Skellan's Enemy Within
Graf Friedrich von Kaufman
Friedrich von Kaufman is slightly over average height and well built. He is 36, though looks a little younger. He has sharply chiselled handsome features and wears a closely trimmed beard,
cropped brown hair and a face–spanning handlebar moustache. Von Kaufman always wears the latest fashions in perfectly tailored satin. As a patriotic Averlander, he ensures that much of
his wardrobe is cut from cloth in the province’s colours of yellow and black. Prominently worn around his neck is a chunky silver chain attached to a golden badge decorated in enamel with the von Kaufman coat of arms. This depicts a black Imperial cross on a yellow field. The cross is encircled by a stylised red corona, as if it eclipses the sun.
Von Kaufman has a significant stake in a number of business ventures and a noted talent for commerce. His concerns include warehouses and stockyards in Averheim’s waterfront district, and he also has a share in the running of the Red Arrow coaching house.
He can be a hard taskmaster, expecting his workers to perform consistently well over time before offering them much in the way of remuneration or promotion.
As a result of his business acumen and connections, von Kaufman is quite wealthy – far more so than his rank would otherwise suggest. However, von Kaufman has the gift of being rich without being obnoxious, and enthusiastically spends his wealth on what he considers to be worthy causes. He has made sizable (and quite public) donations to the cults of Sigmar, Shallya, and Verena in Averheim.
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