The Orphans of Cathorna
Cathorna's Haradrim hedge wizard
An ethnic Haradrim, Chaudra could best be described as a hedge wizard. He is fifty or so years old, tanned and lined and generally weatherbeaten. He dresses in a garment somewhere between a tunic and a burnous, always tied with a ragged red cord around his waist, short enough that it exposes worn calfskin boots of good quality.His largish cottage is a cornucopia of mystic strangeness, jammed full of odd little artifacts of his craft from all over Middle Earth. By his own admission he has no idea what it is worth, but assures everyone there is nothing either dangerous, powerful or in any way linked to dark and ancient entities. He is one of Cathorna’s wealthiest citizens, offering magical services for everything from repairing a broken picture frame or ridding a house of lice to curing the pox or bringing the mortally wounded back from the brink of death. He also knows how to turn people invisible, but after several stalker incidents the council persuaded him to stop offering this service, along with his famous never-fail love charms (stories abound of a shed hand deeply in love with Neeshka Palanto who, due to an appalling error of timing, found himself followed around for days by a confused but persistent cow).
While powerful, Chaudra is something of a coward, and never gets directly involved in a fight. He happily stays out of sight and heals the wounded however.