This week’s featured character from The Sacred Band tales is Straton.
Straton is a character in the Sacred Band of Stepsons fictional universe who has been with the Stepsons since their formation. Straton is considered by many of the professionals in Tempus’s forces to be the deadliest warrior among them. Straton has fought in every engagement undertaken by the Stepsons with the exception of the period during which he served in Sanctuary as Tempus’s interim commander, and again when he fought at the Battle of Shaga while the Sacred Band Stepsons was between missions. Straton and Critias became a Sacred Band pair during the Wizard Wars and maintain a very close bond despite Straton’s infatuation with Ischade, the necromant. Perhaps feeling responsible for Straton being bolt-shot twice in the same shoulder, Ischade gave Straton his ghost horse, a mount who cannot die and cannot be harmed by mortal weapons.
Also known as: Strat.
War name: Ace.
Rank and Titles:
- Chief Interrogator
- Interim Sanctuary commander of Stepsons
- Squadron Leader
- Task Force Leader
“The gods gave us horses so we wouldn’t have to fight on foot.” -Straton, from The Fish, the Fighters, and the Song- girl, by Janet Morris & Chris Morris.
“It makes me irritable when people come around asking for trouble and I don’t have any ready for them. Now I’ll have to go find them and deliver some.” -Straton, from The Sacred Band, by Janet Morris & Chris Morris.
“Something awful is always going to happen, Arton. It’s Sanctuary. You’re a Stepson. Awful is a big part of your job.” -Straton, from The Sacred Band, by Janet Morris & Chris Morris.
“By Enlil’s third and fuzziest ball….” -Straton from The Sacred Band, by Janet Morris & Chris Morris.
“I see all sorts of things when I’m clearing my pipes.” -Straton from The Sacred Band, by Janet Morris & Chris Morris.
By Enlil’s prong, give the boy a chance.”– Straton, from The Sacred Band, by Janet Morris & Chris Morris
Check out more facts and details about Straton, and all the characters at the Sacred Band Freebase website HERE.