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Captain Tarik Sand is the captain of both the City and Palace guards in Vaith. A bastard son of a minor noble he rose to his post through a combination of nepotism and skill with a sword. He is widely considered to be a rather poor guard captain and the city guards have a reputation for incompetence.
He seems to have taken a dislike to our intrepid adventurers. Possibly because they succeeded so easily in the temple of serpents while the men he sent failed miserably or possibly because he’s slightly prejudiced against non-humans.