Post Greyhawk Wars: 585 CY
Swashbuckler From Nyrond
Ionnes stands two inches and six feet tall, a handsome man with a wild tangle of short black locks upon his head and and a pair of piercing steel-grey eyes.
Ioannes served his nation in the Nyrond Legion until in the Battle of Innspa in 584. After the war with Aerdy was over, he and one of his fellow soldiers decided to pool their resources and invest in a Merchant vessel, hoping to make a profitable business for themselves. Ioannes and his partner Yacob Hywel had an able crew and were even beginging to break even in the coming year, and had a new venture that had the potential to be very promising in Hardby.
Unfortunately, on this last sojourn the ship suffered a terrible storm, which caused the modest vessel to run aground near the waters of the Wild Coast. Ioannes later awoke on shore amidst the shattered remains of his livelyhood. Sadly, his friend and business partner was nowhere to be found among the survivors on the shore.
After gathering themselves up from the wreckage, he and his surviving crew soon found themselves surrounded by orcish natives. Outnumbered and disoriented from the shipwreck, they found themselves captured and enslaved. They were then forced to fight against other slaves and beasts for the amusement of others.
Ioannes later manages to escape, but vows to free his crewmates and fight slavery wherever he encounters it.