Swords of Lastwall
This local slaughterhouse ends the life of many a cow and ewe. Alzael wields an expert cleaver and has both shearers and smokers on staff. He can convert an animal to bailed wool and smoked meat for a customer or buy the beast outright and send the results on to other local businesses. Alzael Highsong is widely respected as a generous man whose skill is such that he can butcher and hang something as large as a bull in a matter of minutes.When Commander Ismeir Odinburge whelmed an army to fight the Bloodtooth Orc Horde, Alzael slaughtered 600 cows in one day and over 400 on the next to get the meat hung in time for army quartermasters to pick it up and take it with the armed host. That feat earned Alzael the local title of “Thousandslayer” and made his name known in Vellumis, as well as all across Lastwall.
Alzael’s trade has flourished since then. He’s bought an entire pig farm, and folk now travel to Vellumis just to get a wagonload of his aged, smoked hams cured in cherry brandy. A wagonload is enough to last a year and have some to sell to one’s neighbors. Alzael, a beaming giant of a man with a nose that has been broken many times, loves his new-found wealth and dreams of being ennobled by a respectful king someday soon. Women who think their daughters would make the perfect mate for such a successful man have rapidly become numerous, and Alzael is quite willing to consider the merits of each prospective mate. None of the candidates who have shown up yet swing a cleaver to his liking, though, so if you’re a comely wench with a good sharp blade, a keen eye, and a strong arm . . .
He can also identify all sorts of odd creatures from bones, a handful of hair or scraps of hide, and sometimes even a bit of meat. How he came to be familiar with manticore meat and leucrotta livers is something he declines to discuss, but many adventurers and Pathfinders have found his talents very useful. Alzael works like a fiend at spring lambing and the fall slaughter.