Larel One-Eye is a figure of legend, one of the heroes of the ancient empire. His exploits have been spun into a series of moralizing folk-tales which emphasize the value of wit and good cheer over force. These tales are still told in some form in the Archontean Empire today.
Larel is most commonly depicted as a short, pudgy man with ginger hair in a pudding-bowl style, green eyes, and a red eye-patch. His iconic items are his sack, from which he drew myriad useful items, his thin dagger, and his humble grey cloak, patched with a variety of colorful patches.
Some of the more common stories in the corpus of “Larel Tales” are:
Larel and the Farmer’s wife:
Larel and the Wolves: he produces a chicken from his sack so as to distract wolves;
Larel and the Laundry: he uses his cloak as a quilt to conceal himself from an angry husband;
Larel the Hungry: cleverly spiking four apples on his dagger while distracting the innkeeper with a card trick;
Larel and Tilgo the Stupid: absconding from the castle of the wizard Tilgo with the latter’s spell book in his sack
Larel and the three Bugbears: captured by bugbears, Larel keeps them occupied by arguing about how best to cook and eat him.When the bugbears kill each other, Larel walks off with their stuff.
Larel and the Archon’s Sister – seduces sister of an archon over a sumptuous banquet, is arrested, but produces the key to the cell from his sack
Larel and the Legionary: Larel joins the legion because he’s hungry, but finds the work too difficult. While on guard duty he persuades a farm lad to try on his equipment and then saunters off.