Conquest of the Stolen Lands
Auchs is as simple as Akiros is complex. A lumbering lummox of a man, Auchs is simpleminded in everything but cruelty. He loves the sound of sobbing and screaming when the sounds aren’t coming from him, and gleefully crushes and pummels bandits and prisoners alike according to the commands of his fellow lieutenants or the Stag Lord. Illiterate, the only word Auchs can spell is his name—and not even then, since Dovan took perverse glee in telling him that “ox” was spelled “Auchs.” He’s traveled with Dovan for the past 6 months, after the smaller man saved him from being killed for starting a deadly brawl in a marketplace in Daggermark, and is rarely found far from Dovan’s side—although he is taking an increasing liking to Akiros, much to Akiros’s annoyance.