Duke Berrik Stone is the sovereign ruler of the Dale Lands and final authority in it’s governance. He is a popular ruler, loved for his gruff but caring nature. His demeanor is larger than life, his moods stormy and mercurial. He is slow to anger, but when roused is a force to be feared. Duke Stone is not known for his military acumen or his tactically mind. He leaves most of those decisions to his High Warden, Althus, and to a lesser extent Harl Ehrlan Dorne of Highgate.