Formerly a PC and general of Aeyla's Githerzerai. Now a mercenary under Copper's employ.
In his late thirties at the start of the Helm Campaign, Slattern is not an attractive man. He is tall and he does have a sinewy musculature, but neither of those facts change the one that matters most: he is also ugly. Scars litter his body, including his balding head. Once he was missing two fingers on one of his hands.
Now, ten game years after the start of the first campaign, he’s nearing fifty, which hasn’t improved his appearance.
Slattern’s personality augments his ugliness, at least at times. While he can be intellectual and creative, he can also be brash, tactless and creepy. He’s a womanizer, a fact which always makes someone less attractive, but which hurts Slattern even more than it would a normal man. Often times he would get himself, and the group, in trouble simply by saying the wrong thing, whether speaking truth or not, to the wrong person at the wrong time.
Slattern’s origins were always confusing during the Helm Campaign. The group knows he came to islands from Waterdeep. And they know he didn’t want to go back to that city. They do not know why. Just as they do not know what he did there.
Following the helm campaign, Slattern abandoned his wife, Laura Von Kissel to instead become part of Gith society. He was instrumental in arranging and ultimately leading the Gith attack on Neo Menzoborranzen. While his attack was successful, he lost Aeyla’s trust in the process, as he ignored a direct order from her not to pursue further war with the drow. Instead of obeying, he rallied the war cry amongst her general’s while she was a young, untested and not entirely trusted new leader. Even as all of her warriors were clamoring for the attack, Aeyla would have refused to authorize the attack had Thiazzi not intervened in an effort to give Slattern the fight the human war leader needed. Thiazzi, once Slattern’s closest confidant, correctly explained that Slattern was beyond saving. His lust for war, blood and death was insatiable, and if she didn’t let him have the fight he needed, he would become an even bigger problem.
Following his complete defeat of the drow, Slattern wanted to attack the nearby Duergar who had besieged the dark elves. Despite Thiazzi’s warnings, Aeyla refused. She also refused to let him return home to Limbo. He was placed as second in command of Neo Menzoborranzen, under Horton. Now that Horton is dead, it is unclear what Slattern’s position will be.
Thiazzi was right before Slattern attacked Neo Menzoborranzen. If anything, he is only more correct now. The aging human, Slattern lusts for battle at every turn, but he is also becoming increasingly reliant on his cohort, a gith Psion nicknamed Callin. Said dependence both petrifies and strengthens Slattern.
In the reunion campaign, he has been seen multiple times, mostly notably when the Silent Blades attempted to kill him. Since then, he has left Neo Menzoborranzen, complaining that Aeyla wouldn’t give him an army. Callin and approximately fifty other gith went with Slattern to become mercenaries. They were setting up camp on Faerun’s mainland, but Copper contracted Slattern and his people to kill James Robeson. In total Copper was going to pay than ten thousand platinum pieces for this assasination. Now Copper has augmented Slattern’s contract to include leading as many of Robeson’s 13,000 soldiers as will follow him. Thiazzi instructed Slattern to take the men north to Helena. Copper made it very clear that Slattern was under his employ. Slattern agreed to both conditions, but only for another 10,000 platinum pieces. Copper now owes Slattern 20,000 platinum.