Hero of the Downtrodden


With most of his face concealed within the shadow of his cowl, one could barely make out the outline of the domino mask that hid his face. Dressed in red and black dyed leather armor, Blackjack moved with an air of confidence that could easily have been mistaken for a swagger.


Not seen for a good many years, tales of Blackjack had for the most part, faded into the merely yet another part of Korvosa’s colorful history. As much a legend and rumor as a known man, the black-clad Blackjack has remained a fixture of Korvosan lore for more than two centuries. The figure known as Blackjack serves the poor and downtrodden of the city, fighting against the injustices of cold-hearted nobles and dark-souled merchants. Although he has not appeared in more than a decade, people have no doubt he still lives somewhere in the city, waiting for the next great travesty of justice for a chance to come forward and render aid.

Because he has existed for more than 200 years, nobody in the city believes him to be a single person. The most popular rumor surrounding Blackjack places him as a series of human men, with one training the next down through history. Another popular rumor claims he is an elf, ghaele eladrin, or some other member of a long-lived or immortal race who exists in secret among the short-lived humans of the city.


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