Capt. Valeria Caldwell is the commander of a unit from Herios. Thalen d’Larou is a paladin in her unit. Reeds is a tracker and woodsman that enlisted to help out with the fight against the Ja’Zhir. And Xekalis is a wanderer that has been hanging out with the unit since they met while both defending a town from a Ja’Zhir army detachment. They’ve since fled Herios together and have ended up in Miskavern.