Return to the Keep on the Borderlands
Brother Martin, the baker
Brother Martin has been a wondering friar who for the past several months has been staying at the Keep to learn about local faiths and beliefs. When he learned that they were without a full-time baker, he decided to adopt that as his trade while he was in the area. In addition, he took in a local orphan, Jenn, whose father had died from the grippe the previous winter, to teach her a skill by which she could earn her living rather than relying on the charity of others. Martin is not a particularly good cook, but competent enough in the daily chores of baking bread for the community. Much of his time is spent making a special type of ration full in proteins and containing dried fruit, which he named halftack or Hafty to sell to merchant caravans and adventurers. Being industrious, he has thus created a surplus of edible food that the castellan has stored in casks to provision the Keep in case of siege or other disaster (such as a bad harvest). Martin is well-liked, being friendly, helpful and non-judgmental.