Cassandra Hightower (3.5e NPC)
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Cassandra Hightower is the Knight-Commander of the Tirasite Armed Forces and Head Proctor of the Mageknight Academy, positioned in the capital city of Tirasus. She is fairly well known across the region, as well as in neighboring countries of Sol and Ashen Coast, and is often a point of contact for any and all issues between these countries regarding security matters, such as border patrols, prisoner extradition, and war counsel.
While Cassandra does not hold the same position in Tirasus as the Magistrates who rule over it, she is leading and acting commander of their personal guard, as well as the most powerful offensive and defensive militias and guard corps in the city, and therefore her voice often has weight with the council. Commanding her troops with discipline and authority, she is strict and righteous, and never falters from her convictions outside of concern for those in her charge.
An ardent follower of the doctrine of Mara, she has a strong bond to her home country of Tirasus, having been born and raised in the capital city all of her life. She studied briefly as a squire in service to a Knight, who in turn was in service to one of the many noble houses in the aristocratic society of the nation, but was scouted for her talent and aptitude, leading to her study in the Mageknight Academy. She eventually became distinguished as a field commander, employed out of the academy for the state, and became the leader of the armed forces several years prior to the current Tirr timeline.
Her time served, having been deployed to many of the regions of Loupe, along with her service in her new position, as left her with many contacts in her nations two closest allies, Sol and the Ashen Coast. In particular, he is a close friend to both Koizumi Setsuna and Stephen Hailbringer, though the latter's relationship was due to recent events.
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