This drawing depicts Hursen Laafreck, a veteran mercenary returning to Bentiern from a long period of campaigning in the Telgonian Peasants' War. Hursen was apprenticed to a shoemaker in his youth but turned to the adventurous life of the mercenary out of boredom and frustration under his stern master. He wears long moustaches in the style popular among central Oromundian soldiers. He carries a large two-handed sword over his shoulder, and a small, sturdy, wooden shield bearing the arms of the Duke of Telgon, for whom he was fighting, hangs by a leather strap. On his belt he wears a short dagger with disc-shaped pommel and guard, used for close-quarter grappling and dispatched disabled armored opponents (for which it is sometimes known as a ‘knight-sticker’), and a leather purse holds what money he has left after a spree of drunkenness and celebration following his company's victory over the valiant but outgunned peasant armies. He wears a steel helmet decorated with two long, ragged feathers. Over a mail shirt and breastplate he wears a long pleated tunic with elaborately slashed sleeves. His stockings are a little worn from countryside travel as are his square-toed leather shoes.