Contest of Wills
One of the River Princes: Self-proclaimed nobility from a land of many names. Onyx and his brother Obsidian have traveled across the lands of Faerûn since a very young age, having “voluntarily left their noble upbringing” to live their lives more freely.
Onyx quickly found an affinity for song and dance, trying out many instruments before settling on a unique one known as a banjo. Though the original sound of the instrument was much more twangy than the more common lute, Onyx developed his own set of strings to create a smoother, but still very distinct, sound.
He and Obsidian became wandering performers and salesmen by trade, earning a bit or notoriety and even fame wherever they went. Their ability to smooth-talk and make deals was rival to many of the best city merchants, if not beyond their skill because of the Brothers’ unique abilities.
Though he claims to be but a simple bard, Onyx has shown that there is much more than meets the eye with him. He may be innately charming and quite the story teller, but his ability to befriend high borns and convince others that his traveler’s tales are true are almost unbelievable at times. There are few that can deny his magnetism, and the ones that have seem to disappear without a trace.
Recently, the River Princes’ cousin, (Steve), has caught up with them. At first, he was sent to bring them back home after nearly a century away from the family, but after only a couple days with them he decided to join them on their adventures instead.
They have since taken a job from a man who doesn’t take no for an answer, but instead of heading off right away they decided to enjoy a little city life beforehand. They performed for the citizens, drank till the night was still, and then made their way off to their objective. The Iron Ball was the prize- err… “Item needed to finish the job at hand”, and the River Princes, along with their cousin, would not stop until it was securely in their hands.