A disgraced noble seeking redemption.
After an affair between Kesten and a lowborn woman named Tania, a weaver’s daughter, became public knowledge. His father Evan, a cousin of the Garess family patriarch, disowned Kesten, who fled to Restov to serve as a mercenary. He volunteered to lead the small group of soldiers to help guard Oleg’s Trading Post after his own depression and shame grew too much to handle. Kesten hoped to either make a name for himself as the defender of a remote fort, or to find an honorable death among the bandits and other dangers in the region.
Kesten cannot help but feel envy towards the Greenbelt Liberators. Their accomplishments, in many ways, are what he desired to find for himself in the Greenbelt. Despite this he respects the trust the Liberators have placed in him, and seeks to perform his duties to the best of his abilities, thus restoring his personal honor.