Born in 1489, she grew up in the city under the roof of a fletcher. Her knowledge of bows rivals any expert, and her ability to handle them exceeds even that, but she’s proven to be equally handy with a rifle. She trained with the city guard for several years, before eventually surpassing her superiors, taking over their duties in teaching her fellow students. Although not exactly humble, she is still well aware of her limitations and has an overall pleasant personality, making her a great companion.
Born into a family of brawlers and troublemakers, Alberto was no different. He frequently ran into trouble as a child and got his fair share of scars to prove it. Before joining your hermandad, he worked as a barkeep in a less-than-reputable establishment, where his skills in fighting were put to good use. He eventually tired of the stink and joined you, in hopes of fresh air and fresh enemies.
Alejandro was the son of a Vizconde whose house fell into disgrace and destitution when he ran afoul of a cardinal and became a target of the Inquisition. The nature and origin of the dispute that felled Pintado are murky and mysterious, and if Alejandro knows anything, he isn’t willing to share it. He joined your hermandad hoping to restore honour to his name, and so far he’s been doing quite well.
Fierce and independent Ana picked up the nickname “Pantera” among the troops early in the expedition. When on duty, she is remarkable for her ability to move unnoticed through any terrain, like a shadow that leaves no mark upon its surroundings. Needless to say, this makes her an excellent scout. Off duty, she is remarkable for having several lovers and not even attempting to conceal her conduct. Naturally, this gives rise to all sorts of gossipping, jealousy, and contempt among the troops, but Anita herself seems perfectly disinterested in all this.
Not much is known about Antonio, beside him being an extremely talented doctor. How he gained the knowledge he possesses or the skills that he exhibits are a mystery. Wandering into town from the forest on a day like any other, he quickly attracted a crowd of curious people in the poor quarters. He went from person to person and, with simple remedies, made almost every sick person better. His sympathetic nature is unmatched and he can make any person feel welcome in his company.
Born in 1494 to a blacksmith in Madrid, where at a young age he began his life as an apprentice. At the age of 15 he began his training as a soldier under your banner. He showed a ferocity and zeal that made him stand out from the others and proved his worth as a soldier of your hermandad.
Blanca’s father gave her to a nunnery at a young age, as her family could not afford to get her married. The nuns provided a harsh but stimulating childhood with a remarkably broad and scholarly educational regimen which instilled in her a love of knowledge and intellectual pursuit. When she came of age, Blanca joined a mission to Hispaniola where she helped to establish a new church on the north coast. When the opportunity arose, she jumped at the chance to follow you to the mainland and bring the word of God to the natives.
Beautiful Bonita was the daughter of a royal huntsman to the King. Her radiant charms and her incredible beauty made her the most attractive maiden in the court, to the extent that her father was forced to hire guards to keep the suitors away. What most women would kill to have was a curse to Bonita, however, as she longed to be respected and admired for her achievements rather than her looks. This desire finally drove her to run away and join your expedition.
Zarraga is a hunter of knowledge, ruthless in his approach. No books or scrolls are unavailable to him, as any who tries to keep them from him is dragged through defamation to the verge of bankruptcy. The means always justify the end for Carlos Zarraga, and the lore and secrets of the new world WILL be revealed to him, even if it means torturing every soul he finds.
Born in 1493 and a distant relative on your mother’s side. She became noticed for hunting down a group of local bandits near her home and singlehandedly disposing of them. Her feat was more through blind luck than talent, but through training with your hermandad, she became a skilled and remarkable fighter.
Daniel Reyes grew up in a family of soldiers, and he was determined to ascend from the family tradition. Though his father set him on the path of a military career, he chose to study strategy and battle tactics, and through hard work and stubbornness he earned a respectable place as a war advisor to a Marquis. But Reyes is in possession of an ever travelling mind, and when rumours from the New World reached his ears, speaking of dark cults and heathen rituals, he set his sights on those mysterious new shores. If there was ancient magic and forbidden knowledge there, it would be his.
Daniela was a farmer’s daughter who married a wealthy merchant relatively late, at the age of 15. The couple travelled a lot, and Daniela quickly learned how to survive on the road, in many types of terrain and weather. Her natural talent for path finding served her husband well, and for several years, business was good. When Daniela was in her mid-20s, tragedy struck as her husband was murdered by a business partner and robbed of all his possessions. Left a destitute widow, Daniela was found and taken in by a member of your hermandad, where she put her skills to good use.
Born in 1485 and a distant relative on your mother’s side, a Hidalgo in his own right, he was persuaded to join your hermandad at the age of 19. It was hoped that his time with you would teach him some lessons in humility, but it quickly became apparent that his temper was uncontrollable. In combat, however, his temper is channeled and focused, making him an invaluable asset.
The oldest person in your expedition, Federico has many years of active service experience as a soldier, but has always been too insubordinate to advance beyond a basic rank. When he offered to join your expedition, you suspected that the very qualities that made him a poor soldier – his independence and his utter lack of honour – would make him an excellent scout, and indeed Federico has since proven himself to be highly resourceful and effective in his new role.
Francisco is a short and slender young man with delicate features and a rogueish charm. Though he had only recently joined your hermandad by the time you left for the New World, he was eager to join your expedition. What he lacks in strength, he more than makes up for in endurance and agility, and his acrobatic tricks are particularly popular in the evening around the campfires.
