Baldur's Gate: Vice
Duke Torlin Silvershield
A rich and powerful aristocrat in control of the Temple of Gond
A stately and striking human noble.
Leader of the greatest noble house in the city, head priest of its grandest temple, Duke Torlin Silvershield helped to defend Baldur’s Gate against Valarken’s coup and helped found the Parliament of Peers. He sees himself as the embodiment of the best of Baldur’s Gate. As such he takes great pains with his appearance and grooming to present a proud example for others to follow.
As the high artificer of the richest temple in Baldur’s Gate, that of Gond, god of innovation and technology, Duke Silvershield richly adorns himself with the excellently crafted technological wonders of his god. The Gondar firmly believe in just rewards for labor, so displays of wealth are encouraged as proof of Gond’s favor. He fasts for long stretches and exercises daily, giving him a gaunt but fitappearance. His black hair has grayed at the temples, and he wears a well-trimmed salt-and-pepper beard. With a nobleman’s education and the masterful control over his voice and demeanor he has developed from a lifetime of sermonizing, Silvershield is a natural diplomat.