Kos’ke is a distant relative of the great warlord King Skull. Kos’ke is the leader of the widely scattered mountain clan that largely dominates the broad area in which Stern Hope lays. A man who has earned his position through a mixture of willpower, naked ambition and outright bloodshed, Kos’ke is not a man to be trifled with, nor is he some ignorant savage, despite his appearance. He sees positioning himself as “Stern Hope’s protector” as a way to increase his own power, and understands that having the Ecclesiarchy as a “friend” can only be good for him and his clan.
He respects strength, wits and little else.
Insults of any kind to his person or that of
Raine will bring immediate violence from
him and his followers upon the
perpetrator. Kos’ke honors the
beliefs of his people and considers
“holy ones”, such as Raine (and
to a lesser extent, Abbot Skae), to be
somewhat sacrosanct and unlucky to kill. But like
his people, he sees the cathedral’s location in what
his clan calls “The Crow’s Valley” as something that
is best ill-advised, although he knows nothing of the
place other than that it is traditionally shunned.