Life was not good to Gabriela in the early years of her life. Thrown out of her family’s house to fend for herself at the age of 12, she resorted to prostitution and begging to feed herself. After she nearly died following a desperate makeshift abortion, her luck finally changed when she was taken in by a lonely old woodsman who taught her hunting and tanning. Her sense of self-worth finally restored after several years of maintaining a respectable living, she joined the crew of a ship to Hispaniola, where you met her as a hunter in the forests northeast of Santo Domingo.
Guillermo Pascual was already experienced in combat at the age of 19, having fought in countless skirmishes and battles. Born into your mother’s service, his family has acted as a personal militia to her family for generations. He joined your hermandad as a sergeant and helped train others while honing his own skills. Guillermo is stubborn and ruthless, yet you would be hard pressed to find a better man to bring into the fray.
Not much is known of Juan Ortega. Despite his ruthlessness on the field of battle, he is a polite and soft-spoken character most of the time, but he keeps to himself and doesn’t speak of his past. It has been established that he served as a mercenary for a few years before travelling to Hispaniola where he joined your expedition, but nobody knows where he is from or why he chose to come to the New World. With every passing evening, the rumours concerning “Maestro” Ortega grow ever more impressive.
Julio’s father was killed defending his birthing mother. His parents had been travelling to your town when they were attacked by bandits. His mother escaped, wounded and breaking water. She collapsed and died close to the city gates, but luckily a young couple rescued Julio from his dying mother’s womb and raised the child as their own. Because his adoptive father was the keeper of your father’s library, Julio grew up surrounded by books and pamphlets alike. It was natural for him to turn to the sciences in that environment. Yet something stirred in him, driving him to seek adventure.
Born in 1487 into a family of healers, her father a doctor and her mother a herbalist. Throughout her childhood she exhibited a cynical and brutal outlook, seeing the human body as nothing more than flesh which can be repaired like anything else. Her dispassion and cynicism are troubling, but her skills are flawless and unmatched.
Mercedes was born in 1496 to unknown parents. She was found on the steps at a convent where she was taken in and cared for. Growing up, she proved extremely difficult for the nuns, preferring to study fields that challenged their faith. In fear of being branded a witch, she ran away at age 13 and lived a secluded life up until joining your expedition. Her insights into mythology are unrivaled, and facing a world with a rich mythology in its own right, she is an invaluable asset.
Ever since he was a child, Montego always had a strong sense of civic duty and a powerful desire to find adventure and be a hero, but he was never very good at combat or very fond of killing people. When he joined your hermandad, he took up the study of maps and orienteering and quickly became the best scout in your brotherhood. As long as Montego is with you, you know that you will never get lost.
Born in 1483, he had a relatively normal childhood, growing up in a small farm town. He met the love of his life, whom he married at a young age. He was apprenticing as an alchemist when his wife fell ill from typhus and died a short while later. The loss sent him into a deep depression and he buried himself in his work and the field of disease treatment. He never fully recovered from his broken heart, and partly the reason he joined your expedition was to get over his grief. A somber and quiet man, but no man knows better the field of diseases and infections than he.
Born in 1494 on a farm on the outskirts of your fiefdom, she lost her parents to robber knights, who raided and destroyed her childhood home. Vowing her revenge, she joined your hermandad as a soldier to kill those who murdered her parents. Her revenge was eventually achieved, after which she assumed a much more calm demeanor. Her skills in combat are almost unrivaled, which is the reason she chose to stay in your service.
Rafael had a good life as a hunter in Spain, until he messed it all up. Blind with baseless jealousy and drunk out of his mind, he murdered his loving wife one night on suspicion of adultery. He was caught and tried for murder, found guilty and sentenced to death. At the last possible moment, Rafael was offered a chance of pardon if he agreed to be sent to the New World and serve the Spanish Crown on expeditions to the mainland.
Born in 1498, Raina is a stoic and professional-minded woman who joined your hermandad at an early age hoping to find a place where she could feel like she belonged. She prefers subtlety and cleverness over force and confrontation, and she possesses a seemingly endless font of tricks and knowledge of wilderness survival.
Besides the year of his birth, not much is known about the past of Raul Carrillo. For years, he was a wanted man, accused of poaching and other inappropriate activities. How he managed to escape the law for so long is unknown, but his continued freedom is a testament to his talents. He is ill-tempered and quick to anger, but in the jungles his patience knows no bounds. For hours on end he can be still, ready to pounce at the blink of an eye.
Born as a street urchin to unknown parents, she spent her childhood stealing to survive. On a particularly sunny day she ran into your father, who took pity on the small child. Her fearlessness and tenacious will to live made her a prime candidate for your army, in which she has now spent the last seven years waiting for a chance to repay her debt to your father through service.
Young Rosalia is the daughter to your father’s most trusted sword-arm. From the time she could walk, she started her training, her father determined to honour his name. Because her father had wished for a son, approval did not come easy, but she attained it. Her loyalty is unquestionable and despite her youth, her swordsmanship is flawless.
Born in servitude to your family, Sierra started her training as a squire. She developed a taste for combat very quickly and her skills became apparent to you. At your suggestion she joined your hermandad as a full-time soldier, and has been training there for the past several years before you went on your expedition.
Teresa’s mother died when she was giving birth, launching her father into a deep depression from which he never recovered. Seeing suffering all around her as a child, she grew determined to help people get well. Before joining your expedition, she was the local doctor in your area, where she excelled particularly in stitching wounds.