things in his time.