Iron Kingdoms: A New Start
Viscount Philipe d'Alston, dispossessed Llaelese noble
The owner of The Well Oiled Holster. Author of The Genteman’s Guide to Five Fingers, Being a Full and Complete Guide to the Many Islands of the Vibrant Port City (unpublished).
Lord d’Alston (Capitaine le Visconte d’Alston) is a dispossessed Laelese noble of Rynnish descent. Seriously wounded three years ago in a forlorn action in defence of Riversmet, he has spent the subsequent years in hiding, quietly expropriating whatever remnants of his family’s portable wealth he could manage to lay his hands on (the estates and lands of the viscountcy d’Alston having been seized by Khador).
His parents (Lord Charles and Lady Rosalyn d’Alston) were both killed during the events of the fall of Riversmet. He has two younger brothers, Lyonor and Rufio, who he has been unable to locate since the battle.
Philipe is fluent in Cygnarian and Ordic, and while wishing to remain less conspicuous, he styles himself in Ordic as Philip Alston.