Proprietor of the Shining Serpent Inn
Through the Luskan invasion in the days of Nasher Alagondar and the Spellplague, Drayton’s father and grandfather kept the Shining Serpent Inn open to provide a safe haven in times of trouble. Drayton takes that responsibility seriously. Though it lies on the wrong side of the Wall, Drayton has kept the Shining Serpent open despite constant attacks from monsters crawling up out of the Chasm. For people who end up caught on the wrong side of the Wall, it is a beacon of hope. Drayton is a combination of innkeeper and militia commander for the small group of brave (or insane) individuals who stay at the inn and help fend off the monsters who would otherwise have overrun it long ago. He has a son named Seldon, who has never known any other life. He serves as a scout for Drayton’s small militia. Though Drayton worries about his son’s safety, he knows that there’s little he can do to shield him from such dangers, so it’s better for him to learn how to handle them.