Jade Regent: Visions of Jade
Only a few years from middle age, Sandru Vhiski is a charming man, handsome and irreverant in precisely the ways that would have made him a highly successful Sczarni con artist, even before one takes into account the fact that his older brother, Jubrayl, is Sandpoint’s local Sczarni leader. Sandru doesn’t live in Sandpoint, although he considers himself one of the town’s citizens nevertheless. He’s only in town a few days out of every month, for his caravan is one of the region’s busier examples. Traveling with his adopted mother Koya Mvashti and a pair of Varisian brother named Bevelek and Vankor Dalmuvian, Sandru makes the trip from Riddleport to Magnimar to Korvosa several times a year. While he makes enough money on these journeys from trade, money isn’t Sandru’s primary motivation—he loves the road, and he loves the tradition. It doesn’t take much to get Sandru talking about Varisian history, dance, traditions, scarves, fortune-telling, horses and wagons, landmarks and legends. In the off-seasons, when weather makes travel too dangerous or uncomfortable, Sandru prefers to stay in Sandpoint, where he helps other Varisians with his carpentry skills and flirts with the political scene. He’s not yet had the conviction to fully become a representative of his people in Sandpoint, though, since he knows the call of the road will pull him from any local responsibilities as soon as the rains clear in the spring.